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Anke

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english, german, German & some Italian, Spanish, French, Norwegian

Spectacular A/C Waterfront~Dock/Kayak & Picture Windows Private Elevator/Deck!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights

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Overview

Newport Center Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Remodeled Newly Furnished ViewBlue Water 4-5 BR for 2-10 Guests = Peace of Mind

Direct view of the sparkling blue water in a fun setting including a DOCK---Please check availability details:

+ huge living room with huge picture windows to sand

++ giant new round table dining room for 9

+++ new flat HDTV's with dish network and WiFi

++++ sparkling new kitchen with quartz counter tops

+++++ one king & one queen & four twins fresh luxurious bedding plus 3 new baths and elevator and privacy deck

***check details on separate Tiny Home w/Queen bed***

Has it ALL!

* enjoy the spacious back patio with shiny bbq and wicker set and also use the front patio by your entrance *

*parking and new deluxe washer/dryer*

Please note:

$250 nominal utilities for stays over 28 days

Save taxes if stay exceeds 30 days!

All this luxury Waterfront in the very desirable 100 block steps from famous South Bayfront ~~~your very own fun and friendly paradise~~~

*****CURRENT***** 2015 Guest FIVE STAR Reviews of our captivating Beach Homes bestofbalboa by owner:

Anke greeted us upon arrival and went above and beyond with accommodations for my fiancé and me, to make our stay wonderful. She told us, "I like to make others happy," and she sure did! The living conditions of the home were superb and more than we could have asked for. We had a terrific weekend and are bummed to be back in our hot hometown! We would love to come back and stay again, thank you for such a great weekend, Anke!

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to stay in Hardy and Anke's beautiful home. I travel a lot on business and it was a breath of fresh air to not have to be in a stuffy hotel room. Anke and Hardy were amazing and made me feel so welcome. They are kind, hospitable and thoughtful. I had an amazing time! Thank you Anke and Hardy! See you soon!

Beautiful place to stay! Plenty of room for our party of 9. Literally a 2 minute walk to the Ferry just around the corner and then a few minutes walk to the beach. It's about a 10 minute walk to Marine Avenue where the shopping is fantastic! There's a little bakery that has the best lemon cookies! Perfectly located! Our hosts were absolutely wonderful! So welcoming and kind. We put good use to the paddle boards offered. I wouldn't change a thing and would definitely stay here again! Excellent experience, over expectation, very generous hospitality, and can't describe enough how much fun the whole family had. Host was very delicate, and responsive in all ways to make us feel like home, this is my favorite unique vacation and my first experience with A..., and I would give it 6 stars. Anke, I can't thank you enough!!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Anke (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german, German & some Italian, Spanish, French, Norwegian

About Anke

Finally, after many years of traveling the US, Europe and Africa, we returned to live on this Paradise Island. We enjoy the socializing with friends, neighbors and the many happy visitors. The almost perfect weather is highlighted by fine shopping, dining, entertainment, sports; even a church and post office a few minute walk away.

Anke purchased this apartment in 1984

Why Anke chose Newport Beach

More than Vacation = 5 Star Fun!

Live like the locals!!! Your future home-away setting: + Bright, friendly and newly remodeled 1500+ SF Paradise In the highly desirable 100 block DIRECTLY on the water + Direct blue water view including the famous South Bay Front + We have never found a place like this traveling the world and never had as many family/friends desiring to visit here!

