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Steps to Sand- Beautiful Beach Cottage (Back House)

Bedrooms 2
Space 608 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

2Bdrm/1Bath Located on 29th Street - Easy Walking to Restaurants and Shops

40 Steps to the sand. Perfect location close enough to the beach to hear the waves and far enough from Balboa Blvd to not hear traffic noise. Separate house over the garage, no neighbors above or below you, separated from the front unit by privacy fencing. Newly renovated 2 bdrm/1 bath (back) beach cottage decorated very beachy and fun. Wonderfully central location a just short walk to the Newport Pier, McFadden Square and the Historic Lido Movie Theater. Just 2 blks to a shopping center with grocery, restaurants, fast food and gelato. So many places within walking distance you may never use your car.

Because there is no outdoor space and the house is very small, this is not a 'party' house.

Bedroom #1 - One King bed

Bedroom #2 - Two Twin XL beds

Also available - Baby crib

Best use for two couples or two adults plus 1-3 kids.

Light and bright living room with comfortable seating, a 55' flat screen TV, Cable TV and DVD player.

Open concept full kitchen is completely outfit with all the essential cooking needs. Stainless steel appliances, full range, microwave, french door refrigerator and dishwasher.

Two equal sized bedrooms, each with a spacious closet. Bedroom #1 has a King bed with memory foam mattress and high quality linens. Small window A/C.

Bedroom #2 has a two Twin XL beds with memory foam mattresses and high quality linens. Small window A/C in each bedroom keeps the temps cool and offers some white noise for peaceful rest.

Bathroom has a very large shower with adjustable height shower head and removable hand held sprayer. Children's tub included by request. Sink and separate vanity area comfortably accommodates two persons. Bath linens provided.

Small Desk in the hallway with laptop area and cell phone charging station. Magazines, local dining menus and writing supplies are located here.

DVD library with over 80 titles to choose from. Also there are paperback books for swap, (take one-leave one.)

Small patio area at the bottom of the stairs with BBQ and beach storage. No outdoor seating area.

Also included: WiFi, beach towels, shared washer/dryer, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, and sand toys.

Good to Know- This property is a 2nd story back house, (13 steps). Very small patio with BBQ but no outdoor sitting area. Entry is through the patio gate on the alley. Very private. Great neighbors on either side are very quiet. Owners live adjacent so property is very clean and well maintained. No parties please.

More Details

Pam Edson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

Why Pam Edson chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

We love the location of this house with the beautiful clean white sand beaches just a few houses down. 29th Street is home to a wonderful group of neighbors and is very quiet. It is also one of only four double wide streets which spaces the homes nicely.


Balboa Peninsula Bungalow Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 608 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Nice sized bathroom with large shower, sink and separate vanity area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin XL beds sized for adults
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

Steps to Sand- Beautiful Beach Cottage (Back House)
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Super Cute! Beautiful Decor, Clean, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, steps to the beach and walking distance to many restaurants and shops. I will defiantly stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Owners

  • 5 of 5

This is such a late review. We stayed in the back property in July. Was so convenient for our medium sized family of 5. Owners are so amazing, place impeccable clean with beautiful decor. Can't to till next summer!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing little beach house

  • 5 of 5

Our group (four 50yr old kids) set off for a weekend at the beach. We brought very little, as reviews told us Pam had already thought about our needs at the beach. Right off the bat we were impressed with the cozy, beachy decor. The place was clean, artfully decorated, quiet, and convenient. Everything we could think of had already been supplied. The space is well organized and felt very open. We love the Newport area and this is a great place to stay at. The rental process was easy, and Pam responded to all my questions immediately. We highly recommend this rental. We look forward to staying here again :)

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peftect Place!!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time at this property! It's perfect for a small family, plenty of things to do around the area, once we parked our car, we walked everywhere! You truly just need to show up, the house had every thing my own house has. Our car wouldn't fit into the garage, so we kept our beach stuff in there. Pam and her husband are very welcoming and nice, they were right there if we needed any help with anything pertaining to the house. We would for sure stay there again! This place it perfect, and we had a wonderful family vacation before school starting!

Thanks for letting us stay at your place!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very pleased with everything about our stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the great location and easy and quick access to beach. Pam made the reservation process very seamless and also promptly returned our damage deposit within a week after our stay. Cottage was very quaint with all the living amenities - loved having a washer/dryer - and beach stuff to use (chairs, umbrellas, boogie and surf boards, outdoor shower, etc.). My kids, 17 and 12, were never bored and said the place, location, and neighborhood was "...very cool."

We also loved the close proximity to the grocery story and numerous restaurants within a 3-5 min walk. We cooked in a few times and also ate out a couple of times. Had a very relaxing stay and would definitely return again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great small place by the beach

  • 4 of 5

Easy access to the beach. Literally about 30 seconds to walk there. Recommend not renting a car. Traffic seemed terrible anyway. Easy walk to everything nearby. Place is small but very comfortable. Was able to take the pack and play for our son to the beach to keep him a little contained. Was also able to use surfboard in garage. Only complaint is our son got some sort of mystery rash after sitting in high chair. Not even sure it was that but it seemed the likely cause. It cleared up within 2 days though so nothing major. Overall great stay and great area

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.1 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Beach
30 Metres
Newport Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Balboa Peninsula Bungalow Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17
Oct 15 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 15 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Charge $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

Thanksgiving five (5) night minimum
Christmas seven (7) night minimum
New Years three (3) night minimum
Rates are subject to change until confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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