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Sydney's sandcastle on the Gulf - Call for holiday specials!

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Santa Rosa Villas Estates House Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Tania McKeown
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2016
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based on 4 traveler reviews

Sydney's sandcastle on the Gulf - Call for holiday specials!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Sellersburg, IN.

Oldies vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had great time and house was great. Pool never busy and short walk to beach. Great views. Owner great to work with, answered questions promptly and professionally. Would stay again and again.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a Great Time

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful well-appointed, very large house. Our group had plenty of space. Kitchen had plenty of utensils. Wife was surprised at how quickly the top oven pre-heated. No one lacked for hot water taking showers. Master bedroom and bath were HUGE. No issues at all with anything in the house. The house was even supplied with beach towels. We found Tania to be very responsive to email requests. We only spoke once by phone, but I have no doubt she'd be just as responsive to phone calls. This house will definitely be on our list for future stays.

Plenty of beach gear in the garage. I think I counted at least 6 beach chairs and 2 umbrellas, as well as beach and sand toys. There was an inflatable raft and life vests in the garage. Beach is a very short walk across a low-traffic road (normally - see last part of this review). We were able to see dolphins on several occasions, both from the beach and from the 2nd floor deck. At the bay-side dock, we saw hermit crabs, shrimp and sting or manta rays. My son went the dock at dawn and got pictures of a group of at least a dozen rays. Several of the group took the free trolley into the more commercial area; trolley stop is about 1 block to the east from the gated entrance.

This part of my review is not for Sydney's Sandcastle, but for Pensacola Beach and Memorial Day weekend. If you don't know about Memorial Day weekend and Pensacola Beach, then Google it. Tania apologized for not bringing this to our attention; she says she makes it a point to mention this to potential renters. This only impacted a day and a half of our stay. Arrival on Saturday was a mess, the normally peaceful highway was a mess, cars parked on both sides for probably 3 or 4 miles with constant traffic into the early morning hours. Traffic on Sunday was much better and by Monday was back to normal.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Beach Home You Will Find

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay at Sydney's Sandcastle. The house is just beautiful, with spacious rooms, amazing views, every amenity to make your stay comfortable. It is a wonderful hours to entertain in, and while we only had 8 people in our group, we easily could have slept 15. We will recommend this piece of Paradise to all of our friends!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house was a fantastic vacation for our family. The home is well furnished, comfortable beds, and well equipped. We had twelve in our group and plenty of beds for all!!! The views are breathtaking from both the front and back of the home. No one wanted to leave, just cross the street was a beautiful sandy beach, miles of beach with a volleyball net for the family to enjoy. There are plenty of beach towels, toys, and beach chairs to share. Would highly recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Boating, kayaking


Rates & Availability

Santa Rosa Villas Estates House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall 2016
Sep 17 2016 - Nov 25 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2016-2017
Nov 26 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring 2017
Mar 4 2017 - Apr 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.5%

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Santa Rosa Villas Estates House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
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 Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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