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50 Steps to Sand! Remodeled W/ Large Patio and Bay Views

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-5)

Light and bright, fully furnished 1br/1.5ba upstairs unit in small building on the peninsula! It is the only upstairs unit so there are no shared walls! It is situated one house from the sand so you can walk to the beach in less than 50 steps! Walk to the ocean, bay, restaurants, markets, and bus. Less than a mile to Newport Pier and half an hour to Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm. About an hour to downtown Los Angeles and an hour-and-a-half to San Diego. Lots of amenities and free WiFi!

This is a remodeled upstairs unit that features a large private deck with bay views - the perfect place to relax and read a book or grill up something delicious (or watch the famous Newport Beach Boat Parade at Christmas)! It also has wall-to-wall carpet throughout with tile floors in bathrooms and kitchen. It boasts granite counters in kitchen, stainless steel appliances (range, built-in oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator with ice maker and water dispenser), and a washer and dryer on the premises. Property features updated windows throughout!

Linens and bathroom towels are included. Weekly and nightly all-inclusive rate with no extra taxes above what is listed! Great value in a great location!

Unit sleeps a maximum of 5. There is a queen size bed in the bedroom and two fold out sofa beds in the living room: one queen size and one twin size. Kitchen includes basic cooking utensils, pots and pans, silverware, cups, plates, coffee maker, blender, and a toaster. Huge dining room with table and chairs. There is a BBQ, table, and chairs on the deck. Cable TV and WiFi are included. Street parking is available. Beach equipment (chairs, surfboards, bikes, etc.) rentals are available at 15th Street Surf Shop less than a block away.

Come to the beach and relax! Our home is the perfect place to get away!

Keywords: One house from the sand, Light, Bright, Upstairs, Steps to the beach, Close to everything, Great view

More Details

Matt Pentecost
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Matt Pentecost

I am a real estate broker and manage this property for my family. As a native southern-Calfornian, I love coming to the beach and know that you will too!

Matt Pentecost purchased this apartment in 1973

Why Matt Pentecost chose Balboa Peninsula

This property has belonged to my family for years and it has been my home-away-from-home as I was growing up. We still use the property when it is vacant since it is such a beautiful location with such great proximity to everything and provides all the amenities we could ask for.

What makes this apartment unique

The short walk to the beach has been wonderful as my family has created long-lasting memories of playing in the sand, surfing, and watching the sun set...only to return to a delicious bbq dinner on the patio.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1.5
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One queen and one twin, both in the living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Huge dining room - Seats eight, table and chairs on patio


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50 Steps to Sand! Remodeled W/ Large Patio and Bay Views
average rating of 4.934066 based on 91 reviews

Great Place for Familes!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent beach rental for my family. It is steps from the sand, but there are other pluses as well. I grew up in NB and am very aware of the bonus of certain locations. This property is directly across the street from the new Marina Recreation Facility. There is a great 'Baby Beach' here for little kids and weak swimmers. You can rent a stand up paddle board that is right on the sand - not carry one around. Just hop on and go.

The area to the north of the Pier can get packed because of the huge parking lot there. However, it's nice and quiet with plenty of space on the beach area in front of the apartment because the parking is limited. You are still a short walk to the restaurants, bars and fun area without being right in the middle of it!

You can quite literally do your grocery shopping for the time you're here, then not move your car again once you've parked near the apartment. Everything except a major grocery store is withing easy walking distance. (There a small market one block away where you can find basics.)

We also loved the HUGE deck. We had breakfast outside every morning and several other meals there.

In short, a great place for a family beach vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo, Fantastic Location!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved staying here, and really hated to leave. The location is perfect - right across from the bay and the beach both! There's a small market around the corner, a surf rental store too, and all the other stores and attractions not far away. Parking was never an issue, even with our big Yukon. The owner was great; he was very available if we needed him, but not interfering. The unit itself was very clean, larger than it appears in the pictures, and equipped with all the essentials, including kitchen needs, beach chairs, beach toys, comfy beds, and laundry machines in the garage. The weather was perfect. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place with us! We hope to make it back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location, huge balcony and it is a minute walk to the sand. Definitely a place worth considering to get out of town.The whole family loved it and wants to come back next year. The owner of the property was very nice and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ

Perfect relaxation spot!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have been staying at Matt's place for years. Sometimes 4 or 5 times a year. Perfect location between Balboa & Newport piers. 1 house off the ocean and right across the street from the bay. Nice deck to sit out and watch the boats moving about. Is furnished with eveything you need. Within walking distance to dozens of great restaraunts & shops. About a mile from the Fun Zone, Ferry & Balboa Island, harbor entrance & the Wedge. Less than a hour to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knottsberry Farm. If you have any issues, Matt is just a phone call away and is always quick to respond. If you are thinking of planning your next beach trip, make Matt your first call!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Redmond, WA

Very nice apartment in an excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is in an excellent location in Newport Beach. It is literally one house away from the sand and the beach; a short walk to bustling restaurants and bars in the Newport beach area.

The apartment is very spacious for my family of 4 (2 adults and 2 kids). The living room, kitchen, dining room and the master bedrooms are all spacious and very well maintained. The balcony with an outdoor table, chairs is an excellent place to either have outdoor lunch/dinner under the skies and/or to relax as a family and read books or people watching from the balcony. A small grocery store is just 1 block from the apartment while a larger grocery store is within a mile.

We did not rent a car. We walked everywhere around the Newport beach from this vantage location. We absolutely enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back to this apartment again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

All around a great place. Matt is so helpful and answers any questions or issues you have promptly. The place itself was very clean and actually much larger than excepted (there were 4 of us but could have slept more). The location is what makes it even better, walking distance from everything in newport and right next to the beach. Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Santa Ana (John Wayne)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Newport Beach

This is an upstairs unit that requires you to climb a staircase to access it.

The property is literally steps from the beach, about half an hour from Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm, and close to a host of other popular attractions.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Balboa Peninsula, Orange County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer Season
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fall/Winter Season
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £60.7

Weekly rates (7 nights) are discounted below the $250 nightly rate.

$1,200 weekly during the spring (March - April) and $1,300 weekly during the summer (May - August).

No additional fees or taxes beyond the damage insurance ($79) and VRBO service fee!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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