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Balboa Island 'Red House' Water view, A/C, 2 Mstr Br, Dwnstrs Bd

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,727 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 4 Full Baths, Sleeps 8, Garage,Water Views, 3 houses to bay beach

Spacious family home on the quiet end of the island. Built in 2007 with all the finest amenities. Views of bay from patio and fabulous rooftop deck. 4 bedrooms 4 full baths . 2 upstairs master bedrooms, 1 upstairs bedroom with 2 twin beds, one main floor bedroom with queen. Wireless internet and all linens included. Fully stocked kitchen. Separate family room with entertainment area on second floor. Lots of TVs. Two fireplaces. Separate inside laundry room. Garage parking. BBQ. Beach chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys for your use.

Balboa Island is the “Jewel” of Newport Beach with all but its three main thoroughfares named for gem stones. There's no better place to call home, according to residents, who use words like 'heaven,' 'sanctuary' and 'paradise' to describe the Islands’ seaside serenity. The Island's main street, Marine Avenue, is just two-blocks of tree-lined shopping district with almost 100 businesses including clothing and gift shops, ice cream parlors, restaurants, art galleries and a market. The Islands smaller shopping area is on Agate Avenue by the Ferry with over 20 businesses including a corner grill, laundromat, market and other shops and services.

Balboa Island is small. The larger island is 1¾ miles in circumference. Little Balboa Island is just ¾ mile around. Everything is within walking distance.

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Jane Davis
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Jane Davis

We love our Balboa Island home and live here during the school year. During the summer we travel and spend time in Montana.

Jane Davis purchased this house in 2007

Why Jane Davis chose Balboa Island

Our family has lived in the Newport Beach area since the 1950s. This home was passed down to my sister and I when our mother passed. She had lived in one of the original island cottages beginning in the 1970s until she built a new larger home in 2007. She enjoyed her "new" home well into her eighties. Now our family enjoys this special place and the beach life.

What makes this house unique

Our home is great for families and groups of adults. Lots of room to be together indoors and out. And room to get away with a separate family room upstairs as well as a roof deck, balcony and front patio. The beach is close, the ocean is a 3 minute ferry ride away. Balboa Island is a great "home base" to visit all the attractions that southern California has to offer.


Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2727 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Master Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • All showers are large walk-in showers
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Master Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Baby port-a-crib and toddler cot available
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Balboa Island 'Red House' Water view, A/C, 2 Mstr Br, Dwnstrs Bd
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Perfect family beach home

  • 5 of 5

We've been at the Red House for 6 summers now. Plenty of space, and we love the large open kitchen and dining area. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Fantastic Vacation Rental

  • 5 of 5

No doubt the nicest house we've stayed at on the island and we've stayed there about 10 times now. Lot's of room, nicely furnished, extra beach stuff and bikes. Downstairs bedroom great for elderly people to avoid stairs. Nice patios on all floors. Hope to stay there again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Verne

Perfect island vacation

  • 5 of 5

Once again our family had the best week at this lovely home. The owners think of everything. The spacious oasis is so close to the sand and ferry!! We can spread out and relax quite comfortably. So many things to do. Neighbors are incredibly friendly!!! Can't wait to return for our 3rd year next July!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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La Quinta, CA

Fabulous Balboa Week in the Red House!

  • 5 of 5

All of the elements of a perfect vacation! Great owner with concise instructions and tips, beautiful lovingly cared for home with every amenity, perfect location 3 doors from sand, large enough for lots of personal space, nice quiet street with permanent neighbors who are fun and friendly, just the location and house we would all choose. I can't wait to come back next year to take deep peaceful breaths, see the beautiful boats and just chill! Thank you, Jane!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third time staying in The Red House, we love it! The house is beautiful, well maintained, and very spacious. Balboa Island is a wonderful place to visit, our family has been coming for over 60 years! We hope to come back again and we love this house!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomington, IL


  • 5 of 5

I have been visiting Balboa Island since the 1970's, it is a magical place! My sister and I now have families of our own and need a larger place to host all of us. This house is wonderful! It is updated, beautifully done, quiet street, FULLY equipped! We love staying here!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Orange County Airport (SNA)
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway (PCH)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $800
Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Legal Vacation Rental - Short Term Lodging Permit # 11664

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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