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Balboa Island~ Beach Cottage ~ Steps to the South Bay Front Beach

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Downstairs Unit. Three bedrooms, one bath, ( Four (4) People Maximum) original 1923 beach cottage. Remodeled kitchen with granite counter-tops, Remodeled marble bathroom, luxury bedding, hardwood floors. Living Room has 52' flat-screen TV, DVR. Gas Fireplace. Full size Washer and Dryer, Outdoor patio. Steps to the South Bay Front beach! Two car garage parking. Need groceries and/or beverages or other services our Concierge Service will have it waiting for you upon arrival. Our Concierge Service provides our guests with all the luxuries of a hotel, in the comfort of a tastefully appointed home.


Owner
***
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 2017

About ***

This property has been in our family for over 30 years. We have recently completed an interior remodel of the kitchen and bathroom. This historical beach cottage was built in 1923. The cottage retains its original charm while having all of the luxuries of modern day living.

*** purchased this house in 1983

Why *** chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

Beach Side cottage is within steps of the South Bayfront beach, 5 blocks to the ferry, 5 blocks to the uptown village area, quiet and serene setting. The most coveted location of Balboa Island the 100 block of Diamond, just steps from the South Bayfront!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home was perfect. Beautifully decorated Cape Cod style home. All new had everything we needed and was meticulous. We are particular about bedding and it was top of the line all white linens and towels. I did request more pillows for one bedroom (my wife thought it was excessive) but owner had them delivered right away.



Recommend an early morning walk to the darling main street for coffee and a grab pastries or donuts at Dad's. My wife could have stayed another week to shop at the great boutiques. Restaurants on Main street were great glad we could walk to them.



Super stay, thank you we will be back
Feb 2014
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Amenities

Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower after a Day at the Beach -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All Luxury White Towels provided, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower after a day at the Beach
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King Bed with Pillowtop
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 Twin Bed and Twin Trundle
  • (1) King size bed with Pillow Top, (1) Queen Size Bed with Pillow top, (2) Twin Pillow top bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Optional On Site Amenities: Daily Housekeeping, Concierge Service, Child Care, Massage, Private Chef. Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas and beach toys provided.

Reviews

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Balboa Island~ Beach Cottage ~ Steps to the South Bay Front Beach
average rating of 4.97561 based on 42 reviews
5

Great Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We rented this amazing home for 10 nights. We are a family of 4 with 2 boys who are 6 and 8. This home was perfect for us. Great amenities with bikes, sand toys, paddle board, wagon to get everything to the beach, washer dryer, beach towels, etc.

The kitchen was fully stocked with any appliance/dish/pan you need. The beds were super comfortable and lots of storage for your clothes and suitcases.

This home is in such a great location. So close to the balboa ferry, a quick walk to a great beach for the kiddos off diamond, great walking path to get exercise, easy access to put a kayak or paddle board in the water.

Kim was amazing with communication and very accessible. She provides such a warm welcome with a basket of snacks, wine, and a beach bag. They even did my grocery shopping for me!!

Highly recommend this home. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Newport.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Orinda, CA
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Just a gem, plan to be back. Just ask described or better!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to write such a nice review. You were wonderful guests and I look forward to your return!
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5

Property was so cute and inviting!!! We had everything that we needed and more!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Thank you so much Kimberly for your hospitality! Everything was clean, neat and tidy when we arrived. We look forward to renting again someday :)

{Oh -- P.S. we did seem to have a little trouble getting the living room TV turned on, but not the bedroom)

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm happy to hear you had a great vacation. The housekeeper does a wonderful job keeping the home immaculate and well organized. The TV company has already replaced the remote. We look forward to your return in the near future. Edit your Response
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Bellingham, WA
5

Perfect place to stay on Balboa Island!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED our stay in this beach cottage! Home is exactly as pictured & described. Bright, clean & well appointed beach home! Communication with the owner was fast, informative & very friendly. This cottage has everything you need. We felt very at home here. The beach & beach walk are just steps away from the house. The Balboa Ferry is just a short bike ride away & town is an easy walk or short bike ride.

Perfectly located on this wonderful little island!

We were welcomed with a wonderful gift basket that included a beach bag, treats & waters. Very thoughtful & much appreciated!

The beds are comfortable, lots of closet space & lots of plugins for electronic devices. Wifi worked great on all devices.

The rental came with 2 beach bikes, which we used very day. What a great amenity for guests!! There were beach chairs & beach toys also.

Parking in the garage was available which we loved. Washer & Dryer in the garage with laundry soap included. Another thoughtful & great amenity for guests.

We highly recommend this rental. It feels like home when you are there. The owner has obviously put a lot of thought into making this rental clean, well furnished, well appointed, comfortable & inviting.

We look forward to renting here again the future. Thank you for a wonderful place to stay on our birthday vacation getaway!!

Natalie & Steve

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. I agree Balboa Island is a seaside treasure with historical charm and a quaint California lifestyle. You were incredibly wonderful guests and I look forward to your return in the near future! Kimberly
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5

This is a great house in a great location with top quality service.

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Kimberly for helping make this a great vacation for our family of 3!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. You were wonderful guests and I look forward to your families return.
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Great family vacation rental on Balboa Island

  • 5 of 5

We had a family of 5 stay here for a week, and could not have been happier. The location was great - 1 block from the water. Short walk to the ferry over to Balboa Peninsula and a 15 minute walk into town along the water. We were welcomed with a gift basket including a beach bag (very useful!) and some snacks. The concierge service even let us pre-order food so when we woke up our first morning everything we needed for breakfast and snacks were there waiting for us. The cottage was clean, had all the amenities one would need for the beach (chairs, towels, sand toys, etc.) and even had garage parking if there wasn't an available spot on the street. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone considering spending sometime on the impossibly convenient and pleasant Balboa Island.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm happy to hear you had a great vacation. The Concierge Grocery Service is a time saver for all guests. To arrive from a long day of travel and to have the home stocked with all the guests requested groceries is a luxury for most guest! . We look forward to your families return in the near future. Edit your Response
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newport Beach Golf Course
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Newport

Balboa Island Cottage--Downstairs unit--- within steps to the beach, marina, and local restaurants and shops. Close to Newport Beach and Fashion Island

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Please note an inquiry on a reservation is not guaranteed until a deposit has been placed to secure the booking!!
Concierge Service available, transportation, grocery delivery and more. 4 PEOPLE MAXIMUM

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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