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Huntington Beach Vacation Rental, Dolphin House, Video Tour, 3 bedrooms 2 bath

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Huntington Beach VRBO Sleeps 8, Close to Beach, 6 Bikes, 3 HD TV's, WIFI & More

Huntington Beach Vacation Rental, Dolphin House opened on November 1, 2016, after a 7 month renovation, the “Dolphin House HB” is the newest VRBO in surf city and we invite you to check out the pictures and take the “virtual tour” which is at the end of the listing under “owner’s web site”.

We imagined a vacation destination where families, couples and friends could gather around large tables with food, laughter and conversation. A comfortable and fun atmosphere, the Dolphin House resonates with the “Surf City” lifestyle. You are surrounded by dazzling murals, sea-scapes, stain glass and beach décor.

Located about a mile from the Heart of Huntington Beach, a short bike to the pier, the Dolphin House offers quick access to; the beach, Main Street bars, restaurants, Pacific City Shopping, all the major highways and venues like Disneyland. It's in a quiet neighborhood where you will enjoy the afternoon sea breeze while taking a break from the seasonal crowds and frenzied pace of downtown. Our neighbors are quiet too and need to be respected. So if you are looking for a party house, this is not the home for you.

A one story home that offers privacy and is friendly to seniors and beach goers with disabilities, the “Dolphin House HB “is approximately 1500 square feet. We are connected to a FIOS WIFI at 100MB 5G download speed. The house phone is available to make free calls within the United States.

The house was built on a long, rectangular lot enabling us to create 3 distinct outdoor living spaces;

Have your coffee or tea on the front patio which faces the east as you watch the day begin under the grapefruit tree. The antique, mosaic tea table has 2 small chairs and a rocker.

Our covered side patio provides shade in the summer and has a track lighting system with a dimmer to create the desired mood for an evening’s romantic meal or glass of wine from the wine cellar. Or makes a quiet spot for reading in the afternoon around the teak table and 6 chairs.

The third outdoor space is the "Board Room". And one of our favorite features in the Board Room is the elegant porcelain outdoor shower. Perfect for washing off the beach sand.

Also in the “Board Room” for the barbecue King (or Queen) in the group, we have a Char-Broil TRU Infrared propane grill. And you can serve that meal to your clan under the canopy of an 8 foot teak picnic table with seating for 10 of your favorite people. Bon Appetit!

And your day would not be complete without testing your skills on the putting green.

We have a detached 2 car garage and our guests have access to; a washer and dryer, bikes (6), a pool table that flips over and become an air hockey table, boogie boards, beach chairs and beach towels, ice chests, wet suits, golf clubs, and anything else we can find that looks like fun. There is also some shelf space for you to store your luggage.

Parking is easy around the Dolphin House. The garage is filled with bikes and the pool table but you can park in front of the house, in front of the garage door or in the Cul De Sac behind the garage. There is always room in the Cul De Sac, next to our rear gate. Parking has never been issue, except on July 4th during the parade which starts only 4 blocks away.

Take the “virtual tour” to view the inside, which is located at the bottom of this listing called the owners website.

In the master bedroom you will find; a California King with a Stearn's and Foster mattress, 1200 thread count sheets, vaulted ceiling with a ceiling fan and a flat panel, HD “smart” TV. Stream thousands of movies from Netflix, Amazon Prime or listen to your favorite music on Pandora

You will find a work space in the master, just in case the office catches up with you or you need to catch up with the office and set up your lap top. An optional HP printer can be available, if needed, as a part of our concierge service.

The master bath has another ceiling fan, 2 elegant basins and a large 7 by 3 foot rectangular shower with shower heads on each end. There is a hair dryer and a tall mirrored cabinet opens to the clothing drawers.

Our marble bath has the shower within the 2 person Jacuzzi tub. Above the Jacuzzi tub is a 4 by 4 foot skylight which opens to the ocean breeze. There is a hair dryer. It is a breathtaking bath and the only room in the Dolphin House that is not quite senior friendly in that you take a big step into and out of the Jacuzzi tub.

Next to the marble bath is the second bedroom, the Olympic room; a queen bed with a 3 inch CertiPUR-US memory foam on top of the mattress, 1200 thread count sheets, mirrored closets and a dresser.

