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Original Island Cottage Steps from Best Beach on Balboa Island.

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 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
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Original Island Cottage Steps from Best Beach on Balboa Island.
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews

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
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Diego

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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A nice house that is roomy and quaint.

  • 4 of 5

This was a great home for a girls get away. Great kitchen for cooking meals. It is 1 block to beach and a short walk to shops and restaurants on Marine Ave. We didn't need to use our car. Would book this property again.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Balboa

  • 4 of 5

This house was a great choice for our family. We had two little ones (4 and almost 2) and they had plenty of room to stretch out and play safely without worry of damaging furniture, or belongings. The kitchen was great well stocked and with little ones we ate dinners on site. Nothing fancy, a rustic beach house but very livable. Close proximity to downtown and morning walks to Starbucks. Great fit for us.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house. Wonderful weekend.

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our annual girl's getaway. There were 5 of us and having 4 bedrooms gave us all plenty of room to spread out. The beds were all very comfortable. The living room and dining area were the perfect size for us. The kitchen had everything you could need. The house is close enough to walk to all the shops, restaurants, the ferry and the ocean. We did not use our cars the whole time we were there. Balboa Island is not far from where we live but it felt like we were really far away. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Yorba Linda, Ca

A memorable holiday get away

  • 4 of 5

The four bedroom "Cottage" on Balboa Island more than met our family expectations. The property and the area lend to a very special family and/or friends get away.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • 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.


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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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