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Little Island Charmer - Balboa Island

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Living Room Living area Fireplace and view Dining Area Fireplace Dining and kitchen view Newly remodeled kitchen Second eating area Master Bedroom with King Bed Middle bedroom with Queen bed End bedroom with twins, great light! Master bath Jack and Jill Bath, with another half bath around corner Duplex view, with both upstairs and downstairs

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Last updated: 03/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Balboa Island condo description

Our lovely 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, beautifully furnished spacious upstairs unit is sunny and bright just steps to the beach! The minute you walk through the door you'll feel like you have come home, with everything available to make your vacation special and one-of-a-kind! Want to go to the beach with the least hassle possible, towels, chairs, umbrella, cooler,are all provided to make your day the best.

The unit is beautifully appointed, with comfortable beachy furniture, with the most comfortable king bed, a queen, and two twins, and comfortably sleeps 6 people. There are more than adequate bathroom facilities with 2 1/2 bathrooms, the master having a private bath with new shower.

Return home to barbeque your favorite steaks (a great little home market on the island has the best meats and poultry!) on either our barbeque, or in our newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, new gas stove, sink, micro and refrigerator. Eat on the deck watching the sunset, and enjoy the light ocean breeze. . Parking is available in a carport area so there is no hassle finding a place to park on the street. There also is a garage space but guest like to put their rented bikes in the garage for safety as the island and beachfront peninsula is a great place to bike.

Enjoy the magnificent sunset from your own private deck off the living room. Completely furnished, including linens, DVR, wireless internet, Big Screen TV's, open living space, including gourmet kitchen, BBQ, and on site laundry facilities. We are located on the quiet smaller island, and on the corner, so the unit is sunny with just the right amount of breeze from the bay to keep everyone cool and comfortable. There is a cozy fireplace on those chilly nights, so relax and enjoy the ambiance!

Enjoy walking, shopping and dining two blocks away in quaint Balboa Island Village. Also enjoy shopping at Newport Beach's Fashion Island and golf at the world's most prestigious golf courses, including Pelican Hill, Monarch Beach and Oak Creek. You and your family will have memories for life. Take the Balboa Island Ferry (oldest running ferry in the US) to the Pacific Ocean peninsula, just minutes away.

Enjoy a walk or skating adventure along the boardwalk, or around wonder the island, enjoying the sailing boats and yachts cruising the harbor, while nibbling on a famous Balboa Island chocolate covered banana!! Want to deep sea fish, just take the ferry across to the peninsula and some of the best deep sea fishing is available for the day or by the hour. Take the ferry to Catalina and enjoy the day cruising the island in a golf cart..the only way to see the island!

Keywords: Upper level -Condominium/duplex

Property Type

  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • On floor 2
  • Condo

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

                Would suggest walking children be at least 4 to go up and down several steps to unit as it is on the upper floor. ...moreless

              • Children Welcome:

                recommended for 4 and above...moreless

              • Long-Term Renters Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                NEWLY REMODELED IN 2012, GRANITE COUNTER TOPS, FULLY STOCKED, NEW APPLIANCES...moreless

              • Dining:

                SEATS 4-6 WITH LEAF...moreless

              • Dining Area Seats:

                6...moreless

              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher
              • Microwave
              • Stove
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Toaster
              • Coffee Maker

              Amenities

              • Garage:

                one space usually the guest use it for their rented bikes, or baby carriages, to keep them safe at night...moreless

              • Parking:

                1 garage space (usually used for guest that rent bikes for safety sake) CARPORT AND STREET...moreless

              • Heating
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided
              • Hair Dryer
              • Towels Provided
              • Gas Fireplace
              • Covered Parking
              • Living Room
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Iron & Board

              Other Amenities

                  • Located on Prestigious Little Balboa Island, Sunny and Light, with a large flat screen TV;Bay view deck off living room; 2 blks to downtown; steps to the beach and board walk that surrounds both islands. Beach towels, chairs and umbrella available for use as well as a cooler to carry your chilled drinks to the beach that surrounds the islands. Portacrib available for small baby....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Television
                  • Video Library
                  • DVD Player

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Wireless internet, DVR, 2 FLat Screen tvs, ...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Free Long Distance

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Lawn / Garden
                  • Balcony

                  Theme

                  • Budget
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions
                  • Historic
                  • Adventure
                  • Romantic
                  • Family

                  Location & View

                  • Beach View:

                    We have a view of the bay down the street, off of the living room balcony....moreless

                  • Ocean View:

                    It is a bay view, of Newport Harbor....moreless

                  • Beachfront

                  Car

                      • Recommended

                      Activities

                      • Kayaking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Racquetball
                      • Swimming
                      • Pier Fishing
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Parasailing
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Tennis
                      • Hiking
                      • Fishing
                      • Cycling
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Sailing
                      • Golf
                      • Surfing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Paragliding
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Wind-Surfing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Live Theater
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Zoo
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Restaurants
                      • Playground
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Museums
                      • Marina
                      • Library
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Outlet Shopping
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shelling
                      • Antiquing
                      • Walking
                      • Festivals
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Boating
                      • Photography

