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Balboa Island Elegant Cape Cod 2-Story Home

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Our charming home on a quiet street just steps from the beach!

Our charming home on a quiet street just steps from the beach! Welcome to your home away from home! Our guests love lounging and dining on the front porch. The sunny living room with fireplace A happy place to enjoy your family meals Fully-stocked kitchen that the best of cooks would enjoy! Lovely family room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling. Captain Hook is a favorite with the kids. Entrance to the spacious master bedroom. Master bedroom features outdoor balcony, luxury king bed, en suite bathroom, TV. Master bath with 2 sinks, shower, and jetted tub. Second upstairs bath. 2nd bedroom with king bed and TV.  Plenty of closet space. 3rd bedroom with 2 full-sized mattresses, a pull-out twin mattress, TV Downstairs bath with shower A view of the upstairs landing to the back bedrooms An additional outside seating area with gas barbeque The quaint shops and restaurants on Main Street on the island The Balboa Pavillion The ferry transport cars and pedestrians to the Balboa Penninsula and ocean The ferry takes about 4 minutes to cross the bay Stroll the island or relax on the sand with provided chairs and umbrellas

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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Balboa Island house description

This home is one of the jewels of Balboa Island, and is located on Opal Ave., a quiet street. Perfectly maintained, spotless, and elegantly furnished with all the amenities to ensure that your vacation experience is extraordinary, featuring hardwood floors, vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, 2 fireplaces, elegant furnishings, and private garage. Includes formal living room, dining area, den/great room, two separate outdoor seating areas, master bedroom with king-sized bed, secondary bedroom with king-sized bed, third bedroom with 2 full-sized mattresses and trundle bed, three full bathrooms. The master bath has a jetted tub. The upstairs bedrooms have air conditioning.

All linens and towels are provided, as well as wireless Internet service, expanded cable service, and unlimited long-distance phone service. Concierge service is also available.

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The house is located just one block from the ferry, which takes you to the Balboa Fun Zone, complete with Ferris wheel, boat rentals, and guided boat tours of the beautiful homes of the rich and famous in Newport Harbor, or you can catch the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island. The small, sandy beaches of Balboa Island are just steps from the front door.

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

Just steps from the water... Come and enjoy all that Balboa Island has to offer!



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

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

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Linens Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Garage

          Entertainment

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

          Communications

          • Free Long Distance
          • Telephone
          • Wireless Internet

          Pool & Spa

              • Jetted Tub

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio
              • Balcony
              • Outdoor Grill

              Activities

              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hiking
              • Sailing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Fishing
              • Water Skiing
              • Parasailing
              • Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Cinemas
              • Boating
              • Theme Parks
              • Restaurants
              • Sight Seeing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Shopping
              • Shelling

              Other Activities

                  • Beach
                   

                  Reviews

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                  • MAGICAL!

                    MAGICAL!

                    • Guest Steve (Philippines)
                    • Date of stay 05/17/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/11/13
                    Our family had the greatest time at Balboa Island. We chose this house because of the reviews, location, and description. And we were not disappointed. The house is charming, elegant, and Magical! We could just hang out at the house the whole day feeling right at home.Immaculately clean and well maintained. Obvious that the owner pays special attention to the interior design and detail. The owner is easy to deal with, and answers emails and calls promptly(even while driving through the Mojave desert).Central to everything. A short walk to Marine Ave. for dining and shopping. A block to the ferry to cross over to the Peninsula and beaches. Neighbor mentioned that the owner makes sure everything is pristine and ready for the occupants. The welcome box of chocolates was a nice touch to the start of a great week long experience. My kids and I would just hang out at the house the whole morning, and head to the beach until sunset. Perfect weather while we were there. You have to try all the restaurants along Marine avenue! Definitely would recommend this home. And we will be coming back!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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

                  • Dear Shari

                    Dear Shari

                    • Guest Bamie (Pomona, Calif.)
                    • Date of stay 05/25/13
                    • Review Submitted 06/10/13
                    Three generations of my family spent a week in your beautiful home. Childrens ages from 15 to3. We used all of the bay beaches for paddle boarding, riding in a Duffy to see all the beautiful Islands. Balboa ice cream bars and eating in wonderful restaurants once or twice. The ferry to the ocean side was always fun. The house is as beautiful as your pictures show. What you can`t see however from the pictures is the attention to detail in the beds and bedding, the dishes and silverware, it was all wonderful I have already refered you home to friends but hope you always have room for me.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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

                  • Beautiful stay in your gorgeous Balboa Island home!

                    Beautiful stay in your gorgeous Balboa Island home!

                    • Guest Patty (North Tustin, CA)
                    • Date of stay 05/10/13
                    • Review Submitted 05/16/13
                    We had the most wonderful time in your Balboa home!! We went for my husband's birthday and mother's day weekend and it was absolutely perfect! Your home left NOTHING to be desired! It is the most beautiful and well-appointed home that we've ever stayed in in the Balboa/Newport Bch area. It was spotless, sunny, cheery, completely up-to-date and had absolutely EVERYTHING we would ever need in the kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms! We took my parents and a couple of our college age children were able to join us for a couple of nights and we all declared it PERFECT! The location is wonderful so close to the ferry. We walked everyday, rode the ferry, went to the beach, etc.. thank you for sharing your lovely home and we look forward to staying there again!

