"Our family of five stayed at this condo during our children's spring break from school in early April. Our kids range in age from 17 to 4, so it is always hard to balance everyone's interests. However, the Sandcastles condo really was a great fit for our family.
When we arrived, we met the owner and one of the cleaning people. They were just finishing a review of the cleaning checklist. The owner was very hospitable, showing us around the condo and giving us tips on where everything was located. The kitchen was outfitted with all the basic pots and pans and dishware. We were able to make simple meals without any issue. We saved ourselves a bunch of money by shopping at the local Publix instead of eating out daily. The condo had wifi, which made my teenage son and the younger two quite happy. The wifi was occasionally on the slow side, but never where we could not check email. We occasionally had issues if one of the kids was trying to stream a video from YouTube or Netflix. The condo has two bathrooms, which was very convenient. It allowed us to get two kids washed up at the same time. The King bed in the Master bedroom was very comfortable. There were no complaints from the kids on the other beds, so I presumed they were comfortable as well. The open floor plan of the dining room and living room allowed us to easily keep an eye on the kids while preparing meals or doing our own thing.
The community has their own private access to the beach, so we were able to play in the sand and swim in the ocean daily. The owners of the condo have a whole closet full of beach chairs and toys that you can use. So convenient! The ocean was a hit with my eight year old and playing in the warm soft sand was my four year old's favorite activity. The community also has a pool and hot tub. Other vacationers (mainly teenagers) seemed to monopolize the hot tub in the evenings - even to the point of annoying some of the Sandcastle residents. The pool was warm enough that we never hesitated to go swimming. There are no life guards, so you need to attend to your kids and make sure they have proper life jackets if they do not know how to swim since the pool goes as deep at 5 feet on the one end.
Overall, we had a great stay at the condo. We highly recommend it."
Guest: Stephanie S.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: May 19, 2016