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102 Condos for rent in Newport Beach, CA

Finding condos for rent in Newport Beach is almost no different than renting an apartment in a big complex. The real difference is the ownership. Condos are owned by indivi... Read Guide >
15 Northampton Court Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$7,995
3505 sqft
Newly refreshed 3 bedroom + 3.5 bathroom condo with bonus room and 3 car garage in Newport Beach **MOVE IN SPECIAL - $500 OFF THE FIRST MONTH'S RENT** APG Properties (DRE #01525202) Please check our website to view the virtual tour. To schedule a private self-tour, please click the link below: https://secure.rently.com/properties/3926347?source=marketing Private gated community of Belcourt Hill with amazing Ocean and Catalina views Main level access through a private enclosed courtyard All new interior paint All new flooring downstairs Primary bedroom suite with fireplace and spa-like bathroom on entry level Large Walk in shower, soaking tub, dual vanities, spacious closet Custom kitchen features granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances Refrigerator is included Breakfast room with counter seating Formal Dining room and open living area take advantage of the beautiful Ocean views Each level has a full length balcony High ceilings and tile flooring frame the raised seating area Oversized downstairs living entertainment area with fireplace 2 full bathrooms downstairs Laundry room with washer & dryer hookups Bonus room downstairs 3 car garage Central heat and AC Community pool Conveniently located near Newport Center, Fashion Island, and UCI Easy access to the 73 and 55 freeways NON-SMOKING HOME $7995 Security Deposit can be paid over 2 months! **MOVE IN SPECIAL - $500 OFF THE FIRST MONTH'S RENT** This home is generally Pet Restricted, however, there may be exceptions under Federal or State law. This Property is offered by APG Properties DRE #01525202 Equal Opportunity Housing. We accept all sources of income. Check out our website at http://apgproperties.com/find-a-home/ Please email info@apgproperties.com for more details. Rental Terms: Rent: $7,995, Application Fee: $49.50, Security Deposit: $7,995, Available Now This property allows self guided viewing without an appointment. Contact for details.
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18 San Sovino Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$5,250
1652 sqft
Experience resort-style living at its finest in this upgraded single-level 2-bed, 2-bath condo with zero-stair entry in award-winning hill-top gated Ziani community of Newport Coast, offering approximately 1650 sqft of fine living space. Highly sought-after location with open space in front and facing no other properties for ideal privacy and views. Large patio in front is the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying the views or having a barbeque. Direct-access 2-car side-by-side garage. Ample rich accents including exotic wooden moldings, plantation shutters and built-ins, tile and hardwood flooring, granite countertops and more. Stainless steel appliances. Huge master bedroom quarter with direct access to patio through French doors, spa-like tub and jacuzzi, dual sinks, separate walk-in shower and large walk-in closet. 2nd bathroom full with bathtub. Large living room with fireplace and dedicated dining room. The Ziani community also offers many outdoor amenities including a swimming pool, clubhouse, several sitting areas, an outdoor fireplace and park in addition to access to fantastic walking and biking trails and award-winning schools.
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608 Heliotrope Avenue .5 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$8,500
1250 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Flower Street dream townhouse! One of the best back units in the best location of the Corona del Mar Village. Newer build with extra high ceilings and an abundance of light! Magical views from the Spectacular roof deck with a cozy Fireplace. This home actually has 3 Fireplaces to enjoy! The main living area is open and bright! The kitchen features top-of-the-line Thermador appliances and a Quartz island. The primary suite is on the same level, complete with a walk-in closet, fireplace, wrap-around balcony, and a spa-like ensuite bathroom with a lovely soaking tub, separate walk-in shower, and dual sinks. The washer and Dryer are on included and conveniently located on the main level. The second bedroom is upstairs with a beautiful ensuite bathroom and a loft area, both with access to the roof-top deck. Flat-screen TVs are included in the Living Room and the Primary Suite. Attached garage and carport for 2 car parking. In the best location for ultimate walkability! Beach, restaurants, ad shopping are all close by! This home is beautiful and immaculate! Don't miss this one!
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417 Narcissus Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$19,500
1700 sqft
