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On the Boardwalk with views of the Ocean & Balboa Pier--steps to the Fun Zone

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

3 bedroom condo close on the Balboa Peninsula

Sitting on one of the most desirable corners of Newport, rests this peaceful 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation condo. Boasting 1300 square feet, this condo has recently gone through a total renovation, including new furniture and appliances. A calm and modern atmosphere awaits you at this beach escape.

Fond memories will easily be made in this open living and dining room, whether you decide to play some of the provided games, watch a favorite movie, or reminisce about moments at the beach. Attached to the living area is a roomy, raised patio outfitted for sunbathing, entertaining and barbecuing. And you don’t have to be a seasoned chef to enjoy what our kitchen supplies; from cooking spices and storage containers to granite countertops and new appliances, the kitchen contains everything you need to make simple snacks for a day at the beach or a delicious dinner for the whole family. The master bedroom enjoys an ocean view from a comfortable queen bed, private bath, television and access to the patio. The second bedroom has a queen bed, television, and a view of the Historic Balboa Pier, while the last bedroom has a full and single bunk bed. All three televisions have access to DirecTV, so no one has to miss their favorite sitcom or drama while on vacation. There is also an in-unit washer and dryer and WiFi for your convenience.

The condo is located just steps away from many popular activities such as boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and the famous Balboa Fun Zone and Ferris wheel. There are two bicycles available for picturesque rides on the boardwalk or a visit to the Newport Pier. If you want to venture off the boardwalk, you are only a short stroll to the Balboa Island Ferry, which will take you to Balboa Island for shopping and delightful food adventures. You are 30 minutes from Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and upscale shopping at Fashion Island, and only 1½ hours to San Diego.

The complex features a private gated entry, elevator access, and a gated parking garage with two private parking spaces for vehicles ***with a maximum height of 6 feet.***

More Details

Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

About Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall

Our family has spent summer vacations on the peninsula for over 50 years and are excited to share that experience with your family.

Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall chose Balboa Peninsula

We have many fond memories of going to the Fun Zone riding the Historic Ferris Wheel, fishing off the Balboa Pier, eating at Ruby''s and riding the Balboa Ferry. This location is within walking distance of all these activities and much more.

What makes this condo unique

The patio gives visitors a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, and is located in a central location to all kinds of fun activities.


Balboa Peninsula Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bicycles are provided for the Guests' enjoyment. Helmets are provided and should be worn while riding the bicycles. Don't park in the courtyard.
  • We expect you to be courteous to the neighbors and keep outdoor noise to a minimum after 10 pm. If asked to leave, you will not receive a refund.
  • By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master Suite
  • Bath towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin & Full beds and trundle(twin)
  • Linens are provided for each bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, large closets. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have flat panel TVs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguisher, Boogie Boards are provided. Also Amazon Prime now delivers to the area.


You will enjoy the ocean views and super location of this lovey condo.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Dec 13, 2017

The VRBO Bear loves ocean views from a sunny patio, having a sandy beach just steps away, and riding bikes along the ocean among the many other fun water activities in Newport Beach. Jeff & Stephanie’s lovely condo provided a fabulous location to do all the above activities. We organized a family reunion with ages ranging from toddlers to seniors and all of us had an amazing stay and truly appreciated the convenience of being within walking distance of the breathtaking Balboa Pier and Fun Zone. We took a walk with our 16-month baby girl to the beach and pier at least twice a day and she thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Even without going out, the spacious 2nd floor patio is a perfect place to enjoy the view of the ocean, listen to the sound of the waves, and bathe in the California sunshine. Jeff & Stephanie kindly offer two bicycles to enjoy multiple pleasant bike trips early in the morning and late at night when bike rental shops are closed. The owners were also very responsive and answered the questions we sent via text messages within minutes. Thank you very much for the memorable experience and we look forward to visiting again!

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On the Boardwalk with views of the Ocean & Balboa Pier--steps to the Fun Zone
average rating of 4.88 based on 75 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Your home was absolutely perfect! It has a great space for entertaining. We loved all the ammenties. Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful home for our special event.

You might need more business cards, everyone loved the place and wanted to know how they could rent this place

Thank you again!

Angela Matlin

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Angela, We are glad you and your guests had a great time. We are also thankful you took such great care of our Condo. Newport Beach is a beautiful place to spend time relaxing or celebrating a special occasion. We would be glad to have you back. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall (909)579-7882
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  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved This condo it’s very clean perfect for Newport we will for sure be back next year!! And the owners were also awesome really made you feel welcomed!! Thank you

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location and beautifully maintained property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 night stay, we loved the condo! The location is perfect, overlooks the boardwalk and perfect view of the pier. The condo itself is beautifully decorated and very clean! We felt right at home as it offers all the amenities you need. We used the bikes and beach chairs already included in the condo. Great balcony patio

As well,l. We definitely hope to return in the summer months.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grace, We're glad you and your guests had a good time. It is our goal to provide our guests with everything they need to have an enjoyable time. You and your guests were great and if your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach we would be happy to have you stay with us. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie
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Wonderful get away!

  • 5 of 5

Loved every minute of our stay on the boardwalk! Stephanie and Jeff were so helpful, responsive and went out of their way to help our short time with family be a wonderful experience. The condo does not have heat, but each room had area heaters which kept it warm enough. Very well stocked and so convenient that it has a washer and dryer. That outdoor patio is beautiful, also. Just wish our stay could've been longer 😀?

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynne, We're so glad you and your family had a great time. You were great guests. You took such good care of our condo. We appreciate it. When your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach we would be glad to have you back. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie
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Great property! Very secure! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were amazing to work with. Couldn’t ask for a better location in Newport. Walking distance to multiple restaurants and the balboa fun zone. Steps away from the beach made it super convenient with kids. Equipped with sand toys and bikes it was so nice to not have to purchase those items. Would 100% recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Holly, We’re glad you had a great time. Thank you for taking such good care of our condo. You and your guests were great guests and when your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach we would be glad to have you back. Safe travels, Jeff & Stephanie
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Best vacation home ever

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could ask for or need is provided in this wonderful home away from home. Owners have provided a book that answers any questions. Would come back to Sandy Toes again any time, no need to look further than this condo.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy & Glenn, Thank you for the kind words. You were great guests and we would welcome you back to our condo when your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach. Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
John Wayne Orange County Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Historic Balboa Ferry
Nearest Beach
Balboa Beach
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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