Castle in the Sand East

21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide, the depth is 3.75ft to 5.3 ft. deep.21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide, the depth is 3.75ft to 5.3 ft. deep.21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide, the depth is 3.75ft to 5.3 ft. deep.21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide, the depth is 3.75ft to 5.3 ft. deep.21 ft. long x 12 ft. wide, the depth is 3.75ft to 5.3 ft. deep.
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From $764 / night

Castle in the Sand East
9 bedrooms
26 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Sleeps: 26
Type: Home
Per night: $764 - $1,284
Per week: $5,350 - $11,977
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Orange Beach vacation home rental

Castle in the Sand East 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 East features a gulf side private heated pool, 6300 sqft under roof, Willington 304 stainless steel natural gas grill designed to hold up to the salt air better. There are 5 private covered balconies on the south side of the home, and their 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 East 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 kitchen aid under counter ice maker in addition to the two ice makers in the refrigerators, full sized washer and dryer, natural gas stainless steel grill on back deck overlooking gulf (no tanks to worry about refilling) , additional aluminum in ground charcoal grill on east side of the home, a custom private pool(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 East 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.
Area Information
Wonderful location central to everything in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. This is currently the only gulf front rental home on the entire gulf coast east of the perdido pass bridge, and west of the Florida/Alabama line. There are over 1500 feet of private beaches to the west of the home, that is undeveloped. Home is located appx. 1/3 of a mile west of the famous Flora/Bama. You can take the 5 minute walk down the beach in the afternoons to FloraBama and listen to live music and try one of their famous bushwhacker. We do only rent to families, but this is a relaxing venue to visit and unwind in the afternoons.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 04 2016 Oct 29 2016 - - $5,392 - 1 Week
Oct 30 2016 Jan 02 2017 $795 $795 - - 4 Nights
Jan 03 2017 Mar 03 2017 $795 $795 - - 4 Nights
Mar 04 2017 Apr 28 2017 - - $5,350 - 1 Week
Apr 29 2017 May 06 2017 - - $6,342 - 1 Week
May 07 2017 May 13 2017 - - $6,342 - 1 Week
May 14 2017 May 20 2017 - - $8,986 - 1 Week
May 21 2017 May 27 2017 - - $9,695 - 1 Week
May 28 2017 Jun 10 2017 - - $11,193 - 1 Week
May 29 2017 Jun 11 2017 - - $11,725 - 1 Week
Jun 11 2017 Jul 29 2017 - - $11,725 - 1 Week
Jun 12 2017 Jul 30 2017 - - $11,977 - 1 Week
Jul 30 2017 Aug 05 2017 - - $11,193 - 1 Week
Jul 31 2017 Aug 06 2017 - - $10,731 - 1 Week
Aug 06 2017 Aug 12 2017 - - $9,695 - 1 Week
Aug 07 2017 Aug 13 2017 - - $8,981 - 1 Week
Aug 13 2017 Sep 06 2017 $1,284 $1,284 $7,995 - 5 Nights
Sep 07 2017 Oct 28 2017 $764 $764 $5,350 - 4 Nights
Oct 29 2017 Nov 18 2017 $795 $795 - - 4 Nights
Nov 19 2017 Nov 25 2017 - - $5,850 - 1 Week
Nov 26 2017 Dec 20 2017 $795 $795 - - 4 Nights
Dec 21 2017 Jan 02 2018 $835 $835 $5,850 - 4 Nights
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Deposits: The deposit is 25% of the total payment and is due at the time of booking by credit card. The balance is due 120 days prior to arrival by check. These rates are subject to change, please inquire for exact rate quote.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning fee: $409 plus tax Damage Insurance: $45



  • Beds

  • 6 King Beds
  • 12 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Water)
  • Beachfront
  • High Speed Internet
  • Porch
  • Waterfront
  • Deck
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
Other Vacation Rental Amenities
There are 4 private balconies off the master bedrooms on the south side of home, and 2 private balconies on north side of home.

Some of the amenities in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores include:

The Wharf located in Orange Beach (shopping, restaurants, movie theatre, ferris wheel, entertainment for the whole family to enjoy).

