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Al & Mary Ricci

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

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19 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Balboa Peninsula Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Sleeps 6

You have so many choices when it comes to finding just the right beach house for your family vacation. We believe this Newport Beach Oceanfront home is in the best all-around location.

This 2 bedroom/1 bath home includes a private ocean front patio, PARKING SPOT attached to the unit. The home includes 1 King, 1 Full, 1 Single and a Full size pullout futon. Flat-screen TV. Also available for your use, you will find a propane BBQ, washer, dryer, and beach chairs.

This property is located right in the heart of the Newport Pier all shops and restaurants are a few steps away.

I am happy to answer any questions you have. Thank you for your interest in our property.


714 282-7797

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Al & Mary Ricci (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Al & Mary Ricci

Our Family is very active in Real Estate, we own a Property Management Company in Old Towne Orange and have personally managed properties for over 20 years.

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.

What makes this cottage unique

Location - Location - Location


based on 19 traveler reviews

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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews

Beachy Keen

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying at this perfectly located home for a week and truly had such an enjoyable time. The home was just perfect for my husband and I and our two teenagers. The location couldn't be any better and it was so relaxing to enjoy the sunsets from the deck every evening and watch our kids surf every morning. The beds were comfy, the place was clean and very well stocked with all the essentials. Mary, the owner was extremely responsive with all the check in details and made the trip so easy! I highly recommend this little gem of a place and we look forward to visiting Newport again sometime!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location near Newport Beach pier. It is peaceful and relaxing, while also right in the heart of the beach town action. Enjoyed sitting out on terrace and enjoying the views of sand and surf. Mary was very kind and easy to work with.

Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nicely Appointed 2 Bedroom 1 Bath on the Sand in Newport CA

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nicely appointed apartment on the 2nd floor with a very large deck directly on the sand in Newport Beach CA. It is located just south of the pier and 2 doors away from an area of shopping, restaurants and bars. We stayed the week before the 4th of July which was quite a busy time at the beach. Many people are walking on the boardwalk in front of the apartment but when you are sitting on the deck you are above and back from them so it is fun people watching without any direct contact. There is a large outdoor dining table and many chairs, boogie boards and we left 4 long handled wooden sand shovels. There is an umbrella for the patio and grills (2). The living room is large with a large wall mounted TV and another in door dining area. The kitchen is stocked well enough to cook a Holiday dinner for 12 including mixers, nice dishes, etc.

The "master" bedroom is large and comfortable with a nice bed and nice sheets. The closet is huge. The 2nd bedroom is very nice with a full and twin bunk bed arrangement. The bathroom is small but upgraded with a very nice shower. The towels were nice quality.

One of the best parts about this rental was that the manager was an excellent communicator and returned texts with speed like efficiency. Security seemed thoughtful with sensor lights in the rear parking area and a locked gate going from parking into the front of the building although another tenant insisted on leaving that door open most of the time. If you rent bikes for the week (store 2 doors down), ask for a special price. We paid for a 3 day rental and got the 4th and 5th days" free." Make sure you check out "the wedge" which is a straight shot south on the beach front walk way to the jetty. When the waves are big it's exhilarating to watch the body surfers. We had a wonderful week and would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place

  • 5 of 5

We loved this rental. Great location next to the pier, stores, restaurants and the beach. Stocked kitchen with everything we needed, clean, and the washer dryer came in handy. Great communication. The view from the balcony was amazing and we watched a beautiful sunset from it. We would love to stay again if our travels bring us back to the area. Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your vacation and we really hope you can return again. Thank you so for the review we really appreciate your feedback. Have a wonderful afternoon, Al & Mary Ricci
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to share my experience as the prior reviews that I read were the reason we selected this property. They were all true! I was traveling with my 10 and 14 yr old children and the location right on the beach and near all the food was ideal. Being on the second floor was great for views and a little privacy, thoroughly enjoyed our stay as this unit was near everything. The unit is perfectly updated and stocked, it has everything you could need for your visit. The owners were very polite and helpful. Highly recomend the property and we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Heather, Thank you for spending the time to review our beach house we really appreciate it. Please come back anytime. Al & Mary Ricci
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  • 5 of 5

Sorry it took so long for me to send this review but I wanted to make sure I did get one in. This was the most amazing week we have had!! The memories are priceless!! The rental home is perfect. We spoke to the unit next to this one and this unit doesn't even compare to others. Everything is provided - beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels, BBQ, washer and dryer, A/C, the list goes on. It's just perfect! The price is amazing as well. I would recommend this beach house! Perfect location. We will definitely return!! We asked our kids if they wanted to go on a cruise or go back to the beach house. They said the beach house for sure!! That says something. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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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

Balboa Peninsula Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 11 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 9 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Summer months Saturday is check in check out day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Balboa Peninsula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
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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