Casa de Balboa is a Luxury Five Star Newport Beach vacation rentals property. If this is the first time renting a vacation home..don't fret. Our guests are used to the finest accommodations. Ssshhh! Our location is a well kept secret! Unique and Caribbean like are several descriptions we have heard. Casa de Balboa your vacation home year round! Mi Casa es su Casa!
Have the BEST of both..the beautiful Newport Bay AND the Ocean!!
Casa de Balboa is located on Balboa Peninsula with ferry service to Balboa Island. The peninsula is primarily divided by one road, Balboa Boulevard, with a short block on either side with the ocean or bay.... You can see the lifeguard stands from both the bay and ocean beaches as well as the boardwalk from our ideal quiet family location.
Casa de Balboa consists of two buildings, Hibiscus, and Camelia on two side by side 45 and 50 foot lots.. totaling 95 feet of bay front. Each lot is nearly twice the width of a typical beach lot!! This affords a better interior flow (no bowling alley feel) and an unusually large amount of private outdoor space for each Casa.
Why vacation with another family unless it's your own?
The Casas are PRIVATE to one another. Entrances for each Casa are on opposite sides of the building. The large upper decks cover the first floor courtyards. You won't have fellow vacationers staring down at OR up at you!!
Views! Views! Views! Unlike many oceanfront properties (no view due to the width of the beach) you have amazing views day and night from each Casa indoors or out! Often times it's easier to put your toes in the ocean water from our location (even though we are bay beachfront) than from many oceanfront homes...due to navigating the width of the ocean beach!!
We have a premium location across from a beautiful large bay beach (Mother's Beach) which is reverse L shaped. We are located on the bottom part of the L jutting into the bay with views across Newport Bay of Fashion Island and Newport Coast. The view is particularly lovely at night with city and bay lights.
Watch the boats pass by from the comfort of your master bedroom, living room - and, of course, from your large private deck (furnished with the finest Kingsley Bate deep seat lounging cushioned furniture). The deck also affords front-row seating for the Fourth of July Boat Parade and the world-famous Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade.
In addition to our bay front location, the property is just one short block from the ocean boardwalk and pier. And it's within walking distance of many restaurants offering a variety of fare. Enjoy Mexican cuisine, seafood (including the famous Crab Cooker two blocks away), Italian, Sushi, and several fine dining restaurants such as Ocean Front and Arches at their two new locations. Great Mexican fare can be found at El Ranchito. There are many fine seafood restaurants as well.
Casa 231 is a recently remodeled, gorgeously decorated, ground-level, two-bedroom/two-bath duplex. The great room, dining room, and fully-appointed kitchen (including a professional stainless steel DCS range) are perfect for family entertaining. The property is 50 feet wide - affording rather large front (covered front) and rear courtyards. The front faces the bay beach (30ft away!) and has comfortable dining furniture. The french doors in both bedrooms open to the rear courtyard with lush plantings.
This home was recently extensively renovated. The floors, including the master bedroom floor, are lovely maple hardwood plank hand distressed and scraped.. The living room has a lovely sea grass rug atop the wood.
The kitchen has beautiful custom cabinets and granite counters. The decor is upscale beachy with a British Colonial/Tommy Bahama feel with slip-covered furniture and beautiful artwork. It's painted in a soothing neutral palette - designed to enhance the lovely water view.
All bedrooms are efficient, with built-ins in the closets. To add more of a Caribbean feel, the window coverings are lined Bamboo Roman shades. The master bedroom and the great room have sliding doors (and French doors great room) to the front deck with the best views in Newport Beach of the water, beach, islands, Fashion Island, and the mountain!
There are two new bathrooms beautifully done in limestone. One is private to the master bedroom.
Walk or bike to Balboa Island, Lido, and the Fun Center, located near the Pavilion. There are numerous places to rent bikes within a couple of blocks.
Bring your fishing poles! There is a small bay dock two doors away for fishing and loading/unloading of boat passengers. There are electric and motor boats for rent at the Pavilion and also at Lido Village. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent two blocks away next to the tot lot park with swings, slide, and jungle gym. Don't forget your tennis rackets too! Free Courts are next to the park.Read more
Overall rating:5.0 / 5.0based on 39 reviews and 4 properties
Lux Newport Beachfront Rental Casa de Balboa 231 Newport Beach, California
Additional Location Information
Casa de Balboa is perfectly located (shops and restaurants are
and close by..no need to drive) in a quiet family area with the best
in Newport Beach.
We front a rather large reverse L shaped bay beach and are located on
bottom part of the L jutting into the bay. There are three properties.
own two side by side. There is a skinny little street that services the
properties that ends with a small dock for fishing and picking
off boat passengers. The water and sand are 30 feet away! Many guests
moniter their sleeping infant while sunning on the shore!
If standing in front you can see both bay and ocean lifeguard stands.
ocean water is the closest to the boardwalk where we are located and is
accessed using the crosswalk.
Our lots are not typical beach lots. They are on 45 and 50
foot wide lots (most lots are 25 or 30 feet wide) so you don't have
"bowling alley" feel..in addition it gives you significantly more
space with front bay/beach facing courtyards and rear courtyards for
two bedrooms and large decks for our three bedrooms.
