One of a kind Queen Anne Victorian on Ocean Boulevard, close to the Queen Mary, Pine Avenue and Belmont Shore restaurant/shopping/entertainment districts, the convention center, major hotels and public transit. The beach is right across the street. The sunroom faces south and is naturally solar heated to 80 + F in the winter; in summer the ocean breeze cools the entire house.
Exquisite turn turn-of-the-century architecture featuring 9 foot ceilings, coved plaster over lathe walls, a comfortable living room furnished in modern leather, glass and chrome, audiophile-quality sound system (I'm a musician) and 50 inch Pioneer plasma screen with Dish Network, Amazon Fire TV and Netflix. A formal dining room with seating for 8 and well-equipped gourmet kitchen adjoins. Appliances include a 12 cup drip coffeemaker, Kitchen Aid blender, toaster, toaster oven, hand mixer etc. Only mentioned here since for some reason Airbnb doesn't offer checkboxes for these in the "Amenities" section, and some have asked. No need to pack beach towels, those and some miscellaneous beach toys are supplied
Upstairs the master suite features a king memory foam bed, a luxurious, modern bath with a good size stall shower, TV and ample closet space. Two other private guest rooms each sleep two in high-end queen beds. All bedrooms have a high quality JVC mini stereo with aux. music (iPod) input, wireless remote, "wake to music" and "sleep to music" functionality. The south-facing sunroom accommodates another (not too tall) couple or kids on a very comfortable leather futon, laid flat and made up with proper bedding. Light blocking sleep masks are supplied as the solarium is VERY bright in the morning! A large full bath (in original tile and fixtures) with tub/shower is shared by these three rooms.
The raised front porch is is a marvelous place to enjoy a glass of wine and interact with passersby or simply soak in the coastal ambiance.
Absolutely no smoking in the house but on the porch is OK.
Free parking on the property, which is a BIG DEAL at the beach!
The entire house and its appurtenances are available to you as our guests. Several bicycles are at your disposal for beach rides and quick access to the ever-so-cute Belmont Shore shopping and entertainment strip, downtown Long Beach/Pine Ave. and elsewhere.
My office will be secured. Otherwise the house is yours including the utility/laundry room.
Общение с гостями
We sometimes host on the premises and Teresa serves a scrumptious, healthy continental breakfast with as much interaction as you'd prefer. Arrangements can be made for a private stay if that is your preference. I (Sean) occasionally need to be in town to attend to business obligations staying in private quarters; after orientation my presence is virtually nil unless you want to interact or need assistance.
Другие важные подробности
Being a city house, there is some street noise most of the time except between 1 to 4 a.m. when the municipal buses (diesel hybrids so very quiet) are not operational and car traffic is minimal. We and most of our guests can sleep fine, though if you are a light sleeper you will want to bring your ear plugs. We supply foam disposables if you forget.
We hope you will bring a holiday attitude and good vibes, which we promise to return!
Naturally, we expect you to treat our home as your own. The house is ideal for social gatherings but we insist on absolute respect for our neighbors peace and quiet. Smoking is prohibited inside but fine on the front porch, which is a most excellent place to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine and to soak-in the pulse of Long Beach.
Our beach consists of a very fine, sticky sand so please be sure to rinse off thoroughly outside and vigorously shake out your beach towels (supplied BTW, along with some beach toys) before coming inside. Please park vehicles so that the right side of the garage is accessible. Due to the recent drought, running the dishwasher and washing machine completely full is strongly requested. And we appreciate guests who don't leave lights on full when they leave during the day. Sadly people do.
Если вы отменяете бронирование за 5 дней до поездки или раньше, то мы вернем всю сумму бронирования. Если вы отменяете бронирование меньше чем за 5 дней до поездки, то мы вернем 50% стоимости всех ночей бронирования, кроме первой. Стоимость первой ночи не возращается.
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We are a fun loving, professional couple who enjoy entertaining and traveling, and have had nothing but terrific experiences with Airbnb and "The Other Guys" (they try to block their competition here so we have to get sneaky with the name: Vea arr bee 0) which we've used regularly for multi-couple excursions. Airbnb REALLY has the formula DOWN: We were able to book with hosts all over Europe last month on the fly and had some amazing experiences as a result!
I am an engineer/entrepreneur and musician, Teresa is a retired credit union manager who volunteers with several organizations. We're avid sailors and formerly lived aboard our 50' world cruising ketch in LA harbor, sailing from the Channel Islands to the north (which we've named our bedrooms after) to well into Mexico. Lifestyle friendly.
Cheers; we look forward to meeting you!
Sean and Teresa