3 houses from the Beach - Great location Great House
About Bob Small
Local Broker. - Sea To Sky. We specialize in vacation and income properties in the beach communities and mountain resorts including Park City and Deer Valley Utah. So if you would like to invest, please let me know.
Why Bob Small chose Balboa Peninsula
Location Location and Value. Very comfortable home. lots of room for entertaining when your friends come to visit. 39th St. is a great street and the stretch of beach is known as one of the best for surfing, swimming and body surfing. Short distance to Newport Pier area. Bikes are available. Kid friendly, they love the outdoor shower. Market, great food, Cinema, adult beverage, salons and more all within walking distance. Basketball, tennis, handball just down the street.
What makes this House unique
3 doors to the sand. Outdoor shower, great patio.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Super dirty & no extra supplies
This was my worst experience renting a vacation home. I couldn’t believe how dirty everything was. There was hair on everything! Hair in the shower & hair / stains on the beds. The bathroom sinks & counters looked like they were never wiped down. The floors weren’t vacuumed or mopped. Dust bunnies in every corner. We found a vacuum but it had no suction until we unclogged it. The fridge was dirty & sticky as well as the inside of the cabinets. The kitchen trash smelled horrible ! We had to take it outside & hose it out
There were no extra supplies like toilet paper, paper towels or dish soap. I had to go to the store for all of that.
The kitchen was very poorly stocked with kitchen supplies. Everyday kitchen utensils like measuring cups & measuring spoons were nowhere to be found. There were not enough bowls & spoons. Not having the right stuff made cooking difficult.
The only good thing about this place is how close it is to the beach.
Enjoyed staying at this house so close to the beach. Plenty of room for 6 of us.
Location location location
Great location, close to everything and three houses from the beach.
Perfect stay for our family vacation
We just spent a week in this house for a family vacation and had an amazing week. The location of this home is perfect being just a short walk to the beach, walking distance to the grocery store, restaurants and Newport Pier. After searching for a beach house this property appealed to us for its layout, sleeping arrangements, and modern surf/beach decor. The house provided our three teenagers plenty of room to hang out and for the family to have space to spread out.
We have rented vacation homes 6 times in the past few years and I have come to know what things irk me about rentals. Here are my issues with this home: (1) The kitchen is stocked with pots/pans, plates, cups, bowls, and utensils but they are all mismatched. Nothing was a complete set that gives the feeling that they stocked the home with yard sale items or hand-me downs. There were several pans but only one lid. This limited what I could make for dinner. There was only one measuring cup, only three measuring spoons. I, personally, would have liked a properly stocked kitchen. (2) The bed in the Master was very comfortable with a memory foam mattress but the beds in the other rooms were hard. So bad that the kids couldn’t sleep and I tried to put extra comforters down to cushion it. The mattresses were old and dirty with one bed having a bed sheet that was ripped and stained. I would suggest replacements. (3) Communication with the owner was slow. Prior to renting and after payment was submitted it took several days for a reply. Upon arrival at 3pm the house was completely open, the beds weren’t completely made, there were shoes left in a bedroom, towels were washed but not put away, there was a glass in the kitchen sink, and a cup of water on the floor. It had us questioning if we had the right check in date. The owner lives upstairs and was in the process of cleaning (?) when we arrived and he helped get things in order. I still had to put pillowcases on pillows and fold the towels and put them away. The front patio was good, just needed a good cleaning (we left it cleaner than when we got there). All in all, the house is really great! It was large enough for our family of five which included three teenagers and some friends/family that visited. We felt comfortable in the house and liked the modern decor. It had beach house feel and you cannot complain about the location! In all honesty, I would stay here again... even after my “irks” and complaints. We made lots of memories here.
Great location for beach lovers. Very strong communication between owner and me all during the stay!
Property was clean, good amenities (towels, plates, cookware, TV, WiFi)
Bob and I were in communication throughout the process.
I had just had the unfortunate experience that a different home owner had canceled on me at last minute, and VRBO found this house truly at last minute. Bob was fast with response and acceptance. Otherwise, my family would have been out on the streets!! But it was also a good place to stay, it was clean. Parking is an absolute bear, but Bob also helped us with that to accomodate all he could.
We had originally booked on Balboa Island, which is a completely different feel than Balboa Peninsula. But I am grateful that we had a place to stay. And for those looking to rent on Balboa Peninsula, I would say this would be a prime location for you, and a responsive and responsible property owner. We had walked around a lot and saw some very run down properties, where owners were clearly milking their property for rental income. It shows that Bob has pride in his home. We are grateful to have found this place.
Thank you very much. I hope you had a great trip.
Christmas in Newport Beach
The house was Perfect for our vacation! One thing needed to be repaired and was done very quickly. The bedrooms were nicely appointed and the linens and towels were in great condition. I will come back!
Newport Beach. Great surfing, body surfing, sun bathing. Between 36th and 40th St. Lifeguard Towers. Best swimming/body surfing location. Bike riding, viewing. You are at the beach