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1 bedroom

1 bed
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Take a groovy 1960's California loft, give it a few updates, and tuck it into the beachside community of Belmont Shore. Perfect vacation headquarters. It's 1 block from the beach and a 5-min walk to all the shops and restaurants on Second Street.

The space

Come on. It's a loft. It's awesome.

And staying in Belmont Shore really does mean your car is optional. Need groceries? Von's is a few blocks away. Want to start your day with a true Italian cappuccino? You can be at the counter of Aroma di Roma in six minutes. Forget your favorite flip flops? There are several places on 2nd Street where you can snag a new pair. Stop at Open Sesame for a gorgeous dish of ful medames while you're out. Or pick up a few things at Olives for a beachside picnic. Tired of walking? Rent a couple bikes and ride along the ocean to the aquarium. Or just head to the beach, hang a left, and take in all the colorful kite-surfers as they speed across the waves.

If you don't want to swim, walk, bike, roller skate, kayak, kite-surf or paddle-board ... there's a bus stop for The Passport one block north of the apartment.

Guest access

There are two washers and dryers a few steps from the apartment ($1 each). Detergent included.

Interaction with guests

Either my co-host Flavia or myself will always available to guests via text, phone or email.

Other things to note

Airbnb wants to morph into something less personal, more hotel-booking-like. That's not my thing, which is why I don't offer the "instant-book" option. This is my actual home, and I want guests who still get the original Airbnb sensibility.

In short, I'll say "yes" to people who...

1) spend the time to complete their profile (you know, posting a nice pic and writing words about themselves);

2) send me a thoughtful message about what they'll be up to during their visit;

3) have (preferably) at least a couple 5-star ratings from other Airbnb hosts.

:)


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 1PM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Cleaning Fee: 141
Security Deposit: 422
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

The apartment shares some rather thin walls with neighbors on each side. These neighbors are fantastic: friendly, considerate and quiet. Please follow their lead. Keep the TV and music on the quiet side.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Availability
3 nights minimum stay

18 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
August 2017
Best spot ! Close to everything ! Was amazing

Juliane User Profile
July 2017
We spend some great days in Long Beach and Emily's Loft was really wonderful. A beautiful location in a beautiful neighbourhood. It's fun to just walk around and (EMAIL HIDDEN)munication with Emily and her friend Flavia has always been easy and very friendly. The beach is only a 5 Min walk away and so is 2nd Street with lots of bars and restaurants. Originally we had planned to drive to LA, Santa Monica and other locations but honestly we both fell in love with Long Beach and stayed there most of the time. :) We can highly recommend Emily's Loft!

Rong User Profile
July 2017
The house is very comfortable. We love the way how she decorated her house

Linda User Profile
July 2017
Emily's place was one of my absolute favorite Airbnb experiences. Emily is super lovey and makes you feel home in her beautiful place. We loved the Decor and Design. So neat, clean, inspirational. The location in awesome. You can walk to the beach or cafes. Thanks so much Emily for welcoming us in your cottage : )

Joe User Profile
June 2017
Would definitely recommend. Read the description, and sign up.

Rana User Profile
July 2016
Emily was a great host!! In fact, her loft was our best AirBnB stay yet! She was super easy to communicate with before we arrived and while we were there too! Her Welcome email was full of detailed info. We found her loft very easily and having access to the car park was fantastic! Her loft is super cute, cozy and so clean! Stocked with pots, pans, dishes and all the cooking utensils you could need. The living room area was cozy and great to snuggle up in the couch and read. The bedroom loft was great and the bed was really comfortable. Clean towels were left out for us to use! There is no a/c in this unit but the fan cooled the bedroom at night we slept comfortably. The neighbourhood was quiet and peaceful and the neighbours were also very quiet. A short walk to E. 2nd st. with restaurants and coffee shops and boutique shopping! A block to the beach with miles and miles of sand and ocean! Rosie's dog park was one of our favourite spots! Emily's loft apartment was fantastic and we hope to be back to stay another time! Thanks so much for having us!

Emily was there to greet us when we arrived, and gave us a comprehensive tour of the Loft. It is exactly as described, clean, neat and comfortable. Being former residents of Belmont Shore, we didn't need any recommendations about the area, although first-timers should be aware that streets are very narrow (many being one-way), and parking can be a problem. However Emily has a carport for one vehicle, so it was no problem for us. On the plus side you can walk from one end of Belmont Shore to the other in about 1/2 an hour so everything you may need is within walking distance. Emily gets an A+, and we would not hesitate to rent from her again.

Long Beach, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Emily User Profile

As a traveler, I love hearing people's stories and throwing my barely-there itinerary out the window in favor of a potential adventure that just dropped in my lap.

As a host, I'm communicative, organized and enthusiastic — like a lot of Airbnb "amateurs" who get a kick out of creating an alternative travel/lodging experience.

My loft apartment, like every space I've ever nested in, is infused with "yin" energy: serene, airy, full of green plants ... basically a good place to relax, be romantic, meditate or take a really sweet nap.

It's good for reading too, and you'll find that a lot of books lining those ubiquitous IKEA bookshelves. I'm also a fan of biking, hiking, rollerblading, swimming, kayaking, yoga and kitesurfing (as a spectator sport). You can do all of these outdoor activities within 1/2 mile of my apartment.

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE GUESTS:
Airbnb — which still claims it's "built on relationships" — wants to morph into something less personal, more hotel-booking-like. That's not my thing, which is why I don't offer the "instant-book" option. This is my actual home, and I want to book guests who still get the original Airbnb sensibility.

In short, I'll say "yes" to people who...

1) spend the time to complete their profile (you know, posting a nice pic and writing words about themselves)

2) send me a thoughtful message about what they'll be up to during their visit

3) have (preferably) at least a couple 5-star ratings from other Airbnb hosts

Thanks :)

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Response time: within a few hours
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