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10% OFF APRIL ! Beach Cottage 30 Seconds to Beach/Dining! Bikes/Parking/WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Bath, dishwasher,Sleeps 8

HappiTravels vacation rentals by owner in Newport Beach

Rent one unit or rent all six units to sleep 43 guests which you can view at:

HappiTravels website or VRBO#754108

Visit HappiTravels website to view all six homes pictures, rates, and availability.

This unit Sleeps up to 8 guests

Two bedroom, two bath!

Garage parking


Secure Free WiFi

Washer and dryer

Two free bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and ice chests!

Linens, towels and beach towels provided (After Labor Day weekend and before Memorial Day weekend)

Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and cookware!

30 second walk to the beach with many restaurants, take-out and convenience stores across the street.

Get the ultimate beach experience, walk out your front door and in 30 seconds you're on the beach! Leave your towels, chairs, umbrellas on the beach and go back to your home by the sea to enjoy a snack or watch a little TV, then go back and jump in the surf and play with the dolphins!!

Great surfing, Disneyland 20 minutes away and dolphins steps from your front door.

Charming beach house!

YOUR Home by the Sea!

Two bedroom, two bath.

Clean 1950's beach house with vaulted wood ceilings in living room with a 42' flat screen TV with over 200 channels and TV in master bedroom.

Pergo flooring throughout! So Clean!!

The kitchen has an Elite full size refrigerator/freezer stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, 8-12 cup coffee maker and is fully stocked with cookware!

Master bedroom has a queen size bed with a 32'" flat screen TV, plenty of drawer space, closet space and attached full bath with bathtub and shower.

Second bedroom has one full size bed and one queen bed. Queen size sleeper sofa with additional sofa in the living room beside a fireplace! Fireplace has an electric log.

Free use of a full size washer and dryer in garage with detergent included (shared with upper area).

Wake up to the sparkling sunshine and magic of Newport Beach! Dolphins and the beach 30 seconds from your front door!

Playground on the bay across the street! Great for kids! Disneyland 20 minutes away! Experience both of the Happiest Places on Earth in one day!

Stroll along miles of uninterrupted coastline. If you spot a pod of Dolphins jump in and have the experience of a lifetime. World class surfing and body surfing is right here! World class golfing at Pelican Hill is a 10 minute drive!

Relax on the patio with a cup of coffee and enjoy free secure WiFi while soaking up the California sunshine! Enjoy solitude or dine under the stars in your own private back patio and garden. Have the pure beach experience, no car is needed, everything is in walking or biking distance.

Newport pier with 20 plus restaurants is a 10-minute bike ride or a 20-minute walk along the famous boardwalk! Two minutes from the rental is a Sushi restaurant, pizza, steak house, coffee house, Mexican takeout, donut shop, bike shop and two small stores for milk, etc.! This is a perfect location!

A major grocery store is two minutes away!

Garage parking for one car per unit with your own remote control! Garage size is 90"W X 192"L X 82"H. Vehicles over the garage size dimensions have access to street parking which can be limited especially in the summer.

The front patio is shared with upper unit, but each unit has their own separate patio table and BBQ on the front patio.

Two bikes (older beach cruisers) provided for each unit. Free Boogie boards, fins, umbrellas, beach chairs! (Shared by with upper area).

Fantastic views of sunsets of Catalina Island from the beach. Take a Hydrofoil 45 minute boat ride to Catalina Island and be a part of the sunset.

Easy access! John Wayne airport is a 10 minute taxi ride away. LAX airport is 45 minutes away.

Disneyland and Anaheim Convention center are 20 minutes away.

Come for Google, NAMM, The Wizarding world of Harry Potter, Universal studios, The International Music Products Association, California Technology Summit, Super Bowl Rams Stadium is 30 minutes away!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS HERE! Just bring your toiletries, bathing suit, and a sarong and unwind.

Also please view video link at the top of this ad.

You will want to come back year after year!

Hope to share paradise with you soon!

We hope to welcome you into our HappiTravels family!

