USA Gulf Coast Florida Navarre Beach Listing #36619

Sand Kastle Kottage - Navarre Beach, FL

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24 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 2 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Private home w/ large outdoor dining area, water access, near the beach!

With a king-size bed in the master bedroom and one guest bedroom, a queen-size bed in an additional guest bedroom, as well as a twin-over-double bunk bed plus a trundle in the remaining guest bedroom, Sand Kastle Kottage accommodates up to 10 guests comfortably. This completely renovated home boasts breathtaking views of both the Gulf of Mexico and Santa Rosa Sound, from every bedroom. Upon entering this upscale and welcoming home, you will be adorned with gorgeous wood-like tile flooring throughout the living area and bedrooms, a coastal color scheme featuring shades of tan, blue and white, as well as an open floor plan to create a welcoming ambiance from the moment you step through the front door. Each bedroom is equipped with a large flat-screen Smart television, perfect for cozying up with your loved ones for a movie night after a long day of soaking up the sun on the beach or exploring all that Navarre Beach has to offer. Both the master bedroom television and the living room television are 55 inches. Enjoy an Xbox as well, providing endless entertainment for the kids when they are not busy building sandcastles on the beach and dipping their toes in the cool, refreshing Gulf of Mexico. The spacious master bedroom offers its own relaxing oasis, with coastal décor and stunning views looking down the Gulf of Mexico's coastline. The ensuite master bathroom is truly a sight to see, with a single vanity surrounded by a granite countertop, along with a gorgeously-tiled and capacious walk-in shower. Each guest bedroom offers immediate access to its own private balcony, as well as its own guest bathroom.

Things to know:
Beach service is included March through October
*This home is equipped with exterior surveillance cameras in the front and in the back corner of the property. They do not record sound

County tax number: 2408

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining






Ocean view

Sound view

Water view

Gulf view





DVD player

Wireless router

HBO streaming

Netflix streaming

On-site activities



Beach chairs

Enclosed yard



24 reviews

Julie J. Sep 2022
Pros-location; very close to public beach. Partial views from pretty much every room. AC worked well.
Cons- At front door on second floor there’s a sign “Do not lean on railing” that’s fine for adults, but having children it was very hazardous. No gas grill or fire pit as shown in photos. The garage door wasn’t working so we had to manually open and close it every time we wanted to access to backyard area. There are no other access points except the garage door.
2 out of 3 sinks did not drain- not clogged, but has no clearance with drain stoppers. Maintenance people removed stoppers all together and told us the wrong size had been installed. When we entered the house the smoke alarm was sounding every 2 mins or so, contact person stated someone would come replace the batteries the next day; advised me to just take the batteries out. No problem, but no one came the following day to replace the batteries.
All outdoor areas were absolutely COVERED in bird feces- housekeeping returned to clean these areas.
Duvet covers were thrown over all living furniture bc of stains. The chair in living room was coming apart with visible nails on the sides. All outdoor furniture was absolutely worn out with extreme fading and holes present. There was also a broken lounge chair outside the second floor balcony that was a hazard that they never removed (after I requested it to be removed bc we have small children). Several sandy areas were found in the house and ants overran the bunk bedroom by the third night ( with absolutely no food being brought in the bedroom).
There are two patios, but can’t be used when it’s raining or sunny bc they are not covered, and the umbrella didn’t work.
Manager response:
Julie, thank you for taking the time to review your stay, we're pleased you enjoyed the location. That said, we apologize for the issues you experienced that detracted from your visit. We're sorry that the fire pit is no longer available and it has been removed as an amenity in our online listing. We appreciate you letting us know that some cleaning details were missed so that our housekeeping team could address them during your stay. We thank you for your feedback as we see it as an opportunity to improve and we hope to host you and provide a better experience in the future.
Amanda A. Aug 2022
This house was nice and had plenty of space for 11. There were several things broken and not working properly when we arrived. The dryer didn't work most of time; no hot water in one of the showers; sliding door to wash room was broken: washer downstairs in the garage didn't work; lock was broke on the back door; they advertised they provided cable but none of the TVs had cable. We called the office the first day and they sent a maintenance guy out who didn't fix anything. He basically walked around made notes of everything we reported to ensure we would not be charged for these things. I will not be staying here again.
Manager response:
Amanda, thank you for sharing your feedback and bringing these issues to our attention, we apologize for any inconvenience. We take guest feedback seriously, and we have forwarded this information to the local staff so they can review and update the home as needed for future guests. We look forward to hosting you again!
Nakeela B. Aug 2022
1. The view was amazing
2. The location of the property was great, not on the main road but can still see right over to the beach...
3. Golf cart rentals were brought right to us which was +
4. It was just beautiful, Perfect view from the second floor back patio...
5. Beautiful view of the moon and stars at night...
6. Patio lights were a nice touch of color
7. Kitchen fully stocked with cookware
8. Plenty of towels and washcloths

