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Find Places to Stay in Balboa Island on Airbnb

Find Places to Stay in Balboa Island on Airbnb

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Places to stay in Balboa Island

Places to stay in Balboa Island
Come relax in your own private studio on Balboa Island. Queen size bed and pull out sofa bed provide plenty of room for all of your sleeping needs, as well as a mini fridge, microwave, and Keurig for your convenience. The main street of Balboa Island has everything you would need during your visit including shops, restaurants, The Village Inn bar, Starbucks, bike rentals, and many sweet tooth favorites like Dad's Donuts and Sugar 'n Spice serving their famous frozen bananas and Balboa Bars.
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Balboa Island is a great location for everyone. The main street (Marine Ave.) is about a ten minute walk, and has many shops and restaurants to choose from. There is also a Starbucks on Marine Ave. for anyone interested. The Balboa Island Ferry is 2 streets over and provides access to the Balboa Peninsula which has everything from whale watching tours, harbor tours, deep sea fishing, trips to Catalina, arcades and rides for kids, the Pacific Ocean, as well as numerous shops, bars, and restaurants. Everything is within walking distance.
  • Jim's place on Balboa island is an absolute gem. Clean, comfy and they thoughtfully left a bottle of wine for us to enjoy. Sadly it was raining during our visit, but the patio in the front would be a lovely spot to sit back and relax. No issues with street parking at all.

    Marianne2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Loved Jim’s place. Great location, quiet neighborhood, plenty of space for parking. The studio was clean and updated very nicely, and the bed was extremely comfortable. Great little patio with table and chairs right out the front door to sit and relax. Jim was extremely quick with all communications and check in was a breeze. We were lucky to have found this gem! Thanks so much!

    Laura2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for a quaint getaway

    R.J.2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Super cute place! Extremely clean. The fireplace is a nice touch! Would definitely stay here again.

    AnaMarie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • My husband and I stayed at Jim’s place for one night. We were very impressed by the easy check-in process (preset door passcode of our choice, early check-in), cleanliness, private entrance, and thoughtful touches (water bottles, granola bars, coffee, electric heater) that his place offered. We also loved the gas fireplace and proximity to the ferry. Street parking was easy to find on the days we were there. We would highly recommend this place to any visitor.

    Grace2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Would highly recommend. Super clean, comfortable bed, lovely patio. Worked for two adults, one child (pull out sofa) and one toddler in a pack n play. Bathroom was spotless and carpet felt clean and brand new. No complaints at all. Would definitely consider staying again. Only note for future potential visitors - wouldn’t recommend four adults to stay unless two don’t mind sleeping on a pull out couch with a rather thin mattress. It worked wonderfully for our child, but I don’t know too many adults who could handle sleeping on that. 😊

    Lezli2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cute place! Front porch was peaceful, super walkable to Marine Ave and the ferry, great little touches. Fireplace is a huge bonus and was nice to relax by after a long day. Would definitely stay here again!

    Aisea2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing stay! Great location and sparkly clean space. Totally recommend and would stay again.

    Kelsey2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    0

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Charming, original one bedroom apartment steps to the beach and Balboa Island's main street. This upstairs unit comfortably sleeps four, with a queen bed in the bedroom, and a full size sofa bed in the living room. The light and airy living room has a fireplace, UHD TV with cable and WiFi. The kitchen is well stocked. Beach chairs, umbrella and towels are included and bikes can be borrowed from the host.
    This adorable beach-themed apartment is located four houses from the bay-front. Walk down to the harbor beach or take the ferry across to the ocean beach. Balboa Island's quaint main street is just a short three block stroll. Dine, shop, or spoil yourself at the many salons. Paddle board and kayak rentals are also available on the main street. Sailboat and powerboat rentals are nearby.
  • Cheryl is a fantastic host! She was so kind and let us drop our things off early. The apartment is super cute, in a great location, and comfy. We had a great time on Balboa Island and really enjoyed every moment!

    Suzzanne2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Loved everything about this place! Location was convenient and walking distance from shops and restaurants. Everything we needed for our few nights’ stay was provided, including toiletries, basic cooking supplies, extra blankets, clean towels, etc. The bed and pillows were super comfy and cozy. Cheryl was quick to respond and a wonderful host. We borrowed one of their beach cruisers and took a bike ride around the island. Perfect space for my husband and I, but 4 people would fit comfortably. Everything was great! We didn’t want to leave. Would definitely stay here again.

    Flor2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute, quaint, apartment located in the heart of a beach community. Perfect for getting away and relaxation.

    Mark2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Talk about adorable and location location! you know! Sweet old fashioned and comfortable!

    Melanie2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, clean and reasonable cost for the area. Owner is very responsive and helpful. We will happily return to this area. Glad to recommend this Airbnb

    Rick2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • She had everything that you would need you could literally go there with a bit of food and the clothes on your back sheep absolutely provided everything

    Nicole2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is a lovely spot. Being on the island is fun, and it’s easy to walk around the area and go to the restaurants and shops. Cheryl was quick and pleasant in her communication and the place itself was great - even cuter than the photos show!

    Will2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage was adorable and perfect for us! I loved being able to cook simple meals and eat at the bar the nights we stayed in. The whole feel of the place was both charmingly vintage and super functional! Really great location for walks and also getting on/off Balboa. Cheryl and her family were friendly, welcoming and respectful. We hope to return someday!

    Kacie2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Balboa Island - 1 bedroom, 1 bath with full kitchen and living room, plus a balcony patio. Steps to the beach and just a short walk to Marine Avenue where you will find many shops and restaurants. Additionally, close to the Balboa Ferry to go over to the Balboa Peninsula. Free street parking is available. Nautical decor, comfortable full size bed . Additionally there is a full size sofa bed in the living room. Full bathroom with tub/shower, and ceiling fans to keep it cool when need be.
    If you don’t have a car, there are many places to walk to or rent a bike nearby. Additionally, many attractions and restaurants off of the island are just a short distance for an Uber or Lyft.
    Balboa Island charm is famous - you MUST have a frozen banana, our local delicacy ( or a Balboa Bar ). Stroll around the island on the boardwalk ( aprrox thirty minutes ) or any portion of the island. Boats sail by, children ( and grown ups ) play and relax on the beach and swim when it's warm.
  • Great place to stay at, with great hosts. Will try and come back.

    Luis2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Super cute and clean! Amazing neighborhood. Very accommodating even when coming in late. Very thoughtful! I look forward to coming back 😊

    Vanessa2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • I really enjoyed staying here! The nautical decorations were fun and fresh flowers were a nice touch. It was a great price and I always was able to find close parking. Great location, easy check in, very communicative host.

    Carina2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Great central location, space was clean and comfortable. We would stay again for sure.

    Matt2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Cute place, great location. Accommodating host

    E-Marie2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly as advertised and a great location! A perfect island experience.

    Peter2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • This is a super cute, comfortable and convenient place! We had a great time. They even had a pack n play for our baby! Loved it and look forward to another visit!

    Oma2020-02-01T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and awesome location!

    Cameron2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    LAST MIN SPECIAL! MAR 24 - APR 30 $193/NIGHT WEEKDAY $218/NIGHT WEEKEND BOOK NOW!! The luxury vacation of your dreams is right here! This gorgeous waterfront beach house on charming Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA is the perfect place to spend a getaway or your next family vacation. Equipped with all the beach gear you could ask for - two kayaks, a paddle board, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas - you have everything you could need and more for the ultimate vacation! Look no further!
    The luxury vacation of your dreams is right here! This gorgeous waterfront beach house on charming Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA is the perfect place to spend a getaway or your next family vacation. Equipped with all the beach gear you could ask for - two kayaks, a paddle board, boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrellas - you have everything you could need and more for the ultimate vacation! Look no further! This beautiful home was recently refreshed and is ready for you to enjoy. Located along the boardwalk, the private patio at the front of the home includes a dining table and natural gas barbecue and is your exclusive spot for al fresco dining. Upon entering the front door you’ll be greeted by warm hardwood flooring and a large open concept living space. The expansive family room is well appointed with ample seating for all, a flat screen television, DVD player, fireplace, Wi-Fi access for the entire home, and a view of the boardwalk and waterfront. Spend a romantic evening cozying up next to the fire or have fun with a family game night. The possibilities are endless! Next to the family room, the open kitchen with bar seating will keep you in the center of it all without missing out on any fun. Outfitted with white cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances this heart of the first floor is an entertainer’s dream. The kitchen has everything you need to make breakfast, lunch and even holiday dinners, and is fully stocked with all of the essentials. The kitchen includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, gas range, and coffee makers (both traditional and Keurig). Opposite of the kitchen is a bright breakfast nook with bench seating and a buffet for all of your serving needs. Upstairs on the second floor you’ll find a spacious master bedroom with a plush King-sized bed, vaulted ceilings flooded with natural light and wraparound views of the water! This dream-like setting will be perfect to wake up to every morning during your stay. Start your day by opening the windows to smell the fresh ocean air and feel the cool ocean breeze. For your entertainment, the master bedroom also contains a flat screen television. The en suite bathroom has beautiful travertine flooring, dual vanities, and a walk-in shower with frameless glass door, tumbled stone tile and seat. The second bedroom incudes a cozy Queen-sized bed with fresh linens, ample closet space and also has its own en suite bathroom. The third bedroom is outfitted with two twin-sized bunk beds, additional closet space, it’s very own bathroom and is the perfect place for up to four to get a good night’s sleep. All bedrooms combined, this lovely bungalow sleeps up to eight guests. This home is equipped with air conditioning for warmer days and nights, and central heating for chilly evenings. For your convenience, there is also a full-size Washer and Dryer for any of your laundry needs (complete with the essentials), and a first-floor guest powder room. This home also includes one garage parking spot. Just a hop, skip and a jump away from the water, this home includes access to the harbor beach just outside the front door. Make the most of your day at the beach with two beach bikes, two kayaks (one single, one double), boogie boards, paddle boards, beach chairs, umbrellas, and beach towels all available for you to use while staying on the island. In the mood to explore the Balboa Peninsula? The Balboa Island Ferry is less than a 10-min walk from the home and operates between the hours of 6:30AM to 12:00AM Sunday through Thursday, and 6:30AM to 2:00AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Feel like a kid again at The Fun Zone at Balboa Village, and enjoy the narrated harbor cruise, take a ride on the Ferris wheel, try the Ocean Motion attraction, play old-school Skee-Ball at the Balboa Arcade, or discover hands-on activities at the Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest. Whatever you do, be sure to stop by the Balboa Bar for a famous frozen banana! Powerboats, electric boats, sailboats, and jet skis are available at several rental spots at the Balboa Village. If fun on land is more your style, the Bayfront Boardwalk, Balboa Pier, Ocean Boardwalk, and numerous restaurants and bars dot the Balboa Peninsula for you to enjoy. Just a short car ride away you’ll find Newport Center, a central location in the heart of Newport Beach with exceptional dining and high-end shopping in one place. Newport Beach is centrally located within Orange County, with endless activities to do within a 30-minute car ride. Local attractions in Orange County include The Orange County Great Park, The Discovery Cube, Orange County Museum of Art, Bowers Museum, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and much more! Not in the mood to leave Balboa Island? A short five-minute walk to Marine Avenue takes you to all of the quaint shops and restaurants that the island has to offer. Enjoy breakfast at Wilma’s Patio, send out some trip postcards at the Post Office, and sip on cocktails at the Village Inn (known as “VI” by locals). Whether you choose to do a little or a lot while vacationing here, you’re sure to enjoy your time here and make great memories that you’ll cherish forever. Please Note: All guests are required to sign rental agreement in order to complete reservation. PERMIT #: SLP12826
    Balboa Island is a charming beach town in Newport Beach. Only 0.2 square miles, everything on the island is walkable. Drive onto the island and never have to move your car until its time to leave. Marine Avenue is just a short walk from the house with a variety of restaurants, little shops, even a Starbucks. Or you can take the ferry over to Newport Peninsula for bigger beaches, and more attractions.
  • Amazing host! I was able to extend my stay at the minute, she was always quick with responses when I had questions vey helpful and kind. Beautiful home!!

    Des2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Very clean and nice place

    Weiwei2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Better kept and more up to date than most rental properties on Balboa Island , the bikes, kayaks and paddle board were great to have. Great location and view

    Richard2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Miriam’s place! Location: walkable to coffee, bars, restaurants, the ferry. Everything you need! The outdoor patio was very cute and allowed for us to watch the kiddos play while relaxing. Plenty of coffee options: Keurig, kettle, and traditional coffee pot. The parking was fairly easy as we had 2 vehicles. The master bedroom was fantastic. Such a comfortable space and the views were awesome. We would definitely stay here again! Great for families as well as adults just looking to get away. We also loved the access to the kayak and paddle board. We didn’t have to bring or rent a thing! Thanks again! We had a fabulous week! Cheers!

    Caitlin2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • This place is absolutely beautiful. It is in a great location and being on Balboa Island made our experience perfect. I would highly recommend this place. The House is modern and clean. Don't Miss This One.

    Mathew2019-10-24T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home in an amazing location. Each space was well appointed. Had a lovely family weekend and would love to return!

