Sandcastle Beach Resort

Sandcastle Beach Resort

Telling ghost stories around the campfire at night
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Our beautiful beachfront with over 200 feet on Lake Huron
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4.5
#2 of 2 resorts in Oscoda
Location
5.0
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.4
Value
4.8
Sandcastle Beach Resort - Charming one, two, and three bedroom beachfront cottages. An affordable, old-fashioned family-fun resort destination. Featuring over 200 feet of fine sugar sand Lake Huron beach. Resort features: Children's play center with swings, slide, and climber, Teeter Totter & monkey bars, Shuffleboard court, Large beach fire pits for nightly bonfires, Barbecue grills, Cornhole game, Beach volleyball, Wooden beach swings, Beach Adirondack chairs. Cottages feature: Private decks on all cottages with new boardwalk along the suites; Alarm clocks and radios, Air conditioning in bedrooms or living area, Charming knotty pine interiors, Cable television with all flat panels and DVD players in all cottages and suites. All accommodations offer ceiling fans. All cottages have full kitchens and microwaves. Three suites have a microwave, coffee maker, and a small refrigerator, one double suite has full kitchen. Onsite office.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Romantic
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bbsparks1985 wrote a review Aug 2020
Novi, Michigan11 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at the Sandcastle Beach Resort and so thoroughly enjoyed our stay that we kept extending it. Owned and managed by Tom and Stacey, they do an awesome job of ensuring a pleasant stay. Cabins are clean and updated with everything needed for our stay. We stayed at one of the smaller cabins since it was just me and my husband and were fortunate to get cabin #6 which is on the end with a fabulous view of Lake Huron. This is one of the smaller cabins - better for couples. The resort is family-friendly with many activities including shuffleboard, playground area, rafts, volleyball, basketball, fire pits. etc. Our room came with flat screen t.v., cable, small refrigerator, wi-fi, microwave, coffee pot. We will be going back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Tom Wdowik, Owner at Sandcastle Beach Resort
Responded Aug 5, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind review. We loved having you here and excited that you enjoyed yourselves and look forward to future visits!
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bwright52 wrote a review Sep 2020
Midland, Michigan34 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
motel is right on the beach as well as volleyball, shuffleboard, playground equipment and fire pit. Due to beach erosion, the grandkids couldn't go out as far as usual but that was fine. Beautiful views.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cool_drink wrote a review Aug 2023
Elkhart, Indiana44 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sitting on the deck and watching Lake Huron never gets old! Our souls were calmed watching children playing, swimming, kayakers, families enjoying, and gulls flying.

We spent three nights at this welcoming, wonderful resort. This would be
perfect for couples, families, seniors, Everyone.

The property was clean and completely prepared for us. Easy entry. Exactly as pictured. A great restaurant in Oscoda is Taits. Great service and food.

We lost our key (returned back to the resort to find the local supermarket called and it was turned in), ready to turn around and retrieve it, but the owner said he would go get it! Unheard of in all our travels ,~~ you just couldn't ask for a more friendly host. So accommodating.

