What more could you ask for – Sanibel Island and a two bedroom, two bath condo directly facing the Gulf of Mexico!
Tarpon Beach is an exclusive, low-rise (three story) complex consisting of only thirty units, with a heated pool as large as those typically found in complexes of 100 plus units, a private and well maintained tennis court, and an amazing beach, which is accessed directly by a walkway from the beach side pool. The beautiful but private entrance to the property is graced by manicured tropical plantings and impressive driveway pavers (no overheated blacktop here!).
Our condo is on the first floor living level, approached by the nearby stairs or elevator. Being a corner unit, the living room and dining area walls are highlighted by large windows, allowing ample light and cross ventilation from the refreshing Gulf breeze. The corner setting also enhances the large screened lanai, which is entered from both the living room and the master bedroom. The dining area seats six comfortably and the kitchen is well equipped. New cookware and dinner ware were recently added, as well as new, small appliances (coffee maker, toaster, blender, etc.).
The condo received extensive remodeling in 2011. All the windows and sliding glass doors were replaced with hurricane/impact resistant glass and frames; the kitchen was updated with new cabinets, granite counter tops, built in microwave, new stainless sink and faucet, and a new refrigerator with ice maker; the master bath received a new tiled walk-in shower, new tiled floor, brushed nickel fixtures, and new lighting; and, the guest bath was updated with a new wood vanity, granite counter top, and new sink and faucets.
For entertainment there is a 42 inch wall-mounted TV, VCR and DVD player in the living room, a 32 inch TV and DVD player in the master bedroom (in the armoire), and a 26' wall-mounted TV in the guest bedroom(all new flat panel TVs). Free wireless and wired internet access is also provided. The pool is nearby, but far enough so that your peace is not disturbed by pool noise.
Our guests also have use of the ground level storage room (lockable), and the beach chairs and umbrellas kept there. The storage room is right next to the numbered, under cover parking space for the condo.
There is no place else in Florida like Sanibel Island – natural, pristine, quiet, beautiful beaches, no traffic lights and neon signs, but more than enough to do, with ample shopping, restaurants, and exploring. Once you go there you’re sure to return, time and time again.
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'Actively' retired, residing in NJ. Have been visiting Sanibel almost yearly since 1998. In 2010, decided it was time to stop renting and start owning, and very happy with that decision.
First, Sanibel is a very special place, unlike the rest of Florida in so many ways. Tarpon Beach, compared to many other condos that were shown during a real estate 'blitz', has the perfect combination of location, size, amenities, and tranquility.