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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bath, parking, patio, free laundry, bicycles, beach chairs, & more

This is the upstairs unit of our COMPLETELY RENOVATED Duplex (downstairs listed separately and you can rent both). Each unit has 3 beds and 2 baths, and at least 1 parking spot in the carport (2) if the downstairs unit is not rented.

Air conditioned and all new everything; furniture, appliances, mattresses, mattress/pillow covers (allergen free), sheets, towels, flooring, lighting, windows, insulation, and more!


Master bedroom has a king size bed with Memory Foam Pad (removable if you like firmer bed)

2nd bedroom has a queen size bed with Memory Foam Pad (removable if you like firmer bed)

3rd bedroom is the largest room with a bunk bed and Futon couch that folds down into a full size sleeper. Bunk has a twin size top mattress and twin size trundle (pulls out from under bed), and a full size bottom mattress - sleeps 4 easily

We also provide a fold up futon foam mattress for the floor (great for small children that want to sleep in-room with parents)

Pack and Play available upon request for baby sleeper.


2 Full Bathrooms complete with pebble floors, big cushy towels, bench for your clothes, 1st bathroom large shower with bench, 2nd bathroom has bath/shower combo. Medicine cabinets and under cabinet storage. Toilet paper, tissues and liquid bath soap provided.


Everything you'll need; dishwasher, gas range/oven, microwave, fridge with ice maker, utensils, pots & pans, dishes, blender, rice cooker/slow cooker, etc...


SMART TV's in every room! Giant 65' in living room! Tons of books and DVDs. Video games (Game Cube). Board games, children's books, toys. Free WIFI of course. :)


The patio on our upper unit has a table with 6 chairs, places to hang your towels, an easy to use BBQ with propane tank (extra in garage in case you need it). Its a great place to spend the end of the day - smelling the ocean breeze or catch some rays during the day.

FREE use of our (HE) front-load washers and dryers in the garage (each unit has dedicated washer/dryer) / brand new! NO COINS - NO WAY! You are our guests! Soap also provided.


37th Street is a GREAT street. It is quieter than most and has less traffic. The curbs are red on our side of the street so no one will be parking in front of our house loading and un-loading (it can be really annoying). We also have less car traffic as it is a one-way street. We are next to the alley on one side of the duplex so we have less neighbor noise as well.

The boardwalk starts on 36th street so we are just out of the way of the traffic of the boardwalk (great for families with small children as the boardwalk can get very crowded), but close enough if you want to hop on the trail to 21st street/Main Street!

Just a quick walk across the street is a little playground with jungle gym, shady grass area for picnics, and swings. Also a great basketball court (bathrooms and water fountain).

Take a morning stroll with your coffee just past the park to Newport Island and look at all of the beautiful water front beach cottages.

Dolphins love 37th street! Highly likely you will see them playing in the waves several times throughout your stay. I think they like the local surfers. :)-

Parking in Newport is often difficult (mostly in summer and weekends) we offer 1 parking spot in carport per unit (possibly 2 if one of units is not rented).

You are welcome to use our beach cruisers (7 adult and 2 kids), boogie boards, surf boards(long boards, Sushi Board), skim boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, pop up tents, beach chairs, wetsuits (children sizes), etc...

Take a look at our downstairs property also a 3 bed/2 bath:

vrbo #641842

You could rent them both together for a family reunion.

Please note...this is a family vacation house - not a party house. We only rent to people 25 years and older. No EVENTS or PARTIES. If your looking for a party house...this is not the house for you!

More Details

Lisa Li
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Lisa Li

We are a local family that loves the beach! We take pride in our beautiful beach house and really want you to enjoy your stay as much as we do when we are here!

We manage our own property which shows in the details! It is super clean and super cute. We really care and know the property well since we stay here too! If you need anything at all - we live less than 10 minutes away and will be there in a heartbeat.

Lisa Li purchased this house in 2014

Why Lisa Li chose Newport Beach

This property is 6 houses from the sand and has a beautiful and peaceful beach with great surf for all levels. Its also completely renovated with new furniture, appliances, windows, insulation, beautiful laminate flooring, just steps away from the beginning of the boardwalk but, away from the chaos, next to a lifeguard station, playground, walking distance to great restaurants, bank, grocery store, etc....GREAT LOCATION!!!!

