In December 2019, we finished a 2 month-long renovation of this beautiful home. This house now has 4 KING bedrooms and 1 BUNK Room that sleeps up to 8 children. New tile flooring, new paint, new mattresses and more!
The Great Room – which is incredibly spacious and inviting - has a huge leather couch; love seat and very comfortable recliners. It’s a great place to congregate, after a day in the sun, in front of the large flat-screen Smart TV. A Blu-Ray Player and DVD Player are provided for your use. Board and card games are also provided.
The Kitchen is huge and readily accommodates a number of cooks (or helpers). Two Refrigerators (one housed in the Laundry Room); an ice machine, which makes 35 pounds of ice per day; dishwasher; stove/oven and microwave are provided; as well as every imaginable small kitchen appliance. The Kitchen is fully stocked with dishes, glassware, mixing bowls, pots and pans and silverware.
The round dining table comfortably seats 6; with seating for another 6 at the Kitchen island bar; and another 6 at the unique dolphin table. For outdoor dining, a teak table, that seats 8, is conveniently located on the Deck, right outside the Great Room door. A large gas griddle is a great place to cook up burgers, hotdogs, steaks or even pancakes! A charcoal grill is also provided, under the house, as well as a picnic table.
A large Master King Suite is conveniently located just steps away from the Great Room and has amazing views to the east and towards the beach. The Master Bath has a fabulous jetted tub; separate shower, long single vanity and walk-in closet.
The second Master King Suite is located on the top floor and has direct access to the Balcony, through French doors. The Balcony is a great place to drink your morning coffee; or talk late into the night with family and friends. The Master Bath is massive and also has a jetted tub, separate shower, and long double vanity, and walk in closet.
Two additional King Bedrooms: one located on the main floor, and the one upstairs has direct Balcony access through French doors. Both bedrooms have closets and flat-screen Smart TVs. The downstairs King room has access to a full bathroom in the hallway, with a shower/tub combo. The King room upstairs shares a hall bathroom, also with a shower/tub combo, with the Bunk Room.
A brand new Bunk Room is located upstairs, with two Full size Bunk Beds - top and bottom, which can accomodate up to 8 children. This room also has a flat screen Smart TV and a closet.
The upstairs Loft is a great conversation area, game area or place for kids to hang out. A Smart TV allows the young or young-at-heart to play most gaming systems or simply catch up on your favorite shows. Plenty of games and puzzles located in the cabinet and in the downstairs entertainment center. A folding table and chairs are stored in the Bunk Room and can be used for board games or puzzles! There is a Queen Sleeper Sofa in the Loft and another one in the Great Room. For your reading enjoyment, a massive collection of books are on the bookshelves. “Take one, leave one” is all we ask.
A full size Washer and Dryer are located in the Laundry Room. Towels, wash cloths, beach towels, linens, pillows and comforters are provided for no additional fee. A second refrigerator is located in the Laundry Room.
The large Deck is a great place for sunning, playing or catching up with family and friends. Beach toys galore, including sandcastle-making tools, Frisbees, noodles, boogie boards and more are provided for the young and young-at-heart! Feel free to take our lounge chairs with you to the beach each day; but please bring them back each evening, as summer is Sea Turtle Nesting Season and when those mommas come ashore at night, they can get tangled in stuff left behind.
Mid-May through mid-August, FOR NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE, our guests are provided a 10’ X 20’ Beach Canopy that is professionally installed and maintained. The Sand Dune Walkover is conveniently attached to the Deck and allows you and your gear to get down to the beach with little effort. Part way down, a seating area, is the perfect place to watch the sun rise or set. Plan to spend at least one early morning enjoying the ever-changing colorful sunrise. Every 90 seconds a different color palette and pattern appear.
Two fabulous community swimming pools and two incredible tennis courts, are all within walking distance of our beach house and are securely passcode protected. So if you’re planning to “Beach Bum” it all week, or want daily adventures by land or by sea, Susan’s Sand Castle I, is the perfect place to be!
Contact us now to find out when your group can have your next beach adventure! This beach house is perfect for Family Reunions; Vacations with Family/Friends; Weddings; Corporate Retreats; Girfriend Get-Aways; Guys Deep Sea Fishing Week; and more! Snowbirds are welcome to contact us about renting by the month. There is a $1,500.00 surcharge for weddings.
We have two other beachfront luxury homes: one located in the Morgantown sub-division and the other, three miles closer to Ft Morgan. Check out those listings at #678 for Susan's Sand Castle III, which sleeps up to 30; and #679, Susan's Sand Castle II, which sleeps up to 18.
We have so many loyal returning guests for all three of our beach houses that our Reservation Calendar fills up quickly for peak times and they often reserve "their week" years in advance , but we love to make new friends and welcome your inquiry. We do our best to respond in under an hour, but because we don't recharge on coffee alone - we do try to sleep at some point, therefore will respond to late night inquiries first thing the next morning.
