August 16, 2022
News and Other Things for Harbour Vista Community Huntington Beach
posted 14 July 2022
Pet of the Month
What can be said, his name Rascals fits his personality? Born a feral kitten on St Patrick’s Day 2020 from a litter of five kittens, Rascals was one of three black kittens. As Rascals grew, he was always the frisky one of the litter. Playing with his other brother and sister and getting into all kinds of mischief.
Could Not Find a Home
Rascals was one of the last two kittens that his potential owner could not find a home. Rascals followed his mom Kit Cat, and brother, Whiskers, around his local neighborhood at the owner’s previous home in Garden Grove, as a feral for a year and two months. The family of three cats kept coming around mornings and evenings to be fed.
Adopting an Owner
The soon-to-be owner kepts playing with Rascals along with his brother and mom during these feeding times. One day Rascals, after a playtime, came and laid down on his potential owner’s lap. The owner finally knew it was time, and brought Rascals in, bathed him, and from then on, Rascals became a domesticated cat. Rascals and the owner’s other cat, Dazzle, moved to Harbour Vista in March this year alog with big sister cat Dazzle.
Rascals is very inquisitive and wants to be in everything. He is very playful and loves his toys. The owner recently had a group of friends over for some square dancing, and Rascals was under foot at the beginning of each time they got up to dance; he even laid down and dared the guests to dance around him. All of the guests could not believe that Rascals was once feral because he was too friendly for a cat.
Dog and Cats Mixed Family
Rascals’ lives with his adopted big sister cat Dazzle and they have become incredibly good friends. To the owner, the cats are his family and Rascals has become his best friend. ■
posted 21 April 2022
EV Charging
Changes for EV Charging
At the Board Meeting on April 7, the Board adopted new Rules and Regulation and new Architectural Guidelines for 2022 that now allow members to charge their vehicles in their garage. These documents are being mailed out for comment and should be ratified at the May 26th HOA meeting.
EV Charging Now Allowed
Both the Rules and Regulations and Architectural Guidelines now state that electrical vehicles can be allowed to charge in the owner's garage, providing they have obtained permission from the HOA. That last part is important as there is discussion that members may be allowed to use the common area electricity, but must reimburse the HOA for its use. None of that has yet been defined as the Board is waiting for such a request from the membership to implement a policy (e.g., pilot).
Installing Garage Charging System (level2)
Members are allowed to install their own level 2 charging system with the HOA permission. The charging system must be independent of HOA-provided electricity. Power is run from the member's power panel where the electric meters are installed. Quotes from qualified electricians have been in the $3000 range including running the cabling inside the property. For garages on the outside perimeter, required boring under the roadways will increase the expense.
Using Level 1 (Trickle Charging)
Plugging a portable charging adapter into the 120 outlet can be allowed under the new changes and will also require permission from the HOA. This permission will probably come with an assessment for using the HOA electricity used. The monthly amount has yet to be determined. The 120 volt outlet in the garage is limited to use 15A with a charging adapter. This will provide level 1 charging which is 4 miles/hour. ■
posted 12 February 2022
The CC&R’s Section 2.08 Repair and Maintenance by Unit Owner state that:

“Each Unit Owner shall maintain, repair, replace, paint, paper, plaster, tile, finish and restore or cause to be so maintained, repaired, replaced and restored, at his sole cost and expense, all portions of his Unit, including the interior surfaces of the walls, ceilings, windows, floors, doors and permanent fixtures, in a clean, sanitary and attractive condition, in accordance with the Condominium Plan and the original construction design of the Improvements in the Project. “

