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Balboa Island Charmer, Families and Friends, Walk to Bayfront

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Sea breezes, blue skies and cozy accommodations will greet you as you check into this 4 bedroom, 2 bath island home, fully equipped for your weeklong or extended stay. First level has a comfortable light and bright living room with satellite TV, dining area and sliding doors that lead to either front or back outdoor space. Step on to the front deck where you can sit and sip your morning coffee or afternoon beverage as you watch your fellow islanders stroll by. Through the rear doors you will find a private dining patio with barbecue and seating for the whole group. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook at home, including a pass through window counter out to the patio table. Downstairs there is also one bedroom with two twin beds, another bedroom with a double futon perfect for the youngsters, and a full bath. Upstairs are two additional bedrooms each with 2 twin beds. A full bath is shared in the hallway, and a balcony patio is adjacent to the back bedroom. Parking is available for one car in the attached garage (small or midsize car), and additional parking can be found on the street in front. In addition to the family room, TVs are found in the upstairs and downstairs bedrooms. This home is ideal for families or friends looking for a place to getaway and gather. Downtown Balboa Island is a short stroll away with its quaint restaurants and lovely shopping boutiques, not to mention Balboa Bars - yum! The bay beaches are also a quick walk down the street, and the Balboa Pier and ocean waves are just a ferry ride away. There is nothing better than a leisurely walk around the island with views and vistas of the Balboa Pavilion, sparkling waters and boats of all description. Come enjoy our island home and all it has to offer!

Cindy Talbott
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Cindy Talbott

This home has been in our family since 1952. It was purchased by my grandparents and has been the site of many family vacations and occasions over the years. We are happy to share its many outstanding qualities with you!

Cindy Talbott purchased this house in 1952

Why Cindy Talbott chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

You will love the indoor/outdoor feel of this home. Each room has large windows to let in light and the marvelous sea breeze. It is comfortable and casual - just right for a seaside getaway!!

What makes this house unique

Balboa Island Charmer has the architectural features of a '50's beach cottage, but up-to-date comforts and conveniences. The many spaces provide comfort and privacy for families or groups of friends vacationing together. Perfect for girls getaways, family vacations, or groups of friends looking for a recreational retreat!


Located in the center of wonderful Balboa Island, a short walk to the bay front or to quaint Marine Avenue for shopping or dining. Very near the Balboa Ferry which carries you to the Fun Zone, or ocean beaches and scenic Balboa Pier.


Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed
  • Twin or Single Beds (1) 8 twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Balboa Island Charmer, Families and Friends, Walk to Bayfront
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Fantastic house and location!

  • 5 of 5

Our family shared this home with another family. It had a great layout! 2 bedrooms in one wing downstairs and 2 other bedrooms upstairs. Great layout for kids/families. So close to the water (2 blocks!) and just a few blocks to the main street. Quiet and welcoming! The house had tons of windows and sliding glass great for letting lots of sunshine in! We'd definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house for a beach stay...very comfortable & well equipped with all the things you need.

  • 5 of 5

The code and keys were there for a smooth start to our stay. All the dishes and utensils supplied were clean. Bedrooms and bathrooms had clean white linens. TVs were in working order. The wifi worked all around the house. A good stay was had by all.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ventura county, CA

Perfect Balboa Island Location

  • 5 of 5

"The Balboa Experience" is unique and this home on the island was the perfect spot for our two granddaughters, ages 7 and 5, to enjoy the island fun. This very clean home comfortably housed our party of four adults and two children. Two of the bedrooms and one bathroom are upstairs and the two other bedrooms and bathroom are downstairs in a different section of the home. Outside and central to the kitchen and dining area as well as one of the downstairs bedrooms is a very private and enclosed patio where we shared many meals together. Exiting right from the front door we chose to walk the couple of blocks to the North Bay Front beach because the bay current is milder there for smaller children. Our granddaughters spent a great deal of time at the bay - a great place for sand and water play. The house is located almost equally distant from Marine Avenue where we walked for dinner as well as the famous Balboa Bars and Frozen bananas and Agate Avenue where the ferry to the mainland is located. All in all this home on Diamond provided a comfortable spot for our Balboa Experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Upland, CA

Balboa Island Charmer

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week with our adult son, two granddaughters, and two of their friends. It was very comfortable - enough room for everyone. Comfortable in all ways and had many amenities which added to our enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Balboa Island Charmer

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here with 6 girlfriends ( all over 60 yrs old) and this house was perfect for our needs. We parked our car and did not use it for 4 days. The house has every thing that you would need. It was very comfortable and decorated very nicely. We spent every night outside on the patio that has a pass thru to the kitchen. We already have booked this cottage for our next girls trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Didn't want to leave!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is such a cool place that I selfishly don't want other people to even know about it.

But the owner was so great to work with that I just have do the right thing and tell

you what a phenomenal place Cindy is renting.

This home is clean, comfortable, and charming.

It's been updated in all the right ways, and yet that comforting

old Balboa Island grandma touch is still present.

The floor-plan is smart with a split bedroom layout : two bedrooms and a

bathroom upstairs and two sleeping areas and a bathroom downstairs.

The home also has "fun things" like the pass-through counter from the kitchen

to the outside patio. We now have priceless footage of our four-year-old playing

"restaurant". I think that window was seriously the highlight of his trip - along with

the bi-level front door complete with a real ship's portal.

This home really is central to everything.

It's an easy walk to the ferry, ferris wheel, fun zone, and then onto the beach.

Or in the opposite direction - an equally easy walk to the main street that

has a great selection of restaurants, shops, frozen bananas and balboa bars.

There is even a Pavilions grocery store less than a mile away.

Basically - I wish I was still there.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning $160
Tax Rate 10.0%

WINTER HOLIDAY RATE of $380/night $2200/week applies to Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Presidents Weekend, Easter. Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
SUMMER HOLIDAY RATE of $3670/week applies to 4th of July

Personal check, credit card, paypal accepted. 50% due to reserve if more than 60 days from check in - balance due 60 days before arrival. If reservation made less than 60 days early, payment in full required.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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