"The Sandcastle is by far the best choice you could make for a large group. It is located on the corner of the bay and ocean, giving you views and easy access to both. We flew kites, built sandcastles, rode boogie boards and caught crab! What fun it was to discover we could catch them by throwing our nets right off the beach by the house (early morning as the tide is coming in was the best).
The main level of the house has a fully stocked kitchen with a toaster, toaster oven, coffee maker, Kerig, microwave and blender. There are plenty of large pots and skillets for all your cooking needs. There is so much silverware and dishes that we didn't need to use any of our paper products. Serving and mixing bowls, baking pans and serving utensils galore.
There is a double sleeper sofa on the main level and the master bedroom with a king size bed and full bathroom (handicap access) and a view of the ocean.
The upper level has a bedroom with a twin bed and trundle (which can be put next to each other to make a larger bed). It has a view of both the bay and the ocean. The second bedroom has a king size bed PLUS an attached room with two twin beds. Also in this room is a little cubby room with a crib mattress, which is a fun hideaway for the kids. The room has a sliding door to separate the kids room from the king size bed, for added privacy. This room has a great view of the ocean. There is a full bathroom on this level.
The lower level has a double sofa sleeper in the game room. There is also a bedroom with a queen size bed and a bunk bed (two twins). A roll-away twin bed and two portacribs are stored in the closet. There is a full size bathroom on this level and also a laundry room. The game room on this level provides a Foosball table, air hockey, a large screen TV with cable, a wet bar with refrigerator and a sink.
Then there is the bonus apartment located over the garage! It is much larger than I expected, with a separate bedroom with a king size bed, a twin trundle bed in the living area (2 twins) and two twin mattresses in the loft area. It has a full bathroom and kitchen.
The owners have provided extra sheets, blankets and pillows, plus towels for the bathrooms and beach towels. There was even shampoo, conditioner and soap in the bathrooms. The owners are very organized and have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and easy as possible.
Go to the owner's Facebook page to see more photos (Sandcastle Retreat, LLC)."
Guest: Dina Z.
Date of Stay: July 2016
Review Submitted: August 2, 2016