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Casa De Balboa 231 Luxury Beachfront!! From $270/nt

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

PLEASE NOTE additional information, immediate updated calendars, and FAQ is available. PLEASE RESEARCH Casa de Balboa and you will find we are a well known property by visitors and the Visitors Bureau alike. We have been renting our homes for nearly 20 years and are the top vacation rental property in Newport Beach.

JUST opened at the end of our beach is the NEW MARINA PARK with wedding venue, the new Lighthouse Cafe restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, paddle board, kayak rentals and a sailing school, state of the art kids play area including second floor Light House squiggly slide, and an overnight marina!! Yes..overnight marina!! Check out our video!!

After reading about us Please CLICK ON "OWNER INFO" TAB FOR LINKS (JUST BELOW) TO OUR SITE for virtual tours, photos, additional info, SPECIAL RATES, Christmas Boat Parade Dates/rates (turns in front), and additional Newport Beach Vacation Rentals.


Casa de Balboa is a Five Star property. If this is the first time renting a vacation home... don't fret. Our guests are used to the finest accommodations. Ssshhh! Our location is a well kept secret! Unique and Caribbean like are several descriptions we have heard. Casa de Balboa your vacation homes year round! Mi Casa et su Casa!

Have the BEST of both... the beautiful Newport Bay AND the Ocean!! It doesn't get better than this!! We have one of the best views in Newport Beach!!

Casa de Balboa is located on Balboa Peninsula with ferry service to Balboa Island. The peninsula is primarily divided by one road, Balboa Boulevard, with a short block on either side with the ocean or bay.

Views! Views! Views! Unlike many ocean front properties (no view due to the width of the beach) you have amazing views day and night! The water and sand are only 30' away!

We have a premium location across from a beautiful large bay beach (Mother's Beach), with views across Newport Bay of Fashion Island and Newport Coast. The view is particularly lovely at night with city and bay lights. Watch the boats pass by from the comfort of your living room, and of course, from your large private front courtyard (which is great for outdoor dining). The courtyard is covered and walled (with beautiful gardens including star jasmine and gardenias) on both sides offering a feeling of privacy and unmatched coziness while enjoying the gorgeous full bay and beach views. It also affords front-row seating for the fourth of July Boat Parade and the world-famous Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade.

Casa 231 is a beautifully decorated lower level beachfront Casa. It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms on a 50 ft wide lot (most beach lots are 25-30 wide) so you don’t have that bowling alley feel…in addition you will significantly more outdoor space.

This home was recently extensively renovated. The interiors are beautifully decorated with hand-scraped distressed wood floors through-out.

The living room is large with a wall of sliding glass doors opening to the courtyard and the beach and bay views beyond. The decor is a British Colonial meets Tommy Bahama theme. The furnishings are upscale beautiful white slip-covered sofa, chair and a half, and Martha Stewart rattan for maximum seating and comfort. There is a beautiful West Indies armoire that houses the flat-screen tv, dvd/vcr players.

The large gorgeous gourmet kitchen has all stainless steel appliances including a professional DCS range, granite counter tops, and custom cabinetry. The kitchen is open to the living room and has sit down views from the unique round granite bar area. There is a laundry and pantry off the kitchen.

There is sleeping for four in beds. The master and second bedrooms both have queen beds (Westin Heavenly pillow tops). We can provide a twin air mattress bed height auto inflate deflate for 5th guest.

Both bedrooms have built-ins in the closets (Master has a walk-in) to provide organization and more space.

The Casa is painted in a neutral color, enhancing the lively furnishings and artwork. The French doors and swing-in side windows are covered with white wood blinds and open to the large rear courtyard with beautiful gardens retained by a stone covered and capped wall.

The baths, one private to the master, are all new with beautiful limestone, and beadboard (second bath).

Both bedrooms are perfectly decorated opening out to the huge rear courtyard with inviting Gardens.

In addition to our bayfront location (the water and the sand are approx 30' away!), the property is one short block from the ocean boardwalk, pier, and walking distance to many restaurants with a variety of fare including Mexican, Seafood such as the famous Crab Cooker, The Cannery, and Blue Water Grill, Italian, Sushi, and several fine dining such as Ocean Front and The Dock.

