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Historical Cottage Retreat - Island Charm and Ideal Location!

31 Reviews
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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Balboa Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Newly Restored Cottage Near Charming Main Street & Bay + GARAGE!!



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

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jodi Patrich
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Aug 2013
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based on 31 traveler reviews

Historical Cottage Retreat - Island Charm and Ideal Location!
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews

We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quenticential beach cottage. Easy & well organized check-in & check out procedues. Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place on the little island

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Perfect for ME!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, Perfect amount of space, Perfect amenities...including GaRaGe!

what else could i want?... NOTHING.

Thanks Jodi!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Rosa, Ca

Cottage Perfect For Two!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Simply Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had visited the area previously, but had always sought to stay on Balboa Island. This time we chose to stay in the cottage, and it exceeded every expectation we had for the property and for the location. The other reviews are accurate in all that is stated about Balboa Island and about the cottage. In reference to the cottage it is in outstanding condition, and it is furnished perfectly for a couple. Also, having used VRBO on visits to other locations, we have learned that the quality of the owner is one of the most important aspects of the experience, and Jodi is the most responsive and most helpful owner we have ever encountered. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Car: not necessary


Bay, Beach, Sunsets, Gardens

Historical Homes

Prime Outdoor Retail (Fashion Island)

Whole Foods Grocery Store




Performing Arts (Pageant of the Masters)




Ice Cream & Candy Stores


Rates & Availability

Balboa Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 1 2016 - Mar 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Balboa Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New tile, sink, toilet
  • All new sink, toilette and tile with top of the line nickel fixtures. Plush organic bamboo towels are provided as well as soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower cap, body lotion and hairdryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom is clean, bright and charming with a beachy feel. All new linens and top of the line new Stearns and Fosters mattress completely incased for protection. Queen Size, light firm pillow top mattress; very comfortable.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Beautiful gardens, great site seeing, people watching, and many things to do in the surrounding area. Buy fresh California strawberry's, avocado's, and grapefruit at the local fruit stand by the Ferry only a short walk away. Make your dinners at home, BBQ fresh fish on the grill or walk to eat out at the many local restaurants near by...

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