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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

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Al & Mary Ricci
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 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 Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.875 based on 32 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: Aug 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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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: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location, literally on the beach AND parking!

  • 5 of 5

A great rental. Just what I'd hoped for and the parking turned out to be very important on the holiday weekend. The second bedroom

Was just right for my 18 year old son and 12 year old their age the bunk with the full size below and single above was just perfect. Bedrooms are nice and quiet!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views and location!

  • 5 of 5

We have used home-away and other rental sites to book homes and condos in the past, but Mary may be one of the best owners we've ever interacted with. She was prompt to get back to us and communicated with us during our stay.

The location of this condo was great. It is right by lifeguard chair 20, little restaurants and shops, and offers amazing sunset views and people watching from the 2nd floor deck. The unit was clean and ready for us upon arrival!

The king bed and bunk beds were very comfortable and we were glad there was air conditioning in this unit because we had a few very hot July nights during our stay.

Mary has everything you need in the condo to enjoy your stay from kitchen gadgets to hangers in the closet, to beach towels, awesome Tommy Bahama beach chairs & umbrellas and boogie boards for the kids!

I only have a couple of ideas for improvements: The futon couch in the family room was not super comfortable to sit on, but we just unfolded it and made it up as a bed and we layed on it to watch tv instead. Problem solved! Also, you may want to bring your own hair dryer if you use one to style your hair because the one there doesn't work the best. Truly those were the only two things I would change or improve.

On a side note, if you're interested in whale and dolphin watching, check out East Meets West Excursions with Captain Nick in Newport Beach! Next to this awesome condo location, our excursion with Captain Nick was our other favorite part of the trip! We saw a super pod of over 1,000 dolphins swimming along our private chartered boat with Captin Nick! Epic!

We will definitely come back to Newport Beach and stay in this unit again and go on an excursion with Captin Nick! It was a wonderful trip, great weather and beaches, and the condo was just what our family of five was looking for! Don't let this one slip by you!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view and close to everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Tax Rate 10.0%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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