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Beautiful Sandcastles 315, great ocean view from the balcony in Cocoa Beach

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Have a great vacation in Sandcastles Unit 315 with all new furniture in, kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops and appliances in 2012.  You have a great view of the ocean from the balcony and the master bedroom.  If you prefer ocean front you can see our other unit on VRBO # 479209.

If you are planning a last minute vacation check out our availability as we offer discounts on weekly rentals.  If you book with-in 3 weeks of your arrival date you receive a 10% discount, 2 weeks = 20% discount and if the unit is still available the week before your arrival date the discount is 30%.  You must pay with a credit card or if you live or travel near London, KY you can pay in cash to receive these last minute discounts.  We also offer discounts for booking more than one week at a time.  You get 5% off regular rates for the second week and 10% off regular rates for the third week.

This large (1286 square feet) unit has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and includes a laundry room.  The living room has a 51" t.v. with dvd, and a pull out sofa.  The master bedroom has a king size bed with a 39" tv with DVD and a large walk in closet.  The spare bedroom has two double beds with a flat screen tv with DVD and a desk for writing those letters home to let people know what a great time you're having.  You can enjoy wired and wireless internet.

The complex has private beach access, a large pool and hot tub a recreation room and tennis courts.  You are near many great restaurants, Port Canaveral, the space center and you will be on the closest beach to the Orlando attractions.  You are near the Cocoa Beach Pier and Ron Jon's.

Nearby Merritt Island has a nice Mall with movie theaters and there are many additional restaurants.  Ocean kayaking or on the more tranqual Bananna River is also a fun opportunity.

The beach is quiet near the condo but if you like a little more action the pier and some ocean front bars are nearby for your entertainment.

Keywords: condo, cocoa beach, ocean, 2 bedroom, cape canaveral, Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, beach, 2 bath, wi-fi, high speed internet, washer/dryer, pool, hot tub, Sandcastles, apartment, unit, discount.  You can get more information on this property and/or make an inquiry using VRBO # 396215

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Philip Gilkison 606 864-6803

condo rental amenities

This 2 bedroon two bath condo has new kitchen cabinets, granite counter tops and appliances installed in 2012.  The master has a king size bed and the spare has two doubles.  There is a 51" t.v. with blu ray in the living room and the comples and the unit has wi-fi.  The complex has a large pool with a hot tub, a lighted tennis court and a dry sauna.  There is also a community room with a gas grill for get togethers.  You can see more information on this property at VRBO #396215 or see our ocean front unit at VRBO #479209.

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We love the spacious interior, the large pool and the hot tub. The third floor location is high enough but still makes a quick escape to the beach easy without having to use the elevator.  We also enjoy a short walk the the local park or to the fitness center across the street.  Being right on the beach so that we can go out for an early morning walk and watch the sunrise as we walk along the quiet beach is our very most favorite thing about our vacations to Cocoa Beach.  Lori Wilson Park is just about a hundred yards up the beach and it is a great place for a picnic or a walk through the 'jungle'.  The Orlando attractions are an hour away and the Kennedy Space Center is only about 20 minutes away.  The newly renovated Cocoa Expo Sports Center is only 14 miles from us.

vacation rental rates

Rates vary by season and last minute discounts may apply. Nightly rates subject to @ least a 3 night min.  Go to VRBO . com # 396215 for more information.  4/20/13 - 5/10/13:   $850/Weekly; 5/11/13 thru 5/24/13 $925/week; 5/25/13 - 6/28/13: $1000.00/week; 6/29/13 - 7/5/13: $1175.00/week; 7/6/13 - 8/9/13: $1025.00/week; 8/10/13 - 8/30/13: $825.00/week; 8/31/13 - 9/6/13: $1000.00/week; 9/7/13 - 11/1/13: $650.00/week; 11/2/13 -11/22/13: $600.00/week; 11/23/13 - 11/29/13: $850.00/week; 11/30/13 - 12/20/13: $650.00/week; 12/21/13 - 12/27/13: $950.00/week

