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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 15, 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 Saint 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.


Saint 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 4.4827585 based on 29 reviews

Great location, perfect for family reunions, had everything we needed!

  • 4 of 5

We were in the area for a wedding and our family included infants to grandparents. It was the perfect house for all of us with plenty of space to gather and hang out. Beach access was steps away, and convenient for family. We also had plenty of space for the wedding party to get ready, and great views for pre-wedding photos. We had a memorable trip, thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun city, good house

  • 5 of 5

14 members of extended family enjoyed our week at The Sand Castle- adequate space for everyone to be comfortable. Thoroughly enjoyed the easy walk to wide, lovely beach. Great little surf rental shop just steps away.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being our guests. We are happy you had a great time and hope to see you again!!
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St. Augustine Family Reunion

  • 3 of 5

Nice location- close to the beach, restaurants and grocery store. Great that beach chairs and umbrellas are provided!

Suggest providing some hand soap in restrooms and a few extra rolls of toilet paper.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place

  • 5 of 5

Very nice place with plenty of room. Plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas. Good place to chill, with quite neighborhood after a day at the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We held my mom's 70th birthday celebration here with about 18 people. This house had enough room for everyone, is steps away from the beach, walking distance to lots of cafes/shops and a short drive to downtown. The owners were super responsive and ensured we had everything we needed during out stay. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you get to visit again soon!
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The property is clean, spacious, and convenient.

  • 5 of 5

The Sand Castle is perfect for housing multiple families due to it's layout, square feet, and number of beds and pull-out couches. Our extended family of 17 with 5 separate individual families each needing their own personal space struggle to find a house on the beach that can COMFORTABLY house all of us. In the past we have rented out individual condos, but that limited our ability to congregate. This house alleviates that problem, which was a welcome change. The property was clean and orderly when we checked in, and it is conveniently located just 2 houses in from the beach front. The only issue we ran into was visibility of the beach and the sunrise. Due to the fact that it's not the first house on the beach, we were unable to get morning pictures of the sunrise from the house itself like we have in previous locations, but a short walk to the beach in the morning resolved that issue. Overall, unless you need unobstructed views of the ocean from the house, this is a great place.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at the Sand Castle and taking the time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you choose to come again.
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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
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.