The third bedroom, the White room, has a unique and lovely full over full bunk bed made of Brazilian pine. Each bunk can hold either one adult under 200lbs or 2 kids. Each mattress is a Signature Sleep Contour 8-Inch Independently Encased Coil Mattress with CertiPUR-US Certified Foam. They measure 54 by 75 by 8 inches. The sheets are 1800 thread count. There is a closet and dresser. In this closet you will find an iron and ironing board.

In the “virtual tour’ you will notice adjacent to the gas fireplace is a red leather sofa. It folds out into a Queen RV sized bed. The dimensions are 60 by 75 inches. Sheets are 1800 thread count. The red sofa looks at another flat panel HD “smart” TV which can stream Netflix, Amazon Prime, Pandora plus much more.

In the Dolphin Room you will see 2 life sized Dolphins swimming above a huge, blue, 14 foot “J” shaped couch. It faces a 55 inch ultra-high definition, 4K smart TV. In addition to streaming Netflix, Amazon Prime and Pandora, this TV pulls in hundreds of local and national channels. ESPN, HBO, it is all there. Perfect for Sport and Movie watching.

Additionally there are 2 loungers on each end of the blue couch. The middle of the blue couch pulls out to a full size bed as seen in the video. Sheets are 1800 thread count.

Behind the blue couch is a wine cellar that can hold 40 bottles of your favorite vintage. Please advise if you would like to know the location of some fine nearby wine stores.

The kitchen has a GE profile gas oven with a warming tray underneath and 4 burners on top. GE profile dishwasher and a quiet garbage disposal. The microwave and coffee maker sit on the granite counter top. With a good assortment of pots, pans and cooking utensils, the chief should be happy but if there are any questions are special needs please advise and we will do our best to accommodate. We have place settings for 12.

And finally the kitchen table. This Henredon Historic Natchez Collection Dining table is 8 feet in length and 45 inches wide. It is made from beautiful wood and wood inlay and can seat 8 to 10. The perfect place to begin or end your day.

Let us know if we can arrange curb side pickup for guided tours to Hollywood, Universal Studios, The Getty, San Diego Zoo, anywhere you want. And if you would like personal lessons for surfing or stand up paddle board, just let us know. Please advise if you have any special requests and we will try to accommodate.

At the Dolphin House Huntington Beach, we sincerely hope that your visit to “Surf City” is a happy and memorable one. Call me or e-mail any questions.

More Details

James Mushen
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
July 23, 2017

About James Mushen

A Huntington Beach local since 1980, and competitive iron-man triathlete for 19 years, I love the physical adventures available in HB .

Ride your bike up and down the coast for the exercise, people watching and stop at a few great bars and restaurants along the way. I had to retire from triathlons a few years back with a knee injury but if part your vacation plans is to be active, I can direct you to my favorite rides, runs, pools, kayaks, stand up paddle board, surf breaks, sailing what ever "floats your boat". We currently have 6 bikes and let me know if you have special needs.

Vacations are an investment and I want to make the most of yours. The picture above is me with a 45 lbs. yellow tale tuna caught off of Catalina last summer. The fishing can be fantastic certain times of the year and you can catch the boat in Newport Harbor. The same place for wale watching tours and Catalina trips.See the YouTube video at the bottom of this listing, called the "owners website"

James Mushen purchased this house in 1980

Why James Mushen chose Huntington Beach

Launched in November 2016, the Dolphin House HB sleeps 8 with 6 beds. We are the newest VRBO and want REVIEWS so grab the low introductory price while you can. In a quiet neighborhood, you are a short bike ride to the craziness and action of downtown and the beach. We have 6 bikes, plenty of parking, a putting green, pool table, 3 HD TV's, read the description, see the pictures and watch the video.

What makes this house unique

Virtually everything at the Dolphin House HB is unique and custom built to maximize your vacation experience. The front gates and fence you enter are made from fine African Mahogany, You are surrounded by dazzling murals, sea scapes and life size dolphins. Every detail from the bath fixtures to the 1200 thread count sheets blend the Huntington Beach lifestyle with a touch of elegance. You will even find a 3 hole putting green in the Board Room. Our marble bath features a Jacuzzi tub and overhead is the shower a 4 by 4 foot sky light that opens to the sky and ocean breeze. See the YouTube video at the bottom of this listing, called the "owners website"


Yorktown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath -
    Marble Bath -
    Outdoor Shower -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King, 1200 Thread Count Sheets
    Olympic Room - 1 queen , Olympic Room has a Full Queen Size, 1200 Thread Count Sheets
    White Room - 2 queen , Unique Full over Full Bunk Beds, see video
    Red Leather Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Red Leather Sofa next to fire place pulls out to a Queen RV
    Blue Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Blue Sofa pulls out to Full size bed
  • Read the description for more details and watch the video.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Read the description and watch the video. We are local and will offer a concierge service. Let us know if you would like to arrive with a stocked bar, a case of water bottles, a guided tour to Hollywood, get private surfing lessons etc. We will do our best to facilitate the best vacation possible at the Dolphin House Huntington Beach.


