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The Sand Castle is Pet Friendly


Property Details

Updated: Oct 25, 2016
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 8 Comfortably

This single-family 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 aerial photo in this ad. The notation 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. There is a charcoal grill. 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 We do offer discounts for last minute vacancies.

During June and July, we rent full weeks only except in last minute vacancies.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Retired teacher/principal who spends as much time in Gulf Shores as possible. My photo shows my favorite activity.

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Speaks: english

24 Reviews

based on 24 traveler reviews


Love staying at SandCastle our family had a wonderful time!!

  • 5 of 5

The property comes with everything and extras!!! We had fun watching the animal life at night on the lagoon. During the day we would walk across the the road and spend the day on the beach... It is close to everything food/fun. I would recommend property and Pam was very nice and went out of her way when I called to ask if cleaning people had found my sons Ray -Bans he left behind. Pam went to house to check herself and is mailing them back to us.we loved having are Dogs with us and they loved it too!!! We will be back to Sand Castle great family vacation great memories made there. Thanks Pam for your rental house.

Happy renters

The McGuire Family

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We attended the Hangout Fest and were very pleased with this property. It was less than a mile from the event and steps away from a grocery store. The property was clean and comfortable and had all the amenities we needed. The master bedroom and bath were huge and all other bedrooms very comfortable. We will definitely stay here again. See you next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great, clean, pet friendly house!

  • 5 of 5

The house is in a great spot, a short walk from the beach, food, and fun. This was the cleanest pet friendly rental we've stayed at! The house has a warm "homely" feel that we prefer over hotels/condos. The owners, Pam and Fred, were very friendly and easy to work with. We recommend this property for nice weekend getaway or extended family vacation!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic home and location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic, comfortable home to stay in with your pet. Great layout, and decorated so cute! Pam is excellent to work with and responds very quickly. You won't be disappointed with this home!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We hope you'll come back to visit Gulf Shores soon.
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Sand Castle

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location with a great view of the lagoon from the back of the house. The owner is very responsive and helpful. Close to restaurants and lots of businesses. Easy walk across the road to the beautiful beach. We will return for a longer stay next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time in Gulf Shores and in our home. We look forward to your next visit. Thank you for your rental and for your review..
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Location ,Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

The Sand-castle was a perfect house for our party of 7. All the comforts of home and a beautiful view of the Little Lagoon and access to fish where we caught tons of red drums and catfish and also did some crab trapping for blue crab.And the beach was a very short walk with lots of room plus parasailing and a banana boats rides in the same area. Pam was very easy to get a hold of if we had any question. We Will be back we loved it and thanks again Pam

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad your group had a good time. We hope you'll visit our area again soon. Thank you for your rental.
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Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

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


Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - May 16 2017
1 night minimum stay
Hangout Festival
May 17 2017 - May 21 2017
5 night minimum stay
May 22 2017 - Aug 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer/Early Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Oct 10 2017
1 night minimum stay
Shrimp Festival
Oct 11 2017 - Oct 17 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mid Fall
Oct 18 2017 - Nov 13 2017
1 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 14 2017 - Dec 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Cleaning/Linens $160
Refundable damage deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Oct 25, 2016
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From the Owner

This property is close to the center of Gulf Shores and within walking distance of beach and restaurants.

Property Type

  • house


  • Family


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Waterfront


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski privileges optional
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


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


  • Outdoor Grill


  • 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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