About the property
- House1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)
This remodeled home is only 7 homes from the South Bay front of beautiful Balboa Island. 2 Bedrooms and 1 1/2 Baths. One King Bed and One Queen bed with all linens included. Large screen TV with satellite in Living room and master bedroom. Living room has a wood burning fireplace. Dining Room and large fully equipped kitchen. Front Patio with seating and back private patio with gas BBQ. Washer and dryer. Wireless internet. 1 block from the center of town. 15 minutes from airport, 30 minutes from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, 1 hour from Universal Studios, 2 hours from San Diego.
Keywords: Duplex, downstairs
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 15, 2018
About carol minoux
We have lived on Balboa Island since 1987. When we drive over the bridge we always feel we are going on vacation even after all these years. We now have a vacation home in Idaho and rent out our Balboa Island home when we are away. It is fully furnished with all our own furniture and we DON'T consider this a 'rental home'.
carol minoux purchased this House in 1999
Why carol minoux chose Balboa Island
We live here because we love the weather and our Grandchildren are close to the bay. It's a safe place for vacationing.
What makes this House unique
We love to take the local ferry across to Balboa (Pacific Ocean) and walk along the beach. There are many restaurants within walking distance. The 'Island' is quiet and safe. You can fish from the local public piers and walk 1 block to the main street to shop. There is a local market, restaurants and a local saloon.Fashion Island Shopping center is 5 minutes away by car.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful beach cottage for relaxing.
Will always remember sitting on the perfect front porch watching the sunsets, walking into town to eat at one of the many restaurants and taking the Ferry over to the peninsula for a walk along the boardwalk.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our home. It is our goal our guests feel at home while staying on our "little island" in the Pacific. Hope to have you as a guest again!!
We stayed in this darling cottage last summer and my middle school daughters insist we book it again this year. The location just can't be beat, as it's super close to town and steps to the bay. It's an easy 15 minute walk to the ferry, which takes guests over to the Balboa peninsula and the ocean. Newport Beach is my hometown but I now live on the East coast. I can't see us renting anywhere else for our annual trip to Newport. The kitchen is beautifully stocked, everything is clean and new, and the neighbors are quiet. The second bedroom is a bit small, but honestly, the pros outweigh the cons 99-1. Parking can be a challenge on the Island, but we seemed to find a spot close to the cottage almost without fail. I suspect many neighbors are year-round residents who use their garages, which leaves more street spots for visitors. Can't say enough nice things about this rental.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed our home last summer. We used to live in this home and we try to make it as comfortable as we can. Thanks again.
home away from home
This super-clean and updated beach house was the
perfect place for our family's summer vacation. We
felt right at home, with all the necessary kitchen
and bath amenities. They provided a television in
every room, including a flatscreen in the living
room, wireless internet, dishwasher and plenty of
room on the back porch to keep our bikes and beach
toys. There was a washer and dryer available in the
garage, so we didn't have to use the local
laundromat. Very convenient!! Also, we loved being
able to relax on the large front porch. Since the
main street is a block away, we were able to
quickly walk over to the grocery store, restaurants
and shopping. My toddler son spent most of his
time at the bay, which was steps away from the
home. This made restroom and lunch breaks quick so
we were able to get back to the beach in no time. I
honestly cannot say enough about this rental. We
plan on coming back next summer for another
vacation and would not stay anywhere else!
Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Come again!
Hi Carol -
Just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying your beautiful home (and weather) on the Island. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last Tuesday evening with a Mass at St. John Vianney and then dinner at Basilic. It was such a lovely evening with all four of our children, granddaughter, and extended family in attendance.
We have been coming here every Summer for the past 25 years. Our daughter actually got engaged right here on the Island a couple of years ago right under the Diamond Street sign on the boardwalk. Her fiancee wrote "Will you marry me?" in chalk on the boardwalk and then got down on one knee with a ring and proposed. We have such fond memories of the Island and staying at your home this Summer has been one of the highlights! We have enjoyed getting to know some of your neighbors (Len next door and his lovely wife), the mail/woman Yola, and being able to be so close to the South Bay. The plants are looking good and flowering out front. Keeping them watered as it's been warm here.
I've had Nate from Balboa Cleaning Company come every week (Mary at Lora Vance was very helpful and gave me their number) and today I swept out the garage and vacuumed all the carpets in there. I still can't get over how well stocked your kitchen is! You must be quite the cook/baker.
Anyways, I'm not sure where your "home away from home" is right now but I just wanted you to know that all is well here and I hope you are enjoying your Summer as well.
7 houses from the bayfront Only 15 min from John Wayne/Orange County airport. Cross the bay by ferry to the Balboa Fun Zone and the Pacific Ocean, Balboa Pier, Newport Pier, Disneyland 30 minutes away, Fashion Island Shopping 10 minutes, South Coast Plaza 15 minutes, Laguna Beach 15 minutes
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