GULF FRONT CONDO, 25 FT TO BEACH, FREE BIKES

David Herrick

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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GULF FRONT CONDO, 25 FT TO BEACH, FREE BIKES

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2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

SPECIAL PRICING: Inquire about last minute reservations for savings up to 40%. During the four weeks prior to any arrival date, I will discount an additional 10% each week. That's 10% if booked 4 weeks in advance, 20% if booked 3 weeks in advance, 30% - 2 weeks in advance and 40% - 1 week in advance.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION are said to be the three most important considerations in identifying desireable real estate. On Sanibel Island this can be further defined to VIEWS, VIEWS and more VIEWS in selecting your vacation home.

At our unit 3A3 at Ocean's Reach Resort, we think we have a combination of location and view that can't be beat. Our unit is only 25 feet from the beach, an amenity hard to find anywhere on the Island. Located almost exactly on the elbow of the Island, the views from the beach offer both inspiring morning sunrises and spectacular evening sunsets. With limited development on both sides, the atmosphere of tropical remoteness and serenity is enhanced.

With 1000 SF of living space, the unit comfortably accommodates up to 6 people. The screened lanai overlooks the short walkway to the beach and the Gulf. There are many amenities, typically found only in premier properties. These include being professionally decorated and furnished throughout, with solid surface kitchen and bath counter tops, 42” HD flat panel TV and DVD player in the living room and 25” flat panel TVs in each bedroom, ceiling fans in all rooms and the lanai and reliable, hi-speed, wireless internet access.

We make personal and family use of the condo 6-8 weeks each year. As such, we furnish, decorate and equip the unit to the standards required to make it a comfortable second home. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances. You will also find an ample supply of dishes, cookware, utensils, dishtowels and other kitchenware to meet all your needs. The dining room comfortably seats six and opens to the living room, the lanai and the spectacular ocean view. The master bedroom has a king bed and there are twin beds in the second bedroom and there is a sleep sofa in the livingroom. All linens and towels are provided and there is a washer and dryer in the unit. We try to include as many staples as possible so you don’t have to run to the store as soon as you arrive and don’t have to buy a month’s supply of something for a one-week stay. These include items like soap, toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent, paper towels and much more.

The complex has 64 units in 4 buildings, located on a quiet, secluded dead end street. Its midpoint location on the Island makes for a short drive to Periwinkle and the center of Island shopping. Exterior amenities include tennis courts, heated swimming pool, gas grills, shuffleboard, basketball court, covered parking, beach chairs and other beach games and toys. We also have four adult bikes available at no additional charge. The beach is famous for the variety of shells that are found and the surf is generally gentle and slopes gradually, making for a great swim area, especially for small children. With limited development on both sides, the atmosphere of tropical remoteness and serenity is enhanced.

If you have never been to Sanibel, we believe you will find it to be a uniquely tropical vacation destination. If you are a returning visitor, we invite you to consider our Sanibel home for your vacation. In either case, we believe you will be very happy with your choice.

For more information, please visit our website at www.sanibelretreats.com

WHAT TO DO

Without question, the greatest attraction of Sanibel is its beach. While other beaches may have better or more sand, higher dunes or other favored characteristics, there is something about the total tropical experience of walking the beach at Sanibel. The combination of magnificent views and a shoreline that brings a new population of shells with every tide is rivaled only by the grace and beauty of the pelicans and gulls in the sky. The dolphins playing in the surf produce a serenity and solitude that is unmatched anywhere.

If outdoor sports are your priority, enjoy the three island golf courses and several championship courses nearby. Tennis courts are available at no charge and there are miles of bike paths on Sanibel on which you can explore the Island on the four bicycles provided at no charge. For the nature lover there is the Ding Darling Wildlife Sanctuary offering rare sightings of tropical birds, alligators and other wildlife. There is also The Bailey Track, Tarpon Bay which has nature trails, mangrove canoe trails and other interesting exhibits and many other preserve lands.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
David Herrick (Owner)
Advertiser since 2004
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About David Herrick

Hi, my name is Dave Herrick. My wife Sandy and I live north of Boston and we have owned this unit since 2004. We have been coming to Sanibel for over 30 years. We owned a condo in the 80s which we unfortunately sold in 1992. Ever since then, we have been hoping to be able to someday re-establish an ownership position on the Island. Our desire is to establish a high quality, well maintained unit to which our guests will want to return to, year after year.

During the 80s we made Sanibel our annual vacation, usually over the Holidays to coincide with school vacations for our three boys. Sometimes we had Christmas trees and boats in tow. Sometimes it was grandparents joining us to escape the Boston cold. On every occasion, it was a trip we all looked forward to with excitement and anticipation. My kids learned to swim on Sanibel. This is where they saw their first alligator in the wild. We took daily bike rides on the miles of bike paths and explored the wildlife at the numerous sanctuaries. Sometimes we just walked the beach at low tide and talked about whatever interesting shells or other sealife we found. Overall, Sanibel became a very special place in our lives. It became a place we all enjoyed together; a difficult concept to achieve in a diverse and growing family. During the nineties, we missed our southern sojourns, but with the kids involved in school activities and moving on to college, it became increasingly difficult to schedule family trips. Interestingly, with the kids now through school and with kids of their own, they have rekindled their own memories and attraction to the Island.

