About the property
- Villa2100 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay0 - 30 nights
French Style Chateau at the beach
As you enter this French style home, you walk into the Great Room full of color and style, which can be used as an office, an artist studio, entertaining, or just relaxing. The room expands out through French doors to the patio. There is a wet bar and powder room, located on the first floor of the great room. The second floor is the main living area of the house with the living room, fireplace, dining room with a balcony for enjoying cocktails or morning coffee while looking towards the ocean, the kitchen, pantry, Guest Room and adjoining Bathroom. The third floor is the Master Suite with two balconies, one with an ocean view, the other nestled in the trees for reading or meditation. The spa bathroom features granite counters, luxurious appointments in the shower includes body sprays as well as a rain shower, and a hand held shower. For an authentic spa experience, choose between the multi-function systems that invite relaxation, or invigoration along with the steam shower. The suite is complete with surround sound and HDTV on 46” screen for watching your favorite movies or TV shows.
One must experience the enchanting moods this very unique property presents depending on which time of the day you share it. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are exceptional. Style, high-quality, sophistication and, the most important word in real estate...'location, location, location' all rolled into one. Life in this home is like being on vacation everyday!
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- Feb 21, 2018
About Jay Rifkin
I fell in love with Corona del Mar after spending summers enjoying the beautiful beaches and activities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach and I couldn't wait to live here. I did so for 20 years and personally built this home.
Jay Rifkin purchased this Villa in 2005
Why Jay Rifkin chose Corona Del Mar
This home is so unique, it is called the Jewel Box, the Melon House, or the French Chateau of the Village. It is just one block from the ocean and because it is on a corner lot facing the ocean, it is one of the most photographed houses in Corona del Mar. This custom home is one-of-a-kind, a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath residence located in the highly coveted heart of this famous seaside community. This property features hardwood floors, top quality construction, Venetian plastering in every room and bathroom, and the most up-to-date and superior quality amenities all the way through. State-of-the-art architecture, fabulous furnishings from all over the world, complete with marble and granite counter tops including brands: SubZero, Bosch, Miele and Jade. This property is in a class of its own! Luxury urban-beach lifestyle at its best! This property is less than one block from the beach, yet you can hear the ocean sounds at night from the balcony or patio or just lying in bed with the windows open. Unusual curved beams showcases the living room with matching curved window and fireplace hearth of travetine are just a few of the features that elevate this home above the rest.
What makes this Villa unique
Beautifully designed and furnished, this home is a total turn-key and only requires your suitcase and toiletries. As listed, the property features stained glass throughout, unique mosaic entry and TWO bedrooms—each with its own bathroom. The master bedroom, you’ll find a queen size bed made up with the finest linens, with two patios, one facing the ocean, and the other a secluded retreat with an ocean view. The master bath also has a built in steam shower, rain shower and body spray for the true spa experience. The other bedroom and bath on the main floor is uniquely different featuring a full size bed and travetine bath with etched glass on the shower walls and hand painted sink. The kitchen and dining room open up to a patio ideal for your afternoon cocktail, reading a book or watching the sunset. The dining room seats six and the eat-in kitchen is casual seating for two. The home is equipped with 46' LCD HD smart TV with surround sound in the master, ShowTime, stereo speakers throughout the house, the front patio and garage as well as TV's throughout the house. Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and cable TV and phone are available, as well as a security system. Two car garage with laundry facility (washer/dryer, ironing board) are available for your additional convenience. This is the perfect spot for up an executive, a couple, and family of 3-4 in transition looking for a relaxing beach vacation. The home is ideally situated for exploring all the wonderful sights that southern California has to offer, a yet a world far away from the hustle and bustle of urban traffic and congestion, but just 10 minutes to John Wayne Airport.
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As usual our stay couldn't have been better. This is our fourth year at this property. Location is great, 1/2 block to the beach and town. Walking distance to several great restaurants. If your a runner, this is ideal.
The house is beautifully appointed.
The house reminds me of a French chateau
I have been renting the house for 6 years it is a pleasure to be there every thing is so well done the kitchen has everything you could possibly need to put a gourmet meal together jay is a gracious host the house is a real jewel it is close to great restraunts that you can walk too I hope to return next year Marcy boulder Colorado
The was perfect as well as the location. More than we expected
The experience was all positive.
We stayed there for a few weeks and it was just wonderful. The property has been taken care of to perfection and just looks and feels amazing. Will be returning!
Our Best Orange County Experience
My wife and son stayed at the Jewel Box for eight nights. We visit Orange County several times a year. It was easily our best experience so far. The house is simply beautiful. Jay was very attentive and everything was as indicated. We loved being able to walk the beach, the stores, the gym and the restaurants. We even met some of Jay's wonderful neighbors. We look forward to returning. Thanks Jay!
Thank you Jay for a wonderful Mothers Day weekend. We had a blast and enjoyed your home. We were very comfortable and will return ASAP. It was a perfect layout for us.
For those interested in Theme Parks, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios in Hollywood are within a short drive from Corona del Mar. A beautiful day trip or overnight to Catalina Island is in reach by ferry from Balboa Island just minutes away, but you will feel like you are on a unique island as there are no cars allowed. If you are into history or art, don't miss the beautiful Mission at San Juan Capistrano, The Richard Nixon Presidential Library, or plan a day to visit the world renowned Getty museum in Los Angeles, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, or the Huntington Museum and Gardens in Pasadena.