Balboa Island - Tropical Beach Cottage in Paradise
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- Minimum stay:Contact owner
- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Island style beach cottage with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, open, airy and bright. When you walk through the door you feel like you are in paradise. Just steps to the beach! To make your beach trips easier we provide beach chairs, towels, umbrella, bikes, a kayak, surfboards, a cooler to keep your snacks and drinks cool and a wagon to carry it all.
Enjoy the magnificent sunset from your own front patio and BBQ your favorite steaks or fish on either our propane or charcoal BBQ. The nights are beautiful with the ocean breezes.
Beautiful tropical decor with cozy wood burning fireplace in dining and living room - open and airy - wood beam vaulted ceiling with tropical ceiling fans, great entertaining home, gourmet kitchen, French doors in the family room lead to a quaint tropical side patio to enjoy your morning coffee and local newspaper or just to read a book sitting under the palms, includes delivery of local newspaper on Sunday, bed linens and towels, wireless internet, WIFI, flat screen TV's, HDTV, BBQ, laundry facilities, parking in the garage so there is no problem parking.
1 block from quaint Balboa Island Village where you can enjoy shopping, dining, or sipping coffee at Starbuck's. Hershey's Market, US Post Office are also available to make your stay easy and enjoyable. Also enjoy shopping at Fashion Island, an Italian outdoor shopping extravaganza with Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, and many more unique boutiques. For those who love golf, world's most prestigious golf courses at Pelican Hill, Monarch Beach and Strawberry Farms. Take the Balboa Ferry to the Pacific Ocean for miles of beach for sunning, swimming, surfing and bike ride along the shoreline. Great restaurants all along the way!
Where memories are made! There are so many things to do on Balboa Island - you can go deep sea fishing, rent electric boats to go fishing or cruise the harbor, paddle boats, electric bikes, Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm (25 miles), Laguna Beach, Los Angeles is 1 hour north, San Diego is 1 hour south.
This is a great beach house to rent for a week or a month - you will love it! If you are on vacation, having a family re-union, re-locating, or doing business in the OC area, this is the perfect turn key beach house - a home away from home!
Keywords: Island inspired beach cottage
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer
- Wood Fireplace
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Ping Pong Table
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Jet Skiing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Basketball Court
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
- Wildlife Viewing
ReviewsWrite a review
We stay here for one month each year. We love this little house. It is older and well lived in, but that adds to the charm. The house is clean and well stocked. The owners are very nice and helpful. This is an excellent value for the rent paid. We plan to return next year.
- Guest Yule
- Date of stay 02/08/13
- Review Submitted 02/21/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+.
The furnace occasionally did not work in our rental. We were told by owner that their unit (which was connected to our rental) shared the furnace and when they were using it, we could not. Dishwasher did not work properly. The dishes did not come out clean and there was a very thick film left on the dish ware. When I told the owner the problem, she told me I could wash the dish ware by hand, Fleas were in kitchen and family room. We complained to owner and she told us we must have brought the fleas in from the beach. However, we had not yet been to the beach. The fleas were present from the moment we walked in to the rental. Several kitchen drawers were dirty when we arrived. Dish towels were stained and looked very old. Bed linen was also stained. The kitchen was not fully stocked when we arrived. Good location. Big kitchen. It was nice to have bikes in the garage to use.
- Guest Traveler
- Date of stay 01/07/13
- Review Submitted 02/13/13
Great home away from home.
Great home away from home.
I felt compelled to write a review after the absurd previous review of 1 star. My family and I have stayed here twice and looked again for 2013 but unfortunately she is already booked for the dates we want. The house is great. Short stroll to beach and a street off downtown. I don't know what more you can ask for. I would highly recommend this property if it's available.
- Guest Rob
- Date of stay 07/01/12
- Review Submitted 11/26/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with young children, pet owners.
Incredible summer vacation!!
Incredible summer vacation!!
