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"The Sand Castle" Alligator Point

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


About the property

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!!

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:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018


Alligator Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • 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: 25 ...
  • 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
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Dish Network
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Dish Network
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Twin X/L
    Library - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two twin sleeper sofas
    Screened- in, covered porch - 1 double , Dish Network
  • Master , Queen and Screened porch have Dish Network
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
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.


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"The Sand Castle" Alligator Point
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Family's Last Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

My kids are about to graduate from college so this was our last Spring Break together, and we chose this spot to spend it.

This was such a wonderful place to be for Spring Break. We loved being able to walk right on the beach, loved going to the local restaurants, and watching the sunset/rise on the porch. The house was clean and beautiful. Lots of windows to see the beach, and we fell asleep to the found of the ocean.

We have no complaints!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed your time at The Sand Castle. There is no better place to make family memories. Good luck to the kids!! We would love to have you back someday. Thanks again!
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Winterville, GA

5* Beach House!

  • 5 of 5

After having gotten through our daughter’s first birthday and a crazy 12 months in general, my wife and I needed a vacation. Having fond memories of coming to Panacea in the early ‘90s, I found the The Sand Castle to be the source of peace, tranquility & relaxation my wife and I needed to recharge our batteries. This is by far the best property in the area to vacation, hand down! By far worth the cost of staying in this beautiful 5* home on the beach...just look at the pics & reviews!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Robert and Lisa,

Thank you for providing such a great place for us and our family.

I got up every day before everybody else to watch the sunrise, it is so peaceful!

Anybody thinking of renting in Florida, take it from me, a vacation home owner also... Look no more.... Book It!

6 Stars. I threw another in, because they deserve it!

Lee and Debbie Giles

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Life is Short, Rent the House on the BEACH :)

  • 5 of 5

The "Sand Castle" is a GORGEOUS home, NO false advertising here. From top to bottom, this beach front stunner is a perfect family get-away. This house is stocked full of absolutely everything you need to kick back and enjoy the gorgeous views. Kitchen equipment/spices, comfy robes (no need to pack yours), beach towels, even floppy hats by the front door are only a few of the nice comforts from home included here. Seriously, pack your bathing suit and a few outfits, it's all you need. The kitchen sink has a view that makes doing dishes a dream :). We loved ALL the fun beach toys/sporting equipment, and every night enjoyed the chest full of board games too. Lisa (owner) is a real gem, who very quickly/efficiently answered any questions I had both prior to, and during our stay. During our week, we also visited the Gulf Specimen Aquarium (highlights: touch tanks and rescue sea turtles) and did a boat tour at Wakulla Springs (highlights: tons of gators and gorgeous wildlife). Both REALLY great Old Florida type experiences (good for all ages--our 2 teen girls loved them both)! If your family is looking for a spacious, beachfront home, where you can enjoy family time in the lap of luxury, please, do not hesitate on renting the Sand Castle. Simply lovely. Life is short, rent the house on the beach! Thank you Lisa!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow, just wow!

  • 5 of 5

Best vacation ever! The Sandcastle was an incredibly beautiful place to stay. all the essentials were at hand, but do stop for perishables before you come. Alligator Point was wonderful: the sunrise and sunsets were beautiful, pelican, sandpiper and dolphin watching in the morning, crab watching at night... what is not to like! We hit the State park next door, took a sail with captain Tom with allegro sailing, and got up close and personal with octopuses and cuttlefish at the aquarium. Thank you! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Wink! I'm so happy you enjoyed your time in Alligator Point. We have not yet chartered a boat down there. We will be down there this week and we plan on doing that along with visiting Apalachicola. Take care and I hope to have you back someday!
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Shelby Township

Amazing house on the gulf coast; Quiet and peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

This house is very well appointed, easily the best rental house I have ever stayed in. The scenery is something to behold, just ocean as far as the eye can see. This house is one of the taller ones on Alligator Point, so you can see for miles.

The included kayaks, sand toys, and every other sand-related item you could think of is included with the house. My wife and I had a great time taking the kayaks out and taking them up and down the coast line.

If you are into 'shelling' there is always an abundance of new shells after ever high-tide. Every morning I'd go for a walk to find all kinds of new treasures that had washed up to shore.

If you love the thought of the sound of waves putting you to sleep every night, this house is for you. There are only a few houses, so there is very little noise except for the waves hitting the shoreline.

If you love stars, you can see nearly all of the horizon from the second story balcony. It is a great place to look at the stars, far enough away from major cities to avoid the light pollution.

There are some great restaurants not far away in Panacea if you don't want to cook. I would recommend at least doing one night at 'Angelo & Sons'; the red snapper was easily one of the best meals I have ever had. If you want to cook for yourself, there is a fully appointed kitchen and a grill with every implement and spice I could think of needing.

Be prepared for a very relaxed vacation, or be prepared to drive long distance to do any typical touristy activities. There isn't much nearby besides small seaside towns. There is plenty of small shops to explore but not much else outside of that.

Overall, my wife and I had a great time and loved the house. I would strongly recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm glad you mentioned the stars. It's so amazing to see so many stars. It seems you can just reach out and touch them. I'm so happy you had a great stay and I hope to have you back in the future. Have a wonderful summer.
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Damage Insurance $79
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.

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