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Waterfront Home In Huntington Beach

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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30 nights


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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

Spectacular waterfront home located in an exclusive neighborhood in Huntington Beach, California. Completely remodeled during summer of 2013 with state of the art appliances and brand new furniture. This two story, Mediterranean style home has 5 bedrooms (4 upstairs and 1 downstairs) and 4 bathrooms (3 upstairs and 1 downstairs). Completely remodeled kitchen with new cabinetry and countertop. Large living room with high, exposed beam ceiling, fireplace and views to the marina. A 65 inch led tv hangs above the fireplace mantel. Bring your iphone/ipod as the stereo system is compatible with Apple Airplay. No entertainment system is complete without high speed internet with wifi throughout most of the house. The dinning room and den are connected to create a giant room. Dining table seats 8-10. A pool table and 47 inch led tv provides entertainment in the den. Downstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and seating area and adjoining bathroom. The high ceiling, skylight lit upstairs hallway connects 3 bedrooms, master suite, and a bathroom. All bedrooms have high ceiling. Bedroom 1 and 2 has queen size bed and bedroom 3 has two twin size beds. Bedroom 1 has a private full bath. Master suite has a king size bed and a separate seating room with fireplace. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony outside of master suite with expansive view of water, mansions and yachts. The rear of house (backyard) is the center of entertainment as well as water activity. Brand new outdoor furniture set that rivals ones found in high end resorts. Relax in the chaise lounges and watch the kayakers and paddle boarders go by. Two patio heaters and a fire pit provide warmth and ambience to cool evenings. A professional gas grill with 36 inch wide grilling surface and 2 burners extends the kitchen to the outdoors. To access the water or initiate water activities, walk down the private gangway onto the private, 45 feet dock. Tandem kayaks and stand up paddle board are available for use free of charge. This home has a two car garage. The driveway can accommodate 2 cars. Unlike other beachfront properties where parking is extremely scarce, My street offers plenty of overnight, street parking.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Richard Shieh
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 12, 2016
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About Richard Shieh

I am a landscape architect and my wife is an interior designer. We are passionate about providing designs that are universally appealing. We also operate a hotel in Los Angeles. We live nearby and we will address all guest concerns personally.

Richard Shieh purchased this house in 2013

Why Richard Shieh chose Sunset Beach

We have been searching for a vacation home for the past two years. After attending over 30 open houses, we finally found one that we can relax and enjoy the best of what southern California has to offer. We hope to share the same enjoyment with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I would really much rather stay in your great house than go home.

Had so much fun here this past week.
Jul 2014
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Waterfront Home In Huntington Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Delightful spacious waterway expereience

  • 5 of 5

Nicely furnished very large home with all the modern necessities and right on the water. You can kayak, paddle board or boat with ease and convenience. Close to all shops and restaurants and yet quiet and relaxing. Richard is a gracious host, the refrigerator was stocked with milk, juice, water and soda when we arrived. The kids watched Netflix series on the big screen tv and caught up on their favorite shows. There is a wonderful shore breeze that keeps the house cool literally 24 hours a day. It might actually get cold in the winter but summer is perfect. We will stay here again if it's available and we're back in the Huntington Beach area. PS. We did Universal Studio, Disney , Newport and the US Open of pro surf was just getting started as well. A great location and place with many options. Thank you Richard

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our party of 9. We had plenty of space, made great use of the kitchen, and thoroughly enjoyed our evenings on the patio. Registration and check in/out were easy. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than expected

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful time at Richards house. The House is big, comfortable, and the View of the canal and River is great!

We were two families of 5 persons each, and there was enough rooms and place for everyone.

The kids enjoyed the table of pool, and played a lot of matches there. They were excited to come back home every day, when we go around.

Also Was a nice surprise to find something to drink and to eat when we arrived to the House. This is nice, but during your stay you will find many nice surprises. He really think on the guests and how they can be completely satisfied.

It was really an unforgettable experience!!!

We strongly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
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Even better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Don't trust the pictures, house is even bigger!

We've had a great time, Richard is a great host. To be honest, we never met the guy, which makes it even better, he is very discreet and does not bother you at anytime, although he is always there if you need him.

Location is great, outside LA, far from the traffic, but close enough to enjoy the city.

House comes FULLY EQUIPPED, anything you want, you name it.

Just 2 things to improve: Wifi reception in the upper floor is not the best and also no cable TV, just a smart TV with internet access. Not that bad, but can be improved.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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Perfect vacation home in great location

  • 5 of 5

The home is designed well and fully equipped with everything a vacationer needs. For our annual ladies reunion, the location was perfect. Easy walks to restaurants, bars and, of course, Starbucks! The outdoor area on the water is divine and the water toys are fun. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely vacation home and highly recommend it. Enjoy Huntington Harbour and all it has to offer in the comfort of this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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A wonderful wedding week with family and friends!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of family and friends were visiting from the Midwest for our son’s wedding. This beautiful home was a wonderful alternative to staying in individual hotel rooms. We could all spend time together in the mornings and evenings, and the nearby Huntington Beach and Seal Beach areas were very convenient for day trip exploring. There was plenty of room for everyone and the setting on the harbor is beautiful and relaxing. We rented the kayaks and paddle board from Richard, and enjoyed using all of them. We have rented a number of homes in the HB area, and this was our all time favorite. The homeowner Richard is very good to work with, and is a gracious host to his guests. He is very accessible, and attentive to your questions or needs. He provides a wealth of information to make the most of your visit. He provides special touches like wine, basics in the fridge, and lotions and shampoos in the bathrooms. Richard also offered to take us for a cruise in the harbor, but unfortunately our schedules did not allow for it. It was an amazing week for all of us and one we will always remember.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Long Beach Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.7 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Meadowlark Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
405 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Fish Camp
Nearest Ski
58 Miles
Mountain High Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Sunset Beach
Car: recommended

This waterfront property is located inside Huntington Harbor with a short 10 minute walk to Sunset Beach. Depending on the season, enjoy professional surfing events, beach concerts, 4th of July firework displays all within a 2 mile radius. During December, enjoy Christmas boat parade as the highly illuminated boats sail by right behind the property.


Rates & Availability

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30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $350
Refundable damage deposit $2,500

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Smoking inside the house is absolutely not allowed. Special cleaning fee of $500 will be assessed for smoke damage.

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Gilbert Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3713 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 downstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , This bathroom adjoins downstairs bedroom
    Bathroom 2 upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower , located inside bedroom 1
    Bathroom 3 upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    master bath - toilet , tub , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 upstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 upstairs - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 downstairs - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 upstairs - 1 queen
    Master suite upstairs - 1 king , The sitting room has a sofa bed and will accommodate 2.
  • All bedrooms have high ceiling and central heating. No ac because it doesn't get hot along the coast. Cool ocean breeze is the natural ac. This house sleeps 10 people. A queen size air mattress is available for the 11th and 12th guests.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Bring your fishing poles and fish from the dock. Or leave your hook and bait in the water overnight and see your catch in the morning. If you are interested in fishing, charter fishing is available 5 miles away.

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