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Charming Cottage - Balboa Island - 2BD/1BA - Sleeps 5 - 4 PADDLE BOARD available

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property


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.

For your convenience there is a SHARED laundry room available onsite. It is shared by both the upper and lower units. The upstairs access is through a keyed door in the alley. Please be considerate of the upstairs tenants and keep your interior doors to the laundry room locked. Thank you!

All 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 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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Todd Keller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2017

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 AVAILABLE for use during your stay and are located behind the white gate in the alley. Also, the 4 Paddle Boards are meant for both units so please be considerate of how long you are using them.


Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin bunkbeds with Twin Trundle underneath
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
4 PADDLE BOARDS AVAILABLE for use during your stay are located behind the white gate in the ally. 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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Charming Cottage - Balboa Island - 2BD/1BA - Sleeps 5 - 4 PADDLE BOARD available
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

Cute and convenient!

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We enjoyed staying here. The place was clean and was surprisingly quiet considering the location. The owners were easy to work with and responded right away when we had an issue. It's small, but it has everything you would want and it was great to be so close to the shops and restaurants. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friendly Balboa Island Cottage

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We enjoyed our stay in the cottage. There were three of us and we were quite comfortable but we can't see how this place could sleep 6. Everyone on the Island was super friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the paddle boarding. Had a couple of issues: the frig wasn't working but we got it working after a few hours, everything else is to be expected in a popular vacation rental. We really appreciated how close the cottage is to the Main Street but be prepared for the noise from the next door bar and from people talking. It certainly didn't interfere with our sleep as the bar stopped playing music at 10 pm. I really appreciated how friendly everyone we met was. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure having you It sleeps 6 because There is a trundle bed under the bunkbeds that rolls out and the couch Folds out into a bed. I will talk to the owner of the Village Inn restaurant, the music is on the other side of the restaurant and should not be heard at all from our home. He is very conscious and considerate to his neighbors about any noise coming from his restaurant. And the paddle boards are a huge addition and we are so thankful to have them for you to use because they rent for $35 an hour each if you had to rent them. I hope we see you again in the future :).
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Excellent family vacation rental

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This is a great little cottage for a family vacation stay on the island. We had a total of 6 people (2 adults , 4 kids) staying on the bottom floor of this rental and it was just enough room to accommodate all of us. The owner is very responsive and accommodating. Having the paddle boards on hand is an amazing bonus for the property as the paddle board rentals in the area are about $35 for 2 hours. There were also a couple boogie boards to take to the beach and a scooter for the kids to ride. The kitchen did indeed come fully stocked and we were able to cook breakfast burritos in the mornings and grill out at night. It was an awesome vacation! Thanks Todd!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed it :) It was a pleasure having you and you family.
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Super cute & convenient

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

The place was exactly how it was described. It's been awhile since we've been in Cali and we forgot how small some beachside properties can be. Hey, the real living is outdoors. Our family of 5 fit perfectly. Our girls had the room with the bunk beds, our son put the trundle in the family living room and slept there. He did not want to use the futon. The place was clean and a short walk to everywhere (shops, dining and most importantly the Beach!). We enjoyed using the paddle boards a nice bonus. The ferry is cheap, $1, and so are bike rentals $10 for the day. We hosted a small get together one night. We had trouble accessing the internet but the owner was responsive and the problem solved. Great vacation home.

We ate at Wilma's (I believe that was the name) walking distance and Yummy!! Try their waffles with fresh strawberries. In the evening we went to both ice cream parlors both were good! The market on the corner is overpriced as to be expected but convenient. If you get a chance stop by the museum (walking distance) they have some interesting facts about Balboa Island and Newport.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for family vacation

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We enjoyed our time at Balboa island and this place is really great for the family. Todd was great to work with and super nice! the house was located close to the water and also all the other stores and restaurants. House was super cute and everything you would want in a beach cottage house :) We are already looking forward to returning next year!!! Thanks Todd

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. It was our pleasure having you. Hope you are able to return, we would love to have you
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Cute little beach house

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

We stayed on the lower floor of the beach house, which is the ground floor. It is well cared for and decorated in relaxing beach colors. It is well stocked with towels, linens, and kitchen items. It is on quaint Balboa island about a block from the water to the west. Beaches are public there - they are small and on the bay. You can take the 5 min ferry ride to larger beaches on the ocean. Parking on Balboa island can be an issue on busy days. We didn't have any issues with noise from the restaurant next door in the evenings, but there can be some typical street noise. Overall, a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: 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 - Conservation Reserve


Rates & Availability

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Spring Break
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 22 2017
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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