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Little Island Charmer - Balboa Island

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Last updated: 12/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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!

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Property Type

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

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional


              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • 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

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              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


                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library


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


                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Festivals
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Boating
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Outlet Shopping
                  • Photography
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Beach View:

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

                  • Beachfront
                  • Ocean View:

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

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Sailing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 6 people


                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Covered Parking
                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Garage:

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

                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking:

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

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Telephone:

                    Free long distance calling...moreless

                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

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


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:


                  • Microwave
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


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

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 10 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      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:

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


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

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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                      Last updated: 12/20/2014
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                      10 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Johh Wayne/Santa Ana
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Village Inn
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      Balboa Island ferry
                      35 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      3 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Several on the Main Street
                      6 Miles
                      Nearest Beach
                      paciiic ocean sand in front of beach

                      Car: Recommended

                      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.


                      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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                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Balboa Island Gem

                        Balboa Island Gem

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Dining Area

                        Dining Area

                      • Dining and kitchen view with expanding table for 6

                        Dining and kitchen view with expanding table for 6

                      • Second eating/work area

                        Second eating/work area

                      • Middle bedroom with Queen bed

                        Middle bedroom with Queen bed

                      • Jack n Jill bath with new granite counter and sink

                        Jack n Jill bath with new granite counter and sink

                      • Twin Bedroom

                        Twin Bedroom

                      • View from upstairs patio

                        View from upstairs patio

                      • Ciao's famous Restaurant
downtown Balboa Island

                        Ciao's famous Restaurant downtown Balboa Island

                      • Balboa Island Ferry, just 3 blocks away

                        Balboa Island Ferry, just 3 blocks away

                      • Balboa Island Gem

                        Balboa Island Gem

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Fireplace


                      • Newly remodeled kitchen

                        Newly remodeled kitchen

                      • Master Bedroom with King Bed

                        Master Bedroom with King Bed

                      • Master bath with new granite counter tops and sink

                        Master bath with new granite counter tops and sink

                      • 1/2 bath with new granite counter top and sink

                        1/2 bath with new granite counter top and sink

                      • Outside Patio with view of Harbor

                        Outside Patio with view of Harbor

                      • Take the ferry to Balbao Island and walk the walk

                        Take the ferry to Balbao Island and walk the walk

                      • Stop for a famous Balboa Bar when on the island

                        Stop for a famous Balboa Bar when on the island

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                      Date last modified - Saturday, December 20, 2014

                      $2,000 per week (USD)

                      3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 6

                      View calendar: Updated 12/20/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                      Member since: 2006
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/20/2014
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