Sept. 30, 2020
Balboa Island is open and ready for visitors. Balboa Island is open for driving, walking, biking and by riding the Balboa Island Ferry. There are many unique coastal chic shops with art, beach fashions and jewelry, restaurants and bistros to enjoy. Among Balboa Island’s treasures are the Balboa Bar and the Frozen Banana, which have been island treasures for over 75 years. Since 1919, the Balboa Island Ferry has been providing services for cars, walkers and cyclists between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula. The crossing is approximately 800 feet, which is a direct route for the ferry, otherwise it can be few miles. The ferry operates Monday through Sunday from 6:30am to 12am. For more information about riding the ferry, see their website at: http://www.balboaislandferry.com/. Or for more information about Balboa Island, see their website at: https://www.balboaisland.com/.
Lido Isle is a Newport Beach island in Newport Harbor. This is one of California’s oldest master planned communities, having been begun in the 1920’s. Located at 132 Via Yella, this 3,000 square foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. This home was built in 2019. There is elevator access to all floors. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of wainscoting, electric window treatments and designer fixtures. There are wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, Catalina Island, white water, Pacific Ocean and the city night lights from the rooftop deck. This home sits on a 3,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a dual sided fireplace, multiple seating areas and a roof top deck. Among the amenities offered on Lido isle are tennis courts, private beach, and a clubhouse. The Lido Isle Yacht Club acts as the social hub of the island.
Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 2112 East Balboa Boulevard, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Balboa Peninsula Point community. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 2006. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of steel doors, use of imported French limestone and tray ceilings. The home has a new Creston System. The home and property have views of Back Bay, the bay, city night lights, and Newport Harbor. This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property. Residents are within walking distance to the beach and to the “Wedge.”