|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
Our nautically themed unit on quiet Little Balboa Island will be your perfect beach getaway. Little Island boasts little jet noise and less foot and automobile traffic than the main Balboa Island. It also features easier parking while still being two short blocks from the Village shops.
The well-appointed unit features a queen bed in the master bedroom and twins in the second bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped for any cooking needs. There is a dining table for six and a large flatscreen TV in the living room.
Enjoy a cool drink at the teak table for two on the petite patio. Beach equipment and a grill are provided. Kayaks can be arranged.
This unit represents an excellent value on beautiful Little Balboa Island.
Call or text manager Steve West if you need immediate information at (760) 219 -6362. U.S & Canadian residents only.
Pets will be considered subject to further information.
Visa or MasterCard Accepted.
I am a California native and Balboa Island resident for 40 years.
I love to kayak, sail, paddle board and enjoy resort living within walking distance to the Balboa Island Village and shops.
Steve West purchased this apartment in 1983
This rental is located on the quiet side of Balboa Island called
Little Island connected via a quaint, small bridge over the Grand Canal. The walk to the Village is scenic along the Grand Canal and only two blocks away. It's far away from the jet noise of Orange County Airport and the alley traffic . Locals use the alleys to avoid traffic, especially on holidays. Renters really need to consider location on the island and our unit offers a quiet and peaceful location.
You can walk out the front door and walk four doors to the beach to enjoy the solitude of a morning cup of coffee sitting on the sea wall looking out across the bay. Or take a morning swim! Walking is so enjoyable on both Big and Little Island with the ever-changing vistas of Newport Bay to keep you entertained.
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.
Steve made the booking process easy & hassle free- seeing how we were visiting for the 4th of July- one of the most fun, but busiest times of the year- but we only had a few days to spend on Balboa Island (although we would have loved to stay longer)- he worked with us on our dates so we could avoid staying in a hotel. He was also very quick to respond with any questions we had from start to the end.
We were also very impressed with how kind the owner Garry was! Sometimes when you hear the owner lives near-by, you’re not sure what to expect, but we hardly saw him outside of when he was helping or offering to let us borrow beach equipment, or anything else we needed! The day we arrived, he was waiting for us just so he could give us his parking spot- parking is very limited all over the island - which is to be expected, especially considering the time of year we came so this was an amazingly kind & thoughtful thing for him to do. I could go on & on about how nice he is but then I wouldn’t be able to share all the amenities & activities there are!
The beach house is very quaint, clean, and comfortable- perfect for our family of 4. It’s only a 30 second walk to the bay/sand where Garry has kayaks available to use if you’d like- you can also rent paddle boards, which is another great way to explore the bay. We enjoyed our ‘many’ strolls on the boardwalk- just admiring all the well-kept custom homes & beautiful yachts. We kept our car parked the entire time & explored the island via beach cruisers – which can also be brought right on the ferry so you can explore the beach side – all within minutes.
With all the walking & bike riding we did, I never felt guilty trying a variety of Balboa Bars & chocolate dipped bananas! My favorite was the Balboa Bar with everything on it! Yummy!! There are some cute shops at reasonable prices, all within walking/bike riding distance from the cottage. We ate out at Village Inn one night- (great food & a decent ambiance), but most of the time, we just cooked & bbq’d right at the cottage. We went 4th of July weekend, so although it was a bit busy, I must say.. the island had the BEST fireworks display we can recall seeing!
We stayed for a week with our two grandson, ages 6 and almost 12, and it was a perfect spot. The home is comfortable and inviting and well equipped for the cooking which we did each meal. It is located close enough to the beach that we could make multiple trips, if necessary, during the day. The street is quiet enough that our grandsons would play ball in the street. The beds were comfortable; the location is quiet. Everything was clean and ready for us upon our arrival. The owner is pleasant and accommodating. Our grandsons are already asking if we can return next year!
My family of 4 stayed in this property over the Thanksgiving holiday. I am mostly amazed by how easy and simple the whole rental process is. Steve was very responsive and the instructions for the whole rental/check-in/check-out process was very straight forward. The property is very practical and comfortable. The shower is not big but the water pressure is really good! The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is the kitchen could use a little updating - new oven for example. Overall we had great time in the property. My daughter especially made good use of the Netflix account. Thanks to Steve and Gary for letting us rent the property!
My kids and I stay on the island every summer, but we wanted to take a long fall weekend. Most places only offer week stays. When I found this place, I emailed the property manager and he was quick to assure me that he would allow me to stay the long weekend. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the owner, Garry, who offered us everything under the sun. He was so pleasant to talk to and so accommodating. The cottage was in great shape and offered everything we could have needed.
In the future, I will definitely be booking this cottage. Thanks to both Garry and Steve.
This was a perfect rental for our family to explore Balboa and only minutes to the ferry on our bikes. There was always someone there to help us with anything and they were always kind and prompt. Pictures and information online were a great representation and the house was well stocked and clean.
If we come back to Balboa we will definitely stay here again, as the price was fantastic compared to the others in the same location. It was clean and in good shape and the people there were awesome!!!
OFF SITE LAUNDRY
Laundry facilities are located on Agate Ave , the same street the ferry to Newport Beach.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 13 2015
6 night minimum stay
4th of july
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 11 2015
8 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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