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Recommend a beach house or nice condo?

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Boise, ID
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Recommend a beach house or nice condo?

We are looking into planning a trip to Newport beach. We have 3 young kids, so a beach house or condo would be preferable (as most hotels/resorts don't accomodate a family of 5 in one room).

I have checked VRBO, but end up getting totally overwhelmed and confused and to what stretch of beach/location the condos or houses are on.

Just wondering if anyone had a specific condo or beach house they could recommend?

Thanks so much!

Newport Beach, CA
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1. Re: Recommend a beach house or nice condo?

What age are your children?

If they are very small (under 7's) Balboa Island might be a good choice. It is quaint and the "beaches" are actually on the bay so no waves to be concerned about. You can walk around the entire Island on a sidewalk so the kids can run with little risk of coming into contact with cars.

The "real" beach is a short hop across the ferry to the Peninsula.

There is grocery store convenient to the Island as well as a nice shopping center (Fashion Island) about 10-15 minutes from the Island which is another great place for small children - several fun fountains, a koi pond a carousel and a little train - not to mention some great shopping for Mom and Dad!

The Peninsula (generally referred to as Balboa versus Balboa Island) is also nice - doesn't have the same "small town" ambience as Balboa Island but it is closer to the "real beach" if you will.

Once you have some choices you can post them and then we can look at them and give you feedback on them!

Newport Beach, CA
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2. Re: Recommend a beach house or nice condo?

Try Casa de Balboa Vacation Rentals they are located at Mothers Beach on the peninsula (around the corner from Bayshores Inn which is on the main road). Great location! Great views! For bigger kids the ocean is across the street. Also within walking distance of Spaghetti Factory, Crab Cooker, etc. Plus childrens play park a block away.

http://www.casadebalboa.com

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