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About Philip Gilkison
We are from KY and bought this condo in June of 2013 with hopes of becoming 'Snow Birds' someday. My wife, who is a nurse, is also a teacher, teaching middle school special education, God bless her. We plan to visit Cocoa Beach 3 or 4 times a year and find that it feels like home. We usually drive down and it usually takes about 12 hours. Our 17 year old son loves the beach and the pool. He also loves to kayak. Our daughter is 35 and comes with us some but I am sure will want to use the unit on trips with her friends (should I give her a discount?).
Philip Gilkison purchased this Condo in 2013
Why Philip Gilkison chose Cocoa Beach
We have found over the years that we much prefer staying in a condo over a hotel. We have vacationed in Florida Condos many times but our favorite spot is Cocoa Beach. After looking at many units with the help of a great realtor, Jennifer McCoy with Remax Elite, we decided that Sandcastles was the best that Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral had to offer. I used to watch I Dream of Jennie when I was younger and appreciate the fact that we are just a short distance from I Dream of Jennie Blvd. I always keep an eye out for fancy bottles buried in the sand when we walk the beach.
What makes this Condo unique
We love the spacious interior, the large pool and the hot tub. The seventh floor ocean front location is second to none for ocean/beach views. We also enjoy a short walk to the the local park or to the fitness center across the street. But being right on the beach so that we can go out for an early morning walk and watch the sunrise as we walk along the quiet beach is our very most favorite thing about our vacations to Cocoa Beach. Lori Wilson Park is just about a hundred yards up the beach and it is a great place for a picnic or a walk through the 'jungle'.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We enjoyed our time here. It is a very well appointed condo with comfortable furniture, plenty of towels, a laundry room and 3 TVs. It had everything we needed. The ocean-view balcony was wonderful and we saw a space launch right from the balcony. I used the comfortably heated pool almost daily.
Thank you, we work hard to make your experience with us a great one. We try to visit the unit a few times a year and make little changes each time to keep the unit fresh. We recently added new lighting to the kitchen so that it is bright and easy to work in. Please come back and visit with us again.
We had a very relaxed and enjoyable stay here! The kitchen is well equipped, space is just the right size for us and the spectacular view is ever changing and always interesting. We like the “walkability” of the location with beachside bars and restaurants within a mile, a nearby Publix, and plenty of other great places a short drive away! Right on the beach makes ocean sports, and hanging at the beach so easy! The great heated pool and hot tub on site are great for the off beach days too! Best stay anywhere yet!
It was better than I thought! Condo is huge everyone had their own space so it wasn’t cluttered. The view was gorgeous. Had plenty of everything! It was a little dusty, we kept sneezing but it did need a deep dusting but other than that it was perfect! Most definitely stay here again!
Thank you for staying with us, so glad that you enjoyed your stay.
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There were a few things that need to be addressed. The two full size beds sheets were all wrinkled as if they had not been changed. There was dirt on the carpet under the table as well as on top of the table. We were going to use the vacuum cleaner that was there and vacuum it up, but we could not stand the smell of the vacuum cleaner. We had to do some cleaning before we settled in. We did not use the toaster because it was filthy and also showed some rust. After we got everything taken care of and straightened out and cleaned up all in all we had a fantastic time.
Check out was supposed to be at 10 am but house keeping showed up at 940 am and she was upset that we had not vacated the unit yet we thought it was rather rude overall everything else was great we would rent this unit again the proximity to the beach and the views where perfect
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and do hope to see you again. I have already sent a copy of your review to the housekeeping company. I am so very sorry that your stay was interrupted by the housekeeper. They are well aware check out time and should never have disturbed you. Update: The housekeeping company got back with me and the employee in question has been terminated.
One of the best in Sandcastles
Sandcastles is like our second home as we have stayed here at least a dozen times in the past 15 years. Phillip has one of the best condos we’ve ever stayed in. The amenities were top notch. Large TVs in every room. The kids loved that the tv in the second bedroom was a roku tv so they could enjoy all their shows. The view is awesome. Master bedroom view is incredible. The condo is laid out nicely. The sectional is comfortable. The 2 full beds in the 2nd bedroom were great for our older children. We will definitely be back and Phillip is the best!
So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, we work hard to make your stay with us a great one.
You are near the Orlando Attractions, Port Canaveral the second largest U.S. cruise port, Kennedy Space Center and the Cocoa Sports Complex