We have enjoyed this new phase in our lives and look forward to continuing to share our Sanibel home with our family and with other new and returning visitors.

Dave and Sandy Herrick

David Herrick purchased this condo in 2004

Why David Herrick chose Sanibel Island

If you have never been to Sanibel and you like quiet , layback, tropical, no street lights, no hi-rises and miles of bike paths, you must give Sanibel a try. Staying at my place is just an added bonus

What makes this condo unique

25 feet to the beach

direct gulf view

gulf front pool

on-site management

free bikes

totally re-built 2006

championship quality tennis court

grill and picnic area

beautifully landscaped

reserved covered parking

shell cleaning station

Guestbook comments from the owner

Greetings,



Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our recent stay at your unit in spite of the horrible weather for the first several days. Unit was exactly as portrayed - great view, exceptionally clean, quiet, and well appointed. As I am told that I sometimes have a unique perspective of things, I also really appreciated the convenient location of the assigned parking.



Once again, thanks for helping make our stay at Oceans Reach such a positive one.



Cy
Jun 2012
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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
average rating of 5.0 based on 41 reviews
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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
- (978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Illinois
5

Amazing Property

  • 5 of 5
Beautifully decorated and immaculate. This condo had everything we needed for a perfect vacation. Having bikes was a great plus. The owner was easy to work with, and the onsite people were friendly and helpful. Centrally located, we biked everywhere. Would love to return in the future!!
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We love hearing that guests enjoy Sanibel and our unit as much as we do. We look forward to your return
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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
- (978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Indianapolis, Indiana
5

Perfect Stay!!

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in this condo June 29-July 6th. It is very well furnished and in great condition. The view is wonderful. We used the bikes daily. Do not hesitate to rent from the owner. He was very easy to work with and answered
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for selecting our unit for your vacation. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We love to hear from guests who enjoy our condo as much as we do. Please come again
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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
- (978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Athens, Georgia
5

Our Second Visit to Our Favorite Beach Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This was our second visit to this cozy condo, and we are already looking forward to the next one! It was wonderful the last time we stayed, but in my review, I had suggested a couple of minor things I thought needed attention--all had been addressed above and beyond my suggestions! The condo was clean and had everything we needed--in fact, we reminded each other not to bring half of the things we did when we return! Loved the new louvered shutters on the doors to the lanai, our favorite spot! If you want to be right on the beach and water, with everything you need, this is it. The owner and management are great and responsive to any suggestions, and we enjoyed lots of delicious seafood, Ding Darling, and always, an afternoon on Captiva. Highly recommend if you love an unspoiled, natural beach area!
  • Submitted: May 17, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Knowing that our guests enjoy our condo as much as we do, is almost as nice as being there ourselves. We look forward to your return.
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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
- (978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
DES MOINES, IA
5

Our Stay on Sanibel - The most relaxing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
We had spent a week on Sanibel 4 years ago through an RCI exchange and it was wonderful. This year we wanted to go the same week (Labor Day week) because it isn't real busy. We looked over the listings at VRBO.com. I got in touch with the owner and he was super nice. I liked the idea that his family uses the rental throughout the year. We got to the property and were totally amazed. The photos don't do it justice. It was spotless. It is on the 3rd floor and has a perfect view of the ocean through 2 palm trees. The master bedroom has a large window looking out over the ocean. The balcony wasn't large but plenty big for us to sit out and enjoy the sounds of the waves. The unit is furnished with way more cooking utensils than 2 people would ever need. There were books and games galore. I loved the beach motif and felt immediately comfortable. The bed was very comfy. Bikes and beach items were included in our rental. We loved riding the bikes to eat, shop and just enjoy the gorgeous nature on the island. The pool was a little small if you wanted to swim laps but just for relaxing and talking to other guests it was fine, nice and warm. We will definitely come back!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: I could not have said it better. Thank you
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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
- (978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Best Location. Cleanest Condo. Lovely Decor.

