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Original Island Cottage Steps from Best Beach on Balboa Island.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4bd/2ba-Sleeps 8

Orginal Island Cottage. Step back in time and enjoy a relaxing vacation in clean, comfortable and well loved Island cottage. The cottage is just steps to Ruby Beach, the only exclusive swimming beach on the Island. Centrally located with easy access to the boardwalk, shopping on Marine Ave or the Balboa Ferry to Balboa Peninsula.

This roomy cottage is clean and comfortable with all of the modern conveniences, including flat screen HDTV and wireless internet access.

The Kitchen has been completely remodeled with new shaker cabinets, granite counter top and stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, microwave, double oven, trash compactor and beverage fridge. A natural gas barbeque is available.

Bed linens and towels are included, as well as on-site washer and dryer for added convenience.

Enjoy walking, shopping and multiple dining options, or take the Balboa Island Ferry to the peninsula and visit the beautiful Pacific Ocean.

Balboa Island is only 15 minutes away from John Wayne/Orange County airport and 45 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport.

Our house is in a very upscale residential neighborhood and we expect our guests to behave accordingly. We strongly encourage families and couples.

More Details

Joe Fletcher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Joe Fletcher

This wonderful vacation home as been in the family for over 50 years providing countless memories for two generations.

Why Joe Fletcher chose Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area

This block of Ruby Street is one of the most convenient and desirable. It has the only swim-only beach on island and is equally accessible to all amenities.


Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Original Island Cottage Steps from Best Beach on Balboa Island.
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Cozy comfort

  • 5 of 5

Four our 60's......absolutely loved our stay. Each w our own room...well stocked, clean, living spaces roomy.... Perfect for our three day getaway !!

We will return next year !!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We love this place! We'll rent it again in our next getaway.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Balboa experience

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage and there was plenty of room for kids and grandkids. Perfect location and well appointed. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage for a reunion...four siblings.

  • 4 of 5

We met at the 1929 original cottage for a winter weekend get together of four siblings from all over the west coast. It was a perfect fit with four bedrooms so that everyone had their own small bedroom and comfortable bed. The front patio and awning provided a great space for a wine and cheese party and the living room, with the large flat screen TV, was relaxing for late-night SNL. The kitchen is remodeled and roomy so that all four of us could prepare food and enjoy time together. There are two bathrooms, one with a shower, the other with a bathtub. The house is very well equipped and a short walk from shops and restaurants on Balboa Island. We had a wonderful time and would consider renting the house again for a summer weekend with family. Thank you to the owner Joe for his responsiveness and a great house for a wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and friendly area of town!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the opportunity to stay here. Was the perfect place for our family weekend. Everything is within walking distance and the house was set up nicely with board games, Internet, TV, etc. Even a full kitchen if you wanted to cook! Thanks for everything made a dream proposal come true!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Very nice Cottage home. Will definately return again.

  • 5 of 5

There was nothing to complain about this place. We arrived early and was able to put our stuff in the cottage which was already cleaned. Then we walked around the island. We had a dozen people over for dinner the first night to celebrate a birthday and had plenty of room and seating for everyone. The 4 bedrooms were comfortable and the two bathrooms were nice to have for 7 people staying there. Location was great with plenty of parking on the street which I was concerned about but turned out not to be a problem at all. I could not figure out how to get the tv guide on the cable to work but my wife quickly figured that out. None of us ever figured out how to get the Keurig Coffee Machine to work but it did not matter because my wife brought ours along for some reason. My only suggestion would be to have a little instruction sheet for the tv guide function to work and the coffee machine but the place really was perfect.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Village Inn
Car: necessary

This original Balboa Island Cottage is located in the heart of scenic Newport Harbor and steps from the only exclusive swimming beach on Balboa Island. Enjoy the best the Island has to offer. Walk to Balboa Ferry to Newport Beach and the Balboa Pier, spend the day on the island walking senic neighborhoods or sitting on the best island beach catching up on your reading. Kayak the bay, rent a boat, go day fishing, take the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island, or shop quaint Marine Ave. 30 minutes to Disneyland and Angel Stadium. 20 minutes to Laguna Beach. 15 minutes to John Wayne Airport. 10 minutes to Fashion Island.


Rates & Availability

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

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