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Charming 2BR Cottage, Steps to Boardwalk & Main St
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Charming 2BR Cottage, Steps to Boardwalk & Main St
49 reviews
Newport Beach, California
The Property
4 people
No Pets
1 Queen, 2 Twin
Check in / out
Check in
Anytime after 3pm
Check out
Charming Balboa Island Cottage - Steps from Boardwalk & Main Street
Every Stay Includes
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Secure keyless entry
Professional cleaning
24/7 local support
Hotel-grade linens
Starter set of toiletries
Local recommendations
Bay/sound, Churches, Cinemas, Library, Marina, Museums, Recreation center, Restaurants, Health/beauty/spa
Games, Satellite / cable, Television, Cable tv, Wireless internet, Netflix
Clothes dryer, Garage, Hair dryer, Heating, Internet, Iron & board, Linens provided, Living room, Parking, Towels provided, Washing machine, Wood stove
Coffee maker, Dishes & utensils, Dishwasher, Full kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, Ice maker, Cookware, Blender, Cooking utensils, Pots / pans, Glassware, Stove / oven, Silverware
Paddle boating, Photography, Scenic drives, Sight seeing, Walking
ATM/bank, Fitness center, Groceries, Medical services
Near the ocean
Bicycles, Deck / patio, Golf, Kayak / canoe, Lawn / garden, Outdoor grill
Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Sailing, Sound/bay fishing, Swimming, Tennis, Wind-surfing
Children welcome, Non smoking only, Pets not allowed
Ceiling fans, Linens, Washer & dryer, Ironing board, High speed internet, Wood stove, Iron, Hair dryer, Central heat only, Cable, Clothes hangers, Heat
Nearby ATM, Nearby post office, Nearby internet cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby bank
Area fitness center, Nearby medical services, Nearby grocery, Movie theatres, Golf course
Museums, Recreation center, Library
Patio, Gas grill, Bicycles, Beach umbrella, Private entrance, Beach chairs
Great summer on Balboa Island
Had a wonderful time. Really nice cottage, beach feel. Modern inside, but quaint on the outside. With the garage, beach toys and other amenities it was a very lovely place. I would highly recommend this rental. In fact, I hope to come back next year. The two car garage was very useful as parking is at a premium. The location is very close to all the fun activities that the Island has to offer.
On 09/17/2018 by Mary Ann B.
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 09/02/2018 by Michelle E
Adorable Clean and Truly Charming Cottage
Overall we really enjoyed our stay - it was our first time on Balboa and we enjoyed all it had to offer. The cottage was clean and the perfect setup for the 3 of us - 2 adults and one toddler. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen and bbq'ing outside. It was also a short walk to the water and downtown and not too far from the ferry. One fair warning - it was HOT. We stayed during a week that was unseasonably hot and humid and the house doesn't have air conditioning. This proved challenging for sleep which was especially hard with a toddler - she just didn't nap. The other negative was our experience with Turnkey. The power was out in part of the house (that included the TV and a fan) when we arrived and I had to constantly follow up for 4 days of our week long stay to see if someone could help - they were fairly responsive but not proactive and did not fix the issue. Ultimately we figured out the fuse box ourselves. It was a bit distracting when trying to relax and enjoy a much needed vacation.
On 08/22/2018 by Terra H.
Response on 9/13/2018
Hi Terra, Thank you so much for taking the time to post this review. We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience you experienced and can also understand your frustration that we were unable to address it during your stay. Please be assured that we've passed your feedback to our team. Here at TurnKey, your feedback is highly valued, and we try our best to make things right in any way we can so that our guests know that our priority is their ultimate satisfaction. Thanks again for bringing these important issues to light, as it’s feedback like this that really makes a difference in how we move forward in offering the best service we possibly can to our guests and in keeping our properties in perfect shape. If there is anything else we can do for you, please reach out any time on our 24/7 guest hotline and let us know. -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/28/2018 by Terra H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/22/2018 by Lindsey H
Balboa Summer 2018
We enjoyed our time at the Charming Balboa Island Cottage. The location of the house is it’s best feature. We loved being steps to the beach and a block from Marine and all the shops. The home has pretty much everything we needed, but there were a few key items that could be added to make the home that much better. It would be nice if the house had a central ceiling fan or if the front windows could be opened to create more air flow as the house gets quite stuffy and hot. We were able to open up the windows at times, but had to close them often as the next door neighbor is a chain smoker who likes to smoke on the deck and back patio. Smoke would constantly blow in to the house and was a huge nuisance. We have two little girls and didn’t want to expose them to the constant smoke. Anyone renting this home should keep this in mind. The home could also use more cutlery and towels, but otherwise is really well appointed We’ll probably choose to find another rental for our next trip to the island.
On 07/21/2018 by Jeff C.
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 07/19/2018 by Coleen A
Junevisit to Balboa Cottage
everything was so easy to do - from booking all the way through the stay. I like that by booking w/ Turnkey directly did not have all the fee's that VRBO charges now! this rental was exactly as the pictures showed which isn't always the case. Having the 2 car garage is worth it's weight in gold especially if it's a holiday week etc. my pros are: clean, reat designer touches (owner has put lots of thought into this home), great kitchen and patio area which is so important...cons: 2nd bed situation - really only a single, so home is for sleeping 3 only which is why I give "general condition" only a 4.
On 07/02/2018 by Kieran B.
Response on 7/30/2018
Hi Kieran, Thank you for your review and helpful feedback! We’re so happy to hear that you had a great stay with us. Please note that the 2nd bed in the home is set up as a single but can be folded out to a Queen-size mattress in order to accommodate additional guests. We are currently updating our home instructions to include this information so guests are aware, moving forward. Next time you stay with us, remember our 24/7 guest hotline is always available to call with any issues that may come up. We want to make sure you’re as comfortable as you can be during your stay. By the way, you were perfect guests, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/25/2018 by Kieran B
Cutest Upscale Cottage Ever!
Loved everything about our Onyx Cottage. Beautifully decorated and stocked. The location can't be beat. Having a two car garage on the Island is rare and such a plus. Management team A+.
On 06/24/2018 by Suzanne R.
Cutest Cottage EVER!
This cottage checked all our boxes and most certainly delivered. Perfect for couples, girls escape or small family. It has very high-end furnishings throughout. Loved the location also, one street off Marine with all the shops and dining. Having a 2 car garage was fabulous. Bed very comfortable and master bath incredible! Nice having a 1/2 bath also. Can't wait to return...Turnkey was such a pleasure to work with. TY SO MUCH
On 06/10/2018 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 06/05/2018 by Suzanne R
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/31/2018 by Sarah A
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/28/2018 by Mark H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/21/2018 by Georgette M
Love this beach house!
This was our second time staying at this balboa island beach house. We love this place, so felt like home. Location is close to shops, restaurant and marina. We will be back again in the near future!
On 05/17/2018 by Gail B.
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/12/2018 by Ashley H
Peaceful retreat
Stylish peaceful retreat. Perfect for 2-3 people. Super clean and beautiful main bath with a awesome steam shower. On a quite street. A perfect well stocked kitchen. Perfectly close to all balboa has to offer.
The one negative it is listed as pet free. But the sun/reading room has had a cat or cats, also one of the chairs in the living room. We finally had to close off that relaxing room for I had a major allergic reaction and needed allergy medicine while being in the house.
On 05/09/2018 by Undisclosed
Response on 5/10/2018
Hello Hans, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share your experience! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Please let us assure you that we will follow-up and address your report of cat hair if needed. You were perfect guests, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 05/07/2018 by Gail B
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 05/03/2018 by Hans N
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/25/2018 by Gail B
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/23/2018 by Francis F
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/19/2018 by Greg H
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 04/10/2018 by Laura V
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/25/2018 by Trae W
Quaint and perfect
This sweet cottage is nothing short of amazing. It has every basic amenity needed, with some great extras. We will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you, owners, for allowing us to stay in your beautiful place!
On 03/21/2018 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/18/2018 by Lawrence W
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 03/15/2018 by Cassandra B
Home away from home
My wife and I had a wonderful stay at this truly cozy cottage. The kitchen was fully equipped, we could not have wished for anything more. We would be happy to stay here again.
On 03/08/2018 by JOZSEF N.
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 03/06/2018 by Jennifer M
Wonderful getaway!
I LOVE Balboa island. It has the cutest shops and restaurants. The people are very friendly and everyone says Hi to each other walking down the streets.

