Balboa Island Newport Beach

Balboa Island Newport Beach homes offer some of the best bayfront and waterfront homes on the market in Newport Beach, California.  For a carefree style of life Balboa Island homes should be on your list of homes to visit.

Found 24 blog entries about Balboa Island Newport Beach.

Dec 11

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The city of Newport Beach is filled with many luxury homes and condos that occupy some of the most expensive land in all of Southern California.  Due to the high cost of land many of these homes are limited on building square footage and don't have the necessary space for a guest casita.  There are a few places that we recommend starting your search that do have homes with a guest casita that has it's own entrance.

The best place to look for homes with a guest casita is on Balboa Island in Newport Beach.  There are a good number of homes located here that are considered duplex properties which means having the main living house located in the front and a detached house behind it.  It's very common for most owners on Balboa Island to live in the front

Nov 14

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Balboa Island is well known for having some of the best curb appeal homes in all of Newport Beach.  The small island is filled with one and two story traditional style homes that can sit on the waters edge with direct bay front views.  For the most part the island is filled with single family homes with no residential condos.  There are however many duplex properties properties located on both the main and little island that offer homeowners and investors alike investment opportunities.  

Balboa Island itself is not a cheap place to live with real estate starting well just under the $2 million dollar price point.  Duplex properties will typically start at just above $2 million and can be found in older homes that were built anywhere from the 1920's to

Jun 13

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Balboa Island is well known for it's historic homes located on the small island in the city of Newport Beach.  Many of these homes were built in the early turn of the century with an emphasis of homes built in the 1920's and 1930's.  Most of the island has been developed with very few vacant lots available.  That's why it's very stocking to see new construction homes come on the market here.  A new listing has just come on the market that fits that profile and was newly built in 2017.  It features a total of 4 bedrooms, one and three half baths with 2,318 square feet of living space.  Lot sizes on Balboa Island are very small as this one spans 2,550 square feet.  Most of the homes here are linear with this home offering three levels of living space.

Jan 17

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The beach town of Newport Beach in Orange County, California offers a multiple number of tiny houses for sale.  Dating back 100 years ago, Newport Beach was the perfect place to own a small vacation home for those who lived in the bigger cities like Los Angeles, Phoenix and San Francisco.  These vacation homes were simply built an often offer one to two bedrooms and less than one thousand square feet.  The highest concentration of these homes can be found in the Balboa Peninsula neighborhood where many of these historic homes still exist.  However, the trend is to buy these older homes, tear them down and then build a larger brand new construction home.  Real Estate prices in this area for a tiny house currently starts at just under $1 Million dollars.

Oct 2

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Balboa Island in Newport Beach has two main sections to the island.  The main island is the largest section and is where you will find a large majority of the homes found on this island.  A small section called "little island" and pictured below to the right is connected by a small bridge and is home some amazing water front homes.  For the most part these are homes are very similar and date back to the early 1900's and have lots of personality and charm to them.

Aerial Photography of Balboa Main & Little Island in Newport Beach, California

Real Estate prices on the main island tend to be more expensive than the little island with current homes selling between $1.7 to $8.5 million dollars.  This in comparison to the little island that currently has home listed between $3 to $4 million dollars.  One of the reasons for this

Sep 4

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Collins Island is a very small island in the Newport Harbor consisting of only 8 residential homes that all have water front view.  Situated at the very tip of Balboa Island sits a small remote island that is separated by a small bridge as pictured below. This is a gated community with a small manual gate that only allows cars that are authorized to come into the community even though it is accessible to those via foot.  The views from these homes is truly spectacular with views of Harbor Island to the north, Bay Island to the west and Beacon Bay to the east.

Collins Island Community in Newport Beach, California

This is considered on the best locations off the Balboa Island with all homes offering boat docks for various size yachts.  Currently, 5 Collins is currently for sale for $7,850,000 and offers…
Apr 19

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The Balboa Peninsula is one of the popular spots to be during the annual Christmas Boat Parade that happens every year in Newport Beach, California.  Beyond that, living on the water in this section of Newport Beach is unique to other water front areas in the city.  The Balboa Peninsula Point is located at the tip where the Newport Bay channel meets the Pacific Ocean.  For those who own a boat this is ideal and very convenient to head out to the Pacific Ocean.  For view purposes, a lot of the properties will have direct bay front views as well as ocean views.

A new listing has just come on the market that is almost located at the very tip of the Point and built in the Spanish style.  I have shown this home many times before and love the wood beam

Apr 5

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Balboa Island Cottages in Newport Beach has a lot of historic charm and personality to one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city.  The homes in this area were first built here over 100 years ago and still remain the original historic character from the early 1900's.  When visiting the island for the first time you will be surprised by all the many architectural styles that can found on this small island.  As you can imagine real estate and the land that the homes sits on is very expensive so that is why you will find so many of the homes located very closely together.  If you don't like living very close to your neighbor then this is probably not the right community for you.

For those who don't mind the close nit housing situation and enjoy the

Jan 31

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January has come to an end and the market has been very active in Newport Beach, California.  The majority of homes sales in Jan 2013 were between the $1,000,000 to $2,500,000 price point in Newport Beach.  The highest grossing sale was a four bedroom, 2,345 square foot ocean front home that sold for $3,350,000.  We have been reporting for some time now that some of the best oceanfront deals are to be found in Newport Beach as similar homes in neighboring towns like Laguna Beach and Dana Point have beachfront homes at much higher price points.  The lowest sale in Jan 2013 in Newport Beach was a probate sale in the Versailles condo building where a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo sold for $275,000.  Versailles is a small complex where you can find condos under the

Jan 17

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The Newport Beach Real Estate market saw a number of record sales in 2012 with 10 banner sales over the $10 million dollar price point.  Newport Beach is widely known as the most expensive real estate market in the country and the luxury real estate market is very much alive and increasing.  The most expensive home sold was the luxury estate called "One Pelican Hill Road."  The home is located in the Pelican Hill area of Newport Beach and situated on one of the largest lots in the area.  The property was sold in it's current state where construction was in the final stages.  Upon completion of the home, the property would featured a 17 car garage, lush landscaping, multiple terraces, a private lake, tennis court, vineyards, wine cave, horse stable and