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- Minimum stay:3-7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Balboa Peninsula house description
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!
When choosing a vacation rental you want the convenience of walking to historic sites, dining and shopping with the ready ability to easily explore other nearby offerings. The 'Balboa Beach Bungalo' has it all. Walk 1 1/2 blocks to the Beach, walk 1 block to the Harbor, walk to fine dining, shopping and services. Bike to Newport Pier and McFadden Square. Drive 10 minutes to Newport Center Fashion Island, 15 minutes to John Wayne Airport, 20 minutes to Pelican Hill Golf Resort or 30 minutes to Disneyland. The 'Balboa Beach Bungalo' is in a prime location fulfilling every need.
VALUE, VALUE, VALUE!
When planning a vacation on a budget you want to save money. For the same price of a discount hotel room, you want a private home with a full kitchen to cook your own meals if you so desire. You don't want to pay extra for parking. You want the option of bringing your own personal linens. You want the option of saving on a cleaning fee if you do it yourself. You want a refundable security deposit if you are a respectful guest. You want a discount on the rate if you pay in full in advance. 'Balboa Beach Bungalo' offers a full menu of options for guests to save up to 40% off regular rates. 'Balboa Beach Bungalo' is by far the best value on the Balboa Peninsula. We Guarantee our rates are lower than like properties.
SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE!
As small business owners we rely on referrals and repeat customers. That is why we offer personalized service to our guests in addition to our many complimentary ammenties. Special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries and honeymoons are our specialty. Fresh flowers, Fresh Fruit , Chilled Beverages, Gourmet Gift Baskets and Imported Toiletries or anything else you desire can be arranged for an extraordinary stay. Concierge service reservations at prestigious restaurants or night spots are just a phone call away. We are on call 24/7 during your stay to satisy your every whim.
AUTHENTIC BEACH LIVING!
When looking to experience the 'Real' Newport Beach, you want to be on the Peninsula and you want to stay in an original 1945 built 'Beach Bungalo'. Our 900 square property has a private bedroom, full bathroom, large eat-in kitchen, spacious living room, huge outdoor living/dining/BBQ area, private garage and extra parking.
The light and airy living room features six windows with custom drapes, a wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in book cases and wall sconce lighting, wood flooring, crown molding, carefully chosen reclaimed furnishings, convertible sofabed, Cable TV, DVD, VCR and WiFi.
The romantic bedroom has a queen size iron frame bed centered between two garden windows looking out to the private side yard and flower boxes, antique dresser, built-in closet, two spa robes for use during your stay and a collection of bedside reading. For cooler evenings and warmer afternoons you'll find an electric heater and fan to add to your comfort.
The full remodeled bathroom offers a cast iron tub plus subway tile surround shower, hexagon tile flooring, pedestal sink and storage cabinet. Complimentary paper supplies and toiletries are provided for your convenience.
The spacious built-in linen cabinet is stocked with a variety of linens, blankets, towels and rugs for use during your stay or you may bring your own.
Create gourmet meals or a quick snack in the fully stocked kitchen. Stacked washer and dryer, full size refrigerator and freezer, four burner gas stove and oven, microwave, coffee maker and full set of cookware and serveware make dining for four easy. Cheery Cafe curtains compliment the vintage tile counters and double sink with GD. A full supply of cleaning products are available for guests use as well as complimentary coffee, tea and condiments.
Entertaining is a breeze in the private enclosed outdoor living/dining area. Relax on the comfy stuffed sofa, dine al fresco under the market umbrella at the teak and glass dining set, BBQ using the Weber charcoal kettle or enjoy morning coffee Bistro style. The secure graveled side yard is perfect for a dog run.
The private enclosed single garage is a great place to store your bikes and the extra parking space is a bonus for visitors.
Call 949-274-2583 to book your Summer week (Sat-Sat) NOW! Check our up to date calendar. Mention VRBO #383068 or 'Beach Bungalo' and receive a complimentary bottle of Sparkling wine or cider at check-in. We look forward to serving you!
Keywords: Beach House, bungalo, cottage, casita, guest house
- 750 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Pantry Items:
- Catering Available
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Towels Provided:
- Covered Parking:
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room seats 4:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street:
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Video Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
- DVD Player
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain Biking
- Deepsea Fishing
- Massage Therapist
- Rock Climbing
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Wildlife Viewing
- Paddle Boating
- Bird Watching
- The Historic 'Doryman Fishing Fleet' is blocks away at newly remodeled 'Mcfadden Square' featuring famous landmarks like the 'Crab Cooker', 'Spaghetti Factory', 'Charlie's Chili' and 'Newport Pier'. Stroll to historic 'Cannery Village' and Lido Village' featuring waterfront restaurants and boutiques. After dinner catch an Indie movie at the 'Lido Theatre'. Take the 'Catalina Flyer' to 'Catalina Island' for a day trip or ride the ferris wheel at the 'Fun Zone' and dine at 'Ruby's' on the 'Balboa Pier'. World famous X games and surfing events are 10 minutes north in' Huntington Beach'. 'Mariner's Mile' starts 2 blocks away featuring waterfront dining at 'The Balboa Bay Club', 'Rusty Pelican', 'Villa Nova', 'Billy's at the Beach' and more. Shop in the most beautiful outdoor mall, 'Newport Center Fashion Island' just 10 minutes south. Drive 10 more minutes south and play world class golf, enjoy signature spa treatments or dine in elegance at the Conde Nast #1 rated ' Pelican Hill Resort'. ...moreless
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Great place to stay for a little beach getaway!!
