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Little Island Gem - Balboa Island

(14 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/02/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths home, (Sleeps 6)

This is it!! Newly renovated, everything inside is new, and a totally new look! A wonderful memory maker, the best on the island! Our beachy 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath, beautifully furnished, spacious home is sunny and bright and just steps to the beach! Hardwood floors, open floor plan, makes it seem just like home. The minute you walk through the door you'll feel like you have come home, with everything available to make your vacation special and one-of-a-kind! Want to go to the beach with the least hassle possible, towels, chairs, umbrella, cooler,are all provided to make your day the best. Although it's 2 story, to give you the best views and the most room, and elevator connects the two floors, so it's an easy up and down!!

The unit is beautifully appointed, with comfortable, new designer furniture, with the most comfortable king bed, a queen, and two twins, and easily sleeps 6 people. There are newly renovated bathroom facilities with 3 1/2 bathrooms, the master suite having a private bath, double sink and beautiful walk-in shower.

Return home to barbecue your favorite steaks (a great little home market on the island has the best meats and poultry!) on the new front paved patio, or in our newly renovated, fully equipped kitchen with granite counters, new gas stove, sink, micro and refrigerator. Eat on the front patio deck, visit with neighbors and friends, watch the sunset, and enjoy the light ocean breeze. . Parking is available in a garage so there is no hassle finding a place to park on the street. There also is additional garage space where guest like to put their rented bikes, or rented paddle boards that are available right her on the island.

Completely furnished, including linens, DVR, wireless internet, 4 big screen TV's, newly renovated bathrooms with granite counters, new sinks. Also there are on site new laundry facilities. We are located on the quiet smaller island, and on the corner, so the unit is sunny with just the right amount of breeze from the bay to keep everyone cool and comfortable. There is a cozy fireplace on those chilly nights, so relax and enjoy the ambiance!

Enjoy walking, shopping and dining two blocks away in quaint Balboa Island Village. Also enjoy shopping at Newport Beach's Fashion Island and golf at the world's most prestigious golf courses, including Pelican Hill, Monarch Beach and Oak Creek. You and your family will have memories for life. Take the Balboa Island Ferry (oldest running ferry in the US) to the Pacific Ocean peninsula, and the famous fun zone, just minutes away, and of course, enjoy a famous Balboa Bar on Main Street.

Want to deep sea fish, just take the ferry across to the peninsula and some of the best deep sea fishing is available for the day or by the hour. Take the ferry to Catalina and enjoy the day cruising the island in a golf cart..the only way to see the island!

Keywords: Two level home on Little Balboa Island
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Would suggest walking children be at least 3 to go up and down several steps to unit as main living area is on the upper floor. Cable railing on stairs....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    Walker accessible....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Located on Prestigious Little Balboa Island, Sunny and Light, with a large flat screen TV;Bay view deck off living room; 2 blks to downtown; steps to the beach and board walk that surrounds both islands. Beach towels, chairs and umbrella available for use as well as a cooler to carry your chilled drinks to the beach that surrounds the islands. Portacrib available for small baby....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    We have a view of the bay down the street, off of the living room....moreless

  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View:

    It is a bay view, of Newport Harbor....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Garage:

    one space usually the guest use it for their rented bikes, or baby carriages, to keep them safe at night...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    1 garage space (usually used for guest that rent bikes for safety sake) CARPORT AND STREET...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone:

    Free long distance calling...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless internet, DVR, 4 flat Screen tvs, ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:


  • Microwave
  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


from 14 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2017
7 night min stay

Jul 1 - Sep 8, 2017
7 night min stay

Sep 9 - Dec 2, 2017
7 night min stay

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning fee $175


My holiday rates may be slightly more, if you rent multiple months, the rent will be reduced 8%. If cancellation occurs within 2 weeks of scheduled time, amount paid is non refundable unless I am able to rent the property again for the same amount.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/02/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Johh Wayne/Santa Ana
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Village Inn
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Balboa Island ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several on the Main Street
6 Miles
Nearest Beach
paciiic ocean sand in front of beach

Car: Recommended

Sunbathing at the beach!! Surfing at Newport Beach's acclaimed 'Wedge'.Ferry ride to the waves and 'Fun Zone'.

Universal Studios. Beverly Hills, LAX and Sunset Strip only an hour away!! Fashion Island, very upscale shopping center, with top department stores and high end restaurants is only minutes away. The quaint town of Corona del Mar is minutes away and Laguna Beach is minutes down the road.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2003

About the owner: I purchased the building in 2003 to live on Balboa Island. I have rented both units during some period, and have lived in the upper unit also. I love the open, light feeling of the upstairs and because I am on a corner, so it is bright and airy, and private unlike many of the homes on Balboa Island. I travel a great deal, and love coming back to 'paradise on the island'. It is a fun place to live, and because it is on the little island, it is quieter and more enjoyable to me then living on the big island. Come and experience life on Balboa!

Why the Owner Chose Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA, USA:
I remodeled my happy home on Balboa this year, totally redoing the entire home, adding an elevator, new everything else, so it is absolutely beautiful. The neighborhood is wonderful, and the people are friendly on the little island, and everyone is kind enough to offer help when needed. It is a great neighborhood atmosphere, and being only a block from the boardwalk, a good morning or evening walk is something I always look forward to, and always enjoy. I rent by the week or the month during the summer and by the month during the winter from Sept to May, and it seems to work really well. I have been very lucky to have wonderful guests who love coming back every year, so that makes it all worth while!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The privacy of living on little island, and the location, which is a corner location, is open, airy and bright, are the reasons I love it here. I do not enjoy living in a dark place, and so I have selected to live in a home that meets all my needs, and makes me enjoy coming home. I travel mostly for business, so having wonderful neighbors makes it so delightful to have a place on little Balboa island.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/02/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Living room

    Living room

  • Front door

    Front door

  • Dining room and 6 chairs

    Dining room and 6 chairs

  • Fireplace


  • Elevator


  • Kitchen with stainless appliances

    Kitchen with stainless appliances

  • Master closet

    Master closet

  • Master bath and shower

    Master bath and shower

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Queen bedroom

    Queen bedroom

  • View from upstairs living room

    View from upstairs living room

  • Ciao's famous Restaurant
downtown Balboa Island

    Ciao's famous Restaurant downtown Balboa Island

  • The house from the street

    The house from the street

  • Front door, and patio area

    Front door, and patio area

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Stairs to lower level

    Stairs to lower level

  • Kitchen working counter

    Kitchen working counter

  • Master suite with king bed

    Master suite with king bed

  • Master bath with separate tub and shower

    Master bath with separate tub and shower

  • Living room and view

    Living room and view

  • Tub/shower combo off twin bedroom

    Tub/shower combo off twin bedroom

  • Bath off Queen

    Bath off Queen

  • One block to the island walk around  Balboa Island!

    One block to the island walk around Balboa Island!

VRBO #123368

This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 20, 2017

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