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Waterfront on the Grand Canal

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

1 Bedroom plus den, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

Private, quiet, luxury upstairs flat for two only over main house located on the Grand Canal on Balboa Island in Newport Beach, California. By the WEEK or MONTH only. Newly remodeled as the owners 'Island' getaway with luxury island style custom furnishings, 50'' LCD Flat Panel HDTV with HD Cable, Stainless Steel Appliances, ceiling fans, WIFI, and a beautiful deck with a retractable awning and great view of the Grand Canal.

One block to the quaint village shopping area with many restaurants and even a new small gourmet grocery, wine, and deli. A short walk to the Balboa Island Ferry to take you across the bay to the ocean beach and more shops and restaurants. No pets, not suitable for children, and no more than two persons. If your looking for a vacation home that is not your typical rental, this is it. This is our home away from home and we have furnished and equipped it as such.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Waterfront on the Grand Canal
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Brisbane, Australia

Quiet, Peaceful Island Getaway.

  • 5 of 5

This upstairs apartment has a great location on the Grand Canal. It is also very close to the main shopping strip where the restaurants are located - a two minute walk.

Excellent fitout and very comfortable for a couple. Quality appliances, renovated, modern bathroom and kitchen and all the starter condiments to allow meal preparation - either in the kitchen or BBQ on the deck overlooking the canal.

We found the owners very helpful and Tom (their onsite Manager) provides good assistance and all the local tips for a great stay.

Balboa Island is a delight for couples seeking a peaceful break in beautiful surroundings . We had great weather and enjoyed walking the island regularly and taking the ferry to the Peninsula. There are sufficient good restaurants on the island to meet all tastes - our favourite was Basilica (Swiss/French)..

We will return.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rod & Lynn for your nice comments. It takes a leap of faith to book a private home all the way from Australia and we do appreciate your trust in us.
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Peaceful Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We were so delighted with the quality and attention to detail provided by the owners for this beautiful apartment. It was like stepping into a page from Coastal Living. What a find! Not your normal rental, at all. Very clean, upscale and private. A perfect couple's retreat. We have already recommended it to friends, and plan to return next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When we remodeling the upstairs apartment a couple of years ago it was with the intention of using it ourselves and not renting it. We put in all new windows & doors, hardwood floors, crown moldings, new counter tops, tile bathroom, custom furniture and more - then changed our minds and have allowed parties of two only into our "owner's hide-a-way". We have had some great guests from all over the world stay - it's great to share our special place on the Island.
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne, Orange County, SNA
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Balboa Ferry
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pelican Hill Resort
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Balboa Island Beaches
Car: not necessary

On the Grand Canal of Balboa Island in beautiful Newport Beach Harbor. Just 1/2 a block to the many shops and restaurants of the Village.


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Tax Rate 10.0%

$1,395to $1,595 week

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Newport Center Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This upstairs flat was remodeled as our 'owners unit' with quality furnishings and accessories. Not your normal beach rental. Maximum of two occupants. No pets

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