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Beautiful Beach Cottage

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 990 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5 max)

This cozy and well-maintained Balboa beach cottage (the lower unit of duplex) is located on the Balboa Peninsula of Newport Beach at 308 1/2 Alvarado Place in the Bayside area. Walk 250 feet to the ocean, 100 feet to see the beautiful yachts on Newport Bay. The Balboa Pier is a 5 minute walk down either the oceanfront or bay-front sidewalks.

Some of our happiest guests are couples and small families who love the idea of parking their car and walking to the beach, the pier, shops, restaurants, and sightseeing. The ferry, about 4 minutes walk, will take you to Balboa Island for more sightseeing, shopping and dining.

This beautifully decorated, completely furnished 2 BR, 1 BA unit sleeps 5. It has a delightful front covered patio with flowers, hedges, a BBQ, tables and chairs. The unit itself has glass block for light and privacy along with double french doors opening onto patio. The unit is completely outfitted for meal preparation. Charming cottage style furniture and decor. A tiled bathroom has shower/tub. Beach cruisers available for use.

Pets are NOT allowed, NO Smoking, and NO smoking on deck areas as well.. We are very strict about the maximum of 5 people. The master has a queen bed and the guest room has one twin bed and one full bed.

Keywords: Beach Cottage, 2bd 1 ba

More Details

Owner
Maura Houdeshel
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Maura Houdeshel

We have owned peninsula property since 1975 and feel it is a perfect vacation spot. Pete and Kathy are 'snowbirds' who live in Newport Beach in the winter and Salt Lake City in the summer. Pete's retired from Delta Air Lines as a pilot and currently does golf course ratings for Golf Digest as well as golf photography. Our home has many of his beautiful photographs of life in Newport Beach. Kathy teaches Bible Studies.

Maura Houdeshel purchased this house in 2001

Why Maura Houdeshel chose Newport Beach

The Pacific Ocean never gets old! We love watching waves, seagulls, pelicans, seals and dolphins. The perfect spot for morning coffee and sunset walks. Park your car, walk to shopping, restaurants and endless recreation. Ride a bike to the Wedge for a picnic or stroll over to Balboa Island for lunch.

What makes this house unique

Walking along the Pacific Ocean accompanied by porpoises, pelicans and sea gulls is a delight --especially at sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have rented this home for the last 10 years...that should say it all! The location is perfect for people who love the beach, to walk to the pier and restaurants, ride bikes, ride the ferry and enjoy the Newport lifestyle. The interior has everything we need and is always very clean and well cared for.
Aug 2010
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Amenities

Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 990 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • One room with a queen size bed, second room with one twin/single bed and one full bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
250 steps to the oceanfront sidewalk, 100 feet to bayfront sidewalk

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Beach Cottage
average rating of 4.903226 based on 34 reviews
Olympia, WA
5

Charming!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Perfect for our family. Lots to do within walking distance. Property was perfect size. Could use more utensils as there were only five forks. Guess we could have gotten plastic. You can hear the people walking above but it wasn't bad for us. All in all great place.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you did without forks! That is why the manager is only two doors down...to help out with your every need! We had plenty..all you had to do was ask!
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5

Beautiful home, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time during our stay on Balboa Peninsula! Maura's home was beautiful and perfectly located. We walked everywhere and loved being so close to the beach. She was so easy to work with. Our vacation couldn't have been easier and we hope to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in the bottom level and it was just the amount of room for our family of 5. It had all the amenities we needed and we could walk pretty much everywhere! Would definitely recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly a Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very clean, comfortable and convenient location.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming house in a wonderful location with great service from the landlord and property manager!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun in this cute little house. We cooked some great Italian meals and really enjoyed sitting on the Terrace. We rented paddle boards twice and made it all the way around Balboa Island two days in a row. We also really enjoyed some long walks on both the bay side and on the Ocean Side. It's just a really wonderful house in an amazing neighborhood.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I wanted to get away for a last vacation together before our sons started college. We have never stayed at a beach house so I decided to try it. It was absolutely amazing! Such a great deal and beautiful home! We loved being between the bay and Newport Beach! Lots of walks in the sand!!! Highly highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
SNA Orange County/John Wayne/Santa Ana Airport

Walking on the Pacific Ocean's beach is only 250 steps away with miles of clean sand great for swimming, sunning, sand castle building and picnics. Walking distance to boat rentals, chartered fishing trips and Catalina tour boats along with the pier, and the Newport Harbor bay front. Amusement Parks include charming Balboa Fun Zone and Disneyland, Knottsberry farm, etc. other attractions/activities near by include Deepsea and pier Fishing, Sightseeing by land and water, Boat rentals, and the ferry to balboa island.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Summer months are booked week by week, running Monday to Monday. June through August only: Check in at 3 pm on Monday and check out at 9 am on Monday. Rest of year: Check in at 3 pm and check out is 10 am.

VRBO's automated system of rates do not work for this property for stays including a Holiday. Each Holiday day will have an additional $100 charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.