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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation
Recent Balboa Island reviews
Ideal location on the bay
"This house is in the best spot on Balboa Island. The view of the bay from the patio is spectacular and having a large patio table was a bonus. My husband and I stayed here with our 20 and 19 year old kids. We rented paddle boards that were delivered right to the water in front of us. We also rented a Duffy boat and kept pulling it up on shore in front of the house to get more provisions. We barbequed meals and enjoyed them on the patio and also walked the 1 block to eat at many of the restaurants on Marine Ave. The house can use some updates and minor repairs, but the location and view make it a great place to stay."
Guest: Lisa J.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: May 31, 2015
"There are just so many wonderful things to share about this property, I don't know where to start. Let's begin with the owner. She was so responsive to my many pre-visit questions & kind enough to allow me to preview her home while I was on another trip to CA. This home is amazing! From the moment you enter the courtyard, you'll be hooked & it only gets better once you step inside. The home is quite large, especially for 2 people. I LOVED that there were 3 different doors that opened on to your quiet, beautiful & private patio. The closets are huge, the washer/dryer a real plus, the bedroom had such a comfortable bed & plenty of drawer space. The master bath so quaint with breathtaking Spanish tile throughout, even in the sink! Lots of towels & a cute counter just outside the small step in shower stall. The living room was so beautifully decorated. You could just get swallowed up by the comfy couch. A table & chairs for 4 was at one end of the living room & at the other end was a high top table & more chairs. Side chairs & a lounger sat near the fireplace. The very large flat screen TV, although not HDMI equipped was great. There was a 2nd bathroom at the far end of the living room which rarely was used but so nice to have. ALL of the decor in this home is wonderful & so rich looking. Be sure to read the saying on the plaque in the 2nd bathroom. The kitchen had everything including a HUGE pantry filled to the brim with spices, oils & other items. The frig had a water purifier, which was so nice. My absolute favorite thing of all was the Dutch door from the kitchen to the small walkway you took to the garage where the washer/dryer was or the other direction for the trash containers. I love stained glass & her home is accented by it perfectly. Parking can be very tight on Balboa Island but fortunately, we were able to park in the same space every day, largely because of our owner. This darling home is located only 1 block off the main st on the island so you can step around the corner to Starbucks if you like or try Wilma's Patio for breakfast. Shops & more restaurants line both sides of the main street. Traffic can back up a little using the only street that leads in/out of the island but it is SO worth it. You can walk everywhere! Several mornings I walked around the entire island including the island extension. Homes are beautiful & everyone is so friendly. Grocery is close, Javier's-yum,Chang's @ Fashion Island! Owner always there if needed!"
Guest: DDDDate of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 14, 2015
"We stayed here while our home was being remodeled. The owner is responsive and very accommodating. The home has a vintage feel and is equipped with everything you will need for a wonderful vacation. Everything is within walking distance."
Guest: LCDate of Stay: February 2015Review Submitted: March 14, 2015
"This place is clean, full of natural light, quiet, well-built, attractively decorated. All of us felt we had never slept better than in these beds. Its location is ideal for interesting walks along the canal, down the village main street--and bike rides over to Balboa peninsula via the ferry. Valerie was ever kind and easy to work things out with; she even brought us a crib to use for our grandson. The family living downstairs could not have been more friendly or more helpful. We would love to stay here again and for a longer time than 1 week."
Guest: pat f.Date of Stay: May 2015Review Submitted: June 2, 2015