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Enjoy the Beach, Hike, Run, Bike and Visit Disneyland

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 1,350 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

If you like to stroll, hike, run, bike or swim in the ocean, this newly remodeled condo is close to the beach, parks, running and bike trails. Just about 1-1/2 miles to the beach, you’ll be steps away from Fairview Park and Talbert Nature Preserve in Costa Mesa. You’ll be 5 miles from Huntington Beach Pier; 7 miles from Balboa Island; 14 miles from the art colony of Laguna Beach, and only 13 miles from Disneyland. So, what are you waiting for?!!

The “Mermaid Lounge” has kitchen, living/dining area, two bedrooms (plus loft), a full bath (Jack and Jill) and a half bath downstairs. With tile throughout, it’s okay if you bring in a little beach sand. Upstairs there’s new carpeting in the loft next to the walk-in closet and a ¾ bath. According to VRBO, the average hotel room is 325 sq. ft. Here you can bring your groceries and spread out in about 1,300 sq. ft. Just right for a maximum of 6 guests. Master bedroom has a king size bed, loft has a queen size, and the “surf room” has a daybed and twin bed. Add crib size child bed or Pak n Play for little ones at no charge. The kitchen provides what you need for preparing meals with mostly new appliances; use spices, cooking oil, coffee, tee, or anything you can find there. The washer and dryer are just around the corner in the hallway where you'll find all the laundry supplies you will need.

Clean, uncluttered and comfortable, you can unwind here or scurry off to your choice of Southern California attractions. You may even want to sign up for sailing lessons at the Orange Coast College School of Sailing and Seamanship whether you are just starting or have sailed before. You don’t have to leave Newport Bay to enjoy a fabulous day on the water. Rent a Duffy boat, order food and beverages or bring your own!

Head through Fairview Park and down the hill to pick up the Santa Ana River Bicycle Trail. Turn left and you’re at the beach in about 2.5 miles. Or, turn right and bike the rest of the 30 mile trail to Riverside County.

Surf lessons? We can refer you to our favorite instructors. Model airplane enthusiast? There is a flying field (electric only) in Fairview Park. Oh, and if you play the piano …bring your music because we have one here!

FOR INQUIRIES: Choose "Contact Owner" (below the pricing area), fill out the form with your questions/information of your choice, then scroll to the bottom and choose "Send Email". No payment is required for this option. My prices shown will be honored for subsequent reservation.

FOR 24-HOUR BOOKING REQUEST: VRBO has added a 24 hour booking request to my web page, and I'll do my best to respond quickly.. After five years of renting my home to travelers, with no complaints from my neighbors or HOA, I continue to ask that all guests sign a Rental Agreement and speak with me personally, briefly, before finalizing the booking. I am given 24 hours to "accept" and finalize the booking, or 'decline". First payment is required with this option.

More Details

Kathleen Winnie
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Kathleen Winnie

Grandma, girlfriend, sailor, traveler, retired Sales Manager, I am rarely home so why not share a nice place to stay for travelers. At various times my guy, family and I have used VRBO to enjoy the country from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Bend, Oregon. We enjoy the weather here the most; it is nearly perfect year round. And, there are so many things to do!

Kathleen Winnie purchased this condo in 2007

Why Kathleen Winnie chose Mesa Verde

Close to the beach, sailing, and many attractions, one of my favorite things about my property is that it is nestled among the trees in a quiet, safe complex with very nice neighbors.

What makes this condo unique

Guests have use of my California State Beach Parking Pass. This may be used as many times per day as you wish each day at the nearest beach, Huntington State Beach. If you pay per visit without a pass, the fee is $12.00 - $15.00. It may also be used at many California State Beaches. There is a charge if pass is lost or stolen.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Mesa Verde in Costa Mesa

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Half-Bath - Toilet , Half bath located on first floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Located in Loft
    Jack and Jill Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , First Floor between Master Bedroom and Surf Bedroom, 2 sinks
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Surf Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Crib size Child bed or Pak N Play may be added.
  • King size bed (1) Located in Master Bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) Located in Loft known as the 'Treehouse'., Twin or Single Bed (1) Daybed (1) in guest bedroom known as the 'Surf Room', Crib size child Bed (1) , or Pak N Play (1) may be added on request.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Small Yamaha upright Piano


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(52 traveller reviews)

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Enjoy the Beach, Hike, Run, Bike and Visit Disneyland
average rating of 5.0 based on 52 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The Mermaid Lounge was perfect! We loved staying there and absolutely will stay again if it’s available. Kathleen was an awesome host even though we didn’t get the chance to meet in person. The house was spotless and had everything we needed. We have 2 young children who were happy there as well. I would recommend to anyone who’s looking for a place to stay in the OC area.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

This home was so charming! We had 5 adults staying for beaches and baseball games. Huntington Beach is beautiful, but be prepared for a long walk from the parking lot to the water. The sand goes on and on and on! The parking pass was much appreciated as the price to park is now $15. Drives to the Angels Stadium took about an hour due to traffic. Nothing can be done about that. Kathleen was very accommodating - making sure we had a working tv for the basketball playoffs. We especially loved the backyard. We spent most of our time at home there. The location next to the Santa Anna Riverbed Trail was also a daily pleasure - biking and jogging paths abound!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, Az

Quaint and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely place to get a way too!! We really enjoyed how close the home was to the Beach but far enough away from the noise at night. Everything that you could need was close by. I very much appreciated how clean the property was. We can't wait to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Our stay earlier this month at the Mermaid Lounge couldn't have been better. Kathleen and Ani made sure everything was perfect for us and made us feel so welcome. The house is spacious and made all the difference in traveling with kiddos! The neighborhood is quiet and relaxing. There are a ton of things to do in the area as well, and if you haven't had time to research before your trip Kathleen has a wonderful basket full of ideas and coupons for local places. The house is filled with anything you may have left at home, as well as everything you need for the beach and toys/games for kids. I was so impressed with this rental, I would HIGHLY recommend renting this for your next Orange County get away!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tumwater, WA

Charming Home Centrally Located

  • 5 of 5

Loved being three miles from Huntington and Newport Beaches. Very close to Balboa Island and Laguna Beach too! Easy access to I-405. Home was very comfortable in a quiet neighborhood. The house was well stocked - linens, personal toiletries and condiments. Kathleen was quite responsive for any questions or needs. And the state park/beach parking pass saved us lots of money. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfectly appointed & cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Kathleen is an absolute delight to work with! She communicated promptly and frequently throughout the entire planning process. She made certain that we were safe and that we wanted for nothing during our stay. There was nothing we could want that was not in this home during our stay. Everything was clean and in good working order from making certain there were scissors in the kitchen to a foot spa (glorious after a long few days at Disneyland!)in the bathroom. The linens were crisp and fresh and the seating was plentiful!

We enjoyed our time at the Mermaid Lounge and look forward to visiting again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
John Wayne Orange County Airport
Nearest Ferry
6.8 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Train
13.4 Miles
Santa Ana Transportation Center
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Huntington State Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Mesa Verde, Orange County

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
26 May 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
End of Summer/Labor Day 2018
27 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas and New Years
16 Dec 2018 - 7 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £152.28
Cleaning Fee £106.6

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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