Charming Penthouse Style Living!

Apartment - Private room · E 11th St, Long Beach, CA 90804, United States
Lisa Mae

Our spacious apartment has a special charm to it! With its eclectic retro inspired furnishings, combined with zen flair--it provides a really comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy your home away from home. Great location and fun hosts!

Your host, Lisa Mae
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Our spacious apartment has a special charm to it! With its eclectic retro inspired furnishings, combined with zen flair--it provides a really comfortable and relaxed atmosphere for you to enjoy your home away from home. Great location and fun hosts!

The Space

Hello Lovelies! We have a charming penthouse style apartment with a spare bedroom available for your use! Our three bedroom, two bath home features hardwood floors, comfortable furniture with a blend of antiques, vintage and mid-century modern pieces, water fountains, color therapy and zen decor.

Our home is up one flight of stairs and is over 2500 sq ft. It is situated above a business and has an open floor plan with a large living room, gigantic kitchen and a bonus room we have turned into a vintage parlor, replete (email hidden) and 1957 record player! (Yes it works! And we have about 300 records to play!)

We have a 70s style bar in the living room and six separate dining areas (including the patio!) Between the kitchen and living room we can comfortably seat 30 plus people! We also have a large fully enclosed patio that is tastefully decorated and is perfect for enjoying coffee or wine, candlelit conversation or a meal.

Julie and I are an amazingly talented couple who welcome everyone into our home! We love being social and having friends over for dinners, BBQs and game nights! We have an authentic casino style poker table just for the occasion.

We have a 42in flat screen where you can watch movies from our HUGE selection of films. We have over 1,000 titles. You'll enjoy full kitchen privileges and can browse through our extensive book collection for beach reading and entertainment.

We offer free wifi, a comfortable bedroom and an adorable therapy pup, named Olivia Grace!

The room has been infused with lots of loving energy and is referred to as the 'healing room' and has offered many people a a great place to stay. You'll enjoy a comfortable bed, books, candles and lots of sunshine in your room! The bed is a full bed, with a twin mattress available for a third guest. The room is big enough to accommodate four people if you bring sleeping bags and are looking to have a quick getaway to enjoy the beach.

Our pup, Olivia Grace, is a small yorkipoo pup who is well behaved and loves to love on people! So please like animals. Olivia Grace is hypoallergenic and doesn't shed! She is not a constant barker and is very loving and friendly!

Our apartment is just thirteen blocks from the beach and is a thirty minute refreshing walk. We are extremely close to public transportation so navigation is fairly easy. We are right across the street from several shopping centers, including grocery stores, the best inexpensive Chinese food ever, and two 24 hour drug stores and several restaurants. We even have an awesome thrift store across the street! You really don't need to venture far! The best chiropractor in town is just two blocks away.

There are several bus stops within walking distance to take you wherever you need to go. We are incredibly close to Public Transportation.

We are only two miles from the Long Beach Convention Center, many Long Beach attractions, such as the Shoreline Village, Performing Arts Center which is in front of the LB Convention Center, The Aquarium, The Queen Mary and many festivals and museums in the area! We are also close to the airport and train station. We are also very close to CSULB.

Take the train to LA, Pasadena, Universal Studios and Hollywood!

We are antique and thrift store fiends, so if you're looking for vintage stores to peruse, we can point you in the right direction! (Lisa Mae is addicted!) Looking for suggestions where to go? Tell us your interests and we'll craft an adventure for you!

There is a public transportation bus (the Passport) located on Ocean Avenue, that provides access anywhere you need to go. The bus station is just two blocks away and can take you to the train station if you'd like to escape to LA, Hollywood, Pasadena or anywhere the tracks lead you!

We are close to movie theaters, coffee shops (organic too!), restaurants, vegan restaurants, shopping, grocery stores, farmers markets (on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays) and entertainment are all within two miles--easy walking distance if you're looking to stay/get in shape!

You can get to the 710 or the 405 freeways from our place.

Three blocks away you can rent beach cruisers and bikes for $25 a day! Or you can rent two of our bikes for $15 a day! (As long as we are not out on them, you can use them!) There is a wonderful path along the ocean that you can bike on for miles and miles! Check out the beautiful sunsets we have and stop at the many wonderful restaurants in Shoreline Village, 2nd Street, Pine Street, Belmont Shore and more!

Small house trained dogs are permitted with an additional fee of $10 per night. PLEASE LET US KNOW IN ADVANCE. Sorry--I am allergic to cats. We cannot accommodate cats.

