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We have implemented CDC Approved cleaning. Using additional sanitizing and anti-bacterial products, especially on "high-touch" items. Staying in a vacation rental can be safer than hotels and you control your environment.
You are invited to enjoy our rare twin-cottage vacation home with Air Conditioning in the classic beach community of the Newport Peninsula! A short two block walk from the beach, these twin Air Conditioned cottages have been updated inside but retain their vintage charm. Both cottages have air conditioning (very rare in Newport Beach), but you’ll want to be outside enjoying the open spaces if these cottages. The brick front patio is inviting, the private courtyard in the middle is a great place to start the day, or swimming, boarding, surfing or sunning on the sand! The unique layout provides a great space for families to enjoy the fun together, but with separate space to relax and un-wind after a day of fun.
NO PETS: Due to family health issues this property is strictly no-pets, including service animals. We respect that service animals are important to their owners, however, their presence in this home does prevent a serious health risk.
The rear cottage is commonly called the parent’s (or grandparent’s) escape. One thing that we love about the property is the central patio between the cottages that serves as a private patio!
Sleeping Arrangements (sleeps 8)
• Master: Queen Bed, TV (rear cottage)
• Guest Room 1: 1 Double Bed (front cottage)
• Guest Room 2: 1 Double Bed (front cottage)
• Activity Room: Sofa Bed (rear cottage)
• Large TV (Smart TV)
• Seating for 4
• Outdoor Dining for 6 People
• Gas BBQ
Kitchen / Dining
• Both cottages have a kitchen
• Service for 8
• Coffee Maker
• Osmosis Water System
• Front cottage: shower
• Rear cottage: shower
• Gas BBQ
• Patio Seating
• Beach Shower
Linens / Towels
• Included in rental
• Beach Towels
• Beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys
• Air Conditioning
• Short walk to 32nd Street and Lido Village Shopping Centers (Grocery Store and Dining)
• Private Entry
• Parking (1 car garage)
• Hair Dryer / Iron
• Ceiling Fans
Enter the front cottage through a Dutch door to the living area. There is comfortable seating to the left and a large TV. The kitchen has stainless appliances and a small built-in eating nook with seating for four. In the front cottage, the first bedroom down the hallway has a double bed and flat panel TV. The second bedroom to the back of the house has a double bed, a wall-mounted flat panel TV and access to the courtyard. The hall bathroom has a shower. The front cottage is equipped with Air Conditioning.
The rear cottage has an updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless appliances. The cottage floors are cool travertine. The hall bathroom has a shower. The living and dining area are in the back with a large brown leather sofa - which converts to a queen bed in the evening – and a high-topped table with seating for two. There is a massive wall-mounted flat panel TV to keep the kids entertained in the evenings. The bedrooms in the rear also has Air Conditioning.
The back cottage has one bedroom, upstairs with a queen bed. The bedroom is semi-private; there is no door at the top of the stairs. The space is open and bright, with a large flat panel TV, plenty of windows, several sky-lights atop the vaulted ceiling and a ceiling fan.
BOTH COTTAGES HAVE AIR CONDITIONING WITH NO ADDITIONAL COSTS.
The front patio has wicker seating and a market umbrella for enjoying sunshine during the summer, as well as a heat lamp for staying warm during the off-season.
The lovely private courtyard between the two cottages has a wood-plank deck and features a patio table with six chairs and an umbrella for shade. The whole family can enjoy meals grilled on the gas BBQ. The handy outdoor shower is available to rinse away sand before going inside, and the fence has hooks for towels, wetsuits and swim suits.
PARKING: There is one car parking in the garage, attached to the back cottage, with an entry into the rear living room.
LAUNDRY: There is a stacked washer and dryer in the back bedroom walk-in closet in the front cottage. Detergent is provided.
Check-in time: 3:30 p.m. on the arrival date
Check-out time: 10 a.m. on the departure date
Locals know the three-mile-long stretch with the harbor on one side and broad, sandy California beaches on the other as “the Peninsula.” The Balboa Peninsula has two piers with a view of a shoreline, surfers, and sunbathers spanning for miles. A walk straight down Main Street brings you to the historic Balboa Pavilion, made famous in the 30s and 40s for being the home of Big Band era legends Count Basie and Benny Goodman. These days you might spot on of the places seen on RHOC.
Explore the Peninsula on two-wheels or by foot via the boardwalk/bike path. The Newport Pier area with shops and local eateries galore is minutes away by bicycle and a 10-15-minute walk. Visit Seaside Donuts, Jane’s Corndogs, Dory Deli. Breakfast at Charlie’s Chili is a must for locals and out-of-towners alike. Within walking distance near 32nd Street there is a Pavilions grocery store. Chihuahua and Sancho’s serve up tacos, burritos and more. Gina’s offers pizza and pasta for the whole family. Around the corner on Newport Boulevard there are several restaurants to try. The newly renovated Lido Marina Village with high-end restaurants and boutiques is within walking distance. But a trip to the Peninsula wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Balboa Fun Zone, where the Ferris wheel has stood for years!
Victoria, thank you so much for the kind words. Your comments are greatly appreciated! I'm lucky to have a good team that helps with everything and I will share the review with them. We look forward to having you back next summer!
Tim and Michelle, it was great having you stay at this location. You are so right....this "complex" is a great place for families with two patios. Everyone is glad you stayed with us!
Charlie, many thanks for the great review and it was nice to meet your family. This location is close to the beach, but an easy trip up to Disneyland. As you mentioned it is also walking distance to a number fo shops, restaurants, and coffee shops (such as Alta). Thanks again for the stay, we appreciate it! --Scott
Thanks for the kind words, we appreciated hosting you at our property. You are absolutely right that the patio is great for families and children!
Thank you for the kind words! We really appreciate our guests choosing us for a vacation. We'd be happy to have you and your family back anytime!
We are glad you had fun at the family cottage, we certainly try to make things easy for everyone in the family. The middle patio is private and large....it's probably our favorite space! You must have had a very long car! It is a smaller one-car garage, which many places in the area have. But we've been able to fit mid-size SUVs in the garage. We do hope to have you back in the future because Newport Beach is a place to make some good family memories!
Thanks for being such great guests! We really enjoyed having you and meeting the family. You are right about the location, practically everything in nearby!