Owner Managed, Impeccably Maintained, Your Newport Beach Vacation Home Away From Home

Our Property

Owner managed, the “Sandcastle” is one of the nicest – and cleanest and well maintained – vacation homes on the Newport Peninsula.

It’s a 3 BEDROOM / 2 BATH DOWNSTAIRS unit in a Duplex home (and we live upstairs). We strive to offer a lovely beach vacation experience, for the SMALLER discriminating family, maximum SEVEN overnight guests (and maximum TEN guests on the property at any time, overnight and daytime visitors combined).

With so many choices in the area, why choose the “Sandcastle”?
Read on…

We are constantly upgrading the “Sandcastle”

KitchenThe “Sandcastle” is oh-so comfortable, and we’re constantly making upgrades. We recently completed a kitchen remodel and it looks terrific! Additionally, both bathroom vanities were upgraded with new cabinetry and Caesarstone countertops, and we completely redesigned the master bathroom shower – and the laundry room shower. We also installed all new interior doors and mirror closet wardrobe doors. On the outside, we restucco’ed the entire house, adding architectural features too, to compliment our great looking stone wall out front.

Your Newport Beach “Home Away from Home”

Living RoomThe “Sandcastle” has a warm “beachy” style throughout, highlighted by cool art work and attention to detail. Relax in the main room, where there’s comfortable leather sofas where you can enjoy watching the HD flat screen TV (satellite and movie channels included at no charge).

Front Patio & BBQ

place-holderThe “Sandcastle” has a large front patio with table and chairs, umbrella, gas barbecue, and a partial view of the beach that extends the living room to the outside. Many of the oceanfront rentals nearby don’t even have room for a table on their patio; here you can enjoy more living space, especially nice in the warm weather.

Take no more than 30 steps from your front door and…

Our beach at 35th StreetEnjoy our beautiful white sand beach; It’s an awesome beach, where you can surf or boogie board, or just enjoy a swim, or the sun. It’s consistently ranked as one of the top beaches in Southern California – and you’ll see why. When you return to the house, rinse off under our new outdoor tile sand shower or our newly completed laundry room shower.

Amenities:

MASTER BEDROOM & BATH:
California King bed | Ceiling Fan | Flatscreen TV w/Satellite & Movie Channels | Alarm Clock w/Ipod-Iphone Player | Bathroom with Tile Shower | Bathroom Vanity w/ Caesarstone countertop | Bathmat | Tissues | One roll of Toilet Paper to get you started | Liquid Soap by Sink | Bar of Soap in Shower
2nd BEDROOM:
Queen bed | Optional Desktop Fan
3rd BEDROOM:
Both a Double (Full) bed and a Twin bed | Optional Desktop Fan
ALL BEDROOMS:
Mattress Pads | Comforters or Quilts | Pillows
HALL BATHROOM:
Tile Shower/Tub combo | Vanity w/Caesarstone countertop | Bathmat | Tissues | One roll of Toilet Paper to get you started | Liquid Soap by Sink | Bar of Soap in Shower
NOTE: We are NOW INCLUDING Bed Sheets, Personal Towels (Bath/Hand/Wash) and Beach Towels, as part of the “Cleaning & Linens/Towels Rental Fee”
KITCHEN:
Gas Stove & Oven | Side-by-Side Refrigerator w/ Ice Maker | Dishwasher & dishwasher soap | Microwave | Drip Coffeemaker | Coffee Bean Grinder | Blender | Service for 8+ | Lots of Pots and Pans | Wine Glasses | Dish Towels | Dishwashing Liquid and Sponge | One Roll of Paper Towels to get you started | Trash bags
LIVING ROOM:
Leather Sectional Sofa & Chair | Flatscreen HDTV w/ Satellite and Complimentary Movie Channels | VCR/DVD combo | Compact Stereo with Ipod connection and CD/Radio | Book and DVD library | Board Games
DINING ROOM:
Large Table with 6 Chairs and room for two more (One Extra Chair in living room and two short Stools) | Ceiling Fan
LAUNDRY ROOM:
Front loading Washer and Dryer (requires *he* detergent) | Laundry room shower (hot/cold water)
FRONT PATIO:
Gas BBQ Grill | Table with 6 Chairs (and extra plastic chairs) and Umbrella | Plants for decor
OUTDOORS:
Area outside to lock Bicycles (bring a lock) | Exterior tile shower (cold water) | 2 foot washers | 2 Beach Chairs & Beach Umbrella
MISC:
Iron & Ironing Board | Small Safe for your valuables | One Dedicated Parking Space for a “midsize” size car/smaller SUV

