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MANGO HOUSE - A RARE GEM! - NEWLY REMODELED! - APRIL AND MAY 2015 OPEN

Jay Cerny

Advertiser since 2007
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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MANGO HOUSE - A RARE GEM! - NEWLY REMODELED! - APRIL AND MAY 2015 OPEN

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview

Overview

Sanibel Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

--- Check out the Mango House video to see more photos of Mango House!

(click on the video link above the picture to the left....)

Mango House is an absolutely gorgeous, recently remodeled 2BR 2BA stilt house duplex with an open floor plan, located on its own private lake. The view East from the front of the house is into a protected wildlife refuge owned by the Sanibel/Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF). The view West from the backyard screened-in lanai is across our beautiful lake into another protected wildlife refuge owned by the 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Sanctuary. Sunsets viewed from the Mango House lanai are absolutely breathtaking.

The spacious Mango House master bedroom has a king-sized bed, private bathroom and a private balcony. The Mango House guest bedroom has a queen-sized bed, separate bathroom and a private balcony. With a large desk area, the guest bedroom can also double as an office. Both bedrooms are light and airy, with plenty of window space and sliding glass doors leading to each balcony.

Mango House is configured with a large living area where the kitchen, dining room, and living room are all open to each other - with four sliding glass doors that access the large Mango House Lanai.

The Mango House Beach is unspoiled and secluded. Only private homes have access to our beach - No condominiums or resorts - so it is never crowded. The sand is clean and pure. The shelling is spectacular! Share the beach with osprey, pelicans, herons, egrets, sandpipers, dolphins, sea turtles and more...

Leave all of your beach gear and bikes behind (!) as Mango House comes with all the beach and recreation equipment (chairs, umbrellas, coolers, shovels, pails, mask/fins/snorkels, noodles, tennis rackets, frisbees, etc....) as well as 5 aluminum beach cruiser bicycles and a 'Schwinn Twinn' Tandem bicycle. Bikes have baskets, helmets and locks. There is also a bicycle trailer. We also provide numerous books (a full library with over 350 titles in three bookcases), numerous puzzles, games, 80+ DVD's, and an IPod docking station to help you enjoy your stay. New this season is an additional Hot/Cold outdoor shower.

Mango House is centrally located to island shopping and restaurants with easy access to bike paths that cover the entire island. Our secluded beach with private access is 1/2 mile away. The Ding Darling Wildlife Sanctuary entrance is even closer. Both the San-Cap Conservation Foundation and Sanibel Recreation Center are less than 1 mile away.

Mango House has high-speed Wireless Internet. Email your friends or conduct business wireless from anywhere you wish - including the Mango House Lanai! We also have premium TV cable as well as three flat-screen panel TVs, each with their own DVD players.

Mango house sits atop a huge garage with ample room for car or boat storage. We have several mature coconut palms, numerous saw palms, and mature orange, grapefruit, and mango trees. Help yourself!

Note: Another (longer) 5 minute 59 second Mango House video is located on the YouTube website. If you wish to view it, go to the YouTube website and search using the keywords 'mango house'

Mango House will truly be a memorable experience.....

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jay Cerny (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
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About Jay Cerny

Welcome from Jay and Laura Cerny - the owners of Mango House.

Laura and I were married in 1986 (& 20 year 'renewed' on Sanibel in 2006 above). We have three wonderful children, Austin, Madison, and Garret. Laura is a Colorado gal and I'm a Florida guy. We live the Vail, CO area where I am a school principal and Laura is an interior designer. We met in Dallas back in 1983 while at SMU for grad school. While Laura grew up in Boulder, CO, I lived in Boca Raton and Fort Myers during my childhood. I went to Fort Myers High before college in New York, and have fond memories of skipping school to go to Sanibel in 1975-79. I also worked college summers at South Seas Plantation on Captiva as a waiter at Chadwicks (sadly closed in 2004, but recently reopened as Doc Fords Captiva)

Laura and I have been going to Sanibel together since 1984, and we also own two timeshares at CasaYbel for weeks 51/52. About five years ago, we reached the (obvious for us) conclusion that we wanted to retire on Sanibel and set out to find a house that would suit our needs. We fell in love with and bought the house you see in the pictures - Mango House. Then, we spent the next year or so remodeling it and making it our own, adding everything we could think of to make it the perfect vacation home. Since we're not set to retire for at least another 10 years, we rent out Mango House for most of the year.

