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"Castles Made of Sand"- The Best Bed and Breakfast on the Beach!

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

1 bdrm w/private bath within our home. Easy access to pool and beach!

This B&B can accommodate up to 2 adults and one child 12 yrs of age or younger.

We no longer rent our entire unit but host in a Bed and Breakfast fashion using our guest bedroom. This lovely bedroom offers a very comfy queen sized bed with a memory foam mattress sure to give you a great night's sleep. For your convinence and privacy, you have a full bathroom within the room. You will also be able to use the common areas, which include garage parking, living room, kitchen, laundry, downstairs balcony, and pool. We are occupying master bedroom, master bathroom, and master bedroom balcony, which are not included in your rental. Beach access is quick and easy. You can be on the beach one minute after walking out the door! Your rental also includes our beach towels, beach equipment, such as umbrella, tent, beach chairs, and other assorted beach items.

*****PLEASE NOTE We never like turning down a booking. We have met so many incredible people. However, we can not accomadate more than 2 adults and one child aged 12 or younger. Wish we could, but it's just not possible.

Thank you and come see us soon!

More Details

Susan Cumming
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Susan Cumming

We are a married couple enjoying early retirement; Susan as a R.N. and Tim from the technical field. Tim is from the Ct shore, Susan grew up in the deep South, and somehow we found each other in middle Tn! We are beach people!! We find the beach very relaxing and rejuvenating. As of May 2016 this is now our permanent residence. We are enjoying hosting rental guests in a B&B fashion, and want each of them to have awesome beach vacation experiences.

Susan Cumming purchased this condo in 2015

Why Susan Cumming chose North West Florida

We spent many months looking at properties. We love this condo with its space (1600+ sq ft) and its floor plan. It feels like home, not a rental! We love being so close to the sugar white sands and the blue and green waters of the gulf! Access to the pool and the beach could not be any easier. It's not as busy and crowded as a high rise. We love it here which is why 18 months after purchase we made it our permenent home!

Nothing beats sitting out on our balcony with morning coffee watching the dolphin's swim by!

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is full of windows and natural light. It is in excellent condition. Starboard Village is as close to the beach and gulf as you can get. Access to beach and pool is quick and simple. We love having a 1/2 bath downstairs so we don't have to climb stairs back and forth to a bathroom from the living area like some units we have rented. The large bedrooms being on a seperate level than the living area gives privacy, as does each bedroom having a private bath. Two balconies give beautiful views and an awesome place to enjoy morning coffee, meals, conversation, dolphin viewing, or quiet reflection.

Ft Pickens Rd is on the quieter end of the island but very easy access to restaurants, bars, shopping, and other beach activities. A trolley circulates the island and provides access to shopping, restaurants, and other places of interest on the island if you would rather leave your car in the garage. Peg Leg Pete's, a very popular restaurant, is an easy walk from our Starboard Village condo. The other restaurants, bars, and shopping on the island are approximately one mile away and accessed easily by car or trolley. Each end of the island is federal designated National Seashore. There are miles of undeveloped natural beaches, that include pavilions with grills and beach walkovers. If you want privacy on a beach you WILL find that on this island!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Pensacola Beach in Escambia County

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom Within Guest Bedroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 Downstairs half bath - Toilet , 1/2 bath off main living area downstairs
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Large bedroom with private bath. Memory foam mattress supports a wonderful night's sleep. Private bathroom within bedroom. We have a packnplay and an inflatable mattress for 3rd person, preferably but not limited to, a child.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Light Breakfast is included; such as Coffee, cereal, milk, juice, fresh fruit, yogurt etc. Starboard Village is a low rise condominium community. Much calmer, quieter, and less busy than high rises. We are on the top 2 floors of our building (floors 3 and 4). We have beach chairs, floats (adult and child), buckets and shovels, umbrella, and other beach supplies in the garage. These are for our guests as well as for us and our family.


Exceptional! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveller reviews)

"Castles Made of Sand"- The Best Bed and Breakfast on the Beach!
average rating of 4.95 based on 20 reviews

Wonderful Beach Experience

  • 5 of 5

The location was great! The view was spectacular! The hospitality was out of this world! Highly recommend this place! I hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It pleased us that you enjoyed your stay. Please come back soon. I feel like we are old friends! You were great...We really enjoyed having you!
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Great Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Nice and clean.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing property and awesome owners.

  • 5 of 5

Such a comfortable stay. Perfect for meeting up with friends at Ft. Pickens. The bedroom and bathroom were delightful and so comfortable. Tim and Susan were pleasant and added the small things like mints and water and snacks that made my stay extra special. I hope to be back!!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Danielle! You were a great guest and will always be welcomed back!
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Great Beach!

  • 5 of 5

Clean room,two minute walk to the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back to see us again!
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Lagrange Ga USA

Comfortable, clean and organized beach view with helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Castles made of Sand is conveniently placed with a beautiful view of the beach. Everything in the condo was clean and very organized. Peg leg pete's is within walking distance and all other necessities are further then a short drive or bike ride. The hosts, Tim and Susan, are thoughtful in every detail. They were gracious to provide us with everything we could have needed. Huge thanks to both of you for a great winter escape!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We enjoyed the 2 of you. You were great guests, leaving things neat and clean...it was a breeze for us when deep cleaning the room and bathroom. You are always welcome back! P.S. We enjoyed the sweet note that you left for us!
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Absolutely wonderful ..!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay would definitely recommend this to family and friends ..!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We look forward to your return!
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Pensacola Beach
Car: not necessary

Don't miss exploring Ft Pickens! Beautiful natural undeveloped beaches for miles. Explore the fort built in the 1800's.

Joe Patti's in Pensacola is THE place to purchase fresh seafood to cook. Don't miss it, it's a fascinating place!

Be sure to check the schedule for the Blue Angels, both for their practices during the week and for Blue Angels Week in July.

Each end of the island is National Seashore; undeveloped and beautiful. You can go for miles enjoying the natural beauty of undeveloped beach. Pavilions and beach walkovers to the gulf are plentiful.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Pensacola Beach, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
May 2017
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
JUNE 2017
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
August 2017
1 Aug 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Sept/Oct 2017
5 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £19.33 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

***Ask about Monthly specials!!***

Rental pricing above do not include Florida 11.5% taxes.

Major Holiday weekends in warm weather are higher.

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We accept checks, and credit cards. We use PayPal to securely process credit/debit cards. We will never see your card or any credit info. PayPal charges a percentage to process. Your share will be 2% and we pay the remainder for you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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