MAGNIFICENT DIRECT GULF VIEW CONDO AT SUNDIAL RESORT, UNIT B402

Paula Reiss

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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MAGNIFICENT DIRECT GULF VIEW CONDO AT SUNDIAL RESORT, UNIT B402

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

1BR/1BA condo with a true separate bedroom, sleeps 4.

This fourth floor, penthouse, condo is completely remodeled and fully equipped for a great vacation. This unit has gorgeous direct gulf views. It sits slightly behind the beachfront building but it is about as close to beachfront as you get, without paying the beachfront prices.

Wall to wall, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors maximize the breathtaking view. The sliders open to the screened lanai from the bedroom and living room. The fourth floor location affords the security to leave the doors open at night so you can fall asleep to the sound of the surf and the sea breezes. The condo has a king bed and a queen sleeper sofa.

This is a true one bedroom unit, with an insulated wall dividing the bedroom from the rest of the condo. For an extended stay this can be quite convenient since it provides the quiet and privacy to sleep while others are up in the other rooms.

A washer and dryer is located in the unit. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator and ice maker, stove, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker and all that you need to cook and dine comfortably.

Two 1-speed bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys and beach towels are available free of charge.

You will find 2 flat panel TVs with cable, a DVD/VCR combo, iPod dock/clock radio, CD/mp3/radio combo, and free Wifi (although it is a challenge at times, on the island). There is also a small book and video/DVD library in the unit. Other amenities, including BBQ grills and shuffleboard are nearby.

The building has an elevator and a cart is provided to help get your belongings to the unit.

Located at the quiet, west end of the Sundial complex, it is steps to the pristine beaches and one of four heated, beachfront pools. Tennis courts (fees apply), shuffleboard and 3 gulf front restaurants are among the amenities on site and available to all guests. Additional resort amenities are available, for a fee, but most people find what is provided, with the unit, to be more than adequate.

Please note this is a non-smoking condo and no pets are permitted, per association rules (so please don't ask).

Sanibel is an unspoiled, casual and relaxing island, full of natural beauty and history. Twenty two miles of bike paths lead to shops, restaurants, beaches, theaters and wildlife habitats. The island's 15 miles of famous shelling beaches are pristine and a place where nature is protected. This island is unique among the over developed islands that dot the Florida coastline. Come stick your toes in the sand and find out why Arthur Frommer listed Sanibel as the number 1 vacation destination of 2011.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
Thank you for everything. Your apt is so cozy and beautiful. We really loved having the bikes and used them quite a bit. We also loved having the chairs and umbrella for the beach:-)

The view from the lanai was such a gift to the soul. We had some great meals. The Island Cow, Over easy Cafe, Lighthouse Cafe, Traders. Mucky Duck, etc.

We spotted dolphins on the water, what a sight. Loved all the wildlife around the beach.

Enjoyed the Ding Darling and Bailey Track and spotted the fat alligator:-) Went to the lighthouse too.

We will go home to winter pretty soon :-( Lots of shells. Never got tired of picking more. They are addicting.

We will recommend you place to anyone who asks

God's blessings on you! Thank you.
Oct 2012
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Paula Reiss

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I grew up in Louisville, KY. My mother always called me 'nature girl'. From my youngest photos, I seemed to always have an animal nearby. I spent most of my life working with animals in one capacity or another, so when I visited a friend on Sanibel and discovered the natural beauty of the place, I was hooked.

Paula Reiss purchased this condo in 2012

In the mid 1980's, I took a job working at C.R.O.W (Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife), the wildlife rehabilitation hospital on Sanibel. I got to know the island and it's unique, nature friendly attitudes. I left that job after a couple of years but have continued to vacation on Sanibel regularly. I never found any place else that brought me the peace and tranquility of this island. It is a special place.

I searched for several years before finding the listing for this property. When I opened the front door and saw the phenomenal view, I knew my search was over. Although it is not technically beach front, it's pretty darn close!

This condo had all the amenities I looked for on my vacations, washer/dryer, comfortable sized rooms, large screened lanai. Add to that the fact that nothing can ever be built in front of my unit, to spoil the view, I was sold.

