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Charming Balboa Island Cottage - Steps from Boardwalk & Main Street

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, Sleeps 4

You can be assured of a delightful bayside stay at this charming 1930s Balboa Island cottage. Located mere steps from the boardwalk and the shops and restaurants of Main Street, the cottage retains its original hardwood floors and boasts modern high-end amenities to make your stay extra comfortable. Enjoy an indoor/outdoor breakfast bar, a walk-in shower, butcher block countertops, and more.

Get to the beach in no time! Bicycles and beach supplies are yours to borrow.

ABOUT THE COTTAGE

The open living space is stylishly decorated and furnished with a leather couch and two plush armchairs. By day, open the Dutch door to let in the sea breeze. By night, gather your group for a movie night on the 60" Samsung flat screen TV.

The well-appointed kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances that include a double oven. Enjoy your meals at the dining table in the main living area, with seating for six.

Step onto the patio to enjoy the sunshine and fresh ocean air. Sip coffee at the outdoor breakfast bar with a pass-through window to the kitchen. Make use of the grill for a cookout and dine al fresco at the patio table with seating for four.

The cottage has two bedrooms. The master features a plush queen-size bed and a luxe en-suite bath with walk-in shower and vanity, as well as a large walk-in closet.

The second bedroom offers flexible sleeping arrangements—take the top mattress off the twin bed and you have two twin beds, or push the mattress and daybed together to make a queen-size bed. Sheets for every sleeping combination are provided.

Amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, a washer/dryer set, and garage parking for two cars.

THE LOCATION

The cottage is right in the heart of Balboa Island, located just steps from the boardwalk and restaurants and shops on Main Street, including Dad’s Original Frozen Banana—the basis for the Bluth family business in Arrested Development.

When you’re ready to venture beyond the island, you’ll find plenty of attractions a short drive away, including Disneyland (31-minute drive) and Knott’s Berry Farm (38 minutes). The property is just over an hour’s drive from downtown Los Angeles.

THE TURNKEY ADVANTAGE

Your vacation rental is TurnKey Rental Certified. All photos, calendar, and rates are 100% accurate. We will notify you proactively when early check-in and/or late check-out are possible. You'll receive the comforts of home with a starter supply of shampoo, soaps, paper products and hotel-quality towels and linens.

We make it easy to stay with us! Drive straight to your rental and access the home with your unique lock code. When you book, we will send you our mobile app with directions and home instructions. We’re available 24 hours a day with live help.

All TurnKey rentals follow local/state tax rules. Each reservation includes applicable taxes, cleaning fee, and Property Damage Protection policy.

More Details

Property Manager
TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

Amenities

Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 1 Queen bed, 2 Twin beds
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Charming Balboa Island Cottage - Steps from Boardwalk & Main Street
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews
Goodyear, AZ
5

Great summer on Balboa Island

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Had a wonderful time. Really nice cottage, beach feel. Modern inside, but quaint on the outside. With the garage, beach toys and other amenities it was a very lovely place. I would highly recommend this rental. In fact, I hope to come back next year. The two car garage was very useful as parking is at a premium. The location is very close to all the fun activities that the Island has to offer.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sherman Oaks, CA
4

Adorable Clean and Truly Charming Cottage

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Overall we really enjoyed our stay - it was our first time on Balboa and we enjoyed all it had to offer. The cottage was clean and the perfect setup for the 3 of us - 2 adults and one toddler. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen and bbq'ing outside. It was also a short walk to the water and downtown and not too far from the ferry. One fair warning - it was HOT. We stayed during a week that was unseasonably hot and humid and the house doesn't have air conditioning. This proved challenging for sleep which was especially hard with a toddler - she just didn't nap. The other negative was our experience with Turnkey. The power was out in part of the house (that included the TV and a fan) when we arrived and I had to constantly follow up for 4 days of our week long stay to see if someone could help - they were fairly responsive but not proactive and did not fix the issue. Ultimately we figured out the fuse box ourselves. It was a bit distracting when trying to relax and enjoy a much needed vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Terra, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced and can also understand your frustration that we were unable to address it during your stay. Please be assured that we've passed your feedback to our team. Here at TurnKey, your feedback is highly valued, and we try our best to make things right in any way we can so that our guests know that our priority is their ultimate satisfaction. Thanks again for bringing these important issues to light, as it’s feedback like this that really makes a difference in how we move forward in offering the best service we possibly can to our guests and in keeping our properties in perfect shape. If there is anything else we can do for you, please reach out any time on our 24/7 guest hotline and let us know. -The TurnKey VR Team
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dallas
5

Junevisit to Balboa Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

everything was so easy to do - from booking all the way through the stay. I like that by booking w/ Turnkey directly did not have all the fee's that VRBO charges now! this rental was exactly as the pictures showed which isn't always the case. Having the 2 car garage is worth it's weight in gold especially if it's a holiday week etc. my pros are: clean, reat designer touches (owner has put lots of thought into this home), great kitchen and patio area which is so important...cons: 2nd bed situation - really only a single, so home is for sleeping 3 only which is why I give "general condition" only a 4.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: TurnKey Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Hi Kieran, Thank you for your review and helpful feedback! We’re so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. Please note that the 2nd bed in the home is set up as a single but can be folded out to a Queen-size mattress in order to accommodate additional guests. We are currently updating our home instructions to include this information so guests are aware, moving forward. Next time you stay with us, remember our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to call with any issues that may come up. We want to make sure you’re as comfortable as you can be during your stay. By the way, you were perfect guests, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
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Campbell, CA
3

Balboa Summer 2018

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed our time at the Charming Balboa Island Cottage. The location of the house is it’s best feature. We loved being steps to the beach and a block from Marine and all the shops. The home has pretty much everything we needed, but there were a few key items that could be added to make the home that much better. It would be nice if the house had a central ceiling fan or if the front windows could be opened to create more air flow as the house gets quite stuffy and hot. We were able to open up the windows at times, but had to close them often as the next door neighbor is a chain smoker who likes to smoke on the deck and back patio. Smoke would constantly blow in to the house and was a huge nuisance. We have two little girls and didn’t want to expose them to the constant smoke. Anyone renting this home should keep this in mind. The home could also use more cutlery and towels, but otherwise is really well appointed We’ll probably choose to find another rental for our next trip to the island.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peoria, AZ
5

Cutest Upscale Cottage Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Loved everything about our Onyx Cottage. Beautifully decorated and stocked. The location can't be beat. Having a two car garage on the Island is rare and such a plus. Management team A+.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peoria,az
5

Cutest Cottage EVER!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage checked all our boxes and most certainly delivered. Perfect for couples, girls escape or small family. It has very high-end furnishings throughout. Loved the location also, one street off Marine with all the shops and dining. Having a 2 car garage was fabulous. Bed very comfortable and master bath incredible! Nice having a 1/2 bath also. Can't wait to return...Turnkey was such a pleasure to work with. TY SO MUCH

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • All TurnKey Vacation Rentals follow local and state tax rules. City and state taxes will be added to all reservation rates. Each reservation also requires a cleaning fee, and the standard Property Damage Protection policy.