The Cottage on the Canal offers the perfect seaside vacation for a family or a couple anytime of the year. Located on the water with a private dock for a small boat or kayak. The Cottage offers the most convenient location on the island, just a few steps to the quaint downtown village shops and restaurants.
A short walk and a 5 minute ferry ride away is the famous Balboa Fun Zone where you can rent a boat, ride a Ferris wheel, or go on a guided tour boat of beautiful Newport Harbor.
Walking the entire island will rack up a nice 2.66 miles while allowing you a perfect vantage point to admire some of the most beautiful waterfront homes in Newport Beach.
The Cottage offers a great starting point for some of Orange County's most famous attractions; Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Catalina Island, or Laguna Beach's famous Art Festival. Legoland in San Diego County is just over an hour away.
Holidays on Balboa Island are always special and Christmas is wonderful. The Christmas Boat Parade has been called 'One of the Top Ten Holiday Events in the USA' by the New York Times.
John & Sue, both native San Franciscans, live full-time in the Bay Area where John is in the restaurant business.
Growing up in Northern California, John spent many summers visiting his grandmother in Corona del Mar. He would walk to the Island and on to the Peninsula, the Fun Zone, and the beach. He dreamed of owning a home on the Island for 40 years and finally made the plunge in 1998
The relaxed Island life style - the shops and restaurants downtown, and not having to get in the car. Sitting in front and watching the people, and the dogs go by.