"My family stayed in this house while we were in Santa Ana for a wedding. During the week, we also held a luncheon for relatives, a breakfast after the wedding, and we used the house as a general gathering place for friends and family. The open floor plan, cleanliness, and roominess all contributed to a great experience, as did the well-stocked kitchen. We also took advantage of the beautiful weather to eat outdoors in the nice backyard.
We found nearby (short driving distance) grocery stores, restaurants and a mall, as well as a very pretty (and large) park within walking distance. A Catholic church across the street made it possible for my Dad to attend daily mass. It is true that the house is on a busy street, and the street noise was sometimes loud.
The house has one bedroom downstairs with a separate full bath right outside the door (so, almost a "master") and two bedrooms upstairs with full bathrooms and two bedrooms upstairs without bathrooms. The main master bedroom does not have a door between the sleeping area and the bathing area (there is a door separating the toilet). For one night, my daughter was on an air mattress in that room so my husband and I had to be careful the next morning not to enter the bedroom when she was taking a shower, as there is no privacy for the one bathing if others are in the bedroom.
The owner added nice touches, like shampoo, soap and conditioner -- certainly not expected in a rental house. In addition, there were items left from previous tenants such as mustard, mayo, margarine, salt, pepper, paper goods, etc. These were all "current" (not past the expiration date) and very much appreciated. We left our extra plastic plates, utensils and cups for the next tenants. Other than those convenience items, we were pleased that the house was "empty" -- we have rented from others and found a house full of personal items that clutter the space and make it difficult to feel at home."
Guest: Anne Marie S.
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: February 22, 2015