Relax and enjoy your stay at this charming blue cottage. Original charm with updated amenities. Located only two blocks from the restaurants and shops on the main street. This property has front house with two bedrooms,one bathroom (A queen bed in the first room and twin beds in the second room) separated by a back patio and a back house (queen bed with separate bathroom).
Full cable, Flat screen TV in living room and back house as well as Wifi is readily available. Stocked kitchen includes gourmet thermador range stove and large refrigerator. Back patio has full size dining table, BBQ, Ping Pong table and Kayak available for use. Front patio has love seat, chair, table and side table to sit outside and enjoy the lovely evenings on the island. Linens and towels provided. Washer and Dryer located in garge which is also available for parking.
Keywords: Balboa Island, Newport Beach, Cottage, Rental,
WE recently spent the month of Feb, 2014 Our stay was very pleasant, the cottage was clean and comfortable and the fireplace very inviting. Perfect location.
My husband and I stayed in this cute balboa home for a week to celebrate my birthday. It was the perfect getaway from our very busy and hectic routines. We only use our car once during our stay, as everything was in such close walking distance. It rained one of the days we were there which gave us a perfect excuse to sit by the fireplace, cuddle up on the couch, and watch a movie. The other days we spent our time walking around the island, shopping, stand up paddling, kayaking, and even took the ferry over to The Fun Zone. It was the perfect place for us to retreat for some time away together. We would highly recommend staying at this beach cottage for a couple (or two) or families wanting to get away together for some quality time!
White the listing description is fairly accurate, there are a couple of omissions. First, if you are renting during the winter months, be sure to bring long underwear and plenty of blankets...there is no heat except the gas fireplace in the living room. You have to sit right in front of it (with 6 people that was tough) to get any heat. We located one small space heater in one of the bedrooms, but found that when we plugged it in, we were immediately in the dark as the electric panel couldn't handle it. The outside room was almost not usable...it was colder on the inside than it was on the outside. We could find no extra blankets. In addition, the owners need to do a little updating on the key and locks...once the front door and the door from the patio to the garage were closed, they were also locked so we had to be very careful that we carried a key at all time...5 year olds locked themselves in or out several times by accident while we were in the front patio and while they could get out, we couldn't get in! The door from the kitchen to the patio didn't seem to lock at all. If the door to the outside room was closed, it was locked so you had to be sure you had the key each time you went back and forth. The kitchen is well supplied, but some instructions should be included with regard to the disposal in the sink. I may sound very picky here, but our family had looked forward to this trip to Balboa for almost a year and between freezing the entire time we were there, making several trips to the Urgent Care with colds we all got, worrying about the parking (obviously Christmas isn't a great time to be on Balboa Island as everyone in Newport Beach seems to be driving around looking for a space, then you have to relinquish a found space for the street sweeper on certain mornings, etc. etc., we were thoroughly depressed by the time we left. I think the information on this site should include the fact that there is no heat, especially for winter visitors. We live where it snows and we don't get as cold as we got in this house.