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Irvine California 92617 United States of America

Listing # 120944

Rates From USD 3400 Monthly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

House in Tall-Growth Garden next to UC Irvine Campus

Beautiful 2,000 square-foot, 2-story furnished house with high ceilings, in the midst of tall-growth trees and manicured gardens (including a 25-meter community pool less than 200 meters away), in University Hills, adjacent to University of California, Irvine.

The house is fully furnished and fully equipped. It has 3 upstairs bedrooms (master bedroom and 2 additional bedrooms, one with a single bed and one with a single bed that can be converted to a bunk bed) and 2.5 bathrooms, plus an upstairs office (which we will preferably keep and use as storage, but this is negotiable). Downstairs there is a large living room/dining room area with a vaulted ceiling; this area includes a glass and leather, six-seat dining room table, plus a separate seating area that features a conservatory-quality black grand piano (Kawai RX2, built 2001). On the other side of the house, downstairs, is a large, fully-equipped Italian kitchen (including a breakfast nook for four) and a family room with a sofa and fireplace. The family room connects through a large glass door to a shady and spacious back-yard lawn and patio area, including an art nouveau glass-and-iron dining table that seats four and a gas BBQ.

The house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, abutting the dedicated greenbelt area of University Hills (no street to cross). The greenbelt is alive with birdsong. It features gardens maintained by the homeowners’ association and 80-foot, old-growth trees. Walking paths lead through it, both upward toward the hills (and an ecological reserve with views) and downward toward the community pool and the University of California campus itself (a 7-minute walk). It is within easy walking distance to the campus itself (5 min., through the garden greenbelt).

Bicycles are provided for convenient access to shopping and campus buildings. The house is fully furnished, including linens and all cooking- and eating-ware for our large Italian kitchen. This is our home, our primary residence.

Access to four community pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, playgrounds, volleyball and basketball courts, soccer/baseball field and community center, all within a few minutes’ walk from the house.

It is an easy 20-minute walk to six independent-cinema screens, grocery stores (Target, Trader Joe's and Albertsons), restaurants, cafes, shops, banks, gym, hiking and biking trails. The community is also very close to the ocean; Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Crystal Cove are a 15-20 minute drive from the house. Los Angeles and San Diego are one hour away; and various Southern California attractions, such as Disneyland (18 miles), Universal Studios, and Legoland, are nearby. The neighborhood is very safe and great for kids. All homeowners here are associated with the University of California.

See many pictures of the house at "relevant links" below.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2000 Sq. Feet
Suited for
4 people
Property Type


Available from Monday, July 1, 2019 until Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Minimum Stay
1 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Irvine
Postal Code - State or Province 92617 CA
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords University Hills
Closest University University of California Irvine
University nearby CSULB, CSUF, Chapman University

Home Exchange:

We are open to a home swap with any destination!

Rental Price:

USD 3400 Monthly

Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Near Restaurants
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • On Campus
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Fireplace
  • Pool
  • Garden
  • Other: Monitor


Kid Friendly

Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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I am a professor at UC Irvine. My family and I enjoy travelling and living abroad.

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Grazia and her family were excellent guests. Nice, respectful of our place, helpful it was an absolute pleasure to host them and share a bit of our Parisian life with them! We would highly recommend Grazia for any future rental. Excellent Sophie Ryan 11/8/2018 1:54:00 AM