Island Escape is a 2 BR/2 BA, cozy condominium nestled on Newport Beach's renowned Balboa Island. Mere seconds from the Balboa Ferry, this unit makes for a perfect getaway to Southern California's endless summer!
Guests can enjoy walking to Balboa Island's quaint restaurants, cafes, and bayside beaches, with the main Peninsula beaches only 15 minutes away via the ferry.
Escape to open living spaces complete with full kitchen & outdoor grill for your summer BBQs!
Note: We have a 4 BR/3BA house at the same location (126 Agate) if multiple families want to rent together at the same location. See VRBO listing #70310.
Balboa Island is not only a great vacation destination but also a great base for many Southern California attractions and theme parks.
Island Escape is a 2-story back unit that has 2 bedrooms upstairs with 1 full bathroom and 1 bathroom downstairs which includes a shower. This cheery and bright home is fully furnished and equipped. Ready for a comfortable and worry-free summer beach vacation or winter rental!
The kitchen and open living area (with a large flat screen TV) have white tile flooring while both upstairs bedrooms are carpeted. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen sized bed and TV of its own, while the bunk room has three twins and one full size. All linens and towels, including beach towels and chairs are provided.
Along the side of the unit, just through the dining room door, is a sitting area with a new propane BBQ. The upstairs also has outside access via a small patio.
Activities & Attractions:
Our property is located less than one block from the beautiful Balboa Bay, boardwalk, and the Balboa Ferry that gives access to the Peninsula beaches and Pacific Ocean. The ferry is a lovely 5 minute ride directly to the Balboa Fun Zone (with arcades, rides, and snacks), the Balboa Pier, shopping and restaurants, boating and fishing excursions (including transport to nearby Catalina Island), and bike/water sport rentals.
Agate is the only street on the island with a children's climbing gym and basketball court. On the island itself, Marine Avenue boasts fine restaurants and boutique shops that are only 2 miles away from even more fine dining, shopping, and movie theaters at Newport's famous outdoor mall, Fashion Island.
For those interested in seeing more of the Orange County coastline, Laguna Beach lies only 7 miles further down the Pacific Coast Highway. Originally an artist's colony, Laguna hosts the Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival in the summer, art galleries, and fine dining and shopping along with wonderful beaches with tide pools.
Island Escape is within 30 minutes of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and an hour or so from Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. The Santa Ana/Orange County (SNA) Airport is only 10 minutes away and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 45 minutes away.
Ferry costs are as follows:
Adults - $1
Children 5 to 11 – $0.50
Children under 5 – Free
Vehicles (Passengers are Extra)
Car and Driver $2
Motorcycle and Driver $1.50
Bicycle and Rider $1.50
Bicycle and Child $0.75