The Sandbox Cottage is a marvelous beach house with Gulf view in downtown Gulf Shores! She has two bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a queen-size fold-out couch. Located immediately across the road from the beach and directly beside the crosswalk to the deeded beach access for the crystal white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. Sit on the porch and enjoy the view as you sip on a cool beverage from our cooler/table. There's plenty of room for 8 people to stay in comfort as you spend your days between the beach and the nice complex swimming pool. Shower off after your day at the beach at our outdoor shower underneath the house. Worried about parking? Don't worry about it! There's two parking spaces just for you and your guests directly underneath the house so you don't have to fret about parking in a hot parking lot or paying for parking passes. Don't sweat waiting on the elevator to finally stop at your floor so you can get down from your highrise condominium! You're on the ground floor just steps away from the pool and the beach. You've got your own house with nobody upstairs and the only guests are neighbors in the houses nearby. Like to fish? You're less than 1/2 mile from the fishing pier at Gulf State Park! You're just a short walk to Sea-n-Suds restaurant directly on the beach and the Waffle House and Hooters. The Hangout and downtown Gulf Shores is just a 15-minute walk so you can easily park your vehicle and go on foot while you're in Gulf Shores. Enjoy the full-size washer and dryer in the laundry room and having over 1400 square feet of space plus the balcony and space underneath the house. Store your beach toys in the storage room downstairs and lock it up so that it's safe. There are stairs so it might not be appropriate for the elderly or families with toddlers. Check out our other 5-star reviews!
We found the Cottages in Romeo Beach when they were under construction and bought Sandbox Cottage while it was being built. We were able to add a few personal touches and have truly considered it our home away from home. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$189 - $429||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|August 2021 01-Aug-2021 - 31-Aug-2021||$279||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|September 01-Sep-2021 - 30-Sep-2021||$279||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Early October 01-Oct-2021 - 06-Oct-2021||$279||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Shrimp Festival 07-Oct-2021 - 10-Oct-2021||$309||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Late October 11-Oct-2021 - 31-Oct-2021||$279||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|November 01-Nov-2021 - 23-Nov-2021||$249||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Thanksgiving 24-Nov-2021 - 27-Nov-2021||$329||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|December 28-Nov-2021 - 21-Dec-2021||$249||-||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Christmas 22-Dec-2021 - 26-Dec-2021||$329||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Winter 2022 27-Dec-2021 - 03-Mar-2022||$189||-||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Spring Break 2022 04-Mar-2022 - 15-Apr-2022||$379||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|May 2022 16-Apr-2022 - 19-May-2022||$330||-||-||-||2 Nights||-|
|Hangout Festival 20-May-2022 - 23-May-2022||$400||-||-||-||1 Nights||-|
|Summer 2022 24-May-2022 - 31-Jul-2022||$429||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|August 2022 01-Aug-2022 - 01-Sep-2022||$359||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Labor Day 2022 02-Sep-2022 - 05-Sep-2022||$429||-||-||-||3 Nights||-|
|Accidental Damage Insurance ($1000)||Required||$59||One time|
|Cleaning Fee (Includes Tax)||Required||$158.20||One time|
We fell in love with Gulf Shores/Orange Beach and wanted to retire here one day. We have 3 kids; two boys in college in Texas and a daughter in high school. We hope to be living in the area when our daughter goes to college, hopefully in Alabama.
My family and I really enjoyed our trip to the Sandbox Cottage! Rick was so great to work with and communication was excellent. The house had everything we needed and plenty of room for our family of five. Best part was easy 5 minute walk to the beach! We enjoyed the pool too and always had it to ourselves. Wifi gave us some trouble, but we called the provider Rick had listed and they came to fix it right away. They even called us the next day to make sure it was still working.
We had a perfect beach getaway while still maintaining social distancing and staying safe!
Stayed July, 2020
The beach house was so cute and cozy. Access to the beach is easier than the condos across the street. No elevator waits or anything. Just an easy walk across the street. The house was very roomy, clean, and the parking underneath the house was great. Just a few steps from the pool and even closer to the street for the beach access. There's not one thing I would change about the house. It was so nice and easy access to stores, restaurants, and the beach. Would love to come back! Rick was an awesome host too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.
Stayed May, 2020
Ricks place was great, well worth it!
Stayed March, 2020
Beautiful and clean, just as pictured! We loved our weekend at Rick‘s! The location is unbeatable, and the pool is great! Rick was very thoughtful and responsive, and we had everything we could have wanted!
Stayed March, 2020
This house is amazing. The beach is just a quick walk across the crosswalk and the beaches are beautiful. The house was so helpful and had everything we needed for group dinners and meals with everyone in the house while we stayed. The hosts were just a phone call away and it was adorable.
Stayed March, 2020
Thank you for sharing your beautiful retreat with us Rick & Kim! We hope to be back soon!
Pat & Debbie
Stayed January, 2020
We stayed at Ricks place last week and thoroughly enjoyed it. Super clean, very convenient to the beach and restaurants. The place was beautifully decorated, spacious and all around one of the better places we have stayed in Gulf Shores!
Stayed October, 2019
Everything was great! Much better than the pictures! We had a great time! Rick, the host, was very helpful and responsive. The house is beautiful and full of beautiful messages around the house in the decoration. Every detail of the house has been decorated with great taste. Everything was clean and organize!! The kitchen is fully equipped. Our family is looking forward to go back next year, and I hope I can stay in this house.
Stayed August, 2019
Ricks place was great!! The house was beautiful and it was a quick walk to the beach! Would definitely rent again!
Stayed August, 2019
You can expect a wonderfully clean, great located, beach home, with all the amenities you could ever need.
Stayed July, 2019