(ONLY AVAILABLE for April 6-14) Our home is a paradise for families! This is our permanent residence that we rent out while traveling and visiting family ourselves. We have four bedrooms, plus a playroom (that can easily be used as a bedroom if needed -- we have 2 queen, 1 double and 1 twin blowup air mattresses with sheets, pillows and blankets), and three full bathrooms (three showers, one bathtub). The bedrooms are very spacious, as is the living room and kitchen with a very open layout and cathedral ceilings. The front yard and backyard are completely fenced in, providing loads of space and safety for kids to play, and there are double doors and a sliding glass door, allowing everyone to enjoy the beautiful Southern California weather! There is a playroom stocked with children's toys as well as outdoor play equipment. The backyard has a patio with two tables (including a kids table) and outdoor serving area. The house is 3 miles to the beach in Newport and 15 miles away from Disneyland.
Our house has a laundry room with a brand new LG washer & dryer (you're free to use these). All kitchen appliances are brand new as of this year - spacious LG fridge with ice/water dispenser, very quiet dishwasher, cooktop, built-in oven and microwave. We have a very new furnace and air-conditioner, as well as a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. We have cable internet (connected to a desktop computer in the back guest room), and WiFi internet throughout the house. Although we do not have cable tv, we do have one DVD player downstairs and two AppleTV's (upstairs in the master bedroom and downstairs in the living room).
We have one king bed, one queen bed, two double beds, and the 4 air mattresses (listed abovve) that can be placed in any of the spacious bedrooms or the playroom.
Our location is really fabulous. We are toward the beginning of a freeway, easy to get anywhere within Orange County/LA/San Diego. Lindberg Park is a playground located within walking distance (8-10 minute walk with toddlers). Famous South Coast Plaza shopping mall is 5-8 minutes from our house, the Back Bay hiking trails are about 5 minutes away, the closest beaches are about 3 miles away, and Disneyland is a 25 minute drive (depending on traffic, of course). There are too many easily available activities to list them all, but there's a little of everything in the area. Even the mountains are less than 2 hours away!
We have two (short-hair) kittens who are boarded when we are gone. Their belongings are moved into the garage and then the house is professionally cleaned after they are boarded so as to remove any evidence of kitties. Since they are indoor-outdoor cats, there isn't much sign of them anyway in our house, but in case any travelers have an extreme allergy to cats we want to make sure we let you know about them!