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Cottage by the Beach

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 7-8)

Unique 'original' Newport Beach house. Take a trip back in time, and stay in a house built and owned by the same family since 1912.

5th house from the beach on 27th St. 5 minute walk to Newport Pier, Grocery Store, Restaurants, Shopping. 5 min drive to Balboa Fun Zone, Arcades, Boat Rentals, Fishing Charters, Harbor Cruises, Whale Watching Tours, Fashion Island Shopping.

Many famous surfing spots are close by (Huntington Beach, Blackies, The Wedge).

One of VERY few houses this close to the beach with a backyard.

Back bedroom is furnished with a full bed and a twin. Front bedroom has a full. Both bedrooms have closets. Front sleeping porch has a full bed and casual seating. The living room couch is a full-size hide-a-bed; adults might be too heavy for the springs though. Kids do fine.

Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are just 20 minutes away.

Keywords: Cozy, Beach, House, Boardwalk, Sand, Private, Vacation, Quiet, Relaxing, Backyard, Patio, Porch, Garage, Parking,

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), One double-size hide-away bed in couch
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Iron, ironing board, hair-dryer, microwave, stove, large refrigerator, dishes, two bikes, two longboards (not for beginners), bodyboards, beach chairs, sand toys, characteristic antiques. Audio-Visual Entertainment: iPhone/ iPod station with charger and sound, Hi-Def Cable, Blu-Ray, DVD, Netflix (bring your device with account to sign in), Pandora, theatre sound with subwoofer.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

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Cottage by the Beach
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 49 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Loved the place

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about this place. It's incredibly homey and comfortable and about a two minute walk from a magnificent beach, walking distance to great restaurants and the Newport Pier. We cooked a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner here. Back patio and grill are really nice. Garage parking means you don't have to worry about your car. Well equipped with beach chairs, boogie boards, bikes, everything you could want. The house feels much larger than 800 square feet. One of my favorite rental houses ever, and I rent houses all over the place!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a very precious family owned beach cottage. Everything was perfect for our 28 day respite.

  • 5 of 5

This Beach Cottage was perfect for us. So cozy and homey. We absolutely loved seeing all the family pix and memorabilia. It made us feel like part of the family.

There was so much supplied - beach cruisers, beach chairs and beach toys, boogie boards, razors (scooters) for the kids, beach towels, a grill, spices and kitchen items, plenty of bedding, games, puzzles, and a VCR with a variety of movies. They've thought of everything.

And you're just steps from the beach, the Newport Pier, shopping, restaurants and more. We parked our car and ended up walking or riding bikes most of the time, it was wonderful.

Becky and Matt were amazing - easy to get ahold of and so accommodating.

A couple of recommendation - fish tacos at Sanchez Tacos by the Pavilion/Royal Thai on PCH for Thai food/milkshakes at Ruby's/ride bikes down to Balboa Pier Fun Zone then take the ferry to Balboa Island and visit the shops/ride bikes to the Wedge and watch the surfers and DON'T miss a sunset.

We hope to visit this lovely place again in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing quaint and vintage cottage. STEPS to the beach!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a blend of vintage beach cottage and updated inside decor. The beds are super comfortable, and it comes with all the treasures of living at a beach cottage. The two car garage is roomie and has beach chairs, three beach bikes and Santos. We were blown away at the comfort of this cottage and cannot wait to rent it again!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, retro, perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time on our California vacation and this little beach house was the icing on the cake for our vacation. It was perfectly located and a quiet respite from the family we were visiting. The six of us were comfortable in the home and with the proximity to the beach and the town, we all were able to find fun things to do within walking distance. We stayed in June and the weather was absolutely perfect; not too hot and not too cold. The house was clean and well kept with old world accents that brought a homey feel to the entire place. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The homeowner was also very informative and kind and was always available for our questions. This place will definitely be considered for future vacations and we will be recommending this place to friends and family interested in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we hoped for and more!

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our recent stay at the Cottage! This rustic retreat was perfect for our family of 5. The kids loved the beach toys, and we appreciated the fact that everything we needed was within walking distance...beach, restaurants, groceries, playground. Becky was easy to book with and super fast when responding to our email inquiries. We hope to be back!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Matt Rippon
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 February, 2018

About Matt Rippon

My sister and I recently acquired our family beach house. I am a high school teacher in Fullerton and she works for her husband's family business in Upland. We both have young families and enjoy staying at the beach house whenever we can.

Matt Rippon purchased this house in 1912

Why Matt Rippon chose Balboa Peninsula

Our family has owned this property since 1912. We are blessed to own it as it has provided four generations of fun and fond memories. As the house embarks on a new chapter, we are excited to share our lovely cottage with you. Come, stay, relax, and make memories again and again.

What makes this house unique

Although the beach is just steps away, we also enjoy sunbathing with our favorite beverages in our private backyard. If someone has had enough sun, he or she can move to the shade of the brilliant natural canopy of our beautiful bougainvillea... and oh, that Pacific Ocean air!

Guestbook comments from the owner

I just wanted to say that we really enjoyed our stay and loved your unit - it has a great vibe. Thank you for all of the extra effort that went into making us feel at home. I am sure we will be back....
May 2012
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Car: not necessary

SUP, Stand Up Paddleboard, Kite Surfing, Kiting, Volleyball, Frisbee, Paddleball, Soccer, Sun Bathing, Boogie Boarding, Running, Jogging, Sand Castling


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71.24
Damage Deposit £356.2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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