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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-11)

Our house is located on the Peninsula of Newport Beach. We are approximately halfway between the Newport and Balboa Piers. Right outside our home is the beach, you can cross the boardwalk (sidewalk) and then just walk straight out to the water.We are situated in an ideal spot because we we live in a more quiet area of the Peninsula. We are within walking distance of both piers and just an easy walk to downtown for dinner, games at the Fun Zone, specialty shops and the ferry to go over to Balboa Island. No need to drive anywhere.

Balboa Island is a fabulous place to visit. Once off the ferry (with a car , bicycle or by foot) it's just a short way to the main street of this enchanting island. Loaded with lots of shops and numerous wonderful places for breakfast, lunch or dinner. No visit to the Newport area is complete without a day or two over at Balboa Island.

Our house itself is very unique. We have an upside/down configuration in that our kitchen and dining area is on the second floor so that you can appreciate the spectacular views of the ocean 'from above' while enjoying a long breakfast or BBQ dinner or just even 'cooking' . Speaking of cooking, there is a big gas BBQ on the front porch where it's so delightful to have dinner on the 'barbie' and everyone enjoying cocktails while watching the world go by. The sunsets are spectacular night after night. Each one, better than the last. Outside the upstairs den is a deck with equally great ocean views where you can hide away and read the paper, have a second cup of coffee or just take in the beauty of Newport. The beautiful Pacific Ocean is your front yard . What more could you ask from a vacation to Newport Beach,CA.?????????????????????????????????????????????????

Keywords: Beach, House, Oceanfront, Balboa, Newport, Ocean, Waterfront

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Our extended family owned 'the beachhouse' for many wonderful years. The eight children in the Goethals family spent each summer on the beach; doing summer reading, taking junior guard training, working at the local food shops, taking sailing lessons, fishing off the piers and just enjoying growing up in Newport. In 2001 when it looked like the house was going to leave our family my five children and myself decided we could not live without it and so we bought this very special home. We spent months putting the house back into it's original condition and have loved the gatherings we've had with all the families since purchasing '104'. It's a very special place, Newport Beach, with many exciting adventures awaiting you. We hope you enjoy the beauty of the Pacific, the charm of Newport Beach and your time at our home.

CHRIS GOETHALS purchased this house in 2001

Why CHRIS GOETHALS chose Newport Beach

We had spent many fabulous summers at 104 East Oceanfront during the time that our extended family owned the property. We chose to own a home in Newport beach because we could not imagine not spending large amounts of time each year at the beach. Newport is a very unique area with so much to do and if you don't want to get up and go there is nothing nicer than just sitting out in front on the beach watching the waves come in and seeing a porpoise or two navigate their way through the breakers.On weekends the ocean is alive with activity. Sail boat races, wave runners, body surfers and all with the Pacific Ocean as a backdrop.

What makes this house unique

The beauty of our property at Newport is that once you park the car the vacation takes care of itself. If the kids want to ride their bikes they can go for miles and miles without getting lost or in trouble. If you have a runner or an avid walker you have come to the right place. Miles in all directions to walk or run. Boating? Wave riding? Para-sailing? Canoeing?Have you ever traveled over to Catalina Island? Where can you have all this within walking distance? Suppose they are all off doing 'their thing'. No Problem, sit out on the front patio, enjoy the people passing by on foot, on roller blade, on pedaled surrey. If you are a people watcher, as I am, you've come to the right place. Want serenity ? Then just walk out to the beach and watch the activities out in the ocean. It's just as close to perfect as you can imagine.

And if that's not enough information add these places :

Hollywood and downtown LA, just one hour away.

Fashion Island for shopping, South Coast Plaza, Bowers Museum, Discovery Science Center, Knott's Berry Farm, Angel Stadium, The Pond are all less than 30 minutes from you at Newport Beach!


