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10% off OCT/NOV! 30 Seconds to Beach & Restaurants! Bikes/Garage/Bikes/WiFi

58 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Balboa Peninsula - sleeps 4-6

House 2 bedroom, 1 bath sleeps 4-6

Welcome to HappiTravels vacation rentals by owner in Newport Beach.

Rent one unit or rent all five units which you can view at: HappiTravels or VRBO#754108

Go to HappiTravels to view all five homes pictures, rates and availability.

Sleeps 4-6 guests.

• We provide excellent service which is mention frequently in our reviews

• Beach Hideaway two bedroom, one bath.

• A 30 second walk to the beach with many restaurants, take-out and convenience stores across the street. Get the ultimate beach experience, walk out your front door and in 30 seconds you're on the beach! Leave your towels, chairs, umbrellas on the beach and go back to your home by the sea to enjoy a snack or watch a little TV, than go back and jump in the surf and play with the dolphins!!

• Garage parking

• Secure WiFi

• Free washer and dryer

• Two free bikes, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas and ice chests

• Linens, towels and beach towels provided (After Labor Day weekend and before Memorial Day weekend)

• Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and cookware

• Great surfing, Disneyland 20 minutes away and dolphins steps from your front door

30 Second Walk to the Beach! Sleeps 4-6.

Patio/BBQ/ Free Bikes/Garage parking/Free secure Wi-Fi/ FREE washer & dryer!

YOUR Home by the Sea!

Living room has a 36" flat screen TV with 200 HD channels and a peek-a-boo view of the bay. California King Bed in main bedroom with 26' flat screen TV, a full size bed and twin bed in second bedroom and a single sleeper sofa in the living room. Forced air heating, window air conditioners in all rooms and secure WiFi throughout rental and patio! Sleeps 2-4 comfortably, 6 people can be very tight!

Bathroom with shower, bathtub and blow dryer!

Small kitchen with refrigerator, nice stove, oven, microwave and kitchenware, 8-cup coffee maker, even Tupperware!

Free use of a full size washer and dryer in garage with detergent included (shared by both units).

Wake up to the sparkling sunshine and magic of Newport Beach! Dolphins and the beach 30 seconds from your front door!

Playground on the bay across the street! Great for kids! Disneyland 20 minutes away! Experience both of the Happiest Places on Earth in one day! Stroll along miles of uninterrupted coastline. If you spot a pod of Dolphins jump in and have the experience of a lifetime. World class surfing and body surfing is right here! World class golfing at Pelican Hill is a 10 minute drive!

Relax on the patio with a cup of coffee and enjoy free secure Wi-Fi while soaking up the California sunshine! Have the pure beach experience, no car is needed and everything is in walking or biking distance.

Newport pier with 20 plus restaurants is a 10-minute bike ride or a 20-minute walk along the famous boardwalk! Two minutes from the rental is a Sushi restaurant, pizza, steak house, coffee house, Mexican takeout, donut shop, bike shop and two small stores for milk, etc.! This is a perfect location!

A major grocery store is two minutes away!

Garage parking for one car per unit with your own remote control! Garage size is 90"W X 192"L X 82"H. Vehicles over the garage size dimensions have access to street parking which can be limited especially in the summer.

The front patio is shared with upper unit, but each unit has their own separate patio table and BBQ on the front patio.

Two bikes (older beach cruisers) provided for each unit. Free Boogie boards, fins, umbrellas, beach chairs! (Shared by both units).

Experience fantastic views of sunsets of Catalina Island from the beach. Take a Hydrofoil 45 minute boat ride to Catalina Island and be a part of the sunset.

Easy access! John Wayne airport is a 10 minute taxi ride away. LAX airport is 45 minutes away.

Disneyland and Anaheim Convention center are 20 minutes away.

Come for Google, NAMM, The International Music Products Association, California Technology Summit, Joint Conference on Sports Medicine and Science Annual Meeting, American Physical Therapy Assoociation (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting 2016.

Hollywood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, San Diego with Sea World, and the San Diego zoo, Super Bowl are all one hour away.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS HERE! Just bring your toiletries, bathing suit, a sarong and unwind.

