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Kathleen Winnie

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Enjoy the Beach, Hike, Run, Bike and Visit Disneyland

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Costa Mesa Condo Rental Photos and Description

If you like to stroll, hike, run, bike or swim in the ocean, this newly remodeled condo is close to the beach, parks, running and bike trails. Just under two miles to the beach, you’ll be steps away from Fairview Park and Talbert Nature Preserve in Costa Mesa. You’ll be 5 miles from Huntington Beach Pier; 7 miles from Balboa Island; 14 miles from the art colony of Laguna Beach, and only 13 miles from Disneyland. What are you waiting for?

The “Mermaid Lounge” has kitchen, living/dining area, two bedrooms, a full bath (Jack and Jill) and a half bath downstairs. With tile throughout, it’s okay if you bring in a little beach sand. Upstairs there’s new carpeting in the loft next to the walk-in closet and a ¾ bath. According to VRBO, the average hotel room is 325 sq. ft. Here you can bring your groceries and spread out in about 1,300 sq. ft. Just right for a maximum of 6 guests. Master bedroom has a king size bed, loft has a queen size, and the “surf room” has a daybed plus room for a twin bed or two small beds for little ones. The kitchen provides what you need for preparing meals with mostly new appliances; use spices or anything you can find there. The washer and dryer are just around the corner in the hallway where you'll find all the laundry supplies you will need.

Clean, uncluttered and comfortable, you can unwind here or scurry off to your choice of Southern California attractions. You may even want to sign up for sailing lessons at the Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship whether you are just starting or have sailed before. You don’t have to leave Newport Bay to enjoy a fabulous day on the water.

Head through Fairview Park and down the hill to pick up the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail. Turn left and you’re at the beach in about 2.5 miles. Or, turn right and bike the rest of the 30 mile trail to Riverside County.

Surf lessons? We can refer you to our favorite instructors. Model airplane enthusiast? There is a flying field (electric only) in Fairview Park.

Oh, and if you play the piano …bring your music because we have one here!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Kathleen Winnie (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Kathleen Winnie

Grandma, girlfriend, sailor, traveler, retired Sales Manager, I am rarely home so why not share a nice place to stay for travelers. At various times my guy, family and I have used VRBO to enjoy the country from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Bend,Oregon. We enjoy the weather here the most; it is nearly perfect year round. And, there are so many things to do!

Kathleen Winnie purchased this condo in 2007

Why Kathleen Winnie chose Costa Mesa

Close to the beach, sailing, and many attractions, one of my favorite things about my property is that it nestled among the trees in a quiet, safe complex with very nice neighbors.

What makes this condo unique

Guests have use of my California State Beach Parking Pass. This may be used as many times per day as you wish each day at the nearest beach, Huntington State Beach. If you pay per visit without a pass, the fee is $12.00 - $15.00. It may also be used at many California State Beaches. There is a charge if pass is lost or stolen.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Enjoy the Beach, Hike, Run, Bike and Visit Disneyland
average rating of 5.0 based on 28 reviews
Sugar Land, TX

Homey and quiet property

  • 5 of 5

The "Mermaid Lounge" was perfect for us, 6 ladies. It was clean, cozy, and had everything we needed. The neighborhood was quiet. The beds were comfortable. The kitchen had everything you need to make your own meals. The beach was a short driving distance away from the house. During our stay, the weather was a little overcast, but we took advantage of the "free" beach parking pass twice. We would definitely like to stay at this house the next time we visit the area.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great California Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Kathleen was great. She met us at the apartment and helped us set up the toddler bed. She made sure we had everything we needed. The apartment was clean and convenient. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband, son, grandsons (6 &9) and I spent a fantastic 5 days at Mermaid Lounge. It was great, close to everything, clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was there. We will consider another stay if come to area again. Thanks Kathleen.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for a family vacation

  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our family. We have 3 girls 8,5, and 1 years old and they each had a place to sleep, to play and be happy. There are kids toys and books, a lovely outdoor patio area and everything we needed to have a comfortable stay. There Beach is a fee for minutes away and there is a park with a playground within a short walk.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Victoria, BC, Canada

Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

We were extremely pleased with this property! We were a group of three adults and two children and there was plenty of room for us. We never felt crowded, and always had a place to escape to be by yourself if needed.

This unit is better than it looks in the pictures. The beds were comfortable and had very nice linens.

One of the best things about this unit is how well stocked it was. Every possible detail was considered. I also appreciate that there were spices and condiments left behind from others. Typically VRBO type properties totally clean out the fridge each time you so are buying ketchup, salt, pepper at every stop. This unit had all of this and more!

Another big plus was the State Beach Parking Pass. This saved us a lot of money, and was a nice bonus to have in the suite.

I can heartily recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great kid friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our 3.5 year old and 7 month old. House was great, kid beds and pack n play were provided by Kathleen. Also plenty of toys. Great location for a family. Large park with trails and open space that connects to the bike path that goes to the beach. Also a smaller park with playground at the end of the street. 2.5-4 miles to the beach depending on rout taken. Stores and places to eat within a mile. Kathleen was a great owner and the house came with everything we needed to have a great vacation and warm up after the cold Colorado winter. Plenty to do and nice back patio with a charcoal grill. Great base for runners or cyclists. If you don't mind being a couple miles from the beach this location is great. Beach pass made it easy to head down to the beach several times per day. Plenty of seating and living area is larger than it looks in the photos. We plan to visit family in the area and stay again next year. Thanks Kathleen

dan, sio, j&r.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
John Wayne Orange County Airport
Nearest Ferry
6.8 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Train
13.4 Miles
Santa Ana Transportation Center
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Huntington State Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Costa Mesa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Early December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $300

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Costa Mesa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half-Bath - toilet , Half bath located on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Located in Loft
    Jack and Jill Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , First Floor between Master Bedroom and Surf Bedroom, 2 sinks
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Surf Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Crib size Child bed or Pak N Play may be added.
  • King size bed (1) Located in Master Bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) Located in Loft known as the 'Treehouse'., Twin or Single Bed (1) Daybed (1) in guest bedroom known as the 'Surf Room', Crib size child Bed (1) , or Pak N Play (1) may be added on request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Small Yamaha upright Piano

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