Rare & Historic Waterfront Balboa Cottage! Steps to Beach - Walk to Shops/ Dining - Garage Parking

1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
$288.14 - $649 / night   in Newport Beach  
3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 8

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!

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We have special pricing through the end of April. We have a more liberal cancellation policy as well. If you book between 3/13 - 4/20 and you stay between 3/16 and 5/12, the cancellation policy will allow you to cancel up to 48 hours before arrival for a $75 fee. Minimum 4 night stay applies.

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)

Living Room

• Large TV (Smart TV)

• Seating for 8

• Fire Place

Kitchen / Dining

• Seating and Service for 8

• High end appliances

Home Highlights

• One of few Bay Front properties for rent on Balboa Island

• Amazing views of Newport Harbor

• Sort walk to Marine for dining and shopping

• Wi-Fi

• 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!

1504 S Bay Front Newport Beach, CA 92662
Registration Number: SLP12589
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Property Type: Home Beds: 4 Accommodates: 8 Check In: : 3pm Bedrooms: 3 Check Out: : 10am Bathrooms: 2.0 Pet Friendly: No
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Reviews - 5 stars based on 34 reviews
         
1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Everything was as described and as expected. Great location in Balboa - right on the water and close to everything. We were a family of 4 and there was plenty of room for everyone. Would love to stay there again.
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020 by Eric, Bellevue, WA   Report
         
1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Great place well maintained with the best view on the Island. Great communication with management. Great beds kitchen well equipped.
Reviewed on Jan 1, 2020 by Ronald, Washington, DC   Report

Thanks Ron, it was our pleasure to have you with us for the holidays!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
This house is now our 'go to' place to stay while in Newport. Centrally located, on the Little Island which is not as crowded as the Main Island. It's always so clean and you can't beat the view. 5 stars for sure!
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019 by Kathy & Wally, Ketchum, ID   Report
         
1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
It is one of the best locations on Balboa Island, on the bay front with a beautiful beach to enjoy.
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019 by Gary,   Report

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!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Had a great time at this property. Balboa Island is a special place, fun, relaxing and easy. Our whole family enjoyed the weekend. Thanks!!
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019 by Michelle, Encino CA   Report

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!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
The house is stocked with everything you need. A short stroll to the main town for ice cream and great beach food. The manager, Scott, is very attentive and answers any questions you might have during your stay. We loved this house for our family vacation!
Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019 by Sarah, Pasadena, CA   Report

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

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Great location. Great house. Lots of fun all around. Would love to go back.
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019 by Martha, Yakima, WA   Report

We couldn't agree more! Thanks for the leaving us a nice review!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
We enjoyed our stay. The beds were really comfortable and the location was close to shops and food. Would stay again!
Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019 by Robin, Lubbock, TX   Report

Thanks for the review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you family created some memories!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
We love this home!!! The location is amazing with the water out front and a small beach area for the kids to play. They love looking for crabs on the corner. Even found a starfish. This home is great for a family. The kitchen is well appointed (we don't cook much) with a bbq. It is so close we walk to town every day. Sad we had to leave. We look forward to coming back next year!
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019 by Nelson Family, Scottsdale, AZ   Report
         
1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
The house and location were amazing. Beautiful view and private beach. We loved it there and plan to go back some time. Host was very helpful!
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019 by Maureen OConnor,   Report
         
1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Scott was very responsive, personable and accommodating. Enjoyed a birthday weekend with family. Home is quaint and perfect for a beachfront vacation.
Reviewed on May 10, 2019 by Heather, Lafayette, CA   Report

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!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
A lovely home enjoyed by us all. It’s obviously been someone’s home and as such is not shiny new but with 2 small children that was a relief. Kitchen is very well stocked and a fun place to cook - although a big dishwasher would have been great! Be aware that the back yard is shared and that getting to the washing machine in the garage is a squeeze when cars are parked! But not really a problem. Scott was on hand and quickly helped out with an awol iron. We had a lovely stay - the kids loved the beach and we enjoyed the terrace.
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019 by Debbie, Norway   Report

