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
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Best balboa rental!
We loved this rental. We’ve stayed in five rentals on Balboa Island and by far this was our favorite. It had everything we needed and more. Every detail Of this rental was thought out. It was like a five star hotel. Would definitely stay there again.
Beautiful Balboa Gem
My family has stayed in a number of homes on Balboa Island over the years and none compare to this beauty. The home itself is clean, beautifully appointed, and the prefect amount of space. We shared the home with 4 adults and 2 children. It was a wonderful and comfortable amount of space for all of us. The home has everything you could need for a wonderful easy stay with all the comforts of home. There is truly nothing the owner of this property hasn’t thought of. Kris was amazingly easy to communicate with throughout our stay, and even sent a reminder about trash collection. We absolutely loved everything about this home, we only wish we could have stayed longer. It was the perfect weeklong getaway and we hope to be back next year.
Thank you Kelli. We would love to have your family back anytime.
All the best,
Wonderful Fourth of July week
Our week was wonderful at this property. The house was darling, so beautifully decorated and every attention to detail was taken care of. The kitchen had absolutely everything we needed during the week to make meals at home. We were comfortable, and the loft Space upstairs was absolutely perfect for kids. The owners were wonderful to work with, and they did everything to make sure our stay was comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful week at your home!
I’m so glad you had a nice visit. Your family is welcome back anytime. Thanks for bringing the garage door opener back as well.
Best to you,
Special Amenities, and immaculate surroundings
Whoever did this remodel was exceptional! Beautiful home that suited our family of 8 (plus 6 month old) to a T. However, I would worry about having young children there since the sofas are white, because the home is just so lovely that I wouldn't want to ruin ANYTHING!
Perfect distance from Balboa shops and restaurants to have a nice stroll to dinner or after dinner OR for a little retail therapy!
Upon our arrival there was a bottle of wine for us to enjoy as well as bottles of water in the refrigerators - what a wonderful touch, and we utilize VRBO or Homeaway a lot, and have never had such a thoughtful host/hostess!
Sitting out at the table to enjoy breakfast and dinner was a favorite thing for us to do, so relaxing and with the wonderful weather it was so pleasant.
And the upstairs room was perfect for our older children to have a space of their own.
We would love to enjoy this home again!
Thank you for the kind review. I do agree that it may not be suitable for small children. We do have fine linens and breakable items but I’m glad it worked out for you and your family. I’d love to have you back anytime.
Perfect Vacation Getaway
Lovely home - light, bright, and cheery. It's an easy walk to restaurants and shops on Marine Ave or to the ferry to the peninsula. The owner has thoughtfully stocked the home with anything and everything you might need, and the loft is a wonderful added bonus! Everything about this home is special - we can't wait to go back!
This is the cleanest, most beautiful best decorated house I’ve ever stayed at. It was like the Four Seasons. The house large beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. The living with fireplace is perfect for sitting and talking. There is lots to do on the island and there are many house to rent, but this is the one you want. It’s PERFECT!
Thank you for the lovely review. I’m so glad you and your friends made lasting memories in our Coral cottage. You’re welcome back anytime. Take care.
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.