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The Sand Castle! Big Beach House Perfect Location Great Price!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12-21)

Best Beach House! Best Price! Perfect Location! Bottomline, The Sand Castle is a large multi family beach house, by St. Augustine's most beautiful beach, affordably priced, walking distance to restaurants/entertainment, 10 minutes from the Historic District. It doesn't get any better than this. (CONTACT US for website link with more photos/information.)

Our guests love our location, price and size. Located 2nd house from oceanfront, at beach end of a quiet, sandy lane, in the heart of St. Augustine Beach, The Sand Castle is one of the largest houses in the area and perfect for big families.(see map) With zero traffic, The Sand Castle is also one of the few rentals by the PEDESTRIAN beach (forbids vehicles unlike the driving beach) making it much safer for children.

IMPORTANT: St. Augustine Beach is the most desirable beach in all of North Florida. Not all beaches are the same so be sure to ask to see a map before you rent.

The Sand Castle is perfect for family reunions and groups of friends!

Eight sleeping areas (nine if you count the futon in game area), 4.5 baths, two kitchen areas, living area, game area, den, oceanview balcony and deck make The Sand Castle perfect for those large family reunions or friend get-togethers.

This family friendly beach house consists of six conventional bedrooms (3 kings, 2 queens, a twin bedroom), studio and den sleeping areas (sofa beds), a sofa bed in living room and double futon with superior mattress in game area. There is an additional sofa bed in one of the king bedrooms.

The Sand Castle also has the best ocean access in St. Augustine Beach. St. Augustine Beach is very wide with beautiful, wide drifts of soft, white sand so the town built a handful of wooden walkways that extend over the softest sand to make it easier to reach the ocean. The Sand Castle has dual access from both the front and back sides of the house. You can either walk across the sand from one side of the house or use the walkover to get to the water from the other side, giving the Sand Castle the absolute best ocean access.

Surfboard, kayak and bicycle rental 25 steps away! There are numerous restaurants within a block of the house including an outdoor one with a pool for the use of its customers. Have a drink and watch the kids swim! Only blocks from the pier, volleyball and tennis courts and 10 minutes from the Historic District. This location can't be beat. This is old Florida at its best and you will love it!

First Floor: The unique design of The Sand Castle offers a ground floor with no steps/stairs (perfect for elderly or multi families) which consists of a studio sleeping area (sleeper sofa, privacy door), an oversized king bedroom, bathroom and garage/game area. This part of the house has its own entrance and can be closed or opened into the rest of the house. The studio is equipped with small dining/kitchen area (stovetop, microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, etc.), a sleeper sofa, TV and DVD player. Designed with a privacy door, the studio can be used as a sitting room or separate sleeping area. The oversized king bedroom has an additional sleeper sofa. There is a full bathroom (no tub which is difficult for elderly to step over). Studio access to the bathroom is via the king bedroom. This floor is a favorite for parents with children who want the flexibility of being near the kids with the convenience of a privacy door.

The garage/game area is carpeted, heated and air conditioned. It has a small game table, TV and double bed futon with superior mattress. A privacy screen is provided for those guests that choose to sleep there . The second floor and remaining living area is accessed by a door from the garage/game area. The second floor can also be accessed from outside via a private entrance.

Second Floor: The second floor living area is comprised of an open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The fully equipped kitchen includes, microwave, stove, blender, refrigerator, coffeemaker, etc. The dining table has additional leaves and seating if needed. There is a half bath located off the living area as well as a washer and dryer. The living area includes a TV, DVD player and large L-shaped sofa with sleeper. Through an adjoining door is the den sleeping area (with sleeper sofa), TV and DVD player. This room has a privacy door and can be used as a sitting room or as separate sleeping area. This room is also a favorite with parents traveling with children. Easy access to the children with the convenience of a privacy door. A full bath with shower/tub adjoins the den. The king bedroom is accessed via the den and includes king bed, TV and ocean view. The ocean view balcony is also accessed from the den.

Third Floor: The third floor has four bedrooms, two full bathrooms and the ocean view deck. Bedroom one has a king bed and beautiful ocean view. Bedrooms two and three have queen beds (one with ocean view) and bedroom 4 has twin beds. Hear the ocean roar (and sometimes music) from the ocean view deck.

