Feedback

VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 950,000 listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Favorite Family Year Round Vacation Home - Lower Unit

You sent a message to this owner.

Favorite Family vacation home lower unit - 200 ft. to the boardwalk, sand &

Calendar

Last updated: 07/09/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Balboa Peninsula house description

SPECIAL OFF-SEASON (FALL/WINTER) RENTAL OFFER:
During the off-season, for any dates that have a base rent amount of $185/night, we can customize and configure our lovely Lower Unit Vacation Home with either 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms to accommodate your specific needs and vacation budget by locking up bedrooms that are not needed:

.....1 Bedroom (sleeps up to 2 persons max): $145/night plus tax/fees
.....2 Bedroom (sleeps up to 4 persons max): $165/night plus tax/fees
.....3 Bedroom (sleeps up to 8 persons max): $185/night plus tax/fees

Our spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath (lower) unit has long been a family favorite on the Newport Beach peninsula with return vacationers year after year. Located 1/2 block (4 houses) from the sand and boardwalk, this lower unit of our vacation duplex is within reach of the area's best beachfront and ocean recreation Newport Beach has to offer: great waves for the accomplished surfer, yet gentle shorelines for the youngest sandcastle builder.

The 3 bedroom 2 bathroom downstairs unit offers an ocean view from its front, 'see & be seen' patio which has ample shaded seating and barbeque grill for outdoor family meals. All three bedrooms contain wood-shutter window coverings, ceiling fans, and are well-appointed, CLEAN, and bright. The master bedroom is furnished with a king bed and has its own private bathroom. The other bedrooms each contain a queen bed. A queen size air mattress with linens is provided for extra sleeping accommodations.

We now offer beach cruiser-style bicycles (men's & women's styles) and kids' trailers (single & double) for rent at competitive prices for our guests. Pricing includes helmets, locks & delivery/pick-up of bikes. Contact us to make all the arrangements prior to your arrival & we'll have them waiting for you at check-in...and even better: you don't have to return them anywhere upon your departure - we'll take care of everything!

Our property features an outdoor, hot shower to enjoy when coming off the beach, located just outside the coin-operated laundry room which is available for our guests' use.

We are happy to accommodate any needs you might have during your stay to provide a wonderful, memorable vacation!

OUR UPPER 4 BEDROOM 2 BATHROOM UNIT CAN ALSO BE BOOKED SIMULTANEOUSLY, if available (refer to listing #52561).

Keywords: Vacation Duplex Home (lower unit)

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Wheelchair Accessible:

                Low threshold from front patio to indoors; unit door width measurements available upon request...moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave

              Amenities

              • Washing Machine:

                Coin-operated...moreless

              • Parking Off Street
              • Garage

              Other Amenities

                  • Coin-operated Laundry Facilities, Hot Outdoor Sand Shower, Four (4) beach chairs, Two (2) umbrellas, Bed/Bath/Kitchen/Beach Linens included in cleaning fee. Beach Cruiser Bicycles now available for rent - contact manager/owner...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                      • Wireless Internet

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Location & View

                      • Beach View:

                        Beach view from front patio and less than 1/2 block to sand and surf...moreless

                      • Ocean View:

                        Ocean view from front patio and less than 1/2 block to sand and surf...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Zoo
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Racquetball
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Parasailing
                      • Swimming
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Equestrian Events
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Sound/Bay Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Cycling
                      • Tennis
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Cinemas
                      • Arboretum
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Churches
                      • Library
                      • Marina
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Synagogues
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Hiking
                      • Museums
                      • Shelling
                      • Beachcombing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Eco Tourism
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Walking
                      • Whale Watching
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Shuffleboard
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Antiquing
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Kayaking
                       

                      Reviews

                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 16 traveler reviews
                      Loading...
                       
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Summer Rate
                      Jun 28 - Aug 15, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $3,000
                      Late Summer Rate
                      Aug 16 - Sep 5, 2014
                      7 night min stay

                      $2,450
                      Early Fall Rate
                      Sep 6 - Sep 26, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $225
                      $1,575 $4,500
                      Low Fall Rate
                      Sep 27 - Nov 21, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $185
                      $1,295 $3,550
                      Thanksgiving Holiday Rate
                      Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2014
                      4 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,750 $3,550
                      Early Winter Rate
                      Nov 30 - Dec 19, 2014
                      3 night min stay
                      $185
                      $1,295 $4,000
                      Winter Holiday Rate
                      Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2015
                      4 night min stay
                      $250
                      $1,750 $4,000
                      My Standard Rate
                      3 night min stay
                      $185
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning & Linen Fee $245
                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                      • Tax Rate 10%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

                      Rates vary due to the number of guests, and number of rooms rented.

