Our family has lived in Newport Beach our entire lives, on and off the Island. We were married on a dock on the bay, and our children have enjoyed all the pleasures of this amazing place. We hope you can build similar memories.
Why Peter chose Balboa Island
One of the BIGGEST PATIO's on the island, interior designers delight and Location, Location, Location. The Little Island is the premier part of the island. It's quiet, streets are wider, no over head wires and it's closer to the shops and restaurants on Marine Ave. The two story cottage sits on 2/3 of the lot and has a huge front yard and a mature shade tree. Providing a large outdoor space for enjoying family bbq's, and dining. This restored cottage has the charm of one of a1928 cottage with modern luxury of air-conditioning, and a chef's kitchen. This is our treasured home which we will share with a few lucky families. Homes rarely sell on the little island. They stay in the family for generations.
What makes this House unique
Huge Patio with Big Tree. Not to be redundant but nothing is better than waking up and walking around the Island. The majority of crowds walk the Big Island, and have no idea there is a little island. It's a secret. You can get on and off the island quickly to go visit other OC area attractions or you can park your car and never leave.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The perfect beach cottage
Beautiful beach cottage in a perfect location! We arrived to a large front porch and the inside of the cottage is charming and beautifully updated. There was an unexpected cheese board and drinks with a very kind welcome note. The cottage is fully stocked from kithcen items (including coffee), bathroom essentials, and all the outdoor toys (paddle boards, kayaks, life vest, chairs, umbrellas, towels, bikes and helmets). Everything you will need to enjoy the breathtaking island and beaches nearby.
Lovely, quaint beach cottage
Our family thoroughly enjoyed the Blue Door Cottage. The owner adds thoughtful touches that you appreciate after a long travel day to get there. Everything is clean and tidy. We loved the casual beach decor. Although we had a few June gloom weather days, my husband paddled nearly every morning. The beach toys in the garage bikes, chairs and towels were great as coming from the east coast we cannot pack these things. The location is great because it is on the "little island" of Balboa and tourists tend to turn the other way toward the ferry making it quieter and easier to park. Loved the house...hope we can make it back!
Blue Door Cottage
This was a wonderful home, great location, incredible amenities and a very hospitable owner. Our family of 6 had a relaxing and fun stay, with many great memories made. The house is even better than the pictures show. Thank you Pete for sharing your amazing home.
Perfect in every way!
Charming, warm, inviting and perfectly decorated with updated kitchen are just a few words to describe this cottage.Made our first vacation here even better. Pete the owner was very prompt with return messages and very friendly. Best VRBO by far that we have ever booked. Hope to return to Balboa Island soon. Thank you.
We’ve been renting vacation homes for 20 years now and the blue door cottage is by far our favorite! It’s so charming and perfectly appointed that it is impossible not to love it. Pete provides great customer service and is extremely helpful and prompt responding to any questions. Do not hesitate to book this for your vacation- you’ll fall in love immediately!
Krista, Thank you for the nice comments about Blue Door Cottage. Hope to see you next year.
SLICE OF HEAVEN!
We absolutely loved our stay at Peter's property. It was a treat and we felt lucky to find it. The interior design, location & comfort was spectacular...every detail was impeccably thought out. We can't wait to return, the BEST rental I have ever stayed at. Peter is generous and attentive to any needs you may have. Highly recommended.