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Between Disneyland & Beach, Very Private pool, spa - House Orange County betwee

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4BR 3 BA Vacation House Rental sleeps 8, Orange County, California USA,

Guests will enjoy the very private backyard with double- fenced swimming pool and jetted spa. The Orange County neighborhood is residential and safe. Easy access east to Anaheim, Buena Park. Also easy access on 405 north to Long Beach, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Magic Mountain. The vacation rental house is located on the edge of Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, and convenient to Southern California attractions such as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Legoland, Sea World, San Diego Zoo. Close to 405 Freeway, easy access south to Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, San Clemente or even to San Diego.Single family vacation house features a master bedroom (main floor), a second master bedroom with retreat (den). House sleeps 6 to 8 guests. Best for families. Toys. European king bed, a queen bed, 1 twin bed, 2 daybeds/pull out trundles. The home is fully equipped with 4 Dish Hopper satellite TV's, WiFi, dishwasher, microwave, fireplace, washer/dryer, & patio dining.

Unlimited free telephone use to entire USA and European countries.

Rate details:: When we receive your registration email, the property can be put on hold for ten days pending a deposit of $665 required for booking, $165 is for the non-cleaning fee and $500 is refundable security deposit. $500 security deposit is returned per Rental Agreement stipulations regarding loss, damage, excess cleaning charges. Final payment is due 60 days before check-in. Check in 3 PM - check out 10 am usually Saturday to Saturday. In summer months weekly rentals only. Check with owner for minimum stay and daily rates. Group parties, reunions and receptions are only allowed by special arrangements and added usage fee. Swimming Pool: Check with owner if you want the pool heated, with surcharge.

This home is great for one large family, or two small families, or 2 couples with private suites. Very comfortable home-away-from-home, with all the amenities of family living. Fountain Valley is known for its low-crime statistics. Occupancy limit is 8 guests.

Check with owner for additional guests. Over-limit guest surcharge will be applied. ($10 per person per day)

Unlimited free telephone usage to entire USA and European countries.

More Details

Mary Christensen
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 12, 2017

About Mary Christensen

Andy is a geophysicist, Mary a group travel representative. Both are retired. We have retired to St. George, Utah from where I manage the rentals. However our son and daughter live near the house and are available at all times for local requests.

Mary Christensen purchased this house in 2000

Why Mary Christensen chose Orange County

We loved the safe, quiet, convenient, residential location, close to both schools and church and major freeway. The house is close enough to the beach for quick fun, and yet far enough away to avoid the cold beach evenings, making good use of the heated (optional) pool. There is a good choice of nearby shopping centers, such as Bella Terra (Huntington Center), South Coast Plaza (Cost Mesa), Fashion Island (Newport Beach)

as well as numerous large grocery centers with adjacent small shops.

What makes this house unique

Unlimited free telephone usage to entire USA, Canada and European countries.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your backyard pool and spa was an oasis for much needed laughter, family relaxation and daily reading. We loved it." Hughes family, York PA. "Your home was very welcoming for our vacation. The location of your house worked out super for all of our plans and easy to get to." Michalski family, Minnesota. "Your house is beautiful and three weeks seemed to fly by. If we didn't live so far away, we would be back next week. South Coast Plaza for shopping was AWESOME!" Matthews family, Kent UK "Great holiday. We didn't want to go home. House was clean and lovey, especially the pool and hot tub. Weather wonderful." Holdway family, Surrey, England. "The convenience of the home and area was excellent. We will highly recommend to our friends and family for future vacation rental." Johnson family, Maui, HI. "We have spent some memorable days here and felt very much like home. Hope to be back again!"

