About this listing
Set over a detached garage in a gorgeous private home on 1/3 acre in Newport Beach, this 'carriage house' studio has a private entrance off the driveway and looks out on a beautiful pool and garden.
Just 10 minutes toward the ocean from Orange County Airport, and 8 minutes from Big Corona Beach in Corona del Mar, this is an ideal place to enjoy one of the world's most beautiful and prestigious areas, including Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Balboa, Newport Harbor, etc.
Much like a hotel suite, this is a large studio with attached bath--and is a perfect get-away where you can relax and explore all the wonders of one of California's most beautiful cities, Newport Beach. It does not have a kitchen--but has a small refrigerator and a coffee maker. Save the money you might spend on a hotel and enjoy eating out in an area famous for great restaurants of all kinds. (It's a short walk to Peet's Coffee and some great little cafe's...and we'll tell you where the best fish tacos are in town!)
Situated less than a mile from Fashion Island, Newport Center, you will be minutes from world class dining, shopping, entertainment, surfing, boating, hiking Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, biking, beach combing, golf, theater, etc.
We have beach chairs and umbrella as well as beach towels for your use...so you can pack light.
You see the photos of our pool in our listing--a great view you enjoy from our Carriage House studio. It and the back yard are not for guest use; but there is a terrific community pool, heated year round, about 2 blocks from our place--with swim lanes, nice lounge furniture, etc. You are welcome to use that facility.
Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are just 25 minutes away; and South Coast Plaza and the Orange County Performing Arts Center are less than 15 minutes away as well.
The weather is great year-round--so come to Newport any time and enjoy all that Orange County's beautiful coastline has to offer.
No parties...this is a place for a quiet, relaxing get-away!
Ken was a great host and has a beautiful home. He left us a congrats card for our wedding, along with chocolates. Great stay and a good rate!
Ken was an excellent host. He was there to greet us upon arrival and give us the full tour of the space as well as recommendations of things to do in the area. He was also very attentive. The carriage house was exactly as promised. It was extremely clean, well kept, private and very spacious. The location was perfect for a nice quiet getaway, in a beautiful neighbourhood right in the heart of Orange County. There were plenty of amenities included, such as coffee, water, iron and direct tv to name but a few. It was a wonderful place to relax and unwind!
We had a great time staying with Ken and Pam. Great place - very private- and looks exactly like the pictures. Close by are the world's best doughnuts as well (Sidecar), so there's that too!
The Carriage House is a large, clean, bright studio with bath, plenty of storage space, iron and board, a fridge, fast Wifi and coffee supplies. There is no cooking area, but restaurants are nearby, plentiful and excellent. There is a nice private balcony overlooking a gorgeous pool area. I am not sure if the pool is open to guests because we were so busy in our two days there that we never had occasion to ask.
Our host, Ken, made us very welcome, with a tour of the facility and tips about the area. There is a comprehensive notebook onsite that lists things to do and rates restaurants and other amenities. He made beach chairs and towels available as well as a day pass to access Crystal Cove State Park for hours of hiking, bird watching and beach combing.
We stayed for two days and are already looking forward to our next visit to this charming, secluded oasis in the midst of everything SoCal has to offer!
We had a great time staying at the Carriage House. Description was accurate and communication with Ken was great and prompt. Nice, quite street but great location for getting where you need to go.
Delightful carriage house, just as advertised. It was quiet, spacious, light and convenient.
Ken and his family are outstanding hosts! Everything was as beautiful as it looks in the pictures if not more so in person. The entire neighborhood was so enjoyable. My son and I enjoyed Newport and Laguna beaches in the morning and Disneyland from afternoon to evening.....best Spring break ever!
About the Host, Ken
Retired Delta Air Lines pilot and custom home builder. Married 33 years to Pam--your hostess. Pam lost her vision as an adult and has been an inspiration to all who know her--receiving her masters degree in English literature some years ago as a blind student.
We have 3 children and now 3 grandchildren who live nearby.
We enjoy travel, boating, water sports, music, and our church where we serve as much as possible.