Highly recommend, we can't wait to return!!
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Tom Wdowik, Owner at Sandcastle Beach Resort
Responded Aug 12, 2023
Thank you so much for your very kind words. We thank you for staying with us and we are humbled by your review. We would love to see you back here at 'the castle' for a future stay!
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Melissa W wrote a review Oct 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved being right on the water and having so many outdoor activities for the whole family! The playset, ping pong table and fire pits are awesome. Friendly, helpful hosts and clean inside and out! Dream vacation. We will definitely be back and refer all our friends!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Reserve early! Easy free parking. Safe, well lit.
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Response from Tom and Stacy Wdowik, Owner at Sandcastle Beach Resort
Responded Oct 22, 2021
Thank you for your very kind review and for choosing to stay with us. We truly appreciate hearing from our guests and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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isagaillard wrote a review Jun 2015
2 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazingly fun, restful, and entirely delightful experience at Sandcastle Beach Resort. This beautifully designed, simple yet unique set of beach homes are tucked into a super soft sand getaway where Lake Huron is literally 50 feet away. There is a fire pit feet from the shore, a perfect beach volleyball net, sports supplies: frisbees, soccer balls, basketballs and adjustable hoop, swings and slides for the kids, and a nice set of benches and more than enough beach chairs for family and friends. The homes themselves offer all of the important accommodations and will ensure you are well rested and refreshed to enjoy all that this family friendly resort has to offer. If you are looking to enjoy the local outdoors , I also recommend the canoe and kayak rental place nearby, the slow flowing river was gorgeous and only about a 10 minute drive away. Also the owners, the Wdowik family is incredible!! They were very helpful, courteous, and understanding of the large group that I was with. Of all the beach resorts that I have been to, this is definitely the best value. I have been there twice now and will be a planning another trip soon. If you are seeking a truly memorable beach getaway, visit this resort, you will thank yourself throughout the entire experience!
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Date of stay: June 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Candy P wrote a review Jul 2014
Andalusia, Alabama37 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent experience. The atmosphere was family friendly with plenty of room for us to enjoy the beach. Room was exceptionally clean. Stove/oven did not work (it had just been installed) but they gave us a credit and provided us a hot plate. One thing that visitors should know is that the resort only provides one set of towels for the duration of your stay. If you are staying for several nights, plan to bring some or your own or pay a small fee to get fresh ones. One of our favorite activities was building a fire in the fire pit for s'mores and enjoying the beach from the warmth of the fire.
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Date of stay: June 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: There is one house on the property that sleeps 10 or 12 if you are traveling with a large group.
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SallyandSam wrote a review May 2014
Dearborn Heights, Michigan1 contribution6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came for the memorial weekend and were very pleased with the quality, complete accommodations and cleanliness of the cabins. The owners were nearby regularly cleaning the beach. We were very close to the water and the view (especially from cabin 5) was breathtaking. We even forgot something of great value; it was found and arranged to be mailed back out to us. Great and honest owners (and cleaning staff) who really care. Definitely will return and recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Angie P wrote a review Jul 2016
Chesapeake, Virginia197 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Snuck up here for a quiet weekend away. What a hidden gem. The Owners were onsite and making sure that everything was working right and going well. There is a board game library, and if you need anything you can just ask! The cottages are delightful, inviting and clean. All doors and windows open easily, no bugs in the rooms, tidy and quaint. There are all different kinds of rooms, with different amenities for what you need, and EVERY cottage is lake view. The lakefront is clean and inviting with chairs and fire pits (bring your own wood). Great place for a family with small children, wish I had of found it years ago. The only issue - boy was that water cold brrrr!!!
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Cottage 6 for a couple... semi private balcony with sliding doors facing lake - beautiful
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TravelingTrio3 wrote a review Aug 2014
Livonia, Michigan5 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our 3rd and best year at Sandcastle Beach Resort in Oscoda. Cottages have always been maintained and clean with amenities you need. This year new onsite owner updated furniture, bedding and plumbing fixtures and cares about her customers. Beach is groomed and cleaner than ever. Great play scape for kids of all ages...kids are busy & happy as you can supervise from cottage deck or patio. Many thanks Stacey!
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Date of stay: August 2014Trip type: Traveled with family
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Cbkorin wrote a review Aug 2014
Ashburn, Virginia5 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I couldn't ask for anything more than what we had at the Sandcastle's Beach resort. We stayed in their two-bedroom cottage with pullout couch. It was perfect for our family of four. Sandcastle has an awesome beach, playground for kids, fire pit, volleyball net and shuffleboard. Cottage was clean, had full kitchen and just the perfect size. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Answer from tomandstacyw
Troy, Michigan
All 10 of our units can accommodate a total maximum of 58 persons. We won't know 2022 availability until after our returning weekly guests tell us if they are returning for 2022, so we will know better in late October.
Answer from tomandstacyw
Troy, Michigan
Sorry...we don't have anything available as we are full.
Kristina A asked a question Aug 2017
Bay City, Michigan1 contribution1 helpful vote
Do u have anything available this coming Friday thru Sunday,?
Answer from tomandstacyw
Troy, Michigan
We have a 2 night minimum policy. For checking in on Sept. 9, 2017 for 2 nights, we have Suite #7 available. It is a one room suite with 2 queen beds. The price is $100 per night plus taxes. You can call us directly to reserve at 989-739-7977 or go to our website to request a reservation.
Melissa W wrote a tip Oct 2021
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Reserve early! Easy free parking. Safe, well lit."
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Zahera h wrote a tip Aug 2019
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"wi-fi was a bit slow,but we were on a family vacation.Did not require it"
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Angie P wrote a tip Jul 2016
Chesapeake, Virginia197 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cottage 6 for a couple... semi private balcony with sliding doors facing lake - beautiful"
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Ami135 wrote a tip Jun 2016
Lake Orion, Michigan2 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The suites are small, but each one has outdoor space with table and chairs."
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DJ-USA wrote a tip Sep 2014
Limerick, Maine205 contributions96 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are no bad rooms, but they vary in size and capacity so pick the one that meets your needs. If you need a peaceful get away, try a weekday in September."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandcastle Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Sandcastle Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Oscoda Beach Park (2.9 miles), Hilltop Bar and Grill (3.0 miles), and Hunt's Canoes & Miniature Golf (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandcastle Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Sandcastle Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Sandcastle Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandcastle Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tait's Bill of Fare, Camp Inn Lodge, and G's Pizzeria & Deli.
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