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201 Ruby Ave

Newport Beach, California 92662

Ad # 403857

Low Season Day Rate: $281
High Season Rate: $543

3 br, 2.0 bath, sleeps 5

Minimum Stay: 2 days

Pool: No  Sq Ft: 904

Pet Friendly: No

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This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Balboa Island front cottage is conveniently located in walking distance to the charming shops and cafe’s on Marine Ave., as well as the historic Balboa Island Ferry that takes both cars and pedestrians on a 5 minute ride to Balboa Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean beaches. There, the kids can play at the Fun Zone arcade, ride the Ferris wheel, you all can charter a boat to Catalina Island, go deep sea fishing, para-sailing, jet skiing, stroll the boardwalk, rent bikes, surf, or just treat yourself to a Ruby's shake at the end of the pier. The recreation opportunities are endless!

The front of this cottage features an cozy outdoor patio complete with a gas BBQ and patio furniture where you can prepare your favorite outdoor meals, have a glass of wine, and meet other friendly vacationers to the island as they stroll on by. The inside of this cottage has purposely been maintained in it’s original Balboa Island vintage style featuring a high-vaulted ceiling in the living room outlined with traditional wood planks, there is wood flooring throughout the cottage, a wood-burning fireplace, and two cozy sofas.

The kitchen has all the conveniences of home including a refrigerator, freezer, oven, stove, microwave, double stainless steel sink, and fully stocked with all the cookware and place settings you will need. All that’s left for you to purchase is your groceries at the local market on the island or Pavilions grocery store nearby. Adjacent to the kitchen and living room, is a separate dining area with a rectangular wooden table that seats six people very comfortably. The master bedroom is very spacious with it’s own master bath (en-suite) / shower, plenty of closet space, and a flat-screen TV.

There is WiFi internet service throughout the cottage that extends to the outside patio. The first guest bedroom features a queen-sized bed, also has plenty of closet space, and a flat-screen TV. The 3rd bedroom features a twin day bed and a small desk should you have any work you need to get done while you’re on vacation. All linens and towels are included as well as beach chairs. We hope to see you soon! SLP11864 (Minor Construction Across the Street Currently Ongoing)
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  • toilet
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • Dining
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • Near The Ocean
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Dining Area
  • Sports & Activities
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • High Speed Internet
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Nearby ATM
  • Nearby Post Office
  • Nearby Bank
  • Area FitnessCenter
  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Movie Theatres
  • Golf Course
  • Nearby Beach Access
  • BBQ Grill
  • Near Beach
  • Cable TV
  • Sleeps 5+
  • Sleeps 4+
  • Sleeps 3+
  • Single Family Home
  • Ground Floor Patio


Cancellations. Cancellations must be made in writing, either via fax or email, no cancellations by phone are allowed. Upon cancellation, refund of any deposits held by NBVP shall be granted only if the home is re-rented. We will make every effort to re-rent the home once notification of cancellation has been made; therefore it is in the guest’s best interest to notify us of a cancellation as soon as possible. If the Occupant cancels the rental, the Occupant shall forfeit all rental deposits held by NBVP as liquidated damages for the Owner, unless the rental premises are re-let for the same rental period. Then a portion of the deposits may be refunded to the Occupants as follows: (1) a 15% (of the total rent due from the 1st page of this contract) reservation cancellation fee shall be deducted; (2) loss of rental income, if any, for the rental period shall be deducted from the deposits. [Example: house rental rate of $1,000 with a $500.00 deposit being held, which is re-let for $900.00 for the rental period, results in a $250.00 refund of the deposit. From the $500.00 deposit, deductions of $100.00 (loss of rental income) and $150.00 (cancellation fee) are taken resulting in a total refund of $250.00]. If you have purchased travel insurance, please refer to their guidelines regarding coverage on cancellations. There will be no refunds for early departure.

