USA California Newport Beach Disneyland Listing #15101

Twin Dolphins - Newport Beach, CA

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32 reviews
Max. occupancy: 8 2 King Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms Sleeps 7 comfortably  No pets 
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Spacious home with A/C - just steps from the beach w/ a deck & full kitchen

This three-story beach house in Newport Beach is the perfect family vacation home and features an ocean view! Revel in quality time together, as well as a full kitchen, a furnished deck, and easy beach and bike trail access at the end of the street. And with only two houses between you and the sand and famous Newport Beach three-mile boardwalk, life doesn't get much better than this!

This ideal location, which some consider to be the best spot after Peninsula Point, is nestled between two piers on a beach that's frequently low on crowds. A playground on the sand is a mere two blocks away, and with beach and bay access so near, outdoor activities abound. Do some canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, jet skiing, bike riding (either cruiser, tandem or four-seater paddle surrey), skateboarding, surfing, fishing off both piers, or learn to sail. Bring your own equipment or rent from multiple locations on the peninsula or Balboa Fun Zone, which boasts a Ferris wheel, game arcade, restaurants, and jet skiing. Or captain your own electric boat and cruise the bay by renting from Duffy Boats, just a short drive across the bay.

Walk to either pier to explore restaurants and shops and treat yourself to a breakfast or ice cream at the end of the Balboa Pier at Ruby's Diner. Book a tour of the bay and go whale watching or take dinner cruises. Take the ferry to Balboa Island and explore Marine Avenue with their delightful restaurants and unique shops. During the summer months, if you do not wish to walk along the boardwalk, please take the Balboa Trolley, which cruises from Hoag Hospital to the Balboa Village. Your stop will be directly in front of your vacation home. Couldn't be more convenient! Also, remember that Disneyland, California Adventure, Angel Stadium, Honda Civic Center are all a reasonable drive away.

This home has a light, bright, airy interior full of sea breezes enhanced by specially designed windows. Two communal living spaces are available. One is on the first floor and includes the kitchen, den/bedroom, family room, and dining room. The second is the entire third floor, which has living room, dining area, built-in wine cooler, half bath, and furnished deck.

The fully equipped kitchen includes a microwave, toaster, coffee maker, blender, electric hot water kettle, oven, gas stove top, and dishwasher, as well as enough cookware to prepare a holiday feast. The first floor accommodates 10 for dining, while the third floor accommodates nine. There is an outdoor shower to wash away the sand after your afternoon on the beach, and other amenities include a private washer and dryer and free WiFi. Enjoy the perfect beach life in your home away from home.

Things to know:
This home is located in an area where disturbances and loud noises are not well tolerated, especially after 10 pm, as per the rental agreement.
*The fireplace is not for guest use
One twin-size air mattress is provided
A damage waiver, covering up to $2,000 of accidental damage to the property or its contents, is included in the cost of your reservation.

Permit # SLP12675

Please note there is a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) charged to guests, which is 10%.
This rental is located on floor 3.

Parking Notes: One spot available to park parallel in front of driveway. No garage access. First come first serve parking available in surrounding streets and in front of house. Watch for street sweeping signs posted.

