About this listing
steps to the sand in beautiful balboa beach.(web site: thebalboafunzone)you have your own private large bedroom with shared bath. the room is well ventilated. the bed is a queen size. we have had 4 people stay over before, we just added an inflatable bed. it seemed tight, but it worked just fine. thats the way it is here at the beach, cozy. the living room and kitchen is open for your use. Balboa is on the Newport Beach Penninsula. everything is within a very short walking distance. there is internet. park your car on the street or parking lot.(meters are free after 6pm) we have a quiet courtyard to relax, or a really short walk to the ocean or newport bay. we are on balboa blvd, so it can be a little noisey at times, but thats normal here at the beach.the windows are dbl pane, so the room can be very quiet by just closing the windows. the building is old and we are downstairs, and ,once in a while ,(not all the time) there is creaky noise from upstairs that can be wierd for at first, but it seems to be tolerable. our guest have booked extra days while they stay here, so I guess things are good. we ask that you dont smoke on the premises inside or in the courtyard. The balboa island ferry is a short walking distance away. there are a lot of shops and restaurants on balboa island and here on the penninsula, there is always plenty to do. at night there are very nearby fire pits on the beach, or enjoy some bars and dancing around town. if the calendar says not available, check with us with your dates, usually we can accommodate you anytime, unless im already booked of course. if your booking for a FRIDAY or SATURDAY, we ask that you give us a 48hr notice. thank you for reading our ad. come stay with us ! ~hunter & marilyn
I have beach bikes and all the beach stuff that you are welcome to use.
Interaction with Guests
I will make sure you are comfortable with this area, and know where to go and how to get there.
the ocean is our front yard
Other Things to Note
its a nice private room in a beach apartment. there are 2 bedrooms one bath. many couples have stayed here and loved it !
no smoking on the premises or in the courtyard. keep things clean when you leave.
Hunter was very generous in letting me use the kitchen, living room and lovely patio for entertaining friends. He also lent me a bicycle and even brought me a boogie board when I was at the beach. My room was neat and clean, as was the bathroom. Hunter was very respectful of my privacy.
Hunter is such a great host! I'd definitely recommend his place if you're looking to stay in the area. There's no doubt he's genuinely interested in making your stay as pleasurable as possible. From showing everything the area has to offer to ensuring your needs are met in regards to the room/accommodations, he's fully invested in your overall happiness. All the positive things I read on here prior to booking were true. I'd add that he exceeded my expectations as it relates to his personal commitment to building solid relationships. He knows everyone in the area and seemed sincerely interested in adding us to the long list of friends that he'd do anything for.
If you're not looking for that kind of courtesy don't be afraid to communicate your desire for privacy. He's extremely considerate, has great communication skills and seems to have a good sense of situational awareness. We didn't specifically ask, but he knew when the time was right to give us our space/privacy. He made it clear that he was just a quick call or text away if we needed anything and let us have the place to ourselves.
Hunter could not have been more friendly and accommodating. He gave us a quick "insiders" tour of the area and made sure we had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. He made us feel like old friends, and we'll definitely look him up next time we're in the area.
Hunter made us feel right at home. He made our first airbnb experience a great one, I'd definitely stay with him again.
Excellent host with an awesome location. Price is good for Newport. I'll definitely be back.
Terrific host, so kind and accommodating. Great to meet and chat with, thanks!
About the Host, Hunter & Marilyn
well marilyn and i have separated, but we remain great friends. she is always coming over to enjoy eachothers company, and the beach.( i left her name on the profile because people mention her in their reviews). this beach pad is still a great place to stay. we like meeting people who enjoy the beach as much as we do. we bike ride and hit the waves sometimes. we stay fit and try to eat right, but we like chocolate and ice cream. we dont smoke. I was a director /producer of my own theater company here in orange county calif. I currently run a consulting engineering company here in the OC. i speak english, but I can speak a little spanish and very little french. marilyn is a dental assistant and works inland