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.
reviewed on 03/08/2017 by Undisclosed
response on 3/8/2017:
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
Loved this place! Perfect location, clean, and all new appliances! The perfect place to stay for a weekend getaway!
reviewed on 12/19/2016 by Undisclosed
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.
reviewed on 11/27/2016 by Undisclosed
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.
reviewed on 11/17/2016 by Undisclosed
response on 1/20/2017:
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
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!
reviewed on 09/19/2016 by Undisclosed
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.
reviewed on 08/09/2016 by Undisclosed
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!
reviewed on 07/10/2016 by Undisclosed
Love The Island
Great, great, great!!!!!
reviewed on 05/07/2016 by Undisclosed
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!!! :)
reviewed on 04/13/2016 by Undisclosed
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!
reviewed on 04/06/2016 by Undisclosed
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!
reviewed on 03/26/2016 by Undisclosed
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.
reviewed on 03/14/2016 by Undisclosed
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!
reviewed 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.
reviewed on 02/19/2016 by Undisclosed