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Clean Cottage for 2, Great Location! Large Patio, Bikes, Grill- VALUE!"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

CLEAN, Central Location, Attention to Detail, Value & Service

Grab your fav beach pal and enjoy an affordable get-away in our impressive coastal cottage designed with your pleasure and comfort in mind. Steps to all Newport Beach is known for- clean and safe beach ideal for getting in the gentle waves. Well-equipped unit: Brand new, Mitsubishi QUIET, Air System- sleep in total comfort set to meet your individual preference-you will not even know it is on or, don't use it all- have it your way. Plus, quality mattress, finer linens, flat screen television, well-appointed kitchen and spacious outdoor patio for your personal sunning, dining or game playing.

We have added another one-bedroom listing in the back- upstairs a with brand new furniture, full kitchen, large window view, raised ceilings and air conditioning; All the upgrades of a finer hotel. Inquire with Hosts or take a look at #811145. Some of our guests rent both units at the same time so couples can be together but each has own private space.

Easy walk to the sand, legendary bay, fun pubs, groceries, restaurants, bike rental, famous pier and water sport rental. If your perfect vacation means a relaxing book by soothing ocean tides or heart pumping fun such as paddle surfing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, golfing, tennis, biking or boating, 211 29th street is a great choice!

More Details

Kimberlee Vandenakker
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Kimberlee Vandenakker

John and Kimberlee Vandenakker manage the VRBO on behalf of The Peter Swanberg Trust. Peter was Kimberlee's father (and friend). John and Kimberlee live on-site and are available to assist when needed. Pete, a teacher and high school football/swimming and wrestling coach worked three jobs in order to buy his dream beach house. In 1970, this dream became a reality! Come enjoy Pete's dream with us!

Kimberlee Vandenakker purchased this cottage in 1970

Why Kimberlee Vandenakker chose Balboa Peninsula

The property location is ideal for fun in the sun! Great public beach a block away with soft sand and friendly water. Close to all the activities and fun Newport is known for, plus the convenience of a very close grocery store (Pavillions), pubs, bank, dry cleaners and laundry mat. Beautiful sunsets too!

What makes this cottage unique

A new addition for the Spring 2016 - rent the upstairs unit- a one-bedroom with a large window and upgraded décor VRBO #811145). Exceptional service and hospitality. Let us know if you are celebrating something special, we will be happy to arrange for flowers, champagne or anything we can do. If you need a ride from John Wayne airport, just ask. If we can manage it, we will! You really do not need a car in Newport Beach. Check our reviews and see what some of guests have had to say!


Balboa Peninsula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Smoking Reasonable Noise Level No Xtra Visitors without prior approval NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 bathroom, shower, no tub, bath sheets provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 bedroom, sleeps 2, comfortable queen size bed, upgraded mattress, pillows, and linens. We have added another high-end unit that also sleeps 2. Inquire with the host or go to 811145.
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Our property is located near the water, market, charming pubs and several restaurants. It is a short drive to world class golf and shopping. If you need additional space/beds, please ask the host about renting the upstairs unit. A lovely space with full kitchen and bath with shower. Same rates apply.


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Clean Cottage for 2, Great Location! Large Patio, Bikes, Grill- VALUE!
average rating of 5.0 based on 32 reviews

Pride of ownership in excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is perfect for a couple! Space is nicer than photographs & very clean. Nice amenities ... Keurig coffee machine with coffee inserts provided, tea bags, and nice supply of basic condiments. Bicycles, beach chairs/towels & more are available & in excellent repair. We had nice interaction with John, the owner, who lives in another building on-site. He takes excellent care of the succulent plants in the guest patio area. He even wiped down the morning dew from the outdoor dining table. We enjoyed our stay & will return! PS: a special thanks to John & Kimberlee for allowing our son to spontaneously sleep over on the aero-bed. We appreciated the extra time with him!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jennifer & Robb for Taking the time to submit such a detailed review. So glad that you enjoyed your visit and the opportunity to check-in with you son at Chapman University "Parent's Day". It was a delight to meet you both and I sincerely enjoyed our conversation. Looking forward to your next visit!
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Magic place!

  • 5 of 5

Super clean! Very nice and caring people. Very convinient location and services around.

We loved to stay there!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super cozy, charming cottage 2 blocks from beach!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely cottage was even better in person! Super clean, beautifully decorated. Comfortable bed and sitting area.

We felt like we had everything we needed. Even bikes to ride to the pier and chairs for the beach! John and Kimberlee were incredible hosts and accomodated all our needs, including bringing out an outdoor heater to enjoy dinner al fresco! So thoughtful.

Very convenient location. You can walk everywhere. Grocery store around the corner and lots of restaurants within walking distance. The beach only a couple blocks away and not as crowded! I highly recommend staying here! We will be back!

P.s. The succulent garden surrounding the property is amazing! John gave me some great tips to start my own! Roger's Gardens is a must if you love whimsical gardens!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks about our home and your stay. John and I enjoyed having you both; it was lovely to see you having such a nice time. Pls send pics of your new garden.
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  • 5 of 5

Great family, great stay, great house.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for another opportunity to host you. We were happy to see you having so much fun! Sorry our Spanish is not so great..but we managed to communicate pretty well. Looking forward to the next time.
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Loved it and can't wait to rent it again!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so cute and John and Kim were the best hosts. They have everything you need for the beach including Tommy Bahama chairs, umbrella, and towels. They are easy to grab and walk to the beach and make it the perfect relaxing, fun, beach scenario. They also have cute, fun beach cruisers you can use and provide locks for them. You can also use the grill in the back and eat out on the front patio on a nice big table. The cottage is so dang cute and just matches the vibes of the beach! And it has everything you need including coffee for the keurig maker. The air conditioner in the bedroom makes it nice and chilled while you sleep. It was hot and muggy while we were there and it was a life saver! I really can't say enough good things about this place. You just can't beat the location as well! Thank you so much John and Kim! We had the best time! We will be back soon! ~Juju

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Juju Thank you for such an awesome review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit! John & Kim
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Truly a great deal. Great location for a beach stay and walking distance to everything.

  • 5 of 5

The property is an updated cottage with full attention to detail. Everything was well maintained and clean. The bikes were great and ready to go. John and Kimberlee were excellent hosts. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we look forward to your return!
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Barpub
0.01 Miles
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pelican Hill Golf Club
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
29th street Newport Beach
Car: not necessary

24-hour fitness is two miles away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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