For those with children, weekly summer programs are held at our beach, such as sailing, sailing/tennis combo, kayak, and swimming (Newport Beach has won water quality control awards). Our beach, as well as our ocean beach,is tested each week.

Walk or bike to Balboa Island, Lido, Cannery area (Blue Water Grill, The Arches, Alta Cafe, and the Cannery restaurants plus small antique and other shops, and the Fun Center located near the Pavilion.

The property is well maintained and always super clean.

Bring your fishing poles! The main pier is a couple of blocks away for fishing. There are electric and motor boats for rent around the corner and at the Pavilion and Lido Village. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent at the NEW Marina Park (our beach is now part of this park) and also right around the corner as well. Newport Fun Tours will deliver and pick up the paddle boards and kayaks in front of the Casa's

At the END of our beach (OPENED December 5, 2015) is the NEW CROWNING JEWEL of Newport Beach, the brand NEW MARINA PARK complex which includes the NEW "Lighthouse Cafe" (open breakfast, lunch, and dinner), a children's second story slide from the new lighthouse (yes perfectly viewed from the Casa's), children's state of the art play park, community center, WEDDING VENUE, (on second floor..WOW for the views!!). There is also a NEW visiting marina at the end of our beach in the NEW Marina Park complex. Bring your boat with you!!! No need for a dinghy!! There are new overnight accommodations for boats in the marina as well as paddle board, kayak rentals, and sailing school!!!

To make it the perfect vacation all Casa's have wireless hi-speed Internet, cotton sheets, spa towels, beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, blow dryers, washer/dryers, Weber gas bbq grills, commercial outdoor heaters and a portable air conditioner (if needed off season). All you need is your food and beverage!

Parking is not an issue each Casa has a one car garage. There is plenty of parking both metered (pay station) and non-metered close by.

Please send us an email if you need any additional information.©

Front row seats for the 4th of July boat Parade and the world famous Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade from your own luxury vacation home!!!

For more information, specials, Christmas boat parade dates/rates, and photos please go to our web site (use the link provided) or send us an email.

Read our guestbook for each Casa. See what our guests say makes the difference between a rental and a Casa de Balboa Luxury Vacation Rental.

During the months of June, July, and August Casa Balboa rents on a Saturday-to-Saturday basis only.

DAILY RATES AVAILABLE OFF SEASON: Check our site, call, or email.

Please Cleaning Fee $160.00 and Local Tax 10%. Rates are for 4 guests $75/wk per additional guest to 5. Children 3 and under no charge.

Rates subject to change until reserved.

From the moment you walk through the dutch door you will feel at home and a little pampered at the beach!

Thanks..see you at the beach!

Keywords: Duplex

More Details

Pamela Murray
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2017

About Pamela Murray

The Murray Family!!

Pamela Murray purchased this townhome in 2004

Why Pamela Murray chose Newport Beach

Perfect Location, Beachfront (water and sand 30 ft away!!), Literally the BEST VIEWS in Newport Beach, Ocean and Bay Beach Access, Steps to Shops, Restaurants, and Activities.

One Block from Highest Rated Hotel in Newport Beach Due to Location!!

What makes this townhome unique

Newport Beach small town beach vibe!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

All of our guest book entries are from a guest book that Vacationrentals and Homeaway owns and manages but for some reason do not forward onto their site on our behalf. We may be changing our guest book as it does not allow more than one entry per email. Since many of our guests are repeaters they are not allowed another entry even if they stay in a different Casa.

All of these entries by our guests can be viewed on our web site.

Thanks for taking a look..and see you at the beach!

Warm regards,

Pam Murray

Casa de Balboa Beach Front Luxury Rentals
Feb 2010
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry from Balboa Fun Zone to Balboa Island
Nearest Beach
Directly In Front of This Beautiful Vacation Renta
Nearest Point of Interest
Mothers Beach
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Crab Cooker
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Dory Fishing Fleet and Market
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Baja Sharkeez
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Charlies Chili
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21 Oceanfront
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Il Farro
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El Ranchito Mexican
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Coffee and Donut Shop
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Shops and other Restaurants
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Shops and other Restaurants
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Bike Rentals
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Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals
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Tennis Courts
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Childrens Play Park
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7-11 Convenience Store


Balboa Peninsula Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellation: Full refund when re-rented for complete terms of rental ...less processing fees if credit card used.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full bathrooms with showers.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • California king bed in Master, queen bed in second bedroom, luxury high-end automatic inflate/deflate air mattress available upon request (queen & twin size).
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outdoor heater, robes and slippers provided for the master guests.


