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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 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
July 30, 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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • 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


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Los Angeles

Perfect family retreat at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My niece was getting married in Newport and we rented this little oasis at the beach for the whole family to stay at for the weekend. It was perfect as we had the whole range of ages staying and the house and beach offered something for everyone. The house is located close to the pier and my mom has a hard time moving so we could use her wheel chair on the boardwalk. I would absolutely recommend this home for any type of vacation and Chris was so easy to work with and super friendly and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Susie for a nice review.Everbody always says the same type of message...that Newport and the beach has something for everyone!And it really does.Greatest place around.So glad you had a good time.Come back soon!!!!Chris
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Springville, UT

Our family loved our beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family loved having the beach right across the boardwalk and walking distance to numerous activities. We spotted dolphins from the upstairs window, more dolphins on a whale watching tour, loved the restaurants, rented a surrey ride, also rented a boat to ride around Balboa, kayaked and paddle boarded in the bay. Boogie boarding was a hike so renting bicycles helped with that. The house was well stocked; perhaps a little snug as we had 12 to 13 (mostly adults). I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Marcia.It sounds like you did just about everything there is to do at Newport! Good for all your family and please come again.Chris
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Our Favorite Family Vacation in our favorite HOUSE!

  • 5 of 5

We have rented this home 5 times in the past 10 years. It is the perfect location. Close enough to the action to be fun for teenagers (and people watching) and quiet enough for my parents in their late 70s. It is well stocked and so comfortable. My 15 year old son told me going to 104 East Oceanfront is better than going to Hawaii. The owner Chris is amazing to work with as well! We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect beach home, in the perfect location. Love Love Love this place and will be back next year if not sooner. The owner Chris is an absolute pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Jordan.Loved having you stay at our home.Newport has so much for guests to do.So happy you did it all.Come back soon! Chris
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Newport Beach

  • 5 of 5

This weekend was absolutely perfect! Beautiful, clean home right on the beach close to everything! The owner was amazing! We had everything we needed! We didn't want to leave!! We will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lori for coming to Newport. And so glad you had such a nice time. Memories of the beach are awesome.Come back soon! Chris
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeremy for staying at our home for your vacation.It's a special house in a wonderful part of "beach country". So much to do and it sounds like you found it all! Look forward to your return trip! Chris
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Nearest Point of Interest
104 East Ocean Front
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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.