Early last year there were lukewarm water problems with the 16521 Grunion Building and the north half of the 16551 Grunion Building. The Board was told that crossover was contributing to this problem, caused by the old Mixet valves that were installed when the property was built in 1980. A survey was taken by the HOA and units were identified.
Root Cause
The Board continued to investigate root cause of the problem, and as part of the investigation, they set a period where the HOA would pay for the labor to replace the old valves, and charge cost of the pressure balance valves that replaced them to the homeowner. This was during the boiler problem discovery period, starting in June and ending in August 2021.
About 20 units had their valves replaced under this program at an average labor cost of $600 per unit. The cost of the material varied based on what hardware was chosen, and was charged back or will be charged back to the home owner. The Board is continuing to research the boiler water delivery problem and will continue to do so until the problem is solved, but is no longer paying for swapping out Mixet valves.
Recently some Mixet valves have been indentified in the 4831 Lago Building and the 16551 and 16581 Grunion building. The owners asked if the HOA will pay for the labor again. Currently the answer is NO. The Board is in a different phase of solving the boiler problem and continuing such a program would require increasing the assessment for all members. Also, many residents over many years have replaced their 40 year old Mixet valves at their expense. Should they be reimbursed?
Accept Responsibility
As a member of the association, property owners accept this responsibility to maintain the plumbing fixtures in proper order. By maintaining the old valves, owners impose lukewarm water issues on their neightbors. At this point, if they are not replaced (which is different from being repaired), the HOA can fine the member for not maintaining their property. This can lead to legal costs and assessments if the member does not comply. ■
posted 19 April 2022
Land Lease Committee March Status
Land Lease Will Run Into Issues
by Eric Bonholtzer
This is a summary of a report provided to the Board at the March 28, 2022 General Session HOA Meeting from the Land Lease Committee spokesperson Eric Bonholtzer.

