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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english

The Cottage on Balboa Island

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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4BR Bayview Vacation Rental Newport Beach, California USA

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This beautiful four bedroom, two bath home is located in one of Orange County's most popular destination spot - Balboa Island in Newport Beach. Located just five homes in from the boardwalk and Newport Harbor, "The Cottage" enjoys one of the best locations around - the open ocean is about 15 minutes away by foot and ferry; the Island's many shops, bakeries, and restaurants are just down the street; and Fashion Island, one of the country's premiere shopping centers, is five minutes away by car.

There is a view of the water from one of the upstairs bedrooms.

The Cottage is approximately 1,600 square feet and is beautifully decorated in a California beach motif. It is clean and well maintained. It is an original home but it has had a number of upgrades, including: double-pane windows, hardwood floors, new appliances, etc.

The bottom level consists of an open den and dining area with a table that can seat six to eight; a small bedroom with a twin bed; a bathroom (shower, vanity and toilet); a full kitchen; and a laundry room. The second level consists of three bedrooms and one full bath. There is also a sink in the master bedroom. The bed configuration upstairs is one full, one queen, and one king bed.

A fabulous brick front patio is the perfect spot for outdoor dining and relaxing. There is a sofa and two chairs plus a patio table with four comfortable chairs.

There is also a rear patio with lovely plants, a water fountain, barbecue, and patio table with four chairs.

The boardwalk that encircles the island is one of the most scenic spots around. During the summer, you can often see sailboat regattas in the harbor, and pelicans and sea lions. This boardwalk is off-limits to skateboarders and bicyclists so it's the perfect place to enjoy peaceful walks.

The home's amenities include a side-by-side washer and dryer; a garage (one space in a two-car garage); a 50' 1080 HD flat-screen TV in the den; a flat-screen TV in the master bedroom and another small flat-screen in the 2nd bedroom upstairs; cable TV, Blue Ray DVD, and wireless Internet service. The fully-appointed kitchen includes a newer gas range, super-quiet dishwasher, a microwave; and most all small appliances.

The one-bedroom, one bath apartment located above garage is also available for rent at $1400 per week during the summer. This apartment sleeps three (one full bed, one twin bed).

During the summer months, this home rents on a Saturday-to-Saturday basis only, with check-in at 3:00 pm and check-out at 10:00 am.

Please call or email Sharon if you have additional questions. Sorry, but I do not accept reservations more than six months in advance.


Don't be defrauded! Please do not send any money to reserve this house BEFORE you have personally spoken to me - Sharon Tetrault at 949-230-9313 - and confirmed that I am the owner of this property. I WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO SEND FUNDS VIA WESTERN UNION OR TO WIRE FUNDS TO AN UNKNOWN BANK. Thank you.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Sharon (Owner)
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)
The Cottage on Balboa Island
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Excellent condition and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The home was perfect for our family. Great memories that will last a lifetime. We look so forward to going back next summer.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the house. I hope you will return.
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  • 4 of 5

Our family of five stayed in this property from June 3rd through June 10th, 2015. The owner is kind and accommodating. Our children keep asking us to go back and saying how much fun they had. The beach at Corona del Mar State Park is extremely close. The house is perfectly situated on Balboa Island. You should seriously consider renting this property for your family trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family get Away!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay and very accommodating. There were 5 of us and plenty of sleeping space and then some. Great patio for relaxing and/or people watching and the best part was the location. The kids could safely walk to get their balboa bars and well as get to and from the Fun Zone. We enjoyed the great restaurants on the island and they were all in walking distance for our Lovely home. We will be renting it again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Since 1945, my family (grandparents/parents/kids/grandkids) have spent a couple weeks on Balboa Island thru out the years. WE were the grandparents this time...introducing Balboa Island and all its' wonder to OUR grandchildren. The Marine Ave. Cottage was the perfect place, (in the middle of the action) to have this happen. Balboa bars/frozen bananas every night and walks around the island, finishing up with sitting on the front porch and chatting with the people passing by...a perfect place to create great memories. The cottage was so well equipped with everything we needed, from beach belly boards to an easy place to park...we definitely will keep coming back to this spot! (Our dog loved it too!)

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Judy - I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Cottage. I hope that you and your family will return again to make even more memories. Best, Sharon Tetrault
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Week at Balboa

  • 5 of 5

Great house with perfect location close to shops and activities on Marine. Nice to only have to worry about moving car for street cleaning once rather than the normal two days. Rare 4 bedroom find is nice for larger/extended family vacations or a group of friends looking to get together.

Kitchen and bathrooms are typical older cottage style and the floors could use a good cleaning. Otherwise house was great and would recommend to anyone and would definitely rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2008
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Castle Rock, CO

Cute House in the middle of everything

  • 5 of 5

This house is in the center of everything on Balboa Island. It is houses from the water, a short walk and a ferry ride from the Pacific sandy beaches, a block from groceries and shopping and still a great place to go and unwind. It could use some updating to make it modern and new but the charm it brings the way it sits is well worth consideration.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
San Diego Freeway
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Newport Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
July & August 2016
Jun 26 2016 - Sep 3 2016
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 4 2016 - Dec 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Boat Parade & Christmas 2016
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning $150
Pet Fee $75
Tax Rate 10.0%

HOLIDAY RATES: Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, Easter and Newport Harbor Boat Parade weeks are $3200 per week.

Guests staying longer than two weeks shall pay for gas and electric usage during their stay. During the summer months, the house rents on a Saturday-to-Saturday basis.

One-half of total funds due (rent, tax, cleaning & deposit) are due at time of booking. Balance of funds is due three weeks prior to arrival. Personal checks are accepted, however, they must be received three weeks prior to check-in. If any funds remain due at the time of check-in, they must be paid by cash or cashier's check.

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Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Water View ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • One bathroom is downstairs (shower, toilet and sink) and one bathroom is upstairs (tub/shower combo, toilet and sink). There is a third sink in the largest upstairs bedroom (king bed).
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , Twin trundle bed
  • One bedroom is downstairs (twin bed); three bedrooms are upstairs (king, queen and full beds).
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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