Vacation in the lap of luxury! Sunrises and sunsets, nestled on the white sand, The Sand Castle is reminiscent of a time gone by. Sit on one of two large ocean facing decks ,one completely screened in, to watch dolphins frolicking in the water and the pelicans diving for their dinner. This is a natural habitat for sea turtles. They lay their eggs on the beach. If you're lucky enough you may even spy a bald eagle soaring overhead. Enjoy time on the beach fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking ( 3 doubles ), swimming and soaking up the sun. There is an outdoor shower perfect for rinsing off the sand and salt. After a long day of relaxation and play, head upstairs to a perfectly appointed chefs kitchen to prepare your catch of the day. Here you will find everything you need to create the perfect meal. After dinner spend some time on the screened porch hanging in the hammock or napping / sleeping on the brand new full sized bed while listening to the waves or watching the OUTDOOR TV. When night falls and bed time is calling, stretch out on fine linens, relax while watching TV or sleep with the windows open and catch that sweet ocean breeze. Perfect for a family, couples or friends getaway. HEAVEN on Earth!! ALSO, DON"T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR FREE SAND CASTLE BEACH BAG and CHARGER/FAN HOME WITH YOU!!
- House2112 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs1
- Min. Stay3 nights
Robert and Lisa Zborowski
- Calendar last updated:
- 20 Sep 2018
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Unbelievably Beautiful Property!!!
I would like to begin with just how personable and pleasant it was dealing with Lisa. She was always super fast to respond with any questions and went above and beyond to ensure you have any and all of the information you need. Just a joy to deal with!!
Now the house.... It is just beautiful. The attention to detail is stunning!! Every time I would walk into a room I would see something new I had missed before. Everything was very clean and well maintained. She obviously has an awesome house cleaner. We have stayed at some very nice places but I have never been to a home so well stocked with just about anything you will need. The one thing we had to go to the store for was Bug Spray because the biting flys were bad on the beach in the mornings. My husband made the comment “I’m surprised they don’t have bug spray because they have everything else.” Well sure enough we found a can of spray that night under the sink. Lol
We stayed on the beach from sun up till sun down. It was beautiful weather and although we brought all of our own supplies we really didn’t need to bring anything but our fishing poles. The storage room under the house is packed with everything including a refrigerator!! Everything was so convenient. The house is very close to the water so it was super easy carrying everything to the beach.
I read a previous review about how the fishing was not all that good. We had stayed at a home on Alligator Point not far from The Sand Castle in July and did very well fishing so I was hoping it would be the same. It was not the same!! We caught 3 times the fish we caught in July including 2 Drum fish that weighed between 35 to 40 pounds. The fishing was so good I couldn’t sit and enjoy a full cold beverage with out having to get up and reel in another one. Lol.
Thanks for stocking the ocean Lisa!!!
I have to say this was one of the best weekends we have had in a very long time and we will definitely be back!!
Thank you for this great review! I'm happy you found the bug spray. We make sure that you have everything you may need while staying at The Sand Castle. This is not just a rental but also our home. Our housekeeper, Katie, is the best! We live in CT and rely on her to keep the house up to it's 5 star standard. We are so happy you enjoyed your time and would love to have you back in the future.
Dream House on the Beach!
This was our third time staying at the Sand Castle and it won't be our last. The most beautifully decorated and amenity-filled house you could ask for and your own private beach right out the back door! It's like staying at a luxury hotel, but on your own private island. :-) Loved the bedrooms and linens, full kitchen, perfect deck furniture (best star-gazing spot ever!), outdoor shower, everything! And a fully stocked shed of beach noodles, floats, kayaks (!), umbrellas, shell pails, whew! Can you tell we liked it? Would give it six stars if we could!
Thank you Roberta! We are so happy you enjoyed yourself at The Sand Castle. Repeat guests are the best compliment we could receive. I'm looking so forward to having you back in the future.
Doesn't get any better than The Sand Castle.
