Orange County Coastal Real Estate News

Aug. 10, 2020

Newport Beach Golf Club Offers a Great Game Close to Home

Newport Beach home owners play golf.Golfers who call Newport Beach home can experience a great round of golf at Newport Beach Golf Club. This 18 hole executive golf course sits between the 55 and 73 freeways. Play the course and also take advantage of exceptional practice facilities. New, state of the art golf mats have been installed in the course and on the practice range. Stop in on your way back to your Newport Beach home after work and stay late to take advantage of the lights that have been installed for night play.

The practice facility includes a chipping green, putting green, and a full driving range. The new mats offer a realistic experience when hitting drivers and irons, it feels like normal turf. The range is covered and also has lights for night practice. Driving range prices are $6 for 35 balls, $10 for 70 balls, and $12 for 105 balls. A professional staff is always around for assistance and lessons.

Play Golf Near Your Newport Beach Home--9 or 18 Holes

The course is made of two distinct sections of nine holes. The front nine is shorter and features two par fours and seven par threes. It can be played in about an hour and half and is a great warmup for the second half if playing 18 holes. The back nine is a bit more of a challenge. It has three par fours and six par threes. The lake presents a hazard and two of the holes on the back nine are over 200 yards.

Newport Beach Golf Club also offers a golf shop and restaurant. Find everything you need for your golf game at the golf shop and also take advantage of professional club fitting. The Tee Room restaurant offers daily buffets, a cocktail lounge, and a snack bar. This can also be a great location for a wedding reception or other gathering. Keep in mind that all services may not currently be available and social distancing is required while at the course. Find more details about Newport Beach Golf Club online or call 949.852.8681 with any questions. 


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Aug. 3, 2020

Enjoy the Sun and Play at Strawberry Farms Golf Club

Play golf near your coastal Orange County home.Strawberry Farms Golf Club offers a tranquil golfing experience with a rural feel to all golfers who call coastal Orange County home. Come play a round on your own or with friends, book a corporate event, sign up for a tournament, enjoy a meal, or consider this facility for a wedding or other special event. The 18-hole course is a par-71 6,700 yard course. Enjoy lovely views across the 35-acre reservoir, canyons, wetlands, and natural waterfalls. Watch for wildlife in the rolling hills and breathe in the fresh air surrounded by natural vegetation. This course was developed by former California Angels third baseman, Doug DeCinces.

Coastal Orange County Home Owners Play at Discounted Rates

Those living in Irvine can enjoy resident green fees at a rate of $85 Monday through Thursday and $125 Friday through Sunday. Public green fees are regularly $125 Monday through Thursday or $175 Friday through Sunday. Special rates for seniors, juniors, twilight, super-twilight, and a Back-9 and Breakfast are available. Book a tee time online for easy play. Keep in mind that proper golf attire is required at the course. This is the policy for playing the course, at the driving range, on the putting green, in group and private lessons, and in junior golf programming. A proper golf shirt with pants or appropriate length shorts are required. No cutoffs of gym shorts, tank tops, t-shirts, or denim pants are allowed.

The Farmhouse Grill at Strawberry Farms Golf Club offers a tasty meal before or after playing or anytime in between. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch every day of the week and for dinner on Wednesdays through Fridays. Those who call coastal Orange County home can also consider the club for hosting a special event such as a wedding. Host both the ceremony and reception or just the reception at this facility. Beautiful wedding ceremonies can be held on the Ceremony Lawn and the Big Red Barn or Terrace Veranda are available for receptions. Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to learn more about Strawberry Farms Golf Club


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July 27, 2020

Newport Beach Film Fest Rescheduled for August

Coastal Orange County home owners go to the film festAll who call coastal Orange County home are invited to check out the highly anticipated Newport Beach Film Fest. This event was originally scheduled to take place April 23rd through 30th, but was rescheduled for August 6th through 20th due to COVID-19. This event is one of the largest and most popular of its kind in the country. In regular years, more than 50,000 people flock to the festival to take part in special events and view films. Normally 350 films are shown over eight days. This year, the festival will be spread out over a longer timeframe and take place only at The Lot in Fashion Island. This venue has seven theatres of different sizes.

