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Beach Cottage 30 Seconds to Beach/Dining! Bikes/Parking/WiFi/Patio/BBQ/Washer

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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

HappiTravels vacation rentals in Newport Beach

Family owned and operated

Rent one unit or rent all six units to sleep 43 guests

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.

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!

A signed rental agreement with copy of ID will be required to complete reservation. If you would like to view the rental agreement prior to making a reservation, please let us know.

There is a $50 per day charge for any visitors not listed on the rental agreement and/or exceeding 8 guests to be paid prior to arrival.

This is a family friendly property. Groups under 40 years of age are not eligible for renting this property-Please contact us for exceptions.

More Details

MIchelle Baccaro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

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 Balboa Peninsula

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 40 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 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!


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Beach Cottage 30 Seconds to Beach/Dining! Bikes/Parking/WiFi/Patio/BBQ/Washer
average rating of 4.877551 based on 49 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at the charming beach bungalow in Newport. The house was comfortable and clean. We loved being two blocks from the beach! Rollo was very personable and a huge help with making sure we were comfortable and had all our questions answered. He also had great recommendations for local restaurants in the area. Overall, we had an enjoyable and memorable time.

Thanks Michelle and Rollo!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so “Happi” you enjoyed your stay at HappiTravels! We look forward to having you visit again! Michelle, Rollo & the HappiTravels Family
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Family fun

  • 5 of 5

We love the place

Rollo and Michelle were very helpful and very nice very easy to work with

The family had a lot of fun

We will book with them again A+

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love "Happi" guests at HappiTravels in Newport Beach! We look forward to having you visit Your Home By the Sea again soon! Michelle, Rollo & the HappiTravels Family
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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: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Palm Springs

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: November 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: September 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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pescadou Bistro
The Beach Barrel Grill
Barbecue Restaurant
Newport Fresh
Japanese Restaurant
Las Fajitas
Mexican Restaurant
Woody's Diner
French Restaurant
Juice Served Here - Newport
Juice Shop
Sancho's Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Sambazon Acai Cafe
Health Food Restaurant
Gina's Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Bear Flag Fish Company
Seafood Restaurant
A Restaurant
New American Restaurant
Poké Fresh
Health Food Restaurant
Sabatinos Sausage Deli & Pizza Co
Italian Restaurant
Honor Coffee Roasters
Coffee Shop
Lido Bottle Works
American Restaurant
Wild Taco
Mexican Restaurant
The Original Mama D's Italian Kitchen
Italian Restaurant
Lotus Bistro
Vietnamese Restaurant
The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
Wine Bar
Zen Sushi
Japanese Restaurant
Sessions West Coast Deli
Sandwich Shop
Common Room Roasters
Coffee Shop
Alta Coffee & Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Laventina's Big Cheese Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Coffee Shop
Chicken Coop
Chicken Restaurant
The Porch Restaurant of Newport Beach
Vacancy Coffee Bar
Coffee Shop
Cannery Seafood of the Pacific
Seafood Restaurant
Avila's El Ranchito
Mexican Restaurant
The Dock
Continental Restaurant
Billy's At The Beach
Seafood Restaurant
CP Restaurant & Lounge
Asian Restaurant
Rusty Pelican
Cassidy's Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Buddha's Favorite
Sushi Restaurant
Bluewater Grill
Seafood Restaurant
Cafe 538 Tin
Breakfast Restaurant
Shamrock Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Joe's Crab Shack
Seafood Restaurant
American Junkie
Pizza Nova
Pizza Restaurant
Sabatino's Sausage Company
Italian Restaurant
Newport Beach Corner Market Cafe
Woody's Wharf
American Restaurant
Fly N Fish Oyster Bar and Grill
Mariner's Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Mediterranean Restaurant
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.




Additional information about rental rates

Clean fee $165 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
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.
A signed rental agreement with copy of ID will be required to complete reservation. If you would like to view the rental agreement prior to making a reservation, please let us know.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund