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So. Cal. Oasis, priv. bath; parking
Hosted by Birgit
Birgit is the host.Birgit is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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In Bixby Knolls, one of the oldest and prettiest neighborhoods of Long Beach. Our house is very conveniently located to several freeways as well as a train station and bus stops. You will have a private, newly remodeled bathroom.

The space

Private patio; bathroom; use of kitchen; in room refrigerator; beach towels; cooler, backpack. If there is anything else that you need, just ask.

Conveniently located to all Southern California attractions: Venice Beach, Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, Disneyland, Queen Mary, Palos Verdes Peninsula with great golf and views and much more.


Use of washer and dryer is included.

We have two bikes for guests to use.

Unlike many other places in So. Cal., parking is plentiful.

Guest access

Guests have access to a well equipped kitchen; washer/dryer; the pool; living room; family room with big screen TV, fussball table; as well as two bikes.

There are many other tings that you may borrow as needed, i.e. a cooler; beach mats/chairs, binoculars; boogie boards; backpack. Just ask!

Interaction with guests

You determine how much interaction there will be. We will follow your cues. However, we really enjoy company and want to learn about other places and cultures.

Other things to note

We are a couple of middle age empty "nesters." We have two children who are in college.
We are very interested in other cultures and international politics. We very much enjoy the conversations, we have had with some of our guests. We travel as much as we can. Our most adventurous trip was backpacking in Ghana.

Smoking allowed
Free parking on premises

Extra people $14 SGD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $35 SGD
Security Deposit $140 SGD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 11PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with doorman

I expect our guests to be reasonably quiet; ie, no loud parties or quiet after 10 PM. Smoking is allowed only outside. When you use the kitchen, please, clean up after yourself. When you take showers, be mindful of the fact that California is experiencing a severe drought.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

116 Reviews

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Gang User Profile
October 2017
It was a lovely stay, very nice neighborhood, easy street parking, hosts are so welcoming and friendly but respect my privacy, room and bathroom are very clean, very stylish bathroom, will be back for sure.

Jeff User Profile
October 2017
Great stylish clean place.

Mark User Profile
September 2017
Birgit was a wonderful host. Her home was both clean and welcoming. The pool was a particularly attractive feature during our stay. Birgit was very helpful with hints and tips on the best beaches, supermarkets etc. we would highly recommend staying here and would love to return some day. Thanks Birgit

Maggie User Profile
September 2017
Such a beautiful house in a great location. It's 10 times better than the pictures. Birgit and Julian are the best hoses in the world. They are kind and very easy to communicate. Definitely recommend to everyone who wants to go to Long Beach. Thank you for your gracious hospitality!

Miriam User ProfileMiriam is a superhost.
September 2017
We had an amazing stay here. The pool area was just what we needed, and Birgit and her son were perfect hosts. We would definitely recommend this place!

Michaela User Profile
August 2017
Birgit's place was the perfect base for exploring Los Angeles and Orange County. It's close to the freeway and even close to Long Beach Airport. It's a very quiet and safe neighborhood. The room and especially the bathroom were nice, cozy and clean. Birgit was a great host and very easy to communicate with. We enjoyed our stay and definitely recommend staying there!

Stuart User Profile
August 2017
This was my first ever AirBnB experience. It couldn't have gone better. Birgit was lovely and exceptionally helpful along with her son Julian. Their house was beautiful and exceptionally clean, in a very quiet and private neighbourhood. They were happy to offer recommendations to local eateries and shopping centres. Thank you both, I had a great time staying with you and would be happy to stay with you again.

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Long Beach, California, United StatesJoined in May 2014
Birgit User ProfileBirgit is a superhost.

My family and I love to travel and explore new cultures. We are not timid, but pretty adventurous travelers. The most unusual trip my husband and I had was to backpack in Ghana.
We discovered vacation apartment living some years ago in Paris, in the Marais, totally immersed in the neighborhood, no tourists around. I will never stay in a hotel again, if I can help it. Living where the locals live and to interact with them is a huge part of the experience.

I was born in Germany and came to California when I was very young. You might say that I came on a whim, with hardly an idea what I was getting into. But it all worked out beautifully.
Renting to vacationers has always been a dream, one might say, it has been on the "bucket list." I rent out a room in my own house and have met so many wonderful people, mostly from countries other than the USA.

My Airbnb in Seatle is a sort of branching out. It will be a place for us to stay when we will visit our daughter, who moved here after college. In the meantime, it is a side job for her.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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