    Monica2019-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice, clean and relaxing place to enjoy a vacation at the beach! We would go again! Thank you so much!

    Dorothy2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Miriam was excellent! Answered all My questions and super responsive. The property was as advertised and really worth it. We had an amazing family trip. I will definitely consider same Properties and others by Miriam.

    Karen2019-08-26T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Located on Balboa's coveted Little Island on Grand Canal, this upstairs unit is just a short walk to the shops, restaurants, and attractions on Marine Ave and an even shorter walk to plopping down on the sand. The space is clean and updated with a huge rooftop deck with 360 degree views of Balboa Island and Newport Beach. It is truly a gem! Also check out our downstairs unit - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/32745412?s=51 Find The Balboa Cottage on Instagram - @TheBalboaCottage
    Comfortable living space with open kitchen, clean and minimal bedrooms, and large, private rooftop deck with lounge area and outdoor dining space.
    Balboa's Little Island is the BEST. Small and quaint with beach access and just a short walk to shops, restaurants, and attractions.
  • Cottage was perfect just like pictures show. Two bedrooms with white beddings. Kitchen had everything we needed for our trip. There is no clutter in the cottage. Cottage was very clean. Nikki is a wonderful host! Replied quickly to any questions we had. We were able to walk easily into town and take ferry across to Newport beach. We also walked to Corona del Mar State Beach, Corona Del Mar - Irvine Terrace, Sherman Library and Gardens. Beautiful homes and flowers along the way.

    Janice2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Loved our stay! The location was great. Parking was easy. The place was great. I have stayed here twice. I would stay here again and recommend to my friends and family.

    Michelle2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • Super location and awesome to have the garage. Really comfortable beds and fitted out kitchen.

    John2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Stylish and newly renovated apartment in a beautiful and convenient location on beautiful Little Balboa Island. Quiet and serene. New bedding. Nikki was responsive and easy to work with. Roof desk is a wonderful bonus!

    Sandra2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • This is an adorable place. The location is great, walking distance along the water into town. Private garage parking was needed as the streets are pretty crowded so that was a nice touch. The home was very clean and quiet with everything we needed. Bedrooms are tiny with only a closet for storage space, but that was fine for just a weekend visit. Nikki was very communicative and responsive!

    Caryn2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay @ Balboa specially this time of year with Xmas lights and all & Nikki’s place had a nice rooftop to enjoy the Sunset🌞

    Sid2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • A truly wonderful stay

    Ryker2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing location and rooftop deck!

    Kathryn2019-09-24T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Vintage 1937 beach cottage on Balboa Island - Duck House. Welcome to my home, not a typical beach rental. Duck House is a FULLY furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath home. Perfect for a couple, two couples, small family or other collection of up to 4 humanoids. Duck House has all the modern conveniences along with its original cottage charm. This is not the Balboa Peninsula - Balboa Island is unique. Pricing includes 10% Newport Beach tax and is comparable to area hotels. Super Host for over 2 years.
    Inside Duck House, each bedroom has its own full bathroom. The kitchen is fully stocked with most everything one would want/need in their kitchen. There is an interior patio and the front porch for your outside relaxing. Personally, I am very content to sit at the dining table working away while gazing out the large picture window. Many homes have dutch doors and the top half is open from sunrise until bed time. Parking is on the street. Street sweeping on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Information will be provided regarding local restaurants, rental opportunities, sights, and more (hopefully some discounts as well). Duck House Balboa site is available for additional details, if you combine those three above words and add the period and com at the end, your browser will take you there.
    It is Balboa Island - a magical island. If you have been here, then you know this. If you have not been here, then you better come and visit (even if you stay somewhere else) to find out what "Island Time" is really all about.
  • This was our second time at the Duck House in Newport Beach, again impressed with the great facilities and atmosphere of the house. The kitchen is particularly great, everything is there for self-catering. Communication with Craig is quick and easy, he is very helpful and hospitable. The area around Balboa Island is lovely and the close proximity to the beach is fabulous.

    Krisztina2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • This place is in a perfect location. Only a block or two away from the ferry and Newport Beach. Parking was easy (winter stay) and usually found a spot right in front of the house. House was cozy and the electronic key made things easy. I would stay here again. Perfect place for up to four guests.

    William2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place to stay on Balboa Island. Terrific hosts too! Cottage is authentic mid century Balboa Island . The kitchen is well stocked , the bathrooms are very nice and beds are comfortable.Love the interior patio and comfortable living room seating. Nice restaurants nearby as well as good grocery stores. Walking around the island never gets old with amazing yachts, cottages, views and sunsets.... and the Pacific Ocean just a ferry ride away.

    Carole2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • The Duck House is a charming 1937 cottage in a great location on Balboa Island. It is close to the ferry and the produce stand (open on weekends in the winter) where you will find the best strawberries and seasonal veggies. A new restaurant, 501 Park Ave, is just around the corner- good food and a very friendly staff. Craig is a wonderful host and his home is super-clean and equipped with everything needed for an island getaway. We can’t wait to return!

    Marianne2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Duck House on Balboa Island is simply wonderful. It is immaculately clean and well-equipped. The location is ideal - it is one block from the charming auto ferry and toward the far end of the island from the busy Marine Avenue. This means it is a longish walk from most restaurants but we found the food at 501 Park Ave, only one block away, to be very good.

    Stephen2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • If the ever-more elusive classic beach bungalow is what you’re looking for for your beachy visit, you seriously can’t get better a better place on Balboa Island than the DuckHouse. It’s sparkling clean, well appointed, the queen bed is more comfy than mine at home, and it’s in the perfect location, just steps from the beach and ferry. This was the second time I’ve stayed there and it’s what I now consider my West Coast home away from home.

    Michelle (Shell)2020-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • This is a return trip for us to the Duck House =) Craig and Susan are great hosts and very attentive. The cottage is perfect for 2-4 people. Very clean and comfortable with everything you think you need and more! From the fully stocked kitchen to the thoughtful chargers and reading lights at each bed, Craig and Susan have thought of everything. Highly recommend this wonderful property on Balboa Island!

    Teri And Byron2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • A five star experience.

    Asoke2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Adorable, light and airy beach cottage on Balboa Island's coveted "Little Island". Full living room, kitchen, master bedroom, guest bedroom, and enclosed patio steps to the beach and a short walk to the restaurants, shops, and attractions on Balboa's Marine Avenue. Garage parking and washer/dryer included. (Free street parking is also available.) Find The Balboa Cottage on Instagram - @thebalboacottage
    This is a 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom front unit. Need to accommodate more members of your group? Check out our separate upstairs unit with two additional bedrooms, its own living room and kitchen, and a rooftop deck - https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/33532481?s=51
    The Little Island is truly the best of Balboa Island and such a gem in Newport Beach, CA. It is beautiful and quiet with just a short walk to the restaurants and businesses available on Balboa Island's Marine Avenue.
  • Check in is very smooth and parking in the private garage is one of the most convenient parts of the property. A nice clean cottage with Queen beds in both rooms and an updated looking bathroom, when we arrived there was no toiletries besides couple bars of soap in new package but no matter we brought our own from home. The kitchen was well enough stocked with pots and pans and plates so we could cook fresh seafood from the market, Lobster was one of the best I've had yet. The location on the canal is great and being in Balboa you are only 10-15 mins away from almost every beach city in the OC. I will absolutely be staying again in the future and would recommend this property to any couple or small group of friends looking to get away.

    Jacob2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • I love the Balboa cottage!!!

    Jacqueline2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great time staying at the cottage!

    Tanya2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • This cottage is a perfect location to everything Balboa Island has to offer. Walking distance to many shops and restaurants. Enjoy your coffee or a glass wine on the patio or sit on the dock. The people on Balboa are so friendly. You won't want to leave.

    Tanya2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely location on the canal. Easy walk to restaurants and a Starbucks. Nice to have garage parking. Easy access to water if you have a kayak or SUP. The indoor table seats just two but outside has more seating. Smart tv in bedroom, but bring a Roku or such device for front tv. You will need to bring your salt, pepper, sugar, and coffee. Being from the area, we knew about the jets from John Wayne Airport. They don't fly at night but do take off at 7 am (8 am Sunday) and stop at 10 pm. There seems to be a flurry of take offs in the morning and then slows a lot. We enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere.

    Stacy2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great location on Balboa Island that’s very private and quiet. Beautiful view from the patio and living room overlooking the Grand Canal.

    Irene2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay. The location cannot be beat. The home was clean, comfortable, and perfect for us. Would stay again!

    Libbie2019-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Nikki is a friendly and responsive host. Check in was a breeze, the location was clean and beautiful, and the rooms were much larger than the pictures show. I would definitely stay here again.

    Timothy2019-10-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Freshly decorated 2nd fl 1BD guest apartment just one house from Balboa Island's North Bayfront sandy beach. Short walk to many restaurants and shops, no need for a car! Enjoy comfy furniture, private sun deck, grill, wifi, cable, full kitchen. Washer/dryer and ground floor tiled shower shared with residents of the main house.
    Come stay in our bright, open 1 bedroom apartment on beautiful Balboa Island, just steps from the bay beach and all the boating and water sports that Balboa is famous for! Our 2nd floor apartment is freshly furnished and private. The living, dining areas and kitchen share a light filled open space. The separate bedroom has ample closet space and access to a sunny private deck. The bathroom has a large shower and spa-quality shower head, but no tub. There is also a ground level enclosed tiled " outdoor" shower " with hot water. (shared with residents of the main house.
    Balboa Island is a haven for watersports, walking, shopping, eating and people-watching. The mood is casual, low key, friendly and open-minded. Many people say it has a vintage small town feel. Popular with young couples, seniors and families. Though there are many restaurants and the 'Fun Zone' amusement park is a quick trip across the Balboa ferry. Evenings on Balboa Island tend towards small house parties, walks along the waterfront promenade and other activities which quiet down early. Please take note, beach houses on Balboa Island are quite close together, so though you will have visual privacy, any noise, music, or loud conversations will be heard by neighbors. It is not an appropriate party venue. The Pacific Ocean waves are a 10 min drive or bike ride to the Balboa car ferry which crosses the south bay to the Balboa Peninsula. The walk to the ferry from our house is about 15min, the ferry is a short 5 min ride, then the walk to the ocean is about a 5 min walk. The ferry charges $1 per passenger each way, cars are a bit more. The famous surfing beach, the 'Wedge' is located at the southern point of the peninsula, but for that we don't recommend walking as it is fairly far from the ferry landing. Would be an easy bike ride. Since beaches, food stores, restaurants, shops, and post office are all within easy walking distance it is actually possible to vacation here without a car. We don't provide bikes but rentals are available nearby. Kayaks, paddleboards and multipassenger electric boats rentals are all easily available within walking distance. The climate is mostly warm, dry and sunny with cool, clear nights. Summer heat is mitigated by ocean breezes and the bays which surround the island.
  • This place is really great! Clean, roomy, and incredibly convenient to the Main Street and shore!

    Dennis2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely accommodation! Hope to return in the future!

    Carole2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing find! So close to everything on the island. The space is perfectly decorated, exceptionally clean and feels like home away from home. I would 100% book again in the future!

    Grace2019-12-29T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Newport Beach. Check-in was beyond easy, communication with Dara before and after our stay was exceptional and everything was extremely clean. The bed was very comfortable with lovely linens. The t.v. and wi-fi were user-friendly, which we greatly appreciate (not always the case). The charming apartment has lots of nice touches such as throw pillows, a warm throw, some fun dishes, games, magazines, books and a relaxed, fun decor. There is a very nice private roof-top veranda to enjoy, weather permitting. Being able to walk to all the shops (loved the cinnamon roll place) and to the shoreline was such a treat. We would certainly stay here again if the occasion arose to return to Newport Beach.

    Jeanne2019-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • A wonderful, reasonable find amongst homes valued in the millions. Great location within walking distance to all the attractions on the island as well as access to places outside the island. Ample street parking. A nice private, very comfortable second floor balcony for fresh air and sunshine.

    Kendrick2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! Lots of amenities and very comfortable place! We will look to stay here again!

    Linda2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • The house was wonderful. Close to the beaches and restaurants. Quiet neighborhood that make you feel welcome.

    Penny2019-10-16T00:00:00Z
  • We have stayed at this place the third time! Great place, clean, good location to shops and restaurants, perfect for two persons. Communication through host was perfect, any time!

    Corinne2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

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    It is about 450 square feet with a one car garage (Narrow alley access will require most cars to back in but smaller cars should have no issues pulling in, larger cars and SUVs might not be able to make the angel required unless you are a very skilled at driving) located right in the heart of all Balboa Island has to offer. You will have 4 paddle boards to use during your stay located behind the house.
    The lower unit with a one car Garage. Narrow alley access makes it difficult to park full size cars. I back my genesis in but it is tight and not easy. It is best for smaller compact cars and backing in is easiest. Street parking is free and has no restrictions other then street sweeping days and times that are clearly posted.
    Balboa Island is one of the most popular and elite vacation spots in Southern California
  • 10//10 would stay again.

    Wyatt2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and quiet place to spend the weekend

    James2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • AMAZING location of this small, cozy studio. Todd was very accommodating as we had to check in early to make it to a wedding. Really appreciated his responsiveness and help!

