The Sandbox
2 Bedroom(s) | 1.5 Bathroom(s) | Sleeps 6
Your Island Oasis Bright and Cheery Living Area Open Floor Plan Coastal Decor and Comfortable Furnishings Dining Opens to Living Room Updated Kitchen with Granite Counters Snack Bar Seating Master Bedroom with Ensuite 1/2 Bath King Bed and Mounted TV Master TV Master Bath Guest Bedroom with Twin Beds Full Bath with Walk-In Shower Patio Seating Gas Grill Patio Seating to Eat Poolside This Will Quickly Become Your Favorite Place to Unwind Tiki Time for Outdoor Fun by the Pool W/Refrigerator Lounge by the Pool Poolside Path to Deck Cozy Deck Seating with Water View Front Entry and Lanai Lanai Seating Front Parking with 3 Spaces Find a Quiet Spot to Rejuvenate Beautiful Path to the Beach Relax Any Cares Away in Crystal Blue Waters Soothing Sounds of the Tide Lapping the Shore Sunset Strolls Lends a Romantic Vibe. Keyes Marina Fishing Charters and Fillets your Catch AMI Dolphin Tours or Sunset Cruises. Playtime for the Kids at the Public Beach Play Time for Adults at the Manatee Beach Tiki Bar Stay for Sunset Beach Cafe for Breakfast, and Fun in the Sun. Shopping is Within Walking Distance

Come relax in this great three bedroom, one and a half baths, classic style cottage located on a peaceful street just one house off Gulf Drive. You don't even have to cross a road to walk to the beach. What could be nicer?

This property was once a concert venue called "The Sandbox" and comes complete with a unique backyard, pool and your own private tiki, as well as a sunset viewing deck!

The master bedroom has its own TV, brand new king bed (12/2017) and a private half bath attached. The second bedroom sleeps two in twin beds and the living room sleeps two in a very comfy pull-out sleeper-sofa. All the sheets are at least 400 thread count for wonderful nights of sleep. There is a updated full bath with a step-in tiled shower.

The kitchen includes a refrigerator (with ice maker, of course), garbage disposal, microwave, dishwasher, new stove and new granite counter tops. There is also a washer and dryer.

The living room is brightly decorated with comfortable seating and a large, flat-screen TV. There is WiFi and Cable.

Step into the backyard for a tropical oasis that includes a salt water pool, tiki bar, and a small stage which is now the hammock landing pad! The fridge in the tiki bar keeps your beverages cold as you cool off in the pool or sit on the bar stools and listen to music through outdoor Bose speakers. Catch glimpses of the Gulf and hear the waves at night. You're just a short walk to the beach! There is a cart to carry your stuff to the beach because after all, you're on vacation.

The Sandbox is within walking distance of a shopping center that includes Walgreens, a beach shop, a dollar store, a breakfast restaurant. a German restaurant, a Subway, a cupcake shop, a hardware store, an ice cream shop, a Dunkin Doughnuts, and a Chinese carryout!

Want more variety? Take the free trolley that runs up and down the Island every 20 minutes.

Come enjoy a relaxed and wonderful vacation at "The Sandbox."


