About this listing
Steps to the beach..
Escape to Balboa Island... where breezy relaxation, the authentic frozen banana, and lasting memories happen!
Newly remodeled, this beautiful apartment is a light-filled, immaculate get-a-way with two bedrooms, one full bath, a complete kitchen and inviting great room. Quality vacation amenities include a private patio, barbecue, fresh linens, WiFi, and HDTV. Steps to the relaxing sands of beautiful Newport Bay surrounding the island's 2.5 miles of casual to first-class dining, local markets, and boutique shops. A boardwalk runs the island's perimeter - perfect for evening strolls or early jogs. Local activities include, biking, paddle boarding, sailing, a five minute ferry ride to surfing the waves, and a five minute drive to the shoppers or movie-goers paradise, Fashion Island.
If you're looking to recharge at the water's edge....this is the respite you'll return to year after year.
*Full linen package provided.
Summer months (June-September) we will rent by the week. For fastest service, please submit requests checking in on a Saturday and checking out the following Saturday :)
To check in, we ask that you please come at 3:00pm and knock on the front door of the house. Marian or I will give you the keys to the back apartment. If you need to check in earlier or later, let us know :)
We have everything you need for the beach! Kid's beach toys, umbrella, beach towels, beach chairs. There is also a patio with a small breakfast space and a BBQ.
Street parking. No garage access. Plenty of free, safe, parking on the street right in front.
Interaction with Guests
Our interaction with guests is entirely up to you :)
My grandmother, Marian, and I would love to meet you when you first check in but we're happy to leave the key on the apartment coffee table if you'd prefer.
Marian lives in the downstairs part of the duplex and is around in the evenings if you need anything for your stay, any ideas for good restaurants, or just want to chat :)
Balboa Island is a very lovely, family-friendly village in Newport Beach. It's truly beautiful, relaxing, and perfect for a getaway and time of year.
All major necessities and pleasures are less than a 7 minute walk from the apartment. Fashion Island shopping, movie theaters, world class dining, etc. are a 5 minute drive.
45 minutes from LAX. 10 minutes from Santa Ana airport. 25 minutes from Long Beach Airport.
Rides to and from the airport may be arranged at a small extra charge.
Other Things to Note
There are stairs leading to the apartment. Please be advised.
Please let us know if you need more than one apartment for larger parties, we have a great referral for you!
With advance notice, any check in time is possible :) Presumed check in time is between 2:30 and 3:00 pm. Check out is between 11:00 and 11:30 am.
The one negative review about the cancellation is very unfortunate. I felt horrible about this mix up and actually found two other places for Claire to stay (3 bedroom with me paying the difference) but she booked a hotel instead because they were under a lot of pressure and couldn't wait the half-day I needed to confirm the alternate lodging for her. I refunded her the full amount including the Airbnb fees and offered her a deeply discounted stay this summer. I wanted and tried in every way to resolve her issue that resulted from my one-time miscommunication with my grandmother.
Now my grandmother is forwarding me every outside renter (not found through
Airbnb) so that I can approve or deny them based on our calendar so we won't ever have this issue again. We take a personal stake in our guests and only want the best for every one of them :)
Have a great vacation and please come back to stay with us :)
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2016 the minimum stay is 7 nights.