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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:No

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

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 1900 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • 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

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            22 years or older preferred!...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

          Kitchen & Dining

          • 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

          • Kitchen:

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

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Refrigerator
          • Dishwasher
          • Ice Maker
          • Microwave
          • Seating for 6 people


          • 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

          • Towels Provided:

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

          • Air Conditioning:

            window unit in MBR and rear bedroom...moreless

          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Heating
          • Living Room
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board


          • Video Library:

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

          • Toys:

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

          • DVD Player:

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

          • CD Player
          • Music Library
          • Books
          • Stereo


          • Telephone:

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

          • Wireless Internet:

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

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio:

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

          • Outdoor Grill
          • Kayak / Canoe

          Location & View

              • 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


              • Theme Parks
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Fishing
              • Surfing
              • Swimming
              • Hiking
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Sailing
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Surf Fishing
              • Parasailing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Kayaking
              • Laundromat
              • Cycling
              • Hospital
              • ATM/Bank
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Zoo
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Cinemas
              • Restaurants
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Beachcombing
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Groceries
              • Basketball Court


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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!

              Contact us

              Speaks: english



              • 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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              This listing was first published here in 2006.

              Date last modified - Saturday, June 21, 2014

              $200 - $515 per night (USD)

              3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
              Sleeps 11

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