The appraiser has been diligently researching the value of the land lease held by Mr. Dickey and Harbour Vista including the 15-year extension between 2041 and 2056 to create a valuation which Harbour Vista can use as a basis for a loan and potential purchase negotiations.  In particular, the well-regarded appraiser has indicated that Mr. Dickey will run into several substantial issues if he wishes to convert the properties into rentals for the term between 2041 and 2056.  
The Issues
These issues include, but are not limited to, Huntington Beach’s strict rules and regulations regarding requirements for low-income housing, change in use fees and rehabilitation costs, as well as language included in the original lease agreements.  While the appraiser’s valuation is not complete, he has plans to meet with Huntington Beach city officials in the upcoming week or so to discuss specific restrictions regarding the Harbour Vista property.  The end goal is to create a fair valuation which can be used in negotiations.   
Once a valuation has been obtained, the HOA will approach lending institutions to see the cost of funding such a loan and what the financial implications would be, if any, to the residents of Harbour Vista.  
Currently, Mr. Dickey has a substantial markup over his lease agreement with the Duc Family who owns the title to the land.  If the loan purchase is successful, instead of paying a monthly land lease payment to Mr. Dickey, the money would instead go towards paying the loan and paying the Duc Family directly.  The full financial implications will be divulged to HOA members in advance of any final negotiation as member approval is necessary.  
Buyout of the lease is necessary to prevent the Harbour Vista property from reverting to Mr. Dickey in 2041.  If successful, negotiations for purchase of the land from the Duc family can be explored. ■
For any question about the Land Lease or its status, contact the Land Lease Committee at:
posted 21 April 2022
April 2022 Safety Meeting Summary
The first meeting of the Harbour Vista Safety Committee was held on April 4, 2022 on Saturday morning starting at 9:30am with four in attendance. The new membership consist of Robin Smith, the Chairperson, Edward Fernandez, Rick Manning and Keith Levin. Both Robin Smith and Rick Manning are new members of Harbour Vista.
Property Safety Issue
It was pointed out that there are several walking hazards at Harbour Vista with uprooted sidewalks and tree roots. It was suggested that a list be made of these issues and provide to the Board to take action. In this same issue, the Safety Committee has identified issues some trees that are posing a hazard and wil pass this information along to the Landscaping Committee to resolve the issues.
Stair Railings and Woodwork Need Repair
The Safety Committee tasked themselves to identify stair railing that need repairs. The Board is in the process of obtain a handyman to repair these items.
Building Signs
The nine buildings at Harbour Vista only have signs on one or two sides. This confuse delivery person who many time leave the packages at the wrong address. This was identified as an issue several months ago by the Board and the HOA had purchased additional signs which have been delivered. For some reason when Powerstone order them, they did not provided someone to install them. It was pointed out that Powerstone and our new Property Manager Progressive are in the process of obtaining quotes for installation which will be approved at the next HOA meeting
Trash Control
The Safety Committee wants to manage Trask pick up more efficiently at Harbour Vista. A suggestion was to provide recycling bin. There was a discussion about the logistics for such a move as all trash bins are for all types of trash. Discussion of this will continue at the next meeting. At the same time, the Committee would like to post the schedule dates for trash pick and large item trash pickup at the bins or bin enclosure. Currently such notice is only at the Mailbox bulletin boards
Landscaping Fertilizer And Spraying
There is an issue that some of the landscapers fertilizer may be harmful to pets until it is exhorted by the ground. It was suggest that the landscapers post notices when they lay fertilizer or perform spraying. This will be passed to the Landscaping Committee.
Gates Left Open
The Safety Committee would like to improve the entrances gate closing by reversing the springs on many of them the other way so they will spring back to close better.
More Lighting
The Safety Committee would like more lighting of the grounds. The HAO has already installed two low voltage transformer in daRK areas as a pilot. But the purchase of low voltage lights and their placement has yet to be defined. It is suggest that this Committee take over this project and coordinate it with the Landscaping Committee.
Fire Extinguishers
Many of the Fire Extinguishers seem to have not been inspected and are out of date. They Safety Committee will ask the Board to have inspection perform on the Extinguishers.
Cameras at Harbour
There was discussion about adding cameras to at least monitor the Parking areas for vandalism. Safety Committee member Rich Manning has background in IT and was asked to lead such a project and will report back to the committee. Current there is one video Camera as a pilot at the Cabana Pool.
Stone Walkway
The Safety Committee will imitate a project to lay a stone walkway between the Cabana Clubhouse and the Garage.
The Safety Committee with Committee member Keith Levin will create new signs and have them posted. This includes the hours for the basketball court and more “no skateboarding” as well as refurbishing the current signs at Harbour Vista.
Grunion Pool Restrooms
The Safety Committee wants to take on a project to refurbish the Grunion Pool Restrooms. The HOA is in the process of funding and employing a handy man to perform this project. ■
posted 25 May 2022
Mail Box Security
The Cabana Mailboxes over the last couple of months were twice vandalized. This prompted the HOA to installed a security camera in the mail kiosk. Several members have volunteered tom monitor the camera. Our postal working has noted that several of the resident's boxes have loose latches which is the homeowner's responsibility to repair. This is true for mailboxes that are not broken.
Repairing Mail Box
The perpetrator basically open the mailbox by breaking or bending the latch with a shim. Since only the latch and possibly the lock are broken, members are responsible for replacing their own mailbox latch or lock. Parts may be purchased at Home Depot. The latch is easily screwed on and there is a shim to secure the lock.
Preventing Vandalism
The latch of the box must close tight when the mailbox is locked, or a vandal can easily push a shim in to pop the box. A correctly maintained box must close tightly.■
posted 24 June 2022 (updated 07/14/22 )
June 2022 Maintenance Happenings
Water Main Replaced
