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Balboa Island Near Downtown and Beach- Great for Large Groups

Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 5 bathroom Duplex available as a whole house or as separate levels

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, a museum and paddle board and bicycle rentals. The close-by bay beaches with calm water are ideal for children, but ocean beaches with waves and a pier are near-by via a 4 minute ferry ride. The ferry provides access to and from the peninsula, but the main entrance to the island is over a bridge near Pacific Coast Highway.

This vacation rental is ideal for large groups with its 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms. It is a duplex with 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ baths upstairs and 3 bedrooms and 2 baths downstairs. Each floor is self contained so there are two full kitchens, two living rooms and two dining areas, plus there is a downstairs patio and an upstairs deck, each with a barbecue and outdoor seating. There is room for all 14 guests to gather together, plus there is the opportunity for privacy. Many groups come year after year with their extended families and friends.

The floors can also be rented separately if just 3 or 4 bedrooms are needed. Please call or send an inquiry for more information.

Weekly rentals are offered throughout the summer. Summer rentals are available only on a 7 night weekly basis, running from Saturday to Saturday The rest of the year is offered as a 9 months lease. Please call or inquire for more information on the 9 month “off season” lease.

Altogether the beds are: 1 King, 2 Queens, 8 singles. All bedrooms have full sized closets and dressers. Linens are provided by a linen service and the number of bath towels and beach towels is flexible. All beds come with comforter-style bed spreads, pillows, and mattress protectors. Light weight blankets are provided. All bathrooms have a full vanity with drawers and new granite counter tops and porcelain sinks. Hair dryers are provide in each bathroom. Hand soap is provided but shower products and paper products are not.

THE 4 BEDROOM UPSTAIRS LEVEL has a standard king bed master suite with adjoining bathroom with a stall shower. A second bedroom has a queen bed. The other two bedrooms each have a set of twin beds. There are two bathrooms adjacent to the queen and twin bedrooms. One is a full bath with a tub/shower combination and one is a half bath with a toilet, sink and vanity.

THE 3 BEDROOM DOWNSTAIRS LEVEL has a queen bed master suite with adjoining bathroom with large stall shower. The second bedroom has a set of twin beds. The third bedroom has a single trundle bed, with a single second bed that rolls out if needed. Or there is room for a portable crib if you want to bring one. These two bedrooms share a full bath with a tub/shower. All the downstairs bedrooms and the living room feature furniture by Drexel and Ethan Allen.

The kitchens are fully equipped with dishes, utensils and cookware and each has a full size refrigerator with ice-maker, full size oven, 4-burner electric cook-top, microwave and dishwasher. There are two large Weber propane barbecues, one on the downstairs patio and one on the upstairs deck.

The living rooms are fully furnished and both have flat screen televisions and DVD players. They each have a gas log fireplace. There is also a television in the downstairs master bedroom. The dining area downstairs seats 6 people at the table plus 2 people at the adjacent counter. The upstairs dining seats 6 people at the table plus 4 people at the adjacent counter. A fold up table is also provided which can seat 4 people.

The deck and patio each have four swivel patio chairs with two cocktail tables. The patio faces a small rose garden with a seating-height low wall. It is a great place for relaxing or people watching. The upstairs deck affords more privacy but is open to views. 4th of July fireworks are partially visible from the upstairs deck. The full fireworks show can be seen from the bay just one block away.

Parking for two cars is provided in a street level carport. Street parking is also available, and due to the proximity to the downtown main street, there is a frequent turn-over, so finding additional places within a block is usually possible.

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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Nancy Richards
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
April 6, 2017

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.


Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , full vanity with new granite counter top and porcelain sink
    Upstairs Master - toilet , shower , full vanity with new granite counter top and porcelain sink
    Upstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , full vanity with new granite counter top and porcelain sink
    Downstairs Master - toilet , shower , full vanity with new granite counter top and porcelain sink
    Downstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , full vanity with new granite counter top and porcelain sink
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Upstairs - 1 king
    Upstairs Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Master - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Total Beds: 1 King, 2 Queens, 8 singles Upstairs is 4 bedrooms Downstairs is 3 bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


4.5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Balboa Island Near Downtown and Beach- Great for Large Groups
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

Newport Center House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
Optional Linen Rental $462
Estimated Cleaning $275
Tax Rate 10.0%

Linen rental is optional and flexible; the quoted price includes sheets for all beds plus 14 sets of bath towels and 14 beach towels. Guests are welcome to bring any or all of their own instead of using the rental service. Pillows, bedspreads and blankets are included in the house.
Contact owner for pricing information on single floors. Contact owner for off season 9 month lease available September 2017-June 2018

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