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Valerie Wickland

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Valerie Wickland

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Little Island Charmer - Balboa Island

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


Balboa Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Upstairs Duplex, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, beautifully furnished spacious upstairs unit is sunny and bright just steps to the beach! The minute you walk through the door you'll feel like you have come home, with everything available to make your vacation special and one-of-a-kind! Want to go to the beach with the least hassle possible, towels, chairs, umbrella, cooler,are all provided to make your day the best.

The unit is beautifully appointed, with comfortable beachy furniture, with the most comfortable king bed, a queen, and two twins, and comfortably sleeps 6 people. There are more than adequate bathroom facilities with 2 1/2 bathrooms, the master having a private bath with new shower.

Return home to barbeque your favorite steaks (a great little home market on the island has the best meats and poultry!) on either our barbeque, or in our newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, new gas stove, sink, micro and refrigerator. Eat on the deck watching the sunset, and enjoy the light ocean breeze. . Parking is available in a carport area so there is no hassle finding a place to park on the street. There also is a garage space but guest like to put their rented bikes in the garage for safety as the island and beachfront peninsula is a great place to bike.

Enjoy the magnificent sunset from your own private deck off the living room. Completely furnished, including linens, DVR, wireless internet, Big Screen TV's, newly renovated bathrooms with granite counters, new sinks, and newly renovated gourmet kitchen, BBQ, open airy living space and on site laundry facilities. We are located on the quiet smaller island, and on the corner, so the unit is sunny with just the right amount of breeze from the bay to keep everyone cool and comfortable. There is a cozy fireplace on those chilly nights, so relax and enjoy the ambiance!

Enjoy walking, shopping and dining two blocks away in quaint Balboa Island Village. Also enjoy shopping at Newport Beach's Fashion Island and golf at the world's most prestigious golf courses, including Pelican Hill, Monarch Beach and Oak Creek. You and your family will have memories for life. Take the Balboa Island Ferry (oldest running ferry in the US) to the Pacific Ocean peninsula, just minutes away.

Enjoy a walk or skating adventure along the boardwalk, or around wonder the island, enjoying the sailing boats and yachts cruising the harbor, while nibbling on a famous Balboa Island chocolate covered banana!! Want to deep sea fish, just take the ferry across to the peninsula and some of the best deep sea fishing is available for the day or by the hour. Take the ferry to Catalina and enjoy the day cruising the island in a golf cart..the only way to see the island!

Keywords: Upper level -Condominium/duplex

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Valerie Wickland (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
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About Valerie Wickland

I purchased the building in 2003 to live on Balboa Island. I have rented both units during some period, and have lived in the upper unit also. I love the open, light feeling of the upstairs and because I am on a corner, so it is bright and airy, and private unlike many of the homes on Balboa Island. I travel a great deal, and love coming back to 'paradise on the island'. It is a fun place to live, and because it is on the little island, it is quieter and more enjoyable to me then living on the big island. Come and experience life on Balboa!

Valerie Wickland purchased this condo in 2003

Why Valerie Wickland chose Balboa Island

I remodeled my happy home on Balboa last year, bringing in new furniture, refinished the floors, added new carpet this last fall and have enjoyed keeping it up to date with wireless internet and a big screen TV. The neighborhood is wonderful, and the people are friendly on the little island, and everyone is kind enough to offer help when needed. It is a great neighborhood atmosphere, and being only a block from the boardwalk, a good morning or evening walk is something I always look forward to, and always enjoy.

I rent by the week during the summer and for the full winter from Sept to May, and it seems to work really well. I have been very lucky to have wonderful guests who love coming back every year, so that makes it all worth while!

What makes this condo unique

The privacy of living on little island, and the location, which is a corner location, is open, airy and bright. I do not enjoy living in a dark place, and so I have selected to live in a home that meets all my needs, and makes me enjoy coming home. I have been renting now for 5 years, off and on, sometimes living in it myself during the winter, and sometimes renting it. The neighbors downstairs have become great friends, so they help when something is needed, and that makes it easier for me to be away, and enjoy my time traveling. I travel mostly for business, so having wonderful neighbors makes it so delightful to have a place on little Balboa island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved your Place!! We tried to leave a comment but had trouble because they kept telling me that my nickname had already been used. Not sure what happened, but we wanted to definitely let everyone know that it was a great place, we loved the little island, and we ar3 looking forward to returning again.
May 2010
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Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
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Little Island Charmer - Balboa Island
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 13 reviews
Dartmouth, Devon, England

A great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have travelled from England two years running, and have booked again. Balboa Island is unique, away from the hustle and bustle of every day life. The apartment is well cared for, providing clean, bright and relaxing accommodation. We spent many happy hours sitting on the sunny balcony watching the humming birds. Many delightful shops and restaurants are within an easy stroll.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Best Family time ever!

