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Surf and Sand Upstairs Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
0 - 7 nights

About the property

For families looking for a classic Newport Beach location at a great price!

Rental ID: NB12746B (sleeps 8)

SLP #SLP11278

Situated only ½ block from one of the most popular surf beaches in Newport, this home is classic Newport Beach living!

Boasting an open floor plan, this upstairs 3 bedroom/2 bathroom unit features an updated kitchen, and vaulted ceilings. Living room focal points include a fireplace, flat screen TV, fold-out sofa for extra sleeping accommodations, and entry to the balcony and barbecue area. There is room on the balcony for great sunning, relaxing, dining, and watching the neighborhood beach action go by.

Looking across to the kitchen, granite countertops, new appliances, glass-front cabinets and barstool seating at the counter complete the living area set-up. Both upstairs bathrooms are appointed with travertine surfaces and lovely new fixtures, including a full walk-in shower with 2 shower heads in the master bath, and a tub/shower combo in the hallway bath.

The master bedroom comes with a king bed, and each additional bedroom is furnished with a queen bed, providing sleeping arrangements (in addition to 2 tri-fold sleeping mats) for a total of 8 guests. Laundry facilities are located just off the living area – free to our booked guests.

PARKING: 2 vehicle parking is available, 1 space in carport-style garage for compact or midsize. Garage dimensions 76" by double wide. 1 space on outdoor parking pad, which fits most standard vehicles. General street parking can also be utilized throughout the neighborhood.

Due to the moderate coastal climate, this house (like most in the area) DOES NOT have air conditioning.

More Details

Property Manager
Connie Adnoff
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

What makes this house unique

For families who are looking for a classic Newport Beach location for their vacation, this "Surf n Sand" duplex fits the bill!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Great surfing, great beach, close by restaurants, unit well maintained and friendly neighbors.
Sep 2010
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Surf and Sand Upstairs Vacation Home
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 14 reviews

Perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

All of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the upstairs unit. This weekend was the last weekend before our grandkids went back to school. We kept it a secret until just a week before arriving and they were so very excited. The unit was clean and spacious. I think all would love to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Nice location, well worn beach house.

  • 3 of 5

A very well worn beach house with a good location. It was fine for a quick , last minute trip. The location to the beach was perfect . The rental agency was great to deal with and the easiest Newport agency I have used. (I would use them again just choose a different house). They delivered bikes ahead of time which was great. The house itself is pretty run down. The master bathroom is odd with no bathroom door and the toilet is inside the shower. I think this house is student housing during the winter and spring and that's exactly what it seems like- rundown fraternity house look. It is just a couple houses from the busy main roads so traffic noise is very loud at night. We had a good time and I love the area I would just spend more for a nicer place next time.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful location had an amazing time, I would of totally given this location and home a five star rating but it was a little run down and kinda musty. I would definitely stay again!!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location, nice place!

  • 4 of 5

As you can tell from one of the pictures, this house is about 6 houses in from the beach, literally about a 2 minute walk. The location is amazing and the balcony (we stayed upstairs) is awesome for BBQ'ing and enjoying the cool weather at night. No A/C so, during our stay in July, it could get a little warm inside.

I came into contact with the realty company a handful of times before and during our stay (they rent bikes w/trailers - dropped off and picked up by them - which was super convenient) and everyone there was extremely friendly and helpful. Check in and out at their office was a breeze and was about a 3 minute drive from the condo.

We had very quiet (also barely present) neighbors below and had absolutely no problems with noise.

***I only give 4 stars and leave this review as a caveat to potential renters (gotta do my duty) that the cleaning fee is a nice $270 (which I haven't seen before with my limited VRBO experience) and check in is a strict 3pm, with checkout a strict 10am. This info may have been posted somewhere before I booked but i don't remember seeing it. 10am checkout sounds pretty reasonable but we arrived early on our check-in day (peak season, Saturday in July) and LITERALLY drove around for 2.5 hours looking for a spot before giving up, parking at some shops and wasting time until 3pm check-in.***

In all, this place was definitely worth it for us and we would happily return knowing the caveats. If you're cool with what you've read above, this place is awesome.

Bonus recommendation: We booked cheap groupons for the whale watching with Davey's Locker out of Balboa and I cannot recommend it enough. I'm not easily impressed but we saw a ton, including a humpback whale breach that blew my mind. We rode bikes to the boat (about a 20 minute ride) from the house. Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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rancho mirage, ca

Great time on Newport Beach Peninsula

  • 5 of 5

We had a great, relaxing time and would love to return again. The accommodations were clean, and spacious. We stayed in the upstairs unit, and loved the large balcony. We brought our dog with us, since he is a member of our family, and he too had a great time on the dog friendly beach during "dog hours." The beach is about a 2 minute walk from the condo, and all the local bars and restaurants are close enough you can either walk or ride the beach cruisers. Owner was great to deal with and very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
During this stay the property was under previous owner or management.
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Yorba Linda, CA

Great Week!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week at the beach very much! Bob and his assistant Lynn were both very accessible and friendly. The deposit check was returned promptly and everything was as described. The property was in good condition and the location was perfect for a family with teens. The parking was a bit difficult in the very small parking spaces, but that is typical for beach houses in Newport. We woud definitely love to stay at this property again!!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Steps to the sand and some of the most popular surfing spots. Located on one of the most desirable streets in Newport Beach--walk or bike to restaurants, parks, nightlife/bars, fishing, shopping, and of course the beach! Some of the best shopping in the world, South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island, are a 10 minute drive away. Located about 15 minutes from the University of California, Irvine campus. The Orange County Airport (SNA) is 5 miles away.

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  • $2000/wk - $2800/mo
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  • June to mid-August ... $2400/week
  • August 14th to September 15 ... $2000/week
  • Winter (Sep-Mid Jun) .. $2800/month
  • Summer Rates subject to 10% Newport Beach tax, cleaning/linen fees & sec deposit
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Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 1 King, 2 Queen
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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