House, 1 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Pool / Spa
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 60 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Friendly, sunny, beautiful week at the beach
Penny and Bill Darling were welcoming on their pool deck surrounded by beautiful plumaria trees. The bed in the large sunny bedroom/sitting room was better than my own bed at home and the big shower was wonderful. The kitchen has a great refrigerator and a hot plate, but for those considering the rental, note that the limited counter space would not easily accommodate preparing large meals, if that were desired. All in all a great experience. Thank you for a super week in Balboa.
Very clean, but smaller than expected with no privacy
The home was very clean, but extremely small. The pictures were a bit deceiving. It says there's 1 bedroom, but truly the entire upstairs is the living room (the TV is up there) and the queen bed is right tin the middle of that room, with no doors to close, so whoever is sleeping in the bunk beds is walking through your "bedroom" to get to their space. The downstairs has the kitchen and pullout couch. When the couch is open you can't even move down there bc the table blocks the stairs and the couch blocks the stove. The pool was fun, and we knew it was shared, but we just assumed it was shared with another rental, not the owners. We felt like we were being watched the whole time, as it was a little strange for us to be vacationing is someones backyard. The family smokes a lot, so we could not enjoy sitting outdoors like we would have liked, as we could not handle the smoke and felt trapped inside the house whenever we were home. If you don't mind being in someones backyard and sleeping on top of each other, then it's a great spot. the location was amazing, and we're some what used to staying in tight quarters when we all get together (our two families that went) but we just expected something quite different.
I am sorry you were unhappy with the accommodations. For two families I agree it is small. It does say in the description that it is a combination bedroom/living room. Perhaps you did not read it carefully. Usually people fold up the sofa bed during the day so there is more room to move around and use the kitchen and dining area, but that was your choice. I do feel the pictures depict how it is set up.
As we are at work during the day I don’t understand your feeling of being watched over. We try to be friendly when we are in the patio and answer any questions you may have when we are home. Being advertised as a Guest House it would seem to me that the owners would be in the other house.
Unfortunately my husband does smoke, I do not, and he usually smokes in the morning before work with his coffee and when he comes home in the evening. Since our patio table is across the patio from the Guest House I did not realize it could bother you so much. I have never had anyone complain before.
Hopefully you enjoyed some of your stay.
Located near the Balboa Island Ferry, where you can cross to the Balboa Peninsula to discover the many restaurants and various other activities such as boat rentals, tours, arcades and the ocean. Stroll the boardwalk around the Island and enjoy the bayfront beaches and a charming downtown area where you can shop and dine. Or just enjoy our pleasant patio with heated pool and comfortable chaise lounges and have a barbecue.