We're the hip Southern California beach town  surrogate  aunt and uncle with a cute dog in a 2 bedroom / 2 bath carriage house  at the top of the hill just 1 mile East of the UCI campus,  the neighborhood is known as Turtle Rock. It's a nice and  comfortable place in a chic chic neighborhood. There are no house rules but one, shoes off at the front door....  We let the fully furnished junior bedroom with private bath on a casual basis and we keep it simple. No lease, no deposit.  This  is just perfect for contract workers who want a break from corporate housing and  main campus UCI people from undergrad to post doc and visiting research students  (10 minute downhill bike ride to the center of the campus),  new grads and interns working in Irvine, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa,  med students doing rotations at the UC Irvine Medical Center (15-18 minute commute, 23 minutes door to scrub in) and as a base camp for new arrivals.   We're also convenient and sympathetic  for locals experiencing marital / relationship transitions otherwise known as  the suddenly single or those who need to be..... so if you're planning on moving to 'Splitsville' but need to stay in the area this will work for you ....

To answer the four  most frequently asked questions:

 

#1  If you are reading this then the room is available. We will delete the post if the room is not available.

 

#2 we have a dog, there will be no other dogs (or cats) before her.

 

#3 one person, not two, overnight guests are welcome but not 7 days a week.

 

#4 We're much more interested in learning who you  are than in posting photographs of  our fabulous  furniture on Craigslist.   I've written a thorough description so have a read and tell us about yourself.  If you're a tentative match  I will  provide a complete file of current  photographs of us, the dog, the interior and exterior and the floor plan. In addition we have an extensive references list, our housemates have been happy and  love to talk.

 

Here are the details...

 

Must like dogs or at least tolerate a 20 lb sock thief/dog in the household. You'll have your own room, completely furnished,  and your own private full bath. .....features:  hard wired high speed cable internet  (plug the ethernet cable to your laptop and you're on) or wireless at your option, computer sound system (just plug the mini-jack in), a 25" television with basic cable (HBO/Showtime are on the living room screen), DVD player,  clock radio, iron and ironing board, multiple  power strips,  a  65" x 30" desk,  a  high back executive chair in leather, a director's chair which folds out of the way,  two bookcases, floor and desk lamps, full length closet and a firm queen bed (with brass reading lamp and glass end table) with linens, blankets, comforter,  bed spreads and the bath comes  with plush towels.   There is a jack for a hard line private phone if desired. All you'll need to bring is yourself, your clothes and your laptop.        You'll have free run of the place and unrestricted use of the  fully equipped kitchen including your own space in the fridge and pantry. BBQ on the deck. Not into cooking?  there's a global selection of convenient local options.  There is a jacuzzi, pool and gym. Parking is just steps from the front door. <br><br>You'll be sharing the townhouse with us - a  private Eastern  college and Big 10 grad couple who met on the Balboa Island Ferry - and our slightly fat and sassy  JRT   (think Wishbone,  Eddie,  Skip).  If you're a cigarette smoker..the smoking lounge is on the deck.  When you just want your space along with peace and quiet then that is what you'll have. When  you want to be social we're available, popping a cork (or not) and watching a movie or show on the home screen, bike rides, car washing, midnight runs to In-N-Out Burger, grocery shopping, Saturday mornings at the Irvine Farmers' Market or the Irvine Spectrum cars and coffee meet,  a few hours in Newport Beach at the Wedge  or Laguna Beach coves and tide pools,  whatever, we're  even up for Las Vegas now and again.

 

UCI is just  10 minutes by bicycle from home to the center of the campus by off road bike path. The room comes with your choice from a his and hers pair of matching late model American made hard tail mountain bikes (with optional helmet)  perfect for riding the Irvine bikeway to class/lab everyday or for sport riding the open & flowing neighborhood  trailsand  the more rugged tracks "verging on the epic" of the Crystal Cove/Laguna Coast Wilderness and Aliso/Woods Canyon trails.There is an available surf board and a couple boogie boards in the garage, too. You're on your own as far as a wet suit.

 

...between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach and inland from the coast...

just 2 minutes to the 405 at University Drive and 4 miles to SNA airport (44 to LAX and 55 to UCLA/Westwood), 3 miles to the Spectrum, 5 miles up Newport Coast Drive to  Pacific Coast Highway and Crystal Cove, left on PCH and 4 miles south is Laguna Beach, right on PCH and 1/2 mile is Corona Del Mar.