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201 Ruby

  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • 904 Sq. Ft. Duplex
  • 3
  • 2
  • 5
  • Duplex

$481to$678 per night

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 Reviews

Average: 4.1/5 stars, based on 20 reviews

Lesa P. January 3, 2018
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!
Anonymous January 2, 2018
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.
Anonymous July 24, 2018
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.
Aram A. October 19, 2018
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.
Brie R. August 23, 2016
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!
Anonymous March 6, 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!
Lori B. August 20, 2016
Our stay was very nice, cute little house just minutes away from the water... cute little town, would definitely use this place again
Erin C. August 14, 2017
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.
Anonymous July 15, 2018
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.
Alex G. September 4, 2017
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.
Anonymous August 17, 2017
Pros:
-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.

Cons:
-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.*
Matthew B. November 27, 2017
5 of us for 5 days including Thanksgiving dinner at the property.
PROS
*Great Location
*Quaint comfortable house
*Good water pressure in showers
CONS
*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!!
Ali A. October 3, 2017
This place is great and i will go there neixt time.
Edwin and Carolyn H. April 8, 2016
Over all good, windows need washing.
Jeanne W. August 20, 2015
everything was perfect !!
Clayton F. September 27, 2015
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
Lisa V. May 10, 2016
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.


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Anonymous November 4, 2017
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.
Patricia O. January 25, 2016
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.
Kristine M. July 4, 2016
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.