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Original Island Cottage Steps from Best Beach on Balboa Island.

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

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.


Joe Fletcher

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
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 Balboa Island

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.


    • Internet
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (3)


        • 2 Bathrooms
          • 2


            • 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


                            • 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

                                                • roller blading
                                                • cycling
                                                • fishing
                                                • golf
                                                • kayaking
                                                • pier fishing
                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                • sailing
                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                • surfing
                                                • swimming
                                                • tennis
                                                • wind-surfing

                                                  House Rules

                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                  30 Reviews


                                                  Latest reviews

                                                  Lovely, charming, peaceful home.

                                                  Caroline Y.

                                                  We had such a perfect weekend. Home away from home. Clean, well appointed, charming, comfortable. We’ll be back.

                                                  Quaint cottage

                                                  Debby C.Mission Viejo

                                                  We live locally, but needed a quick get-a-away and love Balboa Island. This Island Cottage was perfect with the 4 bedrooms for our family. Super close to main Balboa and the ferry as well. Great neighborhood. Had everything we needed. There is some updating it could use, but it really didn't matter to us as it was comfy and perfect for us. Thank you for a great time with the family.

                                                  Great location! Kitchen was gorgeous and well stocked with utensils/pots and pans! Thank you!

                                                  Donna N.

                                                  Loved it!


                                                  Michael W.

                                                  This beautiful home was perfect for our stay. We appreciate all the cleanliness and comfort. And such a perfect location! Thank you so much! Such an easy process!!

                                                  Great place! Great location!

                                                  Evan H.

                                                  We stayed for a business conference at the Hyatt and it was a quick Uber or a nice walk to the hotel. Everything was as described.

                                                  Great cottage! Perfect for our family of three generations!

                                                  Karen B.Folsom, CA

                                                  Easy walking distance to beach and Dads bananas. Nice beds, spacious kitchen, updated bathroom. We could walk to ferry , to go to fun zone! Beach zoned for swimming. We will look forward to coming back!


                                                  Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA, USA

                                                  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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                                                  30 Reviews
                                                  Excellent 4.7/5
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                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                  Property # 439993vb