Booking.com’s Coney Island sand castle rental is sold out

Booking.com built a large sandcastle on Coney Island Beach and is renting it out to guests this weekend. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Booking.com

The structure was built with 100 tons of sand.

Booking.com built a large sandcastle on Coney Island Beach and is renting it out to guests this weekend.
Booking.com built a large sandcastle on Coney Island Beach and is renting it out to guests this weekend. Photo Credit: MLB

This isn’t the beach vacation you imagined.

Booking.com, a website used to reserve accommodations and travel, is renting out a massive sand castle at Coney Island Beach this weekend, and by Thursday afternoon, it was booked.

Guests were able to book the sandy stay starting at noon on Thursday at booking.com.

With help from Travel Channel’s "Sand Masters" cast member Matt Long, the grainy "sand-sion," as the company calls it, was constructed adjacent to Luna Park with 100 tons of sand for a structure that’s 20 feet long and 8 feet tall. 

A look inside the castle reveals quite a cozy setup with linens and other creature comforts.
A look inside the castle reveals quite a cozy setup with linens and other creature comforts.

While it sounds like a primitive pad, it’s actually outfitted with beds with linens, towels, slippers and robes, air conditioning and more, like you’d find at a glamping site. It appears that the inside of the sand castle is lined with a buffer and has wooden floors.

For just $29 a night (for Friday and Saturday), Booking.com offered the stay, but also dinner for two on the boardwalk, sunrise beach yoga, and Luna Park VIP passes, which include unlimited rides and food.

Shaye Weaver