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Location, Location, Location and No Cleaning Fee!

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


North Tustin Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-4)


Amtrak: 4 miles

John Wayne (SNA)Airport: 10 miles

Newport Beach: 15 miles

Disneyland: 12 miles

Tustin Ranch Golf: 10 minute drive

Shopping: South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island:13 miles

Mountain to Sea bike trail: 10 minute walk

Long beautiful hilly walks: outside the front door

This quiet and peaceful 910 sq ft one bedroom guest apartment is in North Tustin. This is the perfect location for one person, a couple, or a small family. Its' central location is great if you want to get away from any winter storms or just enjoy a few fun sunny day trips around Southern California.

Private entrance to second story accommodations is not handicap accessible. The full kitchen has granite counter tops, dishwasher, built-in microwave above the gas range and a side by side refrigerator. The private bath has travertine tile flooring, bathtub/shower combo and a stack-able washer and dryer unit in a separate closet area. The bedroom has a new 2016 queen size mattress and box-spring bed. A 32' flat screen with remote control to use from the comfy bed is for you to use. Inside the bedroom is a walk-in closet with shelving, clothing racks and full length mirror. A small office/sleeping nook has an sit down desk/dresser and a chair bed that fold out into a single bed. This little area can be used for simple office work, laptop area or a sleep area.If you desire any more information please contact us and we will do our best to answer your questions.

Save money and feel at home in this cozy apartment... your home away from home! We look forward to hearing from you soon!!!

Keywords: Guest House

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Elizabeth Murray
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016

About Elizabeth Murray

Ron and Elizabeth are the owners of this property but 'Lilly' the families 'yellow lab' thinks she is in charge. Don't worry, she is real nice! Although the home was built in 2007, this property has been in the family since 1960 and at one time was the home of Elizabeth's horses, but they galloped away : ( Now we enjoy the hills of North Tustin with all its quiet and beauty it still has to offer.

Elizabeth Murray purchased this cottage in 1960

Why Elizabeth Murray chose Orange County

Our family has owned this property since 1960 although the home was built in 2007. We love living here. It is so peaceful and quiet and a unique location here in Orange County California!

What makes this cottage unique

Our home is one of the very few in Orange County that is comparable to a country living, very quiet and beautiful place to live. We have over 80 fruit trees located here along with large eucalyptus and pepper trees and a shallow creek running outside your bedroom window. During summer it is very low compared to winter with the rains that allow for greater water flow. A short walk allows for beautiful views of the untouched local hills or city views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay. My 20 month old son was sohappy to play with Lilly and feeding the chickens, alsop, the owners even gave us some eggs! Wonderful people, peaceful place and vwery relaxing atmosphere...
Apr 2009
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Location, Location, Location and No Cleaning Fee!
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews

You found it! These are great people running a fantastic unit in an awesome neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

I don't read super long reviews, so I'll keep this as short as possible. Believe me, I could wrote a novella on our stay.

Don't let the "Garage Apartment" description fool you. This is a spacious unit with one bedroom and a loft/nook that comfortably slept my tall frame while my sister took the bedroom. The open floor plan with kitchen, living and dining area was great anchored by a fabulously comfortable sectional couch with a fold out bed if needed. My 6'5" son slept on that couch happily! The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and we used it! When I say well stocked, I mean salt, pepper, oil, lots of other spices, mayo, mustard, and other condiments. I'm sure this is slightly variable, but saves a nice chunk of change instead of buying it. Of course pots, pans, casserole, collanders, cooking spoons, spatulas - even a candy thermometer. I'm kind of a cooking nut, and this is good stuff. Seriously, this place is ready for a long term (of course, not required) rental and just bring your suitcase.

I'll tell you what though. The people that own this property live right there and really care about what they are doing. The unit has no adjoining walls with their own home and they aren't on top of you at all while also being attentive. I could have hung out with them all day and I'm a bit of an introvert. They are just that nice and thoughtful and considerate. I think this stems from just who they are along with the sweet story of how this property came to be in their family and what it means to them. I feel a little bad, but we had a deck of cards delivered at 9:30pm with a genuine smile. Seriously, nicest folks on VRBO.

