USA California Newport Beach Disneyland Listing #25265

Balboa Serenity Unit A - Newport Beach, CA

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13 reviews
Max. occupancy: 7 (6 adults) 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom No pets 
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Balboa retreat w/ kitchen, patio and beach just around the corner!

Find the perfect home-away-from-home at this lovely duplex apartment on Balboa Peninsula, enviably located just 100 feet away from the beach! Here in one of Orange County’s most desirable areas, you'll have an outdoor patio that provides ample space to relax and drink coffee as you take in the morning sun, as well as a spacious kitchen where you can prepare wonderful homemade meals, even while on vacation!

What's nearby:
This home, the lower level of a duplex, sits one block from the beach and the Newport Balboa Bike Trail, providing easy access to swimming, sunbathing, and ocean water sports. You'll also be four blocks from the Balboa Pier and Fun Zone, a great place for the whole family. If you're looking for the busier part of town, Newport Municipal Beach and Pier are a mile down the road and surrounded by excellent restaurants. If you want to throw on your hiking boots, head 10 miles south to the El Moro Canyon Trail and many other paths that lead into Crystal Cove State Park. If the kids insist on meeting Mickey Mouse, Disneyland is only 20 miles north.

Things to know:
The upstairs apartment is available for rent as well; the entire duplex can be rented as Balboa Serenity 100 Ft From Sand
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
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.

Please note there is a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) charged to guests, which is 10%.

Parking Notes: The smaller garage is for this unit. When facing the garages, it's on the left. The code is needed. Street parking is also available in front of the house. Please note that street parking is first come, first serve. See city signs posted for street sweeping dates and information. Do not block the garages at any time, as this is a shared building.

Guest Entry Instructions: This rental utilizes an E-lock, a digital lock that requires an unique code to enter. This code is reset after each guest's stay.

City/town permit number: SLP12925
City/town permit number: BT30067400

City/town tax number: UT01743A

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



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC
Partial AC

Kitchen & dining








Cable : DirecTV

DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router

Netflix streaming

On-site activities

Adult bikes



13 reviews

Barbara C. Jun 2021
House was not clean, broken blinds, holes in the walls, no screens to open the windows since there was no air conditioning. The screens that were there, had holes so bugs came in. It was impossible to reach anyone at Vacasa, tried texting, calling, email, was unable to get ahold of anyone. It’s unfortunate because the location was amazing and the garage was easily accessible.
Manager response:
Hello, Barbara. We apologize for the communication and maintenance issues you encountered. We are actively adding new members to our team so that we can quickly assist guests. We confirm the blinds and screens have been replaced after your stay and a paint touch-up was done as well. We hope to have the chance to impress you in the future.
Joshua C. May 2021
PROS: great location. 2nd lot from the sand and 5 min walk to balboa fun zone/ shops/ rentals/ pier.
Has a dedicated parking space, street parking is also available if you take it at the right times.
Very nice inside, ceiling fans and new windows.

CONS: these are fairly nit-picky and do not drop this rental from 5 to 4 ...
Kitchen was fully stocked, but pots and pans were sub standard.
Not enough items like trash bags, paper towels, and toilet paper for the number of guests/days.
Manager response:
Hi, Joshua! Thank you for your helpful feedback. The pots and pans will be replaced, and we have asked housekeeping to leave more amenities for the home. We hope to see you again!
Nicole C. Apr 2021
This home was comfortable for your family. We have 4 teen kids so hotel rooms do not work anymore. The beds were comfortable and the location was amazing. We parked and never moved the car until we left! Restaurants in both directions. Steps from the sand and boardwalk. The boardwalk 1 one house away and will take you from the Balboa pier past the Newport pier. We walked multiple times to the fun zone and sat on the front patio to people watch a lot.

It’s not a 5 star house but it is very clean and comfortable. For us at the beach we like the more laid back feel this home offers.

If you watch TV at night, there is only 1 in the living room. Ok for me but my husband would have preferred to relax and watch a show in the evening when the kids were down.

We liked it so much we booked again for the summer! You can’t beat the location if you don’t want to drive.
Jessica W. Apr 2021
SO close to the beach - the easiest walk. Loved having a garage parking spot because the street was full all weekend with cars. The beds and towels were great, we loved all the space in the bunk room and the big mirrors. The shower was always hot despite 5 girls using it! We kept the windows open at night with the fans going and it was cool in the rooms. Needs some more cups/glasses in the kitchen. Overall we had a great time!
Ulisses C. Aug 2020
Minutes away from the beach. No AC so to cool off at night you have to leave the windows open which then leads you to hear all the noise from outside.
Anna R. Jul 2020
Loved the location of this rental. Everything was great
Lindsey C. Mar 2020
This spot was perfect for our 6 people weekend. As described and right next to the beach. The only thing that was a downer was that the fridge and freezer did not work the entire time we were there. We understand that is a hard thing to fix but definitely put a damper on our trip as we had brought food to make and store at the house. There was some back and forth with someone trying to help before they just stopped responding. Overall a great place and weekend for us.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Lindsey. We apologize it took longer than expected to determine what would happen with the fridge; it will be replaced. We hope to see you again!
Jason F. Nov 2019
Great location, quiet, a very comfortable home.
Andrea F. Nov 2019
This place is very well located - steps from the beach and nearby all kinds of restaurants, stores, etc. It is very well maintained and equipped. I would go back.
Kean R. Oct 2019
I’ll stay there again.
John M. Aug 2019
Great place! Had 4 adults and 3 kids stay and it was great! Steps to the beach! Will definitely be staying again sometime soon. Thank you!
Sarah B. Jun 2019
we had a family vacation and this was the perfect spot for us. Super close to the beach and all the activities in downtown Balboa. Short walk to the ferry to head over to Balboa Island!