Wi-Fi Internet:

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For all your internet-enabled devices, we have secure high-speed wireless internet.

Activities Nearby:

  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Boogie-Boarding
  • Sailing
  • Boat Rental
  • Fishing
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Public Golf Courses
  • Gyms
  • Museums
  • Movies
  • Live Theatre
  • Restaurants (casual to upscale)
  • Shopping Malls (South Coast Plaza & Fashion Island, Balboa Island Main Street)
  • Disneyland (30 min)
  • Knotts Berry Farm (30 min)
  • Universal Studios (1.5 hrs)
  • San Diego Zoo & Safari Animal Park (2 hrs)
  • Legoland (2 hrs)
  • SeaWorld (2 hrs)

General Policies:

  • We provide our QUOTE based on # OF OVERNIGHT GUESTS from your inquiry; Any additional guests will incur an additional charge.
  • SEVEN (7) overnight guests maximum, adults & children combined
  • TEN (10) overnight guests + daytime visitors combined maximum on the property at any time
  • NO PETS anywhere on the property – including the outside patio
  • NO SMOKING inside the house (Smoking is permitted on the front patio)
  • Check-in at 2:30pm / Check-out by 10am
  • TO SECURE YOUR DATES, we require a signed Rental Contract and ½ monies due. BALANCE IS DUE 30 days prior to your arrival. Both the person signing the Rental Contract and a second adult, must be minimum 25 years old.
  • SHEETS & TOWELS: We NOW INCLUDE bed sheets and personal + beach towels as part of the “Cleaning & Linens/Towels Rental Fee”.
  • NO PARTIES or LARGE GATHERINGS: We are not a “party house”
  • CANCELLATION: Should occupant wish to cancel, all fully executed leases/contracts are binding and tenant shall not be entitled to a refund of any monies paid. However, Owner will make a concerted effort to re-rent the dates to others; If owner is able to re-rent the property for the full term of the rental, owner will refund payments minus a $100 administrative fee. (Cleaning fee and Security deposit will be refunded.)

Your Hosts

AmalfiRavelli 1011.jpgWe are Bill and Janice, your hosts and proprietors. We live in the upstairs unit of the Duplex and go the extra mile to insure your vacation home will be ready and waiting for your arrival – impeccably clean! We have owned the house since 2000 and have gone through three remodels already – and countless upgrades – to make it visually attractive and wonderfully practical for your use.

We love to travel ourselves and have designed the “Sandcastle” to reflect all that we look for when we visit other locales. We have just ONE vacation home rental property and we put all our effort into making this one perfect for you!

As two former Corporate Executives (now both retired), we each did a lot of business travel. We love to travel still and in the last few years have been exploring the World…including Shanghai and Beijing, Thailand and Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia, Europe (and extensively in Spain), Mexico, Chile and Argentina – and we even recently took a cross country road trip!

If this is your one big vacation, or one of many, it is our singular goal to have you enjoy your stay here in Newport Beach, at the “Sandcastle”. We aspire to have you enjoy a stylish, tasteful, clean and comfortable vacation home in this fabulous area, and we just keep improving on an already fabulous haven.

Become one of our very satisfied guests and
choose the “Sandcastle” for your next Newport Beach Vacation!