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Charming Bayfront Cottage - Fantastic Waterfront Patio w Gorgeous Sunset Views!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,018 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Rental ID: NB308TR (Sleeps 8)

Permit #SLP12066

Pleasant and serene bayfront home with private patio and dock on desirable interior channel. This Mid-Century cottage welcomes you into a spacious living room upon entry comfortable neutral-toned furnishings and white wood-beamed ceilings. Flat screen TV with cable and Bluetooth radio included. The adjoining kitchen has a cheerful charm and dining table seating with 4 chairs.

Step outside to watch the ducks float by as you relax on the large, peaceful patio on the bay, or enjoy an outdoor meal using the BBQ and picnic table. Guests can tie up a small boat on the private dock, or store boards on the attached rack. (Sorry....the Duffy Electric boat is off limits to guests.)

This property has two bedrooms that are generous in size. The first bedroom is furnished with a queen bed and a large closet with plenty of shelving. The second bedroom offers two comfortable double beds. The sofa in the living room also provides a fold-out queen sleeper. This cottage has one bath with a shower, and an additional half bath. Washer and dryer provided in the garage.

Less than two blocks away, there is plenty of fun to be found in the surf and sand (surfing, body boarding, paddle boarding, sun bathing). Easy access to Pacific Coast Highway and other thoroughfares can take you to day excursions at Disneyland/California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Legoland, and more! Discover world-class shopping at Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza--less than a 15-minute drive away.

We offer competitive pricing for our guests with beach-cruiser bike rentals for the entire family from infants to adults; free delivery and pick-up included, along with helmets and locks.

All bed/bath/kitchen/beach linens for the maximum number of guests are provided as part of the cleaning/linen fee. Four beach chairs are provided for your use.

PARKING: One single-space garage, which will accommodate small to mid-size vehicles (no SUV’s). General neighborhood street parking can also be utilized, both metered, non-metered and pay kiosk - read all street and parking lot signs. Garage dimensions: 8 ft ceiling, 7ft clearance, 19 ft length

Due to the moderate coastal climate, this house (like most in the area) DOES NOT have air conditioning.

More Details

Property Manager
Connie Adnoff
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

What makes this house unique

Charming bayfront cottage on picture-perfect interior channel. Beautifully appointed and situated. Perfect for extended executive accommodations during the winter months, as well as a relaxing retreat away from the crowds any time of the year!


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1018 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • NO smoking, vaping or cannabis use on property!
  • NO events, parties, excessive drinking/games!
  • NO excessive noise or profanity at any time!
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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 Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 2 Full, 1 Queen, 1 Pull Out Sofa
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Charming Bayfront Cottage - Fantastic Waterfront Patio w Gorgeous Sunset Views!
average rating of 4.0625 based on 16 reviews

Vintage Newport Beach Living

  • 5 of 5

The place was as advertised. It was all very neat and clean. I loved the fact that this home is one of the few original cottages still standing, with many of its original fixtures and features. If you're looking for a modern, or newly renovated home for your stay, look elsewhere. BIG kudos to the property manager, Beachview Realty. They were on top of their game and extremely responsive and accommodating.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location. Very dated but your hardly in the house...

  • 3 of 5

The house is in a perfect location. The lagoon in the back was terrific. My kids loved the place

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Overall enjoyed our stay in this cozy cottage. It is advertised as sleeps 8, but the beds in the guest room are small for 2 people to share. I wish it had more than 1 shower. The garage is very small for anything except a very small car but parking around the place was pretty easy. Clean and had everything that we needed for cooking and dining.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage in a Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5

Nice location, walkable to grocery store, Lido Marina area and beach. Great to sit out front and watch paddle boards, kayaks and gondolas go by. The home was clean, and plenty of pillows and linens were provided. The small kitchen (as pictured) was more than adequate. The decor was charming and calming. Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newport Beach

Cold week in Newport Beach

  • 1 of 5

The house itself is charming but I was disappointed I was not told of the construction project next door. The problem wasn't so much the noise as the scaffolding and tenting blocking any sun to the lovely little beach house. Unfortunately it's unlikely this house will ever see much sun again due to the exposure and the remodel next door. The windows are facing in a north west direction. While it was 68-70 degrees outside I had the heat on the whole time due to the brick construction collecting cool air at night an releasing it in the day. The living room could use one more lamp, seems like such a simple fix and the TV is a bit small. I hate to seem so harsh, it is a nice home, and the access to the water is fantastic but I really was cold all week and every time I went out I realized how nice it really was outside. If you plan to rent in the summer when it's closer to 80 degrees outside then it would probably be okay. I did feel I should have been advised of construction project as I am in construction and would never have rented a house next to a construction project for my vacation. I was told the noise was minimal as they were focused on interior work but still had workers having conversation outside bedroom windows a 7 am and just general ambiance very different from expectations. The linens were nice, and plenty of pillows and towels. Once the scaffolding and tenting comes down it will be better but again, I was disappointed there was no notice of an active remodel.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been most frustrating to navigate through the construction project next door that has basically been off and on for the last 3 years. The project had been completely inactive for multiple months prior to Kimberly's booking and stay; this is the only reason we removed the notification that construction was taking place next door. We are constantly monitoring the activity there, but it is impossible for us to be kept in the loop by the neighboring owners or their construction crew....we've definitely asked for that courtesy!! So, unfortunately, we are left guessing about the status of activity, which changes constantly. As a result of this limbo from day one, the nightly rate has been substantially lowered all along to compensate for the situation.
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Worth the price

  • 5 of 5

Had a writing retreat here. Was concerned because someone said there was mildewy air and I'm sensitive to that but I didn't smell anything. Very fresh. Very quite. Right on the water. The bathrooms are a little "grandma-is" but still clean and great. Its right on the water the awesome Rialto location. For the price you can't beat it.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
John Wayne/Orange County/Santa Ana - SNA Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Too many to list
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Balboa Auto Ferry to Balboa Island/Catalina Flyer
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Costa Mesa Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Santa Ana Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway (Highway 1)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Crab Cooker
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Mount Baldy
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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