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Steps to Sand - Best Beach in Newport Beach

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Balboa Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

This is a beautiful upper unit with ocean views.

Located next to 38th Street Park (play area and basketball court on far side), the back bay and Little Newport Island and is within walking distance to Albertsons, restaurants and Newport Pier. The famous Newport boardwalk which runs along the oceanfront and starts and ends at 36th Street is a short block from the unit. Balboa Island/Fun Zone/Wedge are within bicycle riding distance along with all Huntington Beach attractions.

This area has much better street parking compared to most areas of the Newport peninsula. The garage has ample room for two cars, bikes, beach toys, etc.

The unit was recently remodeled inside and out. The kitchen has granite counter tops, stainless steel (Kitchenaide) appliances, and two dining tables. The living room and master bedroom have contemporary furniture with ceiling fans. Master bedroom has a separate balcony and a spacious master bathroom with plenty of closet space. Unit has vaulted ceilings throughout and is bright and airy with plenty of windows for ocean breezes. Both front and rear balconies have ocean views.

If you're a baseball fan, Angels season ticket seats are also available for select games. Please check for available dates during your vacation.

The downstairs unit is also available for large groups (2 bedroom, 2 bath).

Keywords: Duplex

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
July 27, 2016
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About The Owner

We are Palm Springs

The Owner purchased this house in 2000

What makes this house unique

This is a great family vacation for people with or without kids who love to be outdoors in great weather. Mom and Dad can relax on the beach while the kids run wild and wear themselves out, while playing in one of the safest & best beaches in California. You are in the center of Orange County and all the available attractions, yet you spend minimal time in your car or traffic once you arrive. We love staying there and we hate to leave every September


based on 11 traveler reviews

Steps to Sand - Best Beach in Newport Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Bakersfield California

Great Vacation Home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was an excellent vacation home for my family. Very clean and very comfortable. Perfect location across from park and only one block from the beach. We parked our vehicle when we arrived and never moved it. We walked and rode our bikes everywhere! Owner provides bikes and boogie boards which makes it very convenient. You share them with the unit downstairs so we also rented some so there would never be any issues. Owner was awesome and very easy to work with to rent the property. Highly recommended!!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ

Great home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Newport Beach for our family vacation for 12 years now and we absolutely love it!!! We came across this beach house 4 years ago and we are bummed we didn't find it earlier, we love this house and the owners are so accommodating in so many ways!!! We look forward to our yearly stay at this wonderful house!!! The owner offers bikes, boogie boards, chairs etc. for you to use so you don't have to bring anything from home. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you will need to bake, cook and grill!! It has a washer and dryer in great working condition and a great family room where we love to sit and play games(which are provided) and watch movies. The bedrooms are comfortable and spacious. And you can't beat the walking distance to the beach its just right!! We are grateful that John and his family are willing to share this beach house with us as we continue to make the best memories with our family! Thanks John!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grass Valley, CA

Perfect location for beach (and baseball fans).

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodations. Very clean and ideal location near beach. Owners were great. Owner had excellent season tickets to Angels Baseball Stadium that he graciously allowed us to use. Thanks for the perfect family vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for staying with us this summer.I also believe that 36th St is a great location, close to the beach, pier, parks, grocery stores and many restaurants. Angel Stadium are Disneyland are a short car ride also. See you next summer, when your A's are in town.
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Riverside, CA

Great Beach House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the lower 2 br unit July 2014. My husband and I had our 7 year old and another couple with us. There was plenty of room for guests to come and go also. The house is great with everthing you need in the very roomy and modern kitchen and 2 nice bathrooms-washer and dryer in unit a super plus too. I have rented other beach houses that have much less to offer--this is NICE. The beach is wonderful and close. Parking is no problem in the neighborhood and you have garage spot as well, although we did not have to drive anywhere all week we just rode bikes. Groceries and restaurants 4 blocks away and lots more a bit further. The pier and tourist stuff is and easy 10 block ride on the boardwalk. John is helpful and shared bicycles and boogie boards and chairs with us--and a nice cart to transport them to the beach. We are planning our return trip already. I would recommend this rental to friends and relatives and the price is very reasonable for what you get. Compare the rates to any hotel in the area with none of the amenities that maybe sleeps 4 and even other beach houses and you see what a great deal it is. We did not bring pets but our friends discussed bringing their small dog next time with John and he was fine with it. The only negative I can think of is that I can't live there all summer. Really a great vacation. Thank you again John and Jane.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and it was great having you stay. We also agree that you can't beat the location. There's not too many places in SoCal where you can get away without driving a car for a week! Looking forward to seeing you again...:)
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Palm Springs

Steps to the sand

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and a well equipped kitchen. Easy access to the beach and plenty of beach toys, bikes and chairs for all!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you had a great trip. I also believe 36th street is one of the best location in Newport Beach. see you next summer-thanks john
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Apple Valley CA

Balboa Peninsula beach house

  • 5 of 5

John always provides a clean comfortable home at the beach, we have been renting from him for over 10 years. It is close to the beach, a park across the street for the kids to play and stores within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you for staying with us. You are right this is a great location for familes, i enjoy the park also. See you next summer John
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30 minute drive or less to Disneyland, Angel Stadium, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, UC Irvine, Children's Discovery Museum, Boat Rentals, Catalina Island/Deep Sea Fishing excursions, Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific


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Balboa Peninsula House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150
Linens $150

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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Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
  • King size beds (1), 1 Queen, Bunk Beds (1) twin over full with pull out twin trundle
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Trash compacter in the kitchen, washer/dryer are non-coin op and inside unit, storage for bikes, etc., balcony off master bedroom, two garage parking spaces, walking distance to grocery store, restaurants, parks (2), Newport Pier, and bike ride distance to Balboa Island/Fun Zone/Pier/Wedge and Huntington Beach attractions. BIKES -BOOGIE BOARDS- BEACH CHAIRS& UMBRELLAS -ANGELS TICKETS

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