We are currently accepting reservations through the end of 2021.
Perfect for Multi-Family Vacations, Friends Reunions, Girlfriend Get-Aways; Guy's Deep Sea Fishing Weekends; Golf Outings, Anniversary Celebrations,and Weddings!
|-||Nightly rate||Weekly rate||Monthly rate||Min. Stay||Change-over|
|Rate summary||$492.86 - $1,000||$1,000 - $8,348||-||1 Nights||-|
|Early Spring Rate 07-Mar-2020 - 10-Apr-2020||$807.14||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Spring Rate 11-Apr-2020 - 15-May-2020||$850||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Summer Rate 16-May-2020 - 14-Aug-2020||-||-||$8,348||-||7 Nights||Sat|
|July Fourth - Added Holiday Rate 04-Jul-2020 - 11-Jul-2020||-||-||$1,000||-||7 Nights||-|
|Late Summer Rate 15-Aug-2020 - 11-Sep-2020||$1,000||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Fall Rate 12-Sep-2020 - 20-Nov-2020||$778.57||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Thanksgiving WEEKLY Rate 21-Nov-2020 - 27-Nov-2020||-||-||$5,750||-||7 Nights||-|
|Winter Rate 28-Nov-2020 - 05-Mar-2021||$492.86||-||$3,450||-||4 Nights||-|
|Christmas Week - Added Holiday Rate 19-Dec-2020 - 26-Dec-2020||-||-||$1,000||-||7 Nights||-|
|Early Spring Rate 06-Mar-2021 - 09-Apr-2021||$807.14||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Spring Rate 10-Apr-2021 - 13-May-2021||$850||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Summer Rate 15-May-2021 - 13-Aug-2021||-||-||$8,348||-||7 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|July Fourth - Added Holiday Rate 03-Jul-2021 - 10-Jul-2021||-||-||$1,000||-||7 Nights||-|
|Late Summer 14-Aug-2021 - 10-Sep-2021||$1,000||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Fall Rate 11-Sep-2021 - 19-Nov-2021||$778.57||-||-||-||4 Nights||-|
|Thanksgiving WEEKLY Rate 20-Nov-2021 - 26-Nov-2021||-||-||$5,750||-||1 Nights||Sat - Sat|
|Winter Rate 27-Nov-2021 - 04-Mar-2022||$507.14||-||$3,550||-||4 Nights||-|
|Christmas Week - Added Holiday Rate 25-Dec-2021 - 01-Jan-2022||-||-||$1,000||-||7 Nights||-|
|Alabama Lodging Tax||Required||6%||One time|
|Pet Fee Per Pet||Optional / Seasonal||$106||One time|
|REFUNDABLE Damage Deposit||Info||$500||One time|
|Wedding/Event Fee||Info||$1,590||One time|
My dear friends,
Jerry and I are so very happy when you spend your vacation with us! You are our invited guests and we want you to make lifelong memories at the beach.
We’ve been married 48 years in June of 2020. Working hard to raise and support our children, MATTHEW and JENNIFER, we expected to spend our retirement years quietly (which is not happening). In 2008, JENNIFER had twins on New Year’s Eve; a boy and a girl, Taylor and Tyler. They adore the beach and come down every summer. They are the apples of Papa’s and GeaGea’s eyes.
My darling husband knew my lifelong dream was to have a beach cottage. He made it his mission, when we got close to retirement, to make that dream come true! We looked all the way from the Florida coast to Alabama, until I saw the house of my dream . . . “Beachy Keen”. It’s previous name was The Pelican! It was perfect!
So, we were enjoying our fun in the sun, until a house came up for sale in the neighborhood. We were just talking on the porch, when one of us said “We could try the rental business.” Long story short - that became Susan’s Sand Castle I (SSCI).
We later purchased a lot, and Jerry built SSCII. After that, he needed another project, so he started from scratch, and SSCIII was born. I’ve had a ball decorating, since I want you to feel as if you’ve come home!
There went retirement, but God had other plans for us. We’ve had a ball and met some of the nicest people we’ve ever known!
So many blessings galore, and may God bless each of you abundantly!
P.S. Papa says, “There won’t be a SSCIV”, (even though our friends Shug and Fred say they are going to outgrow our biggest house!).
Fabulous home! Gorgeous beachfront setting! Spectacular sunrises AND sunsets! Wonderful manager! We couldn't have asked for a better experience! Over New Year's, our family of 15 traveled from 4 states to come together to celebrate our mother's 70th birthday and our parents 40th anniversary. Everything was perfect! Dana was so attentive and quick to answer any questions we had. By the end of the trip, she felt like part of the family! Thank you for such a beautiful home where we made memories that will last a lifetime!
