Nestled in the heart of charming Corona Del Mar just 2 blocks from the beach, I am offering my clean guest room with brand new Queen bed with memory foam topper for rent in my beach bungalow. You will get a real feel for beach living!
My place is great for getting away from it all, especially if you are active since I am less than 2 blocks from the beach where you can surf, lay out, have a sunset dinner or even an early breakfast right on the sand!
My home is very comfortable and casual. I'm a busy professional, clean, healthy, friendly and enjoy living in picturesque CDM. I'd like to open my home to those who are traveling and want to experience Corona Del Mar in the heart of the city, or simply here on business.
I offer cable, wireless internet, but more importantly, great conversation (or privacy if that's what you are after). As an extra perk, each Saturday morning there's a Farmers Market right outside the front door!
You'll have access to it all (furnished patio area, kitchen, living room and shared bathroom).
Interaction with Guests
* Some weeks I am away so you might even have the house to yourself! Especially holidays which makes booking an even better value for you!
* If two rooms are required, please ask. If I am scheduled to be out of town, 2 rooms can be arranged for an additional price.
The village of Corona Del Mar is not only picturesque but extremely convenient and highly sought after due to its size and location. My guests enjoy walking to local cafes, restaurants, bars, boutiques, grocery store, flower shops etc. making it a super convenient place to stay.
The surrounding area offer limitless activities & Balboa Island is just a short bike ride away. From there, you can take a $1 ferry ride across to the Newport Beach Peninsula. Laguna Beach is also in extremely close proximity at only a 5-10 minute drive down PCH.
The neighborhood is meticulously manicured all year round and the beach is clean and absolutely stunning!
Conveniently located, John Wayne/Santa Ana airport is just a 10 minute drive (approximately a $20 cab ride). If you have transport, San Diego is about 1.20 hrs South and LAX 45 min North.
Unlike most of Newport Beach (especially Balboa Island & the Peninsula), parking around my house is FREE and EASY to find :) There is also a bus stop just across the street which makes getting around very easy. Everything in Corona Del Mar, however, is WALKABLE :)
Overall, very easy to get to and very easy to get around from.
Other Things to Note
Some weeks I am away so you might even have the house to yourself! Especially holidays which makes booking an even better value for you!
Please contact me if you have any special needs or concerns before booking your reservation. I will be able to help you out and make your stay a great one!
Please remove shoes before entering the house.
No loud music and please clean up after yourself :)
No eating or drinking on the new custom couch please :)
Overall, I am easy going but appreciate common courtesy and cleanliness
Marlina went above-and-beyond in every part of the stay, and particularly through her communication. I felt that we had known each other for years by the time I arrived! The bed was as good as a Westin Sweet Sleeper, and everything was exactly as described. It was a nice antidote to weeks of hotels, and made it easy to be both productive and relaxed at the same time. I'm so glad that I chose Marlina's bungalow for this stay!
Really great room and home. Wish we had been able to stay longer and explore the area but the room was just what we wanted and needed. Marlina was extremely accommodating and communicated so well with us. We really appreciate her letting us stay here.
Marlina was a great host! She had great recommendations as to where to eat and spend the day. The bungalow is in a safe neighborhood and a great location to venture out to many local beaches.
I loved the décor of her place, which I think is what sold me in the first place. The place is very tidy and walking distance from one of the beaches.
Marlina was also very flexible with our check in and check out times. She was very accommodating as we were able to use the kitchen and had access to the super cute patio area. Thanks again! My friend and I had a wonderful time! Would love to visit again.
I had a wonderful time in Newport Beach thanks to Marlina! She was a wonderful hostess, and left us her entire bungalow to ourselves (myself and my SO). She isn't kidding when she says it's 2 blocks from the beach! She also has a bunch of pamphlets and flyers for attractions around the area, and lives 1 block from Pacific Coast Highway, so getting around was easy.
To top it off, she made us feel extra welcome by offering us suggestions and tips as the trip went on! We never sat around because we had so much to do, and if we had any questions or concerns she was immediate to answer my texts. I had a wonderful time and look forward to staying in this house again!
Marlina was a perfect host. She worked hard to coordinate our schedules for check in and made me feel at home. The property exceed my expectations. Highly recommend!
Marlina was traveling while my friend and I stayed at her place but that didn't affect anything about our stay - she was great about checking in with me. The neighborhood is fantastic as there are many places we walked to within a 10 minute radius. The beach is a 10 minute walk away and it was really beautiful, even during a cold spell. Marlina's beds were comfortable and it was fantastic having the flexibility of cooking or eating at a local place. All in all, I'd recommend staying here!
Hi Tiffany! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! I am so sorry about the bathroom! I used a new cleaning service for the first time after the last guests checked out as I was out of town and I will be calling them about this complaint! I have never had this happen before and wish I had known! Hope you had safe travels back to Africa!
I had a great stay at Marlina's Beach Bungalow! First of all, I booked very late, for the same day, and Marlina did everything possible to make arrangements. Then, this little bungalow is a dream: it is soo lovely, well kept, in a great neighborhood, close to the beach, with much parking and all the shops and cafés you need. It is just perfect! I highly recommend it.
I am a healthy young professional who loves to travel, read, watch movies, cook and walk to the beach from my bungalow. After University I spent a year working for UBS Investment Bank in London & was lucky enough to travel all over Europe so I love hearing about people's travels and swapping stories. I love to host and accommodate my guests to give them a warm and comfortable atmosphere to stay in. I am down to earth, considerate and friendly, looking for the same in my guests.