Sanibel Island condo rental - Aerial View
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  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
 

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6

SPECIAL PRICING: Inquire about last minute reservations for savings up to 40%. During the four weeks prior to any arrival date, I will discount an additional 10% each week. That's 10% if booked 4 weeks in advance, 20% if booked 3 weeks in advance, 30% - 2 weeks in advance and 40% - 1 week in advance.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION are said to be the three most important considerations in identifying desireable real estate. On Sanibel Island this can be further defined to VIEWS, VIEWS and more VIEWS in selecting your vacation home.

At our unit 3A3 at Ocean's Reach Resort, we think we have a combination of location and view that can't be beat. Our unit is only 25 feet from the beach, an amenity hard to find anywhere on the Island. Located almost exactly on the elbow of the Island, the views from the beach offer both inspiring morning sunrises and spectacular evening sunsets. With limited development on both sides, the atmosphere of tropical remoteness and serenity is enhanced.

With 1000 SF of living space, the unit comfortably accommodates up to 6 people. The screened lanai overlooks the short walkway to the beach and the Gulf. There are many amenities, typically found only in premier properties. These include being professionally decorated and furnished throughout, with solid surface kitchen and bath counter tops, 42” HD flat panel TV and DVD player in the living room and 25” flat panel TVs in each bedroom, ceiling fans in all rooms and the lanai and reliable, hi-speed, wireless internet access.

We make personal and family use of the condo 6-8 weeks each year. As such, we furnish, decorate and equip the unit to the standards required to make it a comfortable second home. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances. You will also find an ample supply of dishes, cookware, utensils, dishtowels and other kitchenware to meet all your needs. The dining room comfortably seats six and opens to the living room, the lanai and the spectacular ocean view. The master bedroom has a king bed and there are twin beds in the second bedroom and there is a sleep sofa in the livingroom. All linens and towels are provided and there is a washer and dryer in the unit. We try to include as many staples as possible so you don’t have to run to the store as soon as you arrive and don’t have to buy a month’s supply of something for a one-week stay. These include items like soap, toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent, paper towels and much more.

The complex has 64 units in 4 buildings, located on a quiet, secluded dead end street. Its midpoint location on the Island makes for a short drive to Periwinkle and the center of Island shopping. Exterior amenities include tennis courts, heated swimming pool, gas grills, shuffleboard, basketball court, covered parking, beach chairs and other beach games and toys. We also have four adult bikes available at no additional charge. The beach is famous for the variety of shells that are found and the surf is generally gentle and slopes gradually, making for a great swim area, especially for small children. With limited development on both sides, the atmosphere of tropical remoteness and serenity is enhanced.

If you have never been to Sanibel, we believe you will find it to be a uniquely tropical vacation destination. If you are a returning visitor, we invite you to consider our Sanibel home for your vacation. In either case, we believe you will be very happy with your choice.

For more information, please visit our website at www.sanibelretreats.com

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Without question, the greatest attraction of Sanibel is its beach. While other beaches may have better or more sand, higher dunes or other favored characteristics, there is something about the total tropical experience of walking the beach at Sanibel. The combination of magnificent views and a shoreline that brings a new population of shells with every tide is rivaled only by the grace and beauty of the pelicans and gulls in the sky. The dolphins playing in the surf produce a serenity and solitude that is unmatched anywhere.

If outdoor sports are your priority, enjoy the three island golf courses and several championship courses nearby. Tennis courts are available at no charge and there are miles of bike paths on Sanibel on which you can explore the Island on the four bicycles provided at no charge. For the nature lover there is the Ding Darling Wildlife Sanctuary offering rare sightings of tropical birds, alligators and other wildlife. There is also The Bailey Track, Tarpon Bay which has nature trails, mangrove canoe trails and other interesting exhibits and many other preserve lands.

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Hi, my name is Dave Herrick. My wife Sandy and I live north of Boston and we have owned this unit since 2004. We have been coming to Sanibel for over 30 years. We owned a condo in the 80s which we unfortunately sold in 1992. Ever since then, we have been hoping to be able to someday re-establish an ownership position on the Island. Our desire is to establish a high quality, well maintained unit to which our guests will want to return to, year after year.

