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Big beach house with plenty of room for everyone. Game room with pool table.

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Space 3,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Bedrooms (2 Master Suites), 4 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath, Sleeps 16

Welcome to the Sand Castle! This expansive home is the ideal get-away for large families. In 2013, we did an $80,000 remodel on the interior and exterior!

On the main (2nd) floor is a living-dining-cooking area, and two master suites with private baths. The kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances and a breakfast bar which can seat 4. The dining area has seating for 8. The living area has a tv, stereo, wet bar and plenty of room for everyone. Outside, you will find a huge deck, which greatly expands the entertaining areas.

The 3rd floor features two queen bedrooms and a loft. The loft has a day bed and trundle overlooking the living area. The loft opens onto a wonderful deck with panoramic ocean views!

On the ground floor there is a large bunk room with two twin-over-double bunkbeds. One of the beds has a twin trundle bed underneath. This room is perfect for a bunch of kids or a few adults. This floor also has a full bath, game room with pool table, dart board and large screen TV

More Details

Property Manager
David Lombana
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Sand Castle was wonderful. We had 8 adults and 1 small child for a week in October. The weather was still around 90 and the water was warm. We even saw a few dolphins riding the waves a couple nights that week. The house was well equipped with nice living space for that size of group. The beach was private with only other owners on the beach. The closest public beach was too far away for them to walk to this beach. The city of St Augustine was a short drive of 5-10 minutes with many attractions and restraurants to enjoy. I highly recommend this house.

-Scott, Bloomington, IL
Oct 2009
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South Ponte Vedra Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Third Floor
    Half Bathroom -
  • In addition to the baths listed above, we have two outdoor showers that are perfect for rinsing off after a delightful day on the beach!
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Master
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 3rd floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 3rd Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 3 twin/ single , Ground floor bunk room
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Loft
  • The main floor features two Master Suites, each with a king bed. Both Master Suites face the ocean and have access to the large oceanfront deck. There is also a double sleeper sofa in the living room. The ground floor has a large bunk room with two sets of single over double bunk beds. The third floor has two bedrooms with queen beds and a loft with two twin beds.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The expansive deck has plenty of furniture for lounging, sunning, and book reading. At the bottom of the dune walkover is a large built-in sitting area for enjoying the direct views of the beach. Guests at Sand Castle have the opportunity to enjoy all of the amenities of the nearby Serenata Beach Club for a nominal fee. These privileges include: 3 sparkling pools (1 heated), exercise facilities, great dining room, structured activities for children, and much more! You can visit the Serenata Beach Club website for more info. CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO SEE OUR OTHER PROPERTIES AND TO SEE A VIDEO TOUR OF SAND CASTLE!


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Big beach house with plenty of room for everyone. Game room with pool table.
average rating of 4.875 based on 28 reviews
Moravian Falls, NC

Sand Castle a must stay!

  • 5 of 5

LOVED this house! It was ideal for our family and friends(17 total) who came to town for our daughter's wedding. The 3 floors provided plenty of privacy for everyone; TV's in every bedroom; enough bathrooms to go around plus the ocean view was wonderful. I would highly recommend this house for a vacation to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2008
  • Stayed: October 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are confident that all our future guests will love Sand Castle as much as our first guest did. The house is beautifully decorated, spacious, designed perfectly for large family groups, contains many amenities, and it is directly on the beach! ........................Judy and David at Wren Beach Rentals
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Happy Grandchildren

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the Sand Castle. The house was able to sleep all 15 of us, plenty of towels and beach towels. We cooked all of our meals there, only minor problems with adequate cookware. The problem in the kitchen was the water leaking under the sink, it has been happening for some time. . The door stop on the deck did not have the rubber piece on it, was a hazard to my feed. The beach access steps were a challange for my husband and I. We are in our 70's. I understand the storm did the damage, but a better replacement is needed. Everyone loved the house and voted to have it again next year. I need to know that better beach access has been built before I book it again. The house and furniture were great. Need minor repairs to be made.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach Get Away!

