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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

  • Great location!

    "We had a great time for our annual Super Bowl visit to Newport Beach. The home was very clean, great location, and the owners were super friendly. You can't go wrong with this home."
    Guest: TK Date of Stay: February 2017 Review Submitted: February 8, 2017
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  • Excellent Location for Summer Fun

    "Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This spacious and convenient home provides a prefect "home base" for beach fun. Ten people fit comfortably and everything is in walking distance including restaurants, fast food, bars (fabulous Happy Hours),fishing, surfing, Balboa Island, and rentals for all kinds of water sports. Our family has vacationed here for several years and we absolutely love it!"
    Guest: A guest from Glendora, CA Date of Stay: July 2016 Review Submitted: August 10, 2016
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  • Great Vacation Getaway

    "What an excellent long weekend getaway. What a charming house, we hope to come back again to this property. The listing was exactly as described, clean, well-maintained and well-equipped, including the kitchen. The rental included a selection of boogie boards and other beach toys, so we didn't have to pack our own. Susan, the property owner, was very gracious, and we look forward to coming back."
    Guest: Kevin K. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: October 15, 2016
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  • Other Reviews Are Spot On.....

    "You always hope the reviews you read are correct. While we were happy to read such glowing reviews and see every single one with 5 stars, you wonder if it could really be so perfect. I am here to report that the "Sandcastle" property deserves every bit of praise that it has received. The owners, Bill and Janice, were so welcoming and friendly and should honestly train other owners on how to manage a rental property! Never intrusive, but there to answer any questions or provide information on local activities, Janice made sure we had the knowledge or supplies needed to enjoy our trip to the fullest. Whether it was maps, the name of a great shake spot or even binoculars for us to use at the Rose Parade, we were so well taken care of. As for the property itself, it was extremely clean and beautifully decorated. It has everything you could ever need and the kitchen items were so nice. Often in rentals you find mismatched items or well worn pieces. Not the case with this lovely kitchen! They have thought of everything you might need. The bedrooms were perfect for our family of 5 and they provided us with plenty of hangers in each closet. The two spotless bathrooms were wonderful, with plenty of hot water and great water pressure. The living room and dining room were spacious enough that we never felt cramped or in need of more space. We enjoyed the movies they had and played some of their games, too. We had brought our own books, but plenty were available for your use. Again, they have thought of everything! As for the location, we thought it was perfect. Yes, you are not directly on the beach, but as they advertise, you take 30 steps and you are on sand. IMHO, this was perfect because being directly on the beach has people coming and going all day and night. The Sandcastle has water views but not the chaos of the walkway right in front of you. Speaking of the walkway, again, 30 steps and you are on that walkway and can make your way down to the restaurants, shops and pier. We strolled that at least twice a day. We chose this location because we thought it in the middle of LA and San Diego. California traffic is a bit nuts, but we were close to highways to get us to where were headed. In terms of being close to restaurants and grocery stores, this location can't be beat. It has been 7 years since our family was all available for a vacation and Sandcastle was a perfect choice for us. Give it a go! You'll love it!"
    Guest: Margaret O. Date of Stay: December 2016 Review Submitted: January 8, 2017
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