My husband and I just stayed for 4 months at this wonderful cottage while we remodeled our home. It's decorated really cute and has all of the amenities that one needs by the beach. They even have kayaks right on the beach 3 houses away for your use! The fireplace is cozy on a chilly night as well and there are books and board games for your entertainment. Gary, the owner lives in the upstairs unit, and couldn't be nicer and more helpful. Also, this house is on "Little" Balboa Island which is more quaint and peaceful than Balboa Island, although it's just a 5 minute walk over the bridge.