                      Other Activities

                          • Sunbathing at the beach!! Surfing at Newport Beach's acclaimed 'Wedge'.Ferry ride to the waves and 'Fun Zone'. Universal Studios. Beverly Hills, LAX and Sunset Strip only an hour away!! Fashion Island, very upscale shopping center, with top department stores and high end restaurants is only minutes away. The quaint town of Corona del Mar is minutes away and Laguna Beach is minutes down the road....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Spacious, clean, perfect location

                            Spacious, clean, perfect location

                            • Guest TMH (Bay Area, CA)
                            • Date of stay 12/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 01/08/14
                            My family spent a lovely Christmas break on Balboa Island. The property looks just like the pictures - sunny, clean, well-maintained. We were pleasantly surprised at how spacious the condo is, and the quality of the beds. The location is a skip and hop from South Bay Front to enjoy a stroll along the waterfront and snag a perfect spot for watching the boat parade. The owner was friendly and responsive. So glad we found this place and hope we have another opportunity to come back.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                            Owner response: There is a garage space available, and a carport for the unit which is two spaces for off street parking. There is also ample parking for cars on little island except for fourth or july and the christmas parage, at which time the carport and garage parking are available if the bikes that have been rented are parked elsewhere.

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                          • Theresa Hinkle

                            Theresa Hinkle

                            • Guest The Hinkle (Scottsdale, AZ)
                            • Date of stay 07/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/16/13
                            This little Island charmer was a perfect place for our family to stay. The amenities were perfect and their was so much to do on and around the island. A short bike ride to all that you would want to do. The house itself had everything you need. It was spacious and appointed very nice. We would definitely stay there again

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

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                          • Loved being back on the island.

                            Loved being back on the island.

                            • Guest Family of 5 (San Francisco, CA)
                            • Date of stay 08/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/15/13
                            My grandmother lived on Balboa when I was growing up. I fondly remember my time with her. Now that I have a family of my own, I was delighted to find that the Island is still full of charm and fun. We loved staying on the little island. The house was well stocked, very clean and easy to keep clean. The downstairs neighbor was friendly and generous. He lent us his fishing poles and put up with all of our bikes and kayaks in the garage. The location of this house was ideal. We were able to walk to town and get balboa bars. It was easy to get our kayak to the water, and it was nice and quiet for sleeping. We also went to the peninsula for surfing. It was an easy walk, and we enjoyed getting to check out all of the homes on the way. We would definitely recommend this home.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                          • Guest Adele and Family

                            Guest Adele and Family

                            • Guest Adele (Temecula Valley)
                            • Date of stay 07/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/05/13
                            We had a wonderful time on little Balboa Island. The condo was well equipped and clean. It is a quiet area yet close to beaches and shopping. Quite comfortable and airey. We did a lot of walking while there and the weather was fabulous. Hope to stay there again in the future.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

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                          • It Charmed Us!

                            It Charmed Us!

                            • Guest Pat and Judd (Omaha, Nebraska)
                            • Date of stay 02/15/12
                            • Review Submitted 03/23/12
                            We loved the location on the little island. We were steps from the bay and every morning we walked around both islands. Easy walking distance to Marine Avenue and the ferry. Our grandchildren visited us and loved riding around the island on their scooters and enjoyed the freedom of a safe environment. The property is well maintained and equipped. It looks just like the photos. We hosted a dinner party and found all we needed for entertaining...even cook books! This is a good location for traveling in Southern California. Close to LA, Laguna Beach, Lego Land, San Diego, San Capistrano and Pasadena to name just a few. Beautiful beaches minutes away. We would love to return to this lovely property.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                          • Little island charmer

                            Little island charmer

                            • Guest Eileen (Newport beach)
                            • Date of stay 01/14/12
                            • Review Submitted 02/16/12
                            The unit was bright, cheerful, clean, and a pleasure to stay at. It is located on a quiet street within walking distance of the Balboa Island shops and restaurants. It was our first time staying there and is now one of our favorite places to stay on the island.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                          • Cute Balboa duplex

                            Cute Balboa duplex

                            • Guest Christine (Manhattan Beach, CA)
                            • Date of stay 08/07/10
                            • Review Submitted 08/17/10
                            We stayed in this adorable, Balboa duplex for week in August, 2010. We were with our teenage daughter and 2 of her friends. There was plenty of space in this 3bd/2.5ba apartment. The decor was beachy, clean & very comfortable. We had a nice little deck with a bay view as well. The owner was very helpful before, during and after our stay. We brought our bikes (though you can rent some on the island as well) which came in very handy as we traveled by bike to the Balboa Ferry, Balboa peninsula, the Fun Zone and "The Wedge" on a daily basis. You can walk to the ferry, but biking is much quicker. We would recommend this property to friends/relatives who want to experience the Balboa lifestyle. It is VERY special on "Little Balboa" and we would love to return some day. Our daughter is already talking about next summer!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                          • Small Island Rental