  • 5 of 5

I had the pleasure of staying in this charmer for the month of October. I lived on Little Balboa back in the 80's and this opportunity was a real homecoming. The place was just what I expected from the photos and more. For the first week my 4 sisters came and we had the most amazing time. We walked the little island every morning and evening, what a treat. My husband, daughter and son also joined me during my stay and I was able to share with them my memories growing up. Catching the ferry, renting a Duffy for a harbor cruise, shopping and watching the sunsets. From the front deck you can catch the sunrise and sunset, listen to the waves and sealions. Jimmy who lives downstairs was so kind and let us use bikes and kayaks. The off street parking place was much appreciated. Many of the island houses were decorated for halloween "amazing". I can just imagine how they do it up for Christmas. I would definitely rent here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Great condo! We plan to rent this one again and again...

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed in this condo for four weeks. It's clean, quiet, and well maintained. The beds were really comfortable including the king in the master. Every member of our family gives it the thumbs up including our three month old who may or may not know what thumbs up means. This is our third time renting on Balboa Island and this is the only condo we plan to rent again in the future so that gives you an idea of what we thought. The owner is friendly and responsive.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bay Area, CA

Spacious, clean, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My family spent a lovely Christmas break on Balboa Island. The property looks just like the pictures - sunny, clean, well-maintained. We were pleasantly surprised at how spacious the condo is, and the quality of the beds. The location is a skip and hop from South Bay Front to enjoy a stroll along the waterfront and snag a perfect spot for watching the boat parade. The owner was friendly and responsive. So glad we found this place and hope we have another opportunity to come back.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: There is a garage space available, and a carport for the unit which is two spaces for off street parking. There is also ample parking for cars on little island except for fourth or july and the christmas parage, at which time the carport and garage parking are available if the bikes that have been rented are parked elsewhere.
Scottsdale, AZ

Theresa Hinkle

  • 5 of 5

This little Island charmer was a perfect place for our family to stay. The amenities were perfect and their was so much to do on and around the island. A short bike ride to all that you would want to do. The house itself had everything you need. It was spacious and appointed very nice. We would definitely stay there again

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Francisco, CA

Loved being back on the island.

  • 5 of 5

My grandmother lived on Balboa when I was growing up. I fondly remember my time with her. Now that I have a family of my own, I was delighted to find that the Island is still full of charm and fun. We loved staying on the little island. The house was well stocked, very clean and easy to keep clean. The downstairs neighbor was friendly and generous. He lent us his fishing poles and put up with all of our bikes and kayaks in the garage. The location of this house was ideal. We were able to walk to town and get balboa bars. It was easy to get our kayak to the water, and it was nice and quiet for sleeping. We also went to the peninsula for surfing. It was an easy walk, and we enjoyed getting to check out all of the homes on the way. We would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maureen! Looking forward to having you again next year!!There is a off street carport for parking and a garage if you do not want to rent bikes. Most guests like to have bikes to ride around the island and park them in the extra car space just so the bikes are safe when not being in use,


The Outlets at Orange
"Great place to shop 30 mins away"
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Johh Wayne/Santa Ana
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Balboa Island ferry
Nearest Train
35 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Several on the Main Street
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
paciiic ocean sand in front of beach
Car: recommended

Sunbathing at the beach!! Surfing at Newport Beach's acclaimed 'Wedge'.Ferry ride to the waves and 'Fun Zone'.

Universal Studios. Beverly Hills, LAX and Sunset Strip only an hour away!! Fashion Island, very upscale shopping center, with top department stores and high end restaurants is only minutes away. The quaint town of Corona del Mar is minutes away and Laguna Beach is minutes down the road.


Rates & Availability

From $2,000 Per week

Balboa Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 2 2015 - May 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Jun 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
Jun 28 2015 - Sep 6 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes My holiday rates are $340/night for 2 and go up from there. There is still one week minimum rental time.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Balboa Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Located on Prestigious Little Balboa Island, Sunny and Light, with a large flat screen TV;Bay view deck off living room; 2 blks to downtown; steps to the beach and board walk that surrounds both islands. Beach towels, chairs and umbrella available for use as well as a cooler to carry your chilled drinks to the beach that surrounds the islands. Portacrib available for small baby.

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