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50 steps to the sand! Charming, Beach Cottage 4 blocks to Pier & Main St.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom + One Convertible bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

This is a cozy (700 square foot), single level one bedroom, one bath, just steps to the pristine sand - a quiet bungalow surrounded by cozy cottages and magnificent mansions. Fully equipped and completely charming with full kitchen, microwave, stove and refrigerator. Built-in kitchen 'nook' in dining area. Sleeps 4, one kingsize bed and one fold out queen sofa bed. Beautifully furnished and tastefully decorated with a touch of 'beach funk'! Includes one parking space.

Can be rented with adjoining unit, mirror image. VRBO #147333. Check for availability.

Seal Beach is located just 22 miles south of Los Angeles, at the northern end of Orange County. Visitors seeking the California dream of beach, sun and ocean need look no further. Take sunset walks on the pier, watch world class surfing in the quiet retreat of undiscovered Seal Beach. Walk to Main Street and appreciate the still small-town atmosphere of eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, and restaurants.

In early April, the roar of Grand Prix race cars echoes through the city streets of Long Beach (just a mile north) during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Weekends host a Farmers Market in the nearby Alamito’s Bay Marina - and don’t miss the nearby Aquarium of the Pacific at Shoreline Village, at the foot of Pine Street in Long Beach. This is a harbor side shopping center with specialty shops, restaurants, a restored Looff carousel, and occasional live boardwalk entertainment.

Twenty minutes to Newport Beach, and Balboa Island night life. Thirty minutes to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. Two hour ferry to Santa Catalina Island (not to be missed!) Activities include fishing, sea kayaking, surfing, hiking, sailing, windsurfing, jet-skiing. Try whale watching or ride the Ferris wheel and the bumper cars at the Balboa Fun Zone - or take the Balboa Ferry to Balboa Island for just 60 cents!

Get ready to stretch out, relax and watch the wave of the Pacific Ocean roll gently toward the shore. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll along the beach, the roar of world-class stock cars racing in the shadow of glittering Long Beach skyscrapers, a picnic at one of the many local parks, or a concert under the moonlit sky, Seal Beach is a perfect vacation get-a-way. You can even experience a serenade by the gondoliers rowing an authentic gondola in the Venetian style on a cruise through local canals. Ocean breezes waft gently off the Pacific along a stretch of coastal paradise, while in the distance, a tall ship sets sail - These sights and many more await the visitor to romantic Seal Beach. Time to pack!

Monthly rates available. Consecutive weeks or months may be discounted. Security Depodsit of $500 to confirm reservation required.

NO maid service.

NO SMOKING. Evidence of smoking will automatically forfeit all deposits.

Keywords: Duplex, side by side

More Details

Owner
Nancy
Member since: 2006
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018

Why Nancy chose Old Towne

There is not a better feeling than being in the unique area of Seal Beach...palm trees, small town feel with 'Main Street' boutigues and coffee shops, the sound of the waves crashing..it is a hidden jewel that we could not help but fall in love with!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy,

Alex and I wanted to thank you for all the tremendous help you gave and doing your best to make our stay so amazing. We loved the little cottage by the beach!! It was PERFECT!!! Thank you for the champagne and the flowers and chocolate. As you can tell, we enjoyed all of it!

Thank you again so much. We had an awesome honeymoon!

Sincerely,

Alex and Beth

October 2006
Oct 2006
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation bungalow rental in Old Towne, California

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Guests are required to sign a Rental Agreement provided by the owner. Reservation is secure after confirmed receipt and Rental Confirmation.
  • Guests who stay for 31 days or more will provide payment or cancellation 90 days before arrival.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) Brass, There is a Queen sectional sofabed in the living room, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play available upon request for small fee.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Seal Beach is a quiet, Mayberry type atmosphere, despite the parking challenges in the summer months.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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50 steps to the sand! Charming, Beach Cottage 4 blocks to Pier & Main St.
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 23 reviews
Utah
1

Communication was not great, Place is a bit overpriced

  • 1 of 5

The one star is based mostly on our communication and honesty with the owner, not the place. The place gets 3 stars.

Upon booking you will suddenly get emails from Nancy letting you know she will not message you via the VRBO system as she says she is unable to--which is against their TOS. You will also receive a rental agreement which will then surprise you with a few things, I will mention those now.

1-The toilet is really close to the sink. My husband is 6,1 so it wasn't the most comfortable, but it was manageable. But I think she should add a picture to her place to show others how small it really is.

2-The BERM. When it is being constructed, the beach is closed. Which we emailed and asked her about, because the #1 reason we wanted this house was THE BEACH. We were able to enjoy it on Saturday and Sunday, but they were working on it on Monday.

Now, due to her lack of email communication, we did try to cancel and ask for a 100% refund 3 different times. She assured us everything would be fine with the beach and we would have access. I really think her 60 day policy is a bit much, as other sites do 30. I would have preferred honesty.

We asked for a pack n play for our baby, which she didn't use as it was hard, but was kind of put out that it wasn't set up when we got there. So trying to fit it in the bedroom was a bit difficult. We ended up not using it and having her sleep in between us otherwise we would have no walking room either in the bedroom.

