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Steve West

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, Text message for instant reply

Nautical Theme Balboa island steps to beach ,Kayak Included

8 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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Balboa Island is 30 minutes to Disneyland, one hour to Hollywood or San Diego.

Our nautically themed unit on quiet Little Balboa Island will be your perfect beach getaway. Little Island boasts little jet noise and less foot and automobile traffic than the main Balboa Island. It also features easier parking while still being two short blocks from the Village shops.

The well-appointed unit features a queen bed in the master bedroom and twins in the second bedroom. The kitchen is well equipped for any cooking needs. There is a dining table for six and a large flatscreen TV in the living room.

Enjoy a cool drink at the teak table for two on the petite patio. Beach equipment and a grill are provided. Kayaks can be arranged.

This unit represents an excellent value on beautiful Little Balboa Island.

Call or text manager Steve West if you need immediate information at (760) 219 -6362. U.S & Canadian residents only.

Pets will be considered subject to further information.

Visa or MasterCard Accepted.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Steve West (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, Text message for instant reply

About Steve West

I am a California native and Balboa Island resident for 40 years.

I love to kayak, sail, paddle board and enjoy resort living within walking distance to the Balboa Island Village and shops.

Steve West purchased this apartment in 1983

Why Steve West chose Newport Beach

This rental is located on the quiet side of Balboa Island called

Little Island connected via a quaint, small bridge over the Grand Canal. The walk to the Village is scenic along the Grand Canal and only two blocks away. It's far away from the jet noise of Orange County Airport and the alley traffic . Locals use the alleys to avoid traffic, especially on holidays. Renters really need to consider location on the island and our unit offers a quiet and peaceful location.

What makes this apartment unique

You can walk out the front door and walk four doors to the beach to enjoy the solitude of a morning cup of coffee sitting on the sea wall looking out across the bay. Or take a morning swim! Walking is so enjoyable on both Big and Little Island with the ever-changing vistas of Newport Bay to keep you entertained.


based on 8 traveler reviews

Nautical Theme Balboa island steps to beach ,Kayak Included
average rating of 4.75 based on 8 reviews

Our winter home away from home

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed for 4 months at this wonderful cottage while we remodeled our home. It's decorated really cute and has all of the amenities that one needs by the beach. They even have kayaks right on the beach 3 houses away for your use! The fireplace is cozy on a chilly night as well and there are books and board games for your entertainment. Gary, the owner lives in the upstairs unit, and couldn't be nicer and more helpful. Also, this house is on "Little" Balboa Island which is more quaint and peaceful than Balboa Island, although it's just a 5 minute walk over the bridge.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Phoenix, Az.

Balboa Island Beach Cottage – 4th of July Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Steve made the booking process easy & hassle free- seeing how we were visiting for the 4th of July- one of the most fun, but busiest times of the year- but we only had a few days to spend on Balboa Island (although we would have loved to stay longer)- he worked with us on our dates so we could avoid staying in a hotel. He was also very quick to respond with any questions we had from start to the end.

We were also very impressed with how kind the owner Garry was! Sometimes when you hear the owner lives near-by, you’re not sure what to expect, but we hardly saw him outside of when he was helping or offering to let us borrow beach equipment, or anything else we needed! The day we arrived, he was waiting for us just so he could give us his parking spot- parking is very limited all over the island - which is to be expected, especially considering the time of year we came so this was an amazingly kind & thoughtful thing for him to do. I could go on & on about how nice he is but then I wouldn’t be able to share all the amenities & activities there are!

The beach house is very quaint, clean, and comfortable- perfect for our family of 4. It’s only a 30 second walk to the bay/sand where Garry has kayaks available to use if you’d like- you can also rent paddle boards, which is another great way to explore the bay. We enjoyed our ‘many’ strolls on the boardwalk- just admiring all the well-kept custom homes & beautiful yachts. We kept our car parked the entire time & explored the island via beach cruisers – which can also be brought right on the ferry so you can explore the beach side – all within minutes.

With all the walking & bike riding we did, I never felt guilty trying a variety of Balboa Bars & chocolate dipped bananas! My favorite was the Balboa Bar with everything on it! Yummy!! There are some cute shops at reasonable prices, all within walking/bike riding distance from the cottage. We ate out at Village Inn one night- (great food & a decent ambiance), but most of the time, we just cooked & bbq’d right at the cottage. We went 4th of July weekend, so although it was a bit busy, I must say.. the island had the BEST fireworks display we can recall seeing!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange, CA

Perfect Vacation Rental

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week with our two grandson, ages 6 and almost 12, and it was a perfect spot. The home is comfortable and inviting and well equipped for the cooking which we did each meal. It is located close enough to the beach that we could make multiple trips, if necessary, during the day. The street is quiet enough that our grandsons would play ball in the street. The beds were comfortable; the location is quiet. Everything was clean and ready for us upon our arrival. The owner is pleasant and accommodating. Our grandsons are already asking if we can return next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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hassle free rental experience

  • 4 of 5

My family of 4 stayed in this property over the Thanksgiving holiday. I am mostly amazed by how easy and simple the whole rental process is. Steve was very responsive and the instructions for the whole rental/check-in/check-out process was very straight forward. The property is very practical and comfortable. The shower is not big but the water pressure is really good! The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is the kitchen could use a little updating - new oven for example. Overall we had great time in the property. My daughter especially made good use of the Netflix account. Thanks to Steve and Gary for letting us rent the property!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We listen to our guests. Immediately upon receiving this review we replaced the stove and oven with a brand new unit. We think it enhances the kitchen and makes it even more pleasant to cook in.
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Hanford, California

Perfect place, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

My kids and I stay on the island every summer, but we wanted to take a long fall weekend. Most places only offer week stays. When I found this place, I emailed the property manager and he was quick to assure me that he would allow me to stay the long weekend. Upon our arrival, we were greeted by the owner, Garry, who offered us everything under the sun. He was so pleasant to talk to and so accommodating. The cottage was in great shape and offered everything we could have needed.

In the future, I will definitely be booking this cottage. Thanks to both Garry and Steve.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and fun family experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect rental for our family to explore Balboa and only minutes to the ferry on our bikes. There was always someone there to help us with anything and they were always kind and prompt. Pictures and information online were a great representation and the house was well stocked and clean.

If we come back to Balboa we will definitely stay here again, as the price was fantastic compared to the others in the same location. It was clean and in good shape and the people there were awesome!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Balboa Island to Balboa Penninsula
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pelician Hill
Nearest Restaurant
0.01 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: recommended


Laundry facilities are located on Agate Ave , the same street the ferry to Newport Beach.


Rates & Availability

Balboa Island Apartment Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $500

Please use the active calendar ON my site its updated automatically. To get 24 hour confirmation please email steve west agent We accept Credit Cards or personal checks on U.S. banks .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • master - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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