Just a 30 second walk and you are on the beach! Our cute cottage has just been completely remodeled. The spacious open floor plan is light and bright with new wood floors. There are three bedrooms in the main house with one large bath. The bathroom is entirely new with honed black granite counters, carrara marble floors and cute subway tile in the shower/tub. Everyone loves the pocket door with the chalkboard inset on the bathroom door. We provide plenty of chalk and the kids love to sit and draw. It's also quite handy for family messages! The entire kitchen has been replaced with all new stainless appliances (including a dishwasher). Granite counter tops, all new cookware, dishware, utensils and necessities you will need to cook for a large family. A moveable center island provides additional counter space. In addition, the lfreestanding cabinet allows for extra food storage space.
The large table off the kitchen seats 6-8 and has two leaves to accomodate 10 comfortably. Perfect for entertaining and playing family games!
The comfortable living room has two new couches facing the new 47" HD flatscreen TV. Perfect for relaxing after a long day in the sun. One of the couches opens into a sleeper for two people. The coffee table holds cards & games for the family. Additional games and storage are found in the built-in TV area. Time-Warner Cable with over 120 channels and free WI-FI is included. The password is provide upon check-in and is strong & easy to connect to.
Just off the living room are the two front bedrooms. The first bedroom has a full bed with a large armoire for storage. The two windows are original but have been repaired and lock securely. The provide a beautiful, cottage feeling especially with the wainscotting along the walls. All the bedding is new and provided upon your stay at no additional charge.
The second bedroom is a kids favorite! There are two sets of cozy, cheerful bunkbeds. Storage is provided under the beds and a small cabinet. We have found kids of all ages from our 4 year old nephews to our teenage children all want to share the bunkbed room!
The back master bedroom is spacious with a kingsize bed and a brand new pillowtop mattress. The armoire holds a new 27" HD TV and provides hanging storage space. The eight dresser drawer has additional space for storage needs. In addition, there is a small daybed that can be used as a sitting area or a small child could sleep there. We also provide a queen size air mattress under the bed if you had additional small children that like to stay in the same room.
Overall, the front house sleeps 10 comfortable - add in the air mattress and you can fit twelve! We have a large family and are always happy when we can accomodate extra kids!
There is a separate back house that has one bedroom ( new full-size pillowtop mattress) with a seperate living area.The living area has a fold down couch (a bit like a futon) with a 50" flat screen with cable and internet. There is a small kitchenette with a sink, microwave and coffee maker. Because this was a part of the original 1912 house it is a little quirky! You will find the ceiling a little low (just under 8') and angles a bit off. Original woodwork in the bedroom just adds to the charm. The floors are all wood and the bathroom has been completely remodeled with a cute subway tile shower. Lots of windows keep the house bright.
There is a large private yard between the front and back house. We'll be adding picnic tables and umbrellas in the next couple weeks - perfect for summer barbeques on the grill. There is a gas grill on the front patio and a large charcoal grill in the back.
The yard is perfect for storage of your surfboards, wetsuits, bikes, etc.. There is an outdoor shower to rinse off (hot & cold). Storage hooks are provided for towels or wetsuits etc. We provide 4 beach cruisers for you, 6 beach chairs, 10 beach towels and 3 boogie boards (one is a child size). We only ask that you keep them locked up and safetly put away when not in use!
There is a small garage and driveway. When the garage is empty (bikes need to be moved to inside patio) two cars can park tandem when the doors are left open. It is a tight space but when pulled in carefully, we have fit our Tahoe in the garage. If possible, a smaller car is easier!
We are local to the area and will be happy to answer any questions or help to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Tax rate 10% of rent tax rate
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Cleaning fee $175 per stay
Damage Deposit $200 per stay
In addition to the above cleaning fee and deposit, we are required to charge a 10% City Occupany Tax...Read more
Quaint Remodeled Cottage - 3 Houses To The Sand! Newport Beach, California
Additional Location Information
Just three houses from the beach on the first block. There are no major streets to cross although in the summer the sides streets can get busy. Our home is in a nice area of the peninsula. Close to the pier and local attractions. There is plenty of entertainment even beyond the beach!
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Warm winter getaways, Waterfront
Nearest airport: John Wayne Airport (SNA); Los Angeles (LAX); Long Beach (LGB), 8.02 miles Nearest train station: Amtrak station - Santa Ana or Irvine, 14.98 miles Car is recommended
Last updated on March 26, 2015
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"Spacious, Cozy, Charming Beach Cottage - THIS IS THE ONE!!!"
