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Original Island Cottage Steps from Best Beach on Balboa Island.

15 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Balboa Island House Rental Photos and Description

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.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Joe Fletcher
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 2, 2016

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.


based on 15 traveler reviews

Original Island Cottage Steps from Best Beach on Balboa Island.
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews

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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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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Cottage Charm

  • 5 of 5

Found this beach cottage at the 11th hour through VRBO and was delighted to find the owner so accommodating and easy to work with! Since we were able to pay per night and not have to rent for an entire week, it worked perfectly for our 4-day stay. The best things about it were: the kitchen (wonderful!), spacious feel of the floor plan, clean, close to the beach, quiet, and not over-the-top fancy (which those of you with little ones can appreciate!) Everyone had a great time and thought this little cottage was perfect! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Balboa Island Escape

  • 4 of 5

This is a great little cottage with an updated kitchen. The size of the rooms is comfortable and not cramped. There's a nice wine fridge as well as a full sized one as well as a coffee maker and blender. There's a nice sized flat screen tv in the living room. Everything was clean and well kept. The two bathrooms were welcome but there's only one shower if you have a full house after a day at the beach. It's an easy walk to the water, main street (Marine) and the ferry to the peninsula. We would definitely do it again.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 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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Additional information about rental rates

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

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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

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