Jay Cerny purchased this house in 2007

Why Jay Cerny chose Sanibel Island

What more can we say..... We just love Sanibel. Some people travel the world. We travel to Sanibel. It is everything we want in a vacation - and more! The beach access for Mango House is very secluded with no big resorts nearby, and being centrally located with respect to other fantastic private West Gulf Drive beaches, Ding Darling, SCCF, etc. is a huge bonus. When we bought Mango House, we also factored in the uncrowded beach for better shelling and beach strolling. Being on a fresh water lake also has great advantages. We love to look West out across the lake at all of the wildlife, and enjoy the year-round breezes and perfect sunsets.

What makes this house unique

We provide just about everything you'd want or need for the perfect vacation! Since we were always ferrying umbrellas and chairs, etc. back and forth from Colorado before we bought Mango House - and realized how much of a hassle that was - we decided to make them available for our guests. The same is true for cruiser bikes, DVD's, books, puzzles, games, binoculars, shelling/birding guides, tennis rackets, and other beach gear. We want you to use ours!

Mango House is newly remodeled and has a very clean look - mostly furnished with IKEA, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, & West Elm. We have high-speed wireless (works great on the Lanai) and have done our best not to skimp on anything.

For those new to Sanibel/Captiva, we also have a large organizer notebook that lists all of our favorite things to do and places to eat on Sanibel and Captiva. We have menus from most every local restaurant along with our favorite selections at each... Enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Visiting from: London, UK



Purpose of your trip: Returning to our winter "home"



Comments: Thanks so much for everything Jay and Laura. We're counting the days until next November - can't wait to be back again. Wishing you and the family a very happy and successful 2013.



How we traveled: Air



The weather was: November was perfect - not a drop of rain. December was cool at first, then very warm. Still great!



What we did: Pretty much what we did last year



People we met: Lovely to meet up again with neighbors next door and across the road. Plus, Dee at SCCF



Places we would recommend: The same as last year. Plus, we had a couple of very nice meals at Grandma Dots and the Green Flash.



Favorite moments / special highlights: Fantastic shelling in November (but sadly not a Junonia) and spectacular views of dolphins this year.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

Reviews

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Mango House - A Rare Gem! - Newly Remodeled! - April and May 2015 open
average rating of 4.818182 based on 23 reviews
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Mango House - A Rare Gem! - Newly Remodeled! - April and May 2015 open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145492vb
-(970) 977-6284 (Colorado, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Colorado
5

Marvelous Mango House

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful "home away from home"! Mango House had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable: well equipped kitchen, comfy beds, bikes, beach toys, and a wonderful lanai to sit on and watch the neighborhood wildlife. The house was a short bike ride to the beach and to a wonderful restaurant, Doc Fords. The owners were extremely helpful, and provided us with tons of suggestions of things to do, restaurants to try, and stores to shop at. We jokingly said many times during our stay, "Did Jay recommend that?" because the few times we veered off of his list, we regretted it! We ate fresh mango and coconut from trees in the yard, enjoyed shelling (and tossing back all the live critters we found in the tidal pools), had a friendly bird identifying competition, and were thrilled at the schools of rays, the sweet manatees, and especially the once in a lifetime opportunity to watch a momma loggerhead, head in to shore to lay her eggs! Definitely a vacation to remember! Thanks Jay and Laura!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mango House - A Rare Gem! - Newly Remodeled! - April and May 2015 open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145492vb
-(970) 977-6284 (Colorado, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Best place ever!

