The Sand Castle

The Sand Castle

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

When you check the calendar, the yellow dates are tentative. If those dates interest you, be sure to inquire about availability. Usually that means we are awaiting a deposit that might have never arrived.

This home is located on Little Lagoon. It is less than a block from the beach. It is about 8 blocks from where Highway 59 intersects with Beach Boulevard. Please note the last photo in this ad. The

circle indicates where the house is located on the lagoon and its proximity to the beach. It is a very short walk. Also, the photo is pre-Ivan so the old "Beach House" condominiums are gone. This is an open beach area at the present time.The large dining and living area comfortably accommodates a large group. The house is raised so cars are covered and kept cool at all times. A hammock under the house provides a breezy shaded area for parents to supervise kids at play. Personally, my favorite place for morning coffee is in this hammock, watching the herons and jumping fish in the lagoon. The grill and dining table here make it easy to enjoy a cookout as well. This is a no-smoking home. As for pets, please speak to owner before bringing your pet. If an unauthorized pet is detected, the security deposit will be forfeited. We do allow pets but have some rules.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

Recent Review

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Reviews

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The Sand Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7009483
+1 205-533-2036
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
dacula, ga
5

great vacation house for a family!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a week in this lovely home! It was perfect for a family of four (and dog) - plenty of room, clean, just minutes from the beach and shopping/dining! We had a wonderful time and would definitely rent this home again if we return to the area. I would recommend this vacation home to family and friends - we did not want to leave!
  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased these guests enjoyed their stay enough to compliment our home. Please give us a chance to host you on your next trip to Gulf Shores.
business
The Sand Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7009483
+1 205-533-2036
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
new london, wi
5

Great winter getaway

  • 5 of 5
We have rented the Sandcastle for the past 2 years and have it reserved for Jan through March of 2013 and are already looking forward to it. We have visited Gulf Shore for the past 10 winters renting three different houses and have found this to be exactly what we needed and wanted. We enjoy sitting out on the decks thinking about our friends back in Wisconsin who are suffering with another bad winter. Access to the beach is great with a good convenience store across the street. We have friends who spend six weeks in a condo across Beach Blvd. so can easily walk back and forth. This year we had about 10 inches of snow on our lawn when we returned on April 1, made us envious to see the nice temps there via the internet and wonder why we came home so early. The owners are great to work with and promptly take care of any problems.
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Gulf Shores appreciates our winter visitors from what we refer to as the "frozen North." This house is a comfortable size, is located centrally and steps from the beach, and welcomes pets. We hope you'll give us the opportunity to discuss your vacation needs.
business
The Sand Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7009483
+1 205-533-2036
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
new orleans, la
5

relaxing and convenient!

  • 5 of 5
we had a wonderful time staying at the sand castle. looking for a relaxing but well-located house to rent was more difficult than expected, but the sand castle was PERFECT. one block from the beach and located on the bay gave us ample outdoor time and we were able to relax on the porch while grilling at night. the house is lovely - well kept with enough space for everyone! the owner is absolutely wonderful to work with and she answered every one of my questions without complaint! the owner is very warm and obviously cares about her renters and the sand castle. highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
business
The Sand Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7009483
+1 205-533-2036
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
new orleans, la
5

fun and convenient!

  • 5 of 5
we had a wonderful time staying at the sand castle. looking for a relaxing but well-located house to rent was more difficult than expected, but the sand castle was PERFECT. one block from the beach and located on the bay gave us ample outdoor time and we were able to relax on the porch while grilling at night. the house is lovely - well kept with enough space for everyone!
the owner is absolutely wonderful to work with and she answered every one of my questions without complaint! the owner is very warm and obviously cares about her renters and the sand castle.
highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful words about the Sand Castle. I am so glad you enjoyed your time in Gulf Shores and hope you'll come again. Thanks, too, for the personal compliment. I love being able to share our Gulf Shores home with others. Pleasant guests, like yourself, make that easy to do.
business
The Sand Castle
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7009483
+1 205-533-2036
Gulf Shores Alabama Gulf Coast
Prattville, AL, US
5

What a Wonderful Weekend!

  • 5 of 5
I decided that I wanted to rent a house by the beach to celebrate my daughter's first birthday with our family. After browsing other houses and condos, I settled on this house because of its proximity to the beach and other activities. This was the first time I had ever rented a house (we usually stayed in hotels) and the owner was more than gracious and patient answering all of my questions. She even provided tips as to how to get around traffic (we happened to be in town the same weekend as the Hangout Music Festival) and where to eat. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out, hang out and relax. We especially enjoyed spending time on the back deck, watching the fish jump out of the lagoon. We had a wonderful time and look forward to renting this place again!
  • Submitted: May 25, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: I'm so glad your family had a wonderful time. Thank you for the kudos about being gracious. It was easy to be so with a guest such as yourself. We hope you come again. Thank you, too, for your rental.

