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Dog-Friendly Balboa Island Cottage 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath--Summer Weekly/Winter Lease

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Roses and relaxation will greet you at this island cottage in excellent location

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Last updated: 09/29/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-180 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

One-story fully-furnished Balboa Island beach cottage with all-important GARAGE PARKING, a bright airy feel, high beam ceilings, plantation shutters and hardwood floors throughout, skylights, A/C, fireplace and an upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops and newer appliances. Two bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twins) and two bathrooms, ideal for a family with two to three kids or two couples. Washer/dryer in attached garage. Large front brick patio with outdoor tables and bistro set surrounded by roses and flowerbeds. French doors open off the dining area to a smaller outside seating area with a gas BBQ that is perfect for small casual dinners.

Washer/Dryer, cable TV, DVD, as well as wireless Internet service, expanded cable service and local phone service. All linens and towels are provided, the kitchen is fully stocked and there is an automatic sprinkler system with a gardener.

One street from the quaint downtown village, there is easy access to boutique shopping, coffee shops, bakeries and restaurants. Easy on/off the island. Small, sandy beaches and a boardwalk perfect for strolling and people watching – all just steps from the front door. And it’s just a short walk and a 5-minute ferry ride to the famous Balboa Fun Zone, complete with Ferris wheel, arcades, boat rentals and guided boat tours of the beautiful homes on Newport Harbor, or you can catch the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island.

Balboa Island is just off the coast of Newport Beach and is a short drive away from many Southern California attractions, including Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo, and much, much more. Only 15 minutes away from Santa Ana/Orange County airport, and 50 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport.

Come and enjoy the relaxed island lifestyle, a safe haven conveniently located in the middle of coastal Orange County.



Keywords: Updated Beach Cottage, house, home

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    At least one adult must be 21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Extra $500 Pet Deposit if dog or dogs allowed due to hardwood floors throughout house and light colored leather couch....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a short (4-5") ledge from entry to living room and from dining area to master bedroom....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

    Partial tub with sitting ledge...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Balboa Island is about two miles from Fashion Island and world-class shopping, fine and casual dining along Mariner's Mile, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Crystal Cove and Laguna Beach. There are plenty of pampering spas, massage salons, yoga studios, fitness gyms, not to mention water sports, sailing, Duffy electric boat rides. Catalina Flyer is just five minutes away across the ferry. SO MUCH FUN!!!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    A good selection of books for different reading tastes...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Lots of the favorite board games....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Large flat screen HD TV in Living room, smaller TVs in the two bedrooms. All have cable....moreless

  • Television:

    Large flat screen HD TV in Living room, 2 additional TVs in bedrooms. All have cable....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    From front patio, there is a slight view of sails going by in the harbor but not the water or beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Adjoining dining area off kitchen seats six (four chairs around table and four extra chairs in the house). . There is also a patio dining set with four chairs in the private outdoor patio w/ new BBQ....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Washer and Dryer are in the attached garage....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace for Duraflame-type logs in the living room. (Piped in gas is shut off.) ...moreless

  • Garage:

    Yes, VERY IMPORTANT ON BALBOA ISLAND...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Secure WiFi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Towels, sheets and bedding are provided. Washing is included in the cleaning fee....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    One car parking space in the garage ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels, sheets and bedding are provided. Washing is included in the cleaning fee....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and Dryer are in the attached garage....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Secure WiFi...moreless

Kitchen

  • Catering Available:

    At several nearby restaurants...moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    Black & Decker drip coffee maker with coffee, creamer, stirs, sweeteners, to-go cups and lids, etc. ...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Knives, spatulas, wooden spoons, beer and wine openers, measuring spoons and cups, whisks, mashers, all the basics and much more....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, kitchenware, utensils, mixer, blender, baking trays, pots and pans, etc....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Newer appliances -- includes dishwasher...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Paper plates, plastic utensils, paper and coffee cups, straws, napkins, spices, salt and pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    Guests who return every summer left three cruiser bikes (three helmets) and say it's for other guests to ride them as long as they are locked and looked after. RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Rentals available...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front brick patio with two teak tables and chairs and garden bistro. Private patio with garden, gazebo, gas BBQ, table and chairs. ...moreless

  • Gazebo:

    Outdoor dining table and chairs in front and in private patio off the kitchen where there is a new gas Weber BBQ...moreless

  • Golf:

    World-renowned Pelican Hill Golf Club and Resort is only 4 miles away....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayaks are available for rent nearby....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Flower planters and potted roses in the front and palm trees, gardenias, azaleas, succulents and flowers on the back private patio in the ground and in pots....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber Gas BBQ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are tennis courts at Irvine Terrace, about one mile away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Stand-Up-Paddleboard rental shop two doors down in the alley behind the house...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
WINTER LEASE-UTIL inc
Sep 16 - May 19, 2018
180 night min stay