  • 4 of 5

Once again Wren Beach Rentals came through with a wonderful home to spend a long weekend with my family. The Sandcastle property is a beautiful home with all the amenities we were looking for. Every year we try to get away for a long weekend in January with my brothers and sister and their spouses (6 couples) in the Ponte Vedra area. We desire to spend as much quality time together as we can so we stay in and prepare all our meals at the house. Sandcastle is very well supplied with all kitchen utensils and plenty of seating for meals with our big group. We enjoyed spending hours on the back deck fellowshipping while looking at the beautiful ocean (even saw a whale pass by one day several times). The property was very clean and well-maintained just like it looks on the website. The only negative was that we had six couples and it really is a five bedroom house plus a loft with two twins. It was not very private for the couple in the loft but we are a close family so it wasn't that big of a deal. Overall it was great and I would definitely recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Sand Castle is a very nice, big beach house. It is advertised as a 5 bedroom with a loft. If there is a group of 6 couples that want complete privacy, it would probably be a good idea to find a 6 bedroom house. That said, Sand Castle does offer plenty of space to spread out and mingle.
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Excellent vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults and 6 kids (14.13,11,11,8,7) had a great week Sand Castle. We had four young girls sharing the bunk room and the two teens each in their own space on the top floor. The two masters with bath were luxurious. One couple slept upstairs and shared the bath with the teens but managed just fine. The house was clean and well equipped. We especially appreciated the starter paper products and the generous supply of beach towels. It was great to be able to walk out the door and be on the beach--no hauling gear any distance to set up for the day. We also liked the non-commercial setting with easy access to grocery stores and just over the bridge to busy St. Augustine. We have already recommended it to friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at "Sand Castle". It is a very big, 5 bedroom (plus loft), 4.5 bath beach house. As mentioned, it offers plenty of space for everyone to spread out comfortably. The home owners did a $90,000 remodel in 2015, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. We look forward to having you back as our guests again!
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Kept up to date, always clean, can't beat location

  • 5 of 5

We have been using this property for 5 years, been with Wren Beach rentals longer than that. We will continue to use this house as it checks all the boxes. Appliances are always updated, especially washer, dryer and dishwasher. The ratio of bathrooms to bedrooms is excellent (and this is very hard to find in a beach house)House is spacious with excellent wifi, cable, and air conditioning! Easy to cook in and location is excellent to get to attractions easily. I could never write how much this property has meant to my family over the years, I highly recommend it to everyone! Thank you Wren Beach Rentals!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your continued visits to "Sand Castle". We look forward to your return next year.
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Ideal Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Castle fit our group of 16 comfortably. We stayed for a week and wished it could have been for longer. The house is very close to the beach and the view is outstanding! We woke to the sunrise over the ocean the first morning. The house feels very new and is tastefully furnished. Half our group dined in during our stay and found the kitchen well stocked with useful cookware. The grill and spare fridge and freezer came in handy too. Publix grocery store, less than 5 minutes down the road, was a huge convenience. Not a day was missed spent on the relatively private beach. We all had a blast boogie boarding the waves. The garage was full of a good collection of beach toys and boards. It was a little tight parking 5 cars, so we certainly made use of the 2 car garage. In the evening, we would sit on the deck and enjoy the breeze or play a game of billiards. Hopefully we can make it back next year. Many thanks to David Lombana for all of his accommodations.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you had a great time. "Sand Castle" is a very well appointed, and large house. We do our best to make sure it has everything you need for a great stay. We look forward to having you back again soon!
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Caps on the Water
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
St. Augustine
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Reef
Nearest Beach
Ponte Vedra Beach
Car: recommended

Sand Castle is located in South Ponte Vedra, 4 miles from historic St. Augustine and 20 miles from posh Ponte Vedra. We have several public golf courses within a 20 minute drive, and St, Augustine offers many different activities. Stroll the quaint shops on St. George Street or explore the antique shops and art galleries scattered throughout town. Tour the town by trolley or horse and buggy; don't miss the Alligator Farm, Ghost Tours, Lightner Museum, Fort Matanzas, and the many historical attractions!

If you love water sports, you have come to the right place! You can rent surf boards, jet skis, canoes, and other boats; you can go para sailing, hot air ballooning or fishing in the ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway!

In Ponte Vedra and Jacksonville, you can go horse back riding on the beach, take surfing lessons, visit the great Jacksonville Zoo, or take in a Jaguars game!

We have something for everyone--but most guests love our beach house the most! You may never want to leave!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Pet Fee $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.5%

For rentals of one week or less, a $500 deposit is required upon reservation. For rentals of 2 weeks or more, the deposit $500/week.
The cleaning fee for all rentals is $250. A $50 processing fee is required for each rental.
10.5% tax applies to all rents and fees.
Weekly rates only for all holidays; $500 up-charge for Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years weeks. All fees due 8 weeks in advance of arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.