Max occupancy: 8
1 King Bed,
2 Queen Bed,
2 Twin Bed
4821 River Ave. , Newport Beach, CA 92663
Modern, newly updated w/jetted tub! Steps to beach, short drive to boardwalk!
Come relax at the beach in gorgeous Orange County, California. This exquisite four-bedroom Balboa Peninsula vacation rental is steps from the beach. You'll enjoy a large outdoor balcony where you can breathe in the crisp ocean air, WiFi, and brand new amenities from granite counter tops to travertine showers and a jetted tub. Located less than five miles of the Balboa Fun Zone and Pacific Coast Highway, this Newport Beach family friendly home offers peace and tranquility, while only a few minutes drive from all the shops, galleries, and eateries in Newport Beach.
A large sunny living area combines a living room, dining area, and open full kitchen assuring that everyone can hang out and socialize easily. Grab a book from the shelf and curl up on the oversized chairs next to the bay windows for some afternoon reading. There's also a flat screen TV, Direct TV, a portable bluetooth stereo, and a Blue-ray/DVD player so you'll have plenty of entertainment options. There's even a gas stove and kitchen filled with cookware for creating a delicious breakfast before hitting the beach.
You can spend a morning sipping coffee fresh from the coffee maker or french press while relaxing in the breakfast nook. This is an ideal spot for playing board games or enjoying a light lunch before an afternoon of fun in the sun.
The full kitchen is packed with major appliances (including a dishwasher), pots, pans, dishes - everything you'll need for creating a vacation feast! There's also a blender if you want to whip up a batch of fresh fruit smoothies and a coffee grinder for freshly ground beans every morning.
At this Newport Beach getaway, you'll have room for up to 8 guests with four spacious bedrooms. Other amenities include a washer and dryer, and a collection of board games for the whole family to enjoy.
This Balboa Peninsula Beach House offers a wonderful location only a 5 minute drive from Fashion Island. Stroll through galleries, or shop at some of the finest stores in California, and don't forget to stop at Gulfstream restaurant for lunch. Afterwards, you can hike through the Crystal Cove State Park.
From your ocean retreat, you are also only a 2 minute drive from the boardwalk. Rent a beach cruiser or tandem bike and cruise the boardwalk along the beach. If you get thirsty, stop at the Newport Beach Brewing Company for a Pelican Pale Ale and a plate of Angus Beef Sliders or a basket of garlic fries.
Book a stay at this Southern California Coast vacation rental for a Newport Beach getaway you won't soon forget! This Balboa Peninsula beach house is ideal for families traveling together or even a romantic getaway for two. 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.
Property permit ID: Permit # SLP11910
Washer/dryer : Private
Kitchen & dining
Internet : AT&T
Cable : DirecTV
Nearby activities & attractions
Parking & access
Paid parking only
Liz S.Feb 2020
What a great location. Close to the beach, convenient stores and one of the best donut shops across the way that’s opened 24 hours. The house was great for 4 couples. The hot water was abundant for us all. You are literally one block from the beach a definite hop skip and a jump. We had a great time at this house. We would stay here again.
Rhea S.Jan 2020
Great: House was large and spread out, clean, comfy, close to beach. Not so great: stair banister not attached, so almost fell a few times. Also a huge metal strip detached from staircase very sharp & dangerous, fireplace in l/r didn’t light up at all- quite disappointing after it cooled down at night and we would have loved a fireplace. Water never got past lukewarm even tho we staggered shower times & raised water heater temp. Overall it was a great weekend if you overlook the negative. Expensive owner fees, making cost excessive, considering the negative stuff. If owner fees were lower, house rental fee would be ok. The space was great tho
Thank you for your review, Rhea. The fireplace will not be operational until April 2020; we apologize for any disappointment this caused you during your stay. The bannister has been repaired, and we will ask the owner about taking care of the metal strip. Please note the hot water pilot light can go out if too many showers occur at once. We hope to see you again!
JOHN C.Dec 2019
Close to beach, home very comfortable, close to anything you need. Eryn pleasent people to deal with, very accomdating.
Cedar M.Dec 2019
The furnishings were a bit rundown. The carpet and tile were quite tired, the couch had springs poking through the cushions, the stair railing was loose (dangerous). The toilet leaked and ran all night, the hall bathroom window didn't close and rain came in. Also, normal amenities such as toilet paper, trash bags, cleaning supplies, etc were not provided. Make sure you bring EVERYTHING with you, or plan a trip to the store to stock up as soon as you get there.
