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BEST OF BALBOA ISLAND / Now accepting off season monthly inquiries for 2019

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom - 2 Bath

JUST REMODELED LAST YEAR - Original 1930's Beach Cottage 1450 sq. ft.

Enjoy our new Coastal Decor / Very Comfortable and Relaxing


Cozy enough for a couple but will sleep up to 5 comfortably

Kitchen - New Cabinets & Blue Glass Backsplash with Marble Countertops / Fully Equipped

Dining Area - Seats 6 / Custom Fabric Chairs / Pretty Dishes to set a beautiful table

Living Room - Relax with Extra Large Couches / Custom Fabric Pillows / Gas Fireplace

Master - Downstairs / Comfortable King Bed / Quality Linens /

Bath - Downstairs / New Cabinets Beautiful Mirrors & Claw Foot Tub / Fluffy Bath Towels

Bedroom - Upstairs / Comfortable Queen Bed / Quality Linens

Bedroom - Upstairs / Comfortable Twin Bed / Quality Linens

Bath - Upstairs / New Vanity & Cabinets / New Shower / Fluffy Bath Towels

Wifi / Cable TV

Outdoor - Afternoon Sun / Exterior Patio with Awning / BBQ / Beach Chairs & Beach Towels

Garage - For one car (SUV's may not fit) / Washer & Dryer

Public Bay Beach - 1/2 block away!

Ocean - Walk to the Ferry and cross over to the Peninsula!

Island - Beautiful 1.6 miles around with large sidewalks

More Details

Sherry Austin
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 18, 2018

About Sherry Austin

This beach cottage has been in our family since 1998. We have a lot of fond memories here and is a great place to create some of yours. We have just completed a remodel and put a lot of love and care into this home. You will find it just as comfortable and relaxing as the island itself. Something about being on island time inspires a sense of relaxation and freedom that a vacation should. Explore and wonder around with no agenda enjoying the idyllic atmosphere and beautiful bay surrounding the island. You will have a fun and memorable experience not to be missed!

Sherry Austin purchased this cottage in 1998

What makes this cottage unique

Balboa Island was established in 1916. Many visitors enjoy our quaint coastal community. It includes beautiful cottage lined streets, unique cozy restaurants, and boutique shopping on our tree lined Marine Avenue. For more exploring, paddle boards and bikes are available for rent. Walk around the entire island (1.6 miles) and enjoy the beautiful bay and harbor views. The Balboa Island Ferry connects Balboa Island to Balboa Village. Balboa Village is a historic and charming village and "Home of the Fun Zone", a carnival-like area with a ferris wheel, arcades and other family rides and games. It also offers more waterfront recreational activities for everyone to enjoy. From there walk one block to enjoy all the ocean has to offer along with Balboa Pier.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for opening your beautiful cottage to us the last three weeks. We enjoyed staying here very much. My girls loved putting a stunning dinner table together with all the lovely plates, shells and decoration. We all loved exploring the island and all it has to offer. Again, the stay at your beautiful cottage was the perfect ending to our adventure in SoCal.
Jun 2018
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Balboa Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Property Best Suited For Snow Birds, Families & Couples for get-away. Thank you.
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Upstairs - toilet , shower , New Vanity with Marble / New shower / Heat lamp
    Bathroom 1 - Downstairs - toilet , tub , New Vanity with Marble Countertop / Claw foot tub
  • Two Bathrooms are New / Updated / Clean / Freshly Painted
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 king , Master Bedroom - Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Bedroom 2 - Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , Bedroom 3 - Upstairs
  • All Bedrooms have new linens and new decor Everything is Freshly Painted and Clean
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
*Walk 5 houses down to the public bay. Beach Chairs & Beach Towels *Walk a few blocks to the quaint town of Balboa Island to enjoy shopping, ice cream and restaurants. Paddle board and bike rentals available there. *Walk a few blocks to ride the ferry to the Balboa Peninsula to enjoy the ocean, fun zone, shopping and restaurants. *Balboa Island has a full wide sidewalk surrounding the entire island for walking, sight seeing, and enjoying the harbor views.


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(10 traveler reviews)

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BEST OF BALBOA ISLAND / Now accepting off season monthly inquiries for 2019
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Awesome Beach Rental

  • 5 of 5

This beach house is quaint and comfortable. Very roomy. I had a wonderful vacation. I highly recommend this beach rental.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location & beautiful beach house!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this beach house. It was clean, cozy, and we appreciated the details the owner put into her home. The beds were extremely comfortable, too. We will definitely rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Scottsdale , AZ

A perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location and attention to details. We

Enjoyed sitting on the patio and just relaxing.

We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The home is charming, abundantly appointed, towels and linens like home, and very clean!

  • 5 of 5

Would stay here again in a heart beat...felt like I was vacationing in my own home. My family of 4 all enjoyed!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House Great Location

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this home, it was clean and comfortable, decorated beautifully and fully equipped to meet all our needs. A great place to relax and a great place to keep busy to enjoy all the things Balboa Island has to offer. The location was really fun to be able to walk a few houses down to the bay beach, walk to town and walk to the ferry to enjoy the ocean. Thank you for sharing your home. We created such fun happy memories for our family and we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful find!

  • 5 of 5

By far one of the best experiences we have had renting. Our family had a last minute trip and the owner was very accommodating with our timeline and really went above and beyond to make sure it was ready in time even thought we gave her a short notice. The cottage was very cozy and felt like our home away from home. Even more stunning than the pictures show, will definitely be our first choice to stay at when visiting the island from now on!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
John Wayne
Nearest Barpub
0.05 Miles
Village Inn
Nearest Ferry
0.04 Miles
Balboa Island Ferry
Nearest Golf
0.05 Miles
Newport Beach Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.05 Miles
Pacific Coast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Marine Ave (Our Town)
Nearest Beach
0.02 Miles
Public Beach - Bay
Car: recommended


5 houses from public bay beach

5 walking blocks to Balboa Island Ferry to Balboa Peninsula

7 walking blocks to town that includes shopping, restaurants, bars.

Nice Quiet Block


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Cleaning Fee $250

Maximum Occupancy - 5
Weekly Only = Saturday to Saturday (Very Few exceptions are made)
Check In - After 3:00 pm Check Out - 11:00 am sharp
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
10% tax is required to be collected and paid to the State for rentals less than 30 days

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.