This fresh, clean and well-decorated home has fabulous amenities like a well-stocked, fully-equipped kitchen. There is a second kitchen on the ground floor for all your poolside snacking.
There are 5 bedrooms (1 king, 3 queens, 2 twins and a futon). The house has 4 full bathrooms (master bedroom's is en suite). There are 3 TVs (2 are HD flat screen), 4 cordless telephones with free long distance service, high speed wireless Internet, printer/scanner/fax, 3 DVD players, 2 VCRs, and an Ipod compatible boombox.
The house is overlooking a natural preserve where sea turtles nest and birds feed. It is steps to the beach where you can enjoy some of the whitest sand and best shelling around. This incredible view (you can see to Naples) is visible from the open living room, dining room, lanai and kitchen (not bad to look at the beach while you are doing the dishes). There is a heated pool on the ground floor with lots of outdoor furniture. A large deck is off the kitchen.
Great view and features: The house is overlooking a natural preserve where sea turtles nest and birds feed. It is steps to the beach where you can enjoy some of the whitest sand and best shelling around. This incredible view (you can see to Naples) is visible from the open living room, dining room, lanai and kitchen (not bad to look at the beach while you are doing the dishes).There is a heated pool on the ground floor with lots of outdoor furniture. A large deck is off of the kitchen with furniture and a gas grill with another view of the water and beach. The screened lanai has a 6 person hot tub and comfy furniture.
The house has emergency lighting and hardwired fire and smoke detectors for your safety. We also have beach towels, hair dryers, beach and pool toys, DVDs, VHS tapes, and lots of books and magazines to read. Just bring your clothes and food and it will feel like home.
Great Location: The house is located on the south end of the island, and about 2 miles from Lover's Key State Park (voted one of the top 10 beaches in America). Close by we have a public executive golf course , a large plaza with lots of neat restaurants and shops, a post office, drug store, & gas station. A short distance from the house, there is a 4-plex movie theater and a Publix grocery store. The trolley that goes up and down the island has pickup close as well.
Stayed here in Dec. 2014 with two families. We had 4 adults and 6 kids so we needed all 5 bedrooms. We did not realize that the "bedroom" with the twin beds in it was actually open to the communal space including the hall with the washing machine and dryer. There is no door but two large open spaces with curtains. This was a bit of an issue for us as we had two young children who needed to nap in that room during the day and the washing machine makes a godawful loud squeaking noise so no laundry could be done during nap or after bedtime. There was a flimsy closet door that could be pulled across the hallway but did nothing to mitigate this noise or other household noise. It just wasn't what we were expecting but we worked around it.
The bigger issue for us was that the lower level queen bedroom near the pool was unusable for our entire stay due to a banging sound coming from behind the wall at the head of the bed. One of the kids ended up sleeping on the living room couch for the whole trip because no one could sleep in that room. This noise would come and go and we couldn't figure out how to make it stop. The issue was raised to Barb during the trip and one of the cleaning crew was sent out to check out if something was making the noise in the mechanical room behind this bedroom but the cause was not found. After the trip we asked for a partial refund due to the inability to use this bedroom. We were told that the noise is somehow related to the air conditioning and that there was nothing found to be wrong with the AC unit. As this was a "factor beyond their control" there was no refund. I think potential guests might want to know about this ahead of time and decide for themselves if it would be an issue for someone sleeping in that room. Here's a link to a video of the noise:
Just thought it would be helpful to have this info ahead of time. Maybe bring some earplugs. :)
Just as described we had a house full and still had a lot of space. The listing was extremely accurate... just like in the photos. We really liked the location away from the center of town... much more quiet but close enough to head up there when we wanted to. Excellent property for our grandchildren with the private pool and close to the beach for shelling. They were a bit nervous wading through the lagoon at first, but after a couple of days no problem. You have to sign up for a Dolphin tour at the Marina behind Publix... lots of Dolphins who chase the boat in quite a show! Would definitely recommend this property for family gatherings with children.
Our family of eight (three generations) loved this vacation. The house was fantastic: larger than we expected, well-appointed kitchen, lots of different places to relax, wonderful views of the gulf, pictures just couldn't do justice to the place. We enjoyed the pool, hot tub, and beach every day. You can either wade through a small lagoon (knee deep at high tide on my short legs) or take a slightly longer walk (perhaps one or two blocks?) down the beach to avoid this. We saw dolphins from the shore and enjoyed the Sanibel Thriller with the dolphins swimming in the wake of the boat. The island was hopping with students on spring break, but we hardly noticed them since they were mainly on the other end of the island. We received our full deposit back in the time period specified. We recommend shopping at Costco in Ft. Myers before you come as it is less expensive, although we had no trouble meeting our needs at the local grocery store when we needed to restock. We highly recommend this place and would love to do it again ourselves.
We shared this beautiful home with three couples, lots of room, love being so close to the beach, great location, I could go on and on. We just had an amazing time plus the weather was perfect, :)
We enjoyed our stay at the house. There were 7 of us and we were able to spread out so the kids could have their own bathrooms and televisions. The beach is just a short walk away and the view is wonderful. Also this part of the island is fairly quiet, so we had the beach to ourselves most of the time. We would definitely would stay here again.
Our extended family just got home from FMB. We had the kids and grandkids stay in this beach house and my husband and I, my sister, and my aunt stayed at another unit about 3 blocks away. The beach house is unbelievable. Nice bright kitchen (but you'll need to be very patient with the stove--preheat it early) with dishwasher and plenty of seating in the kitchen and dining area. Everyone said the beds are great. There is a mesh portacrib and a lot of pool toys. Pool is sweet and set at a nice warm temp, which was great b/c we had some cool days but the kids could still swim. It's a small but very nice pool.There are safety gates everywhere--very kid-friendly. The hot tub overlooking the gulf was wonderful, too. The main level has the kitchen/living, two bedrooms, two baths, and the lanai, as well as the huge deck overlooking pool and gulf view. The lower level is much larger than I expected. The room with the twin beds is actually a room (I figured it was just one end of the lounge area, but it's a separate bedroom). There are three bedrooms down there and two baths that connect to each other, as well as a laundry and small kitchenette and a lounge area. One family had a suite down there, essentially, plus there was one more bedroom. The suite opens to a patio and the other bedroom to the pool. Possible to get privacy. It is a hike to get around the tidal pool to the gulf, but the area is beautiful and no one minded. There are beach areas just below the unit that could be used, but we opted to hike to the "beach-beach." We were able to walk to Santini Plaza (restaurants, shops, CVS with grocery items) from the house. We highly recommend this rental and would stay there again in a flash! It's great! Note: lots of stairs to get to main floor but lower floor and pool would be accessible without steps.