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The Dock-A Brand New Remodel! Beach Classic-Clean, Great Location, Bedrooms A/C

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

The Dock-Back Unit 2 bed,1 bath; short walk to beach, bay, grocery & restaurants


Come relax and enjoy this beautifully remodeled home located in the "sweet spot" of the Balboa Peninsula. The Dock is the back unit of this duplex home. Walk to all the best spots Balboa Peninsula has to offer! If booked, please consider The Dock sister property Starfish Cottage HA/VRBO #787473.

Typical Dock Day: Walk 2 short blocks to beach for sunrise, enjoy a cup of Keurig brewed coffee or tea on the large shared front patio, shower in the elegant, cozy bathroom, watch your beloved sports team or movie on the Samsung 55" UHD/Smart TV in the living room or the Samsung 40" UHD/Smart TV in the bedroom, use provided beach chairs and boogie boards to get lots of sand between your toes, BBQ on the natural gas grill or walk a block maybe two to a fantastic restaurant, watch the sunset, and read followed by sleep on a comfortable clean bed. Next day hit repeat with a few changes for variety.

Details, Details: Garage parking (measurements 6'9"HX9'Wx17'D) small to midsize sedans/SUVs), Bedrooms have A/C Units, DIRECTV Ultimate Package plus movie channels, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet/WIFI, Fully stocked kitchen with granite countertops, Samsung stainless steel appliances, one bedroom with a King bed and 40" TV, one bedroom with 2 Twin beds, both bedrooms are located on 2nd floor above garage, bathroom has custom tile and stone shower and granite top vanity with an ornate mirrors above, private full size Maytag washer/dryer, high quality linens provided, starter set of soaps and paper goods included. Towels including beach, bath, hand and wash clothes plus kitchen towels provided. Large, shared front patio with Weber natural gas BBQ, table with comfortable cushioned chairs (seats 4), and beach gear (4 beach chairs, umbrella, 2 boogie boards). Live plants accent the home inside and out. Come make some wonderful, happy memories at The Dock!



Best suited for 1-4 guests including: families with respectful, older children (8+YRS), couples, business travelers, girls get away, guys golf outing, visiting professors, and Hoag Hospital patients. Maximum of 4 overnight guests with limited daytime guests up to 8 people including overnight guests.

There is a friendly, quiet professional that is long term tenant in the front unit of our home. You may never see or hear him but good to be aware he is on the property.

More Details

Holly Wetherholt
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Friends translate 4 us,foreign travelers welcome!
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Holly Wetherholt

Our family has called 30th Street home for more than 20 years. We personally manage the property and live a few blocks away. Close enough when you need us and far enough away for your privacy.

Why Holly Wetherholt chose Balboa Peninsula

We chose this property because of the location, location, location! We like to be able to park our car and walk places. On 34th Street, everything you need is conveniently located within a short walk. Our family loves the beach and the bay. Whenever life gets too hectic, a little walk with a beautiful sunset puts everything into perspective.

What makes this house unique

The Dock is the back unit of a Newport Beach classic duplex situated in a great community. You will never run out of places to go or things to do in the local area.


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Suitable for older, stair safe, respectful children ages 8+. There is not a play area and our home is decorated with breakables and live plants.
  • Outdoor patio closes @10PM plus no loud music or yelling. No smoking entire property includes(cigarettes, E-Cigs, vaping, cigars, marijuana or drugs).
  • Outdoor furniture, including bikes to stay outside and indoor furniture to say indoors. Apply sunscreen outside and rinse/brush sand prior to entry.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Ocean wave tile and a flat rock floor
  • Step into this beautifully appointed bathroom that includes: Granite Macabus countertops with under mount sinks, waterproof weathered plank flooring, a luxurious shower, and a Toto toilet. The following are included with your stay: all bath linens, hairdryer, body soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, first aid supplies and a starter set of toilet paper rolls. The bathroom is located upstairs above the garage.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King Seaside Bedroom - 1 king , Comfortable,fully encased mattress with cotton sateen sheets
    2-Twins Boat Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Comfortable,fully encased mattresses w/cotton sateen sheets
  • The King bedroom has room A/C, a retro prop ceiling fan and a 40" Samsung UHD TV. Guests enjoy plentiful hanging space in the closet and drawer space in the dresser. A coastal quilt with coordinating artwork and lamps complete the seaside feel of this bedroom. The Twin bedroom has room A/C, a retro prop ceiling fan and custom made headboards with boat oar cut outs. Anchor lamps and a sailboat painting decorate this boat themed bedroom. Both bedrooms are located upstairs above the garage.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Dock has everything you need to enjoy a fun-filled, relaxing beach vacation. If something you would like is not listed or you need more details, please inquire.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 24 reviews

