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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
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Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


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!


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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  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful stay. I am sitting on couch looking out window at beach. Couldn’t ask for a better place “on the sand”.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buena Park, CA

This rental is exactly what the description says!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this beach house for a family weekend away with 5 adults and 5 children. The description is very accurate and was very clean/well maintained. The house had everything we needed to cook, including the BBQ so we never had to eat out. I do wish the layout of the beds would have been a little different. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs that have two twin beds in each. The queen is a foldout in the living room. Downstairs has the main bedroom with an attached bath and a huge foldout bed in the living room but we made it work by pushing the twin beds together in the upstairs bedrooms. We enjoyed having the patio right on the boardwalk and being steps to the sand. The kids could play in the sand and we could watch from the patio. The water is a little bit of a walk through the sand but the view is still amazing. The owner is awesome, organized and had great communication. I would definitely recommend the property to friends and family and hope to come back myself again and again. Thank you Chris for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On. the. beach!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our 9 member extended family aged 14-84 loved the house!

Sunrise from the huge upstairs windows, breakfast on the upstairs side porch, cocktails at sunset on the back patio. Beach all day long..

Also cooked and hosted Thanksgiving for 14 people, ate on the back patio! So much to do in the area for the varied ages in our group.

Lombardy's Market & Deli is .1 miles away and had everything we needed. (The alley entrance really made it easy to drop off luggage, supplies etc.)

Wonderful house and owner Chris is great!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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New York Style Pizza
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Hot Dog Restaurant
Balboa Barbie Q
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Balboa Fun Zone
Public Restrooms
La French Touch
French Restaurant
Pizza Pete's
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Thai Restaurant
Balboa Lily's
Balboa Beach Treats
Orange Blossom Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
San Shi Go Sushi & Asian
Sushi Restaurant
Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom
Seafood Restaurant
Balboa Pavilion
Balboa Pier
Free Range Cafe
American Restaurant
Galley Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
3 Thirty 3 Waterfront
American Restaurant
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Mexican Restaurant
Xanadu Café(R&R)
A&O Kitchen + Bar
Wilma's Patio Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Pizzeria Mozza
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American Restaurant
Java Bakery Cafe Bayside
French Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Mr G's Bistro - Balboa Island
American Restaurant
Royal Hen
930 Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Juice Crafters - Balboa Island / Newport Beach
Juice Shop
Trattoria Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Shanghai Pine Gardens Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Sugar 'n Spice
Picante Martin's
Mexican Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Lighthouse Bayview Cafe
New American Restaurant
Balboa Yacht Club
Sol Grill
Baja Sharkeez
Mexican Restaurant
Hamburger Restaurant
The Old Spaghetti Factory
Italian Restaurant
Charlie's Chili
American Restaurant
Jane's Corndogs
American Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
104 East Ocean Front
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250

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.

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