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max 6 guests      3 bedrooms      2 bathrooms
  • Amenity Attributes
    • double
    • king
    • queen
  • Attractions Attributes
    • restaurants
    • theme parks
    • water parks
  • Entertainment Attributes
    • DVD Player
    • Satellite / Cable
    • Television
    • Smart TV
    • Cable TV
    • LCD TV
    • 19" LCD
    • 46" LCD TV
  • General Attributes
    • Air Conditioning
    • Clothes Dryer
    • Elevator
    • Heating
    • Internet
    • Iron & Board
    • Linens Provided
    • Parking
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine
    • Wifi
    • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen Attributes
    • Coffee Maker
    • Dishes & Utensils
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove
    • Toaster
    • Dining Table
    • Full Kitchen
    • Refrigerator
    • Coffee Maker
    • Ice Maker
    • Microwave
    • Toaster
    • Cookware
    • Blender
  • Local_services_and_businesses Attributes
    • groceries
    • hospital
  • Location_type Attributes
    • Beach
    • Beach View
  • Outside Attributes
    • Balcony
    • Outdoor Grill
  • Pool_spa Attributes
    • Heated Pool
    • Hot Tub
  • Living Attributes
    • High Speed Internet Free
    • Free Long Distance - US & Canada
    • Central Heat and Air
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Linens
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Iron & Ironing Board
    • Walk-in Shower
    • High Speed Internet Connection
  • Outdoor Attributes
    • Deck
    • Patio
    • Balcony
    • Beach
    • Hot Tub (Complex)
    • Heated Pool
  • Convenience Attributes
    • Medical Services Nearby
    • Grocery Nearby
    • Convenience Store Nearby
    • Movie Theatres Nearby
    • Golf Course Nearby
    • Mini Golf Nearby
    • Walking & Bike Trails Nearby
    • Restaurants Nearby
    • Library Nearby
  • Geographic Attributes
    • On Beach
    • Close to Town
    • Disney less than a 2 hour drive
    • Busch Gardens 45 minute drive
  • Business Attributes
    • ATM Nearby
    • Bank Nearby
    • UPS Store Nearby
    • Post Office Nearby
    • Deep Sea Fishing Charters Nearby
    • Boat Rentals Nearby
    • Wave Runner Rentals Nearby
    • Bicycle Rental Nearby
    • Paragliding Nearby

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Weekly

2022

Rate Period Weekly
Jul 2 to Jul 8 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 3,045 USD
Jul 9 to Aug 5 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 2,345 USD
Aug 6 to Aug 19 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 1,945 USD
Aug 20 to Dec 23 Min Stay 7 nights 1,745 USD
Dec 24, 2022 to Jan 6, 2023 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 2,345 USD

2023

Rate Period Weekly
Jan 7 to Feb 3 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 1,945 USD
Feb 4 to Mar 3 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 2,345 USD
Mar 4 to Apr 14 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 3,045 - 3,325 USD
Apr 15 to May 26 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 1,945 USD
May 27 to Jun 30 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 2,345 USD
Jul 1 to Jul 7 Min Stay 7 nights (Arrival only on: Sat) 3,045 USD

Long Term Stays

2022

Rate Period # Nights Long Term Stays
Aug 20 to Dec 23 Min Stay 30 nights 30 6,674 USD

