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.
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 3,650 square feet of living space with over 50 feet of water frontage. The home can accommodate a total of three boats with one of the them being 50+ feet. The estate comes with it's own private swimming pool that overlooks the bay and was originally built in 1960. I have personally shown this home and the property does need some updating but the location and view can not be beat. The home offers an amazing Master suite on the 2nd level that has wrap around views and a private view deck. The photo below was taken from this home locating west with views of the Newport Bay and Bay Island.
The views from the backyard face directly at Harbor Island as pictured below. This is also a very small gated community with 100% water front homes. Harbor Island homes tend to be a little more expensive than Collins Island but rarely come on the market for sale.
Looking west are the water front homes of Beacon Bay as pictured below. This is also a great community filled with bay front and non-view properties. Beacon Bay is not an island but connected with the greater Newport Beach area. Home prices will be more affordable than those found on Collins Island and do have nice bay and water views.
If you are thinking about buying a bayfront home in Newport Beach then you have many options to choose from. Please contact us at 949-444-1901 for further information on real estate in Newport Beach, California.