Destination guide

Newport Coast is luxury on the Pacific

Infinity pools glisten under the California sun, while lanky palm trees sway overhead, charming hacienda-style architecture beckons in-between the jacaranda blooms, and the land spills down to stretches of sun-yellow sand and the roaring waves of the Pacific Ocean. Welcome to the well-to-do reaches of southern Orange County, where the mansions are home to VIPs and A-listers, fashionistas strut their stuff, and Newport Coast vacation rentals promise high luxury near some of LA's hottest spots.

Things to do

Hit the beaches and the fashion malls on the Newport Coast

A trip to Fashion Island or the sprawling Westcliff Plaza to crack out the credit card could be in order. Then, hit the beach. That comes peppered with palm trees and skaters, cyclists and coffee sippers at Newport Beach. Then, why not hop to the cutting-edge, avant-garde exhibits of the Orange County Museum of Art, or learn all about the long seafaring past of the region at the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum? Meanwhile, there's even more art at the homegrown shows of Balboa Island, not to mention some world-class surfing in Huntington Beach to the north.


Find your inner fashionista in Newport Coast

The Newport Coast is home to some of the coolest hotspots in the Los Angeles region. Trodden by self-proclaimed fashionistas, it's packed with yacht clubs and chichi cocktail bars. Bikini-clad models and celebrities can often be seen strolling or cycling up and down the seaside promenade, while long days and even longer pina coladas on the main beach are always top of the menu in the summer. Add to that a medley of jazz festivals, film fests, and high luxury shopping, and it's easy to see why Newport Coast vacation rentals are such an inviting prospect.


It's one long summer in Newport

Thanks to its enviable location on the edge of the South California coast, the whole of Newport enjoys long, dry days from around April to September. The place fills up with its resident sun seekers in the high summer though, which means Newport vacation rentals close to the beach get pricier than usual. That means early spring – around May time – or the fall – in September and early October – are the best times to plan a vacation here, offering a fine balance between sunbathing conditions and cost.

Natural features

Newport Coast: Where San Joaquin hits the sea

Newport Coast is sprawled over the undulating San Joaquin Hills, which glow verdant green as they unfold atop Laguna Beach and the sands of Newport itself below. And talking of sands, it's the coast here that really pulls the crowds, rolling out with wide beaches and palm groves, offering breathtaking sunsets and surf to boot. You'll also be able to hit the trails and see wild deer scrambling up the gorges in the nearby Willow Canyon, or go east to the Santiago Peak for real rugged mountains and higher hiking routes.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Newport Coast

Fly into Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne), the closest airport, located 6.6 mi (10.6 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Fullerton, CA (FUL-Fullerton Municipal), which is 21.4 mi (34.4 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Newport Coast?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 581 vacation rentals near Newport Coast. From 298 Houses to 134 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Newport Coast for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Newport Coast?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Newport Coast:

  • Balboa Peninsula: 832 vacation rentals
  • Balboa Island: 303 vacation rentals
  • Corona del Mar: 585 vacation rentals
  • Capistrano Beach: 448 vacation rentals
  • Sunset Beach: 997 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Newport Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Newport Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pelican Hill Golf Course: 3,401 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Cove: 3,353 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 2,698 vacation rentals
  • Disneyland: 3,027 vacation rentals
  • Crystal Cove State Park: 3,379 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Newport Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Newport Coast?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 298 Houses in Newport Coast. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Newport Coast include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 134 rentals available
  • Villas: 63 rentals available
  • Cottages: 26 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Newport Coast?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 130 vacation rentals with pool available in Newport Coast. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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