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CHARACTER, COMFORT AND VALUE 2 BLOCKS FROM THE FERRY!

Owner

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Owner
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2014
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CHARACTER, COMFORT AND VALUE 2 BLOCKS FROM THE FERRY!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Balboa Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Put your feet up and relax! Our vacation home is part of an Island duplex. It is the 'main house' built behind one of the historic Balboa Island beach houses. It has all character of an Island home yet with all your modern amenities. It is decorated in lovely antiques and beach memorabilia. If you spent time on Balboa Island as a child, this will bring back fond memories, and make some new ones. It's the perfect place to share with your children or grandchildren!

Upstairs is an open plan living room, kitchen and a small deck with BBQ. HDTV, with cable and DVD, Wi-Fi, and Bose Music System (for radio and iPod etc.) will satisfy your media needs. Master bedroom has full ensuite bath, second bedroom with 2 twin beds and TV, half bath down the hall. Downstairs is a private bedroom with 2 twins (which can be pushed together for a king bed) and ensuite bathroom. Separate 'beach shower' has outdoor access. Garage with parking for 1 car, washing machine and dryer.

Balboa Island is a little touch of heaven--a small island in Newport Harbor, that has a small town feel. This is a place where the favorite activity is walking around the island on the boardwalk along the bay, so park your car and enjoy the walk! 5 doors down is the calm sandy bay beach. 2 blocks away is the little ferry that will take you across the bay to the Balboa Peninsula (all for $1), and another block to the Pacific Ocean and miles of wide beaches, the Balboa Pier, swimming, surfing, sunning, and shopping. There’s even a little 'FUN ZONE' with Ferris wheel and arcade games.

Kayaks, sailboats, electric boats, paddle boats, bicycles, etc. are all available to rent at the Fun Zone. Or wander farther afield to Disneyland (25 minutes) or the beaches at Laguna, Corona del Mar, etc. LA is an hour north, San Diego an hour south.

Keywords: Island Duplex

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
30%
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2014

About The Owner

Our grandparents bought this beach house on Balboa Island in 1951 and we have great memories of playing at the beach, body surfing at the ocean, going to the fun zone, eating frozen bananas, and endless hours of barefoot play time around the island. Today, Sally Landis is an artist in Oakland CA, and Bettie Sue Walters works at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn and lives in Aptos CA. We still get to Balboa Island as often as we can, but welcome others to enjoy our beach house when they can!

The Owner purchased this house in 1951

Why The Owner chose Balboa Island

This unit was built behind the historic little yellow beach house with the idea to retain the island character, yet build with modern amenities. It has been decorated with family antiques and beach memorabilia. You'll feel like part of the island's history, yet have the comforts of a modern home. Put your feet up and relax, you're on Balboa Island now!

What makes this house unique

Just 5 houses from the calm sandy beaches and 2 blocks to the ferry, this house is perfectly situated to a relaxing vacation. Park your car in the garage, then walk to the ocean, the fun zone, and the main street with it's wonderful restaurants. You may want to walk to the 'Catalina Flyer' and spend the day in Catalina. Or take the short drive to the beaches of Laguna and Corona Del Mar. Maybe a 30 minute drive to Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Character, Comfort and Value 2 blocks from the Ferry!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
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Character, Comfort and Value 2 blocks from the Ferry!
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Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
San Jose, CA
5

Felt like home, but in the middle of paradise

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a one week stay in Balboa and this place gave us everything we needed for a great trip. The location is fantastic, right down from the ferry and close to the bay and the accommodations were perfect. Mind you, this is not a luxury mansion, but a great family beach house that felt like home. I've been to a lot of rentals where you are almost afraid to stay for fear of not getting your deposit back, but not here. The kids loved having there own floor downstairs and the living area gave us plenty of space to stretch out and relax after long bike rides, swims and paddle boarding.

I would highly recommend this house for families that are looking to have a home base while exploring all that Newport has to offer. We only took the car out one time during the week we were there as the location gives you great access to both the island and the peninsula. The only thing I will warn about is that the outside living space is small and there is no frontage (this is the back unit of the house), but if you've been to Balboa you know that often the back house is the better and this is the case here, just realize you won't be sitting out front drinking a glass of wine people watching. You'll have to walk a couple of houses down to the water front to do that :>.
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Character, Comfort and Value 2 blocks from the Ferry!
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Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
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5

Perfect description: It's really a Charming Beach House near Ferry & Shops, Restaurants, Shoreline!

Perfect description: It's really a Charming Beach House near Ferry & Shops, Restaurants, Shoreline!
  • 5 of 5
Charming Balboa Beach Home that is Walking Distance to the Ferry that takes you to the Fun Zone in 5 min, Restaurants, Ice Cream & Candy Stores, Shops, Gorgeous Shoreline, Sandy Beach, Bike Rides, F R I E N D L Y P E O P L E, Swimming, Surfing, Beach Volley Ball, Beautiful Boats, & Stunning Sunsets! Sally, the owner kept great communications & made us feel very comfortable. We'll Definately be Back! Perfect for 2-6 Guests! A D O R A B L E & G R E A T L O C A T I O N !!!
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Character, Comfort and Value 2 blocks from the Ferry!
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Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Portland, OR
5

Character with a capital "C"

Character with a capital "C"
  • 5 of 5
The homes on Balboa Island are each one-of-a-kind, and this is a wonderful, updated house with very clean, comfortable accommodations and a lot of Character. This is not a basic, sterile rental but one that reflects a lot of family history and loving care as antiques, art, and photos mix with beach treasures. We have stayed here several times and would recommend this home to friends, especially if we lived closer. We love taking the little ferry to the ocean and the fun center. Walking around the island past all the different homes and watching people having fun with whatever water sport they're enjoying is always interesting. I really like watching the rowing crews practice in the morning and seeing all the little boats tied up around the island. We love this place!
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Character, Comfort and Value 2 blocks from the Ferry!
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Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Woodland Hills, CA
5

My husband and adult daughter and myself

  • 5 of 5
Our week on Balboa Island at this beach house was perfect. It was a very comfortable and cozy beach house, decorated with the colors and feel of nature. It's location is close to the strand which surrounds the island, and encouraged us to take numerous walks around the island, enjoying the bay and views and beauty of the surroundings. It is a timeless place to visit. The little main street is full of quaint shops, great restaurants....and chocolate covered frozen banana stands....an island favorite!. We enjoyed kayaking around the bay as well as going across the ferry to the beach and exploring the shore, collecting shells, eating at Ruby's on the Pier, and walking to "The Wedge", a famous body surfing site. Another favorite outing was to visit Roger's Gardens, a beautiful nursery and garden just 10 minutes away.
The beach house is well equipped and has many amenities available for guests to enjoy beach life. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to return for another visit.
  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2012
  • Stayed: May 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, Romantic Getaway

Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Balboa Island Ferry
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Balboa Fun Zone
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Balboa Pier
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The Wedge and jetty
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Corona Del Mar
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Little Corona
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Laguna Beach, Main Beach
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Brook St Beach, Laguna
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Back Bay
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Back Bay Interpretive Center
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John Wayne Airport
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Marine Blvd.
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Fashion Island
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Theaters
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Our favorite mini-mall

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Rates & Availability

From $1,350 Per week

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2015
Jun 6 2015 - Aug 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,350
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
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50% of rental fee, plus $1000 REFUNDABLE security deposit due 30 days before rental.
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Amenities

Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5+
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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