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Michelle Baccaro

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English

10% OFF AUG! 30 Seconds to Beach & Restaurants! Bikes/Parking/Patio/Washer

41 Reviews
People8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Newport Beach - Balboa Island area - sleeps 6-8

2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

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

Sleeps up to 8 guests.

PLEASE INQUIRY ABOUT AVOIDING EXTRA VRBO FEES!

• Beach retreat two bedroom with private patio off of the kitchen one and one half baths.

• 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 6-8.

Two Patios/BBQ/ Free Bikes/Garage parking/Free secure WiFi/ FREE washer & dryer!

Charming beach house!

YOUR Home by the Sea!

Clean 1950's beach house with vaulted wood ceilings in living room with a 42' flat screen TV with over 200 channels. Second TV in master bedroom.

Pergo flooring throughout!

The kitchen has an Elite full size refrigerator/freezer stove, oven, microwave, toaster oven, 8-12 cup coffee maker and is fully stocked with cookware!

Master bedroom has a queen size bed with a 32'" flat screen TV, plenty of drawer space, closet space and attached full bath with bathtub and shower. Access to full bath is through master bedroom. Second bathroom has toilet and sink.

Second bedroom has one full size bed and one queen bed. Queen size sleeper sofa with additional sofa in the living room beside a fireplace! Fireplace has an electric log.

Free use of a full size washer and dryer in garage with detergent included (shared with upper area).

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 WiFi while soaking up the California sunshine! Enjoy solitude or dine under the stars in your own private back patio and garden. Have the pure beach experience, no car is needed, 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 with upper area).

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, Super Bowl Rams Stadium is 30 minutes away!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED IS HERE! Just bring your toiletries, bathing suit, and 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!

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Michelle Baccaro (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks English

About Michelle Baccaro

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!

Michelle

Michelle Baccaro purchased this house in 2006

Why Michelle Baccaro chose Newport Beach - Balboa Island area

There is no place like Newport Beach. It has a small town feel with easy access to major freeways.

Steps from your front door you can play with the local dolphins or watch whales swim by! It truly is 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. Live like a local. The weather is wonderful here all year round. This is a great spot for families and business travelers. World class golfing is 10 minutes away at Pelican Hill Resort Golf Packages are available. Disneyland, is nearby, Huntington Beach marathon, Lego land, Sea world, Long Beach Aquarium, Laguna Beach and Huntington Beach are all within 20-60 minutes! Breeder's cup event is close by!

For corporate stays Google headquarters, Anaheim Convention center, Irvine are all within minutes.

Come for a week and have memories for a lifetime.

Reviews

4.9
based on 41 holidaymaker reviews

10% OFF AUG! 30 Seconds to Beach & Restaurants! Bikes/Parking/Patio/Washer
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews
Rock Springs, Wyoming
5

It has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place! The amenities are fantastic! There's beach chairs, boogie boards, kids toys, and bicycles. Inside is everything you need except groceries! The place is very clean, plenty of seating for everyone, and even a private patio area. There were 7 of us and we had plenty of room for everyone. The beach is only a block away, and stores and restaurants are nearby. We will definitely come back here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange county
5

Relaxing family time

  • 5 of 5

My family and I vacationed here at the beach house. The house is very clean, and comfortable. Just a short walk to the sand, not crowed. We had an awesome time. My wife and I took a little time to ourselves on the beach and relaxed on the sand. All our chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, for the beach are provided, that is very nice. Michelle was available for any questions and very helpful. We definately hope to return next year. I would recommend the place all my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palm Springs
5

Great location, very clean and great service

  • 5 of 5

We love this rental! It was so clean and the location was perfect. We could leave our towels and chairs on the sand and walk back to the house for a snack or whatever! There were lots of restaurant options right across the street and grocery store a minute away.

Rollo who checked us in was wonderful and so full of information. Michelle was always available for an questions.

We didn't want to leave and can't wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, close to beach

  • 5 of 5

This place was very clean. The kitchen was clean and had mostly what we needed. Might have added a few of the amenities like a blender. We brought our own because it wasn't listed and was not in any of the pictures. But just about everything was available for a four day stay. We cooked most of our meals.

