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Oceanfront Duplex, Awesome Location- Lower Unit

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Beautiful sunsets and awesome panoramic views await you from this Newport Beach, oceanfront location! Just steps from the Newport Pier on the boardwalk, in summer, winter, spring, or fall, this Non-Smoking, oceanfront duplex is definitely all about location, vacation, rest, and relaxation.

Enjoy breakfast or a family barbecue on the patio of the Lower Unit in the summer and watch the dolphins swim by or on a winter's morning enjoy your view of Catalina Island. First bedroom has a Queen-size bed, second room has bunkbeds with twin and full beds, and in the living room there is a futon. Sliding glass door opens to the patio which is on the boardwalk.

Walking distance from great restaurants, live music, and shops in the heart of the Peninsula. If you are looking for activities, there are plenty to choose from - boogie boarding, surfing, check out the World Famous 'Wedge,' sailing, boat rentals, whale watching, Catalina Island, the Balboa Fun Zone, Nautical Museum, Fishing, shopping at Fashion Island, and more.

This rental is just 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport, 20 minutes from Disneyland, California Adventure, and a short drive from Los Angeles International Airport, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Knotts Berry Farm, Long Beach Aquarium, Queen Mary, and many other tourist attractions.

Many of our guests return year after year. Truly an amazing place to retreat to and a wonderful place for kids year round. We hope that you will come stay in our beach house and enjoy what Newport has to offer. If you are looking to share with another family or we don't have availability check out our Upstairs Unit , Listing #27972 !

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Doug & Sandi Vanian
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Oceanfront Duplex, Awesome Location- Lower Unit
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Perfect location, great amenities

  • 5 of 5

We went for a family vacation with our adult children and all had a blast! Whether is was sleeping in, or getting out for an early walk/coffee or grabbing a bite to eat, all was possible and within a few steps from the house. We also had a few last minute questions after arriving and the owner got back with us. I can't think of anything that we did not like! We'll be back, for sure.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location in Newport Beach... Doug was so accommodating and helpful. The house was super clean and accessibility to the beach was perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in a good location

  • 4 of 5

It doesn't get any closer when trying to enjoy yourself at the beach. This was a nice clean unit with everything you need. Something to consider, is maybe being too close to the bars and possible riff raff that may come closer than you like. All things considered, this was a great time!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beach paradise

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful place to stay. Do it again? Of course. My only concern is how many people have a key to the side gate? We found it propped open day and or all night!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Newport Beach Experience

  • 5 of 5

I am on the plane flying back from our family vacation and wanted to write a quick review. My wife and our 2 young children (ages 2 & 4) stayed here for a Thursday - Monday long weekend. We had a great time and this rental was everything we hoped for. The location can't be beat. Steps from everything we needed - bike rentals, dining options, surf shops, the beach, etc. We went to Disney land one day but after that we did not use our rental car once. We were worried about being TOO close to the action i.e. rowdy / drunk people - but that was not the case at all, even on Friday & Saturday night. The apartment is nothing fancy but it's clean, functional, and in good shape. Had everything you would expect in terms of amenities + a great little area out front to share a bottle of wine and people watch. Of course, nothing beats waking up in the morning and pulling back the curtains to that view of the beach and pier. Doug was responsive and very good with communication. We had an amazing vacation and plan to go back again next year - we will be calling Doug to try and reserve this property again. If you're looking for a classic SoCal / Newport Beach experience this is a great spot.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good fun busy location, clean basic unit.

  • 5 of 5

We had a really good time there last week. Doug takes pride in his unit. Beds were nice, towels felt like home, enough dishes/kitchen stuff to get by. It is a clean and basic unit - could use some updating, but the big items were fine.

The location grew on us over the week; It is in the middle of everything and the weekends were very busy. There parade of people on the strand was fun to watch, and it was really nice to be able to walk to everything we needed. The days were busy, but it got quiet at night.

If you are looking to a great launching point to take in the sights, and feel like you are in the middle of the action -this is a great spot. It is not a big unit, but was fine for 2 adults and 2 Kids who were out and about most of the time.

You can hear the folks in the top unit. The top unit has a really nice deck that I would probably consider for my next stay, but it is fun being on the strand and walking right out to the sand. The kids (10/7) loved seeing all of the dogs and bikes go by and having space to go run around. It's more of a personal preference.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Balboa Peninsula House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 4 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

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Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin/Full Combination
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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