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Top things to do in Cocoa Beach
  • Go to the beach
  • You are near Kennedy Space Center
  • You are near the Orlando attractions
  • Visit Ron Jon's Surf shop
  • Kayak on Banana River
Top things to do on a budget
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit the pool or hot tub
  • Fish from the Cocoa Beach Pier
  • Watch the cruise ships leave port
  • Take a walk in the park
Top things to do with a family
  • Go to the beach
  • Visit Kennedy Space Center
  • Visit Orlando Attractions
  • go parasailing
  • Fish from the beach or from a charter boat

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traveler reviews for this cocoa beach condo rental

Good value for the price

Review submitted: April 14, 2014   Date of arrival: April 4, 2014

My family (husband and two kids aged 10 and 13) stayed at this rental last week. The property is exactly as listed; the photos represent the condo very nicely. As the condo listing mentions, you can see the ocean, but it is from the balcony which faces the side of the building. We didn't find this to be a problem because the ocean is literally just the length of the building away.

The newly renovated kitchen is well-appointed and the entire condo was very clean. There were ample towels and beach supplies. We found the owner to be very responsive, both before we visited and during our stay.

One thing to note - this complex was built in the 1980's, so you will find that the public spaces look a bit dated. But all is very clean and well-maintained. The pool is immaculate and the hot tub was clean as well.

All in all, we felt this property (and there are many in the Sandcastles complex) was a good value for the price paid. We would definitely stay here again.

Recommended for: families with young children, families with teenagers

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Owner's daughter

Review submitted: April 14, 2014   Date of arrival: October 19, 2013

Wow....I am so pleased to read all of these fantastic reviews and wonderful comments. This is my parents' unit, which all members of our family and friends visit often. I was actually checking out this page so that I can check the available dates for my quarterly visit and began reading everyone's reviews. I love visiting here and completely agree with comments I've read stating how homey and well kept the unit is. My parents work very hard to ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of both of their units and clearly their hard work pays off. We joke with my dad that he now has a second job with their vacation rentals because it is constant that we are waiting on him to have dinner as a family or leave the house because he is returning emails and phone calls. :) I wish that we got to travel more often as a family, but other obligations prevent us from doing so. However, because we do not always vacation together, not much time goes by that either myself or my parents are in Cocoa Beach and constantly bringing in a new kitchen appliance or painting a smudge to ensure all of the renter's satisfaction. I know my parents greatly appreciate everyone's positive reviews and I am so glad that all of their renters seem to be pleased with this unit.

Recommended for: adventure seekers, age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, romantic getaway

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Beautiful place

Review submitted: February 24, 2014   Date of arrival: February 1, 2014

I wish I could give this home a bad review so that it would be available whenever we wanted to return. To be honest, it is the 8th VRBO home we have rented in Florida and the only one that we truly did not want to leave. The beach is perfect. Hard packed sand that is easy to walk on, slowly sloped toward the ocean so that the waves are perfect for boogie boards and little kids. It is a 2.5 mile walk along the beach to the Cocoa Beach Pier, which we walked every day.
The Condo is perfectly arranged to maximize it's space. The 2 bedrooms are separated by the baths, big closet, and laundry room; which afford lots of privacy. It is obvious that the owners spend a great deal of time there. It is very homey and not as bland as many places we have stayed. It really felt like "home". There were even some spices and commonly used pantry items in the pantry. The kitchen is very well equipped compared to others we have rented. There was even a crock pot! There were plenty of towels (even beach ones) and a couple of beach chairs.
The owner was exceptionally easy to work with and answered any and all emails within hours of my contacting him.

Recommended for: age 55+, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, sight seeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway

Owners response: We feel the same way. I used to be ready to come home after three or four days of vacation but now, as you said we hate to leave and actually on the trip home, I am counting the days in my head to determine how long it will be until we can come back. I keep counting until I am able to come back to wonderful Sandcastles and today, I can say 30. Glad you had a wonderful vacation and hope to hear from you again in the near future for another great vacation. The entire month of May is still available.

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