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'JEWEL BOX' OF THE VILLAGE OF CORONA DEL MAR

Jay Rifkin

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Jay Rifkin

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014
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'JEWEL BOX' OF THE VILLAGE OF CORONA DEL MAR

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

Corona del Mar Villa Rental Photos and Description

French Style Chateau at the beach

As you enter this French style home, you walk into the Great Room full of color and style, which can be used as an office, an artist studio, entertaining, or just relaxing. The room expands out through French doors to the patio. There is a wet bar and powder room, located on the first floor of the great room. The second floor is the main living area of the house with the living room, fireplace, dining room with a balcony for enjoying cocktails or morning coffee while looking towards the ocean, the kitchen, pantry, Guest Room and adjoining Bathroom. The third floor is the Master Suite with two balconies, one with an ocean view, the other nestled in the trees for reading or meditation. The spa bathroom features granite counters, luxurious appointments in the shower includes body sprays as well as a rain shower, and a hand held shower. For an authentic spa experience, choose between the multi-function systems that invite relaxation, or invigoration along with the steam shower. The suite is complete with surround sound and HDTV on 46” screen for watching your favorite movies or TV shows.

One must experience the enchanting moods this very unique property presents depending on which time of the day you share it. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are exceptional. Style, high-quality, sophistication and, the most important word in real estate...'location, location, location' all rolled into one. Life in this home is like being on vacation everyday!

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Jay Rifkin (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2014

About Jay Rifkin

I fell in love with Corona del Mar after spending summers enjoying the beautiful beaches and activities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach and I couldn't wait to live here. I did so for 20 years and personally built this home.

Jay Rifkin purchased this villa in 2005

Why Jay Rifkin chose Corona del Mar

This home is so unique, it is called the Jewel Box, the Melon House, or the French Chateau of the Village. It is just one block from the ocean and because it is on a corner lot facing the ocean, it is one of the most photographed houses in Corona del Mar.

This custom home is one-of-a-kind, a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath residence located in the highly coveted heart of this famous seaside community. This property features hardwood floors, top quality construction, Venetian plastering in every room and bathroom, and the most up-to-date and superior quality amenities all the way through. State-of-the-art architecture, fabulous furnishings from all over the world, complete with marble and granite counter tops including brands: SubZero, Bosch, Miele and Jade. This property is in a class of its own! Luxury urban-beach lifestyle at its best!

This property is less than one block from the beach, yet you can hear the ocean sounds at night from the balcony or patio or just lying in bed with the windows open. Unusual curved beams showcases the living room with matching curved window and fireplace hearth of travetine are just a few of the features that elevate this home above the rest.

What makes this villa unique

Beautifully designed and furnished, this home is a total turn-key and only requires your suitcase and toiletries. As listed, the property features stained glass throughout, unique mosaic entry and two bedrooms—each with its own bathroom. The master bedroom, you’ll find a queen size bed made up with the finest linens, with two patios, one facing the ocean, and the other a secluded retreat within the trees. The master bath also has a built in steam shower, rain shower and body spray for the true spa experience. The other bedroom and bath is uniquely different featuring a double bed and travetine bath with etched glass on the shower walls and hand painted sink.

The kitchen and dining room open up to a patio ideal for barbequing and watching the sunset. The dining room seats six and the eat-in kitchen is casual seating for two. The home is equipped with 46' LCD HD smart TV with surround sound in the master, stereo speakers throughout the house, the front patio and garage as well as TV's throughout the house. Wi-Fi, cable TV and phone are available, as well as a security system. Two car garage with laundry facility (washer/dryer, ironing board) are available for your additional convenience.

