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Active Family Home With Large Yard For Sports And Playhouse For The Kids

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

3 bed, 2 bath, sleeps 7

Perfect family getaway in the sweet spot of coastal Orange County. Eastside Costa Mesa is the charming pedestrian scale neighborhood right up against Newport Beach. Just a couple minutes from Newport Harbor, Back Bay and Beaches in one direction and 3 major freeways leading to Los Angeles, Anaheim and San Diego in the other. A 10 minute drive gets you to John Wayne Airport, Huntington Beach, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island or Scenic Corona del Mar. A 20 minute drive brings you to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm or beautiful Laguna Beach.

This single story home is great for active families looking for space to play outside or relaxing inside watching a movie on the 55” flat screen TV. The generous backyard has a large lawn for football, bocce or soccer with a 6’ x 9’ goal, as well as a separate area for basketball. For little ones there is an adorable craftsman playhouse loaded with toys as well as electricity, lighting and a small daybed that looks out onto the Rose Garden. The back patio also has seating for 6 - 8 under a market umbrella and a nearby propane BBQ for outdoor grilling.

Get comfortable inside on the large L-shaped sectional in the Living Room watching Directv, DVDs or playing Wii. Dining table seats 6 - 8 between the Living Room and fully equipped remodelled Kitchen with granite counters.

Everyone gets a bed – no sharing, except in the Master Bedroom of course. One bedroom has twin bunk beds and the other has a twin with rollout trundle twin. The Master Bedroom has a California King bed with built in headboard lights. All bedrooms have ceiling fans. The Master Bath has a frameless glass shower and pedestal sink while the hall bathroom has a bathtub/shower combo. Utility room has washer, dryer and ironing board with iron. Wood floors throughout.

This is a new listing available for the first time this summer so we don't have any traveler reviews for it yet but please contact me with any questions or concerns you might have. We are here to help and make sure you have a wonderful vacation.

More Details

Chris Kerins
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Chris Kerins

We are all lifelong Orange County locals growing up in OC and now raising our family here.

Chris Kerins purchased this house in 2004

Why Chris Kerins chose East Side Costa Mesa

We bought this property because it's on a quiet street for kids where everyone likes to go for a stroll yet close to all the things we like to do like bike ride on the beach. Also it has a large yard for the area where the kids can play.


East Side Costa Mesa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , We have a new bed that is Full on bottom and Twin on top.
  • All bedrooms have ceiling fans.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Great family home with 5 beds for 7 people and room for a dog in the yard. Quiet location but minutes to all the best OC and Newport Beach has to offer.


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Active Family Home With Large Yard For Sports And Playhouse For The Kids
average rating of 3.0 based on 1 reviews

Very nice house

  • 3 of 5

Our family lived in Costa Mesa for many years, so being able to rent a house there, and get to see our family and friends was wonderful. The house was nice, so consequently there were a lot of rules. We ended up not using the trampoline because of it. The dryer didn't work very well so we found it easier to go to the laundrymat. All in all the house worked out fairly well for our purposes.

There were a couple glitches that future renters should be aware of . . . the property was managed by a neighbor, who wasn't very easy to work with, didn't seem to understand the premise of home away rentals, and was ultimately so difficult we had to call VRBO and ask them to intervene on our behalf. We've rented many homes through VRBO/Home Away and never had such a difficult experience. I think we might have been the first renters for this property, so perhaps the family had a learning curve that by now they've worked through.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being our first guest! We are happy our home worked out well for you. A few notes for future guests: We were out of the country at the time of your stay and returned for all the next guests following your stay. We don't expect to rely on our neighbor in the future to manage the home. I apologize for not having the right training in place and it is corrected now. The dryer is back to normal operation. Subsequent guests did not note any issues with it to us. We don't advertise the trampoline as we consider it a bonus guests can opt in to use if the they sign a trampoline specific waiver. We hope you understand that trampolines can be very dangerous if used improperly even in the well maintained condition it is in. We are happy you had a great visit to Costa Mesa and have worked through the learning curve you noted. Thanks again for staying at our home and we hope you return again! Chris
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Orange County/John Wayne/SNA
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Wild Goose
Nearest Ferry
4 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newport Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
55/Costa Mesa Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Over 25 Restaurants
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: recommended

This home is on the border of Newport Beach just a few minutes from the beaches, harbor and back bay. World class shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island is 10 minutes away and the Disney, Universal, Six Flags and Sea World theme parks are a short drive away. PCH is just 2 miles away leading to all the beaches of Southern California.

Eastside Costa Mesa is a great walking neighborhood with it's own shopping and restaurant district just 5 minutes walk away. There are neighborhood parks with fields and playgrounds a couple minutes walk in every direction.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.