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Paulette Lewis

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

The Sand Castle! Big Beach House Perfect Location Great Price!

16 Reviews
Sleeps21
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

St. Augustine Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 8 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-21)

Best Beach House! Best Price! Perfect Location! Bottomline, The Sand Castle is a large multi family beach house, by St. Augustine's most beautiful beach, affordably priced, walking distance to restaurants/entertainment, 10 minutes from the Historic District. It doesn't get any better than this. (CONTACT US for website link with more photos/information.)

PRICED RIGHT, OUR PRICES INCLUDE 10% LODGING/SALES TAX AND CLEANING! NO HIDDEN FEES, TAXES OR UPCHARGES! NO SURPRISES! IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS!

Our guests love our location, price and size. Located 2nd house from oceanfront, at beach end of a quiet, sandy lane, in the heart of St. Augustine Beach, The Sand Castle is one of the largest houses in the area and perfect for big families.(see map) With zero traffic, The Sand Castle is also one of the few rentals by the PEDESTRIAN beach (forbids vehicles unlike the driving beach) making it much safer for children.

IMPORTANT: St. Augustine Beach is the most desirable beach in all of North Florida. Not all beaches are the same so be sure to ask to see a map before you rent.

Our guests also love The Sand Castle's price!

Eight bedroom areas (nine if you count the futon in game area), 4.5 baths, two kitchen areas, living area, game area, den, oceanview balcony and deck make The Sand Castle perfect for those large family reunions or friend get-togethers. This family friendly beach house has six conventional bedrooms (3 kings, 2 queens, a twin bedroom), studio and den bedroom areas (sofa beds and privacy doors), a sofa bed in living room, large single sofa and double futon with superior mattress in game area.

The Sand Castle also has the best ocean access in St. Augustine Beach. St. Augustine Beach is very wide with beautiful, wide drifts of soft, white sand so the town built a handful of wooden walkways that extend over the softest sand to make it easier to reach the ocean. The Sand Castle has dual access from both the front and back sides of the house. You can either walk across the sand from one side of the house or use the walkover to get to the water from the other side, giving the Sand Castle the absolute best ocean access.

Surfboard, kayak and bicycle rental 25 steps away! There are numerous restaurants within a block of the house including an outdoor one with a pool for the use of its customers. Have a drink and watch the kids swim! Only blocks from the pier, volleyball and tennis courts and 10 minutes from the Historic District. This location can't be beat. This is old Florida at its best and you will love it!

First Floor: The unique design of The Sand Castle offers a ground floor with no steps/stairs (perfect for elderly or multi families) which consists of a studio bedroom (with sleeper sofa), an oversized king bedroom, bathroom and garage/game area. This part of the house has its own entrance and can be closed or opened into the rest of the house. The studio is equipped with small dining/kitchen area (stovetop, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, etc.), a sleeper sofa, TV and DVD player. Designed with a privacy door, the studio can be used as a sitting room or separate bedroom. The oversized king bedroom also has a large sofa suitable for sleeping. There is a full bathroom (no tub which is difficult for elderly to step over). Access to the bathroom is via the king bedroom or garage/game area.

The garage/game area is carpeted, heated and air conditioned. It has a game table, TV and double bed futon with superior mattress. A privacy screen is provided for those guests that choose to sleep there. The second floor and remaining living area is accessed by a door from the garage/game area. The second floor can also be accessed from outside via a private entrance.

Second Floor: The second floor living area is comprised of an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The fully equipped kitchen includes, microwave, stove, blender, refrigerator, coffeemaker, etc. The dining table has additional leaves and seating if needed. There is a half bath located off the living area as well as a washer and dryer. The living area includes a TV, DVD player and large L-shaped sofa with sleeper. Through an adjoining door is the den bedroom (with sleeper sofa), TV and DVD player. This room has a privacy door and can be used as a sitting room or as another bedroom. (Due to furniture/remodeling delay, den cannot be used as bedroom until January 2010). A full bath with shower/tub adjoins the den. The king bedroom is accessed from the den and includes king bed, TV and ocean view. The ocean view balcony is also accessed from the den.

Third Floor: The third floor has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and the ocean view deck. Bedroom one has a king bed and beautiful ocean view. Bedrooms two and three have queen beds (one with ocean view) and bedroom 4 has twin beds. Hear the ocean roar (and sometimes music) from the ocean view deck.

Parking/Other Amenities: Because The Sand Castle can also be accessed by the back alley, parking is available on both sides of the house and can accommodate up to 7 vehicles. There are also entrances on both sides of the building. We provide all linen including beach towels as well as beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach toys for the children. There is also an outdoor shower and barbeque grill for the use of our guests.

This is a great beach house in a great location!

Ten minutes from historic downtown St. Augustine, it is the perfect Florida vacation location. Restaurants, entertainment within 2 blocks (see our website). 30 minutes to World Golf Village, 45 minutes to Daytona and just 90 minutes to Disney World!

Pets are NOT allowed. No smoking.

3 night minimum for nightly rentals.

Weekly only May 23-August 17, Saturday-Saturday

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Paulette Lewis (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Paulette Lewis

The Sand Castle is owned by the Lewis family. Third generation Florida natives, we have loved the St. Augustine area for many years and chose to buy a beach house there in 2006. Our extended family often travels together staying in vacation rentals and we chose this house and outfitted it with all the amenities a large family or group of friends will need.

Paulette Lewis purchased this house in 2006

Why Paulette Lewis chose St. Augustine Area

We bought The Sand Castle due to its location by the pedestrian beach which is much safer for children. Most of St, Augustine Beach is a driving beach except the few blocks which forbids vehicles. The beach is beautiful and wide, with white sand like powder. We also like its proximity to restaurants, surboard and bicycle rental which are within a block of the house.

