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, 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, 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/55 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.
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.
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