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

Guest Reviews

Below is a sampling of recent reviews from guests who have stayed at the “Sandcastle.”
(You can see these for yourself through the VRBO/Homeaway link or Flipkey/Tripadvisor link,
but we’ve “ported” 
them over here for your convenience.)

Read more below and also with these direct links to VRBO and TripAdvisor.

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

The Sandcastle was amazing!

My husband 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 only steps from the Ocean. The home itself was very comfortable, set with beautiful furniture. The linens and towels were top quality as well as the beds and bedding. The bathrooms were stocked with everything one might need. Shampoo, soaps, hair dryer and even magnifying mirrors for makeup application. There was also a top of the line washer and dryer with detergent included. Beach chairs, umbrellas and blankets were also included. The outside patio had a full service grill and a beautiful table, chairs and lounges. There were 2 large screen TV’s with DVD’s available and Books for reading. There was also a book that the hosts provided with information about everything that was available in the area. It was very informative and helpful. Our kitchen was stocked with everything we needed to cook, Pots Pans, cutlery, everything, if we didn’t go out to one of many restaurants within walking distance from the house along the boardwalk on the Ocean. The house was spotless beyond anything we have ever seen.  There was plenty to do too. We took a Duffy Boat around Newport Bay, and the House was centrally located as we were easily able to get to beautiful San Diago and Los Angeles where we went to the Getty Museum and Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, among the many other sites in Hollywood.  Janice and Bill could not be more accommodating.  We cannot wait to return to the Sandcastle and enjoy it all again. Thanks Janice and Bill

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 5/18   Guest: Andy from Pleasantville NY, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Top Shelf!

Wonderful as advertised property! First class in every respect! My daughter and I had a fantastic time and the residence was not only comfortable but provided for all are needs plus! The recommendations and guidance were spot on! Couldn’t have been better! Cheers, Michael & Meredith

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 5/18   Guest: Michael from Scottsdale AZ, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Wonderful vacation home, the beach is right out your front door!

Our family really enjoyed our stay at the Sandcastle. We couldn’t have been happier with our choice. The house was perfect for our family of 6, including our two children and grandparents. The location is wonderful, just steps from the beach, and the pictures hardly do it justice, it is even better in person! Janice and Bill were very helpful in arranging a few excursions. And when we were just staying around the house, it was so comfortable and we loved sitting out on the front patio relaxing and barbecuing. We definitely would recommend, and hope to return!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 4/18   Guest: Sally from Los Angeles, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Welcoming, delightful home

Sandcastle owners made our stay wonderful with all of the extra touches they provided, including Easter candy for the kids! Highly recommended should you be fortunate enough to book. Thank you Janice and Bill!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 3/18   Guest: Dolores from Los Angeles, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Great accommodations for a week’s stay

We enjoyed the Sandcastle. It was roomy enough for 3 adults and two kids without getting in each others way. Centrally located for all the things we wanted to do. Landlords were accommodating with information about places to eat and and where to go. We had a great time.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 3/18   Guest: Darlene from Bozeman MT, posted on VRBO/Homeaway