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Xmas wk available! ONE House to Sand, Impeccably Maintained & Owner Managed!

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
7 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
CONGRATULATIONS! You have found a TRUE GEM amongst the many Newport Beach vacation rentals! Available year-round as a weekly/short-term vacation rental, our vacation home is OWNER MANAGED and IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED, and just 30 steps to the sand. It's been REMODELED/CONTINUALLY UPGRADED, and 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 Beach Peninsula. Please NOTE: Looking to visit in December for the Christmas holiday? Come for 6 nites or more (price break at 7 nites during Xmas week), arrive any day and depart on or before December 28th. Please EMAIL us first with any questions you may have! ...CONGRATULATIONS! You have found a TRUE GEM amongst the many Newport Beach vacation rentals! Available year-round as a weekly/short-term vacation rental, our vacation home is OWNER MANAGED and IMPECCABLY MAINTAINED, and just 30 steps to the sand. It's been REMODELED/CONTINUALLY UPGRADED, and 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 Beach Peninsula. Please NOTE: Looking to visit in December for the Christmas holiday? Come for 6 nites or more (price break at 7 nites during Xmas week), arrive any day and depart on or before December 28th. Please EMAIL us first with any questions you may have! 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, 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, new beds throughout, double pane windows and sliding doors (and blinds), mirror sliding closet doors, new cabinetry throughout the unit, a new washer/dryer solely for your use, a flat screen TV and new artwork. On the OUTSIDE of the house, we've 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/75 free premium movie channels) in the main room - and another flatscreen TV in the master bedroom...Plus there's a large front patio with a terrific brand-new table and chairs, with an umbrella and a gas barbecue, and a partial view of the beach - which 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 TEN (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 7 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 - and we do have a pull out twin sleeper chair/bed in the main room (let us know if you will need it) Pillows, comforters, mattress pads are furnished, and now bed linens and towels also will be included in our standard Cleaning and Linens Fee. Enjoy a ground floor location and don't be concerned about who's staying upstairs...because it's just the two of us (Don't worry though, we stay out of your way; You'll hardly know we're around...unless you need us for something!) Since it's our house as well, we keep it looking it's best - all the time! SORRY, but we have a strict NO PETS policy. Not inside the house, nor on the front patio either. Nor do we allow Cannabis, neither inside nor anywhere on the property. Located on the corner of 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. And if you have little ones, the shore is gently sloped, so they can easily get their feet wet and play in the shallow water without being overcome with the waves. When you return to the house, rinse off under our outdoor tile sand shower - or in our new Laundry room shower. IMPORTANT: We do require your signing our Rental Contract, and we will ask you for some personal information (Address & Contact Phone numbers) once you book, so we may provide you with a PERSONALIZED RENTAL CONTRACT, along with 2 Drivers Licenses (for identification purposes). Because TA/FK will not release your personal information until you make your balance payment, it may be that we cannot get this personalized version to you until then. However, there is a Blank Sample Rental Contract posted - attached to our website - that you must agree to in concept when you book our property online, and agree to later forward the personalized version and 2 DL's to us prior to your arrival. HOW BEST TO SECURE YOUR DATES? - We suggest you email us first through this site ('Contact Owner') before you put in an automated 'Reservation Request' - for starters, and let us know # adults / # children - and ask any questions you may have. That gives us both a chance to make sure that our 'Sandcastle' is a good fit for you, and you for us. Please note that we have a strict maximum of 7 OVERNIGHT GUESTS - and 10 on the property at any time (incl overnight guests, adults and children combined). HOW TO GET OUR BEST PRICE? - Just send an email first to us though this site ('contact owner') and include # adults/# children, and we can respond and confirm your quote. Often, we offer a discount for a FULL WEEK'S STAY (which usually should be reflected when you put in your weeklong dates) so we want to be sure you get our best price. - ONCE YOU SEND AN 'OFFICIAL' RESERVATION REQUEST and/or AUTO-BOOK with a CC through TA/FK, we will need to continue to manage your request/reservation through their system, we aren't able to make any changes, and you'll be charged their service fee. - For years we had only accepted checks for payment (or cash) to secure your dates, however we realize these days, many guests like the convenience of a CC - and getting their miles or points - so we can accommodate you that way if you prefer. - So if possible to KEEP YOUR COSTS DOWN, do email us first (through their site ('contact owner') to confirm pricing. - But whatever works for you, we can accommodate you! We are honest and communicative Owners, and we maintain high standards in everything we do! As your hosts and proprietors Bill and Janice, we live in the upstairs unit of the Duplex, and we're about excellence in everything we 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 are happy to assist with suggestions to make your vacation truly memorable. Since it is our home too, the property - inside and out, upstairs and downstairs - is so very well maintained. If you are interested in knowing more about us and our 'Sandcastle', just do a web search for Sandcastle4U (that's Sandcastle + the number 4 + the letter U) in Newport Beach - and up we'll come! 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 are looking for...a well kept secret is that September and October are fabulous, due to the great weather, lessened number of tourists and shoulder-season reduced rates!More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Telephone
Staffed Property
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Deck
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