                      Our home can be rented as a 1,2,or 3 bedroom, with rates ranging from $145-$185 per night


                      This owner accepts HomeAway payments.
                      Always use this free service to protect your payments up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private. With HomeAway Payments, your credit card information is not seen by the owner or manager. NEVER pay by cash or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyGram. Call the owner to confirm booking request.


                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.
                       

                      Calendar

                      Last updated: 07/09/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates
                       

                      Location

                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      John Wayne/Orange County/Santa Ana - SNA Airport
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Balboa Auto Ferry to Balboa Island
                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      Santa Ana Train Station
                      0.5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1)
                      Balboa Peninsula
                      Nearest Beach
                      35th Street beachfront
                      Balboa Peninsula
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Too many to list
                      60 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Mount Baldy
                      4 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      Newport Beach Public Golf Course
                      Balboa Peninsula
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Too many to list

                      Car: Recommended

                      Private and/or small group surf lessons and stand-up paddle surf lessons available. Please contact owner for details and rates.

                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: My husband and I both had the privilege of growing up on the Newport Beach peninsula - only 20 blocks away from each other! So when we first met in high school, 40 miles inland, and began dating years later, we both shared the dream of one day bringing our own family back to Newport to live in our favorite neighborhood. After 12 years of marriage, that dream came true, and our family began a permanent vacation! Our 4 kids share the wonderful memories of riding bikes down the oceanfront boardwalk to their 'school on the beach' everyday, accompanied by the sight of dolphins, and migrating California gray whales. Pretty magical! Surfing, fishing, boating, and all things ocean, have been a major part of our family's lifestyle. It's hard to vacation elsewhere when we live in the best destination place possible! We did discover the different kind of ocean beauty of Kauai, Hawaii, in 2005, where we also own a lovely family vacation home and have made it available as a vacation rental as well. My husband Mike can be found locally surfing a variety of watercraft - shortboard, longboard, stand-up, or mat, just about everyday. My preference is the social connection with other moms stand-up paddling in Newport Harbor. Our family has been involved with all aspects of managing vacation rentals since 1995, when our own home had a darling studio that we rented to friends. All four of our kids have grown up cleaning rentals as their summer job, and they are still a part of our family's hands-on crew that works year-round maintaining our family's 4 vacation properties on the Newport Peninsula. We also have an ongoing Christian surf ministry, Surfing Expeditions & Adventures (SEA), that provides youth camps & programs in Baja, Mexico; Kauai, HI; and Southern California...it's another good excuse to stay close to the Pacific Ocean! It's very gratifying for us to be able to serve other families and guests in our Newport vacation homes!

                      Why the Owner Chose Balboa Peninsula:
                      Our own family lived next door to our Favorite Family vacation home for almost 10 years. We now live a little over a mile away, but we still maintain a great connection with the neighbors on 35th Street, and truly believe it's one of the best beach locations in Newport, with its close proximity to the ocean and Newport Harbor, as well as shopping, eateries, recreational equipment rentals, and quick freeway access to John Wayne Airport (15 minutes), Disneyland (20 minutes) & Knott's Berry Farm (40 minutes). Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is a 45-60 minute drive. Both of our families have a long history - since 1958 - of vacationing and subsequently owning homes in Newport Beach. My husband and I also spent our courtship enjoying bike rides along the boardwalk, sailing in the harbor, walking along the shore to our favorite restaurants, or simply watching the sun set behind Catalina Island. So it seemed like a natural fit for us to host other families, friends and guests in our favorite seaside playground where we have so many fond memories!

