The Balboa Gem presents a beautiful turnkey property located within the first block of Newport Beach. Prepare to be charmed and impressed upon reaching the top of the stairs that lead to this finely-appointed upper unit. A December 2011 remodel has created a cozy and upscale beach villa where guests can relax and escape the pressures of the day-to-day world. Balboa Gem is ideally located on the Balboa Peninsula less than a block from the sands of Newport Beach. This upper-floor unit(a back unit) is a quiet haven boasting 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, easily accommodating up to 6 guests. Both bedrooms feature a queen-sized bed with luxury linens, while a leather sofa sleeper is included in the living room. Each bedroom has a flat screen TV, ample closet space, contemporary furniture, black-out shades and a ceiling fan. The luxurious bathroom has a large tub/shower combo, Black Galaxy granite counter tops, plenty of cabinet space and fluffy towels for a spa-like experience. A gourmet chef’s kitchen includes every amenity necessary to create special meals - or a quick breakfast or sandwich. Brand new high-end stainless steel appliances compliment Italian granite counter tops, while finely-detailed cabinetry and a Kholer sink/faucet complete the upscale look. A four-seat dining table is situated in the dining area and provides a lovely spot for relaxing. Special touches abound in the details, such as leaded glass accents in the front door, modern light fixtures, crown moldings, sleek window coverings and contemporary artwork & decor. The Balboa Gem features beautiful stone flooring throughout and custom stone baseboard treatments. Accent rugs add warmth to each room and help anchor the comfortable living space where a flat screen TV/DVD is provided, as well as a ceiling fan to circulate fresh ocean breezes. A spacious rooftop deck provides an additional dining and relaxing area with a 4-seat patio set, gas barbecue and potted plants. A shared laundry area with full-size washer and dryer is included, as well as parking for one car in the garage below. Storage space is available in the garage as well as use of the provided beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels. Short-term parking for a second car is available directly in front of the garage and is a terrific asset in a busy beach community like Balboa. An outdoor hot and cold shower is located on the east side of the property for post-beach rinse offs.
When it comes to a relaxing beach vacation, the Balboa Beach Gem has it all – unbeatable value, stylish 4-star accommodations, budget-friendly rates, and a fantastic location. Guests will feel right at home in this cozy beach villa and will want to return year after year to enjoy the charms and fun of Newport Beach....Read more
Left on 05/23/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed May 23, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
When our family arrived at this beach Villa we were so elated to see a great upscale property with new furnishings with comfortable bedding and a newer kitchen with great stainless steel appliances. Our family not only enjoyed the property but the property was fully stocked up with various beach accessories and house hold items. On top of that we received outstanding host services during our stay. We had a great time at the villa with fond memories and we looking forward to visiting your properties in the future.
Left on 04/01/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 1, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Me & My family stayed here in February. This rental was awesome, so worth the money. It was put together really nicely, we were surprised, now we feel so spoiled, we wouldn't like any rental less than the standard of this rental at this affordable rent. Kids loved running down to the beach, didn't have to drive them to the beach. This place was absolutely quiet, it was not like what the previous guest reviewed, we were told by the Property Manager that the young tenants next door all moved out. Loved the location of this rental, so central to the grocery, restaurants, bars and the beach. We enjoyed riding our bikes on the boardwalk. The rental was equipped with everything we would need for our vacation, the kitchen was stocked with everything, all linens, towels and beach towels were provided, can't ask for anything better.We do come out every year to California, definitely would not be looking for another rental. Property Manager's service was excellent.
Glad everyone had fun! Hope to see you guys again.
“What a Gem!”
Left on 07/04/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | jmweb20Reviewed Jul 4, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
Our stay in Newport at the Balboa Gem was great! The accommodations in this 2 bedroom unit were fantastic. We loved how modernized it was. The updated appliances and furnishings allowed us to cook away from home with ease and relax in comfort after a great day at the beach.
Construction taking place in other units blocked the alley-way on a couple of days presenting only minor inconveniences of accessibility. Parking in Newport is always tough. Be sure to prepare any guests you have for this reality :)
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | MReviewed May 25, 2012Stayed Mar 2012
The place was very well renovated its location was the best, a few houses from the beach with only one quiet street between to get to the beach. when we traveled, the temperature dropped to around 60s during the day so it was cold at night (in march); the place even had a heater. supermarket and restaurants are in a walking distance away and seperate garage to park up to two cars. Also, the BBQ on the deck was very useful.
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