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Balboa Island Large And Spacious Waterfront Home w/Private Boat Dock and Kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

3 large bedrooms (including 1 on 1st Floor) w. private bath and views of 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 with a Jacuzzi bath tub, and the Upstairs Guest Bedroom features 2 new extra-long Twin beds and its own private attached bathroom with full bath tub and shower. Our home comes included with a private dock and 2 kayaks as well.


Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Village ...
  • 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
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • 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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Balboa Island Large And Spacious Waterfront Home w/Private Boat Dock and Kayaks
average rating of 4.4848485 based on 33 reviews

Very nice home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there with my family in late December. House is modern, well maintained and was super clean. The location is outstanding. I had been wanting to stay on Balboa Island for several years and finally scratched that itch and will be back. This is an experience that you would never get in a hotel. The only "issue" we had is that there's only one television in the house, which since our kids are older, not as big an issue as when they were younger and more limited in what they watch. It didn't bother me, but my wife and children mentioned it when I asked them to review their stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great suggestion. We have added now another TV to the upstairs Master BR based on this feedback. It's really a good idea and thanks for taking the time to provide the improvement suggestion. Welcome back for your future stay as well!
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Inland Empire, California

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

The place was came with a live Christmas tree! The owner was great to work with and very helpful when we had a small issue.

We will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Wish you all a very happy 2018!
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our Thanksgiving

  • 4 of 5

spacious, quiet, a Duffy would be nice or a boat rental location that would provide a discount, parking is a dilemma but is not hard to rectify, maybe some discount coupons for local stores and restaurants

overall my family enjoyed our time at your vacation rental.

thank you for the opportunity

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the suggestions! Potential visitors should please visit the Balboa Island dot com website for the best ways to make parking easy. I am including one map photo on the listing which shows the parking places on Little Balboa Island that are always available. Those are GREAT ideas and we will take action to provide coupons for future Guests. Thank you for your feedback and thanks for selecting this Vacation Home for your Thanksgiving holiday. Glad you all enjoyed it. Wish you and yours all the best in 2018!
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San Diego

House was great. Construction was not!

  • 4 of 5

The home is beautiful with a great location. Was told that street parking was plentiful but it wasn't. The garage does fit 2 cars as long as they are small. The one thing that was disappointing was bridge construction right next to the house. It was fine over the weekend but come Monday morning we awoke to a very loud generator that ran all day. No fault of the owner but kind of put a damper on our otherwise relaxing day. Would recommend the place but make sure street construction is complete before you go.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We deeply apologize that the new bridge was so far behind schedule this Summer. Contractor had promised April, then May, and it was severely over-scheduled. We are sorry for the overall impact of your Holiday and appreciate your Comments overall on the Home. Take care.
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Noise Noise Noise

  • 3 of 5

House is great but the island is directly in the flight path of jets departing John Wayne Airport and they start at 7 am. Furthermore, the continued construction on the bridge to Lil Balboa includes cutting steel and concrete beginning as early as 6:30 am. Other than the weekend, we could not enjoy the patio or house until after 3:30 pm. The portable A/C units cooled the rooms and the sound helped drown out the noise. The kitchen and baths are great and we used the grill, and kayaks. Bicycles need maintenance and Wifi was spotty at best. We were on the go, but my disabled 84 year old mother was stuck with the office bedroom and needed assistance to get off the very low and uncomfortable sofas in the living room. Not a good choice for R & R but if you are a family on the go, it is a great base. We hiked at Crystal Cove, shopped at Fashion Island and on the Island, walked the island, biked the peninsula, rented a Duffy used the kayaks daily. Wilma's Patio was very good and Bluewater Grille in the Cannery area was a good seafood choice.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the helpful feedback! I am very sorry for the difficulty during your stay. Construction is complete and the bridge area is quiet once again. Flight noise was also eliminated when the Orange County government successfully sued the FAA. It was an unexpected and temporary problem in 2017, but routes have now been modified to eliminate the noise. Based on your advice, we put new furniture in the downstairs bedroom (including a new Cal King bed) and installed new high-speed Internet throughout the Home. We are making changes to the front room as well. We thank you for your improvement suggestions and welcome you to come back in 2018! Thank you for your comments and hope to see you again next year.
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This canal home on Balboa Island provided all our families needs & wants for a 3 generation vacation

  • 4 of 5

This canal home on Balboa Island was comfortable, updated, & provided all the amenities a family could want! From kayaks & bikes, to a close proximity to shops and restaurants. The views from the decks were tranquil, while the canals felt like you were in Venice Italy. The new & modern amenities from the appliances in the kitchen, a large flatscreen in the living room, to the sunroof & bidet in the master retreat- gave us some creature comforts we hadn't expected. The only complaint we had is that we wished we had stayed longer 😃 We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind comments and we would be delighted to host your future Stay!
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Grand Canal Rentals
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Grand Canal Rentals

We have been HomeAway members since 2011.

Grand Canal Rentals purchased this house in 2011

Why Grand Canal Rentals chose Newport Center

Our family LOVES Southern California, and all the great things to do here! We have owned this home for over 20 years, and it has been passed from one generation to the next. Balboa Island is a very special place and we are sure you will enjoy it!

What makes this house unique

With large skylights in the Master Bedroom and upstairs hallway, comfortable dining area, roof deck, private dock, and a living room and patio alongside the water, we knew this was the property on the Island that we wanted to own. Lots of morning sunshine in the bedrooms and a short walk to the downtown and harbor and beach areas as well.


Crystal Cove State Park
Discovery Science Center
Nearest Airport
6 Miles
John Wayne International Airport (SNA)
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.6 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Wilma's Patio
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 come home to relax with a jacuzzi bath that overlooks the Grand Canal. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $79

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.