Best Not-So-Cheap Thrill Orange County 2009 - A Villa at the Resort at Pelican Hill
Billionaire real-estate developer Donald Bren has poured concrete over huge chunks of Orange County, but when it comes to building with impeccable style, no one does it better. That's why if you are looking to celebrate a special occasion with friends between a Sunday and a Wednesday and have an extra $1,650 (not including tax and gratuities), you should spend a night in one of Bren's luxury villas overlooking the Pacific Ocean in ritzy Newport Coast. Patrons can choose from two-, three- or four-bedroom villas, each more than 2,000 square feet. Experience the joy that comes with having a full-time staff, two-and-a-half baths, a bottle of Prosecco, breakfast for four at the resort's Coliseum Pool & Grill, valet parking, a one-car garage, an ocean-view terrace, and either two rounds of golf or two 60-minute massages.