TOP FLOOR, GULF FRONT, ON BEACH ~BOOK NOW FOR SUMMER!

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Top floor, beach front condo on beautiful Sanibel Island. Everything is provided, nothing to do but relax and enjoy! With only 12 units in our building, our location is quiet and private. Our middle unit avoids pool noise and offers stunning views

Begin with breakfast on the lanai while watching dolphins swim in the blue~green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Top floor location provides fantastic views of the beach. A quick walk to the beach and you will find shelling that is second to none! You can literally walk for miles on beautiful white sand beaches filled will millions of shells. Or you can use one of our beach chairs to catch up on your reading at the beach. The sunsets from the beach are spectacular.

You can bike the more than 20 miles of bike paths on Sanibel, enjoy a game of tennis at our on site court, or even try a round of golf. Spend a sun filled day by the heated pool just steps from your door. You will find unique shopping, a movie theatre, live theatre and restaurants for every taste.

The famous Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge offers outstanding wildlife viewing and photography opportunities. You can drive, bike or walk in the refuge or take a guided tour or a kayak tour. Don't forget to stop at the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum to learn about our local shell ecology.

We love Sanibel because you can do as much or as little as you want.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
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This was my mom's unit. She bought it in 1999 after renting in Sanibel for nearly 20 years. We love Sanibel and are here as often as time allows. We have been vacationing in Sanibel since the early 1980's.

Our location is quiet and beautiful. We are on the top floor of a 12 unit building. The complex has 3 buildings and 30 units total. There is a fantastic pool and recently resurfaced tennis courts on-site. Golf, wildlife refuge, shell musuem, numerous restaraunts and shopping are all within a few minutes of our unit.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Top Floor, Gulf Front, on Beach ~Book now for summer!
average rating of 4.0 based on 5 reviews
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Top Floor, Gulf Front, on Beach ~Book now for summer!
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
3

MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THE PROPERTY

  • 3 of 5
First off, I've pondered how to write this review to be fair. Mostly this is a great property but there is one item that makes me down score it as it was a big dissatisfier for us. The location and view were marvelous. The condo was decorated in island motif though all of the metal fish decorating the living room was a little over the top for me. I LOVED having our own washer/dryer in the unit. There were all kinds of beach chairs,umbrellas, and beach toys available for use. It was recently recarpeted that was quite nice. The kitchen and bathroom fixtures were a little dated but we didn't need to have top of the line furnishings just functional. This leads me to our dissatisfier: the master bed. I know sleeping in other beds is not like sleeping in your own but this bed had seen it's day. The frame was rickety whereas if either of us were getting up, it felt like the other was getting bounced out of bed. When I would sit up, I could feel every spring along my hip go pop, pop, pop. After the second night of taking turns sleeping on the couch and even trying to sleep on the pull-out (Worse). I have not slept in a worse bed since a hunting lodge in Randall, Washington. I finally fell asleep from exhaustion about 0430 and slept three hours. I took off all of the sheets and found the manufacturer date of 1997. If we listen to industry standards, this bed should have been changed twice since then. I spoke with Tatum at the condo management on Monday and did not hear anything back that day. I called againTuesday and I explained it to another person. Tatum did call back and said she was trying to contact the owner. The second afternoon we got a call back and the owner agreed to put a foam topper on the bed and this arrived about 5 PM. It did help some but not the ricketiness of this bed. The goal of this week's vacation was to relax, rest and enjoy the laid-back feel of the island. I did that until it was time to face that bed. If I was at a hotel, I would have asked for a different room but when you have pre-rented a property, it's a little difficult to do this.
When the TV in the main room was turned on/off, it would do the same to the TV in the master bedroom as they must have shared an outlet. Also the main channels (NBC, ABC, CBS) were pixilated so we spent time with the news on in our bedrooms. A nice plus was having a radio/stereo in the living room.
If the bed were changed, I would not have a problem staying here again.
  • Submitted: May 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad that you enjoyed our unit's amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico and our convenient location on Sanibel. We are sorry that the bed was not to your liking. In over 40 years of renting property in multiple Florida locations, Colorado, Illinois and Wisconsin, we have found that beds are the most difficult to make everyone happy. One guests complains the bed is too hard while the next guest asks for a bed board to "firm up" the very same bed. We had the foam topper sent to you as soon as we were made aware of your need. The beds are on the list of 2014 updates. The current beds are from 2004 in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley.

