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StorybookVilla #1 Warm & Inviting, You Walk to Disney, 100+ Reviews

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 3 Pools, Hot Tub, Near Beaches, Townhome

Storybook Villa #1 - if you like our 100+ positive customer Reviews for this home, you can also trust our 2nd PROPERTY Storybook Villa #2 (type 555700 in the VRBO/HomeAway search bar) IF your dates are not available for this home, you might find availability there. Also, if you have a larger group, its easy to reserve both our villas for your stay.

Welcome to Storybook Villa #1, where a short walk is all that separates you from Disneyland, and a short drive connects you to the many surrounding attractions that Southern California has to offer. See the Map, your family can't get any closer (10-14 minute walk to gate or 5 minutes to tram). You'll Save on Parking. The Total Package includes: 100+ Positive REVIEWS (read below in the 'Guestbook comments from the owner' section), Great Rates, Best Location, a 3rd Bedroom (more room = better rest), 2 FULL bathrooms (your own shower = save time, more convenience), Free Parking Spot, Fireplace, Digital Cable TV, Free Wifi, Free Long-Distance Calls to the U.S. & Canada, , Washer & Dryer, Full Kitchen - New Stainless Steel Appliances.* View Fireworks from inside. Bedrooms include: King, Queen, Bunk Bed (twin & full) & Trundle. Sofa bed (Full). Large patio.* Dining for 8. 2 Pools & Kiddy Pool & Spa. *For more details and photos visit StorybookVilla to learn more about both of our townhome vacation rentals.

Storybook Villa #1: Designed with You in Mind: Nothing much else to say except this is a charming, great place to stay out here in Southern California, centrally-located to so much fun in every direction and of course -- Across The Street From Disneyland! and California Adventure too! SEE THE MAP - you will be closer than close.

We purchased this property with LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION in mind. And who benefits? You. So stop the searching. Right here, right now, Storybook Villa is offering your family an inviting, warm, THREE Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom Townhome, remodeled and ready to host an Amazing Vacation Experience.

Storybook Villa #1 is the vacation home you've been searching for.

Go to StorybookVilla for more info and pictures on BOTH of our great townhome vacation rentals next to Disneyland. More dates available at our SISTER PROPERTY (#555700) Storybook Villa #2.

The City of Anaheim requires that all short-term rentals be licensed by the city. The Permit No. for this listing is REG2014-00080. Please note, as of January 1, 2017 the max occupancy for this unit will be 9.

More Details

Mindie & Josh
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Mindie & Josh

So in love with providing a Disney vacation rental to families from around the world that we opened another one! So now we have Storybook Villa #1 (373185 on HomeAway and 344395 on VRBO) and Storybook Villa #2 (555700).

WHO ARE WE? Fun-loving, Hard-working, kid-adoring family who love getting outside, traveling, making memories, spending time together, & investing in others. Party of 5! Mom, Dad, 2 girls and the little boy. Favorite things to do as a family: Get outdoors, dance around the living room to Disney theme songs, laugh, & read books together at bedtime. We are blessed! Now come stay at one of two favorite places ~ Storybook Villa #1 or #2.

Mindie & Josh purchased this townhome in 2011

Why Mindie & Josh chose Anaheim

ONE WORD: LOCATION. Its the closest location to Disneyland. Period. Yes, walking to the park is possible. The tram is an option too. We had YOU & Your Family in mind when we purchased the home. More Convenience, less hassle with loading the car, parking, & paying for it.

What makes this townhome unique

Truly walk to Disneyland from BOTH of our vacation rentals.