Many various souvenir shops located in Gulf Shores.

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo located in Gulf Shores.

The Track recreation center located in Gulf Shores (go-karts, mini-golf, bumper rides, etc. for kids and family).

Our favorite local restaurants in Orange Beach are:
Shipps Harbor Grill, Cayman Grill, Louisiana Lagniappe, Cobalts
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Reviews (1)

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1 review
Dave Rhodes

Absolutely Perfect

Dave Rhodes

New Palestine,IN

Absolutely Perfect

May 9, 2016

We highly recommend this house for cleanliness, comfort, design, & location. A wedding was our reason for this vacation. This house will be the reason we return. We had 18 family members with us ranging from 9 to 70 years of age all of which were just as pleased as we were. It is a very nice size which allowed us personal space. However, the design also let us be together without being cramped. It is beautifully decorated! A lot of thought was put into everything you may need during your stay. You will find a large number of dishes, silverware, glasses, wine glasses, pots & pans. We liked it so much we stayed in a couple of nights & grilled out. (Which was great since our party was so large the wait at restaurants could be lengthy) The double oven & double dishwashers were just what we needed. We all commented on how well we slept on the mattresses & pillows. Plus we never ran out of hot water! I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed this rental. You will not be disappointed. Have a great stay!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Better than advertised!!
Our family recently visited this amazing property for a week in early March and it was one of the most enjoyable family trips we have had in years. The home was clean and the furniture , accesories and appliances were not only brand new ,but also very high end , especially for a rental property. All the bedrooms were very spacious and the layout of the home is perfect. It reallys allows everyone to spread out. There was another group on the west side of the home and we didn't even know they were over there. It's truely like two separate houses that share a parking lot out front.

The heated pool was amazing as well, our kids loved being able to swim. The water wasn't "hot" ,but was plenty warn enough to swim in , and without the heater, there is noway our kids would have entered the pool.(at least not for long)

All the rooms have large tvs and direct tv. We loved this home and can't wait to hopefully visit again real soon!!

Thanks for a great stay Greg!
Stayed: March 2015Submitted: March 22, 2015

Stunning gulf front home!!
In years past we have rented 3 condos.Not this year!! We all stayed together and had more than enough room!! We loved the home and it is better than advertised!! All the beds are nice and VERY comfortable, the TVs are incredible, and the overall decor of the home is nicer than iv ever seen in a rental home along Alabamas gulf coast! The heated pool was amazing, my family enjoyed it every day, the pool water averaged 84.7 degrees, which is more than warm enough this time of year. The views are incredible also, we could see water out of every bedroom! Overall, there isn't a negative thing about this home, we all loved it and hope to be back next year.
Stayed: March 2015Submitted: March 29, 2015

Awesome Beach Wedding!!

Just wanted to let you know the wedding was perfect.
The bride was beautiful and the groom was handsome
And both were appropriately nervous. This house
Was PERFECT ! We were able to accommodate
40 on one side of the deck for the reception dinner.
The other side we set up as a small bar area with
Conversation areas for after dinner.

Betty and I have photos we will send later.
The caterer. And the lady who helped us with
Our chair and table rentals were all of the same
Opinion that this was the most perfect beach house
For a wedding. The double executive kitchens
Made everything so convenient.

We can't thank you enough for helping make this
Such a perfect occasion.

Even our caterer said he had done
(Ships Harbour Grill) a lot
Of these events and this was one
Of the best arrangements
He had worked.

Already Rebooked for next year!!
The pictures don't do this home justice, we can't say enough good things about it!! There isn't one thing I would change , this is the best location for any beach house we have ever stayed! It's convient to Gulf Shores, in the heart of Orange Beach and Pensecola is only 15-20 minutes away! We drove over there and bought fresh fish from a great local fish market Greg recommeded.

We are not big partiers or drinkers at all, but we did enjoy walking down to the Flora-Bama at sunset and grabbing a drink and listening to some music , then heading home for a glass of wine by the heated pool, while the men cooked out on the gas grill.

We would then retire to the den for a movie and the kids would go upstairs to watch a movie in their den.

