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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 225 is a remodeled, gorgeously decorated, second-level, three-bedroom/two-bath duplex. The great room, dining room, and fully-appointed kitchen (including a professional stainless steel Viking range) are perfect for family entertaining. The property is 45 feet wide - affording a rather large lengthy travertine covered deck across the width of the property with Kingsley Bate Teak Lounging furniture (big comfy cushions), bar table, and stools.
This home was recently extensively renovated. The floors, including the master bedroom floor, are lovely maple hardwood. 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 all 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 is sleeping for 6 in beds and we can provide a queen air mattress double height auto inflate deflate when reserving 8 guests.
There are two bathrooms beautifully done in travertine. 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.
The property is well maintained and always super clean.
Bring your fishing poles! The main pier is a couple of blocks away for fishing. There are electric and motor boats for rent around the corner and at the Pavilion and Lido Village. Kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent right around the corner as well.
From the moment you walk through the dutch door you will feel at home and a little pampered at the beach!
To make it the perfect vacation all Casa's have wireless hi-speed Internet, cotton sheets, spa towels, beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas, blow dryers, washer/dryers, Weber gas bbq grills, commercial outdoor heaters and a portable air conditioner (if needed off season). All you need is your food and drink!
Parking is not an issue each Casa has a one car garage. There is plenty of parking both metered (pay station) and non-metered close by.
Lux Newport Beachfront Rental Casa de Balboa 225 Newport Beach, California
Additional Location Information
Casa de Balboa is perfectly located (shops and restaurants are plentiful and close by..no need to drive) in a quiet family area with the best views
in Newport Beach.
We front a rather large reverse L shaped bay beach and are located on the bottom part of the L jutting into the bay. There are three properties. We 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 up/dropping off boat passengers. The water and sand are 30 feet away! Many guests monitor their sleeping infant while sunning on the shore!
If standing in front you can see both bay and ocean lifeguard stands. The 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 that "bowling alley" feel..in addition it gives you significantly more outdoor space with front bay/beach facing courtyards and rear courtyards for our two bedrooms and large decks for our three bedrooms.
As we are situated on a turning basin all the sight-seeing boats, wedding
boats, sailboat races, and boat parades (4th of July, and the famous Christmas) turn right in front! There are the most spectacular views day and night of the 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,
such as sailing, sailing/tennis combo, kayak, and swimming (Newport Beach has won water quality control awards. Our beach is tested each week).
“Lovely condo with fabulous view and excellent location!”
Left on 08/21/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | EPAL296Reviewed Aug 21, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
Casa de Balboa 225 is a beautiful unit. It is tastefully decorated, very clean, and the kitchen is well thought out. Greg was extremely helpful.
The balcony/ patio is what really makes this place. The view is fabulous and there is BBQ and nice patio furniture.
The location is great too! There is a beach across the street that is very calm. If you want waves, the ocean is just 2 blocks away. You can also walk to many restaurants and shops which are very close by. Furthermore you can rent bikes, paddle boards and electric boats within in a couple blocks... so fun!!!
We had a great stay for 2 weeks. We highly recommend this unit.
“5 Star 3 bedroom condo ultimate experience and location!”
Left on 05/20/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Packer FanReviewed May 20, 2013Stayed May 2013
We rented unit 225 at casa de balboa in New Port Beach. It was high end and very clean. There were many fine touches that you usually don't find in vacation rentals. Right down to the fresh high quality bedding, towels, eating utensils and household supplies, beach chairs etc. This is definitely a rental for those who appreciate quality. It is a perfect location...just steps from harbor, ocean and pier. Quiet and Great view!
Left on 01/26/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 26, 2013Stayed Oct 2012
We travel extensively and this is one of the nicest properties we have ever encountered. The location and layout are perfect and everything you need us at your fingertips. The owner Pam is very attentive to your every need before and during the stay.
We will definitely return!
