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"Betty's Beach Cottage"
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1.5 baths

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Thank you so much for your interest in our vacation home! We are Beachview Realty, a local property management company that provides full service on behalf of the property owners for this vacation property, as well as many others in Newport Beach, California.

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NEW LISTING! "Betty's Beach Cottage"
Completely refurbished historic Newport Beach vacation home. Perfectly appointed for a couple's getaway or for extended executive accommodations.

Ask about our special winter rates for month-long bookings!

This adorable 1925 cottage has been meticulously restored with attention given to every detail. From the white-picket-fence greeting, to the brick steps entering the home, the charm of this home will draw you in. A wooden bench, as well as a table and seating for four provided on the cozy patio-garden area. Watch the butterflies flutter in the flowers—or grab your beach towel, as less than one block away the surf and sand await.

The main living area is light and bright, warmed by refinished original hardwood flooring, comfortable seating, large wood-paned windows and a working fireplace. Modern convenience enters in with a flat screen TV with cable. Privacy roller shades have been fitted on windows throughout the home.

The master bedroom is pleasant and comfortable with modern bedding, a comfortable queen-sized bed, and flat screen TV. The second bedroom also provides a cozy queen bed and fresh linens. Both rooms have a decorator's touch!

The quaint bathrooms are immaculate with beveled white subway tiles, Kohler fixtures and marble flooring. A barn door for the smaller bath adds to the artistic offerings of this home.

Entering the kitchen, you will notice all modern conveniences have been considered in this updated cottage. Stainless steel appliances (dishwasher, microwave, gas stove…), butcher block and white quartz countertops and wood-patterned plank tile floors are accented by cheery cabinetry. If you enjoy a good cup of coffee, you are in luck—choose between the French press, ceramic cone or Krups coffee maker. The dining area offers seating for six with chandelier lighting.

Stepping outside to the back patio space, you will discover breezy, comfortable seating for two. A Weber gas grill with gas line, a closet with washer and dryer and an outdoor shower are also available for your personal use.

PARKING: An EVC (50 amp electric vehicle charger) is available for use in garage area. Two parking spaces are provided, one space on right side of garage, and one behind in a covered carport. (Accommodates most standard-sized vehicles.) General neighborhood street parking can also be utilized, both meter and non-meter. (Garage dimensions: 78"H x double depth.)

Due to the moderate coastal climate, this house (like most in the area) DOES NOT have air conditioning.

Just one house away, there is plenty of fun to be found in the surf and sand (surfing, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, sun bathing). Three blocks down, you will find the lovely bayfront Marina Park with a playground for the kids, and a café with free Wifi. Easy day excursions can take you to Disneyland/California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Legoland, and more! Discover world-class shopping at Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza--less than a 15-minute drive away.

We offer competitive pricing for our guests with beach-cruiser bike rentals for the entire family from infants to adults; free delivery and pick-up included, along with helmets and locks.
All bed/bath/kitchen/beach linens for the maximum number of guests are provided as part of the cleaning/linen fee. Four beach chairs are provided for your use.

The Story of 1139 West Balboa Boulevard:

Betty’s Beach Cottage

In 1943, Betty moved into a wonderful beach house on the Newport Peninsula--1139 West Balboa Boulevard. Along with her husband Harold and two sons, Roger and Doug, they began to make this charming house a home.

Born in 1904, Betty was known for her happy, optimistic disposition and infectious giggle. She had a generous heart, and welcomed hundreds of friends and relatives to her beautiful home. Known as Aunt Betty to most of the children she knew, visitors came to enjoy warm evenings spent at the beach, swims in the ocean and bay, strolls on the boardwalk, and gathering around a table of Uncle Harold’s patented BBQ’s. Countless evenings, Betty would sit on the living room floor playing games with children, laughing and enjoying her guests—a practice she enjoyed well into her 90s! She would often end the day with a supply of frozen bananas, chocolate sauce, and nuts for guests to enjoy. Was it Betty that started the frozen banana craze found throughout Balboa? We like to think so.

When Betty wasn’t entertaining, raising a family or caring for this home, she dedicated her time to volunteer work for the March of Dimes, Child Guidance Clinic of Orange County, and P.E.O. (raising money for women’s education). She truly set an example of a life well-lived that will carry on for many generations.

This cozy house at 1139 West Balboa was 20 years old when Betty and Harold purchased it. Built with 1st generation California Redwood, they took loving care of this home for the rest of their lives. Their son, Roger, and his partner Debra, have spent several years to completely restore and rejuvenate this home so future generations of friends, family and guests can experience it as others have for the last 70 years. Please join us in caring for and enjoying this wonderful home. It is our hope that it will be a stepping stone for you to appreciate the wonderful beach communities of Newport and Balboa—just the way our family has for many generations.

Roger and Debra

This property has 2 Queen(s).

Guest access

NOTE: All guests are required to physically check-in/ check-out at our office, which is conveniently located on the way to our vacation rentals. Keys will be provided at that time. Please bring ID; we will need to scan it upon arrival.

Interaction with guests

Our Beachview Realty office is open 7 days a week with 24 hour emergency phone access.

Other things to note

If anything in the home needs our attention, we are quick and responsive to handle the situation. Most of our staff resides in the surrounding neighborhood. We are a wealth of information and customer service!

Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 3PM - 5PM
Check out by 10AM

PLEASE NOTE: Guests must be a minimum of 30 years old to rent this property.

-Your vacation home will be clean for your arrival; however, daily maid service or linen change-out is not included. Additional services or supplies can be arranged with our office. Call for rates.

