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Oceanfront Private Home, Casual and Original, Located near The Balboa Pier

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, (2) 3/4 Bath House On The Boardwalk With Views Of The Sand And Ocean.

Imagine stepping outside the patio door of your own authentic four bedroom beach house onto one of the finest beaches in Southern California, Newport Beach. Think of your family and friends having fun barbecuing on your patio, walking barefoot on the white sand beach, hearing the sound of the surf, getting re-acquainted with the smell of the ocean breeze, roasting hot dogs and making s'mores at the Newport Beach fire pits, watching the gorgeous sunsets behind Catalina Island. For family fun, enjoy playing games, spending time on the wireless internet, watching a 55'' HD TV, watching your favorite movie on a Blu Ray DVD or putting together puzzles.

At Your Home on the Beach, you can walk, ride a 'Segway' or bicycle down the oceanfront boardwalk, take a cruise to Catalina Island, take the ferry to Balboa Island, rent a boat in Balboa Bay, take a deep sea fishing trip, enjoy wonderful shopping in the quaint shops, and eat out at fabulous restaurants. All this is within three blocks of your home! There's plenty to do, or not do, it's your choice, it's your beach house!

Our beach house is a private, single story, 4 bedroom, (2) 3/4 bath beach house located on the Balboa Peninsula near the Balboa Pier. Two bedrooms have queen beds and 2 bedrooms have twins. There are two rollaway beds also.

We have a detached 2 car garage with parking for a 3rd car parallel to the closed garage door. We have a washer and dryer located in this garage. They are operated by quarters. Laundry soap is not provided.

We start you off with one role of toilet paper for each bathroom and one roll of paper towels. All cleaning supplies including automatic dishwashing soap are provided. For your convenience, all linens are supplied and folded on each bed. You bring your own personal products and laundry soap.

The City of Newport Beach parking lot is nearby which provides additional parking for your guests. As is often said, 'nobody knows how many friends you have until you have a beach house'.

Newport Beach offers everything you need and anything you could want. With its close proximity to John Wayne/Orange County Airport, the city is easily accessible to all visitors. Superb golfing, world class shopping, yachting and a uniquely California sophistication, make Newport Beach an inspiring destination.

Take a drive in your car to all of the local places to visit such as Disneyland, Lego Land, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, the Rose Bowl, The Tournament of Roses Parade, the Long Beach Aquarium, Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. If shopping is your joy, visit South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa or the upscale Fashion Island in Newport Beach.

More Details

James and Shelly Petrilli, Ward and Ann Brien
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About James and Shelly Petrilli, Ward and Ann Brien

We grew up in southern California with teen-age memories of Spring Break at 'Bal'.

Our family purchased this beach house in 1988 with the idea of our generations working together and continuing to build more memories at 'BALBOA'.

James and Shelly Petrilli, Ward and Ann Brien purchased this house in 1988

Why James and Shelly Petrilli, Ward and Ann Brien chose Balboa Peninsula

We live in Newport Beach 15 minutes from Your Home on the Beach. We believe in handling the renovation and cleaning ourselves rather than leaving it to a property management real estate firm. No one cares for your property like the owner.

What makes this house unique

This oceanfront beach house, we believe, is the only PRIVATE, single story 4 bedroom house that sleeps 8-10 with a 2 car garage, and a large walled in patio near so many attractions. This is a REAL beach house built in 1938 with modern amenities. Our guests enjoy the history and ambience of our beach house.


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 3/4 bath
  • To get you started we provide an initial roll of toilet paper in each bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 4 bedrooms total. 2 bedrooms each have one queen bed 2 bedrooms each have two twin beds 2 twin bed rollways are available
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Oceanfront Private Home, Casual and Original, Located near The Balboa Pier
average rating of 4.918919 based on 37 reviews
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

I love the classic beach house charm! Such a lovely place that met all our wants and needs.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this charming beach house! We brought friends who have never been to California before and they loved it too! The location is perfect and allows us to park the car and walk / bike everywhere we wanted to go. The Brien’s and Petrilli’s work very hard to make sure your stay is all you hope it will be. I highly recommend this location. Thank you again for a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfection by the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! Great way to relax after the convention so close to everything!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

This quaint beach house was the perfect venue for our family beach vacation! The location is ideal - steps from the ocean but also within an easy walk to great restaurants and other attractions. The house is attractively decorated with very comfortable furnishings. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of room for eveyone to gather round the table for a home cooked meal. Fresh fish from the Dory Fishing Fleet Market was our favorite! The owners clearly have an eye for details and they didn't miss a thing. We couldn't have been more pleased with this choice!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yucaipa, CA

Great location, and a beautiful quaint house.

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for my family to celebrate my wife's retirement. The 10 of us fit very well into the house. Having the two car garage for parking was a big plus! Luckily, the public lot (fee based) is just across the boardwalk. So I was able to park my large truck there while family used the garage. It all worked out perfect! The owners are fantastic! I'm hoping to rent it in the future!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved My Stay

  • 5 of 5

Love the tile floors and that they are so EZ to sweep clean from sand carried in on the bottom of shoes, boogie boards, beach chairs, towels, etc. Everything is so close: Food, bike rentals, Newport & Balboa piers, Arcade, etc. Owners are Really Nice - 2nd time i've stayed here :)

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern CA

just as described

  • 5 of 5

Owners were super attentive and if there would have been a problem... I am sure they would have been right on it, but there were no issues. Family had a great time.

The Stewarts

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9.5 Miles
John Wayne (SNA)
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
To Balboa Island and Catalina Island
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Ruby's, Newport Landing, Great Mex, Chicago Pizza
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holiday rates are higher and minimum stays are longer. Please call for details.

10% Discount for off summer stays of 1 week or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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