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Waterfront on the Grand Canal

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 4

Private, quiet, recently remodeled upstairs flat for up to four guests over main house located on the Grand Canal on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California. By the WEEK or MONTH only. 50'' LCD Flat Panel HDTV with HD Cable, Stainless Steel Appliances, ceiling fans, WIFI, and a beautiful deck with a new retractable awning and great view of the Grand Canal.

One block to the quaint village shopping area with many restaurants and a small grocery, wine, and deli shop. A short walk to the Balboa Island Ferry to take you across the bay to the ocean beach and more shops and restaurants. No pets, and no loud parties, we have great neighbors! If your looking for a vacation home that is not your typical rental, this is it. This is our home away from home and we have furnished and equipped it as such.

Please E-Mail John
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Please E-Mail John

Bought the property in 1998 and fixed it up for a vacation rental with a plan to retire here someday. Continued remodeling and improving the property over the years. Someday finally came and we are living our dream in the downstairs main house after moving from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Please E-Mail John purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Please E-Mail John chose Newport Beach

It was on the WATER! Also, a great quiet location on the island, just around the corner from the shops and restaurants, and a quick walk across the little bridge to a supermarket, drug store, cleaners, bank, and restaurants.

What makes this apartment unique

On the Island and on the WATER!


Newport Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • quality mattresses, new furnishings, ceiling fans in each.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Waterfront on the Grand Canal
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Brisbane, Australia

Quiet, Peaceful Island Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This upstairs apartment has a great location on the Grand Canal. It is also very close to the main shopping strip where the restaurants are located - a two minute walk.

Excellent fitout and very comfortable for a couple. Quality appliances, renovated, modern bathroom and kitchen and all the starter condiments to allow meal preparation - either in the kitchen or BBQ on the deck overlooking the canal.

We found the owners very helpful and Tom (their onsite Manager) provides good assistance and all the local tips for a great stay.

Balboa Island is a delight for couples seeking a peaceful break in beautiful surroundings . We had great weather and enjoyed walking the island regularly and taking the ferry to the Peninsula. There are sufficient good restaurants on the island to meet all tastes - our favourite was Basilica (Swiss/French)..

We will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rod & Lynn for your nice comments. It takes a leap of faith to book a private home all the way from Australia and we do appreciate your trust in us.
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Peaceful Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We were so delighted with the quality and attention to detail provided by the owners for this beautiful apartment. It was like stepping into a page from Coastal Living. What a find! Not your normal rental, at all. Very clean, upscale and private. A perfect couple's retreat. We have already recommended it to friends, and plan to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we remodeling the upstairs apartment a couple of years ago it was with the intention of using it ourselves and not renting it. We put in all new windows & doors, hardwood floors, crown moldings, new counter tops, tile bathroom, custom furniture and more - then changed our minds and have allowed parties of two only into our "owner's hide-a-way". We have had some great guests from all over the world stay - it's great to share our special place on the Island.
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Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society
Balboa Island Ferry Inc
Balboa Pier
Crab Cooker
Bluewater Grill Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Hopdoddy Burger Bar
Crow Burger Kitchen
Javier's Cantina - Crystal Cove
The Beachcomber Cafe
Crystal Cove State Park
Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery
Sugar 'n Spice
Newport Landing Whale Watching
Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar
Caffe Panini
Sapori Ristorante
Bristol Farms Cafe
Gelson's Markets
Side Door
Saigon Beach Restaurant
Sessions Sandwiches
Stag Bar + Kitchen
Dory Deli
Blackies By the Sea
Fashion Island
Balboa Island
Lido Isle
Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters
Sawdust Arts Festival
Newport Beach Food and Wine Festival
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
Laguna Art Museum
The Resort at Pelican Hill
Pelican Hill Golf Club
Huntington Beach Pier
Pacific City Mall
South Coast Plaza Shopping Center
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne, Orange County, SNA
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pelican Hill Resort
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Balboa Island Beaches
Car: not necessary

On the Grand Canal of Balboa Island in beautiful Newport Beach Harbor. Just 1/2 a block to the many shops and restaurants of the Village.


Rates & Availability

Newport Center Apartment Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 10.0%

$1,395to $1,595 week

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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