Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 Kitchens, 1 Living and 1 Dining areas
About Kim Bowen
We first discovered Balboa Island as college students years ago and it has been a special place for us ever since.
Kim Bowen purchased this House in 2011
Why Kim Bowen chose Balboa Island
We love Balboa Island! We have lived and vacationed in the Newport Beach area for 35 years. It is like living in a fantasyland; surrounded by water on all sides, with the ocean at your front door for swimming, surfing, sailing, fishing and more; within walking distance of restaurants and shopping. Be sure to try a frozen banana (dipped in chocolate) or a Balboa Bar (ice cream dipped in chocolate) on one of your walks to Marine Ave.. Balboa Island is a magical place!
What makes this House unique
Ruby Beach is 1 block from the house where you can cool off in the water or warm up in the sun. We are also about 6 blocks from the ferry boat that takes you to the beaches on the Newport peninsula including one of the best surfing spots in Southern California, the wedge. You will also find the fun zone here with more shopping, restaurants and an arcade for the kids. Bike riding, fishing and day trips to Catalina are some more favorite activities.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We all enjoyed our stay on Balboa Island-a wonderful community!
The Ruby property was well maintained and perfect for our family of 5. It was spacious and had an updated kitchen with everything we needed to prepare our family meals. The washer and dryer were a plus.
Kim-the owner-was easily accessible for questions and/or concerns.
Great location, plenty of space
We enjoyed our stay in the downstairs unit for the holidays. There was plenty of space for the 6 of us, and there was a little Christmas tree and holiday dvds, which were an appreciated touch! The cleaning service missed an few details before we arrived (top bunk covered in sand, a pretzel in the sheets of one of the beds, some chips under the sofa), but otherwise the place we clean, with lots of towels. The twin beds aren't super comfortable and the wifi is a bit spotty, but overall it's a great rental unit in a great location.
Thanks for your feedback. We will let housekeeping know about your review of their services. I hope you will stay with us again!
Great place to stay
We were very happy with our rental. The place was just as advertised--clean, well equipped and quiet. The owner was very responsive to any questions we had. We will definitely rent again if we are staying in Balboa again.
Our favorite Balboa Island rental!
We have rented on Balboa Island for many years but this duplex on Ruby is our favorite! We rented both units for our family of 10 and had room to spare. The wonderful beach decor in every room was such a pleasure and everything you could possibly need is in the kitchen. The easy to clean flooring throughout is perfect for children. Located on the middle block, just up from Mother's Beach and only a few blocks from Marine and the ferry, it is the ideal location. The bonus was two kayaks which were used every day by all three generations. At the end of the summer season, we were particularly grateful for how clean the units were. Thank you Kim for your prompt answers to our questions. Looking forward to returning in 2020 for our next family beach reunion.
Thank you for your remarks. We are so glad it was a good fit for you and your extended family and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to having you stay with is again!
We loved it!
Balboa is our favorite place for family vacation. The Ruby house is perfect for us!
Great little house on Balboa
We loved coming back to Balboa Island. The house was everything we expected it would be.
We lived there in the early 2000's for a couple of years and moved back to Philadelphia.