Film Lovers Living in Coastal Orange County Can Stay Safe at the Festival

Newport Beach Film Fest is partnering with The Lot as well as UCI Health to ensure the safety of this event. Extra precautions will be taken, such as social distancing, temperature checks, and sanitizing stations. All theaters will be thoroughly sanitized between screenings and all food will be served in containers for single use. Tickets will be available to all living in coastal Orange County as well as visitors to the area soon. The cost will be $16 each for regular screenings and $45 for opening night.

One of the most anticipated events of this festival will take place on opening night when “A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story” will be shown. The film will be rolling in all seven theaters at The Lot on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. The film is a tribute that Dana Brown has made to his father, Bruce Brown, who is an icon in the action sports film genre. He is well known in coastal Southern California for his impact on surf culture and documentary filmmaking. All who call coastal Orange County home are invited to read more about the Newport Beach Film Festival. Also keep an eye out for the release of the full program and information about purchasing tickets soon. 


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July 20, 2020

Roger’s Gardens Offers Online Ordering and Curbside Pickup

Newport Beach home owners get gardening goods at Roger's Gardens.Spruce up the yard or interior of your Newport Beach real estate with the help of Roger’s Gardens. The outdoor space is currently open for shopping from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. All patrons are asked to wear masks, be in a group no larger than two people, and to buy what is needed and head home. Orders can also be called in and picked up at the store. Online ordering is also available, making it easy to get plants and outdoor living items to improve the indoor and outdoor spaces at your Newport Beach real estate. This is a great time to tackle long overdue yard projects, as people are spending more time at home and out in the fresh air.

Be Inspired to Improve Newport Beach Real Estate with Online Courses

If this task sounds daunting, consider taking advantage of the live streams and workshops offered by Roger’s Gardens. There are several virtual workshops coming up soon in July. Succulent Garden with Sarah Smith will take place on July 15th at 10 a.m. Horticulturist Sarah Smith will teach all participants how to build their own succulent garden. A week before the workshop takes place, participants will get details about the process for picking up materials and how to sign into the Virtual Zoom workshop. There are limited spots available and the workshop fee is $85 per person, which includes a container, combination of succulent plants, decorative pebbles, soil, and the step by step instructions via Zoom.

Dress up the inside of your Newport Beach home with the virtual workshop Orchid and Succulent Garden with Shelley Burton. This virtual workshop will take place on July 28th at 4 p.m. Participants will learn how to make a lovely garden container with a purple orchid sitting amongst succulents. Those who sign up will get instructions for picking up materials, which include a container, one orchid plant, five succulents, moss, and soil as well as the Zoom call information. The cost of the workshop is $100. Sign up for one or both of these workshops, shop online, and find contact information for Roger’s Gardens


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July 13, 2020

Eat at Malibu Farm in Lido Marina VIllage for Fresh, Local Fare

Enjoy coastal Orange County living in at eat at Malibu Farm.There are many excellent dining choices available to those living in coastal Orange County. Malibu Farm Lido offers a delicious menu as well as a sophisticated, yet cozy atmosphere and amazing views. The restaurant is now open, once again, for onsite dining. Make brunch or dinner reservations. There are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available for those with special dietary needs or preferences. Brunch menu items include multigrain pancakes, breakfast burrito, quinoa oatmeal, fried egg sandwich, surfers rancheros, baked coconut french toast, share plates, salads, sandwiches, main dishes, and much more.

Everyone Living in Coastal Orange County Will Find Something Delicious

The dinner menu also includes shared plates and salads. For a main course, try vegan coconut curry, vegetable paella, miso tahini salmon, whole lobster, rib eye, soy ginger hanger steak, or one of many other selections. Bring friends here from out of town who are visiting your coastal Orange County home, stop in while exploring Lido Marina Village, or come for a special occasion. In addition to the tasty dishes, a variety of drinks are available. Order a coffee, tea, botanical soda, smoothie, or one of several fresh juices. Cocktails, wine, and beer are available as well.