Hi, Cedar! We have professional cleaning monthly for the carpet and area rugs to handle the wear and tear, and a bathroom window crank is on order. We are working with the owner to replace the stair railing and will look into the couch as well. The master bath toilet does need to have the handle held down for a few seconds to flush. Thank you!
Lisa E.Sep 2019
I loved the open floor plan and the fact it had 4 bedrooms. There were troupes available for children which was a huge plus. Having the balcony area was also nice.
Carol C.Jun 2019
We had to get away from our home because it was being tented. This was a great location. It was warm, cozy and clean. It was like a home away from home. It had everything we needed. If I had to leave my home for a period of time again, I would stay here again.
Julie S.Apr 2019
Great location very close to beach!
Barbara L.Mar 2019
The house was very nice - exactly like the pictures.
mikala h.Feb 2019
We loved the house. Lots of room. Does need some attention but fine for our needs. Parking is difficult
Tamara S.Feb 2019
Very easy check-in, home was beautiful and in a fun place to visit!
Doreen E.Jan 2019
Dylan B.Oct 2018
Graham N.Aug 2018
Our experience in this home was greatly affected by the lack of care and maintenance. This could be a great house if some effort were put into making it vacation ready.
The carpet throughout is in terrible shape and is frankly an embarrassment for a home at this price point. When we arrived, there were several problems that should have been addressed with proper home maintenance. Shower doors that didn't move (Vacasa had just cleaned it how didn't they know?), same with the deck screen door. Box fans are in the house for additional cooling, but they were gross and very loud. Simply changing to pedestal fans would help alleviate the issue and actual cool down the rooms. Some of these items were resolved on our last day in the rental. We were told that its been really busy and keeping up with the maintenance has been a challenge. Aren't all summers busy though? Vacasa clearly is in reactive mode only which is a shame for us and benefits other renters.
Having stayed in a couple other rental units on this trip with zero problems, it was truly disappointing to stay in this house compared to the others. A little TLC for this home and it would be drastically better. The location is great and if you all you care about is being close to the beach than this is your spot. Personally, I would wait to rent until the problems are addressed.
We are very sorry to see this guest was so displeased. The carpets here receive a lot of traffic and are cleaned often. After receiving this guest's complaints, the property manager arrived at the home early the next day to take apart the fans and clean them, tightened screens so they were less noisy, fixed both the shower and patio screen doors, and purchased new fans. We are sorry to see this was not enough to help our guest feel comfortable and enjoy their stay.
David C.Jul 2018
This would be a nice place to stay in the cooler months but don't go when it is hot outside because there is no Air Conditioning.
Caleb T.Jun 2018
Our family spent a week in Newport Beach at this Vacasa unit. We had several adults and three infants. The home was beautiful and accommodating to our needs. Everything worked the way it should. The location of the home is perfect! From the front door to the beach is a two minute walk. The staff was great and responded in a timely manner when it came to getting check in instructions as well as checking out. We were close to good restaurants and shops to rent beach gear and bikes. This is one the funnest vacations we have had so far. Thank you Vacasa five stars!
Kitty K.May 2018
Close proximity to beach and great places to eat.
Kevin H.May 2018
Was the perfect house for the weekend. would recommend for the future. neighbors weren’t too loud and everything we needed was at the house. short walk to the beach and nearby shops and eateries.
Chaim H M.Apr 2018
Scott H.Apr 2018
The location of this property is outstanding. It is only a short two block walk to the beach. There is also easy access to the PCH. There is also easy access to many activities and dining.
The house is in mostly good shape. The carpet is overdue for a cleaning. I noticed black mold above the Showerhead in the main bathroom. On our second day the toilet in the main bathroom broke. This was an issue because there was eight people staying in the house. I called the company and left a message and never received a return phone call or was the problem resolved.
If improvements were made to this property I would definitely consider coming back.
Michael H.Apr 2018
We enjoyed our stay here very much.
Justin P.Mar 2018
The house and location was great the only negative thing I have to say is the lack of cleaning supplies.
