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Steps to Beach, Ferry, Main Street

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 180 nights


About the property

Memories Are Made Here

3 Bedroom (Master downstairs), 2 bath, sleeps 7. Open floor plan-living room with large sectional couch and wet bar, TV, gas fireplace; dining room w/wood burning fireplace (seats 8) and kitchen with premium appliances. Off of living room the front patio has a natural gas Weber BBQ, chaise & table (seats 10). Sat. TV (2), BluRay DVD, wireless broadband internet and washer/dryer. Three bedrooms, master bedroom Cal King, adjacent master bath, Upstairs one twin beds and second bedroom with double bunk bed and full bath. Double car garage.

Enjoy weekly from June through August, six to eight months block of time from September through May.

More Details

Carol Anne Econn
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Carol Anne Econn

'Balboa Week' was were I spent Spring Break when I was in high school in Whittier, CA. When I married and had a family we just needed to repeat the perfect experience. And we do!

Carol Anne Econn purchased this house in 1977

Why Carol Anne Econn chose Balboa Island

Although the area surrounding Balboa Island has changed dramatically in the past years, the Island retains it special character. There are ferry rides, boat rides, kayaking, paddle boarding, Balboa Bars and walks around the islands.

What makes this house unique

'Balboa Cod' is the nickname for the style of house. It is cozy with an open floor plan that allows for lots of personal interaction. It is an easy walk to local spots and a short car ride to nearby Orange County attractions.


Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Downstairs Master Bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 bunk bed , Upstairs Bunk has double bed on bottom
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs Master Bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(9 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Top Notch!!

  • 5 of 5

This is absolutely the best Balboa Island rental we have ever stayed in! It is clean, comfortable and close to the beach. Carol's house has all the linens you would ever need, a beach wagon full of chairs and umbrellas, a fantastic patio with new BBQ, and wifi access.

We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Preparing for guests to have a great stay in my home is gratifying when I hear these words. I'm so pleased that you used my home for a memorable vacation. Carol
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Comfortable and Clean home with many amenities.

  • 5 of 5

Carol Anne's home is a gem rental on Balboa Island. Clean and updated with everything a renter could want - and more! In addition to linens, she even supplies toilet paper, laundry detergent, beach chairs and umbrellas.

Excellent afternoon sun and retracting patio shade if needed on hot days. Great location close to Ferry and short walk to downtown.

Carol Anne was very responsive and a great homeowner. We would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My wish is for all who enjoy my home to have a memorable holiday. Thank you for highlighting some details that made your stay pleasant. Carol
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  • 5 of 5

The property was petfect! It had everything we could possibly need. The owner was so helpful to give us a full tour and let us know where we could find things, as well as contact her if there was anything we needed. The kitchen was stocked with all the pots and pans needed to cook meals so we didn't have to eat out very often. An added bonus was the beach chairs and umbrellas all fitting in the wagon ready to take to the bay. We will definitely recommend this property for any family who wants to visit Balboa Island.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm pleased to anticipate your vacation needs to provide a wonderful Balboa Island experience. Thank you!
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Happiness in Balboa

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at this home several times & enjoy it each time. The open floor plan, the contemporary upscale furnishings, the fully stocked kitchen, the washer & dryer, the garage to park in when you can't find a spot on the crowded Balboa Island streets, the kayak & wagon to transport beach toys to the the beach, the air conditioning for those days it is hot enough to be thankful you have it, the outdoor patio with a table for 6 & a gas BBQ. There is really nothing we don't like about this house. We have stayed at several different houses on the island as have our friends....this remains our favorite place to spend a week. The owner, Carole, is so nice & very responsive to any concerns. A very, very pleasant experience in every aspect. We definitely want to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this great home on Collins. It was very comfortable for my family. Three generations and our family dog. Really great.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great expectations are fulfilled with this home.

  • 5 of 5

Our family LOVES staying at this house. Everything you could need is provided for you. You feel like you are staying in a friends home, not a vacation rental. The kitchen has every kind of pan, dish, serving platter you would need to have a dinner for a crowd...and it all matches! No mish mosh of kitchen items that look like they came from a garage sale in this home as with so many other rentals on the island. It has lovely upscale furnishings, a clean & open floor plan & a wonderful outdoor seating area with a gas BBQ . A washer & dryer is so handy to have & greatly appreciated . The owner, Carole , is lovely to deal with. We hope to be able to come back year after year. It was perfect for our husband & I enjoyed the large bedroom upstairs & the 2 upstairs bedrooms were perfect for my grand kids & my daughter & her husband. The kids could head upstairs to sleep at night & we could enjoy the downstairs space in the evening without disturbing them.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
John Wayne Airport, Santa Ana, CA
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Ruby Beach

Never use your car! Walk the circumference of Balboa and Little Island in 2.5 miles. Go down the block to Ruby Beach or take a car for a 10 minute ride to Corona Del Mar State Park Beach. Walk .2 miles to the ferry to take a stroll on the Peninsula and Balboa Pier. Or drive to Fashion Island or South Coast Plaza for divine shopping and dining. Longer trips take you for a day at Disneyland or Legoland.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $500
Cleaning $230
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Winter rates are for 9-10 months. There is no tax on rentals of 30 days or longer. Summer rates are weekly.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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