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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
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 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 20 reviews

Location! Location! Location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a family spring break at this most adorable Balboa Bungalow. We loved our front porch view of the Bay! And especially our quick walks to the Fun Zone, oceanfront, and Balboa Pier. We took the car out only once for groceries, and otherwise biked and walked EVERYWHERE! Our whale-watching tour left from the Fun Zone, and we spent an afternoon biking & shopping Balboa Island. Tons of awesome restaurants nearby! Our college girls loved biking for St. Patrick's Day at Newport Beach. Lovely interior (thanks for the fresh flowers & oranges, Terri), and absolutely spic-n-span clean! Fresh bedding & towels! The 10 bikes were simply glorious to use every day! Sure hated to leave.......

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review! I’m so glad your family had a great week! Please come back soon!!!
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Des Moines, IA

beautiful and comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

I had a very nice stay at the beach house and will return! During my March visit I most enjoyed relaxing on the porch and watching the bay activity, and walks around the Peninsula. This is a great location, quiet but near everything. A public sidewalk is in front of the home. Parking in the garage is easy and several bikes available. The home was exceptionally clean and kept. I did not cook however the home was well equipped. Terri is most pleasant to help orient upon arrival! I will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review! I’m so glad the house worked for you, only wish you could have enjoyed more free time to relax! Hope to see you soon!
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Incredible Location+Amazing Views+Quiet Neighborhood=Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our vacation at Terri's bungalow. We flew all the way from Vermont in search of February sunlight and fresh oranges; this was the perfect place for me and my three teen-aged daughters to stay. We went for long walks, rode bikes, and went jogging on the paved ocean front path. We went kayaking on the bay. We took bikes on the ferry to Balboa Island and rode up to Inspiration Point. We took day trips to Catalina Island and The Griffith Observatory in LA. The bungalow was the perfect home base for all of our adventures. Somehow it had everything we needed without feeling cluttered. The kitchen is amazing--with everything you need to cook regular dinners, or just eat guacamole and smoothies everyday. Perfect number of bathrooms. Dishwasher and laundry machines sure came in handy. I wish my own house was this functional and beautiful. On our last day, we definitely did not want to leave. Terri recommended a visit to the Sherman Botanical Gardens in Costa Mesa--that plus another visit to the Rockreation rock climbing gym helped round out our last day before our evening flight home. I'm so happy we stayed here and would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracy, Thank you for your delightful review! You and your family definitely did vacation right! I love when guests experience all of the activities in the area! There’s so much to choose from! I’m so glad the house worked out for all of you and we hope to see you back soon!
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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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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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