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One House to the Sand

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.25 Baths, (Sleep 5-6)

Beautiful sunsets and awesome panoramic views await you just steps from this Newport Beach vacation home on the Balboa peninsula. This vacation home is the lower unit of a duplex and is one house away from the sand, walking distance from park, basketball court, tennis court, and Newport Pier on the boardwalk.

If you need a larger place, our upstairs (4 bedrooms) may be available some weeks during the Summer: VRBO Listing #852330

This is not the typical vacation rental. The house is clean and comfortable. The lot is 50% larger than normal. If you enjoy music, the property has a state of the art audio / video system. Wireless internet also provided. If, you have small children, the house has been professionally child proofed.

A sliding glass door opens up from the living room to the patio area where you can read and relax while enjoying the ocean breeze on the 600sq foot tiled patio.

If you enjoy eating out, there are 50+ restaurants within walking distance. Our guests are always happy with the accommodations. My favorite activity is sitting on the patio with a newspaper and watching everyone riding, roller blading or just walking by.

In summer, winter, spring, or fall, this NON-SMOKING vacation home is definitely all about location, rest, and relaxation. Step out to the ocean and watch the dolphins swim by or enjoy views of Catalina Island.

Master Bedroom has King bed. Second bedroom has two single beds and a third single pull out (trundle) under the single by the window. In addition, basic starter kitchen, bathroom and laundry supplies are provided. There are no silly extra fees for laundry, cleaning, linens, etc...

The house is professionally cleaned after each guest. In the summer we enjoy opening the windows and letting the ocean breeze roll through the house.

This vacation home includes a carport and a second car can park behind the carport. The property also includes boogie boards, beach chairs, beach towels, umbrellas, beach toys, and coolers..

You will be walking distance from great restaurants, live music, and shops in the heart of the peninsula. If you are looking for activities, there are plenty to choose from - walking along the ocean, biking, roller blading, boogie boarding, surfing, sailing, boat rentals, whale watching, trips to Catalina Island, fishing, shopping at Fashion Island or South Coast Plaza and more.

This rental is just 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport, 20 minutes from Disneyland, California Adventure, and a short drive from Los Angeles International Airport, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, Long Beach Aquarium, Queen Mary, Getty Museum, and many other tourist attractions.

Unless otherwise agreed in writing, the check-in time is 1:30 pm and the departure time is 10 am.

Please be advised that this is NOT a party house. My family lives in the other unit.

Have a nice time, use the beach, have a barbeque, get some sun and relax. We hope that you will come stay in our beach house and enjoy all that Newport has to offer.

Keywords: Downstairs 2 Bedroom Duplex

More Details

Yazmin Ranger
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Yazmin Ranger

We are a family of four. I've lived on the penninsula for 21 years and in this house for 11+ years. Each year we rent the upper unit where we live for two weeks while we go on vacation. We usually rent to another family wanting to enjoy the beach.

Yazmin Ranger purchased this townhome in 2000

Why Yazmin Ranger chose Balboa Peninsula

I've always wanted to live by the ocean. It brings a sense of balance and renewal to everyone who visits. I chose this property because it a 50% wider lot than the normal property, it is a corner lot with a direct ocean view and it is one house to the ocean.

What makes this townhome unique

This property is set up as a home, not a rental. Spices are in the cupboards ready for cooking. No silly extras like paying for laundry. The furniture, carpet and decor and appliances are all setup the way we want to live. We commonly look outside and see dolphins.


Balboa Peninsula Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Note: The 1/2 bath is an outside access bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3) This is two traditional twin beds with a pull out single trundle bed located under the single closest to the window., Baby Cribs (1) Porta Crib is available on request
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sound System, Stereo System with Ipod Adapter, On Demand Movies, Coffee Maker and Grinder.


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One House to the Sand
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Most amazing TV and sound system!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could possibly need is provided in this lovely spacious ground floor apartment - the bikes were great and we used them most days cycling up and down the boardwalk. Deckchairs, boogie boards, surf boards, beach towels - everything was there for us. And the TV - Wow! (55 inches I think) - my teenage son was so happy. Only used the car one day when we went up to Universal Studios (which was brilliant).

We had such a relaxing stay, despite the weather being cloudier than we would have liked, everything is on your doorstep, and Yasmin and Robert were great hosts. We would come back again without any hesitation.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing. This is a great family getaway destination.

  • 5 of 5

They thought of everything...from bikes to beach gear...everything was taken care of. Great location across the street from the beach with easy access to everything. We rode bikes everywhere we went. We needed a quiet family trip and this was the perfect place. Sat on the patio and had coffee each morning relaxing. What a great start to each day. Super easy check in and out. We highly recommend this beautiful beach home to anyone looking for the perfect beach get away.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach getaway'

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay! Yazmin & Robert were their if you needed anything 😊? Perfect location .. literally steps to the beach. The house had everything you needed. Cozy & comfortable... Can't wait to go back! 😍?😍? Thanks so much

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Clean, Comfortable, Updated, Convenient Location - Very Hospitable Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Solid wonderful experience in the Ranger's rental.. Steps away from the beach, Clean and Spacious, Parking.. perfect place to relax or base yourself for adventures in sunny Southern California. The hosts were very helpful and responsive for any needs or requests. We hope to revisit this rental again.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place, perfect location and great owners

  • 5 of 5

We came for a little birthday celebration for my husband and it was just perfect. It's one house from the beach and walking distance to the pier. They had everything you could possibly need for the home and the beach. We had a great stay and Yazmin was wonderful host. We will definitely be coming again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed here last year and wanted to come back again this year because the property is all we could ask for in a beach house. The place has all the amenities (bikes, boogie boards, bbq, etc.), is in a great location (one house from the beach), and is hosted by wonderful owners. Yazmin and Robert were great to work with and very accommodating. Thanks again and we look forward to future visits.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Santa Ana [Orange County]
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Costa Mesa
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Santa Ana
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
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Nearest Point of Interest
Newport Pier
Nearest Point of Interest
The Boardwalk
Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Pier - Fun Zone
Car: not necessary

Weekly car shows, art shops galore in Laguna Beach, Catalina Island, Getty Museum, Incredible golfing, and of course - the sandy beach. If you like dolphins, they are out front every couple of days.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%

We limit rentals Saturday to Saturday during the summer. House was updated in 2014. We try and make this as nice and convenient as possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.