Storybook Villa is a proven brand -- we have collected 5-Star Review after 5-Star Review. We have Storybook Villa #1 (3bd) and Storybook Villa #2 (2bd). Stay at one, the other, or reserve both if needed!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks so much for sharing your home! We feel so lucky to have found a place so close to everything that accommodated our family. Thank you for the gift cards - the kids enjoyed spending them! We enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend your place as the place to stay.
Aug 2014
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Hermosa Village Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Full Glass Shower for two
    Disney Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath time for the Kiddo's
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , next to Laundry Room
  • Master Bathroom: We spent the money to remodel the Master Bath so that you would have a nicer, larger shower than just the standard corner stall that comes standard in similar homes.. We had you in mind when we did this - enjoy! Disney Bathroom: Disney bath mat, Disney pump soap, Disney towels, Disney (Mickey) shower curtain. The kids will love it and will call it 'their bathroom'. Half Bathroom downstairs for convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Hollywood Room - 1 queen
    Kids Room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Bunk=twin over double, twin trundle pulls out
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , pull-out bed (double)
    Pack-n-Play Cribs - 2 child bed , *not included in sleep count
    Blow-Up Mattress (Queen) - 1 queen , *not included in sleep count
    SoCal Coast (Master) - 1 king , Tempurpedic Mattress Topper!
  • Our Accommodations: One California King bed, one Queen bed, one set of Bunk beds (twin on top & full on bottom), one Trundle bed (twin, pulls out from under bunk bed) and one Full sleeper sofa. Storybook Villa sleeps total of 9 people (sleeps 8 in beds provided upstairs).2 pack-n-play cribs provided as well. Additional Queen blow-up mattress also provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Patio
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
You need and deserve that 3rd bedroom & that 2nd FULL Bathroom. Everyone will spread out, sleep well, & be stress-free all week in some nice comfy beds. After all -- you're on vacation! From the Strollers to the Crock Pot to Laundry Soap, we have all the extras here for you... ...Fireplace, Digital Cable TV, Hot Tub, King with tempurpedic mattress topper, Free Wifi, Free Long-Distance Phone Calls to the U.S. and Canada, Remodeled, Washer and Dryer, Full Kitchen - New Stainless Steel Appliances. Dining for 8. 3 Pools including a Kiddy Pool. View of Fireworks from inside. Bedrooms include: King, Queen, Bunk Bed (twin & full) & Trundle. Sofa bed (Full). Extra large patio: your side & kid's side with slide & more. Great Rates, Best Location, High Chair, 2 Pack-n-Play Cribs, Parking Spot 10 feet from our front door, hassle-free keyless entry, 3 portable DVD-players so everyone's happy. * VISIT OUR WEBSITE for more info.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(55 traveler reviews)

StorybookVilla #1 Warm & Inviting, You Walk to Disney, 100+ Reviews
average rating of 4.836364 based on 177 reviews

WOW,WOW,WOW,WOW,WOW (that's 5 stars in "WOW" language!

  • 5 of 5

Seriously, WOW!!!!

We rent 4 or 5 houses a year in our retired travels and this is absolutely the BEST EVER!!! Josh and Mindie have literally thought of everything and then the location is PERFECT too!

Where to start....

LOCATION! Right across the street from Disney entrance, a 5 minute walk to tram (even with little ones and older ones :) Someone else mentioned not using the rental car, that was us. We drove a mile to Food For Less market, at midnight, twice, other than that just to and from the airport. (Might save money on public transportation?) Very quiet as well.

SAFETY: super nice neighborhood, well lighted, absolutely felt comfortable walking to and fro, even near midnight! Very nice neighbors and residents we encountered, although few, even had pools to ourselves!

CONDO: Incredible well thought out starting with baby gates at top and bottom of stairs! What a relief to not to have to worry about that with little ones! Everything one might need in kitchen, furniture very clean and comfy, Disney theme throughout, kids were in awe, comfy beds and upscale linens and bedding. Classy decorating, not cluttered, with Disney guide books to help plan days.

EXTRAS: Josh and Mindie mention having a "stroller", it's a "Sit and Ride" for 2 kids! Definitely the way to go, it's a lot of walking for adults and can be tough on little folk. Take the stroller! We left an umbrella stroller too for future use of renters if just need one seat. They also have baby monitor, pack and plays, toys, extras of all sheet sets, blankets, etc! And with the washer and dryer it's easy to have what you need. Even kid dishes our grandkids loved~ kind of frosting on the cake!

FRESH AIR: Being Oregon country folk we loved being able to open the sliding doors each morning letting in the fresh air (although I doubt it's always so "fresh" there in LA ). The doors are within the extra large totally walled patio where the kids' play structure and patio set are.

POOL and PLAYGROUND: Our grandkids loved the pools and playground! It was nearly private yet in a big complex. The complex itself s also very clean, well lighted and feels safe.

KIDS' WELCOME: Our grandkids were excited to find a special "welcome" awaiting them. Just another special touch at Storybook Villa!

COMMUNICATION: After a bit of confusion, on my part with VRBO, I got reservation with Josh's help, then as he said, we were "in good hands now". Great folks to deal with! Obviously we highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It's all about location, location, location?

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property within walking distance to the Disney property. My grandchildren loved the personalized gifts waiting for them. Loved the key entry door. Loved not having to find the key.

We made awesome Disney memories. I will never forget the smiles and wide eyed look of awesomeness on my grandchildren's faces as they watched the light parade. Thanks a bunch for sharing mindie and josh.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was mostly comfortable and we had a great stay!

  • 3 of 5

Comfortable king size bed!..needs a new toaster and icemaker...nice having a washer and dryer, the heating and cooling system was good...we were all pleased to share this townhome together. It was comfortable and had some cute Disney accessories. Nice home away from home!