We loved the location, ALL the nice amenities , and the location simply can not be beat!! We are go glad the condos weren't build on this lot and that the owners decided to rebuild a residential house !!

Thanks again Greg, looking forward to next year..

Amazing home
This house was amazing. From the layout, furnishings, decor, double appliances, multiple king bedrooms with a view, private pool with ocean front location, and most importantly a Christian atmosphere......who could ask for more. We were blown away from the moment we stepped into this home. I have never stayed at a vacation home that was so well thought out and equipped. We had an amazing time and are already talking about booking for next year.
Stayed: May 2015Submitted: May 21, 2015
Recommended for: People with disabilities, Families with young children, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers

The BEST house we have EVER rented!!!
My family had the best vacation ever!!!Everyone was so happy with the castle in the sand east. You thought of everything.We have never stayed in a house so well equipped for a large group. The decor was beautiful.It had a wonderful Kitchen and a table large enough that we could eat our meals together.The pool was a great size to cool off after a big beach day.Our neighbors were great and we had several volleyball games together. I would give this place 10 stars and recommend it to everyone I know. Thanks for wonderful week in your awesome place.
Stayed: June 2015Submitted: June 20, 2015

Castle in the Sand East
My family simply loved the Castles and were clamoring for me to book before we departed. The thing I loved most about the Castle was the location of the pool on the deck - We could watch the grands in the pool and on the beach at the same time

What I also loved about the Castle was the layout of the bedrooms . The hallways made each bedroom so private ! You could walk the halls and never see into anyone's room

Absolutely Perfect!
This house is just perfect! Everything inside and out is beautiful and clean! We were there for a week with 4 other families, all with young children and we loved the house! The pool was one of the best features, while kids were napping we could use our monitors and hang out by the pool! We hardly ever even saw the people that were staying on the other side, it never felt like a duplex! I cannot say enough great things about this property!
Stayed: August 2015Submitted: August 23, 2015

Everyone enjoyed the home!
My entire family, including my parents who are in their 70's, very much enjoyed our stay at Castle! Grandma and pops loved the bedroom on the bottom floor, and the kids loved their stay in the bunk beds (which are big enough for adults if needed) and swimming in the private pool! The boardwalk over the dunes to the gulf is awesome. We could pack up all of our belongings for a beach day and conveniently take everything across the boardwalk to the beach. The open floor plan allowed our whole family to gather together downstairs to eat with plenty of room. We never felt overly crowded, and it was easy to have your own space because of how many bedrooms there are. We were all sad when the trip came to an end. Great times in a great home!
Stayed: October 2015Submitted: October 22, 2015

Truely enjoy this home!
We all agreed that we truly enjoyed our stay at castle in the sand east. The home is exactly as advertised. Our group loved the location of this house, the layout, furnishings, and views!! The large glass windows allowed us to have incredible unobstructed gulf views from almost anywhere inside the home. The home was very clean upon arrival and had detailed instructions on what we were asked to do upon departing so the next guests would have a pleasant stay also.

We have visited several homes along the coast, but this home seemed to have it all! The location was AWESOME and the layout of the bedrooms and balconies allowed everyone to spread out when needed. We hope to travel back soon. The pool and boardwalk were also very convenient and laid out nicely.
Stayed: August 2015Submitted: November 11, 2015

Magnificent Location!!
Greg we had the best time at this residence.

The number of rooms and the layout of the main level accomplished everything we wanted it to do with the 5 families we had there.

The kitchen was conducive for us having a ton of fun making meals together.

The pool was simply wonderful to be able to enjoy.

We all had a wonderful time there.

You have a beautiful facility on a magnificent location.

I am sure you will make loads of families very happy going forward.

Thanks again for a wonderful time

Castle in the sand east is simply stunning!! We have been to several homes along the gulf coast and this is by far the best overall home we have ever visited! The amenities, layout, pool, and location were all fantastic! The home was very well maintained and clean upon arrival. All the beds were very comfy(even in bunk room) and we all loved the numerous balconies. The kitchen was well stocked and the whole kitchen, dining, and den area flowed great for our large group! We loved the location on the home as well. We will hopefully be back soon!

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