My Wife and I spent part of our Honeymoon in California 42 years ago. We wanted to go back and enjoy it again. We really researched it, a lot, and found what was to be a wonderful, beautiful home in Newport Beach. The Sandcastle was...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Robert J
Management response:Responded 16 June 2018

It was a pleasure to have you for a stay at our "Sandcastle"! THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking the time to write such a thorough review! It's so helpful for future guests to get a true picture of what they can expect when they...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day stay in 'the Sandcastle' and would love to return in the future for a longer vacation. We were completely charmed by the area and nearby amenities. The beautiful beach was just steps away and our grandsons loved the...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Mary D
Management response:Responded 8 April 2018

It was was a real pleasure to meet you Mary, and have your family for a stay! So happy you found us:-) Thanks for leaving our home in the immaculate condition you did. We do sincerely hope you will be back for a future visit!...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2016

The house was the perfect location for us to spend a long weekend on the beach with our daughters and their significant others. The house was very clean, well appointed and the perfect size for 6 adults. We enjoyed their boogie boards and chairs on...More

Date of stay: October 2016
Thank Likes2travl
Management response:Responded 25 January 2017

We so enjoyed having you for a stay at our "Sandcastle". We try hard to think of everything you might need to insure a great vacation, in the house and outside. Glad to hear you had a great stay - and we hope to see...More

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Sandcastle exceeded our expectations in all respects. Janice and Bill were friendly, helpful and great sources of local knowledge. The apartment was extremely well equipped and had a great location just off the beach.

Date of stay: August 2016
1  Thank Shoolbraids
Management response:Responded 23 August 2016

Jim, so enjoyed meeting you - and so glad you enjoyed your stay here in Newport! Thanks for the compliments - and we hope you'll be our guests again when you return to Southern Cal for a visit! All the best, Janice & Bill

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San Dimas, California
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

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Date of stay: August 2016
Management response:Responded 23 August 2016

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About the Owner
Janice S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2012
Interaction with guests
We are happy to assist in any planning you are doing; We have lots of ideas - and since we live in the area, we have lots of recommendations! Or if you prefer to wait til you arrive, we have a LARGE BOOK of Things to Do, Restaurants we like, etc, in the house for you. We are honest people and clear communicators - so whatever Qs you have along the way, just ask! We may be around during your stay, but you would hardly know it...unless you need something of course. Either way, we are quick to respond to your Qs and needs:-)
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About the neighbourhood
We're located one house off the oceanfront/white sand beach/boardwalk (JUST 30 STEPS) and an easy 10 minute stroll on the boardwalk to the Newport Pier. Enjoy the area and the beach without a car - or with a car, you're just a short drive to Disneyland, an hour from LA and 1.5 hours from San Diego, a perfect location! Fly into John Wayne/Orange County SNA airport (10 minutes away) or into LAX or LGB.
Getting around
Southern California is a sprawling place - and our public transportation is not so great. Either rent a car, if you are planning on doing a lot of sight seeing. Or if you are planning on having a low-key beach vacation, you really won't need one. You can rent bikes to get around here on the Peninsula - or just walk. Or cab or Uber around. Nearby, we have a major supermarket, movie theatre, casual to 5-star restaurants, everything you could need to chill and enjoy, without a car. So whatever your needs, you can plan accordingly!
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