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1 of the best @the lowest rates. Luxury BI Isle Hm, See directions below 4 video

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Luxury 3BR,3BA,air-cond, garage, four houses from Newport Bay on Balboa Island

This well decorated, modern, Victorian, comfortable home is on Balboa Island. It is four houses from Newport Bay. VIRTUAL TOUR VIDEO can be accessed by clicking on the right arrow (>) shown on the last photo (It's on 2nd line on the right).

The Island has beaches, shops, restaurants, fishing, boat rentals, and a boardwalk encircles the Island for pleasure walks. Beautiful free city tennis courts are available near by a few miles. A small ferry is a block from the house. This short ferry ride takes you across the bay to the Pacific Ocean and the ocean board walk and Balboa Pier.

Beach Life: You can relax on the front porch, cool on the propane BBQ, (even use our Wi-Fi) or walk four houses to the bay and play and relax on the sandy beach. If you want to visit the ocean and play in the ocean waves just take the few minute ride across the bay. The Ferry is a small three car ferry with room for beach-goers. One leaves every few minutes during the day and evening. Great place to play for children of all ages.

Your vacation home is on the quiet corner of the Island. You can walk around the Island and stop at the coffee shops , small grocery or small shops on the main street.

Regional Attractions: You can use this vacation home as a base and visit all of the Southern California attractions. You are able to drive to Disneyland, Knotts' Berry Farm, Laguna Beach Art Galleries, Lego Land, and Universal Studios. Drive along the coast and see the Pacific Ocean. You can shop till you drop at Fashion Island/ Newport Center or South Coast Plaza. Visit the well known areas in Hollywood & Los Angeles. Take the Catalina Flyer to visit Catalina.

More Details

Karen & George Watson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Karen & George Watson


We are Karen and George Watson. You can learn more about us at our professional We have raised our five children on Balboa Island. We logged many hours sitting on the sand at the end of the street when they were small and watched them learn to surf, swim, row, scuba dive etc... When they grew up we remodeled the house and moved to Montana, where we enjoy riding our horses. We could not leave the Island and our children insist on visiting; so we now have a weekly vacation rental. We hope you and your family will make many wonderful memories here as well.

Why Karen & George Watson chose Balboa Island

This is our home when we come to California. We keep it spotless,decorated and well appointed with amenities. We cook in the kitchen, BBQ on the patio, enjoy walking the quiet end of the island. Hopefully, our personal touch will make your stay like family.

What makes this house unique

We mostly rent to people who return year- after-year to stay in our home. They often feel it is their personal vacation second home. People come from Europe and some from a nearby cities, to enjoy the beach. We hope you will become one of our extended families.


Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2 sinks
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , off laundry room
  • The master bath which is pictured has two sinks and is part of the master suite. The second bath is next two the other two bedrooms. There is a third bath downstairs that is next to a shared laundry room. This is accessed from the downstairs Den and is great when returning from the beach.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom one - 1 king
    Bedroom two - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , port a crib
  • There is one master bedroom with an attached bath. The other two bedrooms share a bath. There is an additional bath and shower downstairs that can be accessed from the den and through the the laundry room. (This is great for when you return from the sandy beach as you can also access this third bathroom, which includes shower, from the outside.) Linens ( bed sheets and towels,for inside) are provided free of charge. You should bring your own beach towels. We always have pillows, blankets and spreads.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Everything you need except food and beach towels can be found in this vacation home. There is a lovely front patio comfortably furnished with a propane grill and a pass window from the kitchen. You may park on the street or in the garage. We have a garage door opener for you. If you have babies we do have a highchair and pack-and-play. The house and kitchen is completely furnished. All you need are your toys and food. We provide linens and Wi-Fi, cable TV.


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1 of the best @the lowest rates. Luxury BI Isle Hm, See directions below 4 video
average rating of 4.730769 based on 26 reviews

This is the perfect getaway. It far surpassed my expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our time at this house. It had such an inviting feel to it and was so wonderfully equipped with the conveniences of home. The location on the island is perfect. It's so close to the ferry and walkway around the island but is not on a busy street. Waking up and looking out the french doors to the view of the bay was the perfect start to each day. I couldn't recommend this lovely home more!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious home located in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

We always have a wonderful experience when we stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was excellent property was charming and full of character

  • 5 of 5

Balboa island is special and so is this property. Owners were very friendly and approachable via email. Information manual was relatively comprehensive just needed info on nearest supermarket to make it fully comprehensive. Overall we can't wait to go back.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Hard to beat

  • 5 of 5

Almost do 't want to describe for fear I wont be able to rent again Very well located. 4 house down from a beach, no one but us on it most of the time. Percect fir hanging, playing with sand toys provided by the house or launching our paddle board we rented from Just Paddle for the week. With such a short walk portage was easy.

