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DOG-FRIENDLY BALBOA ISLAND COTTAGE 2Bd, 2Ba, A/C, garage parking

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, steps to the beach, shops (Sleeps 4-6), A/C, Garage

SUMMER WEEKS AVAILABLE — WINTER 6-8 MONTH LEASE — One-story fully-furnished Balboa Island beach cottage with all-important GARAGE PARKING, A/C, bright airy feel, high beam ceilings, plantation shutters and hardwood floors throughout, skylights, fireplace and upgraded, fully-stocked kitchen with granite counter tops and newer appliances. Two bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twin beds) and two bathrooms, ideal for a family with two children or two couples. Washer/dryer in attached garage. Large front brick patio with outdoor tables and bistro set surrounded by roses and flowerbeds. French doors open off the dining area to a smaller outside seating area with a gas Weber BBQ that is perfect for small casual dinners. NOTE: REGARDING CONSTRUCTION. As of 2/22/18:

The house at 214 Onyx was torn down August 2017. Contractors now framing the second floor. It's been a slow process but seems to be moving quicker now. Last I talked to contractor, he said the framing should be complete by the mid- to late February (but now 2/22 framing still not complete, see pictures). The contracted completion/move-in date, according to the homeowner, is August 28, 2018. (I think they are running a couple months behind. But what do I know?)

Regarding property at 218 Onyx: I talked with the general contractor on 2/22 and he said framing - the loudest part - should be finished by mid-April. He said exterior work should be complete by September with house finished by late October, early November. I'll update as I learn more.

Washer/Dryer, cable TV (three TVs), as well as secure wireless Internet service and expanded cable service (no pay-per-view). All linens and towels provided and cleaning is included in the mandatory cleaning fee.

FOR WINTER LEASE -- ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED -- gas, electric, water, Internet, secure Wifi, TV Cable (three TVs) and gardener. (Would cost approx. $450/month.

One street from the quaint downtown village, there is easy access to boutique shopping, coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants. Easy on/off the island. Small, sandy beaches and a boardwalk perfect for strolling and people watching – all just steps from the front door. And it’s just a short walk and a 5-minute ferry ride to the famous Balboa Fun Zone, complete with Ferris wheel, arcades, boat rentals and guided boat tours of the beautiful homes on Newport Harbor, or you can catch the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island.

Balboa Island is just off the coast of Newport Beach and is a short drive away from many Southern California attractions, including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo, and much, much more. Only 15 minutes away from Santa Ana/Orange County airport, and 50 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport.

Come and enjoy the relaxed island lifestyle, a safe haven conveniently located in the middle of coastal Orange County.

Keywords: Updated Beach Cottage, house, home

More Details

Owner
Kari
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Kari

I moved to Balboa Island 23 years ago and fell in love with the warm, relaxed and friendly lifestyle.

Kari purchased this house in 2004

Why Kari chose Newport Center

I loved everything about it -- the location, the bright, open feeling, the kitchen upgrades, the hardwood floors, layout of the house and TWO patios. It just feels like a happy place. Please check out my reviews. They can tell you why so many come back year after year as their annual summer tradition.

What makes this house unique

Drive over the bridge onto Balboa Island and you will sense an 'ahh' feeling of leaving the stresses and noises of the outside world far behind. I'm not kidding. I've lived on the island for 20-plus years and I still feel it every time I drop into the village. And a stay at my beach cottage will remind you of simpler times -- bike riding, walks along the beach, frozen bananas, friends over for BBQs -- life's simple pleasures in a bright and airy setting that turns cozy by night around the warm fireplace.

Amenities

Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Shallow partial tub with sitting ledge
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1) One queen bed in master bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin beds in second bedroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Balboa Island is about two miles from Fashion Island and world-class shopping, fine and casual dining along Mariner's Mile, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Crystal Cove and Laguna Beach. There are plenty of pampering spas, massage salons, yoga studios, fitness gyms, not to mention water sports, sailing, Duffy electric boat rides. Catalina Flyer is just five minutes away across the ferry. SO MUCH FUN!!!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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DOG-FRIENDLY BALBOA ISLAND COTTAGE 2Bd, 2Ba, A/C, garage parking
average rating of 4.8076925 based on 26 reviews
5

Wonderful vacation for family of 4

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this cute cottage two times and hope to return again next year. We have two young boys and a small dog, and this house is perfect. The front and back patios are both completely enclosed so we don't need to worry about our dog getting out. The cottage itself is adorable and decorated nicely. The owner is so easy to work with. Parking spot and laundry in the garage. And finally the location is great...only one block from Marine and in the middle of the block so it's pretty quiet. Fantastic property I highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kristen, for the kind words. I look forward to your family returning again next summer.
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Spokane, Wa
5

Not just charming, the quality of all from sheets to kitchen utensils exceeds an average rental!

