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True Suburban Orange County - Tropical Retreat close to EVERYTHING !

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath - Great outdoor living spaces for authentic OC experience!!

This suburban tropical retreat is a well-appointed unique guest home with all the finer pleasures included. This lovely retreat is ideally located and conveniently close to everything awesome in the OC. Our pet friendly retreat is a relaxed venue that is well appointed with just about everything you need to achieve a ‘high value’ Southern California experience for you and your family, furry or human or both!

Charmingly designed and eclectically decorated with discerning accommodation, complete with luxurious quality essentials not typical of even your finest hotels. This easy flow and stylistic unit fits even the most gregarious and picky of families. Your home away from home marries quality, function, convenience and economic sense with something unique and special that will leave you looking forward to your next visit.

Your Tropical Retreat is a completely private 2nd floor flat that occupies the entire North side of a larger Southern California residence with window exposure on the North, East and West directions of the property. When you arrive, you will enter through your private gate entrance in front of your dedicated parking space. You will walk into a delightfully landscaped and decorated large enclosed patio, then proceed towards your nautically themed outdoor deck and stairway which will take you to your home away from home, which is just past the patio fountain and bistro deck, through the French doors.

You will enjoy exclusive use of the guest retreat which consists of: two (2) well sized bedrooms and (1) full bathroom, a large separate living room which can also be used as a 3rd bedroom, a well-appointed kitchenette, roomy breakfast bar seating for 4, a 600+ sq. ft. fully enclosed private patio (great for dogs to safely roam free) complete w/ a gas BBQ and quaint outdoor seating and dining area decorated to inspire peace and a chill Southern California vibe, a separate bistro deck with viewing balcony, and dedicated parking for one guest vehicle. (Plenty of street parking in front of the home is also available) While the exclusive use areas provide total privacy for you and your family, the Guest Retreat is attached to the main residence. (See Property Composition Diagram).

You are also welcome to venture beyond your exclusive private deck and patio and enjoy the main house backyard and patios with tropical gardens, wading fountain, gas fire pit and seating, Jacuzzi/spa with a 50” flat screen TV, and fountain area seating. (These are non-exclusive areas that are also used by the owners and their pets) Our Furry guests (your furry family) is welcome to accompany you when you are enjoying the main backyard areas, and we encourage our furry friends (and their owners) to romp in the fountain or enjoy a cocktail in the hot tub while watching their favorite shows on the outdoor flat screen TV! There is a large area of artificial dog grass for easy doggie duty in the backyard.

The enclosed patio is perfect for your furry and human family, offering security and space to play or just leisurely hang out while human mom and dad venture to dinner or shopping. We may also offer dog sitting for a nominal fee depending on our availability, just ask! Should you choose to venture beyond their exclusive areas to enjoy the benefits of the hot tub, fire pit area, fountain, or lighted gardens, they may be greeted by Maggie (lab mix) and Leo (cock-a-poo), or perhaps run into the owners tending the tropical garden. We respect the privacy of our guests and often times don't see our guests at all during their stay, but we do love to meet our honored guests and their families if the opportunity permits. Someone is almost always on site should you require any assistance during your stay in making your visit the best it can be!

Retreat Detail: Rooms all have hardwood floors, bathroom is marble and tile with granite countertop. Kitchenette countertop is granite, floor tile w/ oak eating bar. Guest home boasts crown moldings, wains coating in balcony room, 6 panel doors, 6 inch floor trim, and floor to ceiling mirrored wardrobes with built in closet organizers. The French doors have disappearing screens. The beach bedroom and living room each have ceiling fans.

The Beach Retreat – Bedroom 1 – Queen, TV

The Balcony Retreat – Bedroom 2 – Large Day Bed, French doors to bistro balcony (entry to residence)

Living Room Retreat – (Bedroom 3) Queen Sofa sleeper, Wall mounted flat screen TV, complete kitchenette, and bar seating for 4.

The Guest Retreat Kitchenette: Complete with a microwave, mini-refrigerator/freezer, toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, rice cooker, crock pot, electric burner and toaster, pots and pans, strainer, glasses, dishes and utensils. Basic kitchen supplies like salt, pepper, sugar, coffee creamer, olive oil, foil, saran wrap, plastic baggies, etc. will be ready for your enjoyment.

Guests enjoy complimentary coffee, tea and a welcome basket of snacks and some beverage surprises in the mini-fridge. Typically you will have fresh flowers and scented candles for a little extra special something in your visit. Furry guests will also receive a welcome snack pack and their own doggie dishes for use while staying with us.

Boogie Board, fins, beach chairs, chaise chairs, 2 beach coolers, event cooler, lantern, beach towels, dog towels, beach sarongs, beach umbrella and a variety of lawn games and beach toys are available for use by our guests during their stay. Also provided are board games, casino games, Roku or Apple TV, Netflix, WIFI, cable TV and an array of books. We will happily give you all our favorite stops for the best beaches, dog friendly spots, off leash places, great restaurants, best places to watch an epic sunset and other local favorites to ensure your stay is memorable.

Laundry: Guests may utilize the main house laundry facilities between 7 AM - 10 PM. Guests will have direct access to the main house garage off the enclosed patio where the laundry facilities are located.

And ..... an off leash dog park is only a 1/4 mile away!

Please do honor us with your next stay. We will do everything we can to make your home away experience the best ever! WE LOVE OUR GUESTS!!!

More Details

Silvia San Nicolas
Member since: 2016
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Silvia San Nicolas

Orange County native. Beach goers! Mountain lovers! Dog crazy! Hikers and BBQ fanatics. Chill and relaxed style. Fun vibe and easy going. Attention to detail. Service oriented. Loves to inspire!

