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Contemporary Custom Beach Home! AVAILABLE 8/19 - 26 for last summer stay!

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths House with Ocean View! (Sleeps 4 - 7)

Bright, clean, and sophisticated! This custom home was thoughtfully designed with great architectural elements. Located on the second and third level (with no two story buildings on either side). This home has lots of windows, open space, plus fabulous beach, bay, and mountain views.

Granite & bamboo floors are featured throughout the house. A beautiful gourmet kitchen and fireplace are the focal point of the living area. Pocket slider doors open the room up to the outdoor balcony & second dining area with BBQ. The kitchen features custom bamboo cabinets with honed granite counter tops, top-of-the line appliances, and a nice big island. Also located on this level are two bedrooms and two baths, plus a big family room (which can double as a second master bedroom with en suite Spa bath).

The third level features the loft master bedroom and bath. Big pocket sliding doors open the room to an outside balcony. This space is perfect for watching the sunrise and looking at the surf.

Custom lighting, surround sound, cable, and high speed WiFi throughout the house. This is a wonderful home, perfect for a family beach vacation. Sleeps 4 - 8.

The beach, bay, restaurants, shops, and Newport Beach Pier are just a short walk away. If you surf, or want to learn, world famous Blackies is just one jetty away.

More Details

Kirsten Schmieder
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

About Kirsten Schmieder

We are a family of four that loves the beach, international cuisine, different cultures, and travel. The house was rented for the very first time in 2010 when we moved abroad for 6 months. Since then, we have continued renting the house when we travel.

Kirsten Schmieder purchased this house in 1996

Why Kirsten Schmieder chose Newport Beach

We chose this location because of its proximity to the beach. My husband surfs and he likes to be within walking or biking distance to surf. The winter swells breaks nicely just down the street and Blackies (a long boarders beach) is just on the other side of the 28th Street jetty. Having lived in big cities, I need to be in an area where we could be pedestrian. In 2007, we rebuilt the house to create more space and added a 3rd Story that enhanced our view. We are raising our children here and this is home when we're not traveling.

What makes this house unique

This is a lovely, unique home. Walking distance to everything you need. It's not on the oceanfront but close enough to feel as though you are. We've spent countless nights entertaining in the open and bright living space,... collaborating meals with friends and dining on the balcony without the wind chill you get when you're directly on the beach. -One of the great benefits of being in this location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for your great hospitality! You designed an amazing home with fabulous details and we thank you for sharing it with us. Kirsten you made our vacation so enjoyable! We appreciate all the advice in hosting a dinner party - an amazing anniversary celebration we will always remember. Our guests fell in love with your home. Your kitchen is incredible - cooking was so easy.

We loved the sun, sand and waves. At the end of the day it was a pleasure to go "home" to your retreat!

We can't believe the week has flown by! Easy living was enhanced by the refreshing showers (master rain!) flat screens, music through out the house, Subzero, Wolf, Miele. Again, I highlight the excellent details!

Thanks again for a memorable, treasured vacation!
Jul 2014
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Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bath - toilet , shower
    Loft Bath - toilet , shower , Wonderful Rain head shower.
    Spa Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Double sink and jacuzzi tub.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom Loft - 1 queen
    Family Room/2nd Master Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Let us know any additional needs and we will help coordinate.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Washington DC

Perfect Sport for a family beach vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for Thanksgiving week and enjoyed it tremendously. Excellent location, amazing kitchen, 3 full baths, clean, spacious. Kirsten the owner provided tremendous customer service. Highly recommended

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous and Fun Beach Home (a block from the beach)

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this lovely, clean, contemporary home for our summer vacation in Newport this year. It has just about anything you need for your stay. The kitchen is fantastic with upscale, commercial appliances and stocked with any kitchen utensil needed. We stayed in and cooked or grilled 4 out of the 7 nights we were there. Both the family room (connected to the kitchen) and the upstairs master bedroom having sliding doors that disappear into the walls for that open air feel. This was one of our favorite features. The breeze was continuously blowing gently through the house. There is a deck off the family room where we ate all of our meals and another one off the master bedroom. The ocean view is pretty good from both spots. Our two teenage boys loved being able to each have their own bedroom and bathroom plus an additional bonus TV room to hang out in. We always had Pandora playing as well, thanks to the amazing system available in the house. The garage is stocked with bikes, boogie boards, great beach chairs, wetsuits, umbrellas, etc. and all are easily toted via a VERY short walk down to the beach. Newport Beach is huge and we never felt like we needed to head to any other beaches on this trip to CA. It was such a fun, easy, and relaxing trip for us. Kirsten and Scott are excellent hosts and were quick to respond to any requests we had. The vibe on Friday and Saturday nights in Newport gets a bit noisy (the only downside to being in such a convenient location) but we weren't willing to close up the house just to avoid that noise. It was fantastic to be able to sleep with all the doors and windows open! Balboa Island is a short bike ride away, Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, Seal Beach, Huntington Beach are all within close proximity whether by bike or car. This home is even prettier than the photos depict and we would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for opening up such a gem to VRBO.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need, and more!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Cozy, charming, comfortable and close to everything!! Kirsten and Scott are incredibly hospitable. The house literally felt like a home away from home. All the ammenities you need, and more. To say I would recommend this place would be an understatement! We will most definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location. Better than advertised.

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazingly appointed property. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay enjoyable. They even had a Christmas tree up and decorated for us. Located just two blocks from the sand and near grocery store and plenty of dining alternatives. You don't really even need a car if you are just looking for a beach vacation. Very clean, modern property. We used to live in Newport and this trip brought back plenty of fond memories. We have 5 kids aged 10-17 and this property was perfect. (tandem bike was a big hit). Thanks to Kirsten for making us feel so welcome and relaxed. Hope to come back in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Vacation House

  • 5 of 5

This beach house was fabulous. It was extremely clean and beautifully renovated. The kitchen is fully appointed with every accessory you might need. There is a well stocked library including an awesome collection of children's material for all age ranges. The beach is an easy 1.5 block walk. You can also easily walk to many restaurants, grocery stores, and other amenities. The owners are very helpful and friendly. This is a great place to stay for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Best Beach Holiday Ever

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed two weeks in this beautiful home. It was perfectly suited to our family and the location was perfect for us. While there was heavy traffic on the weekends on Newport Blvd and Balboa we found the location close to so many restaurants and a grocery store far outweighed the traffic. The home is beautifully decorated and we really enjoyed cooking in the fabulous kitchen. We found the beach up the street to be the best in NB as it was perfect for the kids swimming and boogie boarding compared to further up Balboa peninsula. We would definately stay here again if we are fortunate enough to return. We also can't say enough about Kirsten and her husband who were so helpful and friendly. We had a wonderful time!

Recommend the Bear Flag Fish Company and Susie Cakes for the best desserts ever!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8.5 Miles
SNA (John Wayne)
Car: not necessary

Centrally located house on the heart of the Newport Beach Peninsula. Walking distance to bay and beach activities. Just a short drive to just about anything else.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $1,000

Rental Agreement required to rent.

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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