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"Castle in the Sand West" GulfFrntw/prvt pool!9bd/10.Also see vrbo#s307200/3407

Bedrooms 9
Half Baths2
Space 464 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxury Gulf Front Property! 9 Bdrm, 9.5 Bath, Private Heated Pool

We will never ask for any payments via wire transfer.


**Please see the following homes if your dates aren't available, Castle in the sand East vrbo #610675 (it has identical floor plan and views) , Romar House at Beachside # 340723 (8 bdrm Orange Beach Gulf Front), Crews Quarters#201767 (6 bdrm, 6.5 bath Gulf Shores, Gulf Front), Heavenly Sunrise #300431, Heavenly Sunset #307200 (both 5 bdrm, 4 bath, gulf front w/pool Orange Beach)**


Castle in the Sand West is a stunning new gulf front development that's located in one of the best locations along Alabama's Gulf Coast. This brand new property features an East and West unit, and when both sides are rented, is one of the largest properties along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Each side will accommodate 14-26 guests and is one of the best values in the entire area when compared with comparable properties. This home sits approximately half a mile West of the Florida/Alabama state line and one mile to the East of the Perdido Pass Bridge in the heart of Orange Beach.

Castle in the Sand West features a gulf side private heated pool, 6300 sqft under roof, Willington 304 stainless steel natural gas grill (no tanks to worry about refilling) and an additional aluminum charcoal grill for guests who prefer charcoal, or who maybe want to have two grills fired up at the same time. There are 5 private covered balconies on the south side of the home, and there are two additional private covered balconies on the north side of the home that offer incredible views of Ole River. The kitchen features a gas cook top with 5 gas burners for families who love to prepare their own meals and do not enjoy fighting the crowds at the restaurants. The West side of this gulf front development has 9 bedrooms, 8 full baths,2 half baths, and an oversized den and sitting area with a 65 inch flat screen SMART TV along with a Blu-Ray DVD player. There is also a separate entertainment room/ den on the 3rd floor that has a 55 inch flat screen SMART TV, which also has a Blu-Ray DVD player. All the bedrooms have 42' SMART TV's and a large selection of channels through DIRECTV. The home also has WIFI boosters on every floor designed to help guests have a stronger Wifi connection throughout the whole home and even on the balconies and decks.

Some of the homes amenities include 2 refrigerators, 2 dishwashers, 2 ovens, a gas range cook top stove, free standing under counter ice maker in addition to the two ice makers in the refrigerators, full sized washer and dryer, natural gas stainless steel grill (no tanks to worry about refilling) , additional aluminum in ground charcoal grill, a custom private pool (21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide )(heated seasonally), and dune walk over from back deck to the beach. The home is finished with 8 ft. custom pine doors throughout the property, travertine floors on the entire first floor and in all bathrooms, and true pine hardwood floors throughout the remaining floors.

There are 5000 sq. feet of heated and cooled space, OVER 1300 sq. feet of PRIVATE covered porches for a total of 6300 sqft under roof and there is also a nice sun deck around the private pool overlooking the beach on the West side of this gulf front development. There is a privacy wall built between each south facing bedroom balcony and there is also a 9 ft privacy wall on south deck separating the gulf front pools and porches, which offers a lot of privacy. There is also a freshwater shower on South side of privacy wall for guests to wash sand off their feet and beach toys. The pools dimension's are 21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide, the depth is 3.75ft to 5.3 ft. deep.

The first floor features a well-appointed kitchen, a spacious den and dining area, and one bedroom with a king bed (ideal for elderly guests that do not wish to travel up many stairs). The kitchen has a wet bar with a separate sink and ice maker underneath. There are 2 refrigerators as well as 2 dishwashers, so you can stock up on groceries and limit trips to the grocery store. A full sized washer and dryer are also located on the first floor. The den features a cozy sitting nook and 6 grand oversized windows that offer incredible views of the white sandy beach and afternoon sunsets!

The second floor features 4 bedrooms, as well as 4 full private baths. Three of the rooms have king size beds, the king bedroom on north side of second floor also has a separate twin bed in the room and the fourth room is complete with 2 twin beds. The two south bedrooms with king size beds both feature private gulf front balconies! The two north bedrooms have balconies as well, that overlook Perdido Beach Blvd. and Ole River and offer gulf views looking down the beach.

