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Sandcastle House! Large Family Home Directly On The Gulf!

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 3,117 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Create your own 'magical' beach vacation here at 'Sand Castle' with its 5 Bedrooms and 4.5 Baths - Water Views from every Room! Recently renovated 'Sand Castle' is a beachfront paradise & one of the best locations on Santa Rosa Island.

Adjacent to a public walkover & parking area, this retreat is ideal for family gatherings and reunions. This home is spacious but also offers privacy with 3 master bedrooms on the main floor with their own baths. Upstairs you'll find a 'quiet' bedroom, ideal for a couple with an infant and a 5th bedroom with twins for young children. Lots of windows and decks provide glorious views of the Gulf of Mexico.

Watch the dolphins 'go to work' every morning and 'come back' late afternoon. The living room, kitchen & dining areas flow together into one big entertainment area so crack open a bottle of wine or enjoy a nice family meal. Bring your bikes & enjoy the paved bike path which runs the length of the island. 'Sand Castle' welcomes you!

More Details

Property Manager
Mermaid Mansions
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

What makes this house unique

Contact manager for cancellation Policy


Navarre House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3117 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
  • 4.5 Bathrooms & a private outdoor shower with Hot/Cold water.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Sofa Sleeper - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • King Size Beds (1), Queen Size Beds (2), Full Size Bed (1) Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

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Sandcastle House! Large Family Home Directly On The Gulf!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Very comfortable and well appointed

  • 4 of 5

My family stayed at the Sandcastle over Christmas and through New Year's. We found the house to be very comfortable with the exception of some of the beds that really could use new mattresses. We appreciated the well-equipped kitchen. The deck is awesome with plenty of seating!

Only downside (besides some of the mattresses!) was that there is no direct beach access but, since the house is right next to a parking area, it's not a big deal.

We'd definitely stay at the Sandcastle again if the opportunity arises!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Sand Castle. We will let the owners know about your comments concerning some of the mattresses. There is direct access to the beach from the house, but no walkover like there is right next door as you referenced. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you are able to come back!
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Gallatin, TN


  • 5 of 5

Great house for our family and we loved the beach. Not crowded and lots of shells😎

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys had a great time! Hope to see you again soon! -Mermaid Mansions Vacation Rentals
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Franklin, TN.

Absolutely beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I can not thank everyone at mermaid mansions beach rentals. They saved my daughters wedding day.. I found out about this place through Mike Oliver, he set the beach up for the wedding. John at mermaid mansions was awesome. This place is everything you would expect ... CLEAN, NICE, ROOMY , and the view was awesome. John was so accommodating and paid attention to every detail . My family cannot thank him enough. Our stay after the wedding was very relaxed and comfortable. If you rent this place you will not be disappointed . We will definitely rent from mermaid mansions again. Sincerely , The Allen Family

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful comments Lynn! We were so happy to be able to accommodate your family. Hope to see you and everyone else again soon!
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Such a Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This was a once-in-a-lifetime vacation for our family. We took Mom and her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. The group ranged in age from 2 to 87. This house was just right for all of us! On arriving, the most common comment was, "This is the most beautiful beach we've ever seen!". Jackie and her team were very helpful with all our plans and questions. Rent-a-Center in Milton helped customize our stay by delivering and picking up a lift chair and recliner. Mom was able to have a room for herself, but with someone very close by, and had easy access to the kitchen and living areas and the deck. She was able to watch the youngest children play at her feet in a small pool on the deck and watch them having fun on the beach. Inside, her lift chair was positioned so she could see the ocean all the time, so relaxing for her! The common area was terrific for all our meals and gathering times. The deck was used by someone almost all the time. We all made use of the easy access to the beach multiple times a day. We were able to get to everything we needed for supplies within 15 minutes and had day trips to Pensacola and Destin that took no more than 45 minutes. We HIGHLY recommend this property and Jackie and her team!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Georgia, USA

Great Family Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5

Our two adult children and their spouses, three of our teen-aged grandchildren, my husband, and I had a wonderful week here. The weather was not always accommodating, so It was especially nice to have the beautiful view along the entire wall of the common living area. We did have enough sunny days to satisfy our sun-worshipers, and we enjoyed walking on the beach in the rain on the days that were not so sunny. During the storms we stayed inside enjoying the open view of the gulf and nature's display of power as we spent time chatting, eating, reading, and playing games. We loved the location - private but with access to some amenities. We would have liked to have a brochure or some printed information about the area. We had trouble connecting to the Wi-fi, so we spent an inordinate amount of time (and some frustration) finding something to do and somewhere to go for our grandson's birthday. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed for meal preparation; the house was clean and comfortable. Jackie was easy to work with - very cooperative and timely while we were making arrangements for the rental. I am filing the information about this trip with expectations of returning for another restful week.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WOW! What a beautiful time at The Sandcastle!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter got married here at the sandcastle and everything was fantastic! The house was perfect for us, the beach of course is amazing! Thank you so much Jackie! I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $185
CC Processing $100
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 12.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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