We (six british guys) were on a baseball trip to L.A. in September 2013 and chose this property because of it's proximity to Angel stadium. We cannot express how pleased we were with our choice. This house was perfect for us as a group and it would be a great location for a family vacation too. The property is, clearly, a home and has everything you could need for your stay. For us the most important features were extremely comfortable beds, wifi (new I believe), satellite TV, large fridge, enough showers for a group, washing and cooking facilities, gated community (safe) and plenty of room so we could have our own space. There are plenty of places to eat/drink in the area and for $12 all six could get to Anaheim Amtrak station for travel into L.A. (also close to Angel stadium and an open mall called outlets at Orange).
We also used the Metro from Newark, which has a park and ride facility and is very safe although busy on weekdays with commuters. At weekends $5 gets an all day pass.
San Diego is a couple of hours drive and is a beautiful city (and home of the Padres so another ballpark ticked off the list).
Of course there's Disney too. Very close and probably a similar taxi fare to Anaheim station, although we didn't go ourselves on this trip.
When I return to LA I will be checking the availability of this home from home.
Stayed with friends - Recommended to friends and family