Pelican Hill Real Estate Blog Michael Franco specializes in luxury coastal homes in Orange County, California. Pelican Hill is well known as the most prestigious community in Newport Beach and amongst the best in the world. Subscribe and we will keep you up-to-date and informed on the Pelican Hill real estate market with frequently updated homes for sale and current events.

Jan. 6, 2020

Spring Miniature Garden Workshop

Create your own spring miniature garden to brighten up your favorite spot while winter is still here. On Saturday, January 11th, join in all the fun of a Roger’s Garden workshop and create your own miniature garden. The workshop begins at 10am and continues until 11am.  The Spring Miniature Garden Workshop will be taught by Shelley Burton, Gardens Rooms Team Leader. The workshop costs $75 and includes all supplies and step by step instructions.  To register for this workshop or to learn more about the classes they offer, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/seminars-events/category/workshops/.

 

Costa Mesa is mid-size city in Orange County. Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 2973 Java Road, this 2,700 square foot home is part of the Inner Loop neighborhood in Mesa Verde. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1962. This home recently been remodeled, to have an open floor plan and a first level master suite. Attention to detail can be seen in the Emtek hardware, use of Carrera Marble and engineered hardwood floors. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy entertaining around the swimming pool, fire pit and built-in barbeque.  The local park is within walking distance. Mesa Verde is one of five sections in Costa Mesa. Mesa Verde was designed with great attention and is thoughtfully laid out. 

Pelican Hill is a coastal community in Newport Beach.  There are five developments within Pelican Hill: Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 9 Whiteshore, this 7,600 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge development.  This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1997 and was designed by architect Andrew Goetz. Attention to detail can be seen in the high volume ceilings, floating staircase and four fireplaces. The recently remodeled kitchen has stone counter tops, a large center island and breakfast bar. There is an exercise room, 500 plus bottle wine cellar and game room. The home and property have amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and vibrant evening sunsets. This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the swimming pool, spa and built in barbeque area. Pelican Ridge is a 24-hour guard gated community, which was designed and built by the Irvine Company.

Dec. 2, 2019

111th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade

The 111th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will be taking place from Wednesday, December 18th through Sunday, December 22nd. The boat parade will be happening nightly between 6:30pm and 9pm. The Christmas boat parade will cruise around Newport Harbor. The boat parade features yachts, boats, kayaks and canoes. There are Dine and Walk options along the route.  The 111th Christmas Boat Parade in sponsored by The Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.  For more information about the boast parade, see their website at: https://www.christmasboatparade.com/ or https://www.newportbeach.com/events/111th-newport-beach-christmas-boat-parade/

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city, surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach. The 16 square mile city is just one mile from the ocean at its southern most point. Located at 2776 Mendoza Drive, this 2,200 square foot home is part of the Mesa Del Mar neighborhood in Central Costa Mesa. This four bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 1964. This single level home features a master bedroom with a step-in shower, dual vanity and potential for a private entrance. The kitchen is loaded with storage space, a work area and dining area. The home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, the garden is filled with low maintenance ornamental plants and the yard has a 1,550-gallon rainwater tank for the garden.  Students living in this area attend Davis or Sonora Elementary School and Costa Mesa High School. Mesa Del Mar is home 681 home sites. Residents are within walking distance of Tewinkle Park. Central Costa Mesa is bordered by Wilson Boulevard, Baker Street, the 55 Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. Orange County Fairground is situated in Central Costa Mesa. 

 

Pelican Hill is group of five luxury developments in Newport Coast: Pelican Hill, Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Newport Coast has a population of approximately 10,000 residents, giving it a close knit feel. Located at 5 Premiere, this 8,500 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2000. The estate features an executive office, theater room and common area. The gourmet kitchen opens onto a family room with a bar, fireplace and ocean view. There are near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Newport Harbor, city night lights and Catalina Island.  This home sits on a very large 23,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a detached two story casita, perfect for guests. Also outside, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge swimming pool spa and covered barbeque area. Pelican Hill is a 24 hour guard gated community with just 140 custom built estates.

Nov. 1, 2019

Thanksgiving Day Champagne Brunch

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a cruise on Newport Harbor. The Thanksgiving Day Champagne Brunch will take place on Thursday, November 28th from 12noon until 2pm. Hornblower Cruises will make this a stress free, mess free Thanksgiving. There will be bottomless champagne, live entertainment, a festive meal and a two-hour cruise around the harbor. For more information about this cruise or their many others, or to make reservations, see their website at: https://www.hornblower.com/newport-beach/labor-day-brunch-cruise/.

