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Immaculate, Updated, Fully Furnished Beach Cottage

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Front of house with dutch door


Last updated: 09/09/2013

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Balboa Island cottage description

This is a lovely Balboa Island Cottage! Tastefully decorated to make your Balboa Island Vacation relaxing and comfortable. There are three bedrooms: the first has a trundle bed, the master has a king and the third bedroom has a double and a queen futon. There is a den with a queen futon couch and a large chair and ottoman which converts to a twin bed. (Pillow ticking red and white stripe covers). The den opens into a large, brick patio with table, umbrella and propane heater and barbeque. The house is equipped with every amenity and is located eight houses from the bay and a short block from the Balboa Island Ferry. The ferry connects with the Balboa Peninsula, the fun zone, rental boats (motor and sail), and the surf. We are half and hour from Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm; 15 minutes from shopping, fine restaurants and entertainment in South Coast Plaza, Newport Beach and Laguna.

The island itself is a step back in time. Truly, once you have slept on our island... it will be hard to leave...

Keywords: Balboa Island Beach House


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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    22 years or older preferred!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a one story home. There is a gated back patio area with easy acccess for children in and out of the house. There is an outside warm shower for post beach cleanup!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 6-11

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2

    trundle bed accomodates 2...moreless

  • Den: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    There is a queen futon and a twin futon....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This is a large room and the futon has room to open easily....moreless

  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3) These are trundle beds in the front bedroom. There is a memory foam top mattress in the upper closet that will convert these beds to a queen. Cumbersome to put on, works well. This must be un-assembled and put away at time of departure. In addition,the den also has a futon 'chair' the width of a twin bed, with ottoman that converts to a twin bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a queen futon in the den.(All doors close and room can be a separate bedroom.) There is also a queen futon in the rear bedroom....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    front bathroom near bedroom 2, den and living room...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    tiled with access to outside door for sandy bodies...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    4 DVD players; one is Blue Ray...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television:

    4 televisions with dvds...moreless

  • Toys:

    large assortment of beach toys in patio bin....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Bring your own DVDs as we have had bad luck leaving ours for others to use!...moreless


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Balboa Island is it's own community of homes originally built beginning in the 1920's with ongoing development. It is it's own unique island 'village' surrounded by water. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are extra folding charis in the closet. For summer dining there are long tables folded behind the cabinets in the patio and stacked yard chairs if you choose to use them; great summer dining!...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window unit in MBR and rear bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    No linen service available on island. Rentors are required to wash and fold all linens on departure and leave them as they are found....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    There is a phone. However, it is for local use only. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are bath and beach towels provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Passwords etc. in bedside table in master...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


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

    We leave all condiments for ongoing renters. If an item is used and finished, try to replace it for the next family....moreless

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


  • Deck / Patio:

    good sized brick patio for family meals and small children playing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Base Rate
2 night min stay
$250 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,400 $3,750
Summer Rates
Jun 1 - Sep 15
7 night min stay

$3,605 $13,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Fees and Taxes:

10% City of Newport Beach Rent tax added to all stays under one month


Half rental charge due at time of contract signing; balance and security deposit due 1 month in advance of occupancy.

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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne Orange County Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
short stroll down the sidewalk
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Costa Mesa
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 73
325 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mammoth Mountain

Orange County is a thriving mini metropolis! It has every amenity imaginable and more. South Coast Plaza is world renowned for it's shopping with boutique stores, wonderful eateries and merry go rounds for the children.

Restaurants abound with every cuisine from around the world in exceptional settings. Daily activities range from sitting on the beach to the most active water sports, gof, tennis, running or biking along the beach.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: We bought this house when our 7 children were young. It is the house of expanding walls! We now have 24 grandchildren (22 under 6) and 'the beach house' is as much theirs as ours. It is a family gathering place and is and has been a wonderful place of many memories! We want others to feel the comfort we have here. We treat it as a home, not a 'rental'.

Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island:
Balboa Island is a quintessential step back in time! It is the place children should experience from the gentle Bay to the ferry connecting to the penninsula. It is a place where parents can give their 5 year old money to walk down to the store and not worry! Where a 5 year old feels 'old' because they can be treated like children of 'old'. It is a magical place of rest and relax steps from the hubhub of Newport Shopping and todays demands. When you cross the bridge to the island and see the sails on the boats, your heart sails! For young or old, it is the best!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The island is a separated from todays world as you choose to make it! It is 20 minutes to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, 10 minutes to Southcoast Plaza, 10 minutes to Newport Fashion Island, minutes to great golf, tennis and water activities. But, for total relaxation ride a bike or walk the island,shop our Marine Street specialty shops, ride the ferry to the Balboa Penninsula and have dinner, ride the ferris wheel, carousel and play in the arcades; or rent an electric boat, grab a pizza and have dinner cruising around the Bay. The options are endless!

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  • Front of house with dutch door

    Front of house with dutch door

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Den opening to patio

    Den opening to patio

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • North Bay, 8 houses from the front door!

    North Bay, 8 houses from the front door!

  • Dining room off living room area

    Dining room off living room area

  • Front bedroom with trundle bed

    Front bedroom with trundle bed

  • Back bedroom with available outside access door

    Back bedroom with available outside access door

VRBO #81411

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Date last modified - Saturday, March 28, 2015

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Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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  • Calendar last updated: 09/09/2013
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