The third floor features 4 bedrooms, two of which have king size beds, private baths, and private balconies with a bird's eye view of the beautiful gulf! One bedroom features 4 sets of custom built- in bunk beds (sleeps up to 8 ). This bunkroom is perfect for children! Across the hall is a bedroom with a twin over a full bunk bed, this room could sleep up to three children. A full bath is shared between the two bedrooms with bunks. Located near the two bunkrooms is an entertainment room that features a 55 inch flat screen tv and sitting area, with an accompanying half bath. This one of a kind beach home is perfect for a multi-family vacation!

Keywords: Orange Beach Gulf Front Beach House, Gulf Shores Beach House, beachfront home, private, luxury home, private heated pool, orange beach, gulf shores, direct gulf front. Wedding Friendly,( with additional fee on approved events), Corporate Retreat.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
10 November, 2017

What makes this house unique

This home is located in arguably one of the most desirable locations along Alabama's Gulf Coast. The home is located appx. 1 mile east of the Perdido Pass Bridge in Orange Beach AL.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a beautiful home! We had such a wonderful time here. We would love to come back. All the amenities that come with this Castle is amazing!!!

Hope to see Castle in the Sand Again!

(April 2017.)
Sep 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Orange Beach East, Alabama

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 464 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Min. age of primary renter: 27 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No Student, Singles or College Groups allowed. 3. This is strictly enforced. Groups that falsify a reservation will be evicted with no refund. No Pets
  • Max occupancy can not be exceeded. Please read contract fully. Thank you!
  • Pool can be heated for a small $100 fee from Oct.-Mid May only. Pls notify us in advance if pool heat is desired to be added. Pool will be set on 85.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 10 - toilet
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
  • There is 1 full and 1 half bathroom on first floor. There are 4 full baths on the second floor. There are 3 full and 1 half bath on the third floor
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed , This bedroom is on the main level.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd Floor. This bedroom has large private gulf front balcony
    Bedroom 4 - 2 single bed , 2nd Floor. This room has a balcony on north side of home.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 2nd Floor.This bedroom has large gulf front balcony.
    Bedroom 6 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 3rd Floor. This bedroom has large gulf front private balcony
    Bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 3rd Floor. This bedroom has large gulf front private balcony
    Bedroom 9 - 8 single bed , 4 sets of bunk beds. Sleeps up to 8 in bunk room.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 double bed , 1 single bed , Twin over full bunk bed. Sleeps up to 3 children.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , 2nd Floor. King bed with additional twin bed in room.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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"Castle in the Sand West" GulfFrntw/prvt pool!9bd/10.Also see vrbo#s307200/3407
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews

Castle in the Sand is the best!

  • 5 of 5

We are a diverse and delightful mix of people from Nashville(24 total) who have become a big family and just wanted to hang out, relax, unwind, and enjoy some down time. It was a little chilly during our stay, but we still got a couple good, solid beach days in! We could not have enjoyed ourselves as much as we did without this amazing home!! The home is much more spacious than it looks!! The pictures do not do this place justice! The kitchen is fantastic to work in and has a giant pantry! The back deck with the pool was wonderful! All the bedrooms and bathrooms were so nice and neat! The views are phenomenal from anywhere in the home! The location couldn't have been more perfect! The house was just down the street from FloraBama and minutes to fast-food, local restaurants, and shops in either direction. The owner was always prompt to answer any questions and was always so pleasant! This vacation home and entire experience was the perfect escape from reality and we hope to return in the future!!