    Alice2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The place is really clean and well kept. It’s an incredible value for being down on Balboa and the access to paddle boards makes it an even better value (check the prices for renting). It’s right next to Marine Ave and The Village Inn which is convenient. I wondered what noise would be like at night but it was quiet. Checking in and out were easy. A great apartment to stay in.

    Dustin2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Todd is a very responsive and attentive host. The suite is super well placed and very cute. Perfect for a stay in Balboa Island!

    Juliette2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Definitely a good place to stay! Super close to stores, local bars and restaurants. Everything walking distance.

    Erika2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Todd is an amazing host and his Airbnb is an adorable and clean studio less than a block from the downtown street in Balboa! The fridge and microwave in the unit are very useful as well as the one car garage! However, if you have a car that is larger than a compact sedan, street parking is your only option! The breakfast nook in the home is great for meals and board games! Thanks Todd for an amazing stay!!

    Paige2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great little place. Right in the heart of the island. Plenty of shopping and food within a few steps of the place. No kitchen, but not a problem for us since there are plenty of food options nearby. Overall we had a great time and would love to stay again.

    Kimberly2019-10-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    0

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    You can be right on the water in this beautiful Newport Beach home! French doors open onto a covered patio with a spectacular bay view. Watch people pass by and gorgeous boats cruise the harbor. Walk to wonderful restaurants, shops and bars! This room has a 2 night stay minimum.
    This private guest room with large bath is on the first floor of this gorgeous Bayfront estate. Known as The "upside down house" since the bedrooms are on the first floor. The queen bed is so comfortable and the room is spacious with French doors leading to the gorgeous South Bay Front. Sit outside and watch people stroll by. Sip on wine and witness the most gorgeous sunset ever! Walk 5 short blocks to Marine Ave where you will find amazing stores and restaurants. 5 blocks the other way takes you to the adorable ferry which transports you to the Balboa Funzone and beach. This house was originally built by J.C. Penny and is definitely a landmark and this suite is the best bay front value in Newport beach for sure.
    I love to be able to walk to everything. The best restaurants just a couple blocks away
  • This is a lovely place that has everything you need for a visit. There is shopping , restaurants nearby, the beach is close as well as water activities. Danielle is a great host. We've been here twice and will come back again. It is truly a wonderful area and property.

    Sharon2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing place! Exceeded our expectations with its beautiful fine touches and elegant setting right on the water. It was very romantic for Valentine's Day and will definitely come back soon. Donna and Danielle are GREAT hosts.

    Rita2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • The suite was very cute and comfy. The view is great. The Hosts, Danielle & Donna were very nice and organized. The vacation feeling, that this cozy place offered was great! We want to come back and stay again. :)

    Debbie2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • The hosts here are lovely and very communicative. The space is cozy and offers wonderful views of the bay.

    Julie2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Everything you could want or need comfortable bed coffee wine beautiful view in the perfect place

    Rochelle2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • What a great view of a truly unique property that is within walking distance of the small downtown area and a great little coffee shop near the ferry.

    Todd2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for a reasonable price! Wonderful views, easy parking and almost everything is within walking distance. The host was very easy to work with. Everything went smoothly. Charming area. Highly recommend it!

    Neal And Jodi2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location, great hostess and views that can’t be found anywhere else!

    Susan2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Welcome to Balboa Lookout, a modern, upper level home located steps from the Balboa Ferry, Fun Zone, & Peninsula! This spacious unit is the ideal getaway, with new furnishings, private parking, and a sun-drenched deck perfect for BBQing and taking in Newport Beach's endless summer. Guests can enjoy walking along the harbor's edge, to nearby shops & restaurants, and to the beach that's only 15 minutes by foot. Our remodeled kitchen is fully stocked to make you feel right at home! See you soon :)
    Balboa Lookout is a 2nd floor 2 BR/1 BA apartment home, ready for relaxation and a comfortable summer or winter beach rental! Enter via the stairway at the back, accessible through a gate on the left side of the building or directly through our private parking lot. Guests may tandem park two cars beneath the canopy. Ascending the stairs, you can immediately step out onto the deck that gives the unit its name. With chairs, tables, a new grill, and a retractable awning, your whole group can enjoy looking out over Agate to the bay at all times of day. Might we recommend pairing evenings with a nice bottle of wine outside! Walking into the unit itself, guests will be struck by the vast, open concept of the living area right away. We wanted our recent remodel to create a space that lets the whole group mingle, so you'll find it easy to socialize both while relaxing and preparing meals. The HDTV has DVD and Netflix powered by high speed WiFi, and the kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might need! Groups of 6 can sleep comfortably between the pullout couch's full-size, the two guest room twins, and the master room queen. Blankets, linens, and towels are all provided, plus hair dryer and essentials in the full bathroom between the bed rooms. Slide open the deck's doors and let the warm ocean breeze roll through as you sink into the couch - you've made it! Activities and Attractions: Balboa Island is not only a great vacation destination itself but also an excellent base for Southern California's many other attractions and theme parks! Our property is located a half block from the beautiful Balboa Bay, boardwalk, and the Balboa Ferry that gives access to the Peninsula beaches and Pacific Ocean. The ferry is a lovely 5 minute ride directly to the Fun Zone (with arcades, rides, and snacks), the Balboa Pier, shopping and restaurants, boating and fishing excursions (including transport to nearby Catalina Island), and bike/water sport rentals. Agate is the only street on the island with a children's climbing gym and basketball court. On the island itself, Marine Avenue boasts fine restaurants and boutique shops which are only 2 miles away from even more fine dining, shopping, and movie theaters at Newport's famous outdoor mall, Fashion Island. For those interested in seeing more of the Orange County coastline, Laguna Beach lies 7 miles further down the Pacific Coast Highway. Originally an artist's colony, Laguna hosts the Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival in the summer, art galleries, and fine dining and shopping along with wonderful beaches with tide pools. Balboa Lookout is ~35 minutes from Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and an hour or so from Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. The Santa Ana/Orange County (SNA) Airport is only 10 minutes away and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 45 minutes away.
    Balboa Island is an incredibly safe neighborhood that is mainly inhabited by families - you'll find neighbors out walking their dogs and exercising at all times of day! Ferry costs are as follows: Adults - $1 Children 5 to 11 – $0.50 Children under 5 – Free Vehicles (Passengers are Extra) Car and Driver $2 Motorcycle and Driver $1.50 Bicycle and Rider $1.50 Bicycle and Child $0.75
  • My wife and I really enjoyed the Balboa Lookout. The Front Patio lookout space was Outstanding! It was a great place to people watch, checkout the Ferry traffic, and enjoy the afternoon sun and sunset. Very short 3-4 minute Walk to the Ferry to enjoy the fun on the Peninsula. Walk to downtown Balboa Island was an easy and enjoyable 15-18 min walk and we really liked the shops downtown. We ate dinner twice at the Village Inn and it offered great selections of Food, Wine, and Beer. The BNB came equipped with everything we needed to enjoy our time. Complete Kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. The TV and Internet was also great. The Balboa Lookout is Perfect for two couples or for one Couple seeking a Romantic hideaway.

    Martin2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for a space that is located perfectly in Balboa Island and or the Newport Beach area, this might be the one to choose. Perfectly located to get onto the ferry or have a nice walk to Marine ave and enjoy the local eateries and shops. Also, you can walk onto the ferry and enjoy the beaches. The place is nicely laid out for a family vacation. You can have a nice conversation in the spacious kitchen or a nice afternoon get together on the balcony. The internet worked well. By all means, everything worked well.

    Scott2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place even in the off season! Would stay again

    Katelyn2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • I recommend this home to anyone and everyone, such a great vibe and homey touch to it! Perfect location, wanted some sweets to watch some movies and the ferry was just a couple steps away to take us to the store, definitely made my birthday weekend a great one!

    Austin2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • Nice apartment in a quiet Balboa location

    Thurston2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • None

    Vicky2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Nice clean place with amenities and great location.

    John2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • This is an amazing place to stay! The location is great and the balcony is a great addition to the place when you want to open the doors or step outside for some fresh air. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay in Balboa Island.

    Christine2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Our Bayfront Suite on Balboa Island is steps away from the sand. Outside the French patio doors is the most gorgeous view of Newport Harbor. 2 night min. Upscale furnishings and very comfortable bed. Mini-fridge, Microwave, coffee maker, and flat screen TV.
    You are steps away from the Bay Front beach and boardwalk. You can sit on the front patio and watch the boats in the harbor and the people walking by. The garden is one of the largest on the island and the most admired.
    You can walk to the island restaurants and boutiques, rent bikes, paddle boards, etc.
  • The stay was a wonderful experience and we cannot come up with any reasons to not highly recommend this beautiful rental. Beautiful clean room, excellent mattress, the garden is not shown in the pictures but is one of the best on the harbor, and everything you need to have a great time is in walking distance. Highly recommended!

    Mark2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • The room was sparkling clean stocked with towels, coffee, tea, water etc. Hosts were quick to respond and very accommodating! The view from the room was spectacular and walking distance to downtown and the ferry. Could not have asked for a better place to stay! Definitely will be coming back!

    Megan2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our time on the island and couldn’t get enough of the bay front view!

    Janelle2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • A lovely self contained studio in a beautiful house with splendid views. Communication with Danielle and Donna was good. They even checked up on us during our stay. The accommodation is within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants on Balboa and the ferry across to the peninsula.

    Richard And Marty2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • This little suite is in the perfect location! Couldn’t have found a better place to stay during the boat parade this holiday season. On top of that, Danielle and Donna were kind, courteous and fabulous hosts. I would love to visit again!

    Tara2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent host! Great location. Clean. Excellent water pressure in the shower.

    Holly2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • This place is a gem on the Balboa Island bay front! We could not believe the gorgeous gardens and view of the bay and boats. It’s location shouts “sustainability” as you can walk to the ferry, downtown or around the island, and avoid using your car the entire time you are visiting. The inside is sparkling clean and bed/bedding very comfortable. The room is cozy and inviting. We are so glad to have found this unit as we plan to definitely return at this time of year to the same place!

    Lisa2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Have stayed here several times - location is spectacular, parking is easy, and the host makes the process very easy. Highly recommended.

    Colin2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    LAST MIN SPECIALS! MAR 20-27 $110/NIGHT APR 2-29 $138/NIGHT BOOK NOW! Your dream vacation awaits! Welcome to the world of Balboa Island, the iconic vacation destination in beautiful Newport Beach, CA. This 2 bed + 1 bath charmer has it all, and is located in a quiet part of the island just six houses away from the waterfront, perfect for a couple’s getaway or your next family vacation!
    Your dream vacation awaits! Welcome to the world of Balboa Island, the iconic vacation destination in beautiful Newport Beach, CA. This 2 bed + 1 bath charmer has it all, and is located in a quiet part of the island just six houses away from the waterfront, perfect for a couple’s getaway or your next family vacation! This beautiful detached cottage was recently redecorated and is ready for you to enjoy! Open the white picket fence gate and step onto the wonderful patio with ample seating and a gas BBQ for you and your family to enjoy on summer nights. Upon entering the cottage, you will be greeted by an open-concept living space. A large dining table to the left, and a family room to the right invite hours of easy, breezy conversation and fun. The living room also includes a flat screen Smart TV with DVD Player, and the entire home has Wi-Fi access included. The living room couch includes a Queen-sized pull-out bed, which sleeps two. The well-appointed galley-style kitchen has everything you need to make breakfast, lunch or dinner and is fully stocked with all of the essentials. Kitchen includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, gas range, a traditional coffee maker, as well as a Keurig. Across from the kitchen you’ll find the laundry room with a new full-sized washer and dryer, iron and ironing board, and everything you need to keep your clothing clean while visiting. The master bedroom includes a cozy Queen-sized bed with fresh linens, ample closet space and natural light. The second bedroom is outfitted with a triple bunk bed, additional closet space, and is perfect for vacationing families. Including the Queen-sized pull-out sofa in the living room, this cottage sleeps up to seven guests. This home is equipped with air conditioning for warmer days and nights. Each room has ceiling fans, and windows can be opened to take advantage of the regular sea breeze on cooler days and at night. The home does not include a parking space however street parking is available and plentiful. Just a short walk away from the beach, this home is a mere six houses away from the waterfront. To make the most of your beach days, the owner has included all you need for fun in the sun! Beach sand toys, beach chairs, boogie boards, an umbrella and a small cooler are available for you to use while staying on the island. The beach is not the only attraction to enjoy while staying on Balboa Island! Take a walk on the boardwalk for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront to start your day. In the mood to explore the Balboa Peninsula? The Balboa Island Ferry is just a four-minute walk from the home and operates between the hours of 6:30AM to 12:00AM Sunday through Thursday, and 6:30AM to 2:00AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Feel like a kid again at The Fun Zone at Balboa Village, and enjoy the narrated harbor cruise, take a ride on the Ferris wheel, try the Ocean Motion attraction, play old-school Skee-Ball at the Balboa Arcade, or discover hands-on activities at the Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest. Whatever you do, be sure to stop by the Balboa Bar for a famous frozen banana! Powerboats, electric boats, sailboats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and jet skis are available at several rental spots at the Balboa Village. If fun on land is more your style, the Bayfront Boardwalk, Balboa Pier, Ocean Boardwalk, and numerous restaurants and bars dot the Balboa Peninsula for you to enjoy. Just a short car ride away you’ll find Newport Center, a central location in the heart of Newport Beach with exceptional dining and high-end shopping in one place. Newport Beach is centrally located within Orange County, with endless activities to do within a 30-minute car ride. Local attractions in Orange County include The Orange County Great Park, The Discovery Cube, Orange County Museum of Art, Bowers Museum, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and much more! Not in the mood to leave Balboa Island? A short ten-minute walk to Marine Avenue takes you to all of the quaint shops and restaurants that the island has to offer. Enjoy breakfast at Wilma’s Patio, send out some trip postcards at the Post Office, and sip on cocktails at the Village Inn (known as “VI” by locals). Whether you choose to do a little or a lot while vacationing here, you’re sure to enjoy your time here and make great memories that you’ll cherish forever. Should you require additional space for a large family gathering, this house is part of a duplex. The second house is located along the backside of the property and is a single detached building, upstairs unit, 2-bed/1-bath that sleeps 7. See Airbnb listing: https://abnb.me/4DsxMwKPRM. Or you can rent the entire back building, which includes a downstairs studio plus a bathroom to sleep a total of 11: https://abnb.me/3Kx0FvDPRM. Altogether, if you rent both houses we can accommodate up to 18 guests! PLEASE NOTE: Guests are required to sign our rental agreement prior to receiving check-in instructions. PERMIT #: SLP12690
  • Such a cute area to stay. Very quaint space! Clean and comfortable.

