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NEW Upscale & Year-Round 3117 Sq ft., Balboa Peninsula Home

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,117 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Professionally Decorated by Interior Designer. 5 Beach Cruisers plus many extra

This is a Year Round 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Vacation Rental home that boasts an outstanding Peninsula location centered in between the Newport and Balboa Piers. This property has fabulous views of the Harbor, mountains and city lights, and peek views of the Pacific, with bright, sun-lit rooms on all 3 levels. An accomplished architecture and interior design team have taken the sophistication and brilliant space planning of an urban loft and softened its edges with chic coastal finishes that frame the exceptional views. This fashionable juxtaposition is seen in driftwood-hued plank wood floors and sleek stone slabs contrasted with sweeping expanses of glass. The main level hosts a chefs kitchen, dining area, dual fireplace, living room and den/office, as well as a powder room, laundry room, & 2 car garage. The second level includes 2 hotel-inspired guest rooms with baths ensuite, a large-scale terrace with fireplace, and a great room lounge with high ceilings, walls of glass that look toward the ocean and concessions kitchen. The upper level is dedicated to a master suite with doors that open completely to a spacious terrace with panoramic Harbor, mountain, and city light views.

Property Check-in @ 4:00 p.m. and Checkout @ 10:00 a.m.

Any Questions, Contact the Owner of this Property - Doug @ 612-845-3267

Thank you.

More Details

Doug Corsmeier
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Doug Corsmeier

Doug and Nicole live local in downtown Huntington Beach. In March, 2017 we celebrated our 26 year wedding anniversary and have 6 children, 5 boys, 1 girl, and yes the girl is the youngest. Doug works in finance and Nicole aside from being a Full time Mom is a business owner and 2nd year Law student. Nicole's undergrad degree is a Bachelor of Art and interior Design, hence her eye for nice decor.

Doug Corsmeier purchased this house in 2014

Why Doug Corsmeier chose Balboa Peninsula

We owned an initial VRBO right off PCH in Huntington Beach but the city does not allow weekly rentals, so we sold that property and settled into the BP area. Prior to HB property being purchased we tried to buy on Balboa Peninsula but not good properties were available. A single family home is also more desirable than a duplex, as this present home is zoned R2 where an original duplex once stood.

What makes this house unique

Location to Bay Beach and Ocean is excellent and mid distance on the narrowest part of Peninsula in between Balboa and Newport Piers.

We hope you, your friends, and family enjoy the home and this area and welcome you back anytime. Doug and Nicole


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3117 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Glass enclosed shower with dual sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Glass enclosed shower w/ dual sinks
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Glass enclosed shower with Dual Sinks
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Glass enclosed shower with one sink
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , outdoor shower , Downstairs Half bath and Outdoor Shower
  • All bathroom Brand New with Nice Amenities and Elegant in Appearance, Shower towels, hair dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 3rd level Master with Private Deck with views of Bay and Mtn
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Spacious King bedroom with view of Bay with Full Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Nice Queen Bed with Twin Bed w/ Full Bath
    Oversize Front Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Front 2nd level Master w/ Kitchenette, Patio, and Full Bath
  • All Bedrooms have Full Baths with All new modern Amenities, Double Sinks in 3 of the 4 bathrooms.
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
This property is in the heart of the Balboa Peninsula between the Newport and Balboa Piers. Close access to private Beach on the Bay Side and steps away from the primary ocean beach, as well as the popular Balboa Island Ferry and Balboa Fun Zone Area. Ample Food, souvenir, Clothing Shop, and Bar / Restaurant area, as well as close proximity to Newport and Balboa Pier, and the Popular Surfing spot 'The Wedge. Standard Check-in is 4:00 p.m. and contact Owner via text around 3:30 p.m. for door codes. Checkout is 10:00 a.m.


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NEW Upscale & Year-Round 3117 Sq ft., Balboa Peninsula Home
average rating of 4.9027777 based on 72 reviews

Fabulous home and location for our family get-together

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location and living spaces in this well-appointed home. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had. Close to everything, very clean. The bicycles were an awesome extra that saved us a ton of money. The only inconvenience was that we ran short of trash bags and toilet paper, and there was no kleenix or soap for bathing. I would recommend this property for sure. Just be sure to bring your own soap!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sally, we are glad that you and your family enjoyed the home, as it is a great location and amenities such as the beach cruisers, outdoor fireplace, Weber grill, oversize great room / kitchen, poker table area, Foosball, etc. is great for family and friend gatherings. With respect to items such as TP, we put three rolls in each bathroom, but extra is below the sink and with regards to soap / shampoo we tried this at another rental and had complaints about the brands / types selected, therefore we opted to have this be at the preference / discretion of each guest. We do have soft soap in all bath and kitchen areas, and obviously all dishwasher, and detergent soaps. There is also a full size washer and dryer set, but we do not provide detergent for the washer. Thank you again for your stay and you all are welcome back again anytime. Doug and Nicole
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Great house - GREAT area

