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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 4 - 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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 28, 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:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

Balboa Island~ Beach Cottage ~ Steps to the South Bay Front Beach
average rating of 4.969697 based on 34 reviews

Great, comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a beautiful location, just steps from a walking path, and the beach. The home is clean, very well equipped, and warm as well as comfortable. We felt right at home, and really enjoyed our experience. Kimberly was always available if there was a need, but everything was communicated so well up front, we never had the need! I look forward to booking the home again for a summer experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect vacation home for our family!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable beach cottage was ideal for our stay on Balboa Island. It was clean, had a great layout, and was just seconds from the beach. We also loved having a garage spot for when parking got tricky. And the property manager was very attentive and wonderful to work with. We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream vacation in a dreamy beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I did a lot of research before booking a home rental prior to this trip. My husband fell in love with Balboa Island on a prior vacation and has always wanted to stay there. Kimberly was fantastic to deal with - went above and beyond in making our stay comfortable and easy. The property is in a fabulous location on a quiet idyllic street and every detail has been thought out. We enjoyed the ability to order some groceries ahead of time through the concierge and that they were waiting for us after a long travel day. Everything form the bedding, to the towels, to the soaps and décor was amazing, and we can not wait to come back. This now feels to me like a second home. Balboa Island is like something out of a movie set and staying there allowed us to visit with and enjoy the locals and the merchants. I can not say enough about the entire experience!


  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Charlene: Thank you for taking the time to write and review. I agree Balboa Island is a seaside treasure with historical charm and a quaint California lifestyle. You were wonderful guest and we look forward to your families return! Kimberly
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Perfect beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay at Kimberly's place on Balboa Island. They place is in a great location — walkable to restaurants and shops as well as the ferry to the beach. Inside, the place looks exactly like the photos, really beautiful. Although there is only one bathroom, it's a really nice one with a great shower and water pressure, as well as stocked with plenty of towels and toiletries. We arrived early on our first day and Kimberly allowed us to check in and get settled, which was awesome! Thank you for being such an awesome host!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We would highly recommend the beach cottage. My family loved it. The location is perfect for a walk around the island, a walk into the town or close proximity to the ferry to Newport Beach. The owner was so accommodating and adds the little touches to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable. We just can't say enough good things about our experience as it past our expectations. It was my first time using Home Away and everything was handled professionally and to our satisfaction. The owner was a text away if we needed anything. We highly recommend this property. You will love it.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write and post your review. I agree our neighborhood is quiet and close to Marine Ave. and the ferry. You can leave your car and walk to the best Balboa Island has to offer. You were wonderful guest and we look forward to your return. Kind regards, Kimberly
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Pleaseton, CA

Beach Cottage Home ~ Steps to the South Bay Front Beach

  • 5 of 5

This Cottage home is perfect! Well appointed, beautifully maintained, complete with everything one might need, upscale. The location is wonderful!, three doors from the water, so relaxing to sit on the front porch and watch the boats go by. We enjoyed the BBQ in the patio as well. We cant say enough about how enjoyable this home is!!! The hostess is very professional and responsive, a joy to work with. This is definitely our new destination on Balboa Island.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • 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 front porch is a great place to be, watching the sail boats and beautiful California sunsets. We look forward to your families return. Kimberly
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Rates & Availability

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring Break
Mar 25 2017 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Break
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
April Late Spring
Apr 18 2017 - Apr 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Memorial Weekend
May 26 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer Rate June
Jun 18 2017 - Jun 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
Fourth Of July
Jun 27 2017 - Jul 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Rate
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 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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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


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