Exceptional New Construction with an abundance of outdoor space in the Heart of CDM Village. Contemporary European styling meets the convenience and amenities of beach town living. A bold modern black and white facade topped by a dual butterfly roofline welcomes you home to the charming and coveted Flower Streets neighborhood. Breeze through the garden gate into your private and spacious front patio with built-in seating around a modern fire feature. Pivot the grand front door open to reveal an indoor/outdoor great room with ten-foot ceilings and a luxuriously appointed kitchen. The first level includes seating and dining areas, a kitchen island waterfall bar and seating accentuated by pendant lights and chic, black-anodized sink, and faucet, top of the line Thermador appliance suite, and built-in custom paneled refrigerator. Exquisite clean-line cabinetry replete with chic, yet easy to maintain porcelain slab countertops with matching slab backsplash. Dine al fresco in your additional private main-level patio. This home is curated with custom sleek yet warm textures and unique finishes that you won't see in majority of homes. Flush baseboards, custom wood doors, slatted wood wall features, and wide light oak floorboards give it a charming feel. Rising on hardwood treads and glass railings, the light-filled stairway shaft ascends to the second level with two-bedroom suites. The large primary suite is complete with a fireplace, a large custom walk-in closet, and a balcony. The stunning five-fixture primary bathroom is unusually spacious for this Village location and designed with upgraded fixtures, premium quartzite slab counters, and LED mirrors. The laundry room includes top-of-the-line LG washer and dryer. Continue upwards to the third level where you?ll find the third bedroom, which makes for a fantastic home office or an additional guest suite. The highlight of this new home may well be its expansive third-story roof decks. The larger deck is equipped with a sink and underneath fridge, and wired for audio/video entertainment. Partially covered by finished wood paneling on the underside of the standing seam metal roof, built in heaters and illuminated by recessed fixtures and wall sconces, the deck is largely open to our famous California golden sunshine. One car garage plus covered carport.
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835 Amigos Way Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$5,750
1754 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Location, Luxury and Lifestyle in Newport Beach!!! RARE& AMAZING OPPORTUNITY to rent a charming, contemporary home in a highly desirable area, The Bluffs. Clean as a whistle and ready to move-in! Features include brand-new heater, new designer carpet, new blinds, new white windows (to be installed on 8/30-9/1), fresh designer paints (over $40,000) with 3 stylish bedrooms, 2.5 updated bathrooms. Recently upgraded kitchen with white shaker cabinetry, quartz countertops, white bathroom cabinets, luxury vinyl plank flooring throughout. The home has lots of natural daylight with an open-concept main level living room, a large view enriched dining room and a sliding glass door to a spacious patio. The master bedroom opens to the large beautiful patio with 2 sliding glass doors with the scenic view of park-like greenbelts, mature trees and a resort-style community. Great Association facilities including a pool, community tennis court and maintenance of front yards. Minutes away from the best shopping malls, fine restaurants and gorgeous white, sandy beaches, Fashion Island, and Eastbluff Elementary/Corona Del Mar High School. World-class resorts, golf, beaches and Back Bay hiking and biking trails are around the corner.
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601 Lido Park Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$14,500
1860 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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601 Lido Park Drive Building is the ultimate in elegance. This uniquely private luxury residence captures spectacular ocean and channel views. Water views are not only spectacular from the living room, but, being a corner unit, also from both bedrooms of this condominium. The building boasts a 24 hour doorman and security, on site maintenance, and is professionally managed. Walking distance to fine restaurants, a hotel, the charm of Cannery Village and the recently enhanced Lido Marina Village, and amenities which include: a workout room, meeting room, outdoor pool and spa, and a private boat dock for residents (based on availability), makes this a truly wonderful place to live. For the waterman, paddleboard right from the building. Walking or a short bike ride reaches various surfing locations. The 601 Lido Park Drive Building represents an incomparable lifestyle which should be seen to truly appreciate. Fully furnished, turn key executive residence with weekly maid service located in a full service high rise building with 24 hour Concierge services on-site.
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6 Chandon Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
3 Bedrooms
$7,200
2300 sqft
Live in the desirable gated Coastal community of Newport Ridge Vistas. Enjoy serene Canyon and Hillside views from this highly upgraded 3 bedroom home offered in pristine move-in condition. The first floor consists of a large living room with views of the canyon, formal dining room, with high ceilings, tastefully remodeled kitchen and adjoining family room. The second floor offers a spacious Master Suite with sweeping views, dual closets , cozy fireplace, balcony and adjoining upgraded Master Bath. There are two additional bedrooms and a remodeled bathroom on this level. Additional upgrades include: Beautiful hardwood floors, crown moldings, custom shutters & custom paints throughout. Come home to the delightful patio with hot tub, built-in BBQ and fire table… an ideal spot for in-home entertaining. A two car attached garage with tons of storage and direct home access completes the offering. Close to Orange Counties best beaches, shopping, wonderful restaurants, great schools and John Wayne Airport
