Sandcastle- Beautiful Gulf Front Beach House with Private Board Walk

Sandcastle- Beautiful Gulf Front Beach House with Private Board Walk

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Oct 21, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Welcome to Sandcastle!

Where your life will never be the same after time spent in our Gulf Front home. This very spacious home has recently been completely remodeled, with upgrades and fresh paint inside and out. We, the owners, have a goal to offer our guests the feel of being at home while at the beach. This goal is being accomplished by offering a clean spacious home with very classy upgraded decor, amenities and covered parking!

Enjoy the screened porch for just relaxing, reading a book or watching the world's most beautiful sunsets (See Listing Photos). These sunsets can be seen from the Grand room, the screent porch or from the two master suites. Free Broadband-Wireless and Cat 5 hook ups! Free cable TV, four TVs, DVD player with Netflix connection.

The two Gulf front Master Suites with private baths have spectacular ocean, beach and sunset views.

Your children will enjoy their private room with TV. This room sleeps three.

If that is not enough, just take a very short walk on our walkway to the sugar sand beach to soak up the sun, swim, hunt shells, or take a stroll on the prestigious Cape San Blas beach.

WARNING! Once you get here, you will not want to leave Sandcastle, but relax, you can make reservations for next year before you leave!

NOTE! Due to safety and insurance liability, the top deck of the house is not open.

Keywords: Detached Gulf Front Beach House

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed our family vacation at your home on Cape San Blas. Weather and water were absolutely perfect. We spent a wonderful week of relaxation on the Cape. Your home was everything we could have asked for. We fixed all of our meals so the kitchen served us well. We enjoyed fresh doughnuts in the morning from the Trading Post. Days were spent on the beach or the screened in porch....took walks and/or bike rides on the bike path.....and many long walks on the beach where we found some beautiful shells. The worst part was having to leave on Saturday morning. We cannot wait to make another visit to the Cape and your home.



Thank you so much for your hospitality.
Jun 2013
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Reviews

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Sandcastle- Beautiful Gulf Front Beach House with Private Board Walk
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p81700vb
-770-359-9933
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Georgia
5

Phenomenal!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
This home lives up to all the pictures on the website, it's very spacious and very clean. Not only is it perfectly located for Gulf views from all angles in the house, but since it faces the western sky you also see the spectacular sunset each evening. It doesn't get old. Last night on the evening news we heard there will be a lunar eclipse in the western sky. Being from the city I've never experienced this phenomena, and to be able to view this by the sea shore was absolutely priceless. We've travelled to famous beaches in St. John USVI, Jamaica, and Hawaii, and I must say this location rivals them all. For a truly stress free vacation bring foodstuffs so you don't have to drive into town. There are lots of fresh seafood markets and with a charcoal grill on the property you can easily have a five star meal while watching the sunset. Did I mention this doesn't get old! Also the sunrise is just as spectacular even though the porch faces the western sky, and the dolphins make their appearance around 7:30am!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sandcastle- Beautiful Gulf Front Beach House with Private Board Walk
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p81700vb
-770-359-9933
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Ohio
1

A Totally Misrepresented, Unkempt, Unsafe Beach Rental....Beware

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Subject: Review of Sandcastle for 8/16-8/23/14 as advertised by VRBO
To: VRBO
My husband and I rented the Sandcastle for a stress free week to enjoy the beach and have a respite from our busy schedules.
We were shocked at how poorly maintained this house is from the unsafe attached deck and pathway to the beach to the furniture, kitchen equipment and even the bed linens. Below is a list of what we found in this rental.
1. The deck was splintered, peeling and unsafe, the planks were uneven and raised some as much as 1.5 inches and those were in locations that caused us to trip and almost fall on several occasions. They could not be avoided as several were right outside the door and the deck was the only entry to the beach. THIS IS A MAJOR SAFETY HAZARD!
2. The furniture was so rundown both on the porch and in the living room. The living room furniture was dusty and had a very musty odor and the supports on the sofa were obviously broken or bent as evidenced by the droop in the center. The porch furniture has holes on seats. Even the lamps and lamp shades were torn and dented. The picnic table was unusable as the bench was broken and the table was collapsing.in the center
3. The kitchenware, pots and pans were both dented, old,greasy and dirty as were the kitchen counters and even the knife block. There were red ants in the left cabinet that got into the few items we had purchased.. We had to get bug spray ($9.99) from the Trading Post to spray the cupboards. I had planned to cook during our stay and after we found the ants (during lunch) and dirt we had to eat all of our meals out.
4. The bed sheet on the upstairs bed had a huge (at least 4") hole right under the pillow on the right side of the bed. That had to be seen by the housekeeper when the bed was made.
I am appalled at the misrepresentation of this rental and can't believe anyone would in all honesty charge the large nightly rate for this and not put some of the money back into the care of this home. We have stayed in some first class hotels right on the beach for less then what was charged per night. The owner claims to be insulted by this honest evaluation of their rental and even stated our unhappiness with their house was our fault! I have pictures confirming the truth in everything I have stated. I will send them in a follow-up. Anyone renting this place does so at their own risk!
  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the owners of Sandcastle, we want everyone reading this review to understand that this posting is from a guest whose expectations were impossible to meet. Given the fact that the guest’s unreasonable demand was not granted, the guest decided to post a review that was intended to damage our reputation.
The guest was determined to be negative and demeaning from the time of her arrival.
Starting with the smell of the cleaning solution used by our housekeeper. We were accused immediately of misrepresenting the house as being “allergen free”. In fact, we only state that our house is Smoke & Pet Free due to a family member with allergic reaction to pets, not “allergen free”. From that point, the guest continued to complain about every aspect of the home including overall cleanliness, furniture, pots/pans, boardwalk, deck furniture etc. When she complained about ants, we offered to have our pest control company (we have regular pest control service) come out immediately to remedy the situation but the offer was refused by the guest.
Shortly after checkout the guest informed us that she had left a cosmetic bag with expensive face creams in the house. We had our housekeeper and the next guests check for the bag but it was not found. The guest immediately accused our housekeeper of stealing the bag although our housekeeper has returned far more expensive items left by guests in the past.
After checkout, the guest threatened posting an extremely negative review unless we refunded half of the weekly rental. In the past, we have liberally given discounts to customers who have encountered issues that were beyond our control but in this case we decided we were not going to allow a refund. The issue in this case isn’t about money it’s the principal.
To all of our return and new guests, we want to assure you that we will continue to make Sandcastle an affordable, comfortable, clean, safe and enjoyable beach house.