Left on 01/10/2015 for a stay in April 2014 | Elizabeth CReviewed Jan 10, 2015Stayed Apr 2014
From the moment, we (6 adults/2 kids) stepped foot into this beauttiful and adorable beach cottage we knew he had hit the jackpot!!! We had a ten year old and a 1 week old baby with us and were relieved to find that the layout was surprisingly spacious especially with all the baby items we had to bring! I also have to add that the decor is beyond charming/cozy and you immediately feel comfortable and "at home". You can tell the owners, Mike and Amy, have a goal of giving their guests the best beach experience bc the house is FULLY equipped with everything you need from the outside shower (AWESOME!), washer/dryer, top of the line appliances, beach toys, towels, chairs, frisbees, you name it and they have it there for you! If you are looking to stay in the Newport Beach area....this is the beach cottage you have been looking for!!!! We can hardly wait to stay there again:)
Left on 09/09/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | Sara GReviewed Sep 9, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
Amy really has thought of everything for this beautiful beach house! We stayed for my husbands 30th birthday, and had family over to help us celebrate. Everyone (including my husband and I) were blown away by how much this house had to offer. The decor of the house is adorable, and everything is so comfortable it really feels like home. Parking was the only main issue, but we just moved cars to street parking to make room for other people as they came. Would definitely recommend this home to anyone, especially renters with children, as the outdoor shower was a huge hit, even with my two year old! Thanks Amy for everything!!!
Left on 01/16/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jan 16, 2014Stayed Dec 2013
Dear amy and Mike,
your house was wonderful for us! On a great spot (so close to the beach) and very comfortable, we enjoyed it a lot. It is furnished with care and you can feel that in every detail. Well-equipped from bikes & frisbees to coffee-machines & everything to bake a cake = we felt like at home. The next time we come to Newport Beach, we definitely want to stay at this house again.
Left on 11/13/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | DeniseReviewed Nov 13, 2013Stayed Oct 2013
My family of 7 stayed in October when visiting from Ireland. The house is exactly as it looks in the pictures and spotlessly clean. It's modern yet still has a homely feel and lots of shells and pieces of furniture which really give the place character. The house is equipped with everything you could need or want- the Mansers really have thought of everything! The location is great, literally a few steps to the beach and only a very short walk to Newport Pier. Amy was a pleasure to deal with and made the whole process really easy. Our deposit was also returned promptly following our stay. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this house to anyone looking to stay in the Newport area.
Left on 07/22/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | The Thomas FamilyReviewed Jul 22, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We stayed at this little "beach retreat" the week after the 4th of July and had an wonderful time. The charm of the home and the fact that no detail was overlooked, made this house the perfect getaway. We had family and friends that stayed with us throughout the week and everyone loved it! There is plenty of room for the whole family, just a few short steps from the sand, and all the amenities a person could ask for from a 4 star hotel! We also made good use of the kitchen and surprised my mom for her 60th birthday! The owners are a pleasure to work with and made the whole process very smooth. We definitely look forward to staying here again soon. Thank you so much! Read more
Thank you for staying in our home. We love to hear when our guests enjoy their stay! I'm glad it worked well for your mom's 60th B-day!
Hope to see you again,
"Great time at amy and Mikes house"
Left on 07/22/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | wonderful placeReviewed Jul 22, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
The house was everything as listed plenty of room for 12 of us and all the amenities of home. Will stay there again perfect for families with or without kids just a wonderful time. Thanks amy and Mike!
Thank you for your recent stay at our home over the 4th of July! We appreciate your taking care of it over the busiest time of the year!!!
Hope to see you again in the future!
Amy & Mike
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Wonderful family week"
Left on 07/06/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 6, 2013Stayed Jun 2013
We have recently returned from our family's third annual "beach week" in Newport Beach. This was our first year renting this cute house, but I hope it will not be our last. The owners have seen to it that everything needed is at your disposal. Unlike earlier reviewers, our family of 11 ate most meals at "home" and found the kitchen up to the challenge. The proximity to the beach was great, even with small children the walk was quick and easy. Loved the outdoor shower when we returned with little ones. We made good use of the available beach cruisers, and the laundry facilities--we truly made ourselves at home away from home. In the past I have needed to rent linens to accommodate our stay at the beach-here the linens are included and of good quality. The back unit was wonderful for my husband and I to use and give the kids and grandkids the house once we were ready for some quiet time to ourselves. Thanks for making our stay in your home so pleasant.
