Minimal Damage from Hurricane Sally. Ready for 9/26 Guests - IF Power comes back on!
If your tribe, of family and friends, have outgrown other vacation homes and you can't bring yourself to vote anyone off the Island - then Susan's Sand Castle III is the perfect beachhouse for groups up to 30!
Locals refer to the area as Pleasure Island (ever since the IntraCoastal Waterway was built fifty years ago). So whether your pleasure is water sports, sunning on the beach; or digging for treasure, this beach house provides the perfect place to do just that! With our subtropical climate , you can enjoy year-round fishing, golfing, cruising and more; however we don't recommend Gilligan's Three-Hour Tour!
Whether you ride the elevator or take the stairs - when you first arrive - you should really start on the top floor for the amazing view of the Gulf, which just about takes your breath away!
The Great Room, includes the Living, Dining and Kitchen areas in one enormous space on the top floor. The Living Area has plenty of comfortable seating, with a 55" curved-screen Smart Samsung TV, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Speakers. Guests are welcome to enjoy the extensive book collection, board and card games housed on the bookshelves and cabinets below.
The Kitchen has a massive Island, for meal-prep or to serve meals buffet-style. No problem to have multiple cooks in this Kitchen! Two large refrigerators are provided: one is a stainless french-door, with freezer below; and the other is located in the Utility Room. A built-in icemaker makes 35 pounds of ice a day and is a guest favorite, along with a large microwave, glass-top stove with five burners and two ovens; two full size dishwashers are also provided for your convenience. The double sink has a garbage disposal.
Every imaginable small kitchen appliance is also provided, and we have more than double what any group would need of dishes, bowls, glasses and silverware, along with serving dishes, mixing bowls, pots and pans. A spice rack is filled with a wide array of spices to complement any meal your designated chefs create.
The dining table seats 20; with seating for 4 at the Kitchen island; and another 10 can sit at the Balcony picnic table. An incredible 24" by 48" gas griddle is located on the Balcony, just off the Dining Room, for cooking pancakes, bacon, sausage, fried eggs, burgers, hot dogs and steaks!
Two King Master Suites: one on the third floor and one on the second, have direct access to the Balcony or the Deck. Both have whirlpool tubs, separate walk-in showers, and are wheelchair accessible.
Three additional King Suites are located on the second floor, and all face the Gulf, with french-door access to the immense Deck.
Two Bunk Room Suites: one on the 3rd floor and the other on the 2nd, do not have outdoor access. Both have their own private bathroom with shower/tubs. Each Bunk Room sleeps up to eight children on two bunk beds, each with full size mattresses on top and bottom. The third floor Bunk Room also has a game table. Two Queen Sleeper sofas are in the Great Room for additional guests.
All bedrooms have their own flat-screen Smart TV, so feel free to stream a movie and relax.
For teens who want a place to hangout, there is a huge built-in picnic table under the house. Families will enjoy this space for charcoal grilling, craw fish boils and cooler summer breezes.
The Deck runs the full width of the beach house and has not only loungers, but deck chairs galore, as well as small group seating areas, so that you can retreat to your own little corner of paradise. Enjoy your coffee as you watch the sun rise to the east and a glass of wine as the sun sets to the west. Don't hold us to the dolphin's schedule - but typically you can see them swim by every day between 9 - 10 a.m. and then again between 3 - 4 p.m.
Feel free to take our deck chairs with you to the beach each day. We just ask that you bring them back each evening, as nesting Sea Turtle Mommas can get tangled up or confused when they come ashore at night. June through August - we have a professionally installed and maintained 10' X 20' Beach Canopy for guests to enjoy while playing on the beach.
The Sand Dune Walkover (Boardwalk) is magnificent and there is a sitting area halfway down with built-in benches, so you can be closer to the water at sunrise or sunset.
An interior elevator is provided for your convenience in transporting groceries and luggage, as well as for anyone with mobility challenges; however please do not allow children to use it - as it is not a toy.
A full size HE Washer and Dryer are located in the second floor Laundry Room. Towels, wash cloths, beach towels, linens, pillows and comforters are provided for no additional fee.
Two fabulous community swimming pools and two incredible tennis courts, are all within walking distance of our beach house.
If the Beach is calling your name and you long for the serenity that only Sand and Surf can bring; send us a message now to find out when your group can have your next beach adventure!
This beach house is perfect for Family Reunions; Vacations with Family/Friends; Weddings; Corporate Retreats; Girfriend Get-Aways; Guys Deep Sea Fishing Week; and more! A $1,500 surcharge will be added for Weddings held on the premises.
Snowbirds are welcome to contact us about renting by the month.
We have so many loyal returning guests for all three of our beach houses that our Reservation Calendar fills up quickly for peak times and they often reserve "their week" years in advance , but we love to make new friends and welcome your inquiry. We do our best to respond in under an hour, but because we don't recharge on coffee alone - we do try to sleep at some point, therefore will respond to late night inquiries first thing the next morning.
We are currently accepting reservations through the end of 2021.
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Maximum Occupancy is 30.
Primary Renter must be at least 25 years old. Must provide a copy of Driver's License.
Pets allowed with permission and $100 Non-Refundable Pet Fee per pet.
No smoking inside house. Use butt cans outside.
No loud music outside after 10:30 p.m.
Events allowed with permission and payment of $1,500 Event Fee. House and beach are perfect for weddings!
Rents by the week (Saturday to Saturday) Memorial Day Weekend through 2nd week of August annually.
7 night minimum YEAR ROUND. Check In and OUT dates are flexible EXCEPT for summer season and holiday weeks, which are Saturday to Saturday.
Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks MUST be Saturday to Saturday.
Check-in starts at 4 p.m. and Check-out is no later than 10 a.m. Keyless entry passcode provided week of your arrival.
Signed contract AND $1,000 Down Payment holds your dates. Balance due 45 days prior to arrival.
Checks preferred, but credit cards are accepted. Just let us know and we'll send you a PayPal Invoice.
When dates are confirmed, a personalized contract will be emailed to you for your signature. You will also need to send us a copy of your Driver's License and $1,000 Down Payment. If you'd like to use a credit card - just let us know and we'll send you a PayPal Invoice.