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Beautiful View We had a great time at Sand Castle II. This condo was an end unit so the breeze on the balcony was great. The beach and weather was also perfect this year (no red tide). Everything in the condo worked and we didn't have to call anyone for anything to be repaired. Everything we needed for our vacation was included in the condo. I would rent this condo again. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Monday, June 27, 2022 Thank you for your wonderful review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon.
Reviewed On: 6/24/2022
Great Week at the Beach The condo was just as described. The decor is a little dated but it's not an issue since we spent most of out time at the beach and exploring the beautiful area. I highly recommend fixing the glass door to the balcony from the main room. It is extremely hard to open and loud. Other than that, the condo was clean and comfortable. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Friday, June 10, 2022 Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again. FYI the sliding glass door is under repair.
Reviewed On: 6/1/2022
Winter Escape from New York Nothing can beat the view from the balcony of this condo, the daily sunsets, the white sand, the happy (not noisy) beachcombers. The property was clean and the kitchen had all the necessities for home cooking. Because it&#x2019;s not a new property, there will be maintenance issues, but Florida Lifestyle has always been helpful. The area has numerous great restaurants.<br/> Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Wednesday, March 16, 2022 Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!
Reviewed On: 3/16/2022
2506 Sandler caste II Good layout but very dirty. We couldn&#x2019;t walk around without getting our feet black. The corners need attention too. The maintenance guy was good. Disappointed that beach towels were not provided. Tv controllers were missing batteries. DVD didn&#x2019;t work. No cleaning products to freshen up the sinks and baths. We even had to request a broom.
- Ann W.
Reviewed On: 4/18/2022
Beautiful view Overall we had a great week at Sand Castle II- unit 2506. The location and view can't be beat! The kitchen has been nicely updated and we had all the utensils, equipment we needed. There were a few items that could have been better. We had no tv or internet when we arrived. We figured out the 9 remotes after the first day so the tv worked but the internet did not work until Tuesday when the office figured out they had given us the wrong id/password. The unit was clean except for the floors. Our socks were black after only a couple of hours so we mopped the floors ourselves. The patio door was difficult to impossible to open. The men were the only ones that were strong enough to push it open/closed. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our beaches. Upon arrival, we ask all guests to notify us if there are any issues with the condo, cleaning, maintenance, etc. If we had known sooner about the sliding patio door we would have sent maintenance out to take care of it for you. We do have to rely on our owners to supply us with the proper passwords for the internet and sometimes they forget to notify us of any changes.
Reviewed On: 3/21/2022
Sand Castle II 2506 Pool, Hot tub, and everything was well kept. Condo was dirty. Dryer was so full of lint it overheated and caused breakers to trip. Big fire hazard. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Thank you for your review. Had you notified our office about the cleaning and the dryer we would have taken care of the problems in a timely manner.
Reviewed On: 1/31/2022
Family Vacation We greatly enjoyed our stay at this property. Beautiful view from the corner unit. We purchased two beach umbrellas and left them at the unit for others to enjoy. I would most definitely recommend this condo and location. The owners were wonderful to work with when we had to cancel last year due to COVID-19 situation.
- Liz B.
Reviewed On: 8/9/2021
November birthday vacation We rented 2 units in the Sand Castle 2 building for myself, my husband, our children and our grandchildren. We celebrated 4 birthdays throughout the week. We had a fabulous time! Both units were great! The pool area was nice and so was the beach. Indian Shores has a lot to offer. We had fun catching the trolly right outside our complex. We are coming back next November! Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Thank you for the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again!
- pam B.
Reviewed On: 11/30/2021
Indian Shores is a Little piece of Heaven The fully stocked and upgraded kitchen was great and the view from unit is fabulous. Having two bathrooms was great. Living room couch is not the most comfortable but the dining table is large and lovely. The beds are on the firmer/harder side. The balcony furniture is pretty outdated and one of the two loungers was badly stained and they could use more chairs out there &#x2013; it is a large balcony and great for breakfast and lunch while enjoying the ocean view.<br/><br/>The location is great with Caddy&#x2019;s across the street and many restaurants on Gulf Blvd to choose from. Grocery shopping was only a few miles away and we found a great place for fresh bagels (St. Pete&#x2019;s Bagel Company) in Largo. Always love going to John&#x2019;s Pass a few miles down the road and Clearwater is very close as well.<br/><br/>Overall, a good trip!<br/>
Reviewed On: 7/26/2021
Beach Front Condo We had a wonderful and relaxing time. We loved the views, pool and hot tub. We loved that the kitchen was fully stocked with cooking supplies. There where three things that we think need to be addressed. The door walls are very old and hard to open and close at times, the mattresses need to be replaced and the additional fans need to be cleaned. Over all I would recommend family and friends to stay at the unit.
- Monika E.
Reviewed On: 8/16/2021
Ok place with a good view and a nice beach Major complaint: the dryer took several cycles to dry clothes. There were not any rugs at inside any of doors so each time you went on the balcony, you brought sand in. The lady at the company was rude upon check in as well as check out. The alarm system was faulty. We were awoken at 3:30am and evacuated then again at 7:30am for a faulty alarm while the 10th floor alarm didn&#x2019;t work at all. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Monday, October 18, 2021 Thank you for your will certainly address the issues you mention and hope to see you again visiting our beautiful beaches.
Reviewed On: 10/16/2021
Last time staying there Staying at sandcastle 2 has its perks right on the water close to the ocean. Others not so much, the gates closing were loud, kids up all night in the pool and hot tub, screaming kids, people vacation in Florida to get away from whats happening in their lives. I did not enjoy my stay at sandcastle 2 sorry to say. Also construction on sandcastle 3 and 2 and across the street. Florida lifestyle styles should have send out an email. Or post it on your page. Had to see it on plumlees website. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Thursday, November 11, 2021 Thank you for your review. Actually, families visit to enjoy family time in the pools, on the beach, kids playing and there is a celebratory atmosphere when you get to take a long awaited vacation. As for construction, this time of year is when 90% of all buildings start to do work projects because it is the slowest time of the year. Plumlee may have posted because they actually manage the common areas of that building so there is that. You may be better served coming at another time of year even it it is more expensive for you to do so and also definitely find a smaller complex if you do not like people around much. The building you stayed in has 30 3 Bedroom Condos so there could be 180-200 people around vacationing at the same time. Maybe find a building with less room and it will suit you better. Thanks again for your review.
- adam w.
Reviewed On: 11/8/2021
Great Location The owner sold unit after we had originally booked but we were able to continue with rental. We had a great time in a great location. Once we figured out the wifi info was incorrect all was good. Unit could use some updating and a thorough cleaning, could also use an exterminator to deal with an ant problem, plus additional wash cloths wouldn't hurt either (6 people, 6 wash cloths). After hours check-in went well and check out was simple, very little interaction with the lady at office. This unit suited our needs. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Monday, December 27, 2021 Thank you for your review.
- James M.
Reviewed On: 12/26/2021
Best vacation place Condo was very clean and organized,location was perfect and accessible to restaurants and activities couldn't have been more convenient
- Alfred B.
Reviewed On: 10/6/2021
Gorgeous Gulf View We just spent two weeks at Sand Castle II in Indian Shores and had a wonderful time. The condo was exceptional with everything you could ever need for cooking a meal. We mostly took advantage of the many nearby restaurants. Caddy&#x2019;s Pub is just across the street and the trolley stop is right out front. There&#x2019;s a washer and dryer right in the condo and we did have to wash towels and washclothes frequently.
- Susan H.
Reviewed On: 4/8/2019
Super clean and well maintained. This was our second year staying in one of the Sand Castle buildings. Once again we had an amazing week. We are a family of 4 with two young kids and being so close to the beach is the best! This particular unit was very clean, everything worked well and well maintained. Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes/utensils/pots etc. Washing machine and dryer worked well. AC worked perfectly.
- Matthew A.
Reviewed On: 4/15/2019
Great location Overall we had a great time. Having said that there were a few things that could definitely be changed. The major issue we had was the quality of the mattresses. There wasn&#x2019;t one night when we got a good full night sleep due to tossing and turning on the bed trying to get comfortable. There was a one inch pad provided in the master bedroom that still was not enough. There were other small issues but nothing that couldn&#x2019;t be looked over for a short time we were there. Other than those things the condo is in a great location close to many restaurants and convenience stores. We have stayed in Indian rocks beach area before and we will again the area is great.
- Jon S.
Reviewed On: 6/17/2019
Loved it! Even though the coronavirus limited activities, it was a beautiful place to "stay in place".
- Lisa E.
Reviewed On: 3/30/2020
Great Location and Beautiful Beach Gorgeous balcony views, loved the beach, loved the location, short drive to everything, walking distance to food & ice cream.Would return for sure!
- Marsha U.
Reviewed On: 6/25/2019
2 week stay Stayed at sandcastle 2 for 2 weeks still not enough time. Enjoyed the sunsets and walking the beach looking for sea shells. Seeing dolphins and boats. Would have like to hit up the hot tub but after seeing kids under 13 in it why would u want to go in. Saw one baby in a swim diaper go in there. I like how there are signs up but parents can't read or dont care. Must be the new kiddy pool. Lol. I like to see more management on duty more control over the policy. Trespasses coming from the caddys pub to access the beach for a picture of the sunset.
- adam w.
Reviewed On: 11/9/2020
Vaca 2020 Covid tried to hamper it, but over all it was a decent vacation. Place could have been cleaner especially with the Covid virus. Dusty and the remotes, toilets and door handles were dirty. Luckily we always clean are room before use.
- Ryan F.
Reviewed On: 7/8/2020
Girl&#x2019;s Trip 2020 We stayed at this condo from 9/24-10/1. Condo was clean, updated and in a perfect location. We&#x2019;d definitely stay there again!
- Michelle N.
Reviewed On: 10/4/2020
Wonderful Vacation My family and I have been coming here to the same unit for many years and we love it.
- Lisa E.
Reviewed On: 3/29/2021
Clean Unit, Perfect Location It is a great unit in a nice area. Very comfortable and clean. The beds were comfortable and the kitchen is beautiful. The only things that could improve the stay is a new coffee pot (took a hour to brew) and to check the dryer that takes forever to dry things.