$3,400
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$2,400

Changeover Day: Saturday

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $160
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 10%

Notes:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Cancellation and other terms are per my LEASE AND RENTAL AGREEMENT. I will email this contract to you at the time of your reservation request. Make sure I have your permanent mailing address and cell phone number you will be using during your stay. ALSO NOTE: A PDF version is attached for your review prior to making a Booking Request. There is a 10% City of Newport Beach Short Term Lodging (Transient) Tax on stays of 30 days or less, $500 Security Deposit, Mandatory Cleaning Fee of $130 and $50 Pet Fee for approved pet. The rental period will not be confirmed as "Reserved" until I receive your signed contract and deposit confirmation thru VRBO/HomeAway. I accept personal checks if well in advance of the rental date. PayPal, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Thank you. - Kari


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Location

5 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne Airport, SNA
0.25 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 minute walk
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Newport Beach Country Club, Pelican Hill Resort
12 Miles
Nearest Train
Santa Ana train station
0.25 Miles
Nearest Motorway
PCH (HWY 1), 55, 73 and 405 FWYs
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several restaurants within 1-2 minute walk
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Balboa Island public beaches down the street

Car: Not Necessary

Laguna Festival of the Arts and Pageant of the Masters are must-sees. There are bike and SUP board rentals available just across the alley.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

About the owner: I moved to Balboa Island 20 years ago and fell in love with the warm, friendly lifestyle.

Why the Owner Chose Newport Center, Newport Beach, CA, USA:
I loved everything about it -- the location, the bright, open feeling, the kitchen upgrades, the hardwood floors, layout of the house and TWO patios. It just feels like a happy place. Please check out my reviews. They can tell you why so many come back year after year as their annual summer tradition.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Drive over the bridge onto Balboa Island and you will sense an 'ahh' feeling of leaving the stresses and noises of the outside world far behind. I'm not kidding. I've lived on the island for 20-plus years and I still feel it every time I drop into the village. And a stay at my beach cottage will remind you of simpler times -- bike riding, walks along the beach, frozen bananas, friends over for BBQs -- life's simple pleasures in a bright and airy setting that turns cozy by night around the warm fireplace.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Roses and relaxation will greet you at this island cottage in excellent location

    Roses and relaxation will greet you at this island cottage in excellent location

  • Open beam ceilings and plantation shutters throughout add to bright airy feeling

    Open beam ceilings and plantation shutters throughout add to bright airy feeling

  • The beachy theme puts you into relaxation mode

    The beachy theme puts you into relaxation mode

  • A view back to the living room includes a small desk, entry and skylight.

    A view back to the living room includes a small desk, entry and skylight.

  • Master bedroom with open beam ceiling and fan. Small library of books in case...

    Master bedroom with open beam ceiling and fan. Small library of books in case...

  • Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, cleaning supplies, pot and pans etc.

    Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, cleaning supplies, pot and pans etc.

  • Private patio with gas BBQ off the kitchen/dining area (new colorful additions).

    Private patio with gas BBQ off the kitchen/dining area (new colorful additions).

  • An antique Italian fountain, now overflowing with seashells, greets guests.

    An antique Italian fountain, now overflowing with seashells, greets guests.

  • Cottage is just a short 1-2 minute stroll to the island beach on the harbor.

    Cottage is just a short 1-2 minute stroll to the island beach on the harbor.

  • Fireworks over the historic Balboa Pavilion.

    Fireworks over the historic Balboa Pavilion.

  • Entry to living room welcomes you to the beachy cottage.

    Entry to living room welcomes you to the beachy cottage.

  • Gather to share favorite stories of your island vacation.

    Gather to share favorite stories of your island vacation.

  • Get in the island mood with beach accents.

    Get in the island mood with beach accents.

  • Three TVs with cable includes this flat screen in the living room.

    Three TVs with cable includes this flat screen in the living room.

  • Fully stocked kitchen has granite counter tops and newer appliances.

    Fully stocked kitchen has granite counter tops and newer appliances.

  • Bedroom with twin beds and designer linens has a nautical touch.

    Bedroom with twin beds and designer linens has a nautical touch.

  • The dining area has bright, open feeling. French doors lead to private patio

    The dining area has bright, open feeling. French doors lead to private patio

  • Private patio with gas BBQ off the kitchen/dining area

    Private patio with gas BBQ off the kitchen/dining area

  • A vintage picture of the Balboa Pavilion.

    A vintage picture of the Balboa Pavilion.

  • Enjoy morning coffee out front on bistro set or breakfast on teak table on porch

    Enjoy morning coffee out front on bistro set or breakfast on teak table on porch

  • A plein air painter captures the boating scene of Newport Harbor.

    A plein air painter captures the boating scene of Newport Harbor.

  • Beach chairs are available in the garage. Just remember your sunscreen.

    Beach chairs are available in the garage. Just remember your sunscreen.

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Friday, September 30, 2016

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