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Waterfront 3 bedroom 2 Bath. 2 PaddleBoards/2 Kayaks for renters use!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7 (one on sleeper sofa)

Winter weeks are available for this charming waterfront cottage resides on Balboa Island's Grand Canal. We have 2 kayaks and 2 paddle boards for renters use, which you can do right off our dock. With 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, this home is perfect for a family of 6 or 7. Wireless internet, books, games and cable TV are included. There is a well supplied kitchen with a new gas range for the cook. We provide great linens and towels - beach towels too! All sheets, blankets and mattress pads are fresh and clean after each rental.

The front bedroom has a new king bed that can also be converted into 2 twins. Middle bedroom has 2 twin beds and the back bedroom has a queen bed with its own bath, dressing area and private entrance. All the mattresses are in excellent to new condition.

Enjoy the dock for sun-bathing, swimming, kayaking and fishing. The front patio is perfect for barbecuing, meals and relaxing. There is parking for one car in the garage, remote included. Our home is steps to Marine Avenue's shops, restaurants, Balboa Bars and a local grocery store.

A 10 minute walk to the ferry takes you to the Peninsula; where the 'Fun Zone' and the beautiful Newport Beach coastline await you! This is a great location from which to visit Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Catalina Island, Laguna Beach, etc. It is a wonderful place to unwind. We also have property #383299. Read our reviews!

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Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Front Bathroom - toilet, tub/shower combination Back Bathroom - toilet, shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • 3 bedroom, sleeps 6 in beds and 1 on sleeper sofa in living room Master - 1 queen Middle Bedroom - 2 twins Back Bedroom - 1 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
An updated original cottage! It is very charming, clean and comfortable. There is a gas log fireplace, built in closets, new BBQ and range. A wonderful front patio to barbeque and watch the world go by (and kayaks and paddleboaders!). Gas log fireplace. A furnace heats the front of the house and electrical heaters for the back 2 bedrooms. Ceiling fans in all bedrooms, kitchen and living room provide plenty of cool breeze. This is a perfect house for a family or 2/3 couples. The apartment above garage has a long term tenant.


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Waterfront 3 bedroom 2 Bath. 2 PaddleBoards/2 Kayaks for renters use!
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Always love being at 121 Grand Canal! This time was no different except for a little hiccup with the heating. The owners are always more than gracious and they brought more heaters which was very much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean with a great location. The beds are very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We would recommend it without reservation. Thanks to the owner who is very easy to work with.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was everything that was advertised and more.

  • 5 of 5

My house at home is not as well furnished and stocked as this one. Location is perfect. Close to everything but not in the middle of anything. Lots of options for conversation and relax time. We stayed with 6 adults and had more than enough "space" for everyone.

Sue Ellen was well organized and her instructions were easy to understand. Prompt payment of security deposit.

I particularly loved the open merged space of the living room and dining areas. It provided a perfect gathering space in the mornings and the evenings. One bedroom is a bit quirky, it offers little room for suitcases or clothes, but the inconvenience is easy to overcome.

It's nice having the kayaks and paddle boards available. A couple of us enjoyed the experience. Washer and dryer in garage was a nice benefit. I would certainly come back here. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, fun, great location .. what more could you ask for??

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay in this nice, clean home right on the Grand Canal on Balboa. The house is exactly as described. The three bedrooms and two baths were perfect for our family of four. Each teenage boy had his own room and they had their own bathroom... nice. The location was perfect for evening walks (one block) to Marine Avenue for dinner and our nightly Balboa Bars. We all enjoyed access to the kayaks and paddle boards. Balboa Island is like going back in time... friendly, quiet and peaceful.

The owner was responsive to questions before the visit, and available (if needed) during our stay.

We would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Costa Mesa CA

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a fun house. Spent a weekend here with my family, including 3 kids aged 7 and under. We all loved being on the canal with water access all day. We took out the kayaks and paddleboards several times. Beautiful morning walks around the island, and a one minute walk from marine street where you can shop and get a cup of coffee. Enjoy meals outside on the back patio with a gorgeous view. The house was very well stocked with everything you need to enjoy, including beach chairs, plenty of towels, life jackets, etc. washer and dryer so you don't need to overpack clothes. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grass Valley CA

Fun Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family (6 people) stayed at this wonderful Grand Canal cottage for three nights in September 2017. Great location on the canal, and close to the Balboa Island village. Very comfortable. Well equipped kitchen. Access to paddleboards and kayaks. Especially enjoyed sitting out on the front patio, where we had morning coffee and meals. The owners were very responsive to questions, and "quick fixes." Would highly recommend as a Fun Getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sue Ellen Waters
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Sue Ellen Waters

Second generation of family own this property. The house is well loved and cared for. It will remind you of Balboa in the 1950's and 1960's.

Sue Ellen Waters purchased this house in 1950

Why Sue Ellen Waters chose Newport Center

Located 1/2 block from the South Bay Front on the lovely Grand Canal. We have our own private dock which makes using the kayaks and paddleboards a breeze. This family has been enjoying Balboa Island since the 1950's. The island charm has hooked a third generation!

What makes this house unique

Sit on the front patio and watch the boats and walkers pass by. Easy access to market, restaurants and island stores. Once your refrigerator is stocked there is no reason to leave the island. It is a wonderful place to unwind and have a relaxing vacation.

All beds are new, great linens, comfortable chairs and sofa and very clean. Short walk to the ferry which will take you to the ocean.


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.5 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Several in the area
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Station, Santa Ana
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
CA 73 or Jamboree and 405
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Newport Beach
Car: not necessary

Lovely original Balboa Island cottage on the Grand Canal. Recently painted and updated, very clean. Wonderful spot to unwind and enjoy the local amenities. Steps from restaurants, shops and front bay. Perfect spot for family gatherings!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 10.0%

Accept personal check.
50% of rent due with completion of the contract. Full balance paid 2 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.