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

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type condo




Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday condo in Pensacola Beach - Starboard Village

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!

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  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Susan Cumming
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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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!!


based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

"Castles Made of Sand"- The Best Bed and Breakfast on the Beach!
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews

Amenities Galore

  • 5 of 5

Exactly met expectations that were presented. Easy walk to the beach, beach equipment, clean, well appointed, delicious food. Susan and Tim exceeded my expectations in so many areas. Helping with luggage, sharing their food, great conversation, lugging and setting up beach equipment. I had a girl wkend but can't wait to take my husband.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Alli! We thoroughly enjoyed hosting your "girls getaway" and looking forward to seeing you again and meeting your hubby! Come again soon!!
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Most Relaxing Vacation Ever!

  • 5 of 5

At the risk of overwhelming Tim and Susan with potential renters, if you love the beach coupled with beyond first class accommodations, then "Castles Made of Sand" should be your destination. I admit I came to "Castles Made of Sand" with high expectations based on the pictures, reviews and corresponding with Susan. I wanted this vacation to achieve perfection for my best friend in the entire world for a week of escape from kids, grandkids, work and anything else that might distract or annoy her. Well, my expectations were blown out of the water! Not only did they exceed my expectations, they were surpassed in light years! In a previous life, I've had the opportunity to stay at some of the best hotels and locations all over the globe but this was perfection from start to finish. Their home Tim and Susan have chosen to share reflects their impeccable taste not only in décor but have gone to great detail to stock, label, and provide directions, instructions and local information. Weather was perfect, kitchen for all the meals we prepared was top quality, and the beach was superb! There aren't enough stars to give this property and its owners their due. Great, great week! Could not recommend this property highly enough! To quote Arnold, "I'll be back!" (AND I managed to back my Ford F150 into garage #2 without difficulty!)

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your awesome review, Rich! It makes Tim and I so happy when our guests enjoy our home. You are always welcome back!
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The property was very clean and has everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

This was an amazing property! Mrs. Cummings was so easy to work with and helpful. The property was beautiful and very clean. We had everything we needed. There were some items to use at the beach and some games inside the house. The view was great and easy access to the beach. We took our bikes down to Ft Pickens, which is a great ride! We even had a fly by from the Blue Angels on the beach! I will highly recommend this property!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. You and your family are always welcome!
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This is the place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was my family's first time to PB and we were so glad we picked this house to stay in. Susan had everything you could possibly need at the house. This house was very clean and very comfortable. The beach was a short walk which was a + with 4 kids. We would recommend this home to anyone & we will be back. Thank you Susan for answering all my questions and for being very quick in getting back to me.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! It makes us very happy when our guests enjoy their stay at our beach home. We would love having you again!
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Springtown, Texas

Relaxing and Comfortable Week

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to Pensacola Florida. In the past we stayed at a hotel, this was much more comfortable and felt like home. The views from the rooms and balconies were so beautiful! We left with a ton of wonderful awesome memories and I thank the owners for being part of them! The entire process was extremely easy and Susan was a pleasure to work with. I would recommend this home to everyone!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are very pleased that you enjoyed our beach home for your vacation! Please come again!
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Little Rock, AR

Wonderful long weekend

  • 5 of 5

This property was wonderful for our family of four. Lots of room and everything you need for a relaxing stay at the beach. The owners were very fast with response times to any questions we had. I never worried about not being able to get in touch with them. We will definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are very happy you enjoyed your stay! You were wonderful guests and will be welcomed back!
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Nearest Airport
18 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, Pensacola Beach

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall 2015
11 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
1 Dec 2016 - 1 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
March 2017
2 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
April 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
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 £20 + 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.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE: Protect yourself against Internet fraud and scams! We will never ask you to wire money. If you are ever in doubt, please call us directly.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Pensacola Beach in Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • 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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
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.

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