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MontValMar Cottage - Balboa Island/Newport Beach

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Karen

MontValMar Cottage - Balboa Island/Newport Beach

Entire cottage
6 guests4 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
6 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
Great location
100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Self check-in
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Karen is a Superhost
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Charming and rustic, our beach cottage was built in 1905 and is one of the five original houses on Balboa Island. Purchased by our great grandfather in 1919, it has been (and continues to be) enjoyed by 6 generations of our family.

4/17/18 Upgrades (photos to post soon):
2018 - New flooring through out! Patio table that seats six in front yard. Succulent garden in side yard. New water heater. Beach chairs and BBQ utensils located in backyard deck box.

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Wifi
Cable TV

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules

No pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Accessible-height bed

Availability

39 Reviews

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Jocelyn User Profile
Jocelyn
July 2018
Karen's place is perfectly located with great outdoor space, including two parking places. It is very fairly priced for the island and acco…
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Response from Karen:
Thank you, Jocelyn, for the fantastic review! We so enjoy having guests like you who not only leave the house in good s…
July 2018
Lance User Profile
Lance
July 2018
Great location, wonderful host, and very spacious! You will be very satisfied at Karen’s place!
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Response from Karen:
Thank you for the awesome review! We hope y'all come back to visit real soon. Best wishes to you both!
July 2018
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Thomas
June 2018
Karen's place is trip back to my childhood. Although the building is old it has a distinctive charm about it. The house has ample space for…
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Response from Karen:
I am so glad you enjoyed our family beach house. We store many towels and blankets just in case our guests need extra, …
June 2018
Dana User Profile
Dana
June 2018
This was our second stay with Karen and we returned because we love the location. New floors and living room furniture really perked the pla…
Lonny User Profile
Lonny
May 2018
Fantastic location near the bay.
Hugo User Profile
Hugo
February 2018
This is a really lovely place in a great location. It’s a house away from the water and a block away from the ferry to the peninsula. The ou…
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Response from Karen:
Thank you, Hugo, for the review. Yes, with the original wooden walls and single-wall construction it can be dark and qu…
February 2018
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Olivia
February 2018
Karen is awesome! The house is awesome! Definitely recommend to stay,

Hosted by Karen

Carpinteria, California, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Karen User Profile
39 Reviews
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Karen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
I am a fifth generation Californian (7th generation lived in California). After living in Florida for 17 years, I returned to California in 2013 to be caregiver for my parents. As a result, I am the family Property Manager & Bookkeeper for MontValMar Ranch & Cottage. My career …
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Languages: English
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Response time: within an hour
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