Monday, April 7, 2014

Sandcastle Escapes Presenting Sponsor of Yolo's 2014 Relay Series

Sandcastle Escapes is proud to announce its collaboration with YOLO Board as the title sponsor of the 2014 Relay Series! 

The 7th Annual YOLO Board Relay Series will feature relay-style competition between male and female teams of three in a Recreational division. The fun-filled series includes racers of all skill levels and ages from junior to seniors vying for the coveted champion title, all the while rallying in friendly competition out on local waters.
          For more information about YOLO Board visit

This year’s event will include giveaways, refreshments, and kids activities, as well as a welcomed new division to the race program dedicated to Special Olympics Florida SUP athletes from Okaloosa and Walton Counties. A strengthened supporter of Special Olympics since 2012, YOLO Board’s mission is to make SUP accessible and easy for area athletes.

Scheduled races (weather permitting) are set for May 29th at YOLO Board Adventures at the WaterColor BoatHouse, June 19th at Oyster Lake in Santa Rosa Beach (tentative) and July 17th at YOLO Board Adventures Sandestin in Miramar Beach. Paddlers will compete on YOLO 12’ recreation boards provided for complimentary use to racers by YOLO Board during each event.

“The relay series has always been about fun and community spirit and this season will no doubt be a continued celebration of that,” adds YOLO Board co-founder Jeff Archer. “We’re looking forward to mixing things up this year with new locations and paying tribute to the last six years of community support. The sponsors, racers and spectators are why we’re able to bring this super fun event back each year, and we’re grateful to have the support of Sandcastle Escapes as our lead sponsor this year."

At Sandcastle Escapes we can't wait to get our team together and take part in the festivities. Mark your calendars, you won't want to miss it!

For more information about the YOLO Board Races visit

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sandcastle Escapes Expands Into Real Estate


Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals is proud to announce its recent expansion into real estate sales with the launch of and the introduction of Ash Caswell as the Licensed Real Estate Broker.

 “Adding a real estate component to our vacation rentals seem only fit to continue our efforts in servicing our clients with a streamlined, one-stop shop for all of their needs,” Taylor Williams, President of Sandcastle Escapes said. 

From its inception in 2006, Sandcastle Escapes’ vision has been to offer only the best in vacation rental services to homeowners and guests alike, and now it can also proudly extend its professional services to customers looking to sell or buy real estate in the area.

Ash Caswell, Broker for Sandcastle Escapes Sales said, “It is a very exciting opportunity for me to partner up with such a strong and well-established brand as Sandcastle Escapes. With the addition of the sales side we can now offer current and future customers a trusted partner in their search for real estate investment.”

Natives to the area, both Williams’ and Caswell’s professional expertise and familiarity with the local market give the Sandcastle Escapes brand a powerful understanding of their client needs and a strong source of leads.

Whether it is to expand a portfolio of rental investment properties, or to sell a home the team at Sandcastle Escapes vacation rentals and sales can make the process a breeze.

For more information on property management and to list or buy a home, visit or call 855.544.5934

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sandcastle Escapes Announces Donation to Local High Schools

Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals Makes Donation of Towels
In Support of Local High Schools’ Athletic Programs

SANTA ROSA BEACH, FL (October 9, 2013) - Sandcastle Escapes Vacation Rentals is pleased to announce its recent contribution of over 1,000 units of reclaimed towels to the athletic and band departments of Freeport and South Walton high schools.

The donation comes as a result of joined efforts between Sandcastle Escapes’ President, Taylor Williams and Freeport teacher, Ted Missildine. “Sandcastle Escapes has been an active supporter of our school for some time now, therefore I felt very comfortable reaching out to them about the possibility of benefiting from any discarded linens,” expressed Ted Missildine.

“We are happy to be able to make this donation,” said Chandler Williams, Director of Operations for Sandcastle Escapes. “In the past we’ve donated unused household items to local charities and animal refuge centers, so being able to extend a helping hand to our schools in the development of our local youth makes it more rewarding.”