This Balboa Waterfront is not Expensive~~~

~~~ it is Priceless!

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with this charming home because:

* The relatively quiet yet always friendly blue water setting.

** Giant open beam living room flowing into a large dining area.

*** Water & Town views right on Board Walk to South Bay Front.

**** Your fun & leisure paradise just steps to any/all activities.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)
Spectacular A/C Waterfront~Dock/Kayak & Picture Windows Private Elevator/Deck!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews
4

Excellent

  • 4 of 5

Excellent property, my wife and I enjoyed very much this house, very well maintained, nice spaces and great location.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Could not have been better, Excellent Hosts, Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was fantastic with our stay. It started with our arrival, Hardy & Anke had all of the lights on and some very nice music playing for our arrival. They had put out a nice personal note and left us some wine to enjoy. Everything about the home and the hosts were warm and inviting. We met Hardy and Anke the second morning of our stay and they could not have been more delightful.

This home is very convenient and in an excellent location. Everything was clean and well kept up and the beds were very comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! FIVE Stars from a SIX Star Family~~~thank you sooo much. Music to our ears. You were a pure delight to host in our waterfront dock home and you treated everything with respect, just like your very own home. And we were delighted to meet you. Hopefully you can return soon and maybe even consider one of our other even larger, more modern bestofbalboa Island Homes. Many Greetings and Bon Voyage from anke and hardy
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5

Wonderful spot in on Balboa island

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in our Balboa Home away from home. It is in a perfect location on the grand canal. We loved sitting out on the dock and enjoying the water. The Main Street was just steps from our home with wonderful shops and restaurants. It was a very resonable walk to the ferry and the beautiful Newport Beach. We loved renting a boat and kayaks to explore the island and see seals so close we could almost touch them.

The only downside to our trip was that California was experiencing a heat wave when we were there and the home got pretty toasty without air conditioning. It just encouraged us to go outside and enjoy the beach more.

The house was perfectly roomy with very comfortable beds and incredibly well equipped. Anke even heard that I love to make waffles and had a new waffle iron there and ready for us when we got there. The best part of the home really was the owners, Anke and Hardy. They were incredibly gracious and gave us all the privacy we could hope for. We would recommend this property to anyone wanting a beautiful spot on a pristine island.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Enlightening! We just can not thank you enough for choosing our waterfront home with dock for your vacation at the cool beach. Thank you sooo much for your fine review and we also have to thank you for the memorable time with your perfect Family~~~including the delicious desert. Please return sooon and may God Bless you: Anke and hardy
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5

Perfect family home! Amazing views! A+++ location!

  • 5 of 5

The sweet & helpful owners, Hardy & Anke, of the home on Grand Canal described the home perfectly. It's located on beautiful Balboa Island where our family of 8 (me, my husband & our 6 1/2 month old daughter, my brother-in-law, his wife & 5-year old son, & both our mother-in-laws) enjoyed plenty of time together in this spacious gem, & still had enough space with the 4 bedrooms & 2 full baths each of our families could retreat to. All of the amenities worked out for us, especially having access to the washer and dryer, and an updated functional kitchen. The home was tidy & well-maintained and the owners were there to provide any assistance as we needed (which we hardly needed because everything was practically there for our stay). One of the best parts of our stay was being able to wake up, have a cup of coffee & enjoy the morning view of the canal right outside our living room windows. Then taking off for a morning walk/jog and/or for breakfast, the location just couldn't be any more perfect! We walked everywhere on the island, where this home was just around the corner from diners & shops right on Marine Ave. Parking was a plus, too, where we were able to park both our rental cars at the unit....there was ample street parking during the time of our visit as well.

As I mentioned, we walked everywhere! We recommend walking the island especially via the canals/bays/beach as you'll get the truly beautiful & intimate feel this wonderful island of homes and locals (everyone was super friendly!) have to offer. Paddle boarding & kayaking is a must, too. We definitely recommend Dad's for doughnuts & ice cream, Wilma's for breakfast, the Village Inn for lunch & dinner. There's lots of cute boutique shopping on Marine Ave, and for the avid shopper, I would definitely recommend a day or two at Fashion Island (drive, so you can have transport for all your purchases!!). Don't forget to relax a bit at the beach!

Last but not least, we would absolutely recommend this home to all our friends and family, as the purpose of our visit was to see our aunt get married on Newport Beach (she now also resides on the island with her amazing new husband!!). We hope to have many more pleasant visits to see her & family, Balboa Island & plan to stay here again!!

Thank you again, Mr. Hardy & Mrs. Anke, for such an amazing stay in your home!! It was a pleasure meeting you & we look forward to many more visits in the future. :)

big hugs,

the miller's & family :)

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW! We are overwhelmed by your sooo positive response. THIS makes it all worthwhile to meet and hug the perfect Guests: You and your ENTIRE Family! Of course the remodeled, spacious and charming 4 bedroom directly on the water including a new dock for dining and water sports is important~~~yet location and personal contact makes this home away from home a real memorable experience for ALL. Our goal is to make you happy and now we are all happy. Many hugs to you and to your entire Family and hoping for an early return from Anke and hardy.
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5

Lovely Home & Owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

We did not know what to expect? We have stayed in Newport on many occasion, but had not ventured to rent on Balboa Island. Wow, what a fun week! The owners were warm hearted, fun, and very helpful. We spent our mornings shell hunting a few minutes away on the beach in Corona Del Mar, and several afternoons and early evenings with our kids outside of the home on the most comfortable veranda under an umbrella drinking mimosa's and/or cold beers. The kids were able to frolic in the water, while we relaxed and watched them giggle and have fun. It was hard to motivate from this point on; however, being only a few steps from Marine avenue was great for shopping and dining. I would highly recommend chatting with the owners, they had several great dining recommendations, especially for happy hour at some of the locals favorite spots. Crystal Cove beach was a short drive and was a fun spot to spend with boogie boards and sand toys. Thanks again for making our stay on Balboa Island so memorable!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: WOW and a hearty "Thank You!" for this fine review. Yes, our goal is to make you happy also through our personal contact. This valuable Guest experience with your entire Family was a win-win for all of us. We certainly hope to experience your early returns to our waterfront beach pad and many more happy hours on the dock. Greetings to your exciting Family in Arizona from Anke and hardy.
