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The crown jewel of Newport Beach, CA is Corona Del Mar, with wonderful beach side cottages and cliff top compounds with marvelous ocean views of the pacific coastline.  Michael Franco specializes in exclusive coastal real estate from Seal Beach to San Clemente. 

 

If you would like a guided tour of some of the most breathtaking real estate and sunset views the pacific coast has to offer, get in touch with us today and we will be happy to help you in your quest to find your dream home.

Oct. 11, 2019

Community Days at Back Bay Science Center

Back Bay Science Center is having Community Days, an event which is free and open to the public. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Back Bay Science Center. Usually the science center is only scheduled to be open for programs during the week, this is a special opportunity to be there on the weekend. This event takes place on Sundays only, from 10am to 2pm. There will be opportunities to view the aquarium, walk the loop trail, view the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and watch the shore birds. For children the touch tanks will be open. Community days are free and open to all ages. Back Bay Science Center is located at 600 Shellmaker Road. For more information about this or one of their many other programs, see their website at: http://www.backbaysciencecenter.org/.

 

Pelican Hill is home to some of the most exclusive properties in Newport Beach. Due to its high bluff setting, Pelican Hill developments have expansive views reaching to Dana Point and Palos Verdes. Located at 7 Rim Ridge, this 9,900 square foot home is part of thePelican Hill development. This seven bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1997. Designed by renowned architect Brion Jeannette, this home was made for entertaining.Attention to detail can be seen in the glass elevator, a sauna and media lounge. The estate has forever views of the Pacific Ocean, Balboa Pier, the Pelican Hill Golf Course and Catalina Island. This home sits on a very large, 19,800 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy a swimming pool, basketball court and spa.Pelican Hill is a 24 hour guard gated community with 140 custom built estates. The development sits above the Crystal Cove State Park, with trails, beaches and green space.

 

Corona del Maris part of Newport Beach and encompasses all the land on the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Although the Irvine Terrance development is north of Avocado, it is still considered part of Corona del Mar. Located at 702 Marigold Avenue, this 1,300 square foot home is part of theNorth CDM community. This two bedroom, three bathroom condominium was built in 1999. Enter the unit through a delightful courtyard with a Dutch front door. Attention to detail can be seen in the hard wood floors, crown moldings and custom baseboards. There is a living room with a fireplace that open onto the dining room and kitchen. Everything is topped off with a roof top view deck. North CDM is north of the PCH and offers a large variety of real estate options. 

Sept. 25, 2019

3rd Annual Dine and Donate event

The 3rd Annual Dine and Donate event will be taking place throughout the month of September. September is national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of September restaurants across Orange County are partnering with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to raise awareness and funding. You can even host a donate and dine event at your home. Some the participating restaurants include Zov’s Newport Coast, several different Chipotles’, and The Stand in Irvine.  For more information about this event or to see a list of participating restaurants, see their website at:  https://pcrf-kids.org/pcrf-events/dine-and-donate-3/.

 

Pelican Hill is part of Newport Beach.  Pelican Hill is made-up several smaller communities surrounding the world class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Located at 37 Vista Luci, this 5,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Heights development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2000. The home has recently been updated with granite countertops, white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The home features a wrought iron staircase, trey ceilings and crown moldings. The formal living room has a wet bar and wine refrigerator. There are endless views of Newport Harbor, surrounding canyons, city night lights, and the Pacific Ocean. The views stretch to Palos Verdes.   This home sits on a 11,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. The CDM takes in all the land from the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits and the Irvine Terrace development. Located at 2572 Bungalow Place, this 2,500 square foot home is part of the Sail House community. This is a detached home on a corner with the largest floor plan available in Sail House. This three bedroom, three bathroom bungalow was built in 2002.  The home features a formal dining room and living room with a fireplace. The kitchen has a six burner stove, quartz countertops and a built-in microwave. Sail House has both attached and detached homes. All homes have an attached garage. Residents are within walking distance to the Villages of Corona del Mar. 