- TAMMI N.
Reviewed On: 10/1/2020
Beautiful view We visited for the beach and it delivered, our condo was a very nice place to stay. I appreciated the owner provided beach chairs as the chair rentals were kind of out hand to rent for the week. I would definatly suggest a stay here.<br/>** I gave cleanliness 4 stars as baseboards in the condo were so dusty, i wasnt there to look at the baseboards tho ;)
Reviewed On: 4/5/2021
Beautiful location! I like the units location on the beach! Beach towels would have been nice. But everything was as described.
- Paul B.
Reviewed On: 2/1/2021
Perfect condo Nice updated condo. Clean upon arrival. Amazing views. Minor inconvenience-washer & dryer needs updated (2 hours to dry clothes), hot tub not working until Wednesday, elevators kept going out. Will definitely stay again. AC went out prior to our arrival. The management company went above & beyond to get it fixed prior to my arrival.
- Chris M.
Reviewed On: 7/19/2021
Enjoyable beach vacation! What a wonderful 3 BR condo on the Gulf! The condo is clean and comfortable and an unusual 3 BR! We had trouble with the dishwasher but it may have been user error because it was relatively new. The dryer is old and frustratingly took 3 cycles to get things to dry. The balcony furniture was also a little disappointing, but everything else was great! Getting the key was easy, the pool was clean and fun for the kids and the location in Indian Shores was awesome! I've already recommended this unit to a friend.
Reviewed On: 3/8/2021
Great place, helpful people, but wasn&#x2019;t cleaned We loved the setup of the room, loved the view and balcony, but when we arrived, the door was wide open and the AC was not working. There was sand all over the floor, kitchen counter and dining table so it appeared that it wasn&#x2019;t cleaned. When I called the office, they said it was mopped and cleaned but if it was, they were not thorough at all. They were great about sending someone out right away to get the air fixed, but it took longer than it should have because one of the doors to handler was locked and they didn&#x2019;t have a key. <br/>But even after all that, we still had a great vacation and loved the room.
- Heather L.
Reviewed On: 7/8/2021
Nothing short of AMAZING! My husband and I decided to take our children on our first family vacation and this condo was nothing short of AMAZING! This location was perfect! It is just a short drive away from any attractions you would like to do. Shopping was very close. The view was BREATHTAKING!! We could have stayed on the balcony and just have been happy! The beach was everything we wanted and the kids were so happy. We are already trying to figure out when we can come back. My kids cried when we left because they just wanted to stay. Five Stars hands down
- Mandi B.
Reviewed On: 6/1/2021
My Stay at Sand Castle 11 - #2506 Cathy at Lifestyles did a fabulous job locating the unit, checking us in and out and making all the arrangements for a great stay.
- Peter E.
Reviewed On: 12/6/2014
Average Stay Location was lovely.<br/>Dryer Lint Filter was not cleaned, lint was built-up in receptacle - Definite Fire Hazzard.<br/>Master Bedroom mattress needs to be replaced.<br/>Verticles on slider were falling apart. Reported to office.<br/>Unit maintenance should be more detailed, much sand on floor by the A/C unit.<br/>Building Maintenance is deplorable with much litter and dirt in the walkways.<br/>Guest Parking is not monitored, noticed many cars parked for the day with no GUEST TAGS.<br/>Left a week early due to an emergency, Office staff was not even concerned as to why we were leaving.<br/> Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Thursday, April 30, 2015 Thank you for your review. We will be happy to pass your issues on to the Owner of the Condo and also to the management company that monitors common areas of the building and parking. With such a busy week when you stayed, there is always challenges of maintaining grounds when guests do not show consideration themselves. As for your early departure, we are sorry you had a family emergency but feel if you wanted us to know why you were leaving, you would have volunteered the information to us. As for the lint, our report stated it was in the duct work of the building, not the dryer so of course those are not readily seen but as soon as it was brought to our attention, we acted to rectify the problem Thanks again for your review.
- Mary N.
Reviewed On: 4/28/2015
2506 Sandcastle II Everything about the condo was great.<br/><br/>The problem I had was with a man at the rental office. I was told over the phone that I could come and check in and then pick keys up at 3pm if not before if room was clean. This man comes outside where a number of people were waiting and proceeds to basically call us a liar and not to come back until 3. I will be bringing this to the owners attention. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Tuesday, August 11, 2015 Thank you for your review. Actually, I was the one that spoke to you and I did no such thing. I explained that we cannot hand out keys before the condo is ready. It has never been our policy and if someone told you otherwise, they were wrong and I would be happy to discuss it with them BUT you could not tell me who you spoke with. Thanks again for your review. Best Regards, Steven Rodriguez, Vice President of Operations
- Daniell L.
Reviewed On: 8/4/2015
Escape from New York Winter We have been coming to this condo for seven years, primarily for the fabulous view of the Gulf. The place is clean with a well equipped kitchen. Florida Lifestyle makes reservations and check in and out very easy for us. The neighborhood has an abundance of great restaurants. On rainy days we enjoy the many fine museums in downtown St. Petersburg.
Reviewed On: 2/15/2016
A Great Vacation Rental From the ease of booking, to the ease of check-in and the ease of check-out, everything about the rental experience was positive. The unit (2506) is well maintained, well equipped and offers enough space to enjoy family time and privacy when needed. The gulf front balcony wraps around the north end of the unit and affords spectacular views of the gulf, the beach and gorgeous sunsets. The water pressure in the master bathroom was awesome. Of note, the master bed mattress is very firm and the dryer usually took two cycles to dry a medium-sized load of laundry. Overall, the unit looks just like it does in the photos and the location is very convenient and easily accessible. We ended our 10-day vacation feeling relaxed and rested.
- Phillip P.
Reviewed On: 10/19/2015
The Perfect Family Vacation We had a wonderful experince, the condo was more then we could have hoped for, three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well stocked kitchen, the view from the balcony was breath taking, and the rap around view of the inter coastal waters was perfect. This unit is suitable for all ages, my grand children played on the beach all day and loved swimming in the Gulf and in the pool. The property was very clean and well looked after every day with pool area was cleaned and the decks and chairs were washed. The condo is located close to everything, The Pub right across the road has excellent food and is suitable for children. There is a rental shop close where you can rent boats, bikes, etc. I would recommend this condo to all ages and love the end units with the rap around balcony.
- Richard W.
Reviewed On: 3/21/2016
Middle aged frat boys with unsupervised adolesence children This was the 3rd time we stayed at these condos, this time was a nightmare. Arrived at the condo to find dirty hair covered bar of soap left in M/B shower, my son found a dirty drinking glass under his bed. One of the closet doors to the laundry was hanging off, tried to fix it but no tools. A large group of middle aged adults who let their children run wild, skateboarding around the pool and bouncing a ball off the side of the condo under one of our bedroom windows. Apparently rented on condo for themselves and another condo in Sand Castle III for the kids as the kids were running back and forth from condo to condo. They would not rinse off their feet after the beach and would then sit in the hot tub so the hot tub was out of service until the repair man could come and fix it. Elevators didn't work, one gentleman got stuck and had to call his wife for help. Amplified music from condo under us. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation not the place to stay. If you are looking for a place were all the rules are made to be broken go for it. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Thank you for your review. We wish you would have contacted us about your cleaning and repair issues so we could have corrected them immediately for you. We strive for 100% guest satisfaction. This is a fairly large complex and the dates of your visit are prime season for spring break. We would suggest booking in a smaller complex next year or adjusting your dates to come at a quieter time of year. Kids on vacation can be loud and active at any property but you have better chance of quiet at a small complex where multiple families do not book at same time. We are happy to help you with that for next year. Thanks again
- Patty K.
Reviewed On: 4/25/2016
Good place to stay Blinds in bedroom with twin beds need replacing. they don't close all the way and lets too much light in. Wood shutters would be nice. Not as clean as expected for the price we pay for the condo.
- James & Jeanne D.
Reviewed On: 5/16/2016
Great view The location is perfect. Lots of restaurants, places to visit, and shopping. Close to John Pass where we shopped and rented jet skies. Lots of fun! Tropical Storm Colin went through. The condo was very nice. It has three bedrooms and each one is decorated nicely. Beach towels were provided along with a beach umbrella. The pool was very crowed so we were not able to use it . Many families standing around in groups. It seemed like someone's backyard pool party. Sand castle I was quieter and not as rowdy.
Reviewed On: 6/14/2016
Good stay overall Great location! Pool, hot tub and grounds all very clean. Our unit was clean and nicely appointed. Only negatives were remotes didnt work in 2 of the bedrooms and the toilets would hardly flush.
- Bryan R.
Reviewed On: 2/22/2016
Fall Sisters get away Very pleased with everything <br/>We have been vacationing every year at the same place in Florida and we're surprised to hear that the place was closed due to retirement...( happy for them) but left us looking for a new location..we found the Sand Castle very nice and wifi for sure come back again next year !
- Gail C.
Reviewed On: 11/4/2015
2506 The vacation was good but the unit was sub par compared to some of the one's we have had. It appeared dusty on arrival, it was not stocked well, the beds were terrible and the flooring was done efficiently. The view was fantastic and the balcony is spacious, but had a broken chair on it. Overall, the vacation was good but the unit was not our favorite. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Thank you for your review. We will certainly address the maintenance issues. When you visit us again, please do not hesitate to contact our office if there are cleaning issues or you are in need of stocked items such as dishes, glasses, etc...
- Tim F.
Reviewed On: 6/20/2016
Great vacation spot and convenient to things. Condo was clean and was true to pictures on the internet. Had problem with one toilet but it was taken care of immediately. Pool and grounds were very well kept. Dishes, pots and pans were plentiful. Great view from the balcony.
Reviewed On: 3/9/2016
Great Property The property was in an awesome location. Good bar/restaurant across the street and close enough to Clearwater and Johns Pass. A little crowded when we went this time, but it is Florida. If we had a maintenance issue, it was promptly attended to by the maintenance company.<br/>I highly recommend this management company and location.
- Kevin C.
Reviewed On: 8/1/2016
Ideal beachfront location, beautiful wraparound porch views My family and I had a wonderful vacation, we loved the location and sitting out on the large porch in the mornings and evenings. The recently updated bathrooms were also very nice (with the exception of the height of the track for the shower door in the master which I scraped my head on, at 6'1", several times before I remembered to duck when stepping out). Everything inside was very nice and clean. One small issue was with the dvd/vcr combo in the living area - I got a Redbox, but it wouldn't play on the DVD player - not sure if it needs a software update or is just broken, but an easy fix and a very minor inconvenience in what was just a perfect vacation week for us with the weather and crowds that weren't bad at all for a holiday week.
