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8 Bedroom Pool, Flowing Lazy River & Water Slide near Disneyland! PRIVATE OASIS!

Bedrooms 8
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Welcome to paradise!! Our vacation home has 8 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and features the most amazing backyard with a lazy river pool and slide, outdoor dining room, outdoor living room and space to play! We have a huge playhouse for the kids and a BBQ for dinners outside in the California sunshine!

Lazy rivers are one of my (and my kids) favorite things and we usually seek out resorts that have one. No need now as there is a lazy river right in the backyard! The pool is in the center and the shallow end has a big baja shelf. There's a bridge over the river to an island that gets you into the pool and completely encircling the pool is a 5' wide and 3' deep lazy river! A rock slide goes over the river to the deep end of the pool and there is a sitting grotto and double waterfalls under the slide onto the lazy river. The lazy river flow is so fun and we provide plenty of floats :) The pool area has grass to play on, an outdoor living room and an above ground spa. The entire pool area is fully secured with a fence and self-locking MagnaLatch gates. One gate takes you to the side yard and the other takes you back into the living room. The side yard is a great place for the little ones to play outside as it's separated from the pool area and has an awesome playhouse, a grassy area and an outdoor dining table with a BBQ. It's right off the dining room / kitchen area.

A quick summary of the highlights of this house:

- your own private resort...most amazing tropical backyard pool with lazy river, slide, waterfall, baja shelf and spa

- 5 luxurious adult bedrooms with designer beds/linens (3 kings, 2 queens)

- 2 themed kid bedrooms (each with 5 twin mattresses): princess dream castle for the girls, Cars room for the boys

- backyard also has a playhouse, BBQ, outdoor living and dining rooms

- 8th bedroom doubles as a den with a packed entertainment center (Wii, board games, books and toys) and a daybed with a popup trundle bed (can either be 2 twins or they join to make an eastern king mattress)

- game room with Brunswick pool table, Tornado foosball table, huge leather couch and TV

- 4 full bathrooms

- spacious kitchen with a 5 burner range, lots of small appliances

- huge dining room table that seats 14

- located on a private street in a great Anaheim neighborhood 7 minutes from Disneyland

We have entertainment options for everyone in the house regardless of age! Lots of TVs, tons of DVDs, a Wii game system, pool table, foosball table, many board games and a little library (leave a book / take a new one for the flight home!). For the kids we have amazing themed bedrooms (Cars themed room for the boys, princess castle dreamland for the girls) and tons of toys. For the youngest ones in the group we have 3 pack n plays, high chairs, bouncy seat, strollers (singles and a double), baby toys and books and a baby monitor.

Feel free to call or email me with questions!

:) Dea

PS - Is the house booked for your desired dates? Don't despair! We have 2 other “Dream Houses” that I'm sure you'll love: our 7 bedroom (VRBO Listing #436091) or our 10 bedroom house (VRBO Listing #647646)

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

About Dea3

We live in Los Angeles and have three small children of our own. We designed this house to entertain our friends and all the kids as well. We manage our own houses and stay at them often, so they are impeccably maintained.

Dea3 purchased this house in 2014

Why Dea3 chose Sherwood Forest & Thistle Development

Situated on a quiet cul-de-sac in a great Anaheim neighborhood this house has a great backyard with entertainment and relaxation for the whole family!


Sherwood Forest & Thistle Development House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 22 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 5 twin/ single , Boys room
    Bedroom 8 - 2 twin/ single , entertainment center w twin over twin daybed coverts to king
    Bedroom 6 - 5 twin/ single , Girl's room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master, en suite. Has a queen pull-out sofa as well
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , Eastern king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Full futon sleeper as well
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Twin sleeper sofa as well
    Queen pullout in living room - 1 queen , Queen sleeper sofa in living room
    Queen sleeper sofa in master bedroom - 1 queen , Queen sleeper sofa in master bedroom
    futon - Full sized futon in gray bedroom downstairs
    Futon - Twin futon in other downstairs queen bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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8 Bedroom Pool, Flowing Lazy River & Water Slide near Disneyland! PRIVATE OASIS!
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

This house is The Cool (accordng to my grandkids!)

  • 5 of 5

Your house made our trip. Thank you Thank you Dea! Bedrooms and bathrooms were all comfortable and very clean. our younger family members spent so much time in the pool and lazy river that they turned into raisins. We loved the layout of the house, it made for a great gathering place. So much for the kids to do inside and out that we saved a day of Disney passes. The Cars room is incredible, have never seen such an amazing bedroom for kids. I could go on and on, but everywhere you turn there is something to do. Board games, foosball and pool, tv's, and a great kitchen for cooking and gathering. Also, really nice hot tub.

This house is at the end of a quiet culdasac and close to the Disney parks and Knotts berry farm

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and quiet. Had an abundance of amenities and entertainment options for the children. We loved the fact the lazy river was at our footsteps, didn't have to load the car and drive anywhere for folks to have an enjoyable day. Looking forward to another stay in a few years. Thank You Dea for always answering any questions I needed answered.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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eagle mtn

The house and back yard was beautiful. Rooms, beds, and pillows were very cozy. Nice open kitchen.