Sept. 11, 2019

More Than Pink Walk

The 2019 Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk is taking place on Sunday, September 22. The event begins with registration and continental breakfast at 6:30am.  The opening ceremony will begin at 8:30am and the walk begins after that. Walkers will gather at Fashion Island, at the Pacific Life Insurance Company Building. Money raised through this walk will support research, patient right advocates and support for Orange County women and their families, who have been impacted by breast cancer. For more information or to pre-register for the walk see their website at: 

http://orangecounty.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/CSM_OrangeCountyAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=7712.

 

Irvine is a 66 square mile master planned city in Orange County.The city was designed and built by the Irvine company as a completely master planned community in the 1960’s. Located at 71 Sherwood, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the Stonegate community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2018. This is a Seneca model home built by Richmond American. The open floor plan features custom hardwood floors, floor to ceiling bi-fold patio doors and spiral staircase. The chef’s kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a separate prep kitchen and an oversized island. This home sits on a 4,800 square foot piece of property. The property has been professionally landscaped with a water feature and artificial turf. Stonegate was designed and developed by the Irvine Company. Stonegate is adjacent to Woodbury and Woodbury East. 

 

Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.”  This area of Newport Beach encompasses the land on the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 219 Evening Canyon Road, this 9,500 square foot estate is part of the Shorecliffs development. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2003. Enter the home into a two story foyer. The home features formal living room and dining room, two studies and a wine cellar. Attention to detail can be seen in the Venetian plaster, inlaid walnut floors and imported marbles. An elevator services all floors. This home sits on a large 21,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a swimming pool, sport court, and mature landscaping. Shorecliffs is home to 146 custom built estates.

Aug. 29, 2019

"Boots on the Beach"

The Newport Dunes Resort is hosting ‘Boots on the Beach.” On Sunday, September 1st, ‘Boots on the Beach,’ will begin at 4:30pm.  The performance will feature Troubadour Experience, a George Straight tribute band, and Blown Away, a Carrie Underwood tribute band. Line Dancing begins at 4:30pm. This event is open to all ages. Tickets range in price from $20 to $60. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.newportdunes.com/event/boots-on-the-beach-ft-tributes-to-carrie-underwood-george-strait/.

 

Pelican Hillis a group of five luxury developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.  Due to its high bluff setting, Pelican Hill has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. Located at 4 Peninsula, this 4,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridgedevelopment. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1999. The gourmet kitchen is the centerpiece of the home and anchors the open floor plan.  This home sits on a 9,100 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowner’s will enjoy a swimming pool, barbeque island, and fire pit. Pelican Ridge was developed and planned by the Irvine Company. Pelican Ridge sits directly above Crystal Cove State Park. 

 

Corona del Maris part of the city of Newport Beach and encompasses all the land from the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 429 Isabella Terrace, this 6,800 square foot home is part of the Corona Highlandsdevelopment. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was just completed in 2019 and is ready to be occupied. The remodel was designed by architect Tim Nicol. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of reclaimed wood, metal roofing and hardwood white oak floors. The updated kitchen features Calcutta countertops, a butler’s pantry and stainless steel appliances. The home has views from almost every room of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor and city night lights.  This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Homeowner’s will enjoy relaxing be the swimming pool, or the fireside sitting area.  Corona Highlands is a North of PCH neighborhood. Residents are within walking distance of the beach.

Aug. 15, 2019

The Pacific Wine and Food Classic

The Pacific Wine and Food Classic will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 17thand 18th.  Local Chefs will serve up a summer inspired cuisine, there will also be more than 150 wines, beer and craft cocktails. The Pacific Wine and Food Classic will be held at the Newport Beach Dunes Waterfront Resort. This festival was named on the Ten Best Food festivals in North America in 2019. It was also voted by the LA Times as the Best Event in the OC in 2018. There are both general admission and VIP admission tickets available, VIP: guest hours are from 1pm to 5pm and general admission hours are from 2pm to 5pm. General admission tickets are $150 and VIP tickets are $200. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.newportdunes.com/event/pacific-wine-food-classic-2019/.

