Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Balboa Island

The island views and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambience to your holiday home in Balboa Island. This romantic city attracts visitors thanks to its boating and shopping. Huntington State Beach and Main Beach Park are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you need more space to accommodate a family holiday or a trip with friends, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in and around Balboa Island

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to experience everything that Balboa Island has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Disney California Adventure® Park (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
  • Disneyland® (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Santa Ana Zoo (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Discovery Science Center (11.5 mi / 18.4 km)
  • Costa Mesa Country Club (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Rancho San Joaquin Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Balboa Island

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Balboa Island. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Huntington State Beach (4.9 mi / 7.9 km)
  • Main Beach Park (7.6 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Balboa Beach (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • The Wedge (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Sherman Library and Garden (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Corona del Mar State Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Balboa Island

The nearest airport is in Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), located 5.4 mi (8.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 18.9 mi (30.4 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Balboa Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 273 holiday lettings around Balboa Island. From 190 houses to 17 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Balboa Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Balboa Island:

  • Bluff Park: 65 holiday homes
  • Balboa Peninsula: 832 holiday homes
  • Old Towne: 30 holiday homes
  • Hermosa Village: 175 holiday homes
  • Newport Shores: 129 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Balboa Island? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Balboa Island. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Disneyland: 3,075 holiday lettings
  • Westcliff Plaza: 3,480 holiday lettings
  • Huntington Beach Pier: 1,053 holiday lettings
  • The Coach House: 2,224 holiday lettings
  • Disney California Adventure® Park: 659 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Balboa Island listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Balboa Island?

Yes, of course. offers 190 Houses in Balboa Island. Our other popular types of Balboa Island holiday rentals include:

  • Cottages: 17 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 50 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 17 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Balboa Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3 holiday homes with pool available in Balboa Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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