|Minimum Stay||7 - 180 nights|
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One-story fully-furnished Balboa Island beach cottage with all-important GARAGE PARKING, a bright airy feel, high beam ceilings, plantation shutters and hardwood floors throughout, skylights, A/C, fireplace and an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and newer appliances. Two bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twins) and two bathrooms, ideal for a family with two to three kids 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 BBQ that is perfect for small casual dinners.
Washer/Dryer, cable TV, DVD, as well as wireless Internet service, expanded cable service and local phone service. All linens and towels are provided, the kitchen is fully stocked and there is an automatic sprinkler system with a gardener.
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
I moved to Balboa Island 20 years ago and fell in love with the warm, friendly lifestyle.
Kari purchased this house in 2004
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
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.
What a great week! My family of 4 stayed in Kari's beautiful beach bungalow July16 to 23. The weather was a bit warm for Balboa, but the air conditioner (rare on the island) helped keep us cool and comfortable. We also enjoyed the light and bright cottage feel, the well appointed kitchen, new gas BBQ, quality beds and greenery on the front and back patios. We were able to make great use of the private back patio space with double French doors accessing the indoor living area. Kari's apparent love of gardening was obvious in the meticulously cared for and abundant lush garden areas around the home, something we don't have a lot of in Arizona. We definitely plan to stay here on out next trip to the island.
This is the fifth year that we have stayed at 216 Onyx on Balboa Island and it is truly the "happy place" for three generations of my family. We enjoy being very close to the bay front and a very short walk into town. In addition, Kari has done so much to make the cottage feel like a home including maintaining the flowers and keeping everything clean and attractive. It is so rare to find a rental on the island that not only is dog friendly but also has a parking place in the garage. Kari is such an easy and pleasant person to deal with and I am looking forward to seeing her next summer.
This home on Balboa Island is the perfect place for a relaxing get-away. I live close to the island but love to go to this cozy cottage for a week where I can relax, walk my doggies, and bike ride. People are friendly, you're close to dining, cute shopping boutiques, the beach and the bay. The furnishings and beds are very comfortable and the kitchen is modern and well stocked. It's very nice having a front patio and a secluded inner patio for barbecuing. I mentioned to the owner I was having company over one night for a BBQ and she went out a bought a beautiful new BBQ for the patio. She is gracious and very accommodating. I highly recommend this property.
This cute bungalow was just the right space for me to call home for a week. After living in Newport Beach for 20 years, then moving to NC, this house was in the best location for me to revisit all the things I love about the area, see my friends and my grown kids. The owner is so hospitable and helpful! I brought my little dog along. There is an enclosed patio where she was able to hang out. This house has space for one car in the garage -- SO IMPORTANT because parking is a challenge on Balboa Island.
From my first contact with the owner, she was most kind and accommodating. As others have written, she was available at all times and didn't hesitate to help or make suggestions. The cottage is spectacular.... MUCH more than the photos show. Comfortable times ten. Beautifully decorated. In a perfect location. As someone who likes to cook, I remarked several times about how well the kitchen was equipped. I have a vrbo-listed home and THIS is the kind of review i want to read. And this is well deserved. You cannot go wrong spending a week or longer here.... I had never been to Balboa but quickly made friends. Most of all, enjoyed relaxing in this fabulous cottage. I live on an island in the Caribbean so it takes a lot to impress me... and this cottage and the people here certainly did. Thank you so much, K.
WE FOUND THE COTTAGE TO BE VERY CONVENIENT TO ALL RESTAURANTS AND DOWNTOWN BALBOA. NICE UNIT FOR A FAMILY AS THE TWO BEDROOMS WERE SPLIT. WE FOUND ONE NEEDED TO TAKE THEIR OWN KITCHEN CLEANSING AND BATHROOM ITEMS SO ONE WOULD HAVE THEM WHEN THEY GOT THERE. THE OWNER WAS VERY HELPFUL AND ACCOMMODATING. LOVED THE LITTLE PRIVATE PATIO FOR THOSE AFTERNOON RELAXING TIMES.
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.
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WINTER LEASE-UTIL inc.FLEXdate
Sep 17 2016 - May 27 2017
180 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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