Regards,
Gordon & Holly
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Sandcastle- Beautiful Gulf Front Beach House with Private Board Walk
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p81700vb
-770-359-9933
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Franklin, Tn
5

Babs and family

  • 5 of 5
Our family had a wonderful week staying at Sandcastle. The home was comfortable and well equipped. We especially loved eating meals on the screened porch. The beach is beautiful, and just a few steps away on the pretty little boardwalk. We would love to come back next year.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a wonderful time! Look forward to seeing you at Sandcastle next year!
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Sandcastle- Beautiful Gulf Front Beach House with Private Board Walk
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p81700vb
-770-359-9933
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
Yellow Springs, OH
5

Serenity on the Beach!

  • 5 of 5
If you would like a lovely location with wonderful views and tons of peace & quiet, Sandcastle is the place! Cape San Blas was a lovely destination. Keep in mind the closest town is about a 20 minute drive. We enjoyed spending some of the evenings in Port St Joe and other times in Apalachicola. Love that town! If you like craft beers, the Owl Café is the place to go.

The house was well appointed (except the sofa and loveseat have seen better days) but the rest of the facility was clean, up to expectations and a wonderful experience.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Sandcastle- Beautiful Gulf Front Beach House with Private Board Walk
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p81700vb
-770-359-9933
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
St. Louis, MO
5

Completely Relaxed!

  • 5 of 5
We're just back from a weekend at Sandcastle. We could not have had a better time. The location is amazing and the house is comfortable and welcoming. We ate most of our meals in (but would HIGHLY recommend the burger at Conehead's!!), and the kitchen is very well-equipped with everything that we needed and more. The proximity to The Trading Post is excellent; whenever you want or need anything, you're a short walk away. We ate in Port St. Joe a few times for dinner, and made repeat visits to Joe Mama's Wood-Fired Pizza (amazing pizza). Our days on the beach were memorable, made even better by the fact that anything we needed in the house was just a few steps away. We came home completely relaxed and refreshed. We can't wait for our next trip to Sandcastle!
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your vacation at Sandcastle. We look forward to having you back in the near future!
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Sandcastle- Beautiful Gulf Front Beach House with Private Board Walk
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p81700vb
-770-359-9933
Cape San Blas Florida Panhandle
5

Spring Break 2014

  • 5 of 5
Our family visited for Spring Break from Texas. The house was awesome and the view was amazing! We really enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave! Everything was as it was described and even better in person. We highly recommend this rental!
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed your Spring Break at Sandcastle! We look forward to seeing you back again in the near future!

Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport at 75 Miles

Swimming, Fishing, Crabbing, and Shelling in the Ocean and Bay, very close the ST. Joseph Peninsula State Park at Cape San Blas, close to the best deep sea charter fishing docks anywhere, and much much more!!!

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,845
 
 
Winter
Nov 1 2014 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,495
 
 
Early Spring
Feb 28 2015 - Mar 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
Spring
Mar 14 2015 - May 22 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
Summer
May 23 2015 - Aug 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,650
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 22 2015 - Sep 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • One Time Cleaning Fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposi $300
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...

Location Type

  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront

Attractions

  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 twin/ single, Day Bed with Trundle (sleeps 2)
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed
  • Queen size Beds (2), Bunk Bed, Day bed with trundle (1)

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Free Broadband-wireless and cat 5 hookups, check your emails free from your laptop! Cable TV, 3D Blue-ray Disc Player/DVD player/Netflix enabled. This is a NON-SMOKING home. NO PETS allowed.
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