Limited Availability, Ultimate Privacy
Neighborhood in a Nutshell
If you demand privacy, luxury, and ocean front living in Newport Beach, Linda Isle awaits you. Linda Isle, commonly known as the “horseshoe island,” is located in the heart of Newport Harbor. With less than 100 homes on the island, it creates a luxuriously private environment for homeowners. Homes for sale in this neighborhood are rare, and learning about the fabulous amenities that come with owning Linda Island real estate is always a privilege.
Linda Isle homes for sale offer a private guard-gated entry and homeowner’s association maintenance. This is one of the few islands in Newport Beach where every home is a waterfront property, making each of the Linda Isle properties for sale a heavily sought-after piece of real estate. Ease of access on and off the island is made possible with private paved streets. Here you will find luxury homes with elegant yachts accompanying these properties. Boat slips vary in size and desirability throughout Linda Isle. About half of Linda Isle homes for sale are “interior” waterfront lots while the other half spans the exterior bay and Newport Harbor channels. It’s important to note that some of these boat slips are owned on a leasehold basis and others are transferable with the sale of Linda Isle waterfront property. With the right assistance in purchasing your own Linda Isle real estate, you will learn the rights and responsibilities of waterfront living.
An easy walk to several anchorages, nearby shopping, and a short drive to Balboa Peninsula, Fashion Island, Corona Del Mar, and access to local freeways ensure that a home on Linda Isle is among the most convenient waterfront properties in Newport Beach.
Originally named Shark Island, and a filming location for “Sands of Iwo Jima” with then local celebrity John Wayne before being renamed in 1949, Linda Isle was owned by the James Irvine of the Irvine Company. The island was dredged around the once marshy land in the mid 1930’s to create the now memorable horseshoe shape. (The name change came in honor of Linda Irvine, a member of the Irvine family.)
Linda Isle was the last of the Newport Harbor islands to incorporate into the city of Newport Beach, finally joining the surrounding community in 1954. With only 107 homes available and every home featuring waterfront access to Newport Harbor, these properties are particularly difficult to gain access to. Of those homes, there is still a small portion that belong to The Irvine Company as leasehold properties.
The style and shape of Linda Isle homes is varied, with several renovations over the years leaving a bold landscape of Tuscan, Spanish, Contemporary, and Traditional beach homes. Unlike the other local harbor islands, Linda Isle properties often have a yard and driveway.
Waterfront – most homes in original or rebuilt condition.
Private island with easy access to nearby urban hubs.
All homes include harbor view.
Close driving distance – some private harbor beaches with houses.
Ready to work with an expert?
Linda Isle is one of many Newport Beach neighborhoods that our team navigates clients through day in and day out. With one of a kind properties and amenities beyond the scope of the standard tract, you want to work with a Realtor that will have your best interests in mind and experience with the area.
Our team is here from start to finish, working to make sure that every outcome is the best that we can create for our clients. As experienced negotiators with coastal real estate, your next best move is just around the corner with Pinpoint Properties. For some examples of our triumphs down the Orange Coast, we invite you to check out our client testimonials.
Other Newport Beach Neighborhoods
A Slice of the Pacific Coast Highway
Ocean to the south and open space to the north shelters this small, often overlooked, stretch of Newport Beach. With canals and beachfront property on either side, there’s not a bad seat to be had.
Home of the Wedge
Balboa Peninsula is about as quintessentially Newport Beach as you can get, with yachts, beach houses, and old-timey shops all along this sliver of land. Surfers and CEO’s alike call this home.
Private and Metropolitan
Lido Isle has the distinction of being right in the core of Newport Beach without any of the inner city drawbacks you’d expect. Set apart by bridges and the harbor, this quiet neighborhood plays host to yachtsmen and professionals.
Small Town in a Big Harbor
Well known for the small shops, close-knit community, and beautiful family homes within, many will recognize Balboa Island as home to the Balboa Ferry and the Jewel Streets.
The Duke’s Private Retreat
Bayshores has the distinction of being one of classic Newport’s most exclusive gated enclaves, complete with private beaches, large boat slips, and was the home of actor John Wayne for several years.
Above the Cliffs, Over the Bay
Another recent acquisition by Newport Beach, Newport Bay is a mixture of neighborhoods that includes Harbor Highlands and Dover Shores, thanks in part to their proximity to the Upper Newport Bay.
The Urban Suburban Oceanfront Neighborhood
Irvine Terrace does it all with its traditional single family homes that are close to business, play, school, and a dozen other quintessential Californian activities. Many homes here offer harbor access and ocean views.
Newport Heights is a recently annexed portion of Newport Beach that is known for its unique homes that cover multiple decades of influence. Small town meets seaside villa in many buildings.
One Ford Road
Hilltop Master-Planned Estates
One Ford Road is an award winning master planned community that allows homeowners to experience small town neighborhood with big lots and privacy, but still be in the middle of all the action.
Old World European, New World Views
Harbor Ridge is a private enclave of especially elegant and large homes that rise up into the start of the San Joaquin Hills, with several homes enjoying views of Orange County city lights, mountains, the bay, and the ocean.
Sunset Over the Waters of the Bay
Eastbluff is a large community of subdivisions that range in scale from the starter family homes to the most elegant private properties, framed by the Back Bay to the west and the San Joaquin Hills to the east.
A European Getaway with the City Lights
Life of the golf course nestled into a canyon looks really good with Newport Beach’s sparkling lights in the background. The prestigious country club and European style homes characterize this enclave that’s mere minutes from Fashion Island.