The place was as pictured., so no surprises there. However, there were so many rules and warnings, that we were a little wary of using anything or feeling entirely comfortable for fear of not getting our deposit back. We did get it back promptly, however. Rollo was very helpful with getting us in the rental and had lots of info. Also, he got us discounts on whale watching tour. Really appreciated his help. Response time from Rollo and Michelle was very prompt.

The one drawback for us, since I am not comfortable riding a bike, was the distance to restaurants and the pier. My husband and I are over 65 and the walk to the pier was rather trying with my bad knees. I just thought things were a little closer from the description. We did have a lovely time, tho, and our girls enjoyed the beach. Thank you, Marguerite

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. The kitchen is fully stocked including a blender. We always encourage our guests to contact us with any requests as we are available 24 hours a day. There are also several nice as well as take out restaurants right across the street from this property. Everything from seafood, steak sushi, Mexican and a coffee house! We are happy you enjoyed your stay. Michelle & Rollo
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Phoenix, AZ
2

Great Beach Location - Very Odd Situation

  • 2 of 5

Here are the PRO's and the CON's to this property beach rental.

PRO's

- Super location! right next to the beach (8 or 9 houses away) also just as far the other direction; sushi, great neighborhood bar, cool taco place, Circle K and etc.

- Nice property (relative to neighborhood) and well appointed; sharp cutlery set, kitchenware (though old) beach cruisers, skateboard, flat screen TV's and much more!

- Rollo was certainly helpful regarding the various nuances of the place (garage door, auto lock) and letting us know about what's around the area.

- Clean enough and nice patio's.

CON's

- I'll start with the worst, since it was the final straw on why we won't rent this property again. SURVEILLANCE CAMERA's on each of the two patio's. There was one on patio (1) and two on patio (2) I had to let my mother-in-law know there was a no smoking on patio rule as I found after we booked the rental. It seemed a bit stringent, but was not a deal breaker. However, when on vacation, I do not wish to feel like I'm on a school yard or prison floor being viewed for infraction. We are adults here and paid the deposit (of which there are several disclaimers for losing on the agreement). Some reading this may understand why an owner would want cameras on the property ( not us). Let me then share this. The owner, also lives four (4) houses down and made sure to stop by and introduce herself to my mother-in-law while she was (in compliance) sitting on the patio. I happened to walk out during this time. The owner introduced herself, but there were no smiles involved. Checking on the property I suspect.

- Too many notes around the property to feel comfortable. This is more uncomfortable when you consider the constant reminders of losing your deposit over infractions. Here's a small list of the notes found around the property; "Please do not close the closet"(master bedroom), "Please leave window open when taking a shower", Please do not get make-up on towels".

- There is a $50 per hour early check in fee or late fee. If you are late for Rollo, there is also a fee for that.

- There are way too many hoops to jump through to mention here.

- No dishwasher

- Grill had a gas leak. I was afraid to use the other grill on property, as I could lose my deposit for all I imagined (they did allow me to, however when I asked).

In summary, this is a great property, but if I had known all of this, I would have rented from some of the many other great properties I found on VRBO

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the location of the rental, cleanliness and all the amenities For the comfort of our other guests we do not allow smoking on the property. Her husband called before arrival to ask again about the nonsmoking policy, he stated he was aware of this but wanted to know where his mother-in-law could smoke as she was a heavy smoker. I am surprised this guest said she wasn't aware of the non smoking policy as she clearly was well aware of it. We take pride in being available 24 hours a day. We fixed the loosened gas tank adapter within 15 minutes of the guest letting us know there was an issue. Rollo and myself also returned their call immediately to let them know it was fine to use the other grill until Rollo could arrive to fix their grill. I am not sure why this guests felt she had to complain about a situation which was taken care of so quickly. Most rental properties do have security cameras for the owners and guests safety. We highly respect our guests privacy and want them to enjoy Their Home by the Sea! I do live close which most guests like as I can address any guests needs quickly when I am called. On a rare occasion if I am walking by and see a guest on the patio I may stop to welcome our guests and make sure they are enjoying their stay, not to spy as this guest insinuated. Most guests enjoy meeting me and I them. I thought I had a nice conversation with this guest and am really blind sided that this guest felt I was spying, really I'm speechless. Her deposit was refunded 100% the day of her departure as is 99% of our guests unless there is major damage. We work very hard to please our guests in every way and it is disheartening to have a guest who does not appreciate our efforts especially as she enjoyed the location, cleanliness and amenities. I will pass this review along to Rollo and our hard working HappiTravels staff. Thankfully we have many other guests who are thrilled with our hard work as you can see from the many other reviews!
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5