Lars and Christina. This is our second visit. We LOVE it here, a beautiful place to be. We look forward to returning. Bruce
Apr 2010
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Fountain Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Maximum occupancy 8
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 bath - toilet , shower , Main Floor
    2nd Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Floor
    3rd Bath - toilet , shower , Second Floor, double sinks
  • Maser bedroom 'ensuite' bathroom. Queen bedroom also 'ensuite' bathroom, double sinks
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4/den - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3/office - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Bedroom 1 - Main floor, Master, Euro king bed - sleeps 2, attached bathroom Bedroom 2/office - Main floor, Day bed with pop-up trundle - (2 twins) sleeps 2, Bedroom 3 - Second floor, 1 queen bed and 1 twin bed - sleeps 3, attached bathroom Bedroom 4/den - Second floor, Day bed with pop-up trundle - (2 twins) sleeps 2. House is best for one family or two small families. Occupancy limit 8 persons. Portable crib for small baby.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
House is two story with (1) master king with ensuite bathroom, (2) a second master queen with ensuite bathroom, (3) plus bedroom/office (sleeps two), (4) plus bonus room (TV room, sleeps two). The queen master has an extra single bed. Can accommodate wheel chair on main level only. Great house for one large family or two small families.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Between Disneyland & Beach, Very Private pool, spa - House Orange County betwee
average rating of 4.894737 based on 20 reviews

A perfect house for a large family

  • 5 of 5

Dear Mary and Andy, thank you for letting us rent your wonderful house in Fountain Valley.

Everything was just perfect;The entire house was clean and well-maintained. The rooms and the location just perfect and most of all your great hospitality and flexibility!

Our family really enjoyed the stay and we will most certainly recommend your house to anyone who needs a spacious well-equipped house for their vacation.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. You and your family are the kind of renters we love to have. Have a wonderful new year.
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Fantastic home and owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

Mary and Andy couldn't have been more responsive to our needs and questions!!! They were wonderful! The house and pool are fantastic! Everything is provided including pool toys and inside toys for the kids. I think they have thought of everything you could possibly need. There are plenty of linens and beach towels, dishes and utensils. A real plus is the washer and dryer. The neighborhood is quiet, parking is wonderful. The house is so conveniently located also. Don't hesitate to rent this wonderful house from wonderful owners!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Pat, for your lovely and most appreciated review comments. You were very patient and understanding with us. Have a great remaining summer. Mary & Andy
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

This house had no surprises, what you see is what you got. It was the best house we have stayed in and we have stayed in a lot. I f you are looking to stay close to everything this is the house. My husband oldest and youngest daughter live there still, and we went for college grad. After going out most of the day was nice to come back and get in the pool.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for submitting your review of our vacation property. Andy & I are really happy when we see that our guests have enjoyed their stay.
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South Plainfield, New Jersey

So Awesome, We're going back...

  • 5 of 5

I had only rented homes in the past in Florida through agencies. I went out on a limb and rented this home for my 5 children and I during our first California vacation. I was beyond impressed with the home Andy and Mary have made available. The spacious layout, the availability of the pool, washer and dryer, fully stocked kitchen and linen closet was more than a renter could ask for. The neighborhood is beyond friendly - very suburban. Within 10 minutes of either direction is Disneyland or Huntington Beach. Our family was so impressed that we are returning in a few weeks for another stay. The tranquility provided by the home, the area and the weather made renting this home extremely stress free and highly recommendable.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Danielle, Many thanks for your kind remarks about the house. And we are looking forward to your family staying there again this summer. We especially love our return renters and are happy that you liked your experience so well that you want to come back. Have a pleasant journey to California. We look forward to your check-in once more. Andy & Mary
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Great Family Home

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for our family to gather together for the first time in years for a high school graduation. The Christiansen's were delightful to work with and the house was clean and extremely functional. It accommodated all ages well and was perfect for a larger family. It allowed the group to be together in the common areas with some of us napping and resting in the bedrooms which remained quiet. The pool was the perfect size and the game table was often abuzz with some fierce card competitions. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your positive review. We appreciate your taking time to post this. Andy & Mary
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All the comforts of home and more

