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Sara, Dave, Thea & Carol of the Seashore Shanty

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

On the Sand Only Steps to Lifeguard Tower 36

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Balboa Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Old Newport Beach: a small, home ON THE OCEAN FRONT SAND right near the 36th Street Life Guard Tower. Vacation the way we used to in the 1950s through the 1970s. Sand, ocean, walking on the beach or walking around town to eat, drink and shop. Rent or bring your bike/cruiser to ride to the donut shop, the Newport Pier, Alta Coffee Shop, Crab Cooker, Mutt Lynch's for breakfast burrito or pizza, Beach Burgers, sushi at Cal Beach, Pipeline burgers, Laventina's Big Cheese Pizza, Bear Flag Fish Market, and on and on. Oh yeah, and you have a kitchen, patio, bedroom, livingroom, dining room, two bathrooms - but who needs them when you are ON THE OCEAN FRONT SAND. This home is best for one or two adults or a small family. Kids love it; young at heart and under 50.

Keywords: oceanfront home

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sara, Dave, Thea & Carol of the Seashore Shanty (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Sara, Dave, Thea & Carol of the Seashore Shanty

I manage the family ocean front beach house. I am over 40 years old. My husband is also in the photo as is our dog, who is visits the beach house. We live in Newport just a couple of miles away. I have lived in Newport Beach, California for most of my life. The kids in the family from age 1 through 25 love this home: the beach, the surf and the sounds of the waves crashing at night and in the early morning. Great sunsets. No need to check surf report because you will be right there. We walk down the street for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's a great place for a small family or couple or retreat for one.

Sara, Dave, Thea & Carol of the Seashore Shanty purchased this house in 1970

Why Sara, Dave, Thea & Carol of the Seashore Shanty chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

Family home that is in a very fun location that represents old Newport vacations before The Housewives of The OC arrived. Family members love staying here.

What makes this house unique

BEACH, surf, walks on beach, walk or ride bikes to coffee house, restaurants, donut shop, cinema, market, shops, pier and or to relax - you are on the sand.


based on 23 traveler reviews

On the Sand Only Steps to Lifeguard Tower 36
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews

Our favorite vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We have rented the Seashore Shanty 3 years in a row, now. It's our big, annual family vacation and we look forward to it the whole year. Before we leave we always pick our dates for the upcoming year. The front patio is one of my favorite places on the planet! Although there's ample parking, this year we rented bikes for the week and didn't use a car once! It was pretty relaxing, to say the least. We can't wait for May 2017. This vacation always gives us the best memories and photos.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA

Great Fourth of July spot!

  • 5 of 5

The seashore shanty was absolutely amazing! It was clean, cozy and just steps to the ocean! The size of the beach house was great and the patio was very spacious! Good location within walking distance to restaurants and shops. Would definitely return for future vacations! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Location, Parking, Beach!!

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely perfect spot on the beach - you can't get any better. Huge beach, wake up to surfers and sound of the ocean - not crowded during March spring break. And being one house off of the bike/walking path is huge for privacy/noise. We had a 4 and 5 yr old with us and while the walk was a bit far to the Newport Pier (but we still did it), we had easy walks to eat out near the Pavilion grocery store and gelato!

House itself had plenty of extra sheets, (beach) towels, plastic ware, etc. Nice to have private parking on site and would be ideal to store bikes. Main bath with shower will need a remodel at some point to match the rest of the house but overall great space for 4 days, even for a family of 4! I would recommend investing in new beds in the near future as well.

Owners are low key and friendly and provided some Keurig coffees, fresh pastries and every recommendation was spot on! Would recommend and would definitely stay here again:)

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale, AZ

Love Love Love The Seashore Shanty!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our fourth vacation at The Seashore Shanty!! My husband and I spent two wonderful weeks in this fabulous cottage and loved every second of it. We literally counted the days from our vacation in 2013 until we returned in 2014 -- and we've already made our reservations for 2015. The owners are lovely people who make sure their guests are comfortable and have everything they need. We were greeted with delicious pastries from a local bakery along with other awesome items. We can't imagine not spending our vacation at The Seashore Shanty!! Now - counting the days until our vacation there in 2015!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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White Plains, NY

All-around Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I absolutely loved our stay at the Seashore Shanty! First, let's talk about the view - the SS is located directly on beautiful Newport Beach and is one on the few houses that has a full patio. Waking up to the sunrise with a cup of coffee (Keurig machine provided!) and eating dinner watching the sunset on the patio was amazing. Also, the view was great from inside through the sliding glass doors and windows directly overlooking the beach!

Parking seems to be a huge issue in Newport, but not at the SS - the house provides 5 parking spaces. Though, you don't really need a car because a supermarket, gas station, a bunch of restaurants & cafes, the pier, and boutique shops are in walking distance.

The SS provided wi-fi, a flat screen TV, speakers that you can plug your iPod into (YAY!), a dishwasher, washer and dryer, and all the kitchen essentials you need. It was nice being able to cook from home and save money.

I'd definitely recommend staying here - it's quite the getaway and Sarah was a great host! Enjoy :)

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway to just enjoy life

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the beach house on a few occasions now. Two times in the spring and one time in November. There are two main things that I really like about the beach house. The location, right on the beach, and the atmosphere of the Shanty. On the outside it looks like a shot taken fifty years ago, yet inside you have everything you need. All the comforts from home are there. It comes with a patio that connects directly to the beach, so no board walk in between. Next to this is the surrounding area quite enjoyable with the beach, bars and restaurants. I've stayed here with my girlfriend and also with another couple. Would definitely recommend to couples (any age). Corne Verdoorn 29 years old.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.2 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Malarky's Irish Pub
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Miles
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newport Golf Club and Pelican Hills
Nearest Motorway
0.4 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Bear Flag Fish Market
Nearest Beach
On the Beach
Car: recommended

Disneyland about 30 minute drive; Fashion Island 15 minute drive; Knott's Berry Farm 45 minutes; South Coast Plaza 15 minute drive; Irvine Spectrum 25 minute drive; Surf City U.S.A. 10 minute drive; Santa Onofre 30 minutes; Getty Museum in Malibu an hour drive;Festival of Arts in Laguna Beach Summer 20 minute drive; Orange County Performing Arts Center 10 minute drive; The Fun Zone 5 minute drive; and on and on.


Rates & Availability

Balboa Peninsula House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2016 - Dec 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

In case renter needs to cancel because of an unforeseen emergency, only the first night of rent will be charged if cancellation by written notice is received two weeks in advance at the email address:

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 630 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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