Also please view video link at the top of this ad.

You will want to come back year after year!

Hope to share paradise with you soon!

We hope to welcome you into our HappiTravels family!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Sheryl Cruz
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Sheryl Cruz

I have lived in Newport Beach for 30 years!

It has been a dream to share paradise with families from all over the world!

I want to be sure you leave relaxed and with many happy memories.

You will want to visit year after year.

Make this your home away from home in Paradise!

Hope to see you soon!


Sheryl Cruz purchased this house in 2006

Why Sheryl Cruz chose Newport Beach - Balboa Island area

I am a California native. I have spent many an afternoon, summer or winter, playing with the dolphins just steps from my front door. I love sharing this magical area with people from all over the world!

I have traveled extensively, but I always came back to my paradise.

What makes this house unique

During your stay here, I will be available to ensure you get the most out of you time here in paradise.

Avoid the hustle of big hotels and live like a local.

The weather is wonderful here all year round.

This is a great spot for families and business travelers. Disneyland is 25 minutes away, World class golfing is 10 minutes away at Pelican Hill Resort Golf. Google headquarters are nearby, BCS, Huntington Beach marathon.

Come for a week and leave with memories for a lifetime.


based on 58 holidaymaker reviews

10% off OCT/NOV! 30 Seconds to Beach & Restaurants! Bikes/Garage/Bikes/WiFi
average rating of 4.637931 based on 58 reviews

Best Holiday Ever

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time in Michelle's place. The apartment is so convenient to the beach! Walking distance to the pier and shops. The apartment had everything we could have needed. Michelle and Rollo were very quick to respond to our questions and check in/out was a breeze, we felt extremely welcome.

Plenty of towels / beach towels available and kids toys. Would recommend this place to everyone.

Wish we could have stayed longer. Would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at HappiTravels and are now a part of our HappiTravels family. We hope to see you again soon!! Michelle & Rollo
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  • 5 of 5

Ruth and I really enjoyed the close proximity to the beach and board walk. The property was awesome to stay at and the accommodations were great with the garage for parking even though it would allow for compact vehicles only, it was really great not having to find a parking spot on the street. We also had the ability to do laundry if needed. Nice kitchen to cook meals and full refrigerator to accommodate food and beverages. There were lots of restaurants around the area. All were within 1 mile of the property. The only downside was the sharing of the outside patio but we were able to enjoy for two days. Overall I would recommend this property. Our TV was not working but Michelle and Rollo took care of it immediately.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and perfect accommodations!

  • 5 of 5

My teenage children and I traveled to Newport from Denver to experience a week of beach bliss! Blissful it was. Due in very large part to the hospitality and flexibility of Michelle and Rollo. The space was perfect for the four of us. We had everything we needed and then some to enjoy our time. The rental was stocked with boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, volleyballls, soccer balls, frisbees. After spending the day at the beach we walked the short 200 yards to the rental, hosed off the sand and relaxed on the quaint patio and barbecued! Other evenings we walked or rode bikes to nearby restaurants.

We had an amazing week and would absolutely recommend this property to our friends and family! Thank you, Michelle and Rollo! We WILL be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here recently with our 3 year old and it was an outstanding experience! We loved that we were in such a quiet neighborhood, yet still just a short walk up the street to the beach. It was also a relatively short walk to all of the pier activity. We used the bikes that the owners provided quite a bit, which saved us a ton in rental fees, allowing us to explore the area and even take a trip to Balboa Peninsula. The huge porch was amazing for some extra outdoor time while not at the beach, with a gorgeous large shade tree that keeps things nice and cool. We are planning our next trip soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, comfortable and clean!

