Make memories biking to Balboa Peninsula, strolling to dinner and drinks at the nearby restaurants on 17th Street or browsing the shops. Then relax in your private sanctuary and watch the sunset as ocean breezes cascade through the yard. This Newport Heights Mediterranean retreat is on a quiet street with no through traffic. Custom landscaped front and side yard provide excellent curb appeal. Light and bright cathedral ceilings greet you on entry, as beautiful arched windows with plantation shutters and an east facing exposure provide ample natural lighting. Formal living room and family room both feature updated wood burning/gas fireplaces and an open concept, with engineered hardwood flooring. Kitchen has been fully remodeled with custom cabinetry, peninsula with additional storage and plenty of workspace, two pantries, custom lighting, and stainless-steel range/oven, wall oven, microwave drawer, double drawer dishwasher and counter depth refrigerator. An updated downstairs powder room rounds out the main level. Upstairs, the primary en-suite boasts high ceilings, a huge walk-in closet, and bathroom with new modern flooring, lighting, medicine cabinets, dual sinks and soaking tub. Three more bedrooms and a third bathroom with dual sinks complete the upstairs. A wide, pool-sized fenced backyard creates a scenic retreat and features new (2020) water-efficient automatic drip irrigation, herb garden hummingbird attracting flowers and blooming trees as well as a built-in barbecue. Ample driveway and 2-car attached garage. Other highlights include newer LG washer and dryer, new furnace, new water heater, Nest thermostat, Hunter Douglas blinds upstairs, top-down-bottom-up blinds downstairs. Steps to highly rated schools (Ensign, Newport Heights, Newport Harbor), plus the added benefit of being able to walk safely to Newport Heights Elementary School without crossing any streets! Parks, the harbor, beaches and more are also within walking and biking distance. Minutes from upscale shopping and dining at Fashion Island and South Coast Plaza. No HOA or Mello Roos. Embrace the luxurious coastal lifestyle that Orange County has to offer.