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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:
November 18, 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 Balboa Peninsula

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!


Nearest Point of Interest
104 East Ocean Front
Car: not necessary


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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average rating of 4.92 based on 50 reviews

Wonderful place to vacation on the boardwalk!

  • 5 of 5

Well cared for 4 bed room was perfect for 8 of us. Upstairs and downstairs living areas are great as the kids can hang in one and the parents in the other! Nicely located a few blocks N. of the balboa pier - so just far enough away but not too far. The owner was very helpful with things like linnens and towels etc. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dane for such a nice review.They help so much for renters to know what they are getting into when they rent.They fell so much more comfortable when they hear from previous renters.Thank you so much and I sure hope we see you again.Would love to have you back! Chris
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Pasadena CA USA

Amazing stay for my bday wknd!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this home! 11 adults + my baby stayed here for my birthday weekend and it was the perfect amount of space, everyone had a bed. The location cannot be beat. It's right on the sand and just steps to the water. It's also walking distance from bars and the balboa fun zone which was perfect for my baby. This home rustic with a true beach house feel. We especially loved the communal downstairs patio where we can all eat together family style. It was super affordable for being oceanfront which is so hard to find. This house has everything you need!

Just a few notes:

-Chris has a separate way to take payment for the house and at first I was a little hesitant. But rest assured, she's very honest, communicative and responsive.

- Also, the neighbors to the left complained a little that we were noisy, even though we went inside well before 9pm. We weren't even playing music, it was just our voices. It was a warm summer night, so we had all the windows open. As long as you keep the kitchen window closed, you should be fine.

-Definitely pay a little extra for the linen delivery!

-Last, there are bonfire pits right next to the pier, a very short walk to the left of the house. Snag one early in the morning since there aren't that many. Wish I had seem them earlier. Next time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great time for your birthday.Newport is such great place and our family have celebrated many a social occasion there as well over the years!Hope your group comes back again.We'd love to have you Erica! Chris
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Gainesville, Texas

Great house - great location

  • 5 of 5

House is right on the beach - walking distance to multiple areas for dining, coffee, etc. Great place, quiet evenings, lots to do. I highly recommend this house. The towel/linen service was a great value and convenient. Chris was great - good communication.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Philip for your very kind review.I'm so happy you had a good time.We love our home and love to hear that others do too.Hope we have you back sometime.Thank you again and have a wonderful year!Chris
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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: August 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: July 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cadi for such a nice review.I'm so happy you enjoyed your time at the beach.We'd love to have you back to Newport again sometime so please keep us in mind! Thanks again Cadi! Chris
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.