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Guest reviews

5.0 out of 5 Exceptional
21 reviews

Popular amenities

Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays


Explore the area

Popular LocationBolsa Chica Ecological Reserve5 min drive
Popular LocationBolsa Chica State Beach6 min drive
Popular LocationCalifornia State University Long Beach11 min drive
AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)36 min drive

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About this property

Entire place

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

Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Starfish Cottage by the sea*

Adults-only Seal Beach resort in Old Towne, walk to Seal Beach Pier
This smoke-free resort features a fitness centre and an outdoor tennis court. The holiday home provides a kitchen with a fridge, an oven, a hob and a microwave. For a bit of entertainment, a TV comes with a DVD player, and guests can also appreciate conveniences, such as a washing machine and a sofa bed.
Guest accommodation at this resort offers DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms and includes sofa beds. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower and hairdryers.
Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor tennis court 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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

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

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • On-site parking
  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Toys


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room


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

Outdoor areas

  • Patio


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • 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

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Bike rentals on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Theme parks nearby


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


  • Beach access
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Kayaking
  • Theme parks
  • Whale watching



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 property manager 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

Property payment types

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

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

City Approved Starfish Cottage now Open July 14th to July 19th
City Approved Starfish Cottage now Open July 14th to July 19th.
Stay Safe on Vacation ! in Your own Cottage $125 Night in August
Stay Safe on Vacation ! in Your own Cottage $125 a Night in Sept
Stay Safe on Vacation ! in Your own Cottage $145 Night in August

About this area

Seal Beach

This resort is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Seal Beach Pier and Huntington Beach Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Bolsa Chica State Beach and Huntington State Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at American Sports Center, or consider a night out at The Observatory. Kayaking offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby. Guests appreciate the resort's location for the nightlife.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve - 5 min drive
  • Bolsa Chica State Beach - 6 min drive
  • 4th Street Retro Row - 8 min drive
  • California State University Long Beach - 11 min drive
  • Long Beach Cruise Terminal - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Orange Station - 20 min drive
  • 5th Street Station - 12 min drive
  • AirportLos Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 36 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

Is Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Starfish Cottage by the sea* pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Starfish Cottage by the sea*?
Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Starfish Cottage by the sea*?
Checkout is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Stay Safe-Vacation in your own Starfish Cottage by the sea* located?
Located in Old Towne, this historic resort is within a 10-minute walk of Seal Beach and Seal Beach Pier. Mother's Beach and VA Long Beach Medical Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful cottage by the beach!
Adorable cottage, great location that's an easy walk to the beach and Main Street, and so pleasant! We will definitely come back next year, would recommend to anyone looking for a small spot to relax in between jaunts to the beach!

5/5 Excellent

Weekend at Seal Beach
Very cute property. Small bungalow style apt with very easy access to Seal Beach and mainstreet.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful stay
Kye and Elena were very welcoming and we enjoyed our stay in the Starfish Cottage. We loved the shared patio area and were very comfortable in the cottage. Loved having a parking garage spot, and we really enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and along Main Street, where great restaurants abound.

4/5 Good

Loved central location
Excellent customer service by owners. We loved how close old town was to the property. Next time we’ll go when weather is cooler.

5/5 Excellent

Great for walking everywhere in Seal Beach
The Starfish Cottage was very easy to move about and either walk or take the car to points we wanted to visit away from Seal Beach. All in all a relaxing, easy to come back to after a day of walking and enjoying the day. Neighborhood quiet. Thanks to the Osti Family!

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