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Balboa Island ~Beach Cottage~ Steps from the beach, free WiFi and Parking

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Downstairs Unit. Three bedrooms, one bath, ( Four (4) People Maximum) original 1923 beach cottage. Remodeled kitchen with granite counter-tops, Remodeled marble bathroom, luxury bedding, hardwood floors. Living Room has 52' flat-screen TV, DVR. Gas Fireplace. Full size Washer and Dryer, Outdoor patio. Steps to the South Bay Front beach! Two car garage parking. Need groceries and/or beverages or other services our Concierge Service will have it waiting for you upon arrival. Our Concierge Service provides our guests with all the luxuries of a hotel, in the comfort of a tastefully appointed home.

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About ***

This property has been in our family for over 30 years. We have recently completed an interior remodel of the kitchen and bathroom. This historical beach cottage was built in 1923. The cottage retains its original charm while having all of the luxuries of modern day living.

*** purchased this house in 1983

Why *** chose Balboa Island

Beach Side cottage is within steps of the South Bayfront beach, 5 blocks to the ferry, 5 blocks to the uptown village area, quiet and serene setting. The most coveted location of Balboa Island the 100 block of Diamond, just steps from the South Bayfront!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home was perfect. Beautifully decorated Cape Cod style home. All new had everything we needed and was meticulous. We are particular about bedding and it was top of the line all white linens and towels. I did request more pillows for one bedroom (my wife thought it was excessive) but owner had them delivered right away.

Recommend an early morning walk to the darling main street for coffee and a grab pastries or donuts at Dad's. My wife could have stayed another week to shop at the great boutiques. Restaurants on Main street were great glad we could walk to them.

Super stay, thank you we will be back
Feb 2014
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Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Outdoor Shower after a Day at the Beach -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , All Luxury White Towels provided, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap
    Bathroom 2 - outdoor shower , Outdoor Shower after a day at the Beach
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New King Bed with Pillowtop
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 Twin Bed and Twin Trundle
  • (1) King size bed with Pillow Top, (1) Queen Size Bed with Pillow top, (2) Twin Pillow top bed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Optional On Site Amenities: Daily Housekeeping, Concierge Service, Child Care, Massage, Private Chef. Beach Chairs, Beach Umbrellas and beach toys provided.


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Balboa Island ~Beach Cottage~ Steps from the beach, free WiFi and Parking
average rating of 4.979592 based on 50 reviews

Crisp, clean, charming, easy to get around.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable fresh accommodations, great kitchen set up w/ basic spices. We enjoyed our stay. It was so easy to take the bikes across the ferry & ride to our hearts desire around Newport Beach 🏖

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was beautiful. The pictures were spot on and exactley as shown on the website.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time here. The house had everything we needed. When we arrived there was a wonderful basket of goodies and a beach bag to use and keep during our stay. I really appreciated the fact they had zip lock bags, sounds silly I know but they came in very handy. The beds were very comfortable. We parked our car in the garage and didn't get in it again until we left to leave. The ferry was only a dollar and only a few blocks away. If your looking for peace and quiet with all the benefits of the beach life style this is the place to stay. Thanks Kimberly for all you did to make our vacation a perfect home away from home. we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely great!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from our spring break stay in Balboa Island. Cannot say enough great things about the cottage, the location and the area in general. We traveled with our two kids and we all adored Kimberly's beach cottage, just steps from the water. The cottage was beyond clean and equipped with everything you could possibly need for a beach vacation...and more. There was even a lovely welcome basket for us upon arrival! Truly hoping we can visit again in the near future!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway to Balboa

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a great stay. The home was very well stocked, cozy and beds were very comfortable. Overall would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage Perfectly Located

  • 5 of 5

This comfortable, well appointed cottage on Diamond St. is a stones throw from the water on the desirable west side of the Island. Just a few blocks from both the ferry and town it was the perfect get away for us. We enjoyed a walk around the island or bike ride over to the Balboa Peninsula each day, wine on the small beach 50 years from the house early in the evening and relaxing in front of the glorious fire at night. We highly recommend this VRBO for couples or small families looking to enjoy the Island with the right balance of privacy, and access to everything Balboa has to offer. Kimberly's hospitality and eye for detail is exceptional.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, perfect family get away!

  • 5 of 5

The effort that went into making our stay enjoyable was very impressive. The personal touch (gift basket, Crayons) and attention to detail (multiple phone charging outlets, beach toys, amenities, functionality) was second to none. I look forward to coming back for future Balboa vacations. Thanks for a memorable time for me, my wife, and two young girls. We were sad to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Ferry
0.25 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Newport Beach Golf Course
Nearest Beach
1 Miles

Balboa Island Cottage--Downstairs unit--- within steps to the beach, marina, and local restaurants and shops. Close to Newport Beach and Fashion Island


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Please note an inquiry on a reservation is not guaranteed until a deposit has been placed to secure the booking!!
Concierge Service available, transportation, grocery delivery and more. 4 PEOPLE MAXIMUM

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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