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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
"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
"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
Large Rental Property on Balboa Island provides a wonderful vacation
"Balboa Island is the perfect get-away for young families and mature families. We coordinated a vacation with adult children and our grandchildren and this rental property handed our group perfectly. Four bedrooms and three baths. Large livingroom and large kitchen table to accommodate our crew of 8. The property owners provided bed linen, bath towels and enough beach towles, beach chairs, beach umbrellas for one and all. There was also a boogie board availabe. Garage with a space for one car and coin operated washer and dryer. Perfect location to easily catch the ferry. The owners were wonderful to work with and made the business side of the vacation very easy. They even helped me navigate sailing lesson options for my grandkids."
Guest: CherieDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 26, 2015
"This was the second year we rented this beach house. It's a beautiful home with lots of sunlight. Everything you need in a great location. It's just two blocks from the ferry. It's far from Marine, the main street, but it's a beautiful walk to get there and you don't have to deal with the crowds and parking."
Guest: GinaDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 27, 2015