 

Newport Coast is situated in southern Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to both Pelican Hill and Crystal Cove. Located at 29 Andiamo, this 3,000 square foot home is part of the Campobello development. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1997. Attention to detail can be seen in the Travertine floors, crown moldings and high volume ceilings. The gourmet kitchen features a Meile cappuccino machine, large center island and quart countertops. Enjoy the front row views of the Pacific Ocean, white water and spectacular evening sunsets through floor to ceiling windows. This home sits on a 6,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy entertaining around a built-in barbeque.Campobello is a 24-hour guard gated community with 89 single family homes. Campobello offers many amenities including an Olympic size swimming pool, club house and tennis courts. 

Pelican Hillis one of the most exclusive areas in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill has five different developments that surround the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Course. Locates at 1 Gallery Place, this 7,300 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This six bedroom, seven bathroom estate was built in 1996. Included in the sale are plans for a renovation by architect James Conrad and interior design plans by Becki Owens. The home and property have wonderful views of the Pelican Hill Golf Course, the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island and picture perfect sunsets. This home sits on a very large 21,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowner’s will enjoy courtyards, swimming pool, spa and wraparound patios.Pelican Hillis 24 hour guard gated community with 140 custom built estates.

Oct. 11, 2019

Enchanted April at NTAC

The Newport Theater Art Center will be performing Enchanted April.  The play is directed by Bob Fetes. Follow Lotty Wilton through a bleak London winter with her difficult solicitor husband. Jumping on a chance to rent an Italian Castle for the spring, Lotty seeks out adventure, romance and hope in this adaption of the Elizabeth Von Arnim’s 1920 novel. Enchanted April will be performed Thursdays through Sundays, through Sunday, October 13th. Evening plays begin at 8pm and the Sunday matinee begins at 2pm. For more information about the season or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://www.ntaconline.com/enchanted-april.

 

Laguna Beach is a home to seven miles of beaches and coastline, canyons and coastal hills. Laguna Beach is home to approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 31597 Table Rock Drive, this 4,900 square foot home is part of the South Laguna Bluffs community. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1993. The chef’s kitchen features a large center island, stainless steel appliances and opens onto the formal dining room. Enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the coastline and beautiful sunsets through oversized windows. The home sits on a 12,4000 square foot piece of property, directly on Table Rock Beach. South Laguna Bluffs is in South Laguna Beach on the ocean side of the Pacific Coast Highway. The population of South Laguna Bluffs is approximately 1,100. 

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.  Newport Coast was annexed by Newport Beach in 2001. Located a 9 Oceancrest, this 6,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development. This five bedroom, six bathroom estate was built in 1998. Attention to detail can be seen in the high volume ceilings, custom millwork and custom wood paneling. There are expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Harbor and Palos Verdes. The home sits a large 18,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Enjoy relaxing in the ocean view swimming pool and spa. Additionally, outdoors there is a rose garden and fountains. Pelican Crest has 158 custom built estates and is a 24 hour guard gated development. 

Sept. 25, 2019

Lido Marina Village Farmers Market

The Lido Marina Village Farmers Market is happening every Wednesday from 12noon to 5pm. Each Wednesday afternoon, Via Lido is shut down and set up as the Farmers Market with many vendors. You will find fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, meats, cheeses, juices and bread. When you shop at the farmers’ market, you will receive one hour of complimentary parking in the parking structure, receive an additional two of hours of parking when you shop or dine in Lido Marina Village. For more information and a list of vendors, see their website at: https://www.lidomarinavillage.com/lido-farmers-market.

 

Corona del Mar is locally known as the CDM.  Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” This area of Newport Beach is known for its sandy beaches, tide pools and cliff side views. Located at 23 Canyon Crest Drive, this upscale condo is part of the Canyon Crest Estates. This three bedroom, three bathroom unit was built in 1975. Attention to detail can be seen in the travertine flooring, recessed lighting and smooth coat walls. The updated kitchen features stainless steel appliances, gas range and Quartz waterfall countertops.This condo unit has a corner setting and has been remodeled throughout. Outdoors, there is a front courtyard with a garden and water fountain and a back patio and balcony. There are 79 condos in Canyon Crest Estates. Residents are within walking distance to the Corona del Mar State Park Beach. 

