A fantastic home for a family/small group wishing to spend time in beautiful sunny Southern California.
A super location near Pacific Coast Highway. (If you have different dates in mind, please send us an email as we may be able to accommodate you.)
Our newly remodeled home is 3,700+ square feet with an additional 700 square foot outdoor living area and a great swimming pool and jacuzzi.
We have 3 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, spacious family room, gourmet kitchen, formal dining room, living room and game room.
The outdoor "pavilion", as we call it, is the ideal spot for enjoying the incredible SoCal weather. It includes a 6 burner barbecue, wok, ice maker, refrigerator, sink, gas fireplace, 60" television with surround sound and comfortable furniture (Sofa and 3 leather chairs, plus a dinning table that seats 6+ comfortably.
While our house is nicely appointed, it is comfortable and inviting. Real California living!
Guests have access to the entire house. Our son's nanny (when he was a little guy) who has lived with us for 17 years, occupies our 4th bedroom/ 5th bathroom. She will be on holiday during your visit and we will leave her room locked.
Interaction with Guests
If we are in town we will meet you and show you the house. If not, we'll leave detailed info regarding the house.
Our home is located in Parks Estates, a quiet, lovely, Long Beach neighborhood filled with custom homes. Located within walking distance of the California State University Long Beach.
We are located less than a quarter mile from Pacific Coast Highway, the main thoroughfare throughout southern California. California State University, Long Beach is within walking distance.
There are several grocery stores (Trader Joes, Ralphs, Gelsons, Whole Foods) within a mile.
The Naples and Belmont Shore neighborhoods are filled with cute restaurants and shops are a 5 minute drive or 10 minute bike ride away
To the south of us is Seal Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. To the north is San Pedro, the Palos Verdes Peninsula, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Venice, Santa Monica and Malibu.
Disneyland is about 15 miles away and Los Angeles is about a 25 mile drive.
US Open of Surfing is being held this July 26- August 3 in 2014 in Huntington Beach. It is one of the biggest surfing contests in the world. You also get to see the top surfers in the world compete. It doesn't get more "California" than this!
In addition, you can visit the Laguna Beach Sawdust Festival, from the June 23 to August 3, it's just a 20 minute car drive down the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway, drive by cool local communities of Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar before arriving in Laguna Beach, great ride lots to see, even stop and get a date shake on the way.
While there is some mass transit in Long Beach, a car is the preferred way of getting around.
Other Things to Note
Our kitchen is well stocked and our guests are welcome to help themselves to anything in the refrigerator and cupboards.
No Parties. Maximum number of non-sleeping visitors in addition to your booked group is four.
No noise or music after 9:00 PM.
The cleaning fee covers washing all linens and towels as well as a general cleaning of the house. We expect our guests to take care of our house as you would your own and to leave it in the same clean and tidy fashion you found it in.
We do not heat the pool. The pool can accommodate up to 4 people for a couple hours a day. Any more will cause the water to be murky and render the pool unusable.
This is an absolutely beautiful and spacious home with great indoor/outdoor flow between the rooms and the patio area...feels like being at a retreat. The hosts were extremely prompt in responding, addressed our questions, and made sure we had all the pertinent information for arrival...they truly made us feel welcome. Thanks Curt & Denise! Definitely recommend.
What an amazing experience it was staying in this house. It was everything in the description and more. We left some keys accidentally and they promptly returned in the mail. Great hosts and great house.
I give Curt's home and hospitality a 1000% satisfaction!!!!
We shall be back and recommend more people!!!
What a wonderful experience! This is a comfortable, perfect , luxurious big big house！！Curt is very kind and generous. If I go to LA again, this will be my only choice! Curt, Thank you for everything!
We were more than pleased with our stay at this beautiful and relaxing home. The hosts ensured that house was immaculate and they even had a lovely welcome note and goodies for us to enjoy.
We could have easily stayed there longer and the hosts left a great instructional booklet to answer any questions we may have during our stay and points of contact should any issues arise.
It's in a perfect quiet location that still is very close to so many activities and the beach as well as stores. We had a wonderful and relaxing time and would definitely stay here again.
Amazing home, we stayed there for 3 weeks and the only thing we didn't like is having to leave. Well stocked kitchen, both outside and inside. The neighbourhood is conveniently located, quiet, and peaceful for nighttime or morning walks. The pool has sunlight from morning till evening which was great for us relax and soak up the rays of sun. The home was perfect for our family of four. We were able to relax and enjoy our space and privacy because the house is so well laid out. Our two young boys enjoyed playing pool with each other while we had a glass of wine or two in front of the fireplace in the lovely garden. The beds were absolutely conformable. While staying there we were constantly entertained by the signs of quotes hanging all over the house which made us feel really lucky to have found such a great alternative to an otherwise maybe impersonal hotel experience. Thanks Curt and Denise for sharing your home with my family.
Sonia... Hope this finds you well after your surgery. Thanks for lovely review. We really appreciate the comment about the lounge chairs. We never sit on them so we would not have known that except for the fact that my cousins who are staying with us while visiting from the UK had the exact same issue.
We are replacing them this week.
What a beautiful house Curt shared with us. We REALLY enjoyed our stay at Los Angeles and Long Beach. The kitchen is well equipped, the bedrooms are very comfortable, every thing is perfect. Curt also prepared a lot of food, it very convenient and helpful for us. We highly recommend Curt's house for a family group.
Thank you for everything, Curt.
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Hi, we are Curt and Denise.
We are entrepreneurs who love to think of new ideas and refine existing ones. Our son Kenneth is 17 years old and a senior in high school. He is a surfer and water polo player.
Since we own a SAAS (software as a service) company, we are able to work from almost anywhere. We travel at least 2 months a year to all different parts of the world. We have swapped homes the last 2 summers (London and Paris) and loved the experience of living like a local.
We enjoy all sorts of foods and are willing to try most things. Juicy steaks, BBQ ribs, awesome burgers, fish (salmon, halibut, ahi- we love fish!). Of course, my wife requires me to keep the fish smell out of the house :)
Age has taught us that life is more about sharing and exploring and less about possessions. We would like to share our house with others.
Our life motto is to provide a little bit more to others and be thankful for what we have.
We have a dog named Duffy and he will be going off to the kennel while we are gone.