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

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


About the property

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 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 (or watch the famous Newport Beach Boat Parade at Christmas)! 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, Great view

More Details

Matt Pentecost
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

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 Balboa Peninsula

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.


Balboa Peninsula Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • 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 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • 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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50 Steps to Sand! Remodeled W/ Large Patio and Bay Views
average rating of 4.929412 based on 85 reviews
Glendale, AZ

Great place for a Holiday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Took lots of walks and took in all the holiday lights. Ate out at all our favorite restaraunts. Sat on the beach. Went to Universal Studios and visited the World of Harry Potter. It was awesome! We stayed at Matt's 4 or 5 times this year. Have been staying here about 4 or 5 years now. Always a pleasant stay, and Matt is just a phone call away if you have any problems.Very homey feeling. Has eveything you need. Close to so many places. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knottsberry Farm, Seaworld, Legoland, Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary. Only a few steps to the bay or the ocean. So many things to do. Surfing, boating, paddle boarding, fishing, whale watching. So many great restaraunts, most within walking distance. Can't wait to return. We will be back again and again and again! Have a safe and Happy New Year Matt!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ

Anoter relaxing saty at Newport Beach

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an 11 night stay at Matts apartment in Newport Beach. My wife and I have been staying here over Thanksgiving for several years now. This place is so comfertable to stay at. We also stay about 3 or 4 other times each year. We are comming back for 6 more nights right after Christmas. The bay is right across the street. and the beach is only one house away. Just the perfect location. The neighbors are very friendly too. Many great restaraunts within a short walk. Balboa Island is also very close. My wife loves to visit all the little shops there. We went to Disneyland on Thanksgiving day. It is only a 30 - 40 minute drive. We are planning on going to Universal Studios ove Christmas. It is only about an hour drive. The apartment is fully stocked with everything you need and Matt is just a phone call away. If plan on visiting NPB call Matt first!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ

Perfect spot in Newport Beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stay here 5 - 6 times a year. It is the perfect spot. Righ across the street from the bay & Marina, and just 1 house away from the sand & beach. Quiet place, great neighbors, close to many really good restaurants. Just a short walk to Newport pier and a little longer walk to Balboa pier. A short drive to the ferry and Balboa Island. About a half hour drive to Disneyland and about 45 minute drive to San Diego. Great for just the two of us, or works for us and our grandkids too. You won't find a nicer guy than Matt to rent from. Comming back for Thanksgiving & Christmass too.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is within walking and biking distance of many restaurants, shopping and both piers. Matt always takes good care of us. We always enjoy our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay, near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Mat's place, very close to the beach, no problem with parking, all the amenities. Good for a family of 4-6 or group of friends looking to relax on the nice Balboa beach. Terrace and BBQ were also great. There is no cutting board, so not bad to buy.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place for Familes!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent beach rental for my family. It is steps from the sand, but there are other pluses as well. I grew up in NB and am very aware of the bonus of certain locations. This property is directly across the street from the new Marina Recreation Facility. There is a great 'Baby Beach' here for little kids and weak swimmers. You can rent a stand up paddle board that is right on the sand - not carry one around. Just hop on and go.

The area to the north of the Pier can get packed because of the huge parking lot there. However, it's nice and quiet with plenty of space on the beach area in front of the apartment because the parking is limited. You are still a short walk to the restaurants, bars and fun area without being right in the middle of it!

You can quite literally do your grocery shopping for the time you're here, then not move your car again once you've parked near the apartment. Everything except a major grocery store is withing easy walking distance. (There a small market one block away where you can find basics.)

We also loved the HUGE deck. We had breakfast outside every morning and several other meals there.

In short, a great place for a family beach vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79

Weekly rates (7 nights) are discounted below the $250 nightly rate.

$1,200 weekly during the spring (March - April) and $1,300 weekly during the summer (May - August).

No additional fees or taxes beyond the damage insurance ($79) and VRBO service fee!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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