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"Castle in the Sand West"Orange Beach AL 9 bedroom/10 baths

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Space 6,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Gulf Front Property! 9 Bdrm, 9.5 Bath, Private Heated Pool

We will never ask for any payments via wire transfer.


"Castle in the Sand West" is a stunning new gulf front development that's located in one of the best locations along Alabama's Gulf Coast in Orange Beach AL. This brand new property features an East and West unit, and when both sides are rented, is one of the largest properties along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Each side will accommodate 14-26 guests and is one of the best values in the entire area when compared with comparable properties. This home sits approximately half a mile West of the Florida/Alabama state line and one mile to the East of the Perdido Pass Bridge in the heart of Orange Beach.

Castle in the Sand West features a gulf side private heated pool, 6300 sqft under roof, Willington 304 stainless steel natural gas grill (no tanks to worry about refilling) and an additional aluminum charcoal grill for guests who prefer charcoal, or who maybe want to have two grills fired up at the same time. There are 5 private covered balconies on the south side of the home, and there are two additional private covered balconies on the north side of the home that offer incredible views of Ole River. The kitchen features a gas cook top with 5 gas burners for families who love to prepare their own meals and do not enjoy fighting the crowds at the restaurants. The West side of this gulf front development has 9 bedrooms, 8 full baths,2 half baths, and an oversized den and sitting area with a 65 inch flat screen SMART TV along with a Blu-Ray DVD player. There is also a separate entertainment room/ den on the 3rd floor that has a 55 inch flat screen SMART TV, which also has a Blu-Ray DVD player. All the bedrooms have 42' SMART TV's and a large selection of channels through DIRECTV. The home also has WIFI boosters on every floor designed to help guests have a stronger Wifi connection throughout the whole home and even on the balconies and decks.

Some of the homes amenities include 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, a gas range cook top stove, free standing under counter ice maker in addition to the two ice makers in the refrigerators, full sized washer and dryer, natural gas stainless steel grill (no tanks to worry about refilling) , additional aluminum in ground charcoal grill, a custom private pool (21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide )(heated seasonally), and dune walk over from back deck to the beach. The home is finished with 8 ft. custom pine doors throughout the property, travertine floors on the entire first floor and in all bathrooms, and true pine hardwood floors throughout the remaining floors.

There are 5000 sq. feet of heated and cooled space, OVER 1300 sq. feet of PRIVATE covered porches for a total of 6300 sqft under roof and there is also a nice sun deck around the private pool overlooking the beach on the West side of this gulf front development. There is a privacy wall built between each south facing bedroom balcony and there is also a 9 ft privacy wall on south deck separating the gulf front pools and porches, which offers a lot of privacy. There is also a freshwater shower on South side of privacy wall for guests to wash sand off their feet and beach toys. The pools dimension's are 21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide, the depth is 3.75ft to 5.3 ft. deep.

The first floor features a well-appointed kitchen, a spacious den and dining area, and one bedroom with a king bed (ideal for elderly guests that do not wish to travel up many stairs). The kitchen has a wet bar with a separate sink and ice maker underneath. There are 2 refrigerators as well as 2 dishwashers, so you can stock up on groceries and limit trips to the grocery store. A full sized washer and dryer are also located on the first floor. The den features a cozy sitting nook and 6 grand oversized windows that offer incredible views of the white sandy beach and afternoon sunsets!

The second floor features 4 bedrooms, as well as 4 full private baths. Three of the rooms have king size beds, the king bedroom on north side of second floor also has a separate twin bed in the room and the fourth room is complete with 2 twin beds. The two south bedrooms with king size beds both feature private gulf front balconies! The two north bedrooms have balconies as well, that overlook Perdido Beach Blvd. and Ole River and offer gulf views looking down the beach.

The third floor features 4 bedrooms, two of which have king size beds, private baths, and private balconies with a bird's eye view of the beautiful gulf! One bedroom features 4 sets of custom built- in bunk beds (sleeps up to 8 ). This bunkroom is perfect for children! Across the hall is a bedroom with a twin over a full bunk bed, this room could sleep up to three children. A full bath is shared between the two bedrooms with bunks. Located near the two bunkrooms is an entertainment room that features a 55 inch flat screen tv and sitting area, with an accompanying half bath. This one of a kind beach home is perfect for a multi-family vacation!

Keywords: Orange Beach Gulf Front Beach House, Gulf Shores Beach House, beachfront home, private, luxury home, private heated pool, orange beach, gulf shores, direct gulf front. Wedding Friendly,( with additional fee on approved events), Corporate Retreat.

More Details
Registration Number : Orange Beach AL

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Greg

We are a smaller family owned vacation rental company, and we reside locally in Gulf Shores, AL.

We would love to host your family and friends for your next BEACH VACATION on our beautiful gulf coast!

Greg purchased this house in 2014

Why Greg chose Orange Beach East

Wonderful new gulf front home located in one of the most desirable locations along the Alabama Gulf Coast. Convenient to activities in Perdido Key, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores AL. Home offers amazing water views from almost every room in the house.

What makes this house unique

Castle in the Sand West is a gulf front home located in Orange Beach AL.This home features a private pool in the south deck over looking the gulf, gas & charcoal grill and over 5000 sqft H&C and another 2000+ sqft of covered porches and decks.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We had a wonderful time!! Your house was beautiful and amazing!! You sure thought of everything in that house!! We definitely hope to return!! Thanks for everything!
Apr 2018
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Orange Beach East House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Max. adults: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please see contract for cancellation policy.
  • Please send inquiry w/any questions.
  • Thanks for considering us for your next VACATION!
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • There is 1 full and 1 half bathroom on first floor. There are 4 full baths on the second floor. There are 3 full and 1 half bath on the third floor
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • 6 King, 12 Twin, 1 Full
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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"Castle in the Sand West"Orange Beach AL 9 bedroom/10 baths
average rating of 5.0 based on 50 reviews

We found the perfect beach house!

