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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.Water toys and kayaks are included for you and the family to play in the bay.Six bicycles are there for your enjoyment.The home has a great open floor plan and includes TV/DVD/CD players.The kitchen has plenty of counter space and a restored antique gas range that works like a charm.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

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 1, 2017

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 Newport Beach

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
  • 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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 15 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: Mar 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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  • 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: Jul 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: Dec 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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San Joaquin Valley, CA

That lovely porch

  • 5 of 5

Long-time friends joined us for a week. We started out on the porch, enjoying the magical late-afternoon light on the water as we enjoyed each others' company. The home interior is charming, fresh and inviting. I could stand in one place, turn around and see something new with each turn. The kitchen was well-equipped, and we liked the expandable dining table. Did I mention the porch? It spoke our language, "slow down and enjoy": coffee in the morning, people-watching (and boats!), naps on the chaise lounge, and a shared bottle of wine at sunset.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best

  • 5 of 5

This is my dream house. Perfect in every way. Terri was amazing and helpful and kind.

It really has everything you need...and more. Had a blast on the kayaks. Rode the bikes

to coffee in the morning and the jetty in the afternoon, but there's really no reason

to leave this house. Thank you again for sharing your home with us. Very gratefully, Patrick

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.