This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Balboa Peninsula reviews

  • My 2016 summer vacation

    "We have vacationed in Newport Beach 12 times over the past 14 years and "The Sandcastle" is by far our favorite place. The location is perfect and the house was immaculately clean. This is the only house we've stayed where bed linens, bath & beach towels and beach chairs and an umbrella was provided. And the three outdoor showers provide for keeping the sand out of the house. The owners went above and beyond to make sure our stay was to our satisfaction and we will definitely return."
    Guest: Jan14 Date of Stay: August 2016 Review Submitted: September 21, 2016
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  • Best Family Vacation Ever!

    "The reviews were accurate, this place is PEFECT for a family vacation! Two things sold us on this place, 1) the location between both piers, and 2) the patio and bbq, and after working with Jim (the relator), I'd have to say he's the third reason you want this place! Ok yeah, the appliances and furnishings were a little dated (brand new fridge and bbq) but EVERYTHING worked just fine - honestly we bbq'd every afternoon and evening anyway so rarely needed the oven/stove or microwave. The house sleeps 12 comfortably. It has a nice flat screen in the family room (with HBO), and wireless internet access which came in handy. A nice large dining room table to use for playing games or meals ... we ate outside most of the time on the patio table. the master bedroom has a superb view and a little patio of it's own that you can enjoy an ocean view while having your coffee in the morning. I would recommend you pick up you food and drinks at Costco prior to checking in as the Von's Pavilion was the only grocery store nearby and we found them to be a bit pricey. Also, plan on bringing any special herbs and spices as there was just the basic in the cupboards (we left a few extra spices to help build up the options). Another great thing is that Jim provides parking for two vehicles in a garage! A huge bonus that came in handy as everyone was jockeying for parking spots on the street. All in all, I would HIGHLY recommend you consider this property first - I know we plan to stay again next year around the same time and I'll probably book it a year in advance so no one snatches it up. Thanks for a great time Jim! My family loved the vacation!"
    Guest: Phil & Lisa Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: June 13, 2016
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  • Perfect writer's retreat

    "This is a beautiful spot and steps from sand, restaurants and adventure. This place has it all and you won't be disappointed. My writing partner and I had the most amazing and inspiring weekend."
    Guest: Jenn H. Date of Stay: February 2016 Review Submitted: April 2, 2016
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  • Lovely home!

    "This was an exceptional vacation rental! It was spotless when we arrived (inside and out), the furnishings and finishes are high quality and the location is fabulous -- just across the street from an calm, clean beach. I wouldn't consider staying any place else on Balboa!"
    Guest: Jane (Seattle) Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: July 29, 2016
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