Treehouse Comfy Couch By The Beach!

House - Shared room · North Winnipeg Place, Long Beach, CA 90814, United States
Lara
Your host, Lara
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* 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
Bed type: Couch
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $243 /week
Monthly Price: $593 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
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  • 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.

    July 2014
  • 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!

    July 2014
  • 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.

    June 2014
  • 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!

    May 2014
  • 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''.:)

    Best,

    Ivana

    April 2014
  • 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!

    March 2014
  • 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!

    March 2014
  • 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.

    January 2014
  • It was great to stay at the Treehouse, Lara is a great host.

    December 2013
  • 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!

    December 2013
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School
California State University, Long Beach, Gardena Senior High
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Self Employed - Dog Obedience Specialist / Blogger / Internet Publisher
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Welcome to my "By The Beach" airbnb listings...the TREEHOUSE BED & BATH, TREEHOUSE FUTON/LOFT, TREEHOUSE COMFY COUCH, CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW, BUNGALOW AIRBEDROOM, BUNGALOW AIRGUESTBED, and BUNGALOW COMFY COUCH! These are SEVEN SEPARATE listings, and oftentimes I have more than one booked at the same time, so you MAY meet other airbnb travelers while staying here. The TREEHOUSE BED & BATH is actually my bedroom...it was my first airbnb listing and was quite popular as it is very spacious and has an adjoining private master bathroom. I migrated to my guestroom whenever it was booked. However, since converting my guestroom into a listing, it is not typically available anymore unless I am out of town, in which case I sometimes sublet it thru airbnb...but be sure to check the calendar in this listing for availability, as I sometimes do still open it up and migrate to another room on the grounds if the demand is high for a private room with a private bathroom. The TREEHOUSE FUTON/LOFT is my guestroom, and is now my preferred room to host those who want to book a private room. It shares a bathroom with one other person who may book the TREEHOUSE COMFY COUCH, which is my living room couch, altho a guest in the Futon/Loft will have the bathroom to themselves if the Couch is not booked. The Comfy Couch is a "shared room" during the day as it is a common living room area, but I have room divider partitions to block it off to be quite private at night, so it is very popular for travelers on a budget! The CRAFTSMAN BUNGALOW is a SEPARATE 2-bedroom, 1-bath house available on the same grounds (across my courtyard) for those seeking the privacy of booking an ENTIRE HOUSE. When the ENTIRE HOUSE is NOT booked, the PRIVATE BEDROOMS (each bedroom door has a lock for added privacy/security) are also available for booking separately as a HOUSESHARE of common bathroom, kitchen, and living room areas...check out the details in the BUNGALOW AIRBEDROOM and BUNGALOW AIRGUESTBED listings. There is also a BUNGALOW COMFY COUCH listing, which is located in the living room of the Beach Bungalow...however, the Couch will NEVER be booked when there are guests booked in either of the bedrooms, as it is only available for short-term stays of one night and only when the bedrooms are not booked. When the entire Craftsman Bungalow is NOT booked, I may also come and go through this house, as I sometimes use the Bungalow as an extended workspace during the day or evening. So anyone booking one of the private Bungalow rooms may POTENTIALLY be sharing the house with me as well as one or two other guests. You can find some of my listings by scrolling down to the BOTTOM LEFT of this profile...to see them all, click on "View All Listings" found at the bottom of the three that are shown. I have a pup named SPOTI (a Pointer Mix) and two kitties named OREO and FELIX, who will also welcome you warmly to our TREEHOUSE LISTINGS provided you are a "dog and/or cat" person...although it may take Spoti a while, as she is very much a "one-person dog" and she is initially very wary of newcomers. So she may keep her distance at first and though she is normally quiet while you are at home, she MAY BARK when you arrive through the door until she "gets used to you." This is especially the case if you have "new" guests visit you during your stay that she hasn't had a chance to get to know, as she is barking as a "warning" bark to alert me that someone she doesn't know is in the house (alas, if you're not a dog/cat person, our Treehouse may not be the best choice for you)! My motto? I do what I love and love what I do. I'm an eclectic Entrepreneur and a bit of a Renaissance Woman, as I'm passionate about and into so many different things that there isn't enough space here to list them all! But here's a small sampling... Sailing, Horseback Riding, Scuba Diving, Yoga, Surfing, Sailboat Racing, Snorkeling, Ballroom Dance, Tap Dance, Running, Rollerblading, Windsurfing, Biking, Gardening, Tennis, Hiking, Kayaking, Skiing, Live Music, Comedy Clubs, Travel, Investing, Blogging, Museums, and of course Movies! I've travelled extensively through Europe, as I partly grew up in Slovenia (I speak fluent Slovenian and a bit of German), and have family in Slovenia, Switzerland, and Italy, so I truly love having guests from my European "homeland" in addition to guests from other parts of the world as well! My favorite travel style is to check out indie spots that are off-the-beaten path rather than stay at resorts (although an all-inclusive resort visit from time to time also has its appeal!), and my favorite travel destinations so far are the Caribbean and Europe...although I have a growing desire to check out Africa and Australia in future travels, especially after I've hosted guests from these far-away spots who have described how cool these travel destinations are! I'm self-employed...I have a Dog Obedience business that takes me into the field often, as well as an internet-based business which often finds me working at home in my home office. I've also worked as a Sailing Instructor in the past, and am looking to pick it up again sometime soon! My style of hosting is that I'll help you with finding cool spots to check out in Long Beach/Los Angeles, and will even join you at times if you'd like and my schedule permits. And I've been known to invite guests to cool local activities as well! I also enjoy just hanging out at home to chat... ...but I also do work quite a bit at home (self-employment is kind of a 24/7 gig!), therefore I prefer guests who are relatively SELF-SUFFICIENT, and are cognizant and respectful that even though I may be at home, I may NOT always be immediately "available" as my home is also my "workplace" and sometimes I need to shut my "work door" to complete deadline-driven projects. I'm also a bit introverted and enjoy my "space" and solitude, so please don't take it personally if I shut my door for some privacy and "down time" periodically. Because of these odd work hours/locations, I need my guests to provide a 2-HOUR TIMEFRAME of their arrival time for CHECK-IN and to do their best to keep it, since my work schedule has me all over the map (click on the "HOUSE RULES" tab in my listings for more info on what to expect as a guest at the Treehouse or Bungalow!). So, that's a bit about me...looking forward to checking out your profile to learn about you (remember, the more "complete" your profile is, the higher the chance your reservation request will be accepted), and to possibly host your stay at one of our listings sometime soon! Cheers, and see you at the Treehouse or Bungalow!
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