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Steve Bruce

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Little Balboa Island, Cape Cod, Great Location, Close To Beach, 3 Blocks to Town

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Beautiful Balboa Island home on 'Little' Balboa Island. Located in quiet neighborhood, so if you have a large, loud group that likes to make noise late into the evening, this might not be your ideal rental. Close to beaches. 3 houses from South Bay Front, near East Bay Front and public dock. 6 bedrooms (King, Queen, Queen, 2 twins, 2 twins (trundle) and a kid's bunk room with two sets of bunk beds (4 twins) All linens, towels included. Beds made when you arrive and cleaning crew with take care of everything when you check out.

The bunk room is a large carpeted living area suitable for 2 stocked Aero beds).

Large round table to open kitchen seats 10 easily and a few more chairs will fit. Great for special time with family and friends!

Beach wagon, chairs, umbrellas, toys, bikes, air compressor ready for your use. Beach towels stocked.

For those with children, booster seat, high chair, crib (Pak N Play), stroller, buckets and shovels!!!

NOTE: This is quiet neighborhood on the Little Island. Local ordinances require quiet after 10PM. So move in from the patios for late night activities!

Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Bruce (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 25 traveler reviews

Little Balboa Island, Cape Cod, Great Location, Close To Beach, 3 Blocks to Town
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Great location for family vacation

  • 4 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our vacation on Balboa Island. The location was perfect. We could walk everywhere, even to the grocery store just off the island. The grandkids had fun walking everyday to the docks and looking for crabs. We all enjoyed walking around the island and seeing all the different and beautiful properties. The house had plenty of room for the ten of us. It was so pleasant to sit on the front porch and visit with the family next door that was also on vacation. The kitchen was nice to cook and work in with plenty of counter space. We also had a wonderful Chinese meal delivered from a restaurant on the Island. The only negative we had was that the floors need to be cleaned better. We would recommend this property for vacations and hopefully we can make it back there for another great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, spacious home!

  • 5 of 5

I'm not sure what I can add to what all the other reviewers have said, but this is a gorgeous and spacious home in a wonderful location, close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Very comfortable and well outfitted for our week-long visit. Excellent kitchen with all anyone could ever need for meal preparation. We had a group of nine and could easily have had several more people in our party because of all the comfortable bedrooms. We all hated to leave for home and hope to return sometime for another visit. I also appreciated how responsive the owner was to any questions or concerns. Thanks for your lovely home!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Valencia CA

Great House for a Graduation Celebration

  • 4 of 5

This house served as home base for family in town for our daughter's graduation from UCI. The location and comfort of the house made for a great long weekend. We loved the big, round dining room table for family meals all cooked in the very well stocked kitchen. It was relaxing for everyone to be able to walk around the island and walk to the shops and restaurants on the main street. I do think the description of the bedrooms should be clarified just a touch. The second queen bedroom as well as the bunk room is accessed through the bedroom with the twin beds. These rooms can be accessed from an outside staircase/door off the back alley but this is not ideal. It was a bit uncomfortable that adults had to walk through other adult's bedroom to get to their room. Also, the patio furniture on both patios could use an upgrade. The furnishings in the house are just lovely. A little disappointing that the patio furniture was not of the same quality. These are small issues that had a minor impact on an otherwise fabulous stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prescott, AZ

This was the perfect House for our family celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary

  • 5 of 5

This house was better than the photos could show. We had 8 adults and 3 children. The children loved the huge bunkroom upstairs and it had their own small kitchen which we were not aware of. The house was very well stocked. The large round dinning table was able to fit all 11 of us. It was great when we were playing games at night. Being only 3 doors from the bay was awesome. We walked everywhere from this house: to downtown Marine Ave and to the ferry. We loved taking evening walks around both the Little Balboa Island and the large Balboa Island on the great walkway they have. Neighbors were very nice and with the one house, we all fell in love with their dog, a wonderful Golden Retriever. Steve Bruce was so good at answering questions and giving us information on the house. This place is a winner. Our kids and grandkids all said our celebration couldn't have been better. Thank you Steve.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year renting this property and we hope to come back again next year. The location is perfect, close to town on Little Isle on a quiet street.The furnishing are nice and comfortable for a large group. There are plenty of bathrooms and an especially nice master suite. It is well supplied. and very clean. The owner is always available, friendly and helpful. We have a group of 8 and it would sleep 12. There are lots of extras in the garage for the beach plus bicycles etc.

We would definitely recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extremely Helpful and Very Responsive

  • 5 of 5

I am with a local creative agency and I booked a company stay at this house (We had colleagues visiting from Australia) and it was perfect. The location was ideal and beautiful to show them what Newport is all about. Our host was extremely accommodating with adjusting check in times and being extremely responsive via email that VRBO has set up. The warm water went out one morning and it was fixed right away.

I appreciate your hospitality and making it a breeze to communicate with you even though I wasn't the one physically staying at the home. You made it easy on my end to help service my co-workers and that's what it's all about!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disney's California Adventure
Downtown Disney
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Anaheim Convention Center
California Pizza Kitchen
Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery
Balboa Island
Balboa Island Ferry Inc
Balboa Island Art Walk
Balboa Island Fun...Block to Water!!
Ruby's Diner
Newport Harbor
Newport Beach Pier
Fashion Island
South Coast Plaza
Crystal Cove State Park
Crystal Cove Promenade
Balboa Pier
Charming Cottage - Balboa Island - 2BD/1BA - Sleeps 6 - 4 PADDLE BOARD available
Hershey's Market
Tommy Bahama's Island Grille
Car: not necessary

Disneyland, Angels Baseball, fishing, beaches, great walks!


Rates & Availability

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 17 2016 - Aug 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
Summer VALUE Days
Aug 22 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Endless Summer Special
Sep 7 2016 - Oct 16 2016
3 night minimum stay
FALL Special
Oct 17 2016 - Nov 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Boat Parade Special
Dec 13 2016 - Dec 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years 2016-17
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Aug 20 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer VALUE Days
Aug 21 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Endless Summer Special 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
FALL Special 2017
Oct 16 2017 - Nov 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Winter Special 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017-18
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $275
Tax Rate 10.0%

Additional days may be added to extend weekends when available. We do not require Saturday to Saturday, so if you want a full weekend on the Island, move to available dates that fit your needs!
Cleaning fee of $275 covers all cleaning, laundry and change of linens. Just pack up and leave without worry.
Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive a 100% refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Newport Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • 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
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks, large shower
    Bathroom2 - toilet , shower , 2 sinks, large shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , 2 sinks and door to additional outside (after beach) shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , one sink
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Trundle in only downstairs bedroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Kid's Bunk Room (2 bunks-4 twins) - 4 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed , Also keep two inflatable twin Aero beds in room.
  • Large Master bedroom with King bed. Lots of windows, very high ceilings with dormer window that open. Ceiling fan. Gas fireplace. Mini view of bay if neighbor has trimmed yard! (upstairs) 2nd bedroom with Queen (upstairs) 3rd bedroom with 2 twin beds (upstairs) 4th bedroom with 2 twin (trundle) downstairs 5th bedroom with Queen (upstairs) 6th bedroom is Kid's bunk room with 2 bunks (4 twins) 2 twin Aero inflatable beds also stocked in this room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Once you cross the bridge on to Balboa Island, happiness immediately kicks in!!!

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