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Balboa Bay Front Bungalow, The "Jewel" of the Peninsula

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Bayfront Classic Craftsman home. "My favorite house" is the comment of passers by. Completely renovated with all the charm intact. Enjoy a beautiful harbor view from the large comfortable covered front porch. This porch will quickly become your favorite place to enjoy watching beautiful sailboats and yachts, relaxing with a good book or just taking a snooze. From this spot you have a view of Balboa Island, Collins Island, Harbor Island and Bay Island. The beach is great for swimming,playing in the sand,or relaxing. No matter what time of year get the best of Newport Beach in this home. Easy walk to town, ocean, Balboa Island, and all the attractions of the Peninsula. 8 bicycles and 2 kayaks are there for your enjoyment as well as beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys. The home has a great open floor plan and includes TV/DVD players. The newly remodeled kitchen has plenty of counter space and a professional Viking gas range for your gourmet meals. A large outdoor shower is great for cleaning up after a day at the beach! Sleeps 6.

Keywords: beach, bay, bayfront, family, beach front, bay front, clean, restored, friendly, waterfront, water, porch, views

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Terri

This was my family's 'beach house'.

I spent summers and weekends here growing up. It is a 'family oriented home'.

Why Terri chose Balboa Peninsula

Immaculate; perfect location on the bay beach where children can play all day. A perfect place for a VACATION. Park your car in the garage and enjoy the view. We are located between Los Angeles, Hollywood and San Diego, all of which have world renowned attractions.

What makes this house unique

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. The home is located right on the bay with views of Harbor Island, Bay Ialand, Balboa Island as well as the San Gabriel Mountains. The ocean beach is an easy walk just 2 blocks away. The covered front porch is a perfect place to watch the ever changing panorama on the bay.


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - Between middle and front bedroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Has handicap rails
    Back porch - toilet , Laundry tub/sink
    Outdoor shower w changing room - outdoor shower , In back of garage is a shower and changing room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Middle bedroom - 2 twin/ single , One is extra long
    Front bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master bedroom - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) 4 twin beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Balboa Bay Front Bungalow, The "Jewel" of the Peninsula
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Orange County CA

Live the Dream!

  • 5 of 5

We loved waking up each morning to the amazing Newport Harbor views from this home’s heavenly front porch! The craftsman style has been saved through a well planned upgrade and happily conveys the old Balboa feel of the 1930’s.

Morning (coffee time) on the front porch was our favorite time of day. We also loved kayaking, biking, paddle-boarding and walking around the peninsula, Balboa Village and Balboa Island. Just a short and beautiful walk to the funs zone area, ferry and the pier. The house has plenty of space, and everything you need. Nothing was missing. The kitchen has updated appliances and a big plus was the indoor washer and dryer. :) Terri was fantastic at assisting us with the house and the surrounding restaurants etc.

We have known about this home for years and we finally got our chance to experience it! Thank you Terri! We hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! You described the lifestyle so well! Im so glad the house worked for you and your family! We look forward to your next visit!
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Knoxville, TN

Loved the whole experience!

  • 5 of 5

The house was a restored craftsman, exceptionally clean and updated. We enjoyed biking, kayaking, relaxing on the porch, watching boats and people. We really didn’t need a car except to drive to the grocery store. Terry was very attentive to our needs. We can’t wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your complimentary review! We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay! Can’t wait to have you back!
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Cute, comfortable beach house! Decorated just like a beach house should be!! fresh paint, clean!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house! We took advantage of many things the house had to offer! We rode the bikes, some of the 10 bikes they had in the garage and there were helmets, and a bike pump! The area of Newport Beach is a great area for biking. There is a bike trail and other areas to ride as well. We rode all over the island. We utlalized the gourmet kitchen stove the house had! It is a very good kitchen for cooking and the large round table is good for entertaining. The kitchen has essentials like dish soap, trash bags, foil, cleaning stuff, salt pepper oil vinegar, lotsof those types of things that make it easier to cook! The beds are comfortable and have nice cotton linens. Some of the things that we thought we going to be a problem like having no AC was fine. The windows all open and there is a nice cross breeze from the water and it actually felt better than air conditioning. One of the days we were there it was very hot, 97, and it was fine. We also thought having only one full bath would be a problem but since there were 2 half baths it wasn't a problem. The main bathroom is nice and large and has both a shower and a tub. Had a hair dryer, soap, shampoo, bath products. There is also an outdoor shower. There are kayaks as well. The view is like something you would see out of a movie. Big boats, sail boats, lots of pretty things to look at and even sea lions right in front of the house! Internet, a desk if you need to work, washer and dryer, garage that your car can fit in, board games, tv, everything we were hoping for!

Terri the owner is close by and very helpful and knowledgeable about the area! We would rent this property again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is truly a jewel! Everything you need comes with the house. It's a perfect location for a family vacation! The bayfront is peaceful and scenic and it's wonderful to sit on the porch and watch the world go by!!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Perfect Beach House for Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect weekend getaway spot for a small family. The location and views are top notch; could not have asked for anything more. Terri was a fantastic host. She met us at check-in to show us around the house and make sure we had everything we needed, then left us alone to enjoy our trip. The house itself is complete with amenities that allow for a comfortable stay. The little beach area behind the house was perfect for our toddler.Tons of shops/restaurants/bars within walking distance.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for staying with us! I agree, the beach in front of the house is ideal for families with small children! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!
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  • 5 of 5

My family stayed at the Balboa house after Christmas and it was AWESOME! It is better than the pictures. The kitchen is updated, the house is immaculate and the VIEW is the best. You can stay on the front porch forever. We walked to the fun zone, to the beach, we rode bikes that were provided and we sat and watched the yachts and sailboats. Terri met with us and was very helpful. The whole experience was very peaceful and yet we were near all of the action. I can't wait to stay at this house again. Thank you Terri.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Cheryl! I'm so glad your family enjoyed the house! The house is truly well located in Balboa! I'm glad you could enjoy that front porch!! It's even better in the warmer months! It was great to meet your sweet family and we look forward to your return! Terri
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
John Wayne/Orange County Airport: 20 minutes
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pacific Coast Hwy 1
Car: recommended

We have it all. We are about 30 minutes from Disneyland; 40 minutes from Knotts Berry Farm; about 1 hour from Los Angeles attractions such as Getty Museum; Hollywood; Universal Studios, California Science Center. San Diego is about 80 miles South with its zoo, Sea World; Wild Animal Park in Escondido (outstanding, my favorite), Lego Land in Carlsbad (about 60 miles) No pets, no smoking on the premises.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $600

One week minimum stay June thru August.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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