great for relaxing and people watching!

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

Beach cottage on Balboa Peninsula offers month to month rental of furnished bedroom with private entrance, private parking space & access to common areas. Beach steps away. Harbor, local shops, restaurants & bars are a short walk/bike ride away

The space

Enjoy the Newport Beach Lifestyle in this casual but elegant cottage! Eclectic, one of a kind, original Balboa beach bungalow, built in 1911, updated and comfortably decorated with lots of charm.
You will have your own private bedroom with back entrance and your own private parking spot, which is a MAJOR issue at the beach especially in the summer months!
This lovely cottage offers a view of the beach, sand is literally steps from your back door and the following amenities:

*Private room with a super comfortable full-size bed, dresser, large closet, flat screen TV. Freshly laundered, quality sheets & towels.
*Private guest parking space just outside your private entrance.

*Morning Coffee provided daily

*Use of the common areas i.e. living room, dining room and kitchen, including all dishes and appliances.

* Fully stocked bathroom- hair dryer, fresh towels and wash cloths.

*Wireless internet

*Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, umbrellas, suntan lotion,

* Outdoor shower

*Beach bikes & Boogie Boards

*Beach games (volleyball, Smash ball & Bache Ball)

*Cable TV (in bedroom and living room)

*Gas BBQ

*Maps & brochures on community attractions

The area boasts so many outdoor activities, If you like hiking, there’s some great hiking trails located in Newport Coast (10 minute drive). There’s an abundance of rental shops on the peninsula where you can rent kayaks, paddle boards, Duffy boats, and surf boards…anything water related. There’s Paragliding, Harbor cruises, deep sea fishing, whale watching & Catalina excursions all within a few blocks. Lots to do…take the bikes out and explore the area or head out to the beach to ride the waves or relax and soak up some California sunshine…its all good!

If you are here on business the beach is out your back door for R&R, however, you also are just minutes to Orange county business centers, John Wayne (Orange County) Airport., and freeways. It is a 5-10 minute drive to major shopping malls, Fashion Island & South Coast Plaza, the performing arts center & more world renowned restaurants....everything you could possibly need is easily available to you.

Approximately 15 minute drive from John Wayne Airport (Approx. $30 taxi fare, 45 Minutes to LAX ($25. Shuttle, Balboa Trolley summer weekends/ Free, HB2Newport Shuttle ($3.00)
Costa Mesa, Corona Del Mar, Laguna Beach & Huntington Beach 10-15 minutes

Please let me know if your visit is personal or business so I can have any information about local attractions & maps on hand that you may need..

Guest access

*Private bedroom with private entrance & private parking space.
*Use of the common areas i.e. living room, dining room, home office, bathroom & kitchen, including all dishes and appliances.
*Wireless internet
*Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, umbrellas,
* Outdoor shower
*Beach bike & Boogie Boards
*Gas BBQ

Interaction with guests

I live on the property and will be available if needed.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 75
Security Deposit: 500
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 couch

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events

In addition to a private room & parking space you will have access to the kitchen and common areas so common courtesy to myself & my neighbors should apply. Any tenant requests for an overnight guest must be made in advance & approved by host (3 consecutive overnight stays is the maximum allowed and again, is subject to approval by the host, anadditional charge of $25. per night will apply). For security & insurance purposes NO overnight guests that have not been approved by host & vetted & cleared through Airbnb process .
No smoking in the house and porch area. Absolutely no pets.

Bikes & beach gear are provided for your convenience & enjoyment, however, you are responsible for their safe return. Do not leave bikes unlocked or beach gear unattended. All items should be returned and stored inside at the end of each day. Bikes should also be locked & secured after use.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To avoid costly plumbing problems, do not flush any paper products other than toilet tissue...ABSOLUTELY NO FEMININE PRODUCTS OF ANY KIND.

Flexible on check- in and check-out times, depending on rental schedule.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

28 nights minimum stay

96 Reviews

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Joseph User Profile
April 2017
The home is exactly as described. Cherie is a wonderful host and a genuine person. I had a positive experience during my stay.

Christos User Profile
November 2016
Cherie was a wonderful host. She made me feel at home right away. Her house is steps away from the sand, the room I slept in was cozy and very (beach) home-y, parking was never an issue; overall, I had a great time during the one month I stayed at Cherie's.

Emily User Profile
October 2016
I enjoyed every minute of my 3 month stay at Cherie's! The location plus a parking space cannot be beat and the house itself is nice with lots of beach cottage charm. Cherie was very kind and welcoming from the very beginning. I hope to be back in Newport Beach someday and would love to stay here again!

Gary User Profile
August 2016
Great host, great house, great location. Everything is exactly as stated in the listing. My second one month stay with Cherie and I plan to do it again in the future. She is very friendly yet very respectful of your space and privacy. Nothing like being able to spend every evening on the beach at sunset literally 50 or 60 feet from your room. And having a dedicated parking space is so important.

Rosario User Profile
June 2016
This was an amazing stay! I would rate it 7 stars! Cherie's place is super comfortable, full of warmth and joy. It definitely takes after her. She is a very kind and loving host and has a very joyful, warm and open personality. Her home is beautiful and clean, and it is very, very close to the beach and the balboa pier and ferry and all of the restaurants. I enjoyed myself so much riding Cherie's bike along the bike trail and having everything I needed so close. Also the possibility of taking just some steps to get to the beach at anytime is amazing. Cherie is very respectful, mindful and can give you space or gift you with amazing conversation, she is a person that really cares. She quickly became one of my favorite persons in the world. The whole experience was a joy! Thank you Cherie!

Sherry User Profile
May 2016
I had a great stay at Cherie's place while I was working at a local hospital. Everything is as just as lovely as pictured! Very welcoming home/host. Comfortable room and bed w/ ample storage. Peaceful and relaxing, loved feeling the ocean breeze throughout my room. Shared bathroom was not an issue at all, she keeps everything very clean. Plenty of privacy with own entrance and parking spot. I often slept during the day because I worked at night and was very comfortable. Enjoyed walking across the street for coffee & groceries-nice little shops. The beach is literally outside your back door, just walk past one house and you're in the sand. You can see the ocean from dining room table. I hope to return for another visit when I'm back in town to work! Thanks for the wonderful stay.

Karina User Profile
March 2016
Best host ever! Cherie is very respectful, clean and easy to get along with, you'll love her positive attitude. If you feel like talking she has always something interesting, if not she will give you your space.The house is a beautiful small, cozy place by the sea. The bedrooms are at each end of the house, the guest room and parking are by the alley so you don't get street noise or traffic. The house is a few steps from the beach, walking distance to the piers, shops, restaurants and the ferry to Catalina Island. Cherie can recommend places to visit, restaurants and shops. I was lucky to stay with her for 3 months when I first moved to Cali as she helped me a lot on my transition. I highly recommend staying with her, plus who doesn't like to live by the beach? Can't beat that!

Newport Beach, California, United StatesJoined in June 2012
Cherie User Profile

Hi, I'm Cherie! I'm an active, self employed woman enjoying this stage of my life. I’m a friendly, easy going person who is involved in my church and my community. I'm always happy to lend a helping hand and really love meeting new people from all kinds of backgrounds. My social circle includes friends of all ages from many walks of life. I've raised my sons; now they are married with children of their own and I enjoy living a relaxed beach lifestyle. My favorite past time is hanging out on the beach with a good book or a good friend...sometimes both!

Languages: English
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