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STARFISH BUNGALOW @ The OCEAN *Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Home by the Sea!

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2 bedrooms, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels
On the beach, sun-loungers, beach towels

Overview of STARFISH BUNGALOW @ The OCEAN *Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Home by the Sea!

STARFISH BUNGALOW @ The OCEAN *Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Home by the Sea!

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Seal Beach, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSeal Beach3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeal Beach Pier8 min walk
  • Popular LocationRed Car Museum8 min walk
  • AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)33 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
1200 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Common area
    1 single bed
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

STARFISH BUNGALOW @ The OCEAN *Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Home by the Sea!

Adults-only beach holiday home
2 Bed / 1 bath Starfish Bungalow.

Keywords: Cottage, Beach House. No stairs one level. Guest House, Beach House, Beach Cottage, Beach Rental, Vacation Rental. Seal Beach vacation rental.
*We are 1 of the 13 City APPROVED weekly Vacation Rentals in Seal Beach. Please, book an approved home for a comfortable stay.
The Starfish Cottage was built in the 1950's and shares the charm of the old and new with modern touches throughout the house. The Cottage is just a few homes to the Pacific Ocean, with a short walk across Ocean Ave. We are located about a 3 to 5 min walk to the Pier and Main Street for all of your vacation activities. Main Street can easily satisfy all of your dining and shopping needs and we are just minutes away to Belmont Shore and other destination venues. The Cottages are not attached and each unit has separate entrances. We provide a 2-car garage, with a parking spot for each cottage. The garage has a washer & dryer, beach toys, umbrella, beach chairs and beach towels. We have tried to think of everything for your relaxing stay.
* The living room has a Flat screen TV & DVD player. Many windows that let in the natural light, celling fan, electric fireplace. Wingback chairs and couch that pulls out to a queen-size sofa bed. Dutch front door with lots of seating for your family tv shows or just relaxing with great conversations.
• The Cottage is stocked with extra bedding, pillows, towels, Beach Towels for your beach adventure. No need to bring anything except your suitcase and suntan lotion.
* Master Bedroom - Queen size bed, relaxing chair for seating, long chest of drawers and a very spacious closet. Lots of light from the windows and tv.
*The 2nd bedroom has two twin beds, with extra attention to the mattresses for adult comfort. This 2nd bedroom also has a ceiling fan, with large window & large closet.
*1 Bath with full shower and tub. Modern tile floors and large window.
* The Kitchen is modern with Granite, Gas Appliances, Microwave, Dishwasher, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Toaster. We have appointed the kitchen with every detail towards cooking and offer a Gas BBQ on the Patio. If you need something special for cooking - I am sure we can make it happen during your stay. We are very happy to acquiesce your needs to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. Don't be afraid to ask. :)
* The Cottage has an Iron and Ironing Board, Vacuum, Free Wi-Fi, Cable. A selection or reading books and puzzles. * One parking spot in the 2-car garage & a parking pass for street parking. We offer Washer & Dryer in the garage, beach chairs, umbrellas and a beach wagon for the kids trips to the beach.
* The property shares the middle patio with the Starfish Bungalow (2 Bed) We have many families rent both homes for 2 family stays & uniquely we have had guests of both houses, re-book for the same time in the next year. The patio has a Surfboard shower for rinsing off after surfing at the beach, large patio table, BBQ and 2 large relaxing chairs. The patio has a very relaxing vibe with the collection of plants and patio night lights for evening BBQ's. This property has exclusive use of the front entrance patio.
The house is appointed with detail for a true vacation stay. We offer Free - Wi-Fi, Parking Pass, Washer & Dryer. Most of all wonderful Pacific Ocean breezes.
We are just steps to the Boardwalk and Ocean. Main street is just a 5 min walk for Shopping / Dining or a nice Pier walk. We provide beach chairs/umbrella and sand toys for the kids. Seal Beach is uniquely situated in Orange County where we are close to the 405-22 and 605 freeways and just min from 3 major Airports. (LAX approximately 25 miles) (Long Beach 5 miles) & (Santa Ana/John Wayne 15 miles) Once you arrive at the house you will be provided a parking pass & all of the great adventures are very close - Disney Land is about 11 miles away, Queen Mary, Long Beach Aquarium, Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City, San Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World, Dodger & Angels Stadium, Rose Bowl Swap meet, Anaheim Packing Plant, Catalina Island, Universal Studios, The famous LA Farmers Market where the Stars hang out, The Long Beach Grand Prix. We are just short miles away from other beach cities on Pacific Coast Highway. Check out Long Beach, Surfside, Sunset, Huntington, Newport, Corona Delmar, Laguna, Dana Point, San Clemente & the list goes on for some great beach coast drives.
The Starfish Cottage is just a few homes to the Pacific Ocean's sandy beach & is located at the front of the property on 14th street. Once you park your car for the week, you will be able to walk anywhere throughout the town in just five minutes. This is where you will find the quaint old town of Seal Beach. Main Street has many restaurants for you to enjoy or walk on the pier. Relax at the Cottage Spa or enjoy the local nursery. In the summer enjoy music @the pier. A full-service Pavilion’s grocery store with a Starbucks inside, where you may choose to order your groceries online, and have your food delivered to your door.
Some family’s rent both homes to share a vacation together at one property.
Seal Beach is one of the last quaint beach cities in America. Come and hear the roll of the surf and relax! Come relax by the Pacific Ocean, in a house that we are very proud to offer to our guests from around the world. (The Journey to your vacation is your reward)
- Sundays Farmers Market for fresh produce & more
-April is the Seal Beach 1k -5k & 10k. Come join the fun Check out Seal Beach 10k web site.
-April is the Seal Beach car show.
-September Seal Beach Kite festival. Just on Main Street is an excellent Kite shop to fly a kite at the beach.
-Take a Surf lesson at the beach by the Pier with M& M Surf Company
Seal Beach is located just 22 miles south of Los Angeles at the Northern end of Orange County. Just 18 miles north of the John Wayne Airport.
-11 miles away from Disneyland, and very close to other attractions, Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, Universal Studios, and more.
-Travel down Historic PCH Highway, which is minutes away from Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Corona Del Mar, and Laguna Beach.
-While strolling along the beach and collecting sea shells, take a look out at the Pacific Ocean where you will see an island. Now think about a day trip to the famous Catalina Island just 26.5 miles away!
-Located one house from the Pacific Ocean for that relaxing summer or winter vacation
-Seven Blocks or a five-minute walk to Main Street with cafes and shopping, summer music in the park, and the Seal Beach Pier.
- Just 11 miles to Disneyland
- Very close to public transportation, and to all beach cities in the OC and LA
-Sunday's Farmers Market for fresh produce and more
-Fishing can be done off the Pier without a license
-April: Seal Beach 1k-5k-10k run. Check out Seal Beach10k on the web
-April: Seal Beach Antique Car Show. Look at the Seal Beach web site
-September Kite Festival
-We always have great surfing and kite surfing at the north end of the beach
-Summer months offer Wednesday night music at the Pier
-You can walk everywhere in Seal Beach!
(The Journey to your vacation is your reward)

Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Elena Osti
Speaks English, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels


  • Close to skiing
  • Skiing privileges


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking options include a garage
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Children's books
  • Children's games
  • High chair
  • Children's dinnerware
  • Children's toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Coffee grinder
  • Lobster/crab pot


  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Games room
  • Video games
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Video library
  • Stereo
  • Books
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Safe
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the city centre
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Snow sports gear
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Boating on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Power boating nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1200 sq ft (111 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Long-term renters welcome
Seniors-only community.
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

City Approved Starfish Bungalow Summertime Book NOW House
City Approved Starfish Bungalow Summertime Seal Beach Book NOW
City Approved Starfish Bungalow Summertime Book NOW House
City Approved Starfish Bungalow Summertime Seal Beach Book NOW
City Approved Starfish Bungalow Summertime Book NOW
Stay Safe vacation in Your own Starfish Cottage by the Sea

About this area

Seal Beach

This holiday home is located on the beach and in an area with great shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Seal Beach and Mother's Beach, while Long Beach Museum of Art and Museum of Latin American Art are cultural highlights. Consider The Observatory for a night out or Aquarium of the Pacific if you're travelling with kids. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Seal Beach - 3 min walk
  • Seal Beach Pier - 8 min walk
  • Red Car Museum - 8 min walk
  • Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge - 2 min drive
  • Mother's Beach - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Orange Station - 20 min drive
  • 1st Street Station - 11 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 33 min drive


  • Mahé - 6 min walk
  • Blackboard Bistro - 7 min walk
  • Taco Surf - 7 min walk
  • The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar - 7 min walk
  • Thai on Main - 7 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 31 out of 34 reviews
5 - Excellent 91%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 34 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 34 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

30th Anniversary Beach Getaway
We have rented both the Pineapple Cottage in the past & now the Starfish Cottage. What a wonderful experience! The Starfish Cottage is lovely! Very clean and extremely comfortable! So convenient to both the beach & downtown.

5/5 Excellent

Super cute! Fabulous location to access both the beach and dining/shopping. Elena was super responsive/polite.

5/5 Excellent

Cozy beach cottage
The house was just as described, well appointed, tons of kitchen supplies, great outdoor spaces and the neighborhood/location was perfect.

5/5 Excellent

Another fantastic stay at Starfish!
This was our third stay at Starfish, and won’t be our last. We typically visit Seal Beach at least once a year and stay in Starfish whenever it’s available. Very conveniently located, it’s a couple hundred yards from the beach and a few blocks from Main St’s restaurants and shops. The home itself is cozy and well-appointed and offers great outdoor space as well, including a front patio and another patio and grill//eating area that is shared with the cottage behind Starfish. Hosts Elena and Kye are very responsive to any questions/comments, and do everything they can to ensure their guests enjoy a great time at Starfish and in Seal Beach. We’ll be back!

5/5 Excellent

4th of July week in Seal Beach
We are a family of 4 with 2 teenagers that stayed for a week to visit family in the area. Kye and Elena are terrific hosts. Kye met us on arrival to check us in and gave us some great tips on places to eat and things to do. We were able to enjoy Mexican food on the beach while watching fireworks on the 3rd thanks to his tips. Something we would not have known or done without his suggestions. The place was great for a family, we brought some beach gear and kept that in the garage and parked on the street. We also used the outdoor patio tables/space for meals which was great. There’s a grocery store 0.4 miles away and many restaurants closer than that so you can park the car and not drive for your entire stay if you don’t want to. The beach is a 4 minute walk from the property. Overall it was a great place for our family and we’ll be back next summer.