Although I am more of a beach person, it is nice to have a pool right outside the building too. The complex is NOT next to a public beach, so it isn't crowded. The 4th floor location makes it safe to sleep with the doors open, listening to the surf. With the remodel, it is a truly great place to spend time.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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5
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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews
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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301512
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

BEAUTIFUL CONDO WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful condo with an amazing view. Owner has everything you will need to make your stay very confortable. From beach chairs to bikes to a wagon that you can take your stuff to the beach and not have to carry your stuff. Inside the apartment is absolutely beautiful and the view is breath taking. Our reservation was very last minute and everything was perfect when we arrived. Thank you so much. Hoping to stay longer next time!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad it worked out and I hope you had a nice visit with your family. Thanks for the nice review and thank your sister for finding me. I hope to hear from you again soon.
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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

COULDN'T BE BETTER

Couldn't be better
  • 5 of 5
This was the nicest place we have stayed in. It was spotless, everything you could imagine was thought of and supplied. The location was perfect, the weather and condo were perfect as well. we look forward to returning.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you were pleased with the unit. I can't take credit for the weather but you did get perfect weather. I look forward to hearing from you again next year.

Paula
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Overland Park, KS
5

LOVELY CONDO WITH WONDERFUL GULF VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful condo and beautiful weather. We were a day late in arriving because of bad weather at home but it was worth the wait. Great location. Everything you could want in the condo. Paula has thought of everything. Loved to eat out on the lanai and listen to the waves. Only complaint was our difficulty with the wifi but everything else made up for it. Our third time in the area and can't wait to come back! Would definitely recommend to friends.
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you made the best of the WiFi issues. The condo owners voted, in January, to replace our TV and WiFi carrier. This will include new wiring for all the units. The project is slated to occur from April until August and should offer improved service on both fronts. I am sorry for the problem but you did have an outstanding week to be here so I am glad that made up for it.
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Carrollton, GA
5

SUCH A DELIGHT

  • 5 of 5
You cannot go wrong renting this gorgeous condo. From the beach view, updated kitchen, beautiful decor, big bedroom with king bed, washer/dryer, and all the goodies in the storage locker .. this is the place to relax, enjoy the beach, and all Sanibel has to offer. Paula is a "delight" to work with .. she was very professioinal and accomodating to us when the A/C went on the fritz. The BOOK provided in the condo has everything you would ever want to know about the condo and the area .. take the time to read it. Thank you Paula for sharing "Sanibel Delight" .. we hope to be back in the future and will for sure rent from you.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: I can't thank you enough for your patience regarding the air conditioner. I just had it serviced in June, but these things do happen. Of course it would have to be at the hottest time of the year! I was fortunate to have such understanding guests. I did take care of it as quickly as possible and the whole unit is now brand new so, hopefully, no more issues. I am glad you had a good remainder of your trip. Thank you for your kind review, in spite of the challenges.
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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

SANIBEL DELIGHT

  • 5 of 5
This was our first visit to Sanibel Island but after our stay here there will be many more to come. I will always remember our first impression when we opened the door and just saw that beautiful view right away. I think I just dropped the suitcase right there and went out to the lanai and just took it all in for a few minutes. After a few days in Disney this was just what the doctor ordered! Paula was fantastic to work with and thought of everything to make our trip enjoyable. From detailed directions and suggestions to having everything you could possibly need at the condo, every detail was covered. The location was perfect, with amazing views and being able to walk right out to the beach or the pool we couldn't have asked for more. We enjoyed the sunrises on the beach and seeing the dolphins along the shore. Of course the shells were amazing (even though I forgot most of our collection behind!). Guess we'll just have to go back again and collect some more!! When we do we will definitely call Paula and stay at the Sanibel Delight.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karl. I know what you mean about walking in the door and seeing the view. That's why I have THIS condo. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the island and the condo. Sanibel is a special place, unlike any other coastal towns I have found, in Florida. Sorry to hear about your shells but there are always more where those came from. I am sure they have already found a home with the guests that followed you. Looking forward to working with you again, in the future.
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Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