1. Ants(Kitchen counter, Master Bathroom, first room on second floor)
2. Flying bugs(I had to buy ant spray and fly paper, which was left for the next occupants)
3. Dirty/Stained upholstery(Main Room White furniture)
4. Outside furniture not well kept(broken wicker lawn chair on the second floor back patio, grill not clean, bird poo on the table out side near grill)
5. Vacasa customer service: you say to call you guys when something is not working properly... Well I call customer service on Monday as they were closed on Sunday and we arrived on Saturday... I called and  Brandon was very nice with addressing my issues which was about the garage door not closing... He said someone should be by at some point... I am glad I didn't hold my breath bc nobody ever came and when I thought someone was coming in the Vacasa truck, he just drove off😕... So from Saturday to Saturday the garage has been open🤷🏾‍♀️...
6. So while I thought maintenance was coming I was going to get them to fix the door to go put on the top floor but they never came... We dis not get to sit out on the top level, but we made do...
7. None of the TV's worked properly, it took some know how to get them working in our favor... Again, we made do
Manager response:
Hi, Nakeela! We're so sorry you struggled to receive assistance during your stay. We encourage guests to call our local office, rather than the Vacasa customer service line, using the number provided in the rental. The ants have been treated, the couch is cleaned, and broken furnishings have been removed. Thank you!
Barbara R. Jun 2022
Very enjoyable. Large enough for an extended family. Loved the paddle boarding and backyard entertainment. Short walk to the beach.
Gary B. Jun 2022
This is a great home but desperately needs repairs and updates. Previous reviews have mentioned the ice maker and TVs not working. We had no ice for the 7 days we were there and had to buy ice every day. None of the TVs had any channels unless you subscribed to streaming services. TV in the master bedroom never had a Wi-Fi signal for anything for 7 days. 2 other TVs did not have remotes. Called Vacasa support and they were great. Had someone out in just a few hours. They Contacted AT&T but nothing helped. They called for an appliance repair service but they had to order parts that didn’t arrive before we left. The house advertised Wi-Fi and Smart TVs but if the Wi-Fi doesn’t work properly, the Smart TV is worthless too.
The mattress in the master bedroom was not very comfortable.
The house is very convenient to both the gulf and the sound. Use of the kayaks, bicycles and paddle boards was quite a plus for our family.
The home is great but the owners need to spend some money to make everything work as advertised.
Manager response:
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience, Gary! We're pleased to read you enjoyed the prime location of our home, though we sincerely apologize for the maintenance concerns encountered during your stay. It is never our intention to disappoint our guests, and our local management has been notified so they may make any necessary adjustments. We appreciate your feedback so we may continually improve, and we hope for the chance to thoroughly impress you in the future.
Talia P. May 2022
We had a great time here. There is a lot of life jackets, kayaks and a paddle board to use. The beds were very comfortable. We did have all of the lawn furniture all over the neighbors lawn when we arrived but there was a storm a couple days before. The internet was not good and only one of the TV’s actually you could watch because of the Wi-Fi I’m assuming. (There was a DVD player) There was an Xbox but no controller that had a battery so you couldn’t use it. There was a golf cart in the garage but we weren’t allowed to use it. It took up alot of room so we couldn’t park our vehicle or our rented golf cart inside. The backyard was the best. There is alot of construction noise during the day. The living area is on the top floor so be prepared to get your steps in but we had a great time. Thanks
Manager response:
Hi, Talia! We appreciate you leaving your review and do apologize for the scattered lawn furniture due to several storms before your stay. Local staff has been able to make the rounds to all of our rentals and put everything back in place. The internet provider has corrected the issue you experienced, and we have replaced the Xbox controller. Thank you!
Devon R. Mar 2022
Overall, the house was beautiful, very clean, and even had more bathrooms than listed (3.5 instead of 2.5) which was nice since we had a large group. We came in March so it was pretty chilly at night. We wanted to use the fireplace but we could not find the key to turn it on anywhere. The TV's were all unplugged and would not connect to WIFI for streaming services. There was a pair of diry socks under one cushion of the outdoor furniture and the icemaker in the fridge was frozen over. We were only there for a couple of days so these things didnt necessarily matter to us or effect our stay at all and would 10/10 stay here again. The beds were extrememly comfortable, loads of pillows, comfy couches/chairs and there were plenty of towels. House was only a short walk to the beach and came with lots of amenitites. I wish the fire pit in the pictures was there! Also in the handbook at the house it says no charcoal grilling but the grill provided in the back yard had charcoal left under it and had a spot for charcoal grilling as well as propane grilling so that was a little confusing. I hope I can bring my family back this summer!
Manager response:
We're glad you chose to stay with us, Devon, and appreciate your feedback. We apologize if you were expecting to use the fireplace; it is not available or advertised. The TVs have been verified as connecting to the WiFi, the ice maker is fixed, the fire pit photo is removed, and the charcoal grill is now available for use. Thank you!
Andree C. Sep 2021
Spacious, tasteful and simple decor, but I probably would never book it again because the stairs between floors are steep and hazardous. My contractor son says they were not built to code, at least not where we're from. I'm afraid someone will get hurt. The porches were pleasant. Lots of dishes, but not enough cookware. Vacasa should have warned us about the noisy construction, which is everywhere and impossible to avoid except in the evening. Use of kayaks were nice. Close to the beach. In spite of the drawbacks, we did enjoy our stay.
Manager response:
Hi, Andree! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that the kayaks provided were a nice amenity. We would like to confirm the stairs in this home are up to code, and the kitchen inventory is adequate for the maximum occupancy. Because this home is not part of an HOA, we are not made aware in advance of any construction or what the hours may be. We apologize if this was bothersome. Hopefully we can host you for a quieter visit next time!
Brent S. Jul 2021
Nice home. Great location. We enjoyed our stay.
Brittany C. Jul 2021
Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. The home was pretty clean on the second and third levels. The linens provided were plentiful and clean. The views are beautiful and the proximity to the beach is great. There are some small maintenance things that need to be addressed which is why I’m only giving 4 stars.
Diane P. Jul 2021
Spaciousness of home. Great family vacation in Navarre Beach for a family reunion with 58 of my closest relatives. Weather was great. Please check the bar stools. 2 of them are loose. You might also want to check the railing on the outside top deck. It seemed a little loose. Otherwise an awesome stay. We'll return.
Claudia Jo R. May 2021
We had our extended family of 9 in this home. Great location - but wait til the bridge is repaired if you want to travel quickly to Pensacola. Short walk to the beach - and Lazy Days Beach Service was definitely great- having the umbrella/chairs and a space for us was so nice! House had plenty of room, nice kitchen and eating area, great decks and outside furniture. Enjoyed the boogie boards. One negative was the beds need replacing, as we all tended to fall off the sides of them, and they were way too soft for our preference. Also, one night the hot water heater quit working, and it was reset the next morning. Hopefully that will get repaired before someone else rents it. We would definitely stay here again.
Manager response:
Hello, Claudia! Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to share your review! We are happy to report the hot water has been fixed. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon!
Scott W. Apr 2021
Navarre beach is beautiful - sugar white sand & emerald green water! This particular home is a touch deceiving ....

