Friday, July 11, 2014

A Charming Casita In Belmont Shore California

You are in for a treat today! 

While in Southern California for my brother's wedding last weekend, Mr. DIY and I were able to squeeze in some time to see our friends who happened to also be in town. 
It was good to see them both and we had a great time catching up.

Our friends kept their Spanish style Belmont Shore beach house when they moved to another state because they visit SoCal often. 
There is also a little apartment above the garage out back which they offer as a vacation rental. 
 Both the house and the little casita have undergone a major  renovation and they look fantastic. 
I just had to share some photos of the casita with you because the reno is top notch. 

Being a short walk to the beach, there is often a cool breeze in the afternoon and the patio below would be a nice place to have a drink and relax.

Now on to the interior:
The attention to detail is pretty amazing. 
Leave it to my friend Susan to think of everything and believe it or not, she isn't an interior designer. 
She found this vintage chandelier in her home state and brought a couple of them to SoCal. The molding on the ceiling is another detail I love (and am going to replicate at our mountain cottage).

A little desk in the corner serves as a night table. 

Just because a space is small doesn't mean you can't have storage. 
These custom built cabinets just inside the dutch door entrance provide a great deal of space for this studio apartment. 

Notice the wall switches built into the cabinet. 

The stylish kitchenette is gorgeous with the marble subway tile, stone countertop and modern faucet. 
Check out how the cabinet hardware coordinates with the chandelier in the bedroom. 

Love, love, love the gorgeous bathroom! It rivals the bathrooms you see in the nicest hotels. Notice the shower inset,  the tile window frame and the fabulous sink. 

Love the tile on the floor!

One last detail is in the custom closets...when you open the closet doors, the light comes on. 

If you are planning a trip to SoCal and need a little place to stay, I highly recommend this stylish casita. 
It's rented weekly or nightly. It's so much nicer than a hotel and has a great location. You can find the link to the rental website HERE

Hope you enjoyed the tour!

Have a wonderful weekend!


ps: I was not paid or compensated in any way for this blog post. 


  1. Oh wow, what a fabulous place. I could just live there. Close to the beach and cool, that would be perfect.

  2. So much nicer then staying in a hotel...your friend did a fabulous job with the renovation!! The hubby and I love California!

  3. What a great place! They did a beautiful job!

  4. What a fabulous place...they did a great, love those casitas!!! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  5. we are gonna book this for a few days in the near future - thanks for the recommendation!

  6. Very nice black and white décor! Also love how the storage areas are well hidden away but still provide ample space to keep things. I'd definitely rent out this place if I were heading to the area. Thanks for sharing!


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