Quiet and comfortable home, making it perfect for touring Southern California
About Kris Vitale
I’m a full time mom. I can be found running my kids to soccer, baseball, tennis and surfing. When the kids are in school, I’m usually out walking my dog or doing a spin class. I enjoy yoga, art, great food and a good wine with my husband and friends.
Kris Vitale purchased this House in 2017
Why Kris Vitale chose Balboa Island
I’ve always loved the simpler times. This home makes me feel good, like I stepped into the past. Of course, it’s fully equipped with all the modern technology of today. Our goal was to try and make our guests feel the charm back when this home was built. Built in 1938, with all the precious details. We restored the original hardware and fixtures. We even decorated the home with photographs that were taken during 1940’s Balboa. Our place has style and class. It’s cozy and comfortable. Not to mention, all our linens and beds are luxury, 5 star. We thought of every detail so you can really enjoy your stay and feel like you’re on vacation. Welcome to Coral Cottage - Balboa Island’s cottage by the sea
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Small family gatherings are encouraged.
No smoking inside home.
We are a pet free home.
This home is not childproofed.
Minimum age of primary renter:28
Neighborhood curfew - This is a quiet neighborhood. Please be respectful to our neighbors and bring your family inside at 10:00 pm.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Coral Cottage did not disappoint...
If we could give 10 stars, we would! If you are looking for a charming, quaint, clean home in Balboa...please consider Coral Cottage. The location was perfect! Walking distance to the water and downtown shops/restaurants. Home was well equipped and VERY clean. VERY CLEAN!!! We like to cook so the front patio was used for almost all of our meals. Most importantly, the owner communicated very well and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. We are definitely coming back next year!!!
Thank you for the lovely review. I love a clean home and I expect that when I rent on VRBO. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. I really hope you’ll come back. You were wonderful guests.
What an amazing property!
Amazing cottage in an amazing location! The owners don’t miss a trick! 1). Has to be the cleanest vacation rental I ve stayed in. 2) has to be the most planned and thought out organization and array of amenities of any vacation rental ( or hotel for that matter) in the area 3) the owners must be interior designers as the attention to detail and appointments are exquisite. 4) the owners are extremely responsive, communicative, and helpful with local referrals. 5) three full bedrooms and three baths made relaxing and privacy a treat for all . 6) the bedding- the best! 7) the kitchen- a delight! 8) the location- come on—An island village full of charm!? What’s not to love! 9) did we mention the ocean? The boats? The ferry? 10) a weekend of memories with family celebrating a birthday! Well look at that! A perfect10! Thank you for providing and sharing such a beautiful space!
That is the kindest review. Thank you so much. You’re right, I put a lot of love into that cottage so it really makes me happy when people fall in love with it too. I want it to be better than a 5 star hotel. I hope you’ll come stay with us again in the near future!
One of the Nicest places we have stayed in!
Couldn’t ask for anything Nicer!
Had everything you could possibly want!
Nice decor and so clean and organized!
We will be back!
Plus owner Kris is very Hospitable!
Charming beautifully updated beach cottage
Outstanding (in every way) Balboa Island property.
This house was absolutely beautiful, charming and clean, with so many special touches, fresh flowers, beach towels, chairs! The house had blow dryers, shampoo, soaps etc!
It was awesome!
Great property and stay
We had a great experience with this location and property. The house was immaculate and well done. The pictures do represent the property. I would highly recommend scheduling your next stay here. Nice walk to the harbor, close drive to the beach and local shopping.
We are only 25 minutes from Disneyland.
John Wayne Airport is only 15 minutes away.
We are 1 hour from Los Angeles and 1 hour from San Diego. This is a convenient location for touring the Southern California coast.