Two-room pool-house in which we will allow you to SQUEEZE up to 7 guests. Free, nearby street parking. There is no kitchen, but we provide a fridge, microwave, and outdoor cooktop (upon request). Our guesthouse has some unusual qualities, so PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO "Read more about the space" and view all photos before submitting questions or booking. Include the secret code for faster confirmation. We want to avoid all surprises and we only want guests who will rate us 5 stars.
We remain available for guests during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Indeed we have had several essential front-line workers who have used the guesthouse to perform services vital to the community. We do our best to sanitize the guesthouse between guests. If you are high-risk, please let us know and keep your distance.
Our poolside guesthouse has separate access from the main house and can be accessed from the street without disturbing us. The guesthouse has two bedrooms and a private shower bathroom. The larger room has a queen bed and room to squeeze in a queen air mattress. The smaller room has a bunk with a twin (sleeps 1) over full (sleeps 2.) SEE PHOTO OF LAYOUT. The larger room opens to and overlooks our swimming pool (solar heated from late May through mid - September), which is available to guests. You are always renting the entire guesthouse. While we have had as many as 8 people sleep in the room (using the air mattress), if you are a group of more than 4 adults, you will probably find the space crowded, especially if you stay several days and have luggage. There is usually enough hot water for everyone to take a shower and there is an outdoor shower as well if that is helpful.
Free and easy street parking.
AMENITIES: High-speed Wifi, and a 32-inch HD Smart TV with Cable (No HD for cable.) You can use it to watch on-demand Netflix, Prime, HBO, etc if you have your own account. You may use our washer and dryer when we are not using them (max: one load per paid night.)
FOOD: There is no kitchen; however, the large room has a coffee-maker and a microwave; we will provide (upon request) a propane or butane stove-top for use outdoors only (camping style.) You have access to a fridge/freezer. We also provide pots and pans, plates and bowls, and knives and forks for eating outside.
There is a donut/coffee shop less than 100 meters away. There are also several restaurants within walking distance. Most of our guests do not cook here; however, you are welcome to if you prefer using the microwave or portable outdoor cooktop. If you use the dishes, pots or pans, we expect you to clean them before leaving. (Alternatively, you can leave our housekeeper a $5.00 tip to wash the dishes after your stay.)
BIKES: We have up to six adult bikes you can borrow, which, along with locks and helmets. (You are responsible for ensuring the bikes are safe to use. We are not a bike shop.) We do not guarantee that we will have a bike to fit every guest or that all six bikes will be available or operational. Typically, we have at least 2 - 3 usable bikes available.
PRIVACY: The guesthouse is at the back of the property, so we are not likely to disturb you if you are in the guesthouse. However, we are a busy household with a family of up to 7 including adult children ages 18 and up, a small Maltese, and a chocolate lab puppy. You may encounter any of our family or friends in the backyard, playing basketball, swimming in the summer, building things, or engaged in other ventures. Most guests tell us the room is quiet, but we don't guarantee that. On a warm day, we are often outside in the backyard or in the pool so you won't have privacy if you choose to hang out by the pool or swim.
TWO ROOM LAYOUT: One of the pictures is our attempt to show the layout of the rooms. The two rooms are both connected to the one bathroom and there is no direct access from one bedroom to the other. These two rooms are always rented together. You will not be sharing the bathroom with someone you don't know. Some families with older guests have left reviews complaining about the bathroom being in the middle and how this makes using the bathroom problematic. Also, because we don't want people locked in, the bathroom doors do not lock. If you are not going to be comfortable with this situation, please do not book. We don't want uncomfortable guests.
The price quoted is always for the entire two-room suite. We are on the premises, but the guesthouse is a separate detached unit and you are renting the entire guesthouse.
DOGS/PETS: We have a small old white blind Maltese and a choc Labrador puppy (7 months as of May 2020). Most of our guests love the puppy, but he's not particularly well mannered (he's a puppy). The Maltese doesn't venture out much anymore so you probably won't meet her. Please do not invite either of them onto the beds. We call the Maltese Snowball, and the Lab Murfy. If they cause you any trouble, let us know.
You are allowed to bring a dog (no cats), but you must pick up after your dog, and dogs are not allowed on the furniture. You must inform us in advance if you are bringing a dog. We will charge you as if you had an additional person. So, if you are three people and you have a dog, book for 4 people AND LET US KNOW THAT YOU HAVE DONE THIS. (That is, write on the msg board that you booked for three people and a dog.)
INFANTS: We consider all people as well as dogs to be guests. Even if you have an infant, please include him or her in your count of guests and let us know that you have done so. According to Airbnb, the guesthouse is not "suitable for children under 2" because of the pool, however, we have no problem with infants as long as you understand the risks. We raised our 5 children in this backyard with this pool.
FRUIT TREES: We have a garden full of fruit trees that we love. At times, there may be something in season that we will offer you. Unfortunately, these trees attract squirrels and other critters and there isn't much we can do to keep them away.
NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY: The suite opens directly on to the swimming pool (about 12 feet from the door to the edge of the pool.) Be aware of this if you have children or cannot swim. Also, the pool is usually covered from May to mid-October to keep it warm, which makes falling in dramatically more dangerous. Outside of these dates, only the very brave or hearty would swim. There is no fence around the pool, we could forget to leave the outside lights on at night.
VERY LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: We are less than two miles from the nightlife in Belmont Shore (2nd Street), or lovely Seal Beach. There are great walks or short bike rides around the local waterways.
BEACHES: We are less than 2 miles from the beach. A short bike ride in the summer will help you avoid the hassle of parking.
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