Best Value on Balboa Island, Classic Cottage w/Amenities, Walk to Beach, Marine Avenue

1106 Park Avenue
$123 - $231 / night   in Newport Beach  
2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Sleeps 5
Sleeping Arrangements
Master   Queen  
Kid's Bedroom   Bunk Twin   Twin  
Living Room   Sofa Full  

We help make the most of your vacation by providing Free Admission to some of the area's top attractions each and every day! Create exciting memories, have more fun, and truly experience your destination!

We have implemented CDC Approved cleaning. Using additional sanitizing and anti-bacterial products, especially on "high-touch" items. Staying in a vacation rental can be safer than hotels and you control your environment.

Enjoy and relax in this classic Balboa Island Beach Cottage. This rear unit of a duplex is a 2 bedroom/1 bath island cottage. This cottage will bring back memories of staying at Grandma and Grandpa's beach getaway! Good for family vacations and one of the best values on Balboa Island. As with all older homes, it is not perfect and we are making upgrades from time to time. We just put in a new refrigerator, added new sheets, and new towels on 4/27!

Summer Rentals are 7 night minimum and arrivals and departures are on SUNDAY. If you have specific dates or length of stay in mind, please reach out to us and we will try to make them work!

Located two blocks from Marine Avenue (Main Street) on Balboa Island, this older cottage is steps to all of the restaurants and short walk to the bay of the famous Balboa Island Ferry. The rear unit has a closed patio that provides a spacious outdoor mix of seating. The gated patio has two Adirondack chairs for relaxing! There is also a patio table and umbrella that seats up to six people. The patio is connected to the cottage through the classic dutch doors as it blends into the living, dining and kitchen areas. The living room, kitchen, and bathroom are located on the first floor and the bedrooms are located on the upper floor.

Sleeping Arrangements (sleeps 6)

• Master: Queen Bed, TV

• Guest Room 2: 1 twin bed and a twin bunk bed that sleeps 3

• Living Room: Sofa Bed (Full)

Living Room

• Medium TV (Connected to DirectTV)

• Seating for 8

Front Patio:

• Outdoor Dining for 6 People

• Gas BBQ

Kitchen / Dining

• Service for 6

• Oven, stove, microwave, coffee maker


• Tub and Shower

Linens / Towels

• Included

Beach Items

• Beach Towels (at least 6)

• Beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys

Home Highlights

• Short walk to Marine Avenue for dining and shopping

• Short walk to Balboa Island Ferry

• Open Patio with Seating


• Outside Parking (1 car)

• Hair Dryer / Iron

The living room and outdoor patio are separated by a classic dutch door that can fully open or just opened at the top that the entire family can use to enjoy the cool ocean breezes. The living room has a medium flatscreen TV so you can keep up with the game or the news. Just a few steps from the main living area, the kitchen serves as a central meeting point - which is fully stocked with cooking/dining gear and basic appliances. You can choose to cook your meal on the outdoor charcoal grill or in the kitchen!

As you continue through the house, there are private laundry facilities are conveniently located in the hallway that leads to the stairs to the bedrooms. The master bedroom has a Queen bed and TV.

The second bedroom is for the kids! It has a twin bed and a twin bunk bed. A closet with space for clothes. The hallway bathroom has a shower/tub combo.

To fulfill the sleeping arrangements for 6 total guests, please consider that the pullout living room sofa is a full size bed, best suited for 2 children or 1 adult.

PARKING: The parking for the rear unit is inside the gate. All guests are guaranteed a parking space. We do not recommend extremely large vehicles at this location. General neighborhood street parking (metered or unmetered) also in area.

Check-in time: 3:30 p.m.

Check-out time: 10 a.m.

