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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 8, 2018

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 Center

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
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
  • deepsea fishing
  • 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


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Waterfront on the Grand Canal
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Feels like home , will definitely stay again .

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, best location!

  • 5 of 5

As long time residents of Orange County (now returning to visit family after moving out of state) we know that the Grand Canal on Balboa Island is as good as it gets! We enjoyed watching the sunrise over the Newport Coast hills from the living room with the colors reflecting in the water in front of the house. The property is newly updated and decorated with a very cute beach theme. The owners, John and Sue, were very helpful and easy to work with. The location is ideal and some days we didn't even use our car- the boardwalk is right out front, the main street with shops and dining is 1 minute away, and Pavilions market is an easy 5 minute walk. The designated parking spot under the unit is a real plus, since street parking can be very limited. The property had everything we needed- kitchenette with big fridge and gas stove, DirecTV with DVR to record the Seahawks game, covered patio with electric BBQ, bedside lamps with USB plugs for our phones, even board games. We highly recommend this property!!

Mike and Sally,

Sequim, Washington

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 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: July 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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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne, Orange County, SNA
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Village Inn
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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