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Steps away from Balboa Pier--Close to water activities and shopping

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


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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

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 Newport Beach

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
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • 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 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bath towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin & Full beds
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Steps away from Balboa Pier--Close to water activities and shopping
average rating of 4.8615384 based on 65 reviews

Awesome Beach gateway🌊

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Toes Retreat is a great place with open windows allowing plenty of sun light and views. Good location near the beach, Fun Zone and restaurants. It is clean, organized and had plenty of room for our family. We had a blast!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a great time. When your travels bring you back to the beach, we hope you chose to stay at our condo.
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Great and very relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with amazing views with a outstanding patio overlooking the boardwalk.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris, We're glad you enjoyed your stay. The July 4th holiday is always a great time to stay at beautiful Newport Beach. The City puts on a wonderful fireworks show that is easily seen from the patio of the condo. We enjoy when our guests take care of our property. We would be glad to have you stay with us again when your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie
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Wonderful family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a beach house near the Balboa Pier and the Fun Zone. This was the perfect location. The home was clean and beautiful. The patio was amazing and the sky's clear and sunny.

Many things were provided. Beach towels, beach chairs, sand toys, boogie boards and an umbrella. Kitchen was fully stocked. There was even a portable crib that we used for my grandson.

We had breakfast at Ruby's the morning before we left. Sitting upstairs was absolutely beautiful. A great place for a few pictures.

We would definitely stay here again. Great memories were made here.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judith, We're glad you had a great time on your vacation. You were great guests and the next time your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach we would be glad to have you stay with us. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie
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Everything was gorgeous! Very clean and updated.

  • 4 of 5

The only thing that could have been nicer would have been the mattresses. The home was so clean and you couldn't beat the location!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kristy, Thank you for the review. We've added a three inch pillow top pad to the queen bed in the second bedroom. We appreciate you notifying us of this issue. It is always our goal to provide our guests with the best experience possible. We hope to see you back when your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie
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Johnson City, Tennessee

Seaside jewel

  • 5 of 5

Lovely condo. Great location and owners were really good to work with. Fun outside patio area and bikes a plus. Only thing to think about as summer really kicks in would be street noise since windows would have to be open. A noise machine for sleeping might be a good thought.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Beautiful condo and a patio you can spend all day enjoying.

  • 5 of 5

The pictures are all accurate in showing the quality of the condo and how close it is to everything you could need. Everything we needed was available in the condo and if we felt like going out for food or a drink it was just 1 block from the condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for the review. We appreciate the care you took of our condo. We hope when your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach you will consider staying at our condo. We would be glad to have you back. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie
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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


Rates & Availability

Balboa Peninsula Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rate
Jun 30 2017 - Sep 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fall Rate
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall Rate
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rate
Jan 5 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Rate
Mar 2 2018 - May 17 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer Rate
May 18 2018 - Jun 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
Jun 29 2018 - Sep 6 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

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.
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