Another thing I would do for future guests is leave a clear check out list of items to do before they leave, as we forgot to return the parking pass but noticed it at the airport. We mailed it back, which I'm assuming is why it took her over a week to process our deposit to be returned. I also had to email her to ask about the deposit, but she played it off like we were on the same page. Again, honesty is much nicer.

PROS: The location is AMAZING. That is basically what you pay for. Walk to food in less than half a mile, and the beach is outside. The bed is comfortable.

CONS: The pillows were all the flat kind, so we ended up putting blankets underneath as we both woke up with kinks the first night. Even with the fans, its hard to regulate the air temperature in the house, so I was worried for my baby. Would not recommend this place for kids. The non slip mat in the tub was kind of gross. Way overpriced cleaning fee to.

So if Location is what you want, this is a good place for it.

  • Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry that you were disappointed! The city of Seal Beach has certain requirements that must be met in order for me to continue this business. The VRBO website cannot accommodate the 5 page document so I do request personal email addresses for that purpose. (This explanation is included on the website). Also, long reponses in reply on the VRBO website come to me in 2 or 3 letters filing vertically down, so I am not able to read them. (Hence 3 emails that I could not decipher...) Overall, I have been doing this for over 10 years through personal email addresses and this is the first time there was distrust over my intentions. Yes, the toilet is very near to the sink! This is outlined in that 5 page rental agreement (as the building was constructed in 1940). The BERM is also explained in the Rental Agreement. It is constructed and placed according to the city's regulations. There is a contact number included so that you can ask the city directly if and when it will be there. We have no control over that. I wasn't aware of any request to cancel! We purchased the Pack n Play the night before just for your use, with no charge. There is a check-out list listed on the kitchen cabinet. In any case, we appreciate the return on the parking pass. It is customary to return the deposit within 7 days, which is customary. I have my personal cell phone posted along with the housekeepers number so that any dissatisfaction can be handled immediately. Yes, the weather is a bit unpredictable here in Seal Beach...so the fans and heaters are our attempt to mediate this. It is unfortunate that your experience was unsatisfactory and I'm sorry that you might think there was any intention. I have always been honest with my guests.
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4

Cute Cottage

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. Location is awesome. Comfortable living space. The only negative comment is I was expecting a few more staples in the kitchen, as we flew to CA. We hope to return!

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay ! And so appreciate any suggestions or comments we get from our guest. Please feel free to contact me and let me know what you were missing in the kitchen I would love to accommodate my guests!!! Thank you 😊�
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5

Delightfully Cozy, Well Appointed

  • 5 of 5

This little duplex cottage is very lovingly maintained with no detail overlooked. Steps from the beach. Charming neighborhood. Short walk to Main Street. I'd stay again!

  • Submitted: 21-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Island, NY
5

Lovely owners to work with!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with these owners several years back and were looking forward to another visit. Unfortunately after booking a date we needed to canceled with less than 30 days notice. The owners were kind enough to immediately post the availability of the unit and keep us posted of additional inquiries for the dates we had booked. Following that they sent an email when the home was re-rented and processed our refund. They were extremely kind and understanding. From our stay with them a few years ago we found the home to been very tidy, clean and appointed with all we needed while at a beach town. Would happily stay with them again.

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was brief but wonderful! We had everything we needed and then some. The beach supplies in the garage were perfect. We stayed with 2 young children & the walking distance to everything we needed was great. Would love to come back and stay longer. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: 9-Jun-2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay!! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed yourselves! Our goal is to provide and comfortable environment so that you can concentrate on the activities that suit you best. We love it when you love it!! And we are happy to accommodate any of your needs. Thank you for your vote of confidence and we look forward to seeing you in the future!
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5

Third stay and there will be a fourth

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this over the last 6 years at various times. Each time the property was clean and comfortable. This time I found a new comfy sofa that is a bed beside the big queen bed in the bed room. The property has a small but nice back patio with a nice grill, table to sit four. It is on the main drag Ocean and less than 5 minute walk to main street loaded with shops, restaurants and bars. The beach is literally 2 minutes out the back door. You have a guaranteed parking spot a must in Seal Beach. There are assorted items to use on the beach when in town in the garage. Only one thing is sometimes you can hear your neighbors on the othe side of the duplex but I have never had problems. It is located conviently to the highways if you want to travel further away. Can you tell, I am sold on this location.

  • Submitted: 28-Mar-2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Try the Gondola rides at Venice

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation bungalow rental in Old Towne, California

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Standard
Sep 1 2017 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$185
C$1,276
C$4,020
 
 
June Rates
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$217
C$1,468
C$4,147
 
 
Summer
Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$242
C$1,595
C$4,275
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$185
C$1,276
C$4,020
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$108.47
Damage Insurance C$75.29

Holiday rates may apply.
Pet Fee is per day and negotiable over longer periods.
Baby Bed is additional fee of $25 - $50 depending on length of stay.
Cleaning fee is variable depending on length of stay $85 - $225

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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