Also have the downstairs unit available if you want to book both units at the same time. This unit is 1000 sq ft and the downstairs unit is a little larger at 1300 sq ft.

vrbo #641842

What makes this house unique

Everything is new, clean, modern, beautiful....We don't charge for laundry , or beach toys, linens, beach towels, etc...there are 2 sets of new LG washers/dryers in garage, we have boogie boards, surfboards and beach cruisers that typically rent for $25/day. Saves you money/hassle...just pack your bathing suit and the rest will be here for you.


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , pebble stone floors, step stool, laundry basket
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Large shower with seat, pebble stone flooring
  • Both bathrooms have pebble stone floors, bathroom humidity fans, windows for ventilation, and storage. All new, clean and modern.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory Foam top (removable), 46' TV, Ceiling Fan, big closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Memory Foam top (removable), flat screen TV, closet
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 3-5
  • Each bedroom has a ceiling fan, brand new flat screen TV and beds and pillows are covered with protective covers. The closets have mirrored doors. 2 people in Master / king bed 2 people in 2nd bedroom with Queen bed 5 max in Bunk Bed room (there is room for a baby crib/ pack and play) in the master bedroom)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 9 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
-1 carport spot included - 2 spots if the other unit is not rented Please consider renting/bringing smaller vehicle -tight squeeze when 2 tenants bring giant trucks/SUV's. STRICT SUMMER TIME CHECK IN - CHECK OUT TIMES: CHECK IN 4:00 PM. CHECK OUT 10:00 AM.


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic clean contemporary home

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked, beautiful home and a great location. We would love to return in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect beach house! Clean and perfectly stocked.

  • 5 of 5

So much fun! Owner is so nice and very helpful. Thanks for a great stay!!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice! Thank you for the wonderful review. I wish you could have stayed longer. Maybe we will be lucky enough to have you back again. Best wishes, Lisa
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Comfy and cute

  • 5 of 5

Beach house was updated, clean and comfortable. Big TVs and air conditioning in every room. Plenty of beach toys, boogie boards, wet suits, chairs, umbrellas and bikes. We took advantage of it all. Owner was out of town but checked in to make sure we were all good. Great to have a parking spot. Close to the beach, strand, pier, shopping and restaurants. Nice to arrive with just a suitcase and enjoy the beach one block away!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review Derksen family! You were so nice and easy to work with I wish I had gotten to meet you myself. My associate that checked you in said you were great and the cleaners were very happy with how clean you left the house! We hope you will come back again. Thanks for choosing our place. Lisa :)
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for the week. Fully equipped with all the beach necessity you need, as well as having more than enough bikes for the family. Very clean, updated, and so close to the beach! Lisa was a fantastic host and super attentive!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed the house and your vacation! I hope to see you again next year! Lisa :)
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Was located in a great spot, super close to the beach and only 1-2 blocks from the start of the Newport boardwalk. Having bikes was awesome as we biked almost everywhere we went in Newport- even though we had to share with the downstairs guests and a couple of times they were not available. When we rented the place didn't realize there were downstairs guests as well, and while a little uncomfortable with having to be conscious of our movement, there were no issues. Overall great stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review Tricia! It was a pleasure having you and your adorable family at our vacation rental. We appreciate how clean you left the house and that you were such respectful guest - I hope you did not feel like you had to be overly quiet because there was a renter in the downstairs unit. There is information about the house being a duplex (totally separate units / entrances) in the lease addendum that was signed and in my listing but I will take a look at the listing again to make sure that information will not be missed by any future renters. We also just purchased 2 more bikes so now there are 9 adult size beach cruisers and 3 kids sizes on the property - our renters can't get enough of the bikes! I do hope to see you again! Best wishes, Lisa :)
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Property was perfect, better than expected. Lisa was amazing and the location was ideal

  • 5 of 5

Better than we could have imagined! The home, location and owner were off the charts.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: nice! Thank you so much for staying at our place and for the wonderful review! I look forward to seeing you all again! Lisa :)
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The house is just across the street from park with playground, swings, bathrooms and locals favorite basketball court. Just steps away from bridge the Newport Island. A great walking neighborhood.

Fun Tourist Spots: Balboa Island (10 minutes), South Coast Plaza (10 minutes), Fashion Island (10 min), Disneyland (20-30 minutes away), Los Angeles (1 hour away), San Diego (1 hour away), Big Bear /Arrowhead (2 hours)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500




NO PARTIES, NO PETS, NO OVERNIGHT GUESTS (excluding those on the lease of course), NO SMOKING - NO EXCEPTIONS!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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