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sightseeing.

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

                  • Special family vacation

                    Special family vacation

                    • Guest Pokey (Dana Point, California)
                    • Date of stay 02/22/13
                    • Review Submitted 03/01/13
                    Sandcastle II was one of the best rentals we have ever had. My family has used VRBO on several occasions and in various areas. The house was adorable, clean and equipped with everything and anything you could possibly need. The owner was extremely efficient and easy to communicate with. It was obvious the owner takes excellent care of the property and provides everything necessary for a top notch rental. We didn't want to leave the property and can't wait to return, even though we live only a half hour away. It was a memorable vacation. Anyone who chooses to rent this house will not be disappointed.

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

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

                  • Wonderful Fall Break and week at this beautiful home!

                    Wonderful Fall Break and week at this beautiful home!

                    • Guest RIck (Scottsdale)
                    • Date of stay 10/08/11
                    • Review Submitted 12/06/11
                    This home is a wonderful beach house. Very lovely, extremely well maintained. Frankly, it was cleaner than most hotels that I have stayed at. The owners were easy to deal with. You can tell the moment you step inside that this home is loved by it's owners. The upkeep and decor are all first rate. Everthing was very nautical and beachy. My kids loved the life size pirate statue as well! The house is perfect for a large family, and had all you needed to cook in and to entertain. We enjoyed having friends visit us. We went there for Fall Break visiting from Arizona. My kids loved taking the ferry to the beach, just a short walk from the house. We also enjoyed walking to the retail part of Balboa Island as our daily walk. It was just a short drive to Disneyland and to visit Socal friends in the area. I would rent this home again in a heart beat. This was my first time renting a home on VRBO and I am sold! For my large family of 4 children this is a much better way to go than a hotel. Thanks R & S for all the wonderful memories we made at your beautiful beach home.

                    Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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

                  • Wonderful Property!

                    Wonderful Property!

                    • Guest Kiwi Kate (Alexandria, VA)
                    • Date of stay 03/03/10
                    • Review Submitted 03/24/10
                    We (myself and 5 friends from all corners of the world) thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay in this beautiful, well appointed home. It was immaculate and well located--I would certainly recommend it to anyone seeking accommodation on Balboa Island. We were only sorry that, of necessity, our stay was so short (4 days) and very much look forward to our next opportunity to visit Orange County and take advantage of being able to stay in this lovely home. Kudos to the owners for providing such superlative accommodation.

                    Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing.

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 5/5

                  • Spring Break 2010

                    Spring Break 2010

                    • Guest Beach Cruiser (Cave Creek, Arizona)
                    • Date of stay 03/12/10
                    • Review Submitted 03/24/10
                    My wife and I rented the Cape Cod home for my kids spring break (2 teenagers), my wife’s parents also joined us. The home was very nice and clean, perfect for 6 people with plenty of room for everyone. My in-laws spent much of their time exploring the island and reading on the front porch. We brought 4 beach cruisers with us and my wife, kids, and I would take the ferry over to Balboa and bike to Newport and Huntington beaches along the endless boardwalk, stopping for lunch, coffee, shopping, or just to explore. It was a nice and relaxing vacation and the weather was perfect. The home is located in a quiet area but you’re not far from all the action, so you have the best of both worlds. I would highly recommend this property.

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

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                  • Guestbook Comment

                    Guestbook Comment

                    • Guest Anonymous
                    • Date of stay 03/01/09
                    • Review Submitted 03/07/09
                    As we did, especially coming from as far as Tokyo, Japan, you've probably looked at a lot of potential places to rent and you are hoping you pick the right place. Sometimes where you stay can make or break the relaxing vacation you had planned; you keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best. The Heuser's Balboa Island beach house really made this vacation what we had hoped it would be.The house is big, beautiful and very very clean; it surpassed all expectations on every level! With the exception of the food we picked up at a local nearby supermarket, the house lacks nothing. Whether it was the granite counter-top stool seating for our two children to make eating and clean-up simple; the fantastic high-end barbecue; the jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom; or the beach toys provided by the Heusers, it all came together to make an easy vacation. Balboa Island has a circular path that we walked at least twice a day. The kids collected seashells and other treasuries, while we relaxed on the seawall and watched the ever-changing mixer of boats go about their business. We saw some awesome sunsets in the evening and met some really nice islanders on our walks. The house is located a few minutes walk from the ferry that crosses the channel to the coastal beaches, Balboa pier and the Fun Zone. You can also pick up the morning paper and snacks here at the minimart. I could go on about both the house and the Island, but rest assured when we return we will be renting the Heuser's beach house again, without hesitation!! Enjoy, The Browns from Tokyo, Japan

