About the property
- Villa2152 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 7x4m pool, upscale features, spacious open kitchen
The Sandcastle Villa is a luxurious house in a prime location. It has upscale features with a covered (mosquito protected) & well-lit 7x4m pool where you can swim undisturbed at nights. 3 bedrooms with walk-in closets. 2 bathrooms - one with large shower, the other with bath tub. Centre piece of the villa is the fully furnished, open kitchen with breakfast bar overlooking the pool. The house has a beautiful dining room and a spacious terrace area by the pool side (called Lanai).
The Sandcastle Villa has a laundry room with washer and dryer and a double garage. The living room and the master bedroom are equipped with TV. The house stands on a corner lot, surrounded by a small palm woods and is the perfect starting point for all places in Florida. The Sandcastle villa is furnished beautifully and in high-quality over 200m2. German caretaker on site who would be glad to assist during the stay
Oliver & Heike Hochscheid
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- english, german
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Brochure Not As It Seems
We happily booked this property months in advance based on the pictures, description, and price. We have spent the last 15 years staying at different rental properties for the Christmas holidays and this one looked like something we would be pleased to stay in. Unfortunately, when we arrived the entire house smelled of sulphur and this smell continued coming from the taps, washer machine, and the sprinkler system at night even after running them. More offensive than this, was the mould we found around the pool area, under the air conditioning unit in the garage, and under the carpet which lined the entire garage floor. Beyond this health risk were the misrepresented facts about some of the accommodations/amenities. The beds listed as king size were in fact only queen size and the double bed was a single. The linens for the beds and towels were worn out and the kitchen linens looked dirty. The kitchen floor was dirty and so were the kitchen counters even though the house was said to be "all ready for us". Another disappointing factor was the garage. Along with the mould, it was listed as a two car garage, however because they had a pool table in the garage, you had to park your car outside in the sun. The brochure of the house looked beautiful, but time and improper care was the reality upon entering this house...like the old bathrooms and well overgrown pool area! The owner was very pleasant throughout the initial booking and onward, however when we mentioned these issues to him (including sending pictures taken), he told us that their housekeeper found no smell and that it really wasn't mould at all. He was not easy to work with after that point.
We left after staying only one night because we could not endure the sulphur smells nor put our health at risk with the mould, especially because we were supposed to be renting it for one month.
We would definitely NOT recommend renting this property and this is coming from travellers who have used VRBO| in the past and have rented many other properties in the same Florida area.
Unfortunately this review on our house was from a lady who rented the house for 3 weeks in december. She should arrive Dec. 5th but did not show up. She wrote me an email that she has some problems because she´s moving out of her house into a new flat. So she came 4 days later than expected. The day she arrived she wrote me an email that everything is not good in the house and I immediately called our housekeeper Michael to take care of it. He and one helper arrived 1,5 hours after her email. Nobodys been in the house, nothing was touched or used. No mold, no sulphur smell, no guest. He called her and she said she´s already in North Florida on the way back home.
One day later she worte me an email that she would like to have some money back. And that is what it´s all about. She´s never been in the house in Dec. They booked the house 7 month before scheduled arrival because they´ve been in Florida.They´ve seen the house, they have been in - and booked it.
I didn´t gave her money back because there really was no reason. After that she wrote that review and HomeAway/VRBO doesn´t delete it. Reason for that is that I don´t cancelled her booking in the calender and they say: she booked the stay, I didn´t cancel it and so she´s allowed leave a review. What should I say. It´s annoying.
We stayed at this property over the Thanksgiving holiday and had a wonderful time!! I have rented many vacation homes in the past but this one was exactly how the pictures showed. It was spotlessly clean and the furniture was in great shape. Our boys loved the pool table in the garage. This home is extremely well cared for and is beautifully decorated. The owner, Oliver is very nice and made renting this home a breeze. I will definitely rent this property again in the near future.
Thank you Oliver for such a lovely stay!!
The Chaissan Family
Traumvilla zum Wohlfühlen
In der Villa fehlt es einem an Nichts, sehr gepflegt und perfekt ausgestattet. Sehr netter Kontakt mit dem Vermieter, der zahlreiche Ausflugstipps gegeben hat und auch eine sehr herzliche, deutschsprachige Hausbetreuung. Wir hatten einen Traumurlaub und kommen gerne wieder!
Great vacation home
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this vacation home! It was accommodating for our family. The listing description was very accurate and the owner of the home is pleasant to work with. The home is beautiful and spacious! We enjoyed the patio and pool area at the end of every day- a perfect place to unwind from the day's events! The location of the home was great- close to golf, shopping, beaches and entertainment. We would definitely recommend this vacation home!
lovely vacation home, great location
We have discovered a very nice place and we enjoyed very much the comfort of the house during 8 weeks. The house is located in a great neighborhood. It was very well cleaned any with everything in working order. Publix supermarket nearby, have all your needs. Convenient location for excurions in all directions. A great house and we had a great time! I highly recommend this lovely home.
Unsere Erwartungen wurden übertroffen
Ich hatte das Glück 2 Wochen im September 2015, zusammen mit einem befreundeten Paar, einen traumhaften Urlaub in diesem Haus zu verbringen. Die Lage ist super. Das Haus liegt in einem sehr gepflegten Wohngebiet und ist auch sehr leicht zu finden. Die Ausstattung ist hervorragend. Gemütliche Zimmer und große Schränke in denen man all die Schätze verstauen kann, die man in einer der Shoppingmalls erstanden hat. Die Ausstattung lässt nichts zu wünschen übrig. Besonderes hat es uns der Weber-Grill angetan, den wir bei jeder Gelegenheit benutzt haben.
Es war ein echt toller Urlaub und wir waren sehr begeistert von diesem Haus und würden es jederzeit wieder buchen.
Northport is an ideal base for visiting any part of Florida: Fort Myers about 45 minutes, about 2 hrs to Orlando, Tampa / Sarasota about 1 hr, Miami 2.5 hrs, etc. Venice Beach can be reached in just 10 minutes by car. Within 25 minutes you have 23 different beaches to choose from.
Likewise, a perfect location in Northport itself: 8min to the highway, 6min the highway no. 41 (Tamiami Trail), which connects all the coastal towns. Supermarkets and restaurants are also within 4 miles.
Other Activities: Jet ski, boat
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Im Mietpreis der Sandcastle Villa sind Nebenkosten wie Strom, Wasser, etc. bereits enthalten.