About the property
- House5000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
8-Bedrooms, 7-Bathrooms, Sleeps 16+
Eight steps to the pool and another five to the beach...can you imagine anything more enticing? Our Sandbox is the 'storybook' vacation!...5,000 SF or 'Everything-Beach'. All bedding, kitchen supplies (including a staples-stocked pantry), entertainment (game room, music & internet, etc), pool & beach items (umbrellas, chairs, boards, floats, etc), expandable dining options (including outdoor dining), sun-worshiping chases, bikes & jogging stroller, BBQ, multiple kitchens & laundry facilities and much more!
Our Sandbox is professionally decorated and managed. It is maintained in superior condition (not easy for ocean-front homes) and, when available, provides an amazing vacation environment that will exceed all expectations!
Three king bed suites; four twin bed suites; two sofa convertibles; seven full bathrooms; two kitchens; split plan...dressed in traditional beach decor with a cloak of whimsical creativity!
New Smyrna Beach is still considered 'sleepy' by most Florida standards...that's what we love most about it! The moist beach sand is perfect for sculpting the most challenging castles...while the silky, white dunes sand caress your toes while strolling the miles and miles of coastal beauty.
Unlike other Atlantic town beaches...you'll find no cars touring on our beach area...nothing but children frollicing in the sand, surfers taming their waves, shell-hunters and romantic's strolling next to the rambling waves...all you can imagine is here at the Sandbox! Welcome.
White sand beaches await you in New Smyrna Beach...sand-cities are easily sculpted...bike riding, strolling or jogging on miles and miles of beach is simply wonderful here.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Michael Halpin
We are a family of four living in Central Florida. We purchased and completely renovated our beach home a few years ago to create a 'retreat' to escape the craziness of our lives in Orlando. The Sandbox is an amazing place to relax and unwind, whether its just the two of us, our family, or a get-together with extended family/friends. The Sandbox is not your ordinary beach house...it breathes life into you and invites you to enjoy its surroundings. You will immediately succumb to its serenity! We know you'll enjoy our Sandbox as much as we do -- welcome to the beach!
Michael Halpin purchased this House in 2001
Why Michael Halpin chose New Smyrna Beach
The Sandbox is located about an hour from our home near Orlando (and Disney, Universal, Sea World, water parks, etc) and is just down the beach from Daytona Speedway & Kennedy Space Center. Finding a home that can accommodate large families or groups under one roof is challenge enough; finding one that has our ocean views and accessibility, spacious pool, pristine beaches, amenities, etc? Well, that's just rare!
What makes this House unique
White sand beaches await you in New Smyrna Beach. Whole sand-cities are easily sculpted, while bike riding, strolling or jogging on miles and miles of beach is simply wonderful here. Our beach home is situated directly on the beach and accessed from a quiet, unassuming, residential street. We have no immediate neighbors and are located at the end of the street for amazing privacy. We do benefit from a lifeguard station only three lots away (stationed in-season only), and still have amazing restaurants and shopping just up the street (one just a short walk away). We find many of our guests enjoy the sandbox for family gatherings as it allows ample room for everyone and large central gathering areas for the whole family to enjoy together.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Excellent! Perfect for large families
Our extended family, including 7 adults and 9 kids enjoyed our stay at the Sandbox very much. The location is perfect for families - very residential area with lifeguard stand nearby and the beach was never crowded in front of our house. We enjoyed the pool and the layout of the house as well. The kids were continually entertained between the beach, pool, and game rooms. The house was well equipped with everything we needed including sand toys, boogie boards, towels, and kitchen utensils. The outdoor seating was comfortable and great for our large family and numerous children. The owners were great to work with - couldn't have been more helpful! We would highly recommend this house for your next family getaway!
The Best "Sandbox" Ever!
Our family of 18, ages 7 mo. to 67 years, spent the most wonderful spring break at the Sandbox. This beautifully decorated beach house is steps away from the beach offering gorgeous views from almost every room. Our 8 grandchildren loved the surf and spent hours boogie boarding and body surfing. The younger ones built sand castles & played with the abundance of beach toys. Everyone loved the pool and its accessibility to the house and the beach. This home is so spacious and well laid out that all 5 families had their "own spaces". The kitchen was stocked with everything that you could possibly want, including blenders for our margaritas. The island was a perfect eating area for the kids while the 10 adults enjoyed conversations in the large dining room with a clear view of the kids. Evenings were spent in the game rooms (2) with ping pong tournaments, air hockey and other games. We loved our time at the house so much that we never left. We have to return to New Smyrna Beach to explore the cute town and sites in the area. The only thing missing was a sunset but those sunrises were amazing! We are definitely returning to the best "Sandbox" ever. Thank you so much to the owners for being so accommodating.
The Sandbox is a beautiful home and is very well equipped. My family loved it so much that we did not feel the need to do any sight seeing or other activities. My seven grandchildren loved the pool the beach and in the evening put the adults to bed and stayed up playing games.
Beautiful Beach home!
The Sand Box is the perfect house to spend time with family! Every room is perfect!! You can see the ocean and pool from almost every room! We rented this beautiful home for our mothers 80th birthday celebration! All her kids grandkids and great grandchildren came. What a wonderful beach house! It is simply beautiful! From its ocean front views (from almost every room) to it fun game rooms! We could not have asked for a more beautiful home to celebrate! The owners were awesome! They made sure our vacation was perfect! Their home on the beach is amazingly perfect for a large family! Every bedroom has its own bathroom and 2 kitchens! It is well stocked with everything you need and than some! Game rooms for the kids and the pool is so beautiful you feel like it's right on the beach!! We will definitely rent this beautiful beach home again!!
We rented The Sand Box as our sons wedding was held at New Smyrna and it allowed our family to all stay in the 1 location. We all travelled from Australia and arrived at different times on the Friday & Saturday - upon arrival all were amazed at how great the house was and to have the pool and beach with in 25 meters was just terrific.
The house was far better than expected and all the facilities provided were just there. We had everything that was needed for the week, beds, kitchen facilities, entertainment, bikes, just every thing that you would have in your own home plus more.
We had cars so there was no issues in moving around town and purchasing all or food and drinks.
The BarBQ around the pool was just fantastic and to cap it all off there was a launch from Cape Canaveral to entertain us all. How's that for making a week even better.
Thanks to Michael and his family for just looking after everything and making our stay so wonderful and event free.
Need time away with family and friends with everything laid on then this is the place.
This was the perfect house for a perfect vacation! Accommodated 9 adults and 6 children comfortably. The house is beautifully done with lots of space for everyone. The kids loved stepping out of the house to go boogie boarding in the morning then eating breakfast with a full ocean view and lounging by the pool only to do it all again for the afternoon. No packing cars, no logistical planning - it is all right there! The beach was awesome, not many people, felt like a private beach just for us. Fabulous time!
Beach, Shopping, Restaurants, Fishing, Surfing, Pool, Sleeps 16+, 5,000 Sf House, Disney & Universal 1 Hour, Family Reunions, Corporate Retreats, Professionally Decorated, New Condition, Professionally Managed, Game Room, Pool & Beach Chairs Provided, Split-plan, Beautiful!!! Located Just South Of Daytona...Easy Access From Orlando.
Rates & Availability
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Cancellation policy: 90% refund if canceled more than 270 days prior to check-in. 60% refund if canceled 180-270 days prior to Check-in. 20% refund if canceled 90-180 days prior to cancellation. 0% refund if canceled less than 90 days prior to check-in.