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Tha Sand Castle Alligator Point

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 2,112 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Luxurious Accommodations

Vacation in the lap of luxury! Sunrises and sunsets, nestled on the white sand, The Sand Castle is reminiscent of a time gone by. Sit on one of two large ocean facing decks ,one completely screened in, to watch dolphins frolicking in the water and the pelicans diving for their dinner. This is a natural habitat for sea turtles. They lay their eggs on the beach. If you're lucky enough you may even spy a bald eagle soaring overhead. Enjoy time on the beach fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking ( 3 doubles ), swimming and soaking up the sun. There is an outdoor shower perfect for rinsing off the sand and salt. After a long day of relaxation and play, head upstairs to a perfectly appointed chefs kitchen to prepare your catch of the day. Here you will find everything you need to create the perfect meal. After dinner spend some time on the screened porch hanging in the hammock or napping / sleeping on the brand new full sized bed while listening to the waves or watching the OUTDOOR TV. When night falls and bed time is calling, stretch out on fine linens, relax while watching TV or sleep with the windows open and catch that sweet ocean breeze. Perfect for a family, couples or friends getaway. HEAVEN on Earth!! ALSO, DON"T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR FREE SAND CASTLE BEACH BAG and CHARGER/FAN HOME WITH YOU!!


Owner
Robert and Lisa Zborowski
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

Amenities

Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2112 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Parties, Limit outdoor lighting for turtles, Be respectful of neighbors, no loud noise after 10pm
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Huge claw footed tub over looking the ocean
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Oversized shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main living level
    outdoor shower - shower , beach level, hot water
  • Luxurious Beekman1802 Toiletries, even Beach Towels!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Dish Network
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Dish Network
    Library - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two twin sleeper sofas
    Screened- in, covered porch - 1 double , Dish Network
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Twin X/L beds and a pack and play
  • Master , Queen and Screened porch have Dish Network
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Shore fishing. Bring your poles. We are sorry that we can no longer offer fishing poles. Unfortunately we've had to replace them too many times.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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Tha Sand Castle Alligator Point
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
Atlanta, GA
5

Nicest vacation rental ever!

  • 5 of 5

At first sight we were breathless with the beauty of the home and the surroundings, and throughout the week we had a relaxing, playful and refreshing time. It was built in 2007 and has 10-foot ceilings decorated in the style of Rachel Ashwell, with wide, spacious porches on both levels.

PROS

Beauty! The home is beautiful and is directly on the beach. You’ll spend your evenings on the upper porch enjoying the breeze and night sky.

Privacy! This is a quiet residential beach. We could see a couple of other families with kids far to our left and right, but essentially we had the beach all to ourselves.

Home conveniences. Washer, dryer, fully equipped kitchen. TV with all the channels. Our video games connected effortlessly..

Claw-foot tub in the main bath!

Nooks and crannies. The common living area is spacious and has a huge, comfy, L-shaped sofa where we could all gather. Along with that were nooks and crannies where you could have little personal time. The bedrooms were full size and there was great privacy.

“Porch bedroom.” In addition to the three regular bedrooms there is a double bed on the lower screened porch. One person in our group opted for that and -loved- it, sleeping with the sound and breeze of the ocean!

Beach amenities. The oversized beach umbrellas were super-simple to set up, and so we sat in six folding chairs for hours as the younger ones played in the surf. There are three kayaks.

CONS

You're not close to anything. It's a 20 minute drive to the IGA grocery store in Carrabelle, but it has all the basics.

Wheelchair -not- accessible.

THINGS TO DO

Bald Point State Park is a half mile down the road. There is a wheelchair accessible path to the beach on the bay.

The Gulf Specimen Marine Lab. We all loved the “touch tanks” for a hands-on aquarium experience.

Apalachicola is less than an hour away. It is a classic old southern port city with a rich history. It offers museums, shopping and dining.

SUGGESTIONS

I found myself wishing for ceiling fans on the upper porch, which was comfortable with the sea breeze or at night, but too hot during the day without a breeze.

