Amazing Gulf-front Cottage and 100' Private Beach

Memories are made at the Sandcastle in the Sun.
Memories are made at the Sandcastle in the Sun.Enjoying the view of our 100 foot private beach, 3 decked cottage during sunset.Your cottage is next to a public beach park with playground, cafe, & volleyball.Be lulled to sleep in your 2 hammocks overlooking the gulf; both hold 2 adults.Relax on the main deck with Adirondack chairs, footrests, trays, &  awesome viewSit back, enjoy the sun, 180 degree view of island, or go down to private beach.Rock with a refreshing drink in the garden swing with a view not to be forgottenAlong side the garden swing is a palm garden for privacy from public beach parkOur second stairway to your private beach and closer to walking over to the parkThere is nothing like stretching out on one of the hammocks to watch the day endFully equipped kitchen - dishwasher, new microwave, ceramic top range, icemaker.Master bedroom with shower/bath attached.  Has flatscreen HDTV, radio, and view.Second bedroom has light blocking curtains so you can sleep longer.Second bedroom with daybed and trundle bed underneath.  Sliding door to decks.Living room with new queen sleeper sofa, 42" cable HDTV, recliners, & DVD playerCurl up in your overstuffed swivel, rocking recliner at the end of a busy day.Dining area with a view of palm garden on the side and the gulf out the front.Our Fitness Center, downstairs, has a treadmill, bike,  HealthFx, and DVDs!Make your little ones are comfy in daybed with safety toddler rail or playard.If needed, we have 3 booster chairs and a high chair for your little ones.Flying free across the gulf enjoying the afternoon breeze.Dolphin swim within feet of your decks when the tide is high.Wildlife is everywhere on your protected Nature Coast cottage if you watch.Our favorite heron, Princess, one night on our main deck at sunset.Strolling in the gulf at sunset is like being part of paradise.

From $135 / night

Amazing Gulf-front Cottage and 100' Private Beach
2 bedrooms
6 guests
5 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
Type: Cottage
Per night: $190 - $238
Per month: $4,050 - $4,410
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Weeki Wachee vacation cottage rental
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Close your eyes and let your imagination take you away to a perfect holiday: palm trees, gulf front cottage, private beach, kayaks for exploring, and so many decks to offer special views. Open your eyes to find you are stretching out in a hammock and feeling the gulf breeze sway you gently as you gaze at the sun setting, bringing another day at the Sandcastle to a close. All you need to pack is your swimsuit, clothes, and camera to capture special memories.

Waiting for you are all those things you would want from a stunning cottage. Every amenity needed to enjoy relaxing with your family and treating yourself is ready. Sandcastle in the Sun is filled with all the special amenities and extras to make this a vacation which will last a lifetime. Your own private beach, two hammocks, gas and electric grills, fully loaded kitchen, laundry center on the property, home fitness center, 3 levels of decking with a large main deck stretching over the gulf at high tide, beach towels, sand chairs! Looking for more. Newly added are 2 kayaks, a public beach park next door, indoor and outdoor toys for all ages, including 2 new PlayStation Portable Electronic Units with several games to pop in.

About Us

At Sandcastle in the Sun, we hope to provide a relaxing, memorable vacation or retreat - we will do everything we can to make your stay a blissful memory. With a vast array of amenities available for your use, we are sure you will soon love our gulf front Sandcastle in the Sun as much as we do. Take a minute to look around our personal site and see just a few of the things we have to offer here and in the area. Nestled on a private, secluded island that is reachable by car, Sandcastle in the Sun, on Pine Island, is your perfect spot to take off for a day of adventure. Activities of all kinds await you. Kayaks are for rent at Pine Island Beach or Weeki Wachee Springs, where you may also want to spend the day with the mermaids. Charter a fishing tour or a scuba diving adventure for a day you will not forget.

Being part of the protected Nature Coast, there is no telling what you may be able to witness. Be sure to get a close look at our families of dolphins often swimming near the deck in the morning and back home in the evening. Watch the bald eagle soar by. Catch a glimpse of the otter playing around in the water as you turn the corner on to the island. Look around, see how many of nature's creatures fly, scurry, crawl, or swim past you.


Such an array of amenities to make your stay fun and relaxing, you will wonder why you did not come sooner and stay longer!

