About this listing
Large 2-Bedroom, 2-Bathroom Condo in One of the Safest Neighborhoods in SoCal. Pool & Spa, Sunny Private Veranda, Bicycles, Secure Covered Parking, Modern Gym, Tennis & More. Close to Scores of Restaurants and All Popular SoCal Attractions.
Our vacation-ready condo is located in a first-class neighborhood, just above Alamitos Bay. It's between the ocean and Cal State Long Beach, a few minutes from the attractions of Belmont Shores and beyond.
Amenities of all kinds abound. You are easy walking/cycling distance from scores of restaurants, supermarkets and malls, the university and V.A., major parks and marinas, and all the nightlife of 2nd Street.
The L.A. region's best beaches are next door. Seal Beach is less than three miles..."secret" Sunset Beach is five miles...and legendary "Surf City" Huntington Beach is 11 miles down Pacific Coast Highway.
Our condo is relatively large -- a full 1,100 square feet (about 110 square meters) -- and it features:
Two big bedrooms, each with a large walk-in closet. The Master has a Queen bed (see photo), while the Guest Bedroom has a Queen sofabed for two, plus a set of bunkbeds.
Two full bathrooms, one attached to the master bedroom, one adjacent to the guest bedroom. (All sheets and towels are provided.)
The layout is open. The expansive living and dining area is joined to the kitchen by a convenient breakfast bar.
The kitchen offers a full-size refrigerator, a stove, oven, extra-large microwave, coffeemaker, and dishwasher.
There is a wall of glass in the living room *and* large sliding doors in each bedroom, all opening onto a private, 300-square-foot, fully fenced veranda with plenty of sun.
Other amenities in the condo include wifi, cable TV, DVR, DVD player, and lots of sports/recreation gear.
The condo complex, called Stoneybrook, includes:
Two huge swimming pools, the closest of which is adjacent to our building, and heated year-round.
Four large heated jacuzzi spas (two indoors).
Two cedar-lined saunas (separate for men and women).
Free gas BBQs, and picnic tables by the pools.
A large and comfortable Clubhouse with huge flat-screen TV, wireless internet, billiards table, and ping-pong table.
A well-equipped gym in the Clubhouse.
A pair of tennis courts in excellent condition.
Note! If you're booking far in advance, ask for a quote. If you're bringing a family, let us know children's ages, for a special offer at a friendly rate.
Our condo is in the ideal location for a visit to SoCal. It is highly convenient to such famous attractions as the world's first Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary, the Orange County Performing Arts Center, South Coast Plaza, the L.A. Music Center, Disney Hall, Olvera Street, Venice Beach, Universal Studios, and Hollywood.
It is also very convenient to the lesser-known Little India, Little Saigon, Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts, Little Tokyo, Santee Alley, and the many other destinations that make SoCal so vibrant and unique.
Our condo comes with secure, covered, off-street parking for two cars -- an important factor, as parking can be a true nightmare in many areas of Long Beach and L.A.
The Stoneybrook complex is exceptionally well-maintained, with lush gardens and ponds throughout. This is an upscale neighborhood, and secured gates and nightly security patrols ensure added peace of mind. An immaculate laundry room offers high-efficiency washing machines and large dryers.
Stoneybrook is popular with friendly people of all ages, from college students to seniors. Our complex is definitely kid-friendly, yet our condo is in a quiet location. Great combo.
You will be a few minutes from both the 405 and 605 freeways, equi-distant from West L.A., Downtown L.A., and Orange County.
There are at least seven major shopping malls within 15 miles, including the world-famous mecca for shoppers, South Coast Plaza.
The Long Beach airport is four miles away, and both LAX and John Wayne airports are less than 25 miles.
Long Beach has excellent public transportation, including the Blue Line train, which connects with the entire SoCal rail network.
Small dogs are welcome. Unfortunately, we can't accept cats. There are simply too many people who are allergic (including members of our family).
Please note that Stoneybrook has strict rules about outside visitors. You are welcome to enjoy our condo and all the amenities in the complex, however large parties are not allowed in the community areas.
We have no time limit on stays. If you're looking for long-term accommodations, talk to us about special rates.
(See additional useful info below the Japanese message.)
In Southern California, unlike many places/cities, the general rule for happiness is: Stay close to the ocean!
Our condo is located right in the middle of all the action -- halfway between Santa Monica and Laguna Beach, Santa Barbara and San Diego. You can't find a more convenient home base for SoCal adventures.
Here are the distances to various destinations:
(Multiply by 1.6 for kilometers.)
