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

Bedrooms 4
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:
November 21, 2017

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.


Fashion Island
Balboa Island
"Driving distance 0.1 mile to the Balboa Ferry from rental"
Crystal Cove State Park
Newport Beach Pier
Balboa Fun Zone
Crab Cooker
Bear Flag Fish Company
Mama D's Italian
Davey's Locker Sportfishing
Corona Del Mar beach
The Cannery
The Wedge
Great MEX
Harborside Restaurant & Grand Ballroom
Joe's Crab Shack
Dory Fish Fleet Market
B J's Restaurant & Brewery
Trader Joe's
Newport Rib Company
rite aid pharmacies
Pelican Hill Golf Club
Newport Landing
Newport Landing Whale Watching
Ruby's Diner
Balboa Island Ferry Inc
"Driving distance 0.1 miles from the rental"
Catalina Flyer
The Beachcomber Cafe
The Old Spaghetti Factory
University of California - Irvine
Pirates of the Caribbean
Duffy Boat Rentals of Newport Beach
"0.2 miles from rental"
Roger's Gardens
Las Brisas
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


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 4.903226 based on 31 reviews

awesome place

  • 5 of 5

Love the beach house and the owners. We have stayed there 3x! Great location. Super comfy. Love having parking.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family gathering at the beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered here for a week. This house is so welcoming. If we go back to Newport Beach again we would definitely stay at this house. During the day family members went where they wanted too. Then at night all of us sat out on the front patio and talked and talked. It was a wonderful time. Our hosts were wonderful and really made us feel welcome.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, perfect fit at a perfect time for my family!

  • 5 of 5

We considered this a staycation more than anything else, as some had to go to work during our stay and we are from the inland empire so we know the 91 and toll roads. My only question was the parking lot between us and the beach and possible heavy traffic. That didn't occur and it allowed us to set a morning goal of walking pier to pier. So check perfect location.

My wife and I invited our three adult children and their families to join us. With 4 seperate rooms that each family could gain privacy, was critical to our dynamic. Three working tiolets and showers helped to ease the management of normalcy (as much as one can have at the base of the balboa pier and ferry). We took turns cooking/grilling one meal each night, hung out at the beach or on the boardwalk the rest of the time. The kitchen was well equipped and answered all of our culinary questions. Perfect fit!

It isn't often that you can get busy So. Cal. people to come together for a week and enjoy it. We did! At one point I did throw a beach towel over the large rental sign to avoid questions. I would simply instruct all the family to point to the web address up above. It never reached irritant level.

Although we were all there only the first day and the last night, the house was a perfect fit to accomodate all. My wife and I have come to Newport Beach since high school day trips in the 70's, to rentals between the piers over the last 10 years, this was our most memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was very nice, perfect for my family and I.

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful week, going to the beach, taking bike rides to the piers and shops, visiting the fun-filled.Our nights were just as fun. My family and I totally enjoyed it, can't wait to do it again 👊👍

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Beach Home

  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Newport Beach for 10 years and this home is one of our favorites. Perfect location right on the Balboa Pier, steps to the beach, and walking distance to shops, fun zone, and restaurants. We had 9 adults and 2 children and this home fit us just fine. There was a play crib available for the baby and 2 extra roll-a-way beds. Ward is so nice and great to work with. We loved sitting on the front porch and BBQing! The 2 car garage and extra parking for a 3rd car was awesome and unheard of in this area! Inside the house had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, in the heart of everything.

  • 4 of 5

It went smoothly. Shower is tiny and we are on the taller side. Overall, a very good experience.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.