2 Bedroom/ 3 Bath Gulf front Cottage
with your own PRIVATE BEACH

Sleeps 6
Queen bed in master bedroom
Daybed with roll out trundle bed in
second bedroom
Queen sofabed in living room

Full Kitchen
Serving for 8 dishes and utensils
Complete set of cookware
Complete set of bakeware
Ceramic top range/oven
Automatic coffeemaker
Quesadilla maker
Crepe maker
George Foreman Grill
Panini Maker
Electric Can Opener
Deep Freezer Chest in laundry center

Cable TV
3 TVs - (2 HDTVs - one large screen, one smaller screen in master bedroom), 3rd TV is in the fitness center
DVD and DVD Library
Stereo CD and CD Library
Fax machine/copier/scanner
Phone with answering machine with your own private line
Unlimited long distance
High speed wi-fi Internet

Complete bedding
Full set of towels for each bath
Extra sets of towels for guests
Beach towels

Central Air/Heat
Individual air conditioners in each room
Ceiling fans in each room

Bonus Amenities

Card Table with 5 chairs for additional dining area
Iron and full-size ironing board
Hair dryer in each bathroom
Washer and dryer (in bldg.)
Laundry Detergent provided

Home Fitness Center

3 deck levels including a swimdeck

Large covered patio

Gas Grill
Indoor/Outdoor stand-alone electric BBQ grill
Electric tabletop BBQ grill

BBQ conversation table

Outside shower
Boat dock nearby (within 5 minutes)
Flipflops for the beach
2 adult hammocks which hold 2 adults each
Beach furniture
2 Kayaks

Amenities for the Children
Child-size deck chairs
Child-size sand chairs
Smaller beach towels
Beach toys
Playground in the park-100 feet away
Children's DVD Library
Children's books
Inside toys for rainy days
PlayStation Portables with games

Yard toys

Amenities for your little one
High Chair
Playard with mattress for naps and sleeping

Folding stroller
Changing Pad and Covers
Diaper pail , diaper bags, and baby wipes
3 Booster Chairs
Dishes for toddlers
Utensils for toddlers
Safety Gates for the stairs
Swimmie boat for 6 month - 2 year
Arm Swimmies
Toddler Bedrail
Hooded Bath Towels and baby washcloths
Steam Guard Microwave Sterilizer for bottles, pacifiers, and more

Baby shampoo and bath wash

Toddler-size potty seat and step-stool

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Area Information
Pine Island is your perfect spot to take off for a day of adventure and come back to relax. Activities of all kinds await you. Kayaks are for rent at Weeki Wachee Springs, where you may also want to spend the day with the mermaids, or at the Kayak Shack, where many guests have had manatees swim alongside their kayaks. Charter a fishing tour or a scuba diving adventure for a day you will not forget.

Do you want a chance to "swim" with the manatees? Homosassa Springs is only about 45 minutes away. Tampa, about an hour drive from the cottage, offers many choices: Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Adventure Island, the Florida Aquarium, or even a Broadway show.

Want to sneak off a little further? You can be at Sea World, Disney World, or Universal Studios in about 2 hours. Watch in awe as Cirque du Soleil performs La Nouba at Disney World. Get caught up in the excitement of the Blue Man Group at Universal Studios. In just a couple of hours, you are back home snuggling up in your overstuffed rocking recliners.

Take a day to go down to Tarpon Springs to watch how the Greek villagers live. If you are an art lover, drive a little further south to the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. There is never a lack of things to do here in the county or close by. The difficult part is deciding which to do first. Don't forget to bring the binoculars.

Being part of the protected Nature Coast, there is no telling what you may be able to witness. Be sure to get a close look at our families of dolphins swimming close by in the morning and back home in the evening. Look around, see how many of nature's creatures fly, scurry, crawl, or swim past you.

Mermaids are waiting to welcome you to have fun while you are at your home away from home.

A playground awaits your children and little ones only a few hundred feet away from the cottage! Keep checking back to find something new! Things are being added so often!

About the owner

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 01 2016 Apr 30 2017 $238 $238 - $4,400 5 Nights
May 01 2017 Aug 31 2017 $190 $190 - $4,050 5 Nights
Sep 01 2017 Nov 30 2017 $231 $231 - $4,410 5 Nights
Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 9.5
Deposits: No deposit required.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Special discounts frequently offered. Contact owner. Utilities and electricity are included in the rates. Property Damage Protection - $69. Cleaning Fee - $110, any length of stay. 5-night minimum stay, no exceptions. Discounted rates for stays of 30 days or more. The longer the stay, the greater the discount. NO PETS, NO SMOKING, NO EXCEPTIONS!
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