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50 Steps to Sand! Recently Remodeled W/ Large Patio and Bay Views

66 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 8 nights


Balboa Peninsula Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Light and bright, fully furnished 1br/1.5ba upstairs unit in small building on the peninsula! It is the only upstairs unit so there are no shared walls! It is situated one house from the sand so you can walk to the beach in less than 50 steps! Walk to the ocean, bay, restaurants, markets, and bus. Less than a mile to Newport Pier and half an hour to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. About an hour to downtown Los Angeles and an hour-and-a-half to San Diego.

This is a recently remodeled upstairs unit that features a large private deck with bay views - the perfect place to relax and read a book or grill up something delicious! It also has wall-to-wall carpet throughout with tile floors in bathrooms and kitchen. It boasts granite counters in kitchen, stainless steel appliances (range, built-in oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser), and a washer and dryer on the premises. Property features updated windows throughout!

Linens and bathroom towels are included. Weekly and nightly all-inclusive rate with no extra taxes above what is listed! Great value in a great location!

Unit sleeps a maximum of 5. There is a queen size bed in the bedroom and two fold out sofa beds in the living room: one queen size and one twin size. Kitchen includes basic cooking utensils, pots and pans, silverware, cups, plates, coffee maker, blender, and a toaster. Huge dining room with table and chairs. There is a BBQ, table, and chairs on the deck. Cable TV and WiFi are included. Street parking is available. Beach equipment (chairs, surfboards, bikes, etc.) rentals are available at 15th Street Surf Shop less than a block away.

Come to the beach and relax! Our home is the perfect place to get away!

Keywords: One house from the sand, Light, Bright, Upstairs, Steps to the beach, Close to everything

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Matt Pentecost
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Matt Pentecost

I am a real estate broker and manage this property for my family. As a native southern-Calfornian, I love coming to the beach and know that you will too!

Matt Pentecost purchased this apartment in 1973

Why Matt Pentecost chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

This property has belonged to my family for years and it has been my home-away-from-home as I was growing up. We still use the property when it is vacant since it is such a beautiful location with such great proximity to everything and provides all the amenities we could ask for.

What makes this apartment unique

The short walk to the beach has been wonderful as my family has created long-lasting memories of playing in the sand, surfing, and watching the sun set...only to return to a delicious bbq dinner on the patio.


based on 66 traveler reviews

50 Steps to Sand! Recently Remodeled W/ Large Patio and Bay Views
average rating of 4.909091 based on 66 reviews

The condo was spotless. We had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

The location was incredible. It was so convienant to go anywhere. The beach could not have been any closer! Definitely would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented this property several times due to the great location. You can walk or bike to local restaurants, stores, Marina, park and 2 piers. It is clean and has every amentity needed. You can hear the ocean from the bedroom and the bed is very comfy. Matt takes care of everything and is so accommodating and easy to work with. This has become our families go to vacation spot.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect, so close to the beach and both Newport and Balboa piers. The furniture in the front room was a little dated but we were traveling with kids and they didn't seem to mind. The bedroom however has a really comfortable bed. The unit is well stocked with everything you need plus linens. The balcony has great views of the Bay and we enjoyed relaxing there. The communication with Matt was seamless, he was really easy to work with, had quick responses to our questions and great follow through. We would definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row we have stayed at Matt's property and we just love it. It will be our vacation home from now on. I would recommend this home to everyone. Matt was just wonderful, he called to see if everything was ok and if we needed anything. He was very thorough. It is close to all the thing we needed. Looking forward to coming back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week during a family reunion on the Peninsula. Matt was so helpful and very easy to work with. We felt very welcomed and right at home. The apartment was the perfect spot for us! It was much bigger than we expected for a 1 bedroom. The dining area was huge and great for family visits. The bedroom was very roomy too with a very comfortable bed and even a small ocean view! Everything was very clean and well maintained. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed - the dishes, pots, pans, silverware, etc. all matched and were in very good shape. You could easily set a set a more formal dinner if you wanted to. The view of the marina from the deck was fantastic - we had a great BBQ! It was very family friendly as well. We had our 7 year-old and our young adult sons with us and the space worked well for all of us. The location is close to everything. We didn't drive at all during the week. We can't wait to stay again next year! Thanks Matt!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Matt's property. I was impressed from the start with his professionalism and friendliness! He was easy to work with and trustworthy.

The house was great! It felt spacious, the bathrooms and kitchen were very clean and over all an awesome place to stay. The house was stalked with everything you need. Bonus was the washer and dryer! The location was ideal, couldn't have been better!! We will be back again soon! Thanks Matt!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Ana (John Wayne)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Newport Beach

This is an upstairs unit that requires you to climb a staircase to access it.

The property is literally steps from the beach, about half an hour from Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, and close to a host of other popular attractions.


Rates & Availability

Balboa Peninsula Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall/Winter Season
Sep 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
8 night minimum stay
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Spring Season
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 8 2017
8 night minimum stay
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

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Balboa Peninsula Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen and one twin, both in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Huge dining room - Seats eight, table and chairs on patio

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