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      One of our greatest pleasures as a family, is to be able to 'do life' on foot or a bicycle! Errands to the grocery store, post office, or bank are always more enjoyable walking or biking. And all of our favorite local coffee houses, restaurants, galleries, and movie theaters are within a few blocks and easily accessed on foot or bicycle. Our goal has always been to avoid driving the car anywhere, and it sure makes parking a breeze! Probably our favorite times are when a big south swell hits our coastline, and we grab our bikes to ride to The Point or The Wedge to watch the extreme surfers (and professionals) strut their stuff on 20-30 foot waves! There just aren't very many destinations or cities that can boast accommodating such an easygoing, outdoor lifestyle year-round! Our Favorite Family vacation home is situated near the beginning of the Boardwalk on 36th St., which extends several miles south, past the Newport Pier area, which is about 10 blocks away, the Balboa Pier area & Fun Zone, and finally to the Newport Harbor entrance. To the north, the bike path, 1/2 a block from this home, extends several miles to include wonderful rides along the ocean to Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach, Seal Beach and even Long Beach - all fun destinations without ever leaving the coastline! Our Favorite Family vacation home is actually a duplex where both units can be reserved, when available, simultaneously, with the possibility of housing a total of 18 guests comfortably on the same property. It's a great pleasure to be able to host family reunions. Because our family grew up here in Newport, and we frequent most of the favorite local establishments on a daily basis, we can confidently make recommendations for local businesses, and likewise enjoy the recommendations from others as vacation home owners/operators. We are well-known in the community and our reputation as good rental hosts is very important to us, especially within the surrounding neighborhood!


                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

                      Loading...
                      1 of 34
                       

                      Photos

                      • Favorite Family vacation home lower unit - 200 ft. to the boardwalk, sand &

                        Favorite Family vacation home lower unit - 200 ft. to the boardwalk, sand &

                      • Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for great family meals!

                        Kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need for great family meals!

                      • Large dining room table just off kitchen and living room

                        Large dining room table just off kitchen and living room

                      • View from kitchen "command center" to front door & spacious patio dining area

                        View from kitchen "command center" to front door & spacious patio dining area

                      • Master Bedroom with Mirrored Closet Doors and plantation shutters

                        Master Bedroom with Mirrored Closet Doors and plantation shutters

                      • Private Master Bathroom with step-in shower

                        Private Master Bathroom with step-in shower

                      • Second bedroom with queen bed, mirrored closet doors, plantation shutters

                        Second bedroom with queen bed, mirrored closet doors, plantation shutters

                      • Hallway Bathroom with tub/shower combo and side entry door to outdoors

                        Hallway Bathroom with tub/shower combo and side entry door to outdoors

                      • Two-car garage with access from alley. Stairway leads to upper unit back door.

                        Two-car garage with access from alley. Stairway leads to upper unit back door.

                      • Rent beach cruiser bikes (men's & women's styles) incl. helmets, locks, delivery

                        Rent beach cruiser bikes (men's & women's styles) incl. helmets, locks, delivery

                      • Clean beaches, great waves, and fun for the whole family!

                        Clean beaches, great waves, and fun for the whole family!

                      • From our crazy family to yours... Have a wonderful vacation!

                        From our crazy family to yours... Have a wonderful vacation!

                      • Living Room w/ comfy leather couches & open floor plan to kitchen & dining area

                        Living Room w/ comfy leather couches & open floor plan to kitchen & dining area

                      • Open floor plan for living room, kitchen and dining area. View down hallway.

                        Open floor plan for living room, kitchen and dining area. View down hallway.

                      • View from kitchen to living room and out to front patio. Wood shutters thru-out

                        View from kitchen to living room and out to front patio. Wood shutters thru-out

                      • Master Bedroom with King Size bed, plantation shutters, mirrored closets

                        Master Bedroom with King Size bed, plantation shutters, mirrored closets

                      • Master Bedroom with King bed looking toward its own private bathroom

                        Master Bedroom with King bed looking toward its own private bathroom

                      • Private Master Bathroom with step-in shower

                        Private Master Bathroom with step-in shower

                      • Third Bedroom with queen bed, mirrored closet doors, plantation shutters

                        Third Bedroom with queen bed, mirrored closet doors, plantation shutters

                      • Front patio with view to beach, which is just steps away!

                        Front patio with view to beach, which is just steps away!

                      • Ask about our beach cruiser bikes & kids' trailers/seats at special guest prices

                        Ask about our beach cruiser bikes & kids' trailers/seats at special guest prices

                      • Rent beach cruiser bikes (men's & women's styles) incl. helmets, locks, delivery

                        Rent beach cruiser bikes (men's & women's styles) incl. helmets, locks, delivery

                      • Sunset view toward Catalina Island - within steps of our front door

                        Sunset view toward Catalina Island - within steps of our front door

                      VRBO #32777

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2004.

                      Date last modified - Wednesday, July 09, 2014

                      $185 - $429 per night (USD)
                      16

                      3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 07/09/14
                      Minimum stay: 3-7 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Get an instant quote
                      Owner
                      Email owner

                      +1 (888)673-2627

                      Speaks: english
                      This owner accepts HomeAway Payments. Always use this free service to protect your payment up to $10,000 against fraud while keeping your financial information private.
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Get it now