JUST 19 STEPS TO THE BEACH When you stay in the comfortable gulf front condo at Ocean's Reach you're just steps away from the famous Sanibel beach. There, you shell, stroll, fish, throw frisbies, build sand castles, fly kites, or simply lounge away your day on the beach in the provided chairs and umbrella.
A desirable unit on the 2nd floor, this condo provides spectacular views of the famous Sanibel beach. Screened lanai, living room and master bedroom are all Gulf front. Decorator decor and soothing tropical paint treatments make this a tasteful retreat perched on the edge of the sea.
WHAT KIND OF AMENITIES DO YOU PROVIDE?
Because we use this sanctuary ourselves, we've appointed it with amenities to make it to arrive and settle in quickly. You'll enjoy a full kitchen with gourmet touches, soft-as-a-feather beds, flat screen TVs, DVD and VCR players, complementary wireless internet, covered parking and many other amenities that create your welcoming ''home away from home''. Master bedroom includes walk-in closet and private bath. Guest bedroom has its own bath adjacent and built in California closet.
WHAT ABOUT QUALITY?
The condo is inspected after every departure so you should not find faulty amenities. If something should break during your visit, on site staff will correct the problem swiftly, on the same day, if possible. I review the furnishings semi-annually to assure they are in top condition.
NUMBER ONE ON TRIP ADVISOR ON SANIBEL.
Trip Advisor, a key resource for travel agents, has ranked Ocean's Reach #1 for the last 12 months. Guests rank their experience as excellent, exceeding expectations with friendly staff and clean, up to date units. We are a 64-condo complex with on-site management ready to answer your questions, rent you a bike, and share your adventures.
WHERE ARE YOU?
We are sited at the elbow of Sanibel Island, perfect for enjoying spectacular sunrises and sunsets from the Gulf front lanai or the beach. Nestled at the end of a private road amidst lush tropical foliage, Ocean's Reach a perfect hideaway on this sanctuary island. The Gulf front heated pool is surrounded with a paved deck and plenty of lounge chairs. A palm shaded, brick paved picnic area with 3 gas grills and picnic tables provides a special place for socializing with other guests and families or just cooking up a meal.
AN ENVIRONMENTAL LEADER
In this summer of 2008 we were recognized as a Florida Green Lodge by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the first lodging on The Islands to achieve this honor and we have been recertified every year ever since.
SANIBEL RANKED NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD FOR VACATIONS.
The week of January 16, 2012, Arthur Frommer, author of the famed Frommer Travel Guides, ranked Sanibel Island his #1 place in the entire world for a vacation. Above Paris! Above Bali!
Your choice of a stay with us will not disappoint.
LOTS TO DO ON SANIBEL
While the big draw is the beach with its multiple varieties of shells that wash up daily, and its opportunities to build sand sculptures, fish from shore, or just laze away days in the sun, Sanibel contains more than 14 miles of bike paths to explore starting right at our driveway. The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum will give you background and perspective on the shore's treasures. The Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge will introduce you close up to tropical birds, migrants, alligators and one crocodile. Three championship golf courses are right on the Island with many more nearby in Ft. Myers. Shopping is abundant, gourmet restaurants abound, there's Schnappers, a fabulous hot dog spot, groceries and delis, and you'll even find a theater with first run movies!
Make your plans now for my condo at Ocean's Reach and a tropical vacation that will memories for a lifetime.
I am a retired public relations and marketing consultant and volunteer my services with Iowa Religious Media Services, an ecumenical media library that has six mainline denominations and their churches as members. I also play my flute with a group, sing in my church choir and enjoy cooking, gardening and working out.
I purchased this unit with its perch on the edge of the sea because I am a water person. My mother, who also loved the water, had just come to the end of a long and productive life, so when I stay here I also remember her energy and inspiration. Ocean's Reach is a special sanctuary for me as well as a place where I have developed many friendships. The office staff is phenomenal. I serve on the board, was president during and after the hurricanes of 2004, and the way everyone pulled together to recreate us from that disaster is inspiring. Our vision was to create a first rate vacation destination and guest feedback tells us we have accomplished that and more.
Sitting in my condo, I can watch the changing moods of the sea from morning till night, from sunny days to storms. I am just 19 steps to the shell-beach, where I can go day or night as curiosity leads me. If I have a problem, the staff is always available to solve it. Cooking is a pleasure with a full kitchen and then the gas grills in the picnic area are also available. I can rent a bike on the property and follow the more than 14 miles of bike trails around the island, or veer off into an unpaved street to explore nooks and crannies.