A new water main meter and valve near the 4831 Lago building was replaced by The City Water Company on June 8, due to a leak. This entailed dig into the Lago Roadway. At the same time, it was discovered that the
line to Harbour Vista to 4831 and 4791 Lago was defective, the wrong kind and improperly installed. The HOA was able to have DryMaster who as on the
property at the time replace this piping. The City Water Company was nice enough to excavate the the area and wait around till our repairs were completed.
Tree Removal
On June 16th six trees at Harbour Vista (Blackbeard, Cabana and Lago) were removed. Trees were not touched at the Grunion setting. The majority of trees were removed for safety reasons. This particular group produces a hard-spiny ball that falls on our walkways potentially causing serious tripping hazards. In addition, they have strong, aggressive root systems that have been responsible for leaks in our irrigation structures as well as uprooting many grass areas. One tree was removed because it was a nuisance, growing into the buildings and blocking patios. One was removed near the car wash space because it was rotting away from the inside. The Landscaping Committee will replant new trees once they decide what trees respond the best to each vacant area. ■
posted 16 August 2022
Elections 2022
HOA Election Ballots are scheduled to be counted at the September 29th Meeting HOA Meeting. Ballots will be mailed out by August 26. We have NINE candidates running for five Board positions. Each home owner may cast one ballot for each separate entity, with cumulative voting. That is, five votes may be cast on each ballot. 
Mariette van den Bersselaar
Former HOA Treasurer.
HOA Finance Committee
Land Lease Committee.
John Briscoe
HOA Vice President
Mike Borzi
HOA Secretary
Richard Manning
  Safety Committee Chair
Jill Perez
HOA Member at Large.
Dana Prechtl
  Architectural Committee Chair
Yolanda Rangel
HOA Treasurer
Robin Smith
  Former Safety Committee Chair
Chat Tran
No Lack of Candidates
Over the last 10 years, we have never had this many candidates on the ballot. This is a very positive development. Normally, the Board has been running around looking for candidates as election nears. With many of the previous elections there were only five candidates on the ballot for five positions (and sometimes less than that). 
Please Vote
Please remember to cast your votes as we are all part of this community. ■
posted 16 August 2022
August 2022 Architectural Committee Meeting
EV Charging, Outside Light Fixtures
Patio Covers
Two members of the Architectural Committee and the Board President Michael Barto met on August 8, 2022 to review and edit the Architectural Guidelines to submit to the Harbour Vista Board of Directors. Dana Prechtl lead the meeting as the new Architectural Committee Chair replacing Michaal Barto.
Topics of discussion were Electric Vehicle charging in garages, use of attic space for top floor units, exterior light fixtures, garage inspections, top floor patio covers, mixet valves in units and any pending Architectural Committee review requests. The following items were determined as such.
  • All plug in vehicles must submit an Architectural Committee review form to the committee, seeking approval to utilize HOA provided electricity inside each garage unit for an additional assessment of $50 per month. Form has been updated and posted on the HV website.
  • The illegal conversion of attic space for top floor units has been tabled for further discussion.
    Unit owners may replace existing exterior light fixtures with updated lights, providing they are aesthetically pleasing and use LED bulbs.
  • Due to the significant increase in the HOA paid for electricity bill, it has been discovered that some residents are illegally charging their EV vehicles in their garage units, as well as those using this “free” power to plug in refrigerator/freezers and other unapproved items. Because this is against HOA rules and regulations, there will be garage inspections moving forward to determine who is in violation of abusing this rule.
  • Architectural Committee has determined that top floor units may install patio covers that are approved by the committee. Styles and materials approved are slatted covers and solid with ARC approved roofing materials.
  • Some units have not replaced their mixet valves and as such, have had water temp issues that affect themselves and their neighbors. It has been determined that once this is completed, those issues should be abated. ■
posted 26 July 2022
HOA Special Meeting Summary
A special HOA meeting was held on Wednesday, July 20 to discuss the procurement of a wireless Security Camera system for Harbour Vista. Six members attended along with three HOA Directors: President Michael Barto, Treasurer Yolanda Rangle and Member at Large Jill Perez. A presentation was given by Golden Eye Surveillance System (GESS) — one of the two vendors that provided quotes for this project. Safety Committee Member Rick Manning, who had researched this project, lead the meeting.
Cory Safford from Golden Eye Surveillance System (GESS) gave a presentation with slides and a live demonstration from another HOA. A Harbour Vista map was displayed showing where the cameras would be placed. GESS proposals consist of forty-six wireless 4K cameras with four video recorders. This include surveillance of all pools, mailboxes, roadways and both the vehicle and pedestrian gates. Each video recorders will utilize 8TB of storage and will retain the recordings for approximately 30 days before being overwritten. All wifi setup and network repeaters are included in the installation. Most of the cameras will be attached to buildings. One pole camera system will also be required. Monitoring of the camera system will be responsibility of the HOA.
Safety Committee Update
The Safety Committee Chairman Robin Smith requested that two more camera system be added. One covering the Grunion fire gate and the other to cover the pedestrian gate near the corner of Heil and Green. Cory said that these additions would require another camera pole light system. An updated quote was requested.
Financial Impact
This proposed system was not part of the budget for this year. President Michael Barto suggested that to support the Harbour Vista’s cash flow, the HOA might consider installing this system in stages. One member of the audience expressed concern that all of it should be done at one time. The vendor mentioned that all of the cameras could run off the current lighting system as the Harbour Vista lighting system has surplus power because they were converted from incandescent to LED lights. President Michael Barto suggested that funding of approximately $10,000 for any additional electrical work, also be approved.
The three Board members at the meeting said they would support installing such a system. The Finances Committee was tasks to evaluate the cash flow and funding issues. This will be on the agenda for voting for this Thursday, July 28th HOA Meeting. ■

