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Contemporary Beach Getaway near surf and restaurants!

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath with private patio downstairs.

Our Balboa Peninsula property is just a short walk from the beach. You will feel like a local, steps from the sand, walking to nearby restaurants, supermarket, shops, local parks, and the Newport Pier. 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 dining outside. It features bamboo flooring throughout, surround-sound in the living area, the highest-speed wireless internet, open kitchen with granite countertops and full-size appliances. The bathroom has sandstone and tumbled marble tile, both a tub and shower. For added convenience, there is 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!

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

More Details

Kirsten Schmieder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

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.


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!


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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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Contemporary Beach Getaway near surf and restaurants!
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Great location in Newport Beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay here. Hosts are wonderful. Unit is clean with a great use of space. It is well stocked with anything you would need for cooking or at the beach. Two short blocks from water and bike path. Within walking distance of grocery store and many restaurants. We parked our car and never used it at all. We will return!!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach house

  • 5 of 5

Great renovated home with character and charm. Host was very attentive and proactive on many fronts! Very close to beach, grocery and shops.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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absolutely wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

everything we use at home, is provided in this unit. all we needed were groceries. choice of 2 coffee pots and a variety of tea pots. very close to the beach, grocery store and restaurants. beach area is beautiful with lifeguards.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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A great stay!

  • 5 of 5

A very comfortable, clean, practical and well located place. Ideal for 2 or 3 people. Kirsten has created a cozy apartment that has everything one could need. She is very attentive and even went out of her way to lend us a double bike that was perfect for me and our 10 years old daughter. The unit is very well located, having the beach, the pier, the restaurants and even the grocery store in walking distance. Overall, we had a wonderful stay and enjoyed spending time in the Newport Beach area. Highly recommend and we hope to be back soon! AS

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Get Away

  • 5 of 5

Modern, clean and comfortable. Paradise Found

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second consecutive stay during the period of February/March. Kirsten has created a perfect place to relax and enjoy all that Newport Beach has to offer; the best beach, lots of places to eat and a supermarket ALL in walking distance. The apartment is very well equipped, with a built in sound system to enjoy not only music but NETFLIX, a good bed, modern kitchen, bathroom, a nice patio in front of the house where you can enjoy the sun for a large portion of the day including the morning sun! Thank you Kirsten we really loved staying at your place. See you again!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

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 60 days before arrival date.

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