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Vintage Balboa Island Charmer
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Vintage Balboa Island Charmer
91 reviews
Newport Beach, California
The Property
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Sleeps
4 people
Type
Duplex
Pets
No Pets
Sq. footage
921 sq. ft.
Beds
1 Queen, 1 Sofa Bed
Check in / out
Check in
Anytime after 3pm
Check out
10am
Description
Vintage Charmer in the Heart of Balboa Island
Every Stay Includes
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Secure keyless entry
Professional cleaning
24/7 local support
Hotel-grade linens
Starter set of toiletries
Local recommendations
Amenities
BUSINESS
Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank
KITCHEN
Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Ice Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Blender, Cooking Utensils, Pots / Pans, Glassware, Stove / Oven, Silverware, Tea Kettle, gas burner
GEOGRAPHIC
Near Beach, On Bay or Sound, Close to Town, Near Public Transportation
OUTDOOR
Deck, Patio, Fenced-in yard, Beach Umbrella
ENTERTAINMENT
Cable TV, Stereo System, Games, Wireless Internet, Books
LIVING
Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Fireplace, Iron, Hair Dryer, Cable, DVD, Games
CONVENIENCE
Area FitnessCenter, Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Golf Course
CULTURE
Zoo, Museums, Recreation Center, Botanical Garden, Library, Winery
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 11/17/2017 by Elizabeth L
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 11/06/2017 by Jon And Deb P
Housekeeping Review - Good
On 10/16/2017 by Teresa Q
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 10/08/2017 by Amber B
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 10/02/2017 by Homer B
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/14/2017 by Mark H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/06/2017 by Ashley K
Clean, attractive cottage near fun things to do
Place was generally clean, but sofa needed attention. Cute but small, and the tight spaces became an issue if friends were over. The one bedroom was especially tight. Opening windows provided for a refreshing ocean breeze, but traffic noise was disappointing. Also, noise from upstairs guests was more than expected - probably because of the age of the structure. Walking, boating, and shopping were very nice and covenient.
On 08/30/2017 by Undisclosed
Response on 9/2/117
Dave, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate your feedback and are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. You were a perfect guest, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
Balboa Retreat
Nice experience in a really confortable and nice cottage.
Balboa is such a nice place.
On 08/28/2017 by Ressaussiere A.
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 08/24/2017 by Mike W
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 08/16/2017 by Ressaussiere A
Family Trip
Very clean, great location. This was a perfect spot for us.
On 08/08/2017 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 08/03/2017 by Michael T
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/28/2017 by Larry And Connie S
Wonderful beach cottage
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.
On 07/19/2017 by Undisclosed
Balboa Summer 2017
amazing. great house, great location. cant wait til next year!
On 07/16/2017 by Johnathan M.
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/15/2017 by Lynn B
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 07/10/2017 by Pete M
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/06/2017 by Renee H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/01/2017 by Bob C
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/23/2017 by Johnathan M
Vintage Home, Great Location.
Cute, clean and comfortable. Upon arrival we were actually allowed to check-in at Noon rather than 3:00 PM. Very much appreciated as we had no car and would have had to secure our luggage somewhere. Kitchen is nicely appointed with full size fridge, microwave AND a Viking stove. It didn't bother me, but there is no dishwasher. Bedroom is small-very tight along the sides of the bed. Our biggest disappointment was the bed linens. When we turned back the covers to go to bed, there was a large hole in the fitted sheet. Upon closer inspection, it was apparent that the sheets were quite threadbare and in dire need of replacement. Not a deal breaker, but a detail that should have been caught. Bath linens were nice, as were the provided bath products, however the tissue dispenser was empty. The cottage has WIFI, but you have to log in each and every time you return to the cottage. Bottom line-great location, walk or bike anywhere, cute, comfortable vintage cottage. For great food on Marine Ave, don't miss The Abundant Table, Mr. G's and Blue Chair Bakery.
