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Nancy Richards

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Balboa Island Near Downtown and Beach- Great 4 Family Reunion

2 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Newport Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Attached Unit, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6-14)

Enjoy our bright, clean and sunny beach house with all the amenities you’ll need for a week or two of summer fun at the beach. It is located in the heart of Balboa Island, one block from the bay beaches and promenade and only half a block from the historic main street where you will find two blocks of quaint shops, cafes and other amenities including a post office, a small grocery store and a museum.

This rental is the downstairs unit of a duplex which has a patio for relaxing and people watching. Upstairs is a 4 bedroom rental unit at an additional fee. Many families rent both units which together can accommodate 14 people with 7 bedrooms (including 2 master suites), 5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 barbeques, 2 living rooms and an upstairs deck. Both units rent on a weekly basis, from Saturday to Saturday throughout the summer.

This downstairs unit has a queen bed master suite with adjoining bathroom with large shower. The second bedroom has a set of twin bed and shares a full tub/shower bathroom with the third bedroom which has a single trundle bed, with a single second bed that rolls out if needed. All the bedrooms and the living room feature furniture by Drexel and Ethan Allen. Please call for details on the 4 bedroom upstairs.

Many of our guests come back year after year for their family vacations. They enjoy our pride of ownership in our well maintained, nicely furnished and spotless beach house. Among our rental agents, it is considered the cleanest house on the island.

This beach house is uniquely situated on a southern corner lot with plenty of sunny windows and ocean breezes. Part of the charm of Balboa Island is the layout of the lots but many of the houses are sandwiched together blocking good light and breezes. If you want to escape the heat of your hometown, our house is your best choice for comfort.

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  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Nancy Richards (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Nancy Richards

My sister and I grew up in La Habra Heights where our favorite pass time was going to the beach. Now I live in the mountains near Lake Tahoe and my sister lives in Redlands. We enjoy getting together every year for a few weeks at our family beach house on Balboa Island.

Nancy Richards purchased this house in 1930

Why Nancy Richards chose Newport Beach

My grandmother bought this property around 1930 from her sister who lived a couple blocks away on Apolena. When I was in high school, my parents built the existing duplex and my mother lived there for many years. Now my sister and I are lucky owners and dream of our retirement on the Island someday.


2 traveler reviews

Balboa Island Near Downtown and Beach- Great 4 Family Reunion
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Fantastic Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at this wonderful property. We loved being close to the quaint downtown and all of the fun shops and great restaurants. We felt very confident letting our older children browse the shops on their own knowing that they were completely safe. The house itself is CLEAN, well maintained and very well appointed with essentials for the kitchen and BBQ. We loved being able to walk to the bay front for swimming, kayaking and playing in the calm water. We also enjoyed the short walk to the ferry to go over to the ocean for boogie boarding. We would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking for a fabulous family vacation spot on beautiful Balboa Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Balboa Island Getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay for the long holiday weekend. We stayed in the upstairs unit. It has a wonderful view from the front porch of the surrounding area. very easy to access. This is a very comfortable little retreat getaway. Very Comfortable with many things to do in the area. Many many things within walking distance. I would recommend this great little getaway to anyone looking for a nice place to stay, to enjoy a great week or weekend at the beach.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Balboa Island is located between Huntington Beach and Laguna Beach in the Newport Harbor. It is connected by a short bridge to the mainland near Pacific Coast Highway and has ferry service to the Balboa/Newport Peninsula and the ocean.


Rates & Availability

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 10 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Optional Linen Rental $145
Estimated Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

US Dollars
June 27 - August 29 weekly rate is $2,500
+ 10% occupacy tax required at booking
+ $500 security deposit
+ Cleaning Fee approximately $125 (varies)
+ Linen Rental (Optional) $145 for sheets and towels or bring some or all of your own
Dates Available: June 27-August 29 weekly (Saturday to Saturday)
4 bedroom upstairs $2700 per week plus other fees
Beach Chairs & Umbrellas available to rent; also paddle boards and bicycle rentals nearby

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Newport Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Outdoor shower to rinse off sand; opens to full bathroom
    Full 1 - toilet , shower , New granite countertop, new sink; large tiled shower;
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New granite countertop; new sink;
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Unit sleeps 6 guests; adjacent unit sleeps 8 guests
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Patio roses and other flowers, Drexel and Ethan Allen furniture. Unit seats 8 for dining; adjacent unit seats 10 for dining.

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