About the property
- Cottage1900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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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- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Mary Vanis
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'.
Mary Vanis purchased this Cottage in 1988
Why Mary Vanis chose Balboa Island
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!
What makes this Cottage unique
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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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Had a wonderful time. The cottage was charming. Kids loved the beach and walking around the Island
It worked out great for our family. I would like to see a journal of the house - original foot print and when additions were made. Grandsons had never seen pink fixtures in the main bath!! Would love to back soon. We had been concerned about parking. This was not an issue. Loved it!
My daughter and I enjoyed our stay. Charming and comfortable. Thank you!!! :)
Cozy cottage, close to everything.
My wife, 4 kids and my parents all were very impressed and comfortable. We would definitely like to stay again!! Highly recommended.
Charming cottage on Balboa Island
The cottage was very nice and worked out well for our annual cousins Christmas. Plenty of room, we'll set up with tools to cook and very close to the ferry to the fun zone area of Newport Beach and the pier.
Great beach house! We really enjoyed our stay at this charming home. The home was clean and The location was great. We will definitely want to stay here again!
Super location, complete with bunk beds plus comfy king and queen beds
Stay here, but be respectfully quiet since there are full-time residents! There's really everything you'd want in this beach house. It's COZY. Bring bikes so you can fully enjoy exploring the island. Take the car&passenger ferry just up the street to explore the other side of the peninsula.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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!