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118 Emerald Ave. A

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

6 Guests


A 2 bed + 1 bath front unit Balboa Island charmer is just a quick walk away from the waterfront is a perfect place for your next family vacation

About the property

This 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom front unit Balboa Island charmer, just a quick walk away from the waterfront, is a perfect place for your next family vacation.

A quaint beach cottage with a white picket fence gate, a wonderful patio with ample seating and a gas BBQ for you and your family to enjoy. The home has an open concept living space, with a large dining table, a family room that includes a flat screen Smart TV, and Wi-Fi for the entire home. The home has a fully equipped galley-style kitchen and the home also has a laundry room with a washer and dryer.

The master bedroom in the back of the home includes a queen-sized bed, ample closet space and natural light. The second bedroom has a triple twin bunk bed and additional closet space. Each room has ceiling fans and windows that can be opened to take advantage of the regular sea breeze on cooler days and at night. The living room couch also includes a queen-sized pull-out bed.

Designated parking is not included. Free street parking is usually available.

This adorable beach cottage is close to the Balboa Ferry that can take you across the bay to the Fun Zone or the many pristine beaches along the Newport Peninsula. You can also walk down the path along the island beaches to Marine Avenue to grab a bite to eat or check out the local shops.

STLP# 12690

Features & amenities

  • Guests: 6
  • Non-Smoking on Property
  • Bed Linens
  • Cable
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dryer
  • Living Room
  • Towels
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Smoke Detector
  • Toaster
  • Stove
  • Washer
  • Grill
  • Free wifi
  • Satellite or Cable
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Hangers
  • Shampoo
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet
  • Family
  • Smart TV
  • Pets Allowed: no
  • Lodging Type: Duplex
  • Square Feet: 1500
  • Area: Balboa Island
  • Private Living Room
  • Street Parking
  • Sleeper sofa Sofa Bed: 1
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Private Entrance
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Bedroom Queen: 1
  • Kid room Triple Bunk Bed: 1

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Guest Reviews

4.6 of 5 average (48 reviews)


Lovely bungalow & location. Excellent host, too!

Reply: Thank you for staying with us! We hope to host you again soon!

Submitted on Jun 24, 2024


Location was perfect the home was comfortable and has everything accessible to us. I would definitely rent the home again. It was nice that any questions or help we needed the agency replied quickly.

Reply: Thank you for the review, Eugene! We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful experience in our home. We look forward to welcoming you back for another amazing stay!

Submitted on May 28, 2024


We absolutely loved it. It was perfect for our family. We will definitely stay again.
Thank you again for everything.

Reply: Irma, thankyou for your review! We are so glad to hear it was perfect for you and we can't wait to welcome you back again!

Submitted on May 21, 2024


So enjoyed our stay at this quintessential Balboa Island cottage. A great little throwback in time, that was also cozy and comfortable. Very responsive host, and you just can't beat the location!!

Reply: Thank you for your 5 star review Lori! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you’ll come back real soon.

Submitted on Mar 26, 2024


Adorable little place!

Reply: Glad to hear, Ashley! Come again please!

Submitted on Mar 4, 2024

Megan & Tina

Great location, quaint house:)

Reply: We are so glad you enjoyed your vacation property! - The NBVP Team

Submitted on Dec 24, 2023


Charming, original Bal Isle beach house, a fun step back in time. Fantastic, quiet location.

Submitted on Sep 25, 2023


The house was perfectly adorable. Very small but very cute with everything you need for a weekend or a few days stay. Our family of four with two small kids loved the bunkbeds. We would go back. Lovely outdoor seating area is beautiful. Little orange flowers, and hummingbirds. Charming.

Submitted on Sep 12, 2023


great location, great service from newport beach vacation properties

Submitted on Jul 22, 2023

Great spot on Balboa Island

Jon S

House was cozy and quaint. Just a short walk to the ferry. Would definitely stay again.

Submitted on Jul 22, 2023

Cozy Stay

Overall Comment

This cozy cottage is definitely a slice of history and is in a great location on the island. The ferry is a 4 minute walk and the Main Street in town is about a 15 minute walk. Our family overall enjoyed our stay on Balboa Island but it wouldn’t be my pick to rent again.

Pro’s - The communication with the rental company for house information and instructions were easy along the with the booking process. The house had your basics for staying a couple days. The location is great and the neighbors are friendly.

Cons - One thing we wish we had know prior to booking was the construction going on immediately next door to the house. It felt like it was in our living room as the walls to the home are very thin. Unfortunately with the rain we had to listen to it most of the day on Friday as we couldn’t get out of the house. That was definitely a bummer. The home was equipped with the basics but I would say it was lacking in comfort and some of the items need replacing or are missing. The queen bed is way too soft and the bedding was one sheet with a thin top sheet, not even a duvet comforter. During the winter it’s quite cold and doesn’t have heat (only one working space heater we found in a closet) To each their own on bed comfortability but we didn’t sleep great. Also, the planes start flying over the house around 7am so you’ll need a sound machine to help drown out the noise. The dryer took ages to dry our clothes even with 5 items of clothing (looks like the washer is new but dryer is needed) which was a challenge with having wet clothes due to rain. During our stay, we also had another group try to enter the home around 9pm mistaking it for their rental behind our house. Scared us to death but they were friendly & apologized for the mistake. We knew it was a 2 bedroom, 1 bath but the space in the home is cramped and we constantly had to shuffle around each other. Nothing they can do with the space but

Submitted on Jan 4, 2023

Awesome Rental

Liza H.

Great from beginning to end. Very very clean and well thought out. Charming original cottage on Balboa Island. We loved this place. It was cozy but well appointed. Worked perfectly for us. If you like vintage (which I do), you will love this little gem. Loved everything about it.

Submitted on Sep 27, 2022

Awesome Rental

Liza H.

Great from beginning to end. Very very clean and well thought out. Charming original cottage on Balboa Island. We loved this place. It was cozy but well appointed. Worked perfectly for us. If you like vintage (which I do), you will love this little gem. Loved everything about it.

Submitted on Sep 12, 2022


Wondering stay, very accommodating!

Submitted on Sep 6, 2022


Great location, cozy little place for our small family. We had a great time and we recommend this place!

Submitted on Aug 7, 2022


Jul 27-Aug 03, 2024