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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage On The Sand. Whitewater Ocean Views and Dog's welcome

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 BR + Loft 1 full BA + enclosed outdoor shower. Sleeps 6 or 8 if 4 are children

Situated oceanfront on the Western most stretch of wide open sandy beach in West Newport Beach. Lifeguard towers manned June to September with an oceanfront dog park accessible all year round for your canine family members. Local favorite restaurants Cocina Alessa, Eat Chow and The Spaghetti Bender are walking distance, as is The Big Belly Deli, The Frog House Surf Shop and Newport Market Place. The World Famous Crab Cooker restaurant, Newport Pier and Dory Fisherman at McFadden's Wharf are about a 30 minute beach walk or 15 minute bike ride away. Bike rentals available at Newport Velo Bike shop near the local restaurants. We allow 6-8 guests per stay on a minimum 7 day Saturday to Saturday basis, and your dog is welcome with advance notice.

Property Manager
The Beach House
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 17, 2017

About The Beach House

The Beach House is owned by two of the original builders children, Bill Stephens and JoAnn Semeniuk. Both have spent over 80 years enjoying it as they were 5 and 8 years old when the house was built in 1933 by Art and Lucile Stephens (Lucille in photo above with Grandkids back in the 50's). Art worked as a Purchasing Agent at nearby Lido Shipyard during WW 2, and Lucille ran the Stephens family flooring business. The house in the 30's had no telephone or hot water, and the bay window that looks out over the pacific ocean and Catalina Island was Art's idea.The Stephens lived in Alhambra and early on Art would stay at the house during the week while working at a local Newport Beach shipyard and travel home on weekends. Over the years it was commonly known that if you were lucky enough to stay at the Beach House you should leave coffee and beer in the fridge for the next guest if you wanted to come back!

The Beach House purchased this cottage in 1933

Why The Beach House chose Newport Beach

The Beach House is a family oriented oceanfront vintage style residence with a vintage vacation cabin feel. It is cozy, clean and inviting. Dog's are welcome at the Beach House and an oceanfront dog park located 3 blocks away is accessible year round.

What makes this cottage unique

Located at the very West end of Newport Beach historic 'Sandspit', this wide open stretch of beach offers great beach combing, surf fishing, surfing, body surfing and swimming. The House enjoys great year round weather with mostly calm mornings and evenings accompanied by a fresh Westerly ocean breeze in the afternoon. Catalina Island sunsets unfold directly in front of the house and are always a special time of day...


Newport Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please have BBQ's and a lot of fun at the Beach House, but no more than 8 overnight guests please!
  • The Beach House is situated in an owner occupied oceanfront neighborhood and not a "Party Rental"!
  • Please do not park in front of neighbors house even for a minute!
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Enclosed with Hot/Cold Laundry sink
  • Full Bathroom / Shower only Enclosed Shower Room attached to rear of house
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Loft - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom #1- 2 single beds Bedroom #2- 1 Queen Loft- 2 Twin Beds L/R-1 Single Bed L/R- 1 full size couch
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
The Beach House is a an 1100 s.f. rustic, vintage cottage on the sand built in 1933. It is situated in a residential family owner occupied area and not a "party house". Please consider the duplex vacation rentals located in the "boardwalk" area of Newport and Balboa piers if you are looking for a party house to have all your friends and family hang out during your stay. Thanks- just want to be clear!


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Vintage Oceanfront Cottage On The Sand. Whitewater Ocean Views and Dog's welcome
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews

We had a great time at the beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This beach cottage has so much character and charm. You can't beat the location right on the beach. For being a vintage cottage there was plenty of sleeping room. And the loft was a hit with the boys!The living room has a nice couch and the big picture window is great! My mother loved sitting there every morning and evening. And I was really surprised with how well the kitchen was stocked. There was plenty of pots, pans,dishes etc. I was a little concerned to have only one bathroom but it really was never a problem, the out side shower made all the difference! We planed ahead since we were staying 2 weeks and brought extra bath and beach towels so not having a washing machine was not a problem. I can't say enough about the neighbors Ken and Amy! From the moment we got there until the minute we left they were so welcoming and friendly. They really made us feel at home! We would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've just added a few more weeks to be available for this summer!!!!
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As advertised, very pleased!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dave was an excellent communicator and the cottage was great. The location is perfect and the neighbors we quite as could be. You couldn't get any closer to the ocean and Newport has tons of places to choose for dinner out. Highly recommend, just keep in mind this is a vintage cottage, but has everything you need (TV, internet, etc....)

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely older, charming beachfront home

  • 4 of 5

The view from the living room window was gorgeous. The carpeting in that room was stained in several places and I feared we might be blamed for them if the owner hadn't seen it for a while. The bathroom had new white towels and washcloths - hard to stay white if used to wash dirty feet etc. but beds were comfy and I would definitely recommend this house to others. Neighbor Ken was really nice and the kitchen was well equipped with a wonderful peeler, since I brought our famous Gravenstein apples to make applesauce and did not think to bring a peeler. A very nice family vacation time.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

View and location were great. Neighbors Ken and Amy made us feel like we were part of the family. Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved the quaint old Beach house and the location was perfect with a spectacular view.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at this great old Beach house. The weather was wonderful, the view spectacular and the ocean refreshing. We loved being on the beach and having a sizeable front yard with a picnic table, barbecue and even sand toys for a visiting child.

The beach was uncrowded and lovely. We enjoyed bicycling using the bike lanes on Seashore and the Boardwalk. We also cycled down the Peninsula to the Ferry and took it over to Balboa Island, where we found a great restaurant, Wilma's. Everything we needed was close by, which is good because parking was a bit tight.

We found the beach house to be more than adequate to meet all our needs with two bedrooms, a neat loft and a fully stocked kitchen. However, our son did come home covered with insect bites from sleeping in the loft. He said the window was missing a screen, a minor and fixable problem.

Dave was great and very easy to deal with. The neighbors on both sides were extremely friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed meeting them and visiting with them.

We all had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend this beach house to others. We hope to return again next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to make memories!!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect, the neighbors were delightful and we couldn't have asked for a better vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne / Orange County
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning & Linen Laundry $150

The Beach House is situated among owner occupied, residential single family homes and is a relaxing family vacation spot located away from summer crowds. If your group is looking for a "House Party" style rental- please consider one of the many duplex's on Seashore Dr. or Oceanfront that are situated on the "Boardwalk" streets nearer to Newport and Balboa piers. Thanks!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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