Livingston Drive Apartment in Long Beach, CA
I cannot recommend this property. We received an email from the owner accepting our application and stating follow up information would be sent on how to obtain access to the property. Then we never heard from the property owner. I called the property owner and did not received a call back, nor was there a response to my email sent through VRBO. I contacted the VRBO organization and let them know I had not heard from anyone and did not even know where the property was located. They referred me to the rental agreement, which I was not even aware of and it contained the address. They gave me an alternate phone number to call, which I did and left a message, but no response. I put my cell phone number in the email and indicated I would be driving to Long Beach and contact would have to be made through it. The VRBO organization said they would sent an emergency email to the owner. The next day the property owner called and apologized saying there had been a mix up with his partner and that was why we had not hear anything. I told him we were attending a high school baccalaureate ceremony in Lodi and he said he would have his manager call our cell phone and arrange for access. We did not not receive a phone call. After making a couple of unanswered phone calls to the owner we decided to go over to the property at 4:30 in the afternoon. After walking around the property we were unable to get in. We returned to our car where our two dogs were overheating. I called the VRBO organization around 5:15 and told them the problem. They said there was nothing they could do except send another email to the owner. My husband went back to the property and made contact with two tenants. They called the manager, but could not make contact. We left the property at almost 6:00 p.m. after I called the credit card company and told them to cancel the transaction because we could not get into the property. Honestly, after all the problem of lack of contact I thought I was dealing with a scam. Later the property manager called my cell phone and said he had been calling my home phone 400 miles away all day. This was a disaster!
Completely private 1 bedroom apartment, steps from the beach