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

Very clean home, super friendly owners, excellent location!

The owners communicate with you very promptly. They provide excellent instructions for everything. If you read their instructions, getting there, parking, getting in, finding things… is so easy. The home is in excellent condition, very clean, very welcoming and has everything you need. The location is perfect. Can’t say enough about the owners, what kind and nice people that really care that your stay is pleasant. I highly recommend this home!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 10/18   Guest: Jessica from Irvine CA, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Beautiful home. Prettier than the pictures. So close to the beach

Our family had a wonderful time at the Sandcastle. The house is very clean and very comfortable. It was perfect distance to the beach. If our grandchildren needed anything while at the beach we could get “home” in just a few minutes. And there were so many ways to get the sand off of you outside after a day at the beach which was so helpful with our grandchildren. We loved that it is in walking distance to the grocery stores and restaurants. Janice and Bill are very friendly and right there to help if you need anything. This is a great place to stay.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 10/18   Guest: Lois from Mesa AZ, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Perfect for our family of 5!

Janice & Bill’s Sandcastle was perfect for our family of 5. There is a bedroom with a sliding door that leads out to a 3rd shower privately installed in the laundry room which was great for the single member in our group. It proved difficult to find a place where a handicapped person who uses a walker could access without negotiating any stairs so this too was an ideal choice! Very clean, well appointed, and mere steps to beach. Grocery store very close by and great boardwalk to the Newport Pier. After consulting with Bill, we opted to rent a Ford Explorer with seating for 6 rather than the larger minivan we had originally planned on and it fit perfectly into the provided parking space. Janice provided lots of information on places and things to do in the area and a lovely bottle of wine!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 10/18  Guest: Kelley from Edwards CO, posted on AirBnB

Pristine Condition, Perfect Location, Great Hosts!

This is definitely a 5* property. Spotlessly clean, and very well appointed. Best location, 30 seconds from the sand, and easy bike ride to everything else. We loved every minute, and can’t wait to return.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 8/18   Guest: Susan K from Arizona, posted on VRBO/Homeaway


We had the most amazing time on our vacation. The Sandcastle was PERFECT, so immaculate and the beds……so comfy!! I truly haven’t sleep that well in years. The weather was fantastic and steps to the sand was fantastic!!! We even strongly considered trying to stay an extra week!! Until next time Newport and The Sandcastle!!! FABULOUS!!!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 8/18   Guest: Donna B from Highlands Ranch CO, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Lovely place to stay! Has everything you need :)

Great arrival! We parked (and had space) and Janice was there to greet us. A lovely lady, who loved where she lived. Everything you need is at Sandcastle, like being at home, but with the added extra of the beach and all the amenities (very fluffy towels). Anything you want or need, Janice was on hand. Little post it notes mentioning places to go and see, leaving an extra umbrella for the beach, touches to make your stay so memorable. Please rent a bike (thank you Janice) it’s the best way to get around. We had a fabulous holiday and really recommend this lovely home.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 7/18   Guest: Caroline H from the UK, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Beautifully decorated, clean accommodations and well equipped for a wonderful stay

Close to all amenities. Comfortable and clean. We would book again!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 7/18   Guest: Shannon from Upland CA, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Breathtaking ! Comfortable ! Perfect!

We had an amazing family vacation ! The accomodations were perfect for our family of 5 ! First time renting a house rather than staying at a hotel. The owners made it very easy and simple.. we are looking forward to staying there every summer !

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 6/18   Guest: Bobby from Las Vegas, NV, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Couldn’t have chosen a better place! 

Was better than the pictures which is a first for us. Very short walk and on the beach. Close to shopping, restaurants and bars. Owners were friendly and gracious. Left a binder STUFFED with restaurant menus and things to do. We would definitely stay here again.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 6/18   Guest: Jerris from Illinois, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Excellent Vacation

Excellent location — a block off the boardwalk so there aren’t tons of people passing by all the time, and a very close walk to the sand. Amenities were great! A stay on the beach always involves lots and lots of sand, but there is a private shower in the laundry room with hot water, shampoo and soap provided to rinse off after a cold dip in the ocean. Two boogie boards and four beach chairs were amazing to be able to borrow — we made a ton of fun memories boogie boarding. We also took advantage of the board games and books. There’s a great library of paperbacks to occupy your mind if you like to read and sit in the sun. A bottle of wine was a nice touch (even though we didn’t drink it), and tons of information about nearby eating (including menus) and things to do were much appreciated. A reserved parking spot came in handy, as it was a busy weekend and parking without that spot would have been difficult. The spot is small, but we fit a minivan into it. Janice was quick to respond to any questions I had leading up to the trip, and provided very clear directions on how to check in. This house was an amazing place to enjoy the beach and hang out with the family. Great restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance. The pier is a 15 minute walk away with tons to see (including the Dory Fish Market) and eat. Loved it!!! Absolutely worth the rental cost. I would have spent much more to get a hotel on the beach for 5 people (3 rooms allowed us to get away from each other) and not gotten the hot water shower for post-beach excursions, the boogie boards, the ability to cook our own meals and hang out together in a living room. 100% recommend.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 5/18   Guest: Shaw-Ree from Seattle WA, posted on AirBnB