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SECURITY, PRIVACY, YARD and PARKING; ( 4 miles to the Convention center)

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Bedrooms 2
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Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Belmont Heights Apartment Rental Photos and Description

'Sea La Vie' Vacation rental apartment wing of Historic Victorian mansion

The East Wing Apartment in the Oldest Queen Anne Victorian home in Long Beach. We call this 'wing' of the house 'Sea La Vie'. It has two bedrooms (sleeps four) with a full service kitchen, . Wifi ready. FIOS cable television and flat screen TVs with numerous movie and sport channels. Private patio and secure, gated 3 car parking area. Four miles from the convention center.

Public transportation stop in front of the residence. Golf course across the street, Belmont Shore and beach walk ten minutes. Close to upscale shops and restaurants Minutes to downtown and Catalina port. A short 4 mile drive or bus ride to the Long Beach Convention Center. The perfect honeymoon hideaway.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Dan Lenhart
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Dan Lenhart

Our home has been a work in progress since we bought it. It was built in 1884 by the Long Beach City founders, the Bixby Family, and is the oldest house in Long Beach. The history of the house and previous owners is like a storybook. There have even been tales of friendly ghosts.

Dan Lenhart purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Dan Lenhart chose Long Beach

This property is historically unique and was built by Long Beach's founding family. People that love beautiful historic 'painted lady Queen Anne Victorian homes', with fun gingerbread uniqueness will enjoy a stay at this property. The property has a rural atmosphere but is close to all activities, shopping, Conventions, the beach, sailing, swimming, golf, dining and night life.

What makes this apartment unique

'Sea La Vie' is a one of a kind Victorian home built in 1884!!! It is close to everything. It provides all the benefits of home in a secured environment. Off street parking, yard, patio/BBQ, some pet friendly (inquire), public transportation access. Golf, shopping and dining within walking distance.


based on 5 traveler reviews

SECURITY, PRIVACY, YARD and PARKING; ( 4 miles to the Convention center)
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
Dammeron Valley, UT

Fantastic stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I stayed here from Dec 18th to Dec 26th. Not only are the owners, Layne & Dan, the best one could ask for but the property is great. Seems much larger than advertised with loads of room for the two of us plus our pooch. The master was large with an electric fireplace, big flat screen TV and gigantic walk in closet. Kitchen is bright & well appointed with table & chairs, all the appliances and washer/dryer to boot. Living room is homey & comfortable with TV & DVD. Second bedroom on the smaller side with no window but a good place to park the suitcases, hook up the computer at the work station or watch TV on another flat screen. Nice bright bathroom with room to move around and store your toiletries. Property is gated with large lawn area, small enclosed patio and, best of all, off street parking. Greenbelt area right across the street for walking the dog or go another block to enjoy the wildfowl at the lagoon and cross the foot bridge to let the beastie tear around in the roped off 'dog park' area. Short, pleasant walk to restaurants & stores, ocean beaches and a block from the most quaint, well stocked deli/grocery/restaurant/wine store you've ever seen. Couldn't ask for more at an affordable price...close to won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Pedro

Charming, unique, well worth the visit!!

  • 5 of 5

We got so lucky when we found Sea la Vie! It was wonderful for my Scottish godparents to stay in during the week of my wedding. Layne and her husband are perfectly wonderful hosts, with a natural sense of providing an "at home" feeling away from home. Not only were lodgings comfortable and very tidy, but the history and character of this place are super intriguing! The property's allure is far more interesting in person than what you see in the pictures, (and they're great pictures!) All the amenities were excellent! There is even a little Ma n Pa store right up the street for that morning treat, snack, or cream for your coffee. I will absolutely be recommending this as lodging for when guests come to town. I just hope they will have an opening. As word gets out about this gem, the place will book up quickly. Don't hesitate to book a visit. Nearby Belmont Shores, and the 2nd street shopping (both within walking distance) are packed full of options for entertainment, activities, restaurants of all kinds, and beautiful Southern California ambiance. Loved this place!!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Quinta, CA

Victorian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Charming Queen Anne Victorian is well situated. The beach is just a short walk from the apartment as are the great restaurants and shops along Belmont Shores. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped including a full kitchen and washer/dryer. Delightful for a weekend retreat or extended stay.

Lots to do in the area and easy access to public transportation into the Los Angeles area.

We would defintely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cameron park, ca

Can't wait to visit again!

  • 5 of 5

We won't be staying anywhere else in the future. We have found our new home away from home.. The next trip we won't pack much! They have thought of everything, even some things we didn't think of. The thoughtful attention to detail makes you feel so at home. Walking into this Victorian with the whimsical roof we didn't know what to expect and what we found was just as special. This place is so charming, cozy & romantic. Our poodles loved the private little patio and the doggie beach just down the street. It was so nice to be able to bring the "whole family". The bed was so comfy & our stay was so nice we didn't want to leave.

Thanks so much for a wonderful stay! We will be back very soon!

Jim and Janet Campbell

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So Cal

Beautiful Victorian Rental in Long Beach

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I rented this unit for a couple of nights just for a quick little getaway. Our first impression was how cool the house itself was. It looks like a Victorian dollhouse and comes with a pretty amazing history. I was surprised by how spacious the rental itself's attached to the house and we felt like we had our own "wing". We had our own entrance, a kitchen and little outdoor patio area. The decor was so cute and cozy and really kept with that turn of the century feel, but also came with modern amenities.

The location was great as we were within walking distance to Belmont Shores area where there's a lot of restaurants and little shops. We barely had to use our car during our stay here because the location is central to ample public transportation in the area that is easy to navigate and takes you to all of the must see sights in Long Beach and beyond!

All in all, it was a very pleasant and relaxing weekend! We're planning our next stay already :)

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
3.5 Miles
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Numerous bars in the area
Nearest Golf
0.02 Miles
Recreation Park
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Electric Light Rail (Blue Line)
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Several Freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
The Best Restraunts are within walking distance
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Big Bear Ski Area
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Colorado Lagoon
Car: not necessary

Belmont Heights area of Long Beach, next to the Colorado Lagoon and two municipal golf courses. Close to Belmont Shore shopping and dining. Walk or drive to the beach. Public transportation available across the street. Easy access to Long Beach, Los Angeles and Orange County activities. Four miles from the convention center.


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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 12.0%

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Belmont Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Antique style clawfoot tub for soaking or showering.
  • Ceiling fan. Towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Large closet, electric fireplace, flat screen TV
    2nd Bedroom - 1 double , 'Murphy' style double bed, l'armoire'(closet), and desk
  • The Master bedroom has a comfortable, adjustable Queen size 'Sleep Numbers' bed. Large flat screen TV, and DVD player. An Ipod 'I Home' is available so bring your ipod!! The second (smaller) bedroom has a unique comfortable double "Murphy" bed. When not in use it can be folded into the wall, saving floor space. Mounted on the wall is a Flat screen TV with DVD player.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Secure environment at an affordable price. Close to everything; the beach, golf, shopping, night life, the convention center, the pike, and municipal transportation. All of this within the Oldest Queen Ann Victorian home in Long Beach. Built in 1884.

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