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One of the best @ one of the lowest rates. Luxury BI Isle Hm, See UTube 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 house from Newport Bay. The Island has beaches, shops, restaurants, fishing, boat rentals, and a boardwalk encircles the Island for pleasure walks. Beautiful free city tennis curts are available. 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 15 minute ride across the bay. The Ferry is a small three car ferry with room for beachgoers. One leaves every few minutes. 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 Catalin Flyer to visit Catalina.

More Details

Karen & George Watson
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Karen & George Watson


We are Karen and George Watson. You can learn more about us at our professional website at 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 Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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
  • 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.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

One of the best @ one of the lowest rates. Luxury BI Isle Hm, See UTube Video
average rating of 4.681818 based on 22 reviews

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: Apr 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: Mar 2017
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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: Feb 2017
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Incine Village NV

Great location

  • 4 of 5

The house has a wonderful location, close to ferry, short walk to shopping and restaurants. The house is spacious enough for 4 guests, and amenities are good. The owner was extremely nice and interested in our well-being and comments.

The downside is that the house is a bit dark, although that might be normal for Balboa Island, as the properties are close together. We definitely enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Christmas Lights and the Boat Parade on Balboa Island

  • 5 of 5

We missed the first night of our reservation because of a blizzard back home in Wyoming, but the rest of our week made up for our first night's loss. This Balboa Island cottage is conveniently located 50 yards from the Balboa Island walkway, 2 blocks from the BI Ferry, and a nice walk to Marine Ave, where the restaurants and shops of BI were fully decorated for the Christmas holiday. This "Victorian Cottage" is nicely maintained and fully stocked with the necessities of your trip. The attached garage means you won't have to worry about parking on the street, which was completely filled each night. The home's owner was easy to communicate with and pleasant in all of our dealings. We would recommend 112 Garnet Avenue and will hope to return ourselves someday.

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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  • 5 of 5

we as usual enjoyed our fantastic stay at the house. close to the beach. great accomodation. island brilliant.

we had a super holiday and will return

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March 4-June 2
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Special Offer
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
June 3-June 16
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 17-June 30
Jun 17 2017 - Jun 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 1-Aug 25
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Aug 26-Sept 1
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 2-Oct 20
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 21-Nov 24
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 25-Dec 15
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 16-22
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 23-29
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 30-Jan 5 2018
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

SPECIAL for the weeks of May 14-28, 2016. Base weekly rental rate is $1,300. You can only rent Saturday to Saturday unless approved by owner.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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