Chris A.Feb 2018
Jennifer A.Jan 2018
The property was absolutely perfect for our family of 8. The house was clean and looked exactly as it appears in the photos. Parking is a bonus. We had everything we needed to cook all weekend. The entire rental process from beginning to end was quick and super easy. The representative that assisted us with accessing the key code and answered questions about the property was professional and helpful. I highly recommend renting the property.
Brad W.Dec 2017
Everything we needed for a group of 8, including beach weather in December!!
Jenny W.Nov 2017
Great family Thanksgiving weekend. Was able to cook a full meal. Large home nicely decorated. Close to beach, stores, and 1 mile from pier. parking for 3 cars.
Joycelyn H.Nov 2017
Timothy M.Oct 2017
Unit is nice, beds needs updating. A lot of patrying under us til 2:30am. Partying next door and pot smoking. Unit was hot, no AC. windows open made it better at night but had to close them so you don’t smell pot and loud music.
We sincerely wish this guest had contacted us for assistance during this stay as we would have enforced quiet hours and our 'no smoking' policy with the upstairs neighbors. We do not advertise air conditioning for this home, but we do provide 6-7 stand up fans in each unit. The beds are provided by a furniture rental company and are in good condition. Thank you!
Megan F.Oct 2017
A quick walk to the beach (if you turn down 48th street you can cut between the houses and be there really fast)!
Awesome to have a parking spot right at the house as parking here is tight.
Neighborhood felt really safe, it's very upper class and the police patrol very regularly. We walked on the beach at night and it was lovely.
Superb beach, if you've never been. Downside no bathrooms but you are close to the house if you have to run back!
We had 4 adults and 2 kids, 2 bathrooms was a little tight but we made it work and the bathrooms are very big.
Adrian H.Oct 2017
Paul N.Aug 2017
Kent & Sandra (Sandy) O.Aug 2017
If repairs/replacements, etc. are made, this is a very good place. Tile counters are great. It has good "bones" and is a nice size for a family.
Russell F.Jul 2017
Mary B.Jun 2017
Had a great time and so convienent to get to Disneyland.
A short walk to the beach as well.
Overall, a great experience.
Danie G.May 2017
Very spacious Beach house that's a short walk to the sand. Nice updated house throughout. Definitely one of the nicer places I've stayed inNewport. Only thing it could use is a BBQ if you like to grill like I do. See you again soon Newport!
Keran G.May 2017
Tyron I.Mar 2017
Great place - close to everything!
John H.Mar 2017
Nice area close to beach. Had a nice time with family.
ABRAHAM R.Feb 2017
Crystal B.Feb 2017
Definitely liked having a king bed and 2 queens, not just a bunch of twins.
Pavel (my Booking Pal Rep- Narcisse) I.Feb 2017
Doug B.Jan 2017
Nereida C.Dec 2016
Everything was amazing!! We hope to use this house in the future!
Tom G.Nov 2016
Andrew M.Nov 2016
Tiffany P.Oct 2016
The home is nice and spacious. The kitchen is well equipped and has nice counter tops, range and fridge (although the ice maker wasn't working and we were always wanting ice). The sheets on the beds are very thin and starting to age, but other than that it was a great place to crash at night.
Cabe N.Aug 2016
Basic clean four bedroom house. Recommended.
Eric L.Jul 2016
Very nice and clean property!
Marci R.Jun 2016
Loved the location. Close enough, yet far enough from crowds. We were there during a heat wave, so it did get very hot in the afternoons in the unit. There were plenty of fans provided but it was still hot. The unit met our needs very well and was comfortable. Well stocked with towels and the kitchen had everything we needed. One thing that we noticed was the carpet. It needed to be cleaned and was very worn in the hall and on the stairs. Could probably use some new carpet. Other than that, we were very happy.
Toni S.Jun 2016
We enjoyed our stay and the house was very comfortable.
Sheila R.Jun 2016
House was in a decent location and a short walk to the beach. The house needs small maintenance repairs throughout the house, but overall nice for 6-8 people.
Tal B.May 2016
We had a lovely time, thanks!
Dave L.Apr 2016
For the price and location, this place was a good deal. It wasn't perfect, but for our family, it worked out great. The location is close to the upper part of Newport Beach, which is away from the crowds and the boardwalk, so it is a very quiet and peaceful beach. There is a cute little park down the street where my boys and I played basketball. Having the boogie boards, beach chairs, cooler, and supplies was very helpful. The garage is small so I couldn't fit my large SUV in there, especially with a rooftop carrier. But the driveway was plenty big enough for parking. The staff responded very quickly and communication was fast. We enjoyed our stay.
