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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: 05/12/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

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

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

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

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

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

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Balboa Island Beaches steps away, Ocean beaches walking or biking distance...moreless

  • Beachfront:

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

  • Village:

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

  • Waterfront:

    On the Grand Canal, Balboa Island...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Balboa Island on the Grand Canal...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

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

  • Covered Parking:

    Covered Carport with one designated space....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace with remote control....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio:

    (2)...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Summer 2015
Jun 15 - Aug 29, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,995

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  • Tax Rate 10%

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Last updated: 05/12/2015
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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.

  • New remodeled kitchen in the background (2014)

    New remodeled kitchen in the background (2014)

  • Living Room looking into Kitchen

    Living Room looking into Kitchen

  • Side Patio with gas grill

    Side Patio with gas grill

  • Indoor Dining Area

    Indoor Dining Area

  • Sunrise on the Grand Canal (Low Tide)

    Sunrise on the Grand Canal (Low Tide)

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Dining Area & Kitchen

    Dining Area & Kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Newly remodeled master bath

    Newly remodeled master bath

  • Grand Canal with private dock and seating.

    Grand Canal with private dock and seating.

  • 3rd bedroom looking towards middle bedroom.

    3rd bedroom looking towards middle bedroom.

  • Front Patio - great for people watching.

    Front Patio - great for people watching.

  • On the beach at low tide.

    On the beach at low tide.

  • Fireplace

    Fireplace

  • New Kitchen

    New Kitchen

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • New master shower

    New master shower

VRBO #20833

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Date last modified - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Owner
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within 12 hours
  • Response rate 100%
  • Calendar last updated 05/12/2015
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