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MAGNIFICENT DIRECT GULF VIEW CONDO AT SUNDIAL RESORT, UNIT B402

Paula Reiss

Advertiser since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Paula Reiss

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Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014
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MAGNIFICENT DIRECT GULF VIEW CONDO AT SUNDIAL RESORT, UNIT B402

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

Overview

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Paula Reiss (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2002
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2014

About Paula Reiss

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

Why Paula Reiss chose Sanibel Island

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.

What makes this condo unique

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

This condo has everything 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 and 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. It is a truly great place to spend time.

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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Reviews

5
based on 13 traveler reviews

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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301512
+1 -2399385701
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
I concur with all these positive reviews on Sanibel Delight! It was .....delightful :)
This condo has everything that is needed and more. We discovered while staying there that not all condos have a storage unit (like Paula's). It holds the wonderful bikes and beach equipment...others we saw were lugging equipment up and down (but not us!) You know how you never have sharp knives in a place you rent? Well, Paula had a knife sharpener! The view was magnificent, the place clean and well equipped, but the best part is the personal aspect that Paula provides. The day before we were to arrive, she called to say the elevator was out (not her fault!) and would not be fixed until the day after we arrived. She wanted to know if that would be a problem for us. Then she was in touch with the condo Association to make sure it was fixed. (It was.)
We were there the week after Labor Day and discovered that this is a wonderful time to visit Sanibel--no one is there and you have the beautiful pool to yourself. Or the other 3 pools. Or the beach. The downside was that some of the restaurants were closed--but there were still plenty of places to eat. But that meant no wait lines or traffic.
Probably our very favorite restaurant was Jacarunda....we went there our first night when we arrived hungry and had not read "the book" that Paula provides. We didn't realize it had linen tablecloths or we might not have gone...looking for something more "beachy." But oh my--the food was great and entrees were NOT more expensive than other places. And you didn't have to dress up.
All in all, Sanibel Delight is great place to stay! We highly recommend it!
  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for understanding and dealing with the elevator issue. These things always seem to happen on holiday weekends, when they can't be fixed immediately. At least you only had to deal with it for the one day.
I have not tried the Jacaranda, since it was redone a couple years ago. I may have to give it a try, on your recommendation. I'd like to get around to all of the restaurants eventually.
I completely agree about this time of year being a great time to visit the island. The water is warm, the days are still long, the evenings are cooling down and nothing is crowded. There are a few things closed, but the beach is always open :-)
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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
Highlands Ranch, CO
5

Highly Recommend!!

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I enjoyed a fantastic week at Paula's Sanibel Delight in August! Paula's condo is exactly as described and, oh my, what an amazing view! As others have stated in their reviews, she truly has thought of everything! Be sure to read her welcome book and look for thoughtfully placed signs when you have a question about something. We loved all the beach gear (umbrellas, beach chairs, wagon, etc.), but in particular, tremendously enjoyed the beach cruisers! Our early morning bike rides up and down Gulf Drive and out to the lighthouse were my favorite!

We had partly cloudy weather with some passing showers each day except one in which it rained all day. That day, we lounged on the lanai reading books and watching the storm over the Gulf It was so relaxing!

A great week on the island and lots of wonderful memories. Thank you, Paula, for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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
Dryden, New York
5

Wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5
This was our first trip to Sanibel and our first family vacation since our daughter was born 3 years ago. The condo is beautiful, perfect for a small family, and exactly as pictured/described. Thank you to the family who provided extra games - we had to keep the closet door closed because our daughter was so busy playing with them she didn't want to explore the beach! :) Paula has provided everything you need for a relaxing, enjoyable getaway - all you need to do is pick up a few groceries (if you want to have meals in the condo) and you'll be set! We loved the lanai that overlooked the ocean, spending hours at the pool, and exploring all that Sanibel had to offer. I would definitely recommend this condo for others looking for a fun, low-stress, family or couples vacation!
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review. You must be exhausted after chasing your daughter around all week! Sounds like you guys were very busy. I am glad you had good weather. It is great to make these lasting memories on family vacations. I am glad to be a small part of that.
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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301512
+1 -2399385701
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Sanibel Delight Indeed!

  • 5 of 5
This is our 2nd year in a row to Sanibel, but first time in Paulas wonderful condo and I know this is where we will stay year after year. Paula has thought of everything including the book she has put together that has any and all information you can think of. The condo is everything as described and more. We had everything we needed from her well-stocked storage closet complete with beach chairs, cart, umbrella, boogie boards, and more, which we contributed to as we had purchased so much stuff before checking it out. I advise checking the storage closet before purchasing anything.

We celebrated my husbands 40th birthday while their and I had everything I needed in the kitchen to bake, I know next year there is no need for me to pack extras as I know she has already thought of it all.

Put us down for the week of 4th of July and the week after for here on out. =)
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad it was what you expected and thanks for all the goodies. I am sure everyone will make good use of the toys, etc, until your return. See you next year.
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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301512
+1 -2399385701
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.
business
Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p301512
+1 -2399385701
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

Map

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

Sanibel is a naturally beautiful island that is known for it's preservation of wildlife and habitat. 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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Rates & Availability

From $165 Per night

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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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
 
 
Shoulder
Apr 11 2015 - May 1 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Spring/Summer
May 2 2015 - Dec 18 2015
3 night minimum stay
$165
$980
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 19 2015 - Jan 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,890
 
 
Shoulder
Jan 2 2016 - Jan 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Winter/Peak
Jan 30 2016 - Apr 1 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,890
 
 
Shoulder
Apr 2 2016 - Apr 29 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,450
 
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 30 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$165
$980
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,890
 

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.

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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 ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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