This is not your ordinary condo complex and this is no ordinary condo! Soak in the sun and the gorgeous panoramic views. This beachfront sanctuary is located in the prestigious Shell Island Beach Club, just sandy footsteps from the water's edge. Enjoy stunning sunrises over coffee from your private lanai with a bird's eye view of island wildlife including dolphins, manatees, osprey and bald eagles. This spacious top floor unit offers fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops, stainless appliances, flat screen TV's with BlueRay player and a cathedral ceiling in a comfortable beach cottage setting.
Master bedroom with king size bed and private bath including shower and separate soaking tub, features fabulous beach and gulf views from all angles and a private lanai entrance.
Spacious, airy guest bedroom with twin beds includes closet, Flat Screen TV, DVD player and ceiling fan.
Stackable washer and dryer combo and fully stocked linen closet are in the hallway outside of the second bathroom containing shower over tub.
Resort amenities include: oversized heated pool, family -sized spa, sauna, tennis, shuffleboard, free bicycles, gas grills, library, DVD rentals, world class shelling, commercial ice maker, beach chairs, beach towels, and pool & beach toys for the kids and grand kids.
Your dream beach condo is located on the fashionable east end of Sanibel Island within walking distance to the historical Sanibel Lighthouse, quaint cafes, delis, ice cream shoppe, shopping, the fishing pier and the deep water Sanibel Marina. Ride your complimentary bicycles on the island length bike path to the world renowned Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge.
Enjoy the tranquil island lifestyle in this wonderfully preserved lush tropical "Olde Sanibel" setting. No buildings are over three stories, there is not a single stop light and pleasurable dining experiences abound at the local restaurants eliminating the need for national chains.
Keywords: Spacious Top Floor Unit with Fully Equipped Kitchen Featuring Granite Countertops, Stainless Appliances and Cathedral Ceiling in a Comfortable Beach Cottage Setting on the Desirable East End of the Island. Walking Distance to Lighthouse, Marina, Cafes, Deli, Fishing Pier & Shopping. Free Bicycles, Internet, Tennis, Spa, Sauna, Shuffleboard, Gas Grills, Pool & Beach Toys and Beach Chairs. World Class Shelling and Convenient Shell Cleaning Stations. In a Word, PARADISE!
Mike and Pat, two best friends from Milwaukee, first learned about Sanibel Island while working their way through college as tour guides at the Schlitz Brewery. They fell in love with the island and returned every year to visit. In 1979 they became original timeshare owners at Shell Island Beach Club. Mike and Pat each married the women of their dreams in the 1980's and began creating island memories with their families. Although living 1400 miles apart, their combined seven children have become fast friends while growing up creating their own island memories each year on their combined Sanibel Island vacations. Over the years many of Mike & Karen and Pat & Eileen's family & friends have joined them on Sanibel, creating many more shared island memories and continuing the annual tradition.
Mike and Pat's families and friends look forward every year to the annual Sanibel Island get together, counting down the next years visit from each departure. Since 2008 Pat and Mike have been searching the entire island for just the right property to share the dream with others and provide more frequent visits for they and their families. As one of their children said it best '' We live on Sanibel Island one week of the year and spend the other 51 weeks waiting to return home". Out of the mouths of our children many of our island memories are formed.
After touring properties for sale in almost every complex on the island for three years Mike and Pat realized that they had stumbled onto the very best development on the island over 30 years before, so they chose the very best building closest to the beach and found a way to obtain a coveted top floor unit.
Welcome to Shell Island 5C the home of island Memories for two generations over 30 years. We look forward to sharing our slice of paradise with you and the fabulous island memories you are sure to enjoy with those you love.
The Owner purchased this condo in 2011
Because after over thirty years we realized this was the best condo in the best resort on Sanibel Island.
Evening beach walks to the Lighthouse, morning coffee watching the sunrise on the lanai, biking to the Lighthouse Cafe for breakfast, watching dolphins frolic in the water, shelling, kayaking, golfing, family tennis tournaments, bird watching, environmental programs at the Ding Darling, live theater at the Pirates Playhouse, the Sunday morning Farmers Market, alligators in the pond at St. Isabel's Church, Packer games on the 51" flat screen TV, fine island dining including the Jacaranda restaurant (one of our favorites), jazz at Ellingtons for cocktail hour, taking kids to see Libby the Parrot Lady at Periwinkle Park, sunsets at the Mucky Duck and the Sanibel Harbor Resort, lazy afternoons poolside with family and friends, shopping within walking distance at Tuttles, The Sporty Seahorse, ice cream at Pinocchios, Cuban sandwiches delivered poolside from the East End Deli, and enjoying the wide eyed wonder of first time Sanibel visitors.
This was our second time in this unit! We love this unit! The owners are easy to deal with. Very generous! The views are stunning! The resort is beautiful! We wouldn't stay anywhere else! Thanks for a wonderful and relaxing place to stay!
The condo was furnished with attractive, comfortable furniture. We ate out a few times but mostly ate our meals sitting on the lanai watching the waves, beach walkers, boats, birds, etc. No charge for the bikes. Refundable cash deposit for each beach chair - $35 - beach towel - $10, and $20 for umbrella with $2 deducted for each day of use. We enjoyed biking, walking on the beach, and collecting shells. We took the Captiva Cruise day tour to Cayo Costa State Park. Spent 5 hours at the park. Found sea urchins. We really enjoyed staying in this well furnished condo, and we made a reservation for May 2015.
One of the best vacations ever! This condo is close to the beach, pool, lighthouse, access to bikes, etc. Awesome sunrise in the AM, so get your coffee and get prepared for some great views in the AM, as well as, throughout the day with its panoramic views. Great personal touch with being supplied basic necessities upon arrival such as detergents, towels, etc. We will return.
What a wonderful Christmas vacation we had! The condo was perfect. Decorated lovely and an absolutely beautiful view that we loved! The owners were wonderful to work with too! We definitely would love to stay here again. A memorable time was had by all!
This condo could not have been in a better location for a relaxing vacation. The furniture and decorations were even better than the pictures on the web. The owner bent over backwards to get the doorwall to the lanai repaired for us. I would definitely recommend this condo to a family or couple. If you are looking for a great dining experience on the island, I would recommend two restaurants: Jacaranda and Timbers.
This place is always fantastic!! Get to see a lot of the same people every year. I love being able to come here and enjoy this place . The staff goes out of their way if you need something, I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!