About This Listing
Airy one Bedroom in quiet location.
En-suite private bathroom .
1/4 mile to beach.
Close to shopping, restaurants, easy freeway access.
Snowbirds and mature couples especially welcome.
Heated community pool and jacuzzi steps away.
A place to rest or use as a base to discover Newport Beach.
Many choices of restaurants, marina, shops....love to share what's available.
Bus route close by. Laguna Beach just 10 miles away. Huntington Beach is just about 5 miles away.
Great bike riding area to Newport and Balboa Pier and also to Huntington Beach on bike paths on the ocean!
Eclectic art collection and interesting place to come for a few days or a week or two. Escape the cold weather in winter or come and enjoy beach weather in summer.
Sleeps 2 in double bed.
Interaction with Guests
I love interesting people and have travelled extensively myself - enjoy conversation but also give you LOTS of space as I enjoy my own space as well.
It's wonderful living in this coastal town.
Lots to do or just come to relax.
There is a bus service but is limited. Best to have your own car or a rental car.
Smoke free environment. No SMOKERS please (even if you are willing to smoke outside) - we like to keep a SMOKE FREE environment for all our neighbors.
Otherwise come and enjoy!
I have two "rescue cats from the mountains" but they keep to themselves.
Occasionally my dog comes for a visit but not too often.
No air-conditioning in the summer but close to the beach with breezes and fans if needed.
It is helpful if you have your own transportation but arrangements can be made if needed. I have one bicycle for use. There is a reasonable bike rental close by if you need another one or bring your own - safe storage in garage.
Easy bus service to Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach and short walk to local beach.
Beach towels and beach chairs are available for your use.
I do not know how to express my feeling, but Joanne was very great and kind with me thank you very much.
My wife and I visited Irvine for my business at UC Irvine, and we first planed to stay in a regular hotel. However, our stay at Joanne's turned out to a unforgettable experience by her kind hospitality. The house is located in a very quiet environment. The house is decorated with a variety of collections of ethnic crafts from various areas in the world. We enjoyed so much by talking with the host, who has been working as a volunteer at a NPO for the support of orphans in South Africa. We would definitely like to come back here again at a future visit to Irvine.
As a first time Air B&B 'er this was seriously one great experience. Joanne could not have Been more pleasant of a host. Having Tea and cake when we arrived and a great breakfast in the morning. The home is immaculate. The art is awesome. We knew the area well since we both are from Southern California and my wife and I could not have found a better place and location. Thank you for a wonderful stay. We will see you again!!!!
Joanne was wonderful. She was quick to respond and coordinate my arrival. She stayed up to greet me, even though I was delayed by traffic. But best of all, she had a beautiful pot of fresh soup on which was, so, so wonderful as I had not had time to grab any dinner. Joanne's home is beautiful, like being in a gallery. Everything was comfortable, inviting and exactly what I needed. I hope to go back soon.
Joanne was a wonderful host and her home and location where what we where looking for. The accommodations where clean and private and we had the freedom to interact as little or as much as we pleased. It was also wonderful to meet a like minded person and to share the good things we are both doing in the world. I wish Joanne all the best and hope to stay with her again soon.
Joanne is someone you can't missed out on your life long journey. She's like a mother to me, my Super Host/Mom, caring and understanding in every way. She welcomed me with love and care, and made sure my days in Newport were going well. On my first day, she showed me around Newport and I guarantee you that you will fall in love with Cali right away! She helped me out a lot during my stay, treated me like a part of her family. I couldn't thank her enough for her kindness. She also invited me to her friend's bbq gathering which was a good way for me to socialize and learn about other cultures. I enjoyed spending time with her a lot and miss having her around. I feel at home when I'm with her and I'm sure you want to feel the same way when you're abroad!
About the Host, Joanne
Active, healthy 62 year old. Work in non-profit. Enjoy people, conversation and travel. Walking is my new passion and just back from walking The Camino Trail in Spain. African Art collector. I have lived many lives and loved them all! Born in So.Africa, I have lived in California since the 70's (with 3 years in North Carolina).
I enjoy foreign films, ethnic foods and the arts.
My motto in life is "YES"!