|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Description: One of the most artist rendered houses on the island, this upscale Cottage is separate from the main house and has its own private entrance on the same property as shown, PLUS a garage (a must have on the Island as parking is tight!). It's the perfect alternative to big chain hotels. Price includes garage, internet and a stocked gourmet kitchen. This property is private with sun balcony and a very large outdoor patio w BBQ! The Cottage Retreat is ideal for an executive, single or couple who enjoys a unique Balboa Island experience (Sleeps one or two people). Savor the quaint setting and historical charm of Balboa Island. One of the best locations on the Island, this property is only 1.5 blocks away from Balboa's main street with local shops, restaurants, 'Balboa Ice Cream Bars', and local flare galore! Enjoy the bay only steps away or take the famous Balboa Island ferry for a 5 minute scenic ride across the majestic bay to beautiful southern California beaches!
Voted one of the best locations on the Island, The Cottage Retreat is equipped with all the necessary amenities to have a memorable stay (see list). Enjoy the charm of the Cottage Retreat and Newport Beach without ever having to get in a car. Stay a few days or weeks and take pleasure in southern California’s premier weather. Only 6 miles away from John Wayne Airport and very close to the business district of Irvine and Newport.
Historical property, newly remolded and first time as vacation rental - Very clean, new, comfortable and charming (750 SF). The Cottage Retreat includes high-speed wireless/internet, a copier and scanner from your computer, phone or iPad. Smart TV, cable channels, office supplies, A PRIVATE GARAGE (a rare find on the island), ceiling fan, all new Cape Cod wide-open style windows to let the cool Island breeze float throughout each room, a dreamy blue Dutch door, the finest linens, new private washer & dryer and a well vacation stocked BBQ supplies and charming chiefs kitchen. Contact Owner directly for more details. Jodi - 512-731-8866
This was our first visit to the "Cottage" on Balboa Island and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodations were just as we expected. And, everything was exceptionally clean and very new. The location near the Main Street of town was very convenient. We were within just a few blocks of many fun shops and restaurants. And, we were very close to the wonderful walkway that circles the island. Jodi, the owner, couldn't have been more gracious. She called us both before our visit to see if we had any questions and she provided lots of useful information. After our visit, she called to ask for feedback. We will definitely return in the future.
The placement of the "cottage" was great! There was a garage to park the car which we didn't have to use the whole time! Everything was within walking distance-shops, restaurants, beaches etc. The house was well decorated and very welcoming. Directions I received were spot on. I would definitely use this place again!
I grew up in the area, but relocated several years ago. Normally, we stay with family when visiting the area, but my husband and I decided to spend a few quiet days alone on the Island recently. This place could not have been more charming. The location is great. The decor is very nice, the bed is comfortable and the while place exceptionally clean and well kept. Parking on the island is easy in the fall so we didn't use the garage, but it would be a huge plus at other times of year. We hope to do it again soon.
Cottage with nautical charm. Great access to main commercial street with easy walk to popular southside boardwalk and mainland ferry. Garage for car a huge value add. Fairly priced and well appointed. All the comforts of home with the romance of a west coast Cape Cod adventure!
The cottage was adorably decorated! The Owner is very thoughtful, TV with full cable, Wi-fi, and even a printer I didn't think I'd need, but ended up using it for an emergency we had back at our home. One of the best things about this house was that it had a garage for parking which made parking on the island a pleasure! The kitchen is stocked with coffee, water, and non-perishable basics. Queen size bed is very comfortable and I'm picky! Jodi, the owner, was very nice and helpful. Perfect get-a-way for a couple, I wouldn't hesitate to rent this home again!
Perfect location, Perfect amount of space, Perfect amenities...including GaRaGe!
what else could i want?... NOTHING.
We have stayed at the cottage several times and have always had a great experience! It is comfortable and is ideally located to downtown, the Balboa ferry, etc. We are looking forward to our next visit to Balboa Island and staying at the cottage.
Bay, Beach, Sunsets, Gardens
Prime Outdoor Retail (Fashion Island)
Whole Foods Grocery Store
Performing Arts (Pageant of the Masters)
Ice Cream & Candy Stores
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
A home cleaning and restocking fee (85% applied to cleaning and 15% applied to restocking) will be charged in addition to the nightly rental rate. This fee is based on the length of stay and can be viewed during your reservation inquiry prior to payment. A Security Deposit of $250.00 will also apply and is refundable after the property is cleaned and inspected for any theft and or damages.