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Cheerful Bayfront Balboa Island Home - Beautifully Decorated!

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Martha's Manor - Design by Kittrell & Associates - Photos by Martin King

Martha's Manor - Design by Kittrell & Associates - Photos by Martin King Master Bedroom Master Bedroom Bay View Cozy Kitchen Dining Area Living Room Interior Garden Patio Rear Sun Deck Patio off Master Bedroom and Queen Bedroom Front Entrance Queen Bedroom Kids/Teen Room Den with Queen Foldout Sleeper Couch Master Bathroom Downstairs Powder Room Guest Bathroom

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Last updated: 04/15/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Balboa Island house description

Welcome to the best location on Balboa Island! Bay front with a sandy beach. Our coveted Little Island location is just steps from the charming Village with markets, shops, restaurants, and services. Wake up to beautiful sunrises over the bay and relax in the evening with a BBQ on the bay at sunset! Spend the entire week and never use your car. Our beautifully landscaped, newly furnished 3-bedroom home is complete with every amenity, including all flat screen TVs, to ensure a premier vacation experience. Comfortable soft seating and a great table in the living area create an environment perfect for relaxing, reading, watching the boats go by, playing games, working on craft projects or watching the big game on TV.

The oversized master king bedroom has a gorgeous bay view, flat screen entertainment center, private bath, and a cute deck with a small bay view that is shared with the second queen bedroom. The third bedroom is huge with a private sun deck complete with chaise lounges for sunbathing. It is set up dormitory style with 5 twin beds. Plenty of room for the kids to play games and connect their game system to the flat screen TV. All bedrooms are on the second floor and Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a full bath. A cute downstairs den is a cheerful area that can be converted to another bedroom with a queen fold out couch.

The house has multiple outdoor entertaining areas. The front patio is right on the bay front and has a large dining table, small cocktail table and a BBQ. The back patio is private and is adjacent to the covered parking / garage area. It is perfect for entertaining when you need indoor / outdoor space. All linens, kitchen ware, towels, are provided. Broadband wireless internet and unlimited domestic long distance will keep you connected. For your convenience a full laundry room is available onsite.

Overall this home is bright, cheery, and comfortable. The moment you wander into our beautifully redone 1938 original property and glance over the bay you know you are home! Bring your bikes, kayak, fishing pole, and walking shoes to enjoy all that the beach and bay have to offer.

Balboa Island is in Newport Beach and is only 15 minutes from Orange County / John Wayne Airport, 50 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, and 75 minutes to San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport. It is a short drive to many Southern California attractions including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Anaheim Stadium, Honda Center, Laguna Beach, Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Diego Zoo, and Sea World.

Property Type

  • House
  • 2 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 9-11

          • Master Bedroom: 1 king

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          • Guest Bedroom: 1 queen

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          • Den: 2 sleep sofa /futon

            Downstairs Den has Queen Sleep Sofa...moreless

          • Kids/Teen Room: 5 twin/ single

            Large room has 2 Twins, 1 Twin Daybed and 2 Twin Trundles ...moreless

          • The Master King Bedroom and the Guest Queen Bedroom share a lovely deck with a bay view. The Kids/Teen Room has a private sun deck....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            8...moreless

          • Kitchen
          • Dishwasher
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Pantry Items

          Amenities

          • Washing Machine
          • Iron & Board
          • Covered Parking
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating
          • Fireplace
          • Towels Provided
          • Living Room seats 8
          • Parking

          Entertainment

          • Television:

            Flat Screen TVs...moreless

          • Satellite / Cable
          • DVD Player
          • Games
          • Books

          Communications

          • Telephone
          • Free Long Distance
          • Internet
          • Wireless Internet

          Outdoor Features

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Balcony

          Theme

          • Tourist Attractions
          • Family

          Location & View

          • Beachfront:

            On Balboa Bay with sandy beach in front...moreless

          • Beach View

          Car

              • Not Necessary

              Activities

              • Snorkeling
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Roller Blading
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Rock Climbing
              • Water Skiing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Laundromat
              • Hospital
              • Groceries
              • Massage Therapist
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Racquetball
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Sailing
              • Swimming
              • Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Parasailing
              • Tennis
              • Mountain Biking
              • Golf
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Kayaking
              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Marina
              • Library
              • Churches
              • Playground
              • Water Parks
              • Synagogues
              • Recreation Center
              • Botanical Garden
              • Museums
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Live Theater
              • Arboretum
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Zoo
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Shelling
              • Whale Watching
              • Antiquing
              • ATM/Bank
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Walking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shopping
              • Beachcombing
              • Scenic Drives
              • Paddle Boating
              • Bird Watching

              Other Activities

                  • Balboa Island is in Newport Beach and is only 15 minutes from Orange County / John Wayne Airport, 50 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport, and 75 minutes to San Diego Lindbergh Field Airport. It is a short drive to many Southern California attractions including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Anaheim Stadium, Honda Center, Laguna Beach, Hollywood, Los Angeles, San Diego Zoo, and Sea World....moreless
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • Perfect Balboa Rental on the Little Island

                    Perfect Balboa Rental on the Little Island

                    • Guest Scott M. (Simi Valley, CA)
                    • Date of stay 09/21/13
                    • Review Submitted 10/07/13
                    My family stayed here for the week 9/21/13 to 9/28/13. My wife and I are in our early forties and our boys are 5 and 2 1/2. Christine at Beach Time Realty was fantastic. She was very helpful and easy to work with. The house itself was fantastic. The beach is right out front and has great sand for the kids to play in. The great thing is that even during high tide there is plenty of beach for the kids to play on. This had been a problem while staying on the South Bay on the Big Island. The house is only about 12 houses from the Little Island public pier so we took the kids fishing every night. When my son caught his first fish and then a sting ray he almost lost his mind from pure excitement. He still won't stop talking about it. The walk to the main street is very short and easy, even with two little kids. The walk to the ferry is pretty long from the house with two little kids so we brought a Radio Flyer wagon which made it much easier. Both kids love the ferris wheel and we rented a boat for a couple hours to cruise around the island. The house itself is really nice. Two stories, all carpeted, which is great for the kids and looks really good. The entire house is super modern and still has the old school beach feel to it. The windows and cabinets are all old, but re-done and it just feels and looks cool. There are flat screen TV's in every room and three or four DVD players. All the beds are super comfortable and linens and towels are provided. We had the kids cousins over one night and all four of them played and slept comfortably in the kids room. The patio is great and the view is beautiful. The inside patio is connected to the garage and was great for the kids to play in as it is totally enclosed. Overall I would highly recommend this house and would work with Beach Time Realty any day of the week.

                    Manager response: We are very pleased that your family enjoyed the home! Thank you so much for the thorough and nice review. We look forward to your next visit.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                  • Perfect Island Retreat

                    Perfect Island Retreat

                    • Guest Kelly (Stanford, CA)
                    • Date of stay 09/01/12
                    • Review Submitted 09/06/12
                    We had the perfect Labor Day Weekend stay in this beautiful "Little Island" home. It was well appointed with new cottage style furnishings, lighting, and window coverings which felt luxurious and comfortable at the same time. We spent warm evenings on the front brick patio BBQing and watching the harvest moon rise. The view on the water is peaceful and the location on the island was very quiet, especially on such a busy weekend. With 2 parking spaces in the garage, we never had to drive and walked everywhere, including nearby restaurants and the market. The island is the perfect spot to vacation and we biked to the beach via the ferry, rode the stand up paddle board around the island, and even did a little fishing. We had our own equipment, however, rentals are easily found within a short walk. There was also plenty of time to relax and enjoy the view from several sunny decks and a rear brick patio. The kitchen had all we needed and we found cooking a breeze for our holiday BBQ. The bedrooms were spacious and each had access to a balcony or deck. We had 6 in our group, however, we could have had several more. This is perfect for 2 families or an extended family with a large bunk room and a cozy den w/sleeper sofa. The location is perfect, quiet yet close to everything. We'll definitely be back!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

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                  • Derby Duo

                    Derby Duo

                    • Guest Jon (Louisville KY)
                    • Date of stay 03/08/12
                    • Review Submitted 03/18/12
                    This home is amazing. My husband and I stayed for an awesome week. The accomodations are so comfortable, cozy and clean. Every amenity was provided. We were there for selection Sunday (NCAA basketball) and were able to enjoy watching our teams on many flat screen TVs. In addition to the interiors perfection the bayside views were breathtaking. We were able to walk to the beach via a short ferry ride and experienced the sights and sounds of Newport Beach. Back on the island, there are many great restaurants and unique shops in walking distance. We were very impressed with everything and didn't want to leave.