    Kalei2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • Sweet little cottage in a great location and very clean. A short walk to the ferry and water. Easy walk to downtown and around the island.

    Paula2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location on Balboa island, and great amenities at the house. Spend your day at the beach and come home to a relaxing place to put your feet up!

    Trevor2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage is really cute! So clean. Loved the location. Parking was not an issue. The master bedroom bed was super comfortable with nice sheets. The kitchen was well equipped. My husband and I were there for just a laid back vacation. We loved walking around the Island every morning. We would come back and sit outside and read on the big sofa on the patio. For families, so much is provided if need be. Miriam was always quick to respond to any questions I had and once we checked in, no issues arose. We are looking forward to going back!

    Shelly2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • If you enjoy feeling like a local, especially if you are traveling alone, the location is great! Close walking to a neighborhood restaurant, 501! Tony the chef and Flavio my breakfast server made me feel like a “local” as well. Miriam was very responsive on the few things I needed after my arrival. I wish I had had another week! The wine was actually a nice bottle that was most welcome after a long travel day!

    Debbie2019-12-19T00:00:00Z
  • Very strict, I was almost scared to stay there because of all the rules. . Flew in was a few hours early and was refused entry until 3 pm. I had to figure out something to do for a few hours until I could get in. I loved the location and it’s a nice little house though. Very clean. Had fun walking around and checking out the cute little shops.

    Vaun And Amy2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, easy parking, clean, quiet. Lovely neighborhood.

    Mark2019-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • This darling house was perfect for our family of 5. We walked to town, coffee and the ferry! The beach toys were super fun too!

    Marnie2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    This stunning home has been professionally designed to combine contemporary sea-themed decor with open spaces boasting an abundance of natural light. Enjoy sunny afternoons out on the patio and relax around the fireplace at night.
    This unit offers easy access to the beach and boardwalk. It is equipped with everything you could ever need for a great vacation. Features include a fully, set-up kitchen with Keurig coffee maker, Wi-Fi, Keyless entry, smart TVs with cable in the living room and each bedroom, washer and dryer, beach chairs, umbrellas and boogie boards. 1 covered, off-street parking space .
    Situated on the scenic Balboa Island, this home offers easy access to many fun activities. Dine at tasty local restaurants, take a ferry to the Fun Zone featuring rides, games, and watercraft rentals, and spend the day sunbathing on the bay beach nearby.
  • Beautiful place, great location, and tons of amenities! We could not have chosen a better place for our stay. Ron is very responsive and helpful. 10/10 experience. Will stay here again for any future trips to Newport Beach!

    Leah2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great location and home. Immaculate, comfortable, everything new and fresh. Terrific place. Ron was very responsive although everything was great and we didn’t have any issues at all.

    William2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is absolutely charming and a stones throw from quaint downtown shopping! The house is immaculate and Ron left amenities behind that go far beyond what is the standard. His attention to detail and thoughtfulness was very appreciated! I would recommend this place to everyone wanting to feel safe, wanting to stay in a super stylish place, and wanting to have water nearby during their vacation or visit. Must stay!

    Siria2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • This place is wonderful! The location is seriously unbeatable! I grew up in the area, and it was the perfect place to stay and reminisce. The home is set up wonderfully, and the furniture is super comfy. We loved the outdoor sitting area and the fireplace since the nights get chilly! We also really appreciated that he left certain amenities in the house like Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, tide pods, and some condiments in the kitchen! All those things really make a difference, I hate having to go out and buy a full thing of detergent just to run one or two loads of laundry! All and all we couldn’t have asked for more, and we definitely hope to come back and stay there again soon!

    McKenna2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • So many nice “extras” in the home. We enjoyed our stay in this place very much. Comfortable beds, nice amenities, great location.

    Miles2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • The location is incredible and Ron was extremely helpful! We had everything to prepare our meals and enjoyed grilling out one evening! Accommodations are very comfortable and we hope to visit again!

    Cynthia2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home and a perfect location. Home is equipped with everything you need. Ron was very responsive. Everything was easy and comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay.

    Sarah2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • This was the best Airbnb experience! The house was absolutely immaculate and we immediately felt right at home. You thought of everything we could possibly need, which was so relaxing. We enjoyed sitting outside and drinking coffee each morning. We had a friend come visit and she was so impressed with the location and the updates. Even though there was plenty of room to stretch out, we liked the twin beds most, so we slept there and it was so insulted and quiet. We also enjoyed the showers! Loved the dual heads. We can not wait to come back. Thank you for such an amazing visit! If you have a chance, run (don’t walk) to grab this place. You will not regret it!

    Kristin2019-12-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    It's rare to find a studio vacation rental that is on the ground level with a picket fenced patio sitting yard area on the street. This cute place has a Dutch door, wood floors, brick fireplace, walk-in closet, full kitchen. It's located in the historic Boathouse built in 1929 and has lots of character! Beaches, food and fun are all within minutes of this charmer located in the heart of Balboa Island. Beach at the end of the street and a short 5-minute walk to historic Marine Avenue!
    Important note: Since this Beachouse was built in 1929 it is far from being A.D.A. Compliant. With that in mind this accommodation may not be suitable for Elderly or Disabled Guests.
    Welcome to Balboa Island, one of the most coveted vacation spots in Southern California! Beaches, food and fun are all within minutes of this cozy studio and quaint patio 1929 charmer located in the heart of the island. We're just a few short blocks from the bay and a quick ferry ride to the beautiful beaches of Newport! Historic Marine Avenue on the Island is also just a short walk or bike ride from our cottage! From the Balboa Island neighborhood to the Newport Peninsula, cafes, fine dining, golf and world class shopping are all around you. You will always find something fun to do! If you are up for a little more adventure, fishing, whale watching and sailing trips, as well as Catalina Island make for great full-day trips while on your Balboa Island getaway!
  • I always stay here when I’m in town

    Robert2019-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay in the little beach house very tidy and clean and fully equiped!

    Aline2017-12-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Island


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Welcome to one of the best vacation spots in California. This 1940‘s charmer is located right in the heart of balboa island! Just one block from the water and even closer to the historic Marine Avenue shopping and next to the legendary Village Inn Restaurant, the hot spot of the island. Spend the entire week and never use your car. Walking distance to the ferry.
    This is For the UPPER UNIT ONLY. There is a queen size bed in the master and twin bunk beds with a pull out twin trundle bed in the second room. Sleeps 5. complete with every amenity, including internet (WiFi), A flat screen TV and fully stocked kitchen to ensure a premier vacation experience. Comfortable soft seating and a great table in the living area to create an environment perfect for relaxing, reading, playing games, working on crafts or watching a movie. All linens, kitchen ware, towels, are provided. Overall this home is bright, cheery, and comfortable. Bring or rent bikes, kayak, fishing pole, and walking shoes to enjoy all that the beach, island and bay have to offer. Balboa island is only 15 minutes from orange county / John Wayne airport, 50 minutes from Los Angeles international airport, and 75 minutes to San Diego Lindbergh field airport. It is a short drive to many southern California shopping and attractions including fashion island, Disneyland, knott's berry farm, universal studios, Anaheim stadium, Honda center, Laguna beach, Hollywood, Los Angeles, sea world, legoland, San Diego zoo and wild animal park.
    The island is very unique and is kinda like Pleasantville. Everyone is very nice and accommodating and looks out for one another.
  • In an amazing location. A walk to the grocery store, restaurants and shops. A few mins to the ferry and whale watching. The place itself was very comfortable. Bunk for the kids, a queen for us. A couple if nights it was a little noisy, but the crowd in balboa is very courteous and polite- nothing loud and rude, just some restaurant guests walking by. It had a lovely atmosphere.

    Vanita2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Everything was great!

    Danny2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Great little spot! We were very comfortable all week there, and the location is awesome. We brought a pack n play for our 15 month old and it worked great for us. Family friendly for sure. Definitely recommend!!

    Rebekah2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Overall a great stay! Timely responses! And a great location!

    Charles2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Staying on Balboa Island is a pleasure and privilege. You can walk to the shops and restaurants and even take the ferry on foot to the beaches. Todd's Apartment is perfect. It has a quaint, beachy feel and it is situated right at the hub of the village. Parking is easy enough and all the amenities are as described. I loved it there and I’m going home with a heavy heart!

    Linda2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Very cozy space! Great size kitchen! The provided fans are fantastic. Great location! Would book again! ** if you’re a coffee drinker, bring your own grounds! If not, there are a ton of coffee shops nearby.

    Laurel2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly what we expected. Family enjoyed our weekend on Balboa Island.

    Rachel2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Everything you need is within walking distance. Great restaurant choices, multiple ice cream places and a grocery store just over the bridge. Todd’s place was exactly as advertised. Perfect for our family of 4.

    Angeline2019-08-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Permit #SLP12253 Ask about our special winter rates for month-long bookings! Quiet Balboa Island Location Our welcoming rear upstairs bay view unit is indeed the perfect place for a single, couple, or small family to experience Balboa Island in Newport Beach firsthand. Recently updated with new furnishings, this year-round vacation home still retains its original beach cottage charm. Guests are greeted by a friendly and practical Dutch door to catch the gentle breezes off the bay, and they will love the crisp white bead board and planking that enhance the bayside ambiance of this one-bedroom home. Enjoy the following amenities: - Quiet Balboa Island neighborhood - Bayfront walkway that circumnavigates the entire Island - Queen bed in the bedroom; large walk-in closet - Step-in shower in the bathroom - Fold out sofa in the living area opens to a full size bed (best for 2 small children or 1 adult; [a trifold twin floor mat (best suited for children) or twin rollaway bed can be rented to provide additional sleeping arrangements, when needed, within the unit's maximum occupancy - extra linens and pillows provided. Please contact our office in advance to allow for delivery on your arrival date] - Dining table with seating for 4 guests - Fully stocked kitchen cookware/dinnerware and all appliances for meal preparation - Open floor plan - Large picture window provides a lovely bay view - Comfortable bay view deck with table, chairs and electric barbecue - Front row seats to the famous Christmas Boat Parade! ALSO INCLUDED: wifi; hair dryer; iron/ironing board; 2 beach chairs; floor fans; heating DUE TO THE TYPICALLY MODERATE COASTAL CLIMATE, THIS HOUSE - LIKE MOST IN THE AREA - DOES NOT HAVE AIR CONDITIONING. PARKING: No designated parking. General neighborhood street parking in area (metered and unmetered). LAUNDRY: No laundry facilities for this rear upstairs unit NOW AVAILABLE: The gorgeous bayfront main house of this property (4 bedrooms/4 baths) can also be booked simultaneously, when available, to accommodate larger family groups - Sleep 14 maximum overnight guests on the entire property. Includes garage parking, laundry. See separate listing or contact our office for more information. Linens: All bed/bath/kitchen/beach linens for the maximum number of guests are provided as part of the cleaning/linen fee and are attractively installed. Equipment Rentals: Additional beach gear or recreational equipment is available for rent from the management at very reasonable rates for our guests: bikes, child seats, trailers, body boards, surfboards, large ice chests; plus Pack n Play portable cribs, portable high chairs, jogger strollers, wagons; twin rollaway beds, etc. Contact us for more information! Check-in time: 3 p.m. on the arrival date Check-out time: 10 a.m. on the departure date
    Ask about our special winter rates for month-long bookings! Charming Bay View Upstairs Getaway - Quiet Balboa Island Location Our welcoming rear upstairs bay view unit is indeed the perfect place for a single, couple, or small family to experience Balboa Island in Newport Beach firsthand. Recently updated with new furnishings, this newly listed year-round vacation home still retains its original beach cottage charm. Guests are greeted by a friendly and practical Dutch door to catch the gentle breezes off the bay, and they will love the crisp white bead board and planking that enhance the bayside ambiance of this one-bedroom home. Enjoy the following amenities: - Quiet Balboa Island neighborhood - Bayfront walkway that circumnavigates the entire Island - Queen bed in the bedroom; large walk-in closet - Step in shower in the bathroom - Fold out sofa in the living area opens to a full size bed - Dining table with seating for 4 guests - Fully stocked kitchen for meal preparation - Open floor plan - Large picture window provides a lovely bay view - Comfortable bay view deck with table, chairs and electric barbecue PARKING: No designated parking. General neighborhood street parking in area (metered and non-metered). Due to the moderate coastal climate, this house (like most in the area) DOES NOT have air conditioning. Check-in time: 3 p.m. on the arrival date Check-out time: 10 a.m. on the departure date All bed/bath/kitchen/beach linens for the maximum number of guests are provided as part of the cleaning/linen fee and are attractively installed. Two beach chairs are provided for our guests' use. Additional beach gear or recreational equipment is available for rent from the management at very reasonable rates for our guests: bikes, child seats, trailers, body boards, surfboards, large ice chests, pop-up canopies; plus Pack n Play portable cribs, and portable high chairs, etc. Contact us for more information! This property has 1 Queen(s), 1 Pull Out Sofa(s).
    Balboa Island
  • Very clean and quiet - but I understand it was off season. To me - it was in season with beautiful weather and not too many crowds. Very nice!

