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2 Bedrooms
3 Beds

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Two-room pool-house with accommodation for up to 5. Free and easy parking. Fridge and Microwave. We have tried to anticipate your questions, so PLEASE READ FULL DESCRIPTION before submitting questions or booking.

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The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Some pets


Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $40
Security Deposit: $150
Cancellation: Strict


The Space


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. While there is room for 5 people to sleep, if you are a group of 5 adults with luggage you will probably find the rooms quite crowded. There is enough hot water for everyone to take a shower and there is an outdoor shower as well if that is helpful.

Free and easy street parking.

AMENITIES: Very high-speed Wifi, and 32-inch Cable TV (not HD). Free Laundry Facilities (max: one load per day).

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 table top propane or butane cook-top. We also provide pots and pans, plates and bowls, and knives and forks. There are a dozen restaurants within walking distance. This is no actual kitchen.

BIKES -- We have a selection of bikes you can borrow, which some 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 12 and up and a small dog. 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. If it's a warm day, we are often outside in the back, so you won't have privacy if you choose to hang out by the pool or swim.

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 beds. 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 you have a dog, book for 4 people. Minimum price for one pet is 3 people.

We have a garden full of fruit trees that we love. At times, there may be something in season that we will offer you. Unfortunately, these trees attract squirrels and other critters and there isn't much we can do to keep them away.

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 . . .)

BOOKING A ROOM: We welcome all guests, people who have used Airbnb for all their vacations and people who are new to Airbnb. We prefer it you give us a two or three sentence description of who you are and why you are coming to Long Beach when you book. We don't have a minimum stay but we reserve the right to reject a booking if you are only going to stay one or two nights leaving us with one or two single nights unbooked.

Guest Access

We don't guarantee that the room will be cleaned until after 3pm on the day of arrival. Otherwise you can check-in anytime after 11am until well past midnight. If we are not home or it is very late, you will be asked to follow the written directions given to you when you confirm. The guesthouse has a combination lock and you will be given the combination. Guests do not have access to the main house.

Interaction with Guests

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 you.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting Around

LOCATION: Airbnb provides the location on its maps. Click on maps above the photos. We are in Long Beach about a 30-minute drive from LAX, Downtown L.A., or Disneyland, all of which are in different directions from here. 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, Universal Studios and all other Southern California attractions. We also highly recommend checking out the local shopping and beaches. We are a bike ride away from the Long Beach Aquarium and the Queen Mary. This is a fabulous place to visit.

VISITING L.A.: If this is your first visit to Southern California and you intend to travel to see the sights, you should know that the Los Angeles area is 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. Popular online maps provide detail on getting around using public transportation. Just put in "7th and PCH 90814" as your starting or ending point.

BIKES: We provide a few adult bikes that you can use, but we do not guarantee that everyone will have a bike that fits or that all the bikes will be in working order. Typically, there are 2 or 3 working and available bikes. There are no kids' bikes.

Other Things to Note

Our home is solar-powered. There are fans but no air conditioning. The room is cleaned between every visit, but it is not new and spotless. If you expect new and undated, this place is not for you.

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House Rules

No smoking of any kind in the room or within 10 feet of the door.
Be respectful, and polite.

Understand that you are renting a guesthouse that is part of our home. We are usually happy to assist you if you are gracious and appreciative, but running the guesthouse is not our primary occupation.

We only want people who are excited to be here and who will give us 5-star reviews. If you are not sure whether this place if for you, read the reviews. If you are still not sure, it is probably not for you. Most people love this place, but it is not for everyone.

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

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About the Host, Paula And Ronan

Paula And Ronan
Long Beach, California, United States
Member since May 2011
Response rate: 90% (last 10 contacts)
Response time: within a few hours


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