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508 Marigold Avenue 1/2 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$7,500
1249 sqft
BEAUTIFUL NEW CONSTRUCTION. Great location in the heart of the Corona Del Mar Village on the Flower Streets. Walk to all the charming restaurants and shops on Coast Highway. PLUS a very short stroll to The Beach at Big Corona, plus fabulous views at Inspiration and Lookout Point. This home has a great open floorplan which includes a gourmet kitchen with high end stainless Sub Zero Refrigerator, 8 Burner Stove, Oven, Microwave. Dishwasher and a functional Island. Washer and Dryer are included. The loggia includes a fireplace and is a great area to relax, study and exercise. Large Rooftop deck let's you enjoy the wonderful California sunshine and cool Ocean breezes. This well appointed home includes wood floors with quartz countertops on the kitchen Island and bathroom counters. Home is also prewired for Surround sound and security cameras. Attached 1 car garage plus a carport. The garage includes 220 to make it easier for charging an electric vehicle. Home includes solar panels, Air Conditioning and a tankless water heater. IF YOUR DREAM IS TO LIVE IN CORONA DEL MAR THAN 508 1/2 MARIGOLD IS WAITING FOR YOU.
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705 Goldenrod Avenue 1/2 Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$6,500
1543 sqft
Location, Location, Location. In the heart of the Corona Del Mar Village on the Flower Streets. Walk to all of the charming restaurants and Shops on Coast Highway. Goldenrod is home to the fabulous pedestrian bridge which leads you to world famous beaches, Inspiration and Lookout Point. This home is fabulous and turnkey with wood floors plus a high end gourmet kitchen , including a Stainless Steel Viking 6 Burner stove and Stainless Steel Jenn-Aire Refrigerator. Of course a dishwasher, microwave and wine refrigerator is also included plus a washer and dryer. 4 wonderful fireplaces A rarely seen large 3 bedroom rear unit which also includes Heat plus AC. 2 Master Suites plus a 3rd bedroom perfect for guests, office or game-room. The large rooftop deck has beautiful Ocean Views and Sunsets. This home has everything you can desire in a beach house. WAIT THERE IS MORE. One block away is an awesome elementary school and park plus Tennis Courts.
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1215 Bayside Drive Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$14,000
1864 sqft
Beautiful, immaculate and newly remodeled single-level luxury condominium is ideally located at the water’s edge. This property sits close to popular Balboa Island and Corona del Mar Village. The home features dual outdoor living spaces with an over 40 foot private terrace overlooking the water as well as a private oversized terrace at the entry with a garage. Breathtaking sunset views from this beautiful bayside property. A short walk to neighboring retail and dining as well as Marine Ave. The home features 2 bedrooms + 2 baths and an oversized great room with fireplace and direct access to the terrace, wood floors throughout, office space, beautifully remodeled gourmet kitchen with stone countertops and stainless steel appliances, large master suite with spacious closets and spa style bath with dual vanities, guest bedroom.
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1045 W Balboa Blvd Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$10,000
1895 sqft
Short term, fully furnished home on Balboa Peninsula. Newer construction completed in August 2019, this home features clean lines, abundant natural light, and soaring ceilings. The main living level is spacious and inviting, and the over-sized roof deck is perfect for entertaining or private relaxation. Ideally situated between the iconic Balboa Fun Zone and the newly developed Marina Park, Lido House Resort, and many surrounding shops and restaurants, you will love the lifestyle this home provides while being only one house from the sand and surf.
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401 Seaward Road Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$6,500
1398 sqft
Rarely do units in the 601 Seaward building become available for lease. Perfectly positioned in Corona Del Mars Village with renowned restaurants and shopping distance restaurantsto Crystal Cove Natural Preserve trails, Corona Del Mar Beach and Fashion Island
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5 Shellprint Court Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$5,800
1844 sqft
One Nautical Mile is a gated community situated in a gated community less than one-mile to the beach. Built by Shea Homes in 2005, this property is freshly painted and has new carpet.
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73 Ocean Vista Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$8,000
2787 sqft
