SERENITY IN CDM: Private Cottage & Gardens on XL Lot

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Smart TV, DVD player, books, music library
Smart TV, DVD player, books, music library

Overview of SERENITY IN CDM: Private Cottage & Gardens on XL Lot

Entire home

SERENITY IN CDM: Private Cottage & Gardens on XL Lot

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
  • Follows industry sanitization guidelines
Newport Beach, CA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSherman Library and Garden6 min walk
  • Popular LocationCorona del Mar State Beach12 min walk
  • Popular LocationLittle Corona Beach19 min walk
  • AirportOrange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)11 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3
760 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 twin/single bed
Bathroom 1

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About this area

Newport Beach

Located by the sea, this vacation home is in Corona del Mar, a walkable area in Newport Beach with good shopping. Balboa Pier and Newport Pier are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those in the mood for shopping can visit Fashion Island and Irvine Spectrum Center. Santa Ana Zoo and Balboa Fun Zone are also worth visiting. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Sherman Library and Garden - 6 min walk
  • Corona del Mar State Beach - 12 min walk
  • Little Corona Beach - 19 min walk
  • Fashion Island - 3 min drive
  • The Wedge - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Tustin Station - 14 min drive
  • John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 11 min drive


  • Summer House — 5 min walk
  • Zinc Cafe — 6 min walk
  • Bandera — 7 min walk
  • Avila's El Ranchito — 8 min walk
  • The Bungalow — 9 min walk

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

SERENITY IN CDM: Private Cottage & Gardens on XL Lot

Adults-only Newport Beach vacation home in Corona del Mar, near Corona del Mar State Beach
A "Unicorn" in Corona del Mar? YES!

This beautiful guest cottage sits toward the back of a RARE double-lot, which offers exceptional privacy in this otherwise densely populated beach community - Surrounded by tranquil gardens – Not the usual neighbors’ windows!

Centrally located in the heart of CDM village, within easy walking distance to prime restaurants, cafes, shops, beaches and everything else that makes Corona del Mar so desirable: 2.5 blocks to Coast Highway, 8 blocks to Big Corona State Beach. A tree-lined park is just up the block, leading to public tennis and basketball courts. If you enjoy trail-running or hiking, Buck Gully Nature Reserve is just a few blocks away. Sherman Gardens and Port Theater are also within easy walking distance. A mile or less to explore Fashion Island’s luxury shops, restaurants and movie theaters, and Pelican Hill's World-Class Golf Resort.

This original cottage was recently renovated and fully furnished with style and comfort in mind. Extensive attention to detail went into all elements of this redesign, preserving the original cottage charm while enhancing it with modern luxuries.

This is one of VERY FEW original beach cottages that remain in CDM Village! Spacious ground-level open floor-plan in living/dining/kitchen area, with bright natural light from tons of French windows, upper transoms and classic Dutch door. New kitchen cabinets with 'Galaxy' granite countertops. High beamed ceiling with classic transom windows provide even more light and the sea-breeze when desired. Private garden courtyard entrance facing the kitchen & dining area, and ANOTHER totally private garden patio (with outdoor seating) through the spacious bedroom’s French doors. The living room windows open up to a view of the exotic middle yard with 35 foot Koi pond + stream.

REGARDING COVID-19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: As any of our repeat guests will confirm, we have always taken cleaning of our cottages between guests to a rather "extreme" level! The three main cleaning agents that we use for hard surfaces are 70% Isopropyl alcohol, 8% Hydrogen Peroxide and chlorine bleach, and for soft surfaces, 90% Isopropyl alcohol and steam cleaning. All bedding, (not just sheets) including blankets and comforter covers, protective pillow case covers, are changed between guests. Pillows and comforters are tumbled in the dryer on high heat for a minimum of 15 minutes before changing pillow case covers and putting on clean pillow cases and sheets. All soft surfaces of headboard and bed frame are sprayed with alcohol and allowed to dry.

In addition, we have recently added an overnight UV / OZONE cycle as an "overkill" treatment, once everything else has been cleaned and disinfected. This system shuts itself off when completed, which allows the cottage to remain untouched until the guests check themselves in (if contact-free check-in is desired.).

IF YOU ARE A HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUAL, IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOU DISCUSS YOUR TRAVEL PLANS WITH YOUR PHYSICIAN PRIOR TO BOOKING! Although we have created a sterile environment inside, there are many other factors to take into consideration when traveling during an outbreak. Your doctor is familiar with your specific risk factors and can guide you in making the best choices for your situation.