We look forward to hosting you! We know you'll enjoy your stay with us! : )

With Love, Hugs and Inspiration,

Lisa Mae, Julie and Olivia Grace

Guest Access

Guests have access to a bathroom, kitchen, living room, parlor and outside patio!

Interaction with Guests

We love interacting with our guests and have often done events together! Chat with us!

Getting around

There are multiple bus stops and access to public transportation. It is really ideal!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $525 /week
Monthly Price: $1350 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $25
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Nice place!
    The money is worth it.
    40min to Santa Monica, 40min to LA
    Good shopping and eating posibilties around the place.
    Thanks for your nice welcome!

    June 2014
  • Our stay with Lisa Mae and Julie was lovely and we enjoyed getting to know them! We had many good times together and they helped shape our Long Beach experience into a pleasant one :) They welcomed us into their home and invited us to several events making us feel instantly a part of the scene. I miss my karaoke buddy! We also adored Olivia she is a doll and such a well behaved pup!! Our dog Socrates and her got along well and had fun trading toys and guarding the house together! The room had plenty of space and clothes storage area. It is also full of bright colors and fun decor! Lisa Mae and Julie were happy to help out with recommendations for the area and directions. We had so much good food in Long Beach in large part thanks to our helpful hosts! Thank you for your friendly attitudes and your inclusive nature, we will not soon forget your kindness. Hope to talk soon!

    May 2014
  • Great room, good location, funny dog and so lovely guys there! Thanks a lot!

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay with Lisa Mae--and Olivia! :) As we had a full schedule we were not there much, but the accommodations were very clean and pleasant and Lisa was most hospitable. I found the neighborhood very friendly and the nearby restaurants were uniformly excellent.

    Next time, we hope to stay longer!

    December 2013
  • We spend I really nice month in Lisa Mae and Julie´s house. The house was really good and close to supermarktet, bar, beach, restaurants...
    In addition we spend our first thankgiving with them and it was awesome.
    When we arrived they were only housemates, now they are good friends.

    December 2013
  • I stayed with Lisa and Julie for two months and I can't imagine a better place to stay. They were one of the reasons why this trip was that amazing! We had a karaoke/BBQ party together and they invited me a few times for dinner. Thank you so much for sharing your apartment, your friends and your life with me!

    The room (and the whole apartment) was very clean and comfortable, shopping facilities right across the street and Lisa and Julie were always kind, friendly and helpful whenever I needed help with anything.

    September 2013
  • I stayed here for almost 2 months and am so glad I was able to stay with Lisa Mae and Julie! No other Airbnb experience could have been as homey and comfortable as they made my transition to the Long Beach area. They offered advice about the area and were very helpful with other random questions: places to eat, where to find things (email hidden) residence, etc etc (I had a lot...) This is a beautiful home with Lisa Mae's awesome thrift store finds, not to mention a convenient, walkable community.
    Thank you Lisa Mae and Julie for your SUPERB hospitality!

    June 2013
  • My sister and I stayed with Lisa Mae and Julie for 8 days over christmas and they were great hosts. It felt like a warm welcoming into their home. Though we weren't at the apartment that much during the days but came there to sleep after long days of touristing, we'd wish we had more of our time to spend to get to know them a bit more. I can definatley recommend staying with them!

    December 2012
  • Great home! I have lived there for two months due to work. I had a great time in there. The room is big and comfortable. Landlords are extremely friendly and are willing to help whenever you need it. It gets quiet after night so you will have a good sleep. Convenient store, supermarket, restaurant is just a block away. Oh and did I mention they have the cutiest dog there?!

    August 2012
  • Expect great and company and amazing meals! Lisa Mae is a very good cook! The room is very spacious and comfortable! The bus stop is near by if you don't have a car to get around. Don't hesitate, you gonna have amazing time!

    June 2012
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Equality TV - CEO & Creative Visionary
I am a seeker, a traveler, a creative visionary, an artist and entrepreneur. A devout humanitarian, traveler, writer, and lover of animals, people and nature. I am spiritual, have the best family in the world, and have an adorable yorkipoo pup named Olivia Grace who just LOVES other people, other pets (especially cats, although I am allergic and cannot host them) and long conversations about the world and culture. I am a multimedia producer for an international marketing and branding agency, and Julie and I both own two businesses. We are also launching an endeavor that's very dear to our hearts--EqualityTV. www.equalitytv And we seek to make Equality go viral! We believe EVERYONE deserves to be treated equal across the globe! : ) We recently decided to open up our home and our TWO spare bedrooms to travelers! (So check BOTH listings!) So we are really excited about the new friendships we will make! We welcome YOU into our home! We are sure to make your stay enjoyable and if you are open--enlightening!
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