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.