  • 5 of 5

Our big family has been beach vacationing together for the past 19 years. Over the years we have stayed in many houses in different locations--North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Florida-- and Castle in the Sand West in Orange Beach is by far the best house we have ever rented. After our stay I talked with family members of all ages and we agree we want to return to this spectacular house ASAP! That’s saying a lot because we have stayed in some great houses over the years. This house was perfect for a large group like ours. It is evident that lots of thought and planning went into this huge, beautiful, spotless house. There is plenty of room for everyone. The large open kitchen, dining area, and gathering area was perfect for us, there is even a separate bar area with an extra sink and an ice maker that actually kept up with our needs. This is in addition to two huge refrigerators with ice makers as well. We cook all our own meals so the large efficient gas stove was great. Everything we needed to prepare and eat meals was available—plenty of silverware, dishes, big pots and pans, etc. The area is very quiet and family oriented, the beach and the water are very clean, and the waves are gentle for our little ones to swim in the ocean and play on the beach. The pool is wonderful and the walk to the beach is VERY short. I give my highest recommendation to Castle in the Sand West. And to make our vacation perfect, Greg was very easy to contact and he was kind, caring and helpful. I could tell it truly mattered to him that we have a great vacation experience. We will return to Castle in the Sand West for many years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This amazing house MADE our vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I could not see another place being more perfect for our group. Once in a lifetime trip for our Kansas City family of 26 ranging from my 75yr old mother-in-law, her 3 kids and spouses, 13 grandkids and 7 great grandkids. Youngest being 4months old. The online description was spot on. We cooked 3 meals a day at the house. The main floor had plenty of space to all gather and bond. Yet, everyone having their own rooms and bathrooms, we never felt on top of each other. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook, bake or grill each meal with ease for our large group. The 2 dishwashers, ovens and refrigerators were much used. The 3 levels of the house were very steep. Next time I would not take 1 large suitcase. 2 smaller would've been easier to tote. I said the stairs just helped work off the extra vacation calories we were consuming. We did strategically put the kids and teens on the 3rd floor. They appreciated the 3rd floor tv area to get away from the adults occasionally. The pool was perfect to step out and socialize or take a quick dip. And of course the beach was well attended being only a dune bridge away. One evening we played a wiffle ball game with the family in the east unit on the beach. The owners were very responsive and patient to all my questions. We played free bingo at Flora-Bama one rainy afternoon. The 20s also enjoyed walking there at night. There was backed up traffic from Flora-Bama that went in front our house. Not a big deal but did make it hard to get out of our driveway after 7pm. We went out one dinner as a group to Flipdaddy's. They had a band and cornhole games in an open air restaurant. Food was great. Souvenir stores and groceries were conveniently over the bridge just west of us. I would 100% recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home and beach!

  • 5 of 5

We do a huge family trip to the beach every year, this was our first stay in Orange Beach. 16 "adults" and 4 kids. This house was perfect! The owner was easy to reach if we needed anything. We've stayed in a lot of large homes over the years and this is the first one that had a kitchen that actually had EVERYthing we needed AND everything worked! The bedrooms/bathrooms were all great. The pool was awesome for the kids and when the beach got really hot. The walk to the beach was short and easy, they had beach chairs and toys to use, and the beach was pretty much ours. I would definitely recommend staying here. Great memories - thank you!!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing spring break in an amazing house!

  • 5 of 5

WOW! Was the first word out of all 17 of us that walked into this beautiful house! The house is amazing! It was very clean and very tastefully decorated! It actually even feels larger than what the pictures show. The owners thought of everything in this house for large groups, such as two dishwashers, two large refrigerators, three ice makers, and a large pantry. Each bedroom basically having their own private bath was a huge plus as well. With 17 in the house, we never once felt crowded. Even on game nights, we all had a place to sit. The location of the house is close to everything you may need from grocery stores to restaurants to shopping, etc. It is only 1/2 mile to the popular FloraBama, which we walked to a couple of nights. We loved being right on the beach and the swimming pool was a plus as well! Every single window has a beautiful view! Greg was very easy to work with as well. He responds immediately to any questions you may have! We definitely plan on returning and staying here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This house was better than advertised! Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 15 junior girls and 10 moms rent this house for spring break. The house was so much more than we had anticipated. The house was huge, so we had plenty of room for everyone. Everything was well made, clean and beautifully decorated. The two refrigerators and an extra icemaker were all utilized and appreciated. We had the pool heated and the girls used it pretty much daily. The view was just beautiful! We had ample seating for all of us - we all loved the huge window seat, the large comfy couch and chairs and the huge dinner table and counter area. We walked to Flora Bama for lunch, and the gumbo was outstanding!! We also enjoyed Fisher's, Louisiana Lagniappe, Doc's, Cobalt, Big Fish, Lambert's and Live Bait. The girls liked riding the mechanical shark at Live Bait and then dancing at The Hangout. They also liked the ice cream, chocolate covered goodies and shakes at Kayden's Candy Factory and also at Scoops. The house is close to grocery stores and pretty much whatever you need. Everybody enjoyed shopping at Shades and at The Wharf. We also had our own boardwalk for the very short walk from the house to the beach. The beach was beautiful and it was cleaned every night. We all felt very safe and comfortable in this house. We would definitely recommend it and would stay there again. The management company was great to work with!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This was a great house!

  • 5 of 5

This house was very well equipped and the VRBO site was right on! Everything was as presented. We love to cook (for 18) and anything we needed was there. Only thing as a convenience would be an elevator for getting things to the third floor, Would rent again!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
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Pensacola International Airport
Car: recommended


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