This single level lower residence offers a rarely available chance to secure a turn-key rental in the resort style, Sea Island community. Immaculately maintained, this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home effortlessly melds today’s trends with the casual comfort of beachside living. Entertain effortlessly, enjoying a seamless flow from the enormous living area to the gracious dining room out to the expansive private yard creating seamless indoor-outdoor living. Retreat to the primary suite to find views of the backyard, ample storage in the walk-in closet and a bathroom carefully created for serenity. Two secondary bedrooms, in- unit laundry, and two outdoor areas completed the home. Sea Island is one of Newport’s finest offering a 24-hour guarded gate, tennis courts, pools, spas, and a newly remodeled clubhouse. Sea Island is in the heart of Newport Beach and moments away from the area's best restaurants, shopping, beaches, freeways, and airports.
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3161 2nd Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$14,500
1558 sqft
Almost brand new! Gorgeous, stunning, super uber cool Corona del Mar home for lease starting August 1 through November 30, 2022. FULLY TURN KEY FURNISHED and Fully Equipped with everything you need just bring your toothbrush and clothes! Almost 1600 sf 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and PARKING for THREE CARS! Roof deck with BBQ! Covered loggia! The kitchen is a gourmet cooks dream! 48" pro range with 6 gas burners and a griddle with Double oven and additional wall oven. 48" subzero and Quartz counters. Large island with seating. Tons of windows and high ceilings! The primary bedroom has a King sized bed and the two guest rooms have queen sized beds. All rooms have their own bathroom. The primary bathroom is gorgeous and spa like with dual vanities a huge shower and a separate soaking tub. Enjoy ultimate walkability here! Walk to the beach, shopping and so many fantastic eateries! NO SMOKING allowed. Call regarding Pets.
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500 35th Street Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$6,500
1200 sqft
Beautiful coastal 3 bed 2 bath downstiars fully furnished aparment in the most most desirable area of Newport Beach! Walking distance to Lido Marina, Lido House Hotel, shopping center and the Beach
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315 Goldenrod Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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4 Bedrooms
$20,000
2800 sqft
315 Goldenrod is a sophisticated and beautifully furnished vacation property ideally located in the coveted 300 block in Corona del Mar Village, south of Pacific Coast Highway. It is conveniently located just steps from the footbridge to CdM village shops and restaurants and 2 blocks to the beach. This charming and luxuriously updated four bedroom, three bath home has a recently remodeled chef’s kitchen with a large quartz island and top of the line stainless appliances. 315 Goldenrod has the quintessential large front patio to relax while greeting neighbors and a private rooftop deck with chaises to soak up the sun while enjoying neighborhood views. The garage is currently set up as a home gym with, rowing machine and free weights for your use. Use of a carport is included in this vacation lease. Home has two internet lines coming into the home the primary line is 1 gig. 315 Goldenrod sets the stage for you to experience the best of all that CdM has to offer and is close to Newport Beach, Newport Coast and Laguna Beach.
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212 Marguerite Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$25,000
2500 sqft
Fully furnished rental. Call for availability. Ocean view. Built in 2008, 212 Marguerite is an elegantly furnished 2500 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath retreat that presents multiple indoor/outdoor living spaces including a game room, a chef’s kitchen, open dining room adjacent to living room with fireplace and bi-fold doors that open to a balcony with views of the Newport Jetty and Catalina Island. In addition, there's a spectacular 850sf roof top deck for relaxing and enjoying the ocean view. The master suite is on the main (second) floor offering a queen size bed, 50' TV, see-through fireplace from bedroom to master bath, ensuite, master bath with Swedish air tub, separate shower, large walk-in closet, and private balcony. The first floor has a large game room with fireplace, 50" TV, wet bar, two guest rooms, one queen, one double, with 42" TV's with adjacent shared bath. The third floor has an office with wet bar, 1/2 bath, 5G Internet, with views of Big Corona Beach. The home is set up with streaming music throughout, including roof decks. The 850 square foot roof decks are a great place to entertain and enjoy one of the best sunset views in all of Corona Del Mar. The roof deck has a large fireplace and a secluded elevated area with hot tub. There is a one car garage and one carport included in the monthly rental.
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412 Acacia Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$17,500
1929 sqft
Perfect opportunity to spend your spring or summer in the most charming community of Corona del Mar village! This newly remodeled front unit boasts custom designer finishes and furniture. The main level features a gourmet kitchen with marble countertops, new Sub Zero fridge, Viking stove, Bosch dishwasher and a large dining area with high ceilings and glass doors leading to a BBQ station. Entertain on the front patio with built-in fire pit, bench seating and dining and lush landscaping. The family room includes two sitting areas, fireplace, powder room and Smart TV. The main bedroom is on the second level and includes a fireplace, walk-in closet and a fabulous bathroom with a separate tub and shower. You will also find a second bedroom and bath on this level. Enjoy the sunsets and gorgeous ocean views from the upper level bedroom and deck. Watch the boats sail by in the harbor and soak in the sun from this private area. It's a short stroll to the famous beaches, restaurants, world-class shopping and a quick drive to the John Wayne airport. Don't miss out on the best spot in town!
