Among the most coveted, landmark properties in Orange County, this private seaside sanctuary captures shimmering harbor views from the heart of Newport Beach. Only the finest craftsmanship, finishes and appointments are showcased within this phenomenal estate, which embraces 280-degree views of the harbor, a private beach, surrounding islands and peninsulas, picture-perfect sunsets, city lights and passing sailboats.

A classic embrace of quality and sleek, contemporary style is infused with a hint of modern Polynesian flair through the use of bamboo accents, rich wood flooring and wall panels, and an abundance of wood and glass slide-away doors that erase the lines between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Elegant surfaces of mahogany, limestone, bronze, and Venetian plaster frame and offset the blues of sky and sea just outside.

A sentinel property, ideally situated on the tip of private Bay Island – Newport Harbor’s only natural island – the monumental residence spans approximately 5,226 square feet and hosts grand-scale living areas, a beautiful lanai, formal rooms, a sparkling chef’s kitchen, a butler’s pantry, a storage basement, four full and two half bathrooms, and an elevator that stops on all three interior levels as well as a rooftop patio. Four bedrooms include a magnificent master suite with enormous retreat, a walk-in closet with Juliet balcony, a fireplace-warmed bathroom, and a wraparound patio with unparalleled views.

Surrounded on three sides by lawns, beaches and ever-changing panoramic views, the grounds are ideal for entertaining and include a private dock, terraces and an inviting entry courtyard with dramatic fireplace and custom fountain. Exclusive Bay Island is limited to just 23 estates, with access to a botanical garden, tennis court and private beaches.


12 Bay Island is listed at $21,995,000 by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Newport Beach.