|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Newly built in 2003, this 3 story home is perfect for relaxing and fun visits. Is is furnished as it is when we are there and there are so many activities and options for things to do you will have to work to decide. Walk or bike to lunch, dinner or shopping. The beautiful California beach is a quick 5 minute ferry ride away. Our island is surrounded by a bay/ harbor with a beautiful selection of boats of all types to watch. Boating, paddling and all other water sports are available with local rentals.
The island is like a little village and once you are here you become a quick new villager.
Keywords: Newer 3 story home with water views from the roof deck. Open airy and fun. Steps to the water. Park you car and walk/bike to restaurants, beaches and more.
Sharon and I met as teenagers, we have been married 43 years, have 3 children, 1 grandchild, dog, cats and 30 chickens. We spend the summers in the East and bounce back and forth to Balboa in the winter. Balboa is like a little village, you walk every where, it is very safe and friendly. Our roof deck is a great spot for a sunset cocktail and BBQ dinner. The home is open and airy. We walk in the mornings and basically decide what fun thing we want to do. The food is really diverse so we can get whatever we feel like. We are looking to have quality people into our home who will treat it respectfully. We expect the best from people and have not been disappointed. We like art and have a varied selection in the house. Usually our home is the center for family and friend gatherings and we enjoy cooking and entertaining.
John Davies purchased this house in 2004
It is a really fun place to be, walking to dinner and stores. Biking or swimming, surfing and all water sports.Super safe and friendly. It is only 15 minutes from John Wayne/Orange County airport, which is a small easy airport. My wife's family spent their summers on Balboa and we have continued the tradition. We have family reunions here and we are steps from the bay with a constant flow of boats and activities. The bay beaches are perfect foe smaller kids with no waves and nice sand. We are literately just steps to the bay which makes it easy to come and go. We are originally from California and could have chosen any beach community, we choose Balboa Island and are very happy there.
Just fun! Walking, biking, eating... it is all very close. There is always something happening. It could be an art show, kids sailing class or watching artist paint along the board walk. We like the fact that we rarely use our car or leave the island.It is very relaxing and easy. Be sure to try the famous chocolate dipped frozen bananas, Mexican food or fat free yogurt with lot's of toppings!. We can eat our way around the island. On the health side there is Pilates/Yoga on the island and easy running and walking areas. The ocean is a ferry ride away for large sandy beaches with surf and biking/walking paths.
It is with mixed emotions that i write this review, for I want to keep this jewel on Opal my little secret. Ideal location aside, this spick and span home is equipped for a chef, stocked for a socialite, decorated for a magazine, and available for rent? Thank goodness the owners are so generous with their good fortune. Down furniture, crisp cotton linens, interesting colors, intriguing art, a gallery of books, a heavenly front patio (and delightful neighbors to chat with), a well furnished roof-top patio with BBQ, sink and fridge... I could go on an on. Suffice it to say, I didn't want to leave and I hope to return. Soon.
This home--its location, decor, appointments, and appearance--exceeded all expectations. the owner was proactive with his upfront invitation to handle any questions, suggestions, problems, etc. As it happened with our family, no issues, no questions. Our family was unanimous in agreeing that no stay in Balboa would be considered unless we could stay at 112 Opal. In a word, FABULOUS.
The Island has a lovely 2.5 mile water front walking path. Also we are near the Ferry for a quick 5 minute ride to the ocean, bike/walking path and other attractions.There are many restaurants on the island, shops, and good treats to eat. You can walk everywhere, no need to drive. Extremely safe and relaxing.
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My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay