3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
- english, spanish
Why Joe chose Balboa Peninsula
Fell in love with the unique location of this property on the peninsula. Having a semi private beach in front of the house made this the perfect location. The Newport harbor is one the prettiest private yacht harbors in the world and having a view of it everyday from the living room made it even more special.
What makes this House unique
The bay beach is the perfect place to put out a beach chair and relax as you watch the sailboats go by. Perfect place to launch paddle boards and explore Newport harbor. Christmas time is really spectacular with the all the homes decorated and the watching the annual Newport Christmas boat parade right from the living room or stepping out to the beach and watching it as it passes by in front of the house is amazing.
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This is a great place in a beautiful location and quiet area. Close enough to the entertainment, shopping, and dining in Newport Beach but far enough away for peace and quiet. We have visited SoCal many times and Newport Beach is by far our favorite. This place ranks as one of the best rentals in the area.
We had a great time. Walked to restaurants by balboa pier. Having bikes and paddle board in the garage was a nice surprise. Rode the bikes on the beach bike path. Even went out paddle boarding a couple of times. The house has two patios to enjoy one in front and one upstairs with bbq with nice seating area. Great time great place.
A Great Location and Home.
What a great time we had at this home. It is in the perfect location. It takes about 2 minutes to get to the beach and of course the harbor is right across the street. It was a very comfortable home, beds were comfortable and living space was more than enough.. There were plenty of bikes to use and our teenagers used them a lot. Access to their washer and dryer in the garage was very helpful. There were restaurants and coffee shops within. a few blocks.
The kitchen was stocked well with everything that we needed to make a few meals and we enjoyed a BBQ one evening on the back patio. Although the homes are very close together it was pretty quiet.
We had an internet issue when we first arrived and Beach View Realty took care of it right away.
There was plenty of room for parking 2 cars which was very convenient.
The negatives for us were (but might not be for others): the bedroom with the bunkbeds is outside the master bedroom on a patio therefore our boys, who are teenagers had to come through the master bedroom to get to their bedroom or to use our bathroom. That was. a little inconvenient as we were always in bed before they were and we felt like we lacked privacy in our master bedroom.
We arrived early at 1:30 and asked to check in a little earlier than the 3pm check in but they did not accommodate this. The check out time is 10am which felt really early. A little later check out time would have felt less rushed.
We stayed 3 nights and booked for the lovely view. We were hoping to enjoy sitting on the beach as pictured in the VRBO ad, however, this beach (Mother's Beach) was used several times during our stay as a dog eliminating area effectively turning us off on that idea. There's a nice beach across Balboa, but you'll need to cross that very busy street to get there. Here is a quick summary of this property:
Pros-nice view, large home, nice walking/cycling area, clean upscale neighborhood, enjoyable enclosed rear patio (top floor), wellstocked kitchen, got locked out of house on upstairs deck and management quickly sent help
Cons: low-end furniture, carpet has some spots, pet/mildew odor (not sure which), awkward getting to the 3rd bdrm and "office" rooms, ridiculous house rules (no using plumbing too early/late due to loud noise in pipes), very loud pipes, barking dog in downstairs unit, we would have had to break a window to get back into house if afterhours. Lastly, we left the unit at 9:00 am and dropped off the keys in the office mail slot (office closed due flooding). At 10:30 we got a call from the management stating housekeeping claims we're still there?! Weird. We likely will come back to this area, but not this particular unit.
hmmm! Please see our other 50+ 5 star reviews. There are no such house rules. Beach View Realty our local professional property managers and their staff are very responsive to our guests.
Great location - beautiful place!
My trip was short but I really enjoyed the location, the views, and the quality of this property. Can;t wait to come back when I can stay longer!
Beautiful View - Comfortable Accommodations
We had a fabulous time staying at your condo! The of the harbor was beautiful 24/7 and the block to the beach put us right there on the ocean to ride bikes, sit on the beach and watch the sunset, take advantage of all the fun things to do right outside our door.
There were two couples staying here and the layout was perfect for us to visit and cook Thanksgiving Dinner together and spends lots of quality time with each other yet TONS of privacy. Loved the back patio and office for catching up with e-mail and "some" office work, but truly a great place to sit in the sun and visit over morning coffee.
The use of the garage was perfect so we didn't have to worry about street parking, and having a washer and dryer available was great for keeping towels and linens fresh during our stay.
We will definitely be back!!
Fun Zone, bike path, Balboa Peir, Newport Beach Pier, world class dinning, sailing, boating, surfing, swimming, tennis, world class golf resorts including Pelican Hill.
Also Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studio, Sea World, Wild Animal Park, Lego Land, Aquarium of the Pacific and Hollywood!
Wonderful Shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island.
Other Activities: Shopping, boating