Sand Castle Stays

$155-440/night
2 Bedrooms • 2 Baths (1 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 1-8
Internet Ocean View Hot Tub (more...)

Beds : 1 King, 1 Queen, 1 Full, 1 Set Twin Bunks

Sand Castle Stays wants to welcome you to our family-friendly getaway at Grand Beach Resort in Gulf Shores, Alabama! We offer breathtaking pier and Gulf views from the balcony and Gulf State Park with easy beach access directly across the street.

Starter Pack Included
✔️All Linens/Towels
✔️Shampoo, Conditioner, Bath Gel, Body Soap, Makeup Wipe, Facemask
✔️Toilet Paper (only 2 rolls)
✔️Paper Towel
✔️Trash Bag
✔️Dishwasher Pod
✔️Sponge
✔️Dish Rag
✔️Laundry Detergent Pack


We strive to be interactive with our guests. We always have our notifications "on" and ready to help you. Our goal is to share our love of Gulf Shores with you and your family.

Grand Beach Resort is a low-density (no fighting over the elevator) complex located on the end of East Beach directly across the street from the beach with direct and private beach access for our guests. We are located within one mile to The Hangout and 0.4 mile to Sea N Suds and Island Market.
As for our amenities, you'll find an array of options to make your stay truly memorable. Take a dip in our sparkling outdoor pool, perfect for a refreshing swim or lounging under the warm sun. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot tub, melting away any stress or tension. We have a private parking lot for our guests that require passes. This lot and our grounds are monitored by an attendant. Our balcony offers stunning views of the Gulf State Park/Pier.

PARKING: passes are required on property. 2 vehicles will be allowed per reservation. One parking pass is built into the price of the stay. If a second pass is desired, this request will need to be made by the guest within 48 hours notice and will result in a 40 dollar separate charge. Parking passes must be filled out and properly displayed at all times as parking attendants monitor our facilities.

WALKING: Our direct beach access for guests is located a short walk down the sidewalk and across the sand, approx 800 feet from the condo.
The Hangout and Surf Style are located 1 mile west. Sea N Suds restaurant, and Island Market are 0.4 miles. The Gulf State Park Pier is 0.6 miles.
BIKING: There is biking storage on a first come first serve basis at the complex, guests are not allowed to bring their bikes into the condo. The Hugh S Branyon Backcountry Trail is very popular for biking. Link to trails will be posted in our digital guidebook.


-Digital Guidebook to assist with your stay sent after booking
-Rental Agreement Required, $300 Security Deposit (hold on card) and ID collected through our property management software.
-25+ to rent per HOA policy
-Children's toys/games
-Beach Buggy, 2 Beach Chairs, Sand toys, Beach Umbrella, Beach Towels

About the Owner

Hello- We are Kara & Michael Margraf. We have been visiting Gulf Shores for many years. It was our dream to buy a property and share our love of this "Small Town, Big Beach" with other families. We have created Sand Castle Stays (S-Sutton, A-Alden, N-Nolan, D-Dawson) after our 4 sweet boys. We are from Michigan and Spartan Alumni, Go Green! We love all water-Salted and Unsalted. We look forward to hosting your family as we would host our own.

Toddler Seat with Buckles Provided
Property Type Condo in a condo on the 4th floor
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In Smart lock
Elevator Yes
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Beach
  • Ocean
  • Beach View
  • Near Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
  • Park View
  • Pool View
  • Resort View
  • Beach Access
  • Resort Access
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pots & Pans
  • Kitchen Island
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 2 Baths (1 full, 1 half)
  • – Shower, Toilet
  • – Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-8
  • Loft (Second Bedroom) – 1 Queen bed, 1 Double bed
  • Master Bedroom – 1 King bed
  • – 2 Twin beds
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Babysitter Recommendations
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Bicycles
  • Beach Essentials
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
Pool/Spa
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Paid Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Family
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Potential Noise
  • Near Lake, River, or Water Body