    Laura2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great location

    Paul2019-04-21T00:00:00Z
  • This place is adorable and the location is outstanding. It’s was so clean, quiet and just perfect for our weekend getaway. We will definitely return again.

    Jen2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Nice and light. Fun place to stay! Not super quiet, but no where in Balboa is.

    Jim2018-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location on the north bayfront that won't break the bank perfect for a couple or small family

    Timothy2018-06-18T00:00:00Z
  • From the get-go this was a pleasant experience. Our previous Airbnb reservation had been canceled just 10 days before we were to arrive. Scrambling, we were, thankfully able to find this property, and they messaged back confirmation very quickly. I spoke to Connie, the day of, to finalize the key pick up, and she couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. I checked in after our first name and the person I spoke to then (name escapes me), was just as warm and friendly as Connie. Then dropping off the keys at the end, just as simple. Highly recommend them and this place. The location is ideal, quiet, clean and cozy. We were a couple with a small baby and it was perfect for us all around. Will reserve this again in the future.

    Shannon2017-12-17T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful place to stay! The view is fantastic and the island is a wonderful place to relax for a few days. I hope to be back!

    Nicole2017-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Great one bedroom apartment style place in a can't beat location! Very cool island with a fun little downtown for dinner, lunch, morning coffee and drinks, easy and quick ferry ride to Newport Beach area with ocean access and many things to do. Perfect place for a couple or family of four. Kids will have to sleep on pull out couch and blowup mattress but it works and there are plenty of extra blanks. Nice little private bedroom for adults. Location is really the thing that separates this place from others for the price.

    Andy2017-06-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Island Escape is a 2 BR/2 BA, cozy condominium nestled on Newport Beach's renowned Balboa Island. Mere seconds from the Balboa Ferry, this unit makes for a perfect getaway to Southern California's endless summer! Enjoy walking to Balboa Island's quaint restaurants, cafes, and bayside beaches, with the main Peninsula beaches only 15 minutes away via the ferry. Escape to open living spaces complete with full kitchen & outdoor grill for your summer BBQs! Ask about our attached unit for groups 7+
    Balboa Island is not only a great vacation destination itself but also an excellent base for Southern California's many other attractions and theme parks! Island Escape is a 2-story back unit that has 2 bedrooms upstairs with 1 full bathroom and 1 bathroom downstairs which includes a shower. This cheery and bright home is fully furnished and equipped. Ready for a comfortable and worry-free summer beach vacation or winter rental! The kitchen and open living area (with a large flat screen TV) have white tile flooring while both upstairs bedrooms are carpeted. The master bedroom is furnished with a queen sized bed and TV of its own, while the bunk room has three twins and one full size. All linens and towels, including beach towels and chairs are provided. Along the side of the unit, just through the dining room door, is a sitting area with a new propane BBQ. The upstairs also has outside access via a small patio. Activities and Attractions: Our property is located less than one block from the beautiful Balboa Bay, boardwalk, and the Balboa Ferry that gives access to the Peninsula beaches and Pacific Ocean. The ferry is a lovely 5 minute ride directly to the Balboa Fun Zone (with arcades, rides, and snacks), the Balboa Pier, shopping and restaurants, boating and fishing excursions (including transport to nearby Catalina Island), and bike/water sport rentals. Agate is the only street on the island with a children's climbing gym and basketball court. On the island itself, Marine Avenue boasts fine restaurants and boutique shops that are only 2 miles away from even more fine dining, shopping, and movie theaters at Newport's famous outdoor mall, Fashion Island. For those interested in seeing more of the Orange County coastline, Laguna Beach lies only 7 miles further down the Pacific Coast Highway. Originally an artist's colony, Laguna hosts the Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival in the summer, art galleries, and fine dining and shopping along with wonderful beaches with tide pools. Island Escape is within 30 minutes of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and an hour or so from Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. The Santa Ana/Orange County (SNA) Airport is only 10 minutes away and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 45 minutes away.
    Balboa Island is an incredibly safe neighborhood that is mainly inhabited by families - you'll find neighbors out walking their dogs and exercising at all times of day! Ferry costs are as follows: Adults - $1 Children 5 to 11 – $0.50 Children under 5 – Free Vehicles (Passengers are Extra) Car and Driver $2 Motorcycle and Driver $1.50 Bicycle and Rider $1.50 Bicycle and Child $0.75
  • Robin’s Airbnb was perfect for our short weekend. The location was great, a super cute coffee shop is right next door. Lots of food around as well. I think this place is great value and good for a family visiting Newport.

    Jacqueline2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing location, and lots to do. Copious room to sleep and make a meal if you like. They have a coffee maker if you want to bring some coffee. There is a cute little restaurant right next door with amazing Java too.

    Andrea2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great location! We loved Balboa Island!

    Jennifer2019-11-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, clean upon arrival, and plenty of parking in the neighborhood. Would definitely recommend for accessibility to the rest of the island and Newport peninsula.

    Karen2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Can't go wrong on the Island. Having a garage to park was ideal. Easy check in and check out. All you need. Thanks Robin and team for getting my family temporary housing during our unexpected construction .

    Monique2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Nice house very close to the Balboa ferry crossing. Fully functioning kitchen and BBQ or theirs lots of restaurants and bars close by on Balboa Island or for $1 take the ferry over to Newport Beach Peninsula - beautiful beach, fun zone for the kids and more great restaurants (try the Fish & Fly and the Bluewater Grill if you get a chance - fantastic seafood).

    Matthew2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you so much, Robin! Gorgeous location, perfect accommodations. Host is super responsive. A++ We will be back!

    Hailey2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • This home is in great location for walking around balboa island and provides easy access to the Peninsula. We had a great time riding bikes all around Newport.

    John2019-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Right on the Sand! Photos are of this unit. Ocean view of the world famous wedge to the Balboa Pier, you can't beat this location. Boogie board, surf, bike, stroll the pier and board walk, play at the ocean front park, grab a coffee at one of the many cafe's, or a bite to eat one of the restaurants. There are 3 other ocean front units available in this building, one right across the hall, perfect for a multi-family vacation or a romantic getaway. Bus Lic BT30065757 Pmt SLP12844
    Comfortably upgraded beach living. Custom comfy couch with a single trundle bed that pulls out allowing the home to sleep 4. Other available units in this building with ocean views 10- 2nd level https://abnb.me/yWVAmfXFxV 9- 2nd level https://abnb.me/ociLINCGxV 4- 1st level https://abnb.me/bdHOWhA9sV 5- 1st level https://abnb.me/FraTksSjHV
    Everything you can want out your back patio.
  • Beautiful home in a quiet location, and great local hospitality. It was a perfect getaway for our family!

    Dom2020-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay at a great place. Kids and adults all had fun. Will be going back every year.

    John2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay

    Greg2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • This little gem is in a perfect location and a great value! On the sand, beautiful balboa peninsula and right next to a lovely little playground for kiddos and some top notch restaurant options. We went with our two year old and it is just perfect for a little family get away but would be amazing for anyone. Hope to be back and would definitely stay here again!

    Louisa2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Love the view of the beach!

    Rameus2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Shevy and John made sure the minor issues we had were taken care of promptly. We had a very relaxing weekend at their place.

    Jonathan2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent location...Excellent hosts....Excellent time!

    Jessica2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • The location is perfect, anything you need is a short walk away and the scenery of the ocean from the back patio is amazing, highly recommend this place if you’re looking for a chill/beach town getaway.

    David2019-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Enjoy sitting on the porch, watching the boats go by, or stroll to many of the restaurants and shops within walking distance. You won't need your car once you get here, but if you do we have a parking spot to make it easy to come and go.
    Quaint apartment is located on Balboa Island, three houses from the beach along the South Bay Front. It's minutes to Marine Avenue shops and restaurants, the ferry that takes you to the Balboa peninsula, as well as many bike, kayak, paddle board and boat rentals. We're also: - 7 miles to John Wayne Airport - 7 miles to 73 and 405 freeways - 8 miles to Huntington Beach, "Surf City," to the north - 9 miles to Laguna Beach to the south - 20 miles to Disneyland Our apartment is one of the first houses built on the island and probably the oldest remaining. It was built by our great, great grandfather who built it for his four daughters--one apartment for each. Over 100 years later our family still enjoys it. This particular apartment is on the lower level and has a porch. We also have an upper unit if this one is booked (please search Airbnb for "Historic Upper Apt on Balboa Island" if interested. Originally restored, this is a unique apartment (and hard to describe!). It's a studio apartment, of sorts, with a living room (with Murphy bed), dining room (with the queen bed, a Hollywood bed that rolls in to form a couch in the daytime), kitchen, bath, front porch and parking space out back. The kitchen is equipped - not gourmet - and has no dishwasher. Take a look at the pictures - they do a better job than I do! The bathroom has a claw foot tub and shower. We provide wireless internet capable of downloading movies via your Netflix account, or other sites. We also have a small flat screenTV with cable. The house has a small covered front porch with patio furniture. As mentioned, a parking space is provided behind the house and has plenty of space in the side-yard to store any bikes or kayak you may bring. We have beach chairs and mats for you to use. Because the apartment is small, we like to rent to two people max. We provide linens, towels, blankets and pillows. While Newport Beach has mild weather year round, it can get cold in the winter and hot in the summer. We supply a portable space heater and extra blankets for the cold and a fan and windows that open wide to catch a breeze in the heat. But I remind you, you're at the beach, go enjoy! If you haven't been to this area, there are endless things to do: bike, boat, sail, walk, surf, lay on the beach, shop, dine--all without getting in a car!
  • The perfect Balboa sanctuary. I stayed here for about 4 weeks and fell in love with the island. The space is serene and comfortable and has everything you could possible need. Gary is super responsive. Perfect spot for a peaceful getaway.

    Kimberly2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • Super nice accommodations. Charming beach cottage. Host, Gary, is very responsive. The place is well cared for and the beach is so pleasant. You won't be sorry you stayed.

    Tina2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • If you want to stay in a place that brings adventure and joy and so close to anything you would want to see in this area then this is the place to be if you do pass this up you will miss out on a wonderful experience.Gary was super attentive to our needs And the place is amazing!!!

    Todd2019-06-17T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice and cosy apartment with everything you need. Perfectly located on beautiful Balboa Island. Ferry to Newport is just around the corner. Calm and nice neighborhood. We really enjoyed staying here and can just recommend it.

    Raphael2019-06-04T00:00:00Z
  • This was our second month long stay at this place. It’s in a great location, much quieter and more peaceful than the peninsula, but easy accessible by the ferry.

    Matthew2019-05-23T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent space & host! Walking distance to the beach and everything else that makes Balboa Island special. Plus having a parking spot is helpful on the island!

    Rebecca2019-04-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot on Balboa Island with close access to the ferry (and therefore Balboa Peninsula).

    Matthew2019-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • You will not be disappointed !!! Hurry and book this perfect little spot on balboa island.... I made a decision to move there after staying at Gary’s place ...

    Michelle2019-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    0

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    2nd level one bedroom with reserved parking. Right on the Sand! Ocean view of the world famous wedge to the Balboa Pier. Boogie board, surf, bike, stroll the pier and board walk, play at the ocean front park, grab a coffee, or a bite to eat one of the excellent restaurants. 3 other ocean front units available in this building, one right across the hall, perfect for a multi-family vacation or a romantic getaway. Business License Number – BT30065757 Permit- SLP12868
    Comfortably upgraded beach living. Custom comfy couch with a single trundle bed that pulls out allowing the home to sleep 4.
    Everything you can want out your back patio.
  • Amazing location and view .. clean and tidy ... will recommend to family and friends 😊

    Vicki2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed few days ago at the end of January. Exceptional experience, best location in southern California. Our host was available for any need and made check in/out very easy for us. I will definitely stay in this property again in my future trip, highly recommend it.

