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Charming Little Balboa Island Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Stay in one of the most beautiful cottages on Balboa Island. This charming one story home sleeps four with two bedrooms, two baths, walk in closets, a bright, sunny kitchen, den with sleep sofa, fireplace, flat screen TVs, internet and phone with spacious inner patio for entertaining. Every aspect of this home reflects a serene beach elegance (was a feature home on the 2009 Holiday Home Tour). Fully furnished from linens to cookware. Steps to bayfront beaches and the Balboa Island Village.

Property Manager
Lora Vance Realty
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 26, 2018

About Lora Vance Realty

Sole owner of this property. My parents purchased this home as a vacation home for our family in l954. The home has been in our family since that year. Over the years my parents, and then me, have made several improvements to the home in addition to adding square feet.

Lora Vance Realty purchased this cottage in 1953

Why Lora Vance Realty chose Newport Center

Experience a stay in one of Balboa Island's historic cottages while at the same time enjoying all the amenities of a modern home.

What makes this cottage unique

Location, location, location! Located on Little Balboa Island, our home is one block from the beach, and just over the bridge from the Main Island shopping district. Quiet neighborhood, yet very friendly neighbors. Home is beautifully furnished and decorated.


Newport Center Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Main bath includes bath tub and separate shower. Second bath is shower only.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) second bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Beach chairs, beach towels, sand toys for the kids, beach umbrella, tandem kayak with paddles (and wheels to transport to and from the beach), blow up water floats.


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Charming Little Balboa Island Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Omaha, NE

Awesome Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just spent 7 weeks there, and it was perfect for us! Loved the easy living being a one story, and the owner was so accommodating to our needs. Having quite a few relatives in OC, the location was ideal in getting together with them. It was also convenient entertaining them as well in this home. So nice to walk to restaurants and church. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles


  • 5 of 5

We had the best vacation of our lives. This home was perfect for our family. It is in the perfect location on the little island and was only 1 block from the water and a couple blocks from downtown to all the shops, local market and everything else that makes balboa so special. The home was incredibly clean and well kept. It has flat screen tv's 2 perfect sitting rooms and an incredibly nice master bathroom. Our kids loved their room as well that had 2 twin beds. We can't wait to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2012
  • Stayed: June 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katie, Much thanks for the feedback, for enjoying our "very special" home, and for taking the time to write the review.
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Car: recommended

Catalina Island located 27 miles off the coast is accessible from Newport Beach Harbor via the Catalina Flyer that leaves from the Pavilion on the Balboa Peninsula twice a day.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500

Minimum stay is one week (7 nights)

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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