This is the perfect spot for up a couple, or an executive and family in transition looking for a relaxing beach vacation. The home is ideally situated for exploring all the wonderful sights that southern California has to offer, a yet a world far away from the hustle and bustle of urban traffic and congestion, but just 10 minutes to John Wayne Airport.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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'Jewel Box' of the Village of Corona Del Mar
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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'Jewel Box' of the Village of Corona Del Mar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442992vb
-9495003350
Corona del Mar Orange County
Carmel, Calif
5

Truly a Jewel

  • 5 of 5
Corona del Mar was our home for a number of years. Our stay in the 'Jewel Box' was wonderful. We couldn't have asked for anything. The house is beautiful, comfortable and within walking distance to so many good restaurants and the beach. If you are a runner, this location is made for you. Just minutes away from Fashion Island or Laguna. You can choose whatever level of activity that suits you and the "Jewel Box" will deliver. Also the neighbors are very friendly, as is your host Jay. It doesn't get any better...
  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Romantic Getaway
business
'Jewel Box' of the Village of Corona Del Mar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442992vb
-9495003350
Corona del Mar Orange County
Scottsdale, Arizona
5

Beautiful house in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our 2 week vacation at the "Jewel Box"! The house has several wonderful outdoor spaces with french doors. When the doors are open the cool ocean breeze is amazing. The house is furnished beautifully and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you could possibly need. Gorgeous linens and comfortable beds too!
The house is one block from Big Corona Beach and approx a block from the PCH. We hardly used our car! We walked to some of the finest restaurants in the area. Banderos, The Bungalow, Summer House and The Quiet Woman to name a few. We also walked to several great breakfast places and Starbucks. Sherman's Gardens is a short walk too, and worth visiting. Fashion Island is nearby as well as movie theaters.
After a couple of times renting houses on Balboa Island (very crowded and cramped) we are so happy to have found The Jewel Box! Jay (the owner) was wonderful to work with and made sure we had everything we needed. We'll be back next year!!
  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
'Jewel Box' of the Village of Corona Del Mar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442992vb
-9495003350
Corona del Mar Orange County
Northern CA
5

Most beautiful home in Corona Del Mar!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this home for two fabulous weeks in July! We met Jay, the owner, at the property and he gave us the tour of his lovely home. It was more than we expected! All the walls are Venetian plaster and the colors are beautiful. You feel like you are in Italy in this home. The details in this home are unmatched.

The home is immaculate and decorated lovely. Everything you could need was supplied. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms were beautiful. The views from the patios are fabulous. At night you can hear the ocean and the seals at a distance.

I like to cook, even on vacation, and the cook top and oven were fabulous. Even washing dishes was more enjoyable with an ocean view. The Miele coffee maker was great for tea and coffee, which can be enjoyed on the patio.

The home is a block from the ocean. We brought our bikes and you can ride or walk anywhere. The Bungalow, Crow Bar and the Side Door gusto pub at the Five Crowns restaurant were great. And of course you can’t miss Gary’s for a sandwich to take to the beach.

Perhaps best of all was our host, Jay, who was so kind and concerned about our having a memorable stay! He really made us feel right at home and is very attentive to details. Jay makes you feel like family. There were even fresh flowers when we arrived! We are looking forward to spending our vacation at Jay’s home next year!

This was truly a dream home and vacation!
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
'Jewel Box' of the Village of Corona Del Mar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442992vb
-9495003350
Corona del Mar Orange County
-
5

The jewel of Corona Del Mar

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed at this property for 2 fabulous weeks this is our second year we love this place and have already booked it for next year The owner does a great job location is the best we feel very fortunate that we found this place on VRBO The restaurants Fig and Olive and Red O's in the Newport Center are definitely worth a try Marcy
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
'Jewel Box' of the Village of Corona Del Mar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442992vb
-9495003350
Corona del Mar Orange County
-
5

French Chateau in Corona Del Mar

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful time at this house it was absolutely fabulous the location could not be beat. Corona del Mar is definitely the crown of the sea and this house made it even more beautiful . We are already going to book for next year. Jay is very personable and very helpful . It is great to rent from an owner. Thanks again Jay for a wonderful vacation.
  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
'Jewel Box' of the Village of Corona Del Mar
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p442992vb
-9495003350
Corona del Mar Orange County
Lantana, TX
5

