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Between Disneyland & Beach, Very Private pool, spa - House Orange County

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4BR 3 BA Vacation House Rental sleeps 8, Orange County, California USA,

Guests will enjoy the very private backyard with double- fenced yard/swimming pool and jetted spa. The Orange County neighborhood is residential and safe. Easy access east to Anaheim, Buena Park. Also easy access on 405 north to Long Beach, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Magic Mountain. The vacation rental house is located on the edge of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and convenient to Southern California attractions such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland, Sea World, San Diego Zoo. Close to 405 Freeway, easy access south to Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente or even to San Diego.Single family vacation house features a master bedroom (main floor), a second master bedroom with retreat (den). House sleeps 6 to 8 guests. Best for families. Toys. European king bed, a queen bed, 1 twin bed, 2 daybeds/pull out trundles. The home is fully equipped with 4 Dish Hopper satellite TV's, WiFi, dishwasher, microwave, fireplace, washer/dryer, & patio dining.

Unlimited free telephone use to entire USA and European countries.

Rate details:: When we receive your registration email, the property can be put on hold for ten days pending a deposit of $665 required for booking, $165 is for the non-refundable cleaning fee and $500 is refundable security deposit. $500 security deposit is returned per Rental Agreement stipulations regarding loss, damage, excess cleaning charges. Final payment is due 60 days before check-in. Check in 3 PM - check out 10 am usually Saturday to Saturday. In summer months weekly rentals only. Check with owner for minimum stay and daily rates. Group parties, reunions and receptions are only allowed by special arrangements and added usage fee. Swimming Pool: Check with owner if you want the pool heated, with surcharge.

This home is great for one large family, or two small families, or 2 couples with private suites. Very comfortable home-away-from-home, with all the amenities of family living. Fountain Valley is known for its low-crime statistics. Occupancy limit is 8 guests.

Check with owner for additional guests. Over-limit guest surcharge will be applied. ($10 per person per day)

Unlimited free telephone usage to entire USA and European countries.

More Details

Mary Christensen
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Mary Christensen

Andy is a geophysicist, Mary a group travel representative. Both are retired. We have retired to St. George, Utah from where I manage the rentals. However our son and daughter live near the house in Fountain Valley and are available at all times for your local requests and needs.

Mary Christensen purchased this house in 2000

Why Mary Christensen chose Fountain Valley

We loved the safe, quiet, convenient, residential location, close to both schools and church and major freeway. The house is close enough to the beach for quick fun, and yet far enough away to avoid the cold beach evenings, making good use of the heated (optional) pool. There is a good choice of nearby shopping centers, such as Bella Terra (Huntington Center), South Coast Plaza (Cost Mesa), Fashion Island (Newport Beach)

as well as numerous large grocery centers with adjacent small shops.

What makes this house unique

Unlimited free telephone usage to entire USA, Canada and European countries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your backyard pool and spa was an oasis for much needed laughter, family relaxation and daily reading. We loved it." Hughes family, York PA. "Your home was very welcoming for our vacation. The location of your house worked out super for all of our plans and easy to get to." Michalski family, Minnesota. "Your house is beautiful and three weeks seemed to fly by. If we didn't live so far away, we would be back next week. South Coast Plaza for shopping was AWESOME!" Matthews family, Kent UK "Great holiday. We didn't want to go home. House was clean and lovey, especially the pool and hot tub. Weather wonderful." Holdway family, Surrey, England. "The convenience of the home and area was excellent. We will highly recommend to our friends and family for future vacation rental." Johnson family, Maui, HI. "We have spent some memorable days here and felt very much like home. Hope to be back again!"

Lars and Christina. This is our second visit. We LOVE it here, a beautiful place to be. We look forward to returning. Bruce
Apr 2010
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Fountain Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No swimming after 10 PM
  • Please be mindful of our neighbors by not making loud noise, shouting etc. from pool area.
  • Children under 14 should be accompanied by adult in pool at all times.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 bath - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    2nd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    3rd Bath - toilet , shower , Second Floor, double sinks
  • Maser bedroom 'ensuite' bathroom. Queen bedroom also 'ensuite' bathroom, double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4/den - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3/office - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 - Main floor, Master, Euro king bed - sleeps 2, attached bathroom Bedroom 2/office - Main floor, Day bed with pop-up trundle - (2 twins) sleeps 2, Bedroom 3 - Second floor, 1 queen bed and 1 twin bed - sleeps 3, attached bathroom Bedroom 4/den - Second floor, Day bed with pop-up trundle - (2 twins) sleeps 2. House is best for one family or two small families. Occupancy limit 8 persons. Portable crib for small baby.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House is two story with (1) master king with ensuite bathroom, (2) a second master queen with ensuite bathroom, (3) plus bedroom/office (sleeps two), (4) plus bonus room (TV room, sleeps two). The queen master has an extra single bed. Can accommodate wheel chair on main level only. Great house for one large family or two small families.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Between Disneyland & Beach, Very Private pool, spa - House Orange County
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 23 reviews

Very beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed in a beautiful home in Fountain Valley, and we cannot say enough about how enjoyable it was! The home was meticulously clean when we arrived and had every imaginable amenity we could want. The decor was lovely yet comfortable, and the pool was one of the nicest we have ever seen. The owner was readily available when we had a question and also very helpful in the booking process. We would recommend this gorgeous home to anyone, but particularly to families with children because of the pool and spacious floor plan. I hope so much we will have the opportunity to go back to LA and stay in this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind and enthusiastic review about our vacation rental. It gives us super satisfaction to get reviews like yours. And it would be a great honor to have you as our guests any time in the future. We hope the rest of your summer will be restful and happy. Andy & Mary
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perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Great location - close to beach and all venues we needed, plus not too far away from downtown LA for occasional visit. House layout turned out to be perfect as well, with the teens using the upstairs as their own private domain. Loved having the pool. Great for morning coffee and afternoon relaxing. Would definitely stay again if back this way. This trip was softball related, and the house is so close to all PGF fields. Owner was very responsive prior to trip and answered all our questions.

