Modern Conveniences/Old Fashioned Charm!

Modern Conveniences/Old Fashioned Charm!
Vacation Home hosted by Davida
2 Guests . 1 Bedroom . 2 Bathrooms
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BOOK FOR DECEMBER/JANUARY, 10% discount! Ask me. For over 30 years we have hosted people from over 61 countries. I teach an ESL class at our public library. In our fully furnished older home, we provide guests with assistance and friendship to navigate the USA. We are located in central Irvine; University/school and Spectrum Center close.
Disneyland, the beach and sports are within a 20 minute ride. Between L.A. and San Diego, Irvine is convenient, safe and welcoming.

HALLOWEEN FUN - a trip back in time! All TREATS.
Pleasant older uniquely decorated home (doors squeak/nooks and crannies abound/use our rotary dial phone/modern "stuff" also available...centrally located in Orange County, CA...2 hours from San Diego & 1-1/2 hours from L.A. Close to UCI, IVC, Disneyland and the beach cities. Bike and walking trails. Our Halloween room celebrates a unique fun holiday. Free Candy!
Good for long term visits for Students, Interns and Business travelers who want comfort with a bit of whimsy. Large desk and work station. Two twin beds and your own refrigerator and microwave; 24 hour coffee service. We have a copy machine available for a small fee.

1. Completely furnished...forgot something...we probably have it!
2. Free Internet access
3. Laundry Facilities: use of washer/dryer 1 x per week (large machine handles double load) - extra loads, $5.00 each - maid service can be contracted directly with service provider
4. We request that you refrain from smoking on the property or using anything that produces strong odors. Much appreciated.
5. Parking
6. Coffee, tea and snacks available. There is a small REFRIGERATOR and MICROWAVE inside your room.
7. 1.5 miles away from stores
8. Less than one mile from Bus Stop
9. Host has lived in Irvine for over 30 years. Intimate knowledge about the city that can be shared.
10. An old fashioned porch with rocking chairs welcomes you for your morning coffee.
11. Secluded gardens are available to sit and relax.
...and for the month of October, we decorate for Halloween. Booo. Be sure to schedule a visit to Knott's Scary Farm and Disneyland's Halloween Haunt.

We enjoy assisting our guests find venues of their interest. Having lived in Irvine many years and we are well acquainted with the best that it offers. I teach English and culture at the nearby library. You are always welcome to accompany me if you are bored.
This house has accommodated people from over 60 countries. You will not feel homesick here.

Irvine is ranked as one of the safest cities in the USA. Close to UCI, IVC, & many private language schools, we also have easy access to the beach, museums, parks, shopping centers and amusement parks.

There is some public transportation available though having a vehicle, especially at night, is advisable. Uber and Lyft are available.
We usually have a bicycle available for your use. There is no charge but the bicycle needs to be returned upon departure in the same condition you borrowed it. You will be responsible for providing a lock and safety gear. If the bicycle is stolen, you will need to replace it.
Irvine has one of the best bike trail systems in the area.
The best way to get from the airport is by airport transfer shuttle. It will take you directly to our house. A $10.00 tip to the driver is customary. We tip a lot in the USA. That's how service workers survive.

We will attempt to accommodate special dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, halal, and kosher. We provide a self serve continental breakfast (nothing fancy-but you won't starve) and a microwave for snacks. Do to Irvine's international nature, there are many restaurants and events available that highlight many cultures, nationalities, and faiths.


Guest Access

Sleeping Configuration
No Pets Allowed
No Smoking Allowed
Not Family/Kid Friendly
Not Handicap Accessible
Not Suitable for Events
Parking Included
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Iron & Board
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Laptop friendly workspace
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher



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Been in Irvine for over 40 years and have hosted international students, staff, faculty, and travelers. Love showing guests the "hidden" jewels...thrift shops...local museums...hole in the wall restaurants...
Speaks: English
Credit cards not accepted

Policies and Rules

Check In Flexible
Check OutFlexible
House Rules
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
It's a pretty chilled out house...old and interesting with a lifetime accumulation of memorabilia from around the world. You can smoke, but outside as there might be others who don't smoke. You will be given a house key code so feel free to come and go at whatever times you want. Please be aware that others may be sensitive to strong food odors and perfumes. You are welcome to do one load of laundry weekly; additional loads are $5.00. There are surveillance cameras outside and two additional inside cameras in the common areas viewing egress.


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Modern Conveniences/Old Fashioned Charm! is a Vacation Home located in Irvine, California, United States. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 2 guests
Modern Conveniences/Old Fashioned Charm! has 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms


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