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Stunning beach home on Balboa Island w/ rooftop deck
This gorgeous Balboa Island home, with plenty of room for everyone, is the perfect family beach getaway! Sip your morning coffee out onto the balcony and watch the sunrise, or enjoy a cocktail in the evening for those breathtaking California Coast sunsets. Relax after a full day at the beach on the cozy sofa, curl up and watch a movie on the flatscreen TV, and whip up your favorite dishes in the fully equipped kitchen.
What's nearby: Take an exciting day trip over to Catalina Island, via the Catalina Flyer ferry, which you can catch about a quarter-mile away. Bask on the beach, dive, and explore a variety of shops and restaurants. There are a number of whale watching tours available in the area to observe the many different species of whales and dolphins. Bring the family to the Balboa Fun Zone, just a short ferry ride away. And there are also carnival rides, games, great food, and unique shops. For the more adventurous, you'll find plenty of water activities including paddleboarding, fishing, surfing, and boating.
Things to know: Free WiFi Full kitchen with a dishwasher The fireplaces are non-functional Pets are no longer allowed at this home * Please note that this home does not have air conditioning
Please note there is a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) charged to guests, which is 10%.
No pets are allowed at this vacation rental.
Parking notes: Two car garage. Remote available inside the house in the front bar area counter across from the dining table. Guests must return all garage door openers to the bar counter inside the house. If garage remotes are not returned, a $75 fee will be applied. Street parking is first come, first served in front of the house and on the surrounding side streets. See city signs posted for street sweeping days/time to avoid ticketing or towing. Smaller cars are recommended for garage parking, but most standard SUVs will fit tightly in the garage. Limited parking on the streets during the summer season.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Cable : Other
Nearby activities & attractions
Gas grill : Private
Michael K.Nov 2022
We loved the location, walking around the island every morning and evening. A very short walk to coffee houses, restaurants and the ferry. We also loved the 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, and the architectural character of the house.
AARON J.Oct 2022
Balboa island was a relaxing place in a great location. This house had a nice layout and good space for our group to spread out, relax and enjoy! We had a quick walk to the ferry over to the peninsula and beach, and Disneyland was only a half hour drive away.
Dermot Q.Oct 2022
My daughter got married so the house Balboa Beauty was a great place for us to stay & prepare Lots of for our party of 8 On the morning of the wedding the hairdresser came to the house and did the girls hair. We made the wedding cake there. It came out beautiful. Location was also excellent for our wedding at Corona Del Mar and beside the beaches of Newport & many other great beaches. We loved the house but the area is heavily populated and parking is tight although we had 2 garage parking spots. We would rent this house again. DQ
carolyn c.Sep 2022
We’d like to rent this for the same time next year? Sept 2-6, 2023
Christopher K.Aug 2022
We had a wonderful time during our stay. The location is great, very easy walk to the beach and coffee shop, restaurants, the ferry and more. The home is spacious, two bedrooms are HUGE with lofts. We enjoyed the front patio area as well. There’s a rooftop deck although was a bit too hot to enjoy during our stay.
Overall the home is very comfortable and we’d stay there again. That said, it’s on the older side and could use some maintenance and updating. The kitchen is on the smaller side. The oven is old and we had trouble cooking with any heat evenness. The pots, pans, and knives are pretty lacking (old, beaten up) and some of the cups were dirty (just not cleaned super well, not not cleaned at all). Some of the toilet seats are not attached super well and slide around and some doors don’t close well.
All that said - it’s easy to overlook those things and we had a great time and would stay again, just don’t expect a luxurious, modern home.
Thank you for your review, Christopher. We have taken your suggestions into consideration and always appreciate guests' feedback as a means to continually improve. We hope we can host you again soon!
Bob M.Jun 2022
Great House and Location! House needs a few things to be "fully appointed"
Kathleen M.Mar 2022
The house was setup perfectly for our family to enjoy. Each family had their own bathroom. With the two living areas, the kids could enjoy themselves in one while the adults enjoyed themselves in the other. The kitchen was lacking a couple things such as potholders and enough dish towels and there was evidence of dog hairs around the floors but other than that, the house was wonderful. Would definitely stay here again.
Kathryn C.Feb 2022
Perfect for us - four friends - we each had our own bedroom and bathroom. We loved the location and had a great time- we want to come back again!
Diane D.Oct 2021
location near the ferry and away from the Marine Blvd traffic. Layout of the house was perfect for the 3 of us all needing their own space
Heather B.Sep 2021
It was a nice place to stay for our weekend getaway in a great location.. the only downfall was that the beds were hard and uncomfortable. Besides that we really enjoyed our stay.
Hello Heather, Hello! Thank you for your thoughtful review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! We regret that the beds were not suitable for your party and appreciate this feedback as an area to improve upon in the future. We hope to host you again soon!
Robin D.Jul 2021
Close to the quiet north bay front beach for kids and on the ferry road so you can walk to the ferry and go over to the ocean to watch the waves or play in them for older kids and adults. Great house. We have stayed here for many years. Easy walk to Marine Avenue to get dinner or a Balboa Bar and walk the island in the evening.
Robert M.May 2021
Wonderful time on Balboa Island. The house is wonderful! Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, wonderful roof deck, easy walks to shops and restaurants and to the ferry to Balboa Peninsula.
Janice W.Apr 2021
We had a great family vacation at this home. Great location. We walked almost everywhere. The house was comfortable. Bedding and linens were clean. Only suggestion would be to give the floors a good cleaning. We would stay here again.
We are so glad that you had a fun family vacation, Janice. It sounds like it was an amazing time. We apologize for the floors and will ensure they are well cleaned. We hope you'll visit again very soon.
lynne b.Apr 2021
Spacious home on quiet Balboa block with ample outdoor space. Easy to walk to everything. A few minor opportunities for improvement (eg lighting in hallways and bedrooms) but a super fun stay.
Kendra S.Mar 2021
This was a great house for spending time with family! We loved the location. It had everything we needed! Would stay again!
Courteney B.Feb 2021
This property is absolutely perfect for a family getaway. Between the ample space, location & the way the house is taken care of, we will continue to book the time here. Plus the management company is really great to work with and always accessible.
Gary M.Oct 2020
Close to everything in Balboa! Eating, shopping and recreation!
Anne-Grethe K.Aug 2020
This home is just beautiful and charming. A perfect place for a big family to gather and vacate. Perfect location, walkable, and cozy.
We can only recommend this place and hope to be back!
Brian H.Jul 2020
Great time at this family home, large enough to spread out and great location.
Gary and Becky K.Mar 2020
Clean. Ample space. Floor plan is great for vacationing. Plenty of amenities. Would stay here again.
Jarrett A.Feb 2020
Great place and location. The layout was huge too, way bigger then we thought, we only used 2 rooms. Can definitely use some updating but it had that old school beach house vibe. I would stay there again. Nice bed in the master too. Coffee shop right up the street too and close to the water.
Ronald A.Oct 2019
We enjoyed our stay at this unique Balboa property. We chose it because it looked different from all of the other properties that looked so similar with furniture and bunk beds crammed into tight spaces. This home offers most of the comforts you seek. It's location just steps from the ferry made trips to the beach easy and pleasurable. We also chose this property because it was priced right. The house has amenities that are adequate and while it hasn't been recently renovated it has charm and character which is hard to find elsewhere.