Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $101 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Balboa Peninsula. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Relax in a residential Balboa Peninsula apartment rental

This neighborhood of the Newport Beach community is named after a Spanish explorer. It's a residential neighborhood with several commercial areas, making it a great place where you can set up for your vacation in Newport Beach. Whether you're a family on vacation, an individual traveler, or a couple on a romantic getaway, from here you can find great shopping, outstanding dining, and plenty of exciting and fun local attractions for all ages. Your apartment in Balboa Peninsula offers you access to amusement parks, sport fishing, whale watching, island excursions, and plenty of other exciting adventures to enjoy.

Things to do

The most amazing sights and attractions at Balboa Peninsula

If you want the very best in vacation attractions, Balboa Peninsula vacation rentals are perfect for you. Besides the science museum and waterpark activities, there’s the Peninsula Point Park and Balboa Pier beach. You can’t beat this gorgeous area, which even has a playground for the kids. It’s perfect for surfing, boogie-boarding, kite flying, and other water fun, not to mention the best burgers and shakes around at the original Ruby’s Diner on the pier. Then check out the Newport Balboa Bike Trail to see the sights, or enjoy a bicycle bar crawl with your best friends!


Explore indoor and outdoor fun at Balboa Peninsula

Your visit to Balboa Peninsula begins with a trip on the Balboa Island Ferry, delivering you straight to the Balboa Island Fun Zone. Start your experience by enjoying the amusement park atmosphere of souvenir shops, arcades, a Ferris wheel, and even water activities. Then check out ExplorOcean to try out hands-on science experiments, discover one-of-a-kind exhibits, and go through the Touch Tank—a real ocean petting zoo! At the Balboa Pavilion, right on the waterfront, there’s a bit of fun for everyone, from visiting small shops to sightseeing to sport fishing to whale watching.


At Balboa Peninsula, you can enjoy amazing weather all year

Balboa Peninsula is one of the sunniest places around, with over 300 days of sunshine on average every year. It sees very little rainfall, boasting the ideal climate for walking, biking, sunbathing, and watersports, like fishing or whale watching or even sport fishing. You can hop on the local ferry or take a cruise to see the amazing ocean life! The average temperature in the summer ranges between 73 and 78 degrees, barring heat spells that see the temperature hit around 100. Overall, it’s an outstanding climate for year-round fun and excitement.

Natural features

Enjoy beautiful beaches and nature, all at Balboa Peninsula

As part of the Balboa Island community, the peninsula forms a part of three islands in Newport Harbor, joined by bridges to allow for easy access by ferry, foot, car, or bike. It’s got great access, and features beautiful sandy beach locales and coastlines, with a variety of marine life and easy access to the ocean. The area has been created from mudflats by dredging and engineering to create a stunning vacation spot, with Balboa Peninsula vacation rentals all over the island. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting vacation, check out Balboa Peninsula today.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Balboa Peninsula?

Whatever you're looking for in a getaway, you'll find a rental in or around Balboa Peninsula that suits your style. These are some of our top picks:

  • Make the most of handy amenities like a theme park and an iron and ironing board at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Situated around 1 mile from Balboa Peninsula, this unique option has 1 bedroom and good guest reviews.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage". Around 1 mile from the heart of Balboa Peninsula, it has 3 bedrooms and features a meal delivery service and a bicycle.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Balboa Peninsula vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Balboa Peninsula?

Clock out on Friday and then forget the real world. If it's time for some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and near Balboa Peninsula promise an unforgettable weekend getaway:

  • Located 2 miles to the northwest of central Balboa Peninsula, "Aqua Sea Luxury Villa On The Harbor 2 Blks To Beach W" is a good fit for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Make your way to nearby attractions, including Oak Canyon Park and The Pier Beach. If it's activities you're interested in, try golf or horse riding.
  • "Starfish Cottage - Charm/comfort" will also roll out the welcome mat for you. Around 1 mile northwest of Balboa Peninsula, use it as a base to enjoy some hiking and biking or mountain biking. Moss Point Beach and Avenida del Mar should also be on your to-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Balboa Peninsula?

If you're looking for a small but stylish stay, you can't top a studio apartment. These compact properties ooze charm and are often conveniently placed in the center of town. We suggest the following options in or near Balboa Peninsula:

  • One of our favorite properties is "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio". Lock in a few nights or longer at this popular abode and you'll have access to an iron and ironing board and heating.
  • Another top option is "50 Steps To Sand Remodeled With Large Patio And Bay Views". Don't let its modest size fool you — this comfy apartment is loaded with handy amenities like a bicycle, an ice maker and plenty more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Balboa Peninsula?

