We are Real Estate Brokers in Michigan and have owned our own firm for over 35 years.
We enjoy travel, nature, the water and golf.
Sanibel Harbour was a perfect fit for us! We can take an early morning flight from Michigan and be on one of our favorite golf courses that afternoon.
Jan Niebauer purchased this condo in 2005
We owned a beachfront condo in Maui Hawaii for almost 20 years. We found the distance and the time it took to get there prohibited us from going as frequently as we wanted. We were very spoiled and very particular when we began our search in South West Florida. We knew we wanted to be on the Gulf side. We knew we wanted flowers, privacy, and no asphalt and neon signs... We knew we were asking for more than we had ever seen in Florida. When we drove in to Sanibel Harbour and were welcomed by the Banyan trees and beautiful Hibiscus blooming on this very private pennisula we felt like we had found our second paradise! We had come to visit friends and as we walked into their unit we were overcome with the view. Nothing was available then, but two weeks later we got a phone call that 1014 had just gone on the market. Sight unseen, we purchased it. We still walk in and say Wow! What a view!
We enjoy the private beach, Coffee on the lanai, watching the dolphins play, the manatee slowly swimming by, the osprey and pelicans so close we feel we can reach out and touch them, and my favorite, the beautiful white pelicans that are only there for a short while! We love going to the shrimp boats and buying fresh shrimp.
We enjoy the pool and hot tub but our favorite place to be is laying on the beach with palm trees swaying next to us and listening to the waves.
We frequently walki down the beach to the beach bar for hamburgers in the afternoon but we always like to be back home for the most fabulous sunsets imaginable from our own lanai.
Sanibel Island with all of it's wonderful restaurants beaches, entertainment, nature and golf courses make this a must for everyone!
It is great fun to pick up a Randy Wayne White novel (written by a local author about this entire area) for some local fiction/mystery color, pick a spot on the beach to start reading, and then head over the the Island or out towards Ft. Myers Beach, that features a live band most days, (Just before the bridge) to either of the 'Doc Fords' to live the island and places you have been reading about!