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Immaculate, Updated, Fully Furnished Beach Cottage Exclusive Winter Rental

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:11
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 13-16)

This is a lovely, historic Balboa Island Cottage! Tastefully decorated to make your Balboa Island Vacation relaxing and comfortable. There are three bedrooms: the first has a triple bunk bed and a Queen Murphy Bed, the Master has a king and the third bedroom has four bunks and a king bed. There is a den with a queen futon couch and a large chair and ottoman which converts to a twin bed. The den opens into a large brick patio with seating area, umbrella and barbeque. The house is equipped with every amenity and is located eight houses from the North Bay and a short block from the Balboa Island Ferry. The ferry connects with the Balboa Peninsula, the fun zone, rental boats (motor and sail), and the surf. We are half and hour from Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm; 15 minutes from shopping, fine restaurants and entertainment in South Coast Plaza, Newport Beach and Laguna.

The island itself is a step back in time. Truly, once you have slept on our island... it will be hard to leave...

Keywords: Balboa Island Beach House
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Member since: 2006

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 11
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    22 years or older preferred!...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    This is a one story home. There is a gated back patio area with easy acccess for children in and out of the house. There is an outside warm shower for post beach cleanup!...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 6-11

  • Den: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    There is a queen futon and a twin futon....moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 king, 4 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    This is a large room and the futon has room to open easily....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 3 twin/ single, 1 murphy bed

    triple bunk and Murphy bed, queen size...moreless

  • King size beds (2) master and # 3 bedroom, Queen size Beds (1)Murphy bed in #1, Twin or Single Beds (7). In addition,the den also has a futon 'chair' the width of a twin bed, with ottoman that converts to a twin bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) There is a queen futon in the den.(All doors close and room can be a separate bedroom.) ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    tiled with access to outside door for sandy bodies...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower

    front bathroom near bedroom 1, den and living room...moreless


  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:

    cable is provided...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    4 televisions with dvds...moreless

  • Toys:

    large assortment of beach toys in patio bin....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Bring your own DVDs as we have had bad luck leaving ours for others to use!...moreless


  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beachfront:

    Our cottage is 8 houses from the bay on this island. The ocean is reachable by the ferry down the block and a two block walk to the peninsula on the opposite side of the ferry....moreless

  • Downtown:

    There is a "tourist" downtown area and a shopping area in close proximity....moreless

  • Village:

    Balboa Island is it's own community of homes originally built beginning in the 1920's with ongoing development. It is it's own unique island 'village' surrounded by water. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are extra folding chairs, table extensions in the closet. For summer dining there are long tables folded behind the cabinets in the patio and stacked yard chairs in the Rubbermaid cabinet...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    window unit in MBR and rear bedroom...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    wood burning in living room ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    No linen service available on island. Rentors are required to wash and fold all linens on departure and leave them as they are found....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    street parking only...moreless

  • Telephone:

    There is a phone. However, it is for local use only. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    There are bath and beach towels provided which must be washed, folded and returned to cabinet on departure....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    stacked ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Passwords etc. on the modem on the bedside table in master...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker:

    Permanent filter in coffee pot, grinder in cabinet...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    ample utensils, plates, bowls, post and pans!...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    We leave all condiments for ongoing renters. If an item is used and finished, try to replace it for the next family....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, sugar and flour are left for renters....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    good sized brick patio for family meals and small children playing....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    rentable nearby...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.2
from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Rates
Jun 10 - Sep 15, 2017
7 night min stay

$4,000 $16,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,800 $4,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • cleaning fee $200
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 10%


Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. This home is primarily a winter rental. There are only a few weeks that are rented in summer! There is no smoking on the premises or in the house. No pets are allowed we have children that are very allergic!

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 03/23/2017
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Wayne Orange County Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
short stroll down the sidewalk
2 Miles
Nearest Train
Costa Mesa
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Highway 73
325 Miles
Nearest Ski
Mammoth Mountain

Car: Recommended

Orange County is a thriving mini metropolis! It has every amenity imaginable and more. South Coast Plaza is world renowned for it's shopping with boutique stores, wonderful eateries and merry go rounds for the children.

Restaurants abound with every cuisine from around the world in exceptional settings. Daily activities range from sitting on the beach to the most active water sports, gof, tennis, running or biking along the beach.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1988

About the owner: We bought this house when our 7 children were young. It is the house of expanding walls! We now have 26 grandchildren (24 under 12) and 'the beach house' is as much theirs as ours. It is a family gathering place and is and has been a wonderful place of many memories! We want others to feel the comfort we have here. We treat it as a home, not a 'rental'.

Why the Owner Chose Balboa Island, Newport Beach, CA, USA:
Balboa Island is a quintessential step back in time! It is the place children should experience from the gentle Bay to the ferry connecting to the penninsula. It is a place where parents can give their 5 year old money to walk down to the store and not worry! Where a 5 year old feels 'old' because they can be treated like children of 'old'. It is a magical place of rest and relax steps from the hubhub of Newport Shopping and todays demands. When you cross the bridge to the island and see the sails on the boats, your heart sails! For young or old, it is the best!

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The island is a separated from todays world as you choose to make it! It is 20 minutes to Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm, 10 minutes to Southcoast Plaza, 10 minutes to Newport Fashion Island, minutes to great golf, tennis and water activities. But, for total relaxation ride a bike or walk the island,shop our Marine Street specialty shops, ride the ferry to the Balboa Penninsula and have dinner, ride the ferris wheel, carousel and play in the arcades; or rent an electric boat, grab a pizza and have dinner cruising around the Bay. The options are endless!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/23/2017

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  • Front of house with dutch door

    Front of house with dutch door

VRBO #81411

This listing was first published here in 2006.

Date last modified - Thursday, March 23, 2017

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