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9 reviews of Casa de Balboa Beachfront in Newport Beach

Dan and Norma Pittman, Pleasanton, CA 94588
This 3 bedroom unit is FANTASTIC! Beautiful views and a living area and deck that are unbeatable. The harbor view of boats passing by, even late at night, gives a feeling of serenity and relaxation. It is the perfect place for a family or group of friends to gather. Everything about the home is perfect. The setting, views, decorating, and attention to detail is over the top. Cooking meals for a big group was even fun with the beautiful kitchen to work in and the wonderful appliances to work with. We definately want to come back again. Pam has been great at handling all the details and accomodating all questions right away. We hope to be able to take the sailing trip next time we are here. This has been a GREAT experience as we celebrated our daughter's college graduation with family and friends.

Scott Williamson
My wife and I just left this Villa after staying for 10 days. The pictures do not do the views and accommodations justice. Looking out over the bay and the marina with the mountains in the background is truly a fantastic setting. With being only a few steps to the beach , it was a great place to unwind from our busy schedule. The location is great with the bay on our side and the ocean and pier only a couple of blocks away. The owners provided everything and then some to make our stay truly a first class experience. The kitchen was perfect for cooking which we took advantage of. There were also a lot of restaurants close by and we especially liked Mama D's! Overall the Villa provided us with way more than we expected. My wife frequently travels to this area for work and we will definitely stay here again. Scott & Heather

Jeffrey Skains
We stayed in this condo the first week of September and found it to be THE PERFECT rental. We looked at a number of properties and settled on this one for the view, the condition of the unit, and location! This is not an Ocean Front Property, but it is a short walk to the ocean, a number of outstanding restaurants, and the Pier but tucked in a quiet corner away from the crowds. The boardwalk is slammed on busy weekends and crossing the boardwalk or walking on the boardwalk is more dangerous than crossing the street to get there! This condo provides access to everything you need but allows you to leave the busy board walk and go home to a quiet condo overlooking the bay! This property is basically on Mother's beach - appropriately named, a short walk to the boardwalk, restaurants, bars, the pier, 7-11, bike and boat rentals, grocery store, etc. It is so close to everything you don't even need a car during your stay! We debated over Ocean Front or this unit on the bay and we were VERY glad we chose this property over Ocean Front - The view is amazing and watching the sun set on the city and the boats in the bay is unbeatable. We loved it! The condo itself is very nice, comfortable, and fully furnished. We highly recommend any of the Casa De Balboa units and will likely stay here again! Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway

WONDERFUL! Whenever our business travels take us to SoCal we ony have one place that we love to stay and that's the Casa de Balboa. There are four different Casa's to choose from and it feels like our home away from home. Location is tops, the unit is clean and has everything you can imagine and more. There is nothing nicer than waking up in the morning and having a cup of coffee overlooking the Newport Harbor and the little beach in front of the house. The photos don't do this place justice, the owner's are awesome people and weather you want peace or quiet, or you want to engage in the many activities at your doorstep, this location has it all. Best Place on the Peninsula. We highly recommend

CASA DE BALBOA IS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! We stayed at Casa De Balboa the week after Thanksgiving 2012. We stayed in the upsiatrs unit #225 and have a two year old son. The unit was absolutely perfect for us. The master bedroom has a balcony and looks over the Bay. The two back bedrooms were very quiet and perfect for our child to sleep. Pam provided both a porta crib and inflatable toddler mattress. The toddler mattress was absolutely great. It was also lovely that the unit was on one level so we didn't have to worry about stairs with our little one. The kitchen was quite nice and well stocked so that we could cook there often, as it was easier than eating all meals out with our child. In terms of the unit, it was spacious, comfortable, with first class accommodations. The beds are super comfortable. The furnishings lovely. Pam provides everything you need and some nice little extras, like bathrobes. The unit is really tastefully decorated but not overly decorated so that we could easily move small breakable items to one counter out of the reach of our son. Sitting on the balcony at night with a glass of wine or during the day with coffee and watching the birds, boats, beach, fisherman....welll it was great. It is also very quiet on the Bay side, and after our visit, we realized this was the side to be on. Given that it was the holidays, Pam's son called to ask if we would object to holiday decorations in the unit. I thought it was thoughtful that they gave us an option. When we said it would be nice, we came home one day to a wreath, white lights all along the balcony, a very tasteful artificial tree with lights in the living room and a couple of other very nice Christmas decorations. The theme is that the unit and Pam and her son are thoughtful and provide everything you need and you will really relax here, even with a toddler! Whole-heartedly recommend Casa de Balboa and hope to stay there again!

Bob TeSeattle
BobTeSeattle Seattle Reviewed February 7, 2018 Exceeded Expectations Just finishing up a two week stay in Casa 227. We could not have been more pleased with our stay. We have stayed at rental properties before and so often, they don't exactly match up with the pictures you see on the web site. In this case, this place far exceeded our expectations. The location is ideal and the view from the unit is breathtaking. My wife and I love to walk and the Balboa Peninsula is a walkers paradise. We parked our car in the provided garage and hardly drove our car at all...almost everything is within walking distance. The unit itself is beautifully decorated and meticulously maintained. Everything is provided from the gas heater on the patio, cable TV in the living room and bedroom, and a clean barbeque for those nights that you'd rather eat in rather than visit the many outstanding restaurants that are nearby. One more point...its seems a lot of folks would prefer an ocean front unit rather than one on the bayside. In my opinion, Casa de Balboa is the better option in that it is quiet, and located in an area that certainly has a better view and many options (a bayside beach literally 20 feet away from your patio) but it is not located on the crazy noisy promenade that runs in front of the ocean front houses. Plus, the beach is wide and in many places, you cannot even see or hear the ocean from your patio. Moreover, those patios have no privacy and there is a constant flow of all kinds of people walking by at all hours. We walked the promenade everyday and we were always happy to return to the quiet, serene, bay side. OK...end of wife just reminded me that if I continue to gush, this place may not be available for our next visit. We will definitely be back!

