I surf, snowboard and travel alot. Welcome to Huntington Beach aka Surf City USA, hope you love this city as much as I do.
Clean, comfortable, quiet and very convienent. Very short walk to beach and Main St. Owner is very helpful. The only reason for 4 stars vs. 5 is if you want a TV they don't have one. If that is not an issue for you then this is a great set up.
I Loved Alice's place! She's a great host. Quick to respond for any questions I had. Her place is very spacious, super clean, & comfortable. Would definitely come back.
The location is perfect though we would prefer to choose a cleaner place.
It was a great stay! Alice was a great communicator. It was easy to find, and our stay was very comfortable. The bed was a little creaky, but other than that it was clean, quiet, great location, and would recommend.
Nice place! Great, communicative host.
Our first experience with airbnb was a winner! My husband and I were attending an intensive seminar at a nearby hotel and stayed at Alice's apartment. It was great to escape back to the apt for lunch and avoid the hotel's $50 lunch buffet :-) We were so busy with the seminar we didn't explore much of the beach or town, but the location is excellent for doing so.
The apartment is clean, spacious, airy and uncluttered. We had room to spread out and concentrate on our work in the evenings. We took advantage of the WiFi and the kitchen. There's no coffee maker -- we had a portable dripper or you could make instant. We liked the spacious bathroom counter -- plenty of room for 2 people!
Alice was responsive and communicative, and very kindly let us leave our stuff late the last day and pick it up after the seminar was over. We really appreciated that!
My only suggestion - as another reviewer mentioned - the bed cover was thin and unsatisfying for a chilly winter night on the coast. The heat worked fine plus there was a space heater, but I prefer a cool room and a cozy blanket to sleep. But I bet if you ask Alice nicely she might provide one :-) Even though we didn't meet in person, we had very pleasant communications and I would recommend her place. BTW, the aromatherapy oils are a nice touch!
Alice's studio was very clean and convenient. We did have a difficult time originally finding the studio, but Alice was easy to contact and able to give us specific directions to locate the unit. Also, our flight on Sunday wasn't until 5pm, and we asked Alice if there was anywhere we could store our luggage. She was kind enough to let us stay at the studio longer, since she did not have anyone checking in that day. Overall, we had a great weekend at the studio. We would absolutely recommend this studio to friends and family!
Location of the Apartment is excellent - private and quiet, at the end of the building so there's no one walking past. It's balcony overlooks a quiet street - other than the occasional dog barking. We skipped waiting for the elevator and took the stairs.
The location of the building is in walking distance of the beach, pier and main street scene. We ate out for all of our meals.
The studio's heater was working; though a bit noisy. We were two adults and were allotted three bath and one face towel. Plenty of hot water and space. We used the WiFi and went for a lot of walks.
The bed is dead. We felt every spring through the mattress. Every bit of movement vibrated throughout. And a bedspread is not a blanket/comforter. It would've been nice to have more than one pillow each.
We put the candles in the fireplace so it was kinda of romantic. Boiled filtered water in a pot for some instant coffee.
It's a nice apartment! The place was very clean and quiet, and more spacious than I expected. The location is great. I spend a lot of time in Huntington Beach, and it served my needs well.
I want to mention though that it's a bit BYO. There's no stereo or tv, and I'd recommend bringing both bath and beach towels. If amenities are important for you, something to consider.
I was exhausted after staying here because the heat wasn't working, and the blankets were thin. The temperature went down to 35F overnight and I just shivered all night. The owner was responsive but oddly unhelpful, finally delivering a space heater that basically did nothing to warm the place.
I imagine that this would be an awesome place in the summer though -- it's clean, very convenient to Main Street and the beach, and bigger than I expected.