This charming quintessential Balboa Island cottage with the charm of yesteryear and the amenities of 2010 is the perfect vacation spot to relax and renew. The first floor has a gracious entry foyer, large beamed living room with fireplace and french doors, dining room with coffered ceiling and french doors, fully equipped Poggenpohl kitchen with Miele appliances, plus a den/4th bedroom with french doors to a lovely brick patio and gardens. The second floor has hardwood floors and includes a handsome beamed family room with fireplace plus 3 bedrooms including a large master suite with patio. There is also a sunny front patio with views of the Bay, a one-car garage used for bike and kayak storage (no parking) with a parking space behind the house. Just bring your personal amenities and beach towels!
- House2057 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
4 bedroom, 3 full bathroom with bay views! Steps to the beach and main street.
Robin Svendsen or Toni DiDominicus
- english, french, german, spanish, swedish, danish, norwegian
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 19, 2018
About Robin Svendsen or Toni DiDominicus
Hi, We are Robin and Kenneth Svendsen, long time Balboa Island residents currently living in the Washington D.C. area. Robin was born and raised in Southern California and Kenneth in Denmark. We love Balboa Island and enjoy early morning walks around the island, late morning paddleboarding or kayaking, and early evening strolls before retiring to the solitude of the house. Balboa Island is a truly magical place all year long! We are sure you will enjoy your stay!
Robin Svendsen or Toni DiDominicus purchased this House in 2010
Why Robin Svendsen or Toni DiDominicus chose Balboa Island
115 Onyx is an original Balboa Island cottage built in 1930 and owned by only 4 families. Onyx Avenue, just one block off Marine Avenue (the main street) is an original street with many older homes. This home is perfect for a lovely stroll around the island and to the main street for a morning cinnamon roll and cup of coffee or early dinner at sunset.
What makes this House unique
This home offers original high beamed ceilings which gives an open quality to the living space. Large windows and french doors offer an inside out feeling downstairs, while the warm wood and high beams upstairs create a cozy atmosphere in the evenings. The views to the bay and the open, airiness of the space creates a beachy atmosphere all year long! Our personal favorite time of the year is in the off season where the sun is still warm and the island is quiet with locals on their morning walks or an early evening paddleboard! In the evenings, a glass of wine or a cup of tea on the patio before retiring to a good movie and even a fireplace if weather requires!
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.
Nice and kid-friendly
We took our children and grandchildren for two weeks. Location is perfect for lazy days at the water, walking to the main drag for shopping and dining, and doable for the ferry and fun zone. The kitchen is equipped, the TVs locations work well for simultaneous football and cartoon viewing when relaxing and the dining room table is big for buffet or sit-down. We liked the front patio best for evening cocktails, however, the front patio furniture needs replacement.
Overall, the perfect vacation! Thank you, Toni, for your excellent communication and hospitality!
The Island Cottage was exactly as described, great location, and completely met our expectations!
We stayed at the Island Cottage for 4 nights for a family reunion. The location on Balboa Island was perfect for us--half block to water, couple blocks to the Island's Main Street with shops and restaurants, and a short walk down to the ferry over to Newport Beach. Toni was wonderful with information and suggestions, and we felt right at home. We had my 2 year old grand niece and it was very child friendly. There is a lovely back yard with great grill and everything you could need to make it a great beach vacation. Really, one of the best experiences I have had with rentals!
Great Property and Great Location!
We really enjoyed our stay here! This property is close to many things to do in the area and many of them within an easy walking distance. The beds were really comfortable and there was plenty of space for us.
Wonderful home in a great neighborhood
Our family rented here and really enjoyed the lovely home and its location and the quaint town of Balboa Island. The owner was available and very attentive.
I had a great stay at this lovely island cottage. It was wonderful to have the whole house and the bicycles and sand chairs in the garage were a huge plus, I used them a lot. It was convenient to the main street and easy to get on and off the island. The house was very close to the water and had a lot of outside sitting area. The owners were extremely responsive and helpful. I would have liked to give the property 4 1/2 stars but didn't have that option. The drawbacks were minor: TVs in odd places, some lights didn't work and a couple of windows needed repair. I'd go back in a heartbeat!
It was perfect great house and location
Loved walking to town. Only 1 block for Breakfast and Dinners Loved Walking the Strand Renting a Duffy Great House
Check in time is 3:00pm, and Check out time is 11:00am. Please contact the owner or manager for alternative arrangements.