More Details

MIchelle Baccaro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About MIchelle Baccaro

I have lived in Newport Beach for 30 years!

It has been a dream to share paradise with families from all over the world!

I want to be sure you leave relaxed and with many happy memories.

You will want to visit year after year.

Make this your home away from home in Paradise!

Hope to see you soon!


MIchelle Baccaro purchased this house in 2006

Why MIchelle Baccaro chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

There is no place like Newport Beach. It has a small town feel with easy access to major freeways.

Steps from your front door you can play with the local dolphins or watch whales swim by! It truly is paradise.

What makes this house unique

During your stay here, I will be available to ensure you get the most out of you time here in paradise. Live like a local. The weather is wonderful here all year round. This is a great spot for families and business travelers. World class golfing is 10 minutes away at Pelican Hill Resort Golf Packages are available. Disneyland, is nearby, Huntington Beach marathon, Lego land, Sea world, Long Beach Aquarium, Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach are all within 20-60 minutes! Breeder's cup event is close by!

For corporate stays Google headquarters, Anaheim Convention center, Irvine are all within minutes.

Come for a week and have memories for a lifetime.


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedrrom - 1 queen
    Living room Queen sleeper sofa - 1 queen
    Second bedroom - 1 queen , 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds. One in master bedroom, the other is a sleeper sofa in the living room., Double Beds (1) Two double(full size) beds in the second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size bed in the living room in front of the fireplace.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Centrally located to so many attractions!! Disneyland 25 minutes away! South Coast Plaza for world class shopping 10 min, away. Pelican Hill Golf Resort for world class golfing is 10 minutes away! Catalina Flyer is 5 minutes away. Jump on board and take a 45 minute cruise to the enchanting Catalina Island. Book a whale watching trip!! In the same location there are fishing charters to go on half or full day trips. Bring back your catch and grill it on your patio! For a romantic charm, rent a gondola to float through the Newport harbor, or take a sunset cruise through the harbor on John Wayne's boat 'The Wild Goose'. Hollywood and Universal Studios is 1 hour away!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

10% OFF APRIL ! Beach Cottage 30 Seconds to Beach/Dining! Bikes/Parking/WiFi
average rating of 4.87234 based on 47 reviews

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

The owner was EXTREMELY attentive to our needs and ensuring our stay was great. "Rollo" was phenomenal ensuring we got into the unit and knew exactly what we needed to know not just about the property but the surrounding location. Unit is very quaint and old school comfort. Close to the beach with 2 nice patio sitting area's to enjoy your stay and the weather.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Our home by the sea!

  • 5 of 5

This is our sixth time at Michelle's HappiTravels property it feels like our home by the sea. It's a perfect location, the beach is steps from out front door. We see dolphins nearly everyday. We were so thrilled to see an addition of a dishwasher and second beautiful shower.

Every time we come more family members come with us! We are returning next year to rent all six HappiTravels properties for my daughters wedding on a yacht in the Newport Harbor! We're so excited!!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home

  • 5 of 5

Michelle's house feels just like home. This was my 5th year visiting. Michelle & Rollo are always accommodating and available for any questions or anything that may go wrong. The house has everything you could possible need except your own clothes. We only bring groceries they have all the pot, pans, dishes and plates well as the spices you need to cook and more. The beach is so close you can run back and forth all day if you choose to stay at the beach. This is our family tradition that i don't see ending anytime soon. Thank you again Michelle and Rollo.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this location. It was perfect for the 7 adults and baby. We loved the location to the beach. Walking was so quick and easy. We appreciated the use of all the beach toys, chairs, umbrellas, bikes as we flew in from New York State. Loved how it was equipped with paper products and other things we could use as well. The place was very comfortable. Loved the private back patio as well as the table and barbecue in front which we used every night. We had a lovely time with our kids and their families that are spread across the country. The best vacation ever! Very relaxing! Thanks for everything! Nice to be able to add a night to our stay. Very accommodating! We would come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cozy and sweet