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this cottage! The garage accommodated 2 cars and as street parking could be very challenging was a huge bonus. It was obvious that this property is not managed by a cheap vacation rental outfit because the quality of the sheets, bedding, dishes, pots, pans etc. is superior to every other vacation rental I have stayed in. The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. Access to the beach was easy and simple and we were able to walk to all the restaurants and shops on the island and to the ferry that takes you to Balboa peninsula! A really quality rental in an absolutely wonderful location! I hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debbie, Happy New Year! Thank you so much for the wonderful and thoughtful review. It was a pleasure to have you at my cottage and I do hope you and your family come back again soon. Best to you all, Kari
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5

I never wanted to leave

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful house. So warm and cozy. I stayed during the boat parade. Kari is wonderful to work with - I even got to meet her and gave her some of the cookies I made while staying there. There is every thing you need in the kitchen to cook and having a washer and dryer to use is such a plus. I’ll be back for sure

Christine

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northridge CA
5

The perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful cottage. I truly enjoyed my time there. After my walk, my mornings were spent on the front patio with a cup of coffee, watching my two little dogs play. The evenings, if I wasn't at one of the fabulous restruants, I enjoyed on the beautiful back patio. Kari is a wonderful host, making sure all my needs were met. I look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming beach cottage on Balboa Island

  • 5 of 5

This is my sixth time staying in this lovely beach cottage and every time it feels like "coming home". Kari has done a wonderful job of decorating the interior and maintaining the roses, flowers, and greenery on the exterior. In addition there are hummingbirds. There is also a parking spot in the garage and that is such a luxury since the parking on the island is pretty close to being a nightmare. The cottage is a short walk to the beach and an even shorter walk to Marine Avenue. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful relaxing time !

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! Whether we were relaxing on the patio, the front porch or enjoying what the island offers!!!Thank you Kari for sharing your place!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Basilic
French Restaurant
Crocker's
American Restaurant
Ciao
Italian Restaurant
Juice Crafters - Balboa Island / Newport Beach
Juice Shop
Wilma's Patio Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Trattoria Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Mr G's Bistro - Balboa Island
American Restaurant
Shanghai Pine Gardens Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Royal Hen
Sugar 'n Spice
Picante Martin's
Mexican Restaurant
Sapori
Italian Restaurant
Java Bakery Cafe Bayside
Cafe
Balboa Yacht Club
Galley Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Free Range Cafe
American Restaurant
Balboa Pavilion
Harborside Restaurant and Grand Ballroom
Seafood Restaurant
Balboa Beach Treats
Pizza Pete's
Pizza Restaurant
Newport Beach Country Club
San Shi Go Sushi & Asian
Sushi Restaurant
Balboa Fun Zone
Balboa Barbie Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Jane's Corndogs
Hot Dog Restaurant
Mint Leaf Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Public Restrooms
La French Touch
French Restaurant
New York Style Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Balboa Lily's
Cafe
The Mermaid Coffee Bar
Coffee Shop
Newport Landing Restaurant
Seafood Restaurant
Azar's Gourmet Pizza
Italian Restaurant
Patty Macs
New American Restaurant
Orange Blossom Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
SHOR American Seafood Grill
Balboa Pier
3 Thirty 3 Waterfront
American Restaurant
Peet's Coffee
Coffee Shop
Ruby's Diner
Diner
Back Bay Bistro
Bistro
Panini Kabob Grill - Corona Del Mar
Cafe
SOL Mexican Cocina | Newport Beach
Mexican Restaurant
CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach
Italian Restaurant
CUCINA enoteca Newport Beach
Italian Restaurant
My Galley
Breakfast Restaurant
Gulfstream
Seafood Restaurant
The Cheesecake Factory
California Pizza Kitchen at Newport Beach
Pizza Restaurant
Cafe Bistro
Diner
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne Airport, SNA
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
5 minute walk
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Newport Beach Country Club, Pelican Hill Resort
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Santa Ana train station
Nearest Motorway
0.25 Miles
PCH (HWY 1), 55, 73 and 405 FWYs
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Several restaurants within 1-2 minute walk
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Balboa Island public beaches down the street
Car: not necessary

Laguna Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters are must-sees. There are bike and SUP board rentals available just across the alley.

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning Fee $160
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.0%

IMPORTANT NOTE: Cancellation and other terms are per my LEASE AND RENTAL AGREEMENT. I will email this contract to you at the time of your reservation request. Make sure I have your permanent mailing address and cell phone number you will be using during your stay. ALSO NOTE: A PDF version is attached for your review prior to making a Booking Request. There is a 10% City of Newport Beach Short Term Lodging (Transient) Tax on stays of 30 days or less, $500 Security Deposit, Mandatory Cleaning Fee of $130 and $50 Pet Fee for approved pet. The rental period will not be confirmed as "Reserved" until I receive your signed contract and deposit confirmation thru VRBO/HomeAway. I accept personal checks if well in advance of the rental date. PayPal, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Thank you. - Kari

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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