THE 'SANDCASTLE' - IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED + JUST ONE HOUSE OFF THE SAND

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Janice and Bill, Owners/Wife & Husband

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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THE 'SANDCASTLE' - IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED + JUST ONE HOUSE OFF THE SAND

Balboa Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description

House, Newly Remodeled, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath, Owner Managed, a 'home away from home'

CONGRATULATIONS! You have found a TRUE GEM amongst the many Newport Beach vacation rentals! Available year-round as a weekly/short-term vacation rental, and OWNER MANAGED, the RECENTLY REMODELED 'Sandcastle' is one of the nicest - and certainly cleanest and well maintained - rentals in the area! For the discriminating SMALLER family of SEVEN or less, we offer a great beach vacation experience in a lovely, warm and comfortable home on the Newport Peninsula.

Located one house off the beach, and on a corner location, both the INTERIOR and EXTERIOR of the 'SANDCASTLE' were completely UPGRADED this past year, to include new kitchen cabinetry & countertop, new bathroom cabinetry/countertops/fixtures, new tile shower in Master bath, a new leather sofa, new beds throughout, double pane windows and sliding doors (and blinds), new mirror sliding closet doors, new cabinetry throughout the unit, a flat screen TV and new artwork. On the OUTSIDE of the house, we've recently redone our stucco for a smooth look, adding architectural features including stone, korbels and shutters. It was wonderful before, and it's even more fabulous now!

The 'Sandcastle' is a 'home away from home', with very comfortable furniture and a well stocked kitchen, with HDTV (with Satellite TV/70 free premium movie channels) in the main room - and another flatscreen TV in the master bedroom...Plus there's a terrific large front patio with table, chairs, umbrella, gas barbecue, and a partial view of the beach, that extends the living room to the outside of this downstairs Duplex unit.

The 'Sandcastle' is decorated in a 'beachy' style, with very nice artwork and colorful accessories. You can be ready to start vacationing from the minute you walk in the front door.

We cater to smaller families, maximum SEVEN guests, looking for something 'nicer than the rest'; We can sleep seven in beds:

- Master Bedroom: California King bed, armoire with TV (with satellite/premium channels), large closet, and adjoining bathroom

- Bedroom #2: Queen bed and dresser

- Bedroom #3: both a Double and Twin bed and dresser

- A hall bath accommodates Bedrooms #2 and #3

There's also a twin 'sleep-chair' located in the main room. Pillows, comforters, mattress pads are furnished, but bed linens and towels are NOT provided, however we can refer you to a local (and very reasonable) provider.

SORRY, but we have a strict NO PETS policy.

Located at Seashore Drive & 35th Street, we're one house off the boardwalk/sand beach, and you should know that in this area, the distance between boardwalk and ocean is quite narrow (a real positive, very close), vs some other areas where the sand is 3x what it is by us. So that equates to you being very close to the surf at 35th Street, easy and quick to get from the house to the water.

Also you're a short 10 minute walk to the Newport Pier and a good choice of restaurants; close enough to the hustle and bustle of activity surrounding the Pier, yet enough away to enjoy a book peacefully on the patio.

You're a short drive or bike ride to the Newport Beach Fun Zone, whale watching tours, boat rentals, wonderful shopping, etc. You're also not too far for a day's excursion to other great Southern California attractions such as Disneyland and the California Adventure Park, Knotts Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Hollywood, San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park, Legoland, and more!

If you're into swimming, surfing, or body boarding, take no more than 30 steps from your front door onto the white sand beach down to the awesome surf that has consistently ranked Newport Beach as one of the top beaches in Southern California. When you return to the house, rinse off under our outdoor tile sand shower.

Your hosts and proprietors Bill and Janice, live in the upstairs unit of the Duplex, and are about excellence in everything they do! Your vacation home will be ready and waiting for your arrival - impeccably clean with a welcome bottle of wine to start your vacation right! There's a book of 'Things to Do' with sights and restaurants we recommend, and we're happy to assist with suggestions to make your vacation truly memorable. Since it's our home too, the property - inside and out, upstairs and downstairs - is so very well maintained.