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close, convenient, roomy

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a great stay. This location is super close to Downtown Disney and was about a 15-20 min walk into Disney. Like some reviewers said you have to cross a bigger street to get there but it wasn't too bad. The best part is that we had enough room for kiddos and eveyone but didn't have to drive into Disney parking. They had toys, games, and coloring books to entertain our littles. Unfortunately it rained during our days we were planning on swimming and playing outside so I can't review the amentities. Owners were great to work with and quick to get back with answers to questions.

The cons to this place were not ones to deter us from staying agin but feel like they need to be noted. The floors upstairs are VERY loud and creeky. Just really annoying when everyone is trying to sleep. If you have napping children or have to walk around in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, plan on waking people up in the house. Also we arrived and the cleaning people weren't finished until almost an hour after check in. And even then when we asked them how long they'd be they let us in and soon left. However, upon walking around noticed they did not finish their job. Floors were gross and we have a baby who crawls around! The owners were not the problem here and told us they don't ever have that problem. Unfortunately it had to happen to us.

If you are looking for a really new 5 star Hotel this is not your place. If you're looking for saving money, having room for everyone to spread out and not have to worry about parking then it would be a good choice.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient and Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the Storybook Villa. The proximity to Disneyland was perfect, though the construction in the parking garages made accessing the tram just as far as walking to the entrance. Josh and Mindie's place was well suited for our mixed generation group and we really appreciated the extra thought that they had put into accommodating families with young children. The double stroller was handy, but we didn't realize that it was an umbrella stroller and probably would have brought our own jogger had we known. Disney is close but it's still a long walk with two kids in an umbrella stroller. However, we were able to return to the condo in the afternoon for nap time and then return to the park after an early dinner to catch a few more rides and the evening shows. The condo was clean and comfortable but needed a few minor repairs. We didn't use the pool or hot tubs, we were too busy visiting Disneyland! The decor with Disney touches got us all in the spirit, and our kids loved the thoughtful gifts that were left for them.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Space to spread out!

  • 5 of 5

We found Storybook Villa to be a good place to stay for our family. We have five older children the youngest being 16 and one son in-law who came with us on the trip for a few days. It was wonderful to have room to spread out at the end of a long day of walking around Disneyland. We didn't ride the shuttle but chose to walk through Downtown Disney to get into the park. It took us around 10-15 minutes to get to the park entrance. We enjoyed looking at the shop windows along the way. There is a road with four lanes of divided traffic to cross without a cross walk to get to the downtown street area. It wasn't a problem for us as we had older kids. With younger children you may want to take the shuttle, or have enough adults to help cross safely. Josh was very prompt in responding to questions prior to our arrival. We ended up being able to arrive earlier that expected and were able to make arrangements to stay one extra evening as the Villa was available that night only. Upon arrival there was trick or treat candy in a dish for the teens along with some Disney key chains (very thoughtful). Read the green book when you get there for helpful information, the owners have tried to make it easy for guests to know what is available in the area. Our kids relaxed in the hot tub at the pool in the evening after walking around Disney all day. We also enjoyed being able to cook our own breakfast, along with dinner every evening, the kitchen had everything we needed. Food 4 Less grocery store is nearby so shopping was convenient as well. If your looking for more than a hotel room this is a perfect place to stay. There were plenty of towels for everyone, extra bedding if needed. It currently looks like the photographs posted.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anaheim, CA is home to Disneyland & centrally located. Los Angeles and all of its attractions (Universal Studios, Hollywood, Zoo, Santa Monica beach & pier) is immediately to the north, about a 30-45 minute drive. Freeways are easily accessible (right around the corner). San Diego is immediately to the south. Sea World, Lego Land, the zoo and wild animal park await you there! 1.5 - 2 hours away.

If you want to stay closer to 'home' while your here, you're in luck. Orange County has beaches (Huntington, Newport, Laguna, Balboa Island), amusement parks (Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm), water parks (Soak City, La Mirada Splash), family entertainment (Downtown Disney, local city markets, Medieval Times dinner & tournament), & family fun (Irvine Park & Zoo, Discovery Museum, & more!).

Its time to visit Southern California & stay at Storybook Villa #1.

Other Activities: Your Vacation Experience: Walk to Disney, Run in the Sand of the Nearby Beaches, Listen to Live Music at Downtown Disney, Cruise down Rodeo Drive


Rates & Availability

Hermosa Village Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday season 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 11 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 15.0%

*Children 2 yrs of age & under not counted toward total guest count
*Reserved parking
*American Express accepted - contact us
*Family-owned & operated. Permitted with the city of Anaheim.
*Tax Update: Per city code, ALL rentals/guests are subject to 15% transient occupancy tax for stays July 1, 2015 & after. Avoid future unexpected headache & fees - reserve with those that disclose this tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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