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Family-Friendly Beach Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

2 Master Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, 3 Car Parking

Location, Location, Location! This recently remodeled beach cottage featuring 2 lovely master bedroom suites, a cozy patio, and an upscale modern kitchen, is ideally located just a short stroll to the Oceanfront Boardwalk, Pacific Ocean beaches, Balboa Pier, Balboa Ferry, and the popular 'Fun Zone' of the Peninsula. As an added bonus you will also have access to an attached 2 car garage complete with 3 beach cruiser bikes, beach chairs, umbrella, and towels.

Upon entering the comfortable 2 bed 2 bath beach cottage only 2 blocks from the beach you'll be taken away by the charming front patio equipped with gas BBQ and table with umbrella. Once entering the home you are greeted by a warm and cozy living area that is nicely appointed with hardwood floors throughout, custom molding, large comfortable furnishings, a 45' flat-screen TV with DirecTV service, and wireless internet. The great room which incorporates the living, dining and front patio areas provides a perfect setting to entertain or relax with others. The large open living area with L shaped couch and two oversized chairs provide luxury seating to enjoy the 45' flat screen TV with DirecTV service. The full-service galley kitchen features granite counter-tops, newer appliances, custom cabinetry, full-sized refrigerator, coffee maker, keurig, nespresso machine, toaster, oven, microwave, pantry, blender, and cooking/eating utensils.

The first bedroom features a Cal-king-sized bed with linens, 42' flat-screen TV with DirectTV service, ceiling fans and plenty of closet space. The second bedroom has a full-sized tempurpedic bed, also with a ceiling fan and ample closet space.

One of the most attractive features of this vacation home is the availability of an attached 2 car garage, given the shortage of parking spaces available on Balboa Peninsula. The garage also stores 3 beach cruiser bikes can be used on the ever-popular bike path along the nearby oceanfront boardwalk that stretches for several miles along Balboa Peninsula as you take in breath-taking ocean views. On those days you choose to take the 5-minute walk to the beach, we provide you with beach towels, beach chairs, and umbrella.

The nearby Balboa Fun Zone is one of Southern California's oldest and last great coastal amusement areas. Since 1936, the Fun Zone's ferris wheel has been a day and night landmark on the Newport Harbor scene, beckoning all to join in the fun. Completely rebuilt from the ground up in 1986, the Fun Zone's ferris wheel, arcades, fun food, and shops still make it the highlight of every visit to Balboa and you are just a 5 minute walk to these attractions from your condo on Cypress St.Since 1919, the nearby Balboa Island Ferry has provided continuous service between Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island. The crossing is only about 800 feet but it is very scenic where you will see sailboats, luxury yachts, sea lions, dolphins, and pelicans diving for fish.

This location is unmatched, within a minutes walk to the beaches, bay, countless restaurants and bars including a Pavillions (grocery store) great for stocking up on all your goodies.

We hope to see you soon!

More Details

Tim Beans
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 27, 2018

About Tim Beans

We're married young professionals with a beautiful daughter who love to travel.

Tim Beans purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Tim Beans chose Balboa Peninsula

We fell in love with the overall condition of the home, the large front patio and most of the all the location. The proximity to the beach, restaurants, bars and even are neighbors is unmatched.

What makes this cottage unique

The idea of being able to walk to the beach in less than three minutes or drop our paddle boards in the bay in less than a minute is so rewarding.


Balboa Peninsula Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms recently redone
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Tempurpedic Bed
  • Both bedrooms have a ceiling fan. Property can sleep six comfortably with a blowup mattress.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Within in a minutes walk to the beach, great restaurants, bars and boutiques.


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(12 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Excellent location, helpful owner, well equipped

  • 5 of 5

The place is on a quiet street yet right by the beach. There was plenty of room and everything we needed was there. We loved the bikes and boogie boards! The outside shower was great for rinsing off after walking or biking to the beach. The owners were very helpful and even made a point to receive a package for us a few days early. We loved our stay and plan to return!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay in Newport Beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two young sons recently stayed here and it was fantastic! The location is so perfect. A quick 3 block walk to the beach, a block from Pavilions grocery store, and 2 blocks from Lido Village. I originally wanted to stay on Balboa Island and we are so glad we didn't because it was so congested and there is way more to do in Newport. The house is clean, comfortable, and cozy. Perfect size for our family and we even had cousins over for brunch out on the front patio. The patio was a huge plus and so fun to sit out on. Everything you need is stocked and if you need something, Tim & Michelle are right there to get it for you. We enjoyed making some meals there and of course eating out. The beds were super comfortable for sleeping. Definitely a bonus to deal with the awesome home owners directly and not have to deal with a management company.