From booking through check-out, Our goal is to provide you with the best quality, value and service that exists within CdM’s 1 bedroom category.

If you have any special requests, just ask.. We will do everything we can to make your stay absolutely perfect!

• High quality bedding, fresh towels and paper-goods provided
• Ultra-comfortable, dust mite-proof queen bed with top quality sheets and linens
• New and/or freshly laundered dust mite-proof pillows (choice of goose down and/or shredded latex
• Secured WIFI - 100+ MBS
• High Def TV in Living area
• Ultra-High Def Smart-TV in bedroom
• Phillips Hue Color Lighting system
• DirecTV, Netflix & Amazon Movies, (+ access other popular apps w/ existing acct)
• Pay-Per-View / On Demand movies available (rates vary by title)
• Full bathroom (Tub/Shower) with white tile and marble mosaic floor
• Blow-dryer, soap, shampoo, Iron & ironing board provided
• Coffee & espresso/cappuccino maker
• Full Serving sets for 8 people, incl. Crystal wine glasses (both red & white)
• Full kitchen with Cooking utensils, pots & pans, food processor, blender, etc.
• Original stone floors enhanced with sisal area rugs in Living & Bedroom.
• Private entrance, Parking
• Laundry available
• Gardens on three sides, between you and the neighbors
• Reverse osmosis drinking water provided (5-stage filter)
• Whole-home chlorine water filter (including Shower/Bath)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This property is not easily accessible by wheelchair. Because this is an original 1940s property that has not been altered structurally, some aspects of the layout could present mobility issues. (Specifically, most of the original doors are under 28” wide, and the garden entrance has uneven natural stepping stones and ground-cover leading to the cottage.)

If you have any special needs or requests, please inquire before booking to insure that our property can safely and comfortably accommodate you. Thank you!

Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations are furnished with dining tables and kitchen islands. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions are featured in guestrooms.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Elise Pisani
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards (Hawai'i - USA)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels
  • Beach sun loungers


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car not required

Family friendly

  • Children's games


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Blender
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Soap


  • Smart TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Music library
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced yard
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Water sports equipment
  • Golf privileges
  • Tennis on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Boating on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Power boating nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Unit size: 760 sq ft (71 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

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Minimum check-in age - 28


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number SLP12716

We should mention

A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Serenity Cdm Private Cottage Gardens XL Lot Corona del Mar
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Serenity Cdm Private Cottage Gardens XL Lot Corona del Mar
Serenity IN Cdm Private Cottage Gardens on XL Lot
Serenity IN Cdm Private Cottage Gardens on XL Lot

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Hidden Gem
Loved this cottage! We had family stay in the back cottage on Elise’s property over Thanksgiving. The cottage has everything you need. The locations is the best and close to shopping, night life and facilities (parks and playgrounds) for those with small children. The unit is charming and very cozy! Elise was an amazing host! She really goes above and beyond! Plus she is very quick to respond and communicate with you for should you have any special requests. We’ll be booking here again!
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

The name says it all
Serenity in CDM is a fantastic find. The property is an oasis with private outdoor space, yet it is within walking distance of great restaurants and the beach. Watching the sunset nightly over the ocean should not be missed! Elise has everything you need at the property to help make a relaxing vacation. We cannot wait to stay again in the future!

5/5 Excellent

A perfect cottage
Our stay was just perfect. The property is even more beautiful than the pictures. You have complete privacy and can enjoy looking at the gorgeous gardens and coy pond. There is a lovely patio just outside the master bedroom. Every detail in the decor is well thought out is fantastic The owner is very gracious and is helpful if you should need anything. We will return.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful Cottage with Fantastic Host
Lovely! My daughter and I stayed ten days at this cute cottage. The cottage has everything and more! Also it is within walking distance of restaurants and coffee shops. Five minutes to Fashion Island shopping center and 20 minutes from the Airport. Our host Elise was beyond fantastic and helpful. I'd rebook my next time in town.

5/5 Excellent

A fabulous and calm place to land
This is a sweet abode in a fabulous location. It was clean, beautifully decorated and had very nice amenities. The outdoor spaces are so calming, and Alys was very sweet in her communication and support. Highly highly recommend!!