Sandcastle Escapes gathered over 1,000 gently used towels that didn’t meet quality standards for guest usage, and distribute them to the high schools. Both schools received the news with open arms. “It is through the support of individuals and entities like Sandcastle Escapes that we are able to continue to strengthen our programs,” said Missildine. “The money we would have spent on towels would have cut into funds we desperately need for other projects.”

South Walton High School’s Athletic Director, Phil Tisa shared the same appreciation for the generous donation by Sandcastle Escapes to their school. “We deeply thanked Sandcastle Escapes for this donation; we’re now able to properly supply all of our sports with towels,” said Tisa.

Sandcastle Escapes welcomes any opportunity to support the community, local nonprofits and NGO’s programs. For more information, you can contact Sandcastle Escapes at 1-888-650-2753 or at

About Sandcastle Escapes

Sandcastle Escapes offers a variety of upscale rental properties in the South Walton and Destin areas. From its inception in 2006, Sandcastle Escapes’ vision has been to offer only the best in vacation rental services to its partners and visitors. The company has grown to be one of the largest vacation rental companies in the area, offering a wide selection of condos, town homes, and villa rentals along the beautiful beaches of Walton and Okaloosa counties.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Google Names Santa Rosa Beach "Digital Capital" of Florida.

Google announced that Santa Rosa Beach, is Florida's Digital Capital, decorating it with the 2013 eCity Award.

Located along the stretch of Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, Santa Rosa Beach is one of the distinct 16 beach neighborhoods in South Walton. Boasting of a variety of hospitality services and family friendly activities, Santa Rosa Beach is also home to our beach vacation rentals
The Google e-City Awards recognize the strongest online community in each state.
"Visitors to Santa Rosa Beach enjoy the sand and sun, and thanks to the strong web presence of its local businesses-- anyone can look up hotels, restaurants, and day activities before a vacation," said Google.
"We are very proud to be part of such a thriving online community and be in the mix of businesses that strive to offer our visitors helpful and innovative tools-- like our free Android and iPhone apps, and our online Concierge service-- that improve their vacation experience with us," said Taylor Williams, owner of Sandcastle Escapes.
Google and an independent research firm analyzed the online strength of local small businesses in cities in all fifty states. The city with the highest scores in each state was designates a 2013 Google eCity.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Pay It Forward

  Sandcastle Escapes is happy to announce the release of the Sandcastle News and the launch of an exciting “Pay It Forward” campaign, an initiative the company hopes will kickstart a community-wide do-good movement. As part of the campaign, Sandcastle Escapes Paperboys will be bicycling along designated routes throughout the beach neighborhoods of South Walton and Destin, spreading positivity to locals and beach visitors.
The concept of “Pay it Forward” is asking the beneficiary of a good deed to repay it to others instead of to the original benefactor. Throughout the summer, the Sandcastle Escapes paperboys will be roaming South Walton and Destin delivering the “Sandcastle News” newspaper while also dispensing gift cards, doing good deeds, and spreading warm, southern hospitality. 
The campaign focuses on our company's brand values of social responsibility and giving back to the community." We are hopeful that we can attract all of the community, visitors, local residents and businesses to participate and embrace the concept as well. Everyone could use a little “pay it forward” in their lives, whether they are on the receiving end, or the giving end", said Taylor Williams, President of Sandcastle Escapes.

  Sandcastle Escapes’ paperboys will be handing out gift cards and goodies from a variety of local business including The Seaside REP, Silver Sands, 723 Whiskey Bravo, Fudpucker’s, and Publix.
Sandcastle Escapes invites everyone to join the “Pay It Forward” efforts by following the newspaper boys journey and sharing their sightings. A map of the newspaper route can be found below and in Sandcastle Escapes’ social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) where everyone is also encourage to use the hashtag #payitpaperboy to share their sightings, good deeds and experiences.