The SpaceEnjoy your stay in sunny so-Cal! This is a great room, with bed, closet, shelves, window, wireless internet, and shared bathroom upstairs with half bath downstairs. Walking distance from Chapman, Orange Circle, and close to Disneyland, Angel Stadium, the Honda Center, UCI, and the beaches and hiking.
For Your Stay:
- Private bedroom
- Wireless internet
- Beautiful back porch overlooking community lake
- Free parking right out front
Pool and Jacuzzi in complex
Access to laundry
Linens and towels provided upon request
Airport and train station pick up and drop off for added fee
Things to Do:
Walk to large park, close to bike/jogging trails, all conveniences are close by. Public transit close, including train station.
Places to Go:
Charming neighborhood, great restaurants, fun places to shop. Beautiful running trails nearby, some of the world's largest malls within 15 minutes. Fifteen minutes to the beach, 1.5 hours to the mountains. Chapman University, Old Town Orange, Disneyland, Farmers Market Thursday and Saturday within walking distance, concerts in park next door Wednesdays during the summer, drive to Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and day trip distance to L.A., Santa Monica, San Diego, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Balboa Island
How to Get There:
In the heart of Orange County. Close to 5 freeway, 55 freeway, 22 freeway, 91 freeway, 405 freeway, and 73 freeway and 15 minutes from John Wayne (SNA) and Disneyland. Right next to CHOC Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital. Walking distance from Orange Circle. Outlets at Orange within driving distance.
Privacy respected, but friendly and welcoming. I have a list of great suggestions for the area, and love getting to know new people. Guest AccessGuests have access to both bathrooms, the kitchen and appliances, the laundry facilities, free parking out front, the pool and the jacuzzi and the barbeque facilities, as well as to the wireless internet and television. Interaction with GuestsWe have as much interaction with guests as desired, but usually relatively limited. We try to let our guests have their space. We will ask guests if they want to join us for dinner, and try to show guests around town. We are present at the listing during the stay. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is safe, and it is right next to a park, and walking path. There is a pool, jacuzzi, and barbeque area in the complex, and the entire complex surrounds a man made lake with waterfalls and trees. Very private, neighbors are kind, and the location is close to the Orange Circle where there are great shops and restaurants. Getting AroundTransportation in Southern California is not ideal. There is parking included in the listing - open parking out in front of the unit. There is a Metrolink station within walking distance (2 miles) an Amtrak station (within 5 miles) and there are bus stops. There is a Zip Car location at Chapman University (2 miles away). A taxi can be taken from John Wayne Airport or LAX airport, there are also shuttles to and from the airport. There are grocery stores within walking distance. Other Things to NoteWelcome!
If you take a look at the map, you are within a 15 minute walk of the Orange Circle, aka Downtown Orange. This area has a great ‘old-towne' feel, and the city goes to great lengths to preserve that feel. We don't feel like we have done enough walking to and enjoying of “The Circle", but we hope you get the chance to experience it at least once! Chapman University is also nearby, infusing the downtown with a youthful, though not-quite-college-town feel. You are also less than 2 minutes from highways (“the") 5, 55, 22, and 57 (“freeways"). The freeway map (see “traffic" section) will give you more insight into how connected you really are.
Our association holds our “lake" very dear. We hope that you can enjoy some time on the back patio facing the lake and taking in the relaxing sound of our man-made mountain paradise in Orange, Ca.
Fresh and Easy (These three are relatively close together; Stater Brothers and Fresh and Easy are within a two mile walk)
Mother's Market (Santa Ana, on Main)
Trader Joes (on Tustin in Orange, there is another close by)
Sprouts (near Trader Joes)
There is a farmer's market in Orange, by the Chapman film school every Saturday from 8am to 1pm, and there is a farmer's market across the street from Sun Spark yoga every Thursday afternoon from 1-5pm.
Places to eat:
Gabbie's - our favorite Mexican food at The Circle, it's a bit pricy and there is usually a wait. But for a nice night out with some tasty (love the shrimp tacos and enchiladas) food, this is a great place to go.
Avila's El Ranchito - Think Gabbie's, but a little more affordable. This also is a great place to go watch a game.
Felix's - Cuban cuisine. Brittany loves it. Adam is pretty neutral.
Two's Company - sandwiches - never have been there, but we hear it is good
Zito's - Pizza, medium-thick crust, pitchers of beer, sodas, Los Angeles Angels and Ducks fans
Smoked - BBQ place, so far we haven't been, so let us know if you like it!
Linx - if you like hot dogs, sausage, or anything in a hot dog shaped bun, this is the place.
Wahoo's fish tacos.
Bruxie- awesome waffle anything
Rutabegorz - vegetarian goodness
Francoli's Italian - romantic, yummy, italian. Nuff said. With live music.
Haven - unique, gastropub food, honestly not our favorite, but great mac n cheese.
Pain du Monde - in Fashion Island - about a half hour drive, great cinnamon and almond pastries
Le Pain Quotidien - in Fashion Island also, however, for those people seeking ‘bread like we have in Europe' this is the place (near Pain du Monde) (and we looked!!!)
Kimmie's Coffee Cup- simple, yummy breakfast
The Blue Frog - simple, yummy breakfast.
The Perfect Circle Cupcakery - Adam thinks you can eat there - really just for dessert. Featured on cupcake wars.
Lucca's cafe - great little intimate restaurant.
Bagel Me - bagels, for me.
The Filling Station - oldest family style restaurant in Orange, recently got a new management upgrade. Would recommend.
The Citrus City Grille - highest end restaurant in Orange - recently got a new management downgrade. Have heard that we should not recommend it any more.
Watson's - another favorite - legitimate soda fountain from the early 1900's. Adam once took Bill Nye the Science Guy (Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bill, Bill, Bill, Bill) here for milkshakes
Tokyo Cafe - if you are a sushi aficionado, this place is not for you. If you are looking for decent sushi at a decent price with fast service - you should try it out.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory - they make chocolate. That should be enough for anyone.
Byblos Cafe - nice small mediterranean place, check their hours before you go!
Watsons - old fashioned diner, great old-town feel to it
Places to drink (Non- alcoholic, but possibly caffeinated):
Starbucks at the Circle
Cafe Lucca - coffee, gelato
Chapman coffee house by Chapman
Growl Juice Pub just opened. Organic and fresh squeezed milks and juices. Way fun and way healthy.
Places to Drink:
Haven - nice craft brewery
Provisions - micro brewery with 10%+ beers, they do flights and have a nice tasting atmosphere
Pauls - dive bar, pool tables
O'Hara's - dive bar, pool tables
The District - bar with more of a nightclub feel (music, not so much dancing?), pool tables there too
There is a Target close by, as well as a hardware store, a Walgreens, and tons of other stores.
Salon 9 in the circle gives good haircuts
COBA is the beauty school training academy in the circle for services on the cheap.
Our association heats the pool over the summer, beginning Memorial Day, ending Labor Day. The jacuzzi functions year round.
We use a lot of chlorine in our pools, so make sure that you grab a shower afterwards in case you are sensitive to a lot of chlorine.
Traffic flows are tricky and can result in doubling of transit time. Here are some rules of thumb that we practice when we are staying here:
Traffic is heaviest going north on the 5 and the 405 in the mornings, south in the evening
The 55 south is also very heavy in the morning, north in the evening