- Seth S.
Reviewed On: 6/8/2016
Return trip Have stayed in this unit before. Noticed that some of the furnishing and floor coverings had been updated since last trip. Everything was in good order and clean upon our arrival. We plan on staying again in the future.
- Steven W.
Reviewed On: 9/1/2016
Sand castle II 2506 This is a great condo!! The view is great. The pool and hot tub are so much fun. The condo is extremely well furnished and stocked. It slept 6 very comfortably. Very highly recommended.
- TIM & GAYLE A.
Reviewed On: 3/20/2017
Sand Castle II 2506 Beautiful beach vacation.
- Thomas P.
Reviewed On: 8/29/2016
Summer Vacation Everything from the beginning was handled very well. Timely response from the owner at the start and then from the rental agency. Great location and wonderful amenities.
Reviewed On: 6/27/2016
Great place to relax and enjoy the view This is our 5 year at the condo. Beaches are great and clean. Plenty of good restaurants close by.
- James & Jeanne D.
Reviewed On: 5/16/2017
Somewhat disappointing When we arrived we noticed some issues that dealt with cleaning as well as items in need of repair. We contacted the owners who forwarded our list to FL Lifestyle and in their defense they tried to correct three out of several problems during our stay. We paid extra to stay in a unit with a washer/dryer, and an entire week+ went by before they sent someone to "fix" the dryer, but it didn't help that much. The dryer would take up to 90 minutes to dry a few items. The refrigerator's ice maker wasn't working and that also required repair during our stay. In addition, a threshold between the dining room and living room was so loose you could pick up the entire thing. FL Lifestyle sent a repairman but after he repaired it, it did the same thing. There was a lot of dust in the unit, kitchen and bath cabinets were delaminating, refrigerator door was rusting, glass cabinets were fingerprinted, oven was dirty, cooktop was dirty, etc. decorations needed sorely updating; silk plants dirty and worn. <br/>the unit certainly had potential to be upscale, but was in need of someTLC. I would recommend this property if these items were taken care of.
- Robert D.
Reviewed On: 11/7/2016
Sandcastle ll #2506 We had a great time at this beautiful condo. Everything was perfect I even bought a fishing pole and left it there for the owner. Would definitely stay there again.
- David Y.
Reviewed On: 10/10/2016
Sisters Had a wonderful time again this year. Looking forward to our next visit. Great place.
- Gail C.
Reviewed On: 12/4/2016
Return vacationer Location is great. Building and grounds maintenance is excellent. The unit itself is showing its age and could use some repairs/replacement and a serious deep clean.
- Steven W.
Reviewed On: 11/8/2017
Family vacation 2017 The property was great. This is the second time we've stayed in this property and specifically chose it this time from past experience. The kitchen was well equipped, rooms adequately furnished, sitting area had a nice couch and LCD TVs in all rooms. The ice dispenser needs a more through cleaning as there was signs of moulds on the external part. We had a great 2 weeks here
- Liwen Y.
Reviewed On: 8/30/2017
Perfect for families Communication with office and the owner was great. Condo is well maintained, you can see owners have invested in lots of updates over the years. The condo was well cleaned with fresh linens upon our arrival. There were a few dusty areas like vents which I had to wipe myself.<br/>Location is perfect and the building itself in great condition.
Reviewed On: 8/8/2017
Pleasant Very nice
- Gail C.
Reviewed On: 12/3/2017
Great place Awesome, only suggestion was to have keyless entryway for after hour check in. We did not receive information about picking up keys after hours and had to call owners of what to do. They were super helpful. Easy fix, and less confusing process.
- Dan J.
Reviewed On: 3/4/2019
Sand Castle ll The property was great in terms of location in a quieter part of the gulfyet easy drive to more lively parts. Also, the condo was very nice with a well stocked kitchen, roomy master and sufficient sized bedroom 2 and ok bedroom 3. The view was excellent. The building itself seems old and rather dull but the condo unit is pretty much up date. There were some issues with the tv&#x2019;s and support was provided.
Reviewed On: 3/30/2019
Family Vacation Big fan of the Sandcastle 2 property. We have stayed there many times and the building is always in great condition.
Reviewed On: 5/31/2018
Great condo with amazing view of the Gulf of Mexico We spent a week in this great condo, facing the Gulf of Mexico. Theview was amazing, we enjoyed having all our meals on the balcony, with incredible sunsets everynight. The beach is nice too, white sand and not too much wave. The water was so warm!<br/><br/>The Sand Castle II is a big complex, with lots of condos rented, so the beach and the pool weretoo crowded for us. People leaving stuff on the beach, putting music during the day, kids in the jacuzzi... not very relaxing! That was one of the downside of this rental. <br/><br/>Also, we ran into a few issues (missing corkscrew, tv and DVD player in the living room not working) but all those problems were fixed by the agency in a timely manner. The condo is great for a large family since it has 3 bedrooms, but the bathrooms are quite small. Also, the condo could use a good cleanup and could be modernized (old furniture). The AC in one of the bedroom is so minimal it feels like it's not working. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Thank you for your are happy to help you find a quieter building for your next visit. We are also addressing the issues you stated. Thanks again.
- Amelie M.
Reviewed On: 7/3/2018
october get away Enjoyed our stay in this condo. Clean and great location.
- Teresa G.
Reviewed On: 10/31/2018
staying at Sand Castle I think some things should be taken care of in the condo the shower curtain especially was molded and gross. The only thing that concerned me was there was a water main broke and we never new exactly how close we were to it and never new about using the water I think it would have been nice to know or had an update to us about the situation. Thanks
- Julie S.
Reviewed On: 12/30/2010
One of the Best Location was the most important factor in choosing this condo. The view is fabulous! Florida Lifestyles has always been dependable and responsive to our needs. Some needed improvements were made to this condo making it our regular winter vacation spot.
Reviewed On: 2/20/2012
May 2012 stay at Sand Castles 2506 Loved the location and the condo was spotless when we arrived. BUT...dishwasher didn't work the whole time we were there, blender didn't work, Air conditioning went out for a day (which they did repair) and washer wouldn't drain and no one ever contacted us after reporting it. It eventually drained on its own after over a day. But we couldn't use it after that. Just alot of "things" weren't in working order. Also our parking place was taken several days by work crews blasting out the front entry way and so they parked the "trash wagon" in our spot. Price was very good but we booked for next year at a higher rate but at a place we know keeps their condos in working order.
- Karen E.
Reviewed On: 5/21/2012
Unit needs maintenance and updating This is a great location and beautiful beach. However, this unit needs a lot of attention. The wraparound balcony is great, but has minimal furniture which is old and the table is rusted. The dishwasher overflowed the first time we used it. Quick initial response from a repairman, but because a part had to be ordered, we were without it the rest of the week. The worst problem was the discomfort of the beds - most were terribly hard and uncomfortable. I slept on the sofa most of the week. In general, the unit needs maintenance - we couldn't read at night in the living room, as the one electrical outlet where a lamp could be plugged in didn't work. I expect all this will be attended to, as the management staff was very helpful and responsive. The reservation and check-out process is very smooth and accommodating. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Friday, August 26, 2011 Thank you for your response. Unit getting new bathrooms October 2011. We have little controll over tbroken appliance otherto call a service company. The electric outlet mentioned has a wall switch that was in the off position. We are checking the beds and replacing as necessary. Your feedback is appreciated.
Reviewed On: 7/25/2011
Great Time - View from balcony the BEST!
- Marian O.
Reviewed On: 8/22/2011
review of Sand Castle 2506 Overall the condo was pleasant, but there were some aspects that I found could use some improvement. Specifically: the master bedroom sheets were of very poor quality (pilling) and therefore uncomfortable, the bedspread was dirty (bloodstains on it). The carpets in the bedrooms needed cleaning and it felt unpleasant to walk on them with bare feet. The clock in the MB did not work at all and there were no clocks in the other bedrooms. The dishwasher did not clean the dishes at all and we had to rewash them. It is a corner unit which is great, but the corner window was so dirty we could not see out of it and bought our own window cleaner so we could clean it ourselves. In the pool area the walkways to the beach need to be power washed as they are grimy and sticky. The pool was clean and so were the rest of the common areas. We travelled with 3 other families who stayed in other units in the building which were significantly better maintained.
- Susan M.
Reviewed On: 5/14/2012
September 2012 When we arrived we were a little disappointed. The furniture is outdated and the ceiling had peeling paint everywhere. It was not the "luxury condo". That was described. The place was not the cleanest either. The dishwasher did work well for us and the fridgeand washer and dryer worked just fine, there were two blenders, and neither one worked. When we arrived, most of the lightbulbs were out, but they did bring us new ones promptly. I would just have thought that would have been checked before our arrival. The location was great and the balcony was a perfect view. The bathrooms were updated and nice We were not unsatisfied, but it was definitely not as nice as I had thought from the online pictures. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Saturday, January 26, 2013 All items have been tended to by the owners. New furniture added. Repainting many areas. New flooring in master bedroom.
- LeeAnn G.
Reviewed On: 9/18/2012
Indian Shores Florida Condo Great location very nice beach. Wonderful view of the ocean and sunsets. Condo very nice but one bedroom needs to be updated. Broken headboard old dressers drawer don't close. Sandcastle 11 unit has three bedrooms great for a family, grandparents and friends. Salt Rock Grill recommended.
- Shelley Z.
Reviewed On: 4/23/2012
April 2011 Vacation We had a very nice time. The location was just what we were looking for with a short drive either north or south for additional activities. Biggest disappointment was that the blue lounge chairs in the photos were not included with the rental unit. Additionally, the rugs in the bedrooms have seen better days. It would have been nice to have a binder explaining who things worked (like what to do with our garabage) as well as local restuarantes and activities.
Reviewed On: 5/14/2012
sunset paradise great place to stretch out instead of a cramped hotel room.did not want to leave and plan to go much to see especially the sunset from the wrap around sure to have a gps it made the trip a success when we wanted to go check things out such as rays baseball,dog race,johns pass,tampa restaurants and so much more even found a walmart.
- KEITH S.
Reviewed On: 6/4/2012
Location is out of this world! Overall we were pleased with the rental. Plenty of amenities, so many great restaurants close to the condo. The beaches and pool area were great--so clean and well-kept. Our only criticism would be that all the beds were pretty uncomfortable. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Saturday, January 26, 2013 Happy to here you were pleased. Bedding has been revamped.
