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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 inside house.

3 night minimum for nightly rentals.

Weekly only May 23-August 17, Saturday-Saturday


More Details

Paulette Lewis
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2018

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 St Augustine Beach

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.


St Augustine Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • 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


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The Sand Castle! Big Beach House Perfect Location Great Price!
average rating of 4.5263157 based on 38 reviews

Perfect size!

  • 5 of 5

The house was big enough for my entire family. Not to mention, the access to the beach was 10 Steps Away from the door which was amazing. I loved how everyone had there privacy with numerous bathrooms on each floor. Big beds and tv’s. The balconies made it fun for everyone to mingle. Would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you again soon!
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Orlando, FL

The location was great and the house perfectly accommodated my family for our reunion.

  • 5 of 5

The location was great and the house perfectly accommodated my family for our reunion. We had a great time and would definitely recommend it for families planning a nice getaway.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and perfect house for a big group spending the week at the beach.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great rental - steps from the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Great rental! Could have provided minimal tools/supplies for light cleaning during stay. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Buford, GA

Excellent family house for large group. Great location and beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

I spent Spring Break 2018 at this home just a block off of the beautiful St. Augustine Beach. We had 6 kids (age 1 to 10) and 11 adults. The house was just right for our group. All of the adults had their own room. We were able to spread the kids out easily among the additional sleeping areas.

The kitchen is well equipped and we cooked for the whole gang every night. Also, the house had lots of extras that you don't always see in a rental. Pack-n-play for the baby, several nice beach chairs and two beach umbrellas. Loads of beach towels and extra bath towels.

We added the two dining leaves to the table in the main kitchen and had room for almost everyone at the table. Lots of extra chairs helped also.

Everyone especially enjoyed the third floor porch. There is a nice view of the ocean from there and we spent a lot of time sitting up there.

The location could not be better. Plenty of places within easy walking distance. We enjoyed the Beachcomber and Mango Mango. And the beach is an easy walk from the house. If you want to walk up the to the pier, that too is doable.

Two simple things to be aware of: and maybe the owner told me this, but I forgot. First, the lock box for the house key is on the side of the house on the right side. I wandered around a bit before I found it. Second, several of the other folks who were driving separately read the address as "51st' street instead of 5_____1st Street. As there is no 51st street in St. August Beach, it caused a tad bit of confusion.

I would love to go back to this house again in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very large, nice three story home, within feet from beach. Nothing too exciting though.

  • 4 of 5

First of all, very nice, large, clean home. Three full floors of space for several people at same time. However nothing special. The beds could be more comfortable, no quality here, old blankets, small pillows, thin towels. Be prepared to buy absolutely everything you need. We were lucky to have a half roll of toilet paper and one trash bag. We had to buy everything needed for the week. Understand that it stated that but one would think that there would be something complimentary but no. The home needs some personal touch, a home away from home feel. A guest book, chocolates.... something! Suggestions.... more toilet paper, a few laundry pods, napkins, trash bags, charcoal for grill. We will not go back and will not recommend this home but happy it was clean and large. A great location though.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m very sorry you were not happy. The maids have specific instructions to leave starter supplies out for the guests. Upon further investigation we found out a new maid was sent to the house and did not know protocol. We will inspect the other items you mentioned although the house is inspected frequently and items replaced on a regular basis Thank you for bringing to our attention.
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

$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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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