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Steps away from Balboa Pier--Close to water activities and shopping

Bedrooms 3
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom condo close on the Balboa Peninsula

Sitting on one of the most desirable corners of Newport, rests this peaceful 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation condo. Boasting 1300 square feet, this condo has recently gone through a total renovation, including new furniture and appliances. A calm and modern atmosphere awaits you at this beach escape.

Fond memories will easily be made in this open living and dining room, whether you decide to play some of the provided games, watch a favorite movie, or reminisce about moments at the beach. Attached to the living area is a roomy, raised patio outfitted for sunbathing, entertaining and barbecuing. And you don’t have to be a seasoned chef to enjoy what our kitchen supplies; from cooking spices and storage containers to granite countertops and new appliances, the kitchen contains everything you need to make simple snacks for a day at the beach or a delicious dinner for the whole family. The master bedroom enjoys an ocean view from a comfortable queen bed, private bath, television and access to the patio. The second bedroom has a queen bed, television, and a view of the Historic Balboa Pier, while the last bedroom has a full and single bunk bed. All three televisions have access to DirecTV, so no one has to miss their favorite sitcom or drama while on vacation. There is also an in-unit washer and dryer and WiFi for your convenience.

The condo is located just steps away from many popular activities such as boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and the famous Balboa Fun Zone and Ferris wheel. There are two bicycles available for picturesque rides on the boardwalk or a visit to the Newport Pier. If you want to venture off the boardwalk, you are only a short stroll to the Balboa Island Ferry, which will take you to Balboa Island for shopping and delightful food adventures. You are 30 minutes from Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and upscale shopping at Fashion Island, and only 1½ hours to San Diego.

The complex features a private gated entry, elevator access, and a gated parking garage with two private parking spaces for vehicles ***with a maximum height of 6 feet.***

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Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

About Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall

Our family has spent summer vacations on the peninsula for over 50 years and are excited to share that experience with your family.

Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall chose Newport Beach - Balboa Island area

We have many fond memories of going to the Fun Zone riding the Historic Ferris Wheel, fishing off the Balboa Pier, eating at Ruby''s and riding the Balboa Ferry. This location is within walking distance of all these activities and much more.

What makes this condo unique

The patio gives visitors a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, and is located in a central location to all kinds of fun activities.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(48 traveller reviews)

Steps away from Balboa Pier--Close to water activities and shopping
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews

Amazing location and property.

  • 5 of 5

Lucky to be here during boat parade and fireworks. Short walk to Ferry and Amusement area. Property is cozy, well stocked and immaculate. Highly recommend. Owners stayed available during stay. A nice touch. Hope to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marc & Hayley, Thank you for the review. The boat parade and fireworks show are always fun to see. We appreciate you taking good care of our condo. When your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach we would be glad to have you back. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
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The location and amenities were perfect for our needs.

  • 5 of 5

The property faced the ocean and was within 100 yards of the ocean and pier. Perfect location. The view from inside was beautiful and the balcony was amazing. Updated and beautiful property with everything you need for a comfortable stay. The owners were wonderful and kept us up to date on events in the area and checked on us via text and email during our stay, and were very prompt in answering questions. I will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you for the great review. You and your party were the consummate guests. You went above and beyond in caring for our condo. We would happily take you back anytime your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach. Please keep us in mind if you're coming back for next years boat parade. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
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Family Vacation to Disneyland

