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

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels
Beach nearby, sun-loungers, beach towels

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

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

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSeal Beach2 min walk
  • Popular LocationSeal Beach Pier7 min walk
  • Popular LocationRed Car Museum9 min walk
  • AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)33 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
750 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 sofa bed
Bathroom 1

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

Adults-only Seal Beach resort in Old Towne with water park
One bedroom Starfish - with Queen Bed and Sofa Bed that pulls out. *We recommend 2 Adults & 2 Kids OR 3 full adults for best comfort.
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 coin 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. Leather lounge chair and couch that pulls out to a full-size sofa bed. Sofa Bed that pulls out. We recommend 2 Adults & 2 Kids OR 3 full adults for comfort. The Living room shares a 4-person table & counter bar with 2-person seating into the kitchen.
• The Cottage is stocked with extra bedding, pillows, towels, robes & Beach Towels for your beach adventure. No need to bring anything except your suitcase and suntan lotion.
*1 Bedroom - Queen size bed, relaxing chair for seating, tall chest of drawers and a very spacious closet. Lots of light from the windows.
*1 Bath with shower (no 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 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. Beautiful wood style ceramic floors throughout the Cottage.
* 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.
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 back 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)

Check the 2 bedroom cottage VRBO# 283171
Guest accommodation at this resort offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation is furnished with sofa beds, dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Recreational amenities at the resort include a water park and a fitness centre.

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

Property manager

Elena Osti
Speaks English, Italian, Spanish
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

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

Property amenities


  • Near the beach
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

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

Family friendly

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


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices
  • Blender
  • Ice maker


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

Location highlights

  • In the city centre
  • In the mountains
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Water Park
  • Fitness centre
  • Kayaking on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Golf on site
  • Cycling on site
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby

Safety features

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


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 750 sq ft (70 sq m)


  • Basketball
  • Beach access
  • Casino
  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Horse riding
  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Motor-boating
  • Outlet shopping
  • Swimming
  • Theme parks
  • Whale watching
  • Wildlife and game walks
  • Zoo

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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 Cottage Summertime Book NOw House
City Approved Starfish Cottage Summertime Seal Beach Book NOw
City Approved Starfish Cottage Summertime Book NOw House
City Approved Starfish Cottage Summertime Seal Beach Book NOw
City Approved Starfish Cottage Summertime Book NOw

About this area

Seal Beach

This resort is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. 4th Street Retro Row and Shoreline Village are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Seal Beach and Mother's Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Walter Pyramid, or consider a night out at The Observatory. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the resort's location for the nightlife.

What's nearby

  • Seal Beach - 2 min walk
  • Seal Beach Pier - 7 min walk
  • Red Car Museum - 9 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
  • Taco Surf - 7 min walk
  • The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar - 7 min walk
  • Thai on Main - 7 min walk
  • Beachwood BBQ - 7 min walk

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 33 out of 36 reviews
5 - Excellent 92%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 36 reviews
4 - Good 8%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 36 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 36 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 36 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Perfect for two
Very cute place. Very clean and well appointed cottage. Within walking distance of everything in Seal Beach. Couldn’t have asked for better.

5/5 Excellent

Great Surftrip
I had a blast staying at this great little cottage. Prefect location, perfect weather and great surf.

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property is very neat and well-maintained. It is a short walk to Seal Beach and local eateries. It has quite a pleasant peaceful atmosphere.
Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

If you're reading this to determine if you want to rent this property, stop right now and reserve the Starfish Cottage before your dates are gone! I can't say enough good things about our stay. From the minute we reserved, the owners were available answering our questions within minutes and offering suggestions to enhance our stay. They even offered their phone number in order to obtain the nearby grocery store discount as well have groceries delivered. The Cottage was as advertised with everything we needed for our 10-day stay. The beach equipment and towels were most helpful. We comfortably had 3 adults, which I would say is max for the space. The shared courtyard with ample seating was the perfect place for morning coffee, afternoon relaxing and evening chatting. The Cottage is very bright and has overhead fans for the hot days. The very best part was the location. We are super seniors and walked everywhere - beach, Main Street, to the summer concerts and even the grocery store. Is there anything better than waking up and walking a few blocks to take a walk on the beach or to see the sunset? I think not! And what can I say about Seal Beach? If you want to relax and get away from the hustle and bustle of traffic and crowds, than this little Paradise is for you. Thank you Elena and Ky. Hoping we can return to your Cottage and the delightful Seal Beach next year.

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous location
My two adult children and I had a wonderful stay at the starfish cottage. Close to the beach and Main Street. The location is perfect.