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Newport is calling you! Come enjoy our beach house.

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath House, Bay Close In A Quiet Neighborhood

We're close to the water! Three houses from a bay beach and 2 blocks from the ocean and the boardwalk! Walk or ride a bike on the boardwalk to Balboa pier 1/4 mile away or Newport pier 1/2 mile. Or take the ferry (walk, bike or car) to Balboa Island.

We have room for 8 to sleep and a 2-car garage. There is a cozy side patio, a master suite with a private seating area on a balcony and a fully appointed kitchen! Our deck has panoramic views and comfortable seating around a fireplace.

Your family will love our bedrooms! The master has a king bed with an ensuite bath, spacious closet and balcony. The other bedrooms on the 2nd floor have either a queen bed or two twins. There is a bathroom adjoining. The washer and dryer are also on the second floor, close to the bedrooms. Our 3rd floor has a hide-a-bed sofa and a full bathroom in case you need it!

The third floor is our favorite! It has two rooms, one inside and one outside. The inside room contains seating and a large TV. The couch is a sleeper sofa. Also nearby is a full bathroom. The entire third floor has wonderful Saltillo tile and Talavera tile accents. Outside is a fabulous deck, where you can see sailboats going by on the bay or take in the sunset!

We have tried to make our house handicap friendly with an elevator to the third floor, wide doorways and a ramp entrance on the side.

Our modern kitchen has an oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, cooktop and large pantry for your convenience! Also on the first floor is a half bath and a wall fireplace. We also have a lovely outside shower for getting all that sand rinsed off!

If you want to people watch, we have a patio out front with comfortable seating and a gas bbq. A private patio just off the family room is another good spot to relax.

Whether you are outside or inside, you are sure to enjoy our home near the bay!

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Martin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 13, 2017

About Mary Martin

We purchased this property in 2012. It was an old Craftsman style home built in 1919 and was one of the oldest on the penisula. We intended to restore the house but it had no foundation and was "too far gone" to make it worthwhile.

We starting the building process September 2013 and the house was completed in May 2014. We are very happy with the results.

Mary Martin purchased this house in 2012

Why Mary Martin chose Balboa Peninsula

Everything is new! Our deck is beautiful and the bathrooms are bright and comfortable. We're located in quiet neighborhood and there is a cute beach right at the end of our street.

We love staying here and we think you will too.

What makes this house unique

Being on the beach after most everyone is gone is very special. If you time it right you can stroll over and see the sunset and be back in 20 minutes.

If you have little ones, you can watch them play on the bay beach from the deck or balcony.

A quick walk west on the Bay boardwalk gets you a terrific view of the bay from a small city park. Another quick walk east will get you to the ferry to Balboa Island, the fun zone or Balboa pier.


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • First floor - toilet
    Master bath - toilet , tub , shower , Slipper tub. Large shower. Heated towel rack.
    2nd floor hall - toilet , shower , Large shower with seat. Wide door.
    Deckroom bath - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king , Master bedroom has two french doors with a balcony.
    Seaside Bedroom - 1 queen , High vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan. Individual heat/ac.
    Bayside Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , High vaulted ceiling with ceiling fan. Indiviual heat/ac.
    Deckroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Room off of deck with full bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Three houses to bay beach, 3 blocks to ocean beach. Bay walk at end of street. Balboa Ferry, Fun Zone and Balboa Pier just blocks away. My Galley restaurant and Italian market around the corner.


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Newport is calling you! Come enjoy our beach house.
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
Walnut, CA

Newport did call me, and I can't wait to come back!

  • 5 of 5

By far, the best beach house I have ever stayed at. They house is fully stocked with all the amenities we needed. We were here to celebrate my mom's 69th birthday, and she has already requested for us to celebrate her 70th birthday here again. The property is new, updated and stylish and I wished we could have stayed longer. The house is so comfortable. The third floor balcony views were spectacular.

Bright, open interior and a great layout for family with children. The kitchen is fabulous with all the necessities needed to feed a crowd. I don't know how the owners pull themselves away from this property. ;) Every detailed was thought out- the owners thought about the guest's stay and provided detailed helpful informational booklet about how to operate their electronics with an easy-to-follow guide for us on how to check out.

The house is comfortable and is about a 5 minute walk to the beach. We loved walking along the Newport beach boardwalk and its about 10 minutes away walking distance to the fun zone.

I would recommend a stay at this property to my friends and family.

This house is very spacious and has everything you need!

Overall we had a great family time during vacation. Very clean and well maintained. Thank you VRBO Listing #571852 for wonderful stay! We plan to stay here again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! Not sure how the owners tear themselves away. We don't want to leave. What an awesome spot/location. Walking distance to breakfast, lunch, dinner, boat rentals, fun zone, bars and the beach! Although this was a weekend getaway for my husband and I, we could have brought our four kids and they would have loved the place as well! You guys thought of everything from the towel warmers to the easy to operate TV in the living room. We love the Spanish, rustic style decor. Everything feels luxurious and cozy. I loved taking relaxing baths in the tub and curling up with a blanket by the fire. I love all the little details to like the whatever clock and little signs that say things like all you need is love and the beach. :-) Thanks to you both for sharing your amazing beach come with us! Seriously, how do you leave??! :-)

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderfully relaxed place. Within walking distance of beach and places to eat but off the main road so it is quiet.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Couldn't Ask for Better Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My family of four (2 under 5 yo) recently traveled to California from Washington state for a family reunion. We stayed at this rental, not only for it's convenience, but because of it's amenities. Our stay could not have been better. We were able to open the home to other family members, thus allowing us to get plenty of quality time in and feel relaxed. Super close to the habor boardwalk, Balboa Island, and the Beach.... You will not be disappointed with your proximity to great food, great activities, and great beaches. Second to None! This place has it all. I hope that we are able to stay here again in the future! Thanks to the owners for opening this jewel of a home to all of us VRBO'ers.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendora, CA

I'm tempted not to share this secret!

  • 5 of 5

We completely enjoyed this brand new, gorgeous home. The house is wonderful, and the location is great - easy walk or bike ride to the Balboa Fun Zone, Newport Beach, restaurants, groceries, etc. We didn't drive all week. I cannot forget to mention the street - it is quiet and small with very little car traffic. We had our family for Thanksgiving, and made some priceless memories.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portervillie, CA


  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect. We have rented several VRBO homes. This one is our favorite. The owners of this home have thought of everything. Well stocked, more then most houses offer. The location is awesome. Only a few minutes walk to the Fun zone, restaurants, stores, the Balboa Ferry. A couple of blocks from the beach and the board walk. We really enjoyed the bike ride to the Wedge. So much to do and see! The icing on the ice was the 3rd story patio! Fabulous view, so relaxing for morning coffee or late night glass of wine by the fireplace. The owners really did think of everything. We definitely would rent this place again!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
John Wayne International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Newport Landing
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
My Galley
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: recommended

The Balboa Peninsula has many fun activities nearby! There are beaches within walking distance and the Pacific Ocean is a boat ride away! The marina, a few blocks away, has boat rentals or tour boats for your enjoyment.

Just a brief walk or bike ride gets you to Balboa Island with it's many shops and restaurants!

Also close by are the famous malls, Fashion Island and Southcoast Plaza. A car will be necessary for this trip.

Even farther but freeway close, are San Diego Zoo, Legoland and Seaworld. Disneyland is only around a half hour away too.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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