Reviewed On: 7/30/2012
Hard beds The beds in the unit are very old and uncomfortable. Too hard. Nice location. Unit is typical of the condos in this area.
Reviewed On: 4/17/2012
Indian Shores Beds need to be replaced, at the very least the mattresses, they are very hard and worn out. Blender didnt work, what a bummer as we bought smoothie wines at St Johns Pass and couldnt enjoy them, there was a spare one in the cupboard but that too was broken (looked like a manufacturing defect. Light is burnt out in master bath. Door lock was hard to open from inside, so we only used the deadbolt. We survived Tropical Storm Debby, but the first 4 days were ******. Need to have more games/things to do when weather is bad. We stayed at this unit last year and it has a great view of the beach and had a great time this time not so much! Went on a dolphin excursion which we only saw 5 dolphins and couldnt snorkel at all. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Saturday, January 26, 2013 Bedding has been revamped and a new blender has been added.
- Fred K.
Reviewed On: 7/2/2012
Sandcastle II unit 2506 Property needs maintenance badly, worn out furniture, mattresses hard, over 8 light bulbs missing or burnt out..Outdated dishwasher, no potholders, baking pans. Price did not reflect the condition of unit should be in lower tier of rental pricing. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Saturday, January 26, 2013 All items tended to by owner.
- Leslie S.
Reviewed On: 8/13/2012
Great Time We had a wonderful time and hope to be back. The condo was wonderful - clean and comfortable. Exactly as pictured. Great views from wrap around balcony, gorgeous beach, fantastic location close to lots of great restaurants (be sure to try The Pub, Tappas, and The Wine Cellar).
- Steve A.
Reviewed On: 6/11/2012
Sand Castle II Location, great. Property condition, great. Housekeeping needs help though. Dirty bed sheets, dirty floors, dirty ceiling fans, dirty a/c vents.
- Steven W.
Reviewed On: 8/14/2013
Nice Condo Beautiful balcony- Nice Condo- Did not like that there were no paper products- No dish soap/dishwasher soap. Was asked to wash dishes before we left- I was on vacation- and had paid for cleaning service. 1 towel per person for a week. 1 bath mat for 2 bathrooms. I will contact the owner. and not use this rental co again.
- Joseph C.
Reviewed On: 3/5/2013
June 2013 Vacation Condo in good location, new TV's, nice sofa, bathrooms small but updated, nice kitchen, some new furniture in bedrooms but mattresses were very hard and we would prefer new comfortable mattresses with old furniture. Also sliding door to balcony very hard to open and close. We come to this area every year and would not rent this condo again unless mattresses were replaced. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Thank you for your review. Actually the mattresses are new and they are the firm mattresses. We certainly know people have preferences with the softness and firmness of mattresses and hope we will be able to find the right fit for you on your next visit.
Reviewed On: 6/18/2013
Our winter escape The view from this condo is fabulous. The kitchen is well equipped. With four TVs and free wifi, all our guests were comfortable. The staff from Florida Lifestyle was friendly and helpful. Check in and check out were quick and easy. We have been coming here for five years and hope to continue renting here into the future.
Reviewed On: 2/17/2014
Oceansands II We had a great stay at Oceansands II. Loved the location of the Condo and the wrap around porch provided awesome views! The weather was Perfect! Enjoy are stay, we'll be back!!
- Sharon R.
Reviewed On: 6/5/2013
Sandcastle 2506 review We arrived after office was closed so we picked up key from green box. No hitches. Unit was decorated beautifully and sparkling clean. Everything we wanted and more.
- Judi K.
Reviewed On: 5/6/2013
Loved it! We rented in the Sand Castle II in Indian Shores, it was a great place, beautiful condo, nice beach and wasn't to busy. Would repeat again. Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Saturday, April 27, 2013 Thank you for your very complimentary remarks regarding the furnishings of the condo, the area and the beach. We would love for you to come again!
- Hilda D.
Reviewed On: 4/22/2013
Beachy Feel Nice unit it has updated baths, master bedroom. Guest bedrooms need new flooring. Great corner unit view . Nice sectional leather couch accommodates a lot of guests. However a little more attention to detail when being cleaned. I spent a few hours wiping down splattered kitchen cabinets & walls. Inside of trash cabinet had a lot of trash on floor a d even a dirty old diaper. How do you miss that?? Housekeeping issues !! Love to return next year & see unit fully updated !!
- Amy N.
Reviewed On: 7/3/2013
Could have been cleaner Light bulb out in master bath, no instructions on if we were to wash all linens before leaving, light fixture and hand towel holder in master bath dusty, dusty under beds and couch. Sliding glass door windows were streaky and dirty to look out at. People below us kept rolling dice all night on a glass table and smoking cigars.
- Patty K.
Reviewed On: 4/21/2014
Great location We had some issues with getting Internet to work. I work from home so <br/>This was a big problem! Unit is ok, not near as nice as other units we have stayed in for the money. Don't know that we will return to this unit.
- Kelly D.
Reviewed On: 6/17/2013
Sand Castle 2506 We love coming to our condo and look forward to coming again next year. A couple of suggestions -the mattress in the first bedroom (the one with the double bed) is very very hard and would like to see a pillow top on the bed to make it more comfortable to sleep on. Also that bedroom gets a little stuffy and would benefit from a ceiling fan or a portable fan on the nightstand. The blinds could be replaced in all the bedrooms as there are slats missing in some and the light shines through or doesn't close all the way. The king size bed would benefit from a pillow top on the mattress as it is also a little on the hard side.
- Lisa E.
Reviewed On: 5/2/2014
Wonderful Vacation The condo was perfect for our family bacation - all the amenities needed to enjoy the beach, pool, and the amazing sunsets.<br/>Look forward to a return visit!
Reviewed On: 11/2/2013
A Marvellous Time at Sandcastle 2 We had a brilliant holiday - Sandcastle 2506 was really good, the location is great and we would recommend both the property and the location unreservedly. The only blip was the dish washer only being available for the last 2 days and the rental company not taking an issue with the doors to the balcony seriously at first.
- Dave B.
Reviewed On: 9/10/2013
Beautiful Unit Matress in the master bedroom needs replacing Response from Florida Lifestyle Vacation Rentals. Inc.; Thursday, September 19, 2013 Thank you for your review. We will notify Owner about mattress.
- Fidel D.
Reviewed On: 9/18/2013
Great Location & Wonderful View! Very pleased overall ~ could have been a little cleaner ~ found toenail clippings under coffee table, very dirty under couch, tables, etc, mold in ice cube and water dispenser in frig. and mattress in one bedroom needs replaced.
- Barry M.
Reviewed On: 12/7/2013
three bedroom 5th floor condo I was pleasantly surprised with this condo. Had no prior experience or recommendations from others regarding this specific condo or it's location.
- Tim B.
Reviewed On: 4/21/2014
Great condo We were there in Nov and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful condo. The view was amazing and the furnishings were clean and adequate. The 3 bedrooms easily accommodated the 5 of us.
- Liwen Y.
Reviewed On: 12/2/2013
Perfect Vacation Spot This is the second time I have rented Sand Castle 2506 for a relaxing beach vacation with my wife, my grown children and my grandson. Although I needed no encouragement to reserve this unit for a second time I had little choice because my family pleaded with me to go tot the same condo this year. <br/><br/>Fond memories of our first stay created a bond that made us all feel at home in that place. This unit stand apart for us because of the wrap-around balcony, the 5th floor views and the clean and comfortable furnishings.<br/><br/>Even though we are quite familiar with the Gulf coast from St. Pete to Clearwater, we love the Indian Shores area most. Having the beach right outside your back door is only the beginning. The fact that this spot provides the ability to walk across the street to The Pub for meals or drinks is great as is the convenience of the boat and scooter rental next door to The Pub. The location of Sand Castle 2506 could not be better.<br/><br/>As I approach retirement I know I will be spending more time in the area and intend to bring my family to 2506 Sand Castle for future vacation fun. I know my family will give me no other choice!<br/>
- Tim S.
Reviewed On: 7/8/2014
Canadian vacationers I would just like to say the vacation was great. The location of the unit was ideal. You could sit on the balcony and watch the dolphins in the morning and just before dusk. The unit was great and fit our needs just perfectly. The building itself while clean is a bit tired needs a little updating.neould definitly go back to this unit!
- Bonnie R.
Reviewed On: 6/9/2014
Highly Recommend! We were overall happy with our stay at 2506. The condo was large enough to accommodate our group. The location was perfect, with The Pub directly across the street for many meals and relaxing for drinks. The beach is beautiful, and relaxing to listen to while lying in bed in the morning. We had a very busy agenda and weren't around as much as I would have liked. The kitchen is very pretty and I wish we had been there more to use it. Water pressure was GREAT. One thing I would tell other renters is to be prepared to supply everything. We have rented many places on the beach that came stocked and you replaced what you used in regards to supplies - toilet, paper towels, garbage bags, dish soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, etc. We had to get back out the very next morning to stock up. Since there was nothing left behind we are assuming the cleaning staff takes it all home. I took as much home as I could! This needs to be indicated on the website but you don't know it til you get the check in sheet from the agency. The condo was pretty clean, a little dusty, no big deal. The pool was nice. Overall, you can't beat the price and the location for hitting all the places St. Pete Beach area has to offer. Tons of easy shopping just over the bridge. October is a great time to go to Florida! Stock up on beer and liquor from a store down by St. Pete Beach...the local stores are SUPER expensive!<br/>Notes to rental agency/maintenance: Dryer vents need checking as it wouldn't dry clothes well, and the icemaker in the freezer kept locking up.
- Hallie N.
Reviewed On: 10/23/2014
Great location at a quality residence My family and I would definitely return to this location and condo. The property was clean, updated and served our family's needs. The corner location not only provided great views of the gulf as well as the inter-coastal but also was great at night when we sat out on the balcony with the breeze blowing between the buildings. <br/>We only had one minor issue with one of the bedrooms but upon calling the management company, was fixed within 3 days. <br/>The property is directly across from The Pub which provided good rest from the sun for lunch, when needed.<br/>The location is close enough to Clearwater Beach as well as John's Pass for fishing charters, which was about 12-15 minutes each way.<br/>I would definitely recommend this unit for rental to my family that would be travelling to the Clearwater area.
- Kevin C.
Reviewed On: 7/28/2014
Fabulous View! My family and I stayed here at the end of a Disney stay and it was just the relaxation we needed. The view was absolutely beautiful and was great for sunsets. I have been visiting the area for 7 years, and I would rent this condo again for my family.
Reviewed On: 10/28/2014
The property was great. This is the second time we've stayed in this property and specifically chose it this time from past experience. The kitchen was well equipped, rooms adequately furnished, sitting area had a nice couch and LCD TVs in all rooms. The ice dispenser needs a more through cleaning as there was signs of moulds on the external part. We had a great 2 weeks here