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                  • Perfect Island visit!

                    Perfect Island visit!

                    • Guest Missy (Ventura, CA)
                    • Date of stay 04/18/11
                    • Review Submitted 05/30/11
                    Wow...this place is beautiful and exceptionally well maintained. The new furnishings are comfortable, cheery, and pefect for the beach. The entire house is warm and cozy and the bedrooms are large! The view of the bay from the master bedroom is breathtaking. We loved sitting out on the front patio watching the boats go by and enjoying a bbq dinner. The Little Island location is great. It is much quieter than the big island and the east bay front has less wind and crowds. The multiple outdoor areas insure sun or shade at anytime of the day. We loved walking over the Hersey's market (a cute little small town style market) and pick our dinner and wine for the evening! We only had four at the house but it easily sleeps 10 in beds. The kitchen was well stocked with nice plates and pans, etc. The flat screen TV's were much nicer than we have at home. A real treat! All in all a wonderful vacation. We can't wait to go back to Martha's Manor next year! A special thanks to the thoughtful owners and the great bottle of Chardonnay they left as a welcome gift. Thanks for sharing your home!

                    Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                   
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Summer
                  Jun 14 - Sep 13, 2014
                  7 night min stay

                  $5,500
                  My Standard Rate
                  7 night min stay

                  $3,500 $6,000
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning Fee $200
                  • Refundable Security Deposit $800
                  • Tax Rate 10%

                  Notes:

                  Weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday

                  Winter Rates are higher during holidays

                  Rates are valid through June 15, 2015


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                  Location

                  • Nearest Airport: John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana at 7 Miles
                  • Nearest Ferry: Balboa Island Ferry at 0.7 Miles
                  • Nearest Train: Amtrak, Santa Ana at 13 Miles
                  • Nearest Motorway: Freeway at 5 Miles
                  • Nearest Beach: Balboa Bay at Balboa Island
                  • Nearest Barpub: Village Inn at 0.2 Miles
                  • Nearest Golf: Pelican Hill Resort at 4 Miles
                  • Nearest Restaurant: Numerous Restaurants at 0.2 Miles
                   

                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About: My family started coming to Balboa Island when I was a kid in the 1960s. It has always been my dream to own a home in this charming, relaxing and very special place.

                  Why Balboa Island:
                  When this classic 1938 Manor Home in one of the absolute best locations on the Island became available, we couldn't resist purchasing it.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  The home had been lovingly cared for and periodically updated by the same family for over 50 years. We are not ready to retire and live here full time. So we decided to completely refurnish the place and make it the perfect vacation destination to be shared with family, friends, and a few select rental guests.


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                  Photos

                  • Martha's Manor - Design by Kittrell & Associates - Photos by Martin King

                    Martha's Manor - Design by Kittrell & Associates - Photos by Martin King

                  • Master Bedroom Bay View

                    Master Bedroom Bay View

                  • Dining Area

                    Dining Area

                  • Interior Garden Patio

                    Interior Garden Patio

                  • Patio off Master Bedroom and Queen Bedroom

                    Patio off Master Bedroom and Queen Bedroom

                  • Queen Bedroom

                    Queen Bedroom

                  • Den with Queen Foldout Sleeper Couch

                    Den with Queen Foldout Sleeper Couch

                  • Downstairs Powder Room

                    Downstairs Powder Room

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Cozy Kitchen

                    Cozy Kitchen

                  • Living Room

                    Living Room

                  • Rear Sun Deck

                    Rear Sun Deck

                  • Front Entrance

                    Front Entrance

                  • Kids/Teen Room

                    Kids/Teen Room

                  • Master Bathroom

                    Master Bathroom

                  • Guest Bathroom

                    Guest Bathroom

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Wednesday, April 16, 2014

                  $3,500 - $5,500 per week (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 11

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                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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