Jim and Elaine, Norman Oklahoma
Awesome Vacation Home At the Beach! We stay at Newport Beach one or two weeks a year and frequently rent direct from owners. Casa de Balboa is far above all other rentals we have ever stayed at. The amenities are 5-star, luxury bed linens, awesome pillowtop matresses, top of the line kitchen appliances and cookware (didn't use them much, we were on vacation, you know). The veranda was awesome, we spent each morning having breakfast on the balcony and ended the day watching reflections of the sun setting and the city lights coming on. The owners were very responsive to any questions, and all emails were answered within an hour. We will definitely stay at this location soon, because the secret is out--Casa de Balboa is probably the most excellent vacation home you will find on the peninsula! Enjoy!

Kevin Dickens
Location was tremendous, away from the bustle of the oceanside of the penisula yet very accessible. The property itself was every bit as advertised. Wonderful condition and quality. Support from the Casa staff was also exceptional ... Greg in particular was very helpful.

Melanie Brunell, Calabasas, CA.
We are fortunate enough to travel a great deal and often choose to rent homes instead of hotel rooms. We can honestly say that Casa de Balboa is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to: be close to the beach, swim or fish on the bay, enjoy the lovely ships as they pass, watch your children on the sand as you enjoy morning coffee on the terrace, bbq to your heart's delight, bike-ride the peninsula, take the ferry to the island, walk to great restaurants, soak up the rays, or otherwise enjoy the good life that brings people to sunny southern California. The word is out: Casa de Balboa is without equal in quality and location!

C. Perry
FIRST CLASS! There can't possibly be a finer place to stay. Truly spectacular. FIRST CLASS! Location beyond compare! Unbelievably comfortable beds, fine linens, including a surplus of jumbo luxury beach towels- no need to pack your own. Beach chairs, umbrellas, (even saw stroller, kids beach toys, etc in garage! Washer and dryer in unit and a spare dryer in the garage!) Perfect location. Steps from Newport Pier, Crab Cooker and so many activities (Newport Fun Sports less than a block away - the absolute best bikes, electric boats, paddle boards, electric loungers) and too many great dining experiences - Walk to The DOCK Restaurant by the Cannery. Already missing the bay outside our door and watching the boats passing by all day - was a beautiful site! Watched the sun rise literally out our bedroom, living room and patios every morning! Kitchen appliances and tools were incredible - Pam - you didnt forget a thing! viking stove and oven, krups coffee maker, bosch dishwasher, jumbo GE monogram fridge, cuisinart toaster, blenders - beautiful bone china - and tons of it! Best of both worlds - bay and ocean - without the ruckus of being on the boardwalk. The peace and quiet of the bay was tranquil and the party life of the boardwalk and the pier shops and restaurants was just around the corner - a short 2 minute walk away. Truly, truly the best spot in all of Newport. I was raised in Newport and we rented two other houses earlier this summer in addition to this one - and this was by far superior. There will be no reason to ever rent elsewhere again. Thank you again Pam for making the stay so special - a memory for a life time for our family.

Kelly Estes
Very happy with Casa de Balboa! Unit 225 was very clean and comfortable and tastefully appointed. Great quiet location, steps from the bay and a short walk to the ocean. Lots of restaurants to choose from within walking distance. House was festive for Christmas and a great location for the Christmas Light Boat parade. Recommended for: Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children

BEST NEWPORT BEACH VACATION SPOT! Treated our mom to a weekend getaway at Casa de Balboa and she loved it! The views and accommodations were amazing, we will definitely be visiting again! The location provided a relaxing atmosphere and made our stay very enjoyable. Comfort and style rolled into one, we would definitely recommend Casa de Balboa to anyone looking for a wonderful beachfront getaway!

Kelly Brown
We arrived to a very clean apartment. I really like to fact my kids can play outside right of the beach while my husband and I can sit on patio and enjoy the scenery. We had a loud neighbor upstairs and within 24hours the manager handled it and we were happy. We stayed two weeks, kids did camps, walked, rode bikes, paddle boarded, Very convenient to grocery stores as well as eating. Most of time we bbq outside and watched the sunset as kids ran on beach. Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway

Carinne Joannou
Casa Balboa is the best spot in town, waking up to see the changing colors of the Newport Harbor, jumping on a bike and taking a cruise toward the Wedge, or over the bridge to Huntington Beach, the shops, the restaurants, location is tops. The home has now become my "second home" it has all the comforts that one needs, wifi, well appointed kitchen, televisions in each of the bedrooms, comfortable, roomy, charming, and conveniently located. There is nothing more than one needs for their Newport Beach Vacation. I'll be sure to return!

Beach Goer
LOVED IT! Stayed in Casa 225 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay (six of us and a toddler). It is spacious, immaculate, and has a great view of bay full of yachts. Sat on the deck for cocktails in the evening. The decor is classy beach style. If you like to cook, this kitchen has everything you need. Wonderful sheets and towels. Everything you need to go to the beach including sand chairs, umbrella, and towels. The peninsula is very busy with tourists, but this condo is in an area away from all the crowd--very quiet-peaceful location. Would definitely stay again.