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Enjoy the Beach, Hike, Run, Bike and Visit Disneyland

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

If you like to stroll, hike, run, bike or swim in the ocean, this newly remodeled condo is close to the beach, parks, running and bike trails. Just about 1-1/2 miles to the beach, you’ll be steps away from Fairview Park and Talbert Nature Preserve in Costa Mesa. You’ll be 5 miles from Huntington Beach Pier; 7 miles from Balboa Island; 14 miles from the art colony of Laguna Beach, and only 13 miles from Disneyland. So, what are you waiting for?!!

The “Mermaid Lounge” has kitchen, living/dining area, two bedrooms (plus loft), a full bath (Jack and Jill) and a half bath downstairs. With tile throughout, it’s okay if you bring in a little beach sand. Upstairs there’s new carpeting in the loft next to the walk-in closet and a ¾ bath. According to VRBO, the average hotel room is 325 sq. ft. Here you can bring your groceries and spread out in about 1,300 sq. ft. Just right for a maximum of 6 guests. Master bedroom has a king size bed, loft has a queen size, and the “surf room” has a daybed and twin bed. Add crib size child bed or Pak n Play for little ones at no charge. The kitchen provides what you need for preparing meals with mostly new appliances; use spices, cooking oil, coffee, tee, or anything you can find there. The washer and dryer are just around the corner in the hallway where you'll find all the laundry supplies you will need.

Clean, uncluttered and comfortable, you can unwind here or scurry off to your choice of Southern California attractions. You may even want to sign up for sailing lessons at the Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship whether you are just starting or have sailed before. You don’t have to leave Newport Bay to enjoy a fabulous day on the water. Rent a Duffy boat, order food and beverages or bring your own!

Head through Fairview Park and down the hill to pick up the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail. Turn left and you’re at the beach in about 2.5 miles. Or, turn right and bike the rest of the 30 mile trail to Riverside County.

Surf lessons? We can refer you to our favorite instructors. Model airplane enthusiast? There is a flying field (electric only) in Fairview Park. Oh, and if you play the piano …bring your music because we have one here!

FOR INQUIRIES: Choose "Contact Owner" (below the pricing area), fill out the form with your questions/information of your choice, then scroll to the bottom and choose "Send Email". No payment is required for this option. My prices shown will be honored for subsequent reservation.

FOR 24-HOUR BOOKING REQUEST: VRBO has added a 24 hour booking request to my web page, and I'll do my best to respond quickly.. After five years of renting my home to travelers, with no complaints from my neighbors or HOA, I continue to ask that all guests sign a Rental Agreement and speak with me personally, briefly, before finalizing the booking. I am given 24 hours to "accept" and finalize the booking, or 'decline". First payment is required with this option.

More Details

Kathleen Winnie
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Kathleen Winnie

Grandma, girlfriend, sailor, traveler, retired Sales Manager, I am rarely home so why not share a nice place to stay for travelers. At various times my guy, family and I have used VRBO to enjoy the country from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Bend, Oregon. We enjoy the weather here the most; it is nearly perfect year round. And, there are so many things to do!

Kathleen Winnie purchased this condo in 2007

Why Kathleen Winnie chose Mesa Verde

Close to the beach, sailing, and many attractions, one of my favorite things about my property is that it is nestled among the trees in a quiet, safe complex with very nice neighbors.

What makes this condo unique

Guests have use of my California State Beach Parking Pass. This may be used as many times per day as you wish each day at the nearest beach, Huntington State Beach. If you pay per visit without a pass, the fee is $12.00 - $15.00. It may also be used at many California State Beaches. There is a charge if pass is lost or stolen.


Mesa Verde Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half-Bath - toilet , Half bath located on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located in Loft
    Jack and Jill Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor between Master Bedroom and Surf Bedroom, 2 sinks
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Surf Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Crib size Child bed or Pak N Play may be added.
  • King size bed (1) Located in Master Bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) Located in Loft known as the 'Treehouse'., Twin or Single Bed (1) Daybed (1) in guest bedroom known as the 'Surf Room', Crib size child Bed (1) , or Pak N Play (1) may be added on request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Small Yamaha upright Piano


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(48 traveler reviews)

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Enjoy the Beach, Hike, Run, Bike and Visit Disneyland
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
Tumwater, WA

Charming Home Centrally Located

  • 5 of 5

Loved being three miles from Huntington and Newport Beaches. Very close to Balboa Island and Laguna Beach too! Easy access to I-405. Home was very comfortable in a quiet neighborhood. The house was well stocked - linens, personal toiletries and condiments. Kathleen was quite responsive for any questions or needs. And the state park/beach parking pass saved us lots of money. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly appointed & cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen is an absolute delight to work with! She communicated promptly and frequently throughout the entire planning process. She made certain that we were safe and that we wanted for nothing during our stay. There was nothing we could want that was not in this home during our stay. Everything was clean and in good working order from making certain there were scissors in the kitchen to a foot spa (glorious after a long few days at Disneyland!)in the bathroom. The linens were crisp and fresh and the seating was plentiful!