 

Pelican Hill is a one of the most luxurious areas of Newport Beach. Estates have amazing views of the golf course and near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes. Located at 1 Shoreridge, this 9,400 square foot home is situated in the Pelican Crestdevelopment. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2010. The home and property have amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the coastline, city night lights and wonderful evening sunsets. This estate sits on a very large 34,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a large array of resort style activities from an infinity edge pool, to a spa to a swim up bar with seating. In addition, there is a fire pit, putting green and built-in fireplace.Pelican Crest is a 24-hour guard gated master planned community with 158 custom built estates. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach, this area of the city encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 633 Cameo Highlands Drive, this 5,000 square foot home is part of the Cameo Highlands neighborhood. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2019 and is ready to be lived in. The home features Fleetwood doors and floor to ceiling windows for endless views. This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property, with a bluff setting. Outdoors, there is a swimming pool and spa. Cameo Highlands is home to 142 single family homes in a terraced development, maintaining all residents an ocean view. There is also access to a private gated beach for residents. 

Aug. 2, 2019

The Balboa Car Show in August

 

The Fun Zone parking lot is the site for The Balboa Car Show. Newport Bay makes for a beautiful backdrop for the car show. This show is free to attend. Also, there is no registration necessary for the show, it is open to all “cool looking” cars and motorcycles.  During the show there will be a free raffle, free donuts, a Best in Show award and music. The parking lot is located at 607 East Balboa Boulevard. For more information about the car show, see their website at: http://balboacarshow.com/.

 

Pelican Hill is made up five luxury developments that surround the world class Pelican Hill Spa, Resort and 36 hole golf course. Located at 22 Pelican Point Drive, this 7,300 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1996. Enter the home through a two story foyer with a spiral staircase, crystal sconces and a chandelier. Special to the home is a roof top terrace. Under the home is a seven car garage. There are expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the golf course. This home sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property. Pelican Point is home to 48 custom built estates and is a 24 hour guard gated community. Pelican Point sits above Crystal Cove State Park with three miles of sandy beaches and 2,400 acres of undeveloped land for outdoor activities.

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 3619 Ocean Boulevard, this 7,100 square foot home is part of the South CDM community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2001. The home is five stories and designed by Brion Jeanette. The gourmet kitchen features Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, granite countertops and a large island. There is an elevator to all levels. There is a private gate at the entrance. This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of bluff property, giving it wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and evening sunsets. Outdoors, there is a hot tub on the limestone patio. Residents are just steps away from their own private beach. South CDM is just a short drive from Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove

Oct. 22, 2017

Oktoberfest Tap Takeover

 

Even if you are not yet quite ready to sell your home, take some fall pictures both indoors and outdoors.  Regardless of the season, during a home sale, put out a photo album, with pictures showing the home in all seasons. In the photo album, put some photos from all seasons and months throughout the year, so potential buyers can see what the home looks like in all seasons.

 

 

It is Oktoberfest Tap Takeover time at the Sidedoor gastropub from September 28th through October 30th. The Tap Takeover will take place from 5pm to 11pm each day. The taps will be taken over by select German beers including Weihenstephaner Pils, Hofbrau Munchen, Grevensteiner lager and Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel.  The Sidedoor is an English style gastropub. The Sidedoor is located at 3801 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information, see their website at http://sidedoorcdm.com/.

 

 

Corona del Mar is a section of Newport Beach which encompasses all the land on the sea side of the San Juan Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 2525 Ocean Boulevard, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Channel Reef development. This is a first floor unit. This three bedroom, three bathroom condo was built in 1962. This unit has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, the channel and the swimming pool. The large patio has easy access to the swimming pool and barbeque area. Channel Reef is a small 47 unit condo complex with 24 hour security. The homeowners’ association provides a salt water pool, spa, barbeque areas and deep water marina with slips large enough for 45 foot yachts. Residents are within walking distance to Big Corona Beach and Pirates Cove Beach.

 

 

Located at 5 Windemere Court, this 5,500 square foot home is part of Pelican Ridge development in the Pelican Hill. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1994. Attention to detail can be seen in the stone floors, high ceilings and the curved staircase. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the harbor, bay, the coastline and the city night lights from this house. This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Pelican Ridge is a 24 hour guard gated community built by the Irvine Company.