Two blocks to ferry. .06 to Balboa bars. Lovely to walk the wayerfront to get there

My only wuibbleis I do widh the house interior brought in the beach vibe. Lighter colors, light decor, however the chosen the theme is darker colors but quality wood furniture, no ikea here. Also, the place is immaculate. Not a speck of dust. Also, big kitchen, not that common on Balboa, updated bathrooms upstairs with terrific water pressure. Loved a shower after a day out sude, then a glass of wine on the Northwest facing balony off the master, before eating our home made dinner on the front patio.

Oncethe evening chill sets in we went into the family room, put on the gire and played board games. Supper dishes put away and then would ho to the TV room sit on a comfy couch and pick a movie from Netflix on the gigantic flat screen. Perfect family evening

The Master room is undersold in the pictures. It's large, comfy bed, ensuite bathroom withdouble sinks. Big walk in closet and afoubalcony. From the brd and balcony you have a partialview of the Ocean.

Washer dryer downstairs worked well. Smple clean garage.

It is a very good price for so much. They mention that thete ate tenats above the garage. Never saw them. Heard them run the washing machine once absolutely no intrusion at all

The one one time I needed to call the manager about something he was very responsive

A great time

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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  • 5 of 5

The home was very nice, comfortable and in a convenient location. The instructions provided were very clear and we had a great stay. We definitely recommend this home!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for opening up your home and allowing us to stay. We had a great time and the proximity to the ferry was excellent for getting to the beach in just a few minutes walk. The home was as advertised and the value is terrific. We hope to stay there again in the not too distant future!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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San Clemente Municipal Golf Course
San Clemente Pier
Trestles Beach
Talega Golf Club
Shorecliffs Golf Club
Pines Park
Dana Point Harbor
Dana Cove Park
Ocean Institute
Harbor Point Park
Mission San Juan Capistran
Sea Canyon Park
El Niguel Country Club
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club?
Thousand Steps Beach
The Shops at Mission Viejo
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Mission Viejo Country Club
Soka University of America
Tijeras Creek Golf Club
Laguna Art Museum
Heisler Park
Laguna College of Art and Design
Divers Cove
Pacific Marine Mammal Center
Crescent Bay Point Park
MemorialCare Saddleback Medical Center
Laguna Hills Mall
Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Orange County Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Walk to Marine St, on Balboa Island
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
nearest public course is
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Jamboree and Pacific Coast Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Many on Balboa Island to walk to
Car: recommended

Balboa Island is one of seven islands located in upscale Newport Harbor. All of this is often called Newport Beach. Balboa Island is special with a small town charm.

From Balboa Island you can walk and ride a small 3 car and pedestrian ferry to the Pacific Ocean. In 5 minutes you will be on Balboa Penninsula and then it's a short walk to the Pacific Ocean. Here you can rent boats, bikes, surf and ride the waves.

Or you can relax in our comfortable Victorian Beach house and play, sun and swim at the beach on the bay, located four doors from our home. BBQ on our patio. A boardwalk encircles Balboa Island for a pleasant 1.7 mile walk. Add a .79 extra bit to your walk, if you bought a Balboa ice cream bar on your walk!

Lots of shops and restaurants on the main street, called Marine Ave., for you to enjoy and on your walk.

Newport Beach is located on the Pacific Ocean between San Diego and Los Angeles. We are near many attractions such as Laguna Beach, Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, LEGOLAND, South Coast Plaza (major shopping/restaurants), Newport Center (more major shopping/restaurants). You can take a ferry to Catalina Island-26 miles across the sea! Lots of free public tennis courts, run in the back bay or bird watch etc...

Please feel free to see our video on you tube (112 Garnet) Call us at 406 675-0169. We would love for you to be a guest at our home. This is our home when we are not in Montana, and hope you will enjoy it in our absence.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $295
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

We only rent from Saturday to Saturday unless you contact us personally and we may be able to make an exception on some dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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