|Space||600 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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
This little Shangri-La was perfect for us. Charming garden with fire pit and ponds. All the amenities needed for a perfect getaway. Great hosts, Dennis and Mark.
We had a delightful long weekend here. Dennis is a friendly, helpful, informative host with lots of terrific restaurant suggestions. Vintage cottage, comfortable, fully equipped. Beautiful garden with comfortable furniture, water features and fire pit. Great location, quiet neighbourhood, easy parking, short walk to shops and restaurants. Would be happy to return here next time in Long Beach.
We go twice a year to LGB for the last 10 years, and so far this has been the best place, we have found.
the place is charming, project a sense of peaceful, and relax atmosphere
we had everything we needed, plus much more"
a basket full of goodies, two bottle of wine this was our welcome.
the decoration was phenomenal, every detail and elements were inspirations
Thanks so much, Dennis,
definitely we see you soon""
This is the 4th year I have stayed at this property for several months. It is my "home away from home". I love the location, the friendliness of the hosts and the beautiful courtyard for outdoor living. I will be there again next year!
Our hosts, Dennis and Mark, knocked it out of the park! The cottage was comfortable and well appointed. The kitchen was well stocked with cookware, blender, food processor, and even a coffee bean grinder (in addition to the usual plates, glasses, silverware, etc). Dennis and Mark went beyond to ensure our stay was stress free. When the electricity went off in the area due to a storm, they brought candles to the cottage. When we wanted to take a day trip, they generously offered to dog sit. Can't say enough in the space allowed for this review. We highly recommend this property, and look forward to our next visit!
Our week in Long Beach was over way too quickly. We loved everything about our stay: Dennis and Mark are friendly, engaging, and helpful - perfect hosts; the cottage and courtyard are so pleasant that we had to push ourselves out to do things; the neighborhood is where we would want to live - great for walking, beautiful homes, and close to so much to see and do; lots of good restaurants and pubs in the area; easy street parking right out front and also close to bus stops.
We spent one day at Newport Beach, less than an hour south, to wander around Balboa Island and take an excursion to see dolphins and a humpback whale. We chose a small boat cruise - East Meets West Excursions - and loved it. We went to Seal Beach several times, about 4 miles away, and enjoyed the pastries at Crema Cafe and beers at Beachwood BBQ. Also did a lot of walking along the long, beautiful beach in LB, around the Peninsula, and along the canals in Naples.
So much fun and such a great place to call home while enjoying it!
**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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|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-$750.00 stays 28days or longer-$90.00 cleaning 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
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.