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Guest room with queen size bed.  Bathroom is connected.
Sunny ROOM in Balboa Island Cottage
Sunny ROOM in Balboa Island Cottage
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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The space

Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Island this charming beach cottage ROOM is a two-minute stroll to the bay and a three minute ferry ride to the ocean. I am about 15 minutes from John Wayne Airport and about the same to get to the 405 freeway. There is usually parking on the street which is narrow by most peoples standards but still doable. If you can't find parking on the street, I have an extra space behind my garage. All parking on the Island is free. Sorry, NO CHILDREN, NO PETS. Light breakfast of fruit bowl provided. Coffee or tea. NO COOKING privileges.

Balboa Island is an idyllic place pulled straight out of a travel magazine. Walk to the beach, have dinner by the bay, go fishing, rent a kayak or Bike or a electric duffy boat, take a stroll along the boardwalk, 2 1/2 miles completely around the island makes for a fabulous walk morning or evening. Check out the Island homes and lovely gardens. Go surfing, enjoy the restaurant at the end of the pier, play games at the "fun-zone," or take a ferris wheel ride to see the view or just sit out on the patio with a drink and enjoy the sunshine or sunset.
It's a beautiful, peaceful little spot of paradise with access to all of the fun of Southern California.

You'll be staying in my guest room on the first floor. It has a new, queen-size bed. You'll have your own private bathroom connected directly to the room access to living room and patio. The house has Wi-Fi. No TV in the room but one in family room. No cable though but local channels and PBS.

I take pride in my home, keeping it immaculate, and I ask that you please be respectful as you would of your own mother's home (or maybe, more appropriately, of someone else's mother's home).

Guest access

You can enjoy sitting on the patio or the Living room in the evening.

Interaction with guests

I am available throughout your visit for any additional questions, directions for places to dine.

Wireless Internet
Indoor fireplace
Extra people No Charge
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in is anytime after 1PM
Check out by 11AM

Be mindful of the carpets. Rinse off sand if you are coming in from beach. No cooking privileges but feel free to put some things in refrigerator. I prefer no food in the guest room. Too many accidents.
Have a wonderful visit on Balboa Island for yet another day of paradise.

Safety features
Lock on bedroom door
2 nights minimum stay

72 Reviews

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Kiran User Profile
September 2011
Everything about our stay with Linda was perfect. We were a little apprehensive about staying at a stranger’s house but by the end of our stay Linda felt like family. The location and surrounds can only be described as a little piece of heaven and Linda couldn’t have been more helpful or spoilt us more. The room and house is just delightful and I don’t think I have ever slept so well in my life. Linda, we can’t thank you enough for sharing your home with us. We also really appreciate the long drive you took us on to share your favourite haunts. If you are ever in Perth please get in touch so we can show you the best kayaking spots :)

Rich User Profile
November 2017
This was a delightful spot. We were so comfortable and everything was very clean. It was just like being at home!! Linda was very friendly and helpful. She had coffee and fruit for us in the mornings.

Jimmy User Profile
October 2017
A very comfortable and wonderful home to stay in while visiting the island.

Pam User Profile
October 2017
Linda's place was just perfect for our weekend get away. Her place is cozy, clean and a great location to the ferry or to the shops and restaurants on the island. Comfortable bed and coffee and fruit in the morning was delicious. We will definitely be back in the future.

Marc User Profile
September 2017
Had a perfect AirBNb experience. Linda was helpful, communicative and offers a very comfortable home. Can't think of anything negative thing to say. Would certainly go back.

Lisa User Profile
August 2017
Linda was the perfect host! Our reservation request was confirmed immediately! Her communications were superb and her recommendations (i.e. walking around the perimeter of Balboa & Little Balboa Island, taking a bay cruise of celebrity homes & yachts) made this adventure even more memorable. Perfect location, down the street from the Balboa Ferry. We attended a wedding reception at the historic & beautiful Balboa Pavilion on the peninsula and we could ferry there! Our bedroom's decor fit the Newport "island" vibe, bed was comfortable, bathroom well-lit and mirrored closet doors great for getting ready. We got a taste of being a local on this magical island, that steps back in time, while Linda, a "true local" filled the air with stories. Eating the morning fruit bowl on the front porch just added to the charm of our stay! This is the perfect get-away... thanks to such a gracious host!

Allison User Profile
August 2017
Staying at Linda's was perfect! Exactly what you want from a stay on Balboa. Linda was also so knowledgeable about the area and so wonderful to talk to. I only wish I had more time to spend there! I'd highly recommend staying here!

Newport Beach, California, United StatesJoined in January 2011
Linda User Profile

Active lady and 40 year Island resident. Very familiar with the area, local restaurants. Know most of my neighbors and enjoy meeting new people. I work on and off the Island, love my daily walks on the boardwalk. Can't wait for a lovely warm & sunny day to kayak the bay or bike to Huntington Beach. I am outgoing but also respect and appreciate quiet time.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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