Silvia San Nicolas purchased this house in 2013

Why Silvia San Nicolas chose Orange

This property is gorgeous and centrally located with amazingly easy and quick access to the major freeways, making it a perfect fit for our busy family that is always going everywhere!

What makes this house unique

The outdoor living spaces around the property are amazing. The large amazing fountain is fun for the dogs to romp in, for us to put a couple of chairs in and have a beer on a hot day, or simply to relax during twilight listening to the sound of the water fall. The hot tub with the outside big screen is great to relax w/ coffee in the AM while catching up on the news, or in the evening after a long day. The Fire pit seating area makes for great conversation and a relaxed venue. All this surrounded by tropically inspired gardens that inspire peace and tranquility.


Orange House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • snorkeling


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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True Suburban Orange County - Tropical Retreat close to EVERYTHING !
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful home & gracious host

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was absolutely wonderful! There was 6 of us, and though we knew we would spend a lot of time out and about, we were worried about being on top of each other. Silvia had everything set up so wonderfully and everything felt so spacious and homey. We not only had everything we could imagine needing but more! Silvia had stocked the kitchen and made sure we had more than enough blankets, towels, etc. We tried over half of her suggestions of places to visit within a decent distance from her home and she did not steer us wrong! It was wonderful having a local to contact, who we felt we could trust, about travel times and places to visit. Highly recommend staying here on your next vaca whether it's 2 or 6 of you.. definitely with it!

Thank you Silvia for being such a welcoming and wonderful host!!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you stay with us! Hope to see you again soon. Silvia
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with our 14 year old. The house is cozy and decorated very well. There were plenty of snacks and beverages, plus homemade cookies. It was relaxing to sit in the private courtyard and enjoy the many hummingbirds. We loved using the jacuzzi after long days. Silvia was a wonderful hostess. I highly recommend her place. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We arrived to all of the amenities needed for a relaxing beach vacation. Everything was provided.

  • 5 of 5

With a family of five, we needed someplace close to the beach with everything provided. Our home was cozy and beautiful. Silvia was so gracious. Difficult to find a place to sleep five but this was perfect. Every detail and every little amenity you may need was made available, as well as iced tea and lemonade and warm cookies to greet us. The home was sunny and the beds were so comfortable. We had drinks and ice ready in a cooler. We enjoyed our next days with towels, a shade tent and umbrella, beach chairs, boogie boards, and coolers. She also provided a list of suggestions for beaches and restaurants and so many good “hints” that saved us a lot of time and money. Good ideas from locals. 😀

We highly recommend this home to families whether doing the beach or Disney.

My teenage kids loved it as well!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy perfection!

  • 5 of 5

After a long two day drive we felt like we arrived home. Silvia was super welcoming and kind. The home is simply amazing and the treats she left for us were a big plus. It’s beautifully decorated and anything you need for your stay is there. During our stay, we were excited to get back and enjoy the relaxing environment Silvia created. Her recommendations on places to visit were a hit with our family.

I highly recommend to stay here if you plan to visit the area. It will become part of your memories.

Jaime A. Martinez

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in July, and it was absolutely wonderful! Our hosts were both generous and friendly making sure we had everything we needed, and making us feel completly at home! The property was clean and quiet and the outside sitting area was a prefect place for morning coffee or an evening cocktail. I would definitely visit again! I give it 5 stars!!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above and beyond! The best!

  • 5 of 5

The most amazing VRBO experience we’ve had. We arrived with candles lit inside and out, relaxing music playing and any beverage you could desire. The inside of the house had everything ( bathroom supplies, sandals, beach towels etc.). She even made a list of recommendations in the area and they were not to disappoint! She was available at any time for questions. I could go on and on... simply the best!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Orange County (SNA)
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Best Beach - South Laguna
Car: recommended

The Orange Circle is a historic town just 2 miles away, filled with antique shops, restaurants, eclectic shops, a farmers market and is famous for the Orange Street Fair.

Peters Canyon is just 5 miles away and has numerous hiking trails for any fitness level. Very popular place to take your pups.

Irvine Regional Park just 5 miles away is a 160 acre Historic Place dating back to 1897. Park amenities include BBQ's, bike and hiking trails, fishing and paddle boat lake, bike and paddle boat rental, a botanical preserve, a zoo, equestrian trails, horse and pony rentals, horse shoe pits, playgrounds, kiddy train, softball fields, scenic overlooks, and is filled with amazing trees, wild parrots and other foul and is pretty much a must see when in town!

Watch the best sunset around at either the Orange Hill Restaurant (more dressy) or the Orange County Mining Company (super chill casual and great happy hour on the huge deck) just 4 miles away.

Many more things to do and places to see! These are just a sampling of some great things to do while in Orange.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates are subject to change until reservation is complete. This is a 2nd floor unit that is not wheel chair accessible.
While we understand accidents happen, pets must be house trained. Pets must be accompanied by their owners in the non-exclusive use areas (shared main house gardens) at all times. Pets are allowed in the fountain, but not in the Jacuzzi or flower beds. Owners reserve the right to restrict a guests pet access to the main house garden areas if a guest pet demonstrates any propensity for digging, eating flowers, or other behavior challenges. Guests are responsible for ensuring their pets are well behaved and under the control of their owner at all times while on the property. Gatherings of non-registered guests are allowed in the exclusive use areas only, up to 10 people (total including registered guests) unless prior arrangements have been made with the host otherwise. As this is a suburban neighborhood where people work and go to school who live in the adjacent houses, guests are asked to be respectful and exercise reasonable judgment by limiting loud noise or music after 9 PM on weekdays, and 11 PM on weekends. Guests are responsible for picking up after their pets promptly and for ensuring damage to property will not ensue from the presence of their pets.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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