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BALBOA ISLAND - TROPICAL BEACH COTTAGE IN PARADISE

Karen Seeber

Advertiser since: 2010
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Karen Seeber

Advertiser since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014
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BALBOA ISLAND - TROPICAL BEACH COTTAGE IN PARADISE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Balboa Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Island style beach cottage with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open, airy and bright. When you walk through the door you feel like you are in paradise. Just steps to the beach! To make your beach trips easier we provide beach chairs, towels, and a cooler to keep your snacks and drinks cool and a wagon to carry it all.

Enjoy the magnificent sunset from your own front patio and BBQ your favorite steaks or fish on a charcoal BBQ. The nights are beautiful with the ocean breezes.

Beautiful tropical decor with cozy wood burning fireplace in dining and living room - open and airy - wood beam vaulted ceiling with tropical ceiling fans, great entertaining home, gourmet kitchen, French doors in the family room lead to a quaint tropical side patio to enjoy your morning coffee and local newspaper or just to read a book sitting under the palms, bed linens and towels, wireless internet, WIFI, flat screen TV's, HDTV, BBQ, laundry facilities, parking in the garage so there is no problem parking.

1 block from quaint Balboa Island Village where you can enjoy shopping, dining, or sipping coffee at Starbuck's. Hershey's Market, US Post Office are also available to make your stay easy and enjoyable. Also enjoy shopping at Fashion Island, an Italian outdoor shopping extravaganza with Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and many more unique boutiques. For those who love golf, world's most prestigious golf courses at Pelican Hill, Monarch Beach and Strawberry Farms. Take the Balboa Ferry to the Pacific Ocean for miles of beach for sunning, swimming, surfing and bike ride along the shoreline. Great restaurants all along the way!

Where memories are made! There are so many things to do on Balboa Island - you can go deep sea fishing, rent electric boats to go fishing or cruise the harbor, paddle boats, electric bikes, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm (25 miles), Laguna Beach, Los Angeles is 1 hour north, San Diego is 1 hour south.

This is a great beach house to rent for a week or a month - you will love it! If you are on vacation, having a family re-union, re-locating, or doing business in the OC area, this is the perfect turn key beach house - a home away from home!

Keywords: Island inspired beach cottage

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Karen Seeber (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2010
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014

About Karen Seeber

We purchased our beach house in 1990 and we have raised our children here. We have wonderful memories of family BBQ'S, crab fishing, endless hours of playing on the beach, surfing at the ocean, eating frozen bananas and 'hippo cookies' at Dad's, and just watching our children grow up in a safe beach environment.

Why Karen Seeber chose Balboa Island

We vacationed here on the island for many summers and we loved it so much we wanted to buy our own beach cottage. It is a great place to bring children so they can play safely at the beach, walking distance to town if you want to go shopping or just get a cup of coffee. If you do not want to cook there are 8 restaurants in town that are all great.

What makes this house unique

We have updated the beach house many times during the last 20 years. Most recently with a state of the art kitchen and a tropical inspired decor, we love coming home. We enjoy the patios for reading and relaxing in the sun. Our home is bright, sunny and airy with the sea breezes flowing through.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 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

3.8
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Balboa Island - Tropical Beach Cottage in Paradise
average rating of 3.8333333 based on 6 reviews
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Balboa Island - Tropical Beach Cottage in Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292955vb
-(949) 375-3658 (California, USA)
Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
GLENDALE AZ
5

WE ARE GOING BACK!!!! THIS HOME MET ALL OUR EXPECTATIONS AND MORE!!!!

  • 5 of 5
JUST WHAT WE WANTED IN A CHARMING BALBOA COTTAGE BY THE SEA!! WARM AND INVITING WE FELT RIGHT AT HOME WHEN WE RETURNED FROM OUR BIKING ADVENTURES, FERRY RIDES AND ENJOYING ALL THAT BALBOA OFFERS. THE BAY WATERFRONT IS JUST AT THE END OF THE STREET AND BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OF ALL THE BOATING AND ACTIVITIES. IF YOU LOVE THE UNIQUE BALBOA ISLAND CHARM AND HISTORY ........... YOU'LL LOVE THIS HOME!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Balboa Island - Tropical Beach Cottage in Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292955vb
-(949) 375-3658 (California, USA)
Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Virginia Beach, VA
5

Satisfied Customer

  • 5 of 5
We stay here for one month each year. We love this little house. It is older and well lived in, but that adds to the charm. The house is clean and well stocked. The owners are very nice and helpful. This is an excellent value for the rent paid. We plan to return next year.
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Balboa Island - Tropical Beach Cottage in Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292955vb
-(949) 375-3658 (California, USA)
Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Colorado
2

Mixed Rreview

  • 2 of 5
The furnace occasionally did not work in our rental.  We were told by owner that their unit (which was connected to our rental) shared the furnace and when they were using it, we could not. 

