SANIBEL....AMERICA'S BEST SHELLING BEACH

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Bob Smith

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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SANIBEL....AMERICA'S BEST SHELLING BEACH

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

First floor Condo, 2 Bedrooms + queen sofa, (sleeps 4-6), Adjacent to the canal

Our condominium is a corner unit located on the ground floor of an eight unit building with easy and convenient access. The entire unit was restored in January 2006 after the devastation of hurricane Charley. We replaced the walls, baths, kitchen, flooring, cabinets, appliances, furniture, wall coverings..... Everything! The entire structure was brought up to current building codes. A washer and dryer are located in the unit for your convenience.

The interior décor was designed by a professional designer and reflects the 'Tommy Bahama' look....cool and comfortable. In addition to air conditioning, there are ceiling fans in both bedrooms. the living area, kitchen and lanai. You can enjoy the cool and refreshing Florida air on those nights between December and April when the air conditioning is not in use. TVs are located in both bedrooms as well as the living area. You can watch three different satellite channels at the same time. The large TV in the living area has a DVD/VCR player for your enjoyment.

We have a dedicated password controlled WiFi for your convenience and security. The password is provided in the rental contract.

The fishing and boat dock (you can dock your boat FREE!) is located just 50 feet from the side door of the screened in lanai. You can use the outdoor grill and tables to dine 'al fresco' watching the sunset and the boats passing by in the canal or fish to your hearts content. Fish cleaning stands are conveniently located on the dock. Boat trailer parking is available at The Bait Box on Perriwinkle Way. Telephone them for reservations at (239) 472 1618.

The screened in lanai with a comfortable chaise lounge is ideal for that afternoon siesta or a convenient place to entertain friends and guests at lunch around the glass topped table and chairs.

It is 150 steps to the heated pool and an additional 50 steps to the world renowned shelling beach of Sanibel Island. You can watch the dolphins play in the surf, bend over searching for sea shells...watch out for the 'Sanibel Stoop'...play in the surf, build castles in the sand, or lay back and enjoy the sunshine and warmth.

There are no high rise buildings to take away the ambiance of The Island. We take our responsibility to preserve the natural environment seriously as nearly two thirds of the Island is designated as a preserve. Don't miss the Ding Darling Natural Wildlife Refuge as it is remarkable. And don't miss the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel-Captiva Road, especially great for kids.

Sanibel's natural beaches provide habitat for a number of listed and endangered species including least terns, snowy plovers, gopher tortoises and sea turtles. In addition to being maintained in a natural state, Sanibel Island is noted for receiving the following recognitions:

BEST DESTINATION IN THE WORLD: FODOR'S TRAVEL #1

2010 Trip Advisor Traveler's Choice Destination Awards - #6 Top 10 Beaches & Sun

CNN Travel - #1, Best Beaches for Shells

Travel & Leisure Magazine - Top Shelling Beach

Women's Health Magazine - Best Beachcombing

Florida Beaches Guide - Florida Best Beaches for Weddings

Sherman's Travel - #10. Top 10 Family Beaches

2008 Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Award - #10, Island Destination - North America

BIKES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT ON SITE! The Association now has a variety of bicycles for rent, including child sizes.

Great restaurants abound on Sanibel and Captiva, the adjoining island. Try the Mucky Duck for sunset libations on Captiva and don't miss the Bubble Room....a kid's delight also on Captiva. For dining on Sanibel we recommend Grama Dots at the Marina......the mesquite grilled grouper is great. Trader's, The Jackaranda, The Timbers and the Sanibel Steakhouse are great for a more formal dining experience. The Island Cow and the Over Easy Cafe are great for less formal dining as is Cip's Place.

Keywords: Condominium, Dockside, Sanibel Island, Condos, Boat Dock, Beach, Shelling, Fishing, kayaking

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome

Bob Smith

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My husband and I live on a farm in the 'Buckeye' state of Ohio. Ohio has been my home since birth. My husband Bob is a retired Air Force and commercial pilot who hails from all over the world. Bob and I, both widowed, met in Peru while traveling and have been married over nine years. Travel is a passion with us.

Bob Smith purchased this condo in 1999

After vacationing on Sanibel for more than 30 years, I chose to own a part of my most favorite place in the world. It is just steps to the Gulf of Mexico with facilities for docking a boat just outside your lanai, a bike trail within a few steps of the front door, a beautiful beach just across the street, a beautiful swimming pool......a perfect place to share with children and grandchildren. For me, the greatest attraction is a walk on the beach in the early morning watching the birds scramble after the sea life that washed ashore over night. I love lunch on the dock watching the fish jump with the changing of the tides and the boats silently passing by.

