Balboa Island Beach Cottage on Grand Canal w/ bikes, SUP's


Home Description

This little cottage sits right behind Marine Ave. and looks out on Balboa Island's Grand Canal. Three bedrooms and 2 baths, this home accomodates six people. Use of three Kayaks, two paddle boards, and 5 bikes is included. Enjoy your own private dock for swimming, kayaking and fishing. 3 TV's: master bedroom, living room and second bedroom. Direct TV and AT&T wifii. Front patio is great for barbecues and entertaining. Parking for one car, well supplied kitchen, linens, books, board games and washer and dryer is included. Easy access to Marine Avenue's shops, resturants and local grocery store. This house is a 10 minute walk to the ferry, the Fun Zone, and the ocean! Beach chairs, beach towels, umbrella, wagon and sand toys included. 

House is well maintained and very clean. It is a wonderful place to unwind, relax and let the kids and adults play. 

About The Area

Great location from which to visit Disneyland, Knot's Berry Farm, Catalina Island, Laguna Beach, etc. Orange County is airport 15 minutes away. LAX is one hour away.

Disneyland 45 minute, ferry to Peninsula and Catalina flyer. Laguna, Corona Del Mar nearby. Golf. Surfing. Restaurants, coffee, shopping, Balboa Bars all a block away. Fashion island and South Coast Plaza nearby. It is a wonderful family environment.

House Rules

No pets and no smoking. 

A very family orientated environment.


Suitable for all ages.  For those that like to walk, it is a walking paradise!


Room Details

Sleeping Arrangements

  • Master Bedroom 1 King

  • Middle Bedroom 2 Single

  • Front Bedroom 2 Single


Bathroom Arrangements

  • Master BedroomFull

  • Front BathroomFull

Calendar Last updated Jul 09, 2020
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June 1-June 10 2018

We have rented this house for the last 5 years. We love it! Location is great, right on Grand Canal in Balboa Island, close to downtown for restaurants and morning coffee. House is very well equipped. Bikes, and stand up paddle boards are favorites with our grandchildren. They can use paddle boards right in front of the house or go around the island. Owner is very responsive to any needs or problems. We will continue to rent until the grandchildren grow up and maybe just on our own after that!

SF Bay Area

Visited on "June - 2018

Island Fever

This house was our first foray into the Balboa Island Culture. We were warned by the delightful owner to “beware of Island Fever”. Her warnings were to no avail and we fell victims to this charming ailment. My millennial children enjoyed the paddle boards and kayaking. My husband and I enjoyed sipping wine and watching them. Something for everyone. We all instantly fell in love with the ferry(a quick 10 minute walk) and a $1 ride to the Fun Zone! We barbecued on the deck many nights and just enjoyed family time. Including one long evening of monopoly from the extensive board game collection. The house, newly renovated, is extremely comfortable with many amenities including AC. I’m fussy about bedding and found this up to my standards. Such a great place! I would recommend to everyone without hesitation!


Visited on "September - 2017

Spring Break

Our stay was amazing! From our arrival through our checkout, Sue Ellen was super helpful and attentive. The cottage itself is lovely with all the amenities including kayaks, SUP's and bikes for everyone. Just the perfect place to relax and unwind with the kids. We would definitely recommend to anyone interested in visiting Balboa Island.

Portland, OR

Visited on "March - 2018

Grand Canal Experience

After staying at 215 any location other than the Grand Canal is unacceptable. Our days consisted of SPB and kayak excursions around the peninsula, riding bikes to the ferry to catch a ride over to the beach and nightly BBQ's on the front patio. Don't feel like cooking? then downtown and lots of choices await at the numerous restaurants a 5 minute walk away. This adorable cottage was perfect for our family lifestyle and budget. If you are craving a relaxed family atmosphere then you have found the right place!

Los Angeles, CA

Visited on "July - 2018


We rent houses on most of our vacations and this by far was the cleanest one we've ever rented. It is a PERFECT location and the bikes are so great to have, rather than renting. This house had everything we needed. Perfect for our family of four but could easily accommodate a family of six. The owners are lovely and make everything so easy. We have already booked our next trip there.

Lafayette, CA

Visited on "April - 2018

Annual Family Summertime Week

We've been enjoying Balboa Island for 7 years, but this was our first stay at 215 Grand Canal. We absolutely love the home, location, patio and amenities. 3 Kayaks, 2 SUP boards and oodles of bicycles were an added bonus! Landlords are very easy to work with and quite attentive to our questions and needs. We WILL be back!

Santa Barbara CA

Visited on "August - 2018

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