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

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 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.

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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 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 2
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
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.9310346 based on 87 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 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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Great location, nice place

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Matt was very helpful and showed us around the house upon our arrival. Very clean and plenty of room for us. It was great to be able to watch the sail boats go by across the street in the harbor from inside the house or out on the large deck. Beach chairs are provided, BBQ, plenty of room on deck for eating outside. Perfect! Walking distance to many fun things to do: paddleboarding, kayaking, sailing or renting a Duffy to putt around the harbor. Beach and boardwalk are very close. Lots of restaurants and plenty to do and see.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ

Great place for a Holiday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Took lots of walks and took in all the holiday lights. Ate out at all our favorite restaraunts. Sat on the beach. Went to Universal Studios and visited the World of Harry Potter. It was awesome! We stayed at Matt's 4 or 5 times this year. Have been staying here about 4 or 5 years now. Always a pleasant stay, and Matt is just a phone call away if you have any problems.Very homey feeling. Has eveything you need. Close to so many places. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knottsberry Farm, Seaworld, Legoland, Aquarium of the Pacific, Queen Mary. Only a few steps to the bay or the ocean. So many things to do. Surfing, boating, paddle boarding, fishing, whale watching. So many great restaraunts, most within walking distance. Can't wait to return. We will be back again and again and again! Have a safe and Happy New Year Matt!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ

Anoter relaxing saty at Newport Beach

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an 11 night stay at Matts apartment in Newport Beach. My wife and I have been staying here over Thanksgiving for several years now. This place is so comfertable to stay at. We also stay about 3 or 4 other times each year. We are comming back for 6 more nights right after Christmas. The bay is right across the street. and the beach is only one house away. Just the perfect location. The neighbors are very friendly too. Many great restaraunts within a short walk. Balboa Island is also very close. My wife loves to visit all the little shops there. We went to Disneyland on Thanksgiving day. It is only a 30 - 40 minute drive. We are planning on going to Universal Studios ove Christmas. It is only about an hour drive. The apartment is fully stocked with everything you need and Matt is just a phone call away. If plan on visiting NPB call Matt first!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Glendale, AZ

Perfect spot in Newport Beach

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stay here 5 - 6 times a year. It is the perfect spot. Righ across the street from the bay & Marina, and just 1 house away from the sand & beach. Quiet place, great neighbors, close to many really good restaurants. Just a short walk to Newport pier and a little longer walk to Balboa pier. A short drive to the ferry and Balboa Island. About a half hour drive to Disneyland and about 45 minute drive to San Diego. Great for just the two of us, or works for us and our grandkids too. You won't find a nicer guy than Matt to rent from. Comming back for Thanksgiving & Christmass too.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • 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:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Spring Season
1 Mar 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Season
1 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Fourth of July
30 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
8 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £57.05

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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