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Balboa Island Large And Spacious Waterfront Home

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights


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3 large bedrooms each with private bath and views of the water

High ceilings, skylights in the Master BR and upstairs hallway, AC upstairs and downstairs, and a large kitchen and dining room with new appliances await your holiday! Each bedroom includes its own full bathroom so there are totally 3 bathrooms with shower or tub (or both). Our front room has 2 new sofas that are 40 inches x 84 inches and provide additional sleeping options. Upstairs Master is a California King and the Upstairs Guest Bedroom features 2 new extra-long Twin beds. Our home comes included with a private dock and 2 kayaks as well.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Greg Nagler
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, spanish, mandarin, Japanese
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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About Greg Nagler

My family has been a HomeAway member since 2011. We own this home in Newport Beach, and we also own a home in Santa Barbara where we work and raise our 3-year old baby, Lucas and our 2 year- old Marcus.

Greg Nagler purchased this house in 2011

Why Greg Nagler chose Newport Beach

I grew up in California, my wife grew up in Japan, and we both love Southern California, and all the great things to do here! My family has owned this home for over 15 years, and it has been passed from one generation (my parents) to us. Balboa Island is a very special place and we are sure you will enjoy it!

What makes this house unique

With the large, retractable skylight in the Master Bedroom, comfortable dining area, a living room and patio that faces the water, and a few minutes walk to the harbor and Oceanfront, we knew this was the property on the Island that we wanted to own. Lots of morning sunshine in the bedrooms as well!


based on 17 traveler reviews

Balboa Island Large And Spacious Waterfront Home
average rating of 4.470588 based on 17 reviews
San Francisco

Open, light and modern

  • 5 of 5

This modern home was the perfect space for our girls weekend. We enjoyed all of the outdoor spaces and loved sitting by the canal during the day. Super easy access to main street of the island for quick errands or fun meals out. The guest of honor raved about how comfortable the master bed was ! Greg and family were super attentive to all questions before and during the stay and everything was in order when we arrived. My only small improvement would be a few more glasses and cutting boards in the kitchen. Would love to stay at this house in the future!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, AZ

Beautiful Balboa home!

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from our amazing weekend in Newport Beach! This house was perfect for our girls' getaway. It was plenty spacious for our group of 9 and fully equipped for all of our needs. The house was clean and well-organized, with a beautiful view of the bay. Greg was great with keeping in touch and providing information about the home. His response time is quick and it was obvious he cared about the quality of our stay.

We were able to cook both dinner one night and breakfast at the house with ease, the kitchen had all that we needed. For our meals out we had many close options, at Fashion Island and on Bayside Drive. The house is a very short drive away from the Peninsula or a quick 15 minute walk to the ferry for beach, restaurants, and bars. We also enjoyed being able to walk to the main street of Balboa Island to have coffee and shop around the boutiques.

Thank you again, Greg and family, for the wonderful weekend!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nicole. Thanks for selecting Newport Beach and this Home on Balboa Island to celebrate the special occasion! We are very happy to hear that everything went well and the weekend was a success. Wish you and yours all the best. Hope to see you all again soon!
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Perfect Balboa Island Home

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at the home last week and we had a wonderful stay. The home is in a ideal location close to all the stores and shops in the downtown area. The house was very clean and had plenty of room for our guests. We had a private chef come in and cook for us one night and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed. The view from the master bedroom is spectacular. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio overlooking the canal enjoying a cup of coffee or glass of wine. We would like to come back next year for another vacation. I highly recommenced this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Katie! Our Family really enjoyed hosting your stay, and we are delighted that you selected our Home for your special occasion. You guys are welcome to come stay again ANYTIME :) By the way, we would like to work with your Chef for one of our future special days too. Her work is outstanding! Thanks for providing the feedback, and wish you and your Friends and Family all the best. Have a great day!
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Not as expected

  • 1 of 5

We rented the house for my family of 9 people thinking the house was 2600 square ft. The house is 2600sq ft, however part of it is rented to somebody else. Picture #4 shows a door that can not be openend, the rooms behind that door are not accessible.

I inquired back in Oct if it would be possible to have one more canoe or paddleboard since we were with 4 children. Greg emailed back and told me there would be 2 canoes and 2 paddleboards. The paddleboards were not there.