Left on 11/12/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | dcogirlReviewed Nov 12, 2012Stayed Nov 2012
This was a perfect location for our family get together. We rented cruiser bikes for the week to get around. It was nice to have a car for grocery shopping and restaurants that were further away, but not necessary. The balcony was a lovely spot to hang out with a beautiful view. The bay beach is very accessible and never crowded. The condo was just as advertised. Everything was perfectly clean and quite attractive. The ocean beach is just two blocks away. We kayaked in the back bay and highly recommend it. Casa 225 was a wonderful base for a relaxing and fun vacation. There is a steep staircase to Casa 225 so would not be good for anyone with mobility issues. The first floor units would, however, be fine.
Left on 06/04/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | BevReviewed Jun 4, 2012Stayed May 2012
We had a great time and were so comfortable the days we spent at Casa de Balboa -Unit 225. It was just as we saw online, clean and beautiful. The view was wonderful and location so near the water that we could watch the grandkids play in the sand and water from the balcony. Everything we needed was provided. Thanks to Pam for checking to ensure that everything was okay and ensuring our stay was good.
Left on 04/28/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | expert vacationerReviewed Apr 28, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Casa de Balboa. The home has beautiful views, is immaculate, well-appointed and is in a terrific location. It's easy to check in and check out and the owner, Pam, is very responsive. This is one of our favorite spots. It's pricey, but worth it.
Left on 04/27/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 27, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
What a lovely place!! It was the perfect location and the facilities provided are definitely 5 star!! It was good to be able to walk everywhere and with such a choice of restaurants and things to do with the kids it was a good choice of location. I will definitely stay here again, 30 minutes and you are in Disney, 1hr 30, you are in Universal or downtown San Diego, the beaches are amazing, although it was only my daughter who ventured into the cold april sea!! Thank you Pam, it was everything you said it would be!! The Bensusans from London UK
Left on 01/03/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | AnnReviewed Jan 3, 2011Stayed Dec 2010
My family and I just returned from a week at Casa De Balboa, unit 225 and overall we had a great time. The weather was a bit on the cooler side so we were unable to utilize the beach as much as we had hoped. The unit is just as it appears in the photos, sparkling clean, comfortable, beach accents and quality all the way! Having the stacked washer and dryer in the unit made for easy tidy with two boys. The kitchen is well appointed and has everything you need to cook and entertain. I especially enjoyed the cul-de-sac as I was never worried about traffic or noise. The location is ideal and a short walk to great restaurants, the pier and more! At Pam's recommendation we called Pirate Boat Rental for a Duffy Boat rental and it was one of the highlights of our stay. So easy, they brought the boat right to us! We look forward to returning to Casa De Balboa. We talked of how great it would be to have a family reunion since the units are all together and very roomy and comfortable. Keep up the great work Pam :-).
Left on 09/09/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | BearReviewed Sep 9, 2010Stayed Sep 2010
Review Rating : 5/5
Review Title : 1085207 - "Labor Day Stay"
"Great views from 2nd floor deck to the water and yachts.
Great view from inside living room to water and yachts.
Across dead end street to water and quiet beach.
Only 2 blocks to ocean side beach with lots of space and waves.
Well furnished with all essential needs. Beach chairs and umbrellas, although not needed by us, is great for those flying in.
Barbeque is perfect for nights not eating out. Heat lamps also a plus on deck for cool evenings.
Left on 05/12/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 12, 2010Stayed Apr 2010
We loved our stay at Casa de Balboa. The views are
terrific and the homeowner's attention to detail is
impressive. From the beautifully appointed kitchen to
the great finishes and amenities in the rest of the
house, everything is top-notch.
Left on 05/12/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 12, 2010Stayed Mar 2010
We stay at Newport Beach one or two weeks a year and frequently rent direct from
owners. Casa de Balboa is far above all other rentals we have ever stayed at. The
amenities are 5-star, luxury bed linens, awesome pillowtop mattresses, top of the line
kitchen appliances and cookware (didn't use them much, we were on vacation, you
know). The veranda was awesome, we spent each morning having breakfast on the
balcony and ended the day watching reflections of the sun setting and the city lights
coming on. The owners were very responsive to any questions, and all emails were
answered within an hour. We will definitely stay at this location again...book soon,
because the secret is out--Casa de Balboa is probably the most excellent vacation
home you will find on the peninsula! Enjoy!
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