posted 16 July 2022
HOA Special Meeting Summary
Edison Pilot Proposal
A special HOA meeting was held on Wednesday, July 13. Five members attended along with three HOA Directors: President Michael Barto, Treasurer Yolanda Rangel and Member at Large Jill Perez. This meeting was to discuss the Edison “zero cost” pilot program where they would install the EV charging infrastructure and provide rebates for charging stations installed by the HOA. Edison representative Jonathan Van attended the meeting and lead a discussion about Edison’s EV charging pilot.
Edison Proposal
The Edison proposal installs at each HOA address a “zero cost” a level 2 EV charging infrastructure. The HOA has 10 addresses for this purpose. The HOA will be responsible for purchasing, installing and maintaining EV charging stations attached to this infrastructure. But the pilot also includes a one-time cash rebate for each station. With quantity discounts for charging stations, the Edison rebates in most cases will cover the station costs and installation of the new charging stations.
HOA Set Fees
The HOA will collects the charging fees via a credit card system at each charger and will pay Edison directly for all power used. The HOA will set the rates to the user to cover the energy, maintenance and so forth. The charging stations cannot be converted to solar or removed from the system for 10 years. There is no minimum usage requirements.
Zero Cost
President Michael Barto stated that any plans to install charging stations at Habour Vista should not cost the HOA any money. There are not enough EV’s at Harbour Vista (approximately 11) to justify any funding at this time. But the number of EV’s is growing by one a month. Edison’s “zero cost” proposal seems to meet this these criteria.
No Discrimination
The President also stated that he would not support any plan that would take parking spaces away from homeowners or resident, or limit them for special purposes. The only fair way to do this would be to install charging stations at the majority of parking spaces-both assigned and unassigned with no changes to the parking regulations.
First Step
To become eligible to participate in this pilot, Edison requires that the HOA submit a signed request. This will initiate a “no cost” engineering feasibility study. If everything is acceptable, the HOA will then be asked to sign a contract to begin the installation. Prior to this second signing, there is no financial obligation to the HOA. The three Board members all agreed that they would vote in favor of the Engineering Study at the next General HOA meeting on July 28.
Further Discussion
The meeting was then opened to a general discussion. Those attending felt that the HOA will have to implement some type of modernization for the community for EV Charging. ■