  • 5 of 5

I had never rented a vacation home before, and had no idea what to expect when we entered the house that would be our home for the next two weeks. We felt at home from the minute that we entered our vacation get away. The inside was immaculate and well stocked with towels, pillows, blankets, dishes, pots, pans and everything that we needed. Each room was decorated to enhance the time spent there, and there was lots of room for company. I loved the master bedroom on the main floor with its king size bed and private bathroom. My daughter, husband and 2 children used the bedrooms upstairs, where they also had a private bath. In the second bedroom was a day bed with trundle, a piano and bookcases filled with toys that my 3 and 6 year old grandchildren loved. The kitchen ended up being the favorite area of the adults, and the kids loved the pool with its hot tub. We were able to get up in the morning and meet in the kitchen for breakfast and talk about our plans for the day while the kids ate breakfast at the island. We stocked the pantry and refrigerator with food, and always had everything that we needed for supper after a long day of enjoying the area. I know that we saved money by not needing to eat 3 meals in a restaurant, plus my daughter loved using the kitchen.

I now know that renting a vacation home is the best option for any vacation of a week or more, and next time that we return to Southern California, this is the house that we want.


  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Susan. It is so gratifying to know that our guests enjoy the house and that their families are strengthened by staying together in a home like ours during their vacation time. Your thoughts express just that and we thank you for letting us and others know how well this works in a setting where generations can be together.
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Disney's California Adventure
Downtown Disney
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Fashion Island
"Great Shopping, dining, wonderful ocean view"
South Coast Plaza
"Super shops, dining, stolling."
Knott's Berry Farm
"Family fun entertainment. Spend a day here and you'll never forget the fun you had."
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
"Wonderful musical and drama productions."
Huntington Beach Pier
"Have a walk on the pier. Watch the fishermen, surfers, swimmers and frequent beach events. ..."
Downtown Huntington Beach
"Many eateries, shops, festivals and just fun walking around, mixing with interesting people."
Huntington State Beach
"One of the country's finest beaches. Great swimming and surfing waves. Fire pits for eveni..."
Newport Beach Pier
"Another great beach and local shops."
Balboa Fun Zone
"Stroll around for shops and local color near Newport Pier."
Bella Terra
"Great shopping mall, mega theaters, open air musical performances, strolling, eating. Just ..."
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
John Wayne (Orange County)
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Fountain Valley Municipal (Mile Square)
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
405 (San Diego) Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Many within 3 mile radius
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Huntington State & City Beaches
Car: necessary

This private family-type residential home is located in Fountain Valley between Disneyland and Huntington Beach, Orange County, Southern California. It is an easy 1/2 mile drive to the 405 (San Diego) Freeway with easy access to Los Angeles County north and San Diego County south. It is only 7 - 10 minutes drive to sprawling swimming/surfing beaches with ample parking. Disneyland can be driven in 15 - 20 minutes. In addition, there are fabulous shopping opportunities at local mega malls, South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa), Fashion Island (Newport Beach) as well as local Huntington Center and Westminster Mall. Fountain Valley Family Fun Center (miniature golf, games, rides, roller skating) is 3 minutes from house. Wheelchair accessible on main level (2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms).

Other Activities: Disneyland, beach activities, museums, family fun center, theme parks, Grrrrrreat shopping malls! Westminster Mall, Huntington Terra Bella Mall, South Coast Plaza, Crystal Court, Newport Mall.

Golf: Nearest golf Fountain Valley Community. Others nearby, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna, Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Dana Hills.


Rates & Availability

Fountain Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer
Jun 18 2017 - Jul 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
Jul 2 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
Nov 30 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2017 - Dec 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 27 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Est Pool heat (optional) $50
Cleaning fee $165

First payment ($165 + $500 = $665.00) is due within 10 days of registration. Final payment is due 30 days prior to check-in. Cancellations after deposit will forfeit first payment. Cancellations after full payment date will forfeit total. The owner will make every effort to re-rent the same days after unforeseeable events require the renter to cancel before check in day. In that case, full refund will take place. Of course, security/damage deposit ($500) will be fully refunded after house inspection at check-out.
Special events that take place at the property will require an added "event fee", price depending on function and number of additional guests attending. Travelers pay the HomeAway service fee by credit card when paying through the secure HomeAway checkout process.
Extra guests (over 8) will contact owner for permission. Extra fee is $10 per person per day.

Maximum occupancy rate is 8. Additional guest fee over 8 guests: $10 per person per day with permission.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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