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John

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Speaks: english
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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BALBOA ISLAND ON THE GRAND CANAL

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Overview

Balboa Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)

The Cottage on the Canal offers the perfect seaside vacation for a family or a couple anytime of the year. Located on the water with a private dock for a small boat or kayak. The Cottage offers the most convenient location on the island, just a few steps to the quaint downtown village shops and restaurants.

A short walk and a 5 minute ferry ride away is the famous Balboa Fun Zone where you can rent a boat, ride a Ferris wheel, or go on a guided tour boat of beautiful Newport Harbor.

Walking the entire island will rack up a nice 2.66 miles while allowing you a perfect vantage point to admire some of the most beautiful waterfront homes in Newport Beach.

The Cottage offers a great starting point for some of Orange County's most famous attractions; Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Catalina Island, or Laguna Beach's famous Art Festival. Legoland in San Diego County is just over an hour away.

Holidays on Balboa Island are always special and Christmas is wonderful. The Christmas Boat Parade has been called 'One of the Top Ten Holiday Events in the USA' by the New York Times.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2003
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About John

John & Sue, both native San Franciscans, live full-time in the Bay Area where John is in the restaurant business.

John purchased this house in 1998

Why John chose Balboa Island

Growing up in Northern California, John spent many summers visiting his grandmother in Corona del Mar. He would walk to the Island and on to the Peninsula, the Fun Zone, and the beach. He dreamed of owning a home on the Island for 40 years and finally made the plunge in 1998

What makes this house unique

The relaxed Island life style - the shops and restaurants downtown, and not having to get in the car. Sitting in front and watching the people, and the dogs go by.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Thanks for all you do to keep this place so warm and inviting, we just don't feel right anywhere else".
Oct 2009
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Balboa Island on the Grand Canal
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Balboa Island on the Grand Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20833vb
+1 -650-208-5555
Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Knypersley, England
5

Ideal Location

  • 5 of 5
We've stayed in Orange County at various locations over the past 15 years but this has been by far the best. Apart from to and from the airport we did minimal miles with everything being within walking or cycling distance.

This is also the first time we've ever rebooked a property and part of the reason is the owners, John and Sue are great!
  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Balboa Island on the Grand Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20833vb
+1 -650-208-5555
Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Burbank, CA
5

Great family vacation spot

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay at the cottage on Balboa Island. The cottage was clean and very cute--just what we were looking for. We loved being on the canal, so we could enjoy coffee or wine on the porch and have easy access to the kayaks. We were easily able to walk to restaurants and the shops. We hope to come back next year!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Balboa Island on the Grand Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20833vb
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Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Phoenix, Arizona
5

Great summer cottage!

  • 5 of 5
This is the ideal place for our family. We've come here for a week in the summer for several years now and love the accommodations. Perfect, quiet location on the water and at the same time close to main street. The house itself is very comfortable and well decorated and has a great front patio and dock as well as a BBQ area on a side patio which is more secluded when you feel like some privacy. The owners and property manager are super pleasant and easy to work with and do a great job in making this vacation rental feel like home. Oh, and thanks for the addition of the bicycles! Great way to get around the island or for a longer ride to back bay or Corona Del Mar.
  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Balboa Island on the Grand Canal
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Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Springdale, Arkansas
5

Balboa Cottage was terriffic

  • 5 of 5
This was the most relaxing place to stay. The cottage was well appointed and very clean with everything we needed, 2 BBQ's, bikes, beach chairs, well stocked kitchen, and plenty of chairs for the patio. We cooked and ate outside on the patio, loved being able to walk and ride bikes everywhere. We took the ferry to the beach and the Fun Zone, ate and shopped right around the corner. We rented an Duffy boat and cruised around the bay. Our friends and relatives that we usually visit preferred to come to the cottage to see us which saved us time not having to drive. The owner, John, was so helpful and always responded promptly to any questions I had. Being right on the canal was a lot of fun. People are always walking by or paddling by on the canal. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation. The only complaint I have is I wish there was more than one restaurant/bar that stayed open past 9pm on the island.
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This was this guests first stay at the Cottage and I hope they make it an annual family affair, even without another bar). The two beach cruisers were a recent addition and have been a big hit. As for bars and restaurants on the Island - there is one and will probably never be more. The bar scene is on the Peninsula across the ferry and most residents and guests want to keep it that way - the Peninsula is for the party animals, the Island is for families.
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Balboa Island on the Grand Canal
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p20833vb
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Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Sacramento, Ca.
5

Christmas at the Beach

  • 5 of 5
The property on Balboa Island is a delight! Cute and cozy with clean red, white and blue furnishings, you feel like you're right on the beach with its nautical theme. The lights on all the houses were sparkling, adding a festive glow that could be seen through the front dutch door. The main bedroom had a very comfortable bed which is important to us. It was a special time for us as our family had not been together in a long time, so all three of our children were with us. They did have to share the couch as the other two beds were not workable for the extra person. However, the owner was very accomodating in letting our 3rd son join us. The owners answered all our questions and were very welcoming as was the caretaker who left us our privacy after letting us in. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative. It's near the little town, and we had fun at the Olive Oil store (I still go back there to get olive oil!) and the Stabucks around the corner woke us up every morning with pastries and the New York Times! We watched the Christmas Boat Parade which was great fun, and took the car ferry over to the Peninsula. Just walking around the neighborhood looking at all the great houses is a good time. We rented a Duffy boat and took a picnic out on the bay one evening which I highly recommend. I hope someday we can return.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Balboa Island on the Grand Canal
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Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Coeur dAlene, Idaho
5

Property 20833

  • 5 of 5
This is a wonderful location, with a cute, cottage atmosphere with a fireplace and great charm. We were only a block from the main street. The on site assistance was fabulous. We would strongly recommend this to anyone
  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Orange County, John Wayne Airport (sna)
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Ferry to Balboa Peninsula
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $2,550 Per week

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2014/2015
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,550
$5,000
 
 
Spring 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
$6,000
 
 
Summer 2015
Jun 15 2015 - Aug 29 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,995
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Tax Rate 10.0%
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Amenities

Amenities

Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Apple computer with HIGH-SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS, HD Cable with HDTV, DVD, stainless propane grill (BBQ), No Pets

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