 

 

Located at 231 Via Lido Soud, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This three bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1992. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and stainless French doors. Attention to detail can be seen in the wine cellar, wood flooring and crown moldings. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, the Bay and white water. This home sits on a 3,400 square foot piece of property. The home has a dock.

 

Chancellor is a development in the University Park Village in the city of Irvine. Chancellor has detached one and two level single family homes. This development was built between 1964 and 1972. Homes have between two to six bedrooms with three bathrooms and range in square footage from 1,500 square feet to 2,850 square feet.  University Park is a mid-sized master planned community is west of the 405 Freeway and bordered by Culver Drive, Jeffrey Boulevard and University Drive.

Oct. 9, 2017

Spa Happy Hour on Fall Weekdays

 

In the entry foyer or entry area, where potential buyers will enter your home during an open house or showing leave out a guest book. Ask people to leave comments in the book. During the fall season, put out mini-bags of candy corn or mini candy bars next to the guest book to encourage people to leave comments, and then use these comments to help sell your home quickly.

 

 

Spa Happy Hour on Fall Weekdays will be held on now through Tuesday, October 31st. The Spa at the Island Hotel is offering specials on spa services Monday through Friday. Happy Hour beings at 4pm and continues until 8pm. Choose from any two, 30 minute treatments including a reflexology massage, island express facial, power stretch and many others. The Spa at the Island Hotel is located at 690 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information or to make an appointment see their website at: http://www.islandhotel.com/spa/.

 

 

Corona del Mar is well known for its pristine sandy beaches, sparkling tide pools and cliff side views. Located at 2534 Bungalow Place, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Sail House community. This two bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2002. The home has been recently remodeled in a contemporary style. The kitchen features top of the line appliances, Calcutta marble surfaces and island with seating. The house has extensive use of stone, glass and porcelain. There are peek-a-boo views of Newport Harbor and the shoreline. Sail House was designed by John Laing home and has both attached and detached condos. All Condos have an attached garage. Residents are within walking distance of the Villages of Corona del Mar and the Newport Beach Dog Park.

 

 

Aliso Laguna is a development in Laguna Beach. Aliso Laguna is home to one of Laguna Beach’s most famous streets, “Ocean Vista Street.” There are both condos and single family homes in the Aliso Laguna. This neighborhood has a high bluff setting giving homes a nice view of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Homes range in price from $700,000 to 1.6 million dollars. This development is in the heart of the Laguna Beach, within walking distance of dining, shopping and entertainment in South Laguna.

 

 

Located at 2 Lantana, 4,600 square foot home is part of the Belcara development in Newport Coast.  This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2004. The open floor plan allows for abundant natural light.  This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy relaxing by the swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque and outdoor fireplace. Belcara is part of the Pacific Ridge area.

 

 

Located at 123 Via Florence, this 5,600 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This three bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2005. This home was designed by architect John O’Neill. Attention to detail can be seen in the Venetian plaster, Italian limestone and antique walnut. This home sits on a 6,700 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting at the food of Piazza Lido.

Sept. 26, 2017

Unleash the Love Fundraiser

 

De-cluttering is one of the first steps in getting ready for a home sale. Put away most knick knacks, just leave out a vase or fruit bowl, keep things simple. Pack away out of season clothing, this will make closets appear larger and organized. Remove all the magnets, photos and other items from the front of refrigerator.  Remove unnecessary items from the pantry, so it too looks larger and organized.

 

 

The Unleash the Love Fundraiser will be held on Thursday, September 28th.  This fundraiser supports the work of Three Pack Funds, which goes to saving animals, supporting volunteers and educating the public on local animal rescue organizations. The fundraiser begins at 5pm and ends at 8pm. Unleash the Love will be held at FiveCrown Restaurant, located at 3801 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information, see their website at: http://3packfunds.org/.

 

 

Corona del Mar is a known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” This area is filled with cliff side views, sandy beaches, great shops and restaurants. Located at 4721 Dorchester Road, this 3,000 square foot home is part of the Cameo Highlands development. This three bedroom two bathroom home was built in 1961. Enter the home through a courtyard. This single level home has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and spectacular evening sunsets. This home sits on an 8,300 square foot piece of property within walking distance of a park. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a pebble clad swimming pool, water features and an outdoor fireplace. Cameo Highlands has 142 single story homes and a private gated beach.