Travelers tips: renting a car is really not necessary because everything is in walking distance or a short Uber ride away. Parking is crazy around the beach but it was awesome that they had an attached garage to park in. Alta has great breakfast, Crow Burger & Wild Taco are delicious and Bear Flag is great for grabbing lunch or some fresh fish to grill. It was only 20 minutes to Disneyland and 10 to Fashion Island mall. Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove are also about 20 minutes away and fun to check out. Also, I highly recommend a renting a Duffy boat and taking a sunset cruise around the bay with some appetizers and drinks.

Thank you so much Tim and Michelle!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Can.

The Cottage in Newport Beach was extremely comfortable for our family.

  • 5 of 5

Having close access to the beach and boardwalk and a grocery store made it very easy to settle in for our family.

The cottage was homey and left nothing wanting . My daughters loved the decor and in no time were loungeing then bouncing down to the beach and riding along the boardwalk on the bikes provided. We made meals as well as going out to local restaurants, just the way a vacation should be .

Its location made it possible to visit the sites of south cali with out to much trouble. ( just remember the Las Angles traffic... wow )

Overall a good time was had , thanks to VRBO for helping us find Michelle and Tim's cottage in Newport Beach

Great property... evan better Hosts

Thank You Michelle and Tim Beans

The Cleasby Family from Alberta , Canada

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so happy to hear your family enjoyed your stay and want to thank you all for taking such great care of our place. We hope to have you again sometime in the near future.
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Fresno, CA

Another great vacation at this quaint beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

4th year in a row that we've rented this great house and it couldn't have been any better. Located in a quiet neighborhood just a few blocks from the beach, it's one block to the grocery store and a short walk (or bike ride) to numerous restaurants and all necessary services. All the comforts of home are provided-washer/dryer, cable/Wi-Fi, a great patio with gas barbeque, full kitchen with all needed utensils and pots and pans, great master suite-even bikes to use in the garage! Did I mention the garage? An important feature in Newport, land of too few parking spots. This one parks at least one inside and one outside. Always nicely maintained with updates and improvements each year!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location, comfort and convenience

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 boys aged 8 and 12 loved staying at this property. The owners have done a brilliant job at creating a home away from home. Comfortable bedding, big master bathroom and well stocked kitchen we had everything you need and it is located only a few minutes walk from the ocean / Bay Area. We rode everywhere but also enjoyed the convenience of the car space when we went further a field. Thank you Tim and family for making our time in Newport Beach so memorable, hope to come back one day!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Emma, thank you so much for the kind words. It warms our heart to hear you had such a pleasant experience and certainly hope to hear from you guys again someday. Take good care.
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Perfect week

  • 5 of 5

We stay in Newport every summer, and this has been our favorite beach rental to date! We enjoyed the convenient location to the beach and groceries. This property has all the amenities that we wanted: parking for a SUV, beach bikes, outdoor eating space, large rooms, and a second bathroom. The owners were very friendly and eager to help us enjoy our stay. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. It makes us feel good to know you had a great time. We hope to see you again next year.
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Nearest Airport
7.9 Miles
Orange County/John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
99.2 Miles
Big Bear Lake, Ca. Snow Summit
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
6.9 Miles
Pelican Hill Golf Club
Nearest Train
11.4 Miles
Amtrak/Metrolink Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
California 55/Newport Blvd.
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Choose from over 25 within walking distance
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Newport Beach/33rd St.
Car: not necessary

The beach of course is the main attaction as well as the board walk that spans 3 miles right along the coast great for bike rides, jogs or walks. We also enjoy the bay/harbor where you can stand up paddle board or take a harbor cruise on a duffy stopping off at the various restaurants and bars that reside on the bay/harbor. A ferry ride to Catalina Island also makes for a fun all day activity.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

There is an additional $75.00 cleaning fee that will be charged with the last payment 15 days before check-in.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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