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Upscale Home - Sydney's sandcastle on the Gulf Call for Late summer specials

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps 15

Sydney's Sandcastle, located in a private, gated community on Pensacola Beach, features a community pool and pool house, with a 160 ft. pier on the Santa Rosa Island Sound. This upscale 3500 sq. ft. home enjoys sweeping, unobstructed views of the Gulf of Mexico. Spacious living room with built-in entertainment center, dining room, kitchen and 5 over sized bedrooms all with high ceilings, 8 ft. doors and recessed lighting. Our living room, dining room and kitchen are all open light and bright with a wonderful view of the Gulf of Mexico. Our dining room table seats 10-12, in addition to the bar that seats 3. All together, we can seat 25+ in the open dining room/living room/kitchen! Amenities include a wet bar with refrigerator and ice maker as well as extensive use of granite and tile. No detail has been overlooked.

More than 1500 square feet of decks with spectacular water views which complete this luxury home. Comfortable accommodation for families as well as corporate functions.

Severe Weather: If hurricanes or other extreme weather conditions

occur, Emergency Management may issue a mandatory evacuation notice.

Accommodation refunds will be prorated from the time of your

departure from the island during the mandatory evacuation.

Housekeeping: Accommodations will be cleaned to quality standards

prior to your arrival and after your departure. Linens are provided

and must not be removed from the unit. There is not an on-site



More Details

Tania McKeown
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Pensacola Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single
  • 2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed all beds have pillow-top mattresses
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(12 traveler reviews)

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Upscale Home - Sydney's sandcastle on the Gulf Call for Late summer specials
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

Best Spring Break Ever!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house with a great location! We enjoyed our stay and can’t wait to come back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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My FAVORITE place on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

My time away from work is so precious to me...and this visit was particularly important as my first child graduates and heads to college next year (and will be playing soccer, effectively making *full* family vacations difficult during the summer.) We have been coming to Sydney's Sandcastles since the kids were toddlers - and you ask them where they want to go - offer up Cancun, Breckenridge, New York - and they always say Sydney's Sandcastle. In addition to that, it is my favorite place ever too. We lead a very busy life, and in addition to Pensacola's laid back beach feeling, Sydney's Sandcastle provides me wonderful decompression time. I have yet to go anywhere that total relaxes me and feel like a queen.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sellersburg, IN.

Spectacular 2 weeks

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 1st week with friends and 2nd week with family. One of our best vacations ever. We stayed here last year at the same time. Tania is great to work with and answered all questions promptly. Short walk to beach and great views from balcony. A couple of suggestions would be ceiling fans in bedrooms. I'm used to having them on at night. Also but not a big deal would be a big screen tv above the fireplace instead of 2 small ones on each side. Although it was nice to watch 2 different sporting events at the same time. Overall one fantastic home to stay in.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Great home for large families

  • 5 of 5

We vacationed with our entire extended family including my parents, brother’s family of three teenage children and my family with two young children for a week in at Sydney’s Sandcastle. The views were great and the bay behind the house was perfect for fishing for the kids. The amenities were spot on and the house is very clean and offers multiple rooms for families. The balconies offer great views and breezes off the ocean, however I wish there was more comfortable furniture to take in the outside.

The house is equipped with loads of fun beach toys, umbrellas, chairs and more for a fun filled day at the beach.

Tania is very prompt on answering questions and gives great details for your stay. Beware of Blue Angels weekend! If you arriving the day of the Blue Angels performance, come in a back way or arrive later in the evening as trafffic is a nightmare- which Tania made us aware of, so we were prepared.

The trolley stops right at the entrance gate of the beach community the house is located in, and is perfect for trips into town.

We loved our visit to this wonderful home and found it to be much larger than we expected! It’s the perfect setting for large families.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with lots of room, perfect for larger groups/families

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four families had a great mini-vacation at Sydney's Sandcastle. This large rental has all the comforts of home. The common areas are spacious, and our large group could relax and socialize comfortably. The kitchen could accommodate 4 cooks and the dining table could seat more 12, with more more people at the breakfast bar. We enjoyed the two balconies that look out to the dunes and gulf. The beach is just a short walk away, and there were lots of chairs, umbrellas and beach gear for us to use in the garage. There is a gas grill too! The master suite was huge, and the master bath was even larger. All rooms have larger ceilings, beds are comfortable and furnishings are nice. We especially enjoyed the ice maker in the wet bar, it made enough ice to keep our ice chests stocked for the beach! There is a small neighborhood pool, but we spent the majority of our stay on the beach. Driveway can park 4 cars comfortably. You can catch the free trolley (just outside the community gate) into the Pensacola business district for dinner or shopping, it's very convenient and there is an app that shows real time schedule-so you can plan for your departure.

We would certainly recommend this luxury home for any group large or small-the owner Tania was quick to answers emails and questions ASAP and she was a pleasure to work with!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salisaw, OK

Loved Sydney's Sandcastle!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Sydney's Sandcastle! The house is gorgeous and in an excellent location! All the comforts of home.....and many more! The views are fantastic! Would love to visit again!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Other Activities: Boating, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Refundable damage deposit $525
Tax Rate 11.5%

Owner'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.

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