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Balboa Island by the Bay

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

This remodeled home is only 7 homes from the South Bay front of beautiful Balboa Island. 2 Bedrooms and 1 1/2 Baths. One King Bed and One Queen bed with all linens included. Large screen TV with satellite in Living room and master bedroom. Living room has a wood burning fireplace. Dining Room and large fully equipped kitchen. Front Patio with seating and back private patio with gas BBQ. Washer and dryer. Wireless internet. 1 block from the center of town. 15 minutes from airport, 30 minutes from Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, 1 hour from Universal Studios, 2 hours from San Diego.

Keywords: Duplex, downstairs

More Details

carol minoux
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 13, 2018

About carol minoux

We have lived on Balboa Island since 1987. When we drive over the bridge we always feel we are going on vacation even after all these years. We now have a vacation home in Idaho and rent out our Balboa Island home when we are away. It is fully furnished with all our own furniture and we DON'T consider this a 'rental home'.

carol minoux purchased this house in 1999

Why carol minoux chose Newport Center

We live here because we love the weather and our Grandchildren are close to the bay. It's a safe place for vacationing.

What makes this house unique

We love to take the local ferry across to Balboa (Pacific Ocean) and walk along the beach. There are many restaurants within walking distance. The 'Island' is quiet and safe. You can fish from the local public piers and walk 1 block to the main street to shop. There is a local market, restaurants and a local saloon.Fashion Island Shopping center is 5 minutes away by car.


Newport Center House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Parties are allowed only with owners permission.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1), Queen size Bed(1)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tenant to provide own soap, shampoo, laundry detergent and personal items. Beach chairs in garage. MAXIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE. $100. per day for each extra person over the maximum of 4. Manager will check.


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(4 traveler reviews)

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Balboa Island by the Bay
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
Newport Beach

Wonderful beach cottage for relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Will always remember sitting on the perfect front porch watching the sunsets, walking into town to eat at one of the many restaurants and taking the Ferry over to the peninsula for a walk along the boardwalk.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at our home. It is our goal our guests feel at home while staying on our "little island" in the Pacific. Hope to have you as a guest again!!
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Exceptional location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this darling cottage last summer and my middle school daughters insist we book it again this year. The location just can't be beat, as it's super close to town and steps to the bay. It's an easy 15 minute walk to the ferry, which takes guests over to the Balboa peninsula and the ocean. Newport Beach is my hometown but I now live on the East coast. I can't see us renting anywhere else for our annual trip to Newport. The kitchen is beautifully stocked, everything is clean and new, and the neighbors are quiet. The second bedroom is a bit small, but honestly, the pros outweigh the cons 99-1. Parking can be a challenge on the Island, but we seemed to find a spot close to the cottage almost without fail. I suspect many neighbors are year-round residents who use their garages, which leaves more street spots for visitors. Can't say enough nice things about this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. So glad you enjoyed our home last summer. We used to live in this home and we try to make it as comfortable as we can. Thanks again.
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home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This super-clean and updated beach house was the

perfect place for our family's summer vacation. We

felt right at home, with all the necessary kitchen

and bath amenities. They provided a television in

every room, including a flatscreen in the living

room, wireless internet, dishwasher and plenty of

room on the back porch to keep our bikes and beach

toys. There was a washer and dryer available in the

garage, so we didn't have to use the local

laundromat. Very convenient!! Also, we loved being

able to relax on the large front porch. Since the

main street is a block away, we were able to

quickly walk over to the grocery store, restaurants

and shopping. My toddler son spent most of his

time at the bay, which was steps away from the

home. This made restroom and lunch breaks quick so

we were able to get back to the beach in no time. I

honestly cannot say enough about this rental. We

plan on coming back next summer for another

vacation and would not stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2011
  • Stayed: July 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Come again!
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Gilbert, Arizona


  • 5 of 5

Hi Carol -

Just wanted to let you know how much we are enjoying your beautiful home (and weather) on the Island. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last Tuesday evening with a Mass at St. John Vianney and then dinner at Basilic. It was such a lovely evening with all four of our children, granddaughter, and extended family in attendance.

We have been coming here every Summer for the past 25 years. Our daughter actually got engaged right here on the Island a couple of years ago right under the Diamond Street sign on the boardwalk. Her fiancee wrote "Will you marry me?" in chalk on the boardwalk and then got down on one knee with a ring and proposed. We have such fond memories of the Island and staying at your home this Summer has been one of the highlights! We have enjoyed getting to know some of your neighbors (Len next door and his lovely wife), the mail/woman Yola, and being able to be so close to the South Bay. The plants are looking good and flowering out front. Keeping them watered as it's been warm here.

I've had Nate from Balboa Cleaning Company come every week (Mary at Lora Vance was very helpful and gave me their number) and today I swept out the garage and vacuumed all the carpets in there. I still can't get over how well stocked your kitchen is! You must be quite the cook/baker.

Anyways, I'm not sure where your "home away from home" is right now but I just wanted you to know that all is well here and I hope you are enjoying your Summer as well.

Julie Sitton

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Disney's California Adventure
Angel Stadium of Anaheim
California Pizza Kitchen
Lego Store Downtown Disney
The Cheesecake Factory
Balboa Island Ferry Inc
Fashion Island
John Wayne Airport (SNA)
South Coast Plaza
Shopping, Theaters, Restaurants
The Wedge
Laguna Beach
Amelia's Seafood & Italian -- CLOSED
Picante Martin's Mexican
Dad's Donut Shop & Bakery
Sugar 'n Spice
Nearest Airport
10 Miles
John Wayne Orange County
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hyatt Regency
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Santa Ana
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Ferry to Peninsula
Nearest Point of Interest
Fashion Island
Nearest Point of Interest
John Wayne Airport
Nearest Point of Interest
South Coast Plaza
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
The Wedge
Nearest Point of Interest
Pacific Ocean
Car: not necessary

7 houses from the bayfront Only 15 min from John Wayne/Orange County airport. Cross the bay by ferry to the Balboa Fun Zone and the Pacific Ocean, Balboa Pier, Newport Pier, Disneyland 30 minutes away, Fashion Island Shopping 10 minutes, South Coast Plaza 15 minutes, Laguna Beach 15 minutes


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $125

Call about Monthly Winter rates 714 296-3196

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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