5 Places for an Extended Stay in Newport Beach
ICYMI: Real Estate is having a moment in Newport Beach. Powerhouses like The Oppenheim Group from Netflix’s “Selling Sunset” and Tarek El Moussa and Christina Haack of HGTV’s “Flip or Flop” are just a few of the real estate gurus who’ve tapped into the Newport Beach market. And it’s easy to see why. Our city’s seaside location, near-perfect weather and abundance of beachfront properties make it a (more than) ideal place to call home. The good news? You don’t have to buy a property to live the Newport Beach lifestyle. With an assortment of beach house rentals and multi-bedroom suites and bungalows at hotels, you can turn a weekend vacation into an extended stay! Here’s where to book your extra-long staycation in Newport Beach.
Chic, luxurious and spacious, Lido House’s coastal cottages offer a unique beach house experience that can turn your weekend escape into a weeks- or months-long getaway. Each of Lido House’s five cottages is masterfully designed to celebrate the laid-back vibe and style of Newport Beach. Enjoy personal services such as in-cottage spa treatments, curated shopping experiences and premium hotel amenities like pool access, on-site dining, Lido Limo shuttle service, beach equipment rentals and more. Get ready to call one of Lido House’s Cottages your new home away from home!
In search of a luxury staycation experience? Make yourself at home in one of The Resort at Pelican Hill’s residential-style bungalows or villas! These fully-furnished rooms are equipped with kitchens, marble soaking tubs, limestone fireplaces and more. Each one also features a furnished terrace with sweeping coastal views. Once you’ve “moved in,” you won’t ever want to leave! The Resort at Pelican Hill offers everything you’ve ever dreamed of in terms of luxury living. Start your morning with a trip to the on-site Caffè & Market, where you’ll find an assortment of freshly baked pastries and authentic Italian coffee drinks. Then, in the afternoon (once you’ve finished work), cool off with a dip in the magnificent, Roman-style Coliseum Pool.
Set on a bluff overlooking the sparkling Pacific, Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas offer everything you need to live like a Newport Beach local. Guests can enjoy access to a variety of top-notch amenities, including three outdoor pools, basketball and tennis courts, a putting green and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Plan a BBQ in the public picnic area, then gather around the outdoor fire pit in the evening. And once you’ve packed in a day’s worth of activities, retreat to your spacious villa, which comes equipped with a full kitchen, a washer and dryer, a furnished balcony and complimentary Wi-Fi. It doesn’t get better than this!
Newport Beach has a little something for everyone. From swanky hotels in the heart of it all to charming retreats on the beach, you’re sure to find something that fits your wants and needs. The Crystal Cove Beach Cottages quaint bungalows offer a serene escape for those looking for some fun in the sun. Each of the 24 cottages has been meticulously restored to preserve the original architectural charm and features a full-sized kitchen, common sitting room and deck with views of the water. And after a day of sun and surf, guests can experience the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District, where you can rent fire pits or enjoy a meal on the sand at The Beachcomber.
For those who prefer a little more living space or are traveling with kids, consider a beach house rental! While resorts offer perks like maid service and pool access, a vacation rental comes with its own advantages, such as additional bedrooms, indoor, and outdoor spaces. Live the island life with a rental on Balboa Island, or enjoy beach access and some of the best waterfront dining in Orange County with a beach house on the Balboa Peninsula! Wherever you choose to stay, you’re sure to fall in love with the local charm of our coastal city.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger