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Historical Cottage Retreat - Island Charm and Ideal Location!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 760 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

OWNER DIRECT

(512-731-8866)

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

Owner
Jodi Patrich
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

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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Amenities

Balboa Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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...

Reviews

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(38 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 39 reviews
5

Charming and beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful time and great experience staying at the historical cottage retreat. The owner was very responsive while booking and upon arrival as well as accommodating to my travel schedule. The cottage is a beautiful place to escape and recharge and is beautifully decorated and comfortable. The visit to Balboa Island and its pace and charm was exactly what I needed. I would have no hesitations staying again or recommending to others. A wonderful experience. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overland Park, Kansas
5

Great beach

  • 5 of 5

Great location and owner was very helpful. This was our first experience staying on Balboa Island. The house is two blocks from downtown area. We got up each morning, walked to Starbucks for coffee and walked around the island. The rooms had a great beach feel and very comfortable. We definitely will return.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Charming Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful historic cottage was clean, convenient and left nothing to be desired. The inclusions were well planned by the host. Whether you want to spend a day on the beach, a relaxing morning with coffee and a book, or a backyard bbq, all of the basics are there so that you can enjoy your vacation with the comforts of home.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Ideal location, perfect for my needs - single traveler visiting a friend on the island.

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated and furnished, you can tell that the place is well cared for and everything you need has been thought of, including a printer for boarding passes. So comfortable, it feels like home. I travel to the island frequently and hope to rent here again. Owner was so easy and helpful. The washer and dryer is a big plus. I did not have a car, but garage is an unusual bonus. This was such a great rental experience and better than any hotel stay, it felt like I was home.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Really cute little cottage. Nicely decorated, very clean and cute. Great to have a garage and patio.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful time on Balboa Island. Cute upper level cottage close to shopping and restaurants. Loved the use of the garage and courtyard patio. Very cute, clean and well appointed. Would definitely stay there again. Neen & Steve Portland Oregon.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience...thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Car: not necessary

Attractions:

Bay, Beach, Sunsets, Gardens

Historical Homes

Prime Outdoor Retail (Fashion Island)

Whole Foods Grocery Store

Restaurants

Music

Museums

Performing Arts (Pageant of the Masters)

Churches

Cinemas

Festivals

Ice Cream & Candy Stores

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
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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