  • 5 of 5
We just returned from a week at Sanibel, staying in this Ocsean's Reach Unit. It was SO close to the beach, just a short level boardwalk and path and you are on the beach - great for the two seniors with me on this trip. They had no trouble at all getting to the beach. The complex is located not far from many shops and restaurants, just a 5-10 min drive to everything. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and well maintained, would love to see everything in bloom, but still some color left for our visit in November. Great view of the beach from our screened-in lanai. Perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach, or for coffee in the mornings. The condo is absolutely lovely - themed with beach decor and in blue and white (my favorite colors to decorate with). I could move right in and not change a thing! Everything we needed was there, and the beds were very comfortable. Having a washer dryer in the unit is such a nice convenience. The shell cleaning station is located behind the parking carports, not near the beach access, which was the only thing we didn't love about our stay here. But it was very nice to have a shell cleaning station, since our entire purpose for our trip was shelling! One thing travellers need to know is that there are 4 steps to get to the elevator. Or you can go up the ramp, which is located at the end of the last building. I would definately stay here again if we ever get to Sanibel - (it was a 1300+ mile drive for us). I highly recommend this unit. It even comes stocked with 4 bikes and 5 chairs - everything you need! And anything else can be rented from the office - nice staff here as well.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Sanibel and Oceans Reach is certainly a special place in Southwest Florida.. Our association works very hard to maintain our #1 ranking on Trip Advisor for Sanibel Island. We spend 4-6 weeks each year at our Sanibel home and endeavor to maintain the unit at a very high level. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will soon return.
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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
- (978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Chicago area, Illinois
5

Wonderful, relaxing vacation getaway spot

  • 5 of 5
First, this is a nice complex, well kept and clean. Nice, quiet area, but an easy drive to retail areas. The complex is on the beach and our unit overlooked it. It was clean, quiet and comfortable. Down the stairs (or elevator) and a very short walk to the beach, with broad sand, lots of shells and great places to walk. The unit was redone a few years ago, after a hurricane and everything is new. We had everything we needed right there, including a laundry, several tvs, a nice balcony and plenty of beautiful views. A very nice place!
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Our 2BR/2BA gulf front unit is only 25 feet from the beach, an amenity hard to find anywhere on the Island. Located almost exactly on the elbow of Sanibel, the views offer both inspiring morning sunrises and spectacular evening sunsets. The beach is famous for the variety of shells that are found and the surf is generally gentle and slopes gradually, making for a great swim area, especially for small children. With limited development on both sides, the atmosphere of tropical remoteness and serenity is enhanced. With 1000 SF of living space, the unit comfortably accommodates up to 6 people. The screened lanai overlooks the short walkway to the beach and the Gulf.

The complex has 64 units in 4 buildings, located on a quiet secluded dead end street. Its midpoint location on the Island makes for a short drive to Periwinkle and the center of Island shopping. Exterior amenities include tennis courts, heated swimming pool, grills, shuffleboard, basketball court, covered parking.

Other Activities: Birding, Shelling, Nature Trails

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Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
17
Aug 16 2014 - Oct 3 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,095
 
 
18
Oct 4 2014 - Oct 17 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
19
Oct 18 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
20
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 21 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
21
Nov 22 2014 - Nov 28 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,575
 
 
22
Nov 29 2014 - Dec 12 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
23
Dec 13 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
23
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,595
 
 
24
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,750
 
 
25
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 9 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,850
 
 
26
Jan 17 2015 - Jan 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,250
 
 
27
Jan 24 2015 - Jan 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,520
 
 
28
Jan 31 2015 - Feb 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,575
 
 
29
Feb 7 2015 - Feb 13 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,675
 
 
30
Feb 14 2015 - Feb 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,000
 
 
31
Feb 28 2015 - Mar 6 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,075
 
 
32
Mar 7 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$3,150
 
 
1
Apr 11 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
2
Apr 18 2015 - Apr 24 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,895
 
 
3
Apr 25 2015 - Jun 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,625
 
 
4
Jun 27 2015 - Jul 24 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,695
 
 
5
Jul 25 2015 - Jul 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,595
 
 
6
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,295
 
 
7
Aug 15 2015 - Sep 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,195
 
 
8
Sep 12 2015 - Oct 2 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,150
 
 
9
Oct 3 2015 - Oct 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
10
Oct 17 2015 - Oct 30 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,425
 
 
11
Oct 31 2015 - Nov 20 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
12
Nov 21 2015 - Nov 27 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,675
 
 
13
Nov 28 2015 - Dec 11 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,250
 
 
14
Dec 12 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes $1095-$2875/week
SPECIAL PRICING: Inquire about last minute reservations for savings up to 40%. During the four weeks prior to any arrival date, I will discount an additional 10% each week. That's 10% if booked 4 weeks in advance, 20% if booked 3 weeks in advance, 30% - 2 weeks in advance and 40% - 1 week in advance.
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Amenities

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Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Master - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Master - 1 king
    Bedroom Guest - 2 twin/ single
    Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We make personal and family use of the condo 6-8 weeks each year. As such, we furnish, decorate and equip the unit to the standards required to make it a comfortable second home. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances. You will also find an ample supply of dishes, cookware, utensils, dishtowels and other kitchenware to meet all your needs. The dining room comfortably seats six and opens to the living room, the lanai and the spectacular ocean view. The master bedroom has a king bed and there are twin beds in the second bedroom and there is a sleep sofa in the livingroom. All linens and towels are provided and there is a washer and dryer in the unit. We try to include as many staples as possible so you don’t have to run to the store as soon as you arrive and don’t have to buy a month’s supply of something for a one-week stay. These include items like soap, toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent, paper towels and much more.

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