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Property Manager

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

Quiet Family Friendly 2bd Condo + Pool an easy Walk To Beach or Newport Pier

13 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 31 nights

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Overview

Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bdrm Dual-master, 2 Bathroom, Hardwood Floors, Skylights, In-Suite Laundry

* * * * * * * * * * * * MONTHLY RENTALS ONLY * * * * * * * * * * * *

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.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish

About Property Manager

Property managed professionally by local property manager.

Property Manager purchased this condo in 2004

Why Property Manager chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

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.

What makes this condo unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!
Jun 2013
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Reviews

4.9
based on 13 traveler reviews

Quiet Family Friendly 2bd Condo + Pool an easy Walk To Beach or Newport Pier
average rating of 4.923077 based on 17 reviews
5

A FABULOUS CONDO!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy to hear you have enjoyed your stay -- looking forward to seeing you next year!
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New York State
5

Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you felt at home - that's the best compliment we could hear! Hope to see you again next year!
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5

Wonderful Sojourn in December

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about the property and the on-site management. With such delightful guests such as yourselves, we would be happy to welcome you back next time you visit California!
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5

Fabulous Condo

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words, P.! I actually ran into a few neighbors that mentioned how much they enjoyed meeting your family at the pool. Always great to have friendly renters that leave such a positive impression. Thanks for spending a few months of Summer here. See you next year!! Happy to have you back!
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Minnesota, USA
4

Great condo, Great location, Couple of challenges during stay

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback! The A/C has been overhauled and thermostat safeguards put in place to prevent the "frozen" compressor situation you experienced for any future tenants. Unfortunately, we have to work within the rules of the building, despite how silly they are about the weekend repairs. I'm happy that your issues were addressed quickly and did not detract from your vacation. I hope next year we can earn that 5th star from you!
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5

Benzo Washington

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a great time! Thanks to your feedback, we will make a larger fold-out size map of the community available.
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Map

Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Car: necessary

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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Rates & Availability

Newport Beach Condo Rental Rates

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31 night minimum stay
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $70

RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE - NO PETS - NO SMOKING
30-DAY MONTHLY AND LONG-TERM RENTALS!

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower , double-door access from living room and Green bedroom
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , his/her sinks, separate vanity, and water closet for privacy
  • Newly remodeled, bathrooms feature luxury Suite Collection towels and fresh two-tone accent paint. Master bathroom boasts separate vanity make-up area and water closet for privacy.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Inflatable Queen - 1 queen
    2nd Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , ideal for kids, can be pushed together for adults
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
* * * * * * MONTHLY RENTALS ONLY, DISCOUNTS FOR 2-6 MONTHS * * * * * *

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