Great place to stay for a little beach getaway!!
I would definitely return to Newport and stay here again! The location is perfect, a block walk to the sand and right across the street from a grocery store for a quick trip. It was a cozy beach cottage, perfect size for my family(myself,husband,son & grandma). The decor is charming and you feel like you are at the beach. The house has a patio out front with a bbq and table/chairs that was great for bbqing and having a nice dinner outside. Also, the house is pet friendly which was a plus for us with our 2 little dogs. It was hard to find a place for a reasonable price/good location, I was surprised to find this one. The rental was clean upon our arrival and it was nice that we had the option to clean ourselves on departure and save some money. Overal, I would recommend this rental to anyone who is looking for a nice beach getaway. The owners made everything very easy and accomodating! Will return again, hopefully soon!
- Guest SandandSun (Riverside, Ca)
- Date of stay 09/21/12
- Review Submitted 09/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, tourists without a car, girls getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.
Manager response: Its guests like these who make it a pleasure to be in the vacation rental business.
First of all, Robert and Terese were great to work with and excellent hosts. The option to do your own cleaning and bring your own linens/wash the provided linens saved us some money, which was greatly appreciated. The garage is great since the street parking can be a little inconvenient at times. The location of this rental is GREAT. Right across the street from a nice grocery store, places to eat, and a great gelato shop (Whimsical). About a two minute walk to the beach. The house itself is as it looks in the pictures. It is old but good. If I were to be picky I would say 3 things that would have made it "excellent" for us would have been: (1) A new TV. You don't go to Newport to watch TV but when you do watch something it's nice to have a good TV to watch it on. (2) Curtains/Blinds. The window coverings in the rental didn't provide as much privacy as we would have like (3) Water Heater. Hot water isn't the problem. The water heater isn't behind a door in a closet. It is exposed in the hallway. It is noisy and wouldn't be too hard to cover up. Overall it was a good stay. We definitely recommend it to others looking for a more affordable option.
- Guest Just For Fun (USA)
- Date of stay 05/09/12
- Review Submitted 06/07/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with young children.
NOT BEING TOO FAMILIAR WITH NEWPORT BEACH THIS BEACH COTTAGE WAS IDEAL. PLENTY OF ROOM FOR THE 2 OF US AND VERY CONVIENENT TO THE BEACH, GROCERY STORE, AND MANY RESTAURANTS SURROUNDING. ENJOYED THE PRIVATE PATIO AND THE ACCOMODATIONS AVAILABLE TO US.. NOBODY LIKES CLEANING AFTER A NICE STAY AT THE BEACH BUT TO SAVE A CLEANING DEPOSIT N CLEANING AFTER YOURSELF WAS WORTH THE TIME. ALSO GOT BACK MY FULL DEPOSIT! IVE ALREADY CALLED TO BOOK ANOTHER VACATION!!
- Guest dede (Phx AZ)
- Date of stay 03/12/12
- Review Submitted 04/03/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, pet owners, families with teenagers, families with young children.
this was the perfect little home for us to stay at! we loved everything about it! i am surprised to hear others werent fans of the place, sounds like they just needed to clean up after themselves. it was the perfect size, perfect location, and perfect feel. we cant wait to stay there again!!!
- Guest lacy (United States)
- Date of stay 03/30/12
- Review Submitted 03/30/12
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, age 55+, families with young children.
Great Beach Location
Great Beach Location
I stayed in this unit for several days in March. The unit was ideal - plenty of space and a comfortable bed. Since I was splitting my time between the Balboa Beach Club and the beach, the location was perfect. There are plenty of restaurant and shopping options nearby and the outdoor patio was a great way for me to start my day with a cup of coffee. A great alternative to the hotel!
- Guest steve12345 (Rye, NY)
- Date of stay 03/06/12
- Review Submitted 03/15/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
We would not recommend renting this unit. Upon our arrival the place was dirty with left over crumbs on the stove and grimy floors with cobwebs under and around furniture. The fuse blew while we were there and the stove must be from the 1950’s and leaked an odor of gas. The wiring was the old knob and tube so we had to wait for a new fuse to be installed to bring our power back. Upon our move out we thought we would do the landlord a favor by having a professional maid come to clean at our expense to remove all the cobwebs and deep scrubbing the floors however this leasing agent decided to attempt to make money off of us by charging us for towels and wash cloths that were taken to be laundered by our maid and returned the same day to her neighbor whom is also a renter of hers. She also charged us 5 dollars for an air freshener because she thought there was a garlic smell under the sink. She also charged us an additional 40 dollars for cleaning 3 dishes which she identified as being dirty. Her charges amounted to approximately 90 dollars. We suspect that she has a policy of making money on the back end by creating ridiculous charges. Sadly, none of the extra money she makes goes back into maintaining or upgrading the fixtures within the unit. Overall a poor level of accommodation and adding insult to injury was the absurd charges.
