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Recent Balboa Island reviews

  • A fantastic experience in a wonderful house.

    "I celebrated my 78th birthday in this wonderful Balboa cottage, and it exceeded my expectations. My girlhood best friend joined me from Dallas to spend a week in a place we have been visiting since we were children. It is wonderful the island has retained its charm. And despite many of the original cottages being replaced by multi-storied luxury homes, 216 Onyx has the flavor of old Balboa Island. From the front the quaint cottage looks deceptively small, but the very attractive interior feels spacious, clean, new and very comfortable. The master bedroom is very large and the kitchen and patio particularly lovely. The location is fantastic, steps from Marine Avenue, the still delightful main street, and a short walk from either the north or south bay. We particularly enjoyed the Fun Zone 1-1/2 tour of the bay which we reached on that wonderful little ferry. It was great to have a garage though everything was in easy walking distance. Absolutely everything was provided in generous amounts. Every step in renting the cottage Kari was incredibly helpful, even encouraging the inclusion of my Standard Poodle who loved the flower bedecked front yard. Kari makes you feel as if you are an old friend invited to stay in a place she has so lovingly provided. Every question was answered promptly and thoroughly. We emailed and chatted like old friends on the phone. My deposit was returned promptly. I can highly recommend 216 Onyx!"
    Guest: Renee F. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 16, 2016
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  • Enchanting Home in Perfect Location

    "My family of four, including two teenage boys, came to Balboa Island for five nights so we could be close to UC Irvine for my son's Orientation. It was just over a 10 minute drive to the campus and it only took us about 25 minutes to visit friends who live in Laguna Beach. This enchanting home on Balboa island was just around the corner from the main street and we walked around the island for a half hour walk every morning. The views were amazing and the people we encountered were all very friendly, including Jill, the owner who was residing in the upper unit above the garage. She was very helpful telling us where to park when friends came to visit, where to find the grocery store and how to catch the five minute ferry to the Balboa Peninsula. The home was well stocked and very comfortable. We loved opening all the doors and my husband worked at the patio and inside table for a couple hours early every morning. We went on a narrated 90 boat tour around the island one day and our boys parasailed another day. The restaurants in the area were all delicious and the I loved the store in town with local artwork. We would definitely stay here again and will recommend this little gem to friends and family."
    Guest: A guest from Windsor, CA Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 30, 2016
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  • Perfect summer vacation

    "What is better than opening the patio door first thing in the morning to be greeted by the ocean? We had a wonderful week at this property with our three year old child and small dog. It is a comfortable space in the perfect location - easy to walk to Main Street, short walk to the ferry and just all around convenient. We would love to come back!"
    Guest: Melissa S. Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 7, 2016
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  • Nice Place to spend a week.

    "Stayed here with two adults and two kids. Bottom unit was perfect size with a plenty of room if any friends visit for the day. Very nice sized patio and within easy walking distance to the sand and walk. Two short blocks to the ferry and about a five-ten minute walk to the main street for the ever important Balboa Bars. Unit has super large closets in each bedroom (which they don't really tell you about) so you have a place to put all your bags and hang up your clothes. Furniture in unit is very nice and comfortable; owner says they are trying to find time to put a king sized bed into master bedroom but the queen was big enough for us. Definitely look to rent again when Balboa comes up on our destination list again."
    Guest: Chuck H. Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: August 20, 2016
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