The canal just outside the condo allows for boat access to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And if you do not have a boat, rent a kayak and explore the canal system that winds its way through the east end of Sanibel. And don't miss the Ding Darling Nature Preseve......it is marvelous. Take an early morning walk and watch the sunrise while sipping your cup of coffee......sit on the beach with your favorite beverage and watch the sunset

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
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Property Reviews

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Sanibel....America's Best Shelling Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
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Sanibel....America's Best Shelling Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p143875vbi
(419) 566 8670
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
We really enjoyed staying at this condo it was so self sufficient, could not think of anything we needed and was very clean. We enjoyed lounging out back on the canal side (loved seeing the manatee) and when we wanted to change our scenery it was just a minute walk across the street to the ocean. Bob was great to work with. Thanks again for letting us stay here!
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Sanibel....America's Best Shelling Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p143875vbi
(419) 566 8670
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Hutchinson, Minnesota
5

Sister Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
This property was everything and more! The furnishings are beautiful and the kitchen is fully equipped with anything you could need. The location is wonderful. It is across the street from the Beach and has a canal running behind it. You can walk forever on the beach and find lots of shells. Sanibel has many great eating places and great bike trails. It is a true paradise. It made a wonderful place for a great sister vacation!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Sanibel....America's Best Shelling Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p143875vbi
(419) 566 8670
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Cashtown PA
5

Wonderful Unit...Wonderful Island

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This is our forth October in a row renting this condo. It is a wonderful, clean, well equipped home away from home. Everything is there that you may need to be comfortable. We had two couples visit us this year and they also want to come back to this same place. They were both very impressed with the unit. We're already counting down to next October for our fifth year in a row. Dave & Sue
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Sanibel....America's Best Shelling Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p143875vbi
(419) 566 8670
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
We spent two weeks here in June and loved every minute! The condo is fully equipped, nicely furnished and clean. The owners were great to work with and very attentive when we needed to contact them to ask any questions at all. We've stayed in other condos in Sanibel Arms, but this is the one we will return to. We couldn't have had a better experience. Thank you!!!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Sanibel....America's Best Shelling Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p143875vbi
(419) 566 8670
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Coatesville, PA
5

Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
From the moment we stepped in the door it felt like home. The condo was comfortable and beautiful. It had everything we needed and then some. My 10 month old son loved crawling up and down the hallway and around the living room chasing everyone and everything. And when he went to bed at night, my husband and I were able to go out back to do a little fishing while he slept peacefully and quietly behind us. We used the grill a few times, very convienant. We even got to see a manatee swim by in the canal one night!!! Everything about this place was wonderful, none of us wanted to leave. Amazing!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Lighthouse Park Beach Sanibel
Island Cow
Bike Paths on Sanibel
Tarpon Bay Explorers
Gramma Dot's Restaurant
Timbers Fish Market
Jacaranda
Dunes Golf & Tennis Club
Gramma Dot's Restaurant
Cips Place Restaurant
"Best restaurant on the Island!"
Bait Box
"Boat Trailer Storage, fishing licenses, fishing sujpplies "
Traders Store & Cafe
"Outstanding for luch and dinner"
Over Easy Cafe
"Our favorite for breakfast. Eat outside where neigborhood dogs are allowed to accompany thi..."
Lighthouse Cafe
"Very popular for breakfast......very busy but good food and close to the condominium."
The Jacaranda
"Great food....busy and requires a reservation for dinner"
Lazy Flamingo
"LARGE portions. Plan on asking for a doggie bag."
Dr. Edward Peter P. Lamotta, MD
"Call if you have a health probem. Located behind thge Bank of the Islands."
Sea Star Cafe & Waterfront Bar
"Closest restaurant to the condominium."
The Dunes Golf On Sanibel Is.
"Offers a discountto Sanibel Arms guests."
Sanibel Causeway
Tanger Outlets
"For that very, very unusual day with little sun."
Sanibel Marina Inc
"Launch your boat....trailer parking is limited to day use only."
Thistle Lodge Restaurant
"Great for lunch...... and a romantic dinner"
Gramma Dot's Restaurant
"Great waterside restaurant. Recommend the Mesquite grilled grouper and coconut shrimp!"
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Regional Southwest (Ft Myers) Internt'l Airport
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Beach
Sanibel Island......you are there!
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
The Dunes
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Sea Star Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Sanibel Lighthouse
Nearest Point of Interest
Sanibel Causeway
Nearest Point of Interest
The Bait Box
Nearest Point of Interest
Grama Dots
Nearest Point of Interest
Boat Launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Jerry's Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach
Car: recommended

Bring your kayak.......launch it off the dock and paddle your way through the extensive canal system. If brave enough, take it out into the bay and on to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Availability & Rates

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Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
May 17 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$825
$3,300
 
 
Mid
Dec 20 2014 - Dec 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
High
Dec 27 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,720
 
 
Mid
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 23 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,275
 
 
High
Jan 24 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,720
$6,700
 
 
Mid
Apr 11 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,225
 
 
Low
May 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$825
$3,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Deposit is 50% of the rental fee and is payable six months in advance of the rental period. The remainder plus tax is due thirty days prior to arrival. Checks only.
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes A contract is required and must be signed and returned upon requesting the reservation.
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Amenities

Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet
  • Heating ...
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Air Conditioning ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - combination tub/shower , toilet , Glass enclosed
    Bathroom 2 - shower , toilet , Glass enclosed shower, ensuite entrance bedroom 2
  • Glass enclosed walk in shower in guest bath. Entrance from both the hall and the guest bedroom. Combination bath/shower in master bath
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa. Flexsteel construction for maximum comfort
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has private entrance to guest bath.
  • King size bed (1) In master bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) In guest bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size, Flex-Steel Construction
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Books ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • walking
  • shopping
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • sailing
  • water skiing
  • parasailing
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • tennis
  • surfing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
We also include beach towels, beach chairs and a beach umbrella.
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