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Michael Kilkenny

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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Michael Kilkenny

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2014
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WELCOME TO 'PALM PARADISE'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Sanibel Island House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Palm Paradise is a three bedroom, two bathroom plus den private home situated on a large private street just off West Gulf Trail on beautiful Gulf of Mexico side of Sanibel Island, Florida just 20 minutes from Fort Myers International airport. This family owned and utilized private residence is designed for single couples and or couples with children both young and old.

The home comes with vaulted ceilings, large bedrooms, a washer and dryer, fresh linen, all new furniture and appliances, private backyard, a wood fireplace, gas BBQ, 2 car garage, heated swimming pool, Wi-Fi internet, IPOD hook up, cable, 2 TV's/DVD's, portable phone, 4 bicycles, a large relaxing upper screened in lanai, 4 beach chairs and deeded beach access to the lovely Gulf of Mexico (beach is a 2 minute walk on a private walkway).

Shopping and a large variety of reasonable priced restaurants are within a 5 minute drive on the island as well as in nearby Fort Myers. There is a movie theatre as well as live theatre on the island. There are numerous nature reserves located on the island offering wildlife enthusiasts an experience they will never forget! There is golf and tennis and of course over 5 miles of white sand beach along the Gulf to dip your toes into. The walks along the beach and the unforgettable sunsets are memories you will cherish forever and a day!

We welcome you to our home and trust you will take back with you fond memories that will bring you back to our 'Palm Paradise' year after year!

Keywords: House (Owner also has end of January 2012 timeshare available by the week- just ask)

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michael Kilkenny (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 4, 2014

About Michael Kilkenny

Michael and Joanne Kilkenny are Canadians living in Toronto, Ontario, Canada who found the Sanibel Captiva Island area of Florida by accident over 30 years ago while on a short vacation to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Since that time they have vacationed every year in Sanibel/Captiva and watched their two children grow into young adults.

Michael Kilkenny purchased this house in 2008

Why Michael Kilkenny chose Sanibel Island

They loved it so much that they decided to buy their current Sanibel home in 2008 along with their children and to help other couples with children young or old to create their own fond memories of some of the most beautiful beaches, unbelievable wildlife and spectacular sunsets in the world! They also own 3 weeks timeshare at South Seas Resort on captiva Island ( 1week in November and 2 in January that they rent out from time to time).

What makes this house unique

Coming across the Sanibel Causeway signifies the slowing of our world and the relaxation that the island, its people, its charm and its beauty brings out during your stay!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 7 traveler reviews

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Welcome to 'Palm Paradise'
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Welcome to 'Palm Paradise'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243569vb
+1 -416-845-5530
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Wisconsin
5

Great Private Home on Sanibel

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed at the Kilkenny home for 4 weeks Nov/Dec 2011. The other reviews we read before we went are accurate. The house is just as described and as the pictures show. All the rooms are very spacious, bright and well decorated. The pictures of the rear deck don't show how large it is or how the patio doors that open from the living room really make the space impressive. Everything was clean, well stocked and maintained. Beach chairs, umbrellas and a cart to get them to the beach. It is an easy 5 minute walk. We have been going to Sanibel for 28 years and this was the first long stay in a private home. It was fantastic. The Kilkennys were great to work with and went out of there way to accommodate our vacation schedule. Sanibel is a special place, if you haven't been there go as soon as you can, you will want to return! If your vacation schedule allows for a long stay make this your destination.
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We always appreciate great renters who take good care of our home when staying and people who love what the surrounding area has to offer.
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Welcome to 'Palm Paradise'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243569vb
+1 -416-845-5530
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Upstate NY
5

Truly a Find!

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful month!!! I can't say enough about our stay at this home in Sanibel. It was truly a find! We particularly loved the way the living and bedrooms (with the very comfortable mattresses) were decorated, the roomy layout of the house with cathedral ceilings, the well stocked kitchen including celebratory glasses for all occasions, placemats, and napkins, and the additional cozy den for extra company. The house is very well maintained and is accurately described with all of the amenities The screened- in porch with the wicker furniture was so enjoyable for reading late in the day, for coffee in the morning or for fine dining at night. The pool was a haven for all of us, especially our granddaughters ages 3 and 6. It was very safe and a perfect size for the beginning swimmer as it was also for adults doing laps. The close proximity to the beach was great-only 5 minute walk through a pleasant path with friendly little lizards to count. The neighborhood was very safe, close to bike paths and full of beautiful landscaping such as mango and banana trees, cactus, hibiscus, bougainvilleas and more. The sunsets were breathtaking and the shells on the beach were in the billions. We would recommend the boat trip through Tarpoon Bay, the Mad Hatter restaurant for the gourmand, and Grandma Dot's at the marina for boaters and good galley food.

We were all very much at home here. We found the owners very friendly and helpful in making arrangements for our visit and making sure we were comfortable in Palm Paradise. We would love to return!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Linda and her hubby were great house guests and treated our home like it was their own. They got the opportunity to enjoy many of the great things our island has to offer, the wildlife, the tropical setting, the ocean, the people and the food all from the proximity of our island home. We hope they come back and tell their friends about us as well!
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Welcome to 'Palm Paradise'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243569vb
+1 -416-845-5530
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Golden Horseshoe, Ontario, Canada
5

Absolutely perfect.

