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Darling Island Home. A/C. Great Amenities. Quiet Location. Garage.

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


About the property

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

You will love this jewel of a home!

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Our home 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

More Details

Shari Heuser
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

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 Newport Beach

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
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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
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
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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Darling Island Home. A/C. Great Amenities. Quiet Location. Garage.
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

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: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bob and Nora

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our family Thanksgiving holiday in this lovely home. It offered everything we could have imagined and more. The home was clean and the kitchen had everything you could possibly imagine. The patios were a perfect place to relax and enjoy the awesome weather. The location is perfect to enjoy a nice walk to the downtown area as well as the ferry . All the rooms were roomy and the beds were very comfortable. We definitely hope to return to this wonderful island home!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at the house and we look forward to your return visit!
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Gorgeous Island Home!

  • 5 of 5

We found the home to be exactly how it was described and pictured on VRBO. What a beautiful home! We were VERY pleased with all of amenities. The home is well maintained and offers many options for relaxation: two furnished patios, a barbecue, a jetted tub, and 2 firplaces. It's location is good also! An easy walk to the ferry and a nice walk to town. We would definitely request to rent this lovely home again! And the owners were wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you enjoyed the house and we welcome you back in the future!
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Washington DC

Elegance and Class

  • 5 of 5

We spent Christmas in this home and can't convey in words the class, elegance and thoughtful detail the owners have in maintaining this Balboa Classic. The owners were immediately available for any questions.... kind, gracious and responsive. There were just the two of us, but the intimacy, fire places, quiet balconies, private patios were thoroughly enjoyed.

I lived on the Island, Corona del Mar, and Laguna for 20 years and this is the best place and time I have ever had there! We hope to return to this home each year from the Chaos of Washington DC!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and very much look forward to accommodating you again in the future!
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Coto De Caza, CA

Christmas on Balboa Island

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed at this wonderful home for 17 nights during the holidays and had a fabulous time! You can walk to everything, and never really get into a car unless you want to leave the island. The home was furnished with absolutely everything you could need. It felt as though we we in our own home for the holidays, rather than a cold, stark rental. Everything is clearly labeled- the lighting, the tv and stereo equipment. The rental process was very easy, absolutely no problems communicating with the owners. Thank you Shari for everything! We would stay again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you were happy with the house and were able to enjoy all of the wonderful things that Balboa Island has to offer. We welcome you back at any time in the future.
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Rates & Availability

Balboa Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 1 - July 21
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
July 22nd Week
Jul 22 2017 - Jul 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jul 29 2017 - Aug 25 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 1 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Boat Parade
Dec 13 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas Week
Dec 20 2017 - Dec 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Year's Week
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Summer 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $300 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.3%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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