  • 4 of 5

We are loving our stay here! Your place is so cute and we are loving the amenities. We took the bikes out for a nice ride on the boardwalk, the boogie boards and beach chairs are perfect, our kids are loving the sand toys, and the kitchen is so well stocked! We love the beautiful tree and front patio, have enjoyed several days at the beach and had a fantastic day yesterday at Disneyland. The proximity to the beach is perfect. It's been a great trip!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange county

family fun !!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed with happitravels this summer and had such an awesome time. The best part was how comfortable my grandchildren and I felt here at the house. I would walk with my grandchildren to the beach and when they got tired we were seconds back to the house so they could take a nap to rejuvenate, then go back to the sand and water for more fun. We all had such a great time, my and I plan on coming back next year and many more years to come. Thank you MIchelle and Rolo. We will see you again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"The happiest place on earth! 20 minutes from your home by the sea!"
Disney's California Adventure
Downtown Disney
South Coast Plaza
"If you need your retail fix this is the place. Hi end to discount and more!"
Balboa Island
"Take a short relaxing ferry ride to a quaint island."
Huntington Beach Pier
"Get on one of your free beach cruisers and take a ride along the boardwalk to Huntington Bea..."
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
"If you team is in town you can watch them battle it out with the Angels, just 20 minutes fro..."
OC Fair & Event Center
"July - August the OC fair is open with great entertainment and lots of fun! Every Sat. is th..."
Laguna Beach
"A different vibe from Newport. Lots of artists and art shop. Great hiking in the local can..."
"The happiest place on earth! 20 minutes from your home by the sea!"
Corona del Mar State Beach
Newport Harbor
"Rent an electric boat and cruise the Newport Harbor or take a harbor cruise and see where al..."
Festival of Arts and Pageant of the Masters
Newport Beach
"Rated the cleanest beach in the US by CNN! "
Balboa Peninsula
In-N-Out Burger
Las Brisas
"Great place to see a sunset."
Bear Flag Fish Co-Newport Peninsula
"If you don't catch your own fish, this is the next best thing!"
Catal Restaurant and Uva Bar
Newport Beach
"Rated the cleanest beach in the US by CNN! "
Mutt Lynch's
"Belly up to the bar and catch a sunset. Play pool with the locals!"
Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular
Main Street USA
Duke's Huntington Beach
"Great food and great view! "
Downtown Huntington Beach
BJ`s Brewhouse
"Watch your favorite sport and have a beer."
The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure
24 Hour Fitness
"Two within 5 minutes of your home!"
Pelican Hill Golf Club
"World class golfing overlooking the ocean five minutes away!"
Davey's Locker Sportfishing
"Great whale watching and deep sea fishing!"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Alley
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pelican Hill
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway/ Hwy 1/ PCH
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Alley
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Mountain High
Car: not necessary

Bay is across the street for kayaking. Bike to Huntington Beach pier, Newport pier, Balboa pier and take the water ferry to Balboa Island. Ferry to Catalina Island. . Surf City Marathon!

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach is 5 minutes away

There is garage parking and storage available.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Balboa Peninsula, Newport Beach - Balboa Island area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
27 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
3 Jan 2017 - 12 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
13 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
23 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
29 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Jun 2017 - 18 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Sep 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £123 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £411
Tax Rate 10.0%

Towels/linens provided after Labor Day prior to Memorial Day weekend.
Summer months linen/towel rental service is available prior to Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day or you are welcome to bring your own.
$500 refundable damage deposit required to secure reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Balboa Peninsula in Orange County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full tub and shower. Three door medicine cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Extra large California King size bed with pillow top in main bedroom.....Soooo comfortable!, Double Beds (1) Full size bed in second bedroom and a twin bed. A full size and single sleeper sofas in living room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Centrally located to so many attractions!! Disneyland 25 minutes away! South Coast Plaza for world class shopping 10 min, away. Pelican Hill Golf Resort for world class golfing is 10 minutes away! Catalina Flyer is 5 minutes away. Jump on board and take a 45 minute cruise to the enchanting Catalina Island. Book a whale watching trip!! In the same location there are fishing charters to go on half or full day trips. Bring back your catch and grill it on your patio! For a romantic charm, rent a gondola to float through the Newport harbor, don't miss John Wayne's boat 'The Wold Goose'. Take a sunset cruise through the harbor. Hollywood and Universal Studios is 1 hour! So much more. Since I am a California native, I can help you find the best spots to enjoy your time in Newport Beach!

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