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Balboa Island on the Grand Canal

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Front of Cottage facing the 'Boardwalk' and the Grand Canal.

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Last updated: 06/29/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Balboa Island house description

The Cottage on the Canal offers the perfect seaside vacation for a family or a couple anytime of the year. Located on the water with a private dock for a small boat or kayak. The Cottage offers the most convenient location on the island, just a few steps to the quaint downtown village shops and restaurants.

A short walk and a 5 minute ferry ride away is the famous Balboa Fun Zone where you can rent a boat, ride a Ferris wheel, or go on a guided tour boat of beautiful Newport Harbor.

Walking the entire island will rack up a nice 2.66 miles while allowing you a perfect vantage point to admire some of the most beautiful waterfront homes in Newport Beach.

The Cottage offers a great starting point for some of Orange County's most famous attractions; Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Catalina Island, or Laguna Beach's famous Art Festival. Legoland in San Diego County is just over an hour away.

Holidays on Balboa Island are always special and Christmas is wonderful. The Christmas Boat Parade has been called 'One of the Top Ten Holiday Events in the USA' by the New York Times.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dining Area Seats:

                0...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Toaster
              • Pantry Items
              • Microwave
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Ice Maker
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Freezer
              • Oven

              Amenities

              • Covered Parking:

                Covered Carport with one designated space....moreless

              • Gas Fireplace:

                Gas fireplace with remote control....moreless

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

              Other Amenities

                  • Apple computer with HIGH-SPEED WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS, HD Cable with HDTV, DVD, stainless propane grill (BBQ), No Pets...moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (2) HD Cable with new flat panel HDTV....moreless

                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Stereo
                  • Television
                  • Books
                  • Games

                  Communications

                  • Computer Available:

                    Apple Macintosh with high speed internet access....moreless

                  • Macintosh Computer
                  • Internet
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone
                  • Broadband Access

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Location & View

                  • Village:

                    Just around the corner from the Balboa Island 'Village' with many shops and restaurants...moreless

                  • Beachfront:

                    Balboa Island beaches (Newport Harbor) just steps away....moreless

                  • Waterfront:

                    Balboa Island on the Grand Canal...moreless

                  Activities

                  • Restaurants
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Snorkeling
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Surfing
                  • Golf
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Fishing
                  • Cycling
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hiking
                  • Hospital
                  • Medical Services
                  • Museums
                  • Cinemas
                  • Theme Parks
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Playground
                  • Water Parks
                  • Live Theater
                  • Antiquing
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Boating
                  • Shopping
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Groceries
                  • Parasailing
                   

                  Reviews

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer 2014
                  Jun 14 - Aug 30, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,975
                  Fall 2014
                  Aug 31 - Oct 31, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $2,850 $6,950
                  * 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
                  • Tax Rate 10%

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                  Calendar

                  Last updated: 06/29/2014
                  Check availability
                  23 Available
                  21 Unavailable
                  22 Today
                  23 Selected dates
                   

                  Location

                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Orange County, John Wayne Airport (sna)
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Ferry to Balboa Peninsula
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway

                  Car: Not Necessary

                  People watching

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1998

                  About the owner: John & Sue, both native San Franciscans, live full-time in the Bay Area where John is in the restaurant business.

                  Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island:
                  Growing up in Northern California, John spent many summers visiting his grandmother in Corona del Mar. He would walk to the Island and on to the Peninsula, the Fun Zone, and the beach. He dreamed of owning a home on the Island for 40 years and finally made the plunge in 1998

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The relaxed Island life style - the shops and restaurants downtown, and not having to get in the car. Sitting in front and watching the people, and the dogs go by.


                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  Photos

                  • Front of Cottage facing the 'Boardwalk' and the Grand Canal.

                    Front of Cottage facing the 'Boardwalk' and the Grand Canal.

                  • Living Room looking into Kitchen

                    Living Room looking into Kitchen

                  • Spacious master bedroom with king and private bath

                    Spacious master bedroom with king and private bath

                  • Front Patio - great for people watching.

                    Front Patio - great for people watching.

                  • Spacious Kitchen with everything you need.

                    Spacious Kitchen with everything you need.

                  • Indoor Dining Area

                    Indoor Dining Area

                  • On the beach at low tide.

                    On the beach at low tide.

                  • Grand Canal with private dock and seating.

                    Grand Canal with private dock and seating.

                  • Living Room looking out to the water.

                    Living Room looking out to the water.

                  • 3rd bedroom looking towards middle bedroom.

                    3rd bedroom looking towards middle bedroom.

                  • Side Patio with gas & charcoal grills

                    Side Patio with gas & charcoal grills

                  • Cozy Fireplace with remote control

                    Cozy Fireplace with remote control

                  • Sunrise on the Grand Canal (Low Tide)

                    Sunrise on the Grand Canal (Low Tide)

                  VRBO #20833

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                  This listing was first published here in 2003.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $2,850 - $2,975 per week (USD)
                  6

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 06/29/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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