We am glad that you enjoyed the stereo system and the new flat screen televisions. The master bedroom and living room are not on the same outlet, however they are in close proximity. At times, this was an issue with mixed up electronic signals. We did purchase a programmable remote in December, which had solved the issue. It is possible that a prior guest did not leave that remote where you would be able to use it. We will be there next week and we will check on that.

We hope that you were able to enjoy the beauty and serenity of Sanibel. Thank you for your feedback.
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
UK
2

NEEDS SUBSTANTIAL UPDATE

  • 2 of 5
The unit is at a good location on a good complex and has lovely views of the Gulf. Basically a nice unit but very tired indeed. It needs new carpets throughout as currently there are many stains and wear track marks. A paint job is needed on all the woodwork/doors to bring it to an acceptable standard and the kitchen needs a lot of work to eradicate rust around the sink and to update the worn trim surrounding the units that seem to be quite vintage. Rust on what seems to be a quite modern cooker adds to the feeling of general neglect. All that said, we enjoyed a relaxed break but would not return to this unit that was well below the standards we are used to on Sanibel, where we have holidayed for over 30 years.
  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion. Trim painting and carpet update is scheduled before the 2014 season begins. That said, the majority of our guest reviews, both online and in our unit's guest book, enjoy our well-equipped, well located, beach front unit and we often receive specific comments about our especially well equipped kitchen.

We do apologize that you found the rust in the kitchen to be an issue. The combination of water, salt air, sand and humidity produce the right conditions for rust in Southwest Florida. We will be arriving on Friday and will look into your observation about the areas of rust.

We are so sorry that you felt our unit was not up to your standards. We love our beach home and enjoy sharing it with our guests. We always hope that our guests will find a relaxing, peaceful and restorative vacation experience.
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Top Floor, Gulf Front, on Beach ~Book now for summer!
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Cinnaminson, NJ
5

SPRING IN SANIBEL

  • 5 of 5
Although somewhat dated furnishings, the unit was clean anc comfortable, and a great location. We liked having the pool, but direct beach access was the most important to us. It was great to have the top floor and gulf views. Great weather, and lots of good restaurants on Sanibel.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top Floor, Gulf Front, on Beach ~Book now for summer!
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Anjou, Québec, Canada
5

RELAXATION JULY 2012

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful place to stay, beach is awsome and the sea water is so warm. We've stayed 2 weeks and it was too short. Looking forward to visit Sanibel again as soon as possible. The condo was very clean and well equiped. Quite few sandflies, bring your skin so soft.

Thank's again for the great vacation !!!! :)
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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Top Floor, Gulf Front, on Beach ~Book now for summer!
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Loudon, Tennessee
5

NEED A PLACE TO RELAX? THIS IS IT!

  • 5 of 5
This Tarpon Beach condo was the perfect spot for us to relax and enjoy the beach, shelling, and other amenities that Sanibel and Captiva have to offer. It was everything we expected from the description. We woke up each morning to a spectacular view from the condo, went for walks on the beach via easy access on the boardwalk. The condo was clean and comfortable, with an excellent floor plan. There were some minor maintenance issues, which were promptly addressed. We chose this condo partly because of the queen bed in the guest bedroom for our adult daughter who vacationed with us. A nice perk was the availability of beach chairs, towels and umbrellas. We thoroughly enjoyed the Captiva dolphin cruise (amazing number of dolphins that "performed" for us), the "Ding" Darling Wildlife Refuge, the Shell Museum, and the restaurants (our favorites were the Blue Giraffe for vegetarian and Mucky Duck for atmosphere). This condo is on our "favorites" list, and we would stay there again.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing
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Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Regular Season
Apr 26 2014 - Dec 19 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,161
 
 
Holiday Weeks
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,421
 
 
Shoulder Season
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,791
 
 
In Season
Jan 31 2015 - Apr 17 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,421
 
 
Regular Season
Apr 18 2015 - Dec 18 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,161
 
 
Holiday Weeks
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$2,421
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit 250
Tax Rate 11.0%
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Amenities

Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Master bed room, Queen size Beds (1) Guest bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa bed in living room
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Books
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • zoo
  • cinemas
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • wind-surfing
  • jet skiing
  • cycling
  • golf
Notes:
Beach towels, Beach Chairs, games, puzzles
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