During the 80s we made Sanibel our annual vacation, usually over the Holidays to coincide with school vacations for our three boys. Sometimes we had Christmas trees and boats in tow. Sometimes it was grandparents joining us to escape the Boston cold. On every occasion, it was a trip we all looked forward to with excitement and anticipation. My kids learned to swim on Sanibel. This is where they saw their first alligator in the wild. We took daily bike rides on the miles of bike paths and explored the wildlife at the numerous sanctuaries. Sometimes we just walked the beach at low tide and talked about whatever interesting shells or other sealife we found. Overall, Sanibel became a very special place in our lives. It became a place we all enjoyed together; a difficult concept to achieve in a diverse and growing family. During the nineties, we missed our southern sojourns, but with the kids involved in school activities and moving on to college, it became increasingly difficult to schedule family trips. Interestingly, with the kids now through school and with kids of their own, they have rekindled their own memories and attraction to the Island.

We have enjoyed this new phase in our lives and look forward to continuing to share our Sanibel home with our family and with other new and returning visitors.

Dave and Sandy Herrick

David Herrick purchased this condo in 2004

If you have never been to Sanibel and you like quiet , layback, tropical, no street lights, no hi-rises and miles of bike paths, you must give Sanibel a try. Staying at my place is just an added bonus

25 feet to the beach

direct gulf view

gulf front pool

on-site management

free bikes

totally re-built 2006

championship quality tennis court

grill and picnic area

beautifully landscaped

reserved covered parking

shell cleaning station

38 Reviews of Property 113229 in Sanibel Island, Florida

Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
DES MOINES, IA
5

Our Stay on Sanibel - The most relaxing vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We had spent a week on Sanibel 4 years ago through an RCI exchange and it was wonderful. This year we wanted to go the same week (Labor Day week) because it isn't real busy. We looked over the listings at VRBO.com. I got in touch with the owner and he was super nice. I liked the idea that his family uses the rental throughout the year. We got to the property and were totally amazed. The photos don't do it justice. It was spotless. It is on the 3rd floor and has a perfect view of the ocean through 2 palm trees. The master bedroom has a large window looking out over the ocean. The balcony wasn't large but plenty big for us to sit out and enjoy the sounds of the waves. The unit is furnished with way more cooking utensils than 2 people would ever need. There were books and games galore. I loved the beach motif and felt immediately comfortable. The bed was very comfy. Bikes and beach items were included in our rental. We loved riding the bikes to eat, shop and just enjoy the gorgeous nature on the island. The pool was a little small if you wanted to swim laps but just for relaxing and talking to other guests it was fine, nice and warm. We will definitely come back!
Recommended for:  Age 55+
Owner's Response: I could not have said it better. Thank you
Helpful votes: 5/5
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
5

Best Location. Cleanest Condo. Lovely Decor.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
We just returned from a week at Sanibel, staying in this Ocsean's Reach Unit. It was SO close to the beach, just a short level boardwalk and path and you are on the beach - great for the two seniors with me on this trip. They had no trouble at all getting to the beach. The complex is located not far from many shops and restaurants, just a 5-10 min drive to everything. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and well maintained, would love to see everything in bloom, but still some color left for our visit in November. Great view of the beach from our screened-in lanai. Perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach, or for coffee in the mornings. The condo is absolutely lovely - themed with beach decor and in blue and white (my favorite colors to decorate with). I could move right in and not change a thing! Everything we needed was there, and the beds were very comfortable. Having a washer dryer in the unit is such a nice convenience. The shell cleaning station is located behind the parking carports, not near the beach access, which was the only thing we didn't love about our stay here. But it was very nice to have a shell cleaning station, since our entire purpose for our trip was shelling! One thing travellers need to know is that there are 4 steps to get to the elevator. Or you can go up the ramp, which is located at the end of the last building. I would definately stay here again if we ever get to Sanibel - (it was a 1300+ mile drive for us). I highly recommend this unit. It even comes stocked with 4 bikes and 5 chairs - everything you need! And anything else can be rented from the office - nice staff here as well.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Sanibel and Oceans Reach is certainly a special place in Southwest Florida.. Our association works very hard to maintain our #1 ranking on Trip Advisor for Sanibel Island. We spend 4-6 weeks each year at our Sanibel home and endeavor to maintain the unit at a very high level. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will soon return.
Helpful votes: 7/9
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Chicago area, Illinois
5

Wonderful, relaxing vacation getaway spot

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Feb 2012
First, this is a nice complex, well kept and clean. Nice, quiet area, but an easy drive to retail areas. The complex is on the beach and our unit overlooked it. It was clean, quiet and comfortable. Down the stairs (or elevator) and a very short walk to the beach, with broad sand, lots of shells and great places to walk. The unit was redone a few years ago, after a hurricane and everything is new. We had everything we needed right there, including a laundry, several tvs, a nice balcony and plenty of beautiful views. A very nice place!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 7/7
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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A positive stay

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
Greetings,

Just wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our recent stay at your unit in spite of the horrible weather for the first several days. Unit was exactly as portrayed - great view, exceptionally clean, quiet, and well appointed. As I am told that I sometimes have a unique perspective of things, I also really appreciated the convenient location of the assigned parking.