- Guest Nickel (Washington)
- Date of stay 01/10/12
- Review Submitted 02/08/12
Manager response: "Thank you for a fabulous stay! We will be back in a few weeks, if your place is available we'd love to come back." The above personal hand written note was left on my kitchen table by these guests. When these guests arrived, I was in fact cleaning up after a prior guest who had not left the home clean enough. They watched me mop the floors. These guests showed up with a 3rd adult and a dog which was not approved. They opted for our self clean program which meant they were to clean in order to save money by not paying the $175 cleaning/laundry fee. They put dirty dishes in the cabinets, dog hair had to be removed from rugs and linens had to be replaced. They used a high wattage hair dryer which blew a fuse. There are extra fuses in stock. They took our linens of the premises instead of using our facilities and never returned them. The pilot lighton the stove went out and was re-ignited. This collectible stove, which bakes to perfection sells for over $2000.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
7 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 24
3 night min stay
|Christmas & New Years
Dec 20 - Jan 5
3 night min stay
Apr 20 - May 23
3 night min stay
|Memorial Day weekend
May 24 - May 27
3 night min stay
May 28 - Aug 29
7 night min stay
|Labor Day Weekend
Aug 30 - Sep 2
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Ask the owner about our self cleaning policy to save $175!
Our Spring 2013 Special is from April 20-May 23 Sunday-Thursday mid week $399 for 3 nights or Friday-Saturday weekend $300 for 2 nights based on cash/self cleaning policy.
Summer bookings are from Sat-Sat only at $1225* per week.
The week of June 29-July 6 (July 4th) is $1450*
Rates quoted above are based on payments in cash or check. Credit card payments accepted with additional fees.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be made on payments received ONLY if we can rebook for same rate & date. A processing fee of $45 applies for refunds, cancellations and re-bookings.
Check-in is after 3pm. Check-out is between 11am- 1pm* subject to cleaning options.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
Sales taxes, city taxes and processing fees are waived for cash or check payments. Otherwise these fees are applied to credit card transactions.
A $300-$500 refundable security/pet/damage deposit/ cleaning/laundry fee is required prior to check in.
Early check-in and late check-out is avaialble based on availability for an additional fee of $88.
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- Nearest Airport: John Wayne at 5 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Balboa at 3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: PCH at 0.5 Miles
- Nearest Beach: 32nd Street Newport Beach at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: The Crow Burger at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Newport Beach Country Club at 3 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Lots to choose from at 0.05 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
About: We are local residents who own and manage several rentals in the Huntington Beach area as well as Big Bear. We are avid sailors and are members of two private yacht clubs. We have raised children and dogs.
Why Balboa Peninsula:
As 48 year residents of Corona del Mar and Newport Beach, we wanted to own a piece of 'Authentic' Newport Beach. We plan to retire soon, travel the world and sail the Caribbean. We plan to make 'Balboa Beach Bungalo' our home base. We like the village feel of the Balboa Peninsula where we can walk or bike just about anywhere.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We enjoy having cocktails in our 'outdoor living room' while people watching in the height of Summer. We have seen it all from the youthful locals to retired snowbirds.
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Spacious yet cozy living room features wood burning fireplace and sleeper sofa.
Light & Bright Living Room with 6 windows, custom Ralph Lauren paint & sconces.
Sunny kitchen with bay window, cafe curtains and vintage tile counters.
Extra large kitchen with access to living room.
Extra Large Full Service Kitchen with Gas Stove, Frig & Freezer, W/D & more.
Romantic Private Bedroom Featues Queen Bed, Antique Dresser & Built-in Closets.
Bedroom window view of flower boxes.
Full Bathroom Featuring Pedestal Sink, Tub, Subway Tile Shower and Cabinetry
Storage above toilet in bathroom.
View of front of 'Beach Bungalo' from Lake Street
Front Door to 'Beach Bungalo' just steps to the beach, bay and restaurants.
Private enclosed, lockable garage with parking space too!
Spacious Light & Bright Living Room w/F/P built-in Bookcases & cherry flooring.
Entry Door to Living Room features Hall Tree & Fold Out Sofa Bed.
Dining Nook in Kitchen with pantry complete cookware and serveware for four.
Warm and inviting kitchen fully stocked with cookware, serve ware and coffee ser
Kitchen accesses linen cabinet and hall.
Queen Size Bed framed by garden box windows
Private Bedroom features built-in closets with access to Living Room
Freshly Painted (April 2013) Bathroom with tub & shower, pedestal sink.
Medicine cabinet above sink and storage cabinet above toilet for your toiletries
Front of 'Beach Bungalo' on Lake Street.
Extra Large Enclosed Patio with Dining Table and chairs, umbrella & sofa.
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