Thank you,

Tha Family and Tha Friends <3

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect setting, perfect house

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home with 4 other families..and included kids from ages 3-10. We could not have had a better experience. This home is beautiful and worked perfectly for all ages. The large first floor kitchen and living space made family meals not feel cramped. We enjoyed the pool as much as we enjoyed the quick walk to the beautiful beach. The owners spared no expense with this home. They truly thought of everything from the individual master suites to the abundant beach toys, well stocked kitchen...the house had it all. It was said multiple times throughout the trip...this house is perfect. We are already looking into booking next year. Added bonus, the owner communication is top notch. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Soccer weekend

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this gorgeous beach house with 7 families with sons playing in a soccer tournament in Perdido. The accomodations were perfect for each family with their own room and private bathroom. The boys enjoyed staying together in the bunk room that sleeps 8. The decor in each room was unique and so inviting and tranquil. We had plenty of room to eat together, relax together in a welcoming environment. By far the best place I have stayed in all my years going to the beach (25 +). I would highly recommend this house for large families or friends needing accomodations for 26. We loved it and would go back in a hearbeat! All the amenities and more for a memorable stay! Thanks to the wonderful Mr. Crews for all of his hospitality. Castle in the Sand West is the best :)

  • Review Submitted: 07/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle In The Sand-Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

There are no words that I could use to describe this amazing beach home...every inch of it was truly spectacular!!!! My family and I had a blast there. It's right on the beach. The pictures that are posted on the website does not do this home have to see it to believe it!!!! And the owner is equally as nice and was a joy to work with when I began inquiring about reserving this property for our family getaway. THANKS! We certainly will be returning in the near future.

  • Review Submitted: 02/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I considered probably every rental home from Orange Beach to Fort Morgan looking for the perfect house for our family vacation. Castle in the Sand West is absolutely perfect! My family of 9 adults and 3 toddlers (4 generations) had the best trip ever. The house is gorgeous. The owner has thought of everything. I never realized how great having two dishwashers and 2 refrigerators would be! The decorating is so lovely and clearly no expense was spared when this house was designed and built. I can't say enough. Having a heated pool (October) was fantastic especially for the little ones when they got tired of the sand. The house is very close to the beach with just a short boardwalk.This worked out great for all the group especially the oldest and youngest in the group. We used the grill several times and really didn't feel the need to go out to dinner. Although this is a duplex, the house and outdoor space has been designed in such a way as to make it as private as possible. The owner was so easy to work with and I am already planning our next visit. Thank you for sharing this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 25/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonerful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first ever family vacation,it was a wonderful spending time in this beautiful house, with 26 members of our family and everyone enjoyed every minute of that week. The whole home was so spacious and beautiful. Every room in this house was great,as was the pool and beach

We hope to some day come back. MKR

  • Review Submitted: 06/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Orange Beach East, Alabama

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving week(11/19-11/26)
19 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter
26 Nov 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
3 Feb 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
3 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2
28 Apr 2018 - 12 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Late Spring
13 May 2018 - 18 May 2018
6 night minimum stay
Early Summer
19 May 2018 - 26 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
27 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
Peak Summer
10 Jun 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
29 Jul 2018 - 4 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
2nd Wk in August
5 Aug 2018 - 11 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
12 Aug 2018 - 5 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
6 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
28 Oct 2018 - 17 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
18 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
Lat Fall/Winter
26 Nov 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Years
20 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$589.76 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$77.5
Tax Rate 13.0%

You can read & agree to the full contract with cancellation policy, etc during booking process before lease is finalized. PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL INQUIRY WITH ANY QUESTIONS regarding property or contract prior to submitting a booking request, Thank you!! Alabama Gulf Coast Vacation Rentals LLC.

*A (180) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than (180) days prior to the arrival date will incur a flat 10% cancellation penalty on the base rental amount plus any non-refundable vrbo service fees, but cancellations made less than (180) days prior to arrival date will forfeit the full 25% initial reservation payment. Cancellations or changes that are made within (120) days of the arrival date, will result in forfeiture of full payment. This includes the initial reservation payment, rent, taxes and fees. Please send inquiry with any questions before booking, thank you!!** ( We strongly encourage guests to purchase travel insurance if they think they may have to cancel.)

7 Night Min. over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Rates are subject to change without notice or until reservation is confirmed.

There is a $500 fee for all approved weddings/ and or events held onsite.

The pool can be heated for an extra $100 fee. Pool heat option is available from Oct.-April. Pool heat is an extra option that can not be guaranteed 100% of the time. If we experience breakdowns, parts can sometimes take up to 10 business days to receive. The sand and salt air is very corrosive on pool equipment. Pool will be heated to 85 degrees.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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