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the 'Sandcastle', Impeccably Maintained, Owner Managed, Steps to Sand
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the 'Sandcastle', Impeccably Maintained, Owner Managed, Steps to Sand
Enjoy our Comfortable Living Room w/Leather Sofas, Flat Screen TV Cook in our recently remodeled Kitchen, w/Corian Countertops. And pots and pans and dishes galore!
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the 'Sandcastle', Impeccably Maintained, Owner Managed, Steps to Sand
Enjoy our Comfortable Living Room w/Leather Sofas, Flat Screen TV
Cook in our recently remodeled Kitchen, w/Corian Countertops. And pots and pans and dishes galore!
The Dining Area - part of the main room. Seats 6-8
How close are we to the beach? ONE HOUSE AWAY!  A view from our Deck (upstairs) of 35th Street Beach
Master Bedroom w/new Cal King bed, Armoire w/flat screen TV and unique artwork
Master Bedroom, looking towards ensuite bathroom
New Tile and Marble Shower in Master Bathroom. So nice!
Master Bath Shower Shampoo Cubby
Master Bathroom Vanity wCaesarstone countertop
Hall Bathroom w/Tub/Shower combo, Caesarstone countertop
The 2nd bedroom has a Queen bed.
The 3rd bedroom has both a Double (Full) and Twin bed
Laundry Room w/brand new Front Load Washer Dryer
Shower off the sand in our new Laundry Room Tile Shower, under a nice hot shower
Love the rock floor of the new Laundry Room Shower!
Or for a quick rinse after the beach, enjoy the Outdoor Tile Shower!
We have a great beach at 35th Street, w/fine white sand, some waves, and a  easy walk into the surf!
Your Front Patio, right outside your Living Room sliding door + your gas BBQ + patio set
Here's a view of House from Left Side of House (we live in the upstairs)
There's unique upscale Art throughout the House
Welcome to...the 'Sandcastle' sign, outside your front door
Catch a Beautiful Sunset here at the 35th Street Beach
Another Beautiful Sunset, 35th Street Beach.
check out our Big Book of Things To Do, Restaurants in the Area, etc
Your Front Door entrance, ready for you to come on in and start your vacation!
Another gorgeous sunset. We have many:-)
The Surf sometimes is THIS GOOD right at 35th Street!
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 7
Newport Beach, California

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Excellent - based on 29 reviews
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M C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The Location & Comfort are Sublime! We will have Memories that will last a lifetime.”
Reviewed 15 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

My sisters and I were fortunate to enjoy the last warm breaths of summer in your beautiful home this week. Having been raised in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach was our playground. Fond memories of family beach camping were revived by the sweet salty air. As kids, we would spend a week on the beach every summer, sleeping in a tent trailer with the pounding of the waves lulling us to sleep. My, how we have evolved!

Your home is so welcoming and clean. What a pleasure to come and go from the beach and yet still be right on the beach! This is weather I could never have experienced back home in Manchester, England. The timing of this vacation and warm weather could not have been more perfect, as my sisters and I were able to reconnect not only with our roots, but with old friends from EHS. God willing we will be back again to enjoy your hospitality. Thank you for your thoughtful notes full of useful tips and relevant information you provided to us during our stay. It was very much appreciated. I would highly recommend your home to all my friends and family. We loved our 5 day break away, despite a few annoying bees. LOL. Thank you again.

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Liked best: The Location and Facilities were Top Notch
Liked least: The Bees
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
20 Oct 2015
We so enjoyed meeting you and we are so glad to know you all enjoyed yourselves so much. So happy you were able to have such warm weather this time of year, and we're able to really enjoy our terrific beach! (Yes, we love that it's just steps away from the house too!) You treated our vacation home lovingly and we appreciate that so much. We hope you'll return for a future visit to Newport Beach. Sincerely, Janice @ Bill @ the "Sandcastle"
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Steve B
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Home from home”
Reviewed 12 September 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Lovely house with everything you need and perfectly positioned. A few seconds to the beach and more private than being right on it. Janice's communication and assistance was first class - there's almost too much information !!
Lots of very good restaurants within walking distance and again Janice will point you in the right direction.
Also has the benefit of having a parking space (really important there) and we just about got our Dodge Grand Caravan in it.
Great house, lovely people, definitely recommended.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
14 Oct 2015
Steve, we thank you for choosing our vacation home, the "Sandcastle" for your California visit - all the way from the UK. Providing a "home away from home" is just what we try to do! We so enjoyed meeting you, and hearing about your travels (and getting your advice - for our upcoming trip abroad)! Such a nice family...We hope to see you again! All the best, Janice & Bill
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Suga328
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“OUR BEST VACATION EXPERIENCE/RENTAL - in Newport Beach!”
Reviewed 7 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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Our family so enjoyed our vacation this past week at this wonderful, well equipped, very clean vacation home on the Newport Beach Peninsula. We have stayed in several different areas in Southern California over the years, but this was clearly our favorite house - and beach. The home itself was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The beds, bedding and towels were first rate, the kitchen had everything we wanted, and more!