  • 5 of 5
Mango house is tucked away down a quiet lane. It is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy a magical island time! We all enjoyed taking out the fun beach cruiser bikes and riding them to the. Each or to the grocery store or just all around the island. There are wonderful bike paths all over the island.
The house is beautiful! It is clean and comfortably furnished. The owners have thought about everything we might want while we are there. We have a wonderful experience with the owners! They went out of their way to think of ways to make our trip better. We loved our beach access and we Re looking forward to returning again and again!
  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Karen. We are also looking forward to having you back. I'm so pleased you and your family were able to ride the bikes so much and all over Sanibel. We appreciate the feedback. Jay and Laura
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Mango House - A Rare Gem! - Newly Remodeled! - April and May 2015 open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145492vb
-(970) 977-6284 (Colorado, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Morristown, NY
5

A perfect vacation once again!

  • 5 of 5
Jay and Laura,
Thank you once again for allowing us to share your Mango House. It's been a great month for us to get away from the 'polar vortex' and we've enjoyed almost perfect weather. Thanks for always being available via phone or internet when we have questions. Your attention to detail is outstanding and we certainly appreciate it. We look forward to getting back to 'our' winter getaway next March.
  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Michele and Val. 5 years now!!! We can't wait to have you back next March 2015! Jay and Laura
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Mango House - A Rare Gem! - Newly Remodeled! - April and May 2015 open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145492vb
-(970) 977-6284 (Colorado, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
3

Nice House and Great vacation spot !

  • 3 of 5
My wife and I stay in this house for the month of February. Great weather and great shelling on the beach.
Riding a bike on Rabbit rd is very dangerous at times and you really need to be careful.
The worst part was dealing with the owners since they were not very honest with us. We still had a great time!
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: The issue was that our guests became frustrated that they could not re-rent for the same month during the next year. Our guests typically inquire about re-renting during the month of their stay. Unfortunately, these guests emailed their request three weeks after the end of their stay and by that time, we assumed they were not interested in re-renting and we already had another contract. We regret that we could not accommodate these guests for a return stay due to their late notification. Laura and I take tremendous pride in our customer service, integrity, and relationships with our guests. We feel very sorry about this unfortunate situation.
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Mango House - A Rare Gem! - Newly Remodeled! - April and May 2015 open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145492vb
-(970) 977-6284 (Colorado, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great Place to Stay!

  • 5 of 5
Our family loved this house. It was clean, nicely decorated, and very accomodating for our family of 6. The beds were comfortable (even the sofa bed!), kitchen was fabulous, and the screened in porch delightful. The ammenities were great too...bikes, toys for the kids, games, etc. Owners were easy to work with, and honestly, it was a FABULOUS place for our family!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mango House - A Rare Gem! - Newly Remodeled! - April and May 2015 open
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p145492vb
-(970) 977-6284 (Colorado, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Minnesota
5

Love, Love, Love Mango House

  • 5 of 5
We spent the month of April 2013 at Mango House. We were comfortable and happy every day. We loved the lanai and bird watching. We loved riding the bikes everywhere. We loved taste testing oysters at restaurants all over Sanibel and Captiva Island. There is so much to see and do that you should come down and try it all for yourself. Thanks to Jay for sharing his wonderful home and making our stay a pleasant one.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Pam and Ray for your kind words. We were thrilled to have you at Mango House!

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Car: recommended

Sanibel Island is world-famous for year-round shelling and bird-watching. From Mango House, the entrance to the J.N. 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Refuge is 1/2 mile away; extraordinary private beaches and shelling are also 1/2 mile away; the new Sanibel Recreation Center is also 1/2 mile away. Mango House is perfectly situated for multiple excursions.

At least one trip per visit through Ding Darling is a must, as well as a trip to SCCF (Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation), the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, the Historic Sanibel Museum and CROW, the center for wildlife rehabilitation. SCCF offers great hands-on programs on diverse topics such as Loggerhead turtle migrations/nesting and Sandpiper mating - using the beach as a classroom.

