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Single Family Home Near Newport & Laguna Beaches, UCI, and OC Airport (1-level)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 20 nights


About the property

Pet Friendly. Close to all major freeways & SNA airport

This is a 1500 sq. ft, single-story, home located in prestigious Irvine, in the University Park / Parkside neighborhood near UCI, Irvine Spectrum and the OC airport. It is nicely furnished and decorated with comfort in mind. The spacious living room has high ceilings, a wall of windows for ample light and a view out to the backyard. There's a large LED TV and a fireplace in the living room. The spacious master bedroom has a CA King bed, walk-in closet, and arcadia slider out to the backyard. The master bath has double vanity and large custom shower with a small seat. The 2nd bedroom has a new queen bed, dresser, desk, and a' tv. A full kitchen with a complete set of dishes, cookware, and appliances await you as well as a dining room table that seats up to 8. The home is also equipped with a full sized washer & dryer. The house has cable, wifi, air conditioning and heating. There is a large 6' fenced backyard with patio cover and patio furniture. Guests will also have access to the community's top-notch resort amenities: salt water pool, jacuzzi, tennis courts, tot lot, gas and charcoal BBQ's in the pool area and on the green belt / park.

Note: 30 night minimum stay

Ideal temporary housing for those who have been displaced from their home due to an insurance claim or remodel. Many of my bookings come from local OC residents who are temporarily displaced from their home due to an insurance claim, remodel, or new home purchase. Other bookings are from people who are traveling to Irvine or Newport Beach for business and bring their family. If you're looking for temporary housing due to an insurance claim I will work with you and/or your insurance company. I have been through this process many times and will do whatever it takes to help you and your family get settled.

South Irvine is one of the most convenient places to stay in Southern California. 5 minutes to the Orange County airport, 1 minute to freeways I-405, CA-73, CA-55, and 5 minutes to the beautiful beaches, golf courses, and many major shopping centers.

*UCI is less than 2 miles away

*William R. Mason Regional Park just 1 mile away

*Irvine Spectrum just 4 miles

*South Coast Plaza is 4 miles

*Laguna Beach at 5 miles

*Newport Beach at 5 miles

*Fashion Island is 5 miles away

*Disneyland is only 12 miles north

*Universal Studios is 45 miles north

*Sea World located just 80 miles south

More Details

Robin Wilkinson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Robin Wilkinson

I'm a native Californian and consider Irvine as my home. I work in the area and I also travel a lot. I enjoy renting my home part-time so others can enjoy everything Irvine and the surrounding area has to offer. I take pride that I have hosted families from all over the world, from local OC residents temporarily displaced from their homes due to insurance claims, out of state residents due to relocation, and to many people traveling from as far away as the UAE, China and Australia.

Robin Wilkinson purchased this house in 2001

Why Robin Wilkinson chose University Park

My home is located in south Irvine which is close to the major freeways (405/55/55), UCI, Strawberry Farms Golf Course, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum, Mason Park and the Irvine Great Park. It's also very close to grocery stores (Wholesome Choice, Zion Market, coffee houses, and cafes). It's a short car ride to Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and SeaWorld. Irvine is rated one of the safest cities in the US.

What makes this house unique

My home is across the street from a small community park, tennis courts, swimming pools (heated April through November), jacuzzi and walking trails. The backyard is large, bedrooms roomy, and nicely decorated. The home comes fully stocked with everything you need for your home away from home. This is a pet-friendly home :)


University Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Housekeeper available for $135/visit


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Single Family Home Near Newport & Laguna Beaches, UCI, and OC Airport (1-level)
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience we had staying at this home. The owner was incredibly kind, generous, and organized. We needed a place to stay with our two dogs while our home was being remodeled. She was flexible with our schedule, which relieved a lot of stress on us in the process. Her home was very clean and had every little thing we needed for our month stay. Our dogs loved the fenced in backyard and access to walking trails across the street. We loved the comfortable beds, well maintained kitchen and nice sized bathrooms. Opening up the double doors during the day was so relaxing and made you feel like you were all alone at a resort, not in a neighborhood. We also enjoyed the beautiful neighborhood pool within a short walking distance and quick access to various activities in Orange County! We would highly recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definite winner

  • 5 of 5

Great home, excellent location, extremely comfortable, friendly and very communicative owner. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

What a great spot you've created for Orange County visitors - quiet, beautiful and easily accessible to all the attractions Southern Cal has to offer. The beds were incredibly comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and your patio/gardens were the icing on the cake. We so enjoyed having our breakfast each morning outside and watching all the visiting birds. Markets, restaurants, etc. are all close by and easy access to the 405 made it a quick trip to Laguna for beach walks, zipped up to LA for a museum visit and shopping galore at South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island. Thank you for all the help with my "scent sensitivity" issues - you are a great host. We'll be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the rental for 6 weeks. The owner was so accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. The home is well equipped with everything to make any kind of meal! The backyard is lovely with a Meyer lemon tree to pick your own lemons. The beds were very comfortable also. Staying at this property was an excellent experience. Close to beach, shopping, restaurants. Housekeeper available if needed.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for a great review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure having you.
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Nearest Airport
2 Miles
John Wayne / Santa Ana (SNA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
6 Miles
Balboa Island
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Strawberry Farms
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Irvine Spectrum
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Big Bear
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Newport Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Pet Fee $500
Cleaning fee $165
Tax Rate 10.0%

In an effort to conserve energy, utilities will be shared. All tier 2 & tier 3 energy costs will be charged back to guest (tier 1 charges will be paid by host). Premium cable channels are extra and should be requested in advance. 30+ night bookings only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.