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July MAKE OFFERS!!! For 5 STAR bestofbalboa:"My Best Vacation" Rarest Spaci

Bedrooms 5
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

One to Eight BR Island Homes~~Choose Waterfront to Views~~~Piece of Mind = Free!

Pure Luxury for up to TEN ( or even 26 Guests when ALL premier Island Homes available)~~~ don't overlook the VIEWS and our pleased Guests describe it best:

RECENT 5 star Guest Reviews of our finest captivating Beach Homes by owner

We stayed at Anke and Hardy's lovely duplex for a bachelorette party. Not only were both units immaculately clean, they were even more spacious than we had thought. The beds are so comfortable we almost (almost!!!) wanted to stay in them instead of go exploring! The bedding and pillows are so cute (Nicole Miller), plenty of extra towels, linens, pots, pans, plates etc. We just felt right at home, and with both places at capacity we couldn't believe how spacious it was, each unit has a patio too so being able to sit outside and enjoy the weather opened up the places even more. We also had a rental car that we could easily / safely park in the garage. We took the 5 minute walk to get to the $1 ferry to head over to the Newport peninsula/beach. It was so convenient, we also did a lot of shopping around Balboa island at all the adorable places there! At the end of the weekend all 16 of us literally said we wanted to never leave! Anke was such a sweet host, she stopped by and not only checked on the place but she gave us some vegetable oil since we had forgotten and were in the middle of baking the bachelorette a cake! Truly had a perfect stay and we'd all return in a heartbeat! Thank you to Anke and Hardy for a wonderful and safe place to be for Memorial Day weekend!Excellent experience, over expectation, very generous hospitality, and can't describe enough how much fun the whole family had. Host was very delicate, and responsive in all ways to make us feel like home, this is my favorite unique vacation and my first experience with A..., and I would give it 6 stars. Anke, I can't thank you enough!!

NOTE: Please also ask about our other prime nearby Island homes including WATERFRONT with DOCK kayak...! Who knows, it may also be still available~~~~~~~~

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, German & some Italian, Spanish, French, Norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 24, 2017

About Anke

We enjoy each other, our Family, and the World Family. After living in the United States, Europe and in Africa from Ventura to Cologne to Duala we have come to the happy conclusion that Balboa Island is the right place for us. However, we are flexible and love sooo many other beautiful places due to our pleasant experiences with nice people near and far.

We are ready for more such experiences and our goal is to make people happy .

Anke purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Anke chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

POSSIBILITY to expand this rare giant with view balcony into double home~~~large 3 bedroom lower Home with big view patio~~~for 16 Guests under ONE roof!

We inserted all our love and dedication into creating your foremost home away from home on lovable Balboa Island: Roomy and modern RARE FIVE bedrooms with the finest mattresses and bedding we could find and conveniences second only to your own home. There is even a garage for your car and your own luxurious washer and dryer combo. Even though this street is quality and very quiet, you can see the board walk and the sails from your spacious balcony and front patio. 'Live like the Locals live' in this Designer's Choice FIVE bedroom with matching LED furnishings!

What makes this apartment unique

RARE large beach home for up to TEN Guests for your Family Reunion, Wedding or large gathering of Friends close to beaches, the historical Ferry, shops, restaurants, marine sports activities or just relaxing. For this Island even a rare garage for your car and your own deluxe washer/dryer combo.

PLEASE NOTE: Over 30 day rentals :

= no tax

= $150 Utility charge


Balboa Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Both Bathrooms new/exciting design applications~Double Sink2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Super modern and new including toilet & glass designer bowls
  • Brand new and modern with walls of glass and top design features in this unique spacious shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Matching high gloss LED with plushest bedding
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Matching design with LED and plushests beddings!
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Matching high gloss modern LED with plushest beddings!
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single , 1 child bed , Your Kids will LOVE this most Unique BOATplus Trundle BR set
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Dream Design Choice matching set LED and plushest bedding
  • #! & #2= King Size completely matching set modern with best bedding/mattresses with LED headboards:Stunning Design and highest Comfort! #3 & #4 Queen Size as above top notch design/new #5 Unique Boat Kids LOVE and trundle/top notch NOTE: for 16 Guest combine with attached 3 b3eroom home if available!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
World Class for Family and Friends and Business


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

July MAKE OFFERS!!! For 5 STAR bestofbalboa:"My Best Vacation" Rarest Spaci
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Terrific choice!

  • 5 of 5

We were coming to have a 2.5 day meeting of a small group of CEOs. This home gave us more of an intimate setting in which to meet, while also allowing each person the privacy of their own bedroom. Location was ideal, the owners were warm and easy, the beds were comfortable, and decor was modern and tasteful. Thank you! We only wish we'd been able to stay longer!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great experience! We loved it here and would come back!