We enjoyed our time at the Mermaid Lounge and look forward to visiting again soon!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place in Costa Mesa, CA

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Mermaid Lounge Dec. 23 -27, and had a WONDERFUL time. The location is great--close to the harbor, where we went whale watching, and close to Irvine where our son and daughter-in-law live. The location is in a very nice townhouse complex (quiet and well-maintained) and--although I was a bit worried about the parking (there is only one dedicated parking spot for the townhouse), our son and daughter both drove and had no problem finding nearby street parking on any of the days we were there.

The townhouse itself was very spacious, clean, well furnished, and well-stocked. We made a full turkey dinner on Christmas day, and made divinity candy the next day.

Our hostess, Kathleen, went above and beyond, as the place was very nicely decorated for Christmas--lights, pointsettias, a wreath on the door, and even a little Christmas tree (really cute, with lots of different mermaid ornaments). We will definitely make this our go-to place when we come to this area and would highly recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our stay was more enjoyable because we were able to stay in such a beautiful place. Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Property was very well maintained and quiet. helped us relax after our hectic days. All amenities were great

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minneapolis MN

Clean, comfortable, and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We have loved our time at the Mermaid Lounge! Kathleen has been so accommodating and lovely, making sure we had everything we needed for our stay. This is the perfect spot for families and has just about every essential supply already stocked and ready for you. Kathleen has thought of everything!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Beach Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely beautiful home to stay in. It is clean and the hostess is extremely welcoming. The house has everything you could need. You are close to the beach and many attractions for kids and adults alike. We are already planning our next vacation here!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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The Water Brewery
Health Food Restaurant
Costa Mesa Country Club
Lamppost Pizza - HB South
Pizza Restaurant
Eggroll King
Chinese Restaurant
Shima Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
MaMa's Coffee
Los Primos Cantina
Mexican Restaurant
Market Broiler
Seafood Restaurant
Hambone's Bar & Grill
Barbecue Restaurant
Woody's Diner
Costa Brava
Mexican Restaurant
Pizza Restaurant
Da Hawaiian Kitchen
Hawaiian Restaurant
H.B. Pita Grill
Mediterranean Restaurant
The Original Pancake House
Breakfast Restaurant
Sakurai Japanese Grill
Sushi Restaurant
Taco Mesa
Mexican Restaurant
Polly's Pies Restaurant & Bakery
Paul's Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
In-N-Out Burger
Hamburger Restaurant
Sushi Shibucho
Sushi Restaurant
El Toro Bravo
Mexican Restaurant
Thai 1 Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
El Chinaco - Mexican & Salvadorian Restaurant
Salvadoran Restaurant
Thai 1 Kitchen
Thai Restaurant
Aoki No Chuuka
Ramen Restaurant
Great Mex Grill-Mesa Verde
Mexican Restaurant
Al Forno Caffe
Italian Restaurant
Yang's Chinese Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
The India cafe
Indian Restaurant
Turnip Rose Cafe
Mesa Verde Country Club
Pick Up Stix Fresh Asian Flavors
Asian Restaurant
Gina's Pizza & Family Style Pastaria
Pizza Restaurant
Pho Saigon Pearl
Ding Tea Costa Mesa
Tea House
Korean Restaurant
The Kickin' Crab of Costa Mesa
Cajun Restaurant
That Boba Place
Bad Coffee
Coffee Shop
Thai Fix Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Boston Market
American Restaurant
Thai Fix
Thai Restaurant
Coco's Bakery Restaurant
The Habit Burger Grill
Hamburger Restaurant
Holé Molé - Costa Mesa
Doria's Haus of Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Maru Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Tandoori Fresh
Indian Restaurant
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
John Wayne Orange County Airport
Nearest Ferry
6.8 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Train
13.4 Miles
Santa Ana Transportation Center
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Huntington State Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $140

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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