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Balboa Island - Bright, Cheery, Family Friendly, Rooftop Deck! - 3 BD/2BH

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathrooms, 1 block to the water & 1/2 block to Marine St. FUN!!!

The quintessential Balboa beach property is just one block from charming Marine street with all of the restaurants, shopping and of course "Balboa Bars"! Our home is two separate private rentals with separate entrances. This rental is located up a spiral staircase on the second floor. A 3 bedroom 2 bath with a roof top deck where you can enjoy a cocktail and watch the sunrise, sunset or view the stars on our sectional or at the table with friends and family. The upstairs unit has central ac/heat and a wood burning fireplace! Newly furnished with plush beds, linens and comforters. Sleeps 9 with a king, queen, day bed with trundle and bunk beds with a trundle. One shower/bath combo and one stall shower bath. The kitchen is open to the living room with bar seating and a separate dining area. Spacious and comfortable. Very light and bright! Washer/Dryer are in the garage along with garage parking for one car! You do share the garage with the unit downstairs. Each has one parking space. If you have other friends or extended family vacationing at the same time we have another rental below. It is a 3 bedroom 1 large bathroom and sleeps 8 people. Please inquire.

Balboa Island is the perfect beach vacation! One block in either direction to the water where paddle boarding is a must. The island is made for walking and biking. A short walk or bike to the ferry takes you right to the sand where you can surf, body surf and boogie board! No need to drive at all! Everything is right here just waiting for you.

More Details

Lori Cuccia
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Lori Cuccia

We want this to be a place you and your family find relaxing and fun! Our home is for you to enjoy and create wonderful memories with family and friends.

We are Southern California natives. We love the beach and we have always found Balboa to be happy and full of charm!

Lori Cuccia purchased this house in 2016

Why Lori Cuccia chose Balboa Island

Location is what this has! 1/2 block to all the restaurants and shopping. The Rooftop Deck is relaxing and spectacular day and night with all the stars. This has a wood burning fireplace, open concept kitchen living room and bar seating and it has AC/Heat!


Balboa Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk beds with trundle
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Day bed with trundle
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Balboa Island - Bright, Cheery, Family Friendly, Rooftop Deck! - 3 BD/2BH
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Perfect family getaway spot

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to stay with our family. My husband and I used to live on the island when our girls were younger and we wanted to come back and make some new memories with our grandkids. Lori was awesome and answered all our questions right away. We plan on making this an annual tradition. Thanks so much Lori!! XO

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean and comfortable cottage with an amazing location!

  • 5 of 5

We came here on a family vacation, and it was our first time staying on Balboa Island. This upstairs cottage was the perfect location! It is a block from the main street of restaurants and shops and only two blocks from the water. You can also walk to the ferry and go to the main beach without ever needing a car. The cottage is super cute and has very comfortable beds. We cooked dinner and ate on the rooftop deck most nights. Lori was also extremely responsive and helpful! The upstairs unit also has AC, which can be hard to find. We hope to come back and stay again next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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221 Onyx, Balboa Island

  • 5 of 5

It was a very comfortable stay. The place was very well stocked--both kitchen and baths. Lori was an excellent hostess and gave all the information we needed. She even gave us suggestions for places to go and things to do. The evening breeze was enjoyed on the roof deck as we enjoyed the sunsets. We all give it the highest rating.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Cute, love, again please!

  • 5 of 5

Love Balboa and this rental property does it well. The roof was a respite daily!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Charming; great location

  • 4 of 5

Lori was a great host, little treat waiting, prompt and courteous in communications. The place is in great condition; but a bit dated. The stained glass wall is charming, but the bathrooms are old and the fixtures really need to be updated/ The kitchen is spacious, beautifully lit, and well stocked. Again, old; some kitchen drawers are falling apart. It had a dedicated garage space; awesome! I was surprised to see no recycling options. The amount of bottles I threw away was dismaying. It appears this is true across the entire island, however, not just this rental. The roof deck is amazing, and the highlife of the place. There was active construction across the street, but lots of open daily parking spots is a plus. Thank you Lori for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Relaxing, fun adventure

  • 5 of 5

Great house close to everything. Lori made sure we had everything we needed and more!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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On an island with a ferry boat ride to the ocean and a bridge to shopping. 1/2 block to Balboa downtown shops and restaurants


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $1,000

Smoking and Vaping is strictly prohibited on property. No pets are allowed on property.

There a 3% CC fee included on the taxes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.