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Paulette Lewis

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

Saint Augustine Beach 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
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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

4.5
based on 19 traveler reviews

The Sand Castle! Big Beach House Perfect Location Great Price!
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 19 reviews
5

Spacious, clean, convenient!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my college volleyball team (19 players, 2 coaches) for our pre-season tournament at Flagler College as an opportunity to bond as a team. This home was PERFECT for our needs. So close to the beach, neat local restaurants and just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The house is set up perfectly for families or large groups to enjoy time together but still have some personal space. The home as all the amenities you need as far as cooking goes and Paulette even has beach chairs and toys for guests to use. We enjoyed our 4 days at the house and hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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4

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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5

Perfect for Family of 20

  • 5 of 5

Every year our family chooses a place along the East Coast for our annual summer vacation. Previous years we vacationed in Cape Cod, Hilton Head, and St. Michaels (Chesapeake Bay). This lovely home in St. Augustine Beach provided us with another great week of memories! It was the perfect size for our family (Grandma and Grandpa, 3 married siblings, 1 single sibling, and 11 grandkids (4 yrs to 20 yrs old). Obviously, we only need room in the house to eat and sleep because the rest of the time is spent on the beach or touring St. Augustine! The house is about 100-200 yards from the beach and you don't have to cross any roads, which is perfect for children going to and from the beach house. The location is perfect for grabbing great food (walking distance...Mexican place and Caribbean place are fantastic) and only about a 5-10 minute drive to the heart of St. Augustine's old town. There is also a great rental company within 50 yards of the house with VERY reasonable prices (surfboards, kayaks, SUP boards, etc). They mention on VRBO that there is a pool at a local bbque restaurant, but I wouldn't count on this. The pool is very very small and the kids thought it was very boring (plus you have to order food in order for the kids to swim). The beach has SOOOOO much space to play so no need for a pool:) And there is also a lifeguard at the beach! We cooked 4 meals at the house and the kitchen was stocked with EVERYTHING we needed, including 2 crockpots! We even grilled fish on the grill one night from our deep sea fishing outing. The outside shower was great for rinsing sandy kids off before coming inside. The house stayed cool during the very hot weather which was a great plus! If I could, I would recommend having 2 bunk beds in one of the rooms upstairs...this would have been helpful for our family with lots of kids and given more room/beds. Everything was very clean. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for writing such a detailed review. I'm sure it will help future guests. The surf shop is a half block away and has all kinds of rentals. The house is at near the end of a sandy lane that dead ends at the beach which is about 50 yards away. It is about 100-200 yards to the water's edge because St. Augustine has such a wide, gorgeous beach! Downtown is a quick 10 minute ride and there are an endless number of things to do. We hope you can come back to stay again.
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have guests like your family. Thank you for the kind words and suggestion about the outlet mall for the shoppers. Something else to do when they are not sightseers, surfers or sunbathers!.
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5

PERFECT FAMILY REUNION DESTINATION

  • 5 of 5

If you are planning a trip to St. Augustine beach and have a large group this is the house for you. It surpassed all of our expectations. It is located a short walk from the beautiful beach on a quiet street centrally located near grocery stores, great restaurants and just about anything else you may need. It's also a short ride to The Old City (UBER for $7.00 one way) where you can enjoy all of the history this quaint little city has to offer as well as all the shopping you can handle. The house is new and very well furnished with everything you could need for the kitchen as well as all the bath and beach towels, bed linens and even beach chairs and umbrellas. Who could ask for anything more? They really have thought of everything. Paulette was very easy to work with and very accommodating. This cute little town has lots to see and do - do your homework before you go so you can take full advantage of everything it has to offer. I know we will be back for sure. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for writing such a nice detailed review. I know our future guests will appreciate it and we sure do. We look forward to seeing you again! Paulette
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5

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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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

Saint Augustine Beach House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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

Saint Augustine Beach 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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