Left on 06/03/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 3, 2013Stayed May 2013
We had the pleasure of renting this adorable house for 8 days in May 2013. Amy was such a pleasure to work with and really went above & beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. We were celebrating my 40th birthday and had about 20 people over for the party. Amy was so thoughtful and even brought over extra tables & chairs, serving platters & an Ez-up tent for our beach party. The house was immaculate. Beds were comfortable, lots of toys for our kids which ranged from 1-9 years old. The weekend of the party we had 8 adults and 6 kids stay at the house and we were more than comfortable.
We usually rent homes right on the sand, but we really didn't mind the fact that we had to walk about 100 feet to the beach. This house was so adorable and so close to everything it was just perfect. Our kids also loved the fact that there were a couple of very nice parks within walking distance. The 4 beach cruisers that were provided were very nice too. The outdoor shower with hot water was so convenient with the kids. Every day after the beach we would just shower the sand off them outside, wash their hair and bath time was done! We only cooked one night even though the kitchen was beautiful & there was not one, but two barbecues to use. Amy provided an awesome book with menus from all of the nearby restaurants (which are all fabulous). So we pretty much ordered in every night...didn't want to leave our beautiful home!
I can't say enough good things about our experience. The home and the owners are absolutely great! Kids are already asking when we get to go back! We will definitely be back next year! Thanks Mike & Amy for making our vacation perfect!
Left on 06/01/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | LanaReviewed Jun 1, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
After days of research on many websites, I found the perfect beach cottage for our family to enjoy. Amy has thought of every possible detail to make for a fantastic vacation. Not only is the interior design right out of a magazine, the cottage is stocked with fun games, beach bikes, beach towels, toys for the kids, and a pocket door chalkboard to draw on. I can't say enough to express my gratitude to amy for her help and kindness during the whole experience from booking to suggestions of activities to checkout. We will definitely book another stay asap! :)
Left on 05/20/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Michelle kneafseyReviewed May 20, 2013Stayed May 2013
My husband and I stayed here with our 3 year old daughter and a couple of family members. The house is so clean and beautifully presented. It has everything you could possibly need from beach chairs to tuppawear! There are also lots of games and toys for children and adults. The location is amazing, just a 30 second walk to the beach which is great when you are carrying lots to and from the beach. The BBQ is fantastic, but there are so many restaurants and food places nearby. The pier is a 15 minute walk or you can cycle on the beach cruisers which they have at the house. The stretch of beach by the house is great because is does not get too busy, the nearer you get to the pier, the busier it is because they have public parking.
Newport is an amazing place. Everyone is super friendly and the people there live a great life! People are out in the morning walking their dogs, out with kids, running on the beach!
Newport has plenty of shops - Fashion Island mall is only 5 minutes from the house. Laguna beach is a 10 minute drive and has great places to eat and to see. Disneyland is a 20 minute drive. Huntington Beach is 10 minutes north. We drove from Las Vegas and it took about 4.5 hours. Driving to lax can take an hour depending on the traffic (which is crazy the closer you get to Los angeles.
I cannot fault the house or the owners. We will be coming back for sure.
Left on 04/24/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 24, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
My family and extended family all stayed together at this gorgeous Newport beach home. We had a total of 6 adults and 5 kids staying and this house couldn't have been more perfect! We all fit very comfortably. And thanks to the guest cottage in the back my Parents were able to stay there undisturbed from kids. The property has enough room for the kids to run around and play inside as well as room for outside play. There were games and toys for the kids, fluffy white towels, clean new comfortable linens, down comforters, even little clip on bedside lights in every nightstand for when you're reading. Every last detail was thought of! Amy was gracious enough to accommodate my baby's needs with a high chair and baby locks. The house is in immaculate condition- obviously well loved and taken care of. The location is fantastic! In a quiet neighborhood with 2 different parks within walking distance. Also shopping, restaurants, bars, ect. Within walking distance. We spent our days walking (very short walk) to the beach, afternoons biking (love the included beach cruisers!), and evenings on the outdoor patio bbqing. it truly was one of best beach vacations my family has had- we all left wishinf we could stay longer but full of amazing memories. thank you amy for all of your hospitality, we cannot wait to stay again!