M McCloskey

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mindy, We're so happy you liked staying at our vacation home. Many other renters have commented on the privacy for kids in the upstairs suite of the house. Good for kids as well as parents! Or for other couples, whatever the needs. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again some time. Mary & Andy
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July 4th Weekend

  • 4 of 5

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your home. The home is perfectly located and it has everything you could possibly need. Our grand daughters, Lily and Olivia loved the pool. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad things worked out for you to stay at our home. Family times are the best!
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A perfect house for a large family

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mary and Andy, thank you for letting us rent your wonderful house in Fountain Valley.

Everything was just perfect;The entire house was clean and well-maintained. The rooms and the location just perfect and most of all your great hospitality and flexibility!

Our family really enjoyed the stay and we will most certainly recommend your house to anyone who needs a spacious well-equipped house for their vacation.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. You and your family are the kind of renters we love to have. Have a wonderful new year.
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Fantastic home and owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Andy couldn't have been more responsive to our needs and questions!!! They were wonderful! The house and pool are fantastic! Everything is provided including pool toys and inside toys for the kids. I think they have thought of everything you could possibly need. There are plenty of linens and beach towels, dishes and utensils. A real plus is the washer and dryer. The neighborhood is quiet, parking is wonderful. The house is so conveniently located also. Don't hesitate to rent this wonderful house from wonderful owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pat, for your lovely and most appreciated review comments. You were very patient and understanding with us. Have a great remaining summer. Mary & Andy
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

This house had no surprises, what you see is what you got. It was the best house we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot. I f you are looking to stay close to everything this is the house. My husband oldest and youngest daughter live there still, and we went for college grad. After going out most of the day was nice to come back and get in the pool.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for submitting your review of our vacation property. Andy & I are really happy when we see that our guests have enjoyed their stay.
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Disney's California Adventure
Downtown Disney
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Fashion Island
"Great Shopping, dining, wonderful ocean view"
South Coast Plaza
"Super shops, dining, stolling."
Knott's Berry Farm
"Family fun entertainment. Spend a day here and you'll never forget the fun you had."
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
"Wonderful musical and drama productions."
Huntington Beach Pier
"Have a walk on the pier. Watch the fishermen, surfers, swimmers and frequent beach events. ..."
Downtown Huntington Beach
"Many eateries, shops, festivals and just fun walking around, mixing with interesting people."
Huntington State Beach
"One of the country's finest beaches. Great swimming and surfing waves. Fire pits for eveni..."
Newport Beach Pier
"Another great beach and local shops."
Balboa Fun Zone
"Stroll around for shops and local color near Newport Pier."
Bella Terra
"Great shopping mall, mega theaters, open air musical performances, strolling, eating. Just ..."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
John Wayne (Orange County)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Fountain Valley Municipal (Mile Square)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
405 (San Diego) Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many within 3 mile radius
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Huntington State & City Beaches
Car: necessary

This private family-type residential home is located in Fountain Valley between Disneyland and Huntington Beach, Orange County, Southern California. It is an easy 1/2 mile drive to the 405 (San Diego) Freeway with easy access to Los Angeles County north and San Diego County south. It is only 7 - 10 minutes drive to sprawling swimming/surfing beaches with ample parking. Disneyland can be driven in 15 - 20 minutes. In addition, there are fabulous shopping opportunities at local mega malls, South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa), Fashion Island (Newport Beach) as well as local Huntington Center and Westminster Mall. Fountain Valley Family Fun Center (miniature golf, games, rides, roller skating) is 3 minutes from house. Wheelchair accessible on main level (2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms).

Other Activities: Disneyland, beach activities, museums, family fun center, theme parks, Grrrrrreat shopping malls! Westminster Mall, Huntington Terra Bella Mall, South Coast Plaza, Crystal Court, Newport Mall.

Golf: Nearest golf Fountain Valley Community. Others nearby, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Dana Hills.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Est Pool heat (optional) $50
Cleaning fee $165

First payment ($165 + $500 = $665.00) is due within 10 days of registration. Final payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. Cancellations after deposit will forfeit first payment. Cancellations after full payment date will forfeit total. The owner will make every effort to re-rent the same days after unforeseeable events require the renter to cancel before check in day. In that case, full refund will take place. Of course, security/damage deposit ($500) will be fully refunded after house inspection at check-out.
Special events that take place at the property will require an added "event fee", price depending on function and number of additional guests attending. Travelers pay the HomeAway service fee by credit card when paying through the secure HomeAway checkout process.
Extra guests (over 8) will contact owner for permission. Extra fee is $10 per person per day.

Maximum occupancy rate is 8. Additional guest fee over 8 guests: $10 per person per day with permission.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.