Two-room pool-house with accommodation for up to 5. Free and easy parking. Fridge and Microwave. Please read full description before submitting questions.
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Our poolside guesthouse has a separate entrance from the main house and can be accessed from the street without disturbing the residents of the house. The guesthouse has two bedrooms and a private shower bathroom. The larger room has a queen bed. The smaller room has a bunk with a twin over full. See pictures. The larger room opens to and overlooks our swimming pool (solar heated in summer), which is available to guests. You are always renting the entire guesthouse.
Free and easy street parking.
AMENITIES: Free very high-speed Wifi, and 32-inch Cable TV with HBO (not HD). Free Laundry Facilities.
FOOD: The room has a coffee-maker and a microwave and there is a coffee shop less than 100 meters away. You will have a fridge/freezer and a butane cook-top. We can also provide pots and pans, plates and bowls, and knives and forks. There are a dozen restaurants within walking distance.
BIKES -- We have a selection of bikes you can borrow including one ELECTRIC bike, which guests really enjoy, along with locks and helmets. (You are responsible for ensuring the bike is safe to use, we are not a bike shop.)
PRIVACY: The guesthouse is at the back of the property, so we are not likely to disturb you. However, we are a busy household with 5 children ages 11 and up and 2 small dogs. You may hear trumpet or saxophone practice or encounter any of these friendly children or their friends in the backyard, playing basketball, swimming in the summer, or playing some other silly games. Most guests tell us the room is very quiet, but we don't guarantee that.
TWO ROOM LAYOUT: One of the pictures is my attempt to show the layout of the rooms. As you can see the two rooms are both connected to the one bathroom. These two room are always rented together. You will not be sharing the bathroom with someone you don't know.
The price quoted is always for the entire two-room suite. However, if you intend to use the beds in the second room, you need to book for at least 3 people. That is, if there are two of you and you are not going to share the queen bed, book for three people.
DOGS/ PETS. We have a small white Maltese who roams the ground and is quite friendly, but if you are not a dog-lover, she usually gets the message if you tell her to go away. Please do not invite her onto the bed. Her name is Snowball.
You are allowed to bring your own dog, but you must pick up after him or her and dogs are not allowed on the furniture. (You must inform us in advance of any pets). We will charge you as if you had an additional person for each pet. So if you are three people and have a dog, book for 4 people. Minimum price for one pet is 3 people.
NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY: The suite opens directly on to the swimming pool. (About 12 feet from the door to the edge of the pool.) Be aware of this if you have children or cannot swim. Also the pool is often covered in the summer to keep it warm, which can make falling in even more dangerous. There is no fence around the pool, and occasionally we can forget to leave the outside lights on at night. (This has never been a problem for anyone, but . .
The guesthouse has a changeable combination lock. You will be given the combination and detailed instructions on how to let yourself in upon confirmation of your reservation. Guest do not have access to the main house.
We are a friendly bunch and will interact with you if you are interested in interacting with us. However, we understand that many guests are here just to get away and spend time with each other so the amount of interaction will very much depend upon the guest.
VERY LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: We are less than two miles from the nightlife in Belmont shore (2nd Street), or lovely Seal Beach. There are great walks or short bike rides around the local waterways.
BEACHES. We are less than 2 miles from the beach. A short bike ride in the summer will help you avoid the hassle of parking.
LOCATION. Airbnb provides the location on its maps. Click on maps above the photos. We are in Long Beach about 30 minutes from LAX, Downtown LA or DIsneyland, all of which are in different directions. You can find us on (website hidden) maps at "7th and PCH 90814, USA"
Many of our guests use this as a base to visit L.A., Disneyland and all Southern California attractions, but we highly recommend checking out the local shopping and beaches. This is a fabulous place to visit.
VISITING LA. If this is your first visit to Southern California and you intend to travel to see the sights, you should know that the sites in Los Angeles are spread out and it is very useful to have a car. A popular day trip for our guests is to go to Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Venice Beach. This loop is nearly 100 miles..