The birding from the Mango House Lanai is also exceptional. The lake behind Mango House is not salt water but fresh, and thousands of birds and other animals stop by daily for a drink and a little socialization. Since the Mango House Lanai faces west, evening sunsets are also a highlight when viewed from the Lanai across the lake.

The family favorite - a must at the end of the day - is to watch the sunset - no two are the same. We do this from either the Mango House lanai, or from one of the many nearby private beaches.

Although Mango House comes equipped with a full kitchen, Sanibel dining opportunities are also outstanding and numerous. Our favorites on Sanibel are Doc Fords, the Sanibel Bean, Timbers (and the Timbers Sports Bar), the Island Cow, the Pink Flamingo, and the Lighthouse Cafe (navigated to on a family bike trip at the beginning of every stay). Favorites on Captiva are the Bubble Room (you can also buy desert only here), Mucky Duck, R.C. Otters, and the Key Lime Bistro. The 'Tween Waters marina restaurant and Crows's Nest restaurant are also great.

Sanibel boasts over 25 miles of bike paths, making every beach, restaurant, wildlife refuge, store, museum, marina, etc. accessible by bike, as well as the island of Captiva to the north. Mango House guests can take advantage of several beach cruiser bicycles as well as a tandem bicycle and a bike trailer.

Nearby in Fort Myers are the Thomas Edison Home and Ford Museum. Fort Myers also boasts an international airport, several hospitals, factory outlet stores, and additional shopping, dining, and entertainment.

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Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
October 2014
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
28 night minimum stay
$117
$3,395
 
 
November 2014
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 30 2014
28 night minimum stay
$124
$3,595
 
 
December 2014
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 31 2014
28 night minimum stay
$134
$3,895
 
 
January 2015
Jan 1 2015 - Jan 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$162
$4,695
 
 
February 2015
Feb 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
28 night minimum stay
$193
$5,395
 
 
March 2015
Mar 1 2015 - Mar 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$162
$4,695
 
 
April 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$128
$3,695
 
 
May 2015
May 1 2015 - May 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$117
$3,395
 
 
June 2015
Jun 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$117
$3,395
 
 
July 2015
Jul 1 2015 - Jul 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$93
$2,695
 
 
August 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$83
$2,395
 
 
September 2015
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$93
$2,695
 
 
October 2015
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$117
$3,395
 
 
November 2015
Nov 1 2015 - Nov 30 2015
28 night minimum stay
$124
$3,595
 
 
December 2015
Dec 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
28 night minimum stay
$134
$3,895
 
 
January 2016
Jan 1 2016 - Jan 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$162
$4,695
 
 
February 2016
Feb 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
28 night minimum stay
$193
$5,395
 
 
March 2016
Mar 1 2016 - Mar 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$162
$4,695
 
 
April 2016
Apr 1 2016 - Apr 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
$128
$3,695
 
 
May 2016
May 1 2016 - May 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$117
$3,395
 
 
June 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
$117
$3,395
 
 
July 2016
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$93
$2,695
 
 
August 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$83
$2,395
 
 
September 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
$93
$2,695
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Initial 25% payment through credit card
Final 75% preferred by check or money order 120 days prior to first day of rental. (Will process by credit card for additional 2.5% fee (our cost))
Repeat renters do not pay a damage deposit
Repeat renters may store personal supplies in Mango House owners closet
Discounts available for multiple months

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Amenities

Amenities

Sanibel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , We have a hot/cold outdoor shower - a must!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , Sweedish Living Room sofa converts to a king-sized mattress!
  • King size beds (1) King bed is a new Sealy Posturepedic with MemoryFoam, Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Our Convertible bed converts from a sofa into a king-sized sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We provide lots of beach gear including chairs, umbrellas, coolers, and 5 new aluminum bicycles with baskets helmets and locks, brand new bicycle trailer, many DVD videos, numerous games, many puzzles, large library of books, CD player, IPod docking station/stereo, premium cable TV, elevated screened in porch with westerly view of the sunset, outdoor shower, new propane BBQ grill, mango, orange, grapefruit, lemon, key lime trees, 3 coconut palm trees. Very well secluded and private.

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