Sheila A.Mar 2016
Great Vacation Rental! Nice sized rooms with great amenities.
Kate B.Mar 2016
We had a lovely time in this home. It was easy to find, close to the beach and restaurants and a great place to hang out in. The livingroom was cozy, the kitchen well stocked and the bedrooms plentiful. Thank you, Vacasa!
Matt S.Nov 2015
This house was perfect for our vacation. We used this locale as a good place to relax, and also as a central place to make day trips in and around SoCal. The beach is a few blocks away, but a super easy walk and is beautiful. We stayed comfortably with four kids and two adults, with everyone having their own bed. Kitchen and living area were nice and had plenty of room to spread out. Very convenient to grocery stores, malls and tons of food choices. We stayed over Thanksgiving and had a great holiday with weather in the 60s. Great Stay!
Donna D.Nov 2015
This house was perfect! We had a small wedding reception in Corona del Mar and booked this house for my family, husband and I to stay at. There were six adults and two kids and we had plenty of space in this house! The house is just a block from a wonderful beach with white sand and calm waters which were great for kids to play in. The house is fully stocked with towels, linens, kitchen items and even some beach chairs. It's such a spacious house and the lay out is awesome. The manager is great to deal with and I would definitely go back!
Janice P.Oct 2015
Love it, it serve us well!!!
Catherine H.Jul 2015
We appreciated the layout of the house, including the giant master bedroom with a closet so big we could use it as a fifth bedroom for our toddler. We loved how the kitchen opened up to a bar and dining room, which was great for big family meals. The house had no food staples, but it had all the pans, dishes and appliances you would need to cook. The best part is the close walk to the beach, which was easy even with little kids. The only downsides I saw were that street parking is quite limited, and there aren't many shops and restaurants in easy walking distance -- neither of which was a problem for us. Really, we loved it.
Larry S.Jul 2015
Overall we loved the house and it's decor.
The location to the beach and shopping was perfect.
I want to give a shout out to Heather in the main office who was very helpful and friendly!
We do wish the house had air conditioning as the nights were a bit humid.
Also there was enough parking for two cars which was helpful since street parking is limited.
Overall we would recommend this location to anyone traveling with 6-8 people.
Ray P.Jul 2015
Great home modern and clean just far enough away from bomb zone to get to and from beach would stay there again Vacasa staff execellant
Janelle B.Jul 2015
This house is perfect for an extended family group. We had 4 adults and 4 children, and everything was great. The kitchen had everything we needed (I like it much better than my home kitchen)! The beach is very close and was not crowded in mid-July.
Thanks for your 5 star review or this amazing Newport Beach home. We're thrilled that you loved your stay, the well appointed kitchen and easy beach access. Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks for choosing Vacasa!
Mariam Y.Jun 2015
My guests and I had a lovely stay at this property. We were all extremely content with the location, cleanliness, and quality of the house. Only con was finding out in the house's rules/regulations/instructions booklet that the unit does not have a working AC unit. Luckily it wasn't too hot so we left all windows open throughout our stay.
Sheila G.May 2015
I'm so glad we found this house on line and were able to rent it for our family reunion. With six adults and two kids it was the perfect size! The beach is a very short walk- perfect even with a three year old! Disneyland was a short (30 minute) drive away as were many other southern California attractions. We loved it!
Scott B.Apr 2015
We had a fabulous week in Newport Beach. The property was very convenient for everything we wanted to do. Beach was only a 2 minute walk from property and we rented bikes for the week and rarely needed to use or car.
Ramzi N.Mar 2015
House was beautiful inside, just as described and TONS of room. Close to everything on the peninsula, would definitely recommend to everybody!
David F.Mar 2015
The house is beautiful and spacious. Every room is large and comfortable. Kitchen very nicely appointed. Easy access to PCH. Was really surprised to discover no furniture to sit out on the small patios. Real issue is that the homes in this part of Newport are very close together and everyone has their windows open so you hear everything and see almost everything.
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay! We will do our best to get some patio furniture added for future guests. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the closeness of the properties in Newport. We understand the concern and thank you for your constructive feedback!
Brian C.Mar 2015
My friends and I were all very happy with the accommodations and the location. We recommend.