Hi all. My wife and i are planning to rent for a week on the coast in the OC area, probably July 13-20. I had been looking at Laguna, but it looks like there's not too much left on VBRO etc that appeals. Probably around the $5k mark (inc taxes) for the week. Will use as a base for Disney and San Diego but also to relax and let the boys run off steam. Boys like ball games, fun parks, cycling and will want to try bodyboarding and inline-skating. Ideally we'd be able to do a fair amount locally without driving. Good food for the evenings, but nothing you need to dress up for. Questions:
1. Is Newport Beach the best option for my needs? Any preferences where - Balboa peninsula?
2. I'm thinking a beach-side condo. I don't mind lots of noise during the day, but would prefer the kids don't have their sleep disturbed at night by noisy parties. Any thoughts on issues? I'm afraid I'm ignorant on whether this is a hangout for college kids etc.
3. If not Newport or Laguna, am I missing something obvious?
4. For that budget/spec, would we be better being part of a complex with a communal pool - any recommendations?
Many thanks in anticipation.