On 06/07/2017 by Undisclosed
Response on 6/13/117
Hi Scott, Thank you so much for the review and helpful feedback! We are so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. Please let us assure you that we will make sure the bed linens are replaced and the tissue dispenser is refilled. Also, our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to call with any issues that may come up, so please let us know next time if you need anything. By the way, you were perfect guests, and we look forward to having you stay again! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 06/06/2017 by Scott R
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/27/2017 by Heather B
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/02/2017 by Tom K
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/21/2017 by Brittany B
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/08/2017 by Christy C
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/03/2017 by Kelly C
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/29/2017 by Elizabeth W
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 03/29/2017 by Marce B
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 03/23/2017 by Susan W
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/18/2017 by Kori L
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/09/2017 by Jennet C
Lovely Accomodations (sadly, loud construction noise-hopefully only a one-time occurrence)
Charming place to celebrate our anniversary. The cottage was very clean and super comfortable with nice furnishings and a well-appointed kitchen. Excellent location, close to town and a short walk to the bay. Nice patio with a BBQ which we didn't have time to use - maybe next time. Unfortunately, our first morning (when we'd hoped to sleep in) was disturbed by nearby demolition/construction noise at 7am. It sounded like we were in the middle of a war zone, with construction equipment, backup alarms, and jackhammers going like mad in the alley just outside our bedroom walls. No one's fault, of course, but it was extremely annoying and disconcerting to have been awakened by such a din - especially when, by 11am, all the equipment was gone and there was peace and quiet. Couldn't they have been a bit more considerate and started a little later? Hopefully, if we stay again, we'll have a more peaceful visit. Thank goodness the weather cooperated and we had beautiful, sunny days sandwiched between an otherwise rainy week.
On 03/08/2017 by Undisclosed
Response on 3/8/117
Hi Susan, thank you for the review, and we are happy to hear that you really liked our place. That being said, we do apologize if you were woken up early that morning and can assure you that was a one-time repair being done. It is certainly understandable that you were frustrated with it starting that early, though, but we are told it was urgent. By the way, you were absolutely perfect guests, and if there is anything else at all we can do to help, just reach out to let us know. -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/02/2017 by Susie H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 02/21/2017 by Shannon S
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 01/20/2017 by William P
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 01/03/2017 by Jill B
Amazing cottage
Loved this place! Perfect location, clean, and all new appliances! The perfect place to stay for a weekend getaway!
On 12/19/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 12/07/2016 by Liz J
Cozy cottage
We had a wonderful stay in this cozy cottage in the heart of Balboa Island, a short walk to Marine Drive shops. Very clean, well appointed and easy parking. It was a little tight for 3 people.
On 11/27/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 11/22/2016 by Laurie H
1007 Balboa Ave
A nice little property for a long weekend. Does not provide a washer and dryer as described and it would have been nice to have a dishwasher for those who stay for a longer period. While I understand that most people might eat out for most of the time, it would be better if you did not have to eat with children's cutlery. Eating cereal with a teaspoon is a trifle exhausting. The residents can sometimes be a little heavy footed.
On 11/17/2016 by Undisclosed
Response on 1/20/117
Hi Derek, thank you so much for the review, and we are so sorry for any inconvenience that occurred during your stay. We are confused that you mention us not having a washing machine and dryer, because we do have both outside in the storage unit. There is a code provided for access to the laundry room within the arrival instructions we email prior to your check-in day. Also, our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to help with anything that may come up, and we wish we could have assisted you with locating and accessing the laundry room. With regards to our kitchen utensils, we have all sizes of forks, spoons, knives, and cooking items too. As you can see from all of our other 5-star reviews, most guests have great stays with us. You were perfect guests, and if there is anything else we can do, just reach out anytime to let us know. -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 11/11/2016 by Sydney D
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 11/03/2016 by Derek W
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 10/25/2016 by John H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 10/01/2016 by Steve H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/24/2016 by Mary R
Perfect getaway
What a beautiful charming place! Super clean and well decorated, had everything you need on your vacation. Close to restaurants and beach. We will be back!
On 09/19/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/18/2016 by Rob A
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/10/2016 by Natalia D
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/09/2016 by Adriana H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/03/2016 by Kevin C
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 08/21/2016 by Donna C
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 08/19/2016 by Erin K
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 08/13/2016 by Lori A
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 08/09/2016 by Robin U
Perfect couples getaway!