Balboa Island is a gem whether you drive, walk, bike or take the Balboa Island Ferry to the island. Balboa Island’s Marine Avenue is home to chic coastal shops featuring unique nautical designs, stylish beach fashions, art and jewelry. It’s also home to quaint restaurants and bistros serving up a variety of dishes bursting with flavor. The selections on Balboa Island go beyond the local fresh seafood of the day with flavors of Italian, Mexican, and French-Swiss mixed in to the culinary choices.

There may be nothing more iconic than the island’s two famous desserts, the Balboa Bar and Frozen Banana. The local sweet tooth treasures have been mainstays for nearly 75 years, and have been imitated and replicated, including on the hit TV show “Arrested Development.” The tasty treats are dipped in chocolate and covered with a variety of coatings from nuts and sprinkles to cookie crumbs.

If you want to visit the DISNEYLAND, our property is located just under 20 miles to the resort and it's two main parks. After a great day at the parks, you can return back to your villa, refresh, relax, and take a stroll down to the beach.

If you are interested in the Laguna Beach PAGEANT OF MASTERS during July, this is a fantastic place to stay. Lyft or Uber is the easiest way to get to the event. You can enjoy a nice glass of wine on the balcony before your ride picks you up and takes you to Laguna Beach.

Additional local attractions include Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm (included in the FREE FUN package), Aquarium of the Pacific, South Coast Plaza, and Fashion Island.

But a trip to Balboa Island wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Balboa Fun Zone or the Peninsula, where the Ferris wheel has stood for more than 80 years, and the world famous Balboa Island Ferry. The Ferry is about 10 minute walk from the cottage.

This cottage can also be rented in conjunction with the front unit for larger families.

1106 Park Ave Newport Beach, CA 92662
Registration Number: SLP 12921
Property Type: Cottage Beds: 3 Accommodates: 5 Check In: : 3pm Bedrooms: 2 Check Out: : 10am Bathrooms: 1.0 Pet Friendly: Yes
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Reviews - 4.9 stars based on 18 reviews
1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
We really enjoyed staying in this charming beach cottage that was so close to everything for walking even though one of us has trouble with walking. Plenty of benches everywhere doing walks around on the beach walkways for sitting it is definitely a block to the beach but it’s a small beach there you have to ride across on the ferry to get to the larger beach. Main Street is only a block away with the grocery store right at the corner. So convenient. Luckily our parking was inside our own gate so we never had to park on the street because there’s literally very very little parking at any time on a street unless you go round around the block. Inside we had everything we needed for 2 people. Also several fans for inside evening comfort when there was no ocean breeze.
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020 by Rozalind, Cathedral City, CA   Report
1106 Park Avenue
4/5 stars
We enjoyed a relaxing stay in your house this past week. It was roomy and well stocked. Loved the location... just a block from the bay and 2 blocks from the village. So convenient! I would recommend faster wi-fi and for the carpets to be cleaned. Otherwise it was great!
Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020 by Lisa, Murrieta, CA   Report
1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
Scott and itrip were terrific during the Coronavirus event, cottage was deep cleaned before, perfectly organized, accommodating and everything was perfect for our family of 7!
Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020 by Bret, Holladay, UT   Report

Thanks, despite all of the challenges, we can accommodate people wanted to stay closer to the beach during this time. We are taking additional cleaning steps for safety precautions. Your stay was greatly appreciated!

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1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
My wife and I actually lived on Balboa Island years ago. This return to the island was a little homecoming vacation for us, and the cottage was absolutely perfect for experiencing the special charm and character of the area. 'Brought back such great memories! I had the chance to meet Scott (who manages the property), and he could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Highly recommended!!
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2020 by Michael, Tucson, AZ   Report
1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
Excellent visit and reservation process!
Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020 by Stephanie,   Report

Thanks Stephanie!