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23 Lucania Drive Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$7,000
1543 sqft
Please call or text Mark at 949-395-4688 to schedule a showing. Showing start on 7/1/2022.
504 Avocado Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$18,000
1924 sqft
$18,000 per month or $16,000 per month on a 1 year lease. Custom home in the heart of CDM on Ocean Side, offers sit-down ocean views spectacular Catalina sunsets from master bed, living room, & Outside front patio Main floor Master Bedroom Understated elegance welcomes you through the Dutch door. Bright and open floor plan features 3BD, 3BA, 1,924 sq. of living space with impeccable attention to details. Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, Viking appliances, Bosch dishwasher, center island, intimate dining room drenched in light charmingly located in the turret. Custom design with the finest finishes: distressed walnut, cherry hardwood flooring throughout, travertine baths, granite & marble countertops, custom built- in closets, vaulted ceilings. Walk to beach, shops, and restaurants! 1 mile walk to Balboa Island or fashion island mall. Must be seen to fully appreciate.
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2108 Vista Dorado Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$5,200
2400 sqft
Wonderful, gorgeous green belt location with views (largest greenbelts in the Bluffs) Enter through the private gated courtyard, complete with fountain, romantic lighting, covered patio area (under an amazing tree) for alfresco dinning or to enjoy your favorite beverage, and potting area for your green thumb. You will enter a "picture perfect" home. New carpeting, a very light, bright and open floor plan. Professionally color coordinated, this expanded "E" plan is move in perfect. Custom gourmet kitchen, complete with granite counter tops and cabinets, pull out drawers and an amazing space saving pantry. Volume ceilings throughout, custom lighting fixtures, main floor master suite with window seat, walk-in closet and a wall of lighted closets; overlooks the greenbelts and tunnel that leads to the back bay..wait till you see the master bath! Downstairs you have 2 huge bedrooms (one with a gigantic walk-in closet), laundry room complete with washer/dryer (plus storage) and a full bath, family room that opens to the back patio with stunning lights, fountain, foliage & custom gate that opens to greenbelts, walking paths, shortcut to the back bay and the renowned Reflection Pond! Enjoy picnics, summer concerts, long walks or just plain fun! Award winning Corona Del Mar schools. Shopping and medical are all within the community. 6 pool and spa areas, clubhouse and carefree living. Welcome to California's prestigious Riviera...the best restaurants, shopping and lifestyle in America.
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23 Via Amanti Photo Gallery 1
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3 Bedrooms
$6,800
2204 sqft
Welcome to this detached Newport Coast home with no common walls in Verona. 2 story floor plan with 3 bedrooms +1 bonus room that could be used as an office/theatre or nursery and 2.5 baths. Brand new vinyl wood flooring throughout downstairs, and brand new carpet upstairs, Light and bright kitchen with quality stainless steel appliances and granite counters, floor-to-ceiling French doors/windows providing natural light, with a custom stone fireplace in the living room, elegant master suite with walk-in closet and travertine stone bathroom and French doors which opens up to a balcony for lovely breezy nights and full fresh paint are just a few of what this lovely home offers. Walking distance to mostly everything! Minutes to fashion Island, Airport, spectrum, and beaches. A wonderful opportunity!
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615 Acacia Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$4,950
624 sqft
AVAILABLE NOW! Situated on the ocean side of PCH, is 615 1/2 Acacia, a detached rear home. Upon entering the gated yard, one will find a well-kept garden, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. Upstairs, this freshly painted, original cottage offers one bedroom and one bath, with a separate studio unit downstairs, along with one full bath as well. The downstairs area is perfect for a home office, or it can be used as another full bedroom, which opens out onto the gardens. The upstairs kitchen is open to the living and dining room. This unit is complete with one car garage, washer / dryer and offers an abundance of natural light. The walkability of this home is unparalleled, being only steps from Begonia Park. It is also close to boutiques and diverse dining, including Zinc Cafe, Bandera, Quiet Woman, and Five Crowns. Only minutes to Big Corona Beach and the other beautiful beaches of Corona del Mar.
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City Guide for Newport Beach, CA

