We have stayed at many VRBO properties in several countries and this was one of the most enjoyable. The owner was very helpful and prompt in the emails we exchanged in preparation for the booking and also for our arrival. The house was very accurately described, but the location was even better than we expected. There is a lovely sense of open space and a pleasant outdoor seating place in front to watch the ships glide by in the morning, the colourful kites that people brought to the beach in late afternoon and the lovely sunsets over the ocean. We enjoyed the cycle path along the beach and the tasty clams served at Belmont Brewing restaurant which also has a great view of the beach (book ahead for an outdoor table with oean view), The house was immaculate and very well equipped. We were very grateful to find the owners had left more than very basic supplies in the fridge and cupboards. We really liked the feel of staying as a guest in someone's home and not a sterile hotel - there was sufficent place in the closets and drawers for our own things. This is not a holiday ghetto, but a very quiet and settled neighbourhood with friendly neighbours. Would certainly recommend this as an ideal place for active people who love being at the beach but who do not want to stay in a rowdy resort.
Our family of six spent a wonderful week at this lovely house. The house is modern and has many amenities. The location is superb! We walked to either the ocean beach, or quiet bay each day for swimming and sunbathing. We kayaked and paddle-boarded in the bay for a very reasonable $8 per hour.
Mornings and evenings consisted of a 15 minute walk to very lively 2nd street for both breakfasts and dinners. We would walk along the ocean each evening and come back to light the outdoor firepit - really easily, and very comfortable.
The owners were available by phone or text when we had questions- although with their information sheet we had very few.
This was our first stay at a vrbo home, but we were delighted and hope to visit this lovely home again next summer!
- Julie C.
The house was great. The view beautiful. Barbara and her husband were super in addressing any questions we had. The house has everything you need. I would recommend their house to anyone looking to enjoy their stay in Long Beach.
- Joe D.
Location,Location,Location Beach, Fire Pit outside was awesome! Everything you ever wanted within a 8 block radius. The house, nice beds, walk in shower ,full kitchen. Really the only thing missing was a couple bikes to ride. Like I said GreatPlace to Stay
- John B.
This house was an amazing place to stay. It fulfilled all our vacation needs, including a well-equipped kitchen, a beautiful master suite and spa like bathroom, and a gorgeous view. Our family truly enjoyed the winter experience in the sun! Thank you Barbara for making it such a pleasurable experience.
- Holly C.
My family of 4 and our small labradoodle enjoyed an excellent week in this roomy house in Belmont Shores. The house was very well appointed and walking distance to the beach, shops, and excellent restaurants.
- Allison K.
"It was such the incredible experience to own our first house in U.S less than 6 weeks after initial online search whilst we were physically located overseas! We never imagined to accomplish this miracle without Charles - he was the key booster to help us win the bid with best bargaining price and effectively expedite every single required step to complete the transaction. Not only as our AGENT, but he is also our PROPERTY MANAGER in charge of the whole rent service. Charles rapidly found and qualified the suitable tenant once the deal was done in Sep 2012 and amazingly our tenant hasn't left ever since. The quality, efficiency, and responsiveness from Charles are highly professional, phenomenal and best-in-class!"
- Shawn H | Irvine, CA
"We have been working with CMC Realty on a professional basis since 2013. We have found Charles and Barbara Chang to be extremely knowledgeable about their industry. They are generous with their time and the information they provide is invaluable. We highly recommend CMC Realty to others seeking property management services."
- Alan A | Long Beach, CA
"Charles helped my wife and I find our first home. The whole process from offer, negotiation all the way up until we received the keys,was under 30 days. It went smooth, he saved us money and we couldn't be happier with the whole transaction. We will definitely go through CMC Realty when it's time to purchase another home and will definitely recommend him to our friends!"
- Thomas W | Los Angeles, CA
"I was a tenant renting with Chuck at CMC Realty & Property Management for about a year. The unit was completely renovated and beautiful, and if I ever had a minor maintenance issue he was extremely responsive and helpful. I move a lot for work and have lived in many rentals over the years, but Chuck was definitely one of my favorite landlords. When you are moving into a new home, you want to know that you are going to be happy there, and that any concerns that may arise will be addressed. I feel very confident in recommending Chuck and this property management company to anyone considering their business."
- Brittany K. | Chicago, IL.