Just 15 minutes from Santa Ana/Orange City airport and 50 miles south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), a vacation at the 'Sandcastle,' experiencing our hospitality and Newport Beach lifestyle, will have you returning year after year!

HINT: If a more relaxed and quiet vacation is what you're looking for...a well kept secret is that September and October are fabulous, due to the great weather and lessened number of tourists.

Keywords: Duplex Home (Lower Unit)

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters

Janice and Bill, Owners/Wife & Husband

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We're Bill & Janice and we own the 'Sandcastle', and live in the Upstairs unit of this Duplex while renting the Downstairs unit as our Vacation Rental. We're ex-Corporate Executives (now retired) and we've come to enjoy the better things in life - and hope you do too! We love to travel, throughout the US and internationally, and here we are in Ravelli Italy, this past year enjoying lunch (and on the international front, we've been to China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Europe, Argentina and Australia in the last few years). The 'Sandcastle' is available all YEAR ROUND as a weekly/short term rental, as we do not choose to rent the winter months to college kids - as so many people do in our area - insuring that it is available, and in beautiful condition all year through! During non holiday weeks and in our off-season, we'll even rent the 'Sandcastle' for shorter stays of 3 days or more. We take a lot of pride in the 'Sandcastle' and do enjoy that our guests appreciate staying in such a comfortable and clean 'home away from home'. We aim to be your go-to Newport Beach vacation home; We have many returning guests, and we hope you'll become a satisfied guest too!

Janice and Bill, Owners/Wife & Husband purchased this house in 2000

The general area is fantastic. The white sand beach and ocean, virtually outside our door/30 steps away, is beautiful. Our location, a ten minute walk on the boardwalk to the Newport Pier, is perfect; It's close enough if you want the hubbub of activity there, but enough away to quietly enjoy a book on the front patio.

It's an outdoor lifestyle here year round, and we ride our bikes alot, walk/run, grab a beach chair and settle into relaxation on the beach, rent a Duffy boat and cruise around the Newport Harbor. And there's so much to do in the area...There's great shopping and an abundance of both casual and upscale restaurants, and theme parks (Disneyland etc) and sights for our visitors to keep busy.

No matter where we travel to (and we've been around the world), we can't imagine living anywhere else, so it's a pleasure to have guests stay at our vacation home and enjoy all that we enjoy!

We have lived on the Peninsula for 20+ years, and prior to this home, we lived just a few blocks away. It's a great area! We purchased this Duplex to (a) enjoy the fantastic beach and general area ourselves - as we live in the Upstairs unit (but mostly stay out of your way), and (b) provide a vacation rental - Downstairs - that we could oversee ourselves, offering something 'better than the rest', with more personal service. We're available from the time you book until the time you arrive, to assist with any questions or needs you have; We know the area so very well and you can feel comfortable knowing that we can assist with whatever special request you have!

We love to travel ourselves, and our aim is to provide MORE to our guests in terms of a clean and comfortable, nicely decorated, well maintained rental, and we modeled it after what we most enjoy - and expect - when we travel.

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Property Reviews

38 Reviews Write a Review
the 'Sandcastle' - Impeccably Maintained + just One House off the Sand
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 38 reviews
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the 'Sandcastle' - Impeccably Maintained + just One House off the Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p25320vb
(949) 646-3311 (California, USA)
Balboa Peninsula Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
Jefferson City, Missouri
5

Randy and Grace Allen

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
this was a great property. our family stayed there for 7 days in Sept 13. the owners were very hospitable. the location was a real plus. close to the beach, boardwalk and other areas of Newport beach. we will definitely stay there again in the future.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Randy & Grace, we enjoyed having your family stay at the "Sandcastle"...and we'd love to have you stay again, during a future visit to SoCal! We'll be here:-) Janice & Bill
Helpful votes: 1/1
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the 'Sandcastle' - Impeccably Maintained + just One House off the Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p25320vb
(949) 646-3311 (California, USA)
Balboa Peninsula Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
5

