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Todd Keller

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Charming BALBOA ISLAND COTTAGE - 2BD/1BA - 4 PADDLE BOARDS

28 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Newport Center House Rental Photos and Description

2bd/1ba Sleeps 5

Welcome to one of the best vacation spots in California. This 1940‘s charmer in located right in the heart of balboa island! Just one block from the water and even closer to the historic Marine Avenue shopping and next to the legendary Village Inn Restaurant, the hot spot of the island. Spend the entire week and never use your car. Walking distance to the ferry.

THIS UPPER UNIT has a queen size bed in the master and twin bunk beds in the second room with a trundle bed underneath. Sleeps 5

We have 2 beautifully furnished 2 bedroom 1 bathroom units that are complete with every amenity, including internet (WiFi), a flat screen TV and fully stocked kitchens to ensure a premier vacation experience. Comfortable soft seating and a great table in the living area to create an environment perfect for relaxing, reading, playing games, working on craft or watching a movie.

The lower unit (LISTING #468085) has a queen size bed in the master and twin bunk beds and a twin trundle underneath in the second room along with a couch futon bed in the living area. Sleeps 6

RENT BOTH UNITS FOR LARGE FAMILIES OR MULTIPLE FAMILIES - SLEEPS 10+

For your convenience there is a SHARED laundry room available onsite. It is shared by both the upper and lower units. The upstairs unit can access the laundry room through a keyed door in the alley. Please be considerate of the downstairs tenants and do not open either of the interior doors in the laundry room. Thank you!

All new linens, kitchen ware, towels, are provided. Overall this home is bright, cheery, and comfortable. Bring or rent bikes, kayak, fishing pole, and walking shoes to enjoy all that the beach island and bay have to offer.

Balboa island is only 15 minutes from orange county / John Wayne airport, 50 minutes from Los Angeles international airport, and 75 minutes to San Diego Lindbergh field airport.

It is a short drive to many southern California shopping and attractions including fashion island, Disneyland, knott's berry farm, universal studios, Anaheim stadium, Honda center, Laguna beach, Hollywood, Los Angeles, sea world, legoland, San Diego zoo and wild animal park.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Todd Keller (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Todd Keller

We have been married for 28 years and have 4 wonderful children. Our son is 25 and our 3 girls are 22, 16 and 11.

Todd Keller purchased this house in 2012

Why Todd Keller chose Newport Beach

We have been going to Balboa Island for most of our adult life and fell in love with the uniqueness and magic of the Island. 1305 is right at the heart of all the shopping and restaurants that the Island has to offer. The Island truly gives you a small town feel and allows you to get away from all the business of everyday life. Yet, it is just 30 minutes away from just about everything you could do in Southern California. From Disneyland to Fashion Island, etc.

What makes this house unique

4 PADDLE BOARDS ARE AVAILABLE for use during your stay and are located behind the house. please be considerate of the lower unit when getting them as they are right outside their door behind the white fence in the alley. Also, there are 4 Paddle Boards and they are meant for both units so please be considerate of how long you are using them.

Reviews

4.7
based on 28 traveler reviews

Charming BALBOA ISLAND COTTAGE - 2BD/1BA - 4 PADDLE BOARDS
average rating of 4.678571 based on 28 reviews
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time visiting Balboa Island with our two kids. The house was charming and comfortable and conveniently located to shops, restaurants, markets and the water. The owner was very easy to work with and we hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Cute cottage in beach town

  • 4 of 5

The property is a very cute, well equipped and in a great location.

It is exactly as described. Clean and quaint. The paddle boards in the back of the house are a plus.

We had a very comfortable stay, with our two kids and small dog. There is no reserved parking, but we were able to find street parking fairly easily. Balboa Island is quiet, beautiful and close to everything we want to do in the area (surfing, shopping, eating).