Janice and Bill were a pleasure to deal with, they answered all our questions. They provide a nice book with suggestions of things to do in the area, and they recommended some great restaurants nearby. Parking is very limited in this area, but we had a car that fit perfectly in their parking spot, which made it easy for us to zip in and out to dinner and go shopping at Balboa Island and Fashion Island.

The beach was a nice white sand beach, no rocks or shells, and it really is just steps from the house. Our little ones were able to play in the shallow surf, and we were able to get out further into the waves and do some great body surfing and bogey boarding. All in all, it was a wonderful vacation, and we intend to stay again in the future! We definitively recommend it for families or a girls getaway. It's perfect!

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Liked best: House cleanliness and comfort, steps from the beach, master bathroom shower!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
14 Oct 2015
Thank you for the lovely review and kind words. We are ecstatic to know that of all the rentals you have stayed in, in our area, that ours is your NEW FAVORITE! We are continually updating/upgrading things throughout the house, the bedding, the furniture, the art, the kitchen supplies... We enjoyed meeting you, and we are so glad that you enjoyed the house and the beach so much. We would look forward to having you visit again in the future! With warm regards, Janice & Bill
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Karen G
Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Fabulous beach rental on the peninsula.”
Reviewed 12 August 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We have stayed at this property several times and keep going back because it has an amazing location, is well maintained and it is a pleasure dealing with the owners, Janice and Bill. We have two children, now 9 and 7, and when asked, this is their favorite vacation spot, even though it's only a little more than an hour from home. You are steps from the beach, have plenty of restaurants and activities in walking distance, have a supermarket in walking distance and all of the amenities of being home, including a kitchen, full bathrooms, washer and dryer, a great BBQ on the patio and outdoor showers to wash off when you come back from the beach. They have thought of everything including games, beach toys and chairs, towels, etc.I would highly recommend a stay at the Sandcastle!

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Liked best: The ease of booking and a truly no hassle vacation.
Liked least: Leaving!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
13 Sep 2015
Thank you for the nice review, Karen. We've enjoyed having your family each time you've come! It means a lot to us that you choose to come back time after time. We'll keep making improvements to our "Sandcastle" - and have you look forward to coming for a future stay; We hope to have you back again! Best, Janice & Bill
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South Jordan, Utah
Reviewed 24 January 2015 for a stay in January 2015

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
28 Jan 2015
Thanks so much for the sweet review! I like a lot of closet hangars too when I travel!!! We are all about trying to provide a warm, clean and inviting "home away from home"; we really strive to have you be so comfortable that it feels like home! Thanks for letting us know that we are "on track";-) We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves so much while you were here. Nothing like wonderful weather in January to make an off-season stay even better! We really do hope you'll be back for a future stay here at the "Sandcastle". With warm regards, Janice & Bill
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Jacquelin...
Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect family vacation, beautiful house and great location!”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

What a find! We looked at so many Newport Beach rentals on line - and were so pleased with our choice! This is the first time we've booked online and communication with Janice and Bill couldn't have been easier; they answered all our questions thoroughly and promptly. When we arrived, we were NOT disappointed! The house was beautiful. Such nice things everywhere, that the pictures don't even do it justice. Nice pictures on the wall, nice leather couches, comfy beds and nice bedding, super clean. I could go on and on. It was perfect, really. Our teenage daughters loved the beach just steps from the house, and the outdoor shower was used a lot! It was just a quick drive to Disneyland too. Janice & Bill have a large book filled with ideas of things to do in the area. We didn't actually see much of them, but if we had any questions, they were available with answers as to where to get good Mexican food, where to shop for fresh fish, and they told us about this wonderful wine store nearby. It was a great family vacation, and when we come back to Newport Beach, we will surely come back to the Sandcastle!

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Liked best: Location and comfort of house
Liked least: It was a little more chilly at night than we expected, couldn't sit out on the front patio some nights
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Sep 2014
It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you and having you stay at our "Sandcastle". So glad we made your first experience booking online a positive one - and even more excited that you enjoyed the house, the beach, and the local area so much! We hope to see you for a future visit! Best, Janice & Bill
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New York
Reviewed 1 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Value Rooms
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Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend?  
Recommended for:
A romantic getaway Older travelers
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