Reviewed On: 8/30/2017
Communication with office and the owner was great. Condo is well maintained, you can see owners have invested in lots of updates over the years. The condo was well cleaned with fresh linens upon our arrival. There were a few dusty areas like vents which I had to wipe myself.<br/>Location is perfect and the building itself in great condition.
Reviewed On: 8/8/2017
This is a great condo!! The view is great. The pool and hot tub are so much fun. The condo is extremely well furnished and stocked. It slept 6 very comfortably. Very highly recommended.
Reviewed On: 3/20/2017
This is our 5 year at the condo. Beaches are great and clean. Plenty of good restaurants close by.
Reviewed On: 5/16/2017
When we arrived we noticed some issues that dealt with cleaning as well as items in need of repair. We contacted the owners who forwarded our list to FL Lifestyle and in their defense they tried to correct three out of several problems during our stay. We paid extra to stay in a unit with a washer/dryer, and an entire week+ went by before they sent someone to "fix" the dryer, but it didn't help that much. The dryer would take up to 90 minutes to dry a few items. The refrigerator's ice maker wasn't working and that also required repair during our stay. In addition, a threshold between the dining room and living room was so loose you could pick up the entire thing. FL Lifestyle sent a repairman but after he repaired it, it did the same thing. There was a lot of dust in the unit, kitchen and bath cabinets were delaminating, refrigerator door was rusting, glass cabinets were fingerprinted, oven was dirty, cooktop was dirty, etc. decorations needed sorely updating; silk plants dirty and worn. <br/>the unit certain
Reviewed On: 11/7/2016
Had a wonderful time again this year. Looking forward to our next visit. Great place.
Reviewed On: 12/4/2016
The location is perfect. Lots of restaurants, places to visit, and shopping. Close to John Pass where we shopped and rented jet skies. Lots of fun! Tropical Storm Colin went through. The condo was very nice. It has three bedrooms and each one is decorated nicely. Beach towels were provided along with a beach umbrella. The pool was very crowed so we were not able to use it . Many families standing around in groups. It seemed like someone's backyard pool party. Sand castle I was quieter and not as rowdy.
Reviewed On: 6/14/2016
The vacation was good but the unit was sub par compared to some of the one's we have had. It appeared dusty on arrival, it was not stocked well, the beds were terrible and the flooring was done efficiently. The view was fantastic and the balcony is spacious, but had a broken chair on it. Overall, the vacation was good but the unit was not our favorite.
Reviewed On: 6/20/2016
The property was in an awesome location. Good bar/restaurant across the street and close enough to Clearwater and Johns Pass. A little crowded when we went this time, but it is Florida. If we had a maintenance issue, it was promptly attended to by the maintenance company.<br/>I highly recommend this management company and location.
Reviewed On: 8/1/2016
My family and I had a wonderful vacation, we loved the location and sitting out on the large porch in the mornings and evenings. The recently updated bathrooms were also very nice (with the exception of the height of the track for the shower door in the master which I scraped my head on, at 6'1", several times before I remembered to duck when stepping out). Everything inside was very nice and clean. One small issue was with the dvd/vcr combo in the living area - I got a Redbox, but it wouldn't play on the DVD player - not sure if it needs a software update or is just broken, but an easy fix and a very minor inconvenience in what was just a perfect vacation week for us with the weather and crowds that weren't bad at all for a holiday week.
Reviewed On: 6/8/2016
Have stayed in this unit before. Noticed that some of the furnishing and floor coverings had been updated since last trip. Everything was in good order and clean upon our arrival. We plan on staying again in the future.
Reviewed On: 9/1/2016
Beautiful beach vacation.
Reviewed On: 8/29/2016
Everything from the beginning was handled very well. Timely response from the owner at the start and then from the rental agency. Great location and wonderful amenities.
Reviewed On: 6/27/2016
We had a great time at this beautiful condo. Everything was perfect I even bought a fishing pole and left it there for the owner. Would definitely stay there again.
Reviewed On: 10/10/2016
Cathy at Lifestyles did a fabulous job locating the unit, checking us in and out and making all the arrangements for a great stay.
Reviewed On: 12/6/2014
This is the second time I have rented Sand Castle 2506 for a relaxing beach vacation with my wife, my grown children and my grandson. Although I needed no encouragement to reserve this unit for a second time I had little choice because my family pleaded with me to go tot the same condo this year. <br/><br/>Fond memories of our first stay created a bond that made us all feel at home in that place. This unit stand apart for us because of the wrap-around balcony, the 5th floor views and the clean and comfortable furnishings.<br/><br/>Even though we are quite familiar with the Gulf coast from St. Pete to Clearwater, we love the Indian Shores area most. Having the beach right outside your back door is only the beginning. The fact that this spot provides the ability to walk across the street to The Pub for meals or drinks is great as is the convenience of the boat and scooter rental next door to The Pub. The location of Sand Castle 2506 could not be better.<br/><br/>As I approach retirement I know I will be spen
Reviewed On: 7/8/2014
I would just like to say the vacation was great. The location of the unit was ideal. You could sit on the balcony and watch the dolphins in the morning and just before dusk. The unit was great and fit our needs just perfectly. The building itself while clean is a bit tired needs a little updating.neould definitly go back to this unit!
Reviewed On: 6/9/2014
We were overall happy with our stay at 2506. The condo was large enough to accommodate our group. The location was perfect, with The Pub directly across the street for many meals and relaxing for drinks. The beach is beautiful, and relaxing to listen to while lying in bed in the morning. We had a very busy agenda and weren't around as much as I would have liked. The kitchen is very pretty and I wish we had been there more to use it. Water pressure was GREAT. One thing I would tell other renters is to be prepared to supply everything. We have rented many places on the beach that came stocked and you replaced what you used in regards to supplies - toilet, paper towels, garbage bags, dish soap, dishwasher soap, laundry soap, etc. We had to get back out the very next morning to stock up. Since there was nothing left behind we are assuming the cleaning staff takes it all home. I took as much home as I could! This needs to be indicated on the website but you don't know it til you get the check in sheet from the age
Reviewed On: 10/23/2014
My family and I would definitely return to this location and condo. The property was clean, updated and served our family's needs. The corner location not only provided great views of the gulf as well as the inter-coastal but also was great at night when we sat out on the balcony with the breeze blowing between the buildings. <br/>We only had one minor issue with one of the bedrooms but upon calling the management company, was fixed within 3 days. <br/>The property is directly across from The Pub which provided good rest from the sun for lunch, when needed.<br/>The location is close enough to Clearwater Beach as well as John's Pass for fishing charters, which was about 12-15 minutes each way.<br/>I would definitely recommend this unit for rental to my family that would be travelling to the Clearwater area.
Reviewed On: 7/28/2014
Location was lovely.<br/>Dryer Lint Filter was not cleaned, lint was built-up in receptacle - Definite Fire Hazzard.<br/>Master Bedroom mattress needs to be replaced.<br/>Verticles on slider were falling apart. Reported to office.<br/>Unit maintenance should be more detailed, much sand on floor by the A/C unit.<br/>Building Maintenance is deplorable with much litter and dirt in the walkways.<br/>Guest Parking is not monitored, noticed many cars parked for the day with no GUEST TAGS.<br/>Left a week early due to an emergency, Office staff was not even concerned as to why we were leaving.<br/>
Reviewed On: 4/28/2015
My family and I stayed here at the end of a Disney stay and it was just the relaxation we needed. The view was absolutely beautiful and was great for sunsets. I have been visiting the area for 7 years, and I would rent this condo again for my family.
Reviewed On: 10/28/2014
Everything about the condo was great.<br/><br/>The problem I had was with a man at the rental office. I was told over the phone that I could come and check in and then pick keys up at 3pm if not before if room was clean. This man comes outside where a number of people were waiting and proceeds to basically call us a liar and not to come back until 3. I will be bringing this to the owners attention.
Reviewed On: 8/4/2015
We have been coming to this condo for seven years, primarily for the fabulous view of the Gulf. The place is clean with a well equipped kitchen. Florida Lifestyle makes reservations and check in and out very easy for us. The neighborhood has an abundance of great restaurants. On rainy days we enjoy the many fine museums in downtown St. Petersburg.
Reviewed On: 2/15/2016
From the ease of booking, to the ease of check-in and the ease of check-out, everything about the rental experience was positive. The unit (2506) is well maintained, well equipped and offers enough space to enjoy family time and privacy when needed. The gulf front balcony wraps around the north end of the unit and affords spectacular views of the gulf, the beach and gorgeous sunsets. The water pressure in the master bathroom was awesome. Of note, the master bed mattress is very firm and the dryer usually took two cycles to dry a medium-sized load of laundry. Overall, the unit looks just like it does in the photos and the location is very convenient and easily accessible. We ended our 10-day vacation feeling relaxed and rested.
Reviewed On: 10/19/2015
We had a wonderful experince, the condo was more then we could have hoped for, three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, a well stocked kitchen, the view from the balcony was breath taking, and the rap around view of the inter coastal waters was perfect. This unit is suitable for all ages, my grand children played on the beach all day and loved swimming in the Gulf and in the pool. The property was very clean and well looked after every day with pool area was cleaned and the decks and chairs were washed. The condo is located close to everything, The Pub right across the road has excellent food and is suitable for children. There is a rental shop close where you can rent boats, bikes, etc. I would recommend this condo to all ages and love the end units with the rap around balcony.
Reviewed On: 3/21/2016
This was the 3rd time we stayed at these condos, this time was a nightmare. Arrived at the condo to find dirty hair covered bar of soap left in M/B shower, my son found a dirty drinking glass under his bed. One of the closet doors to the laundry was hanging off, tried to fix it but no tools. A large group of middle aged adults who let their children run wild, skateboarding around the pool and bouncing a ball off the side of the condo under one of our bedroom windows. Apparently rented on condo for themselves and another condo in Sand Castle III for the kids as the kids were running back and forth from condo to condo. They would not rinse off their feet after the beach and would then sit in the hot tub so the hot tub was out of service until the repair man could come and fix it. Elevators didn't work, one gentleman got stuck and had to call his wife for help. Amplified music from condo under us. If you are looking for a relaxing vacation not the place to stay. If you are looking for a place were all the rules
Reviewed On: 4/25/2016
Blinds in bedroom with twin beds need replacing. they don't close all the way and lets too much light in. Wood shutters would be nice. Not as clean as expected for the price we pay for the condo.
Reviewed On: 5/16/2016
Great location! Pool, hot tub and grounds all very clean. Our unit was clean and nicely appointed. Only negatives were remotes didnt work in 2 of the bedrooms and the toilets would hardly flush.
Reviewed On: 2/22/2016
Very pleased with everything <br/>We have been vacationing every year at the same place in Florida and we're surprised to hear that the place was closed due to retirement...( happy for them) but left us looking for a new location..we found the Sand Castle very nice and wifi for sure come back again next year !
Reviewed On: 11/4/2015
Condo was clean and was true to pictures on the internet. Had problem with one toilet but it was taken care of immediately. Pool and grounds were very well kept. Dishes, pots and pans were plentiful. Great view from the balcony.
Reviewed On: 3/9/2016
Location was the most important factor in choosing this condo. The view is fabulous! Florida Lifestyles has always been dependable and responsive to our needs. Some needed improvements were made to this condo making it our regular winter vacation spot.
Reviewed On: 2/20/2012
Loved the location and the condo was spotless when we arrived. BUT...dishwasher didn't work the whole time we were there, blender didn't work, Air conditioning went out for a day (which they did repair) and washer wouldn't drain and no one ever contacted us after reporting it. It eventually drained on its own after over a day. But we couldn't use it after that. Just alot of "things" weren't in working order. Also our parking place was taken several days by work crews blasting out the front entry way and so they parked the "trash wagon" in our spot. Price was very good but we booked for next year at a higher rate but at a place we know keeps their condos in working order.
Reviewed On: 5/21/2012
This is a great location and beautiful beach. However, this unit needs a lot of attention. The wraparound balcony is great, but has minimal furniture which is old and the table is rusted. The dishwasher overflowed the first time we used it. Quick initial response from a repairman, but because a part had to be ordered, we were without it the rest of the week. The worst problem was the discomfort of the beds - most were terribly hard and uncomfortable. I slept on the sofa most of the week. In general, the unit needs maintenance - we couldn't read at night in the living room, as the one electrical outlet where a lamp could be plugged in didn't work. I expect all this will be attended to, as the management staff was very helpful and responsive. The reservation and check-out process is very smooth and accommodating.
Reviewed On: 7/25/2011
Overall the condo was pleasant, but there were some aspects that I found could use some improvement. Specifically: the master bedroom sheets were of very poor quality (pilling) and therefore uncomfortable, the bedspread was dirty (bloodstains on it). The carpets in the bedrooms needed cleaning and it felt unpleasant to walk on them with bare feet. The clock in the MB did not work at all and there were no clocks in the other bedrooms. The dishwasher did not clean the dishes at all and we had to rewash them. It is a corner unit which is great, but the corner window was so dirty we could not see out of it and bought our own window cleaner so we could clean it ourselves. In the pool area the walkways to the beach need to be power washed as they are grimy and sticky. The pool was clean and so were the rest of the common areas. We travelled with 3 other families who stayed in other units in the building which were significantly better maintained.
Reviewed On: 5/14/2012
When we arrived we were a little disappointed. The furniture is outdated and the ceiling had peeling paint everywhere. It was not the "luxury condo". That was described. The place was not the cleanest either. The dishwasher did work well for us and the fridgeand washer and dryer worked just fine, there were two blenders, and neither one worked. When we arrived, most of the lightbulbs were out, but they did bring us new ones promptly. I would just have thought that would have been checked before our arrival. The location was great and the balcony was a perfect view. The bathrooms were updated and nice We were not unsatisfied, but it was definitely not as nice as I had thought from the online pictures.
Reviewed On: 9/18/2012
Great location very nice beach. Wonderful view of the ocean and sunsets. Condo very nice but one bedroom needs to be updated. Broken headboard old dressers drawer don't close. Sandcastle 11 unit has three bedrooms great for a family, grandparents and friends. Salt Rock Grill recommended.
Reviewed On: 4/23/2012
We had a very nice time. The location was just what we were looking for with a short drive either north or south for additional activities. Biggest disappointment was that the blue lounge chairs in the photos were not included with the rental unit. Additionally, the rugs in the bedrooms have seen better days. It would have been nice to have a binder explaining who things worked (like what to do with our garabage) as well as local restuarantes and activities.
Reviewed On: 5/14/2012
great place to stretch out instead of a cramped hotel room.did not want to leave and plan to go much to see especially the sunset from the wrap around sure to have a gps it made the trip a success when we wanted to go check things out such as rays baseball,dog race,johns pass,tampa restaurants and so much more even found a walmart.
Reviewed On: 6/4/2012
Overall we were pleased with the rental. Plenty of amenities, so many great restaurants close to the condo. The beaches and pool area were great--so clean and well-kept. Our only criticism would be that all the beds were pretty uncomfortable.
Reviewed On: 7/30/2012
The beds in the unit are very old and uncomfortable. Too hard. Nice location. Unit is typical of the condos in this area.
Reviewed On: 4/17/2012
Beds need to be replaced, at the very least the mattresses, they are very hard and worn out. Blender didnt work, what a bummer as we bought smoothie wines at St Johns Pass and couldnt enjoy them, there was a spare one in the cupboard but that too was broken (looked like a manufacturing defect. Light is burnt out in master bath. Door lock was hard to open from inside, so we only used the deadbolt. We survived Tropical Storm Debby, but the first 4 days were ******. Need to have more games/things to do when weather is bad. We stayed at this unit last year and it has a great view of the beach and had a great time this time not so much! Went on a dolphin excursion which we only saw 5 dolphins and couldnt snorkel at all.
Reviewed On: 7/2/2012
Property needs maintenance badly, worn out furniture, mattresses hard, over 8 light bulbs missing or burnt out..Outdated dishwasher, no potholders, baking pans. Price did not reflect the condition of unit should be in lower tier of rental pricing.
Reviewed On: 8/13/2012
We had a wonderful time and hope to be back. The condo was wonderful - clean and comfortable. Exactly as pictured. Great views from wrap around balcony, gorgeous beach, fantastic location close to lots of great restaurants (be sure to try The Pub, Tappas, and The Wine Cellar).
Reviewed On: 6/11/2012
Location, great. Property condition, great. Housekeeping needs help though. Dirty bed sheets, dirty floors, dirty ceiling fans, dirty a/c vents.
Reviewed On: 8/14/2013
Nice Condo- Did not like that there were no paper products- No dish soap/dishwasher soap. Was asked to wash dishes before we left- I was on vacation- and had paid for cleaning service. 1 towel per person for a week. 1 bath mat for 2 bathrooms. I will contact the owner. and not use this rental co again.
Reviewed On: 3/5/2013
Condo in good location, new TV's, nice sofa, bathrooms small but updated, nice kitchen, some new furniture in bedrooms but mattresses were very hard and we would prefer new comfortable mattresses with old furniture. Also sliding door to balcony very hard to open and close. We come to this area every year and would not rent this condo again unless mattresses were replaced.
Reviewed On: 6/18/2013
The view from this condo is fabulous. The kitchen is well equipped. With four TVs and free wifi, all our guests were comfortable. The staff from Florida Lifestyle was friendly and helpful. Check in and check out were quick and easy. We have been coming here for five years and hope to continue renting here into the future.
Reviewed On: 2/17/2014
We had a great stay at Oceansands II. Loved the location of the Condo and the wrap around porch provided awesome views! The weather was Perfect! Enjoy are stay, we'll be back!!
Reviewed On: 6/5/2013
We arrived after office was closed so we picked up key from green box. No hitches. Unit was decorated beautifully and sparkling clean. Everything we wanted and more.
Reviewed On: 5/6/2013
We rented in the Sand Castle II in Indian Shores, it was a great place, beautiful condo, nice beach and wasn't to busy. Would repeat again.
Reviewed On: 4/22/2013
Nice unit it has updated baths, master bedroom. Guest bedrooms need new flooring. Great corner unit view . Nice sectional leather couch accommodates a lot of guests. However a little more attention to detail when being cleaned. I spent a few hours wiping down splattered kitchen cabinets & walls. Inside of trash cabinet had a lot of trash on floor a d even a dirty old diaper. How do you miss that?? Housekeeping issues !! Love to return next year & see unit fully updated !!
Reviewed On: 7/3/2013
Light bulb out in master bath, no instructions on if we were to wash all linens before leaving, light fixture and hand towel holder in master bath dusty, dusty under beds and couch. Sliding glass door windows were streaky and dirty to look out at. People below us kept rolling dice all night on a glass table and smoking cigars.
Reviewed On: 4/21/2014
We had some issues with getting Internet to work. I work from home so <br/>This was a big problem! Unit is ok, not near as nice as other units we have stayed in for the money. Don't know that we will return to this unit.
Reviewed On: 6/17/2013
We love coming to our condo and look forward to coming again next year. A couple of suggestions -the mattress in the first bedroom (the one with the double bed) is very very hard and would like to see a pillow top on the bed to make it more comfortable to sleep on. Also that bedroom gets a little stuffy and would benefit from a ceiling fan or a portable fan on the nightstand. The blinds could be replaced in all the bedrooms as there are slats missing in some and the light shines through or doesn't close all the way. The king size bed would benefit from a pillow top on the mattress as it is also a little on the hard side.
Reviewed On: 5/2/2014
The condo was perfect for our family bacation - all the amenities needed to enjoy the beach, pool, and the amazing sunsets.<br/>Look forward to a return visit!
Reviewed On: 11/2/2013
We had a brilliant holiday - Sandcastle 2506 was really good, the location is great and we would recommend both the property and the location unreservedly. The only blip was the dish washer only being available for the last 2 days and the rental company not taking an issue with the doors to the balcony seriously at first.
Reviewed On: 9/10/2013
Matress in the master bedroom needs replacing
Reviewed On: 9/18/2013
Very pleased overall ~ could have been a little cleaner ~ found toenail clippings under coffee table, very dirty under couch, tables, etc, mold in ice cube and water dispenser in frig. and mattress in one bedroom needs replaced.
Reviewed On: 12/7/2013
I was pleasantly surprised with this condo. Had no prior experience or recommendations from others regarding this specific condo or it's location.
Reviewed On: 4/21/2014
We were there in Nov and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful condo. The view was amazing and the furnishings were clean and adequate. The 3 bedrooms easily accommodated the 5 of us.
Reviewed On: 12/2/2013
I think some things should be taken care of in the condo the shower curtain especially was molded and gross. The only thing that concerned me was there was a water main broke and we never new exactly how close we were to it and never new about using the water I think it would have been nice to know or had an update to us about the situation. Thanks
Reviewed On: 12/30/2010