Location

Activity and Interests

Google Gulf Shores for an endless list of things to do for kids of all ages. From this property it is about a half block walk to the beach and the Lagoon is at your back door. Within walking distance one will find Bahama Bob's which is great place to eat outside next to the Gulf. Pier 33 Groceries is just across the street, and you can get all of your beach needs here. The amusement parks, souvenir stores, seafood markets, drug stores and Walmart are less than two miles from the Sand Castle. If you facebook or twitter, Alabama Gulf Coast is a great tool to plan and during your vacation. You can post a question about a restaurant or whatever and get instant answers by others. The new adventure park with zip lines in Gulf State Park is about three miles from the house as is the state fishing pier. Some big events to research:

Mardi Gras - January/February

Hangout Music Festival - May

Red Snapper Season - June/July

National Shrimp Festival - October

Song Writers' Festival - November

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Rental rates

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Notes

  • Nightly Rate: $52 - $305

    Weekly Rate: $350 - $1575

    Monthly Rate: $350 - $1575


  • Summer Weekly Rate: $1575. Rates apply May 23 through Labor Day. Full weeks only Memorial Day through July. If daily rate is applied, $240 per night plus cleaning fee.
    Late Summer Rate: $1200 per week + cleaning fee. Rates apply August 18 through Labor Day. Rental for less than full week is daily rate of $200 per day plus cleaning fee.
    Early Fall Rate: $999 per week + cleaning fee. Rates apply just after Labor Day through October 7. Will consider renting less than a week, excluding holidays. Daily rate for less than full week is $166 plus cleaning fee.

    Shrimp Festival: October 8 until October 15. $200 per night plus cleaning fee. Three-night minimum.
    Late Fall & Holiday Weekly Rates: $899 per week + cleaning fee. Rates apply October 15 to early January. Will rent less than a week. Will discount for multiple weeks. Daily rate for less than full week is $150 plus cleaning fee. Monthly rate (28 days/4 weeks) for late fall/holiday is $1475 plus cleaning fee.
    Winter Weekly Rates: $700 per week + cleaning fee. Rates apply just after New Years to early March. Will consider renting less than a week, excluding holidays. Will discount for multiple weeks, excluding holidays. Daily rate for less than full week is $116 plus cleaning fee. Will give significant discount for four or more weeks. Monthly rate (28 days/4 weeks) for January and February is $1450 plus cleaning fee.
    Early Spring Weekly Rates: $850 per week + cleaning fee. Rates apply for March. Will consider renting less than a week, excluding holidays. Will discount for multiple weeks, excluding holidays. Daily rate for less than full week is $141 plus cleaning fee. Monthly rate for March is $1600.
    Mid-Spring Weekly Rates: $950 + cleaning fee. Rates apply April 1 through May 15. Will consider renting less than a week, excluding holidays. Will discount for multiple weeks, excluding holidays. Daily rate for less than full week is $158 plus cleaning fee. Monthly rate for this period is $2800.
    Hangout Music Festival: Rates apply May 13-20. $305 per night (includes all fees except refundable reservation/security deposit). Four night minimum.

    Personal check (if paid well in advance) is preferred. PayPal is an option. Can handle credit cards, if necessary. There is a 3% surcharge for PayPal. A reservation/security deposit is required. This amount will be refunded within two weeks of departure if no damage has occurred to home or its furnishings. Reservation/security deposit must be paid at time of reservation. Balance is due 10 days prior to occupancy to hold the reservation. The amount of this deposit will be determined upon length of stay.
    Pets: Please inquire. Certain rules apply to pets. If pets are determined to occupy house without owner's permission, the security deposit will be forfeited.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Suitability

  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Location Type

  • Beach View

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • This house will sleep 8 adults comfortably. Children who don't mind sleeping on the chair/ottoman can increase available sleeping arrangments. The living area is large enough to accommodate a couple sleeping bags or inflatable mattresses as well. The house has all the usual amenities including washer/dryer, disposal, and dishwasher. Cable TV with VCR/DVD. TV's in all three bedrooms, too. There is internet (ethernet cable required - not supplied). The bedrooms are one king, one queen, and two twins. In addition, there is a queen sleeper sofa in the living room. There is a charcoal grill.
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