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MontValMar Cottage - Balboa Island/Newport Beach

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Karen

MontValMar Cottage - Balboa Island/Newport Beach

6 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
4 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Karen is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

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
Laptop friendly workspace
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

Not suitable for 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

38 Reviews

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Lance User Profile
Lance
July 2018
Great location, wonderful host, and very spacious! You will be very satisfied at Karen’s place!
Karen User Profile
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
Thomas User Profile
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 a large family with plenty of room in the back for storing beach equipment and the like. We were greeted with treats for the granddaughte…
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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, that way we should always have clean linens if needed.
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 place up. The outdoor shower continued to be a hit. Karen immediately responded whenever there were questions or concerns. We will continue to …
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 outdoor shower is wonderful, and the parking space is handy. The house itself is simple and comfortable. The chips and salsa and coffee sele…
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Thank you, Hugo, for the review. Yes, with the original wooden walls and single-wall construction it can be dark and quite cool at night. Before this summer I intend to install new flooring in a lighter color that should help with the darkness and add a bit more insulation. While there, I will check on the internet speed. Hope you will stay in the summer so you can enjoy the beach & water activities.
February 2018
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Olivia
February 2018
Karen is awesome! The house is awesome! Definitely recommend to stay,
Dean User Profile
Dean
November 2017
Great place and great location. Classic Balboa beach house. Would love to come back in the summer

Hosted by Karen

Carpinteria, California, United StatesJoined in June 2013
Karen User Profile
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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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