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5

Terrific Stay on Balboa Island

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. Right on the canal and just steps from Marine Avenue. The rental was clean, bright, open and airy. And was furnished with everything we needed for our stay. Our hosts were a delight and could not do enough for us. We would not hesitate to recommend renting here should you decide to stay on Balboa Island. Happy Vacationing!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for this fine Review and mostly that you really enjoyed this little paradise with 4 bedrooms away from home! YOU were a true delight to have you as our most pleasant Guests. Please return and Bon Voyage from Anke and hardy on the Grand Canal.
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Map

Disneyland
"Tops anything our entire Family has seen and experienced"
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
John Wayne SNA
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Village Inn with nightly entertainment around the
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Historical Ferry just $1 to main beaches/ Fun Zone
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Enjoy premier courses within 5 miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Irvine or Santa Ana
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway/California 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Walk to reasonable restaurants & fine dining
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mount Baldy in the Winter visible from the beach
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
South Bay Front or take $1 Ferry to Super Beaches
Car: not necessary

We all appreciate the highest quality of life here (biased, of course) or return every year because it is the perfect place to enjoy family and friends: weather, social activities, surf, sand, environment, lifetime experiences.

The catalina flyer departs every day, fishing and whale watching boats, also guided tours of this picturesque yacht harbor are just a few of the many unique fun for all opportunities.

Check in normally at 4PM

Check out by 11AM

Rate over 2 persons = ask for details

Nominal utilities per monthly rental = $175

Please be considerate to your neighbors and adhere to rental agreement/city ordinances including no smoking and noise abatement.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

0% if cancelled less than 30 days prior to Check-in Date

90 % if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the Check-in Date~less actual costs i.e. credit card fees/rental loss etc.

95% if cancelled at least 60 days prior to the Check-in Date~less actual costs i.e. credit card fees/rental loss etc.

Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance such as offered by vacation rental sites:

Cancellation Protection from CSA - Protect your payments should you have to cancel.

Damage Protection from CSA - Protection from extra expense due to accidental damage

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Rates & Availability

Newport Center Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Late Summer
Aug 27 2016 - Sep 17 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
From
$575
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,400
$5,700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 26 2016
5 night minimum stay
$495
From
$550
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,200
$6,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 10 2016 - Dec 26 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$600
From
$650
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
$425
From
$450
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
Apr 15 2017 - Apr 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$425
From
$525
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,100
$6,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre-Summer 2017
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$495
From
$625
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,100
$5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Independence 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$650
From
$725
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$4,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
Jul 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
$635
From
$695
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,950
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$385
From
$475
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,600
$5,500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
cleaning+linen+towels+ $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Please check details/availability first since upgrading in progess: Elevator, third full bath, garage, A/C....!

Check in normally at 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Rate over 2 persons = ask for details
Nominal utilities per rental of 28 days or more = $250
Save taxes on stays exceeding 30 days
Please be considerate to your neighbors and adhere to rental agreement/city ordinances including no smoking and noise abatement.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

0% if cancelled less than 30 days prior to Check-in Date
90 % if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the Check-in Date~less actual costs i.e. credit card fees/rental loss etc.
95% if cancelled at least 60 days prior to the Check-in Date~less actual costs i.e. credit card fees/rental loss etc.

Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance such as offered by vacation rental sites:

Cancellation Protection from CSA - Protect your payments should you have to cancel.
Damage Protection from CSA - Protection from extra expense due to accidental damage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Newport Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 9 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Just remodeled and sparkling with RAINFOREST showerhead
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bright and all newly installed with glass sliders
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , JUST newly built third bath !
  • One full bath and Shower all just remodeled plus soft towels included New Master Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • All new matching Beds/Bedding in King, Queen and two Twin Bedrooms; also new Crib with bedding available. OPTIONAL NEW Lower tiny home with separate entry can be rented separately Murphy queen bed sleeps 1-2 Please check availability of upper and lower home!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Huge open beam living room with direct blue water view plus decor of all rooms create a happy environment inside. The exterior is highlighted by two patios, two entrances with the front one leading to water sports areas. All shopping, dining and entertainment a few minute walk away.

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