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Contemporary Beach Getaway! End of summer weeks available!

22 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Balboa Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

Downstairs, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath with private patio.

Our Balboa Peninsula property is just 1 1/2 blocks from the sand and surf. Walk to nearby restaurants, supermarket, shops, local parks, and the Newport Pier. Feel like a local steps from the sand in Newport Beach. This location is truly a pedestrian's dream. Park your car and walk or bike everywhere!

This rental is located on the ground floor and includes a private front patio ideal for relaxing and outside dining. It features bamboo flooring throughout, surround-sound in the living area, high speed wireless internet, open kitchen with granite counter-tops and full size appliances. Bathroom has sandstone and tumbled marble tile and for added convenience, there is also a washer and dryer in the unit. This property was completely rebuilt and is always updated. Everything is clean, contemporary, and best of all - very comfortable!

**For home upstairs, please see VRBO#652029.

Keywords: Contemporary Guest House Beach Apartment! Surf, swim, sail, bike, shop, read, eat, drink, enjoy life!

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Kirsten Schmieder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2016
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About Kirsten Schmieder

As a first generation California native, born to a German father and Panamanian mother, I've been traveling since early childhood. From my parents examples, I have always immersed myself in international cultures, cuisines, and languages. I've traveled extensively throughout Europe, Canada, much of the United States, Central America, and Thailand. I studied in Europe (Germany & Switzerland) and graduated from U.C. Berkeley. I've lived in San Francisco, Seattle, New York City, Panama City, but Newport Beach, California is home base.

My husband Scott is an avid surfer who also loves to travel. Together we have two children, a boy and a girl. They have been raised with the beach as their backyard. Our beach home caters to the needs of travelers since we know what it's like to feel at home away from home.

Kirsten Schmieder purchased this house in 1996

Why Kirsten Schmieder chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

We chose this location because of its proximity to the beach. Since my husband surfs, he likes to be within walking or biking distance to waves. Now our kids surf too! The winter swells breaks nicely just down the street and Blackies (a long boarders beach) is just on the other side of the 28th Street jetty. I too had to be in an area where we could be pedestrian. You do enough driving in Southern California and to live in an area where you can park the car and get to things without one is fantastic.

The rental is very comfortably laid out and tastefully decorated. It is clean, bright, and contemporary in style.

What makes this house unique

Accessibility to the property is very easy. It is in a unique spot between both Newport and Balboa Blvd.

The apartment is very well appointed and has its own enclosed patio. Very nice year round neighbors live on both sides of the property. Something you do not always find when renting a vacation home.


based on 22 traveler reviews

Contemporary Beach Getaway! End of summer weeks available!
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Cozy beach house right on the beach

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in this furnished one bedroom house. The location is one hundred feet from the beach and our host thought of everything. Perfect for a small family interested in hanging out on the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach House

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect for beach getaway for two or three people. Everything is provided down to the last detail and it is spotlessly clean. The location is the best in Newport, a very short walk to the beach and surrounded by great bars, restaurants and shops. And the owners and neighbors are super nice too! I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lancaster, PA


  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in a number of VRBO properties, and my husband and I agree that this is one of the finest! Location is close to the beach. Groceries, restaurants are within walking distance. Beach cruisers are available. Beds are so comfy. Apartment is very clean and spacious. It was nice to have a fully functioning kitchen with quality cookware when we wanted to stay in for dinners. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. Hope you'll come stay again sometime.
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San Francisco


  • 5 of 5

Kirsten truly cares about this great little apartment and it will be tough to find a vacation rental so clean, well organized, clutter-free, and still perfectly stocked with with everything you need, not to mention its proximity to a grocery store and long glorious walks on the beach. Bravo! Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Munich, Germany

Wonderful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Mein Sohn und ich haben Ende Mai/Anfang Juni diesen Jahres einen 2-wöchigen Urlaub in Kirsten's schönem Appartment verbracht. Es war genial. Die Wohnung ist super ausgestattet mit allem, was man während eines solchen Aufenthalts braucht. Die Lage könnte besser nicht sein: Nur wenige Schritte zum Strand, Walking distance !!! zum Supermarkt bzw. zu netten Lokalen. Wir hatten eine komplette Beachaustattung zur Verfügung (Handtücher, Sonnenschirm, Bodyboard) und wir konnten Fahrräder oder Scooter nutzen. Kirsten hat sich rührend um uns gekümmert, wann immer wir Fragen hatten oder etwas brauchten. Rundum ein gelungener Urlaub - immer gerne wieder!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Centerville, Utah, USA

Perfect Girl's Weekend

  • 5 of 5

I've stayed in Newport Beach many times over the course of my life and this was one of the nicest properties I've ever stayed at. Clean, updated, comfortable, and all the basics are provided for you. At other properties in the past, we've had to provide our own bedding (sheets and pillows!) bring beach towels, pack or buy beach chairs, and rent bikes. This is ALL provided for you at this property and makes packing for your trip so much easier and less stressful.

Kirsten was wonderful to work with, emailed several times to make sure we would have everything we needed for our stay, and was prompt in responding with any questions that I had.

Location was perfect! A very short block and a half walk to the beach, a couple blocks from a nice grocery store, and also walking distance to several restaurants and cute little souvenir shops. Fashion Island (a big outdoor mall with tons of stores and restaurants) was only a short drive away. Laguna Beach is also a fun spot to visit and a short drive from the property.

The beach itself is one of the best beaches on the west coast. The sand is amazingly soft and they keep the beaches clean. We saw Dolphins out swimming every day we were there. Although I was there for a girl's weekend with a friend (which was absolutely heavenly), I couldn't help but think of how much my 5 and 3 year-old boys would love this beach!! There's a rock pier where little crabs hide, early in the mornings when the tide is low you can gather all kinds of neat seashells, and the beach is so nice, you can lay on your towels and the kids can play and build sand castles along the edge of the water--SO fun. Also great little waves for boogie boarding and saw its of surfers out in the morning hours.

Basically 4 days here with my best friend was heaven on earth and I hope to be back sooner rather than later! Maybe with my kids next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

A beach with world class surfing is just down the street. Bikes, boogie boards, skim boards, and/or surf boards are available upon request. Sailing is just a few blocks away on the bay. Grocery store and a variety of restaurants for any palate are all within walking distance. This rental is easily accessible to anything Orange County has to offer but best of all,... the beach! Relax & enjoy the clean salt air!


Rates & Availability

Balboa Peninsula House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $500

Winter monthly rates available upon request. All prices subject to change based on availability.
Please contact owner for exact pricing. Last minute specials may be available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full Modern Bathroom with sandstone and tumbled marble tiles. Shower/tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size bed in the bedroom. Full size sofa bed in living area. Portable crib available upon request.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This unit was wired with a surround sound system in the living room for audio (music and television) entertainment. Connect your iPod/Smartphone and listen to your own music too. The apartment has soft water, an outdoor shower, and filtered drinking water. For added convenience there is a washer and dryer is in the unit. All linens are provided, including beach towels, beach chairs and umbrella. Bicycles are also available upon request.

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