Editor Notes:
  1. Those attending this meeting were surprised to see none of the people who expressed concerns about this proposal in the HOA_Discussion Mailing List, attended this meeting.
  2. There is a misconception, that EV Charging Stations will take away parking spaces. This may be a misconception created by public parking lots that do assign parking spaces for special use. The HOA has never suggested that they would do this.
What's New (click links)
We Have Nine Candidates (08/16/22)
Architectural Committee Meeting (08/16/22)
Real Estate Update (08/04/22)
Security Camera HOA Meeting (07/26/22)
EV Charging HOA MEeting (07/16/22)
June Maintenance (06/25/22)
Pet of the Month - Rascals (07/14/22)
Spring Garage Sale Event (05/26/22)
MailBox Security (05/25/22)
April Maintenance Happenings
Safety Committee Report (04/21/22)
EV Charging Changes (04/21/22)
March Land Lease Report (04/19/22)
Cross Over Notice (02/12/22)

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Fire Safety Notification
Fireplace Restriction
Wood, paper and Duraflame logs are not permitted inyour unit’s fireplace. Our fireplaces run on a gas burner and only gas cement logs are allowed. Any damage to the commonly shared stack, will be the unit owner’s responsibility.
Smoke Detectors Requirements
in addition to the as built living space smoke detector that are pre wired in each unit, per California law 310.9, each unit is required to have an additional workable smoke detector in each sleeping area. The 3-bedroom units are also required to have a workable smoke detector in the hallway.
In the current HOA Rules and Regulations, it states:
No electric charging
of automobiles
allowed in
garage outlets without HOA Permission.
Members must be aware that using electricity from the garage is provided by the HOA as part of the monthly dues shared with all members. Member must submit an Architectural Request for approval or they will be fine starting at $200. A $50/month assessment for this special use of HOA trickle charging is required.
Violation of this rule is subject to fines with the HOA. See: EV Charging ■
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(The Property Management Company will post the official agenda within 4 days prior to the meeting)
Date Location Time Agenda
Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
General Session Meeting of Board of Directors
Thursday, August 25, 2022

Association Pool Clubhouse
  3. Any owner in attendance is permitted three minutes to address the Board regarding Association related issues. The Board may address the issues at that time or at a later meeting. Once the homeowner forum has concluded, membership is welcome to observe the remainder of the meeting; however, they are not permitted to participate.
(after open session
Cabana Clubhouse 6:30PM
September 29, 2022
(after open Session)
General Notice
New Owner’s Quick Information
The following is to provide to new homeowners at Harbor Vista.

Initial Contacts:

The first thing you should do is contact Progressive Association Management to obtain access to your account, provide contact information in case of emergency, report problems or request maintenance services:
Property Owner Registration:
Property Manager: Brad Crocker
Rules and Regulations

Make sure you have the latest copy of the HOA Rules and Regulations. You may obtain them from Association Management. They are also posted at Harbour Vista News at:


The first thing that many new homeowners do is replace appliances, flooring and cabinets and even plumbing. Each Harbour Vista Condo shares common walls, floors and ceilings. Remodeling project may impact your neighbors or the outside of the building (screens, windows, doors) which pierces the firewalls. Simple installing new flooring or recess lights impacts sound proofing and firewall bariers with your neighbors. The inside of your unit’s walls may have plumbing and electrical that service other units. You should contact the property manager to obtain a copy of the latest Architectural Guidelines which is also posted at Harbour Vista News at:

Architectural Request

You may be required to submit an Architectural Request prior to starting a remodeling project. You can also contact the HOA Architectural Committee to simply ask questions. Installing an air conditioning/heating system will require a building permit and approval of an HOA Architecture Request. The large attic space in the three bedroom is not constructed as a living space when the units were build. Only storage of light weight items is permitted.

Construction Noise

Construction noise for remodeling is only allowed between 7am to 5pm on the weekdays. If your remodeling project is going to make excessive noise, it is a good idea to inform your neighbors prior to the start of the work.

Trash Bins

Normal trash bin pickup is scheduled every week for Tuesday and Friday. Do not over stuff the trash bin particularly when moving in. Disposal of large items which including furniture that do not fit in the trash bin is allowed but only the day before the HOA scheduled large item pick up. Large item pick dates are posted at the mail boxes bulletin boards.