    Farid2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • We stayed 3 days at this awesome apartment and we loved it! The view is amazing and the apartment is exactly as advertised. Sitting on the balcony and watching the people strolling by and enjoying the beach and ocean view was so wonderful we don't wanted to leave. Great communication and help from the owner, very fast response!!! Kitschen is well equipped and make preparing your meals really easy. Will defintely recoomend it!

    Karin2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Location is awesome! Sitting out on the patio with the sunset, ocean breeze, and the beautiful scenery is breathtaking. The apartment was both clean and modern, and check in was easy. The only recommendation I’d have is to bring an extra blanket if you’re here when it’s cold, as the apartment doesn’t have central heating (if it does, I couldn’t find it). All in all would definitely come back and stay here again.

    Nick2020-01-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great location!

    Mindy2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Overlooks the beach/boardwalk/park. If you park in the left or right parking spaces and have a low car, watch out for the curb rising up. I almost messed up a McLaren parking, because trash cans were hiding it. Enjoyed my time in this beach front condo!

    Matthew2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • You can’t beat this location right on the bike path and with a spectacular ocean view. Volleyball net and fire pits also close by. Walking distance to Balboa fun zone, ferry, restaurants, and shops. Walking distance to watch the surfers at “the wedge”. Take the ferry to Balboa Island and have a truly amazing pour-over cup of coffee at “Succulent Coffee Roasters”. Worth every penny. Apartment was clean and as described. Master bed was very comfortable. Couch and trundle were great for our 17 and 19 year old kids. Provided fans were enough for the sunny October afternoons and were not needed at night. Enjoyed our stay and we will be back!

    Kim2019-10-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, great hosts! Perfect location, huge bedroom with ocean view.

    Christine2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Welcome to the Balboa Lodge, where we swap skis for flip flops and snow for sand! This vacation home is truly one of a kind. The main house behind one of Balboa's historical cottages, the lodge was designed to bring all the coziness of a mountain cabin to the coast. We are just minutes by foot from the Balboa Ferry, Fun Zone, and Peninsula beaches. With vaulted ceilings and open living spaces, this is the perfect spot to unwind with family and friends after a long day exploring Newport Beach!
    Balboa Lodge is a 2-story back unit, ready for relaxation and a comfortable summer or winter beach rental! Enter into the foyer, where you can immediately access the ground floor bedroom with two twins and ensuite bathroom - the twins can be combined into a Split King, making this an excellent room for either kids or for guests who have trouble climbing stairs! Follow the wood cabin staircase up to our open plan living room, furnished with couches and comfy chairs, and decorated with vintage beach memorabilia. The HDTV is equipped with cable, DVD, and Netflix, with Bose Music System for all your media needs, and an adjacent, brick-inlaid fireplace for the colder months. Step out onto the deck to catch some sunshine and use the charcoal grill! The kitchen is fully equipped with anything you might need for preparing meals, including new appliances, multiple coffee-making utensils, and a dining table with bench seating. Passing the powder room/half bath down the hall, you'll find our master bedroom with a brand new king size bed and full ensuite bathroom. Just across the hall is the third bedroom with two twin beds and a TV. Finally, heading outside past the front door and the outdoor beach shower toward the alleyway, you'll find the garage with parking for 1 car (shared with front unit) and new washer and dryer. The garage can also be accessed through the foyer, and contains a variety of beach chairs and toys which guests are free to use - please just make sure to return them! Activities and Attractions: Balboa Island is not only a great vacation destination itself but also an excellent base for Southern California's many other attractions and theme parks! Our property is located about 1.5 blocks from the beautiful Balboa Bay, boardwalk, and the Balboa Ferry that gives access to the Peninsula beaches and Pacific Ocean. The ferry is a lovely 5 minute ride directly to the Fun Zone (with arcades, rides, and snacks), the Balboa Pier, shopping and restaurants, boating and fishing excursions (including transport to nearby Catalina Island), and bike/water sport rentals. Agate is the only street on the island with a children's climbing gym and basketball court. On the island itself, Marine Avenue boasts fine restaurants and boutique shops which are only 2 miles away from even more fine dining, shopping, and movie theaters at Newport's famous outdoor mall, Fashion Island. For those interested in seeing more of the Orange County coastline, Laguna Beach lies 7 miles further down the Pacific Coast Highway. Originally an artist's colony, Laguna hosts the Pageant of the Masters and Sawdust Festival in the summer, art galleries, and fine dining and shopping along with wonderful beaches with tide pools. Balboa Lodge is ~35 minutes from Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm and an hour or so from Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo and Sea World. The Santa Ana/Orange County (SNA) Airport is only 10 minutes away and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately 45 minutes away.
    Balboa Island is an incredibly safe neighborhood that is mainly inhabited by families - you'll find neighbors out walking their dogs and exercising at all times of day! Ferry costs are as follows: Adults are $1 Children 5 to11 – .50 Children under 5 – Free Vehicles (Passengers are Extra) Car and Driver $2 Motorcycle and Driver $1.50 Bicycle and Rider $1.50 Bicycle and Child .75
  • Amazing home with some great touches. Walking distance to shops on the Balboa Island. Very comfortable will go back!

    Kevin2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • This house is amazing!! I come with my family and they all said they take very good rest!!

    弘章2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place with lots of cottage charm. Lovely location, very walkable island. Highly recommended for a family vacation spot.

    Mike2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place ideally located in Balboa. 10mns walking distance from the main street and 5 to the Ferry. Owners left us a book with their favorite places to eat, take a coffee and things they enjoy to do. We found this very useful We felt like being in holidays family home We recommend this place

    Patrick2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • We had such a great stay! Mitch was incredibly kind and helpful, going above and beyond to help us with our last-minute reservation. Their place was exactly as expected based on the pictures: very clean, very homey, and also a little "old school" which gave it a certain charm (and the renovated room downstairs is adorable!). Beds were very comfortable, kitchen had all the utensils you could need, and the smart TV was a bonus since we were there for Thanksgiving and spent most of that rainy day watching movies. The neighbor in the front house was also very friendly, as was his cat! In all, my teenage daughters and I spent five nights there and decided we'd be content to just move in for good. Thank you to Mitch, Neil, and Sally for everything!

    Kristi2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Very cute house with a feel of: that summer place you return to, year after year. Lots of personal touches and history, what would expect from a longtime homeowner.

    William2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for exploring local attractions or just hanging out. The space was clean and well decorated. There's plenty of space for a group and a good communal area. A+!

    Sara2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • A great spot on Balboa Island. Spacious, comfortable home. Far enough on the island and North of Marine so you're off the beaten path. I would recommend to any family looking for a great spot in the middle of all the Newport Beach action!

    Mike2019-10-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Beaches, food, and fun are all within minutes of this quaint 1929 charmer, located in the heart of Balboa Island. Featuring 3 bedrooms and a large patio, it's just a block from the bay and a short 5-minute walk to historic Marine Avenue! Sleeps 7.
    Beaches, food, and fun are within minutes of this 3BR/2BA 1929 charmer, located in the heart of Balboa Island. This enchanting beach cottage is just one block from the bay and a quick ferry ride to the beautiful beaches of Newport! Cafes, fine dining, golf, and world-class shopping are all around you. If you’re up for a little more adventure, fishing and sailing trips, as well as Catalina Island make for great full-day trips while on your Balboa Island getaway! LIVING AREA “Quaint” is the keyword for this light-filled home. Curl up on the sofa or an armchair and enjoy a show on the flat-screen TV. Or read a good book by the warm glow of the fireplace. KITCHEN & DINING The fully remodeled kitchen features sleek countertops, a gas stove, and a filtered water system. Enjoy group meals at the round dining table, which seats 4. BEDROOMS & BATHS This two-story home sleeps up to seven guests in three bedrooms. The master bedroom is cozy and comfortable featuring a king bed, luxury bedding, and a Ralph Lauren comforter to keep you warm. The en-suite master bathroom has a walk-in shower. Upstairs, the second bedroom has a queen bed, while the third bedroom has one twin and one full-size bed. The upstairs bathroom has a tub/shower combination. OUTDOOR AREAS The family room opens to a patio and backyard garden -- the perfect place to steal a quiet moment with someone special. From the kitchen, step out to the backyard which features a gas grill, two Adirondack chairs, and an outdoor shower. Walk toward the front of the house to dine at the picnic table, complete with outdoor umbrellas. EXTRA AMENITIES & MORE DETAILS Guest amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer. Street parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. This home does not allow pets. Although this home is not equipped with air conditioning, the moderate coastal climate and fans keep the house cool. THE LOCATION Balboa Island is an affluent neighborhood in the heart of Newport Beach. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the island or take a guided boat tour of the beautiful homes of Newport Harbor’s rich and famous. This home is less than a 5-minute walk to Marine Avenue, known for its cafes, dining, and shopping options. You can spend an entire week here and never use your car! Should you choose to explore by car, the Balboa Island car ferry is a half mile away. From there, you’ll have access to the Newport Peninsula and Balboa Fun Zone, complete with a Ferris wheel, bike, kayak, boat rentals, and fishing. Make a day trip and catch the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island. Other Southern California attractions include Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Anaheim & Dodger Stadium, Honda Center, Legoland, San Diego Zoo, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TURNKEY VACATION RENTALS With TurnKey Vacation Rentals, you’ll always find unique vacation rental properties that provide a consistent, fine-hotel experience. Every Home. Every Stay. Every Time. All our listing information is accurate and up-to-date. Upon booking, you’ll receive timely communications regarding your trip. Enjoy secure, seamless access to your professionally cleaned home; our proprietary digital locks mean there’s no need for an in-person key exchange. If you need anything before, during, or after your stay, our 24/7 local team is ready to help! By selecting a TurnKey property, you can relax and know you’ve made the right decision for your stay. TurnKey is the smarter way to vacation rental.
  • Loved this beach house! It has “old Balboa” charm and am definitely planning to rent it again for my family. The few days that my preschool age grandchildren were there worked out surprisingly well especially with the fenced in yard and the extra space outside (plus the outdoor shower for sand!)

    Susan2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for renting bikes ; easy walk to the ferry and local restaurants.

    Linda2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • House is as described and is in a great location. Being in the flight path is something to note if you are a light sleeper or late sleeper.

    Liz2019-05-27T00:00:00Z
  • Cute home in the perfect location! Host were very responsive and accommodating. Plan on rescheduling another visit:)

    Elise2019-05-05T00:00:00Z
  • The house was super clean, cute, and easy to find. We meet local neighbors and they were friendly and loved to talk about the history of the island. An amazing weekend. Only downfall was parking. We always found parking, but it could be an issue especially on street cleaning days.

    Shelly2019-04-08T00:00:00Z
  • great stay.

    James2019-01-17T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay here. The location is incredible. The place is charming, clean, and just lovely. We would stay again.

    Jaime2018-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Cassie’s place is clean, and the location is great! She response quickly to any questions asked. Great stay!

    Mayra2018-10-18T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    3

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    The natural sunlight pours into this upstairs paradise making you feel like you are already at the beach! You can walk out the front door and have a peak-a-boo view of the surf and sand which are literally just steps away! Brand new hardwood floors, walk in glass shower, granite vanity, all new kitchen with stainless appliances, wooden blinds, crisp linens, air conditioning and beautiful coastal decor will make your stay extra special.
    Located within a couple blocks of the Balboa Pier, the Balboa Island Ferry and the Fun Zone. A wonderful boardwalk is just steps from the door for rollerblading, biking, jogging, etc. Firepits are provided by the city right on the beach in front of the house. The sofa folds down into a bed for an extra adult guest or perhaps two young children.
  • Great location, super comfortable place to stay while seeing a beautiful town. Easy to walk to a good amount of really good bars, restaurants and sites to see including the pier. Would stay again!

    Andrew2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely stunning condo steps from the beach. Updated throughout with a great kitchen for cooking. Small, but has everything you would need for a great beach vacation! Highly recommended!

    Matthew & Amy2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Delightful place, spotlessly clean great location.

    Gilly2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • Cute and cozy place. Easy access and a few minute walk to the beach. Definitely would stay here again.

    Keti2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect little beach getaway just steps from the sand! Sandie is a great host, and I would definitely stay here again :)

    Sabina2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • We enjoyed our stay at Sandie's place in Newport Beach. It was so nice to be able to walk along the beach every morning before heading out for the day. This part of Newport is was very quiet and relaxing. It seemed to be away from the hustle. We heard a little noise from the main house one of the nights, but other than that it was quiet and peaceful. I would certainly recommend her place.

    Will2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • This is the perfect beach hide-a-way. A block from the ocean and super clean and stylish. Had lunch at the end of the pier. I would rebook!

    Jennifer2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Charming and comfortable spot next to beach, restaurants, ferry, etc. Very clean and well-equipped for stay needs.

    Ana Marie2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guesthouse


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    This light, sunny one-bedroom apartment is the best of everything that Balboa Island has to offer: it's a back unit of a home right on the canal, and just steps from the shops and restaurants on Marine Ave. It's the perfect home base for a trip to Newport Beach.
  • It was a beautiful location. The apartment was bright, open, and and had a beach aesthetic. It was a great place for a weekend get away. Laura was a great host and responded to all my inquires in a timely fashion.