                            Small Island Rental

                            • Guest Lin (Las Vegas, NV)
                            • Date of stay 07/17/10
                            • Review Submitted 07/27/10
                            We loved this rental!!! One of only a few with a KING Bed. Nice and neat, great breeze and wonderful parking. Photos are true to life and all the extras are there. Clean and definitely a place we would go back to and highly recommend!!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

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                            • Guest Lori and Mike
                            • Date of stay 05/15/10
                            • Review Submitted 07/20/10
                            We loved your Place!! We tried to leave a comment but had trouble because they kept telling me that my nickname had already been used. Not sure what happened, but we wanted to definitely let everyone know that it was a great place, we loved the little island, and we ar3 looking forward to returning again.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                            • Guest esther boyd (-)
                            • Date of stay 05/24/09
                            • Review Submitted 05/24/09
                            We spent a year in Balboa Island in this apartment. The apartment is delightful, clean, fresh and spacious, well equipped and close to the bay and beaches. It was a very quiet part of the island, yet we were able to walk to restaurants, Post office and stores. Hope to stay there again.

                            Owner response: Esther and William were a great couple to have for the winter, and they loved every minute, asked for the following winter but it was already rented for the next winter season. You two are welcome back anytime!! Valerie

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                           
                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter
                          Jan 31 - Apr 26, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,000 $3,500
                          Spring
                          Apr 27 - May 31, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,200
                          Early Summer
                          Jun 1 - Jun 28, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,400
                          Summer
                          Jun 29 - Aug 30, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,700
                          Fall
                          Aug 31 - Sep 27, 2014
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,400
                          Fall
                          Sep 28 - Apr 25, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,000 $3,500
                          * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees and Rental Conditions:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
                          • Property Damage Protection $89
                          • Tax Rate 10%

                          Notes:

                          My holiday rates are $340/night for 2 and go up from there. There is still one week minimum rental time.


                          Cancellation policy:

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                          Last updated: 03/15/2014
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                          Location

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                          • Nearest Airport: Johh Wayne/Santa Ana at 10 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Balboa Island ferry at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Irvine at 35 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: PCH at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: paciiic ocean sand in front of beach at 6 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Village Inn at 3 Miles
                          • Nearest Restaurant: Several on the Main Street at 3 Miles
                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2003

                          About the owner: I purchased the building in 2003 to live on Balboa Island. I have rented both units during some period, and have lived in the upper unit also. I love the open, light feeling of the upstairs and because I am on a corner, so it is bright and airy, and private unlike many of the homes on Balboa Island. I travel a great deal, and love coming back to 'paradise on the island'. It is a fun place to live, and because it is on the little island, it is quieter and more enjoyable to me then living on the big island. Come and experience life on Balboa!

                          Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island:
                          I remodeled my happy home on Balboa last year, bringing in new furniture, refinished the floors, added new carpet this last fall and have enjoyed keeping it up to date with wireless internet and a big screen TV. The neighborhood is wonderful, and the people are friendly on the little island, and everyone is kind enough to offer help when needed. It is a great neighborhood atmosphere, and being only a block from the boardwalk, a good morning or evening walk is something I always look forward to, and always enjoy. I rent by the week during the summer and for the full winter from Sept to May, and it seems to work really well. I have been very lucky to have wonderful guests who love coming back every year, so that makes it all worth while!

                          The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                          The privacy of living on little island, and the location, which is a corner location, is open, airy and bright. I do not enjoy living in a dark place, and so I have selected to live in a home that meets all my needs, and makes me enjoy coming home. I have been renting now for 5 years, off and on, sometimes living in it myself during the winter, and sometimes renting it. The neighbors downstairs have become great friends, so they help when something is needed, and that makes it easier for me to be away, and enjoy my time traveling. I travel mostly for business, so having wonderful neighbors makes it so delightful to have a place on little Balboa island.


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                          Photos

                          • Living Room

                            Living Room

                          • Fireplace and view

                            Fireplace and view

                          • Fireplace

                            Fireplace

                          • Newly remodeled kitchen

                            Newly remodeled kitchen

                          • Master Bedroom with King Bed

                            Master Bedroom with King Bed

                          • End bedroom with twins, great light!

                            End bedroom with twins, great light!

                          • Jack and Jill Bath, with another half bath around corner

                            Jack and Jill Bath, with another half bath around corner

                          • Living area

                            Living area

                          • Dining Area

                            Dining Area

                          • Dining and kitchen view

                            Dining and kitchen view

                          • Second eating area

                            Second eating area

                          • Middle bedroom with Queen bed

                            Middle bedroom with Queen bed

                          • Master bath

                            Master bath

                          • Duplex view, with both upstairs and downstairs

                            Duplex view, with both upstairs and downstairs

                          VRBO #123368

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                          This listing was first published here in 2007.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, April 09, 2014

                          $2,000 - $2,700 per week (USD)
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                          3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

                          View calendar: Updated 03/15/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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