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3 bedroom waterfront cottage! Kayaks, Paddle boards, and bikes, oh my!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 baths

Cancellation!! AUGUST 13-28 is now available!!

Waterfront property on Balboa Island's Grand Canal.

3 bedroom and 2 bath home accommodates 6 people. Use of 3 kayaks 2 paddle boards and 5 bikes. TV 's in each bedroom with Direct TV, great beds, wireless internet, books and games. Enjoy your own private dock for swimming, kayaking and fishing. Front patio is great for barbecues and entertaining. Easy access to Marine Avenue's shops, restaurants and local grocery store. 10 minute walk to ferry, 'fun zone' and ocean. Parking for one car in garage, all linens and washer and dryer. House rebuilt several years ago so kitchen and baths are all new. Great location from which to visit Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Catalina Island, Laguna Beach, etc. House is well maintained and very clean. It is a wonderful place to unwind, relax and let the kids and adults play. Come to Balboa Island and let 'Island Fever' take over. New to the rental market, introductory price will not last long.

Sue Ellen Waters
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017


Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Master bath is off master bedroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • All beds are new and very comfortable. All beds freshly made, great linens.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 7 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Newly built home, great for small family or couples. Lovely spot to unwind and enjoy the restaurants, shops, ocean, kayak and Balboa Bars! Wagon and sand toys for the little ones.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

3 bedroom waterfront cottage! Kayaks, Paddle boards, and bikes, oh my!
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 36 reviews

Our 4th year at Balboa!

  • 5 of 5

We are return visitors, and though the weather never warmed up during our early June week, we still had a wonderful family vacation. The property is very well maintained and well equipped. The kitchen is well stocked with dishes and pots and pans, the beds are comfortable, and bathrooms, very nice. There is a good supply of bikes and water toys(kayaks, paddle boards, and boogie boards, though the weather didn't make them too tempting this year.) Owner is very accessible and responsive to any problems that you encounter. We plan to come again if grandchildren's sports schedules make it possible.

Barbara Hardy

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Place was perfect

  • 5 of 5

We cannot say enough good things about this property. Perfect location, plenty of room, perfectly maintained and beautifully decorated. What more could you want?

Carla and Steve

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Turn-key ready for waterside play and relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

Our family has come two years in a row now, and hope to make it an annual tradition. This little cottage is so well appointed and offers a great layout for family gatherings as well as quiet vacationing on Balboa Island. We make use of the kayaks, SUP's, bikes, sand toys... you name it, this place has it. So charming and homey, as a former resident of Grand Canal, I can say it truly makes me feel like a local all over again.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Rental on the Island!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully kept home in great location on Balboa Island. The owner was very special and we felt like we were staying in a friend's house. She was very sensitive to our concerns and was most helpful to us. We will be returning to this ideal property next year I feel sure. Thanks again for everything Sue Ellen!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Manchester, WA

The house is just right. Very clean and fresh. Better in person than represented in photos.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay despite the pouring rain! Having the kayaks readily available was a big plus. This house has everything you might need and the bed are very comfy with good bedding. Most important, it is squeaky clean!

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fast becoming a family tradition

  • 5 of 5

215 Canal St. on Balboa Island is very well equipped and maintained.

This was our second year there. We hope to make it a tradition. Last year we came for Spring Break, this year the week after school got out for our grandchildren, mid-June. We actually had better weather the spring break year!

We love being right on the canal, with easy access to kayaks and paddle board which come with the house. We also used the bikes to ride the ferry to the peninsula and beach. Being close to the main street made it easy to walk to the bakery or Starbucks in the morning, and to get Balboa bars after dinner! It also means you are comfortable letting older kids walk over there on their own.

Owners are very responsive. This year they were doing construction on the bridge to the little island, so traffic was worse and there was some construction noise. Sue Ellen notified us as soon as she found out and offered us either a refund or a discount. When we wanted to watch the NBA finals but found there was no HTMI cord on the living room TV, Sue Ellen went and bought one and brought it over.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
several in the area
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Jamboree and 405
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Newport Beach


Rates & Availability

Newport Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 28 2017 - Aug 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
Aug 27 2017 - Nov 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Holidays are extra.

50% of weekly rent, balance due 2 weeks prior to arrival. Personal checks only.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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