What makes this house unique

The Sand Castle can accommodate guests of all ages, has two kitchen areas and lots of different spaces for people to gather. It can accommodate up to 21 guests while at the same time provides addional spaces for privacy. Located in the heart of St. Augustine Beach, it is only 10 minutes from the Historic District and other tourist spots.

Reviews

4.4
based on 16 traveler reviews

The Sand Castle! Big Beach House Perfect Location Great Price!
average rating of 4.4375 based on 16 reviews
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Nice location

  • 4 of 5

Great location perfect for a large group, if you don't want group interaction, as the main common area is not real big. The kitchen is to small to accomidate large groups. Only one refrigerator ,the first floor only has a dorm size refrigerator, and holds very little. Plenty of towels and real nice ,new beach chairs,,and umbrella. Take coolers to make up for lack of refrigeration, and your own pillows. The molding on the stairs are, in my opinion , a trip hazard. The beach and sunsets will make any negatives a positive.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We do a family vacation every two year. This year we stayed in St Augustine Beach in The Sand Castle. House was prefect. Plenty of room for everyone. House was well stocked with towel, dishes, new beach chairs. Plenty of room to find a nice quiet spot if needed. Pictures do not do justice.. Close to the wonderful beach and town down St Augustine Beach area. There really is no reason to leave beach area. We did go to Outlets shopping though. Would highly recommended for large families. Was very clean and seem well maintained. We did not need to call owner for any reasons, but would like to say thank you for a great week.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful celebratory family beach trip at the Sand Castle!

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Castle Beach House was the perfect house for our large family beach trip. We had 20 people and a few small children but there were plenty of sleeping spaces, towels, and showers to accommodate. Loved that there were beach chairs, a grill, outside shower and a washer & dryer. The house is in a great location, close to downtown St. Augustine, nearby to grocery stores & ice cream shop, a super short walk to the beach and around the corner from a cute beachy restaurant/bar. I would definitely recommend this house for any larger gathering. The only negatives were that we couldn't find a broom in the entire house which made sand clean up difficult. And some of the outlets didn't seem to work. Very minor things to an overall fabulous experience. Also, if you or a guest is in need of a beach wheel chair, St. John's County offers free rentals. They even drop it off and pick it up for you!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a great informative review! We are thrilled you loved the house. We will immediately correct the issues you mentioned. Thank you for bringing these things to our attention and thank you again for providing our guests additional information about St. John's County guest support.
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  • 2 of 5

We were disappointed with the poor kitchen equipment,not enough silverware,bad toaster,no pizza pan or cutter even,could update to a keurig coffee maker,frying pans are simply wore out.we had one go to ER with broken toe caught it on lip on steps,they are very dangerous.also between kitchen and den there is a bad lip on wood floor.the upstairs bathrooms have rusted out showerheads,one just fell off from rust.living room couches are very uncomfortable.the beach chairs are in poor condition also.as a whole we enjoyed our stay,but for the money spent need to update the house to modern day usage.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay but perhaps I can address your concerns. We are very responsive to our guests but did not receive any calls or emails about problems you may have been having. When the maid arrived after your stay we discovered a broken showerhead and immediately dispatched a plumber so as not to inconvenience the incoming guests. We rotate furniture purchases and maintain the house regularly, A month prior to your stay we replaced three new sofa beds, new bathroom floor and wall tile was installed as well as new shower doors. The wood steps have the bullnose required after installation. Ten brand new lounge chairs were purchased in May and added to others available as were two new beach umbrellas. We will immediately inspect the silverware and pans to determine if replacement is needed. We have no plans to add a Keurig coffeemaker at this time.
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Perfect Place for large family

  • 4 of 5

As always, this property is well maintained. The location is excellent. Access to the beach is just what we desired. There is a couch which needs a little attention but overall we would gladly return to this location. The kids loved the play space and the parents loved the balconies

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for the weekend and had over 11 family members with us. The house was plenty large and we enjoyed the terrace with some morning coffee. The beach is just a couple of minutes walk away and my 3 year old son just couldn't get enough. It is also very close to downtown St. Augustine which makes for a great way to do something else when you don't want to go the beach anymore.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Metres

Nation's oldest city, you never run out of things to do here! Oldest Schoolhouse, Oldest Jail, Oldest Fort (Castillo), Fort Matanzas, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Potter's Wax Museum, St, George Street, Flagler College, Marineland, Alligator Farm, Lightner Museum, Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Lunch & Dinner Cruises, list is endless!!

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Rates & Availability

St. Augustine Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 28 2016 - Aug 13 2016
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
Mid Season
Aug 14 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,400
 
 
Late Fall
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 22 2016
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,400
 
 
Holidays
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$750
$3,950
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,400
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
$700
$3,650
 
 
Summer
May 26 2017 - Aug 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$475
$3,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

PRICES INCLUDE 10.5% LODGING/SALES TAX AND CLEANING! NO HIDDEN FEES, UPCHARGES OR TAXES! NO SURPRISES!
Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, weekly only, $3950,
New Year's, Labor Day and all national Holidays, $750 nightly, 3 night min
Payment in full required for prices shown. Add 5% if paying in two installments
$59 security deposit insurance payable to VRBO in lieu of cash security

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

St. Augustine Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • King size beds (3) There are three bedrooms with king beds, one on each floor, two with oceanview., Queen size Beds (2) There are two bedrooms with queen beds, one with ocean view., Twin or Single Beds (2) There is one bedroom with twin beds on the third floor and an oversized sofa on first floor suitable for sleeping., Baby Cribs (1) A portable bed, pack n play is available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are two sofa beds and a futon with superior mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Three King-size Beds, Two Queen-size Beds, Twin Room with Two Single Beds, Sofa Bed, Double Bed Futon with Superior Mattress

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