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Historic 2 BR Waterfront Grand Canal Cottage on Balboa Island

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (home accommodates maximum of 4 individuals).

This charming and comfortable waterfront Grand Canal cottage is a perfect example of the Balboa Island lifestyle at its best.

Located on Balboa's 'Little Island,' this single family home is on the boardwalk, just steps away from the Park Avenue Bridge. (Note for 2017: The City of Newport Beach is replacing the Park Avenue Bridge over the Grand Canal that is projected to conclude by the end of April. For more information on this project, please visit the city's informational website:

This single story home is clean and comfortable with modern technologies, including flat screen HDTV, wireless internet access and IPod/MP3 player.

The eat-in kitchen has updated appliances, including a dishwasher and microwave. The large waterfront patio offers a gas barbeque for outdoor dining.

With signed waiver, the rental includes access to two single kayaks and four bikes.

Bed linens and towels are also included, as well as access to a washer and dryer for added convenience. Onsite parking is available in an attached garage (approximately 11 feet by 16 feet parking area) with automatic garage door opener.

Enjoy walking, shopping and multiple dining options, or take the Balboa Island Ferry to the peninsula and visit the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Note: Our minimum rental period is for 7 days, with a Saturday changeover day. Our monthly rental rate is for 30 days, which is our maximum rental period.

The property is only 15 minutes away from Santa Ana/Orange County airport and 45 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport.

Keywords: charming, updated, convenient, comfortable, stylish, water access and view

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Martin
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017


Newport Center Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Each bath has a shower (one has hand rails).
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • One Queen size bed, one double/full bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)

Historic 2 BR Waterfront Grand Canal Cottage on Balboa Island
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews
Goodyear, Arizona

Perfect Beach Cottage on Balboas Island

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at this water front home was perfect for my husband and I. We loved being on the canal and close to the bridge to walk over to all the restaurants and shops. We spent most of our afternoons sitting on the very large patio with a glass of wine watching the sun going down. We really enjoyed using the kayaks right off the dock. We used the bikes and took the ferry over to the ocean board walk and biked for miles. This beach home is equipped with everything you would need for a vacation, including a washer and dryer and garage. I loved the decor showing what Balboa Island was like in the 20's. We have been coming to Balboa Island for many years, as we used to live in the Newport Beach area. Renting on Balboa Island is one of our favorite vacations, and this was the best home we have rented on the Island!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing this feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking such great care of the property and leaving it so clean.
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Phoenix, AZ

Wonderful Balboa Island Home

  • 5 of 5

This charming home, right on the canal, is wonderful. The home offered all of the amenities you could ask for and then some. The patio faces the canal and you get full afternoon sun. The kayaks on the dock made it so fun to be able to just hop in the water and paddle away for the day. Bikes in the garage were also a hit. The canal-front home is close to everything, i.e. Starbucks, market, shopping. It truly is the perfect beach get-away. I will definitely return to this Balboa Island home.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Orleans

Fantastic house on the Canal!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this little house on the canal -- a perfect location, on the small island and the canal and just one block from Marine -- house is adorable, very beachy, clean and cute and very comfortable -- great front porch area and pier where my boys hunted down crabs for hours -- kitchen is very well outfitted -- even though its a little tight its nice to have a parking space -- Balboa Island is one of my favorite places and this house was a great fit for us -- house has a lot of extras (kayaks, bikes, life jackets, linens, washer and dryer, etc) but I didn't see beach chairs and/or towels so that might be the only thing I would suggest adding -- Alexandra at HOM Property Management was great to work with -- thanks so much for sharing your great little house and allowing us a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed the house. The beach towels were in the linen closet in the hallway; we'll check with the rental company to make sure they are still there and will replace them if not. The beach chairs are a great idea; we'll get on it!
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Orange County, California

Island Dreaming

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved our time at this magnificent cottage! The home is spotless, well-maintained and the thoughtful owners have done a marvelous job of providing all household necessities. Husband and I have stayed at other properties on Balboa Island and so far this is our favorite. A wonderful bonus is having use of the bicycles and kayaks. If R&R is more your style, the canal-front patio and your favorite beverage are calling your name.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arcadia, CA

Little Cottage on the Grand Canal

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 4 adults spent a week at this property and it was perfect for us. Its on the quiet Little Island facing the Grand Canal with a large patio for enjoying the view, having a glass of wine or BBQing.Its one of the charming older cottage homes in Balboa and has its own dock complete with kayaks which we had a lot of fun with. Its just a few steps from Marine Ave and the shops and restaurants of Balboa Island and about a 10 minute walk to the ferry which takes you the Balboa Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean beaches. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation on quaint Balboa Island.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sedona, AZ

Pamela Morris

  • 5 of 5

The beach house was delightful - the owners had provided so many items for us to use - we really appreciated it. My only complaint is the trash. The cans were full when we arrived and we could not set them out until Wed. they were quite smelly. Then when we left they were full again for the new tenants. Possibly the cleaning people or the realty office could remove the trash on Sat. so the new tenants would have empty cans.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for bringing this to our attention and we are so sorry. For the summer of 2012, we signed up for a service that will enable the trash to be picked up early Saturday morning (after being put out Friday night) as well as on Wednesday (set out Tuesday). Ideally this will take care of the issue.
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Rates & Availability

Newport Center Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 25 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall and Winter
Oct 21 2017 - Mar 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Until confirmed, rates are subject to change. A $150 cleaning fee will be paid from security deposit. "Monthly" rentals go from 1st of month to last day of month in off season (fall and winter) or are 4 weeks/28 days from Saturdays to Saturdays.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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