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in August 2010 and were very pleased and pleasantly surprised at the quality of this home. It wasn't just a house for rent, it was a home, loaded with amenities, comfortable, close to the beach and CLEAN.
The pictures do give you an excellent impression of the house, the best part being there aren't any hidden surprises behind any of the picture angles.
The house was incredibly well stocked, bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, inner tubes, tonnes of kitchen supplies, plenty of starter materials. Wheelchair bound guests would likely have difficulty since this house is the traditional Florida design perched above the ground with a flight of stairs at the entrance.

The walk to the beach was a short distance 5-7 minutes of a gentle stroll, through a deeded access path which the kids loved. They had their own archway of greenery, little lizards and a shell path of ancient shells (some goods ones there!).
The pool was an enormous plus which the children took great delight in having. It was their own private pool (bigger than some of the timeshare/condo rental places). The outside deck area was huge with a BBQ, several tables and chairs and several suntanning lounge chairs. The lanai was enormous (40 ft x 8 ft) with wicker sofa, chairs and tables, a dining table and a lounge chair. The landscaping was particularly well maintained with beautiful plants and flowers, backing onto a inland lake/pond. The house is orientated in such away that you can't see the neighbours at all. It is your own private paradise.
The neighbourhood was quiet, clean and very safe. The beach was particularly quiet, the water warm, with a gentle gradient which is excellent for children.
I've tried to touch on the issues that I thought were important in choosing a rental house. The most important was the openness, friendliness and professionalism of this family in renting their home to vacationing families.
We've rented condos for the last 4 years, which have been excellent, but Palm Paradise offers so much more space, luxury and privacy. We will definitely return and you will be very happy if you choose to stay here (just don't take our month!!!!!).
Bill and family.
  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Welcome to 'Palm Paradise'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243569vb
+1 -416-845-5530
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Jamestown, NY
5

Ready to go Again!!!

  • 5 of 5
I want to tell everyone, Stay Here at Palm Paradise!! We spent the month of April at this lovely home and are ready to go back on a minute's notice. If you want modern, clean, well-kept, pet friendly, well appointed with Everything you need plus charmingly decorated, roomy, quiet, Great location, caring friendly owners and all round perfect for us! We're newly retired and traveled with our 2 small dogs for the 1st time and what a great experience! They are crate trained and we took the crates with us. They loved to run around the pool and tried to 'catch' us as we swam. Large yard that's well maintained and a fenced pool area. The back deck overlooked a small lake and you could listen to the bullfrogs and creatures of the night with the large sliding doors open to serenade you to sleep. Easy and quick 4 to 5 minute walk to the beautiful shell strewn beach. Very nice neighborhood and a safe feeling when you walked around the block. A quick drive to all the great restaurants and shopping. Working with the owners made the renting process easy and painless. I can't say enough good things about our stay. The huge back deck and patio are screened so you can sit out, day or night, without any bother or problem, even just listening to the rain, which only happened at night except for 1 day. All you need to bring are your personal items and any food if you feel like cooking. I say Skip the cooking and go enjoy some great restaurants! The house has a fully equipped kitchen with all the goodies and large baths. AS I said, We're ready to go again!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Pat and Roger were extremely diligent in asking all of the right questions prior to their stay with us. We stayed in touch over the month to ensure their stay went well and to answer any further questions they had that they could not find answers to in our Home Guideline document (something we have complied from questions and comments obtained from our previous renters). They even got to be the first users of our newly renovated kitchen. Pat and Roger are a great couple and took care of our home in the way we would have and we look forward to their return again next year!
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Welcome to 'Palm Paradise'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243569vb
+1 -416-845-5530
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
UK
5

Fantastic Place

  • 5 of 5
We think you have a fantastic place. We have had a fantastic time. We would definitely like to use your house again.
let's keep in touch.
Thanks again
Julian & Amanda
  • Submitted: May 12, 2010
  • Stayed: Apr 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Julian and his family travelled from overseas to stay at our home. They were wonderful folks to deal with and we look forward to having them back in the future! You always like people who take care of your home the way you would to come back!
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Welcome to 'Palm Paradise'
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p243569vb
+1 -416-845-5530
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Cloquet, MN
5

  • 5 of 5
We've been renting on Sanibel every year since 1982 and rate this house in the top two in our experience. The house is very bright and inviting, the mattresses are THE BEST EVER, the kitchen is well equipped and the owner is fantastic to deal with. There are even nice neighbors! We highly recommend Palm Paradise and definitely plan to return.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2009
  • Stayed: Dec 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stu and Carolyn are the ideal renters that we look for!

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Situated on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico***

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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

Notes

  • $4250-$11,000/mo
  • US Dollars
  • Rates are subject to sales tax:
  • Jan, Apr, Dec .. $8,250-$ 9,750/month
  • Feb, Mar ....... $9,750-$11,000/month
  • May-Nov ........ $4,250-$ 5,500/month
  • Other longer rental periods will be considered.
  • Minimum rental for private home is 28 consecutive days as dictated by City By-laws
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Amenities

Sanibel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Location Type:
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Deeded Gulf of Mexico beach access (3 minute walk), 3 bicycles, 4 beach chairs, 1 beach umbrella 4 beach chairs

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