 

Pelican Hill is a coastal community in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. The luxury residential developments surround the world class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Located at 28 Pelican Point Drive, this 7,100 square foot home is part of thePelican Point community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2006. Attention to detail can be seen in the walnut flooring, the use of limestone and custom window coverings. The home and property have views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, coastline, city night lights and evening sunsets. This estate sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy lush landscaping, a salt water swimming g pool, spa and covered loggia. Pelican Point is home to 48 custom built homes and is 24 hour guard gated development. 

Sept. 11, 2019

Balboa Island Carnival and Taste of the Island

The Balboa Island Carnival and the Taste of the Island is happening this Sunday, September 15th. The event gets underway at 1pm and the fun continues until 5pm. The carnival and tasting will be held on Marine Avenue, which the island’s main street. There will be activities and treats for the entire family, including carnival games, rides, bungee jump, dunk tank and a pie eating contest. The event is sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association and Balboa Island Merchants Association. For more information; see their website at: 

https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/balboa-island-carnival-taste-island/

http://www.crystalcovehomes.com/.

 

Crystal Coveis set in the high bluffs above the Crystal Cove State Park. The Crystal Cove State Park is an official California State Park with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons, 18 miles of trails and a 1,400 acre marine park. Located at 12 Tasman Sea, this 5,200 square foot home is part of the Windward development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2001. The home has recently been updated. The kitchen has a custom back splash, Viking appliances andSub-Zero appliances. There is a climate controlled wine cellar in the home. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, city night lights, Catalina Island and beautiful sunsets.This home sits on a 9,200 square foot home with a cul-de-sac setting. Windward is a 24-hour guard gated neighborhood. Among the many amenities offered by the homeowner’s association are an Olympic size swimming pool, spa, tennis courts and clubhouse. 

 

Pelican Hill is a group of five luxury residential developments which surround the world-class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Course. Located at 15 Sailcrest, this 12,000 square foot home is part of thePelican Crest development. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1999, by Rodeo Homes. Enter the home through a two story entry foyer.  The home features a sunken bar in the informal living room, a full sized indoor sport court and a home theater. The views from this estate include the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, whitewater, Catalina Island and Palos Verdes. The home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property. Pelican Crest is a 24-hour guard gated community with 158 custom built estates.

Aug. 29, 2019

16th Annual Art in the Park

Art in the Park is back! The 16thAnnual Art in the Park will take place on Saturday, September 18th. (Make note of the new date this year) The Newport Beach Arts Foundation is hosting the event on the Civic Green in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://newportbeachartsfoundation.org/.

 

Irvine is a large mastered planned community in Orange County. This 66 square mile city was incorporated in 1971. Irvine is divided into 34 individual villages, each with residential developments, schools, parks and shopping and dining areas. Located at 5252 Royale Avenue, this 2,600 square foot home is part of theRanch development in theEl Camino Real Village. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2015. The home is a rare one story home, which was completely remodeled in 2015. Attention to detail can be seen in the marble fireplace, high volume ceilings and updated kitchen. This home sits on a 6,000 square foot piece of property, with a newly designed garden. This home doesn’t have Mello Roos taxes. The Ranch development was built by Pacesetter, Ayres and Presley Homes.It is bordered by Yale Avenue, Irvine Center Drive and Jeffrey Road. 

 

Pelican Hill is a group of five luxury developments which surround the world-class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Course. Located 5 Seahaven, this 5,200 square foot home is part of thePelican Ridge Estatesneighborhood. This four bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1996. This home sits on a 14,000 square foot home with a cul-de-sac setting. Enter the property on a double entrance circular drive. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted ceilings, custom crown moldings and crystal chandeliers. The gourmet kitchen features Sub Zero appliances, marble countertops and butler’s pantry. There are great views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding mountains and city night lights. Pelican Ridge Estates is 24 hour guard gated community. The homeowner’s association offers many amenities including a guard gate, clubhouse, swimming pool and tennis courts. 

Aug. 15, 2019

Painting and Prosecco

The world class Pelican Hill Resort and Spa is hosting a Painting and Prosecco class. This is an outdoor event on the lawn. Start with a glass of bubbly and while you watch the gorgeous sunset and make your own masterpiece. This class is being taught by Timree Gold, local art instructor. This is a step by step class, so it can accommodate any skill level. This is the perfect class for a group. The tickets include bottomless Prosecco, canvas and painting supplies and valet parking. The class will take place on Thursday, August 29thfrom 5:30pm to 7pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.pelicanhill.com/calendar/painting-prosecco/.