Water Access: Less than a block away

Other permit number: SLP12675

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Water view





DVD library

DVD player

VHS library

Wireless router

Blu-Ray player

Netflix streaming


On-site activities

Board games



Beach chairs

Beach towels




32 reviews

Andrea Z. Jul 2021
Great location (parking can be a bit challenging for more than one car) spacious enough for two families. Great 3rd floor room for kids to play their games in!! Win, Win for parents.
Kathleen H. Jul 2021
Loved that there were boogie boards, towels and beach chairs all ready for us. Thanks for a great getaway!
Stephen V. Jun 2021
Our family enjoyed our time tremendously at this beach getaway. The home was well appointed and the layout of the entire home across all three levels couldn't have been better planned, leaving plenty of spaces to spend time alone (e.g. working desk in garage/storage area, reading nook in front of house) or with our entire family (eg. upstairs loft area, patio deck, etc.). TV downstairs (with cable) and TV upstairs was also well used when we were not walking about Newport Beach from this centrally located home. Host provided beach blankets, chairs, small cooler, etc. was unexpected and a joy to have and allowed us to take full advantage of the beach just steps away. When planning a return to the area, I wouldn't hesitate to stay in this home again!
JONATHAN G. Jun 2021
We had a wonderful vacation in Twin Dolphins.
Sara C. May 2021
Loved the house - was perfect for young kids and right by the beach - you turn the corner and you are on the sand. A beautiful big beach also! The house has a lot of charm and loved sitting and hanging on the top floor and balcony. Rooms are great size and love how many bathrooms the house has!
Zachary P. May 2021
Great location with tons of room. Close enough to walk to local stores and restaurants. The home is close to the street and you can hear a little bit of the traffic at times but overall nothing concerning. We had a few minor issues with the cleaning but the vacation company quickly and efficiently resolved my concerns. We will for sure be back again!
Mara B. Apr 2021
Rented the house for a family getaway. Beautiful house! Location is perfect, you still have your privacy but your still right by the beach. Perfect if you have teenagers that like their space. Would have given it 5 stars But the only problem we had was the walls are very thin and so are the floors so you could hear everyone walking from the floor above you also when the car is the drive-by sometimes it would shake the house a little bit but other than that we had a great time would definitely rent this house again!
Kerri S. Apr 2021
The house had a lot of unique features, lots of character and fun to explore. There was plenty of room for all of us and had everything we needed. I would definitely come back.
CC A. Oct 2020
It truly feels like home! You are so close to everything! Perfect for a family with teens! They have their space as you won’t be in each other’s space! Floor plan was great! Will definitely be coming back to this home!
Joseph O. Sep 2020
Me and my family loved staying at the Twin Dolphins home! The short walk to the beach was ideal and we would set up our spot there every day and would take strolls at night as well. The house itself although may look small from the outside is roomy enough for my family of five and I especially enjoyed that we could all sleep on the same floor. The lounge space on the top floor was really nice, maybe a little warm during the summer but we liked all the natural sunlight that came in. As we also practice a no shoe policy at our own home, we found that the floors had some grit probably from the proximity to the sandy beach, but realize that this is understandable. Overall, my family really enjoyed our stay here and at Newport itself! Thank you!
JoEllen R. Aug 2020
We stayed here for a short beach get away. The location was great! Easy walk to the beach. Views of both the beach and harbor from the balcony. The house was adorable and clean. We would stay here again.
Kristen R. Aug 2020
Perfect location. Steps from the sand. You and your kids do not have to cross a busy street to get to the beach. Love this place!
Douglas B. Jul 2020
Quaint and roomy home close to the beach. It was perfect for our family's beach vacation. We would love to stay there again.
Thea p. Jul 2020
This is the perfect beach house . A block from the beach . It is great for weekend getaways with the family . The third floor is the perfect hangout if you have kids or teenagers giving them their own space . We will definitely rent this beautiful home again. It was a bit pricey but maybe because it was right after 4 th of July holiday .
Pamela W. Mar 2020
The house was furnished with all necessities as well as extras (sunhats, beach towels, kites) making it seem like home. When a couple of issues arose they were answered promptly and well. The only drawback was that the photos show two fireplaces (which was a deciding factor for us selecting this home). But when we arrived saw that those were not to be used. Very disappointing. However we would rent this place again--location is great as well.
Manager response:
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We apologize for any confusion with the fireplaces. They are in the home, but they are not advertised as they have been determined to be too high risk in this area. Thank you!
Mary D. Dec 2019
This house is adorable!! Well decorated and stocked with anything you would need!!
Bryan T. Nov 2019
The layout of the house was unique, and everything was up to date and working properly. The property management team was responsive, professional, and easy to work with. We would definitely stay again!
Justin A. Aug 2019
This home was perfect for a weekend getaway to the beach. This home provided excellent amenities and location for the price. Centrally located on the balboa peninsula we easily walked everywhere we wanted and it accommodated all 7 of us easily. Not only do I recommend it but I plan on renting it again!
Alifya V. Aug 2019
Great house with all the accessories you might need. Great for our family of 5. Board games, beach chairs, laundry, tons of kitchen needs....and best of all is the location. The beach itself was a bit rough and would've been a little calmer by the pier, but it was a lot less people which we liked.
Adam H. Jun 2019
Excellent location and great home. Loved it and would return for sure!
Leslie H. May 2019
Beautifully decorated and so accommodating for our family of seven.
Greg C. Apr 2019
Place was perfect and as advertised.
Corinne C. Feb 2019
Location is terrific. Kitchen is fully equipped for cooking.
Stacy L. Nov 2018
This home felt like it was out of movie - so much character and so clean and cozy. We LOVED it and cant wait to be back. The location was a dream come true!
Hazel S. Oct 2018
Great beach home surrounded by beach, parks, and restaurants. Check in was easy and we enjoyed our stay.
Tricia F. Oct 2018
Location was fantastic for our group of 7. Beach is about a 1 minute walk :-). Loved the upper deck and living space- nice place to relax and play games at the table. No problem parking 2 cars as it is off season there. Kitchen has everything you need but it would be nice to have a BBQ. All in all it was perfect! Thank you!
Eileen H. Sep 2018
This house was located in a great spot in Newport Beach! The house was comfortable and very clean! We can't wait to come back!
Barbara S. Aug 2018
Nice and clean vacation home close to the beach.No air conditioning and only one television but besides that a great place to party.
Ron W. Jul 2018
Proximity to the beach during a rare heat wave! The house is beautiful but without air conditioning (which probably is not needed under normal circumstances).
Close to the board walk for easy biking to major attractions and restaurants.
Lots of traffic noise until the peninsula empties out at the end of the day.
Overall very nice house and location.
CJ F. Jul 2018
The house is amazing! It feels just like home. Everything is well-kept, clean, and well laid out. The house is less than a city block’s wall from the beach, and is also very close to many amazing restaurants and activities of all sorts. I will definitely be coming back to stay again! I give it 5 stars!