SPRING BREAK 2013 AT SANIBEL

  • 5 of 5
Our family stayed in Paula's wonderful condo for Spring Break. 4 in our family - my husband and I, and two daughters ages 12 and 9. We had an absolutely wonderful week. The condo is everything as pictured and described...and more. Paula could not have been more welcoming, helpful and accommodating. We had everything we needed from her well-stocked storage closet complete with beach chairs, cart, umbrella, toys, and bicycles; to the kitchen which had everything for cooking; to her comfortable furnishings. We had such terrific night sleeps listening to the waves from the open lanai and the extremely comfortable bed! The beach and pool are both perfect, and so conveniently located from the condo, that it's a quick decision to go back and forth between either option. Sanibel was gorgeous - the shelling fabulous, bicycle paths, restaurants and the beautiful beaches. This was our first trip to Sanibel, and we plan to return - staying in Paula's Sanibel Delight. Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I knew you would fall in love with the island. Everybody does. I so enjoy hosting newcomers and helping you figure out what to do, where to go, etc. I am glad the condo met you needs and look forward to your return.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Fort Myers International Airport
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Miles of pristine beach just outside the door.
Nearest Barpub
On site at the Sundial Resort
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
Unless you want to water ski
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Restaurant
Two beachfront restaurants on site.
Car: not necessary

Sanibel is a naturally beautiful island that is devoted to the preservation of native wildlife and vegetation. Protected from over development, it is unique among other vacation destinations in Florida. No high rises here. The J.N 'Ding' Darling Wildlife refuge takes up nearly 50% of the island. Drive, walk, bike, canoe or kayak through the refuge to see the hundreds of resident and migrating species of birds. There are 50 species of fish, 230 species of birds and 250 kinds of shells found in and around Sanibel's waters.

Experience the wildlife side of Sanibel by stopping at CROW, our state of the art wildlife hospital, for an education about the wildlife found on the islands and the injuries that often occur from our human activities, as well as how to avoid being part of the problem yourself.

The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation can give you an understanding of Sanibel's flora as well as their involvement in the Sea Turtle nesting program.

There are many boutiques scattered around the island for the shopper in the group and more excellent restaurants than you can possibly experience in one trip.

Enjoy a drive to Captiva and discover its unique character, great sunsets and dolphin-watching cruises. Stop in for a drink at the gulf front restaurant, 'The Mucky Duck' or for a scrumptious Katie cake at the famous 'Bubble Room'.

Off-island, in Fort Myers, you will find the very educational Edison/Ford Winter Estates. Enter another time and see where these two great entrepreneurs developed a friendship and got some of their inspiration. Harvey Firestone was next door too. I am not a museum person, but this place is fascinating! If nothing else, you an enjoy the estate gardens and the river front view.

Baseball spring-training is a big draw to the Ft Myers area. The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox train here annually. The city is also in negotiations with the Washington Nationals. Theater, concerts, museums, and a surprisingly active downtown round out the Ft. Myers experience. But once you are on Sanibel Island, you probably won't want to leave!

Other Activities:

Golf: There are two top rated golf courses on the island, just minutes from the condo. Another is located just 15 minutes off island, and dozens more courses can be found around town. A set of clubs is provided in my storage unit, for your use.

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Availability & Rates

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Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
May 3 2014 - Dec 19 2014
3 night minimum stay
$165
$980
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 20 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,890
 
 
Shoulder
Jan 3 2015 - Jan 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Winter/Peak
Jan 31 2015 - Apr 10 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,890
 
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 11 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes CHECK IN 3 PM, CHECK OUT 10 AM
NO PETS
NO SMOKING in unit. On lanai is ok.
Credit card required for security deposit

3% fee on ALL cancellations. Refund, minus the fee, will be issued, if cancelled 60 days PRIOR to arrival. AFTER 60 days, refund is issued, if unit can be booked for the same rate and period of time. A partial refund is issued, if rented for a lesser rate or shorter stay.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 778 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Beach View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street
  • Free Local Calls
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided ...
Kitchen:
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper
  • King bed with Queen sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television ...
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVD Player
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Small Cooler
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Balcony ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • jet skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • pier fishing
  • deepsea fishing
  • fly fishing
Notes:
The unit is professionally cleaned before your arrival. Additional housekeeping is available for a fee. Free local and domestic long-distance. Calling card required for international long distance. A starter pack of toilet paper, soap, paper towels, dish soap and dish detergent is provided at check-in but you will need to purchase your own for the remainder of your stay. Additional amenities available with the purchase of the Sundial Resort package. Call Sundial Resort directly for details and pricing, but you should be pretty well set without the additional expense.
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