About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
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.
Karen & George Watson
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Karen & George Watson
Hello, We are Karen and George Watson. You can learn more about us at our professional website...thebusinesspsychologist.com. 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.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Perfect week in the O.C.
First, let's talk location. The house is 5 houses from the water and thus a bit off the walking traffic...so very quiet and private. It is also just 1 block from the Ferry which made it easy to find some fun restaurants on the other side. Also, very close to the 73 toll road which made getting around the O.C. Very Easy
Next, the house is a REAL house. It has 3 bedrooms, den, living room and dining room plus 3 full baths, and full kitchen with everything that one would possibly need to prepare dinner...or in our case, appetizers and a glass of wine with friends before we hit the village or ferry for a restaurant. The garage is a REAL plus, since parking on the Island is close to impossible.
Lastly, the whole process of moving in and out was easy and seemless. This house was a find and it comes highly recommended by these travelers. Lgg
This is the perfect getaway. It far surpassed my expectations!!
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!!
Beautiful, spacious home located in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood.
We always have a wonderful experience when we stay here.
Location was excellent property was charming and full of character
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.
Hard to beat
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
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!
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
Additional information about rental rates
We only rent from Saturday to Saturday unless you contact us personally and we may be able to make an exception on some dates.