As we are situated on a turning basin all the sight-seeing boats,
boats, sailboat races, and boat parades (4th of July, and the famous
right in front! There are the most spectacular views day and night of
harbor, the islands, Newport Coast,
Fashion Island, and the mountains on a clear day.
For those with children, weekly summer programs are held at our beach,
as sailing, sailing/tennis combo, kayak, and swimming (Newport Beach
won water quality control awards. Our beach is tested each week).
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront
Last updated on September 07, 2014
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Left on 05/31/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | Brandon
We had an absolutely wonderful stay in unit #231, the condo was immaculate, and we felt like we were at home. Very well appointed with everything we needed to enjoy the beach with our teenage daughter and grandson. Pam was great, she took care of the patio heater (last minute) for us, and we were able to enjoy a family BBQ out on the patio.
We were actually so impressed with the service and the unit that we attempted to extend our mini vacation, unfortunately the unit was booked (no big surprise to me). All I can say is, book now, and stay as long as you can, you can't go wrong! Perfect location, peaceful, awesome views of the harbor, boats, and a very nice semi-private beach to enjoy a good book and watch your kids play in the sand.
We will definitely be back!
Left on 04/21/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | Happy Camper
Our family absolutely loved this place. It is the best beach home we have ever rented! It has beautiful views of the harbor and the boats going by. You can even watch the children playing on the beach while you sit in the patio. It is very spacious and the gourmet kitchen is well stocked. It is beautifully decorated and has everything you could need! We would recommend this place to everyone!
What a beautiful place!!!"
Left on 09/08/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Vicky
My family and I stayed at Casa De Balboa 231 and had a wonderful time. The location is perfect, right next to the peaceful, calm bay and bay beach and a block and 1/2 from the ocean and wide beach. Both the beaches were relitively uncrowded for the last week of the summer. The unit was exactly as presented in their description and as presented in their pictures. The property was very very clean and I have no idea how they maintain it so well with it being so close to the water. I would recommend the property to all my friends and relatives. There were fun activities and great restaurants within easy walking distance. We enjoyed the Crab Cooker and Charlie's Chili. The owner answered all our questions and was very helpful with everything. We will joyfully return, hopefully, again and again.
Amazing Place to Stay
Left on 08/08/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Family
Really, I am not kidding, staying at Casa de Balboa allowed my family to have the best vacation ever! My husband, daughter, niece and I stayed at Casa de Balboa 231 for a week. The place was amazing. Located right across
the street from the harbor, and just 1 and 1/2 blocks from the ocean, we could not have asked for a better location. The house was beautifully decorated and super comfortable. I am a fan of cooking, and having the opportunity to cook in the gourmet kitchen was such a treat. I cooked dinner 6 out of the 7 nights. We did go out for one dinner and a couple of lunches. We were able to walk to every restaurant. We went with Pam's recommendations, and we were not disappointed. Most of our days we spent at the beach. Being so close we
did not have to worry about packing a car or finding a parking spot, it was such a quick walk my daughter did not complain once. We also spent one day at Knott's Berry Farm musement park. It was only about a 30 minute drive, so super convenient. I asked my husband if he would have changed anything about the trip, and his response was "no way, you done good with this one!" High praise! We will certainly be returning next year, if we can wait that long.
Left on 06/10/2010 for a stay in June 2009 | McBride
This is the best vacation home we have ever stayed in, it has top of the line luxury everything! You will feel like you are at your own private resort! We have stayed in two of the different Casa's and loved our experiences, you have your own private beach across the street and the ocean is just a short walk away. You will love this place!
Wow! What a vacation!
Left on 06/06/2010 for a stay in August 2008 | Becky Torrez
Casa de Balboa is a fabulous destination. We come down with our extended family and rent out three units. The accomodations could not be better. It will exceed all of your expectations.
Tom and Earlene
Left on 06/01/2010 for a stay in August 2009 | Tom and Earlene
Casa #231 is the ultimate in a 5* property & location. With all upscale furnishings and decorations. We are looking forward to our 3rd august vacation in 2010. We love everything about our vacation home. Thanks Pam for everything, you are the best.
Tom and Earlene
Los Altos, CA
We love Casa de Balboa
Left on 06/01/2010 for a stay in June 2008 | Hilary
We had such a great time at Casa de Balboa. The place is really nice inside. We loved eating outside on the porch. It was fun being right across the street from the bay. My kids played there a ton. It was an easy walk across the street to the beach. Great place for families
This is my favorite vacation.
Left on 05/31/2010 for a stay in July 2008 | Kelly Maxwell
We came with my 90 year old grandmother and some extended family. Our stay was more than we hoped for and my grandmother was thrilled. Thank you so much for a wonderful time.
Truly relaxing and enjoyable!
Left on 05/31/2010 for a stay in July 2009 | Susan Perry
Thank you, Pam and Mark. As always, we had a wonderful time. The condo was as beautiful as ever and we loved watching the boats go by. Sophie especially enjoyed playing in the bay. Hope to see you next summer.
The best time ever
Left on 05/30/2010 for a stay in May 2008 | Julie Braico
My family will always remember our stay at this New Port Beach House. We hope to some day stay again!
Amazing house and views
Left on 05/30/2010 for a stay in May 2007 | Maury Family
We stayed many times and enjoyed the beautiful interior and views. The owners were very welcoming too!
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