    Madeleine2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Laura is a super amazing host the best I’ve ever experienced! There is nothing but good to say about this little cottage and it is so spotlessly clean and cute and I stay on Balboa Island every year at least twice a year. I especially like the rooftop deck beautiful view and very quiet. I highly recommend Laura‘s place you will love it!

    Linda2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • A hidden gem on Balboa Island! If you've ever wondered what it's like to stay on Balboa Island, book this super cute, cozy, and charming place now! Laura's place is picture perfect, sparkling clean, and tastefully decorated. There is a ton of natural light and you can feel the ocean breeze with the windows opened; I really liked sitting outside with a cup of coffee and reading. When it got cooler in the evening, the place is equipped with a modern heater that warmed up the place inside perfectly. The kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom have everything you can need and more; plenty of wine glasses, cook ware, oven/toaster/microwave/fridge, extra towels, etc. On top of that, Laura left so many thoughtful and unexpected little touches like fresh flowers; love is in the details, and you can tell she put a lot of love and care into this place. It is as charming and lovely as Balboa Island itself. Fantastic hospitality! You cannot ask for a better location - we were footsteps away from downtown; I loved being able to wake up, go downstairs and pick up a cinnamon bun from a local bakery or order an acai bowl ahead of time and pick it up in mere minutes for breakfast. I've visited Balboa Island in the past for day trips, and always wondered what it would be like to stay overnight. Staying at Laura's place exceeded our expectations; it was so fun to walk downstairs and stroll to see the sunset by the water, have dinner and drinks at a lovely restaurant and not have to worry about driving home, take the ferry over to the peninsula, visit the local shops and peruse with leisure, etc. During the day, we drove to nearby beaches, which were very close. Although there isn't a designated parking space, it was easy to unload our luggage in the alley way, and then find street parking, which was not difficult. Check-in was a breeze, and Laura was quick and responsive via text message. I cannot recommend Laura's place enough - truly a gem!

    Kenneth2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Laura's place was wonderful. It exceeded all our expectations and I would recommend to anyone looking for a place central to Balboa Island.

    Catherine2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great location. Next to main street. Quick access to shops and food. Very private place to stay.

    Tony2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Nice location, comfortable & has all amenities. Will stay again if I can.

    Manbir2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice touches and extremely clean. Well appointed kitchen

    Thomas2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Amazing Bayfront apartment in the most historical home on the island. Experience JC Penney's house for yourself. The apartment has all the comforts of home and the ability to add on if your group grows. There are 2 additional Bayfront suites so this apartment can sleep up to 6 people.
    Extra Bayfront Queen Suite available for $150 add-on fee if you already rented the apartment. Or if you rent the bay front suite alone it is 179/nt. The Apartment is Located centrally on the desirable South Bay Front of Balboa Island, California. This is a deluxe one Bedroom, one Bathroom spacious (approximately 1200 sq ft) Balboa Island vacation rental apartment, steps to the beautiful Newport Bay and a ferry boat ride to the Balboa Peninsula. This Balboa Island vacation rental apartment features 2 private patios, 1 large Master Suite with Queen Size Bed (cable TV and DVD player) and Deluxe Bath with double sinks, a soaking tub and shower, and a large walk-in closet. The Master Suite opens to a private patio with a lush garden seating area. Just on the other side of this garden gate is the walkway to the beautiful bay. Enjoy your morning coffee outside on the patio and listen to the delicate sounds of the bay and ocean beyond. At night if you open the windows you can hear the waves crashing at the famous Wedge Beach on the Balboa Peninsula. The Balboa Island accommodation has a tastefully decorated Living Room and Kitchen area has 2 large convertible couches and is a place for relaxing in comfort. It is fully equipped with 2 Flat Screen Cable TV's, VCR/DVD Player, CD player, and Wireless Internet. The built-in bookcase contains a great selection of books to read, movies to watch, and games to play. French Doors lead to a second larger garden patio featuring a very private dining area with table, chairs, umbrella, BBQ and fountain. This Balboa Island vacation condo has a fully supplied kitchen that includes a Sub Zero refrigerator, trash compactor, dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave and Thermador electric range. The breakfast bar overlooks the kitchen and patio. The Bay Front Balboa Island vacation apartment is only steps away from the Balboa Island Beach. During your stay, take a leisurely walk around the island (2.7 miles) and enjoy the spectacular views of the bay, the elegant homes and quaint village shops and restaurants of Balboa Island. You are only a one minute ferry ride away to the Balboa Peninsula. There you will find the Balboa Fun Zone (arcades, ferris wheel, merry-go-round, and other rides), the Historic Balboa Pavilion and Restaurant (landmark of Newport Beach), the Catalina Express Boat to Catalina Island, rental and harbor cruise boats, Balboa Pier and the famous Wedge surf beach along with other great sandy beaches. Laguna Beach, the renowned artist colony, home of Pageant of the Masters and the Sawdust Festival, is only 7 scenic miles away along the Pacific Coast Highway with dramatic views of the ocean and surrounding Orange County estate homes. Other Orange County attractions such as Disneyland and Knotts Berry Farm are only half hour drive from your seaside hideaway. Absolutely No Smoking on Premises. Thank you. & Taxes 10% Orange County tax. $95 Cleaning Fee. No new reservations over 2 people.
    The view!!! Steps to the bay, Balboa Island Ferry, and Marine Avenue with outstanding restaurants and boutique shops close by.
  • It’s a must

    Mark2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • The Balboa apartment is absolutely beautiful. Where to start? Location, location, location. I so enjoyed watching the beautiful sunsets on the inviting porch and dining on the patio. Danielle and Donna have created a home away from home with so many thoughtful touches. I am looking forward to my next visit.

    Annette2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great location, nice amenities, friendly host, cozy place.

    Brandon2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Donna and Danielle were great hosts, very communicative prior to arrival and everything was in order at the apartment as promised. Check-in was very smooth. The apartment was in a perfect location and we had a great trip.

    Matthew2019-12-26T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location! Clean & Cozy. Had everything we needed.

    Tina2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • This is a fantastic unit to rent. We loved it!

    Lisa2019-12-19T00:00:00Z
  • What a fantastic stay on Balboa island. Perfect location - seconds to the bay walking path, quick walk into town, or to the Newport Beach ferry. Such a relaxing getaway with all the amenities we could have wanted! Danielle & Donna were great hosts, and even though we didn't get to meet, the communication was easy, fast, and clear. We very much look forward to coming back again for another mini vacation! Thank you!!

    Mo2019-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • The location of this apartment on Balboa Island is outstanding. It’s just a few steps away from wonderful views of the water, sand, boats, birds, sunrises, and sunsets. It’s also adjacent to a walking path ideal for your daily dose of exercise or leisurely strolls. The apartment itself is beautifully presented with all the amenities required in the spacious kitchen, comfortable seating in the lounge room, outdoor areas with serene spaces to relax, and to top it off, a very comfortable bed. There’s also a great library and the entire space is tastefully decorated. I would definitely stay here again and again and again!

    Wendy2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Apartment


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Vintage beach house Balboa Island- 2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, with full kitchen and living room, dining room and enclosed patio. Steps to the beach on and just a short walk over the bridge to Marine avenue where you will find may shops and restaurants. Free street parking is available. Please note street cleaning hours
    The space is the part of the full house, but eliminating 2 other locked off bedrooms and bath of the House to allow for a smaller rental space and price. No one is staying in the additional rooms when you rent this house . Little island is part of Balboa Island. 2 short blocks from the shops and restaurants. Easy access via the ferry to the Balboa peninsula. As with most homes on the island, there is no air conditioning but there are portable fans that keep the house cool with a nice, ocean breeze that flows through the house with open doors and windows.
    Balboa Island is a very unique place. Very quiet, and has a small quaint street with shops and restaurants. Beautiful to walk around the island on the boardwalk and to take a quick ferry ride across the bay to reach the Balboa Peninsula.
  • Wonderful adorable House! Can’t wait to visit again

    Mya2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • This home is perfect for small families. The location is ideal on the Balboa small island close to everything. We love to cook meals and enjoyed the well supplied kitchen and used the internal courtyard space for grill cooking and outside dinning daily. Book this and enjoy!

    Greg2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Everything you could need is provided and the location is excellent. Thoughtful touches throughout and the home is a charming vintage two story. Would definitely book again.

    Marsha2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect little place to stay in within walking distance of Balboa Island shops and restaurants. Would definitely come back again!

    John2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • The property is nicely located and within walking distance of most activities. Little Balboa is a very quiet island and would gladly stay there again. This was our fist time utilizing AirBnb and would most definitely do again. The house was perfect for our needs. There is plenty of storage space for all our cloths. It was on the cool side during our stay and the fireplace really felt good. There wasn't anything we needed that wasn't already in the house. We didn't prepare any meals in the home but everything was there to do so. I enjoyed all the nick knack around the home, so many unique items. I would definitely stay in this property again. Dana is very prompt on responding to any messages.

    Bruce2020-01-21T00:00:00Z
  • A quaint older beach house 1/2 block from the marina. It has all the amenities needed to be comfortable. The kitchen has plenty of dishes, pans and cooking utensils. We prepared most of our meals in house. The location is ideal as it is a short walk or drive from just about anything you'd like to do in the area. Parking on the street in front of the house or a house up wasn't ever a problem for us. The host was helpful and responded very quickly to any inquiries. We are already looking ahead and planning when we might be able to return.

    Heidi2020-01-07T00:00:00Z
  • This was the perfect cozy spot to ring in the New Year with my family. We could make dinner in or bring back a yummy breakfast to enjoy on the patio. Lots of natural light and I loved the vintage theme. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience! Great for a small family who wants to explore during the day and relax by the fire before bed. Such a wonder find!

    Jamie2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • You won’t be disappointed! Charming vintage cottage with everything you need! We loved it!!

    Karen2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Dine alfresco or bask in the sun on the patio of this beautifully remodeled house. The sun shines through the oversize windows to light up the warm, comfy interior. Take out a SUP or kayak and make the most of the island surrounds.
    The house was renovated with all new appliances and decor, but the chic cottage feeling reminds you that you are on the charming Island of Balboa, Many of our repeat visitors are 3 generation families. the grandparents, children and grandchildren, who love their "trundle room". The sand and bay are just steps away.
    The home is situated on Balboa Island, a little-known gem. Main Street has unique shops and several restaurants. The ferry to Newport Beach is just a short walk from the house. Kayak, bike, paddle board, or simply relax on the beach.
  • We can’t say enough good things about Sheila’s home! It was the perfect spot for a long weekend with our two young sons. She had everything we could possibly need, from a pack and play to beach toys and beach towels. We made dinner every night and her kitchen was well-equipped. She was flexible on check-in and check-out times. The area is great for families (the homes are close together so definitely not good for noisy groups) and the cute Main Street with shops and restaurants is a few blocks away. We would love to come back for another stay!

    Ashley2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • My family had a wonderful time staying here. The house is adorable, clean, and conveniently located. Shelia was wonderful to work with and the Island is such a beautiful and welcoming place.

    Jodie2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay! Beautiful, cozy home in a perfect location. Sheila was very kind and accommodating.

    Ariel2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • LOVED the house. Thank you!!! We will rent again!

    Susan2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Cute house in a beautiful neighbourhood! We loved our stay. Sheila was very accommodating. House is clean and comfortable and steps from the beach. The street looks amazing with all the Christmas lights.

    Emily2019-12-06T00:00:00Z
  • 5 Stars all the way! You will love this lovely home. It’s an updated, beautifully decorated home that’s steps from the water. The patio was perfect for entertaining and visiting with our family. Book this home with confidence, you will not be disappointed!

    Shannon2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great property in a fantastic spot! Everything you need is in this house. It’s a short stroll to the bay and main street shopping.

    Jon2019-06-19T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay! Close to everything, lots to do. Very well appointed and Sheila was great!!

    Cara2019-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Steps to the beach - you will not beat this location! Smell the ocean breeze, enjoy great views, restaurants and dining, steps to Balboa Pier. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers and anyone wanting to escape and relax! This is a completely private room rental with it's own private entrance. You will have complete tranquility and privacy here while enjoying your stay at the beach. Queen size bed - private en suite bathroom - one parking spot - literally steps to the beach.
    Your room is a downstairs bedroom - completely separate from the rest of the home. You have access to you own en suite bathroom, closet, microwave, and mini-refrigerator. Modern Beach Coastal design, very comfortable, clean and serene atmosphere. There is a fan, no A/C, but hey, you're at the beach; get out there and enjoy it!
    Can't beat this location! I am literally steps from the Balboa Pier, Balboa Fun Zone, the beach and best restaurants and bars on the peninsula.. or rent a bike next door and cruise through paradise all day long! Gorgeous views... laid back atmosphere... very clean and comfortable home.
  • Brad was an excellent host. He answered my questions promptly. My husband and I were extremely happy with the place. The location is superb! So close to the beach, restaurants and Balboa Island.

    Bonnie2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location and great place to stay! Brad was awesome with recommendations!