Dishwasher did not work properly.  The dishes did not come out clean and there was a very thick film left on the dish ware.  When I told the owner the problem, she told me I could wash the dish ware by hand, 

Fleas were in kitchen and family room.  We complained to owner and she told us we must have brought the fleas in from the beach.  However, we had not yet been to the beach.  The fleas were present from the moment we walked in to the rental.

Several kitchen drawers were dirty when we arrived.  Dish towels were stained and looked very old.  Bed linen was also stained.

The kitchen was not fully stocked when we arrived.  

Good location.  Big kitchen. It was nice to have bikes in the garage to use.
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Balboa Island - Tropical Beach Cottage in Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292955vb
-(949) 375-3658 (California, USA)
Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
AZ
5

Great home away from home.

  • 5 of 5
I felt compelled to write a review after the absurd previous review of 1 star. My family and I have stayed here twice and looked again for 2013 but unfortunately she is already booked for the dates we want. The house is great. Short stroll to beach and a street off downtown. I don't know what more you can ask for. I would highly recommend this property if it's available.
  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Balboa Island - Tropical Beach Cottage in Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292955vb
-(949) 375-3658 (California, USA)
Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Denver, Colorado
5

Incredible summer vacation!!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you so much!! We had an incredible vacation with our family and your house is beautiful. You had everything we could possible want. We look forward to seeing you next.year!!!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Balboa Island - Tropical Beach Cottage in Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p292955vb
-(949) 375-3658 (California, USA)
Balboa Island Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Glendale, AZ
1

Nerve Racking and Totally Unsatisfied

  • 1 of 5
We were scheduled to stay in this house for the week of June 16 through June 23 2012. We only made it to day 5. The ad is very misleading which caused us numerous problems from parking in a "garage" to sleeping quarters that rate below motel six. When dealing with the owners it was very obvious that they were only concerned about the money. When we mentioned to them are dissatisfaction we were told to leave! Like they say "if it sounds too good to be true it usually is". If you still insist on trying this place out make sure you have a backup plan for motel accommodations. I can't post my email address but if you want further information on this place or the owners, please contact VRBO and have them forward your email to me and I will respond.
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry for your unhappy visit. We have rented our beach house for the last couple of years with great success and a lot of returning visitors. Our beach house looks exactly like the pictures on VRBO. Your concerns about the garage: we have a 2 car garage with 1/2 space taken up with beach bikes, ping pong table, beach chairs, wagon, etc for guest to use at the beach and make their stay more enjoyable. The garage is not for oversized trucks. Our sleeping accomodations are for 7 as stated in VRBO. Some families bring more. Also, we encourage all visitors to read the instructions for the house so everything runs smoothly including street sweeping. The person who wrote this review was not a party to the lease. We received their check the day before check-in and it was not able to clear the bank. After clearing late Friday, they stayed until Thursday wanting a full refund for 7 days. After late night emails, we refunded 2 nights stay. The grandmother's grandchildren had a ball, they biked, played ping pong, skate boarded and played at the bay, we wish he could have enjoyed himself as well.

Map

Nearest Airport
5.8 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Car: not necessary

Our beach house is located 1 block from the main village where restaurants, retail shoppes and coffee houses are located. We are also a few houses from the south bay front beaches. Wind surfing boards and electric bikes are available to rent in the village.

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Rates & Availability

From $287 Per night

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Rent
Nov 8 2014 - May 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
$287
$1,950
 
 
Summer Rental
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Summer Rental
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Upon booking reservation, 1/2 deposit is required with the balance being paid two weeks prior to move-in.
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Amenities

Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sunny and bright, with flat screen TV's, bay view from front patio, 1 block to downtown, steps to the beach and the board walk that surrounds the island, beach towels, beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach cooler, bikes, kayak, and surfboard

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