Parking/Other Amenities: Because The Sand Castle can also be accessed by the back alley, parking is available on both sides of the house and can accommodate up to 7 vehicles. There are also entrances on both sides of the building. We provide all linen including beach towels as well as beach chairs, beach umbrellas and beach toys for the children. There is also an outdoor shower and barbeque grill for the use of our guests.

This is a great beach house in a great location!

Ten minutes from historic downtown St. Augustine, it is the perfect Florida vacation location. Restaurants, entertainment within 2 blocks (see our website). 30 minutes to World Golf Village, 45 minutes to Daytona and just 90 minutes to Disney World!

PLEASE NOTE: We do not rent the house for weddings, receptions, etc. or to student groups under the age of 25.

HIGH SEASON RENTALS MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND THROUGH MID AUGUST MUST BE WEEKLY RENTALS SATURDAY-SATURDAY ONLY Any online bookings made outside those parameters during the high summer season will be canceled.

Pets are NOT allowed. No smoking.

3 night minimum for nightly rentals.

Weekly only May 23-August 17, Saturday-Saturday


More Details

Paulette Lewis
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Paulette Lewis

The Sand Castle is owned by the Lewis family. Third generation Florida natives, we have loved the St. Augustine area for many years and chose to buy a beach house there in 2006. Our extended family often travels together staying in vacation rentals and we chose this house and outfitted it with all the amenities a large family or group of friends will need.

Paulette Lewis purchased this house in 2006

Why Paulette Lewis chose Florida North East

We bought The Sand Castle due to its location by the pedestrian beach which is much safer for children. Most of St, Augustine Beach is a driving beach except the few blocks which forbids vehicles. The beach is beautiful and wide, with white sand like powder. We also like its proximity to restaurants, surboard and bicycle rental which are within a block of the house.

What makes this house unique

The Sand Castle can accommodate guests of all ages, has two kitchen areas and lots of different spaces for people to gather. It can accommodate up to 21 guests while at the same time provides addional spaces for privacy. Located in the heart of St. Augustine Beach, it is only 10 minutes from the Historic District and other tourist spots.


Saint Augustine Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 21
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen , Located in living room
    Bedroom 8 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Den sleeping area. Adjoing king bedroom is accessed via den
    Bedroom 7 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Studio access is via the king bedroom
  • King size beds (3) There are three bedrooms with king beds, one on each floor, two with oceanview., Queen size Beds (2) There are two bedrooms with queen beds, one with ocean view., Twin or Single Beds (2) There is one bedroom with twin beds on the third floor., Baby Cribs (1) A portable bed, pack n play is available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There are four sofa beds and a futon with superior mattress.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Three King-size Beds, Two Queen-size Beds, Twin Room with Two Single Beds, 4 Sofa Beds, Double Bed Futon with Superior Mattress


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

The Sand Castle! Big Beach House Perfect Location Great Price!
average rating of 4.478261 based on 23 reviews

Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of space, tons of bedrooms, and everything you need for a beach experience from towels to chairs. Only small complaint was internet and TV was spotty and actually only worked one day but who can complain when you're at the beach. We stayed here for a wedding so it was perfect!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy you enjoyed the house but sorry you had cable problems. Had we known we would have immediately dispatched the cable company to troubleshoot. We always ask our guests not to hesitate to contact us at the numbers provided if there is a maintenance issue Thank you for staying with us and we hope you come again.
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Great location and clean, but not 8 bedroom

  • 3 of 5

This is a great location as you only need to walk about 50 yards and your feet are in the sand. The house was nice and clean when we arrived and fixtures were relatively updated. There are 7+ parking spots between the front and back of the home, which was pretty nice. The house is not 'open concept' and the biggest room in the house can't hold any more than 12 people comfortably. I do believe that the house will actually sleep 22 but, as we had 8 couples stay in the house, the arrangements aren't easy. This house is NOT an 8 bedroom house as advertised; it is a 6 bedroom. Two of these 'bedrooms' are not bedrooms at all, and you have to walk through them to reach two other bedrooms. We were quite disappointed with this when we arrived, but as we knew it was too late to make other arrangements, we had to make it work. Mind you, in our case, 4 couples were disappointed because two had to walk through another's 'bedroom' in the middle of the night in order to use the bathroom. There are only beds enough for 12 people and the rest are couch pullouts and a futon.