The biggest surprise for us was the canal was closed. They are renovating the existing bridge and put in a temporary bridge. Between the 2 bridges we were not supposed to be in the water. The sole purpose of us choosing this house 8 months earlier was so my elderly parents could enjoy their grandchildren on the water and we would not have to go anywhere during the day to enjoy ourselves. We could not enjoy the water in front of the house plus we had to endure the noise of a bridge renovation 20 feet from where we were. At times the house would shake. This was not the vacation we had imagined. If it would have been possible we would have left but the third week of July, Balboa Island is full. There was nowhere else to go, so we stayed. I absolutely think Greg should have informed us months before our arrival, so we would have had a choice if we wanted to come or not.

Renovations are expected to last through January of 2017.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the detailed comments. We are so sorry that expectations were not fully-met with the experience. We apologize for the larger than expected noise from the bridge project during that week and the unexpected closure of kayak activities between the two bridges in the Canal during the renovation period which will hopefully be complete by December 2017. For others interested for more information on that renovation please visit It was really a surprise to us and unlucky timing during the week of your stay. We are sorry that the offer of a complete and full refund and the discounts provided still left your Group a bit disappointed. Other Vacationers have visited before, and after your stay, stayed at the Home and enjoyed very much their stay. We do want ALL of our Vacationers to have a great overall experience. Best wishes for your Family and future vacations on Balboa or elsewhere!
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Draper, Utah

Wonderful Balboa Waterfront Home

  • 4 of 5

The house was great! We really enjoyed all the space and having 3 bathrooms was awesome. The only thing I would consider changing is that the kitchen isn't really renter friendly unless you only consum coffee, smoothies and rice. I needed to bake a cake and there was only 1 measuring cup and there wasn't any measuring spoons. I could have also used some large bowls for mixing and serving. The fact the house accommodates so many people it could use more silverware. I was surprised there wasn't a toaster either. Some instructions to go with the fancy espresso maker would also be nice along with how to turn on the ice maker. A towel rack in the master bath would help along with hand towel holders in both bathrooms upstairs.

Even with all that said I would definitely stay there again. Wonderful house and we loved being so close to Marine street. It made our nightly frozen banana run to Dad's much more convenient. 🍌🍦😆

Thanks for allowing us to stay there. I hope you'd consider renting to us again in 2 years from now most likely the same week. Let me know how far in advance we can reserve it.

Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review and the helpful feedback!! We of course will be DELIGHTED to host your stay again in the future. You guys are great Guests and we enjoyed hosting your stay. We will be happy to host your return visit! We take this feedback very seriously. Please know that we have already purchased a new toaster, additional towel rack, and more dining plates, cups and utensils. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the location and the large size of the Home to comfortably accommodate your large Family. Looking forward to see you again next time! Have a great rest of Summer!!
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Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a week with the family during the month of July. This beautiful home was perfect for the six of us. The patio faces the canal with a private deck. We had two kayaks at our disposal, which really made the vacation for us and our grandsons. The master bedroom has its own balcony with a beautiful view of the canal. The kitchen was well stocked with pots, pans, and plates and there were plenty of bath towels. The owner was always very quick to response to any questions we had. We really appreciated the written instructions on how to use the TV in addition to plenty of seating in the living room. The home is conveniently situation around the corner from the market and just a short walk to stores and restaurants. To put it simply, my family and I had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our Family enjoyed very much hosting your Family's stay. You guys are GREAT Guests! Welcome you to come back anytime. We appreciate the opportunity for hosting your vacation and have a wonderful Summer and 2017!
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
John Wayne International Airport (SNA)
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: not necessary

Island living at its best! Enjoy a stroll on the Island, take the Ferry to the fun zone amusement park, have a banana split ice cream cone, and relax. Plenty of beautiful sunsets every day, boat parades, great restaurants, world-class shopping, adventure sports and biking and more awaits your Summer holiday on Balboa Island!


Rates & Availability

Newport Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
October Promotion
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
Pre-Thanksgiving Promotion
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Week and Boat Parade
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 23 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $125
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 10.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cleaning fee (80 USD) per stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Master Bath, 2nd floor - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2nd floor - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1st floor - shower
    Bathroom Upstairs Guest -
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Cal King
    Bedroom 1st floor - 1 king , Cal King
    Bedroom 2nd Floor - 2 twin/ single , Additional Queen bed available. Depends on your requirement
    Two Large Sofas in Living Room - The 2 new Sofas in front room are 89" Length x 40" Width
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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