Great Newport Beach Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

Holly and Drew were great hosts, very nice people and available to answer any questions/make recommendations. This home is completely remodeled and very comfortably furnished. It is still stocked with all of the basics and more (paper products, spices, condiments, coffee, etc.) to make for a great stay. Also, it is great that the second bedroom has two twin beds to accommodate our two adult children. The home is centrally located to everything and 34th street beach is really nice and less crowded than the main beaches by the piers. Yet, it is still conveniently located to all the nearby attractions and activities. When time permits, we would love to return! We had a perfect vacation for our family of four adults.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Karen-thank you for helping us launch the The Dock as a vacation rental. We appreciate your feedback and acknowledgement of the details that make this home and area great to visit. You are wonderful guests and we hope to see you return many times!
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Absolutely wonderful! The Dock was beautifully decorated and very clean. Five minutes to a beach.

  • 5 of 5

Holly and Drew are special people. Loved everything about the Dock. Modern and very clean. Five minutes to beautiful beach and can walk to grocery store and restaurants. Thanks Holly and Drew for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for 4 people, fully equipped so you can travel light!

  • 5 of 5

I’ve rented in NB for 12 summers, always 3-4 of us... and this space was the best so far. Quiet, fully equipped, tastefully decorated! We cook every day and I usually bring extra cookware, knives, need to if we book The Fock next summer! Unlike many rentals in NB I felt the owners wanted you to know they appreciate your presence/business. I highly recommend, especially for a family! Close to local store too!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

While we only stayed a week, we made memories for a life time.

First of all, the photographs do not do this vrbo justice. The place is absolutely stunning. The Dock is located in an amazingly quiet, private part of Newport Beach. We found it incredibly relaxing as there was very little foot traffic around the VRBO but was still a stones throw away from the beach, grocery store, gas station, shopping centers, cafes, etc. And it had every comfort we could want. It served us as one of the many delightful highlights of our trip that helped backdrop our lasting memory of where my fiance' and I became engaged. So, we will definitely be returning to The Dock and always be looking forward to it. Thanks for everything, Holly! You were amazing!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kind host. Cozy, comfortable & great location

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family of four. Host provided beach chairs, towels, and was reponsive throughout the process to any questions. Sad we had to leave, but hope to be able to return! Thanks Holly!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fun girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great place near the beach. Walking distance to grocery store, bars, and restaurants. Lots to do in the neighborhood, but also a great place to just hang out on the patio. My friends and I had a great time. Having one parking spot for the guests to use is a great bonus!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
John Wayne (SNA)
Nearest Ferry
1.9 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5.5 Miles
Pelican Hill Golf Course or Costa Mesa Course
Nearest Train
10.4 Miles
Amtrak Sanata Ana Station
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)
Nearest Ski
54.4 Miles
Mountain High Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
34th Street Beach-2 Short Blocks
Car: not necessary

Located in the "sweet spot" of the Balboa Peninsula. Guests are able to walk everywhere (beach, bay, Newport Pier, Pavilions Grocery Store, 7-11, Starbucks, restaurants for every taste bud, shopping, activity rental shops). Short car ride with easy access to freeways for visits to Disneyland, Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, The Getty Center Museum, LEGOLAND and many other Southern California attractions.

No need to rent a car! Plenty of Uber/Lyft drivers on standby in our area ready to take you to your destination.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

*The Dock is a year round weekly rental. Standard rate is $1095 per week plus tax and cleaning. Rates for Holidays, Spring Break and Summer plus shorter stays vary. Please note there are no taxes on stays over 30 days.

*All cancellations are subject to $150.00 fee plus 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date and 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

*Refundable deposit will be returned within one week of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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