Our extended family recently rented the upper and lower levels for a week vacation to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed an amazing week!
Let me just say that the two issues that any everyone "deals" with in Newport are limited trash and parking space. On the flip side, the limited parking lends to much less traffic on the beach. Add that to the fact that there is no boardwalk, and you get a more of a "private beach" experience. Especially during the weekdays, we had much of the beach to ourselves.
We loved the house! It was fully furnished and loaded with everything we needed for our stay. The bedrooms were actually bigger than the pictures make them seem.
The beach was beautiful and clean. There was good surf most of the time for surfing, boogie boarding, etc. There were also volleyball poles close where we set up our net and enjoyed great beach volleyball. We also made a short drive to Balboa Pier... more