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!
FOR AUGUST BOOKINGS, WE ARE ACCEPTING WEEKLY RESERVATIONS FROM WITH A SUNDAY TO SUNDAY STAY.
FOR SUMMER RENTALS, SUNDAY CHECK-IN’S ARE PREFERRED FOR 7 DAY RENTALS. IF YOU NEED ANOTHER DAY, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR AVAILABILITY.
Our unique FREE FUN package includes a free ticket to KNOTT'S BERRY FARM Amusement Park with rentals after April 1, 2018!
Rare historic waterfront cottage on Little Balboa Island! This property is one of few actual waterfront rentals in Newport Harbor with the beach only 20 feet away from the front door. Located on Little Balboa Island on the South Bay Front, you are in a quiet, waterfront location, with one of the best beaches on the Island and unobstructed views of the Bay. In addition, you are only a 2-minute walk over Grand Canal Bridge to the Island’s Village on Marine Avenue, where you can enjoy local shopping and fantastic dining options. Or, walk the boardwalk for a few more minutes to cross over to the Balboa Peninsula via the historic Balboa Island Ferry.
The family-friendly beach is immediately in front of the house and the spectacular 180-degree harbor view can be relished from the front patio, the living room, and the upstairs large master bedroom. You can sun bathe, swim, and paddleboard right in front. Enjoy great sunsets and frame memorable photos. Relax in the cool ocean breeze and dine while taking in the Harbor sights.
This property is recognized by the Balboa Island Historical Society and has been in the same family for five generations. The cottage is two levels and features three bedrooms, a welcoming living room, a covered patio, two bathrooms, and a kitchen with recently updated appliances.
The family-friendly beach is immediately in front of the house and the spectacular 180-degree harbor view can be relished from the front patio, the living room, and the upstairs large master bedroom. The views of Newport Harbor, the sunset, and all of the boats are sure to charm! You can suntan, swim, and paddleboard right in front. Enjoy great sunsets and frame memorable photos. Relax in the cool ocean breeze and dine while taking in the Harbor sights.
Sleeping Arrangements (sleeps 8)
• Master: King Bed, TV
• Guest Room 2: Twin Day Bed (can be pulled out to make larger bed)
• Guest Room 2: Queen Bed
• Living Room: Sofa Bed (Queen)
• Large TV (Smart TV)
• Seating for 8
• Fire Place
Kitchen / Dining
• Seating and Service for 8
• High end appliances
• One of few Bay Front properties for rent on Balboa Island
• Amazing views of Newport Harbor
• Sort walk to Marine for dining and shopping
• Private Entry
• Garage Parking
• Sand Shower to wash of sand before entering the house
The property's two levels provide each bedroom and living space with a level of privacy that makes this 1,600 square foot property feel extra roomy. This property is filled with amenities through its 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms to make your stay more relaxing. Upon entry, you’ll notice that the living room has a big picture window to maximize your view of the harbor. The living room features a large flat screen TV with a fireplace. The kitchen features recently updated stainless steel appliances and is stocked should you want to prepare a great meal. The master bedroom also features a flat screen TV. The second bedroom is upstairs and features a day bed that can used as either a twin or pulled out to be used as a larger bed. The third bedroom is downstairs and features a queen bed.
There is WI-FI throughout!
This property currently does not have air-conditioning, but it is equipped with fans for weather that may be unseasonable warm. Being on the water, it can be cooler, especially at night.
This property does have a garage to park a single car. The garage is small and will NOT accommodate high profile vehicles (SUVs or trucks). If you are bringing or renting a vehicle, please think Honda Accord or smaller!
This cottage is the perfect getaway for families as well as a couples retreat.
Why Balboa Island? A one-of-a-kind, man-made treasure, 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 Balboa Island 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 RESORT area, our property is located just under 20 miles to the resort and it's two main parks - DISNEYLAND and DISNEY'S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE. 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.
City of Newport Beach Permit: SLP12589
Thank you for the review. Our entire team works hard to make sure that our guest enjoy their stay. Being right on the water of the bay and having a patio makes for a great setting to read, have a glass of wine, or a nice meal is nice. The location on Little Island is a little quieter, but you are so close to Marine Avenue and it's restaurants. We enjoyed having you and your husband and hope to see you again soon! --Scott
Thank you for the kind words and the review. Our entire team works had to make sure our guests enjoy themselves. This is one of our favorite properties because of the location and the design. We hope to have you back in the future, especially after our Free Fun programs start to kick-in!
Thanks for the kind words and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! You and your family are always welcome back at anytime. --Scott
David, thanks for the kind words! We are happy you enjoyed the stay and please come back anytime!