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"Awesome weekend getaway
The property was very clean, the beds were extremely comfortable, it had a great location near the marina and downtown. My family really enjoyed our stay there! We will definitely be back."
May 27, 2020 -

"201 Ruby Review
We enjoyed staying at this well-located, comfortable property. It's a short walk to the boardwalk which encircles Balboa Island and also a short walk to Marine Avenue where most of the island's stores and restaurants are located."
Mar 19, 2020 - , Buffalo Grove, Il

"4th of July 2019
Very enjoyable "
Jul 21, 2019 - David C.

"Great family time!
Loved this small cottage located on Balboa Island! Close to the water where we paddle boarded and shops. We enjoyed biking and dining at the restaurants and just walking the boardwalk. We will be back!"
Jul 17, 2019 - Susan C.

"Perfect for a retreat
Had a lovely stay at this cozy cottage. Rented for a joint family vacation and company retreat and it worked perfectly on both fronts. Would definitely return. "
Oct 22, 2018 - Aram A.

"Birthday Celebration
We celebrated my husband's 70th birthday on Balboa. Sitting outside enjoying morning coffee, and wine at night was enjoyable. The cottage was in a perfect location to walk anywhere; stores, restaurants, beach. TV, basic cable and apps, did not work in all locations; i.e. living room. Feeling the breeze and having all the windows open was enjoyable. Just an FYI,the cottage is in the direct take-off flight path of John Wayne Airport. You do hear the jets constantly during the day."
Aug 14, 2018 - , Beaumont, CA

"Classic Balboa Cottage
I spent a lot of time on Balboa as a kid so it was great to be on the island again in this fabulous classic cottage, it brought me right back to those wonderful times."
Jul 27, 2018 -

Everything was perfect. Loved the cottage. Every thing was clean, well equipped, easy to get anywhere up and down the coast and to the Balboa ferry. Sweet. Staff so helpful, any time I emailed, I received a timely response. Loved it all!"
May 17, 2018 - , Tucson, AZ

"Great location--Balboa Island family fun
We were looking for a family friendly, affordable cottage for a family get together and this fit the bill. It is cozy. It was clean and the tiny kitchen was well stocked. The garage and laundry facilities were a plus as was the keyless entry. We found street parking as well. The property management people were responsive. The only reason I give it a 4 star rating is that the lighting was very dim so it was difficult to read in the cottage which I love to do on vacation. Because it was Christmas week, I didn't think to call the property manager about this but she indicated that they would have provided better lighting if they had been informed...and that is customer service. "
Feb 12, 2018 -

"Perfect spot on Balboa!
This little cottage is in the perfect spot on Balboa island and so so charming! It was clean, cozy and comfortable. We walked everywhere on the island and we loved feeling like 'one of the locals' in the neighborhood. Easy access to Newport, Fashion Island, shopping, restaurants and yet so quiet and quaint. Loved it!
Jan 25, 2018 - Lesa P.

"Thanksgiving 2017
5 of us for 5 days including Thanksgiving dinner at the property.
*Great Location
*Quaint comfortable house
*Good water pressure in showers
*Needs more Blankets, Towels, and Pillows
*The lighting is goofy. Switches are in weird places, a lot of the lamps don't work or the bulbs are out. It always felt a little too dark.
**BIGGEST PRO = Working with Vikki at Newport Beach Vacation Properties. She was AMAZING and saved our vacation! Thanks for everything Vikki!!"
Nov 29, 2017 - Matthew B., Denver, Co

"201 Ruby Avenue
This cottage was cute and comfortable. However there were some aspects that were not satisfactory. Some kitchen items were missing or broken, windows needed cleaning. Unable to use the barbecue as it needed a good cleaning.
We felt that the place needed updating and newer furnishings. Zabrina was very helpful and gracious and took care of our requests promptly. Traffic on Park was constant and some times annoying. I would not request this location again.
Nov 29, 2017 - , Burbank, Ca

"Newport Beach 
This place is great and i will go there neixt time."
Nov 29, 2017 - Ali A.

"very convienent location
The location was perfect, we only needed to use our vehicle once to go to dinner off the island. The bed were comfortable and the bathrooms great. The outside sitting area was perfect for us."
Nov 29, 2017 - Alex G.

