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3118 S Rita Way

$1,390,000 3118 S Rita Way, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Experience vacation vibes right here in South Coast Metro. This remarkable home artfully blends the convenience of modern living, located just minutes from buzzy South Coast Plaza, with the attention to detail of that of a boutique hotel in the tropics.

Meticulously maintained authentic Hawaiian landscaping and dusk to dawn lighting frame the exterior of the home, providing spectacular curb appeal and welcoming guests to the main entrance through a custom double-door entry. Cathedral ceilings featuring open beams to match the open floorplan create a breathtaking entrance with immediate views through to the sparkling pool. New light-wood-finished, water resistant engineered flooring throughout both stories of the house.

Unique resort-style home offers a rare Separate Studio equipped w/ its own entrance, a full bath and kitchenette/breakfast bar area perfect for passive income as a rental or for accommodating extended family and guests. Each of the primary living areas feature fireplaces for entertaining and large picture windows (dual-paned Milgard warrantied windows throughout) to keep the lush landscaping within view. Recently remodeled kitchen features Samsung appliances, Quartz countertops, an island built with storage, and a dining nook that overlooks the backyard & Pool. Recently resurfaced pool & spa, multiple covered patios and lounging nooks accented with impeccable vegetation.

Second level, the transformed primary suite w/ contemporary open concept ensuite. Calcutta marble covers the expansive ensuite from the water closet with TOTO smart toilet/bidet through to the double vanity area and into the shower room which is accented by dual rain shower heads & custom lighting. Modern suite is further accentuated by a stunning, walk-in closet w/ custom shelving, hanging racks & drawers w/ room to display & store an entire wardrobe.

Other highlights include recessed LED lighting in all rooms, smart home controls for new HVAC via NEST & keyless Wi-Fi main entrance, security system, New Garage Door, Armor-Tec Exterior Coating, Aluminum Overhead Patio w/ Electricity, 8 Paid Solar Panels, New Electrical Panel & outlets, Lifetime Warranty Roof Tiles, Warrantied Whole House Pipe Restoration, Reflective Heat Shield in Attic, NO MELLO ROOS & NO HOA. Located in the Heart of OC and minutes of South Coast Plaza, Crystal Court, OC Beaches, Airport, Freeway access, world-class dining, theaters and so much more. Nearly $300,000 in upgrades invested.
  • Sold
  • 5
  • 3
  • 1968
    Year Built
  • 2,208 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 2,208 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 6,100 Sq.Ft.
  • MLS® ID: OC23119388
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1968
  • Architecture Styles: Contemporary
  • View Description: Pool
  • School District: Santa Ana Unified


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Total Bathrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Laundry Room: In Garage
  • Flooring: Laminate
  • Fireplace: Family Room, Gas, Living Room, Masonry
  • Other Interior Features: Wet Bar, Built-in Features, Block Walls, Ceiling Fan(s), Cathedral Ceiling(s), In-Law Floorplan, Open Floorplan, Stone Counters, Storage, Bar, Bedroom on Main Level, Primary Suite, Walk-In Closet(s)

Exterior & Building

  • Stories: 2
  • Garage Space: 2.0
  • Water Source: Public
  • Utilities: Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Phone Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected
  • Pool: Filtered, Gunite, Gas Heat, Heated, In Ground, Lap, Private
  • Roof: Composition, Shingle, Synthetic
  • Lot Features: Back Yard, Front Yard, Sprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers Timer, Sprinkler System, Sloped Up, Yard
  • Parking: Concrete, Door-Multi, Direct Access, Driveway, Driveway Up Slope From Street, Garage Faces Front, Garage, Side By Side
  • Heat Type: Central
  • Air Conditioning: Central Air
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Slab
  • Security Features: Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Firewall(s), Smoke Detector(s)


  • Sales Price: $1,390,000
  • Zoning: R1
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