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Rare historic waterfront cottage on Little Balboa Island! THIS LOCATION IS AMAZING! This property is one of few actual waterfront rentals on Balboa Island with the beach only 20 feet away from the front door.
Located on Little Balboa Island on the South Bay Front in a quiet, waterfront location, with one of the best beaches on the Island and unobstructed views of the Bay. 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.
Sleeping Arrangements (sleeps 8)
• Master: King Bed, TV
• Guest Room 2: Two Twin Beds (one can be pulled out to make larger bed)
• Guest Room 3: Queen Bed, TV
• 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
• BBQ (Gas)
• Private Entry
• Garage Parking
• Sand Shower to wash of sand before entering the house
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 directly in front of the house and the spectacular 180-degree harbor view can be enjoyed 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.
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 two twin beds - one can used as either a twin or converted to a larger bed. The third bedroom is downstairs and features a queen bed.
There is upgraded fiber-optic WI-FI throughout!
Being on the water, it can be cooler, especially at night. The property has central heating. For warm weather, we offer fans that can be used.
This property has a garage for a single car. The garage is small and will MAY NOT accommodate some high profile vehicles (SUVs or trucks). If you are bringing or renting a vehicle, please keep this in mind.
This cottage is the perfect getaway for families as well as a couples retreat.
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. Be one of the first to visit STAR WARS LAND! After a great day at the parks, you can return back to your beach front oasis, 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 way to get to the event. You can enjoy a nice glass of wine on the patio before your ride 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 the Fun Zone!
Thanks Ron, it was our pleasure to have you with us for the holidays!
Glad that had a great stay with us on Balboa Island. Our whole team agrees that this is a wonderful locations and we are fortunate to be able to offer this to our guests!
Hi Michelle, we are glad that you enjoyed 1504 SBF, it is also one of our favorites. We have lots of families that stay with us and decide to come back for a return visit because of the fun and memories!
Sarah, it was great to have your family back again for 2019! Thank you for the kind words and the nice review. Our whole team really strives to make sure our guests enjoy themselves! Scott
We couldn't agree more! Thanks for the leaving us a nice review!
Thanks for the review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you family created some memories!
Glad we could make your Birthday getaway a success! It was nice to meet everyone and share names of friends in common! Looking forward to having you back in the future!
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you had a great time!
We are glad you enjoyed the stay. We'd be happy to have you back in the future!
Richard, glad you had a great time! I wish we could control the weather for our guests, but sometimes we can't! Hope to see you back next year.
Carol, thank you for the great review. Our entire team enjoys getting these reviews and your experience is something that we try and make sure that every guest get with us. I know that your review will help others make the choice to stay at this great location. We are always making sure that things are updated and kept current. Thank you again! Scott and Katherine
Awesome! We really try and make everyone feel welcome at our vacation rental.
Hi Brent, you are right, it is a nice blend of modern, yet a classic beach cottage.
Thank you Carol, we look forward to having you back again!
Great to hear! Thanks for taking the time to review our property.
Cathy, so happy that you had a great time!
Stacey, we are very happy that you had a great visit to our place on Balboa Island. We do take the time to make sure everything is working. The BBQ was determined to not be working very well the morning of your arrival, so we quickly arranged to replace it. Our goal is to make sure every guest has a great time!
Thank you the the great review!
Lauren, thanks for the great review. Let me know when you win the lottery and I'll see if the home is for sale....LOL!!
Gary, thank you for the kind words. We really try to make this a hassle free experience for all of our guests -- after all you are on vacation!
George, thanks for being the best guest ever!! See you next year!
I am speechless for obvious reasons! George, you were fantastic, a hoot, and a pleasure to chat with. RIP my friend.
Amber, thanks for the kind words! We enjoyed having your family stay with us and hope to see you again soon! Thanks,Scott
Thank you Hillary, we appreciate the comments. Our team really works hard to make sure we give our guests a great stay and part of that is communicating with our guests in a timely manner.
Jeanne, we are looking forward to having you back next year! Thanks, Scott
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!