Room in 637 S Orange St Currently Available for Rent!
We are currently looking for an individual to rent out the Master Suite in this charming 2 bed/2 bath duplex in the the heart of Old Town Orange. The room will be available July 1st and will be priced affordably at $1099/month! For more details and leasing information, please contact us!
What sets my space apart from the others is its location. The premier areas within Old-Town Orange lie east/west between Glassell and Cambridge, and north/south from Hart park to about Chapman University. This is simply because the Metrolink train on the west side of Old-Town is quite an annoyance to those neighborhoods, something to consider when looking for a place to stay. A lot more of the "million dollar" historic homes are within these boundaries as well. While staying right in the Circle and around Chapman might seem like a good idea, there is a lot more traffic and stop signs to get from the interior of Old Town to the freeways. My home is centrally located to Chapman, the Circle, CHOC and St. Joseph's, but just far enough away to avoid all of the congestion and give direct freeway access. Additionally, my home is next door to Hart Park and the Santa Ana River Trail for those who like to be active, and is practically on Glassell for those who want to catch one of the city buses that commute down this main street. I have yet to find another space in Old Town Orange that can offer such a convenient balance of all these factors.
The room is for rent is part of a two-unit duplex (a duplex consists of two homes on a single lot), which shares a doubly-thick common wall with the neighbors. The room itself is one of the rooms in a two-bed two-bath setup, so the only other person you would be interacting with would be myself.
None of the photos are edited. I think it's important for someone to know what their space is going to look like without fancy lighting. What you see is what you get (and is hopefully what you want!).
Everything in the home is accessible, except my personal room and the garage area. The garage does have the laundry hook ups, so I kindly ask guests to refrain from messing around with any of the fun stuff in the garage (although I know it's going to be tempting)!
I am quite a busy guy, so typically once I initially get my guests settled in, I go on with my daily life. I leave early in the morning for work at 8am, and don't come back until about 7pm. During the weekends I frequently go visit my parents or friends in LA, although from time to time will stay around in Orange.
While I am available on my phone at all times during your stay, I will for the most part be out of your way! That being said, I'm a very easy going guy who likes to get to know people when the time is right!
The neighborhood is one of the most quiet and laid-back neighborhoods in orange. It's smack in the heart of the old-town "historic" district surrounded by homes that were built in the early 1900s. My home is about 20 steps away from Hart Park, which has tennis courts, baseball diamonds and a beach volleyball court for those who are athletically inclined. Feel free to challenge me to a game of tennis!
About a 15 minute walk (5 minute car ride) is the Orange Circle with lots of options for fine-dining, beer tasting, liquid-nitrogen frozen ice cream and lots, I mean lots, of antique shops.
If you have a car: You can park anywhere on the street as long as you watch for the street sweeping signs. Streets alternate Tuesday/Wednesday on different weeks, but they don't come until 9am anyway, so if you plan on getting your day started before then it's not a problem. There usually is plenty of street parking, but on occasion you might have to park at most 1 block away. My only caution is to realize that many streets only allow you to park on one side of it; if you don't see anyone else in front or behind you, check the signs!
If you don't have a car: The reality with the OC is that if you don't have a car, it makes life a bit more difficult, but it's still doable. I have had many people stay here without a car and they managed just fine. There is a bus-stop right outside my house, and for longer commutes you could also walk down to the circle to the Metrolink train. While there is a liquor store two blocks away for small things, walking to the nearest Ralphs would be a bit more of a trek.
I am unfortunately unable to pick up anybody from the airport, but there are plenty of services to get around the OC. While many people still use cabs and shuttles, I prefer Lyft and Uber, which do run in Orange.
A few things about myself. I am an easy going California native that has lived in Southern California on and off for most of my life. I went to UCLA and studied engineering, then studied the biomedical sciences for my masters, and then decided to pursue medicine, hopefully for the last career change of my life. I have a wide variety of interests, play a lot of instruments, and am pretty active/addicted to Crossfit. I've had small stints living in Chicago and Japan, and I do speak conversational Japanese.
I only have a few rules:
No shoes in the house (I'm half asian, so it just rubs me the wrong way to see people walking around indoors in shoes!)
No smoking on the premises. If you wish to smoke, it's really easy to walk like 5 steps to the park for a bit.
I really appreciate it when people wipe down the kitchen after they use it (especially behind the sink), and also use the provided squeegee in the shower to keep the glass looking clean!
I am an easy-going California native that has lived in Southern California on and off for most of my life. I went to UCLA and studied engineering, then studied the biomedical sciences for my masters, and then decided to pursue medicine, hopefully for the last career change of my life. I have a wide variety of interests, play a lot of instruments, and am pretty active/addicted to Crossfit. I've had small stints living in Chicago and Japan, and I do speak conversational Japanese.