"Great Location but needs Major TLC
-Staying on Balboa Island (instead of the craziness of the peninsula) was a good fit for our family.
-Ruby Street itself is the only street on the island to have a beach (on the bay) with calm water, roped off from boat traffic, that is great for little ones .
-Marine Street (main street with shops and restaurants) is a 10 minute walk. In those 3 respects, the home is in a great location.
-When a key wasn't left at check-in that we needed to get into the garage to access our vehicle) AND a doorknob fell off in our hand, making a closet inaccessible, NBVP took care of those things by the next morning.

-The house was STIFLING. There is a barometer inside the house which consistently showed the living room being at or just over 80 degrees. This was the COOLEST part of the home. We opened every window and door we could, ran fans, and it was still very uncomfortable. I would not stay here in the summer if you have a baby or elderly person in your group.

-The master bedroom had a very strong smell of mildew that never entirely went away, despite opening up the house everyday. It was particularly strong in the closet. (I suspect there was water damage at some point.)

-201 Ruby is at the corner of Ruby and Park Ave. Park Ave. is one of the busiest streets on the island. You will have constant loud traffic/noise going past the house, (motorcycles, bikes, etc.)

-There is construction (a new home build) right across the street. The work started just after 7 every weekday and on Saturday. We are early risers, so the noise didn't wake us, but the constant hammering and sawing was incredibly annoying.

*The house has an insect problem, specifically, with roaches. I saw 5 roaches outside (near the grill and back door.) The night before we left, I found 2 live roaches INSIDE the house. Contacted property management 2x - no response.*"
Oct 23, 2017 - , Wellesley, MA

"201 Ruby
The property was advertised on AirBNB. According to the sight there was only a pin marked to indicate location. Only after the booking process was an address provided and the location was different. The property is located on a corner lot with traffic noise a factor. Also, a large home was under construction across the street, adding to noise level. There was also an infestation of flies and cockroaches. A fix it form was submitted to property manager with no response. Of my many years of if renting on the island, this was my least enjoyable. "
Oct 23, 2017 - Erin C.

"The house with the red door
Our stay was very nice, cute little house just minutes away from the water... cute little town, would definitely use this place again "
Mar 16, 2017 - Lori B.

"Great Island Cottage!
We really enjoyed our stay at 201 Ruby! The home is in a great location, easy to walk to Marine Ave as well as Ruby Beach! It was the perfect place for our family of 4 to spend a long weekend!"
Aug 24, 2016 - Brie R., Seattle, WA

"Ruby House on Balboa
We loved the house, the location was perfect - could walk to "town" and to the ferry easily. The house was clean and comfortable with lots of character. It was nice to have a garage to keep all our beach gear. "
Jul 13, 2016 - Kristine M., Rocklin, CA

"Cute house but needs some TLC
Very cute house, great location. For what we paid I was hoping for nicer sheets, pillows towels and a few other things. There was a very large stain on one of the comforters. : 0 Which is not to be expected when you are paying what we did.

May 19, 2016 - Lisa V.

"review of March 2016 at 201 Ruby, Balboa Island
Over all good, windows need washing."
May 19, 2016 - Edwin and Carolyn H., Spokane, WA

"Red Dooe Cottage
Being new at this, I ran into a couple problems but the staff was very helpful and on the bowl even own a New Year's holiday weekend. I grew to love the cottage over the 10 days I was there, especially after discovering wear the pants were stored and where the dishes were. The location is great. "
Feb 02, 2016 - Patricia O., New York City, NY

"Bungalow on Balboa Island
Very quaint bungalow but needs some upgrades in the bathrooms with the fixtures. Also needs a ceiling fan in living room ceiling The house was sealed up tight when we arrived and was very musty. We had to buy many room fresheners to make it livable the first day"
Dec 03, 2015 - Clayton F., North Myrtle Beach, SC

"beach house
everything was perfect !!"
Aug 25, 2015 - Jeanne W., Pasadena, CA

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