Sandbox is a family-friendly single home on west beach blvd. In gulf shores. Sandbox sleeps 17 comfortably with 1 king bedroom, 1 queen, 1 queen and full, and our wonderful bunk room with 3 sets of bunks---the bottom of one is a full-sized bed. The large living room has 2 sofas and 1 love seat---1 sofa is a queen sleeper. Bathrooms have built-in hair dryers. The house is fully equipped and, of course, has the best porch on the beach!
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- Min Stay1 - 7 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 17-19) directly on the beach
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 13, 2018
About Kathy Grooms
My husband, Dan, and I worked hard for many, many years raising our 2 beautiful children. When we finally reached a point in life where we didn't have to worry every day about how we were going to pay the bills, we went on a weekend vacation to a little place called Gulf Shores, AL. We stayed at a hotel on the beach and one starry night as we walked the beach hand-in-hand, we looked at the houses near our hotel and talked about how wonderful it must be to own one of those. Later, we met a fantastic real estate agent who took us to see all the houses on the market. Sandbox was the first house we saw and after a grueling week of looking, we both wanted to go back to that cute house with the incredible porch! Dreams do come true!
Kathy Grooms purchased this House in 1999
Why Kathy Grooms chose Gulf Shores
Hopefully, guests will read about us, visit, and see for themselves why we chose the Sandbox above all others!
What makes this House unique
My husband, Dan, knew right away that Sandbox was going to give us what we wanted most of all---unobstructed views to the East for glorious sunrises and to the West for the most brilliant sunsets on Earth. Between sunrise and sunset there are the dolphin shows and the most unbelievable starry nights you can imagine. On nights with a full moon or even 'almost full' you can watch Stars on the Water....as the waves catch the light of the moon. Add to all of this the incredible seafood restaurants just minutes from the house and the most comfortable beach house to finally lay your head for a few hours of sleep and guests soon want to re-book same week next year and start counting the days!
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My family had an amazing time the house was perfect we had 12 people and everyone got a bed and the porch was great!!! No complaints at all!!
Thank you!! We love to hear that families had a great Sandbox vacation!
Wonderful beach retreat
We had a family of 10 stay over for Easter holiday and had a wonderful time. The house is very spacious and clean. Everything we needed was within 15 minutes of where we were staying. I would avoid the Hang Out unless you have teenager or older children. Bill's on the Beach was wonderful. The Cove Bar and Grill is a hidden treasure. We saw dolphins swim by the house almost every day. Very quiet area of the Beach, which was perfect for our family. I would recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a little paradise and an easy vacation get away!
The Perfect Family Vacation.
The Sandbox is the perfect spot for a family vacation. The house is set up for all ages. We enjoyed mornings on the porch and afternoons on the sand. We would gather back for dinner on the porch and then head back to the beach for evening games of frisbee or volleyball. The house had everything we needed, including a very well-stocked kitchen. We look forward to going back!
Best Vacation Ever
We stayed at Sandbox for our family and friends vacation and it was the best Vacation ever!!! The house was perfect for a great time at the beach. The kids enjoyed the night time hunts for ghost crabs and the daytime fun on the beach. The kitchen was great for a big breakfast before heading to beach and the porch was perfect for relaxing anytime but the best times are sunrise and sunset. We will definitely visit again!!
Absolutely Amazing Vacation Rental!
We stayed a week at the Sandbox and could not have chosen a better vacation home! The house slept all 12 of us very comfortably and even more beds to spare! They had everything we could possibly need and even had everything I needed for a one year old. The beach umbrella, baby pool and beach toys galore were great to have access to! The view is stunning and we spent so much time on the wonderful deck and were able to watch the dolphins every morning! I cannot say enough good things about this home! We will definitely be returning for future vacations.
Christmas at the Sandbox
My husband and I and our three grown children and their families spent ten days this past Christmas at the Sandbox. Although the weather dipped near freezing on the first few days that we were there-we were toasty warm with a nice fire in the wood burning fireplace and one night a fire on the beach in a fire pit that we had brought with us. We had the beach pretty much to ourselves as there was nobody there. Over the next few days the weather turned very warm-upper 70's and full sun. The large deck was wonderful and the views were exceptional. We took our little Christmas trees with us and even put lights on the deck. Was a really fun Christmas and everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The house was well furnished with most every thing that one would need for a beach vacation. The owner was very available by e-mail and prompt to answer questions prior to, during, and following our visit. I am sure that summer visitors would find this rental to be very enjoyable but a winter trip to the beach is great too. Wish we would have been able to repeat next year.
Our rates include all housekeeping and taxes. No extras.