Balboa Island by the Bay
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Balboa Island house description
This remodeled home is only 7 homes from the South Bay front of beautiful Balboa Island. 2 Bedrooms and 1 1/2 Baths. One King Bed and One Queen bed with all linens included. Large screen TV with satellite in Living room and TVs in all bedrooms. Living room has a wood burning fireplace. Dining Room and large fully equipped kitchen. Front Patio with seating and back private patio with gas BBQ. Garage with washer and dryer. Wireless internet. 1 block from the center of town. 15 minutes from airport, 30 minutes from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, 1 hour from Universal Studios, 2 hours from San Diego.
Keywords: Duplex, downstairs
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size bed (1), Queen size Bed(1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Ice Maker
- Washing Machine:
- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Pier Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Whale Watching
- Medical Services
- Sight Seeing
- Paddle Boating
- Scenic Drives
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This super-clean and updated beach house was the perfect place for our family's summer vacation. We felt right at home, with all the necessary kitchen and bath amenities. They provided a television in every room, including a flatscreen in the living room, wireless internet, dishwasher and plenty of room on the back porch to keep our bikes and beach toys. There was a washer and dryer available in the garage, so we didn't have to use the local laundromat. Very convenient!! Also, we loved being able to relax on the large front porch. Since the main street is a block away, we were able to quickly walk over to the grocery store, restaurants and shopping. My toddler son spent most of his time at the bay, which was steps away from the home. This made restroom and lunch breaks quick so we were able to get back to the beach in no time. I honestly cannot say enough about this rental. We plan on coming back next summer for another vacation and would not stay anywhere else!
- Guest suzie (Idaho)
- Date of stay 07/30/11
- Review Submitted 10/01/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers, people with disabilities.
Owner response: Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Come again!
Hi Carol - Just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying your beautiful home (and weather) on the Island. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last Tuesday evening with a Mass at St. John Vianney and then dinner at Basilic. It was such a lovely evening with all four of our children, granddaughter, and extended family in attendance. We have been coming here every Summer for the past 25 years. Our daughter actually got engaged right here on the Island a couple of years ago right under the Diamond Street sign on the boardwalk. Her fiancee wrote "Will you marry me?" in chalk on the boardwalk and then got down on one knee with a ring and proposed. We have such fond memories of the Island and staying at your home this Summer has been one of the highlights! We have enjoyed getting to know some of your neighbors (Len next door and his lovely wife), the mail/woman Yola, and being able to be so close to the South Bay. The plants are looking good and flowering out front. Keeping them watered as it's been warm here. I've had Nate from Balboa Cleaning Company come every week (Mary at Lora Vance was very helpful and gave me their number) and today I swept out the garage and vacuumed all the carpets in there. I still can't get over how well stocked your kitchen is! You must be quite the cook/baker. Anyways, I'm not sure where your "home away from home" is right now but I just wanted you to know that all is well here and I hope you are enjoying your Summer as well. Julie Sitton
- Guest sitton6 (Gilbert, Arizona)
- Date of stay 07/01/11
- Review Submitted 08/12/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 14 - May 31, 2014
7 night min stay
Jun 1 - Sep 14, 2014
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Linen service upon request, extra charges paid by tenant.
- Pet Fee: $150
- cleaning fee: $125
- Tax Rate 10%
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- Nearest Airport: John Wayne Orange County at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Balboa at 1 Miles
- Nearest Train: Santa Ana at 30 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 405 at 10 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Balboa at 1 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Village Inn at 0.1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Wilma's at 0.1 Miles
Year Purchased: 1999
Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island:
We have lived on Balboa Island since 1987. When we drive over the bridge we always feel we are going on vacation even after all these years. We now have a vacation home in Idaho and rent out our Balboa Island home when we are away. It is fully furnished with all our own furniture and we DON'T consider this a 'rental home'.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
We love to take the local ferry across to Balboa (Pacific Ocean) and walk along the beach. There are many restaurants within walking distance. The 'Island' is quiet and safe. You can fish from the local public piers and walk 1 block to the main street to shop. There is a local market, restaurants and a local saloon.Fashion Island Shopping center is 5 minutes away by car.
Enclosed back yard
A happy dog at 118
Our South Bay front only 7 houses away
The boardwalk around the Island
New master shower
The Fun Zone across the bay
The Ferry to the ocean side
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Date last modified - Monday, November 04, 2013
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