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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

The Peacock House awaits your arrival. Perched on a hilltop with arguably the best view that exists of Orange County and beyond; yet it's so quiet that all you can hear is the tinkle of wind chimes. This very private and luxurious 3 bedroom home is perfect whether you've come to see the sights or you've come to just relax. Each of the three bedrooms has it's own flat screen Smart t.v. for private viewing and it's own designated bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have new queen-sized beds and one of those bedrooms opens onto a patio with a soothing fountain surrounded by colorful flowers. The master suite has a new king-sized bed, a 55' flat screen Smart t.v., and stunning views from every window. It has it's own walk-in closet and spacious bathroom with an enormous jetted spa tub. It's an ideal retreat after a long day of sightseeing or perhaps just an indulgent, candle-lit soak, sipping wine and looking out at a thousand twinkling lights. For fun with the family or friends, watch your favorite sport on a flat screen gel t.v. while you play a game of pool. Or you can gather in the high-celing living room and watch a 3D cartoon movie with your little ones while the whole family cuddles on a gigantic couch with a lounge seat at each end. There's an electric fireplace for a cozy atmosphere and mesmerizing wall art that swirls and changes colors as you watch. Finally, if you're like us, you'll spend most of your time in the outdoor living room. Not only can you watch a beautiful sunset every night but during the summer, you can see the fireworks at Disneyland precisely at 9:30 every evening. The view at night is so sensational and makes a perfect backdrop for a barbecue, a get together with family or friends, or just a quiet place to sip a drink and chill. For cooler nights, two restaurant-like, propane heaters keep the sitting area warm and cozy while adding an exciting 'tribal council'- like atmosphere complete with the sound of a cheery fountain in the background. The kitchen is sleek with granite counters and a stainless steel gas cooktop. There are 2 refrigerators (one in the garage) to pack in all the food and drink for your family's stay as well as a wine cooler built into the cabinets for perfectly chilled wine or soft drinks. Eat beneath a sparkling chandelier at the dining room table or eat on t.v. trays in front of the big screen Smart TV in the living room. There's also bar stools in the kitchen for a quick breakfast before heading out for the day. A washer and dryer is located steps away in the garage and an extra roll away bed, a queen size air mattress, and the linens for both are provided for your use if needed. There are also beach towels, an umbrella and 2 beach chairs provided in the garage for your use when heading toward the numerous beaches nearby.
If you're coming to Orange County for fun family activities, you will love this location! It's under 30 minutes to Disneyland, the world-famous South Coast Plaza, Knott's Berry Farm, and the quaint artsy town of Laguna beach. If you would like a little longer day trip, Los Angeles, Hollywood and Beverly Hills are slightly over an hour away to the north, or if you head south on the 405, in just over an hour you can be in San Diego to enjoy their lovely beaches, the zoo or any number of attractions along the way. You can even plan a day to park your car in nearby San Juan Capistrano and take the Surfside train to various points in either San Diego or Los Angeles. Consider also a trip to Julian, located east of Oceanside, for their famous apple pies or take a trip up to the towns of Arrowhead or Big Bear in the San Bernadino mountains to ski, or a trip to Palm Springs to sun or play golf. The city of Mission Viejo where the Peacock House is situated is the largest planned community ever built in the US, so the streets are wide, the parks, trails and lakes are numerous and convenient shopping is nearby. For the exercise enthusiasts or dog walkers who visit, one of those lakes is witin a 10 minute walk down a lovely trail and once there, you can choose to walk the 3 miles around it. Sorry but it's a member-only lake, but it makes for a lovely walk nevertheless. So come to play or come to relax, but come and enjoy yourself at the Peacock House where we've made every effort to provide you with all you'll need for one of the best vacations ever.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Considered:

    A $300 refundable deposit is required for a pet. There is a side patio that can be locked to contain a pet where it will have shade and water while you're gone. However, no barking or howling dogs will be accepted due to consideration for the neighbors. Also, there are restrictions on size and weight. If you're interested in bringing your pet, you can discuss the details with Kelly....moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    'Outside only'...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    My Mom was in a wheel chair in the last year of her life so the house is well equipped for wheelchair guests. There is ramp into the house from the garage and since it's a single story home, it provides easy transport to all places in the house. There are support rails on the side of the Master's bidet as well as a comfortable built-in bench in the Master shower with a convenient hand-held shower fixture....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 6-9

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    The living room sofa could accommodate 2 small children...moreless

  • All 3 bedrooms have their own Smart TV for private viewing and their own designated bathroom. One of the queen-sized bedrooms opens out onto a private patio with a retractable awning, a cheery fountain, and colorful flowers all around. A perfect place for a quiet and relaxing cup of coffee in the morning....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Peacock House's view encompasses a couple of mountain ranges, the closest of which is the Santa Ana Mountain Range....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    A beautiful crystal chandelier hangs over the dining room table and a view of both the living room and the pool room from where you sit....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    A coffee grinder is also available and a Starbucks right on the way to the property...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes for 10 and about every utensil you could need...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Granite counter tops with an abundance of storage. It is fully stocked with all you'll need to prepare meals...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Two ovens...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basic condiments and spices...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    There is a side-by-side refrigerator in the kitchen and a large upright refrigerator in the garage able to accommodate all the groceries you might buy....moreless

  • Stove:

    A gas stainless steel 5 burner cook top in the kitchen...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$2,500 $10,000
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $250
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500


Our cancellation policy is as follows: If cancelled within 2 weeks of arrival, all monies will be refunded. Within 2 weeks of arrival, no refunds will be given for cancellation unless a provable emergency situation is explaine. Also, as stated in the "Tips for a Smooth-Sailing Stay" we will send, excessive noise that results in disturbance to the neighbors can result in eviction with no refund.

