About this listing
Take a minute's walk down to the sand in Newport Beach. This airy two bedroom apartment on the second floor is modernly furnished and includes full kitchen amenities. The master bedroom has a queen sized bed and a walk-in closet. The second bedroom has a queen sized futon and a twin sized bed. Comfortable sitting area and Private balcony.
Very close to public transportation, nice lively neighborhood near shops and restaurants.
Enjoy as the owner would!
The host was very responsive and friendly over email. The property pictures are clearly takes a while back, they do not do accurate justice to the condition of the property. It is more dated that it looks, walls are scuffed and baseboards and door bottoms are rotten in some parts which gives it an overall un-cozy feel. The bedding is highly synthetic and produces a lot of heat, especially in hot summer days, I had to use a towel for my pillow so that my toddler and I wouldn't wake up with drenched hair. The floors were dusty, we couldn't walk around barefoot, our socks were black within an hour. Otherwise, the property has all the essentials and everything worked great, shower was very clean. It is in a prime Newport beach location close to the beach and shopping plaza. Overall our stay was pleasant.
Great communication. Nice clean place. Simple beach apt nothing fancy but very nicely decorated and has everything you need. It IS quite close to the beach. 2 blocks. So for other reviewers saying it was further than expected guess what the price for a block closer would be easily triple. This is a good deal in a nice location. 1 parking spot is included which is ideal. Close to a lot of things. Host was VERY responsive. Would rent from again.
Pros: Being able to get into the unit at 2:00 pm rather than 4:00 pm, being less than 2 blocks from the beach, comfortable leather living room couches, and a garage to park in. Host was friendly enough when you finally got her to get back to you. Cons: The apartment has potential but needs a little work. This is a bare bones rental; linens and pillows are of poor quality. The twin bed is unusable for sleeping; it's basically a box springs with 1/2" of fiber padding on top, I know because I unzipped the cover and looked at it, couldn't believe what I was seeing and took a picture! Since no additional mattress pad was provided you could feel every coil spring digging into your back while laying on it. That meant two of us had to share a different bed and I specifically wanted a rental where each of us had our own. Oh well, we enjoyed ourselves regardless.
Taleen was a great host and very responsive, before our stay as well as during our stay! There were even fresh flowers :) The beach is really only steps away which is perfect if you wanna go for a quick swim in the ocean. There are many families with children on the beach so this is a great spot for families with children.
The appartement has everything you need (coffee machine, microwave etc.) ad there are even Boogie Boards you can borrow.. The garage was very helpful as it can get pretty crowded on Balboa.
Such a happy place, we just loved it and will definitely return!
At the beginning we were disappointed with the location of the property because of the listing name "Steps from the Beach" We were expecting a few steps instead of a few blocks. (2 blocks, or about a football field) Yes, that is still a great price for New Port Beach but false advertising leads to disappointment. In past stays we have stayed directly on the beach facing the water so our expectations were a bit higher. It is on Balboa Blvd which is a busy street so street lights and street noise could be a problem.
Now the good. PARKING! It is great to have parking in such a compact and busy neighborhood. Right across the street is a pizza place, a bakery, a nice bar and restaurant, good sushi, and a coffee shop. Plus a public transportation.
It is clean, light, and airy with an abundance of towels. You need to supply all your toiletries and basic needs.
Taleen's place was great! Clean and well appointed. Very close to the beach, which was great for early morning walks. She was an extremely responsive host and we had no issues at all.
Taleen made us feel very welcome, it's a full apartment rental so we didn't actually meet but she was very responsive to my messages and questions.
Newport is always a great neighborhood and the beach is just down the street from the house!
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