Come on over to the bayside! This classic four-bedroom home is steps from the bay and across the boulevard from the beach. A wrap-around patio with bay views, a living room and a spacious family room, three car garage parking, large brick patio and updated bathrooms make this rental an ideal home away from home.
LIVING & DINING
The front living room has a wicker couch and two side chairs, coffee table, fireplace and plenty of windows to take in bay views. In the corner, a glass topped table with seating for four is great for meals or games – wood-look tile floors downstairs make clean up easy. The adjacent dining room has an oval table to seat eight, and more bay views! On the other side of the pass-through window, the compact kitchen has a microwave, dishwasher and plenty of cabinet and tile counters for storing and preparing meals. A tile “island” seats six on stools for quick bites or snacks. Step down one step into the large family room with wicker couch and loveseat, a side chair, TV and a ceiling fan. Sliders here open to the brick patio to expand indoor living space.
In the hallway, a newly remodeled full bath with cool claw-foot tub and a separate walk in shower provides easy access for “fresh from the beach” showers via a side door. A laundry room just off the kitchen has a full size washer and dryer and entry from the brick patio.
BED & BATH
The home includes four bedrooms, all on the second floor. A king bed graces the bay view master bedroom with en- suite “Jack & Jill” style bath featuring custom tile work and a walk-in shower. The room also has a futon and desk with chair. The second bedroom has a queen bed and side chairs, the third bedroom, two twins. You can sneak a peek-a-boo view of the ocean from the corner of this bedroom. The last bedroom is ideal for the kids with a twin over double bunk bed and a double bed, a flat panel TV and direct access to the second Jack & Jill bath with walk in shower.
• BR1: Master suite with king bed, flat-screen TV, en-suite shared bath
• BR2: Guest bedroom with queen bed, shared bath
• BR3: Guest bedroom with two twins, shared bath
• BR4: Guest bedroom with twin over double bunk bed and double bed, shared bath
The huge wrap-around patio on Bay Avenue has tables, chairs, an umbrella and calming bay views. Grill family favorites on the back patio with easy access to the kitchen. Sharing meals together while watching sailboats on the bay or enjoying beverages under the stars will make your time at the beach unforgettable.
The garage has space for three cars and a Tesla "home charger."
Ten-acre Marina Park, four blocks away, with The Lighthouse Restaurant, an outdoor fitness circuit, basketball courts and picnic area allows visitors to soak up city and bay views. The kids can visit the playground with mini-lighthouse and run through plenty of grassy space. The elementary school is close by as well on the oceanfront. Kids will love the playground, accessible to visitors when school is not in session.
Balboa Village is about fifteen minutes away on foot, but worth the trip. Visit Harborside in the historic Balboa Pavilion for amazing views and unbeatable happy hour deals (try the fried calamari!) every day, or seafood in the bayfront dining room. Other local’s favorites are Cruisers, Newport Landing and casual Great Mex. Take the ferry to explore Balboa Island and its many boutiques and eateries or rent a bike and pedal the bike path (boardwalk) to access the entire Peninsula.
Go north to the Newport Pier area with more shops and local eateries. Purchase freshly caught fish direct from fishermen at the Dory Fleet Fish Market, established in 1891. Seaside Donuts serves up fresh donuts 24/7, and 21 Ocean Front and Fly ‘n’ Fish offer more upscale dining. Charlie’s Chili on McFadden Square is a “don’t miss” breakfast spot for many out-of-towners.
The area offers boundless options for family fun!