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 17/19

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest M. Walter
                    • Date of stay 06/18/07
                    • Review Submitted 06/18/07
                    Hi Shari, I am sorry we haven't sent you a note earlier, because we all LOVED the house and our vacation! The house exceeded our expectations. Your furnishings are beautiful, and we loved all the details that make this house relaxing and comfortable - great showers, sound system, very comfortable beds, and a great kitchen. My sister loved the Pirate, and insisted on pictures with him. Thank you for the welcome gift - it was unexpected and very sweet. Thanks for leaving beach toys available - we used them daily. I didn't know how usable the Balboa Island beaches would be, but the beach really close to your house was perfect for a three year old. Oh, and our new favorite breakfast place - Wilma's Patio. I think I gained at least 4 pounds, and I have to blame the shakes at Ruby's...oh well, they were delicious. I could go on and on.... Thank you so very much for a fantastic vacation in a beautiful house. It was so wonderful. Sincerely, M. Walter

                    Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                  • Guest comment entered by owner

                    • Guest S. Vigil
                    • Date of stay 06/24/06
                    • Review Submitted 06/24/06
                    Oh my gosh, what a beautiful place you have in Balboa. The pirate was the "hit" - right up there with Disneyland with the three kids. We had such a wonderful time - everything was perfect. We throughly enjoyed your home - it is so comfortable and beautifully decorated - there was absolutely NOTHING that we wanted for. We ate all of our meals there - inside - outside - all around. Thanks again so much.

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

                   
                  Rates vary from $2,300 to $4,900 per week.
                  Off season rentals require a 4-night minimum.
                  Summer rentals are Saturday to Saturday and require a 7-night stay
                  Add 10% bed tax, $195 cleaning fee. 
                  The deposit is 50% and the remainder is due 30 days prior to arrival.
                  

                  Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2004

                  About the owner: My husband is a cardiologist, and I am a real estate professional. We live in Phoenix, AZ. We fell in love with the house from the first moment that we saw it. There were already 3 other purchase offers submitted to the seller of the house. We put in our offer at the list minute and crossed our fingers. The rest is history, and we ended up with our dream vacation home.

                  Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island:
                  I spent my first summer on Balboa Island when I was 12 years old. I never forgot the wonderful experience - the beaches, charming houses, boating in the harbor, and the wonderful weather. I always dreamed about owning one of the beautiful houses. And one magical day my dream came true!

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  One of the greatest things about vacationing on the island is that you don't need to get in your car. That was my husband's criteria when we were looking for a vacation home. We love to spend our time biking, walking around the island, and crusing the harbor in our electric Duffy boat. Our house has been described by previous guests as one of the warmest and most comfortable houses that they have ever stayed in. I appreciate the opportunity to have other people enjoy themselves so much during their stay, love to read their entries in our guest book, and work hard to think of everthing that we could do or provide to ensure that our guests have a memorable vacation experience.


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                  Photos

                  • Our charming home on a quiet street just steps from the beach!

                    Our charming home on a quiet street just steps from the beach!

                  • Our guests love lounging and dining on the front porch.

                    Our guests love lounging and dining on the front porch.

                  • Fully-stocked kitchen that the best of cooks would enjoy!

                    Fully-stocked kitchen that the best of cooks would enjoy!

                  • Captain Hook is a favorite with the kids.

                    Captain Hook is a favorite with the kids.

                  • Master bedroom features outdoor balcony, luxury king bed, en suite bathroom, TV.

                    Master bedroom features outdoor balcony, luxury king bed, en suite bathroom, TV.

                  • Second upstairs bath.

                    Second upstairs bath.

                  • 3rd bedroom with 2 full-sized mattresses, a pull-out twin mattress, TV

                    3rd bedroom with 2 full-sized mattresses, a pull-out twin mattress, TV

                  • A view of the upstairs landing to the back bedrooms

                    A view of the upstairs landing to the back bedrooms

                  • The Balboa Pavillion

                    The Balboa Pavillion

                  • The ferry takes about 4 minutes to cross the bay

                    The ferry takes about 4 minutes to cross the bay

                  • Welcome to your home away from home!

                    Welcome to your home away from home!

                  • The sunny living room with fireplace

                    The sunny living room with fireplace

                  • A happy place to enjoy your family meals

                    A happy place to enjoy your family meals

                  • Lovely family room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling.

                    Lovely family room with fireplace and vaulted ceiling.

                  • Entrance to the spacious master bedroom.

                    Entrance to the spacious master bedroom.

                  • Master bath with 2 sinks, shower, and jetted tub.

                    Master bath with 2 sinks, shower, and jetted tub.

                  • 2nd bedroom with king bed and TV.  Plenty of closet space.

                    2nd bedroom with king bed and TV. Plenty of closet space.

                  • Downstairs bath with shower

                    Downstairs bath with shower

                  • An additional outside seating area with gas barbeque

                    An additional outside seating area with gas barbeque

                  • The quaint shops and restaurants on Main Street on the island

                    The quaint shops and restaurants on Main Street on the island

                  • The ferry transport cars and pedestrians to the Balboa Penninsula and ocean

                    The ferry transport cars and pedestrians to the Balboa Penninsula and ocean

                  • Stroll the island or relax on the sand with provided chairs and umbrellas

                    Stroll the island or relax on the sand with provided chairs and umbrellas

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                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
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