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1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
Love staying at this island cottage getaway! I would without hesitation recommend it to anyone interested in staying on Balboa Island. The cottage has a real beach feel and is clean, beautifully decorated, and stocked with everything you could possibly need making the stay all the more enjoyable. It is ideally located on a corner lot close to the water, shopping, restaurants, and the ferry to Balboa Peninsula. I could park my car in the provided parking spot and walk to everything needed. The beds are comfortable and have the softest sheets on them you can imagine. Shower has great water pressure. There is a large patio space with a bbq as well as 2 outdoor tables for dining al fresco. Can't wait for my next stay at this cottage.
Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019 by Luci,   Report
1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
This cottage feels like a true beach get away! I love staying here and recommend it to all without hesitation. It could not be more ideally located on a corner lot and being close to shopping, restaurants, the water, as well as the ferry. I could park my car in the parking space provided and walk to everything! Cottage is clean and beautifully decorated with a relaxing beach vibe and well stocked with everything you could possibly need which made everything all that more enjoyable. Beds are comfortable with the softest sheets imaginable. Good water pressure for showering. There is a large private patio with a Weber bbq that has 2 tables to enjoy eating al fresco. Can't wait to stay at this cottage again.
Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019 by Luci, Palos Verdes Estates   Report

Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to leave a review so that other guest can read about the cottage! Thanks!

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1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
Great home on Balboa Island. Back patio & parking space is a gem. Location was perfect. Would love to stay there again.
Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019 by Adele, Tennessee   Report
1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
We had never been to Balboa Island before and it was a delightful experience. Scott's place is super cute and has a real beauty vibe. If you're new to Air B and B and are feeling unsure, let me assure you: my husband is very picky and he loved it. The pictures are an accurate representation. It is clean and comfortable, has a well equipped kitchen and plenty of hot water for showers. The bed was very comfortable. Even my husband agrees! Scott was quick to respond, but there were absolutely no problems that needed responding to--we just sent a message saying we arrived and were very happy with the house. We took advantage of the off street parking which was perfect for our car--a Jeep Patriot. There is a nice private patio area with lots of seating. The location is a five minute walk to the shops and a few minutes to the walk along the water. We actually got more than we hoped for! Thanks again to Scott!
Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019 by Andrea, Arizona   Report

Thank you so much for the kind words! We realize that vacations are special and we do the best we can to make sure that we do what we can to make vacations great! This is one of the best reviews we've ever seen and out team is extremely thankful and excited that we hit the mark!

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1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
The cottage is old, But very clean and you habe plenty of Space for Cloths etc. The Location is Perfect within 2 min you Can Walk to all The Shops and Restaurants and within 10 min you Can Walk to balboa Ferry. As there is a high fence Nobody Can Look into The Living Room and on the porch. On The porch is a Nice Weber Gas bbq! The porch is a Perfect Place to eat and enjoy The weather. The only Things you have to be Aware is The noice from all The aircrafts Starting from John Wayne Airport roughly between 6am and 10 pm, But you get Used to it fast. We had a wonderful stay.
Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019 by Alicia, Germany   Report
1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
Absolutely loved this house! Balboa Island is a wonderful place on its own, but staying at Scott's place made it even better! This little cottage is older, but has so much character! The location was just perfect for walking, scootering or biking to the shops, Bay Front, Ferry and the Balboa Pier. The size was great for 2 adults and 3 kids (9-12 y.o.); everyone could definitely spread out and relax! The large patio space was very helpful for all the bikes, scooters and lots of sand removal. What can be said about the price... it can't be beat! Scott is a great Host - fantastic communication throughout our stay! Check in and out was really simple too. We will rent this house again, for sure!
Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019 by Beth, Los Angeles   Report

Beth, thanks for staying with us on Balboa Island. Your family was on the first to stay with us at this cottage and we enjoyed having you. We look forward to having you back again. Scott

