COCKTAIL/SUNSET CRUISE, SAIL BOATS, POWER BOATS, WEDDING BOATS, CORPORATE EVENT CHARTER BOATS, STANDUP PADDLES. AND, IF YOU WANT TO STOP FOR DINNER, LUNCH OR BRUNCH, THERE ARE SEVERAL RESTAURANTS WITH DOCKS TO PULL UP TO. YOU CAN WALK TO MANY RESTAURANTS AS WELL, SHORT TAXI RIDE ALSO IF YOU DONT WANT TO RENT A CAR, OR DRINK AND DRIVE. THERE IS A SECURITY COMPANY THAT PATROLS THE ISLAND. THE STEETS HERE ARE NICE AND WIDE MAKING IT EASY TO WALK, BIKE RIDE,
THE SHOPPING AT SOUTH COAST PLAZA, IS THE FIFTH AVENUE OF THE WEST.
THEY HAVE SOME OF THE BEST SHOPPING IN THE WORLD, THEY EVEN BRING IN CHARTER BUSES WITH VISITORS.
THE SAME FOR FASHION ISLAND AND THEY HAVE SOME OF THE BEST NAME RESTAURANTS THERE. NEWPORT'S OWN LITTLE GEM IS
CORONA DEL MAR (CROWN OF THE SEA) IS LIKE A MINI LAGUNA BEACH, A GREAT CLIFF FACING OUT TO SEA, AND A INCREDIBLE PLACE TO HAVE A FAMILY PORTRAIT MADE. CORONA DEL MAR IS VERY CHARMING AND QUAINT WITH A LOT SMALL BOUTIQUES AND RESTAURANTS. IF YOU LOVE BALBOA ISLAND BUT DON'T WANT THE CONGESTION YOU CAN STAY ON LIDO AND SHOP/VISIT BALBOA ISLAND WITH THE CUTE BOUTIQUES AND RESTAURANTS WHEN EVER YOU LIKE, IT'S 5 MINUTES AWAY BY CAR OR, YOU CAN RIDE YOUR BIKE DOWN THE PENINSULA AND HOP ON THE FERRY AND BE ON BALBOA ISLAND IN UNDER 30 MINUTES.
THE COTTAGE IS SO CLOSE TO DISNEYLAND
ABOUT 2O MINUTES AWAY.
MY FAMILY AND I GO AROUND 10AM AND STAY FOR DINNER AT MANY OF THE RESTAURANTS YOU PASS ON THE WAY INTO THE PARK. THEY EVEN HAVE A HOUSE OF BLUES. ALSO, CLOSE BY IS KNOTTS BERRY FARM, 30 MINUTES. LEGO LAND IS ALSO VERY CLOSE AND MANY PEOPLE STAY IN THIS AREA AND DRIVE SOUTH TO VISIT LEGO LAND.. MR. LEGO LIVES ON THE ISLAND.
THERE IS ALSO WORLD CLASS GOLF HERE IN NEWPORT BEACH AND NEWPORT COAST. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COURSES IS LOCATED RIGHT HERE ON PELICAN HILL, THIS CHAMPION COURSE AND CHALLENGING COURSE WITH BREATH TAKING VIEWS. THERE IS ALSO THE FAMOUS NEWPORT BEACH GOLF COURSE THAT HOST A THE GOLF MASTERS TOURNAMENT EVERY YEAR AND THAT BRINGS MANY TRAVELERS TO NEWPORT BEACH ..THEY LOVE THIS TOURNAMENT AND MANY OF LATE GREAT MASTERS ARE HERE FOR THIS EVENT. IT DRAWS A HUGE CROWD SO BOOK EARLY IT IS SO MUCH FUN.
LAGUNA BEACH IS EXTREMELY CLOSE 15 TO 20 MINUTES AWAY. LAGUNA IS KNOW FOR IT'S ART GALLERIES AND THEY HAVE MANY ART FESTIVALS AS WELL, THEY ALSO GET THEIR SHARE OF CELEBRITIES. EVERYONE WANTS TO COME TO BEACH SOME TIME. SO WHY NOT VISIT THE GOLD COAST OF UNITED STATES, COME FOR A VISIT TO LIDO ISLE IN NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA.