Affectionately known as the OC -- Orange County lies 40 miles south of Los Angeles. In the center of it all is Newport Beach, home to the ultra-status conscious, ultra-rich and ultra-conservative – sort of an über-trifecta.

Newport Beach epitomizes what the rest of the world considers California: Sunshine and beaches and, oh, the beaches. NB is, after all, home to the annual Newport Beach Sandcastle Competition. You’re sure to find a place to park your buns on the eight miles of beaches that Newport offers. After all that sun and sand, though, you’ll need a place to shower and lay your head, so read on future Newpsie. That's what we're calling you.

Some NB neighborhoods, such as Port Streets and Corona del Mar, are primarily residential with few, if any, apartments. To make your search easier, we’ll focus on neighborhoods with plenty of apartment, condo and townhouse rentals. By the way, the median gross rent in all of Newport Beach is $1,774.

Balboa Island

A man-made haven in Newport Bay, Balboa Island’s biggest attraction is the opportunity to live right on the beach. This may also be a negative, especially during the summer tourist season with nosy out-of-towners peering into your yard and windows. Although most of the rentals here are of the vacation variety, there are homes and apartments for residents. Plan on paying a premium to live here or on the adjacent “Little Balboa.” Rents range from $1,400 to $12,500 a month. Balboa and Little Balboa are full of community-minded folks so if you like to get involved in your hood, this is your spot.

The Peninsula

The 3-mile long Balboa Peninsula runs east of 45th Street and wraps its arms around the islands and the harbor. The area around Balboa Pier is where a lot of the young, single crowd lives. Surfers know this area as home to The Wedge, a well-known, treacherous surf spot. A lot of the more inexpensive rentals here are apartments attached to single-family homes and it’ll take a concerted effort to find one of these. A 2-bedroom apartment, a block from the pier, rents for $1,900. Expect to pay a minimum of $2,500 for an oceanfront condo and townhouses on the beach run from $3,000 a month and up. Most of your neighbors here are younger than the median age of all of NB, but, not by much – the median age of residents here is mid 30s.

West Bay

The West Bay area is the most congested part of the city, with people packed onto the beach and lots of college students. Lido Village – the area between the bay and Newport Blvd. and north of 32nd St., offers lofts for $1,100 and other apartments and condos with rents as high as $6,000.

Newport Heights

Although living across the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH to locals) won’t put you seaside, it does have its advantages. Chief among them: lower rent. The area bordered by Newport Blvd, 17th St. and Irvine Ave. is known as Newport Heights and you may just get yourself a 1 bedroom condo for $1,295 a month.

Eastbluff

Since you’re considering a place off the beaten beach path, you might want to take a stroll around the Eastbluff neighborhood. Here, you can snag a 1,000 square foot, fully furnished unit for about $2,000 a month. Folks that live in Eastbluff love it for its proximity to Fashion Island Mall and the Back Bay’s wildlife preserve. Check out the townhomes west of Eastbluff Drive. The views here can be pretty special.

Newport North

Newport North is an older neighborhood, home to a large number of college students. It’s a convenient hood, within walking distance to a huge array of restaurants and bars. Two bedroom apartments here can be had for $1,750, making it quite reasonable with a roommate.

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What to keep in mind when looking for condos in Newport Beach, CA

Finding condos for rent in Newport Beach is almost no different than renting an apartment in a big complex. The real difference is the ownership. Condos are owned by individuals within the same building. However, apartments in a large complex are owned by a single landlord or property management group.

Sometimes the price of condos in Newport Beach may prove cheaper. The owners are often moving onto a new home or leaving the city and just need someone to cover the costs. Apartment complexes are designed to deal with tenant issues, make repairs, and care for the property. Condo owners will still deal with repairs and upkeep but may need more time to address a problem, especially if they don’t live nearby. However, condo owners have a more vested interest in the property and keeping their tenants happy to reduce turnover.

Choose the best condos for rent in Newport Beach that meet your wishlist for budget, amenities, and layout. You probably won’t notice the difference between the condos and apartments you tour.