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Vintage Balboa Island Charmer

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 921 Sq. Ft. Home
  • 1
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  • 4
  • Home

$214to$461 per night

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Average: 4/5 stars, based on 22 reviews

Anonymous November 1, 2018
The property was very clean and well appointed. Staff response was excellent when we had questions about anything. The location was excellent and we enjoyed walking around the island and to dinner at night. The Halloween decorations at so many homes around the island were fun to see. I understand that Christmas time is even more of a spectacle.
julie f. October 31, 2018
Very clean, charming cottage. Ideal for a couple. Just a short walk from Main Street with shops and most importantly, Starbucks! Rental agency was most helpful and quickly responsive to any questions or issues. I would definitely stay here again!
Anonymous October 9, 2018
Location was great, house was very clean, and it was very cozy! We brought a blow up air mattress so we could comfortably sleep 4 women. We had a great time and would definitely stay here again!
Anonymous March 17, 2018
Cute cottage. Great in town location
Located on a very busy noisy road
Upstairs renters noisy
Would not rent there again
Lorene A. July 15, 2018
This little cottage lovely. Updated, well decorated, clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, the main room is not insulated so the temperature inside ranged between 90-100 degrees during my 6 day stay (even with fans running and windows open). At night the indoor temp dropped to 85. It was warmer inside the house that outside. As a result, we were unable to enjoy the home. My suggestion is to book this darling cottage when the temperature is sure to be below 73 degrees.
Lindy H. February 28, 2018
The unit was charming, cozy and worked well for my vacation needs. The management company was very responsive when I reported the propane on grill was empty, someone was there within a half hour to change it out for me. Conveniently located close to Marine Ave and easy access to water. I’ve stayed in several vacation rentals in the island, this one by far is my favorite. Only downside, it is very close to a busy street, so noise from traffic was present.
Anonymous July 6, 2018
Renters beware! This is a shared property! There is a permanent resident living upstairs above the bedroom of this house and although we were looking forward to spending time away from our children and sleeping in for the first time in years, it was impossible due to being woken up at 6am hearing every sound (walking, dropping things, chairs moving, microwave, etc.) on the wooden floors above us. Also, as the house has no air conditioning, we had to have our windows open to keep the house cool, but the resident upstairs was smoking marijuana and also had their windows open, making the whole house stink. The property management company was very unresponsive, didn't have the appropriate towels in the house (missing washclothes) and would respond via text 5 or 6 hours later in the middle of the night. Additionally, the house is on a main road and the street noises and people walking by are loud and there is very little privacy. The house is nicely decorated and was very clean and the location was good if you don't mind the noise, sharing the house with a permanent tenant, and the limited privacy.
Anonymous September 14, 2018
The cottage is very nice. We enjoyed the amenities that were provided. There are some things however, that are outside the control of the landlord, that diminish the experience. It is on Balboa Ave which is quite busy with both foot and car traffic. Additionally the noise from airplanes from morning through evening is at times bothersome.

With that said the cottage itself was everything we hoped it would be.
Jessica A. April 8, 2018
Have been to Newport Beach many times. Renting a place on Balboa Island made it more relaxing, fun and special. My friends and family (we had visitors each day) enjoyed our strolls around the island, driving down the coast, making our own dinners and generally not feeling like we were in a hotel.
Wayne G. May 9, 2018
This beauty exceeded our expectations!
Anonymous March 25, 2018
the place was cute but not up to the normal VRBO standards. The windows were filthy. the PM said they would have them cleaned the following day after i checked in but no one ever came. The bathroom closet had carpet that was nasty. there was a tenant upstairs that was quiet in terms of not hearing them verbally. however, every time they walked the foot steps creaked through the master bedroom ~ often times between 12am through 6am
Christine L. June 26, 2018
We had such a nice vacation staying at this beautiful little cozy cottage! The decore and location was just perfect. We will return for sure!
Cindy K. February 20, 2018
Beautiful home on Balboa Island. Ill equipped kitchen. I have stayed at many Airbnb’s. This was over-priced—not its nightly rate but the cleaning and service charges. Will shy away from Turnkey rentals going forward.
Anonymous March 13, 2016
My family had a great little weekend getaway in this house. The main room is spacious and bright. Perfect setup for a family, though the bathroom is accessible only through the bedroom. Also, this house is on a "main" street by island standards, so there was some traffic noise during the day, but not problem at night. Centrally located, so it's an easy walk to anywhere on the island and to the ferry.
Jessica D. June 13, 2018
This Charmer was just it, my husband and two girls enjoyed our stay. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us. Location was wonderful, easy walking to the ferry and also to places to eat/shop. The only complaint was the coffee maker was outdated and spilled while pouring. Other than that, a nice quiet cozy place. We would definitely stay here again.
Anonymous July 19, 2017
This house is absolutely charming and we had an amazing time on Balboa Island. Furnishing and decor are well appointed and very comfortable. We will definitely return again.
Anonymous November 24, 2017
This property worked well for us and our 2 small children. The pullout couch really needs a cleaning, though, and all the sheets should be replaced as they have seen better days.
Anonymous February 8, 2018
We had a lovely stay in this very well located cottage. The coastal decor was very tasteful and beautiful. Everything was very clean and organized. Only suggestion is for adult silverware.
Ressaussiere A. August 28, 2017
Nice experience in a really confortable and nice cottage.
Balboa is such a nice place.
Anonymous August 8, 2017
Very clean, great location. This was a perfect spot for us.
Johnathan M. July 16, 2017
amazing. great house, great location. cant wait til next year!
Cynthia B. April 14, 2018
The cottage was lovely, very clean.