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Sandcastles 315, 2b/2b, next two weeks avail. now with a 40% disc. off reg. rate

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Seacrest Beach - Sandcastles 315

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Have a great vacation in Sandcastles Unit 315 with all new furniture, 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 are planning a last minute vacation check out our availability as we offer discounts. If the unit is available 4 weeks before the start date of your visit there is a 5% discount; 3 weeks before your visit, there is a 10% discount; 2 weeks before your visit 20% discount; if the unit is still available the week before your visit the discount is 30%. To receive these last minute discounts, you must pay with a credit card or if you live or travel near London, KY you can pay in cash (these discounts do not apply to less than weekly rentals). We also offer discounts if more than one week is booked at a time. The second week gets a 5% discount off of regular weekly rates and the third week gets a 10% discount off of regular weekly rates.

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 42' 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 a tennis court. 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 Banana 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.

We have a starter supply of soap, shampoo, bathroom tissue, laundry detergent, dish detergent and dishwasher detergent. Please not that you will likely have to purchase more of these items during your stay.

If this unit is booked or you prefer ocean front, we have Sandcastles 706 VRBO #479209. We just purchased 706 in June `13 and it has been furnished with all new furniture and appliances.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Philip Gilkison
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 October, 2016
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About Philip Gilkison

We are from KY and bought this condo in December of 2011 with hopes of becoming 'Snow Birds' someday but for now I work as a nursing home administrator and my wife, who is a nurse is also a teacher, teaching middle school special education, God bless her. We plan to visit the unit 3 or 4 times a year and find that it feels like home. We usually drive down and it usually takes about 12 hours. Our 16 year old son loves the beach and the pool. He also loves to kayak. Our daughter is 34 and comes with us some but I am sure will want to use the unit on trips with her friends (should I give her a discount?).

Philip Gilkison purchased this condo in 2011

Why Philip Gilkison chose Cocoa Beach

We have found over the years that we much prefer staying in a condo over a hotel. We have vacationed in Florida Condos many times but our favorite spot is Cocoa Beach. After looking at many units with the help of a great realtor, Jennifer McCoy with Remax Elite, we decided that Sandcastles was the best that Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral had to offer. I used to watch I Dream of Jennie when I was younger and appreciate the fact that we are just a short distance from I Dream of Jennie Blvd. I always keep an eye out for fancy bottles buried in the sand when we walk the beach.

What makes this condo unique

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 to the the local park or to the fitness center across the street. But 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'.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wonderful beachfront condo!, December 2, 2012

By Brandy Shaw (Brewer, ME)

Beautiful condo in a great location! This was our first visit to Cocoa Beach and felt very welcomed in this rental. The proximity to the beach itself was perfect. Everything was very clean and tidy. Thank you very much for making our first visit to FL a memorable one. We hope to visit again!
Nov 2012
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Sandcastles 315, 2b/2b, next two weeks avail. now with a 40% disc. off reg. rate
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 28 reviews

Memories created to last a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my family and I arrived we loved everything about the condo. It was very conveniently located on A1A (main road) and very easy to find. The condo is set back closer to the beach so you don't even notice that you are on a busy street. The owners left us great directions on how to access the building and gain entry into our condo. When we entered he condo, we were very pleased that everything in the condo was just as wonderful as the pictures that grabbed our attention on VRBO to begin with. The condo was very clean with all of the amenities of home. The bed in the master bedroom was comfortable and I had no trouble sleeping each night. I loved the room darkening blinds too. (May not be a big deal to some people but to me that was GREAT!) The bunk beds in the second bedroom were full size so my son and daughter never complained about having to share a room because they both had plenty of space for their things. My two kids, ages 12 and 15, LOVED the abundance of beach toys, sand toys, umbrellas, and chairs that were in the hall closet for us to use during our stay. It was great having a fully stocked kitchen to eat breakfast and lunch at the condo instead of eating out for every meal. Great location for the beach as well as our stretch of beach was never too crowded and was always easy to find a spot to set up our chairs. We only had one small problem with our access key to the pool one day so I emailed Phil, the owner, to ask him who we needed to talk to about this and he called me back within 10 minutes so that we could get the problem solved. Turns out it was a problem with the gate and not anything that the owners did wrong. I loved the PROMPT reply. This shows me he truly cares about the people who are renting this condo. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! My kids want to go back again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boulder Colorado

Great place for a beach vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This condo has the best of both words, great space and awesome beach. The condo is a huge two bedroom, very comfortable and very well kept. My kids loved the bunk beds. The kitchen has all the amenities you need. Added bonus- all the things you need for the beach are in a closet! The beach is just a few short steps away and is amazing. This place is perfect for a beach vacation or going to a rocket launch.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, our goal is to make everyone's vacation special.
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Bel Air, MD

Excellent !

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay at this location. Everything was as described. Great access to the beach, close to shopping, restaurants, and activities. I would definitely stay here again. Thanks again to the owners for their friendliness and willingness to respond to any questions we had. Highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Great condo with all the necessary beach accessories

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five stayed at this condo during our children's spring break from school in early April. Our kids range in age from 17 to 4, so it is always hard to balance everyone's interests. However, the Sandcastles condo really was a great fit for our family.

