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Dog-Friendly Balboa Island Cottage - Summer Weekly Rental/Winter Lease - 2BR/2BA

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Cottage exterior. The front porch is a great place to enjoy a sunny breakfast.


Last updated: 08/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:4-90 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

One-story fully-furnished Balboa Island beach cottage with all-important GARAGE PARKING, a bright airy feel, high beam ceilings, plantation shutters and hardwood floors throughout, skylights, A/C, fireplace and an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and newer appliances. Two bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twins) and two bathrooms, ideal for a family with two to three kids or two couples. Washer/dryer in attached garage. Large front brick patio with outdoor tables and bistro set surrounded by roses and flowerbeds. French doors open off the dining area to a smaller outside seating area with a gas BBQ that is perfect for small casual dinners.

Washer/Dryer, cable TV, DVD, as well as wireless Internet service, expanded cable service and local phone service. All linens and towels are provided, the kitchen is fully stocked and there is an automatic sprinkler system with a gardener.

One street from the quaint downtown village, there is easy access to boutique shopping, coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants. Easy on/off the island. Small, sandy beaches and a boardwalk perfect for strolling and people watching – all just steps from the front door. And it’s just a short walk and a 5-minute ferry ride to the famous Balboa Fun Zone, complete with Ferris wheel, arcades, boat rentals and guided boat tours of the beautiful homes on Newport Harbor, or you can catch the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island.

Balboa Island is just off the coast of Newport Beach and is a short drive away from many Southern California attractions, including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo, and much, much more. Only 15 minutes away from Santa Ana/Orange County airport, and 50 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport.

Come and enjoy the relaxed island lifestyle, a safe haven conveniently located in the middle of coastal Orange County.

Keywords: Updated Beach Cottage, house, home


Property Type

  • 1 story
  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one adult must be 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Extra $500 Pet Deposit if dog or dogs allowed due to hardwood floors throughout house and light colored leather couch....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • Games:

    Family favorite board games...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Large flat screen HD TV with DVR...moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen HD TV in Living room, 2 additional TVs in bedrooms...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Water View:

    From front patio, there is a slight view of sails going by in the harbor but not the water or beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Secure WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels and sheets provided. Washing is included in the cleaning fee....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One car parking space in the garage ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure WiFi...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    At several nearby restaurants...moreless

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

    Newer appliances -- includes dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Cruiser bikes available...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front brick patio with two teak tables and chairs and garden bistro. Private patio with garden, gazebo, gas BBQ, table and chairs. ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Outdoor dining table and chairs in front and in private patio...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Stand-Up-Paddleboard rental shop two doors down in the alley behind the house...moreless



Write a review 4.8
from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 29 - Sep 5, 2015
4 night min stay

Discounts: 7 nights or more: $171 Nightly

Sep 15 - May 31, 2016
90 night min stay


Discounts: 90 nights or more: $110 Nightly

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay


Discounts: 7 nights or more: $329 Nightly

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $500
  • Security Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


NOTE: Cancellation and other terms are per contract I will email at the time of your reservation request. There is a 10% City of Newport Beach Short Term Lodging Tax on stays of less than 30 days, $500 Security Deposit (from which the mandatory cleaning fee will be taken) and $500 Pet Deposit if a pet is approved. The rental period will not be confirmed as "Reserved" until I receive the signed contract and deposit. I accept personal checks if well in advance of the rental date. Otherwise PayPal and Visa are accepted but note that they may charge fees that will be taken from your deposit. Thank you. - Kari

Cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 08/27/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne Airport, SNA
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 minute walk
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Newport Beach Country Club, Pelican Hill Resort
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Ana train station
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
PCH (HWY 1), 55, 73 and 405 FWYs
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several restaurants within 1-2 minute walk
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Balboa Island public beaches down the street

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I moved to Balboa Island 20 years ago and fell in love with the warm, friendly lifestyle.

Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island:
I loved everything about it -- the location, the bright, open feeling, the kitchen upgrades, the hardwood floors, layout of the house and TWO patios. It just feels like a happy place

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Drive over the bridge onto Balboa Island and you will sense an 'ahh' feeling of leaving the stresses and noises of the outside world far behind. I'm not kidding. I've lived on the island for 20-plus years and I still feel it every time I drop into the village. And a stay at my beach cottage will remind you of simpler times -- bike riding, walks along the beach, frozen bananas, friends over for BBQs -- life's simple pleasures in a bright and airy setting that turns cozy by night around the warm fireplace.

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Speaks: english



  • Cottage exterior. The front porch is a great place to enjoy a sunny breakfast.

    Cottage exterior. The front porch is a great place to enjoy a sunny breakfast.

  • Living room with gas fireplace

    Living room with gas fireplace

  • Bedroom with twin beds and designer linens

    Bedroom with twin beds and designer linens

  • Front patio seating in a peaceful setting

    Front patio seating in a peaceful setting

  • Living room looking to dining area and second patio

    Living room looking to dining area and second patio

  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Kitchen with granite counter tops and newer appliances

    Kitchen with granite counter tops and newer appliances

  • Private patio with gas BBQ off the kitchen/dining area

    Private patio with gas BBQ off the kitchen/dining area

VRBO #261418

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Date last modified - Friday, August 28, 2015

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