The Pros:
This Cottage was great. We were 3 adults and 1 toddler. The closet in the master was large enough to put a pack-n-play so he had his own room.
The courtyard gets great morning light for coffee outside. You can easily put 2 cars in the garage which was extremely convenient.

The Cons:
My only complaint would be the second bedroom. The twin bed there is not very comfortable and could use a mattress pad. The windows on the back door are also not covered. This was a little uncomfortable from a privacy standpoint and made it difficult to block out the sun.

Overall the cottage was exactly as described, had a lot of the necessities for a longer stay and the living space is fantastic!
On 02/26/2018 by Undisclosed
Response on 2/27/2018
Hello Aerin, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and share your experience! We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. You were perfect guests, and we look forward to next time! -The TurnKey VR Team
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 02/25/2018 by Jozsef N
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 02/20/2018 by Aerin C
Housekeeping Review - Very Good
On 02/16/2018 by Laura B
Fantastic Home on Balboa Island
My wife (a native Californian) and I are recent empty nesters and we've been looking forward to getting away from the cold in the Bold North for many years. With our newfound freedom, we decided to spend time in SoCal to take in the sunshine. We were not disappointed! This property was perfect for us! New appliances, efficient layout, great location (many restaurants within a short distance) and easy check-in/out process made this spot very enjoyable for us! I highly recommend this property/location to anyone looking for a break in their hectic schedules.
On 02/07/2018 by Undisclosed
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 02/06/2018 by Megan G
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 02/02/2018 by Christian D
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 01/24/2018 by Lou T
GreT home
Clean,modern,well appointed
On 01/20/2018 by Patricia D.
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 01/19/2018 by Ron P
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 01/11/2018 by Patricia D
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 01/02/2018 by Susan M
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 12/30/2017 by Teri N
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 12/27/2017 by Michelle M
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 12/24/2017 by Bill D
Boat Parade Week Stay
We looked for a couple of weeks before we picked this vacation rental. We live close by so could drive over and look at prospects. We had a little concern about this rental as it is the next street over from the main street and a very busy street. It turned out to not be a problem but a postive being so close to the restaurants and stores. The garage parking is a big plus also.
The house is beautiful inside and great for a couple. It also has the small room that can accommodate 2 extra guests. We had a minor issue with the fireplace that was handled very professionally by the rental agency. The one thing we would have liked to have was a microwave to heat up leftovers or coffee when it gets cold. So if the owners put one in I would say this rental is 100% perfect.
We loved our stay and hope to return. Thank you!
On 12/20/2017 by Beatrice C.
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 12/17/2017 by Mary W
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 12/08/2017 by Beatrice C
Housekeeping Review - Excellent
On 11/17/2017 by Deborah J