Utilities are included in the rental rate including basic Satelite TV, High Speed Internet/Wi-Fi, Laundry facilities, Water, Trash, Electricity & Gas. Housekeeping services are available at additional charges as well as Private, In-Home Chef Dinners & Experiences, schedule permitting.
Spacious, historic Spanish Villa home set on a 10,000 sq.ft. property with large backyard and private front yard enclosed by 5' ficus hedges. This charming 1925 Spanish Revival, family-friendly home is located in the Historic Park Santiago neighborhood on a quiet street canopied by large Sycamore trees and is minutes from Disneyland, Downtown Santa Ana, the Historic Orange Plaza, and walking distance to museums, entertainment, shopping and more. Santa Ana is the County Seat and this home is close to State and Federal courthouses, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Saint Joseph's/Providence Hospital and Chapman University among other professional buildings.
The focal point is the open courtyard with Spanish fountain situated in the middle of the home. The north wing of the house leading off of the kitchen has its own bathroom and bedroom, while the opposite side of the home has a master bedroom and a smaller bedroom which share a spacious bathroom and a large walk in closet. The house features plenty of French doors and windows allowing for a lot of natural light and lovely breezes throughout the home.
Beside the overall design of the house and gorgeous yards in front and back, the second best feature is the kitchen. It has all the tools utilized by a professional chef (the owner of the house is a local award winning chef) and the backyard features a BBQ for either wood/charcoal or propane as preferred by the guest. There is a full time tenant suite by the garage and we ask that guests do not disturb the tenant. The yard is for your use exclusively, but the tenants will exit for work through the side alley. The tenants will also move the trash cans to the curb for pick up for you on Sunday night.
Original hardwood floors grace most of the home and there are traditional Spanish pavers in the kitchen and courtyard. The formal dining room seats 8 - 10 comfortably and many guests also enjoy a meal outdoors in the backyard at the second dining table under a large pergola with cheerful, outdoor lighting woven in among the wisteria. The garden itself is a chef's delight featuring mature fruit trees; white peaches ripen in July, a hybrid lemon tree featuring 3 strains of lemons that fruits year-round, grapefruit, and olive trees. The planter boxes grow many varieties of tomato, (heirloom, cherry, Roma and purple Cherokee) chilis, eggplant, French squash, Tuscan melons, artichoke, kale, varieties of lettuce, cucumber, cilantro, thyme, sage, chives, mint and other herbs. The backyard features a second smaller fountain next to the retreat at the back of the property , as well as several areas to escape and unwind with a cup coffee, a crossword puzzle or a cocktail. NOTE: There is a full time resident living in the studio apartment behind the garage who will not disturb guests but may be seen coming or going via their own private side yard entrance.
Should your group want to request a unique chef experience (a whole roasted pig for the 4th of July, a catered dinner for your long awaited family reunion post covid restrictions, or a ladies getaway weekend brunch) please reach out to arrange. Requests may be made in advance for on site chef specialty meal services schedule permitting.
The backyard features a second smaller fountain next to the retreat at the back of the property , as well as several areas to escape and unwind with a cup coffee, a crossword puzzle or a cocktail. NOTE: There is a full time resident living in the studio apartment behind the garage who will not disturb guests but may be seen coming or going via their own private side yard entrance.
At the end of the street is a large public park that hosts movie nights and live music during summer evenings, and is known for its great trails for walking, biking and hiking. There are also tennis courts, a softball diamond and a lawn bowling center in the park. Also within walking distance is the Discovery Science Center, the renowned Bowers Museum and Mother’s organic Market and Kitchen among other options for eating and shopping and we are a few minutes away from Knott's Berry Farm, California Adventure, and Disneyland in Anaheim.
The house is set just 10 miles inland from the beaches, and 5 miles from John Wayne Airport. We are practically next door to Disneyland, Angel's Stadium, the Ducks hockey at the Honda Center, and it is only 36 miles north to L
Cross streets: Main Street and 17th Street
City, St, Zip: Santa Ana, California, 92706