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FUN ON COCOA BEACH, IN SANDCASTLES 315

Philip Gilkison

Advertiser since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Philip Gilkison

Advertiser since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014
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FUN ON COCOA BEACH, IN SANDCASTLES 315

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Cocoa Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

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 you book 2 weeks before your arrival date you receive a 10% discount, if the unit is still available the week before your arrival date the discount is 20%. 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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Philip Gilkison (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2012
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 28, 2014

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 14 year old son loves the beach and the pool. He also loves to kayak. Our daughter is 31 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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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 20 traveler reviews

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Fun on Cocoa Beach, in Sandcastles 315
average rating of 4.75 based on 22 reviews
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Fun on Cocoa Beach, in Sandcastles 315
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396215vb
-606 864-6803
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Grand Forks, ND
5

Warmed up from ND!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed in several different units at Sandcastles, and this was easily the nicest one and the easiest to reserve and pay for. We will definitely be coming back!
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and please do come stay with us again. We work hard to keep our unit in good shape and to treat our guests right.
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Fun on Cocoa Beach, in Sandcastles 315
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396215vb
-606 864-6803
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Georgia
4

Super unit!

  • 4 of 5
The unit met my expectations based upon photos and site description. It was well-stocked for a beach vacation (cooler and beach umbrella were helpful), and in excellent condition for a comfortable vacation. The owner was easy to work with as he quickly responded to my questions and provided detailed instructions upon my rental payment. The development is attractive and well maintained with easy beach access. The only reason I rated the rental as 4 stars rather than 5 is due to some of the rules of the development. The pool closes at 10 pm which was a but early with an older teenager. Also, food and drinks are not allowed in the pool area. It's hard to endure the summer sun without a drink when by the pool for more than 30 minutes, and it's nice to have a snack or small lunch without having to go in (especially true with children). Otherwise, fantastic unit for the price!
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I hope you enjoyed your stay even considering the rules. I am glad you found the unit to be clean and in excellent condition. We strive to have everything the way we want it for our own vacation. The management of the community trys hard to keep the facilities/grounds looking great and to keep it safe and make rules that are respectful of all of the guests and residents there. Athought I must admit that there have been a couple of times that I would like to have gotten in the hot tub late at night I understand that that may not always work out and feel that 10 p.m. is a reasonable closing time. No food and drink in the pool area is also a fairly typical rule for most pools
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Fun on Cocoa Beach, in Sandcastles 315
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396215vb
-606 864-6803
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Minnesota
5

Summer vacation

  • 5 of 5
This place is great! Everything you need. Great location. Beautiful beach and accomodations. Will defenitely plan to repeat.
  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, we try to keep the unit clean, well maintained and well stocked. I am glad our efforts are paying off. We would welcome you back for another great Cocoa Beach vacation. If you do stay with us again and find anything at all out of order please give us a call or send an e-mail or text, this will help us keep everything perfect for our future guests.
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Fun on Cocoa Beach, in Sandcastles 315
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396215vb
-606 864-6803
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
Michigan
4

Good value for the price

  • 4 of 5
My family (husband and two kids aged 10 and 13) stayed at this rental last week. The property is exactly as listed; the photos represent the condo very nicely. As the condo listing mentions, you can see the ocean, but it is from the balcony which faces the side of the building. We didn't find this to be a problem because the ocean is literally just the length of the building away.

The newly renovated kitchen is well-appointed and the entire condo was very clean. There were ample towels and beach supplies. We found the owner to be very responsive, both before we visited and during our stay.

One thing to note - this complex was built in the 1980's, so you will find that the public spaces look a bit dated. But all is very clean and well-maintained. The pool is immaculate and the hot tub was clean as well.