 

 

Located at 701 Bayside Drive, this 4,400 square foot home is part of the Promontory Bay development in Newport Beach. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2007. The home features five fireplaces, a three car garage and an outdoor fireplace. This home sits on a 5,300 square foot piece of property. Promontory Bay is in the Lower Newport Bay-Balboa Island area of Newport Beach. This development is on a manmade peninsula.  All 62 custom built homes are waterfront with their own dock.

 

 

Located at 1000 Flamingo Road, this five bedroom, six bathroom home is part of the Rancho Laguna development in Laguna Beach. This 10,200 square foot home was built in 2013. This home sits on a very large 42,000 square foot home.  This home features a 10 car garage, high ceilings and custom glass and walnut staircase. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a 10 person spa, custom swimming pool with a swim up bar and an entertaining cabana.  There are views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding canyons, white water and city night lights. Rancho Laguna has a population of approximately 350 people.

 

Cypress is a development in Newport Coast. Cypress is a guard gated community and was built between 2004 and 2006. There are four distinctive floor plans to choose from with Tuscan and Provencal farmhouse architectural style. Cypress has wonderful views of the Saddleback Mountain Range, the Pacific Ocean, surrounding canyons and wonderful evening sunsets. There is a community pool, spa and barbeque area.

Sept. 13, 2017

Discover Shop's Fall Preview

 

When you are having open houses or showing of your home, when it is listed on the real estate market, leave out little snacks. As fall is setting in, consider leaving out apple cider and little packets on corn candy or mini wrapped chocolate bars. Leave them out in a basket or pretty candy bowl.

 

 

The Discover Shop’s Fall Preview will take place on Friday and Saturday, September 15th and 16th. The Discover Shop will be open from 10am to 6pm each day. This is the perfect way to finish off a fall outfit with scarves, leather jackets, cashmere sweaters, boots and accessories.  Shopping at the Discovery Shop supports the American Cancer Society. The Discovery Shop is located at 2600 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information, see their website at: https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate/more-ways-to-give/discovery-shops-national.html.

 

 

Corona del Mar is a popular area within Newport Beach well known for its sandy beaches, tide pools and astounding cliff side views. Located at 2209 Bayside Drive, this property is up for auction and is situated in the Bayside Drive Custom development. The property is a very large 24,000 square feet.  Bidding will begin at 11.9 million dollars. The property includes a historical icon, the original 350 foot ferry dock for Newport Harbor built in 1920. In addition, the lot has 100 feet of private beach.  Bayside Drive is a prime bay front street that is a two and half mile stretch between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway. Corona del Mar State Park Beach, Pirate’s Cove and Bayside Drive County Beach are all within walking distance.

 

 

Located at 11 Clear Water, this 12,000 square foot custom built estate is located in the Crystal Cove Custom development. This seven bedroom, eleven bathroom home was built in 2011 by Rodeo Homes. The home features a temperature controlled wine cellar, private gym and sound studio. Views include the Pacific Ocean, white water, Newport Bay, Catalina Island, city night lights and spectacular evening sunsets. The home sits on a 21,000 square foot piece of property. Crystal Cove is a 24 hour guard gated community.

 

 

Located 42 Pelican Point Drive, this 8,800 square foot estate is part of the Pelican Point development. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2002. The home has a European Baroque architectural style. Attention to detail can be seen in the hand blown glass windows, trompe I oeil styel paintings and custom mosaics. This home has views of 12th hole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course. Pelican Point is a 24 hour guard gated development of just 48 custom built homes.

 

 

Alta Vista is a development in the Eastside area of Costa Mesa. This condo complex was built in 1975. The condos range in square footage from 1,058 to 1,500 square feet with three bedrooms and two or three bathrooms. There are just 16 condos in this complex. Most units have been updated or remolded in recent years. Residents are within walking distance of Back Bay.