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

Perfect family vacation, beautiful house and great location!

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!

5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 7/14   Guest: Jacqueline M from Palm Beach, FL on Tripadvisor/Flipkey

The “T’s” Vacation

If your looking for a place with ocean breezes, steps to the beach, a well maintained place to stay then choose the “Sandcastle”. The craftsmanship, its surroundings, the interior, exterior, & of course the owners Janice & Bill……..well it is just absolutely beautiful & a perfect place to spend family time. Thank you Bill & Janice for sharing this beautiful home, the family vacation was perfect!

 5 STARS (out of 5) Date of Stay: 6/14   Guest: Kimberly (Port Jefferson, NY) on Homeaway/VRBO

July 4th on the Newport Peninsula


It’s going to a FUN DAY today, celebrating the 4th on the Newport Peninsula.  All the local families are out in the morning for our family parade, in their red-white-blue.  But as you may know, the Peninsula will turn to a mass of people from all over the Southland, coming down to the beach to have a good time!


Everything you could hope for and more

We have stayed at many VRBO properties around the world and the Sandcastle is one of the best. It is perfectly appointed with everything you might need for a comfortable stay. The Newport location and proximity to the beach can’t be beat. And Janice the owner could not have been more helpful. We hope to return many more times!

Recommended for: Girls getaway, Tourists without a car, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

 5 STARS (out of 5) Date of Stay: 5/14   Guest: Resa P (NorCal) on Homeaway/VRBO

Just the right setting for a lovely time

The Sandcastle was just the right setting for our family gathering of 6 from around the country. Also good space for a dinner party for 8 of us. The kitchen was superbly equipped with ample dishes for our grilled artichoke, porterhouse steak and strawberry shortcake dinner, from preparation, to grilling to serving. Wonderful big sofa for collapsing after arduous days of beach walking. There is a great variability in the 3 bedrooms, from huge master with en suite bath, to small bedroom with double bed. Sharing made this OK for us, but could be an issue. Closet space was good. The location is excellent, within a stone’s throw of the beach, but just far enough back from the board walk to avoid the constant stream of curious tourists walking by. (Oh, like we did). Patio brings the outside into your living quarters so you can enjoy the California weather. Walking was fabulous on the concrete boardwalk. This was great for us as we had a baby carriage and a wheel chair ferrying the youngest and oldest generations on our walks. Several restaurants catering to breakfast, lunch, dinner, large groups and bars were all within easy walking. Sprouts grocery, a highly rated chain was also a short walk away. All made the logistics of the trip almost effortless and comfortable. Would definitely stay here again.

5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 4/15   Guest: Joyce from NYC on TripAdvisor/Flipkey

Even better in person!

This house is like new – the pictures do not do it justice honestly.  Everything was perfectly clean and very comfortable (comfy beds/couch and beautiful new shower in master!).  The kitchen is better stocked than my own!  The house is right across a side street from the beach and boardwalk.  The beach is huge and beautiful (and was not even crowded over spring break!) and the boardwalk is amazing.  Its about 2 blocks down the boardwalk to several restaurants and a bike rental shop – so convenient!  And the house is a 5 min drive to a large grocery store.  Not far from the airport either.  The parking spot was a bit tight but we managed okay with a medium sized SUV – it is definitley a good thing to have a parking spot!  I highly recommend this lovely home – the owners were so organized with everything and very friendly and helpful!  I would not hesitate to rent this house again!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

 5 STARS (out of 5) Date of Stay: 3/14   Guest: Bonnie M (Chicago) on Homeaway/VRBO

Sandcastle is Amazing!

After hours of research on “where to stay” in Newport Beach, my husband and I finally decided on “The Sandcastle” and so glad we did!  It is not only beautiful inside, so clean and well kept, but comfortable and has every amenity you could imagine!  The kitchen is definitely set up for the “cook”, it has anything and everything you could possibly need to create any meal.  The bedrooms are wonderful, spacious and plenty of closet space.  There are extra pillows and blankets for those chilly nights or just to cozy up on the couch.

We couldn’t be happier about our stay at “The Sandcastle”, Janice and Bill are so accommodating and are quick to respond to any issue, not that we had any.

It is all about Location, Location, Location and “The Sandcastle” is the perfect Location!  Outside patio is huge, with a grill and plenty of space to hangout with friends and family.  The beach and boardwalk is about 30 steps from the front door of the “Sandcastle”, so you are close to everything!  You can walk to restaurants, the grocery, store, coffee shops, etc…  It is the perfect locations and a wonderful place to stay.  Our vacation was fabulous at “The Sandcastle” and we will be back!  Thank you again Janice and Bill, we had a blast!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, Romantic getaway

 5 STARS (out of 5) Date of Stay: 6/14   Guest: julmik (Spokane, Washington) on Homeaway/VRBO

No reason to go anywhere else! This house/vacation was perfect!

From the minute we arrived, it was a wonderful experience. We opened the front door and there was music playing. Though we arrived after dark, the house lights were on, and it felt so welcoming and inviting. The interior of the house was very comfortable, leather couch, nice beds and coverings, art on the walls, nicely decorated, a bottle of wine to welcome us. Our family of five settled right in, especially after our long day of flying and getting to the beach. The house is very comfortable – and very clean. The next morning, we saw how truly great the location was, with the beach just one house away from the sand. We barbecued and enjoyed eating on the patio. And the recommendations the owners gave us for dinner out were excellent too. The owners were easy to deal with in making our reservation, they were available if we needed them to ask a few questions about the area, but we hardly saw them otherwise. It was just a short drive to Disneyland, and we took a day and went and explored Beverly Hills too. It was a perfect stay, a wonderful house – and we hope to return to Newport and definitely stay again at the “Sandcastle”.


5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 4/14   Guest: Carol from Illinois on TripAdvisor/Flipkey

It’s simply the best!

The site was extraordinary. Everything in place, tidy. neat, with an awesome view,very close to the beach. The apartment was very well maintained, with all new appliances. Heating worked well through an indoor thermostate. The outdoor showers helped a lot in getting sand out of the house. The location is perfect. 20 minutes to Disneyland and California Park of Adventure, 50 to Universal Studios and 90 to Sea World at San Diego. Great boardwalk just meters off the house made a perfect place for strollers and bicycles. If you like barbecue, you have to try it at the outside patio. The photos show the exact condition of the place. The owners take your vacation seriously and are very friendly and extremely helpful, great people. Try Fashion Island and South Park Plaza for shopping and dining. We were a family of 6 with four children 5 to 13, they loved the place. Excellent nearby restaurants within an easy walk (the Bluewater grill, the crab´s house) and Pavillion’s market two blocks away. We will definitely recommend it !

Recommended for: Families with teenagers, Families with young children

 5 STARS (out of 5) Date of Stay: 1/14   Guest: Diego D  (Buenos Aires, Argentina) on Homeaway/VRBO

Fabulous getaway spot in the sun!

We loved staying at the Sandcastle.  It was in a perfect location (a couple of houses away from the beach, a walk to the grocery store and to restaurants, but still quiet). It was incredibly well equipped and our hosts were available for questions, yet never intrusive.   The house was clearly well loved and cared for and didn’t have the feel of a generic rental.  I would return in a minute!

Recommended for: Age 55+, Adventure seekers, Girls getaway, Sightseeing, Families with teenagers, Families with young children, People with disabilities, Romantic getaway

 5 STARS (out of 5) Date of Stay: 2/14   Guest: Susan (Seattle) on Homeaway/VRBO