All in all, we felt this property (and there are many in the Sandcastles complex) was a good value for the price paid. We would definitely stay here again.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Fun on Cocoa Beach, in Sandcastles 315
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396215vb
-606 864-6803
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
London, KY USA
5

Owner's daughter

Owner's daughter
  • 5 of 5
Wow....I am so pleased to read all of these fantastic reviews and wonderful comments. This is my parents' unit, which all members of our family and friends visit often. I was actually checking out this page so that I can check the available dates for my quarterly visit and began reading everyone's reviews. I love visiting here and completely agree with comments I've read stating how homey and well kept the unit is. My parents work very hard to ensure the cleanliness and maintenance of both of their units and clearly their hard work pays off. We joke with my dad that he now has a second job with their vacation rentals because it is constant that we are waiting on him to have dinner as a family or leave the house because he is returning emails and phone calls. :) I wish that we got to travel more often as a family, but other obligations prevent us from doing so. However, because we do not always vacation together, not much time goes by that either myself or my parents are in Cocoa Beach and constantly bringing in a new kitchen appliance or painting a smudge to ensure all of the renter's satisfaction. I know my parents greatly appreciate everyone's positive reviews and I am so glad that all of their renters seem to be pleased with this unit.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Fun on Cocoa Beach, in Sandcastles 315
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p396215vb
-606 864-6803
Cocoa Beach Florida Central Atlantic Coast
5

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5
I wish I could give this home a bad review so that it would be available whenever we wanted to return. To be honest, it is the 8th VRBO home we have rented in Florida and the only one that we truly did not want to leave. The beach is perfect. Hard packed sand that is easy to walk on, slowly sloped toward the ocean so that the waves are perfect for boogie boards and little kids. It is a 2.5 mile walk along the beach to the Cocoa Beach Pier, which we walked every day.
The Condo is perfectly arranged to maximize it's space. The 2 bedrooms are separated by the baths, big closet, and laundry room; which afford lots of privacy. It is obvious that the owners spend a great deal of time there. It is very homey and not as bland as many places we have stayed. It really felt like "home". There were even some spices and commonly used pantry items in the pantry. The kitchen is very well equipped compared to others we have rented. There was even a crock pot! There were plenty of towels (even beach ones) and a couple of beach chairs.
The owner was exceptionally easy to work with and answered any and all emails within hours of my contacting him.
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We feel the same way. I used to be ready to come home after three or four days of vacation but now, as you said we hate to leave and actually on the trip home, I am counting the days in my head to determine how long it will be until we can come back. I keep counting until I am able to come back to wonderful Sandcastles and today, I can say 30. Glad you had a wonderful vacation and hope to hear from you again in the near future for another great vacation. The entire month of May is still available.

Map

Ron Jon Surf Shop
Cocoa Beach Pier
Cocoa Beach Country Club - Dolphin Course
Coconuts on the Beach
A N.Y. Pizza House
Siam Orchid
Gregory's Steak and Seafood
Cape Canaveral
Florida's Seafood Bar & Grill
Fin Expeditions Kayaking, Cocoa Beach, Thousand Islands
The Atlantic Ocean Grill
Durango's Steakhouse
Lobster Shanty
The Boardwalk
Oh Shucks Seafood Bar
Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Orlando
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cocoa Beach Country Club (public course)
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Orlando
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.

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Rates & Availability

From $143 Per night

Cocoa Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$190
From
$200
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$950
 
 
Spring
Apr 4 2015 - May 22 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$175
From
$185
Fri,Sat,Sun
$875
 
 
Late Spring
May 23 2015 - Jun 26 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$205
From
$215
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,025
 
 
4th of July
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 10 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Summer
Jul 11 2015 - Aug 7 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$205
From
$215
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,025
 
 
Late Summer
Aug 8 2015 - Sep 4 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
$165
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$825
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 5 2015 - Sep 11 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$171
From
$188
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,025
$4,286
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes 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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Amenities

Cocoa Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1286 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 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., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sofa bed in living room, Bunk Beds (1) Two full size beds in the spare bedroom
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • 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
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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