Located above the owners' Spanish style house in a lively neighborhood. Guests have use of the side patio for relaxation or alfresco dining. Close to freeways and public transportation for easy access to other Southern California attractions.
Entrance to the "pied-a-terre" is directly off the street, separate from the main house. The open floor plan with French doors and many windows create a bright & cheerful environment. The home is ideally suited for 1 person or a couple. An extra guest may use the sofa in the living room.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have use of the cozy side patio for relaxation to the sound of the water fountain. Or, enjoy morning coffee or a cocktail before dinner there.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
Owners, Al & Colleen, live in the house below and always happy to assist guests with restaurant recommendations or questions about the Belmont Shore area. They will give you plenty of privacy if you prefer or they would join you for a glass of wine, if invited.
Parking is plentiful on the streets and a permit isn't required. Be sure to observe street sweeping days of Thursday and Friday mornings. A parking citation runs about $50.
We love to host guests that are neat & clean, respectful and considerate. Definitely no smoking in the home or the patio area. We prefer non-smokers. Although we love dogs (and we have Waldo in our home), pets are not allowed due to potential allergy issues from our guests.
Al was born in Honolulu and left for the mainland when he was a toddler. He grew up in Long Beach CA - attended Lakewood High and graduated from USC with a strong focus on swimming and water polo. Now, in his mid 60s, he is an avid bridge player and continually tries to improve on his golfing.
Colleen was born in Hong Kong and moved to New York City at age 5. She attended the H.S. of Fashion Industries and the Fashion Institute of Technology. Interior design is her forte. She isn't very athletic but will join Al for snow skiing when the weather conditions are perfect.
They do Argentine tango and ballroom dancing together every week. Waldo, their 15 year old "schnoodle" watches over Colleen and keeps strangers away with his ferocious bark.