When we arrived, we met the owner and one of the cleaning people. They were just finishing a review of the cleaning checklist. The owner was very hospitable, showing us around the condo and giving us tips on where everything was located. The kitchen was outfitted with all the basic pots and pans and dishware. We were able to make simple meals without any issue. We saved ourselves a bunch of money by shopping at the local Publix instead of eating out daily. The condo had wifi, which made my teenage son and the younger two quite happy. The wifi was occasionally on the slow side, but never where we could not check email. We occasionally had issues if one of the kids was trying to stream a video from YouTube or Netflix. The condo has two bathrooms, which was very convenient. It allowed us to get two kids washed up at the same time. The King bed in the Master bedroom was very comfortable. There were no complaints from the kids on the other beds, so I presumed they were comfortable as well. The open floor plan of the dining room and living room allowed us to easily keep an eye on the kids while preparing meals or doing our own thing.

The community has their own private access to the beach, so we were able to play in the sand and swim in the ocean daily. The owners of the condo have a whole closet full of beach chairs and toys that you can use. So convenient! The ocean was a hit with my eight year old and playing in the warm soft sand was my four year old's favorite activity. The community also has a pool and hot tub. Other vacationers (mainly teenagers) seemed to monopolize the hot tub in the evenings - even to the point of annoying some of the Sandcastle residents. The pool was warm enough that we never hesitated to go swimming. There are no life guards, so you need to attend to your kids and make sure they have proper life jackets if they do not know how to swim since the pool goes as deep at 5 feet on the one end.

Overall, we had a great stay at the condo. We highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation October 2015 / 2 weeks

  • 3 of 5

We have a great time in Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island,

but we think that families with little kids or babys will have some problems with all these loose hanging cabel in the second bedroom;

it looks dangerous and is not perfect.

The water-tap in the shower from the master-bathroom be loose and

we missed a small table in the living room from the condo.

The property was clean and the location perfect.

Our preferred restaurant was the "The Pig & Whistle British Pub" and we like the "Lori Wilson Park" nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry you were not completely satisfied with your visit. I am a little confused about your comment concerning the cables hanging. The only cables in the room are on the desk that run from the wall outlet to the phone, and the modem and from the modem to the router. There is a cable from the router so that you could hardwire your computer to the internet if you prefer. There is also a bridge for the front door lock attached to the router. These are the only cables in the room and are basically behind the desk and are essential to the operation of the unit and to the enjoyment of most of our guests. I was in the unit yesterday and found that a screw was loose on the master bath shower faucet which allowed it to slip; the screw has been tightened and the facet works fine although it is a little stiff. Any guest who has a problem should always contact me, you have my phone #'s and there is a number for the housekeeping company as well. Sometimes concerns don't show up in the cleaning/quality check process and the only way that we can know about them is if you notify us. We want to make your stay as pleasant as possible and can not do so if you don't let us know about any concerns. I always call the unit after guest arrive but if I don't get an answer after 3 to 4 times during the first day or so of your stay, I assume that you don't want to be disturbed and do not keep "bothering you". If you ever decide to come back to Cocoa Beach; please come stay with us again.
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

This unit was very nice and clean! The owner was easy to deal with and very pleasant. Everything was as expected and we were very pleased with our stay at Sandcastles! I would recommend staying here if you're going to Cocoa Beach.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you; hope to hear from you for a future vacation. Let me know what we can do to make this a 5 star vacation.
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Ron Jon Surf Shop
Cocoa Beach Pier
Cocoa Beach Country Club
Coconuts On The Beach
A N.Y. Pizza House
Siam Orchid
Gregory's Steak & Seafood Grille
Cape Canaveral
Florida's Seafood Bar & Grill
Fin Expeditions Kayaking, Cocoa Beach, Thousand Islands
The Atlantic Ocean Grill -- CLOSED
Durango's Steakhouse
Lobster Shanty
The Boardwalk
Oh Shucks Seafood Bar
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cocoa Beach Country Club (public course)
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway
14 Miles
I 95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Several restaurants less than 1 mile
Car: recommended

Cocoa Beach is one of the closest beaches to Orlando and is only minutes from Kennedy Space center. There are many restaurants in the area, some of our favorites are the Lobster Shanty in South Cocoa Beach, Sunset Grill on 528 just before you get on the causeway, the Atlantic Ocean Grill on the Pier and Grills at the port. My son loves the bread pudding at Fishlips, also at the port. The newly renovated Cocoa Expo Sports Center is only 14 miles away. After a recent $40 million renovation this is one of the premier sports complexes in the country.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Seacrest Beach, Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Late Fall
15 Oct 2016 - 18 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Nov 2016 - 25 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
26 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Years
24 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
7 Jan 2017 - 3 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Cleaning £69 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Automatically quoted weekly rates are for Sat. to Sat. rentals only. Other start dates (non Sat. to Sat.) are 20% extra. Last minute discounts and discounts for stays of 3 weeks or more are not included in the automatically quoted rates. Those rates will be ajusted to reflect discounts or extra costs in final quote.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Seacrest Beach in Florida Central Atlantic Coast

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1286 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2) Double bunks in spare bedroom, Baby Cribs (1) We have a portable crib for your convenience., queen air mattress
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Miniature golf
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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