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Character, Comfort and Value 2 Blocks from the Ferry!

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Living room with cathedral ceilings, island decor, HDTV & WiFi.

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

Property description

Put your feet up and relax! Our vacation home is part of an Island duplex. It is the 'main house' built behind one of the historic Balboa Island beach houses. It has all character of an Island home yet with all your modern amenities. It is decorated in lovely antiques and beach memorabilia. If you spent time on Balboa Island as a child, this will bring back fond memories, and make some new ones. It's the perfect place to share with your children or grandchildren!

Upstairs is an open plan living room, kitchen and a small deck with BBQ. HDTV, with cable and DVD, Wi-Fi, and Bose Music System (for radio and iPod etc.) will satisfy your media needs. Master bedroom has full ensuite bath, second bedroom with 2 twin beds and TV, half bath down the hall. Downstairs is a private bedroom with 2 twins (which can be pushed together for a king bed) and ensuite bathroom. Separate 'beach shower' has outdoor access. Garage with parking for 1 car, washing machine and dryer.

Balboa Island is a little touch of heaven--a small island in Newport Harbor, that has a small town feel. This is a place where the favorite activity is walking around the island on the boardwalk along the bay, so park your car and enjoy the walk! 5 doors down is the calm sandy bay beach. 2 blocks away is the little ferry that will take you across the bay to the Balboa Peninsula (all for $1), and another block to the Pacific Ocean and miles of wide beaches, the Balboa Pier, swimming, surfing, sunning, and shopping. There’s even a little 'FUN ZONE' with Ferris wheel and arcade games.

Kayaks, sailboats, electric boats, paddle boats, bicycles, etc. are all available to rent at the Fun Zone. Or wander farther afield to Disneyland (25 minutes) or the beaches at Laguna, Corona del Mar, etc. LA is an hour north, San Diego an hour south.


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo

Attractions

  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Small deck (6'x16') perfect for catching a bit of sun or having an evening cocktail....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill
 

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Summer 2015
Jun 6 - Aug 22, 2015
7 night min stay

$2,000

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,350

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

50% of rental fee, including taxes and cleaning, due immediately to save date.

50% of rental fee, plus $1000 REFUNDABLE security deposit due 30 days before rental.


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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1951

About the owner: Our grandparents bought this beach house on Balboa Island in 1951 and we have great memories of playing at the beach, body surfing at the ocean, going to the fun zone, eating frozen bananas, and endless hours of barefoot play time around the island. Today, Sally Landis is an artist in Oakland CA, and Bettie Sue Walters works at Deetjen's Big Sur Inn and lives in Aptos CA. We still get to Balboa Island as often as we can, but welcome others to enjoy our beach house when they can!

Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island:
This unit was built behind the historic little yellow beach house with the idea to retain the island character, yet build with modern amenities. It has been decorated with family antiques and beach memorabilia. You'll feel like part of the island's history, yet have the comforts of a modern home. Put your feet up and relax, you're on Balboa Island now!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Just 5 houses from the calm sandy beaches and 2 blocks to the ferry, this house is perfectly situated to a relaxing vacation. Park your car in the garage, then walk to the ocean, the fun zone, and the main street with it's wonderful restaurants. You may want to walk to the 'Catalina Flyer' and spend the day in Catalina. Or take the short drive to the beaches of Laguna and Corona Del Mar. Maybe a 30 minute drive to Disneyland or Knott's Berry Farm.


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  • Living room with cathedral ceilings, island decor, HDTV & WiFi.

    Living room with cathedral ceilings, island decor, HDTV & WiFi.

  • Fully equipped kitchen

    Fully equipped kitchen

  • Living room with comfy chairs, sofas, tv and small outdoor deck

    Living room with comfy chairs, sofas, tv and small outdoor deck

  • Downstairs bedroom twin beds (can be made into king) has ensuite bathroom.

    Downstairs bedroom twin beds (can be made into king) has ensuite bathroom.

  • Historic Beach House in front of the "main house" which is for rent

    Historic Beach House in front of the "main house" which is for rent

  • The Balboa Island Ferry will take you over to the ocean

    The Balboa Island Ferry will take you over to the ocean

  • The Balboa Pier is a ferry ride away

    The Balboa Pier is a ferry ride away

  • The Ferris wheel at the Fun Zone, just across the bay and a ferry ride away

    The Ferris wheel at the Fun Zone, just across the bay and a ferry ride away

  • Living room with cathedral ceilings and lots of light

    Living room with cathedral ceilings and lots of light

  • Dining area open to both kitchen and living area.

    Dining area open to both kitchen and living area.

  • Master Bedroom with cathedral ceilings and ensuite bathroom

    Master Bedroom with cathedral ceilings and ensuite bathroom

  • Room with Twin Beds and small TV

    Room with Twin Beds and small TV

  • Welcome to Balboa Island.  Here is the ferry landing!

    Welcome to Balboa Island. Here is the ferry landing!

  • Some of the best beaches in California.  Bring your suit and flip flops!

    Some of the best beaches in California. Bring your suit and flip flops!

  • Summer solstice on the Balboa Peninsula.

    Summer solstice on the Balboa Peninsula.

  • What's better after a day at the beach than a Balboa Bar!

    What's better after a day at the beach than a Balboa Bar!

VRBO #255894

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Response time Within a few days
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  • Calendar last updated 06/12/2015
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