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full baths on each level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (6), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.904762 based on 42 reviews
La Verne, CA

Jeremy C

  • 5 of 5

I rented the Oceanfront house for a dad's getaway. We spent most of the time on the patio and on the volleyball court directly in front of the house. We donated the net we bought to the house. Great people watching from the patio. The kitchen and most of the bedrooms are upstairs. That would be my only complaint. You are well located between both Newport and Balboa Piers. There is a great Italian deli/market less than a block away for basics and great sandwiches. There is also a nice coffee shop with breakfast items right there. We walked to restaurants and bars and never needed to uber or drive anywhere other than one grocery run for the trip. The garage is nice to store beach gear and it fit a Ford Explorer no problem. Great place I'd love to rent again with my wife and kids. You could probably split it between two families and have a blast. The owner was very helpful and returned most of our corespondents in a very timely manner.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

GREAT LOCATION! Chris (owner) was FANTASTIC to work with!

We rented this house to celebrate our son's college graduation. Everyone absolutely loved this very cute house right on the beach. It has a very large Patio table that sits 10 easily and another bistro table with seating for 4 which allowed everyone to eat together and hang out together right in front of the sand. This is very important to us to be able to all be together enjoying each others company in a non-cramped space. In addition, it also has an upper deck with great views that also seats 6-8 people, but we mostly hung out on the downstairs patio area. The house is fully stocked with everything that you need to entertain which is great and saves a lot of time by not having to run to the store to gather those miscellaneous items. Parking can be very difficult in Newport, and very few rentals offer much parking, but were able to fit 2 cars in the garage, one in the carport (small car) and one in front of the garage which is a premium benefit for this house. In addition, you have two good size living spaces. One upstairs and one downstairs. This allowed for the kids to hang out and play games or watch TV downstairs, while the adults did their thing upstairs. In addition the location is great with lots of things to do and restaurants to visit within walking distance. You can also rent bikes for $20.00 a day just a short walk towards the Balboa pier and then you can bike all over (highly recommend), including taking the Ferry to Balboa Island and cruising around over their too. I would highly recommend this house and we will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you so much Cynthia for your raving review! You said you had a great time but you really knocked this review out of the park.Thank you, thank you, thank you. We'd love to have you anytime!.Chris
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Rent this place!!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for a family vacation of mostly 20 somethings. It was a perfect setting for us. The location offered something for everyone and every style. Some rented bikes, some walked the path, everyone enjoyed the beach, the "kids" went out at night and walked to some of the local places, we strolled Balboa Island, and found great local coffee.

We all so enjoyed just hanging on the front porch, talking and laughing for hours as we Barbecued and watched the activity stroll by. We all agreed that this end of the beach walkway was the best for our family! It offered activity but wasn't overwhelming with people.

The set up of the house worked well for us too. There is plenty of space and possible configurations for sleeping. We had plenty of room to spread out.

It was a wonderful place to hang and enjoy family. I do so hope we can get back there again!!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words. It means alot to me that your family enjoyed their stay at our home. We work hard to make our home just what you want on vacation. Please come again anytime and thank you again for coming to spend your vacation with us. Chris Goethals and family!
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Perfect beach house

  • 5 of 5

This was an absolutely perfect beach house. My family of seven stayed here. It was very comfortable and nice that everyone had a bedroom. The house is stocked with everything you need. The views are just spectacular!!! Perfect location. Easy walk to all shops and restaurants. Beautiful sunshine all day long. We didnt want to leave. Just an absolutely lovely time. Enjoyed grilling out and sitting on patio and porch taking in the ocean. The beach is your yard. We will be back!!!!! LOVED IT!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Neysa for your lovely review of your stay at our home.I am so happy you had such a great time.We'd love to have you back anytime and have a wonderful summer! Chris Goethals
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Wonderful family celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight plus three little ones stayed at this wonderful beach retreat recently and we all enjoyed it very much. Plenty of room, very comfortable, and nice having upstairs bedrooms with fun living/bar space downstairs for evening games while youngsters slept. The wide swath of beach this home sits at is quiet and peaceful, yet within walking distance to all the restaurants and fun attractions. Spectacular ocean views from upstairs living/dining and even kitchen! Loved the options of upstairs deck or beach level patio to enjoy meals or just hang out. Thanks for sharing this great home with us! We hope to come back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind, kind words. Means so much to me. I'm so happy you cam to our home and we would be delighted to have you stay at our house again.Thank you, thank you, thank you! Chris Goethals
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is the BEST home on the beach..the house was clean and completely stocked with any thing you would need. I would rent this again..again..and again. Thanks for a great weekend !!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
104 East Ocean Front
Car: not necessary


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2 night minimum stay

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Check or money order only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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