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Charming Balboa Island Cottage - 3BD/2BA - 1 Car Garage & 4 PADDLE BOARDS

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

3bd/2ba Sleeps 10 - 1 Car Garage - 4 Paddle Boards Available for your stay

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


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.

More Details

Todd Keller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 25, 2017

About Todd Keller

We have been married for 29 years and have 4 wonderful children. Our son is 25 and our 3 girls are 22, 17 and 12.

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


B) 4 PADDLE BOARDS ARE AVAILABLE for use during your stay


Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Linens Included
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , Linens Included
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Spacious Closet and Dresser
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Small Closet and dresser
    Bedroom 3 - 6 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , 2 Bunk Beds with pull out twin under each - Sleeps 6 total
  • 3rd Bedroom is located in the downstairs part of the house next to the garage and is a multi purpose room (Studio) with 2 bunkbeds (sleeps 6) a dining area, kitchenette and bathroom with shower. There is only external stairs to access the 2nd floor. Hardwood Floors throughout the house except for kitchen and bathrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
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
4 PADDLE BOARDS AVAILABLE for use during your stay


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Charming Balboa Island Cottage - 3BD/2BA - 1 Car Garage & 4 PADDLE BOARDS
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 34 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 3 of 5

Right in the heart of Balboa island walking distance from restaurants, shops and Starbucks. Beautiful time of year all the houses are decorated for Christmas. We took our bikes and rode the ferry to the fun zone and did lots of walking and bike riding. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as it was advertised

  • 5 of 5

Nice little cottage. Close to many attractions. The paddle boards were a hit with my boys.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Near-perfect island retreat, great service, we will be booking again!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I shared an amazing weekend getaway. I appreciated being able to work directly with the owner. Todd was extremely accommodating to our needs.

The only things that made it "near" perfect and not perfect are not in the owner's realm of control.

The house is ideally located close to the main street of shopping & restaurants and the water, and only a brief and beautiful stroll to the ferry ride. However, it is located right next to the Village Inn which has one of the islands only late night bar/pubs. So you might get a few rowdy loud drunkards blabbing in the street down below. There passing was quick so that was not the main issue. Hopefully the owner can work with the Village Inn on this next one - some of the pub smokers chose to come out the door near the house and smoke their cigarettes directly below the open windows of the home. I get migraines and am extremely sensitive to this smell, so maybe it would not bother other guests as much as it got to me and my daughter. Maybe the Inn can require it's guests to smoke on the "main street" side of their pub so that the second-hand smoke is not intruding on the privacy of home owners.

And lastly, there was road construction right outside our windows as well. Again, not the kind of thing the owner can control. But next time I book, I'll be asking if he knows of any nearby construction so we might postpone our visit till that is not our backgournd ambiance. Again, we were more sensitive because we were trying to escape the construction sounds of our own neighbors back home that has been going on far too long...Murphy's law I guess.

All & all the place is so cute, beds & furniture are comfy, everything is clean.

If you are a wimp like me, maybe don't plan on paddle boarding. It was way too heavy for my bad back & wimply arms to lift & carry down to the water. But that would have been a great treat and part of our stay if I could have found a way to get them down to the water...maybe a wagon??

Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed in the place or the service!! We will be back, a home away from home, so cozy!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, quaint and comfortable!

  • 3 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stayed in the little cottage on Balboa Island. It was very comfortable and felt safe and welcoming. It was nice to be so close to the downtown shops, to be able to walk to the grocery store and all the restaurants. We loved the easy access to the ferry to be able to get to Newport Beach and the other side of the Island for whale watching and deep sea fishing. Just a heads up, it is very noisy in the morning. The house is located right next to a very busy restaurant and deliveries and trash pick up start coming about 4 am... I would suggest bringing ear plugs or a sound machine. Also, a few things that would've been nice to have to make the stay a little more accommodating would've been dish soap, dishwasher tabs, extra trash bags and dish towels to wash dishes. We stayed for five days and ate a lot of meals at the house so not having these items made clean up a little difficult. Also, there are no beach towels, just the bath towels provided (which there are no hand towels or wash cloths), so we ended up buying beach towels and I would suggest the owner providing a cooler to take meals to the beach. We were super appreciative of the toys/chairs/paddle boards that were provided to take to the beach. We left a little body board we bought that we couldn't take home with us to add to the beach toys. My son spent hours upon hours on it in the ocean! So FUN! Please do not let this deter you from staying at this cute little house. We couldn't have asked for a better spot, just some things I would've liked to know going there so I could have been better prepared!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback on items that would make for a better stay. We do try and provide most of the things you mentioned. The beach towels have been a problem because they keep coming up missing. I will make sure to provide dish towels and soap. I'm very surprised about the 4am deliveries. They are not supposed to come until after 7am. I have never heard of them coming that early before or anywhere near that early. I will contact them to make sure they come much later in the morning. There is no reason for them to come that early, it must have been a unique situation or circumstance. I'm very glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to enjoy the paddle boards and beach as much as you did. Hope to have you back Thank you! Todd
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Fun weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great location and a comfy condo for a weekend in Newport Beach.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place with good location

  • 4 of 5

Nice place. Loud in the morning due to commercial deliveries. Great location otherwise.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Newport Center House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 15 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

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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