Malibu Farm Lido is an amazing spot for those living in coastal Orange County to host an event. The private dining room can be reserved and the staff will help to make the event memorable. Also stop into the coffee bar and ice cream shop right next to the restaurant on the waterfront. It is an easy stop while out enjoying the shops and beautiful scenery. Grab a tea, juice, ice cream, or one of many other quick and easy selections. Malibu Farm also has a webstore that offers tableware, clothing, books, and much more. Check out the webstore as well as the full menu and private dining room rental information at Malibu Farm


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July 6, 2020

Take a Whale Watching Cruise and Enjoy a Local Adventure

Newport Coast home owners go whale watching.When searching for safe activities near your Newport Coast home, consider a whale watching tour. Newport Whales has made many updates to protocols to make sure that guests are kept safe and have a memorable experience. There has been a reduction in the number of passengers booked per trip as well as increased diligence in cleaning and disinfecting. The fact that there is an open air environment on the boats makes it an excellent low risk adventure. Getting out on the water can be a great way to relax and breathe in fresh ocean air.

Note that the supplemental charge has been increased by $5 to account for COVID procedure implementations. However, there are some great specials available to visitors and those who call Newport Beach home right now to get people out. Take advantage of the Whale Watch and Dolphin Cruise Special that starts at just $20. This cruise departs from Newport Beach and lasts about 2 hours. Several times are available and guests will have the chance to view several species of dolphins, giant blue whales, humpback whales, minke whales, finback whales, and more.

Newport Coast Home Owners Learn about Local Ocean Wildlife

Upgrade your experience by choosing VIP seating. This experience has been limited due to social distancing, but a few spaces are available on each cruise. The VIP experience allows guests to sit near the captains quarters and get special insights on the animals seen on the cruise. It is a great way to make the cruise extra special for kids. Anyone looking for a small boat experience can consider Ultimate Whale Watching. Try this out to be closer to the water in your own seat with an even smaller group. Everyone living in Newport Coast real estate is invited to read more about available tours, take a look at the specials, and book a time to take a tour with Newport Whales

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June 22, 2020

Check out Balboa Candy for Delicious Salt Water Taffy and Other Sweets

Get sweets for Newport Coast homes at Balboa Candy.Balboa Candy has been a favorite stop for those living in Newport Coast homes for many years. Bring the whole family in for a sweet treat, there is a little something for everyone. Balboa Candy boasts one of the biggest selections of salt water taffy in the world. All locations also carry a wide selection of retro soda, candies that will take you back to your childhood, chocolates, gummies, and jelly bellies. Balboa Candy even makes their own fudge. It is the perfect place to get treats for a party or to give as gifts.

There are four locations around the area, with two in Newport Beach. Find the one closest to your Newport Coast real estate, either 301-A Marine Avenue or 304 Main. All of the stores are currently open. Just keep in mind that social distancing and face coverings will be the norm in the stores. Online pickup orders are also accepted at all locations. Orders can normally be ready within the hour. However it can take up to five days if items are not currently in stock. Candy can also be shipped to loved ones in other areas.

Everyone from Newport Coast Homes Gets Treats from Balboa Candy

Help support local businesses during these uncertain times. Balboa Candy is a family run business and is thankful for everyone who has continually supported them. Even if you are not in the market for candy right now, consider purchasing a gift card to use at a later time. It is easy to shop online. Find fun candy such as gummy lobsters, wax bottles, gummy mini pizzas, and gold mine nugget bubble gum. Search for classics such chocolate bars, fruity candy, jawbreakers, licorice, lollipops, and sour candy. Balboa candy also carries many international selections. Everyone living in Newport Coast homes is invited to search available selections on the Balboa Candy website. Also find details about visiting the physical locations and ordering online. 


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June 15, 2020

Discover Unique Clothing and Decor at Seaside Gallery and Goods

People living in coastal Orange County go shopping.There are many amazing shops and boutiques available to those living in coastal Orange County. One shop to definitely check out is Seaside Gallery and Goods. This shop is filled with unique goods created by local artists and artisans and items sold by local entrepreneurs. Shopping here is a great way to keep your money local and find great items for your coastal Orange County home or to give as gifts.

