Stunning Gulf-front cottage with private beach!!

From $217 / night

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  • 2 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Cottage

Your 'Sandcastle in the Sun' can be found on a relaxing, secluded island that can be reached by car. Pine Island is your perfect spot to take off for a day of adventure. Activities of all kinds await you. Kayaks are rented at The Kayak Shack, where many guests have had the thrill of manatees swimming with them; Paddling Adventures in the Weeki Wachee Springs Park (10% discount brochures are available at the cottage). You may decide to spend the day there with the mermaids, taking a riverboat ride, or trying out the slides at Buccaneer Bay Swim Park. Chartering a fishing tour or a scuba diving adventure will provide a day's adventure you wil...Read more

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Stunning Gulf-front cottage with private beach!!
Weeki Wachee, Florida

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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.

Nestled on a private, secluded island that is reachable by car, our 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 The Kayak Shack, where many times just going down the Weeki Wachee River, you will see manatees, the gentle giants; or at 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.

Do you want a chance to swim with the manatees? Homossassa 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.

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.

What else makes the Sandcastle in the Sun so uniquely special?

2 Bedroom/ 3 Bath Gulf front Cottage
with its 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
Hand blender
George Foreman Grill
Panini maker
Electric Can Opener
7 cu.ft. Deep Freezer Chest in laundry center

Cable TV
3 TVs - (2 HDTVs - one large screen, one smaller screen in master bedroom)
DVD with an adult DVD library and a children's DVD library
Stereo CD and CD library

Fax machine/copier/scanner with ink replacement and paper provided.

Phone System with answering machine, private line, and unlimited long distance

High speed wi-fi Internet

Complete bedding for all beds
Full sets of towels for each bath
Hair dryer in all baths
Extra sets of towels and linens for guests
Beach towels
Central Air/Heat
Individual air conditioners in each room
Ceiling fans in each room

Bonus Amenities
Set of notebooks with complete instructions for the electronic equipment, kitchen appliances, things to do in the area, restaurants available, where things are located, fitness center
Casual reading
Puzzle books
Board Games
Card Games
Washer and dryer in the building
Home Fitness Center
3 deck levels including a swim deck
Large furnished, covered patio
Tabletop Electric BBQ grill and equipment
Indoor/Outdoor Free-standing BBQ grill and equipment
Barbecue conversation table set
Outside shower
2 adult hammocks which hold 2 adults each
Beach furniture

Amenities for the Children
Child-size deck chairs
Child-size sand chairs
Smaller beach towels
Beach toys
Playground in the park about 100 feet away
Children's DVD Library
Children's books

Amenities for your Little One
High Chair
Playard with mattress for naps and sleeping
Changing Pad and Covers
Diaper Pail and bags
3 Booster Chairs
Safety Gates
Swimmie boat for 6 month - 2 year
Arm Swimmies
Toddler Bedrail
Hooded Bath Towels

Boat dock nearby (within 5 minutes)

Discounts Available For Long Term Stays.

We make every effort not to do back to back bookings on the same day. We have found that leaving a minimum of 1-2 days between guests allows our cleaning service time enough to prepare the cottage to the high standards we have regarding the outward appearance and inside cleanliness of the Sandcastle in the Sun. We feel it is only right that each of our guests is greeted with well-groomed grounds and a freshly cleaned cottage with everything they may want to have available to them, and more, ready upon arrival. Other little touches are always making our guests wanting to stay even longer.
If you have any questions or would like to book a reservation, please feel free to contact us. We hope to see you soon!

More About This Location

Away from it all, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Waterfront


Last updated on July 30, 2014
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Rental fees

  • Cleaning fee | $100 per stay
  • Tax rate | 9.5% of rent
  • Property Damage Insurance | $49 per stay
  • Fees for additional guests may apply.

Additional notes from the owner

No deposit is required.
Tax rate is 6.5% county tax plus a 3% tourist tax.
Discounted rates are available for long term stays of 30 days or more. The longer the stay, the greater the discount.


  • 24 Hour On Call Maintenance
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Sofabed
  • Concierge Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • A/C or climate control
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Security System
  • Central heating
  • Fitness Room
Phone / Internet
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Telephone
  • Fax Machine
Property Features
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Electric Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Blender
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Grill
  • Books
  • Children's Toys
  • Music Library
  • Cable TV
  • Radio
  • Games
  • High Definition TV
  • Board Games
  • Media Library
  • Stereo or CD player
  • VCR
  • Movie/Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Standard Definition TV
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Garden
  • Dock/Boat-slip
  • Porch
  • Deck
Onsite Equipment
  • Swing set or jungle gym
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Pet friendly - no
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - yes
  • Wheelchair accessible - no
Living space
  • 1250 square feet

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