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Balboa Island, Heavenly Deck

Bedrooms 2
Space 425 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 30 nights


About the property

Close to the bay beach and Balboa Island Village, enjoy the delights of beach living in this cozy, sunny and bright 2 bdrm 1 bath upstairs apartment fully furnished and ready for your arrival! Wood floors throughout, each bedroom includes a queen bed and a pair of windows that welcome in the lovely beach breeze. Living room provides comfortable seating, flat screen TV, ihome dock to plug in your favorite tunes and a dining area for two. Kitchen is fully stocked for cooking-in, or efficient for home cooked breakfasts, packing lunch for the beach or for bringing back leftovers from top-notch area restaurants for your later enjoyment. Best of all – three steps up to the over 250 square foot private deck for dining, sunning, reading, sipping morning coffee or afternoon cocktails, or just taking in the beautiful blue skies and ocean air. Many features of this flat will remind you of yesteryear – it was built in 1952 and some vintage features remain (note: no dishwasher! :)). Updates have made it comfortable and accommodating according to today’s standards. The apartment includes one parking space in the garage, shared use of the washer and dryer, and 2 sets of access stairs – one to the alley and garage behind, and one to the street for walks to the bay beach (one block away), the village (a few blocks more), around the quaint neighborhood or to the ocean beach across the scenic Balboa Island Ferry. Don’t miss your opportunity to have that perfect island getaway in our heavenly deck apartment!! BONUS OPPORTUNITY: This apartment can be rented concurrently with the downstairs home (if available) to accommodate larger groups – family reunions, girls’ weekends, families traveling together, etc. Check out VRBO Balboa Island # 421938. Book early to ensure availability of both places!

Cindy Talbott
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 5, 2018

About Cindy Talbott

This apartment, along with the home downstairs, has been in our family since 1952. It was purchased by my grandparents and has been the site of many family vacations and occasions over the years. We are happy to share its many outstanding qualities with you!

Why Cindy Talbott chose Balboa Island

You will love the indoor/outdoor feel of this unit. Each room has large windows to let in light and the marvelous sea breeze. It is comfortable and casual - just right for a weekend, week or longer stay!!

What makes this apartment unique

Our heavenly deck apartment has architectural features of a '50's beach cottage, but up-to-date comforts and conveniences. ADDED OPPORTUNITY - This apartment can be rented along with the downstairs 4 bedroom home for larger groups seeking comfort and privacy for families or groups of friends vacationing together. See VRBO Balboa Island # 421938 or contact Cindy for more information and availability.


Balboa Island Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen Bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Balboa Island, Heavenly Deck
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Brooklyn OH

Perfect spot!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to Heavenly Deck and we can't wait to visit again! The place is immaculate! Perfect for our mother-daughter week! Close to shopping and restaurants. Cindy is always quick to answer any questions etc. See ya next time!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand Oaks, CA

We loved our second year at Heavenly Deck :-)

  • 5 of 5

Our friends and family have vacationed for 37 years in July on Balboa Island. Vacation homes come and go through the years, being sold or remodeled. It is not always easy to find a good and affordable vacation home and it can take some research. We found heavenly deck last year and are so very happy we did. We also really like dealing directly with the owners, (Cindy) rather than rental companies, so much more personal. The home is bright and full of light with many windows to allow ocean breezes. The beds are very comfortable which is a must for me. The ceiling fans throughout are greatly appreciated and the hardwood flooring gives the place a clean and cool feeling. The bathroom meets all our needs and is a good size, which brings up the added benefit of the bathroom in the garage, it really helps having a second bathroom. The living room is very comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked. Our favorite is the very large deck right off the living room. We spend a great deal of time out there as our family enjoys grilling and having meals outside. It is wonderful to enjoy mornings and evenings on the deck. My grandchildren enjoy the outside space too, they spend many hours painting sea shells and playing games out there. It really adds so much room for the family. Another perk is the front house. We had good friends stay in the front house this year and that was great being so close! See you next year 2016!

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heavenly Deck Indeed!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky to stay in this gem for a month due to work. And let me tell you it was fantastic! The location was phenomenal! Walking distance to adorable shops, a two minute ferry ride to Newport beach, stunning scenery everywhere you look around. The beds were super comfy, garage is so handy because parking can be difficult to find during weekends, and the deck is beyond heavenly! I was able to practice yoga in peace, sun bathed and enjoyed BBQ-ing. I highly recommend this get away to anyone! Cindy is a doll, and replies promptly. Thank you again Cindy for accommodating Winston and I :) I will be a walking advertisement for your rental!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Silvis, IL


  • 5 of 5

Very comfy and cozy as well as very clean. Met all our needs and a perfect location. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home Away from Home! Better in some ways!

  • 4 of 5

What a delight! I stayed here for 3 months while my home was going through a remodel. With all the commotion at my house returning each day to this island oasis was a wonderful way to maintain sanity throughout the process. The location was ideal for me as I could walk EVERYWHERE: fun, food, ocean, exercise, sand, you name it. I was on vacation. My kitty loved the many vistas afforded with all the windows! I would return for a holiday even though the property is only a few miles from my primary home. You would mark this location and property as one of your favorite getaways! Have fun you lucky ducks! :-)

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thousand Oaks, CA

Heavenly Deck was perfect for our family

  • 5 of 5

Our family has been vacationing on the Island every July for approximately 36 years with many other families. We had a great time in your home. Love the location being so close to the bay that we spend all day at with the kids. So cute and clean! Just as the listing showed. Love the garage shower area, really cuts down on sand!

And it was handy for potty breaks with the little ones.

How you have the front and back homes arranged is really great, you hardly ever

see anyone at the front house, it was very private and quiet. The patio was such a bonus, we really enjoyed eating our meals out there and it gave us extra room to spread out.

Thank you Cindy for making it all so simple. Looking forward to next year.

Take care.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $110
Tax Rate 10.0%

Winter Holiday Rates - $310/night, $1850/week applies to Christmas, New Years, Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day. Prices subject to change until reservation is confirmed. 4th of July $1900/week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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