  • 4 of 5

We loved our recent stay at this house on the beautiful Balboa peninsula! There were a lot of us there and the space and layout of the house allowed everyone to do their own thing without disturbing anyone else. It really is a very special property. That being said, we did have a couple of issues. One of the main things that attracted us to this property was the communal deck with the fire pit. So we were really disappointed to find that only one of the loveseats had cushions. We made do by bringing cushions down from the 3rd floor deck and bringing out other pillows, but it wasn't as comfortable as fitted cushions would have been. Also, we got ready to grill dinner on one of our last nights there only to find that the valve on the propane tank couldn't be turned on so the grill didn't work. To be fair, we didn't contact the owner about this at the time but we were ready to grill dinner and didn't want to deal with any unnecessary interruptions so we cooked inside and it was delicious. One last thing, for a property that's described as upscale, the bed linens were a bit threadbare and I would have expected more than 2 bath towels per bathroom. Ending on a positive note, the house is fantastic, the area is so beautiful and clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely give this property an overall positive review.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michael, we are glad that you and your family or friends enjoyed themselves at our home on the peninsula, and appreciate your stay. Yes, my wife and I try and keep the home in top order for our guests stays, and to that end, as was mentioned ahead of time, we were in the process of having all the cushions recovered new on the 2nd level patio. We could not take them all away at once, so we had to do this over two different times. They are replaced and look great and apologies again that this fell during your stay, as we tried to hold off over the summer, but finally had to get this done. Also, specific to propane, I know I offered to come down and replace, but it was declined. We have a hard time predicting when this goes out but we do act very responsive when it does. As for towels, there are actually 4 bath towels always in each bath, with the other two being under sink in bathroom vanity. We are sorry you did not notice these added towels, and have since switched to putting All towels in sight folded on countertops. Specific to thread bare towels, we did an inventory and noticed a few starting to fray on edges, and those have since been tossed and another round of added new towels and sheets are in, as again, with a lot of guest stay activity, we agree things do eventually get worn. Overall, the home is very spacious with nice amenities and great for family / friend gatherings, and location is excellent, being mid distance between Balboa and Newport piers on the narrowest part of the peninsula. Thank you again for your stay with us. Doug and Nicole
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Beautiful! Excellent location. Wonderful gathering place for a family reunion of 10!

  • 5 of 5

Every one of our 10 person family gave this rental an excellent, top rating! We loved it!! Each room is beautifully decorated and each bedroom has its own bathroom. The soundproofing is excellent so you are not disturbed if you have activity on the main floor while someone needs to sleep. You are close to either the ocean or harbor--within a few steps. The peninsula has a trolley service that picks up one block away to travel to popular restaurants and the Fun Zone or nearby piers. We did it all and had a wonderful trip!!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home! Excellent for a large family!

  • 5 of 5

The photos do not do it justice. This home is really nice and was perfect for our family of twelve. It was big enough for all of us to have enough space to be together and to have personal time as well. We cooked all of our meals there and were never in each other's way.

If I were to go again I would bring a few extra pots and pans, including a 13x9" pan, some bowls, and some measuring spoons. Bring extra towels and a Swiffer for the floor as well. These were our only "complaints" or "wish we would have known".

The location is nice. You are across the street from a private beach on the bay and one block from the ocean beach and bike trail. The house is halfway between the Fun Zone and the Newport Pier so you can ride your bikes everywhere. It was our favorite family vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dori, thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay, as the peninsula is a great place to spend time with family or friends. We do a regular inventory of the home, but because of great guests like you, and we mean that sincerely, we appreciate bringing things such as this to our attention, as we take pride in wanting to provide a very nice rental for all guests. The home is fully furnished, but we have now since replaced or added onto all items you mentioned plus new floor fan, swiffer with wet wipes, pans, kitchen items, and such. Having a variety of guests stay, any rental property experiences attrition, and we are glad we can keep the home in the best like new condition possible. Thank you again for your stay, and we welcome you all back again anytime. Doug and Nicole
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Lovely home and great location

  • 5 of 5

This home is very well kept and the format is wonderful. Each bedroom has their own bathroom. Bikes available for use. Houe is well stocked with necessary items. Owner is pleasant and very available without being invasive. Loved the location and proximity to the beach and short walk to town.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you could want and more!

  • 5 of 5

I almost hate witting a good review- this house is like the perfect gem that you don't want to share with anyone because you want to keep it to yourself! I brought my family of 7 here and it was the perfect lay out for us. This house has everything you can need including upscale appliances. There are 4 bedrooms that have their own bathrooms plus a powder bath downstairs. In our group was 3 adults and 4 kids ranging from 12-17. There is plenty of space for everyone, you can go to the second floor and enjoy quiet time by the fireplace underneath the canopy. The kids rode the bikes (5 beach cruisers Doug has in the garage) up to the Fun Zone (just a short ride up the street) and up/down the beach paths a block over. This was great- it kept them entertained most of the trip! There is also a Foosball table in the garage and everyone enjoyed playing that. The house can accommodate a really large amount of people. During our stay we had an additional (6 people) family that came out for the day. We grilled on the BBQ that is provided and enjoyed our time visiting with out feeling cramped. The house is located close to everything you need. The fun zone is just down the street, beach path to walk or ride bikes is a block over, grocery store is a 5 minute drive and there are lots of restaurants and bars 5 minutes either direction.

We did have a few small issues when we first got to the house but I contacted Doug and he came over immediately to assist us. Doug is super friendly and he has a gorgeous house that we can not wait to come back to!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.9 Miles
Orange County / Santa Ana Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Numerous Bars in Newport & Balboa Areas
Nearest Ferry
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Monarch Beach
Nearest Train
16.9 Miles
Amtrak Station out of Irvine
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
55 and 405 freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Multiple Restaurants with various type food
Nearest Ski
85 Miles
Bear Mountain Big Bear
Nearest Beach
Newport Beach
Car: recommended

This new built 3117 square foot Home is located in Vibrant Beach and Vacation Resort Community in between Newport Beach Pier and Balboa Pier / Fun Zone Rides and Attractions area. Balboa Island is only a Ferry ride away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Deposit $350

Due to the challenges of pleasing All Guests preferences in bath soap and shampoo, we have found it simplest for Guests to provide their own. Each of the four bedroom bathrooms have a hair dryer, and there is an iron and ironing board in the 3rd level master closet. Their is also a new full size washer / dryer set and all guests must provide their own laundry detergent. Kitchen soaps and bath room soft soaps are provided. We also provide approx. 5 beach towels per guests stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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