* PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION, AMENITIES, & HOUSE RULES BEFORE SENDING AN INQUIRY OR RESERVATION REQUEST! *
Welcome to our Winnipeg Treehouse Comfy Couch By The Beach listing! We are delighted to host visitors from around the world by offering our living room COUCH and SHARED BATH to those who are seeking eclectic accommodations but who have a tight budget!
Our custom home is located on a very QUIET little tree-lined street in the Bluff Heights Historic District of Long Beach, just a few blocks from the beach! The Couch is an L-shaped sectional sofa, a 2-seater on one end and a 3-seater on the other. This Comfy Couch has a beautiful view through our French doors onto our patio and garden.
Our Treehouse Couch is ideal for the SOLO traveler who is just looking for an affordable place to sleep at night while exploring all there is to see and do in L.A. and Long Beach in the daytime, and to relax in between outings...if you are looking for a place to work, hang out for longer timeblocks during the day, or have a lot of luggage (more than one large backpack/suitcase), we'd prefer you book our much larger Treehouse Futon/Loft PRIVATE ROOM instead, which also has a work desk (find it under "My Other Listings" to the right), as this Couch is in our small living room and we of course use it as a COMMON AREA during the daytime and early evening. If you do have work/school projects that you will be spending extended amounts of time on, we'd prefer that you do so at one of the many nearby coffeehouses rather than "set up shop" in our living room for large chunks of time during the day.
We have PRIVACY SCREENS that we would like guests to use at night, but we also expect that they be taken down during the day between the hours of 10am and 8pm and that all bedding be stored to restore the living room to a COMMON AREA during the day. Also be advised that sometimes the Private Futon/Loft is ALSO booked, so there may at times be more people coming and going thru the Treehouse, and it is even more important to restore the living room to a common area during the day during these times.
This couch can accommodate ONE person, but DOES NOT pull out to be a sofa bed, so if you are tall, your feet might dangle a bit (altho it has successfully accommodated a 6'9" guest!). The bathroom is a SHARED bathroom as it is the main bathroom of the house (the second bathroom is not accessible from the rest of the house as it is a private bathroom adjoining my master bedroom), but you'll have it mostly to yourself unless the Private Futon/Loft is also booked, in which case, you would share it with additional guests, and/or any guests I may have who come to visit during your stay.
Rates are SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME based on SEASON and DEMAND, so if you see a rate you like, our recommendation is to BOOK IT before it changes! Rates include ALL utilities, parking (which is hard to come by in beach cities!), laundry room access (washer, dryer, drip dry racks, and large folding area), linens and towels, WiFi, furnishings, and whatever else is noted in the "Amenities” tab. So if the current rate does not work for you, please DO NOT ask for a discount…instead, please check the listing regularly for any rate reductions.
We have a STRICT CANCELLATION POLICY, however, this CHANGES to a LONG TERM CANCELLATION POLICY for stays of 28 or more days (whether you INITIALLY booked 28 or more days, or you ALTER your reservation to add more days that equals 28+ during your stay)...for information about how the Cancellation Policy differs for short versus long term stays, click on the "Cancellation" tab to the right.
If you are interested in an extended stay of 28+ days, please be sure to read the FAQ section of the airbnb website for more info on how longer-term bookings are handled.
For our international visitors from SLOVENIA and any German-speaking countries, we speak fluent Slovene (grew up in Slovenia), as well as a little German, and our next door neighbors are from Holland, so our Dutch visitors also have someone from their homeland to chat with (they also speak German)! For views of the rest of the house and garden, please see the pictures in our other listing (under "My Other Listings" to the right).
The Bluff Heights Historic District (part of the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach) is very eclectic and charming, characterized by historic Craftsman bungalows, an artsy crowd, and a very friendly neighborhood. Our home is located on the second floor over garage space, with a deck overlooking a charming garden and surrounded by lots of beautiful trees, where guests can enjoy some rest and relaxation. Living room and kitchen are also available, and grocery stores are within walking distance. We have two CATS and a DOG, so pet-friendly visitors ONLY please!
Within close proximity are the beach (Long Beach within walking distance, Seal Beach within biking/Passport shuttle distance), 2nd Street shops and restaurants in Belmont Shores, unique boutiques, museums, and coffeehouses on Broadway, the Long Beach Marinas for sailing, boating, and other water sports, a dog beach, and all the nightlife, arts, and culture of downtown Long Beach, all within walking or biking distance. Attractions in downtown Long Beach include the Queen Mary, Long Beach Aquarium, and all the activities at the Pike. There are also departure points for Carnival Cruises to Ensenada and Catalina Cruises to the nearby island of Catalina, perfect for a day-trip!
