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THE YELLOW HOUSE - Weekends Now Available!~Spend The Holidays At The Beach!

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 9 Sleeps, 2 RARE parking spaces, Private Yards!

There are plenty of homes on the Balboa Peninsula, but none quite like this one. Walk out the front gate of the Yellow House and less than 50 steps ahead of you is a beautiful soft sand beach. Turn right out of the gate and less than 50 steps away is Newport Pier and all of the AMAZING restaurants, bars, and shops you could dream of! The Yellow House has an AWESOME upstairs deck that overlooks the gorgeous Pacific Ocean from one end and the Newport Bay from the other. A front porch with cushy chairs and two extremely RARE parking spaces in the heart of one of the most beautiful destinations on Earth.

Downstairs Bedroom 1- Queen Bed

Downstairs Bedroom 2 - Full Bed and Twin Bed (Bunk)

Upstairs Bedroom 3 - Full Size Bed & Opens to the Upstairs Deck

Upstairs Bedroom 4- Queen Size Bed and Opens to the Upstairs Deck

Downstairs Bathroom- Claw Foot Tub & Shower

Upstairs Bathroom- Tub & Shower

Eat in Kitchen - Fully stocked. Table Sits 4.

Full Size Dining Room with Picture Window- Seats 6.

Lovely Living Room

Propane BBQ on Upstairs Deck

Fenced in Back Yard Patio & Seating Area with Charcoal BBQ

Fenced in Front Yard Seating Area

Please come and enjoy this beautiful home and all it has to offer!

More Details

Susan Hersey
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Susan Hersey

My name is Susan and I started my family in this home! When it became a little to tight for all of us, we moved to another part of Newport Beach. I grew up at the beach and have lived near the beach all of my life. I'm super happy to share this rare gem of a location with you!


Nearest Airport
7.6 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Ferry
1.7 Miles
Balboa Island
Nearest Golf
5.9 Miles
Costa Mesa Golf Course
Nearest Train
13.3 Miles
Amtrak/Metro Link Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Ski
87.7 Miles
Mountain High
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Enjoy a Day at The Beach.

* Shopping on the Penninsula.

* Eat at Local Restaurants.

* Bike Ride Along The Beach.

* Shop at Fashion Island.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Picnic at The Beach.

* Take A Ferry Ride to Balboa Island....

Top Thing to do in Family:.....

While staying at the Balboa Court House, you will run out of time far before you run out of things to do. This is the epicenter of Orange County's most pristine beaches. The house is nestled on the Balboa Peninsula, with a gorgeous soft sand beach less that 50 steps from the front porch. Exit the house and turn to your right, and less than 50 steps away is the Newport Beach Pier & Pavilion. This bustling hot spot is home to several amazing restaurants and bars, including the world famous Crab Cooker. Stroll the local shops and pick up souvenirs, or wake up early and be the first in line at the Dory Fish Market at the foot of the pier. Afterwards grab fresh donuts with the locals at the Seaside Bakery or an amazing chili cheese omelet at Charlie's Chili Diner.

If you love the outdoors, there are several reserves and beautiful places to explore within a few miles, including the Newport Back Bay, Crystal Cove Park, and the Bolsa Chica Reserve (where the bird watching is unmatched). Rent a bike at the shop next door and ride farther down the peninsula on the bike path. It will lead you to the Balboa Fun Zone where you can take a short boat ride in the Marina, ride the Ferris Wheel, or ferry over to Balboa Island for even more shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

Just a few miles north by bike or car is Surf City USA, Huntington Beach. Grab a Corn Dog at Ruby's on the pier and watch world class surfers practice their craft or shop all the hip surf shops lining Main Street.

If you are ready to shop at two of the most high end Orange County Shopping destinations, South Coast Plaza and Newport Beach's Fashion Island are less that a 15 minute drive away. Shop until you drop and then pick up some wood on the way home and visit one of the local beaches with fire pits...there is nothing like S'mores on the beach next to a crackling fire with waves crashing on the beach behind you. The perfect ending to a perfect day!