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this condo on our family vacation to Disneyland. We loved the condo layout and how cute it was decorated! The elevator on the property made hauling luggage, using a stroller and unloading groceries a breeze. The three televisions with Direct TV were nice and our kids were able to watch a show at night and unwind. We loved eating breakfast and dinner as a family out on the patio dinning set with a view of the ocean! The condo is about a 20-25 minute drive to Disneyland and we didn't run into any traffic. The beach is a 2 minute walk across the parking lot. We walked out to the 50's themed diner on the pier one night for dinner and the kids loved it! On our last day we walked down to the Balboa Pier Fun Zone, rode the Ferris wheel, took the ferry over to Balboa Island and ate a Balboa ice cream bar. We loved staying here and plan to stay here again. Having the beach so close and Disneyland a short drive away made for the perfect vacation with kids!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Our goal is to make sure everyone who visits our vacation home has a wonderful time. We looking forward to have you back again. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie
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Newport Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very clean and decorated with great taste! We rented it for my daughters wedding weekend in Newport Beach and it was the best decision ever to rent this condo. It was close to the wedding venue and a few blocks from my mother-in-law. Didn't have much time to relax and enjoy the beach, but it the beach certainly made great wedding and family pictures!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home for your family. We are glad you created some wonderful memories and enjoyed a beautiful weekend. We hope you return soon. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
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Comfortable stay on vacation in Oct

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this condo on Newport Beach, we had to get used to the ferry but loved the experience of having to take a ferry. Plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Would have liked to have a grocery store nearby but the general liquor store around the block had things we needed at the last minute, very convenient. We went the 2nd week in Oct so not overly crowded, the air was cool, sun hot, but ocean water pretty cold...we got in about shin deep. The waves were awesome and the sounds of them even better! Big, clean beach. Keep in mind there is a huge dune at the edge of the beach you have to walk over to get to the water...because of this dune and the parking lot, it makes it difficult to see the ocean from the condo. The condo was pretty clean except for the patio floor could have used a good power washing. The bikes they had in the garage were pretty old and rusted so we rented bikes from the nearby bike rental store. We had a large size SUV and it couldn't fit in the underground garage so had to pay $90 to park across the street for the week (5 days)...the garage will only allow a car or small truck in otherwise the roof of your vehicle would be torn off. Not a big deal I guess except for having to pay extra for parking, just glad there was parking very close by. Jeff was very helpful and responded quickly with any questions we had, very nice and helpful. If you are tall you will have a difficult time in the 2nd bath shower as the shower head is pretty low, not sure about the master didn't look at that one. Plenty of bath, hand, face, and beach towels. Washer and dryer worked good. The 2 beach chairs were nice. The beds are not the greatest comfort, could use some padding. Overall we feel we got a great condo for the price we paid, we enjoyed our stay and if we ever come back to NPB we would definitely stay here again! Thank you Jeff and Stephanie!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your time on the peninsula. We appreciate your comments as it helps us identify areas needing improvement for our guests. The bicycles are only two years old and still in good condition; unfortunately, the beach weather is not a friend of chrome and become very rusty. In order to accommodate large vehicles, we provide a parking pass for the alley parking, in addition to the two underground parking spaces; there is also free on-street parking within a couple of blocks of the condo. Both bathrooms have low showerheads, and we are currently in the middle of renovating the master bathroom shower. Once completed, we will be posting new pictures. Just prior to your stay we scrubbed the patio, but there are permanent stains especially near the barbq and eating area. We are currently considering different flooring materials. We hope to see you back when your travels bring you to beautiful Newport Beach! Best, Jeff & Stephanie
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  • 5 of 5

The house was beautiful, and perfectly located. Lots to do and great for people watching. My family and I LOVED it. We will definitely be going back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renee, Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a great time. We would be glad to have you back anytime your travels bring you to beautiful Newport Beach. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
John Wayne Orange County Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Historic Balboa Ferry
Nearest Beach
Balboa Beach
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Mid Week January
6 Jan 2017 - 2 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Rate
3 Feb 2017 - 16 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Spring Rate
17 Mar 2017 - 18 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Summer Rate
19 May 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer Rate
30 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall Rate
8 Sep 2017 - 16 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Holiday Rate
17 Nov 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £101
Property Damage Protection £48
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Balboa Peninsula in Orange County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bath towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Bunk Bed , Twin & Full beds
  • Linens are provided for each bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, large closets. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have flat panel TVs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguisher, Boogie Boards

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