-There is to be NO FOOD or SNACKS or DRINKS (except bottled water) in the bedrooms at any time. Evidence of such will result in security deductions. Help keep our linens/carpets in good condition!

- Do not move or rearrange furniture or entertainment and internet equipment.

- All dishes, pots, pans, & utensils – including any dishes in the dishwasher - are to be left clean, dry, and returned to their proper place at the end of your stay.

-Rinse off all sand from your body/feet every time you enter the home to avoid clogging up the shower & bath drains. (The sand destroys our plumbing!) Foot wash tubs or hoses are provided. Some properties also have outdoor showers or accessible faucets.

-Always check the bottoms of your feet for black tar when coming back from the beach – this stains everything horribly! Vegetable oil on a paper towel is helpful to remove tar; please be diligent about this to avoid security deductions! Do not use our bath, kitchen or beach towels!

-Be energy efficient to help keep the cost of our rentals reasonable: turn off lights (including all outdoor lights) & turn down the heat or AC (if it exists) whenever you leave or go to bed. Turn off lights, ceiling fans, heat, AC, thermostats, etc. when you check out.

-Use water sparingly!! We are in a serious drought, and the City is now issuing fines for water usage beyond State parameters.

-We have “vintage” plumbing! Please ONLY toilet paper is to be flushed down toilets – sparingly!

-Do not put wet, sandy towels/suits/clothing in the washer OR dryer…hang wet, sandy items outside to dry first, then shake out all the sand outdoors. THEN, if necessary, launder. (The sand destroys our appliances!) Evidence of sand in our laundry appliances will incur security deductions. Guests must provide all detergent & laundry supplies.

-For the consideration of all neighbors and other property guests:
Hours of laundry operations: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. only
Please prevent kids from running in upstairs units - especially before 9:00 a.m.
Please try to limit late night or early morning showers in upstairs units: loud plumbing
-Notify us if anything needs repair, replacement or attention upon arrival, as soon as possible:
1.) so you are not held responsible; 2.) to determine if we need to schedule repairs right away, or if it can wait until your departure. While we don’t wish to interfere with your vacation, we want everything to operate properly for you! (Don’t wait until you’ve checked out to report an issue we could have mitigated.)

BARBECUE: Close off gas line or propane tank valve completely after each use. You are expected to thoroughly clean the barbecue grate after each use, and especially at the end of your stay. Failure to do so will result in a $25 deduction in security.

NO-PET HOMES: Any sightings or evidence of a pet on the property (interior or exterior) will result in the loss of the security deposit amount, plus any related expenses.

SMOKING: All our properties are strict no-smoking zones. Patios, balconies & rooftop decks included. You will forfeit your security deposit. The City of Newport Beach prohibits smoking on all beaches & boardwalk areas as well.

DRINKING GAMES: Drinking games are prohibited on all our properties – inside & outside.

NOISE CONTROL: The City of Newport Beach enforces a “Noise Ordinance” for any occupants of a residence which can result in sizable fines to property owners. It states: Excessive noise at any time (but especially after 10 p.m.) such as loud music, drinking games, constant outbursts of laughter, profanity, yelling, fighting, drunken/vulgar behavior, OR too many guests on the property, will not be tolerated. Neighbors can and will call the police if there are any disturbances. If a police visit to our property is necessary, due to a valid noise complaint, you may be asked to leave immediately with NO REFUND of rental amount or security deposit. Any fines issued to the property owners that were incurred by overnight OR visiting guests, will be passed on to those guests. We monitor any police visits to our property via the police department’s website.

Likewise, if YOU are being disturbed – especially from sleep at a reasonable hour (after 10 p.m.) – we ask that you would call the police non-emergency number, so they can discreetly handle the situation. Notify our office if you are encountering neighborhood annoyances, so we can also mitigate the problem quickly.

Because everyone is in such close proximity with little foliage/barriers to buffer any sound, noise travels easily – even normal conversation outside late at night is very loud to neighbors. In addition, many folks around you are not on vacation. On the flip side, you are coming here to relax and have a good time, so feel free to enjoy yourselves in a considerate manner. The official City Noise Ordinance & L.U.G.O. (Large Unruly Gathering Ordinance) brochure is included in each unit for your reading pleasure, along with the number to the police department. Hint: the white noise of air purifier fans, music or T.V. can really help drown out neighborhood noise that just can’t be helped.

GUESTS: The City of Newport Beach requires the enforcement of a maximum occupancy of overnight & visiting day guests, specific for each property. Immediate termination of your occupancy may occur, with no refund of rental amount or security deposit for numbers of guests that exceed the maximum occupancy. (details provided on the PROPERTY INFORMATION page)

EVENTS: All our vacation homes are licensed for residential purposes only – not for events.

TRASH: You are required to take all trash from the home to our large cans near the alley before your departure. Regularly-scheduled trash pick-up is Monday morning. (During summer months, there is an extra Saturday morning pick-up for all oceanfront and 100 block properties.)
NOTE: Please bag and tie all used baby diapers or feminine products before placing them in any of the indoor or outdoor trash cans. When possible, secure large cans with lids tightly to avoid insect pests. Let us know if you need more kitchen trash bags – all trash must be bagged!
FYI: You may put any recyclables in the regular trash cans, as all Newport Beach trash is sorted in a materials recovery facility, to extract all recyclables.


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March 2017
Great refined cottage in a wonderful location. Amenities were fabulous!

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