Floor No.: Ground
Square Footage, Est.: 970 Sq. Ft.
Beach Access: Direct
Beach Distance: One House Away
Bed Size 1st/Master: King
Bed Size 2nd Rm: 2 Twins
Bed Size 3rd Rm: Daybed/Double /porch
Internet Access: Yes
TVs: In LR and BRs
DVD: Yes
TV Cable/Satellite: Yes
Washer/Dryer: Yes/Yes
Iron/Ironing Board: Yes/Yes
Blow Dryer: Yes
Walk-in Shower: Yes
Patio: Around Pool
Air Conditioning: Central
Heating: Central
Pool, Heated: Yes
Parking: Yes
# of Parking Spaces: 3
# Vehicles Allowed: 3
Pets: Yes Dogs Only
Mandatory Pet Fee: $150 Non-Refundable
BBQ Grill: Yes
Security Fee: $50 Non-Refundable
Departure Clean: $150
Bike Rentals: Rentals Available
Golf: Courses Nearby
Kayaks: Rentals Available
Tennis: Community Cts. Nearb
View: Pool/Tiki Hut
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Pets Allowed:
Water View:
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The Sandbox was incredibly clean and very comfortable. The location is great - a short walk to the beach (through a back path). The pool area was great! We loved the tiki bar! We would definitely go again! 5 Stars 9/17/19
Beachy Pefection! 5 Stars!
This little gem was the perfect home away from home for our family of 6 with kids ages ranged from 23 to 10. Plenty of comfy beds, ample linens, beach towels etc so we were never without. The backyard is truly an oasis. We opted for the pool heat and were happy we did. We used every inch of the back yard, music played daily, walked to the beach to play bocce and football, and just relaxed in the sun. It’s in the perfect location too - easy access to the trolley and shops. You can’t go wrong with this house and we would absolutely rent it again on our next trip to AMI! December 21, 2018
Private Little Oasis Steps From the Beach We stayed here for 4 nights after 3 days at Universal. We needed some down time at the beach. We chose this cottage over a condo right on the ocean because we didn't want to share a pool with anyone else. It was nice heading out to the beach in the morning or evenings, then coming back, showering off right by the pool, then jumping in for a nice leisurely swim with our kiddos. There is a fence in the back that you can exit through to walk to the beach and it takes all of 60 seconds to get to the beautiful sandy shores. There's even a deck by the pool with a view of the ocean if you enjoy sipping coffee or reading with the ocean in sight. This area was quiet and quaint. We loved it. Very close to mom and pop beach restaurants and Publix for groceries. I would love to go back. No problems inside either. Kitchen was well appointed with supplies. Even several rooms for tv watching when you feel like heading in for the night. They left us enough detergent for 4 loads of laundry and plenty of toilet paper. A great time was had by all. 5 stars 10/10/18
Wonderful!!! 5stars. The place is spotless! The house is very comfortable and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need to cook including a nice grill in the backyard. However, we never did because there are so many great restaurants on the island. The beach is a very quick walk and beautiful. The pool is perfect. The tiki bar is fabulous. We hooked our music to the speakers and felt like we were at a private resort! Already planning our return trip. Date of arrival April 22, 2018

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Seasonal Rates

Date Range Daily Weekly Monthly
10/01/2019 - 10/31/2019 $230 $1495 N/A
11/01/2019 - 11/22/2019 $230 $1495 N/A
11/23/2019 - 11/29/2019 N/A $1955 N/A
11/30/2019 - 12/06/2019 N/A $1495 N/A
12/07/2019 - 12/20/2019 N/A $1495 N/A
12/21/2019 - 12/27/2019 N/A $1955 N/A
12/28/2019 - 01/03/2020 N/A $1955 N/A
01/04/2020 - 01/31/2020 N/A $1955 N/A
02/01/2020 - 02/29/2020 N/A $2300 N/A
03/01/2020 - 03/31/2020 N/A $2300 N/A
04/01/2020 - 04/10/2020 N/A $2300 N/A
04/11/2020 - 04/17/2020 N/A $2300 N/A
04/18/2020 - 04/30/2020 N/A $1725 N/A
05/01/2020 - 05/31/2020 N/A $1725 N/A
06/01/2020 - 06/26/2020 N/A $1725 N/A
06/27/2020 - 07/10/2020 N/A $1812 N/A
07/11/2020 - 07/31/2020 N/A $1495 N/A
08/01/2020 - 08/28/2020 $230 $1495 N/A
08/29/2020 - 09/11/2020 $230 $1495 N/A
09/12/2020 - 09/30/2020 $230 $1495 N/A
10/01/2020 - 10/31/2020 $230 $1495 N/A
* Seasonal rates are only estimates and do not reflect taxes or additional fees.


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