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Sand Castle: Large Gorgeous Home, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, 2 Short Blocks to Beach!

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,350 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gorgeous 5 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom, Two Short Blocks To The Beach And Trolley

***PLEASE READ PRIOR TO BOOKING ONLINE: During certain times of the year, and/or based on the current reservation schedule of this specific property, we normally schedule our rentals to begin AND end on a Saturday. However, there are times throughout the year that WE WILL accept off-date bookings depending on a few factors. If your reservation dates are not flexible and do not meet our Saturday to Saturday requirement PLEASE SEND US AN INQUIRY vs. making an actual reservation. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. We reserve the right to not accept a reservation that does not meet our requirements, but will make every effort to do so. Please note, that one of our agents will be contacting you by phone and/or email to confirm the details of your reservation by 5 PM EST Monday – Saturday. If your reservation is made outside of our normal business hours, we will contact the next business day. Thank you, Anna Maria Island Accommodations, Inc.***

Beautiful, brand new, 5 bedroom/3.5 bath home with large privacy fenced lushly tropical landscaped yard, heated pool, hot tub, elevator, and ping pong table! There is large covered patio by the pool area with outside dining options and plenty of seating in the large great room area. The kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Great location in a quiet neighborhood, just two short blocks to the beach, and a block to the trolley stop. This castle sleeps up to 10 people beachgoers.

VRC16-000582

More Details

Property Manager
Sean Sanders
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017

About Sean Sanders

This property is professionally managed by Anna Maria Island Accommodations, located on the sunny and beautiful Anna Maria Island.

Amenities

Holmes Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Outside Shower - shower , Outside Shower with Hot and Cold Water
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , With TV and Ensuite Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , With TV and Ensuite Bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , With TV
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , With TV
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Does Not Have Closet
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Sand Castle: Large Gorgeous Home, Heated Pool, Hot Tub, 2 Short Blocks to Beach!
average rating of 4.2 based on 5 reviews
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Home needs quite a bit of work before it is rented out again.

  • 1 of 5

This property is rented out and “maintained” by a property management company on AnnaMaria Island. We will never use this company for a rental property again, nor would I recommend any of their properties to any other renter.

My family stayed at The Sandcastle Home on Annamaria Island. I was told that we could not possibly get in any earlier than their check in time due to the fact that the home was being “deep cleaned.” Upon arrival at 4pm, it became clear that no deep clean had taken place, nor any cleaning of any kind had taken place in quite some time. The interior of the home was dirty, and by that I mean that the walls were brown where people had put their hands, on the white ledge going to the second floor, around door handles and door jams. The floors were dirty and the white baseboards and corners were brown from caked on grime. The fan in the master bedroom was broken. The doors leading to the patio were black with accumulated mold. The patio was filthy, and the furniture was dirty and covered in leaves. The pool was filled with dirt and leaves and the filter did not work. There were also no cleaning supplies in the house for us to take care of any of this ourselves.

On top of the home not being suitable to be rented to anyone, the property management company did not take responsibility for the condition of the home. At every turn there were excuses made. We were told that they would send the cleaning person back to clean the home. This person walked in the door defensive, arms crossed, and began telling me that she had already worked all day and wouldn’t be able to clean the things that I pointed out to her. She finally said she would get started and then walked out of the house after 10 minutes and never returned.

I spent the first 3-4 days of my vacation on the phone speaking with the property management employees trying to make the home somewhat comfortable for the remainder of our stay. The pool was out of commision for the first two days that we were there. My family has rented homes every year for the past 20 years and we have never had an experience like this one.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Claire, We have had over 100 happy guests in this home over the past 5 years with many being return guests year after year. Your review is the first of this type we have had. In addition, the owners themselves use this home 2-3 months every year and take a large amount of pride in their property. As you can see by the reviews listed, guests have been very happy with the cleaning of the home, pool and Jacuzzi, proximity to the beach and our welcoming and helpful staff. There were some items you mentioned that needed attention, and we did attempt to address all of your concerns immediately. Upon your arrival to the home on Saturday, the cleaner was just completing the deep clean. When we were contacted on Sunday after your Saturday check in, our maintenance tech and cleaning coordinator went to the home to assess your issues. We did find some debris in the pool and for that we did contact the pool company, which services the pool twice a week. They did scoop the debris and attend to the pool to insure it was in good working order. Our cleaning coordinator did inspect the home but did not find your cleaning complaints to be as you stated. Since the cleaning was not up to your standard, we happily sent another cleaner to the property to do any touch up’s that you requested. As for our management company, we have been taking great care of our guests and properties for over 12 years and are proud of the work we do. A testament to that is the amount of repeat guests and happy home owners we work with day in and day out. When a review is left in the manner as this one has been, it does seem a bit unfair and not representative of the experience of our many guests. Our goal is to insure all visitors have a wonderful time visiting Anna Maria Island.
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5

Beautiful place to enjoy the Florida sunshine

  • 5 of 5

My entire family of 4 adults and 2 children (ages 6 and almost 3) had a fabulous time at the Sand Castle on Anna Maria. We would definitely like to go back soon. Strongly recommend this house - very roomy and a wonderful location.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sunset specials with this house

  • 5 of 5

A really lovely house, very close to the beach. This house is beautifully presented with excellent facilities. The addition of a lift to the top floor makes this house ideal for those with less mobility, giving them the joy of sharing in the luxury of this property. The pool and Jacuzzi were very welcome at any time of the day and provided an excellent outside space. We have stayed on AMI several times and this house is at the top of the list. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well maintained and close to everything will be back again!

  • 5 of 5

We had so much room and the place was so clean and close to beach. The rental company was so nice to deal with I talked to a Marsha and she was very helpful and so nice. It's my first time renting a vacation home and the process was very easy. I hope to return again someday.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sandcastle is heaven!

  • 5 of 5

8 family members enjoyed the beautiful home, pool surroundings. We could not stop saying how perfect everything was. The beach is 2 blocks and gorgeous! Very close to pier for kayaking, groceries and trolley stop. We will be back as soon as possible!!!!

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Notes

  • ***PLEASE READ PRIOR TO BOOKING ONLINE: During certain times of the year, and/or based on the current reservation schedule of this specific property, we normally schedule our rentals to begin AND end on a Saturday. However, there are times throughout the year that WE WILL accept off-date bookings depending on a few factors. If your reservation dates are not flexible and do not meet our Saturday to Saturday requirement PLEASE SEND US AN INQUIRY vs. making an actual reservation. We will make every effort to accommodate your request. We reserve the right to not accept a reservation that does not meet our requirements, but will make every effort to do so. Please note, that one of our agents will be contacting you by phone and/or email to confirm the details of your reservation by 5 PM EST Monday – Saturday. If your reservation is made outside of our normal business hours, we will contact the next business day. Thank you, Anna Maria Island Accommodations, Inc.***

    A $800 refundable security deposit is required upon reserving the property. 30 days prior to your arrival, the total of the rental fee, cleaning, and tax of 12% are due. We have a reservation fee of $75 that we add to this total; however, if you pay this by check then we will waive the $75 charge. You will receive a confirmation with all of these details.
  • Damage deposit: $800.00

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