No expense has been spared at this amazing beach house. Everything you could possibly need is available at your fingertips at any time. The owners have done an amazing job preparing this property. From utensils in the kitchen to stuff to play with on the beach, nothing has been overlooked. The house was clean, organized and gorgeous!! The beds were more comfortable than my own!! The owners are more than helpful before, during and after our visit. We searched for sea glass and shells on a daily basis and were very successful. We also fished daily but were unable to land a single catch. The owners could work on this. ;) Every night we ate dinner on the patio listening to the sound of the waves and afterwards, we could watch the lightning storms going on in the gulf. Also the star gazing was impeccable, Three planets were in view as well as multiple shooting stars and the Milky Way. The town of Crawfordsville is the perfect distance away. Long enough to seem like we are away from it all and close enough to feel like if we needed something from the store, we could get it easily. The Aquarium Center was neat for the kids and if you eat at any of the restaurants, get the seafood. It is all fresh and from that area. If you want to cook your own, go to My Way seafood. Freshest seafood I could find. I got shrimp, scallops and 3 whole snapper for dinner a few nights and you can taste the freshness. All in all, this has been one of the best family vacations we have ever had and the Sand Castle played a huge role in that. It is unequivocally the best property we have ever stayed in and I have a feeling we will have a hard time finding someplace better. Thank you for allowing us to make lifelong memories in such an amazing setting. My family and I will be forever grateful.
Oh thank you so much Brad for this excellant review! I'm so pleased you had a great time at The Sand Castle.You were great guests and I hope to have you back again. P.S. I will have the ocean stocked next time, Haha
Perfect relaxing house
We just visited for the first time and absolutely fell in love with the place. The house is amazingly decorated. It's very spacious and has tons of spots to sit and enjoy the views. It came equipped with everything we needed and then some. We'll definitely be back!
Thank you Sabrina! I'm so glad you and your friends had a nice weekend. The home is spacious and what I love is there's all kinds of little areas where you can sit and get away from it all. I'm looking forward to having you back in the future!
Nicest vacation rental ever!
At first sight we were breathless with the beauty of the home and the surroundings, and throughout the week we had a relaxing, playful and refreshing time. It was built in 2007 and has 10-foot ceilings decorated in the style of Rachel Ashwell, with wide, spacious porches on both levels.
Beauty! The home is beautiful and is directly on the beach. You’ll spend your evenings on the upper porch enjoying the breeze and night sky.
Privacy! This is a quiet residential beach. We could see a couple of other families with kids far to our left and right, but essentially we had the beach all to ourselves.
Home conveniences. Washer, dryer, fully equipped kitchen. TV with all the channels. Our video games connected effortlessly..
Claw-foot tub in the main bath!
Nooks and crannies. The common living area is spacious and has a huge, comfy, L-shaped sofa where we could all gather. Along with that were nooks and crannies where you could have little personal time. The bedrooms were full size and there was great privacy.
“Porch bedroom.” In addition to the three regular bedrooms there is a double bed on the lower screened porch. One person in our group opted for that and -loved- it, sleeping with the sound and breeze of the ocean!
Beach amenities. The oversized beach umbrellas were super-simple to set up, and so we sat in six folding chairs for hours as the younger ones played in the surf. There are three kayaks.
You're not close to anything. It's a 20 minute drive to the IGA grocery store in Carrabelle, but it has all the basics.
Wheelchair -not- accessible.
THINGS TO DO
Bald Point State Park is a half mile down the road. There is a wheelchair accessible path to the beach on the bay.
The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. We all loved the “touch tanks” for a hands-on aquarium experience.
Apalachicola is less than an hour away. It is a classic old southern port city with a rich history. It offers museums, shopping and dining.
I found myself wishing for ceiling fans on the upper porch, which was comfortable with the sea breeze or at night, but too hot during the day without a breeze.
ABOUT THE OWNER
The owner was quick to respond to our initial inquiry. When one of the air conditioners fritzed, the repairman arrived within the hour to check on it. We were meticulously attended to. Overall this was our nicest vacation rental ever, and we had a sweet, playful and relaxing getaway! Highly recommended without reservation. Would stay again! 5+/5 stars.
Oh my, Carter and Leigh! I think you said it all! Thank you for this very detailed and amazing review. I agree with you about the fans on the deck. Great idea!We will look into installing them on the screened in porch and the upper level deck. Thanks again for your patience and your understanding dealing with the air conditioner. We installed a new one. It's working great. Hope to have you back in the future!
I am a residential contractor and very attentive and critical of homes. This home exceeded all of my expectations with its appearance and its size. The quality of the workmanship of the builder, designer and decorator was amazing. This home is excellent, the photos do not give it its justice. The owners contacted us prior to our trip with detailed instructions and also after our arrival to insure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend this home.
Thank you for your great review. I took most of the pictures and I don't think you can capture the true beauty of this home. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back in the future.