Upgraded & Super Clean, 3 BD/2 BA, a "Home away from Home", w/Pride of Ownership
Janice and Bill, Owners/Managers (Wife & Husband)
About Janice and Bill, Owners/Managers (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 if you do too, perhaps this is the vacation home you've been looking for! We love to travel, throughout the US and internationally, and here we are recently in Australia by the Sydney Opera House (and on the International front, we've traveled extensively and have been to China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Europe, Sweden, Argentina, India, Australia, New Zealand, India and Africa in the last 10 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 nights 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/Managers (Wife & Husband) purchased this House in 2000
Why Janice and Bill, Owners/Managers (Wife & Husband) chose Balboa Peninsula
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 at the beach, 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! Come live like a local in Newport Beach!
What makes this House unique
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! (Or keep to ourselves during your stay, if that's what you prefer:-) 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!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Very comfortable and perfect location.
Jane was amazing and so prompt communicating with us all thru the rental process and was very helpful during our stay.
Amazing location and gorgeous home.
Perfect location for our GNO weekend but absolutely want to visit again with the family. So great to relax on the beach but so much to do within walking distance.
You get the best of both worlds.
So enjoyed having you lovely ladies for a stay this past week. Great that our recommendations had you enjoy the area so, and "live like a local" while you were here in Newport! Hope to see you again! Best, Janice & Bill @ the "Sandcastle"
Property owners are top notch. They take great care to ensure their property is in great condition and want to be sure their guests enjoy themselves. Excellent location and very fair price. I have utilized VRBO many times and would highly recommend this property.
Thanks Richie, we were happy to host your group for your visit to Newport. We appreciate the kind words - as we do try hard to make our guests feel comfortable and have a local's experience of the area! We hope to see you again for a future stay in Newport! Regards, Janice & Bill @ the "Sandcastle"
My family stayed at this lovely vacation rental. The home was just as pictured. It was very clean and convenient to everything. Loved how it was so close to the beach and walk/bike path. I recommend renting bikes (20th Street Beach & Bikes) for your entire stay and keeping them there at the house. We took the Balboa Ferry to the island to walk, shop, and eat. We enjoyed walking to Lido Marina Village for the farmer's market and shopping. We stopped by Crew Coffee and Cremerie for ice cream (has wonderful outdoor area to sit), enjoyed numerous walks/sunsets at Laguna Beach and also the Crystal Cove Path (by Shake Shack).
Some of the things we loved:
owners lives upstairs & are super nice,
close to grocery store, pier, stores, restaurants,
beach chairs, beach towels, etc furnished
kitchen furnished with everything we needed.
We highly recommend this rental and would not hesitate to stay here again when we are vacationing in California.
So glad you were finally able to come and enjoy a stay in Newport, and enjoy our vacation home and the area as much as you did. And so nice to meet you all! Hope to see you again on a future visit to our area! Regards, Janice & Bill @ the "Sandcastle"
GREAT HOUSE IN A GREAT LOCATION!
Our family of 5 could not have been happier, staying in this beautiful home. The house is spacious, clean, and very comfortable. We loved the front patio, and the large BBQ worked great! The kitchen has everything. And just steps from the beach and boardwalk. We were able to walk to the grocery store, some nice restaurants that Janice had suggested, and a movie theatre also. Janice and Bill were so easy to work with, and they really have a wonderful house in a great location. We have now found our best beach house - after coming to this area over the years - and we will definitely be back. We highly recommend!
We so enjoyed having your family for a stay at our "Sandcastle", and so happy to hear you loved our house - and location! Thanks for the sweet gift you left us too - and for checking out that new restaurant we've been wanting to go to! It was so nice to meet you and we look forward to having you back for a future stay! Regards, Janice & Bill
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 (even via surface streets) - and so much more!
It's a great area for bike riding (mostly flat), so bring your bikes or you can rent them nearby (by the hour/day/week)...and we have an outside area where you can lock them up (so please bring a lock:-).