This luxury oceanfront home features spectacular beach and bay views. Located between the Balboa Pier and the famous Wedge, you're just a few blocks away from historical Main Street, which offers a variety of restaurants and shops. The Balboa Pier, Ferry, and Fun Zone are also within walking distance, and you can easily catch the five-minute ferry ride over to Balboa Island to experience its village charm, with an abundance of unique shops and fine dining.
Plush furnishings are featured throughout this custom home, including fully equipped gourmet kitchen, hardwood floors, steam shower, jetted bathtub, Egyptian cotton linens, 2 fireplaces, Home Theater System including DirecTV with SAT radio, HDTV, and DVD. The master bedroom offers a separate Home Theater System, panoramic ocean views, a Sleep Number King bed, and a sitting area. Guest rooms feature Beautyrest Beds, DirecTV, and a workstation with printer/fax. Wireless Internet throughout.
Newport Beach is a blend of the best that California has to offer. The city is comprised of a group of several small communities including Balboa Peninsula, Lido Isle, Balboa Island, Harbor Island, Linda Isle, Bay Island, and Newport Island. These areas are all within close proximity, and each offers its own special history and landmarks dating back a century or more. Boat tours of these picturesque islands and peninsulas depart daily from the Fun Zone, which is only a few blocks away. Because of Newport's mild, year-round weather, you can enjoy the beach during all seasons. Temperatures average 75 degrees during the summer, and only dip to the 60s in winter. Evening temperatures seldom fall below 50 degrees. About 10 inches of winter rain falls annually. With miles of white sand and gentle surf, unlimited activities, five-star restaurants, cozy cafes, and a variety of shops - all within walking distance - this Newport Beach oceanfront home is the ultimate vacation destination.
Balboa Peninsula is the ideal location for anyone who wants the perfect get-away experience. A wide expanse of both beach and bay flank the 3,000 square-foot home, and only foot power is necessary to access quaint cafes, unique shops, boat rides, bar-b-ques on the sand, the Balboa Pier, Ferry, Fun Zone, and the Newport Pier, The historic Balboa Pavilion, where you can dine while watching pelicans and seals chasing after fishing boats, is also just a few blocks away. Cross the bay by ferry, and you'll love walking along the Balboa Island boardwalk that showcases a variety of unique beach cottages and lovely gardens. Meander down Marine Avenue, where you can buy anything from beachware and fresh produce to the island's famous Balboa Ice Cream Bars. If you would prefer other means of getting around, rent a bicycle, Segway, or roller blades. Then cruise along the Balboa Peninsula boardwalk and soak up the energy in McFadden Square and on Newport Pier.
Special Events to Experience: Newport Beach and its surrounding communities host a variety of spectacular events throughout the year that should not be missed. At the top of the list is Newport Harbor's Christmas Boat Parade, which has been hailed as “one of the top ten holiday happenings in the nation” by the New York Times. For five consecutive nights in December, multi-million dollar yachts and boats of all sizes will light up the harbor as a dazzling array of holiday lights and music fill the air. Gorgeously decorated homes surrounding the harbor go “all out” with their own holiday spirit, featuring everything from roof-top animated scenes to dancing Christmas trees. You can view the parade from nearby or join in the fun on foot. Throughout the summer months, Laguna Beach hosts its extraordinary Pageant of the Masters Art Festival, wherein art 'comes alive' on stage, and Balboa Peninsula Park offers free evening concerts. Check out these and other special events on line for more details.