Thank you so much!! We had an incredible vacation with our family and your house is beautiful. You had everything we could possible want. We look forward to seeing you next.year!!!
- Guest Family from Colorado
- Date of stay 07/07/12
- Review Submitted 07/14/12
Nerve Racking and Totally Unsatisfied
Nerve Racking and Totally Unsatisfied
We were scheduled to stay in this house for the week of June 16 through June 23 2012. We only made it to day 5. The ad is very misleading which caused us numerous problems from parking in a "garage" to sleeping quarters that rate below motel six. When dealing with the owners it was very obvious that they were only concerned about the money. When we mentioned to them are dissatisfaction we were told to leave! Like they say "if it sounds too good to be true it usually is". If you still insist on trying this place out make sure you have a backup plan for motel accommodations. I can't post my email address but if you want further information on this place or the owners, please contact VRBO and have them forward your email to me and I will respond.
- Guest JohnDelia
- Date of stay 06/16/12
- Review Submitted 06/25/12
Owner response: We are sorry for your unhappy visit. We have rented our beach house for the last couple of years with great success and a lot of returning visitors. Our beach house looks exactly like the pictures on VRBO. Your concerns about the garage: we have a 2 car garage with 1/2 space taken up with beach bikes, ping pong table, beach chairs, wagon, etc for guest to use at the beach and make their stay more enjoyable. The garage is not for oversized trucks. Our sleeping accomodations are for 7 as stated in VRBO. Some families bring more. Also, we encourage all visitors to read the instructions for the house so everything runs smoothly including street sweeping. The person who wrote this review was not a party to the lease. We received their check the day before check-in and it was not able to clear the bank. After clearing late Friday, they stayed until Thursday wanting a full refund for 7 days. After late night emails, we refunded 2 nights stay. The grandmother's grandchildren had a ball, they biked, played ping pong, skate boarded and played at the bay, we wish he could have enjoyed himself as well.
Sep 11-May 29, 2010 .. $1950/week .. $4,000/month May 29-Jun 26, 2010 .. $2500/week Jun 26-Sep 11, 2010 .. $3200/week Summer rentals are Saturday-Saturday (1 week minimum) 10% Newport Beach occupancy tax and $125.00 cleaning fee 50% due upon booking reservation & remainder due 15 days prior to arrival
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
About the owner: We purchased our beach house in 1990 and we have raised our children here. We have wonderful memories of family BBQ'S, crab fishing, endless hours of playing on the beach, surfing at the ocean, eating frozen bananas and 'hippo cookies' at Dad's, and just watching our children grow up in a safe beach environment.
Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island:
We vacationed here on the island for many summers and we loved it so much we wanted to buy our own beach cottage. It is a great place to bring children so they can play safely at the beach, walking distance to town if you want to go shopping or just get a cup of coffee. If you do not want to cook there are 8 restaurants in town that are all great.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We have updated the beach house many times during the last 20 years. Most recently with a state of the art kitchen and a tropical inspired decor, we love coming home. We enjoy the patios for reading and relaxing in the sun. Our home is bright, sunny and airy with the sea breezes flowing through.
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Tropical beach cottage just steps to the beach
Tropical Beach Cottage Vacation Home in Newport Beach, California
Family room - HDTV with tropical inspired patio to enjoy morning coffee or after
Downstairs bedroom with french doors to side patio - flat screen TV
Dining room with wood burning fireplace
Balboa Island Village
Kids having fun playing in the bay
Ferry ride over to Balboa Peninsula to Pacific Ocean,boat rentals and Fun Zone
Living room with vaulted beam ceilings
Dining area with cozy wood burning fireplace - great entertaining - Vacation Ho
Master Bedroom with tropical fan, flat screen TV and walk-in closet
Living Room stairs leading to upstairs bedrooms
Beach, boats, and broadwalk surrounding Balboa Island
Party time on the beach at the bay
Corona del Mar State Beach with parking, fire pits, restaurant, minutes away
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