  • 5 of 5

i loved this cozy little home, with a warm and inviting living room, plenty of room and two little doves in the courtyard. being close to the beach, i got plenty of beach time in. it was quiet at night, with a little bustle on the street, but was not overly distracting. the home was very clean when i arrived and had plenty of furniture to lounge in and space to eat in the kitchen. parking my car in the garage worked, but it was a little hard to pull in to. it is difficult parking on the street in this area during the summer, so it was great to have the garage space. i also really loved watching the doves in the courtyard!! thank you rollo for being so helpful and michelle for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great house, awesome location! :)

  • 5 of 5

We got this rental VERY last minute and totally had a blast! It is very close to the beach and conveniently located to other great spots. We brought our own bikes (we have 2 young kids) and we had a BLAST riding up and down the path along the beach! So much to see and do!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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"The happiest place on earth! 20 minutes from your home by the sea!"
Disney's California Adventure
Downtown Disney
South Coast Plaza
"If you need your retail fix this is the place. Hi end to discount and more!"
Balboa Island
"Take a short relaxing ferry ride to a quaint island."
Huntington Beach Pier
"Get on one of your free beach cruisers and take a ride along the boardwalk to Huntington Bea..."
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
"If you team is in town you can watch them battle it out with the Angels, just 20 minutes fro..."
OC Fair & Event Center
"July - August the OC fair is open with great entertainment and lots of fun! Every Sat. is th..."
Laguna Beach
"A different vibe from Newport. Lots of artists and art shop. Great hiking in the local can..."
"The happiest place on earth! 20 minutes from your home by the sea!"
Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters
Strands Beach
The Loft at Montage Laguna Beach
Sawdust Arts Festival
"Lots of local artist jewelery to buy. I love this festival! "
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
"If you team is in town you can watch them battle it out with the Angels, just 20 minutes fro..."
Balboa Peninsula
Edwards Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX
"Shops, restaurants, and more!"
Cars Land At California Adventure
The Beachcomber Cafe
"Very unique. View the beach life as it was in the 50's"
Disney's World of Color
In-N-Out Burger
Las Brisas
"Great place to see a sunset."
Medieval Times
Newport Beach
"Rated the cleanest beach in the US by CNN! "
The Cheesecake Factory
Mutt Lynch's
"Belly up to the bar and catch a sunset. Play pool with the locals!"
Mastro's Steakhouse - Costa Mesa
Nordstrom Rack Metro Pointe at South Coast
"Great deals on great clothes and shoes!"
Duke's Huntington Beach
"Great food and great view! "
Downtown Huntington Beach
BJ`s Brewhouse
"Watch your favorite sport and have a beer."
Mickey's Fun Wheel (Disney's California Adventure)
In-N-Out Burger
Hi-Time Wine Cellars
"Wines and spirits from all over the world. Wine tasting bar! Five minutes from your home b..."
Laventina's Big Cheese Pizza
Wahoo's Fish Tacos
"Healthy and cheap!"
Pelican Hill Golf Club
"World class golfing overlooking the ocean five minutes away!"
Davey's Locker Sportfishing
"Great whale watching and deep sea fishing!"
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
"Great hiking!"
Steelhead Brewing Co. -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne/Orange county
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Alley
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pelican Hill
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway/ Hwy 1/ PCH
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Alley
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mountain High
Car: not necessary

Bay is across the street for kayaking. Bike to Huntington Beach pier, Newport pier, Balboa pier and take the water ferry to Balboa Island. Ferry to Catalina Island. World class golfing at Pelican Hill Golf Resort- golf packages are available - ask for additional information, Disneyland is 25 minutes away as is Long Beach Aquarium.

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach is 5 minutes away,

There is garage parking and storage available.


Rates & Availability

Balboa Peninsula House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 23 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 19 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Clean fee $165 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Towels/linens provided After Labor Day and prior to Memorial Day.
Summer months linen/towel rental service is available prior Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day or you are welcome to bring your own.
$500 refundable damage deposit required to secure reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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