Outside has a cute shaded sitting area under a pepper tree where many hours were spent visiting and hanging out soaking up the beautiful California weather. Great Internet, two cable TV's, second outdoor sitting area, good parking, clean....well everything! The neighborhood reminded me of the Santa Barbara hills. It was quiet and very nice.

This is BY FAR the best VRBO (or other service) I've ever done. I wanna live there. Move quick, this place is very inexpensive compared to anything else regardless of the fact that it's the best one out there. I can only imagine that occupancy rate is very high.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

Elizabeth and her family were incredibly welcoming. The place is great and was close to many shopping and dining venues. For us, it was so close to family and friends and was a very handy location. This is great for a couple or young family, and has room to entertain a couple of guests as well. Wouldn't hestiate to stay again or recommend to friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Second visit, just as great!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay and again we were not disappointed. The unit is clean and comfortable, just as pictured. The hosts are very welcoming, available if you need anything, but not intrusive, you definitely have your privacy. The location is a beautiful residential area, easily found with GPS navigation, yet close to highways for easy access to local So. Cal. attractions. Having laundry facilities available is a bonus, don't have to overpack, and it's nice to come home with clean clothes. It's so easy to settle right in and feel at home, we hope it's available next time we travel that way!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swartz Creek, Michigan

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

Second time for us, and next year if it's available we will be happy to stay here again. The host is very pleasant to rent from and helpful. This Apt is just so comfortable and reasonable. It really is... perfect for us. Our son lives in Orange county now and we can stay here a week to visit, and have all the conveniences of a local too. We fly, so it is great to have a laundry so we don't have to over pack, and of course a very nice kitchen that we did use! The apt is very comfortable and other then checking in, or occasionally greeting their friendly pet dog Lilly at the door, we hardly ever saw anyone. Totally different schedules. The apt is quiet and private. It is attached to the owners home so on weekends your more likely to visit with the owners, and they are great to visit with and very much respect your privacy, and of course we respected their property and privacy. We are a couple in our early 60s and its quiet and there is one spot reserved for guests in their driveway. It's just a treat!!! The neighborhood is quite impressive. The descriptions and photos are spot on. The nearby park is beautiful, and of course Orange County and all its sights and sounds are the BEST! We love Michigan, but we could fall for Southern California pretty easily if we get to stay here......;) The owner/Elizabeth has a notebook full of brochures and suggestions of area attractions in the apt, nice to go through. If your looking at this one, you won't be disappointed if it fits your needs. 5 stars all the way.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and scenic location

  • 5 of 5

My family of three had a WONDERFUL stay at this home. The neighborhood is quiet, and the drive in and out of there is so scenic. Elizabeth is a very hospitable and gracious host. She brought over Legos for my five year old son, and even shipped my husband's fitness watch which was left behind back to us at her own expense. Thank you so much, Elizabeth!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Wanted to stay forever..

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place tucked away in Cowan Heights. I grew up a few streets over, so being close to "home" was a plus. The apartment is perfect, clean, well stocked and so relaxing.

I will be back, and soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Tustin Ranch Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
5 Freeway
Nearest Beach
16 Miles
Newport Beach

Folding chairs, beach towels and umbrella are also available for your day use at the beach or picnic. Full size ironing board and iron is in the closet.


Rates & Availability

North Tustin Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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North Tustin Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 910 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) Sleep number for adjusting the firmness of your bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) A chair bed in the sleeping nook is a chair by day and a bed by night., Baby Cribs (1) Pak-n-Play for toddlers, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Pull out bed in the couch.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful location, 10 minute walk to rustic regional park and a 5 minute walk to local neighborhood park with swings and jungle gym for the kids to play on. A volleyball court and large greenbelts are here to enjoy. A variety of board games are available for you to use during your stay.

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