From time to time, you've just got to take some time out, even if it's only for a few days or so. Enjoy the perfect combination of relaxation and sightseeing at one of these short-term rentals in or around Balboa Peninsula:

  • "Cozy Slice Of Paradise Just Steps From The Beach" is close to the heart of Balboa Peninsula, which means you'll have loads of things to do and see. Make your way to notable sights like Newport Pier and Balboa Pier when you're not enjoying the comforts of your cozy pad.
  • "The Dock - Remodeled And Updated Beach Classic" is another appealing option. Don't forget to add Fashion Island and Pelican Hill Golf Course to your itinerary when you're ready to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Balboa Peninsula?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of nights away with your significant other, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Balboa Peninsula that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Around 1 mile from Balboa Peninsula, "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio" is an ideal place for starry-eyed couples. Beauty services and a restaurant dining guide are just some of the amenities you'll find here.
  • Otherwise, spend your break sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Balboa Island, Ca ~beach Cottage", around 1 mile from Balboa Peninsula. A fireplace and beauty services will help set the mood.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Balboa Peninsula?

Vacation with others and have even more fun. Whether you're organizing an epic getaway with your best friends or a big family get-together, you'll have your choice of large group vacation rentals in and around Balboa Peninsula:

  • A range of amenities including a kitchen and a water park make "Villa Balboa, Bay View 3 King Beds Roof Deck 41" a standout. This sizable property has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 13 guests. From the heart of Balboa Peninsula, it's around 1 mile away to the west.
  • Invite as many as 16 of your friends to "Little Balboa Island, Cape Cod" and fill the place with love and laughter. This popular option has 6 bedrooms and is around 1 mile to the east of Balboa Peninsula. It's packed with features to keep your group comfortable, including a kitchen and a water park.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Balboa Peninsula?

Whether you're hosting a big event like a wedding or a memorable escape with the special people in your life, we'll help you find the ideal space for your group. Assemble your nearest and dearest and check out these large vacation rentals in or around Balboa Peninsula:

  • "4properties7units2areoceanview10carparkingac1unit": With 17 bedrooms housing up to 49 people, there's plenty of space for all of you. You and your guests will have access to plenty of amenities, such as a water view and an ocean view.
  • "Newport Beach House On The Oceanfront": Offering privacy, space and comfort, this attractive home can fit up to 36 people in its 7 bedrooms. An electric car charging station and a sauna are among the features that'll help keep your guests comfortable and content.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Balboa Peninsula?

Having access to a swimming space is always a nice bonus when you're vacationing, especially if you're bringing the kids. Stay, play and splash the days away at one of these houses with a pool in or near Balboa Peninsula:

  • Pack your favorite swimsuit and enjoy a fun stay at "Three Floor House With 3 Apartments And One Luxury Attic - Giovanni". Other amenities here include a TV and a kitchen.
  • "5 - Star Luxurious South Bay Front Beach House" is another highly rated option. After you've enjoyed a relaxing dip with the fam, make use of other conveniences like towels and childrens activities.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Balboa Peninsula?

You'll always have more fun sharing the great times with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family escape or spending time with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental to suit your needs. These are two of our best in and around Balboa Peninsula:

  • Sleeping up to 8 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Aqua Sea Luxury Villa On The Harbor 2 Blks To Beach W" is the perfect place to hang out with the family. This escape is 2 miles to the northwest of Balboa Peninsula and has creature comforts such as on-site watersports and free toiletries.
  • "Apartment With A View Of Nature" is also a top pick for families. It's about 1 mile to the east of Balboa Peninsula, has 3 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include a swimming pool and a toaster.

If you'd like to sightsee, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to add to your to-do list. Newport Pier, Balboa Pier and Balboa Fun Zone are good places to start.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Balboa Peninsula?

Often located in prime positions due to their smaller size, a one-bedroom rental is the perfect solution if it's just the two of you. Here's a taste of our range in or near Balboa Peninsula:

  • Take a peek at "Clean Cottage For 2, Great Location Large Patio", a fantastic centrally located one-bedroom property. A kitchen and a barbecue grill are just two of the amenities here.
  • Also within easy reach of the center of Balboa Peninsula, "50 Steps To Sand Remodeled With Large Patio And Bay Views" is another popular one-bedroom option. After a day of exploring, return and take advantage of an ocean view and a kitchen.