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Valerie Schnieders

Advertiser since: 2013
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Valerie Schnieders

Advertiser since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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PRIVATE, ADORABLE, QUIET GUEST HOUSE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Balboa Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

A very special property first time offered as vacation rental

Built in 1935, one of the last remaining Yale Cottages on Balboa Island. Located one house from prime South Bayfront on a street known as Storybook Row. 3 blocks from Marine Ave with charming shops and restaurants. A short walk to the historic Balboa Island Ferry. Recently remodeled. Kept the charm of 1935. It has the amenities of a great hotel in a beach house experience. Have a glass of wine on your private deck with peek a boo bay view. Come home from the beach and have use of the bbq in the shared courtyard. Play a game of ping pong on the glass and steel ping pong table. Use of the washer/dryer.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Valerie Schnieders (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2013
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2015

About Valerie Schnieders

My family has a long history on Balboa Island, dating back to the early 1930's. My parents met as teenagers on the Balboa Island Ferry.

Valerie Schnieders purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Valerie Schnieders chose Balboa Island

We were finally able to 'come home' to the island this past year and were lucky enough to find a 1935 Yale house with this adorable guest cottage. We have a larger than normal lot and the guest house has great privacy. We are one house off the So Bayfront beach and water. So lucky to have our location.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Pay with confidence
Pay 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 22 traveler reviews

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Private, Adorable, Quiet Guest House
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
Seattle
5

Charming Balboa retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful little beachside retreat that almost feels as if you are on a ship!

The decor is simple and nautical with lots of retro touches! Very cool!

The owner makes it quite special with unique personal touches. A scrabble board dedicated to our trip, fresh snickerdoodles from the local bakery and a bottle of wine greeted us!

Even the laundry room was fun to work in with its fun whimsical decor.

Balboa is a walkers delight and in the heart of about a million boats of all shapes and sizes!

We look forward to our return!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Arizona
5

Cute little charm!

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband stayed in this adorable cottage last year for our 5 year wedding anniversary! It was so comfortable and had adorable beach touches! It was only a short walk away from the beach and many restaurants and shops! The owner was so nice and even provided a message on the scrabble board and treats from a local bakery upon your arrival! If you are traveling to Balboa Island look no further this is the place you must stay! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Sweet Little Place

  • 5 of 5

We came to the island to celebrate a friend's 50th. Rather than share a home with a large group we decided to get a little place of our own. I'm so glad we did! It was so quiet and peaceful there. Everything was perfect. The owners were very helpful and considerate and made us feel welcome with some nice touches that I'll keep to myself so that you're surprised.

We spent the evenings on the patio playing cards. Each night we made the short walk to the water and sat on the bench and talked. It was lovely. It's a quick walk to the bakery or to Starbuck's for coffee in the morning but you can have a nice espresso in your room courtesy of their Nespresso machine. Another short walk to the ferry if you want to head over to Newport.

The bed was VERY comfortable and the apartment is immaculate and beautifully decorated.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Heavenly Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful cottage. The owners have the cottage decorated beautifully and the bed was like a cloud. Whenever we travel we often lose sleep because we're not use to the bed...but we slept like babies at this cottage. We especially loved the sound of the waves and the seals barking at night...very charming.

We mostly cooked in because we adhere to a special diet and everything was there for us to cook with. We'd eat our breakfast every morning on the deck and enjoyed the privacy and weather! We hope to return very soon!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

I had visited Balboa Island on numerous occasions, but had never stayed directly on the Island to experience the "special" lifestyle this area affords. The location of the Guest House is perfect for walks along the water, into town, catching the ferry to the Peninsula, and/or just relaxing on the deck. And the thoughtful "extras" provided by Rob and Valerie, to make the visit even more enjoyable, were much appreciated. The unit was clean, comfortable, and private. It is a "must" for those looking to experience the Orange County area in a more relaxing manner.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

the perfect balboa island escape!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at this charming beach cottage and enjoyed every moment of our time there! Valerie was the most thoughtful and generous hostess and our family of four stayed very comfortably here. Our children (ages 6 and 10) delighted in the cookies and boardgames thoughtfully left for them and all of the welcoming touches were appreciated! This location is perfect for a stroll into town, nearby great restaurants and more! We regrouped and rested here after a busy three days at Disneyland and I cannot think of a better way to wrap up our vacation. We will definitely return and stay again!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

a short walking distance to Main Street with quaint shops and restaurants. Short walk to the Balboa Island Ferry which takes you to the Ocean, Fun Zone, more shops and restaurants

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Rates & Availability

From $200 Per night

Balboa Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
Mar 1 - May 23
2 night minimum stay
$200
 
 
Summer
May 24 2015 - Sep 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $100
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Payment is non-refundable unless able to rebook
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Amenities

Balboa Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Village ...
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bathroom with shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • 1 bedroom with queen size bed 2 twin Frontgate inflatable beds
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach towels and chairs provided

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