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Cozy Cottage by the Beach...steps to the sand!


Property Details

Updated: Feb 24, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

About the property

Great 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom place w/ large front patio 8 houses from the beach

Location Location Location! This cozy lower level duplex is just a short block from the sand in one of the most beautiful beaches in all of Southern California. We are just 8 houses from the beach at 127 41st Street on the beach side of Balboa! We are just blocks from the Newport Pier, Pavillions grocery store, all the fine dining restaurants, and the basketball courts.

The home has a great patio in the front for entertaining or just enjoying the sun. The family room has high ceilings with a ceiling fan, a gas fireplace, bright windows which make it great place to relax after a hard day at the beach or Disneyland. The kitchen is fully stocked and all floors are tile & wood. The Master Bedroom has one Queen bed and the second bedroom has one twin bed and bunk beds; the family room also has a queen pull out bed. There is a two-car garage with one spot in the garage and one in the rear. The complimentary washer & dryer are inside the garage.

By staying at our place you can enjoy the many activities that the Newport Beach Peninsula has to offer. You can enjoy surfing, boogie boarding, sailing, power boat rentals, Catalina Island cruises, Whale watching tours, parasailing, fun zone rides and arcade, and the World Famous 'Wedge' where some of the biggest body surfing waves in the world can be found.

Other attractions within a short drive are Disneyland and California Adventure Park, Hollywood, Universal Studios, Knott's Berry Farm, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Long Beach Aquarium, Queen Mary, Spruce Goose, and many more. And ladies don't forget to visit South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island for the fabulous shopping!

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Alexandra and Mark McClory
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

19 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)


Super close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our stay here. Highlights were super easy access to the beach (with plenty of toys provided), great bed set-up for kids, good array of kitchen supplies and bikes (great for cruising and getting to the grocery store). Once parked, we never got back in the car- now that's a vacation! :-) You can get from this house to the end of the peninsula for $7 via Uber if the kids are too small for the bikes.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for family of 4!

  • 4 of 5

Spent 4 nights over spring break in this cozy cottage with my husband and 2 boys (8 & 13 yrs). Great place very close to the beach with everything you will need to enjoy your stay. The location of the cottage is amazing. We loved that it is very close to the beach and grocery store. We spent every day at the beach playing volley ball and playing in the water so having access to the beach toys and boogie boards was awesome. We drove from Oregon so it was also important for us to have a parking space available. Once we arrived we realized just how important that was as the area was busy and it would have been difficult to find nearby parking. Alex was very friendly and easy to work with which I appreciated. I would definitely rent this cottage again!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From the beginning communication through the stay, Mark and Alex were wonderful to work with.

My family (wife and 2 toddlers) all had an incredible time. My daughter loved the bunk bed so much she wants one at home now. My son (2YO) loved the fact that the doors were open all the time and he REALLY got a kick out of the top half of the front door being open.

Having the beach chairs and toys accessible to use and only a few steps away from the beach was a HUGE bonus! And just a few blocks down the road, Pavillions Grocery store had everything we needed to take advantage of having a fully functioning kitchen.

We highly recommend staying here and cant wait to go back again!

Thanks again Alex and Mark!


  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim! I can't tell you how much it means to both Mark and I to know what a great time a family has had at our place! You guys were great and super respectful of our place. Good luck with the bunk bed situation! :)
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Kennesaw, GA

Great family get-away!

  • 5 of 5

Owners where wonderful from the start! Great customer service leading up to the stay, then again when we arrived. Took the time to show us everything, makes sure we didn't have any questions. House was wonderful, accommodated the entire family at night plus more during the day for a family gathering place at the beach. Definitely one of the best vacations our family has ever had! The use of the bikes, and water gear just made everything easier on us. we didn't have to want for much. Can't wait to get back!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona

Super Summer Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our week in Newport and cannot wait to go back. The cottage was great for our family of four and the location was perfect. We biked to the Pier, walked 2 minutes to the beach every day, and visited the park within walking distance. The cottage was clean and well maintained. The owner's were a pleasure to work with and we look forward to coming back next year! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Farmington, Utah, usa

Loved it!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It was wonderful and the beach was so close!!! Everything was clean and the house was darling!!! The neighbors were so kind and friendly. We will definitely be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : SNA John Wayne in Santa Ana-15 miles by car at 8 Miles Nearest Barpub : Rudy's Pub and Grill at 1 Miles Nearest Ferry : The Balboa Ferry will take you to Balboa Island at 2.7 Miles Nearest Golf : Pelican Hill Golf Resort at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Amtrak Barranca in Irvine at 15 Miles Nearest Motorway : Pacific Coast Highway: Fantastic scenic drive! at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : The Alley Restaurant and Bar at 1 Miles Nearest Ski : Lake Arrowhead Big Bear at 98 Miles Nearest Beach : Just 8 houses away from the beach! Car: not necessary

Water activities are the best part of Newport! Surfing, swimming, kayaking, body surfing, sailing, jet skiing, fishing, and doing boat rentals are a must! You can also do stand up paddle boarding around the harbor or go whale watching for a few hours and check out the dolphins and sea lions. You can then go biking around Newport and check out the Fun Zone with your kids and take the bikes on the Ferry across to the Balboa Island. You can also ride your bikes down to the Wedge and check out the killer waves and the experienced body surfers that take on the waves. The basketball courts across the street are great and so are the public tennis courts on 62nd street. You can take leisure walks on the beach or the parks. When you want a rest from the outdoors shopping in South Coast Plaza or Fashion Island is a must! If you can fit it in a day trip to Catalina Island is amazing! And of course for the little ones and the young ones at heart Disneyland and Knots Berry Farm are about 1/2 hour away. End your days by dining in one of the many great restaurants Newport has to offer. The Crab Cooker and Mama Di's are fantastic!

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late February
Feb 21 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mid week End May-June
May 29 2017 - Jun 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
June: Sat to Sat Only
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late August
Aug 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Wknd
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
November except Thanksgiving
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
December except Holidays
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

Nightly Rate: $175-$250

Weekly Rate: $1400 - $1750

Monthly Rate: $2800 - $3500

* $1400 wk June (Sat to Sat)
* $1400-$1750 wk July-Aug (Sat to Sat)
* $1400 wk Sept-Dec or $195-$250nt 3 nt min
* $1750 wk Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break
* 10% city occupancytax
* Cleaning fee $100
* Security Deposit $500.00

To make a reservation a $500.00 deposit is required which turns into your security deposit. At 90 days before arrival 1/2 of the rental amount is due and 30 days before arrival the other half of the rental amount is due. Reservations made within 30 days of arrival need to be paid in full along with the security deposit. Cancellation is 90 days prior to arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Feb 24, 2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • 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


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 800 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Shower with tub great for kids!


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single, 1 twin bed and 1 set of bunk beds
  • Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen size pull out bed in family room


  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Large front patio with new gas electric bbq grill, ceiling fans, bathroom with tub, washer and dryer in garage, 2 car parking (one inside garage, one directly behind garage outside), 6 beach chairs, 3 beach cruisers, all linens and bath towels provided, cleaning products and trash bags provided, all cooking utensils provided, full kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, place settings for 8, dvd/cd player, wireless internet, time warner cable....steps to the sand!

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