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1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
Stayed here July 2019. Beautiful house in beautiful area. The pictures really do not do it justice. Amazing amount of space for us a family with two teenagers but the house could quite comfortably take another 2 people at least. Fabulous WiFi which of course you need for the kids. The TV has many many channels (sad I know, but being a Brit away from Wimbledon, I was jumping hoops when I found The Wimbledon men’s singles final!) Having been on the road through America for over a week I was glad to see a washing machine and drier. Super fast wash and dry and if you need to hang stuff out to dry (another British trait) the trees in the back garden are excellent hangers!!!! Super comfy beds, all of us slept like babies. Amazing shower. The house doesn’t have air con and when we arrived it was quite hot, however, after flinging all the windows open we had instant coolness. Also in fairness, we asked for fans and Scott delivered almost immediately. The back garden doubles up as parking area and is very private and secure. Plenty of room. We cooked and ate outside most nights. All in all a fabulous, centrally located home which is 5 minute walk to both the Main Street and in other direction 5 mins to the foot ferry which goes across to Balboa Village. We are a family who every year be it on the Mediterranean or here in the USA always rent homes for our holidays and I can safely say this house is in my top 3 in the world. Many thanks Lynn and Scott
Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019 by Deb, England   Report

Deb, thanks for the kind words! We are glad you had a great stay on Balboa Island.

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1106 Park Avenue
4/5 stars
This is our second stay in the back cottage on Balboa island. With the upgrades Scott has made, our time there was even more enjoyable than the first. Location, privacy and price make this an ideal vacation spot.We have fond memories of our borrowed little piece of paradise and look forward to future visits.
Reviewed on Jun 15, 2019 by Emilie Jo,   Report
1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
This is our second time back to the cottage on Balboa Island. With the upgrades the Scott has made our time there was even more enjoyable than the first. Location, privacy, and price make this an ideal vacation spot. Our first visit was at Christmas, so we were able to view all the decorations and lights as we walked each night and then on a boat ride of the area. This time were were lucky enough to be there when The Balboas Island yearly Parade was held. What fun we had watching the residents put on a great show with dancing in the street to a great local band. We have fond memories of our borrowed little piece of paradise and look forward to future visits.
Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019 by Emilie Jo, California   Report
1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
We stayed three nights in this lovely rental and found everything spic and span, functional and well-equipped. The location (2 and a half blocks from Marine Avenue) is ideal as everything on Balboa Island is walking distance. There was one small issue with the faucet in the bathroom and the management was very responsive and quickly got things in order. My wife and I are looking forward to our next stay.
Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019 by Bruce, San Diego   Report

Bruce, thank you for taking some time to write a review! This will help others as they make choices on a vacation home on Balboa Island. We look forward to having you back in the future!

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1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
We stay in Newport often. This place was clean and simple. The host was helpful. The best thing about this property is the location....2 blocks to the main street. Having parking was great as well.
Reviewed on May 14, 2019 by Steve, Phoenix   Report

Thanks Steve for taking the time to leave us a review about this new property in our portfolio! You are right, the location is second to none!

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1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
Just as described and a great value. It was clean, comfortable, and stocked for a quick weekend. It was basic, but priced right.
Reviewed on May 9, 2019 by Kat, Berkeley   Report

Thanks for the quick review! You are right, this is a great value on the Island for travelers on a budget. We will be upgrading amenities and other items over time. We just added new linens and a new refrigerator.

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1106 Park Avenue
5/5 stars
My family and I spent an entire week at Lynn's house. Check in and check out was very easy and convenient. Her place is situated in an ideal location - 2 minute walk to the piers, less than 5 minute walk to all the shops on Marine Avenue, 10 minute walk to the ferry that takes you over to Newport Beach. Private parking spot, which is key on Balboa Islands. Multiple beds makes this house ideal for couples traveling with children. We cooked during our stay and the kitchen was stocked with all the cookware, dinnerware, and utensils you could possibly need. Hair dryer and extra beach towels in the closet. Lynn was even kind enough to let us borrow her sea kayaks. Would stay here again on a return trip to Balboa.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019 by Airbnb,   Report

Thank you for the kind words about your stay with us. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of making this an even better place to stay by adding some new items for our guests to enjoy!

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