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Michelle Baccaro

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

30% OFF AUG! 30 Seconds to Beach & Restaurants! Bikes/Parking/Patio/Washer

42 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Balboa Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Welcome to HappiTravels vacation rentals by owner in Newport Beach.

Rent one unit or rent all five units which you can view at: HappiTravels or VRBO#754108

Sleeps up to 8 guests

• Beach retreat two bedroom with private patio off of the kitchen one and one half baths.

• A 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, than go back and jump in the surf and play with the dolphins!!

• Garage parking

• Secure WiFi

• Free 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

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

30 Second Walk to the Beach! Sleeps 6-8.

Two Patios/BBQ/ Free Bikes/Garage parking/Free secure WiFi/ FREE washer & dryer!

Charming beach house!

YOUR Home by the Sea!

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

Pergo flooring throughout!

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. Access to full bath is through master bedroom. Second bathroom has toilet and sink.

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 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michelle Baccaro (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.


based on 42 traveler reviews

30% OFF AUG! 30 Seconds to Beach & Restaurants! Bikes/Parking/Patio/Washer
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews
Flagstaff, AZ

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
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rock Springs, Wyoming

It has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place! The amenities are fantastic! There's beach chairs, boogie boards, kids toys, and bicycles. Inside is everything you need except groceries! The place is very clean, plenty of seating for everyone, and even a private patio area. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of room for everyone. The beach is only a block away, and stores and restaurants are nearby. We will definitely come back here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange county

Relaxing family time

  • 5 of 5

My family and I vacationed here at the beach house. The house is very clean, and comfortable. Just a short walk to the sand, not crowed. We had an awesome time. My wife and I took a little time to ourselves on the beach and relaxed on the sand. All our chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, for the beach are provided, that is very nice. Michelle was available for any questions and very helpful. We definately hope to return next year. I would recommend the place all my family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs

Great location, very clean and great service

  • 5 of 5

We love this rental! It was so clean and the location was perfect. We could leave our towels and chairs on the sand and walk back to the house for a snack or whatever! There were lots of restaurant options right across the street and grocery store a minute away.

Rollo who checked us in was wonderful and so full of information. Michelle was always available for an questions.

We didn't want to leave and can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, close to beach

  • 5 of 5

This place was very clean. The kitchen was clean and had mostly what we needed. Might have added a few of the amenities like a blender. We brought our own because it wasn't listed and was not in any of the pictures. But just about everything was available for a four day stay. We cooked most of our meals.

The place was as pictured., so no surprises there. However, there were so many rules and warnings, that we were a little wary of using anything or feeling entirely comfortable for fear of not getting our deposit back. We did get it back promptly, however. Rollo was very helpful with getting us in the rental and had lots of info. Also, he got us discounts on whale watching tour. Really appreciated his help. Response time from Rollo and Michelle was very prompt.

The one drawback for us, since I am not comfortable riding a bike, was the distance to restaurants and the pier. My husband and I are over 65 and the walk to the pier was rather trying with my bad knees. I just thought things were a little closer from the description. We did have a lovely time, tho, and our girls enjoyed the beach. Thank you, Marguerite

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The kitchen is fully stocked including a blender. We always encourage our guests to contact us with any requests as we are available 24 hours a day. There are also several nice as well as take out restaurants right across the street from this property. Everything from seafood, steak sushi, Mexican and a coffee house! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Michelle & Rollo
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Phoenix, AZ

Great Beach Location - Very Odd Situation

  • 2 of 5

Here are the PRO's and the CON's to this property beach rental.


- Super location! right next to the beach (8 or 9 houses away) also just as far the other direction; sushi, great neighborhood bar, cool taco place, Circle K and etc.

- Nice property (relative to neighborhood) and well appointed; sharp cutlery set, kitchenware (though old) beach cruisers, skateboard, flat screen TV's and much more!

- Rollo was certainly helpful regarding the various nuances of the place (garage door, auto lock) and letting us know about what's around the area.

- Clean enough and nice patio's.


- I'll start with the worst, since it was the final straw on why we won't rent this property again. SURVEILLANCE CAMERA's on each of the two patio's. There was one on patio (1) and two on patio (2) I had to let my mother-in-law know there was a no smoking on patio rule as I found after we booked the rental. It seemed a bit stringent, but was not a deal breaker. However, when on vacation, I do not wish to feel like I'm on a school yard or prison floor being viewed for infraction. We are adults here and paid the deposit (of which there are several disclaimers for losing on the agreement). Some reading this may understand why an owner would want cameras on the property ( not us). Let me then share this. The owner, also lives four (4) houses down and made sure to stop by and introduce herself to my mother-in-law while she was (in compliance) sitting on the patio. I happened to walk out during this time. The owner introduced herself, but there were no smiles involved. Checking on the property I suspect.

- Too many notes around the property to feel comfortable. This is more uncomfortable when you consider the constant reminders of losing your deposit over infractions. Here's a small list of the notes found around the property; "Please do not close the closet"(master bedroom), "Please leave window open when taking a shower", Please do not get make-up on towels".

- There is a $50 per hour early check in fee or late fee. If you are late for Rollo, there is also a fee for that.

- There are way too many hoops to jump through to mention here.

- No dishwasher

- Grill had a gas leak. I was afraid to use the other grill on property, as I could lose my deposit for all I imagined (they did allow me to, however when I asked).

In summary, this is a great property, but if I had known all of this, I would have rented from some of the many other great properties I found on VRBO

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the location of the rental, cleanliness and all the amenities For the comfort of our other guests we do not allow smoking on the property. Her husband called before arrival to ask again about the nonsmoking policy, he stated he was aware of this but wanted to know where his mother-in-law could smoke as she was a heavy smoker. I am surprised this guest said she wasn't aware of the non smoking policy as she clearly was well aware of it. We take pride in being available 24 hours a day. We fixed the loosened gas tank adapter within 15 minutes of the guest letting us know there was an issue. Rollo and myself also returned their call immediately to let them know it was fine to use the other grill until Rollo could arrive to fix their grill. I am not sure why this guests felt she had to complain about a situation which was taken care of so quickly. Most rental properties do have security cameras for the owners and guests safety. We highly respect our guests privacy and want them to enjoy Their Home by the Sea! I do live close which most guests like as I can address any guests needs quickly when I am called. On a rare occasion if I am walking by and see a guest on the patio I may stop to welcome our guests and make sure they are enjoying their stay, not to spy as this guest insinuated. Most guests enjoy meeting me and I them. I thought I had a nice conversation with this guest and am really blind sided that this guest felt I was spying, really I'm speechless. Her deposit was refunded 100% the day of her departure as is 99% of our guests unless there is major damage. We work very hard to please our guests in every way and it is disheartening to have a guest who does not appreciate our efforts especially as she enjoyed the location, cleanliness and amenities. I will pass this review along to Rollo and our hard working HappiTravels staff. Thankfully we have many other guests who are thrilled with our hard work as you can see from the many other reviews!
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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
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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
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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
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Indian Summer
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 13 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Apr 23 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 29 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 19 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Clean fee $150 + 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.
Balance due 60 Days Prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Second bathroom - toilet
  • 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
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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, don't miss John Wayne's boat 'The Wold Goose'. Take a sunset cruise through the harbor. Hollywood and Universal Studios is 1 hour! So much more. Since I am a California native, I can help you find the best spots to enjoy your time in Newport Beach!

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