|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Relax at the beach without the hassle of being directly ON the beach! This family friendly villa is just north of Pacific Coast Highway and a half mile from Newport Beach peninsula. From the Sunset Park bluff overlooking the peninsula, only a 15-minute walk (or better yet, a 5 minute bike ride) to the sandy beach and Pacific Ocean. The Newport Pier is just another mile south (5 more minutes) along the beautiful beach boardwalk.
Enjoy a dual-master bedroom layout with two full bathrooms, beautiful wraparound balcony and sun deck, hardwood floors, two DVD players, three TVs, fireplace, internal laundry services, and a open kitchen with all-marble countertops, huge skylights, and stainless steel extra-deep sink.
Fun and modern style remodeled 2013. Second master bedroom has two twin kids beds. Can be pushed together for European-style queen bed for couple. Inflatable queen-sized bed available (not included) sleeps another two.
Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Queen Mary, and the famous Newport Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza shopping centers are a half hour away. LEGOLAND is 90min away. Sea World is 2 hours. Visiting someone at Hoag Hospital? You could throw a frisbee and hit the medical center from the condo balcony.
Fabulous seafood dining is within five minutes or rent a bike and experience the beautiful Newport Beach boardwalk as the sun sets behind Catalina Island.
Property managed professionally by local property manager.
Property Manager purchased this condo in 2004
You want to have a family beach vacation, but the rentals right on the sand are a Hassle! No parking, very crowded, and Tiny! Also, beach housing are usually 60+ years old with bad plumbing and poor lighting.
The Villa Balboa community where Casa Cristina resides was built in the late 80s and the top-floor location means tons of natural light though huge skylights.
Inflatable queen-size bed available to sleep 2 additional guests (not included). Wraparound balcony has barefoot-soft grass and bright bold sun chairs to drink in the SoCal sunshine with privacy. Please note the balcony does not face the ocean. Two pools to choose from -- serenity or family fun. Huge 15-person whirlpool jacuzzi. Tennis courts! Boogie board and beach bag ready for sand castle construction. Elegant marble kitchen countertops. Internal laundry services (clothes washer and dryer), ironing board.
Great perks here including the management. You can tell that this unit was lived in by the owner prior to it being a vacation rental, and so the setup was very abundant and practical. Plenty of towels, reclining beds, functional patio furniture. When we left our unit, we actually forgot my 3 year old's sleep sack and Steve actually met up with us the next day to hand it back to us. Awesome!
I spent a month in Casa Cristina and it was the best 1 month I could wish for in LA! The Condo is very well maintained, super clean and spacious. The house is equipment with all the things one would expect to see in a 5 star hotel and more. The condo is located in one of the best places in the OC with only minutes away from the beachfront. Steve, the Property Manager, is excellent and attended to any additional requests or inquires we had in a very friendly and timely manner. The condo is also very well priced compared to other rentals in the area that offer so much less ! I highly recommend it for any visitors & I look forward to staying here again in my future visits.
We stayed here for two months, and we expect to return next year. The condo has everything you might need, and the agent (Steve) is responsive to any requests (a few, all minor). Both of us felt that we had a home away from home, with plenty of space, comfort, and convenient parking.
The Casa Cristina property's location and amenities were excellent. We rented the property for one month in order to attend my niece's December wedding and visit with family and friends. I am born in the USA, but live in Norway together with my Norwegian husband. I am well acquainted with Newport Beach and wanted to rent an apartment in this area. Villa Balboa is a gated complex in which we felt very safe. The apartment was large, well lit with an extra bedroom. This enabled us to entertain and make dinner for friends. The balcony overlooks overlooks green foliage - very nice.
My thanks to the Property Manager of Casa Cristina for excellent customer service. He was very helpful. It was no problem accessing the property late at night, since our flight from Oslo to LAX arrived late in the evening. He also encouraged feedback, although we had almost nothing to report back on.
The apartment is totally equiped with any necessity one might need including, washer, dryer, dishwasher etc.. There are also flat screened TVs in the living room and both bedrooms. One drawback was that the WiFi router was placed in back of the TV. This meant that we could not get online with our new Lenovo laptop no matter where we sat in the room. Luckily, we brought our IPhones and IPad both of which worked perfectly. On leaving, I mentioned this to the Property Manager who will try and move the WiFi router to a more convenient place in the apartment.
The complex has a pool and training center. There are also many walking pathes and one should absolutely take advantage af the lovely surroundings. Newport Beach is known for its variety of restaurants. There are also lovely beaches to explore. Balboa Peninsula is worth a visit. We particularly enjoyed many of the houses which were decorated with Christmas lights. As in most places in California, you will need to rent a car to get to grocery stores, shops and malls, although there are bike rental shops.
We absolutely reconmmend this property to all our friends and relatives and hope one day to return. Next time maybe it will be in the summer.
We loved staying at Casa Cristina. It is exactly as in the photos - lots of room, very clean, stylish decor and plenty of space for a family of 4 including 2 teenagers. Lots of lovely touches such as basic essentials in the kitchen and bathrooms, books and games and the chairs and umbrella which we used at the beach. The complex pool and jacuzzi tub was beautiful, and we met lots of the residents who were very friendly and welcoming to us! The manager of the condo, Steve, was very helpful throughout the stay and was very quick to come back with answers to any queries. All in, we had a fabulous relaxing vacation and didn't want to leave. We would love to come back again. A real home from home!
First of all, on-site manager deserves a five star rating. Best I have encountered during vacation stays. Very helpful getting us settled in and responded to requests in timely manner. Nicely furnished with dishes, kitchen appliances, comfortable furniture. Nice hot tub nearby on property. Central Air conditioner did quit and could not be "unfrozen" by us during unusual 90 degree temperatures . No air conditioning from late Thursday's breakdown through Friday and on to Monday because condo association did not allow repairman on the roof after 3 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Monday.
During those hot days we discovered neither one of two patio door had screen doors. Steve did get some screen doors out to us by Saturday. The cleaners also had left clothing items from previous guests in drawers and numerous personal care items were left in both bathrooms.
We loved the balcony views and walking around the property for additional sunset views. Only minutes from Pacific Ocean beaches by car or by running down hills to beach walkways. Able to go to beach daily.
Great price for family accommodation . Heaps of space. Lots of useful appliances already available that you would not get at a hotel (inc pool inflatables & toys). Air conditioner worked well, tv in each room and board games if nothing on tv. Spacious balcony and 1 minute to pool. Probably could not be helped but the spa bath was not working 100% when we stayed. A more detailed map of the grounds would be helpfull than the standard one issued. Other than those 2 minor things. Great place!
Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, and Queen Mary are half-hour away. Legoland is 90 minutes south. World-famous shopping at South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island are both half-hour away.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
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You are responsible for your own consumables during your stay. A small "starter" set of toilet paper, napkins, dish soap, paper towels, hand soap, laundry detergent, dish detergent, and trash bags is provided. Please replace what you use.
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