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Recent Balboa Island reviews

  • Great location! Great cottage!

    "Our family of four stayed in the back unit over Thanksgiving week. The cottage was perfect for us! Everything we needed was provided. The location is great. Every day we walked to the main street, and we walked to the ferry to go to the Balboa Fun Zone. I definitely recommend this property!"
    Guest: Stephanie L. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 9, 2013
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  • Felt like home, but in the middle of paradise

    "We just returned from a one week stay in Balboa and this place gave us everything we needed for a great trip. The location is fantastic, right down from the ferry and close to the bay and the accommodations were perfect. Mind you, this is not a luxury mansion, but a great family beach house that felt like home. I've been to a lot of rentals where you are almost afraid to stay for fear of not getting your deposit back, but not here. The kids loved having there own floor downstairs and the living area gave us plenty of space to stretch out and relax after long bike rides, swims and paddle boarding. I would highly recommend this house for families that are looking to have a home base while exploring all that Newport has to offer. We only took the car out one time during the week we were there as the location gives you great access to both the island and the peninsula. The only thing I will warn about is that the outside living space is small and there is no frontage (this is the back unit of the house), but if you've been to Balboa you know that often the back house is the better and this is the case here, just realize you won't be sitting out front drinking a glass of wine people watching. You'll have to walk a couple of houses down to the water front to do that :>."
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 30, 2014
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  • Wish I could give it six stars!

    "I have rented homes on Balboa Island 8 times over a 25 year time span, and this beach cottage is by far the most charming, cleanest, most tastefully furnished and most thoroughly equipped of any of the homes I have stayed in. The location is ideal, halfway between the main street for shopping/restaurants and the short ferry ride to the peninsula and Newport Beach. Very close to the bay front, so you can watch the boats come and go from the front porch. The interior is just as charming as the surrounding sights and activities, and you will find yourself so comfortable and happy inside this home that every hour of the day and night with be delightful. It is light and bright and immaculate with white paneling (even the ceilings), lots of windows, contrasting dark wood floors. The styling is a perfect mix of original beach cottage charm and modern design. You will find it equipped with every possible thing you might need! Amazing use of space with lots of storage. Everything is new, stylish, modern, and clean. The beds are comfortable with ceiling fans in every room. You will live with the with the windows open and gentle breezes. But a fireplace and central heating are available for visits in colder months. Washer and dryer, front and back porch seating, outdoor shower, wooden floors, a bathroom and shower to envy, and a fully modern kitchen, are just a few of the highlights you will appreciate. For me, the tasteful decoration was probably the most appealing factor. I was greeted with a personal note welcoming me and a gift of a shopping tote. This is the one I will keep coming back to. This cottage really does deserve six stars!"
    Guest: Laurie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Great stay

    "Gorgeous, well kept beach home! We loved our stay in early August 2014 and hope to return!!"
    Guest: Jennie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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Balboa Island Travel Tips

Relax With Balboa Vacation Rentals

Your vacation in Balboa, California will be full of entertainment. Visit historic landmarks such as the Balboa Pavilion as well as California's oldest and largest coastal amusement area, the Balboa Fun Zone, where there's plenty to see and do. Plus, with its near perfect weather, you'll have opportunities to relax in the sun near Balboa vacation rentals.

Enjoy the Beach From Your Balboa Vacation Home

Balboa lodging is the perfect way to get to know the island, but you won't want to be stuck inside. Balboa has one of the top 10 beaches in the U.S., according to the Travel Channel, making it ideal for aquatic activities. There are plenty of great surf spots, but if you want a more relaxing day at the beach, explore secluded coves, the stunning scenery, or take in a breathtaking sunset.

Explore Newport From Your Balboa Vacation Rental

Of course, the city of Balboa is part of Newport Beach, and there's plenty to see and do here. Newport Harbor is one of the most scenic harbours in the world. Its calm waters are perfect for kids. Want something other than a day at the beach? You'll be excited by the numerous fishing trips offered at the Newport Aquatic Centre. You can also go rowing, canoeing, and kayaking.

There's no shortage of activities near the Newport Beach vacation homes that are available for your next trip. The historical Adams Sea Fort offers an impressive glimpse of America's past. It's set in the Fort Adams State Park, which often features local jazz and folk festivals. The Newport Mansions, built by 19th century bankers, are a neat sight where you can see the great wealth of pre-income tax America. Balboa vacation rentals are surrounded by sights and attractions, from the fantastic beaches of Newport to the island's own history.

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