We were looking for a quaint beach house that we could walk to local restaurants and shops, or stay in and relax with the ocean breeze. We found both with this property. We brought our bikes to get around the island and go across the ferry to the fun zone, which we found were actually within walking distance. One day was spent stand-up paddle boarding and the property supplied beach towels and a beach umbrella to relax when we finished. The property also has a bbq and nice patio with all the supplies you need for a nice night in. There is a lot of foot traffic, and parking is sparse, but we expected this being that the property is in a highly desirable location. We will definitely be back next summer.
On 08/09/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 08/01/2016 by Chrystal D
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/27/2016 by Paul M
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/10/2016 by Jennifer R
Awesome 4th. of July on Balboa Island
What a great little place to relax and enjoy the Island. We took a boat ride, enjoyed the beach and the cottage was very well appointed. Very cute with lots of vintage charm with modern upgrades. Had a wonderful 4th. of July! Very close to the down town and restaurants... Can't wait to return! Cheers,
On 07/10/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/07/2016 by Kristin H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/30/2016 by Carol H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/26/2016 by Janice P
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/23/2016 by Jinnifer W
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/18/2016 by Jennifer T
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/12/2016 by Dave D
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/07/2016 by James R
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/27/2016 by Catherine R
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/19/2016 by Duncan R
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/13/2016 by Jeff W
Love The Island
Great, great, great!!!!!
On 05/07/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/04/2016 by Troy T
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/28/2016 by Whitney B
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/16/2016 by Talyn C
Perfect central location - Beautifully kept home!
This was truly one of the best rental experiences I have had! Everything was spotless, with every amenity! We were lucky enough to meet one of the property owners Stephen who was extremely gracious and went above and beyond to make this weekend everything we had hoped it would be! Close to shopping, easy parking and right in the heart of Balboa Island! We look forward to visiting again! Thank you!!! :)
On 04/13/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/08/2016 by Adam N
Perfect "staycation" on Balboa Island
My husband and I rented this adorable beach cottage for a getaway weekend. We found parking easily on Friday afternoon and didn't use our car the rest of the weekend! Yummy restaurants and cute shops in walking distance. We took the ferry to the peninsula to sit on the beach and walk around Newport, couldn't ask for a better location. We had Balboa Bars every night and had fun exploring the boutique shops. The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. We loved having the dutch door open for some fresh ocean air. We had plenty of space, could have had 2 more guests without a problem. The decor is so cute, wish we could live there! Can't wait to return. Thank you for a great stay!
On 04/06/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/01/2016 by Vanessa C
Awesome quaint home
This home is so cute! Beautifully decorated, awesome location and the owners and management company were fabulous. The home is fully stocked with everything you need. Exceptionally maintained and clean. Parking was easy and you can walk everywhere. Will make this home rental a tradition for our family. Thank you!
On 03/26/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/24/2016 by Christie G
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/19/2016 by Michele B
Wonderful Island Getaway!
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. The kitchen is fairly well set up, so we were able to prepare some of our own meals, and there are markets close by.
On 03/14/2016 by Undisclosed
Balboa Island Charmer-Wonderful stay!
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.
On 03/13/2016 by Undisclosed
Response on 3/15/116
Thanks David! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hearing from you again soon! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/08/2016 by Tracy T
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/06/2016 by Yvonne N
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/05/2016 by David W
Excellent staying for a small family
We spent five nights in Balboa Island. First we had a little problem with the key code, but with a help of management it was solved quickly. The apartment was located perfectly and you don't need to have a car except if you want to go far away attractions like Disneyland. Great island to walk, run, sup, kayak and especially go whale watching! We had two kids with us and there was a room enough for us. Balboa Island is a extraordinary and picturesque place in California. Highly recommended!
On 02/23/2016 by Undisclosed
Ideal vacation home
What a great property in Balboa Island! My husband and I can't wait to go back next year. The house is perfect for a couple and is a perfect location on Balboa. It is beautifullly decorated and is well stocked with linens and a complete kitchen. It is located 4 streets from Marine, the Main Street. We walked everywhere. We did have a car, and found easy access parking on the street.
On 02/19/2016 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 01/30/2016 by Sharon P