Common Water System

Your condo shares a common water supply with all units with both hot and cold water paid for by the your HOA dues. Your condo does not have master water shutoff supply valves. Your sinks do have individual shutoff valves, but the shower/tubs do not unless they have been upgraded (a good suggestion). You should contact Progressive to schedule them to perform any full water turn off to your unit that may affect your neighbors.

Hydronic Heaters

Each condo has a forced air Hydronic hot water coil heater system install in the ceiling the hallway. These system may leak. These heaters have shutoff valves which are located behind the ceiling vent cover. Two ball valves (intake and outage) are behind a pulldown metal plate on the opposite side of the coil when the vent cover is removed (4 screws). Maintaining and repair of the hydronic heater is the homeowner’s responsibility.

Electrical/Cable TV Lines

Each unit when built has an inside 70 amp circuit panel. But sometimes the master breaker for a unit can be tripped. You cannot turn the power back on from your inside breakers. The master breaker is located in a locked cabinet in each building. If you accidentally have this breaker trip, contact the Progressive, a Board member or a building monitor. These cabinets also have the electrical boxes for land line phones, internet and TV. Though each vendor is supposed to have keys to these cabinet, some new vendors may not. Please have then contact Progressive for access.

Electronic Gate System

You can ask the Property Management Company to add your name to the Electronic Gate Kiosk at your assigned entrance gate with you phone number enabled. This phone number can be a cell phone. When a visitor or delivery person comes to the Kiosk, they can press a button by your name to call your number. You can then open the Gate from your phone.


The one electrical outlet in your garage is temporarily power small device. The power to each garage is on a common circuit and is paid by the HOA. Powering heavy electrical equipment such as refrigerators or charging an electric vehicle is strictly prohibited.

Homeowners' Insurance

A unit owner is required to carry Homeowners' insurance (CC&R's Section 9.03).


As new Harbour Vista Condo owner, you are a member of the Harbour Vista Home Owners Association (e.g., HOA). The HOA is the caretaker of the property and consist of elected member just like you. The HOA meetings are open to all members to attend to voice their issues and to observe the proceedings of the representatives. Meeting notices are posted at each Mailbox Bulletin Board. The HOA normally meets on the last Thursday of the Month. You may attend in person or via teleconferencing.
Real Estate Summary
(as of August 2, 2022)
Active Real Estate Listing
Address Type Asking
4852 Cabana Drive #201 3BR/2BA $524,900 (08/04/22)
4831 Lago Drive #304 2BR/2BA $499,000 (08/02/22)
Address Type Information
Active/Under Contract
Address Type Information
16542 Blackbeard Lane #101 3BR/2BA $499.950 (7/29/22)
Address Type Information
16551 Grunion #304 2BR/2BA $399,999 (07/14/22)
Closed Sales
Address Type Closed
4831 Lago Drive #201 3BR/2BA $525,000 (07/08/22)
16551 Grunion Drive #203 2BR/2BA $400,000 (06/30/22)
4791 Lago Drive #107 1BR/1BA $301,000(06/23/22)
4852 Cabana Drive #305 2BR/2BA $460,000 (05/13/22)
4852 Cabana Drive #204 2BR/2BA $405,000 (04/01/22)
4831 Lago Drive #101 3BR/2BA $383,000 (03/21/22)
16542 Blackbeard Ln #102 2BR/2BA $365,000 (03/07/22)
16542 Blackbeard Ln # 104 2BR/2BA $411,000 (02/08/22)
16581 Grunion Ln #100 3BR/2BA $385,000 (01/31/22)
16512 Blackbeard Lane #201 3BR/2BA #385,000 (01/27/22)

