Private 3 bd 2 bath lower unit, 2 houses from sand. 2 bikes to cruise Newport!
About stephanie larson
My family and I love to travel. We enjoy seeing new places, although we also tend to revisit favorites. All four of us are fish and could spend all day in the sun and water. Unfortunately, school and work like to get in the way!
stephanie larson purchased this Condo in 2012
Why stephanie larson chose Newport Beach
After going on vacation in Newport Beach we were all hooked. We knew this was some place we wanted to visit every summer with the kids and eventually the grandkids. When we found this property it felt like a perfect fit. We like that it is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood and we can go back and forth from the house to the beach easily. Our walks to the pier together every morning to look for shells and pick up a coffee (and the uninterrupted talks that go with that) are priceless to me.
What makes this Condo unique
It is so awesome to be able to park the car and get out and exercise. During our beach week we take long walks on the beach, ride bikes, swim, paddle board and kayak. For us it is less than an hour away from our home but feels like a world away without all of the everyday distractions. It is so great being near 50th. You miss the traffic and crowds that come with being closer to the pier and the parking lots. This downstairs unit stays hidden from the street and sun and feels very quiet and private. It also tends to stay pretty cool in the summer heat. We love it!!
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 23
Great Beach Getaway
This little house was a great spot for a long weekend/beach getaway for our whole family. The kids loved having their own room with bunk beds and a TV and the quick walk to the beach was great. Check in/out was fast and Stephanie was super responsive, even letting us know within a half hour of us leaving that we had left an item at the house. The only thing I would change is a little bit of a later check out time and a firmer couch in the living room :)
Thanksgiving at the Beach
My family enjoyed our stay. Everything went smoothly from checkin to checkout. The only thing I'd improve is the bed pillows and an 11:00 AM checkout time.
This location was perfect for us. Quick minute walk to the beach, lots of shopping and food options nearby. The neighborhood was quiet and the beach was almost empty besides Saturday. Not overcrowded. The house was a good size and we loved the outdoor patio. Easy Parking for two cars including our SUV.
This was the perfect condo and location for our family! Close to the beach and restaurants! We hopefully will be back!
Great stay - can we do this every year?
Our host was fantastic and quick to reply to all messages. Check in and check out was easy. The house is wonderful, well stocked, and steps from the beach. Such a great place to rest up and relax.
This property is located one mile from the Newport Pier. It is close enough to walk down to the shops and restaurants, but far enough away to escape the most crowded part of the beach when you want to lay out and relax. You can ride a bike further down another 10 minutes or so to visit the arcade at the balboa fun zone or cross on the ferry for more food and shops on balboa Island. There is a little water museum there with a tide pool touch table for little kids. It also is the place to go if you are interested in booking whale watching trips, harbor cruises or want to take the ferry across to Catalina Island for the day. You can also rent kayaks, paddle boards wave runners etc. We like to rent the little electric duffy boats and cruise the bay with snacks and a glass of wine. If you ride in the opposite direction from the house you are about a 25 minute ride from all that Huntington pier area has to offer. I love the central location west Newport offers. Of course the house is also about 20 minutes away from big attractions such as Disneyland and Angel Stadium. My kids enjoy the Santa Ana Zoo which is small but nice. They also enjoyed the discovery cube hands on museum when they were little. Newport Dunes is a campground down the street a few miles that has set up a nice safe cove that is great for families. the have a little water park area set up during the summer and rent out paddle boats and things in a safe easy to watch area. They charge a small fee per car to enter for the day. Fashion Island is a nice outdoor mall that offers shopping, food and a nice movie theater. The waves at Newport are great for swimming, surfing and building sand castles. If you are interested in tide pools or snorkeling head over to Laguna Beach. The downtown area also has nice shopping and restaurants. We like to go to the Montage hotel for drinks. Parking can be tricky so we usually valet at the hotel even though it is pricey. It has an amazing view. There is a nice and expensive restaurant in the hotel but we usual opt for the cheaper more casual bar and restaurant by the pool. From there you can walk on a sidewalk along the beach or access the white sand by going down the stairs. While there is a lot to do in Southern California, half the time we park our car and dont use it at all. We go from the beach to the house to the beach and walk to dinner.