Long Beach Transit stops are within a few blocks walking distance from our home, which can take you to all the sights and activities around town (daily, weekly, & monthly passes are available), so no need to even have a car! The Long Beach Transit Station in downtown Long Beach is a few miles away (the Passport Shuttle can get you there), with additional public transportation connections to downtown Los Angeles and Los Angeles International Airport.
* PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION, AMENITIES, & HOUSE RULES BEFORE SENDING AN INQUIRY OR RESERVATION REQUEST! *
|Room type:||Shared room|
|Weekly Price:||$243 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$593 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
|Pet Owner:||Dog(s) and Cat(s)|
Lara is an incredible host. She has her home set up to be the perfect place for any traveler, everything one would need she's thought of and provided! My stay was comfortable and Lara provided great resources for getting to know the local Long Beach. Lara was friendly and welcoming, a passionate airbnb host! Thank you for making me feel at home! I'd stay again in a heartbeat.
I loved this area of town and Lara was a great host. She didn't even mind the me mispronouncing her name. She gave me clear direction on to go about in the house from laundry to tea and I was on my way! Her home is close to the beach so in the morning and in the evening I would drive to the beach. Her neighborhood was very peaceful and so was her couch! I soon as I laid down it was morning! Great rest and it was neat and tidy! I will be staying again as I was invited back to LA!
This was the second time staying at Lara's Treehouse and I had a great experience. Her place was clean and organized. I always had fresh linen and full access to the laundry room and kitchen. The location is perfectly located minutes from the beach and easy access to the 405. I will definitely be reserving the Treehouse again in the future.
Lara is an awesome host. She is thoughtful and friendly. The place is true to the descriptions. The neighborhood is great with interesting houses, friendly cafes and delicious hole mole taco just around the corner! I'm really glad to stay in that part of Long Beach and LA in general because it's such a great community!
THE BEST,BEST,BEEEEST!First of all, Lara is beautiful person, and excellent interlocutor, really kind and always willing to share her knowledge, information and another very useful thing with you!If you choice to stay in her home (and her home really have a soul and artistic touch, and for me personaly this is very important) you will not regret!Further, location of her apartment is very near(and safe) of all main spots in Long Beach, even if you don't have a car-like me:) :).Finaly, I highly recommend Lara's like host, and I must to say, I'm very,very glad because I met her!
And for Lara: ''It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye''.:)
I have stayed with Lara many times over the last year and have had a chance to work and relax in most of her listings. She is the best host imaginable.
The couch is really convenient and is quite long. Lara has partitions that are set up at night to provide privacy for couch sleepers. A very nice bathroom is just around the corner.
I prefer sleeping on one of the super comfortable airbeds in the bungalow, but a room was not available on short notice. (In fact, I liked the airbed so much, I bought the same model for myself!)
On my next trip to Long Beach, I will definitely staying at either the Treehouse or Bungalow again! Thanks Lara!
I stayed at Lara's on the couch for 3 days. The couch was super comfortable and the place was very clean and organized. The kitchen was accessible, clean, and big. The shared bathroom was clean and the shower worked perfect. Lara was so nice in providing linens, toiletries, and pretty much anything else you need for a short stay. I even had access to the laundry if needed. She also gave me detailed descriptions and directions to all the best places to eat and travel for entertainment. I was blown away by her accommodations and friendly demeanor. I would definitely book this place again!
I stayed with Lara for a week and my ONLY complaint is that I was not able to stay longer. Prior to my arrival, Lara provided very clear information regarding check in, house guidelines, etc. She is very prompt in responding to any inquiries/questions. Lara is very warm and welcoming - I felt comfortable and at ease as soon as I stepped in her front door and felt welcome to "make myself at home" during my stay. The space is neat and clean, and beautifully decorated. Lara provided every amenity I could possibly need and more, including access to a washer/dryer, lovely little courtyard, and optional screen partitions to put up at night (since I was staying on her couch). She is extremely easy and interesting to talk to; I looked forward to our paths crossing at the end of the day to catch up, and had many great conversations about everything from her family's experiences during World War II to holistic approaches to wellness. All of the guidelines she sets for guests are more than reasonable and ultimately serve the purpose for the most comfortable stay for everyone involved (since she will often host more than one party at a time). She is organized and has the hosting process down pat, testament to her many years of participating in AirBnB. She is also helpful and knowledgeable about the area; I loved each of her recommendations for coffee shops. To conclude, I could not have asked for a better host or space, and would not think twice before booking again with Lara.
It was great to stay at the Treehouse, Lara is a great host.
Second time in Lara's house. Nice and comfortable couch, a lot of cafes, bars and shops in neighborhood and very friendly atmosphere. Best place for staying!
Thank you Lara!
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