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Summer 2024 Closed


House • Long Beach CA United States

    8 Guests  
    3 Bedrooms  
    4 Beds  
    2 Bathrooms  
    1 Car space 
  Primary home

Exchange types accepted

  Simultaneous  
  Non-Simultaneous  
  Non-Reciprocal & Globe  

Statistics

Listed  June 2019
Views  3804

General overview

Exchanges For Summer 2024 Are Arranged. Our home is a one level, ranch style house in a quiet, family neighborhood in sunny Long Beach, California. We live in a typical neighborhood for southern California with green lawns and sidewalks. We are an 8 minute drive from the beach. Anything else you might want to do in southern California is within a 60 minute radius of our home. Long Beach is known for its water sport opportunities, fantastic restaurants, and various arts and antique districts. We love to paddleboard, kayak, and sail, and I row competitively. We are 20 minutes from Disneyland, 30 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and 35 minutes from Beverly Hills / Westwood. Universal Studios is about 40 minutes away and it takes about 45-50 minutes to get to Malibu. You can catch a boat here in Long Beach and be on Catalina Island in an hour. Heading south you can be in Huntington Beach in 15 minutes, Laguna Beach in 25 minutes, and San Diego in 90 minutes. 4 hours to Las Vegas.

The space

Our house is about 1800 square feet / 172 meters square. Not huge but we think it's comfortable! We have 3 bedrooms with beds for 5 people ( two beds sleep 2 people each, and one bed sleeps 1) and a pull out couch for 2 more in one other VERY SMALL TINY TINY room. We can also sleep one additional adventuresome person in our napping casita - a small building in our garden that we use for reading, napping, and the occasional overnight guest. Two bathrooms, one with a tub. Open, well-equipped kitchen, living room, family room, and office. The back garden has a gas fire pit, a gas grill for cooking, dining area, lots of grass for the kids to run around, and flowers and fruit trees. Our housekeeper will come before you arrive, every two weeks during your stay (if you stay 3 weeks or more), and again when you leave so you don't have to worry about cleaning - we will pay for this!

Guest access

Single level home with three steps up to the front door, and two steps out the back. Parking for one car and street parking for any more.

Notes

Our house does not have central air conditioning or heating....we usually don't need either in our area. If it does get hot we have portable AC in two of the three bedrooms, and ceiling fans in a number of rooms. We have heaters for each room if it gets chilly at night. Our house cleaner will come before and after the exchange (at our expense) so you do not have to worry about cleaning before you leave. If the exchange is more than 3 weeks long, we will also have her come every two weeks so you don't have to worry about cleaning on your vacation!

Features


Washer
Washer
Dishwasher
Dishwasher
Clothes dryer
Clothes dryer
Oven
Oven
Microwave
Microwave
Coffee machine
Coffee machine
Fridge
Fridge
Iron
Iron
Hair dryer
Hair dryer
Heating
Heating
TV
TV
WiFi
WiFi
High Speed Internet
High Speed Internet
Bathtub
Bathtub
First aid kit
First aid kit
Smoke alarms
Smoke alarms
Fire extinguisher
Fire extinguisher
Bed sheets
Bed sheets
Towels
Towels
Workspace
Workspace
Fireplace
Fireplace
BBQ
BBQ
Garden / yard
Garden / yard
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Deck / patio / courtyard / terrace
Covered porch / verandah
Covered porch / verandah
Bikes
Bikes
Camping gear
Camping gear

Travel Styles

    Long term
    Weekend
    Family
    Sport and leisure
    Foodie
    Relaxing
    City
    Beach
    Water
    Culture
    Hiking
    Cycling
    Golf

Accessibility

Single level 

House rules

    Suitable for infants under 2
    Suitable for children ages 2-12
    Pets not allowed
    No smoking

Allergens

    Cat free
    Dog free
    Smoke free

Dates of Availability

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Neighbourhood

Our neighborhood was built in 1953 and has maintained a family atmosphere. We are just a few blocks from California State University at Long Beach which has beautiful pools for public lap swimming 3 times a day. Our neighborhood has everything you need from grocery stores, restaurants, gas stations, movie theaters, art galleries and museums, as well as golf. Water sports are king here and Long Beach is known as the aquatics capital of the world. Kayaking, sailing, stand-up-paddleboarding, surfing, swimming, rowing, waterskiing, and power boating. You can drive to the beach or the bay in just a few minutes. Long Beach is very community oriented with many events designed to bring people together - organized dinners, walks, community gardens, recreational classes for adults and kids, outdoor concerts, movies on the beach, etc. It's a great place to get to know a coastal American city and its people!

Getting to my home

Flying in to Los Angeles/Orange County you can take a taxi (about $70 USD), Uber ($45 - 90 depending on the time of day), or rent a car from the airport.

Nearest airport

Long Beach Municipal airport (LGB) is 10 minutes from the house for domestic travelers. International airports are either Los Angeles International (LAX) or John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County.

Getting around

UNFORTUNATELY OUR CARS ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXCHANGE. You really do need a car in southern California and will need to rent one. Public transportation is very limited. Uber is also convenient and arrives within a few minutes if you are open to that.

Map of Approximate Location

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People Like Us Local Guide

We would love to meet visitors to our area for a drink or, if we have time, show you around the local area. What are you interested in? History? Hiking? Excellent restaurants? Shopping? Antiques? Beaches or water sports? Museums? Hollywood? Music? We can help!

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Anita

Our home is available for GLOBE stays, summer 2024!! We welcome you to our home! We love this type of travel and have enjoyed spending time like a local and also giving that experience to others in our home. We have an extensive guide prepared about our area so you won't run out of things to do. Please see our pictures for descriptions of our home. We have 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and a napping casita out back with a single bed. The main house can sleep 5 in beds and two more on a pull-out couch (in a VERY small room). If someone wants to "glamp" they can sleep out in the casita! Children are just fine! Our house is not fussy or a museum...it's meant to be lived in. Our nearest major airport for international visitors is LAX. For US-based visitors you can fly into Long Beach airport (LGB) from many major cities. Other domestic airports within 30 minutes of our home are John Wayne in Orange County (SNA) and LAX (Los Angeles).
Travelling group
LGBTQ+ friendly
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Desired Destinations

Open to any destination

Jul 3 - 30, 2024 (Flexible)
"We spent 3 weeks in Bordeaux in 2023 and LOVED it there. We want to return and spend more time."

Jul 3 - 30, 2024 (Flexible)
"We try to come to France every year and are open to many places. Public transport is a plus but not a deal breaker. Limoges? Nice? Rennes / Laval? Mayenne? Dordogne? We have a Globe to give you or can do a swap if you are interested in California."