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Charming Garden Cottage Near The Beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Full Bath Bath (Sleeps 2-4)

This charming cottage is nestled in a lush tropical garden behind a classic Spanish Revival home in the heart of beautiful Belmont Heights. Ideally located three palm-lined blocks away from the restaurants, shopping and bars of trendy 2nd Street in Belmont Shore and six blocks from the beach, this delightful property is close enough to be walking distance from all the fun while far enough away to guarantee peace, quiet, plentiful parking, and easy access to freeways and all of Southern California.

Upon arriving at the property, you'll feel the California/Beach vibe inherent in the neighborhood. As you make your way up and through the wrought iron gates you'll get your first look at the lushness and warmth of the back yard area where your cottage awaits. Amid the palms, ponds and inviting seating areas in the back yard, you'll see your cottage, built in 1922, and all yours.

A private porch awaits you with a bistro set, the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee. Inside, the living area features a comfortable sitting area with a queen sleeper sofa that can sleep an additional 2 guests. The dining area overlooks the garden area, enjoys great morning sun and features french doors that open out onto the private porch area. If you're visiting on business, the executive-style desk area gives you ample space to spread out and work. When the day is done, a clever dry bar area holds ice bucket, glassware, wine opener, and shaker to help aid the transition from daytime to evening.

The bedroom is cozy and comfortable, featuring a queen bed with 500 count sheets, and a second flat-screen TV with cable and DVR (this time a 24'). The en suite bath is efficient but complete, with a tub/shower combination, pedestal sink and full closet.

The kitchen is great for those spending a little more time with us, as it features a full-sized refrigerator and range, microwave, coffee makers, toaster, and complete dishware, cutlery and cooking paraphernalia. Or, if you're not in the mood to cook, pick up something hot & tasty from the corner gourmet grocery just five doors down, or drop into one of more than 30 restaurants on 2nd street, 3 blocks away.

The shared garden/patio area is a place to enjoy the beautiful mild weather of Southern California. There's a waterfall and pond, firepit, and comfortable sitting areas. Nearby is a dining area seating six.

Best of all is the location of this little oasis--close to everything, but a haven of tranquility when you arrive home again. We look forward to welcoming you, and doing all we can to insure a fun and restful visit.

More Details

Owner
Dennis
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

We rarely stay in hotels and use vacation rentals whenever possible. Dennis and Mark could not have been more accommodating! Everything was perfect! We arrived to find a cute and cozy cottage which was decorated very nicely. There was plenty of room for the two of us. There was also a very nice welcome basket that was over the top! I have to say though, the yard was what we fell in love with. We had our coffee outside every morning near the water features. We were gone most of the day but when we returned around 10:00 every night, we flipped the switch to the fire pit and enjoyed the fire. Mark and Dennis were the perfect hosts! They gave great suggestions where to eat and what to visit. They even lent us their two bikes to use for a whole day. Dennis asked what we would add or change and I made the suggestion to add a makeup mirror in the bathroom. That afternoon he had it ordered! They really want their guests to be at home. Our daughter is moving home from Long Beach in June so now we really don't have a reason to go back to that area. We might go anyway, just to stay in this cottage again and enjoy the beautiful yard!



Review was posted on FlipKey.com 2/20/13- property #455713
Apr 2013
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Amenities

Belmont Heights Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bedroom is cozy and comfortable, featuring a queen bed with 500 count sheets, and a second flat-screen TV with cable and DVR (this time a 24'). The en suite bath is efficient but complete, with a tub/shower combination, pedestal sink and full closet.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Charming Garden Cottage Near The Beach
average rating of 4.9325843 based on 93 reviews
PORTLAND
5

Amazing peaceful getaway and thoughtful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this place and will stay here again. The hosts went above and beyond and thought of everything to make our stay so easy. We felt right at home.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to spend a quiet and relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the charming guest house. Dennis and Mark took great care of us. They ensured that we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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5

Fantastic hosts, beautiful location and very charming cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about our stay was fabulous starting with our gracious hosts!! Thank you Dennis & Mark ...you're the best!! As you know we loved our time at your cottage, loved meeting you both, and loved the location!! We look forward to our return next summer! Much success to you always.

Deb & Dave

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burlington, VT
5

What is left to say?

  • 5 of 5

I'd be tempted to write a terrible review to keep this gem off the radar and to myself, but clearly that ship has sailed. I'm not sure what can be said that hasn't been said a dozen times before more eloquently than I could. If this was what every VRBO was like hotels would be a thing of the past. Cozy, calming, charming, thoroughly outfitted, well situated, and fairly priced with cool, laid back hosts, this place is the best of Southern California and I'll be back every chance I get--assuming I can get a reservation! Thank you, Dennis for an amazing stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oberlaa, Wien, Austria
5

A charming quiet place to fall in love

  • 5 of 5

We have to thank Dennis for his charming open warm hospitality.

The house, the garden, the flair of this nice place is a great to find peace and relaxation.

The closeness to the 2nd street with lots of Retaurants and Bars makes this place once more to an place to come back!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful spot to stay in & relax or go out & explore. Next time we are in town, staying here!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are exactly what you see and the space is perfect for 2 people. The patio, fountain and firepit really are part of the charm and they have supplied any amenity we would have thought to ask and then some. We got the cutest welcome basket of thoughtful snacks and even a variety of coffee creamers for our morning coffee. We booked this VRBO with plans to go to the Aquarium and Dark Harbor on the Queen Mary, which was either a long walk on the beach or 15 minute Uber ride away. Over-all, our stay was a relaxing home away from home and I will go back again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
3.7 Miles
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
2nd Street, Belmont Shore
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Recreation Park (18 holes), Little Rec (9 holes)
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
405, 605, and 22 freeways
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
2nd Street, Belmont Shore
Nearest Ski
90 Miles
Lake Arrowhead
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Belmont Shore, Seal Beach
Car: recommended

**2nd Street, Belmont Shore--3 blocks

**Cal State Long Beach--5 minute drive

**Downtown Long Beach--10 minute drive

**Queen Mary--15 minute drive

**Disneyland--25 minute drive

**LAX--25 minute drive

**Downtown LA--30 minute drive

**Santa Monica/Beverly Hills--45 minute drive

**Hollywood--45 minute drive

**Universal Studios--45 minute drive

**Beaches, kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, golf, shopping, restaurants and bars all within one mile/5-10 minutes.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Year round Daily rates Sun-Thurs $129.00 Fri-Sat $139.00 for stays less than a week For weekly rates-$795.00 stays 28days or longer-$93.17cleaning fee $75 Refundable security deposit-$200.00 to be pre-authorized on Visa or MC Please call owner for rates for Holidays/Grand Prix Deposit of 100.00required at time of reservation-Full payment due 21days prior to arrival- Rates based on two people

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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