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Air Conditioned, CLEAN, Central, Great Bed!

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

CLEAN, Central Location, Attention to Detail, Value & Service

Grab your fav beach pal and enjoy an affordable get-away in our impressive coastal cottage designed with your pleasure and comfort in mind. Steps to all Newport Beach is known for- clean and safe beach ideal for getting in the gentle waves. Well-equipped unit: Brand new, Mitsubishi QUIET, Air System- sleep in total comfort set to meet your individual preference-you will not even know it is on or, don't use it all- have it your way. Plus, quality mattress, finer linens, flat screen television, well-appointed kitchen and spacious outdoor patio for your personal sunning, dining or game playing.

We have added another one-bedroom listing in the back- upstairs a with brand new furniture, full kitchen, large window view, raised ceilings and air conditioning; All the upgrades of a finer hotel. Inquire with Hosts or take a look at #811145.

Easy walk to the sand, legendary bay, fun pubs, groceries, restaurants, bike rental, famous pier and water sport rental. If your perfect vacation means a relaxing book by soothing ocean tides or heart pumping fun such as paddle surfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, golfing, tennis, biking or boating, 211 29th street is a great choice!

More Details

Erik Vandenakker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Erik Vandenakker

The Vandenakker Family (John, Kimberlee, Erik and Cameron) live on-site and manage the VRBO on behalf of The Peter Swanberg Trust. Peter was Kimberlee's beloved father and an AMAZING Grandpa to Erik and Cam! This tight family of five shared many beach memories going back almost thirty years, and twenty more before the kids arrived on the scene! Pete, a retired teacher and coach worked three jobs in order to buy his dream beach 1971, this dream became a reality! Come enjoy Pete's dream with us!

Erik Vandenakker purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Erik Vandenakker chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

The property location is ideal for fun in the sun! Great public beach a block away with soft sand and friendly water. Close to all the activities and fun Newport is known for, plus the convenience of a very close grocery store (Pavillions), pubs, bank, dry cleaners and laundry mat. Beautiful sunsets too!

What makes this cottage unique

A new addition for the Springr of 2016 - rent the upstairs unit- a studio with a view and upgraded décor VRBO #811145). Exceptional service and hospitality. Let us know if you are celebrating something special, we will be happy to arrange for flowers, champagne or anything we can do. If you need a ride from John Wayne airport, just ask. If we can manage it, we will! You really do not need a car in Newport Beach. Check our reviews and see what some of guests have had to say!


Balboa Peninsula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom, shower, no tub, bath sheets provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 bedroom, sleeps 2, comfortable queen size bed, upgraded mattress, pillows, and linens. We have added another high-end unit that also sleeps 2. Inquire with the host or go to 811145.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our property is located near the water, market, charming pubs and several restaurants. It is a short drive to world class golf and shopping. If you need additional space/beds, please ask the host about renting the upstairs unit. A lovely space with full kitchen and bath with shower. Same rates apply.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Cairo, Egypt


  • 5 of 5

For two years in a row, I spent my winter holidays at this beach cottage. I spent 6 weeks each time, from Thanksgiving weekend to the first week of the New Year. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay there each year, and I am simply in love with the place and its charming owners! I don’t see how any other type of accommodation could match it in value.

First, the house is impeccably clean and very tastefully decorated. I was actually surprised when I arrived the second year to find that the owners had completely redecorated the place. It was already beautiful to start with. Now, with all the new modern touches they added, it is simply divine! Second, all the furnishings and amenities are of top quality and give the place a “resort” feel: brand new sheets and towels, air-condition, large flat-screen television, cable and Wi-Fi, coffee machine, lush bathrobes, and even scented candles! Third, the cottage is ideally situated. It is located only one block from the ocean, on a wide street. This is a great advantage: you get to enjoy the beach life, without having to deal with the noise and parking congestion. It is also a few minutes walking distance from many local stores, restaurants, and bars.

Finally, the owners of the place are among the warmest and friendliest people I have ever met. They have been very hospitable with me, making me feel completely at home, and I consider myself fortunate to have gotten to know them. I crave the peaceful time I spend on their large front patio, reading, having a cup of coffee, watching passersby, or simply taking in the ocean breeze at sunset. I look forward to spending many more holidays at this beach cottage, and I could not recommend it more!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cottage by the Beach

  • 5 of 5

Labor Day weekend was EXTRA special staying in this cottage. The minute you walk in you are comfortable. It is clean and beautifully decorated. The little touches are appreciated. The patio is lined with succulent plants that are more like art. So much to do... beach, bikes. So much not to do....patio breakfasts, sunsets.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, AZ

Amazing beach vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here in July and had a wonderful time. Our experience was by far the best we have ever had with a vacation rental. The house is decorated beautifully, was very clean and has everything we needed to make our stay above par. Sheets, towels, dishes, etc. were all high quality and clean. The beach is literally 2 walking minutes away, as well as the grocery store, the boardwalk, the pier and many great restaurants. No car was necessary. The host family has to be one of the nicest families we have ever met and were so easy to work with. They greeted us upon arrival, helped us carry in luggage and had a yummy tray of healthy snacks waiting for us. They really made us feel welcome and we loved meeting them. We especially enjoyed coffee and meals out on the front patio that has one of the most beautiful succulent gardens around. We highly recommend this cottage and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

So much fun to stay at the 29th st. beach cottage. The Vandanakkers are such gracious hosts and have made the cottage a really special place. I grew up in Newport Beach and come every summer to "visit" family. Staying here made our week long "visit" a memorable "vacation". They've thought of everything from boogie boards and umbrellas for the beach to all the kitchen amenities you could possibly need. Parking can be dicey in this area in the summer but where the cottage is located seemed to be this hidden area where we never had a problem finding a spot. Either that our we had parking karma every day but always parked right in front. We will be coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Barcelona, Spain

Best experience ever

  • 5 of 5

I came with my girlfriend for 2 months from Spain and we couldn't have chosen a better place to stay.

They are the best family you can find, they helped us in everything and more.

They let us to use their bikes, their sufboard, their barbaque.... our stay wouldn't be the same without this things.

The house is clean, confortable and you have everything what you can need....

The area is also the best, you are next to the supermarket, restaurants, the pier.... everything walking.

I cannot wait to go back again

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular Valentines Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Wow! What an amazing property and location, with the nicest hosts one could ask for. Erik helped me start off the weekend right, even though we were flying in late he was there to greet us and let us in. Then, he had already done me the extra solid of arranging for flowers and a little bubbly waiting for the better half. I just had to ask and he made it happen!

The weather the whole weekend was gorgeous, and with a 2minute walk to the beach, you can guess where we spent most of our time. The beach cruisers included in the rental made most all of Newport accessible, either walking or biking down the boardwalk. Cannot ask for a better location, amenities or deal.

I highly recommend staying, and we wish we could have stayed longer. A weekend to a whole week or more would be super enjoyable, and I highly recommend staying here. Our first HomeAway experience was a smashing success!

Cannot wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pelican Hill Golf Club
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
29th street Newport Beach
Car: not necessary

24-hour fitness is two miles away


Rates & Availability

Balboa Peninsula Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 3 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $75
Tax Rate 12.0%

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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