Bike, Stroll or Play in the Water at Newport Harbor
Newport Beach is a scenic, vibrant place to live like a local on vacation in Southern California
. Located in southern Orange County, about halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, Newport Beach and surrounding areas are the setting for such popular TV shows as The OC and Arrested Development. Check out our many available Newport Beach vacation rentals
, and you’ll find the perfect one where you can be yourself, feel at home and luxuriate in a spacious, furnished house by the shore while you investigate this vibrant city at your leisure.
Newport Harbor is one of the biggest recreational harbors on the West Coast. Home to 8,500 boats, people come to Newport Beach from all over the country just to enjoy the harbor’s sailing, kayaking and fishing. Newport Harbor is also where you catch the ferry to Catalina Island, a fabulous attraction in its own right. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can even take a whale-watching tour! If you enjoy watching sailing or rowing competitions, you’re in luck, as such events are held almost every weekend in Newport Harbor (weekdays, too, in the summer). The harbor’s many public beaches even allow hand-carried boats to be launched right from the beach.
If your idea of vacation is resting and relaxing rather than sailing or swimming, a Harbor boat tour may be just right. You can spend an afternoon on the water while a tour guide points out the world-class yachts, celebrity homes and other points of interest.
It’s called the “Boardwalk” but is actually a concrete path, which makes it irresistible to rollerbladers, skateboarders and bicyclists. If you like to ride, you can hardly find a better place to do so than on this three-mile stretch on the strand with its uninterrupted view of the Pacific Ocean. In fact, Newport Beach is so bike-friendly that many locals prefer to ride bicycles for short trips, rather than cope with the traffic.
If you want to bring some fresh fruit back to your vacation rental, or even the fixings for a home-cooked meal, then make a point of checking out one of Newport Beach’s farmers' markets. On Saturday morning you can find one in Corona Del Mar at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Marguerite, and on Sunday morning there is one at Lido Village.
There are really so many things to do in Newport Beach that you could stay for a lifetime (some visitors do). Ride the Ferris wheel and the merry-go-round at the Balboa Fun Zone amusement park. Or check out the spectacular shopping at Newport Center’s famous Fashion Island. When you’ve done all the shopping you can stand, you can stay in Newport Center for dinner at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar. Whatever your plans for a Newport Beach stay, a full-service vacation rental makes it easy, comfortable and convenient to enjoy the area, from the beaches to the boulevards.
Newport Beach Vacation Rental Houses
Exquisite 4 Bedroom Cape Cod-Style Cottage on Upscale Balboa Island.This roomy and graceful, air-conditioned, 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, recently built cottage is just a very short walk from the charming shops and restaurants on Balboa Island.
Traditional Balboa Island Beach Home with Guest House, walking distance to the Bay Beach, Balboa Village and Ferry to Pacific Ocean Beaches
This lovely 4 bedroom, 3 bath traditional beach house with separate guest quarters is in an i...
A charming cottage on Balboa Island's exclusive waterfront with private pier. This 3 bedroom 2 bath includes an upstairs loft and gourmet kitchen.
This lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is on Balboa's bay front is beautifully furnished w...
Enjoy all the fun of an invigorating beach vacation in this upscale bungalow located on Newport Beach’s famed Balboa Peninsula. What was once a historical beach cottage has been transformed into a classy and upscale modern marvel - completely rebu...
Discover the Elegant Newport Villa and wholly experience the sophistication of coastal Newport Beach living. Thoughtfully planned for your vacation enjoyment, Elegant Newport Villa presents a stylishly decorated contemporary vacation residence th...