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On the Boardwalk with views of the Ocean & Balboa Pier--steps to the Fun Zone

Bedrooms 3
Space 120 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom condo close on the Balboa Peninsula

Sitting on one of the most desirable corners of Newport, rests this peaceful 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation condo. Boasting 1300 square feet, this condo has recently gone through a total renovation, including new furniture and appliances. A calm and modern atmosphere awaits you at this beach escape.

Fond memories will easily be made in this open living and dining room, whether you decide to play some of the provided games, watch a favorite movie, or reminisce about moments at the beach. Attached to the living area is a roomy, raised patio outfitted for sunbathing, entertaining and barbecuing. And you don’t have to be a seasoned chef to enjoy what our kitchen supplies; from cooking spices and storage containers to granite countertops and new appliances, the kitchen contains everything you need to make simple snacks for a day at the beach or a delicious dinner for the whole family. The master bedroom enjoys an ocean view from a comfortable queen bed, private bath, television and access to the patio. The second bedroom has a queen bed, television, and a view of the Historic Balboa Pier, while the last bedroom has a full and single bunk bed. All three televisions have access to DirecTV, so no one has to miss their favorite sitcom or drama while on vacation. There is also an in-unit washer and dryer and WiFi for your convenience.

The condo is located just steps away from many popular activities such as boating, paddle boarding, kayaking, and the famous Balboa Fun Zone and Ferris wheel. There are two bicycles available for picturesque rides on the boardwalk or a visit to the Newport Pier. If you want to venture off the boardwalk, you are only a short stroll to the Balboa Island Ferry, which will take you to Balboa Island for shopping and delightful food adventures. You are 30 minutes from Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm and upscale shopping at Fashion Island, and only 1½ hours to San Diego.

The complex features a private gated entry, elevator access, and a gated parking garage with two private parking spaces for vehicles ***with a maximum height of 6 feet.***

More Details

Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

About Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall

Our family has spent summer vacations on the peninsula for over 50 years and are excited to share that experience with your family.

Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall purchased this condo in 2014

Why Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall chose Balboa Peninsula

We have many fond memories of going to the Fun Zone riding the Historic Ferris Wheel, fishing off the Balboa Pier, eating at Ruby''s and riding the Balboa Ferry. This location is within walking distance of all these activities and much more.

What makes this condo unique

The patio gives visitors a view of the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island, and is located in a central location to all kinds of fun activities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Balboa Peninsula, California

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Bicycles are provided for the Guests' enjoyment. Helmets are provided and should be worn while riding the bicycles. Don't park in the courtyard.
  • We expect you to be courteous to the neighbors and keep outdoor noise to a minimum after 10 pm. If asked to leave, you will not receive a refund.
  • By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Master Suite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • Bath towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Twin & Full beds
  • Linens are provided for each bed. All bedrooms have ceiling fans, large closets. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have flat panel TVs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
Smoke Detectors, Fire Extinguisher, Boogie Boards are provided. Also Amazon Prime now delivers to the area.


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On the Boardwalk with views of the Ocean & Balboa Pier--steps to the Fun Zone
average rating of 4.8732395 based on 71 reviews

Great property! Very secure! Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were amazing to work with. Couldn’t ask for a better location in Newport. Walking distance to multiple restaurants and the balboa fun zone. Steps away from the beach made it super convenient with kids. Equipped with sand toys and bikes it was so nice to not have to purchase those items. Would 100% recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: 15/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation home ever

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could ask for or need is provided in this wonderful home away from home. Owners have provided a book that answers any questions. Would come back to Sandy Toes again any time, no need to look further than this condo.

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy & Glenn, Thank you for the kind words. You were great guests and we would welcome you back to our condo when your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach. Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
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Amazing Time by the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful place for a family to enjoy the beach and Balboa Island. I spent the weekend with my two little nieces and family and everyone had a wonderful time from grilling out in the patio, playing out in the sand with the beach toys to just lounging around in the condo. We definitely would come back again! Thanks Jeff and Stephanie for the wonderful accommodations!

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amy, You were wonderful guests and we would be glad to have you stay at our condo when your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach. Thank you for the care you took of our property. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie Mendenhall
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Heaven on the beach. All in God's plan.

  • 5 of 5

Jeff and Stephanie,

From the moment we arrived we realized how perfect and clean your beautiful home was. Your home was everything we could of asked for to smallest detail. It was important to me to feel secure and your place delivered. Every site we wanted to see or restaurant was in walking distance or a quick bike ride.

Your beach house was in the perfect location. We were blessed and already planning our next stay. The patio was huge and great for entertaining. We cherish our Sandy toes wash cloth.

The memories we made in your home will never be forgotten. This is the best home in the area. I have no clue how we got so lucky!!!

Thank you so much,

Stan and Rhonda

  • Review Submitted: 14/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhonda & Stan, We appreciate your kind words and we are glad you had a memorable experience. Newport Beach is a great place to come for a vacation or a getaway weekend. You were great guests and whenever your travels bring you back to beautiful Newport Beach we hope you'll stay at Sandytoes Retreat. Regards, Jeff & Stephanie
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We just love this property and couldn't say enough about the owners! We had our first visit last summer, booked it again this year and are already looking forward to doing it again next summer. The condo is beautifully decorated with all the amenities. Extremely clean. And did I mention location? That too couldn't be better. You are steps away from the beach, shopping and plenty of food options. Can't wait to to come back.

  • Review Submitted: 10/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Meredith, Thank you for taking such good care of our property. You left it very clean. We would gladly rent to you anytime. You are the consummate renter and we would welcome you back to beautiful Newport Beach and SandyToes Retreat whenever your travels bring you this way. Regards, Jeff & Strphanie
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Outstanding beach house property

  • 5 of 5

This property is right on top of the boardwalk adjacent to the Balboa Pier. It has the absolute best patio area for lounging and people watching. The condo is surprisingly roomy as it boasts 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The living room/kitchen area is very big, so much so, we didn't even use the main kitchen table despite having 6 of us staying there. When you leave the secured complex you are literally steps away from the best restaurants, bars, and entertainment areas in Balboa. We rented bikes and made the 15 minute ride to the Newport pier several times just to experience different restaurants. The condo is very clean and modern...not like some of the dingy beach houses we have stayed at before. This place feels more like a high end hotel.

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, We are so glad you and your family had a great time. We believe Newport Beach is the perfect place for a family vacation. We appreciate the care you took of oor condo. We would be glad to have you back! Best, Jeff & Stephanie
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
John Wayne Orange County Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Historic Balboa Ferry
Nearest Beach
Balboa Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Balboa Peninsula, California

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mid Week February
2 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
Spring Rate
2 Mar 2018 - 17 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer Rate
18 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nightly Rate
27 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer Rate
28 May 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
1 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
6 Jul 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
31 Aug 2018 - 6 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall Rate
7 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
16 Nov 2018 - 29 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
Late Fall Rate
30 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate
21 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
Winter Rate
5 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
28 Jun 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$158.04
Property Damage Protection AU$74.59
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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