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION. There are several bus stops within a short walk of the guesthouse. You can get to almost anywhere, but it can take a long time. (website hidden) maps provides details on getting around the area using public transportation. Just put in "7th and PCH 90814" as your starting or ending point.
Our home is solar-powered.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$380 /week|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
The guesthouse perlect for that little money. The landlords are nice and open. It's not really wheelchair accesible (steps and narrow doors), but for me it was absolutele fine.
We had a great time at Paula and Ronan's. Walking distance to delicious food, and we even caught the Chocolate Festival as a lovely surprise.
The area was spacious and had everything we needed. Their adorable little Maltese dog Snowball made it hard to leave on checkout day though, demanding all of the pettings and being super cute.
We will keep Paula and Ronan's spot in mind when planning our next little get-away. It was perfect!
The pool house is a great value with two separate sleeping areas. The location is convenient and seemed quite secure. The beds are comfortable, and the unit was clean. This place is not fancy but very serviceable, and I will be likely to request a stay here in the future.
We had a fantastic stay and Ronan and Paula’s guesthouse. My 7 year old son loved playing basketball on the court in the backyard and throwing a football on the grass in the front. The host family has a 13-year old boy who played with us and provided the basketball and football. Everyone is really nice and thoughtful, and the place is clean and cozy. I highly recommend this place. It’s a great deal and we will stay again. Thanks!
Looking for a stay in Long Beach from dec 17 untill dec 31 2013 , we read all the positvie reviews from host Ronan & Paula and we decided to book. After a long flight from Spain to Paris and to Los Angeles, we were too tired to realise first impression of the pool/guesthouse. We did the day after ... Pool/guesthouse was rather a chickenchack , extremely messy , dirty, spider and dust webs, mold all over the shower, dirty sink and unsafe electrics... too much to list, pictures tell more than a thousand words!!! This is an unsafe and unhealty place, this should be knocked down and be used as a chickenchack and not as lodging. The friendly host admitted that : " it should be cleaner" . Ronan told us that if we cancelled our reservation he would refund the days he could rent again, that ended up with only 250 dollar , we payed more than a 1000 dollars. Those were a few disgusting and expensive nights, totaly not accecptable.
Frank, Els and Mayté Mahieu
In early September, Frank and his family booked our guesthouse for two weeks in peak season covering Christmas break. A few days after their arrival, Frank threatened to write a scathing review, claiming that our guesthouse was disgusting, unless we gave him a significant discount/refund. We thought we had reached a mutually-satisfactory result (they left for San Diego for a few days and we rented the place to other guests and gave Frank the $250 we received.) They chose to return and stay with us again at the end of their trip without complaint--yet, surprisingly, decided to write this nasty review anyway. While we are disappointed that we cannot satisfy every guest, we hope that you read several of the other guest reviews before you make a decision about staying with us. Rest assured that if our guesthouse were unsafe, unhealthy and needed to be torn down, we wouldn't have over 60 positive reviews and an average of more than four stars for cleanliness. You won’t find another negative review from any of our other guests.
Idéal si vous venez à plusieurs et que vous ne voulez pas payer très cher.
Par contre il ne fait pas compter prendre ses repas, il n'y a ni table, ni chaise. De toute façon les propriétaires ne pourront pas vous prêter de vaisselle car ils sont végétariens et ne veulent pas mélanger leurs affaires avec quelque chose qui pourrait contenir de la viande...
c'est très étroit quant à l'avant de votre logement et le pourtour de la piscine, c'est jonché de crottes de chien. A l'intérieur de votre logement c'est propre par contre.
The family is very cool and sweet, especially Paula. She made us feel right at home. We arrived later than expected and they were still very welcoming. Their kids are cool and the pets are cute! Great little place to stay for the night while traveling!
Had a great time at Paula and Ronan's. They were very hospitable and more than accommodating. The location was great and made my first trip out to LA a memorable one. I would highly recommend staying with them!
We spent a couple of days in the poolhouse. Was exactly what we needed. Paula and Ronand were superfriendly, very nice people. Would love to stay another time!
The room is very clean, and private bathroom is good. It's included free bycicle. I drove side by long beach, It was very fun. I hope to back here with my daughter.