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Casa De Balboa 231 Luxury Beachfront!! From $270/nt
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews
Alpharetta, GA

Great, great Location and beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful rental with great upgrades. The whole space served us well and was larger than we expected. We were VERY happy with this choice. View of Newport Bay is good, although I wish the deck wall itself was see-through (a few taller chairs are provided on the deck that help the view). Family beach is right there and Newport Beach is less than 3 blocks away (you can see it if you lean out of the deck!) with Newport Pier, restaurants, shops, etc. just a few blocks from there. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT LOCATION! Front & Deck is shaded in the hotter afternoons into evening; so nice. For a good workout, we walked the 2 miles to Balboa Pier & back! Love that this was NOT on the main beach boardwalk with all the chaos, crowds, bikes, and noise there. Location can be a bit noisy during the day due to the close proximity to the family beach, but typical for any urban setting at the beach. It was always pretty quiet at night. Beds were GREAT and we may go buy one ourselves! Kitchen was on the small size for accommodating more than 2 people at a time, but totally fine, beautiful & fully equipped with absolutely everything we needed. Love the large granite counter with bar seating on the other side. Laundry inside unit was super helpful (and you even provided the detergent!); BBQ is hard-lined to gas (nice!). Having the garage was great (it's super tiny, though) and we were always able to figure out parking for our visitors with a little effort or paying the nominal fee at the large Family Beach parking lot. Street Sweeping days were a challenge and you may want to remind your guests of it because they don't do that in many other states. Considering the cost & how nice the space is, better room fans could be provided, as there is no A/C (there was usually a good breeze there & I know no A/C is typical at the beach). We live in Georgia now, but both grew up in So Cal and spent many years of our youth & young adulthood at Newport Beach. Thanks for helping us have such a great new experience while visiting our Calif family & friends. Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. It is appreciated. We take note of the fans (sometimes difficult to find good ones), however, as far as the lack of A/C you were provided a large portable A/C unit (located in the closet) that works extremely well. Each Casa has one located inside. We also list this as an amenity on our site. I am very sorry that you obviously didn't see it. Please know that it is there upon your return visit!! Thanks again and see you at the beach!!
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous!!!! Great location, views to die for and a beautifully decorated and well maintained apartment. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County CA

We love this property!

  • 5 of 5

We are return customers. This property is fantastically located. The units are well appointed with anything we needed. They show like model homes. Clean, comfortable and close to the best of Newport.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

The Best Spot in Town

  • 5 of 5

Casa Balboa is the best spot in town, waking up to see the changing colors of the Newport Harbor, jumping on a bike and taking a cruise toward the Wedge, or over the bridge to Huntington Beach, the shops, the restaurants, location is tops. The home has now become my "second home" it has all the comforts that one needs, wifi, well appointed kitchen, televisions in each of the bedrooms, comfortable, roomy, charming, and conveniently located. There is nothing more than one needs for their Newport Beach Vacation. I'll be sure to return!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York, New York

A Slice of the California Lifestyle

  • 5 of 5

This is my fourth time at this property, and at this point it feels like home. Exceptionally well located in the heart of the Balboa Penninsula, you can walk to almost everything from this home. The home itself is well appointed, and Greg and his staff are most attentive. Waking up in the morning, and having your coffee while looking out into the morning sky with the water glistening just in front of you is just heaven. In the evenings the views with the lights of newport in the background and the gentle rocking of the sailboats is about the most peaceful feeling. I highly recommend the property, and I hope to return over and over again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central California


  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a very clean apartment. I really like to fact my kids can play outside right of the beach while my husband and I can sit on patio and enjoy the scenery. We had a loud neighbor upstairs and within 24hours the manager handled it and we were happy. We stayed two weeks, kids did camps, walked, rode bikes, paddle boarded, Very convenient to grocery stores as well as eating. Most of time we bbq outside and watched the sunset as kids ran on beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation: Full refund when re-rented for complete terms of rental ...less processing fees if credit card used. Reservations made on our site.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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