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you had a great time!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Loved our stay, even when the weather wasn't cooperating. The kitchen was great for our small family, and the beds very comfortable. We hope to return in the near future!!
Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019 by Rich, Colorado Springs, CO   Report

We are glad you enjoyed the stay. We'd be happy to have you back in the future!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Loved the home and the location onLittle Balboa Island. The weather was a little cool and rainy, but it didnt dampen our time spent with family in this cozy and comfortable home. We hope to return again next year.
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019 by Richard, Colorado Springs, CO   Report

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.

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
We just spent two weeks in this charming, 1933 beachfront home on Little Balboa Island. It’s the perfect combination of original 1930’s charm and modern conveniences. The location and views are among if not the best on either island. The huge picture window in the living room has the widest view of the bay where you can view all the boating activity, watch the tide come in and enjoy the passers by who stroll the island. The living room is very comfortably and tastefully furnished in keeping with the beachfront theme. It has a wonderful gas fireplace that we used regularly in the evenings, and a large flat screen TV that has Direct TV and tons of channels. The kitchen is well appointed, small but has everything you need and a wonderful 6 burner gas stovetop. The upstairs master BR is truly unique and we loved it! It has sweeping views of the bay from its two huge picture windows, the bed was very comfortable, there are dressers for clothes, original large closets and is very spacious. The other bedrooms are also comfortable and the two full baths were perfect for the four of us. There is also a charming back patio off the dining room. The manager Scott was extremely helpful, available and super nice. I highly recommend this property for the most authentic yet comfortable balboa island experience. We will be back!
Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019 by Carol, Lawrence, KS   Report

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

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Exceeded our expectations, with the location being perfect!! We hope to return...
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019 by Thomas, San Antonio, TX   Report

Awesome! We really try and make everyone feel welcome at our vacation rental.

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
House is great. Nice blend of new (appliances, living areas, etc) with some classic furniture and bathroom styles. Location is great and close to the main road with shopping, restaurants, etc. Views are incredible and patio with awning is someplace you cloudless sit for hours. Stopped up drain was fixed as quickly as was reasonably possible. I would highly recommend.
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2019 by Brent, COTO DE CAZA, CA   Report

Hi Brent, you are right, it is a nice blend of modern, yet a classic beach cottage.

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
the location was great, the unit was very clean. The kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans, dishes and glasses galore!
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018 by Carol, Scottsdalae, AZ   Report

Thank you Carol, we look forward to having you back again!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Great location, we loved the cottage fit our family perfect
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018 by Carol, Scottsdale, AZ   Report

Great to hear! Thanks for taking the time to review our property.

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
We had a wonderful time with our kids and grandkids. There was plenty of room for all of us and so great to be able to walk out the door and be on the beach. The view was spectacular!
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018 by Cathy, Sammamish, WA   Report

Cathy, so happy that you had a great time!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful water front home. The house was well stocked and clean. Scott, the property manager, made sure our stay went smoothly. We really appreciated the owners taking the time to go out and purchase a new barbecue since the one on the property had stopped working. We will surely rent this house again. The memories we created with family and friends will last a lifetime. Thank you.
Reviewed on Nov 3, 2018 by Stacey, Carlsbad, CA   Report

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!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
The home we are renting is in a perfect location. It has everything you need to have an at home experience while on vacation. Scott is extremely available and helpful-making sure everything runs smoothly. Truly appreciate the professionalism and personal connection from Itrip. We will be back.
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018 by Stacey, Carlsbad, CA   Report

Thank you the the great review!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
If I won the lottery tonight i would Buy this house. Right on the water. In my opinion best view anywhere in the area. My mom loved the room on the first floor and we stayed with the kids in the upstairs rooms. Played on the beach all day, kayaked, SUP boarded, watched boats go by. Walked around the island every day. Wish we were there right now!! Maybe a little rustic in some aspects but for the location who cares?!! Easy street parking. We’ll be back next year! Thanks so much.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2018 by Lauren, Edina, MN   Report