  • 2 of 5

I gave this 2 stars for a couple of reasons.

1. The homeowner was not in any way helpful when we addressed questions to her or issues we had while we were still in the home. She was not in any way friendly, nor did she try to work with us to solve the little issues here and there we were having.

2. We paid extra to have the pool heated to 80 degrees so that the kids could swim at night and stay warm. The pool was most definitely NOT 80 degrees. When we texted the homeowner about it, we got NO reply. All the pool toys that we tried to blow up for the pool had holes in them and wouldn't stay inflated.

3. This home accommodates 25+ people. When trying to find things in the kitchen to cook with, there was only one TINY cookie sheet ( could fit maybe 4-6 cookies on it ), one HAMMERED cutting board, and NO griddle to cook pancakes with. There was also NO dish towels to wipe down the counters with. Only big ones you would dangle over the oven handle to dry hands on.

4. There were no garbage cans in any of the rooms. If we needed to throw something away, we had to walk into a bathroom or the kitchen to do so. Odd and inconvenient.

5. ALL the shower heads HURT!!! No matter what setting you put them on, they felt like razor blades! Couldn't wash your face, very frustrating. Also, I'm 5' 5', and the shower head was so low, it went to my nose. You had to duck to get under the shower head. All the tall people who stayed with us had a heck of a time trying to get under that thing.

6. One of the dryers wouldn't turn on. This house has 2 washers and 2 dryers. Did us no good to do two loads at once if one had to sit wet for the other to dry since there was only one working dryer and 22 people to do laundry for.

7. There is a tiny shed out back under a banana tree decorated as a play house for the kids. Super cute, but FULL of big spiders. We wouldn't even dare let the kids play in there!

8. No bathroom rugs... it's not the most comfortable thing to have to stand on tile to get ready every morning. We even found a huge cockroach in the bathroom one morning!!! At least that's what we think it was!

All little simple things that go a long ways. Dish towels, little trash cans, a bigger cookie sheet, a griddle, new pool toys, some bathroom rugs, have pool heated, maybe spray the house for spiders and bugs. The house itself was big, spacious, and comfortably fit us all. Just a few additions added could help future renters have a smoother stay than we did.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Crestline, CA


  • 5 of 5

I have never posted a review before, but I feel compelled to after our family gathering in this incredible home. We had 10 adults and 6 children under the age of 6 with room for lots more. The house itself seems so much more spacious than the 3500 sq ft listed. It is perfectly laid out to accommodate multiple families and activities including private secluded bedrooms for the youngest kids naps. The themed bedrooms are even more adorable than pictured on the website. And the owner provides EVERYTHING imaginable and some you wouldn’t have thought of like the water shoes, utensils, coffee makers to brew any type of coffee, filtered water, even a welcoming basket of goodies, etc., etc. No need to bring anything but a swimsuit, food and drink. So many activities inside and out from an outdoor playhouse, pool, foosball, videos, Wii, toys, games, books, dress up and so, so much more.

But it’s the outside that steals the show. I am a 71 year old grandma with 6 of my youngest grandkids vacationing with us. I don’t remember when I’ve had so much fun! We were all in the water most of the day and evening. I think I loved going down the waterfall slide and circling the lazy river every bit as much as the grandkids and their parents did! SO MUCH FUN!! My daughter just got back from the Aulani (Disney) resort in Hawaii. They have vacationed at several Great Wolf Lodge resorts. Her family agreed this was much better than any of them. My son and family were headed to Disneyland the day we left. The kids did not want to go. No one did. We all left with unbelievable memories of an awesome family event. THANK YOU Dea. It’s unanimous. We’ll be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice property and home and wonderful lazy river and pool.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time there with our family visiting Disneyland and Universal Studios. It was a close drive to Disneyland and well cared for and easy to care our family with all the things provided by oweners. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a large family

  • 5 of 5

We spent the past week at this wonderful vacation spot with our large family - us, our kids and grandkids (25 total!). The home was well maintained and fully stocked with items that made our stay comfortable and enjoyable. Plenty of items to keep the kids of all ages busy. The pool / lazy river was amazing - definitely a highlight for our family. With so many options for activities - games, playhouse, videos, pool, hot tub, etc, even for those couple of days we mostly spent just around the house, I don't remember hearing anyone saying "I'm board". :) We would definitely recommend this as a great option if you are vacationing in southern California. Great central location to Disneyland and the beaches.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
John Wayne (SNA)
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Huntington Beach
Car: necessary

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac just minutes from Disneyland, California Adventure and Knotts Berry Farm! San Diego (Legoland, SeaWorld & the zoo) are a 1 hour drive. Beaches are 30 minutes away and Hollywood and Beverly Hills are a 45 minute drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $375
Pool heating $245
Refundable damage deposit $500

Rates are subject to change until the rental agreement is accepted. Pool and river heating fee (heated to 80 degrees) is nightly at $35/night and quote will be modified accordingly. Extra guests over 18 occupants will be charged at $25 per person per night. Cancellation policy is per the rental agreement, which will be mailed to you separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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