Enjoy luxurious charm and timeless elegance in this newer Balboa Island home in Newport Beach. Crafted in 2006, the open and bright residence is complemented by three bedrooms, two- and one-quarter baths, stylish living areas, and a chef-caliber kitc
This wonderful Balboa Island home built is 2003 had been impeccably maintained by the second owner. This is a Super location in the middle off the island and near the North Bayfront beaches. Open floor plan that flows on to the front patio for that i
Stately and expansive Balboa Island custom Cape Cod home! This stunning five bedroom, four bath single family home was rebuilt in 2006 and rests in the serene 300 block of Apolena Avenue. The first level is approached through a large great room with
Quintessential Balboa Island 5 bedroom duplex cottage in a fabulous, sunny location in the delightful wide open "200 block" of Apolena! This vintage duplex of yesteryear provides an abundance of flexibility with excellent options to either rehab and
Beautiful, Ian Harrison-designed/Dennis Vitarelli-built, 4-bedroom home just two doors from the Bay! Situated on one of the Island's most desirable streets and locations, this custom gem offers an impressive elevated entertainer’s front patio with Ba
Welcome to this quintessential Balboa Island beach cottage duplex, light and bright and situated only two houses from the bay and a public dock, and just a short walk to the heart of the coveted Island lifestyle. The remodeled bottom unit features fr
Gracing a desirable sunset-corner lot, this Balboa Island bayfront home with private dock is a masterpiece. Peninsula Custom Builders and Scott Laidlaw collaborated to create a residence of the highest quality with a superb use of material. The home
On the market for the first time in almost 90 years, this original Island home offers an exciting opportunity for a historical preservation project or a great location for a new dream home. The 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom home was built in 1926 and has be
Brand new exquisite Island home in the highly coveted "100 block" of Ruby. Resting ideally in the heart of Balboa Island, this turnkey 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home features a wonderful open floorplan providing comfortable Island living, a fantastic eleva
Welcome to a rare turnkey Balboa Island beach duplex cottage. Ideally situated on a wide and quiet street in the heart of the Island, this 3-bedroom home has been renovated with new: wide-planked floors, designer kitchen, roof, windows, doors, paint
Outstanding development opportunity in a wonderful Heart-of-the-Island location. Situated on the sunny side of a wide and bright street on a full-sized Island lot, this original cottage is primed for creativity and vision. The current structure is a
PRICE REDUCED $245,000 on this inspiring Balboa Island 5 bedroom duplex dream cottage! The revitalized single level front cottage offers 3 bedrooms, a bath, newer floors and carpet, and two spacious outdoor patios for entertainment and Island relaxat
This new Balboa Island custom home is located one house off the South Bay Front in the highly coveted 100-block of Onyx Avenue. The location offers amazing harbor views and has opportune access to a spectacular South Bay Front beach. One street from
Welcome home to this stunning Balboa Island modern coastal cottage. This brand new custom home is situated on a prime parcel in the highly sought after 100-block of Onyx Avenue and offers stunning views of the harbor and city lights. Only two houses
PRICE IMPROVEMENT! Quintessential Balboa Island duplex located on a quiet street. Perfect for short term rentals or an owner-occupant with the ability to rent out the other unit. The front unit has 2 bedrooms, plus a den that can be used as a bedroo
Upgraded and well maintained east facing property on Grand Canal. Front unit is two bedrooms, two baths with an office space. The living room offers magnificent views of the Grand Canal, stone fireplace, open beamed ceiling and track lighting. Brea
Balboa Island in Newport Beach | Homes for Sale on Balboa Island
Balboa Island is a man made set of three islands that are located in Newport Beach. The three islands include – the main island, the little island and Collins Island. Collins Island has only 8 homes that are located on it and it is a gated area of Balboa Island.
The main island of Balboa Island has approximately 1099 home sites located on it. There is a bridge off Bayside Drive to enter Balboa Island the streeet is called Marine Avenue. Marine Avenue is very unique and has boutique style shopping and dining. There are many visitors who enjoy Marine Avenue andf the shopping and dining with the beautiful Newport Beach climate.
Many of the Balboa Island residents cruise the island in their golf carts. The streets of Balboa Island are named after semi-precious stones such as Jade, Opal, Amethyst, Crystal, Abalone and Onyx. Balboa Island is located off Bayside Drive in Newport Beach.
Another way to arrive on Balboa Island is via the Balboa Island ferry. The ferry holds three automobiles, pedestrians and bikes, and crosses from the Balboa Peninsula to the island. It is not unusual to see seals, and other sea life along the way! The Balboa Island Ferry was originated in 1909. The Balboa Island ferry is a three car ferry which transports vehicles, people and their bicycles to and from Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula. It is a brief journey, but enjoyable just the same.
Balboa Island has the most stunning views of Newport Harbor. Newport Harbor is quite large and home to many yachts and sail boats. It is amazing to just cruise around and enjoy the weather and most beautiful scenery and homes.
Balboa Island also has a boardwalk that surrounds the islands and and if you decide to walk around the main island and the little island, it is approximately a 3 mile walk. What a great walk to start or end the day by walking or jogging around the island. Many of the residents and visitors bring their dogs as well.
Balboa Island has very beautiful homes, both bay-front and located on the streets that are all named after semi-precious stones. Some of the the bay-front homes may include a dock for different sized boats depending upon where the home is located. One of the best ways to enjoy the island is walk the island on the boardwalk on both the main island and the little island. You will see many people walking, jogging, and walking their dogs.
The history of Balboa Island is very interesting. William Collins, who was from Pasadena, California began dredging a channel on the north side of Newport bay and deposited the sand and silt on tide lands that would eventually become Balboa Island in 1908. As a result of piling up the silt and sand on the tide lands, this was the beginning of Balboa Island. During this same time period, there were lots that were being offered for sale in the amounts of $350.00 to $750.00. Of course, the highest price lots were the ones that were located on the bay and waterfront. However, even though these lots were being advertised, many of the original lots were sold for as little as $25.00.
Balboa Island in Newport Beach was considered a place to go for summer vacations. Many of the Balboa Island homes did not have heaters, so these homes were used during the summer months, and many were often closed up for the winter. Tourists and families came to visit Balboa Island during the summer months and enjoy the climate in Newport Beach.
The growth of Balboa Island was slow initially, however in 1916 Balboa Island officially became part of the the City of Newport Beach.
Joe Beek who was also part of the initial development of Balboa Island. In 1919, Joe Beek obtained the first contract for a ferry between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula. The first car that was transported on the Balboa Island Ferry was in 1920, and it was for a fee of .10 cents. Joe Beek’s ferry boat was called the Joker, and the original capacity was two cars. The ferry is still in existence and t here are three 64 foot ferries, that have the capacity to carry three automobiles. Also, many bicyclists and pedestrians can ride for a fee as well. The ferry drivers are very skilled particularly during the summer months when Newport Harbor can be incredibly busy with the Newport Harbor boat traffic. It is a great way to travel from the Peninsula to the Island and enjoy the beauty of the Newport Harbor on the brief journey.
Balboa Island was also a place that was frequented by many celebrities. In fact, in the 1920′s and 1930′s, there were many movies that were filmed on Balboa Island. James Cagney officially purchased Collins Island in 1938 and then later sold in 1948.
The Grand Canal is located between the main island and the little island.
There are some wonderful activities to enjoy on Balboa Island from swimming, kayaking, sailing, boating and fishing.
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