Stayed December, 2019
Thank you so much for sharing your story - as to what brought your family to Susan's Sand Castle I over the Holiday Season. Sounds like you all had a lot of celebrating to do that week!
Just let us know when your family can come back to the beach and we'd love to have you again!
Had a great time. Dana was so helpful with everything. Would recommend this house to everyone.
Stayed August, 2019
Thank you! We really appreciate when our guests love our beach houses so much that they recommend them to their family and friends!
Rented this property for our family vacation and we were not disappointed. The home is right on the beach and perfect for our special needs son. The deck was beautiful, both of them and the ramp to the beach was an added bonus to get him back and forth from the beach. The home is large and gave us all space when we needed it. The beach was never crowded which we enjoyed. We absolutely loved this home and will be back. Dana was spectacular and made sure our stay was what we wanted and made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you for allowing us to stay in this lovely beach paradise.
Stayed August, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased to hear that Susan's Sand Castle I worked so well for your family - especially with the challenges you mentioned. Just let us know when you can come back and we'd love to have your family stay with us again!
This house has it all!! Great location and terrific owner/manager!! They set up tents for us in the beach and made our stay special!! Highly recommend Susan’s Sand Castle!!
Stayed July, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind words! We strive to make our guests feel welcomed and we're glad to hear that it helped to make your stay special!
This was our second summer staying at Susan Sand Castle 1 and we are booking for next year already! I cannot say enough wonderful things about Dana, the property manager. She is super responsive and so pleasant to work with. She goes above and beyond!! Each time I asked about this or that before our trip, she would take pictures of pots/pans/etc to show me what small items they already stocked. She would do absolutely anything to make sure you have a great stay!
The house itself is amazing for a large family. We are 6 adults and 4 children and stay very comfortably there. We love the Fort Morgan area and have found the house for us each year. The kids love it that we rent a golf cart and ride around chasing the ice cream man who comes most days. The house is well organized and extremely well stocked.
And if you are missing something, don't worry about it as Dana will solve the problem! Kudos to the owners and Dana.....very, very pleasant stay indeed!
Stayed June, 2019
Thank you so much Joan for your kind review of Susan's Sand Castle I. We love it when our guests love our beach houses so much that they return year after year. We see that you've already booked for 2020!
We love to hear that our staff provides great customer service and that you are pleased with the amenities provided. Glad to hear that your grandkids got to experience the local ice cream truck - what a treat!
Susan and Jerry Keen, Owners
Packed full of necessities! Two fridges, an ice maker! Roomy! Clean! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Stayed June, 2019
We're thrilled to hear that you were so pleased with what we provide to our guests. AND that your group had such a good time!
We had a great two weeks. Beautiful location.
Stayed June, 2019
We're so glad to hear that your family had such a great time at our beach house AND we couldn't agree more - the view is amazing!
Hi ! My family have been renting houses in Fort Morgan for nearly 20 yrs. This house, Susan’s Sandcastle 1, is the only one I have ever wanted to purchase ! Being a construction freak, it is very well made and very well maintained. This is the absolute perfect beach house ! ( and I am SO critical, sorry but true ). Great flow for multiple families.
Everything is provided, towels, beach towels, toys, beach chairs, a beach awning, kitchen essentials, freestanding ice maker, plenty of refrigerator space, a griddle grill (gas, and great! ), and so many more amenities!
And Dana..... Well, Dana is the perfect host. She is there for you and very accommodating. Excellent in every way. Please don’t hesitate, for any reason, to book your vacation in Fort Morgan at Susan’s Sand Castles. Awesome house with everything you could need and worth every penny. Go to the grocery , get food because you may be too peaceful and at home, to ever want to venture into town! Enjoy ! As we did, immensely, and we will certainly be back !
Stayed May, 2019
It is wonderful Kathy that you and your family had such a great time - that you booked the beach house again for the fall!
We are thrilled to hear that you had a great experience from booking through your stay!
Thanks also for letting other potential guests how wonderful it is staying on the beaches of Fort Morgan!
Susan and Jerry Keen, Owners
We had a relaxing and fun weekend. There was plenty of space for our large group and enjoyed the big deck and beachfront views. Dana was super helpful host and very accommodating to all our needs
Stayed November, 2018
So glad to hear that your family had such a good time at Susan's Sand Castle I AND that we accommodated all your needs!
Our family had an amazing time. The house was beautiful and Dana was so helpful. We were celebrating our parents 50th anniversary with family and the house was just perfect for this. Dana even brought by a gift for them. We had a couple of small issues and they were taken care of immediately. It was amazing to be able to stay so close to the water and have a canopy provided. We will definitely stay here again!!!
Stayed August, 2018
It is our goal to provide exceptional Customer Service; so we're so glad to hear that you were pleased with your experience!
Let us know when you can come back!