Balboa Peninsula House Rental Photos and Description
Newly Remodeled, 3 Bedroom/2 Bath, Owner Managed, your '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.
With so many Real Estate Agency-Managed rentals on this site these days, we invite you to deal with us as Owners/Managers for the very best personal service only an Owner can provide! Read our reviews for yourself...Read what other guests have to say about us!
Located one house off the beach, and on a corner location, both the INTERIOR and EXTERIOR of the 'SANDCASTLE' were completely UPGRADED recently, 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 overnight guests (adults and children combined), looking for something 'nicer than the rest'. We don't accommodate large groups or gatherings, as we have a maximum of 10 (overnight and daytime guests combined) on the property at any time...one of the ways we are able to keep the 'Sandcastle' in the lovely condition it's in! We do 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, and now bed linens and towels also will be included in our standard Cleaning and Linens Fee.
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 - or in our new Laundry room 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!
We don't accept credit cards at this time. We try to keep our costs as low as possible for you! We have always accepted personal checks - and we (nor our guests) have never had any issues...We are honest and communicative Owners, and we maintain high standards in everything we do!
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)
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
- non smoking only
- limited accessibility
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
Janice & Bill,
We are very happy we came across the listing for your lovely home and so appreciate being able to be the recipients of such a welcoming place to stay. Your binder was so helpful and we never had a bad meal or dull experience. Celebrating our mother Eileen’s 86th birthday here was a treat for all.
Thank you – we hope to return!
Janice and Bill, Owners/Wife & Husband
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!
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. Frankly, when we travel, we like to have - as an example - a choice of pillows, nice wine glasses, sharp knives, TV pay per view movies at no charge, an extra tank of propane should it run out, a washer/dryer of our own to use, bedding that smells - and is - fresh and clean, local restaurant recommendations...some of the many basics and extras that we offer as Owner/Managers of our beach vacation home!