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Sand Castle II Condominium 2506

ID 221128 - 4 beds (1 king, 1 queen and 2 double). Base rent is for 6 occupants.
Indian Shores Vacation Rentals
*3 Bedroom / 2 Bath
*King, 2 Doubles, Queen
*FREE Wi-Fi ~ FREE Long Distance, US & Canada
*Wrap-around Balcony overlooks the Gulf of Mexico
*Located in Indian Shores
*Non Smoking, No Pets. 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath

King, 2 Doubles, Queen

FREE Wi-Fi in this condo. ~ FREE Calling to US & Canada

WRAP-AROUND BALCONY OVERLOOKS THE GULF OF MEXICO

Located in Indian Shores

Non Smoking, No Pets

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Spacious, 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, 5th floor condo in Indian Shores (between Clearwater and St. Pete), Florida. Fully furnished and ready for you and yours. New kitchen fully equipped. New bathrooms 2011. King in master, two doubles in 2nd bedroom and a queen in the 3rd bedroom. Sleeps 6 total. Cleaning, linens, and towels provided. All rentals are Saturday to Saturday.

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Vacation Rental Amenities:

Heated Pool

Hot Tub

Two Elevators

Designated Parking Spot

Washer/dryer in condominium

Fully equipped kitchen

Walk out the door to amazing beach and fantastic sunsets.

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Nearby Activities and Attractions:

1 hour to Seminole Hard Rock Casino

2 hours to Disney World, Epcot, Wild Kingdom, Disney/MGM Studios, Universal Studio and Sea World

45 minutes Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, Bern's Steakhouse, stadiums, Ybor City

Suncoast Trolley Bus Stop in front of building

Close to deep sea fishing charters, Sea-Doo®/WaveRunner® rental, wind surfing, boat rentals, gambling cruises, sight-seeing cruises, etc.

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