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

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


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.

Kimberly Herold
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 11, 2017

About Kimberly Herold

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.

Kimberly Herold purchased this house in 1983

Why Kimberly Herold 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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Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 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
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  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • 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
Optional On Site Amenities: Daily Housekeeping, Concierge Service, Child Care, Massage, Private Chef. Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas and beach toys provided.


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Balboa Island~ Beach Cottage ~ Steps to the South Bay Front Beach
average rating of 4.974359 based on 40 reviews

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
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Bellingham, WA

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
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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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Palo Alto, CA

Charming and immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location steps to the water and a short walk to downtown shops and restaurants as well as the ferry. Stayed here with husband and two "tween" kids who loved the freedom of running around the island and Fun Zone. Kimberly delivered a new blender within a couple hours of our informing her that the blender wasn't working. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy to hear you had a great vacation. I agree the home is perfectly located within walking distance of Main Street and the beach in front of the home to watch the evening sunsets. You were wonderful guests and I look forward to your families return!
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay on Balboa Island! Darling cottage with all the amenities of home. The house is perfectly located, near the ferry and main street on the island. Our teenagers were able to walk and get ice cream or frozen chocolate dipped bananas everyday:) The charming cottage was just as it appears in the pictures. Beautifully maintained and well stocked. We enjoyed the fireplace every evening after a day at the beach. Played lots of games of cards by the front windows and made great new memories with lots of laughter. Kimberly was so responsive and available for every question and request. So professionally managed and we couldn't be happier! Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us! It was the perfect getaway!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newport Beach Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

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


Rates & Availability

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Holiday Boat Parade
Dec 13 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday Rate
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
June Rate Early
Jun 9 2018 - Jun 15 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning and linen $150
Tax Rate 10.0%

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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