ABOUT THE OWNER

The owner was quick to respond to our initial inquiry. When one of the air conditioners fritzed, the repairman arrived within the hour to check on it. We were meticulously attended to. Overall this was our nicest vacation rental ever, and we had a sweet, playful and relaxing getaway! Highly recommended without reservation. Would stay again! 5+/5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh my, Carter and Leigh! I think you said it all! Thank you for this very detailed and amazing review. I agree with you about the fans on the deck. Great idea!We will look into installing them on the screened in porch and the upper level deck. Thanks again for your patience and your understanding dealing with the air conditioner. We installed a new one. It's working great. Hope to have you back in the future!
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Katy, Texas
5

Doesn't get any better than The Sand Castle.

  • 5 of 5

No expense has been spared at this amazing beach house. Everything you could possibly need is available at your fingertips at any time. The owners have done an amazing job preparing this property. From utensils in the kitchen to stuff to play with on the beach, nothing has been overlooked. The house was clean, organized and gorgeous!! The beds were more comfortable than my own!! The owners are more than helpful before, during and after our visit. We searched for sea glass and shells on a daily basis and were very successful. We also fished daily but were unable to land a single catch. The owners could work on this. ;) Every night we ate dinner on the patio listening to the sound of the waves and afterwards, we could watch the lightning storms going on in the gulf. Also the star gazing was impeccable, Three planets were in view as well as multiple shooting stars and the Milky Way. The town of Crawfordsville is the perfect distance away. Long enough to seem like we are away from it all and close enough to feel like if we needed something from the store, we could get it easily. The Aquarium Center was neat for the kids and if you eat at any of the restaurants, get the seafood. It is all fresh and from that area. If you want to cook your own, go to My Way seafood. Freshest seafood I could find. I got shrimp, scallops and 3 whole snapper for dinner a few nights and you can taste the freshness. All in all, this has been one of the best family vacations we have ever had and the Sand Castle played a huge role in that. It is unequivocally the best property we have ever stayed in and I have a feeling we will have a hard time finding someplace better. Thank you for allowing us to make lifelong memories in such an amazing setting. My family and I will be forever grateful.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh thank you so much Brad for this excellant review! I'm so pleased you had a great time at The Sand Castle.You were great guests and I hope to have you back again. P.S. I will have the ocean stocked next time, Haha
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5

Perfect relaxing house

  • 5 of 5

We just visited for the first time and absolutely fell in love with the place. The house is amazingly decorated. It's very spacious and has tons of spots to sit and enjoy the views. It came equipped with everything we needed and then some. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sabrina! I'm so glad you and your friends had a nice weekend. The home is spacious and what I love is there's all kinds of little areas where you can sit and get away from it all. I'm looking forward to having you back in the future!
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5

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

I am a residential contractor and very attentive and critical of homes. This home exceeded all of my expectations with its appearance and its size. The quality of the workmanship of the builder, designer and decorator was amazing. This home is excellent, the photos do not give it its justice. The owners contacted us prior to our trip with detailed instructions and also after our arrival to insure we had everything we needed. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review. I took most of the pictures and I don't think you can capture the true beauty of this home. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have you back in the future.
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5

BEST of VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, where do I start with the luxury of this magnificent on the beach home! I say on the beach instead of beach front because literally the views from the living room and porches are breathtaking! The attention to detail and convenience that Lisa and her husband provide their house guests are amazing! Staying at this house includes everything such as soaps, shampoo, condiments, spices to cook with, outdoor toys, beach chairs, towels, kayaks, paddle board, this list goes on! My wife and I have stayed all over the panhandle from Panama City, Cale San Blas, and into St Teresa and can assure you that you will not find a better home and be cared for more than at The Sand Castle! We will be back many more times! Thank you for making our beach vacation the best yet!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow Heath! Thank you for this great review! I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay. My Husband and I try to be sure that the guests have everything they need to make their vacation all that it should be. We stayed at many 5 star hotels and resorts and we've added many of amenities you would find at these world class resorts. I'm looking forward to your return in September.
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4

Beautiful home in secluded area.

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful home with beautiful furnishings. The only negatives were the ants in the master bath, kitchen and wet bar. Along with the lack of detail I feel the house cleaner pays this property. Such a beautiful home deserves the best care and close attention to detail.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! I was not aware of the ant situation. I will be sure to have someone out to have them taken care of right away! Also, I apologize that you felt that the house could have been cleaner; our housekeeper generally receives rave reviews for her work. We do hope that you would consider giving us another try in the future.
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tallahassee
Nearest Beach
Backyard
Car: necessary

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Property Damage Insurance $79
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.