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Lovely Balboa Island Home. A/C. Great Amenities. Quiet Location. Garage.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Please contact us to discuss your hospitality needs. We have several homes on the island to choose from.

You will love this jewel of a home!

Our beach cottage is perfectly maintained and truly has the feel of a home away from home. Enjoy the two outdoor seating areas, the spacious interior, comfortable furnishings and high-end mattresses on the beds. The kitchen is fully equipped. The house is bright and airy and has a lovely feel to it. Located on a quiet street away from the crowds, it is just 6 houses in from the North Bay Front.

For optional lodging needs, please check out our other home on the island: VRBO Listing 271734 (4 bedrooms)

Features of our home:

• 3 bedroom/3 bath, will accommodate a maximum of 8 guests

• Located on Opal Ave., a quiet street on the island. Six houses in from the North Bay front

• Perfectly maintained, spotless, and elegantly furnished with all the amenities to ensure that your vacation experience is extraordinary

• Air conditioning

• Enclosed garage to accommodate one vehicle

• Two separate outdoor seating/entertaining areas, gas barbeque

• Linens and towels provided, high-speed Internet, expanded cable service, long-distance U.S. phone service, bogie boards/beach chairs/umbrellas/ beach toys

First Level:

• Formal living room, dining area, den/great room

• Hardwood floors, vaulted wood-beamed ceilings, 2 fireplaces, elegant furnishings

• Sleeper sofas in living room and den

• Bathroom with shower

• Fully stocked kitchen with plenty of serving dishes

Second Level:

• Master bedroom with high quality king-sized bed, en suite bath with jetted tub, balcony, TV

• Second guest bedroom with high quality king-sized bed, TV

• Third guest bedroom with 2 full-sized mattresses on a bunk bed, separate trundle bed, TV

• Third full bathroom is shared amoungst second and third bedroom guests

Free Wifi is provided

CANCELLATION POLICY: Non Holiday. If the reservation is cancelled prior to 90 days of arrival, deposit will be refunded less 10% of the total stay. If the reservation is cancelled less than 90 days before arrival, the entire stay is non-refundable, unless the property is re-rented. Holiday Season. Cancellations before October 1st will be assessed 10% of the total stay. Cancellations after October 1st are non-refundable, unless the property is re-rented.

More Details

Shari Heuser
Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Shari Heuser

My husband is a cardiologist and I am a vacation rental specialist. We live in Phoenix, AZ. We fell in love with the house from the first moment that we saw it. There were already 3 other purchase offers submitted to the seller of the house. We put in our offer at the list minute and crossed our fingers. The rest is history, and we ended up with our dream vacation home.

Shari Heuser purchased this house in 2004

Why Shari Heuser chose Balboa Island

I spent my first summer on Balboa Island when I was 12 years old. I never forgot the wonderful experience - the beaches, charming houses, boating in the harbor, and the wonderful weather. I always dreamed about owning one of the beautiful houses. And one magical day my dream came true!

What makes this house unique

One of the greatest things about vacationing on the island is that you don't need to get in your car. That was my husband's criteria when we were looking for a vacation home. We love to spend our time biking, walking around the island, and crusing the harbor in our electric Duffy boat. Our house has been described by previous guests as one of the warmest and most comfortable houses that they have ever stayed in. I appreciate the opportunity to have other people enjoy themselves so much during their stay, love to read their entries in our guest book, and work hard to think of everthing that we could do or provide to ensure that our guests have a memorable vacation experience.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Shari,

I am sorry we haven't sent you a note earlier, because we all LOVED the house and our vacation!

The house exceeded our expectations. Your furnishings are beautiful, and we loved all the details that

make this house relaxing and comfortable - great showers, sound system, very comfortable beds, and a great kitchen.

My sister loved the Pirate, and insisted on pictures with him.

Thank you for the welcome gift - it was unexpected and very sweet.

Thanks for leaving beach toys available - we used them daily.

I didn't know how usable the Balboa Island beaches would be, but the beach really close to your house was

perfect for a three year old.

Oh, and our new favorite breakfast place - Wilma's Patio. I think I gained at least 4 pounds, and I have to blame the

shakes at Ruby's...oh well, they were delicious.

I could go on and on....

Thank you so very much for a fantastic vacation in a beautiful house. It was so wonderful.


M. Walter
Jun 2007
  • 1 of 6


Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Cancellations more than 60 days out will be assessed a 10% cancellation fee. Please refer to our attached rental agreement.
  • Holiday cancellations made after 10/1 are not refundable unless the property can be re-rented. Cancellations before 10/1, a 10% penalty applies
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk beds w/ full-sized mattresses, pull-out trundle bed, TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Vaulted ceiling, bright and airy, balcony, TV, en suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , TV, desk
  • Sofa beds are also provided in the living room and in the den.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Lovely Balboa Island Home. A/C. Great Amenities. Quiet Location. Garage.
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 25 reviews
Denver, CO

Charming and spacious home

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here. the owner is very responsive and nice. We loved the layout of the house - lots of great space for lounging or entertaining. The location is great too - quiet and very close to Ferry. We had a great stay and would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top notch, total beach experience, beautifully decorated, fully stocked with everything imaginable.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely home, very clean, lots of room for a group of people. Beds were very comfortable, full equipped with all major appliances, kitchen needs, towels, etc. It is has everything you need for the beach, chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards. Another fabulous feature is the front porch with a large table plus a side patio, both for outside dining. Overall, we would say this is an impressive home. Every detail you can think of has been thought of.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wailuku, Maui HI

Immaculate Home in Idyllic Setting

  • 5 of 5

The epitome of Balboa Island living. Its hard to find places with a tight-knit sense of community. Where people say hello and take time to chat when you pass on the sidewalk. Once you go over the bridge to Balboa Island, you step back in time and you can't help but slow down and relax. This is a beach luxe home that is also family friendly. Ideal location close to the bay, Marine Ave. shops, and ferry, but just far enough away to be extremely quiet, private and peaceful. Thoughtful and well designed floor plan works harmoniously. Indoor and outdoor living spaces promote conversation. Three dining areas (four counting the bar stools) allow for formal and informal meals. Superb lighting and entertainment/sound systems allow you to create and easily change moods. Well stocked kitchen and BBQ will satisfy a discerning epicurean. Bikes, beach chairs and toys for the young at heart. Strong WiFi. Definitely our new happy place when we visit SoCal. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your time in writing such an eloquent review! We are happy that you enjoy the island life as much as we do!
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San Francisco

Best house on the island!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house with everything you need!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the house!
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Great house in a great area.

  • 5 of 5

This is second time to rent this property and we loved it. Huge house with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have our guests return time and time again. Glad that you enjoyed the house!
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We had a wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful and the owners thought of everything. We couldn't be happier!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning fee $350 + Tax
Administrative $150

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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