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!!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Beautiful experience! iTrip took care of all of the details and provided us this wonderful beach front experience with absolutely no hassle. I strongly recommend iTrip for your future vacations.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2018 by Gary,   Report

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!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
All very satisfactory. Great location. Property clean and comfortable. George
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018 by George, Fresno, CA   Report

George, thanks for being the best guest ever!! See you next year!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
The property clean as a pin. Location on the water super. Scott Carpenter is great to work with. Very professional. Looking forward to our remaining 12 day on Balboa Peradise. We have rented on Balboa for over 40 years and this one our houses.
Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018 by George Towers, 1504 South Bay Front, Balboa Isl.   Report

I am speechless for obvious reasons! George, you were fantastic, a hoot, and a pleasure to chat with. RIP my friend.

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
We had a great time in Balboa this last week! The house is perfectly located near all amenities and the bay view is incredible. My daughter had a blast playing on the quiet little beach with her buckets and shovels. We will definitely book here again!!
Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018 by Amber, Las Vegas, NV   Report

Amber, thanks for the kind words! We enjoyed having your family stay with us and hope to see you again soon! Thanks,Scott

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
The rental was wonderful and everything we could have hoped for! Booking and working with iTrip was great. We had no issues and when we had a question I got in touch with the property manager with iTrip and he was very friendly and answered my questions. I would book with them again.
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018 by Hillary, Temecula, CA   Report

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.

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
Amazing!!! We had a wonderful time. Such an awesome place and the location is super! Exceed our expectations. We will be back! :)
Reviewed on Jun 2, 2018 by Jeanne, Scottsdale, AZ   Report

Jeanne, we are looking forward to having you back next year! Thanks, Scott

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
This home is a gem. My husband and I stayed here for a week. The house is in perfect condition. Everything was spotless and all systems worked! Our contact, Scott Carpenter was very responsive. The location was outstanding. We had lovely views of the bay with its many boats and we could sit out front, eat or read, and watch people walk by. We were in walking distance of restaurants so we did not need to get in our car if we wanted to eat out and we were a three minute drive to a grocery store. This is a great place and we would stay here again!
Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018 by Janejanejane, seattle, WA   Report

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

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
The house is a beauty, in a location that cannot be beaten. The furnishings and the décor are a lovely mix of modern and traditional, in excellent condition. Management was extremely responsive and eager to provide a top-notch experience. Highly recommended, hoping to stay with them again the next time I am in the area.
Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018 by Dan, New York, NY   Report

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!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
We truly enjoyed our stay at this charming and well appointed beach home. This location is perfect! The kids enjoyed playing on the beach in front of the house, paddle boarding and kayaking on equipment rented and delivered from Island Paddle Boards, and frequent walks to Balboa Candy. The adults enjoyed relaxing on the patio and enjoying the incredible view of the bay. This house had everything we needed.. Scott the property manager is extremly helpful and easy to reach. We look forward to coming back to stay soon!
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2018 by Jason, Incline village, NV   Report

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

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
We loved the home and the accommodations. The view was priceless and it is a five minute walk to the stores in town. We plan on returning again in the future. The management was more than accommodating. Six stars from us!
Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017 by David La, Los Angeles, CA   Report

David, thanks for the kind words! We are happy you enjoyed the stay and please come back anytime!

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1504 S Bay Front, Balboa Island
5/5 stars
The house is right on the water of the harbor in a great location. Easy to walk to the main street to get coffee or something to eat. The house had plenty of space to relax. We really liked the master bedroom with the view of the harbor from upstairs. The reservation process was simple and the property manager was easy to reach. We were surprised to find a snack box for us when we checked in....a nice touch. We'd stay here again.
Reviewed on Dec 1, 2017 by Randy, Flagstaff   Report

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