 

Irvineis a 66 square mile master planned city surrounded by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Located at 841 Polaaris Drive, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Coventry Courtin the Village of Columbus Square. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2005. Enter the home through a two story entry. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, large center island and opens onto the great room. This home sits on a 4,700 square foot piece of property. Coventry Court is a 55 plus community with several floorplans. There are many amenities in Columbus Square including walking trails, volleyball courts, barbeque area, swimming pool, and spa. 

 

Pelican Hillis situated in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill has developments surrounding three golf courses and with panoramic views of Pacific Ocean. Located at 42 Pelican Point, this 8,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2002. The estate has a Baroque inspired style with fabrics and stone imported from Europe. Attention to detail can be seen in the mosaics, hand blown glass windows and tromp I oeil style paintings. The home home has a theater, wine cellar and master suite spa. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, coastline, the 12thhole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course and evening sunsets.  This home sits on a 13,000 square foot piece of property.  Pelican Pointis south of Corona del Mar, off of the Pacific Coast Highway on the coast side. This is a 24-hour guard gated community of 48 estate style homes.

Aug. 2, 2019

'Kickin' Back at Sherman Library and Gardens

 

Sherman Library and Gardens is offering a special summer exhibit titled ‘Kickin’ Back.’ The exhibit features a large, colorful and funky series of oversized outdoor furniture. The furniture is open for visitors to sit, and climb on and relax in.  Included in the outdoor furniture are hammocks, swings and retro lawn chairs.  The exhibit will run from June 15th through September 22nd. This exhibit is included in the price of garden admission. For more information about this summer exhibit, see their website at: http://www.slgardens.org/.

Newport Coast is part of the Newport Beach. Originally it was its own city, Newport Coast was annexed by Newport Beach in 2001. From sandy beaches to horseback riding trails to golf, Newport Coast has something for everyone. Located at 11 Valore Drive, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Altezza community. This three bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1995. This is an end unit condo which features Travertine flooring, recessed lighting and custom built-ins. This condo has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and the surrounding mountains.  Altezza was built by Taylor Woodrow Homes and is a 24-hour guard gated community, with approximately 110 residences. Altezza amenities include a staffed clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool and is near to local beaches.

Pelican Hill is a guard gated group of five developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Located at 15 Sailcrest, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1999. The estate was built by Rodeo Homes, it features a two story foyer, media room and living room with a sunken bar. The subterranean level has a full sized sports court, gym, and sauna. Among the amazing views from this home and property are the Pacific Ocean, Newport Beach coastline, Catalina Island and views that stretch to Palos Verdes. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot property with mature landscaping. Pelican Crest is home to 158 residences and is a 24-hour guard gated community.

Sept. 11, 2018

21st Annual Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner

 

As fall begins, use fall plants and themes in creating great curb appeal. Remove spent summer annuals and replace them with chrysanthemums, kale, pansies and marigolds. Mums, pansies and marigolds are available in oranges and yellow colors; yellow is often referred to as the number one home selling color. You can always use pumpkins and squashes for a fun accent.

 

The 21st Annual Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation Dinner will be taking place on Thursday, September 20th. Awards will be given for Firefighter of the Year, Lifeguard Supervisor of the Year and Seasonal Lifeguard of the Year.  In addition, awards will be given to special honorees and merit award winners. There will be a gourmet dinner with cocktails and a live band will provide entertainment.  The dinner event is being held at the Newport Beach Marriot Hotel and Spa. The Marriott is located at 900 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. The dinner begins at 5:30pm and continues until 8:30pm. Tickets at $65 per person, table sponsorships are available. To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/21st-annual-newport-beach-fire-and-lifeguard-appreciation-dinner/.

 

Pelican Hill is luxurious community in the Newport Coast area of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is known for its extensive views of the Pacific Ocean from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes to Dana Point. Located at 15 Sailcrest, this 12,000 square foot estate is part of the Pelican Crest development. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1999 by Rodeo Homes. The home features, a media room, informal living room, formal dining room, sunken bar great hall. The lower level has a sports court, gym, sauna, steam shower, home theater and garage. There are astounding views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, white water, city night lights and evening sunsets. This home sits on a 20,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is lush landscaping with both hardscape and soft scape. Pelican Crest is made-up of 158 custom built estates which was planned by the Irvine Company.

 

Located at 208 Via Lido Nord, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1968. Attention to detail can be seen the stone fireplace, spiral staircase and custom wood cabinetry. The home has wonderful views of the Newport Harbor, surrounding mountains, the Bay and city night lights. . This home sits on a 2,700 square foot piece of waterfront property near a local park. Outdoors, there is a large dock with existing permits for expansion.