About Oceanfront Gateways

Hi, I’m Sue Hermanns, owner of Oceanfront Getaways. Almost 25 years ago, in 1997, a good friend of mine had to leave the Long Beach area for her husband’s job. She didn’t want to sell her oceanfront home and asked if I would consider managing it as a vacation rental. Within a short period of time, other owners sought me out to do the same for them. That’s how this business got started.

Over the past 20+ years, I’ve had a lot of guests. Many of them have been vacationing with us for years. I’ve watched their families grow and change over the years and helped them make memories in these homes. I’ve helped arrange weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and special surprises. I strive to ensure that our guests have an enjoyable experience. By keeping my business at a reasonable size, I can offer quality lodging and services to both my guests and the home owners. My handy husband is a big help with our maintenance. This personalized service is what sets us apart from other property management companies.

If I had to pick just one thing, I’d say I’m probably most passionate about cleanliness. I want my guests to find a clean, comfortable home-like atmosphere. It’s important to me that they can enjoy their stay without any problems. I offer a selection of distinctive, privately-owned homes, each with it’s own charm and character. They are all uniquely furnished and decorated by the individual owners. I personally inspect every cleaning and am often involved in the cleaning process.

As a local manager, I practice ‘hands-on’ management. This means I have personal knowledge of each home I manage. I make every reservation. I talk with every guest who rents from me. I represent a variety of homes ranging from two to five bedrooms. Whether you’re looking to get away alone, with that special someone, a group of friends, or the entire family, I can help you make it happen.

Being a locally owned and operated business means that someone is always available should any problems arise. The Long Beach Peninsula provides an extremely wide range of activities and yearly events for visitors of all ages. We offer a clean, comfortable home to come back to at the end of the day.