  • 5 of 5

We had 10 people, adults and older kids, and this place was perfect! The owners are very nice and the house was clean, had comfy beds and everything we needed in the house. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks sooo much for your choosing our home, your pwerfect stay and for your kind review of this rare most spacious remodel on Balboa! Please return soon for another great get-together; Greetings from anke
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Outstanding Rental!!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful rental home for our extended family ranging from babies to grandparents! We enjoyed the privacy of the five bedrooms with luxurious linens. Ideal holiday location near ferry, restaurants and shopping! We enjoyed our wine on the pleasant balcony each evening. We hope to rent this cute place again next year. Thank you, Anke, for sharing your lovely rental home with our family. Judy S.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really appreciate meeting your perfect and neat Family and that you chose our spacious 5 bedroom home with view balcony! Thanks for enjoying the privacy of this spacious retreat plus all the best furnishings and the superb location. Please return sooon for another memorable Familly get-together ~~~maybe even choose our large upgraded waterfront A/C home with new dock and kayak. Bon Voyage and greetings from delighted anke
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Beautiful home for families or large groups

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful well presented home in a great location on the island. We had 6 adults and two children stay and it was more than enough room for all. Plenty of storage space to unpack and make you feel at home. The owners were only happy to do anything for you to make your stay more enjoyable and only a phone call away. Would recommend staying at this home and would defiantly stay here again without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you sooo much for choosing this, our largest home in this prime location! You treated this design place with respect and left everything in perfect order. It was a pure joy to meet you and talk to you. Please return soon and maybe even to our waterfront bestofbalboa home. Bon Voyage and many Greetings from your happy hosts anke and hardy
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Great, spacious property - attentive owners

  • 4 of 5

Great space on lovely Balboa island - the owners were fantastic in accommodating us - plenty of space for everyone and well appointed with sheets, pillows, kitchen supplies. Plus, it never hurts to be within walking distance of both the beach and Balboa bars!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sooo delighted to be your Hosts and that you enjoyed this rare spacious bestofbalboa home for your entire Family! Aside from the fine furnishings~~~which you respected like your very own~~~ you are exactly on the money: can't beat this fantastic location. Bon Voyage and PLEASE return soon for another happy and memorable experience: Greetings and Thanks from anke
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Wonderful Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

This home is spacious and modern. Hardy and Anke thought of everything! Kitchen and bath fully stocked with everything you may need. The mattresses and linens are very good quality and comfortable. The location is awesome! Walking distance to the ferry, beach, restaurants, shopping and water activities! We were very sad to leave! Hardy and Anke, the owners, are very helpful and gracious. We will definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That is great of you to take time for this fine review and have enjoyed this rare giant luxury home in prime beach location sooo much! We feel honored and rewarded. Yes, SPACIOUS and MODERN with only the BEST in linens &mattresses.Please return soon with both of your fine Families!
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"Tops anything our entire Family has seen and experienced"
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Marina Sailing Newport Beach
Newport Landing Sport Fishing
"Great rates can be negotiated in the off season on electric Duffy boats etc."
Bayside Restaurant
"Chef Paul Gstrein will surprise you with the very finest from Venison to steak to seafood"
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
10 Minute John Wayne/SNA
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Village Inn for Dining and live Bands nightly
Nearest Ferry
0.1 Miles
Historical $1 Ferry Ride across largest Yacht Harb
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Pelican Hill world famous course & Big Canyon and.
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Irvine or Santa Ana, our neighbors
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
California ONE/Scenic Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Steps to Village Inn, Basils, Wilma's, Amelia's...
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Mount Baldy & further Big Bear, Mammouth Mountain
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Steps to Super Beaches South Bayfront & Fun Zone
Car: not necessary

Fulfill your foremost life style dreams right here on Balboa Island: For your Family, Friends, Company or Church function the most ideal place in the world!

Relax~Marine Sports-Culture-People and Sights from Disneyland to Islands in the Sun to luxury Yachting..


Rates & Availability

Balboa Island Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter 2017
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
2017 Pre-Summer
Apr 23 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
Summer 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Boat Parade~Christmas_New Year
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Cleaning/Towels/lLinens/ $250
Tax Rate 10.0%

Check in normally at 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Rate over 2 persons = ask for details
Nominal utilities per monthly rental = $175
Dogs considered if friendly/quiet $200 including deep cleaning
Please be considerate to your neighbors and adhere to rental agreement/city ordinances including no smoking and noise abatement.

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

0% if cancelled less than 30 days prior to Check-in Date
90 % if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the Check-in Date~less actual costs i.e. credit card fees/rental loss etc.
95% if cancelled at least 60 days prior to the Check-in Date~less actual costs i.e. credit card fees/rental loss etc.

Insurance: We encourage all renters to purchase traveler insurance such as offered by vacation rental sites:

Cancellation Protection from CSA - Protect your payments should you have to cancel.
Damage Protection from CSA - Protection from extra expense due to accidental damage

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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