Note: An up green tick () means sold for more than asking price.
A down red tick () means sold for less than asking price.
For sale, available to show, with no accepted offer.
Active/Under Contract indicates that the property has a binding contract and is in escrow, but they are still soliciting backup offers due to the Buyer still having the ability to cancel. A contingent offer is accepted and in escrow, but buyer retains contingencies to cancel, and the Seller is inviting "Backup" offers. The price shown is the list price, not necessarily the contract price.
Buyer has removed all contingencies, and the escrow is in final closing stages. The price shown is the list price, not necessarily the contract price.
The property has been removed from marketing, but a listing contract is unexpired, and still binding on the seller.
The listing is available for sale, but the property cannot currently be shown, usually for temporary convenience factors.
indicates that the listing agreement concluded without a sale
Property Information
Property Information
Harbour Vista Condos conist of 180 multi story condo units of callssified as 1, 2 and 2 bedromm and a den/guest room. The complex is located at the corner of Heil Avenue and Green Street in Huntington Beach. The property is divided by Green Street into two land parcels. The Blackbeard-Cabana-Logo parcels consist of six builings and the Grunion parcels consists of three buildings. Each Building contains 20 units, one elevator and one stairwell for inside unit access.
Unit Descriptions
Harbour Vista Condos are large units. Each unit includes one master bedroom walk-in closet and one laundry room.
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Each unit is provided with one patio/balcony except the three bedroom units which are provided with two patios/balconies. Three bedroom units are classified as two bedrooms and a den or guest bedroom.
Parking and Garage
Each units is assigned one enclosed single car garage and one assign parking space. Each Garage has a vehicle height limit entrance 7 feet. Harbour Vista highly discourages any owner purchasing a unit to accomodate more than two vehicles.
Water and Heating
Both hot and cold water is provided from a shared water and boiler systems as part of the HOA monthly dues. Monthly dues also include Unit heating via individual hydronic forced air system.
Harbour Vista landscaping consist multiple streams, ponds with trees and garden areas.
Harbour Vista provides two pools and spas, one tennis/basketball court, and one clubhouse. Harbour Vista is a gated community with three electronic gates.
Land Lease
Harbour Vista is on lease land. Each unit owner pays in addition to monthly HOA dues, a monthly sublease. The sublease will expire in 2041 at which time, all the units willl revert to the lease holder with no compensation. The land lease will expire in 2056. ■
General Notice
Gate Keys
Remote Gate Controllers

To obtain either a replacement or extra key or remote gate controller, HOA members can contact Board Member Brenda Richardson at 714) 501-7018 (text message OK) or email to
Gate Key
Remote Gate Controller

Fill Out Key Entry Form
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Harbour Vista News contains archives that go back to 2013 when it was first published.

Trash (2022)
Large Items Trash Pickup
Disposal of mattresses, appliances, furniture, water heaters, etc. at the trash bin enclosed area is permitted on the night before pickup from the Association's disposal company for these specified dates.
Every Other Friday
January January 7
January 21
June June 10
June 24
July July 8
July 22
August August 5
August 19
September September 2
September 16
September 30
October October 14
October 28
November November 11
November 25
December December 9
December 23
Large trash items should only be place inside the gated trash bin enclosure the night before. Doing so earlier will interfere with the normal function of the trash bins. Remember large items pickups are done on Friday very early in morning before regular trash pickup. Be courteous of the community.
Regular Trash Pickup
Normal trash bin pickup is schedule every week for Tuesday and Friday except when holidays may interfere.
Renter's Criteria
FOR RENT Criteria?
This is list of question that is recommended for owners when evaluating prospective renters. These questions must answer before the unit is shown
  • What is your credit rating?
  • How many persons will live in the unit.
  • How many vehicles will park at Harbour Vista?
  • Does any occupant smoke?
It is recommend that landloards will not allow multiple person families to rent their units. This would put a hardship on the community facilities. Landlords will not rent to persons who have more than two vehicles. Landlords do not want smokers in the unit. Any renter must carry "Renter's Insurance".
Enforcement of Ruloes and Regulations
Landlords are responsible for the enforcement of the Harbour Vista Rules and Regulations. if their tenant is in violation, fines and legal fees are their resposibility.
Harbour Vista News
16458 Bolsa Avenue #15
Huntington Beach, California 92649
Phone: 714-883-1949 (also text)

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