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.

Perfect Spot

The Sandcastle was the perfect spot for myself and my husband who has mobility issues. It is just steps away from the beach boardwalk which has benches for those who need to take periodic breaks while walking. The owners are extremely efficient and responsive, which makes the process so easy. We feel we were very lucky to have found it.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 2/18   Guest: Mary S from Indianapolis, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Clean, well-appointed, well-located, good house design for a family

Very nice house for a group of 6 adults and one child. Very clean and well-equipped. We appreciated all the assorted staples and utensils that were included by the owners.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 2/18   Guest: Valerie from Delmar NY, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Excellent stay!

Everything was perfect. Communications – Timely, thorough, informative – Perfect Location – 1/2 block to the beach with a view of the sunset – Perfect Accommodations – Clean, completely furnished kitchen, comfortable beds and sofas, etc – Perfect Friendliness – Owners lived on 2nd floor and were very quiet and friendly – Perfect

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 12/17   Guest: Ken from Leesburg, Virginia, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Wonderful Home Away from Home

We were a family of 6 and thoroughly enjoyed this home. It is very well equipped, and we prepared our Thanksgiving dinner (with all the fixin’s). It’s great to stay in a vacation home that had everything and was missing nothing. Add to that it was clean, furnished comfortably, and very close to the beach………..perfect for our vacation week. The owners live upstairs, so it’s quiet and very well maintained. We are very likely to stay here again !!!  Thanks Janice & Bill

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 11/17   Guest: Len from Lincoln, California, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Look no further!

This vacation rental is absolutely perfect for your beach getaway! There is nothing that the owners didn’t think of to make this your home away from home. The pride of ownership is evident in each detail. From a new washer and dryer (NOT coin operated) to boogie boards and beach chairs and umbrella. Everything stated in the owners’ post is spot on. The beds were comfortable, the furnishings were well maintained and our family of six had more than enough room to not be on top of each other. There is every cooking utensil imaginable, and I don’t think there was one item that was needed that wasn’t there. An especially nice gesture was to include their phone number to receive grocery discounts when shopping. That alone saved us quite a bit of money. Janice kept me well informed, from the time of booking until the day we left. Everything was clearly stated, and there were no surprises. We would recommend this beautiful rental to anyone wanting to spend time on the beach. We hope to be able to return to this property on future visits.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 9/17   Guest: Mike & Peggy from Eagle, Idaho, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Wonderful neighborhood gem, our new favorite in Newport Beach

Our family was so thrilled as we opened the front door to the Sandcastle. We couldn’t have been happier, having stayed in many other houses on the Peninsula over the years. The house is beautifully decorated yet very comfortable. And just a few steps to the sand. Janice & Bill keep the property lovely. Everything is in excellent working order. When we needed some suggestions for restaurants and for a driving route, they were so helpful. For 15 years we have been vacationing here in Newport and we feel so lucky to have found this house. We will definitely be returning. It is our new favorite in Newport!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 9/17   Guest: Joann from Alhambra, California, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Organized, clean, great location in Newport Beach

Janice told us she has been renting her place for many years and her experience shines through. There is plenty of both hardware and software; hardware in the sense of bountiful kitchen supplies, appliances, dishes, bowls, beach chairs, high quality towels, and software, in the sense of a notebook filled with years of traveler tips for restaurants, site seeing, historical points of interest, and helpful traveler instructions on how to best utilize the place. One suggestion to travelers is to make sure your rental car can fit–it’s a bit of a tight squeeze, but then so is everything when you’re at the beach. We loved being able to walk out the door and be at the beach, or ride bikes along the boardwalk or just watch the sunset. Enjoy!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 9/17   Guest: Mike & Kathy from Lone Tree, Colorado, posted on VRBO/Homeaway


Our stay at the Sandcastle exceeded our expectations in every way. The location was perfect, only a few feet from the most beautiful beach in Southern California. The rental was meticulous and offered everything we could possibly want. It was truly a home away from home! Janice and Bill, the owners, were kind and attentive and provided a binder of local favorites. We were never at a loss for things to do and see. We will definitely stay here again. A favorite for our entire family!

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 8/17   Guest: Mary Jane from Sedona, Arizona, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

Enjoyable week in Newport Beach

Our family had an enjoyable week in Newport Beach. Sandcastle was a perfect location. Very close to the beach and within a reasonable distance to places we wanted to go. Janice and Bill were excellent hosts. Janice was very quick to answer any questions I had when I texted her. They put together a folder that gave us information on restaurants and places to see in the area. We tried many of the restaurants they listed as their favorites and were not disappointed. Our teenage grandsons spent a lot of time at the beach that was seconds from the Sandcastle. Sandcastle is well laid out and easily enough room for the six of us. The Master bedroom was much bigger than I anticipated and the overall accommodations were great. Very well kept and it made us feel at home.  I’d stay there again and highly recommend staying there if your travels take you to Newport Beach. Enjoyable week in Newport Beach.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 8/17   Guest: Neil from Ft Meyers, Florida, posted on VRBO/Homeaway

very clean, great location

Nicest, cleanest beach house we have stayed at. Everything you need is there, bbq, utensils, laundry, outside showers even outside area to lock your bikes. Walking distance to stores, bars & restaurants . Highly recommend this house.

 5 STARS (out of 5)   Date of Stay: 8/17   Guest: Tom & Terri from Orange, California, posted on VRBO/Homeaway