The 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, dining room, large living room, with large french chateau fireplace, ceiling fans in all the bedrooms and living rooms. Inside laundry, 2 car garage with plenty of room for bicycles! (2 mountain bikes included) 2 private patios, The house has plenty off street parking for visitors; unlike Newport Peninsula, Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island. Kick off your shoes and walk to the end of the street at this idyllic location and you will find the beach park, beach playground and dock. Your local friends can stop by and pick you up for a sunset bay cruise or you can rent an electric boat at the island’s bridge and pick up your guests and load your provisions from the dock at the end of our street. There are licensed captains that will take you for a sail, a tour, fishing boats 5 minute drive from the Island. You can visit Catalina Island, 5 minutes from here is the Catalina Flyer leaving from the Newport Pavilion. There is nice little museum there that talks about the history of Newport Beach and Harbor. There is whale watching to California Grey whales visit twice here twice a year ..they are truly amazing, in winter they head south and in spring they head north, many times when you are out on the whale watching vessels and the Catalina Flyer you will see schools of spinning dolphins, like ballerinas in the water. As you leave the Harbor don't forget to look for pelicans, seals, and sea lions ..so cute when young pups! There is plenty of boat action here because Newport is fairly large and fairly small at the same time making it Idyllic for pleasure boat owners and sailors to cruise/race these waters.
Newport Harbor/Beach has the largest pleasure boat Harbor in the world. If your a Yachtsman like John Wayne and Humphrey Bogart, you can visit many of the private Yacht Clubs, Newport Harbor Yacht club, Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, Balboa Yacht Club. Many of these have Reciprocal with other Yacht Clubs, so bring your membership card with you and or letter from your club saying your a member of good standing.
This home is perfect for 1 or 2 couples or a family of up to 5 (could sleep 6). A 5 minute bike ride or 10 minute walk takes you to the premier Newport surfing beach at 32nd street, the beach boardwalk, and the Newport and Balboa ocean piers are all along the Newport/Balboa peninsula (the 2 are connected)
You can walk to many fine restaurants, like the world famous Crab Cooker, Cannery, Sabatinos, Bear Flag, Blue Water Grill, The Dock, Flying Fish, Balboa Bay Club were John Wayne and family would hang out. it's a hotel now and a club, so you visit any of the fine dining restaurants and bars (some of which are outdoors which I just Love).. one is called 'Dukes' named after the 'Duke' himself!
Also, Arches ..now called A's where Wayne had a private account, everyone did that was anybody in those days. Also nearby the famous, Woody’s Wharf and the Crab Cooker restaurant ..this restaurant has a lot of benches in front for a reason the wait is long ..despite the paper plates they serve your food on ..it is worth the wait! But if you don't like waiting go early or go late or take away!
And be sure to take quarters for parking meter or I believe the meters take credit cards now?
Also before I forget, I should mention the Best Bakery
this side of the Mississippi!!! C'est Si Bon .. French
Baguettes just like in France, and all the other wonderful delights. We love the kiss of death chocolate cake! They have sandwiches to go also ..and yes, very much like the ones in France, if you order on Baguette.
The home has a very private courtyard with French doors that expands the living room to the outdoors with teak furnishings. At the back of the home you can be more social on the strada, have drinks, dinner and barbecue; there is a Teak dining for a Traditional BBQ. There is wi-fi internet and cable TV. There is a gas BBQ and a fully equipped kitchen; I love to cook.
There are stem less wine glasses for white and red wine. Martini and Margarita glasses. There are treasures that I have collected from all over the world. Working for American Airlines has allowed me to be a world traveler/global citizen. The photos don't do it justice!! Everyone who comes to the cottage loves it. I wish I wasn't working so much so I could encourage people to write a review(s). But hey, we just started renting to short term visitors.
There is a snack bar on the island open during summer, the kids love, cash only and there is a Lido Isle Yacht club that kids sign up for year round and some adults too. You can learn to sail. The club house has a BBQ every Friday and a Tostado night every other second and forth tuesday. The Beach at the club house has life guard on duty during summer and a swim slide dock that the kids 'just love'.
If you come in the Fall or Winter months there is a Chateau Fire place with gas logs that adds a lot of
ambiance to the living room, dining room and kitchen
We hope that you love the cottage as much as my family and I do.
Kind and Warm Island Regards,