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At Marina Park From $350/nt Lux Beachfront - Casa de Balboa Vacation Rentals

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

NOTE: We allow same day booking.

PLEASE reSEARCH Casa de Balboa to communicate with us to better help with your vacation rental needs.

When the best just isn't good enough! Casa de Balboa is a Five Star property. If this is the first time renting a vacation home... don't fret. Our guests are used to the finest accommodations. Ssshhh! Our location is a well kept secret! Unique and Caribbean like are several descriptions we have heard. Casa de Balboa your vacation homes year round! Mi Casa es Su Casa!

Rent all!! We are perfect for family reunions...all Casas are in one location!!

Have the BEST of both... the beautiful Newport Bay AND the Ocean!! It doesn't get better than this!!

Views! Views! Views! Unlike many oceanfront properties (with no view due to the width of the beach), you'll have amazing views both day and night! Our premium location is directly across from a beautiful large gentle bay beach (Mother's Beach now part of 9 1/2 acre Marina Park with a children's state of the art play area and two light houses including The Light House Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, Happy Hour, and dinner) - with views across Newport Bay of Fashion Island and Newport Coast. The view is particularly lovely at night with city and bay lights.

Watch the boats pass by from the comfort of your master bedroom, living room - and, of course, from your large private deck (which is great for outdoor dining). The deck also affords front-row seating for the Fourth of July Boat Parade and the world-famous Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade that pass in front.

In addition to our bay beachfront location, the property is just one short block from the ocean boardwalk and pier. And it's within walking distance of many restaurants (and shops) offering a variety of fare. Enjoy Mexican cuisine, seafood (including the famous Crab Cooker two blocks away), Italian, Sushi, and several gourmet restaurants such as The Dock and Ocean Front.

Casa 229 is an extensively renovated, gorgeously decorated, second-level, three-bedroom/two-bath beachfront Casa. It offers a great room, dining area, and a fully-appointed kitchen (including a professional stainless steel DCS range) with custom cabinetry and granite counters. The floors through out are Virginia Vintage hand scraped and distressed.

The property is 50 feet wide - affording a rather large lengthy travertine covered deck across the width of the property.

The decor is upscale beachy with a British Colonial/Tommy Bahama feel with slip-covered furniture and tons of beautiful artwork. It's painted in a soothing neutral palette - designed to enhance the lovely water view.

All bedrooms are efficient, with built-ins in the closets. To add more of a Caribbean feel, the window coverings are all lined Wooden Roman shades. The master bedroom has sliding doors to the front deck with substantial views! There are two bathrooms beautifully done in limestone. One is private to the master bedroom.

There is sleeping for six in beds - with a Cal King Westin Heavenly pillow top in the master...and a Queen Westin Heavernly Pillow Top in a secondary bedroom. The third bedroom has two twin beds. We can provide a hi line air mattress (bed height auto inflate deflate) for 2 additional guests.

The property is well maintained and always super clean.

Walk or bike to Balboa Island, Lido, and the Fun Center, located near the Pavilion.

Bring your fishing poles! The main pier is a couple of blocks away for fishing. There are electric and motor boats for rent around the corner and at the Pavilion and Lido Village. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent at the end of our beach and right around the corner as well. If rented around the corner, they will deliver to you in front of the Casas. Also at the end of our beach you can take sailing lessons and enroll you child in recreational activities.

To make it the perfect vacation all Casa's have wireless hi-speed Internet, cotton sheets, spa towels, beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, blow dryers, washer/dryers, Weber gas bbq grills, commercial outdoor heaters and a portable air conditioner (if needed off season). All you need is your food and drink!

Parking is not an issue each Casa has a one car garage (ask about 231). There is plenty of parking both metered (pay station can use mobile app) and non-metered close by.

For more information, specials, Christmas boat parade dates/rates, and photos please SEARCH Casa de Balboa to contact us.

Read our guestbook for each Casa. See what our guests say makes the difference between a rental and a Casa de Balboa Luxury Vacation Rental.

From the moment you walk through the dutch door you will feel at home and a little pampered at the beach! ©

Thanks..see you at the beach! ©

More Details

Pamela Murray
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Pamela Murray

The Murray Family!!

Pamela Murray purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Pamela Murray chose Balboa Peninsula

Perfect Location, Beachfront (water and sand 30 ft away!!), Literally the BEST VIEWS and location in Newport Beach, Ocean and Bay Beach Access, Steps to Shops, Restaurants, and Activities.

One Block from Highest Rated Hotel in Newport Beach Due to Location!!

What makes this townhome unique

Newport Beach Small Town Beach Vibe!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just received this note from a guest presently staying in 229 (Reminder...229 is a three bedroom on the second floor. We do have equally lovely first floor two bedrooms!):

Good morning!

We are having a delightful time in your beautiful duplex. The decor and design is picture perfect just like in a magazine. You can see your personality in all the little touches that make a place home. We find ourselves not wanting to leave except for long walks and to see our grandchildren and their sports activities. Exploring the area will have to wait until another trip as our porch is to inviting. I also thought I would read all the books that I brought, but we just sit outside and talk or brain seems to be moving with the slow glide of the boats in the harbor. We are jolted back to reality when we leave so we hurry home to our nest here.

I was not very successful as a chef using a gas stove at first but have finally mastered it and baked 3 cakes to keep the kids supplied after school and football.

I have a new incentive to stay very active so that I can climb the stairs for future visits. We would love to come when our grandchildren are out of school and coming to the island to surf and for football season.......our pocketbooks may be challenged by the discovery of this great place!

I must admit my 69 year old husband looked quite dashing in his white robe sitting on the lovely white couch reading a book as I scuffled around in my white have thought of everything!

Thank you!

Oct 2009
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Balboa Peninsula Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancelation Refund: 100% 60 days or 50% 30 days before check-in, 100% refund if re-rented for complete terms of rental, less CC fees if applicable.
  • Small parties are allowed such as boat parade (Christmas and 4th of July), bbq's, and small family gatherings. Please inquire.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathrooms with showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Cal King Heavenly Pillow Top Mattress in Master, New Queen Heavenly Pillow Top in Second Bedroom, (2) Two Twin Captains Beds with Twin Mattresses in Third Bedroom (Doubles as a Den/TV Room), Luxury High-End Automatic Inflate/Deflate Air Mattresses Available Upon Request (Queen & Twin Size - Very Comfortable)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 beach chairs
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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At Marina Park From $350/nt Lux Beachfront - Casa de Balboa Vacation Rentals
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 48 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything about this condo is great. It is very clean, nicely decorated, has everything you need. The view is amazing, so fun to watch the boats all day. The deck is large and comfortable and the heater was great, as we were there in March. Of course the location is great for exploring Newport and food delivery is easy too.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ultimate Newport Location

  • 5 of 5

This house is very clean and comfortable! The décor is updated and elegant! The location couldn't be any better....we park the car for the week and walk or bike everywhere. Bars, restaurants, convenient store, bike and boat rentals...did I mention bars!!! The cherry on the icing is the LARGE patio over looking the bay literally just 50 feet in front of the house! You will spend 99% of your time on the patio looking at the boats in the bay!

There are few upgrades I would like to see happen...the great room needs to have a big screen TV! If you want to leave the patio to watch a sporting event or a movie, your group needs to cram into the small room that's just off the great room....this is a small room with a small TV and dvd player both could also be upgraded and be more user friendly. This NOT a deal breaker, I would HIGHLY recommend this rental to anyone!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Doesn't get better than this!

  • 5 of 5

The Casa's are so clean, classy and comfortable! We were in awe the first time here and still can't get over the beautiful view. We have stayed here many times before and it's never a disappointment! So much nicer being on the bayside and the new Lighthouse restaurant is just a skip away and great food! We just love staying here...kayaking and paddleboarding delivered right at your door....can't ask for more!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Families

  • 5 of 5

First of all - my wife and I used to live on the Peninsula in Newport Beach. So we know the ins and outs of where to stay and where to avoid if you have a family or just want a place to relax and not deal with a lot of noise. There are literally hundreds of vacation rentals you can find. This was our first time staying at Casa De Balboa and it was exactly what we wanted. Not only was it spotless and beautiful, but the owner Pam was more than accommodating and answered any and all questions we had. She also only rents to well qualified tenants and you will never have to worry about a house of 20 years olds next door partying all night. It is directly across the street from a large beach and park on the bayside that is ideal for little ones. It is also just two blocks from the ocean if you want to get into the waves. It is also a 5 minute walk to all of the restaurants located at Newport Pier.

Everything was provided that you could ever need. The linens were soft, the beds almost as good as home. Our three year old didn't want to leave. We even had friends that live in the area come over and they immediately sent the link to their family coming to visit in the spring to suggest they stay there. I can not say enough good things about our stay and the property itself.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to have you and your family. We are happy you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to your return visit! Happy Holidays! Pam
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Thanksgiving Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Loved the decor, quality of beds, linens and cleanliness. Beautiful view of the bay and very well appointed! Only complaint: Very noisy street in the am's. City of Newport blows off sidewalks every single day of the week at around 7am. Also the trash on the dock is dumped each morning at 6:30 am with a back up beeping noise. My husband and I enjoyed having the sliding door open at night, but after the early am wake up call, we had to keep it closed :(

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle, Sorry for your experience. It is not typical for our little area. I contacted the city and they are picking the trash up later and no longer using the "beep" feature to back up. Since we are located at the beach we have once a week sidewalk cleaning with a blower (Wednesday's) which is necessary to remove sand to prevent slippage. On the ocean boardwalk the city uses a small street sweeper at 6AM every morning for the same reason. During your stay the city happened to install new plants and the blowers were here several days in a row. Again, not typical. All of our reviews will reflect our guests experience of the quiet family neighborhood we have. It is one of the quietest on the peninsula and yet it is steps to the bustling shops and restaurants. We are certain you will experience this upon your return. Happy Holiday's! Pam
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Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This was an exceptional vacation rental! It was spotless when we arrived (inside and out), the furnishings and finishes are high quality and the location is fabulous -- just across the street from an calm, clean beach. I wouldn't consider staying any place else on Balboa!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry from Balboa Fun Zone to Balboa Island
Nearest Beach
Directly In Front of This Beautiful Rental
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Mothers Beach
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Crab Cooker
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Dory Fishing Fleet and Market
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Baja Sharkeez
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Charlies Chili
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21 Oceanfront
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Il Farro
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El Ranchito Mexican
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Coffee and Donut Shop
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Shops and Restaurants
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Shops and Restaurants
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Bike Rentals
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Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals
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Tennis Courts
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Childrens Play Park
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7-11 Convenience Store
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Woodys Wharf
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The Cannery
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Sabatinos Sausage Factory Restaurant
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Bluewater Grill
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The Dock


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59

Cancellation: Full refund when re-rented for complete terms of rental ...less processing fees if credit card used. Reservations made on our site. RATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL RESERVED.

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.