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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property


You have so many choices when it comes to finding just the right beach house for your family vacation, and we believe our Oceanfront home is in the best all-around location.

Enjoy a family barbecue on the patio in the summer and watch the sea lions and dolphins swim by or on a winter's morning enjoy your view of Catalina Island. First bedroom has a King-size bed, second room has bunk-beds with twin on top and full bed on the bottom, in the living room there is a futon. Sliding glass door opens to the patio with amazing views of the ocean and boardwalk.

Many of our guests return year after year. Truly an amazing place to retreat to and a wonderful place for kids year round. We hope that you will come stay in our beach house and enjoy what Newport has to offer.

If you are looking to share with another family or we don't have availability check out our Lower Unit

Listing # 3761930


714 633-3300 Office

More Details

Al & Mary Ricci
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 13, 2017

About Al & Mary Ricci

Our Family is active in the Real Estate industry owning a Property Management Company in Old Towne Orange and two real estate companies. We have managed properties for over 20 years, your vacation plans are in good hands with The Ricci Family.

Al & Mary Ricci purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Al & Mary Ricci chose Balboa Peninsula

There are no streets to cross the ocean and sand are at your front door. The views are amazing. Enjoy walking the Newport Pier after dining at one of the many restaurants in the area. This is the ultimate location to people watch, relax and enjoy the views.

What makes this cottage unique

Location - Location - Location

Beautiful sunset views await you from this Newport Beach, oceanfront location! Just steps from the Newport Pier on the boardwalk, in summer, winter, spring, or fall, this Non-Smoking, oceanfront duplex is definitely all about location, vacation, rest, and relaxation.

Walking distance from great restaurants, live music, and shops in the heart of the Peninsula. If you are looking for activities, there are plenty to choose from - boogie boarding, surfing, check out the World Famous 'Wedge,' sailing, boat rentals, whale watching, Catalina Island, the Balboa Fun Zone, Nautical Museum, Fishing, shopping at Fashion Island, and more.

This rental is just 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport, 20 minutes from Disneyland, California Adventure, and a short drive from Los Angeles International Airport, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, Long Beach Aquarium, Queen Mary, and many other tourist attractions.


Balboa Peninsula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bathroom Combination tub/shower with glass enclosure -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk Bed: Lower double / Upper single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full Futon in Living Room
  • 2 Private Bedrooms plus 1 Futon in Living Room (Sleeps 6) Private Master bedroom - 1 King Private Bedroom 2 - Bunk Beds, Lower Bunk (Double) & Upper Bunk (Single) Living Room Queen Futon folds down
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Fully equipped kitchen, Cable TV, Showtime & HBO High Speed Internet plus WIFI (Secure code provided), Stack-able Washer/Dryer indside. Air Conditioned and Heated.


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average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
Born in South Shields England

This is our second stay at this location. Once again we had a wonderful time.

  • 5 of 5

Since our last stay. Mary, and her husband have made improvements. I can't think of issue that we had with anything. The location could not be better.

The best recommendation I have is that everyone looks forward to our next vacation here.

Thank you Mary for a wonderful vacation.


  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken for the kind words. We hope you and your family visit us again.
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Fabulous location with everything you'll need

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful property and location! Literally right on the beach--you can watch sunrise, sunset, and people enjoying all beach/ocean life has to offer without leaving your deck. Though you're right in the midst of everything, there's still a great amount of privacy. Walk inside and it's a different world. The hosts have thought of everything. The kitchen is stocked well beyond the basics with many considerate extras. The beds and pull-out are very comfortable. It was a relaxing getaway right in the middle of everything...and it even comes with a parking spot -- a definite must in such a busy area. Many thanks for a wonderful family vacation spot!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House, Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our 2nd stay at this beach house. Our family loves this house, it’s amazing beach views and it’s location.

Mary gives super easy check in and check out instructions. We had a minor maintenance issue while staying at the house and Mary took care of it right away. We really appreciate how quickly and easily it was handled.

There was plenty of space for our family of 5. The second room was great for the kids. Since we have a baby, we appreciated the pack-n-play provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, relaxing and fun!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this location! We could see dolphins diving in the ocean from our balcony....and our kids played endless games of football on the beach which was right outside our door. We loved being close to so many shops and restaurants. We are already dreaming of our next trip back...Thanks for sharing your amazing spot with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review and we can't wait to have you back as our guest! Thank you, Mary
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Great beach get away

  • 5 of 5

This is right on the boardwalk by the life guard house. We enjoyed every day. We walked the whole boardwalk. We watched the ocean from the balcony. Great time.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharon, We are so glad you enjoyed Newport Beach and took advantage our wonderful boardwalk. Thank you and come again soon, Mary & Al
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Unit is located in a great location. Close to everything in Newport Beach. It's our second stay, and just as great as our last visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoy our Newport Beach Oceanfront location. Thank you for being a returning guest, Mary
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Santa Ana / John Wayne Airport (SAN)
Nearest Ferry
1.8 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry (949) 673-1070
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
(55) Costa Mesa Fwy and (1) Pacific Coast Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
21 Oceanfront (949) 673.2100


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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