The villas are literally a home away from home, ranging from two-bedrooms with 2,193 square-feet to four-bedroom with 3,581 square-feet. From butlers to shoppers, Pelican can personalize their retreat so guests – celebrity or not – don't have to lift a finger.
"We enjoy providing a getaway for guests," Lama said. "Celebrities often tell us the resort 'feels like a world away' from Los Angeles."
Though Pelican is on the hot list right now, other resorts in Newport Beach also draw in guests, who sometimes make headlines while visiting the so-called California Riviera.