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Oceanfront House Surfside Colony-Private Guard Gated Beach Community

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 31 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Surfside Colony is a guard-gated neighborhood of beach-side homes located between Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, California. Easily accessed by freeway and Pacific Coast Highway, it is close to shopping, restaurants, theaters, golf courses, and such major attractions as Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, the Queen Mary, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and deluxe shopping at South Coast Plaza.

No home in Surfside is more than 75 feet from the beach, and the sound of the waves and salt tang of the breeze give this water-side community a unique marine atmosphere. The community has been a seaside destination for Southern Californians since 1929, and no two houses are alike. Our broad, sandy private beach is great for strolling and shell collecting.

Recreational possibilities include beach combing, surfing, fishing, shell collecting, swimming, wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and kite surfing, and golfing. All of Southern California's major attractions are close by.

Keywords: whole House ,ocean front ,private beach , ocean view , single family home, kid friendly, tropical decor, fireplace, decks, uncrowded, gas grill, romantic, vacation rental, fully furnished, relaxing, surf, sun, swim, fishing

More Details

Mary Ellen Turk
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english, some Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

What makes this house unique

private beach !! Never crowded Great surfing and beach combing. Nice locals

Guestbook comments from the owner

Patsy and I want to thank you for the opportunity to stay at your Surfside home, you and my wife have to be kindred spirits.

No matter where we rent at the beach, every year I have to bring a truck load of beach decorations so she can feel like it's her home. But with your home there was no need for them since it was decorated so well. THANK YOU THANK YOU.

As I stated before we always treat wherever we rent like itis our own home and with the pictures of you and your husband, and family we almost felt part of your family
Sep 2011
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Surfside House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • minimum stay is 30 days
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , within master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom is the hall bath upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , downstairs bath
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , at the beach steps-hot and cold water
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , this bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with spa tub
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , this is a Murphy bed-there is a small closet is this room
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cable, surround sound, large plasma screen TV's Full granite and stainless steel gourmet kitchen, including beach towels, beach chairs and chaises with sun umbrellas provided, Jetted Tub and steam shower in Bath, washer and dryer,4 bicycles, romantic tropical decor, You will love this gem of a beach house! No Smoking, please, No pets


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Oceanfront House Surfside Colony-Private Guard Gated Beach Community
average rating of 4.625 based on 14 reviews

Great Property on the Beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great family vacation at this beach house. It is literally on the ocean with beautiful views. The weather was perfect. The amenities were great. The bedrooms were very nice. We certainly appreciated all the towels and linens and the washer and dryer in the garage. The kitchen was great and there are a number of grocery stores close by. Mary Ellen was fantastic. She was very helpful with everything in the area. We would certainly recommend this lovely beach home. Thanks for a great trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blue Ridge, GA

Comfy home on Private beach

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderfully relaxing stay in this fully equipped house. Very conveniently located, lots to do & see nearby. My favorite part was just walking up and down the beautiful private beach. House had everything to make our stay comfortable & owners are great. We grilled several times & loved the back patio & upper balcony. There is view in front bedroom as well as master is full oceanfront. The community is in a historic village (surfside) that is gated & lovely to walk or bike. Enjoyed reading about the community & had great books to read at house! We left you a few that we finished while there too! Hated to leave!!! We will probably rent next year if schedules allow. Thank you for opening your home, Mary Ellen & Bill!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Amazing Month

  • 5 of 5

Without a doubt Surfside Colony is an amazing private beach gem not to be missed. This home is charming and filled with love. We have spent the last month waking up to the sounds of the ocean on our private beach, surrounded by a fun community, enjoying the festive Labor day weekend and lots of great memories. We can not wait to come back and would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a respite from their daily grind. Thank you MaryEllen and Bill for sharing your family home with us. We are eternally grateful.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2013
  • Stayed: August 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pomona CA

Wonderful beach house

  • 5 of 5

We chose this rental as a week away before my oldest son goes off to college. It was very comfortable and and clean. We enjoyed the location it is very close to Disneyland, Queen Mary and many other Southern California attractions. It was especially nice to wake up to the sound of the ocean. Mary Ellen is a joy to work with and our stay was all that we had hoped it would be..

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Perfect Vacation place for family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with a 1.5 year old and a 3 month old and it was a perfect place to have a beautiful view of the ocean from the living room/kitchen to the glassed in porch or two steps away on the sand. Sleepy family friendly beach with some serious July 4th parties! House has EVERYTHING you could need, down to booster seats and a fabulous jacuzzi, master bedroom has beautiful view and another deck overlooking ocean. Everything thoughtfully put together, from condiments in the fridge to nice towels, sheets, etc.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect in this home. We were pleasantly surprised that all the descriptions were accurate along with the previous reviews written by others. We had 5 adults and one child and were very comfortable in the home. The home was stocked with everything. The private beach was the best part, we had the whole beach to ourselves. The suggested eateries were spot on and we found a few on our own too. We look forward to returning to this property and dealing with MaryEllen was very easy. As I said, it was PERFECT.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests like you are such a pleasure. Thank you for your kind comments. Hope you'll return soon!
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Captain Jack's Restaurant
Harbor House Cafe
Right outside Surfside Walk to it open 24/7 Great breakfasts
Main Street
Take an amble down this fun beach town street. Good shops, coffee cafes and more Ends at t...
Walt's Wharf
Great char grilled seafood
Charo Chicken
they will deliver to Surfside Good Mexican-style chicken with all the sides
California Seashell Co Inc
fun shop on Main Street great for shell lovers, gift buying
Trader Joe's
Fun grocery and wine shopping food sampling friendly staff a great place to buy orchids
Devyn's Garden
Charming and unique
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Long Beach. LAX and Or.Co are also close
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Sunset Beach
Nearest Motorway
200 Metres
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Sunset Beach
Nearest Beach
5 Metres
out front
Nearest Point of Interest
Surfside Colony
Car: necessary

fishing from shore or pier, kayaking in Huntington Harbour, whale watching, many restaurants and shops in Sunseet Beach are walking distance You name it, we have it, Right on the beach--right on the price!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee 2 visits $350
Refundable damage deposit $1,500

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.