Fabulous getaway spot in the sun!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
We loved staying at the Sandcastle. It was in a perfect location (a couple of houses away from the beach, a walk to the grocery store and to restaurants, but still quiet). It was incredibly well equipped and our hosts were available for questions, yet never intrusive. The house was clearly well loved and cared for and didn't have the feel of a generic rental. I would return in a minute!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Susan, so glad you enjoyed your stay here at the "Sandcastle"; Wish you could have stayed longer to enjoy more of our surrounds! We do hope you'll return...and we'll look forward to it! All the best, Janice & Bill
Helpful votes: 1/1
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the 'Sandcastle' - Impeccably Maintained + just One House off the Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p25320vb
(949) 646-3311 (California, USA)
Balboa Peninsula Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
5

It's simply the best!

It's simply the best!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The site was extraordinary. Everything in place, tidy. neat, with an awesome view,very close to the beach. The apartment was very well maintained, with all new appliances. Heating and AA worked well through an indoor thermostate. The outdoor showers helped a lot in getting sand out of the house. The location is perfect. 20 minutes to Disneyland and California Park of Adventure, 50 to Universal Studios and 90 to Sea World at San Diego. Great boardwalk just meters off the house made a perfect place for strollers and bicycles. If you like barbecue, you have to try it at the outside patio. The photos show the exact condition of the place. The owners take your vacation seriously and are very friendly and extremely helpful, great people. Try Fashion Island and South Park Plaza for shopping and dining. We were a family of 6 with four children 5 to 13, they loved the place. Excellent nearby restaurants within an easy walk (the Bluewater grill, the crab´s house) and Pavillion's market two blocks away. We will definitely recommend it !
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Diego, it was truly an honor for us that you chose the "Sandcastle" for your family's trip all the way from ARGENTINA! You have a delightful family, and it was wonderful to hear and see how your children really enjoyed all the sites of Southern California. What a terrific vacation, as you told us you had, and we're so glad that we could be a part of it. Hope to see you in Buenos Aires, unless we see you here again first!!! With kind regards, Janice & Bill
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
the 'Sandcastle' - Impeccably Maintained + just One House off the Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p25320vb
(949) 646-3311 (California, USA)
Balboa Peninsula Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
San Francisco
5

Great spot!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
This was a wonderful spot for a reunion of our immediate family. We planned it over Thanksgiving and the owner went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed to make our dinner. This owner has thought of EVERYTHING you might need during your stay and you are 1/2 block from the beach. I've already recommended the Sandcastle to friends. Renting bikes to ride along the beach was a highlight.
We will be back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Cami, so glad you and your family enjoyed your Thanksgiving holiday here. Yes, our kitchen is so well stocked that we often boast that "you could make Thanksgiving dinner here" - and you did! We would love for you to return...and we'll look forward to it! All the best, Janice & Bill
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
the 'Sandcastle' - Impeccably Maintained + just One House off the Sand
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p25320vb
(949) 646-3311 (California, USA)
Balboa Peninsula Newport Beach and Balboa Island Area
5

Amazing Location and Experience!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We stayed at the Sandcastle over New Years, and were very impressed with how clean and impressive this house is. We have a family of five with young children and I would highly recommend the Sandcastle to anyone that wants to be steps to the beach, walking distance to the boardwalk and pier and still have a very relaxing stay without any of the noise and commotion that is seeing in other areas. Janice and Bill were first class hosts; they make you feel like you have friends nearby as they helped us with recommendations on a number of activities. We WILL be back.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Andrew, glad you could escape the cold and enjoy some decent weather here over New Years! Thanks for the kind words, and we're so glad you enjoyed your stay at the "Sandcastle". Hope to see you again! Regards, Janice & Bill
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
John Wayne/Orange County (SNA)
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
55 Fwy @ 405 Fwy
Nearest Beach
Newport Beach @ 35th Street
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Several
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Costa Mesa Country Club (public/2 courses)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
MANY
Car: not necessary

There's so much to do in the area and if you feel like driving a bit...an hour away is Los Angeles, 2 hours away is San Diego; We're so centrally located! We're 30 minutes from Disneyland - and so much more!