Everyone Living in Coastal Orange County Can Shop Online or In Store

Seaside Gallery and Goods is located at 124 Tustin Avenue Suite 100 in the famous harbor-side dining and shopping district. It is an easy stop when out shopping. Hours of operation are Monday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The collective members run the shop and create a smooth shopping experience. There are also several no contact shopping options available. Place your order online and choose “CA Pick-up” at check out. Then call 949.438.7277 to schedule a time to come pick up the order. Porch deliveries to Newport, Corona del Mar, and Costa Mesa is also available for orders over $50. Most items in the shop can also be shipped throughout the country. This is a great way to give a gift to someone not living in coastal Orange County.

Seaside Gallery and Goods specializes in clothing, home decor, jewelry, baby items, beauty products, and fine art. Face masks are also available for purchase. More than 20 vendors have set up shop in Seaside Gallery and Goods. You never know what new things you will find when you come shopping. Also keep an eye out for gatherings and workshops in the future. Learn how to play an instrument or how to work in different art media. Create your own workshop and enjoy spending time with friends or family members. Also consider The Pelican Courtyard as a venue for private gatherings. Read more about this unique store, find a list of vendors, and shop online at Seaside Gallery and Goods


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June 8, 2020

Get Sushi Overlooking the Ocean at Buddha’s Favorite

Eat sushi near your Newport Beach home.Fresh seafood is a great perk of living in a Newport Beach home. There are many great restaurants to check out in the area. If you are a fan of sushi, be sure to stop into Buddha’s Favorite. Recently back open for business, Buddha’s Favorite is ready to serve you. Sit on the patio that overlooks the bay, and smell the ocean breeze as you enjoy your meal. Come for a romantic date complete with a gorgeous sunset, or plan a group outing. Reservations are recommended before leaving your Newport Beach real estate, as this is a small restaurant and seating is limited.

Eat in or Take Your Order Back to Your Newport Beach Home

All dishes are made with fresh ingredients with family recipes from Japan. The most popular dishes are the Beagle Roll and Yoshi’s Spring Roll. The Beagle Roll is a California roll with shrimp tempura that is topped with snow crab, avocado, eel sauce, and tempura flakes. Yoshi’s Spring Roll is made with tuna, salmon, albacore, crab meat, and avocado that is wrapped in rice paper and topped with eel sauce, wasabi mayo, and tempura flakes.

The menu is quite extensive and everyone can find something. There are small plates, rolls, Buddha’s rolls, sushi combinations, soup and salad, donburi rice bowls, noodle dishes, cooked fish dishes, a children’s menu, and desserts. Be sure to take advantage of the kids special. Every Sunday and Monday, children 12 years and under can eat for just $2. For every adult that orders food items that totals $20, a child may choose a meal from the kids menu for $2.

Buddha’s Favorite is located at 634 Lido Park Drive in Newport Beach. The restaurant is open for dinner only every day of the week. Make a reservation online or call it in at 949.723.4203. All who live in a Newport Beach home are invited to visit them online to find more details about the restaurant, check out the full menu, and make a reservation. 


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June 1, 2020

Shop Lido Marina Village Online and Pickup Curbside

Shop at your coastal Orange County home and pick up curbside.Pick up needed items for your coastal Orange County home at Lido Marina Village. There are many stores now offering curbside pickup, for safe and convenient shopping. Bixby and Ball is offering curbside pickup on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Order online and choose store pickup at checkout, or call 949.791.8260 to place an order. If you would like to video chat with an employee to make the shopping experience for decor for your coastal Orange County home more interactive, that can be arranged on Facetime or Zoom.

Coastal Orange County Home Owners Find Clothes, Accessories and More

Clare V. is another store offering curbside pickup for their classic French inspired accessories. Their available hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. FaceTime and Zoom appointments can be made to have a look at available products. When you’re ready to place an order, call 949.612.7186. Payment is only accepted by credit card at this time. Please note that masks are required when picking up orders.

Freshen up your wardrobe by choosing curbside pickup from Velvet. Anyone who chooses this option will receive 25% off their order. Browse the website to make your selections. Then, email with the style name, color, size, and a good phone number to get a hold of you. An employee will call you to collect payment over the phone and schedule a convenient time for pickup. All you have to do is pull up to the store, pop your trunk, and your purchase will be placed inside for a no contact experience. Several other stores at Lido Marina Village are also offering curbside pickup. Everyone living in coastal Orange County is invited to view the stores who are offering this service and instructions for each retailer at Lido Marina Village online.



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