I love to travel and have had such great experiences with Airbnb as a guest I thought I would like to become a host.
Bedroom and Bath in South Orange County condominium. Home has 3 bedrooms and two baths, your bedroom is downstairs with private bath. Window to patio cover with plants. The condo is situated at the base of the foothills with a panoramic view of the hills and Saddleback Mountain.
The room has a comfortable twin bed, chest of drawers, closet, and chair.
The City of Lake Forest is situated between Irvine and Mission Viejo, in South Orange County California.
Public transportation in Orange County is very limited so a car is almost a necessity. If you are coming to work in Irvine it’s a great location outside of the commercial area. For travalers visiting all the sites in Southern California it’s a central location. Since I love doing day trips throughout Southern California I can offer guidance on various attractions and places to see.
World class beaches such as Laguna Beach is 30 minutes away, attractions like Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm, 30 and 45 minute away, respectively.
The attractions in Los Angeles are 1 hour by car or the Irvine metro train station is 10 minutes from the house.
San Diego is a 1 1/2 hour drive to the South. Balboa Park with its world renowned San Diego Zoo makes a great day trip.
The Desert communities of Palm Springs and Palm Desert are a 90 minute drive.
I recently adopted a small cat which is an indoor cat. She is very social, but should stay out of your space. Some folks are allergic to cats so I thought it important to note.
No smoking in house
Guest towels provided
Guest amenities little soaps, shampoos, conditioners and body lotions (I've stayed at way too many hotels)
Parking in guest area close to home
Pool and Jacuzzi in community (Pool not heated in winter)
Lite breakfast, fruits, yogurt, toast
I don't have TVs
Quite and calm community
Ken was a great host. Ken was very good at communicating prior to my arrival. When we settled on an arrival time Ken was present to welcome me to his place and to make sure I had everything I needed for my stay, welcoming me to treat his place like my own home. Ken was also very nice to talk to and had many interesting plants and trinkets at his place. The cat, Patch, was also very sweet. The place also had a great view.
Ken is a very generous and attentive host. I stayed at his charming condo for over a week during relocation to the OC and thoroughly enjoyed his company and accommodations. The view from his bright kitchen is very refreshing in the morning and late afternoons, and Ken made me feel comfortable to be at home with his amenities and snacks. The room is private and relaxing, and quiet being in the corner unit. Ken has a lot of interesting knowledge of the area and helpful tips and a great collection of historical and horticultural decorations. Thanks for being such a flexible and warm host!
I would definitely recommend Ken’s place if you’re visiting Orange County.
Ken is a kind and thoughtful host. I enjoyed my 9 day stay in his South Orange County one bedroom and bath location. I had business meetings in Irvine, San Diego and Riverside and used his Lake Forest room as my home base. Although I was out every day, he provided fresh fruit – probably the healthiest thing I would eat daily. Ken gave me access to everything I needed during my stay.
I really enjoyed our conversations about food, travel, growing plants, and visiting local sights throughout the LA/Southern California region. I love the flowers and knick knacks that decorate the house. I learned a lot about the air plants and orchids that Ken grows. He even gave me a couple of snippings to grow my own when I got home.
Ken is a very attentive host. Sometimes parking could be a challenge around his home. Ken would offer to grab a spot near the house during the day with his own car. We could swap with him in the evenings (he’d park back in his garage) to ensure that we wouldn’t have to walk too far when we got home.
Single gentleman, 50s, early retiree. love to travel and meeting interesting people. I try to stay active and fit, treat others with kindness and respect, see new places and sights, I manage my own investments, interested in botanical, especially orchids and tillandsias (air plants). Love interesting and wide variety of food. Give me a crowded local restaurant with great prices and great food over an empty high-end restaurant. any day.