Charming one-story, fully-furnished Balboa Island beach cottage circa 1955 with all-important GARAGE PARKING, A/C, bright airy feel, high-beam ceilings, plantation shutters and hardwood floors throughout, skylights, fireplace and upgraded, fully-stocked kitchen with granite counter tops and newer appliances. Two bedrooms (1 queen, 2 twin beds) and two bathrooms, ideal for a family with two children 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 private courtyard with a gas Weber BBQ that is perfect for small casual dinners or relaxing after a fun day at the beach. NOTE: REGARDING CONSTRUCTION.
LATEST UPDATE: 9/15/18 Exterior of house on right finished. House on left exterior finished this week per contractor. UPDATE: 08/30/18 Exterior stucco and finish stage. Painting, tile inside. Both homes, per general contractors, scheduled to be finished by early of November. UPDATE: 8/8/18: Wrapped and ready for final exterior work. See new pictures. UPDATE 6/22/18: framing near completion, exterior surface next, followed by interior work. As of 5/10/18: Contractors on final framing of top floor and beginning exterior. It's been a slow process but seems to be moving quicker now.
Washer/Dryer, cable TV (three TVs), as well as secure wireless Internet service and expanded cable service (no pay-per-view). All linens and towels provided and cleaning is included in the mandatory cleaning fee.
NOTE: Sleeps a maximum of six. Master bedroom has one queen bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. The living room couch is not a sofa-bed. When I say the cottage sleeps six, that often means families with two children per twin bed or an infant in a crib (not included). I would not recommend six adults.
FOR WINTER LEASE -- ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED -- gas, electric, water, Internet, secure Wifi, TV Cable (three TVs) and gardener. (If paying you were paying own utilities, it would cost approx. $550-700/month.)
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.
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