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Kara's Sandcastle: Sept. Weeks Available $800, Dog-friendly

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,380 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 10

Kara's Sandcastle was built in 1983 to be the place for guests and their dogs to enjoy the wide Ocean Sands Beach. The home has changed over the years; but remains very comfortable, and well-stocked for your vacation days. Top floor has a King bedroom with TV/DVR, a balcony that is perfect for watching the stars with the telescope, a full bath and a bedroom set up for children with twin beds with trundles. Lower floor has 2 bedrooms, one with a full bed and TV/DVR; full bath, and a bedroom/den combo with twin beds, a great puzzle table, bookcases full of books, games and puzzles. (If you look closely, you will also find a card table, ironing board, and highchair). The “great room” has a TV/DVR and DVD player, a sofa sleeper for that extra guest, large dining table and a 4-seat breakfast bar. The kitchen is supplied with more “stuff” than you may need. Hope you like to cook, but remember there are many excellent restaurants in the area. The deck is large; enjoy watching nature and listening to the waves. The walkway to the ocean is right down the street. Amenities include washer, dryer, microwave, dishwasher, Keurig and drip coffee makers, iron, full-size ironing board (little one, too), two playpens, highchair and lots of baby gates, telescope, outside shower with dressing room, fish cleaning sink, “old dog ramp” and gates to keep dogs safe, park grill and 2 picnic tables, a cart for beach gear, garden chairs. Tennis courts around the corner, grocery stores nearby and too many other activities to count in the area.

Property Manager
Paramount Destinations
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a day
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

What makes this house unique

King - 1 | Double - 1 | Twin - 3 | Trundle - 3 Ocean Views * Outside Shower Sundecks Rooftop Deck * 42 Inch TV Beach Cart * Wireless Internet 3 DVD Players * Pet Friendly * Dog Kennel Charcoal Grill * Distance to Beach 240 YDS

Guestbook comments from the manager

Very good. Well equipped very clean good views
Jul 2014
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Ocean Sands House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1380 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • 1 King bed, 6 Twin beds, 2 Full beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
Roof Top Deck, Dog Kennel, Dog Ramp, Backs up to Open Space


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Kara's Sandcastle: Sept. Weeks Available $800, Dog-friendly
average rating of 4.470588 based on 28 reviews

Great location, but dog hair and smell is a problem.

  • 2 of 5

I will start out with the good things about this property. I really liked the location it was close to the beach and the neighborhood was quiet. The crows nest up top was really cool and there was a good view. The kitchen was also well stocked. The problem I had with this place was the dog hair, it was everywhere. I am aware it is a pet friendly house, it is not the first time I have been in one. I have never seen so much hair everywhere. It was on the couches, chairs, table, and the floor. I took the broom out to sweep and I couldn't it was covered with hair. The house smelled like wet dog we had to air out the house to help with the smell. I cleaned the hair myself and I still kept finding it. The only reason I didn't complain while I was there is because I didn't want anyone making more of a mess with the dog hair while we were there. It's a shame about the dog hair because I really did like this house. If I knew the house would be cleaned properly I would probably keep renting this house year after year.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pennsylvania, USA

wonderful family vacation!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at Kara's Sandcastle. The location was perfect- close to the beach (~3-5 min walk), stores, quiet setting. We (and our two senior dogs) loved the dog-friendly dog ramp and enclosed deck. Clearly the property owners are dog lovers! The home comes stocked with everything you would need, from fly swatters (you'll need these) to boogie boards and beach chairs for the beach, to fully equipped laundry room and kitchen. The well stocked kitchen was particularly helpful.The outside shower and toe wash were great for washing off the sand, and the small vacuum and broom in the home closet were useful to keep the place as sand-free as possible in a beach house. Lots of fun activities (parasailing, jet skiing, paddle boarding, etc) within short driving distance. Sleeps 10 but better for 8 (if adults). Would definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Arlington, VA

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. It sleeps a lot of people, but it's very livable for couples or small families. Who wants to swim around in a house with 6 bedrooms? The great room and deck look out over undeveloped land, which makes the house feel very private. It's only a short walk (3 minutes?) to the beach. There are ramps up to the main level, so if you find stairs difficult you can avoid some of them. Finally, there's an enclosed gravel area for the dogs - so nice not to have to walk them first thing in the morning or last thing at night!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time on our trip and loved every second of staying at kara's Sandcastle. It was such a comfortable, private, beautiful and convenient place to stay. The house had everything we needed and then some. Tons of sleeping space. Beautiful private deck and super close to the beach. Great place to stay with a dog and kids. We will definitely be returning!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Kara's Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

we had a wonderful stay - especially liked that it was internet and dog friendly - loved the key box at the home and that someone stopped to check in during the week. Really enjoyed the sheets and towels that were included. Hadn't been back to Kara's in years and loved the updates - the kitchen was well stocked.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Paramount Destinations
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Good place to stay with dogs

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was more than happy with the location.

The vacation rental was clean.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This house was a good house for location and convenience to they beach and stores. It was well stocked with dishes, utensils and kitchens pots/pans. It was a good place for the two dogs that were with us during the trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Paramount Destinations
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