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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Kathleen Winnie
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2017

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.

Amenities

Westside Costa Mesa Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Small Yamaha upright Piano

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

Enjoy the Beach, Hike, Run, Bike and Visit Disneyland
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
5

Nice central location in good neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This was a good central location and pretty close to lots of things including the beach. It is very quite and had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Mermaid Lounge

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! Everything we could have needed was provided. Quiet, lovely neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very cozy place in a quiet neighborhood close to beach

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Mermaid's Lounge. The house is well furnished, warm and very convenient. We cooked, lounged around in the large family/living room. The place is close to the beach, and also to groceries, etc. Even though the power voltage dropped one night due to weather, and the appliances did not work, the owner promptly came with flashlights, kept in touch with the utility company and the voltage was restored in a couple of hours. We appreciate her concern for us.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spent a girls' weekend here and enjoyed our stay very much. The house is clean and very well stocked

  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend here and really enjoyed our stay here. The house was clean and very pleasant. The bathrooms were well stocked with plenty of towels and soaps/shampoo etc. Bed were very comfortable and kitchen had everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was an ideal property for my time in California. It was very well equipped with everything we needed. The kitchen, especially, was the best supplied of any property I've stayed in through VRBO. All kinds of spices, utensils and pots and pans; everything you need is there.

Very quiet area, and a parking spot right in front of the condo!

The owner is very friendly, and tries hard to make sure your stay is great.

I will say that the internet router is under the bed up in the loft; so check first before you start unplugging things!

A great pass to go to the beach is also included.

I loved it so much, I plan to book it again next September.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

It was wonderful staying in Mermaid Lounge. The neighborhood was quiet but close to everything we wanted to visit. We loved Newport Beach (we even met another Irish couple who had emigrated many years ago to Los Angeles there!) and Laguna Beach was a special favourite and it was really great to be able to use the State Beach Parking Pass on a couple of occasions. After long days out, it was lovely to relax in the very cute backyard with the charcoal BBQ and we had great evenings there.

The upstairs loft was perfect for our teenage son.

I can thoroughly recommend this property to everyone. Kathleen was a very obliging, perfect wonderful host.

Great, great property.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Westside Costa Mesa Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 27 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
End of Summer/Labor Day 2017
Aug 28 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Early December
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 15 2017
4 night minimum stay
$165
 
 
Christmas and New Years
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
4 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 3 2018 - May 12 2018
4 night minimum stay
$175
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $135

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