About the property
- House1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) (one full bath and 1 shower)
There really is no place like Balboa Island! Everyone here is so friendly and you will fall in love with the lifestyle. Fish off the dock and take a kayak ride!
Staying on Balboa Island on the Grand Canal is the place! Beautifully decorated in beach theme, this charming cottage sits on the Grand Canal (that separates the big island from the little island, on Balboa Island.)
Large open living room is perfect with a big flat screen TV and DVD player and a cozy fireplace. Beautiful master bedroom with 1/2 bath and flat screen TV. Full bathroom with new tub and shower next to downstairs bedroom. Free standing shower with outside entrance on first floor makes coming from the beach a perfect welcome to your cottage. Big outside patio in front of your private dock with gas BBQ makes for a great entertainment area.
Great for fishing and perfect for kayaking and surfing! Don't worry about things to do, because you are only steps away from the main street which offers many shops, restaurants and a local grocery store. Ride your bikes to the ferry and you are on the Balboa Peninsula and have the ocean and “Fun Zone” to explore.
We would love to share our home with you and know that you will love the location!
Only minutes away from Fashion Island, Disneyland, and about an hour to the great LA area!
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About Julie Hirz
We live only 20 minutes away and use the cottage often! That is why we keep it so perfect for our guests. Our love for Balboa in its people! We have made many great friends over the years and you will feel like it is your home even if you are only there a week. We are open to loan you are kayaks and hope you will enjoy our cottage as much as we do! So many of our guests have returned for a second and even third visit. We just remodeled the entire place in Jan 2013. New kitchen, new flooring and all new paint. Perfect condition and we know you will treat our home like your own. Julie and Dave
Julie Hirz purchased this House in 2007
Why Julie Hirz chose Balboa Island
The Island is a special place. Plenty to do with shops and restaurants right behind us, yet, it is quiet and so relaxing. We love to go to the Newport Beach, but always happy to come back to the Island.
What makes this House unique
There really no place like being on the canal! The sidewalks are so inviting. The patio area is perfect for a family BBQ...the dock is great for reading. If you need some shopping time, you are just steps away! The main street is directly behind the cottage. Starbucks is on the corner next to many great eateries! The local island grocery store is cute and has all your last minute food for cooking or you can walk across the bridge to a larger market. Lastly, you can take the ferry across to the sandy beaches of Newport! You will want to come back again and again!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
quiet and very cute cottage.
Loved being on the water and using the kayaks. Beautiful kitchen and lovely bedding.
Water front comfy cottage
We recently visited for a week and absolutely loved the cottage.
Having the direct access to the water was great.
It's so close to everything - just perfect.
Had a great time!
My family loved this cottage and all the beauty of the Island.
Wonderful and Relaxing
We booked our stay here with short notice flying from Seattle. My family and I loved every moment that we stayed here. We fell in the love with the area. Julie (the owner) was very, very kind to us and quick to reply back. Everything was so close by and convenient. Didn't have to do a lot of driving at all. A year later, I couldn't stop thinking about this place and I wanted to make sure that I got this review in. Thank you Julie for giving us the wonderful experience!
Highly recommend this property
We truly enjoyed our stay. Very clean and description was very accurate. Owner was very helpful. We wished we had stayed 3 weeks instead of one.
First Class Island Comfort
I came to the island with my daughter for a family party but wanted to stay somewhere with direct access to the water as I love to paddle board - what a wonderful place on the canal! The bed linens and towels all super premium quality and beds so incredibly comfortable - a great nights sleep every night. The outside seating area is great place to sit for tea/coffee and/or cocktails, it's lovely. If you're looking for a great place with a fully stocked kitchen this is beautifully modernized with all the best of everything from dishes to flatware to appliances this is it. When you're here you feel like this is someones home not just a beach rental.
There is so much to do and see nearby. Of course, Disneyland is in Anaheim, CA about 25 minutes away. If you feel like driving south on PCH, I recommend
http://thebeachcombercafe.com/_crystalcove/index.aspx at Crystal State Park.
Laguna Beach is awesome with great walking and art galleries.
(and the drive is so beautiful)
If you want to go to Catalina, you can catch the Catalina Ferry across at the Pavillon (Pavillon bar has $4 appetizers and drinks from 4-7 pm nightly and you can watch the fishing boats come in)
Shopping and lunch? run up to Fashion Island (they also have a great movie theater that you can order food/drinks)
Favorite “off island” restaurants are:
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rental contract is normally Saturday to Saturday in high season. Holiday rates are normally $3200/week, but subject to change or negotiation.