    Olivia2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great location — close to the beach, bike paths, Balboa Island, Coast Hwy, and good food and drink. The room is spacious and stylish, has a very nice bathroom, and is on the ground floor, remote from the rest of the living areas upstairs. Garage access was a huge plus - no worries about leaving a vehicle unattended. In short, I recommend it. Brad was a great host!

    John2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
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    Alanzo2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Brad’s place offers a great location for an individual or couple. Amenities are a great bonus! We greatly enjoyed our stay here. Definitely recommend!

    Jessica2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very kind host and located in a cute area.

    Michael2020-01-29T00:00:00Z
  • Brad is an awesome host and his place is very comfortable. Highly recommend Brad’s place!

    Ann2020-01-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great location!

    John2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    The building is located in is right on the Sand, this is an interior unit. Step out your back door and you will see miles of beach and sand, the world famous wedge, and the Balboa Pier. Boogie board, surf, bike, stroll the pier and board walk, play at the ocean front park, grab a coffee, or a bite to eat one of the excellent restaurants. 4 other ocean front units available in this building, one right across the hall, perfect for a multi-family vacation or a romantic getaway.
    One of the best beaches and vacation spots in Southern California. Great surf and boogie boarding waves, walk to great shops, restaurants, and so much more. Access to a great bike bath that takes you up and down the entire peninsula. Less than 20 minutes to Laguna Beach, 30 minutes to Disney, about 1 hour and 45 minutes to see World, about 1 hour and 20 minuts to Lego Land. From another guest who stayed in the building, "Just a short note to express our gratitude for a great place. It was everything we wanted and expected when we reserved the condo. We had a terrific time. We would recommend the place based on location, value & our gracious hosts. There is so much to do in and around the area. Thanks for the downtime. Who knows, we may see you again same time next year. Have a good one."
  • This place was great and the host really went out of his way making sure I was accommodated. There was some confusion about the checkout date. Not his problem at all but he made it his problem and made sure I was accommodated the extra day. It kept me from having to leave a very busy day as I was wrapping up a project nearby. I didn’t know what to expect when I went to the place. I was surprised at the size and it really is across a sidewalk to the beach. Very decent space, very good host, and a really good price! And TV’s in every room. Not small ones either. Very nice for laying in bed and watching a movie. Definitely recommend.

    Kerry2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent space. Great communication with host who went out of his way to help me stay another night during a very busy day. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Kerry2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • The place was easy to come and go and is in a great location.

    Ashley2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    Condominium


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    Beaches, food, and fun are all within minutes of this 1BR (+ family room and quaint patio) 1929 charmer located in the heart of Balboa Island. Blocks from the water and a short 5-minute walk to historic Marine Avenue!
    Welcome to Balboa Island, one of the most coveted vacation spots in Southern California! Beaches, food, and fun are within minutes of this 1929 1BR charmer with a family room and quaint patio. The light-filled home is one block from the bay and a quick ferry ride to the beautiful beaches of Newport! Historic Marine Avenue on the Island is also in close proximity. From the Balboa Island neighborhood to the Newport Peninsula, cafes, fine dining, golf, and world-class shopping are all around you. If you’re up for an adventure, fishing and sailing trips, as well as Catalina Island, make for great full-day trips. Come and enjoy all that Balboa Island has to offer. Stay for a week or a month! LIVING AREA The high-pitched, wood-beamed family room has comfortable seating, hardwood floors, paned windows, a fireplace, and a wall-mounted TV with cable. KITCHEN & DINING The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a gas stove, and a filtered water system. The dining table has seating for four. BEDROOM & BATH The home sleeps up to four guests between one bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the family room. Sleep soundly on a queen-size bed in the bedroom, which features an en-suite bathroom with a tub/shower combination. OUTDOOR AREA The living room opens to a patio and backyard garden -- the perfect place to steal a quiet moment with someone special. EXTRA AMENITIES & MORE DETAILS Guest amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi and a washer/dryer that’s shared with the upstairs tenant. Though this home does not have AC, the moderate coastal climate and fans keep the house cool. Please note: This home does not allow pets. THE LOCATION You can spend an entire week here and never use your car! Take a 2.7-mile stroll around the island. Head out on an electric Duffy boat or take a guided boat tour of the beautiful homes of Newport Harbor’s rich and famous. The house is a short walk or drive to the car ferry, which takes you directly to the Newport Peninsula and Balboa Fun Zone, complete with a Ferris wheel, bike, kayak, and boat rentals and fishing. Make a day trip and catch the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island. Need some new reading material? The “Little Free Library” is just a half-block down the street. Balboa Island is an affluent neighborhood and district in the heart of the city of Newport Beach, California. Newport Harbor to the West, Costa Mesa, and Huntington Beach are to the north and Laguna Beach to the south. This home is a short 10 minutes from the Santa Ana/Orange County airport, 50 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport, and 75 minutes from the San Diego airport. A short drive to many Southern California shopping and attractions, including Fashion Island, Disneyland, Balboa, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Anaheim & Dodger Stadium, Honda Center, Laguna Beach, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Legoland, San Diego Zoo, and the San Diego Wild Animal Park or Sea World. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM TURNKEY VACATION RENTALS With TurnKey Vacation Rentals, you’ll always find unique vacation rental properties that provide a consistent, fine-hotel experience. Every Home. Every Stay. Every Time. All our listing information is accurate and up-to-date. Upon booking, you’ll receive timely communications regarding your trip. Enjoy secure, seamless access to your professionally cleaned home; our proprietary digital locks mean there’s no need for an in-person key exchange. If you need anything before, during, or after your stay, our 24/7 local team is ready to help! By selecting a TurnKey property, you can relax and know you’ve made the right decision for your stay. TurnKey is the smarter way to vacation rental.
  • Incredible location and very cozy place. Big kitchen and living space allows for extra comfort. Highly recommend!

    Olivia2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cute little place with a cozy fireplace and super convenient location close to little strip of shops and restaurants. We loved it!

    Jessica2019-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Our family had a great stay at this charming cottage on Balboa Island. The service was responsive and check in was seamless. The cottage was very clean and had great amenities. It was very close to all the restuarants and shops as well as the Balboa Peninsula. We would definitely stay here again!

    Matthew2019-07-08T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy Cottage Centrally located Quiet neighborhood Street parking Fast WiFi Full kitchen Large living room ....and a Dutch Door!!!!

    Janice2019-06-09T00:00:00Z
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    Mark2019-06-03T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cute place! Read a review about upstairs being loud, but they were not at all! Fireplace was a great addition especially since it was cold. Such a close walk to Main Street of balboa!

    Elaine2019-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • Great cottage in a great location. Sunny, cheerful. Love the high beam. Very clean. Turnkey response is prompt. Balbao Island is THE place to stay if one wants to experience OC by the ocean. Parking on the street but we can usually find a space within a block. Short walk to the ferry crossing. On the other side is a wharf with whale watching and fishing charters.

    Kelvin2019-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • A Wonderful place to stay. Just a short walk from balboa island shops and restaurants.

    Kolby2018-05-20T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

    LAST MIN SPECIAL! MAR 21 - APR 30 $110/NIGHT 2-3 NIGHT MIN BOOK NOW! Wanna getaway? This is the place for you to relax and unwind on the iconic Balboa Island! This beautiful destination is the perfect mix of fun, sun and relaxation in Newport Beach. In this 2 bed + 1 bath mid mod-styled unit, you’ll enjoy the peace in this quiet section of the island just six houses away from the waterfront.
    As you may know Balboa Island is one of Southern California's 'not-so-hidden' gems. Coming to stay a while on the island means family fun and relaxation...not only because you are close to everything Orange County has to offer, but also because Balboa Island gives that little feeling of stepping back to a by-gone era. The closely built homes are choc full of varied architectural style. One of the most charming aspects of this community is getting the opportunity to stay in a largely original home. You won't find the hum of central air and stuffy sealed up windows, or vast, empty pantries and over-sized blank spaces trimmed in builder basic material. What you will find is a lovely, mid-century, detached house filled with modern furniture and a beautiful space prepared especially for you. You will have an organized kitchen stocked with everything you need on vacation. You will have real working windows that open to let in beautiful light and a sweet ocean breeze. You will find an outdoor patio space with a grill, all set for you to experience the joy of beautiful California weather. The patio is on the lower level, before you enter your upstairs apartment. This makes it convenient for getting the grill started without having to carry all your fresh groceries upstairs! The patio is adjacent to an additional studio space that is available to be rented along with your booking. So keep in mind, if you haven’t rented it, no one is staying there. This patio is for you to enjoy! The master bedroom boasts a comfy queen size bed and the second bedroom has a triple bunk to make traveling with kids super fun and convenient. There's an extra air mattress so that additional guests can stay in the living room. Of course, there are the modern things; flat screen Smart TV, WIFI, portable AC units, coffee pot & Keurig, microwave, gas range, etc...but don't settle into house work and routine too much. Get out and enjoy the island! Eat at any of the lovely restaurants, only steps away. Experience life in a walk-able community. Relax. Refresh. Take the bikes and beach equipment over the ferry and bask on the beach and swim in the cool Pacific! If you need extra space, or a completely separate space for part of your group, think about adding the downstairs studio to your booking. It is completely separate from the upstairs area and has everything you need as an extra 'retreat' while you are on vacation: plush king size bed, living area with a flat screen TV, DVD player and a queen size pull out sofa. The studio is not internally connected to the main upstairs unit and has it's own keypad door that opens directly onto the patio space by way of beautiful french doors. You can simply open them and have your own outdoor living room. Interested in adding this space to your booking? Check the listing here for availability: https://abnb.me/3Kx0FvDPRM. Or if you have a larger family gathering, this house is part of a duplex. The second house is located towards the front of the property and is a single detached building, 2-bed/1-bath that sleeps 7. See Airbnb listing: https://abnb.me/CKCafxGPRM. Altogether, if you rent both houses we can accommodate up to 18 guests! For your out-of-the-house enjoyment, the owner has included all you need for fun in the sun! Four beach cruisers, sand toys, beach chairs, an umbrella and a cooler on wheels. Be sure to plan for plenty of time at the beach as this house is only 6 houses from the water! The beach is not the only attraction to enjoy while staying on Balboa Island! Take a bike ride or walk on the boardwalk for a leisurely stroll along the waterfront to start your day. In the mood to explore the Balboa Peninsula? The Balboa Island Ferry is just a four-minute walk from the home and operates between the hours of 6:30AM to 12:00AM Sunday through Thursday, and 6:30AM to 2:00AM on Fridays and Saturdays. Feel like a kid again at The Fun Zone at Balboa Village, and enjoy the narrated harbor cruise, take a ride on the Ferris wheel, try the Ocean Motion attraction, play old-school Skee-Ball at the Balboa Arcade, or discover hands-on activities at the Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest. Whatever you do, be sure to stop by the Balboa Bar for a famous frozen banana! Powerboats, electric boats, sailboats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, and jet skis are available at several rental spots at the Balboa Village. If fun on land is more your style, the Bayfront Boardwalk, Balboa Pier, Ocean Boardwalk, and numerous restaurants and bars dot the Balboa Peninsula for you to enjoy. Just a short car ride away you’ll find Newport Center, a central location in the heart of Newport Beach with exceptional dining and high-end shopping in one place. Newport Beach is centrally located within Orange County, with endless activities to do within a 30-minute car ride. Local attractions in Orange County include The Orange County Great Park, The Discovery Cube, Orange County Museum of Art, Bowers Museum, Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, and much more! Not in the mood to leave Balboa Island? A short ten-minute walk to Marine Avenue takes you to all of the quaint shops and restaurants that the island has to offer. Enjoy breakfast at Wilma’s Patio, send out some trip postcards at the Post Office, and sip on cocktails at the Village Inn (known as “VI” by locals). Whether you choose to do a little or a lot while vacationing here, you’re sure to enjoy your time here and make great memories that you’ll cherish forever. PLEASE NOTE: Guests are required to sign our rental agreement prior to receiving check-in instructions. PERMIT #: SLP12691
  • Great place, clean and nice. It was really close to the best spots in Newport Beach and my family loved the home.

    Lawrance2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • This was my second time here. I love the kitchen. Great job on the upgrades. I love the decor. The bed was very comfortable. Thank you for making my stay so great!

    Michelle2020-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Great location on beautiful Balbao Island, this is what SoCal is really all about. House was clean, beds were comfy and the kids really loved the triple bunk bed. Nice and quiet Neighborhood with all amenities really close. Nice quick 30 minute commute to Disneyland was convenient. Miriam was a great host and always responded very quickly to any questions; would recommend and look forward to staying there in the future.

    Danny2020-02-26T00:00:00Z
  • This place was beautiful and clean. Great location. Host was great to work with and responded quickly to any questions we had. Would definatly stay here again!

    Blair2020-02-18T00:00:00Z
  • It’s a great stay. Nice cozy place. Host is excellent. Everything is well organized and clean. Thanks.

    Thomas2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location for a weekend getaway! Close walk to ferry in a beautiful quiet neighborhood

    Carol2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Quiet home, great location.

    Bob2019-11-22T00:00:00Z
  • Great host. Stay here!

    Rick2019-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/apt


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    2

    Newport Beach, CA, United States

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