2 Room Poolside Guesthouse +bikes

Chalet - Entire home/apt · Flint Ave, Long Beach, CA 90814, United States
Paula And Ronan

Two-room pool-house with accommodation for up to 5. Free and easy parking. Fridge and Microwave. We tried to anticipate all questions, so please read full description before submitting questions.

We love hosting.

Your host, Paula And Ronan
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Two-room pool-house with accommodation for up to 5. Free and easy parking. Fridge and Microwave. We tried to anticipate all questions, so please read full description before submitting questions.

We love hosting.

The Space

PLEASE READ ENTIRE DESCRIPTION BEFORE BOOKING.

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 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, 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 11 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.

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 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 . . )

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 changeable combination lock and you will be given the combination. Guest 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 LA 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 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 using public transportation. Just put in "7th and PCH 90814" as your starting or ending point.

Other Things to Note

Our home is solar-powered.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $8 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
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    July 2014
  • Here is a good clean nice place to stay. The host is very nice and friendly. Location is good, price is good and snow ball is very cute. We have spend two days which is really good.

    June 2014
  • The guest house was pretty clean. We did not get a chance to meet Paula and Ronan as they were away during our stay. However, we were warmly welcomed by snowball, who was adorable. Overall, we had a pleasant stay.

    June 2014
  • We only stayed a few nights but Paula and Ronan's place was great, unfortunately we didn't get to meet them but the place was exactly as described. Had a great time there and would definitely recommend.

    June 2014
  • Very friendly host family. Lovely neighborhood and a great little spot to a night's rest.

    June 2014
  • We flew in a day before our cruise to Mexico.
    Everything was great. The Cohen family are welcoming . We enjoyed our stay and as mention in the listing the location convenient stores, restaurants and the Carnival cruise terminal.

    June 2014
  • My parents and I spent 3 nights at Paula and Ronan 's poolside guesthouse and we were so happy to have stayed there ....next time in LA, i would definitely try to get a chance and stay there again....Paula was so nice and friendly and I also miss my 'new friend' little snowball- the by far cutest dog on this earth! !! If you are a couple or family members travelling, you will love to stay there cause there are 2 separate rooms. I am recommending this 'home in Long Beach'!

    June 2014
  • Our stay was lovely. Everything was as described and they were very welcoming. We LOVED long beach. It is really beautiful and unique there.

    June 2014
  • Great accommodations! The pool house is clean and spacious with convience of microwave, coffee and refrigerator. There is also several restaurants within 2 block walking distance. We found Paula and Ronan to be great hosts and look forward to returning to Long Beach.

    May 2014
  • Very delightful hosts, we we're greeted by Paula's two daughters, Miya and Ticky when we arrived. They were so kind and helpful. We were there for our daughter's graduation from CSU Long Beach, only a short walk away, very convenient not to have to park a car. We made use of the bikes to go for a ride to the beach or a quick jaunt to Ralph's the local super market. We found it very comfortable and private with easy access anytime through the side gate. I highly recommend staying here particularly if you are visiting the university. Very warm and welcoming falimily, my only regret is we didn't get to meet Ronan who was away.

    May 2014
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We are from California and U.K. That's Paula and our oldest daughter in the picture. You can find a picture of Ronan among those of the guesthouse. We love to travel, seek adventure and meet knew people. We are friendly, outgoing and open to trying new things. We have been hosting for three years and have met many wonderful people.
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