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Balboa Island Cottage 2 Bdm/2 Bath - Duck House

Craig User Profile

Balboa Island Cottage 2 Bdm/2 Bath - Duck House

4 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
2 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the smartlock.
Sparkling clean
16 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Craig is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Vintage 1937 beach cottage on Balboa Island - Duck House. Welcome to my home, not a typical beach rental. Duck House is a FULLY furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath home. Perfect for a couple, two couples, small family or other collection of up to 4 humanoids. Duck House has all the modern conveniences along with its original cottage charm. This is not the Balboa Peninsula - Balboa Island is unique. Pricing includes 10% Newport Beach tax and is comparable to area hotels. Super Host for over 2 years.


Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds


Step-free access to the bedroom
Step-free access to the bathroom



110 reviews
Brian User Profile
October 2019
Great host and superb location
Kathie User Profile
September 2019
If you looking for a way to slowdown and take in the Southern California sun and lifestyle... stay here! The access to the beach and restaurants is excellent. Craig was an excellent host and very good communicator before and while on property. Thanks Craig!
Debra User Profile
September 2019
The Duck House is a great place to stay. So close to shops, restaurants and the beach! Very clean and inviting!
Sandra User Profile
July 2019
Incredible location. Owner lives near and was able to respond to requests (i.e. Re-boot router) within 10 minutes. Amazingly stocked, had everything we needed which is much different than rentals we have had in same area the previous 2 years. Will only consider Craig's place for…
Debbie User Profile
July 2019
Truly enjoyed our stay at the Duck House. Craig is a wonderful host and was very thoughtful. He made our stay memorable. Everything you need is ready when you arrive. Just bring your suitcase and you are ready to enjoy the charm of Balboa Island.
Kelly User Profile
July 2019
The Duck House is such a superb location. Close to the ferry and a short walk to town, yet the street feels very quiet and private compared to other parts of the island we have stayed previously. Owner Craig has put a tremendous amount of thought and detail into the property and…
Michael User Profile
June 2019
Great home away from home....very comfortable and great hospitality from owner Craig!!

Hosted by Craig

Newport Beach, CAJoined in April 2017
Craig User Profile
110 Reviews
Craig is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Born and raised (2nd generation) in Los Angeles. Spent every summer on Balboa Island from age 3 to 18. I work in technology. Currently I am an instructor for Splunk (software), teaching customers how to use Splunk. When I am not working or fixing up Duck House, I am a volunteer…
Interaction with guests
Pearl Avenue is a tight knit community of home owners and renters. Whether your interaction is with me or with another designated host (neighbor), you will be treated as a local. Unless I am traveling for business, I will be your host and you determine the amount of contact. When…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 3PM
Checkout: 11AM
Self check-in with smart lock
After 3PM

House Rules

  • Not suitable for children and infants
  • No smoking
  • No pets
  • No parties or events