Despite the living arrangements for our party, the place is pleasant and the location is pretty darn good! Like others have said, there are plenty of towels, but remember to bring your toiletries, dish soap, and paper towels as the owner has stated. There are also really nice beach chairs for the sand. The reason for the 3 stars is because our party needed 8 bedrooms and we felt misled, although I'd give it 3.75 if the option existed. As long as your party doesn't 'need' as many bedrooms you will like this place with it's location.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you enjoyed the house but sorry it did not meet your needs. The house has eight sleeping areas and is mostly used by large extended families and groups of friends so they can further reduce their costs due to the large number of sleeping places. It may not be suited for couples who seek more comfort than a sofa bed or do not like the access although it is not unusual for couples to use those rooms. A detailed description of all sleeping areas and photos are included in the listing.
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Perfect place for a family reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property in wonderful condition. We have difficulty finding a place big enough and maxed it out with 12 adults and 9 children between the ages of 9 and 3 months! Because of all the small children we didn't spend much time anywhere but on the beach, which was very convenient. Many of the adults enjoyed the Kookaburra coffee shop just across the road. Other then one meal at the Beach Comber, which everyone agreed was excellent, we ate all our meals at the house and were pleased with how well stocked it was with crockpot, pans and cooking utensils. The lay out of the house was great having a couple of separate apartments that could be closed off for the families with small children. We had no issues during the week but the owners were very responsive to our questions before hand. We'd love to return again!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. It was our pleasure having you as our guests and we hope you can come again.
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17 0

Worth the money

  • 5 of 5

We rented the beach house for Thanksgiving week for all of our family. We had the maximum amount that the house can sleep. It was very comfortable. The house is very efficient, the first floor accommodates handicap individuals. There are plenty of restrooms throughout the house. We cooked Thanksgiving dinner for 30 people in the kitchen. The house contains all the needs for a relaxing stay, dishwasher, washer, dryer and all the kitchen appliances. There was a good selection of cups and glasses. Lots of televisions throughout so everyone can watch a variety of shows. The beach is within walking distance and the house even included some sand toys for the kids. Towels, beach towels and chairs are provided for your use also. The house was very clean and tidy and smelled very fresh.

Although the rent for the week was a little steep the house was worth the money. It does feel like home away from home.

Robin Peterson

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, clean, convenient!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my college volleyball team (19 players, 2 coaches) for our pre-season tournament at Flagler College as an opportunity to bond as a team. This home was PERFECT for our needs. So close to the beach, neat local restaurants and just far enough away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. The house is set up perfectly for families or large groups to enjoy time together but still have some personal space. The home as all the amenities you need as far as cooking goes and Paulette even has beach chairs and toys for guests to use. We enjoyed our 4 days at the house and hope to be back one day!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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19 0

Nice location

  • 4 of 5

Great location perfect for a large group, if you don't want group interaction, as the main common area is not real big. The kitchen is to small to accomidate large groups. Only one refrigerator ,the first floor only has a dorm size refrigerator, and holds very little. Plenty of towels and real nice ,new beach chairs,,and umbrella. Take coolers to make up for lack of refrigeration, and your own pillows. The molding on the stairs are, in my opinion , a trip hazard. The beach and sunsets will make any negatives a positive.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Metres

Nation's oldest city, you never run out of things to do here! Oldest Schoolhouse, Oldest Jail, Oldest Fort (Castillo), Fort Matanzas, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Potter's Wax Museum, St, George Street, Flagler College, Marineland, Alligator Farm, Lightner Museum, Augustine Lighthouse and Museum, Lunch & Dinner Cruises, list is endless!!


Rates & Availability

Saint Augustine Beach House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 26 2017 - Aug 12 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late summer
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 6 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
2018 Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Spring
Mar 1 2018 - May 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Summer
May 25 2018 - Aug 11 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late Summer
Aug 12 2018 - Aug 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Fall
Sep 5 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Thanksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 24 2018
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late Fall
Nov 25 2018 - Dec 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Holidays
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 10.5%

Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, weekly only,
New Year's, Labor Day and all national Holidays, $675 nightly, 3 night min
Payment in full required for prices shown. Add 5% if paying in two installments
$59 security deposit insurance payable to VRBO in lieu of cash security
Prices include cleaning.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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