Both 2 upstairs rooms with hallway bath have views of the hilly, southern Californian Equestrian neighborhood alongside hiking, biking, and riding trails down to the creek and beach,. A 15 min bike /horse ride to historic/quaint downtown & Mission.
Fully furnished room with single bed and 2 windows looking out to a lovely backyard with an Island Bar and trampoline in tropical garden palms. Property faces open hills on lovely cul-de-sac in Architect's-Artist's home in equestrian trails community of Los Corrales. WIFI, shared OR private bath, BIG backyard with ping pong, trampoline, pool, spa, & Jamaican/island party bar, a walk across street to open hiking & horse trails & 15 min bike ride to beach or downtown. Can also walk 15-20 minutes into town and the Los Rios Historic 'Ole California' street with trendy tea house, cafes, boutiques,a boutique movie theatre accross the RR tracks and a train ride away from San Diego or LA, or further north along the coast. A few steps up the street from the AMTRAK and METROLINK train station is the legendary Swallows Inn cowboy bar with dancing & live bands, just a few steps from the entrance to the Jewel of the California Missions. The bike or jog trail to beach takes you to Doheny State Beach in Dana Pt, for the Marina and boating, even rentals of water sport equipment like jet skis, standing paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, and beach cruisers or covered buggies. And 2 additional popular beach cities, San Clemente (pier & great surfing) and Laguna Beach (, boardwalk, art colony & south of France style flair).
Love international visitors & have hosted students & guests from 10 countries, including JAMAICA, Germany, Italy, France, Peru, Brazil, Taiwan & Hong Kong. Hablamos un pequito Español ademas! Enjoy arranging private local photo tours & tennis lessons. FAMILY & KID FRIENDLY!! HUGE BACK YARD!
3rd week in MARCH: Swallows Parade & community- western-themed contests
RODEO WEEK: end of AUGUST
AUGUS-SEPTEMBER: great surfing & beach weather
DECEMBER: Still Nice weather and holiday spirit surrounds
just about everything, except perhaps parking in our 2 car garage, however, there is plenty of parking on the wide streets immediately in front of the house.
Interaction with Guests
Every day, as much as they like. We are friendly!
Quiet ! Pretty, relaxed, SOCAL charm with trails to hike or ride just steps from the front door, up the surrounding hills for lovely views toward the ocean and neighborhoods, and down to the San Juan Creek a few minutes in the opposite direction for biking, walking, hiking, or horse riding along the trails...inland to Equestrian parks and rodeo grounds, or to Capistrano Beach and Doheny State Park with surfers & water sport rentals.
Not buses, but the Metrolink and AMTRAK train which travels to neighboring cities, and up and down the California Coast south to MEXICO, and north thru Los Angeles, and most coastal cities to San Francisco and Canada, is only about 1 1/2 miles away. It is about a 20-25 min walk away, OR can arrange for me to pick you up by car with only a 5 min ride!
Other Things to Note
WIFI all around, some cel phone carriers take a bit more moving around the property to receive good reception. Guests love our spacious, private relaxed backyard with plenty of recreation, and private, contemplative corners.
Has a beautful bamboo floor downstairs and new hardwood floor upstairs (bedrooms & hall) so sorry no pets, and when kitchen is used, we prefer clean up to allow for clean sink and counter. Smoking only outside of course, if nec. During weekdays and daytime business hours, mood is relaxed, at-home business-like. After 6, social time!
Terrific experience. JJ and Andy were engaging and attentive hosts, the house was very inviting, close to hiking trails, beaches, and easy access to freeways. And if you absolutely must do some work on your stay, there is a large desk, strong wifi, and privacy. For those wanting a touch of the Caribbean, there is a whimsical poolside Jamaican bar. Interesting conversations, peaceful poolside for reading, and an evening hike in the hills to watch the the sunset over the ocean were my favorite memories.
JJ and Andy were wonderful hosts. They were very gracious upon my arrival. Good communicators, and willing to work out details while still having fun. Interesting and engaging conversation with both JJ and Andy. I hope to stay again.
My stay was simply fantastic, it's like home away from home, the house is located in a beautiful,safe area, easy parking and when I arrived Judith was kind enough to show me around the place and help me with all that I needed and where everything is, Wi-Fi.... The place was spotlessly clean, Bedroom was newly redecorated, bedding appeared to be brand-new and bed was super comfy, A luggage rack which is rarely found in any airbnb home, easy access to power outlets for my devices, A beautiful huge outdoor area, , but above all superb hospitality. Judith, Andy and their daughter Sarah were exceptionally great hosts, Sarah shared delicious chocolate covered fruits that was a nice touch, Andy gave me an important book that I need to study :) and Judith gave me a wine spritzer to enjoy :) they made me feel really welcome and they were very easy to talk as if I have known them for years. With airbnb you get a place to spend the night, with them you get an unforgettable experience. This experience is undisputedly my best airbnb experience & It was a true honor meeting this amazing family.
Can't thanks these guys enough. Had an amazing time staying with Judith, Andy and Sarah, they were fantastic hosts and it's such a welcoming place. Couldn't recommend them any higher
Looking for the best place to stay in San Juan, near everything, and with great people? This spot is reasonably priced and very comfortable, near just about everything, and JJ and Andy are super cool, fun, friendly people.
My stay was more than I could have hoped for, as I made friends for life and they've been great helping me meet people in the community since my family and I are relocating here. We all enjoyed getting to know each other over dinner or just hanging out.
Their house was like a home away from home, comfortable, quiet and fun. You can hike the hills of San Juan just steps out the door, and you're close to everything you could need.
I felt immediately welcomed on arriving at JJ and Andy's and we shared lots of great meals together, as well as hanging out at the Jah Love Shack in the back having a Red Stripe or a cocktail. Don't hesitate to book here, you'll love it!
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Photographer/Artist/Destination-Image & Product Designer -)
Portrait & destination image photographer and architectural business developer for Jamaican Architect/husband's consulting firm.
Working ability in Spanish,, have already hosted family, friends and guests from many countries.
Conducts photo workshops and tours... member of Latino Business Council & Equestrian Coalition within the Chamber of Commerce, and also promotes and produces local interest stories for online news agencies. Family are tennis, soccer, and international sports fans & daughter Sarah is a tennis instructor.
Life motto; DON"T WORRY, BE HAPPY.