If you are coming to enjoy the many local theme parks, Disneyland& Knott's Berry Farm are less than 45 minutes away. 90 minutes South you will find Sea World, Lego Land, The San Diego Zoo, & Wild Animal Park.

The Nearby Marina's offer all sorts of ocean side activities. You can catch a boat for a day trip to Catalina Island, go whale watching, paddle boating, sailing, or rent a Duffy and cruise around the bay sipping wine and sampling local cheeses. The possibilities are endless!


Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • "Antique" Bath. Located on lower level. - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful original claw foot tub with shower options
    "Beach" Bath located on upper level - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • "Kids" Room Located Lower Level at front of house. - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Front Bedroom with BunkBed. Crib available upon request.
    "Master" Bedroom. Located on lower level at rear of house. - 1 queen
    "Nautical" Bedroom. Located on upper level at front of house - 1 double , Access to upper level deck
    "Palm Tree" bedroom. Located upstairs at rear of house - 1 queen , Access to upper level deck
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
House comes with all bedding and bath towels. Beach towels are not provided. Extra blankets and pillows in closets. Kitchen is fully stocked with utensils, cookware and appliances. Complimentary Laundry Facilities. TV and DVD player with cable in living room. Wireless Internet Supplied. Special requests are available, cost determined by request. Parking for two vehicles on premises.


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THE YELLOW HOUSE - Weekends Now Available!~Spend The Holidays At The Beach!
average rating of 4.7272725 based on 11 reviews
San Pedro, CA

Steps from the shore

  • 4 of 5

Great place to spend a family week at the beach. We loved the location. The house has a number of areas that facilitate quality family time😊

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Comfy - Cozy - Fun

  • 5 of 5

The Yellow House felt like a home away from home - yet conveniently located to everything.

The owner, Susan was helpful and worked with us to accommodate our travel plans.

Great place for a family get together!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean, cute 1930's (?)bungalow conveniently located to many locations.

  • 5 of 5

We went to beach, Disneyland, hiking, aquarium and Queen Mary sightseeing and shopping. Everything was convenient to drive to.

Owner was always responsive and helpful.

House was in a relatively quiet neighborhood and always quiet by 10 pm.

House was very clean and all beds were comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What an excellent long weekend getaway. What a charming house, we hope to come back again to this property. The listing was exactly as described, clean, well-maintained and well-equipped, including the kitchen. The rental included a selection of boogie boards and other beach toys, so we didn't have to pack our own. Susan, the property owner, was very gracious, and we look forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

This home has the most amazing location. Its so perfect for a enjoyable vacation. Everything in walking distance, the beach is steps away, & the top deck on this home was amazing. I will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review! I am so happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you visiting again!
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Balboa Yellow House Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Balboa Yellow House. We wanted a single family home large enough to accommodate two families and Susan's house fit the bill perfectly. Not wanting to share a driveway or a wall with other vacationers, we opted not to stay in a middle level of a condo, but were seeking a single house.

Located just a block away from the sand and another block over to the Newport Pier, it is close enough to shops, restaurants, and multiple activities, but still secluded enough for some privacy. Actually, we did not partake in as many activities as first thought, but just enjoyed this big old house with a small yard and a nice covered front porch.

The front porch was my personal favorite with the smells and sounds of the beach and people watching. Next time, I will at least rent a beach cruiser. Weekly rates for a bike is $50. I hope to return every summer.

'Till next year...

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Steve for taking the time to leave a review! I am so glad that your family enjoyed your stay! I hope to see you again next time you decide to visit Newport!!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check-In Time 2:00 Pm Check-Out Time 10:00 AM
Unless Otherwise Stated
50% of Total due is required upon Reservation.
Balance due 5 weeks before date of Check-in.
On reservations made without 5 weeks available notice total wil be
due upon reservation.
Pet Friendly!
Cleaning Fee for Pets is an Additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.