"Updated, clean, comfortable stay near the beach, shops and dinin"
Left on 04/01/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Apr 1, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
We stayed here for 4 nights and had such a great time we didn't want to leave. The house couldn't be more perfect. Everything is new and clean. It looks like something out of a Pottery Barn catalog. The beach is steps away. The grocery store is a very short walk. The beds are really comfortable. I loved having TVs, cable and wifi throughout the house. The owners thought of everything. You really feel at home here. I highly recommend this rental. I can't wait to go back! Thanks amy :)
Left on 03/30/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 30, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
Just got back from staying here and it was such a great experience! The house was in a perfect location and it had everything we needed. It was so close to the beach that we could come back to the house at anytime. It was also close to the pier (about a 5 minute bike ride). The house is very modern and perfectly put together. One of our favorite parts was the chalk board door where we would leave little notes to each other. All of the beds were so comfortable and there was no need for us to bring extra blankets and towels.We got a good use out of their BBQ grills and after a long day at the beach, we loved coming home and playing board games. The owner, Amy, was great at making sure all of our needs were met. Check in and check out was the easiest process I have done. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to everyone.
Left on 03/16/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 16, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
This house (and the owners) were everything and more than what a family could even hope for while on vacation! It was my husband and I, our two kids (ages 4 and 10 months), and my mother in-law. The house is beautifully decorated and if it hasn't been featured in a magazine, I'm sure it will be. They thought of everything - you just need to show up! The outdoor shower was a nice surprise. Standing on the front porch you can see the sand. The beds were more comfortable than a 5-star hotel (seriously!). New, high quality appliances, toys for the kids, a fully stocked game cupboard, and outstanding customer service from the Mansers make this house the ideal vacation spot. There's a Starbucks close by (within a couple miles), and Fashion Island is a short drive. There's a brand new Whole Foods at Fashion Island too. Saying that this house is a good value would be an understatement - they would be fully booked if the prices were doubled. Thank you, Amy you made our vacation perfect! We hope to be back soon!
Left on 03/14/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Mar 14, 2013Stayed Mar 2013
This house is the epitome of what a beach should be. The recently renovated property offers incredible value without compromise. The property has a laid back ocean side feel to it the decorating felt like every piece was hand picked and just fit perfect. The bonus on top of what I've just mentioned is you literally just need to show up. You don't need beach towels they got them. You don't need to rent a bike at the pier for 5$ an hour they have them too. There's plenty of games if you want to spend a night in. There really is to much to list. The home owners are great people and made my first vacation rental a breeze! Read more
Thank you for the kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope you will come back again in the future!
You left your beach hats... If you want me to mail them to you let me know!
Thank you again!
Amy & Mike
Mary Lynn Alteri
Left on 03/09/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Mary Lynn AlteriReviewed Mar 9, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
Recently stayed here. Newly remodeled by the talented owner. Beach decor, all new appliances, lovely linens, Many extras you wouldn't expect. Tried to book two different weekends since. Disappointed with no availability. Will try again in the fall when hopefully the season won't be so busy. Loved this treasure by the sea!!! Read more
Thank you for staying with us! I'm sorry it didn't work out for your other weekends but we hope to have you stay with us in the future!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Comfort is key!"
Left on 02/25/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 25, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
My husband and I stayed here with our 10 month old daughter and had a wonderful experience. The owners were incredibly nice and accommodating. The location was probably the best thing...it is a couple houses away from the beach and when you have to bring as much stuff as we do for our little one the convenience it great! We also walked to dinner almost every night and I got to take strolls on the boardwalk...luckily it was beautiful weather when we stayed there. We've already booked our next stay. Thanks again! Read more
Thank you Ali! I'm happy you had a great time at our home!
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Amazing house in a perfect location"
Left on 02/23/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Feb 23, 2013Stayed Feb 2013
This house was more than we expected. Very clean and nice inside and a perfect location. We would definitely come back. Amy was very nice and provided us with everything we needed for our stay! I would highly recommend renting this property. You will not be disappointed. Read more
Thank you for staying with us! We hope to have you back in the future!
"4 Star Hotel Quality 4 doors from the beach"
Left on 02/11/2013 for a stay in February 2012 | Chris A.Reviewed Feb 11, 2013Stayed Feb 2012
Brought my family (wife and 2 boys under 5) to the beach and had a great weekend. The owners were wonderful and helped us with any questions we had about the area and things to do, places to eat, etc. The kitchen is very modern and has all new appliances. It even has a dishwasher, which most of the rentals in the area don't have. Comfortable beds and enough room for 10-12 people. It looks exactly like the pictures. 2 Showers, a bath tub and a washer dryer as well. There is even parking for 2 cars if you need it. The location was ideal. We were able to see the beach from the front porch and walked down the street to the beautiful sandy beach in about 30 seconds. We also walked a short distance to the pier, restaurants, and nightlife. I would definitely visit this beach house again. We had a wonderful mini-vacation. Thanks!!! Read more
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