Check in and out is super easy and the owner is very easy to work/communicate with. I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having you! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again in the future.
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4

Great location on Balboa Island

  • 4 of 5

Cute property in the heart of Balboa Island. Nicely furnished and well stocked. The only negative on the location is the proximity to the Village Inn Restaurant and Bar which is loud in the evenings. Overall we enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to book again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Mediocre

  • 3 of 5

Dear Rental,

Good things about the lower unit - Close to town. Sheets were on the bed! Queen bed was good. Towels were on the rack. Not too noisy for Park St. Small, but we got along. SUPBs in the back, plus other useful things.

Things that would help this lower unit -

1. Needs a new/used couch!!! Very lumpy even to sit on and not good for even one person to sleep on when folded out. I felt sad that our son and wife had to sleep on the floor using a mattress from the bunk beds and a foam mattress they purchased. Their little chn. slept on top bunk.

2. Tap in sink needs repair.

3. Not clean enough inside. Outside around the unit was junky.

4. Needs basic knives in utensil drawer.

We have rented homes on the island for 50 years, so we have seen good, better and best to judge from. Our daughter got us this rental based on the reviews.

We appreciate your letting us rent from you this year.

Best wishes and good luck,

Phil and Margaret Pugsley, Salt Lake City, Ut.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback. I wish you would've let us know the things you were concerned about during your stay so we could of corrected them or made them right by you. We strive for 5 star satisfaction and will go above and beyond to make sure we have done everything possible to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. To address your concerns..... 1) The couch/bed is brand new (less then 2 months) I have never slept in it myself and I'm sorry you did not find it suitable to sleep in. It is probably best suited for kids. It is from IKEA and is more like a futon then a traditional fold out mattress couch. 2) I did not notice originally that your reservation said 8 people. This unit only has beds for 6 and If you did not use the couch/bed then it only sleeps 5. 3) The kitchen faucet is already fixed. 4) We agreed to let you put your luggage in the unit as long as you didn't move in until after the cleaning crew was done or 4 PM, whichever was sooner. Our cleaning crew said that there were people and kids coming in and out of the house and basically moved in well before they were done cleaning and they felt like they needed to leave before they completed their job. In the future, I've told them to contact me rather then just leave. 5) The outside of the unit behind and to the side of the house does have all of the paddleboard's, boogie boards and any other beach equipment or chairs that we have available for use and it does take up allot of the available space. I will take a look at it and see if there is a better way to situate things so it looks less cluttered. 6) I will buy basic knives for the utincil drawer. Hopefully we will have the chance to provide a 5 star stay for you in the future. Thank you!
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Washington, DC
5

Cozy and spacious!

  • 5 of 5

I was pleasantly surprised that for a two bedroom above the garage apartment cottage that it was so open and spacious. The furnishings and decor created a cozy, beach-type, and very relaxing atmosphere. I look forward to staying again when I travel back to Balboa Island!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County CA
5

Happy Spot on Balboa Island!

  • 5 of 5

We love this little getaway because it has the old charm that you want when you are visiting the Island. Also it is so close to all the action! Location is key. Shopping and all the fun restaurants are just steps away. It is such a great value too. Todd was very helpful and always responded to our text right away. Balboa Island is definitely a bubble of happy! And this unit provides all the fun without breaking the bank. I would recommend to all.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
John Wayne Airport (Orange County)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Village Inn Restaurant
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Back Bay Golf Course - Newport Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway 1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Village Inn Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: not necessary

Back Bay Loop and Conservation Reserve

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Rates & Availability

Newport Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 11 2016 - Sep 10 2016
2 night minimum stay
$239
From
$289
Fri,Sat
$1,700
$5,500
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Christmas
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat
$2,000
 
 
Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
 
 
Summer
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
$250
From
$300
Fri,Sat
$1,800
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$140
From
$190
Fri,Sat
$1,000
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Linens Included
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Spacious Closet and Dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 3rd Twin bed is under bunk beds
  • Hardwood Floors throughout the house except for kitchen and bathroom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4 PADDLE BOARDS AVAILABLE for use during your stay and are located behind the house. please be considerate of the lower unit when getting them as they are right outside their door. Also, there are 4 Paddle Boards and they are meant for both units so please be considerate of how long you are using them.

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