Coming back!

  • 5 of 5

This house was the perfect size for our family with two patios! It had all of the amenities that we needed and was close to the beach. My favorite part was having those bikes and beach gear available night and day. Although we only live 20 miles away, we felt like we were far, far away. We were able to relax completely with no worries about planes, trains, or buses! Loved the proximity to restaurants and shops. This was the complete vacation package in our own backyard!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne/Orange county
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Alley
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pelican Hill
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Amtrak
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. World class golfing at Pelican Hill Golf Resort- golf packages are available - ask for additional information, Disneyland is 25 minutes away as is Long Beach Aquarium.

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach is 5 minutes away,

There is garage parking and storage available.

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Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
50%OFF JULY!!
5 Jul 2016 - 23 Jul 2016
3 night minimum stay
£630
for 3 nights
From
£168
£1,303
 
 
10% OFF SUMMERTIME!!
24 Jul 2016 - 20 Aug 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,249
for 4 nights
From
£281
£2,093
 
 
Indian Summer
21 Aug 2016 - 1 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£719
for 3 nights
From
£198
£1,509
 
 
Labor Day
2 Sep 2016 - 5 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
£819
for 3 nights
From
£231
 
 
Indian Summer
6 Sep 2016 - 17 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£151
£1,185
 
 
Thanksgiving
18 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 4 nights
From
£231
£1,744
 
 
Fall
27 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£151
£1,185
 
 
Christmas/New Years
16 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,744
for 7 nights
£1,744
 
 
WINTER
3 Jan 2017 - 12 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£151
£1,185
 
 
SPRING
13 Mar 2017 - 13 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£693
for 3 nights
From
£189
£1,450
 
 
EASTER
14 Apr 2017 - 22 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 4 nights
From
£231
£1,744
 
 
SPRING
23 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£693
for 3 nights
From
£189
£1,450
 
 
MEMORIAL WEEKEND
26 May 2017 - 28 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£819
for 3 nights
From
£231
£1,744
 
 
EARLY SUMMER
29 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£693
for 3 nights
From
£189
£1,450
 
 
SUMMERTIME!!
17 Jun 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,311
for 7 nights
£2,311
 
 
LATE SUMMER
20 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£719
for 3 nights
From
£198
£1,509
 
 
LABOR DAY
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£819
for 3 nights
From
£231
£1,744
 
 
FALL
4 Sep 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£151
£1,185
 
 
THANKSGIVING
17 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
£1,051
for 4 nights
From
£231
£1,744
 
 
WINTER
26 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£151
£1,185
 
 
CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS
15 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,744
for 7 nights
£1,744
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£580
for 3 nights
From
£151
£1,185
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £382
Clean fee £115 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Towels/linens provided After Labor Day and prior to Memorial Day.
Summer months linen/towel rental service is available prior Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day or you are welcome to bring your own.
$500 refundable damage deposit required to secure reservation.
Balance due 60 Days Prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Newport Beach - Balboa Island area in Orange County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Second bathroom - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedrrom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living room Queen sleeper sofa - 1 Large Double Bed
    Second bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1) 2 queen beds. One in master bedroom, the other is a sleeper sofa in the living room., Double Beds (1) Two double(full size) beds in the second bedroom., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size bed in the living room in front of the fireplace.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • 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
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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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