Welcome to The Bungalow in Long Beach, a small yet thoughtfully designed and appointed Arts and Crafts dwelling built in 1923. Un-hotel. Set yourself apart from the hotel crowd, and experience a part of early 20th-century American architectural history!
Our authentic California bungalow offers a refreshing alternative to the often impersonal corporate hotel. Enjoy the warmth and enchantment of an old house that has been lovingly restored and newly updated with modern amenities.
During its most recent remodel, we took the utmost care to preserve the charm and character that define this two-bedroom, one-bathroom “mother-in-law” unit. You’ll be pleased to find intact many of its original vintage features such as built-in cabinetry and period tiling in the kitchen and bathroom, and original hardwood floors throughout the house.
At the same time, you’ll be pleased to find new and comfortable modern furniture to complement The Bungalow's distinctly retro decor and interior. Though characteristically modest in size, this Craftsman house excels in its thoughtful architecture and well-utilized spaces.
A pleasant garden with an outdoor patio just for The Bungalow is an added bonus. This outdoor extension of your living space is the ideal place to relax, read, have a coffee in the morning, or enjoy a cocktail at night. Your patio space is beautifully lit at night, just like the rest of the property surrounding The Bungalow. Relish this special garden, whether on your own or with travel companions!
We think The Bungalow in Long Beach is a gem, and we hope that you will, too!
Notes about your stay:
The Bungalow is now outfitted with central air conditioning and heating for your comfort year-round!
Two bedrooms (One with a Queen bed, One with a Full or Double bed) and One bathroom. The convertible sofa in the living room folds out into a twin-sized bed. Fresh bed linens and blankets are provided. A few extras are located in the closet.
One bathroom with shower. Bath, hand and face towels are provided. Please use the yellow tub mats as your floor towels. Toilet paper is provided. A hair dryer is available.
The kitchen has a standard-sized stove and oven, full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, instant water-boiler for teas and soups, pots and pans, dish sets, and utensils. You'll also find dish and paper towels here.
Guests enjoy designated parking right on the property! Your spacious parking remains subtly lit throughout the night. For your safety and security, motion-activated lights provide extra illumination as you pull up.
The Bungalow comes fully equipped with a full-sized washing machine & dryer for your exclusive use. You can pack lightly!! We supply laundry detergent, stain remover, and fabric sheets in your very own laundry room. An iron and ironing board is located in one of the bedroom closets to help keep you looking crisp!
Entertainment and Tech
17” and 32” Television with DVR and premium cable channels provided by Verizon FiOs (including HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax!) Wireless internet is available. We are subscribed to the best available entertainment package so that you won't have to miss any of your shows during your visit!
Kitchen, Bath and Pantry
Toiletries such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste are available for your use. The pantry is stocked for your convenience with some kitchen staples such as spices, cooking oils, coffee and a nice selection of teas.
About the Location
There are several grocery options within a 3-mile radius of the house such as Ralph’s, Vons, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Gelson’s, and Lazy Acres.
Our neighborhood is considered "Very Walkable” on WalkScore!
The city as a whole ranks as one of the most walkable in the nation.
Our listing: www.vrbo.com/603810
(You may note that the latest reviews are over one year old. Our vacation rental had been out of the market until very recently as we had the pleasure of hosting a guest long-term beginning December 2015.)