Manager's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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15 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Hacienda on the Lake
21 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Newport Beach Peninsula Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Casta del Sol Golf Course
12 Miles
Nearest Train
San Juan Capistrano Train Depot
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
The 5 freeway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hacienda on the Lake
95 Miles
Nearest Ski
Snow Summit Ski Resort
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
Laguna Beach

Car: Recommended

Located within 20 minutes of this property are amusement parks such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City, Camp Snoopy, Adventure City and more. Museums such as the Pretend City Children's Museum, the Old Court House Museum, Bower's Museum and the Muckenthaler Cultural Center are within a half an hour too. For more interactive exhibits, there's the Discovery Science Center known as the 'Cube'. the Marconi Automotive Museum and the Flight Deck Air Combat Center. The Orange County Zoo is in nearby Irvine and also close is Angel Stadium for baseball games and the Honda Center where the Ducks play hockey. In addition, there are live performances at City National Grove of Anaheim, and the Orange County Performing Arts Center. Also include in your nearby possibilities, the old Mission at San Juan Capistrano and the petting zoo in town. As for nearby beaches, within 10 to 15 miles are the beaches of San Clemente, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach and a little further are Huntington Beach and Seal Beach. We will provide you with numerous ideas for things to do within a 45 minute radius of The Peacock House complete with telephone numbers and directions. If you're up for a longer day trip, you can explore all there is to do in Los Angeles which is a little over an hour away north or go south and in the same amount of time you can be in San Diego. Again, suggestions, telephone numbers and directions will be provided for places of interest in these areas. Under 2 hours away is both and San Bernadino Mountains with the towns of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead or heading to the desert there's Palm Springs with numerous public Golf Courses. Speaking of Golf, within a half an hour to 45 minute drive from this property there are over 35 public golf courses. Again, a list will be provided upon your arrival. Shopping is less than a half hour away at the world famous South Coast Plaza. South Coast Plaza outranks Rodeo Drive for the number of high end designer shops on its multi-block campus. Its swank retailers are a stop on many Asian bus tours of Southern California. In addition to 250 shops, there are 30 restaurants to refresh you. Don't have time to shop yourself? Take advantage of their personal shopper service. For excursions on the ocean, there are day fishing trips and whale watching adventures. There is also a ferry in Dana Point that takes you to Catalina Island where you can spend the day exploring, picnicing or bar hopping and return on the late afternoon or evening ferry. Of course, at many of the beaches, you can rent bicycles, paddle boards, jet skis, surfboards and skim boards.


Manager info

Year Purchased: 1978

About: I am a born and raised Californian. I grew up in Anaheim and spent my early adulthood living in various beach towns like Laguna and Newport Beach. In my early 30's while living in Northern California, I gave birth to a couple of beautiful children. Laramie, my son, is now in his mid-thirties and lives in Brooklyn, NY and my daughter, Kelly who is now in her early 30's and who presented me with my first adorable grandson, named Kai, a little over 3 years ago. Kelly and Kai have been living in Oregon for the past couple of years and I am now looking for property there to buy so I can be close to them. I plan to spend my spring, summer and fall in Oregon and then winter here in California or someplace else that is warm. I'm a sun-loving Californian through and through. I think they call that on the east-coast, a 'snowbird'. Rather than let this much-beloved home sit empty and forlorn while I'm elsewhere, I love the idea of sharing it's pleasant and easy living with others who come to enjoy Southern California and all the exciting things there are to do in this area. If you decide to stay here, you'll be in contact with my daughter, Kelly, who will guide you through the process of coming here. You'll love 'meeting' her on the phone because truly, to know her is to love her. Once here, feel free to share pictures and experiences of your stay on "the peacock house" Facebook page.

Why Mission Viejo, CA, USA:
My parents loved this home which they lived in happily for over 30 years. My two children (Laramie and Kelly) first came here as toddlers and each visit my dad would put another notch on the garage wall to mark their growth each year. The house has gone through two remodels, one in 2000 where additional square footage was added and then a few years ago when my mother passed away and I inherited the property. My daughter and I are an interior design partnership and we collaborated on a number of structural changes and complete modernization of the decor. We have named the property 'The Peacock House' because the Peacock is an ancient symbol for beauty and integrity. The home is truly beautiful thus the beauty and the integrity represents our sincere desire to provide our guests with the absolute best 'home away from home' experience possible.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Unique to this property is the close proximity to the 5/405 freeway that will get you to so many fun activities in a short amount of time, yet you feel like you're in the country because the quiet is amazing and you feel like you're on top of the world with a commanding view of all around you. The neighbors are quiet with no annoying yapping pets and because of the way the property is situated on the hilltop, they can't see you and you can't see them from your outdoor living room. Since the entire back of the property looks out at a stunning view, each member of your party will be delighted with the accommodations. It's an ideal spot whether you're a single executive out here on business, or a couple, or a family or two here to take your children to Disneyland or Universal Studios, you will be comfortable and cozy at The Peacock House.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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