It's a great area for bike riding (mostly flat), so bring your bikes or you can rent them...and we have an outside area where you can lock them up (so please bring a lock).

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Availability & Rates

Balboa Peninsula House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
Easter 2014
Apr 16 2014 - Apr 30 2014
$400
$2,400
3 nights
 
 
May 2014 (ex-Memorial Day wk)
May 1 2014 - May 21 2014
$395
$2,400
3 nights
 
 
Memorial Day week 2014
May 22 2014 - May 30 2014
$450
$2,625
4 nights
 
 
early June 2014
May 31 2014 - Jun 13 2014
$3,150
7 nights
 
 
late June 2014
Jun 14 2014 - Jun 27 2014
$3,325
7 nights
 
 
July/August 2014
Jun 28 2014 - Aug 22 2014
$3,800
7 nights
 
 
late August 2014
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 29 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,350
7 nights
 
 
Labor Day week 2014
Aug 30 2014 - Sep 6 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$3,200
7 nights
 
 
early September 2014
Sep 7 2014 - Sep 23 2014
Changeover Day: Saturday
$2,800
7 nights
 
 
late September/early October
Sep 24 2014 - Oct 5 2014
$400
$2,450
3 nights
 
 
October
Oct 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
$375
$2,275
3 nights
 
 
November (ex-Thanksgiving)
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
$350
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 16 2014 - Nov 30 2014
$425
$2,550
5 nights
 
 
December (ex-Christmas)
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 15 2014
$350
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
Christmas week
Dec 16 2014 - Dec 26 2014
$2,550
7 nights
 
 
New Years week
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 7 2015
$400
$2,550
6 nights
 
 
January 2015
Jan 8 2015 - Jan 31 2015
$350
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
February 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
$350
$2,000
3 nights
 
 
March 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 28 2015
$365
$2,100
3 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$395
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $700.00
Cleaning Fee $150.00
To secure your week, we require a signed Rental Contract and 1/2 total monies due, with the balance due 30 days prior to your arrival
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes - Please email us for a specific quote, and include # adults/# children.
- The above are GUIDELINES ONLY, and may vary slightly based on the number of overnight guests in your party
- At least two adults must be minimum age 25
- From JUNE thru early-SEPTEMBER, we rent for full weeks, Saturday to Saturday
- Minimum stay is THREE nights, except during Holidays when a longer stay may be required
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Amenities

Balboa Peninsula House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Living Room ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Adjoining Master Bedroom
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - shower , Outdoor Sand Shower
    Laundry Room Shower - shower
  • The Master bedroom has an adjoining bathroom, while the hall bathroom is perfect to accommodate the second and third bedrooms.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , California King bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , (aka Sleep chair in the Living Room)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Beach Chairs
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • theme parks
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • whale watching
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • basketball court
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
As Owner/Managers, we personally work hard to make sure you have a great vacation - and try to anticipate anything you'd need! And since we live in the Upstairs of the Duplex - and it's our house too, we keep it really lovely, inside and outside, upstairs and downstairs! It's decorated with lovely artwork. There's an outdoor sand shower so you can keep the inside sand-free! You can bring bikes or rent them nearby, and we have a place outside for you to lock them up (bring a lock!) Ipod players (2) in Living Room (also plays CDs) and Master Bedroom. We're always doing 'something' around the house, upgrading, buying new things, making it even nicer! Be one of our satisfied guests and come and enjoy a stay here at the 'Sandcastle'!
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