Aquarium of the Pacific & Queen Mary: 5.5 miles
Little India: 9.5
Little Saigon: 10.5
Knott's Berry Farm: 13
StubHub Stadium (soccer, CrossFit Games): 14
South Coast Plaza (#1 shopping in SoCal): 16.5
Disneyland Resort: 19
To the North:
Downtown L.A., Olvera Street & Little Tokyo: 26.5
Huntington Library & Pasadena: 30
Universal Studios: 35
To the West:
Hermosa Beach: 20
Venice Beach: 30
Santa Monica: 33
Santa Barbara: 117
To the South:
Newport Beach: 21.5
Laguna Beach: 31
San Diego Zoo Safari Park: 91
San Diego, Sea World & San Diego Zoo: 101
Baja (Mexico Border Crossing): 119
Las Vegas: 287
Death Valley National Park: 300
Yosemite National Park: 305
Sequoia National Park: 229
Hearst Castle: 253
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Legal Note: Upon booking, you will gain access to the House Manual, which includes the rental contract for your stay. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the terms.
Inside the condo complex, you will have access to a huge swimming pool and hot tubs heated year-round, cedar saunas, free gas BBQs, a modern gym, tennis courts, and a Clubhouse with huge TV, billiards table, and ping-pong table. Please note that the maximum number of guests allowed in the complex -- including guests staying in the condo -- is six.
Many beaches and parks within minutes.
Interaction with Guests
We usually provide an introduction tour, then leave guests to their vacations. However we're always available to help.
One of the safest neighborhoods in SoCal, convenient to shopping, nightlife, beach, theme parks, and all the rest.
Long Beach is one of the top cities in America for bicycling. It also has a great bus system, and a train line which connects to all other SoCal transit.
(If you smoke, use the veranda, please. Please note that the maximum number of guests allowed in the complex -- including guests staying in the condo -- is six. Large parties will draw security guards and fines.)
The fully furnished condo features an unusually large living room, a private veranda, and lots of SoCal sun!
We had a wonderful time at Mike and Kiyoe's place. The apartment is very clean and bright, with many night touches throughout, including home-made cookies, fruit, juice and milk left for us in the fridge. The apartment has everything you need, and the swimming pool is truly amazing. Location is not spectacular, but it was convenient for us since we had to arrive at Santa Ana airport.
Had a great stay here. Condo was in nice neighbourhood and very secure with garage parking. Spacious well equipped accommodation, with the added bonus of great amentities in the complex (pool, games/lounge, gym, jacuzzi) and beautiful gardens. Special thanks to Kiyoe who greeted us in person, despite arriving late in evening owing to flight times being altered. Very grateful for the welcome pack. Had a very comfortable stay. So pleased that we choose to book this condo.
I stayed at Mike and Kiyoe's place with my daughter and wife while i was there for work. The experience was great. The unit was exactly as described. The pool was a big hit for my daughter and the access to the different beaches came in handy while I was work.
The unit was also very close to Disney - which i also did as a day trip
I would definitely come back.
Mike met us at the apartement and showed us around. They had left some drinks, fruit and snacks for us. The apartement was spacious, nice and had everything we needed. Shops and restaurants was nearby. The location is good if you want to visit different places around LA, as Disneyland, Hollywood, all the beaches. We were very glad there was a pool and jacuzzi. The pool could however have been more clean.
It's a perfect experience in Kiyoe's lovely house not only for the location and hardware, but also her patient welcoming introduction and Asia hospitality. I would definitely recommend you stay in long beach.
The condo is in a terrific location. Lots of conveniences nearby. It is very roomy and well equipped. The grounds of the condo community are beautifully maintained.
We enjoyed our stay in this condo. Mike was very accommodating, we felt right at home. he explained everything well. communication went smoothly. an added bonus, I left my earrings and he went through the trouble of shipping it out to me. the place is roomy with big beds! perfect for our family of 6. the location is good, too! we recommend this place. we will book this place again on our next LA vacation. everything you need is there! all you have to do is enjoy! it is FUN 4 ALL!
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About the Host, Mike & Kiyoe
Mike is an American who has lived in Europe and Japan. A graduate of UCLA, he also works in L.A. as an international marketing consultant. For fun, he likes basketball, tennis, volleyball, hiking, skiing, cycling, and motorcycling.
Kiyoe (Kay) is a Japanese national. For fun, she likes running, hiking, tennis, and clogging. 日本の”おもてなし”をモットーにしています。どうぞ日本語でお気軽にお問い合わせください。お待ちしています。