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Cozy Cottage by the Beach. Steps to the sand

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


About the property

Great 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom place w/ large front patio 8 houses from the beach

Location Location Location! This cozy lower level duplex is just a short block from the sand in one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Southern California. We are just 8 houses from the beach at 127 41st Street on the beach side of Balboa! We are just blocks from the Newport Pier, Pavillions grocery store, all the fine dining restaurants, and the basketball courts.

The home has a great patio in the front for entertaining or just enjoying the sun. The family room has high ceilings with a ceiling fan, a gas fireplace, bright windows which make it great place to relax after a hard day at the beach or Disneyland. The kitchen is fully stocked and all floors are tile & wood. The Master Bedroom has one Queen bed and the second bedroom has one twin bed and bunk beds; the family room also has a queen pull out bed. There is a two-car garage with one spot in the garage and one in the rear. The complimentary washer & dryer are inside the garage.

By staying at our place you can enjoy the many activities that the Newport Beach Peninsula has to offer. You can enjoy surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, power boat rentals, Catalina Island cruises, Whale watching tours, parasailing, fun zone rides and arcade, and the World Famous 'Wedge' where some of the biggest body surfing waves in the world can be found.

Other attractions within a short drive are Disneyland and California Adventure Park, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Long Beach Aquarium, Queen Mary, Spruce Goose, and many more. And ladies don't forget to visit South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island for the fabulous shopping!

More Details

Property Manager
Alexandra and Mark McClory
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No parties or events can be held at the property. We live around the corner so we do check
  • Check out: put dirty sheets and towels in tub (leave decorative bedding alone), take out all the trash, leave dirty dishes running in the dish washer
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • 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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower with tub great for kids!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , 1 twin bed and 1 set of bunk beds
    Family Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size pull out bed in family room
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • 3 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Large front patio with new gas electric bbq grill, ceiling fans, bathroom with tub, washer and dryer in garage, 2 car parking (one inside garage, one directly behind garage outside), 6 beach chairs, 3 beach cruisers, all linens and bath towels provided, cleaning products and trash bags provided, all cooking utensils provided, full kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, place settings for 8, dvd/cd player, wireless internet, time warner cable....steps to the sand!


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average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Super close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay here. Highlights were super easy access to the beach (with plenty of toys provided), great bed set-up for kids, good array of kitchen supplies and bikes (great for cruising and getting to the grocery store). Once parked, we never got back in the car- now that's a vacation! :-) You can get from this house to the end of the peninsula for $7 via Uber if the kids are too small for the bikes.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family of 4!

  • 4 of 5

Spent 4 nights over spring break in this cozy cottage with my husband and 2 boys (8 & 13 yrs). Great place very close to the beach with everything you will need to enjoy your stay. The location of the cottage is amazing. We loved that it is very close to the beach and grocery store. We spent every day at the beach playing volley ball and playing in the water so having access to the beach toys and boogie boards was awesome. We drove from Oregon so it was also important for us to have a parking space available. Once we arrived we realized just how important that was as the area was busy and it would have been difficult to find nearby parking. Alex was very friendly and easy to work with which I appreciated. I would definitely rent this cottage again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the beginning communication through the stay, Mark and Alex were wonderful to work with.

My family (wife and 2 toddlers) all had an incredible time. My daughter loved the bunk bed so much she wants one at home now. My son (2YO) loved the fact that the doors were open all the time and he REALLY got a kick out of the top half of the front door being open.

Having the beach chairs and toys accessible to use and only a few steps away from the beach was a HUGE bonus! And just a few blocks down the road, Pavillions Grocery store had everything we needed to take advantage of having a fully functioning kitchen.

We highly recommend staying here and cant wait to go back again!

Thanks again Alex and Mark!


  • Review Submitted: 28-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim! I can't tell you how much it means to both Mark and I to know what a great time a family has had at our place! You guys were great and super respectful of our place. Good luck with the bunk bed situation! :)
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Kennesaw, GA

Great family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Owners where wonderful from the start! Great customer service leading up to the stay, then again when we arrived. Took the time to show us everything, makes sure we didn't have any questions. House was wonderful, accommodated the entire family at night plus more during the day for a family gathering place at the beach. Definitely one of the best vacations our family has ever had! The use of the bikes, and water gear just made everything easier on us. we didn't have to want for much. Can't wait to get back!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona

Super Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our week in Newport and cannot wait to go back. The cottage was great for our family of four and the location was perfect. We biked to the Pier, walked 2 minutes to the beach every day, and visited the park within walking distance. The cottage was clean and well maintained. The owner's were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to coming back next year! Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, Utah, usa

Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was wonderful and the beach was so close!!! Everything was clean and the house was darling!!! The neighbors were so kind and friendly. We will definitely be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2013
  • Date of Stay: March 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
SNA John Wayne in Santa Ana-15 miles by car
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rudy's Pub and Grill
Nearest Ferry
2.7 Miles
The Balboa Ferry will take you to Balboa Island
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Pelican Hill Golf Resort
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Amtrak Barranca in Irvine
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway: Fantastic scenic drive!
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Alley Restaurant and Bar
Nearest Ski
98 Miles
Lake Arrowhead Big Bear
Nearest Beach
Just 8 houses away from the beach!
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Relax at the beach!!!!!!!.

* Surf/Boogie Board.

* Enjoy the Restaurants.

* Bike ride to Balboa Island.

* Visti the Fun Zone.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Bike ride to Balboa Island.

* Huntington Beach street fairs.

* Scenic rides along the beautiful coast line.

* Visit the Wedge.

* Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Balboa Island and the Fun Zone.

* Catalina Island.

* Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve.

* Davey's Locker Sportfishing.

* Play at the Beach!.

Water activities are the best part of Newport! Surfing, swimming, kayaking, body surfing, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, and doing boat rentals are a must! You can also do stand up paddle boarding around the harbor or go whale watching for a few hours and check out the dolphins and sea lions. You can then go biking around Newport and check out the Fun Zone with your kids and take the bikes on the Ferry across to the Balboa Island. You can also ride your bikes down to the Wedge and check out the killer waves and the experienced body surfers that take on the waves. The basketball courts across the street are great and so are the public tennis courts on 62nd street. You can take leisure walks on the beach or the parks. When you want a rest from the outdoors shopping in South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island is a must! If you can fit it in a day trip to Catalina Island is amazing! And of course for the little ones and the young ones at heart Disneyland and Knots Berry Farm are about 1/2 hour away. End your days by dining in one of the many great restaurants Newport has to offer. The Crab Cooker and Mama Di's are fantastic!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Balboa Peninsula, Orange County

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
30 Jun 2018 - 22 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 23-27
23 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid Aug to Late Aug
11 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day Wknd
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Sep 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Nov/Dec except Holidays
26 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
2 Jan 2019 - 17 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Martin Luther King's Day
18 Jan 2019 - 20 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
21 Jan 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Presidents' Weekend
15 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Feb 2019 - 23 May 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Weekend
24 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £76.27
Refundable Damage Deposit £381.35

Nightly Rate: $175-$250

Weekly Rate: $1400 - $1750

Monthly Rate: $2800 - $3500

* $1400 wk June (Sat to Sat)
* $1400-$1750 wk July-Aug (Sat to Sat)
* $1400 wk Sept-Dec or $195-$250nt 3 nt min
* $1750 wk Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break
* 10% city occupancytax
* Cleaning fee $100
* Security Deposit $500.00

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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