Once again, thanks for helping make our stay at Oceans Reach such a positive one.

Cy
Helpful votes: 8/8
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Better than expected

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
May 14, 2012

Dave -
We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your beautiful condo last week. We could find no fault whatsoever. It is not often that we can say everything was better than expected, but your condo certainly fits that description. The size is perfect and the view of the Gulf was so peaceful. This was easily one of the best vacations we have had in recent years. We look forward to coming back again and again!!

Best wishes,
Tom and Lorraine
Helpful votes: 8/8
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Awesome vacation

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
We had an awesome time at your condo on Sanibel. The check-in and check-out process was simple and the people in there were most helpful suggesting restaurants etc. It's extremely beneficial to have the check-in on the property. We especially enjoyed the use of the bikes and all the other equipment in the storage locker. Your place was well maintained and extremely clean and comfortable. I only wish there was a way to get rid of the noseeums!! Haha. We will definitely look to stay at your place again when we return to Sanibel.

Diane
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Enjoyable stay

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2002
Just wanted you to know that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ocean's Reach. The apartment fit our needs perfectly and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming and efficient. Thanks for taking care of the arrangements for us. Eleanor and John
Helpful votes: 0/1
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Returning guest

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
Dear Dave and Sandy

My friend and I have used your condo on multiple occasions over the years. It’s always a pleasure to walk in and look out at the ocean view, open the doors and windows and let the breeze come in . . . the relaxation is so needed during our winter vacation.

We always find the unit in tip top shape. It’s so nicely decorated . . . and I love the TV cabinet with the glass shelves and the various sea shells you’ve found over time . . . lovely. I enjoy puzzles and will work on one while there . . .no rush, no hurry. I’ve also left one behind in the hope that someone else will enjoy working on it during their vacation time.

I love walking the beach and picking up shells, and my friend, Joyce, feels great relaxation lying in the sun on the beach. When the breeze is a bit much, it’s nice to go to the pool there, which is somewhat protected from the winds . . . but still affords plenty of sunshine and relaxation. It’s nice to see familiar faces when we come back year after year.

I love the layout of the master room and bathroom . . . it’s bright and cheery. Being able to just walk out a slider onto the lanai is another benefit. I don’t even mind waking early to watch the sunrise – which I can do from the bedroom or the lanai. Stunning! I have many wonderful pictures. Joining others on the beach at sunset is a special part of the day . . . watching the beautiful sunsets and enjoying the friendly chatter with other guests.

We look forward to future trips – and thank you for sharing your lovely spot with us. I love Sanibel Island, and hope to return again this coming year.

Very truly yours,

Kathy
Westford, Massachusetts
Helpful votes: 4/4
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Views from every room

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
Hi Dave--
We really enjoyed staying at your condo and would be happy to return another time. The photos you sent were accurate of the building/condo. The view was still fantastic and one of our favorite parts. We could see the ocean from the front bedroom, living room/dining room and even the kitchen as we cooked!

The condo and bldg. facilities were impeccable. You may remember we were debating between your complex and Pointe de Sanibel. We had a chance to visit Pointe de Sanibel and your comparisons were very accurate. The complex looks more resort-like, the condos were larger, but the beach and (small) pool was shared with all of the guests from their very large complex. We preferred the tranquility of Ocean's Reach. We were visiting at a time when Sanibel was not that busy, but while your pool had just a few people at most, Pointe de Sanibel had almost all of their chairs taken. I can only imagine what it would be like during a busy season.

The bikes were an added bonus-- the whole family really enjoyed biking around the island. The condo was just perfect for us, enough space in the bedrooms, kitchen and living space.

Muchas gracias!!

we had a great time.

Alyson
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p113229
(978) 689-0282 (Massachusetts, USA)
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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Fantastic place

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
Dave, Thank you.
Staying at your unit was fantastic. We had stayed at the Sanibel Inn and a couple other places like it in the past. They were nice but this was a much better experience.
We really loved the location, view, etc. and it was so nice to be able to prepare a meal rather than having to go out to eat all the time.
The washer and dryer were nice too and that meant having to bring less especially with the airlines charging for bags now.
I honestly cannot think of anything you could do to improve the unit.
I need to also add that the staff was friendly and very helpful.
We will definitely be contacting you when we plan our next trip to Sanibel.
I have also checked out your place on the Outer Banks and am interested in trying to do something there with the family possibly next spring.
Rich
Helpful votes: 3/4