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Recent Balboa Peninsula reviews
Wonderful Location, Wonderful Home!
"This cute little beach house exceeded our expectations in every way! We found it a tremendous value considering the location and amenities. My husband and I grew up in Orange County and were looking for a place we could have family and friends over while we were on vacation with our two sons. The living room had plenty of comfy seating, the kitchen well equipped, and the patio was perfect for laughter and grilling. The house was clean and the beds comfy. Having a garage to park in eliminated the stress of finding street parking (it is a hunt!) and we came and went as we pleased. We used the beach chairs and boogie boards provided; the beach is just a short walk across Balboa Blvd. The Balboa Fun Zone is nearby as well, close enough to walk to but far enough you don't get noise and foot traffic in front of the home. We loved waking over there for a sweet treat, ferris wheel ride, and arcade games! Margaret, the owner, was very pleasant and helpful. I added this property to my VRBO favorites, and look forward to staying there again!"
Guest: Tara L.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 29, 2015
"This is a beautiful rental with great upgrades. The whole space served us well and was larger than we expected. We were VERY happy with this choice. View of Newport Bay is good, although I wish the deck wall itself was see-through (a few taller chairs are provided on the deck that help the view). Family beach is right there and Newport Beach is less than 3 blocks away (you can see it if you lean out of the deck!) with Newport Pier, restaurants, shops, etc. just a few blocks from there. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT LOCATION! Front & Deck is shaded in the hotter afternoons into evening; so nice. For a good workout, we walked the 2 miles to Balboa Pier & back! Love that this was NOT on the main beach boardwalk with all the chaos, crowds, bikes, and noise there. Location can be a bit noisy during the day due to the close proximity to the family beach, but typical for any urban setting at the beach. It was always pretty quiet at night. Beds were GREAT and we may go buy one ourselves! Kitchen was on the small size for accommodating more than 2 people at a time, but totally fine, beautiful & fully equipped with absolutely everything we needed. Love the large granite counter with bar seating on the other side. Laundry inside unit was super helpful (and you even provided the detergent!); BBQ is hard-lined to gas (nice!). Having the garage was great (it's super tiny, though) and we were always able to figure out parking for our visitors with a little effort or paying the nominal fee at the large Family Beach parking lot. Street Sweeping days were a challenge and you may want to remind your guests of it because they don't do that in many other states. Considering the cost & how nice the space is, better room fans could be provided, as there is no A/C (there was usually a good breeze there & I know no A/C is typical at the beach). We live in Georgia now, but both grew up in So Cal and spent many years of our youth & young adulthood at Newport Beach. Thanks for helping us have such a great new experience while visiting our Calif family & friends. Can't wait to return!"
Guest: Sheryl B.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 1, 2015
"We have rented this same beach house for a week every summer over the past 5 years. We absolutely love this place! The house is clean, has a washer/dryer which is a huge plus for us. You can not beat the location, on the boardwalk with a great grassy area before the sand. We love that it is so close to the Balboa Fun Zone, and many great shops & restaurants. We are already looking forward to our trip next summer!"
Guest: Gil V.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 26, 2015
"I've stayed in Newport Beach many times over the course of my life and this was one of the nicest properties I've ever stayed at. Clean, updated, comfortable, and all the basics are provided for you. At other properties in the past, we've had to provide our own bedding (sheets and pillows!) bring beach towels, pack or buy beach chairs, and rent bikes. This is ALL provided for you at this property and makes packing for your trip so much easier and less stressful.
Kirsten was wonderful to work with, emailed several times to make sure we would have everything we needed for our stay, and was prompt in responding with any questions that I had.
Location was perfect! A very short block and a half walk to the beach, a couple blocks from a nice grocery store, and also walking distance to several restaurants and cute little souvenir shops. Fashion Island (a big outdoor mall with tons of stores and restaurants) was only a short drive away. Laguna Beach is also a fun spot to visit and a short drive from the property.
The beach itself is one of the best beaches on the west coast. The sand is amazingly soft and they keep the beaches clean. We saw Dolphins out swimming every day we were there. Although I was there for a girl's weekend with a friend (which was absolutely heavenly), I couldn't help but think of how much my 5 and 3 year-old boys would love this beach!! There's a rock pier where little crabs hide, early in the mornings when the tide is low you can gather all kinds of neat seashells, and the beach is so nice, you can lay on your towels and the kids can play and build sand castles along the edge of the water--SO fun. Also great little waves for boogie boarding and saw its of surfers out in the morning hours.
Basically 4 days here with my best friend was heaven on earth and I hope to be back sooner rather than later! Maybe with my kids next time."
Guest: GingerDate of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: June 12, 2015