There is heavy construction in the neighborhood. We listened to construction noise from sun up to sun down including the weekend. Also, two of the neighbors have dogs and they bark - a ton.

When we arrived to the home we had no hot water. Although it was resolved within 24 hours, how can the cleaning crew clean with no hot water and not notice that there was an issue?

The master bed itself is broke and being help up by an empty paint can. Not what I expected for paying $3k+ for the week.

The 3rd floor deck is in bad shape with boards popped up and a loose railing.

I went on vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle of life, while the beach is amazing I cannot say I would return to this property. We would have been better off going to a high rise condo to get away from the noise. We understand that construction is booming however If I owned the property I would want an HOA of some sort to regulate construction noise only be from 9-5 & no weekends. I am a big dog lover, however it is less than enjoyable to go on vacation only to listen to barking dogs, I could have stayed home and listened to the neighbors dogs.
Manager response:
Hi, Scott! Thank you for telling us about your experience. The hot water issue has been addressed, and the bedframe is getting replaced. Maintenance will assess the deck for any needed work. There is no HOA in the area to have any authority over the private lots and construction or barking dogs. We apologize if this was bothersome for you. We hope to see you again!
Jim B. Jan 2021
Had a great week at Navarre Beach! Our first visit to this beach. House was really nice, layout was perfect, location great. Easy walk to the beach, bike paths right there, restaurants 10 min away. Really like the house - would love to return during warmer weather with a boat - canal is perfect for bringing a boat! Great House, Location and area!
Gina W. Oct 2020
This home was so peaceful! We loved the balcony ! Our family was comfortable in this home. It had everything we needed! We enjoyed our stay very much!
Andrew W. Sep 2020
Had a great time some bad weather but still a great time nice house
Rodnika L. Jul 2020
The house was beautiful! It was enough room for everyone. It was in a great spot in proximity to the beach. We loved having the little lake in the back, it was great for fishing. We had everything we needed to be able to have a quarantined vacation. Also the Vacasa staff was great and quick with responding to the issues that came up. The only thing is that there were some things that were missed with cleaning. We found a lot of strands of hair on things in the bathroom. We found eyelashes on the dresser in our room and my kids found a tooth on the floor in their room. So good thing we had our Lysol spray and Clorox wipes.
Manager response:
Rodnika, thank you for your thoughtful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the proximity to the beach that this home has to offer. We sincerely apologize for the oversite regarding the cleanliness issues you experienced at the time of check-in. We have passed along this feedback to the local manager and cleaning staff. We hope to host you again soon!
Saul D. Jul 2020
Quick and easy beach access in a secluded area of the island. House includes many useful items that make your stay more fun and relaxing. Recreational equipment is available but does require a waiver to be signed at office. Not opened 24/7 but located very close to the house. Lots of space available for larger groups of people to enjoy time tougher but not fee crowded.
Jen H. Jul 2020
This house was in a great location. Great for fishing or hanging out on the beach. We enjoyed the paddle boards and fire pit.
Henry H. Jun 2020
House was the perfect fit for our group . 3 kids and 4 adults. Home was clean and well kept.