Our Christmas Trip

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was wonderful. The property was extremely clean and accompanied with the nicest ammenities; from the master bedroom flatscreen TV with surround sound, to the steam shower with multiple massage shower heads. The bedrooms were very comfortable, and the kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need. The living room was very quaint with a nice gas/wood burning fireplace, which we took full advantage of. There were some nice views of the ocean as well, from the living room and master bedroom. A short walk away is Starbucks, and all of the restaurants and shopping in CDM village. We enjoyed daily walks along ocean drive, just one block away. The views and sunsets are absolutely breathtaking and would have made the trip worthwhile by themselves. Dinner at the Blue Water Grill, on Lido island (4-5 mile drive?) was excellent. Would highly recommend a stay for an anniversary, or special occasion.

Thanks Jay for the wonderful stay!
Mike and Mary Sullivan
  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
John Wayne International Airport (Orange County)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bandera's Restaurant and The Quiet Woman
Nearest Ferry
2.4 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3.14 Miles
Pelican Hills Golf Course
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrack / MetroLink
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bandera's Restaurant and The Quiet Woman
Nearest Ski
100 Miles
Big Bear Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
One block (Corona del Mar State Beach)
Car: recommended

For those interested in Theme Parks, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, and Universal Studios in Hollywood are with in a short drive from Corona del Mar. A beautiful day trip or overnight to Catalina Island is in reach by ferry from Balboa Island just minutes away, but you will feel like you are on a unique island as there are no cars allowed. If you are into history or art, don't miss the beautiful Mission at San Juan Capistrano, The Richard Nixon Library, or plan a day to visit the world renowned Getty museum in Los Angeles, the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, or the Huntington Museum and Gardens in Pasadena.

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Rates & Availability

Corona del Mar Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter / Spring
Feb 20 - May 22
4 nights
$350
$2,000
$7,000
 
 
Summer
May 23 - Sep 7
7 nights
$2,200
$7,000
 
 
Fall
Sep 8 - Dec 13
4 nights
$350
$2,200
$7,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning Fee $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Amenities

Corona del Mar Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , Powder Room
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjoins Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Master Bath - shower spa
  • 2 1/2 Bathrooms. Each bathroom is extremely unique, from the powder room with it's granite sink and basin, to the guest bath featuring the hand painted tulip sink, marble counters, and etched glass shower, to the master bath spa bathroom featuring granite counters, luxurious appointments in the shower includes body sprays as well as a rain shower, and a hand held shower. For an authentic spa experience, choose multi-function systems that invite relaxation, or invigoration with the steam shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Master Bedroom
  • The villa/chateau - home has two beautiful bedrooms, both with flat screen TV's, adjoining bathrooms, and amenities that you find in the best hotels. Bedroom 1 is in a sea foam green Venetian plaster color and all the accents are green and white. The mattress is brand new with 500 thread count linens and comforter sets with matching shams and pillows. Extra linens and pillows included. Bedroom 2 is in Periwinkle Blue color Venetian plaster with white/cream accents. The queen bed has two side tables with leather base side lamps and suede lamp shades. The mattress is also brand new and is featured with 500 threads count linens and comforter sets with matching shams and pillows. Extra linens, comforters and pillows included. The master has a leather bench at the foot of the bed for sitting while putting on shoes or placing clothes while dressing.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Book NOW! Enjoy the summer Jazz Concert Series with guests: The Rippingtons, David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White, Natalie Cole, Brian Culbertson and Average White Band. If you like the water, Newport Beach hosts the 106th Annual Christmas Boat Parade, “Deck the Hulls with Bows of Jolly“. In addition, you can take a boat ride to see the California Gray Whale as it makes the most spectacular and longest mass migration of any marine mammal. Tens of thousands of gray whales migrate annually along the west coast of North America from the summer feeding grounds in the Bering Sea to the winter grounds of the Baja California lagoons and back again along the Orange County coast during the months of December-April. As you can see CDM is truly unique - with world class shopping close by within minutes, 5-star dining, walking, hiking, entertainment and close to Laguna Beach, San Diego, Palm Springs and Hollywood & LA.

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