Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Balboa Island

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Balboa Island. This romantic city allures visitors with its boating and shopping. Huntington State Beach and Main Beach Park are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Balboa Island

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Balboa Island has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Disney California Adventure® Park (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Disneyland® (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Santa Ana Zoo (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Costa Mesa Country Club (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Balboa Island

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Balboa Island. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Huntington State Beach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Main Beach Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Balboa Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • The Wedge (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Sherman Library and Garden (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Corona del Mar State Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Balboa Island

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 5.4 mi (8.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 18.9 mi (30.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Balboa Island?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 307 vacation rentals near Balboa Island. From 210 Houses to 13 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Balboa Island for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Balboa Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Balboa Island:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 828 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 591 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 450 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Beach: 994 vacation rentals
  • Anaheim Resort: 382 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Balboa Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Balboa Island. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Long Beach: 2,702 vacation rentals
  • Disneyland: 3,039 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Cove State Park: 3,389 vacation rentals
  • Huntington Beach Pier: 1,092 vacation rentals
  • San Clemente Pier: 1,235 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Balboa Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Balboa Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 210 Houses in Balboa Island. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Balboa Island include:

  • Cottages: 13 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 68 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Balboa Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3 vacation rentals with pool available in Balboa Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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