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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: 11/12/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

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.

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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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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Winter 2014/2015
                          Nov 1 - Mar 31, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,550 $5,000
                          Spring 2015
                          Apr 1 - Jun 13, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,750 $6,000
                          Summer 2015
                          Jun 15 - Aug 29, 2015
                          7 night min stay

                          $2,995
                          * 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: 11/12/2014
                          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.

                          • 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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                          This listing was first published here in 2003.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

                          $2,550 - $2,995 per week (USD)
                          6

                          3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 5

                          View calendar: Updated 11/12/14
                          Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                          Member since: 2003
                          Speaks: english
                          • Response time: Within 12 hours
                          • Response rate: 90%
                          • Calendar last updated: 11/12/2014
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                          Balboa Island on the Grand Canal

                          Newport Beach #20833

                          3 BR  2 BA  Sleeps 5

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