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average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Surfing vacation with sons

  • 5 of 5

My two teenage sons and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Dolphin House. The house was a very short distance to the grocery store and several restaurants and only a short drive to the beach. All necessary amenities were supplied and the kitchen was fully equipped with plenty of dishes, pots and pans, etc. There are two separate "living room" areas, which is great if two parties want to watch different things on TV. The garage was also stocked with beach equipment including chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards etc. James even allowed my son to use one of the surf boards, which worked out very well for us. We would definitely stay here again if we come back to the Huntington Beach area.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 4 of 5

Very clean and nice property. A little warm inside when the weather warms up outside. Short drive to the beach and local stores. Would recommend to other renters.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Las Vegas, NV

Dolphin House...Ahhhhhhh! Getaway and Rest, Relax, and Have Fun!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the Dolphin House and its excellent host James! Beautiful, well-appointed, comfortable beds, great amenities. Close to the beach, yet far enough away to avoid the hustle, bustle of Main Street. Walking distance to restaurants, stores nearby. Bikes, boogie boards, putters, air hockey on site. Would not hesitate to rent again!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Fantastic time @ The Dolphin House!

  • 5 of 5

MY family and I (including a teenager and two young kids) stayed for a week or so at James' wonderful home, lovingly called The Dolphin House. There are so many great things to speak of about our stay. The house itself is beautiful, with so many special nuances that make this home comfortable yet stylish. There's plenty of room for the whole family. The outdoor putting green was a huge hit with our kids and with access to plenty of beach gear and bicycles, we never ran out of things to do. Security and the location are also great here, which is always something I, as a mom, take into consideration. Speaking of location, that was another bonus! It's minutes away from any major grocery stores, great restaurants, and of course... the beach.

James is an excellent host, available to answer any questions and stashing a binder with all sorts of helpful information on the fully stocked kitchen counter ;) I'd recommend this property to anyone looking to kick back, relax, and enjoy the good SO-CAL life!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Millcreek, Utah


  • 5 of 5

What a property and what an amazing manager. Jim is gracious and so full of information. The property is clean, super stocked with not only the basics but ALL the extras. Tons of thought has gone into making your stay not only comfortable but fun!

We really look forward to coming back!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Work trip

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Dolphin house for a convention in Anaheim and it worked out great for three adults. The house has some unique quirks but it was super functional and James was amazing at making sure we had everything we needed to make our trip great! Oh and the beds were extremely comfortable...

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
John Wayne, Santa Ana
Nearest Barpub
Many Bars and Restaurants walking distance
Nearest Ferry
9 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Costa Mesa Public Golf Course- 2 Courses
Nearest Train
18 Miles
Irvine Train Station
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
405 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
Many Bars and Restaurants walking distance
Nearest Ski
59 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Huntington Beach
Car: recommended

1 Mile from Huntington Beach Pier

15 Miles to Disneyland

5 Miles to Newport Beach

6 Miles to South Coast Plaza

32 Miles to LAX, Los Angeles Airport

12 Miles to Knotts Berry Farm

16 Miles to the Aquarium of the Pacific

17 Miles to Laguna Beach

46 Mile to the Getty Center

47 Miles to Universal Studios & Hollywood

94 Miles to Downtown San Diego

108 Miles to Mexican Border

130 Miles to Santa Barbara

420 Miles to SanFrancisco


Rates & Availability

Yorktown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July, August 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Sep 5 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
ThanksGiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Christmas / New years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Refundable Damage Deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Protection ($5000) $99

Holiday Weeks (Special Event Weeks) Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, 4th of July, US Open of Surfing etc. priced higher, see Event Rates.
Primary Renter must be over age 25
MONTHLY RATES are Approximate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.

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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