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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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 the rate on my unit an additional 10% each week for a stay of 7 nights or more. 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.

WHAT TO DO

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.

More Details

Owner
David Herrick
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017

About David Herrick

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

Why David Herrick chose Sanibel

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

What makes this condo unique

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Jun 2012
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Amenities

Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • There is onsite management on the property. Upon arrival guests are required to provide a credit card imprint
  • The rental agreement contains the assoc. rules. These are subject to change without notice. You will receive a welcome letter after you book
  • Cancellations: $500 deposit with booking, refundable until 60 days before arrival, final payment due at that time, non-refundable unless re-rented
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Master - toilet , shower
    Guest Bath 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom Master - 1 king
    Bedroom Guest - 2 twin/ single
    Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 1 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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(16 traveler reviews)

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Gulf Front Condo, 25 ft to Beach, Free Bikes
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews
dunlap il
5

Look No Further

  • 5 of 5

After a recent stay at this unit my wife and I couldn't have been more

impressed. The unit and the grounds were immaculate, with a very

accommodating staff and an easy to work with owner. Every last detail was attended to right down to kitchen utensils, flashlights and

beach chairs. What a peaceful week! look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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dunlap il
5

Look No Further

  • 5 of 5

After a recent stay at this unit my wife and I couldn't have been more

impressed. The unit and the grounds were immaculate, with a very

accommodating staff and an easy to work with owner. Every last detail was attended to right down to kitchen utensils, flashlights and

beach chairs. What a peaceful week! look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Beach Vacation on Sanibel Island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Oceans Reach for a week of relaxation and sun. And that's exactly what we got! I highly recommend this resort. It is clean and has all amenities that you can imagine. The location is perfect. The staff is friendly and efficient. I am extremely picky and would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love hearing that our guests love our unit as much as we do
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Sycamore. Il
5

Ocean's Reach at Sanibel

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful week during spring break '16 at the beautiful and peaceful Ocean's Reach beachfront resort. The entire facility is clean, well maintained and comfortable. The staff members were friendly and helpful. I am sure we will return, for the beach access, dining, shopping, and comfort were exactly what we were looking for that week.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We enjoy hearing that people love Oceans Reach as much as we do and we look forward to your return
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5

Sisters trip

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Oceans Reach. Great location! The condo was immaculate. Kitchen had every utensil imaginable. I have stayed a several other condos in Sanibel but by far this one is the best. Dave your wife did an awesome job decorating the condo. The staff was very attentive. It is actually just steps to the beach. Perfect for my mother who has a walker to be able to get to the beach and pick up shells. Sisters, SIL and I were out shelling everyday day with Mom on the lanai watching us. We made so many memories in Sanibel and thanks to Dave, his wife and Ocean Reach for making everything comfortable and convenient. We will return!!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. We love our Sanibel home and enjoy introducing it and the Island to new visitors. It is truly a magical place
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springfield, vermont, usa
5

perfect September vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed with another couple at this condo. It was fabulous! The condo was immaculate, it had everything we needed in the kitchen, the location was right on the beach. The pool was lovely and we spent many hours just relaxing. The only thing which needed an update was the drying rack on the lanai...it was broken and not usable. That being said, we were able to use the furniture as our drying racks for our swimwear. The bed in the master bedroom was spacious and comfortable. I loved the decor. Thank you so much, Dave for a wonderful trip. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We love hearing from guests who enjoy our condo as much as we do. We will see that the drying rack on the lanai is replaced
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Map

Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Casa Ybel
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Several public courses on the Island
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Casa Ybel
Nearest Beach
You are on it
Car: recommended

Our 2BR/2BA gulf front unit is only 25 feet from the beach, an amenity hard to find anywhere on the Island. Located almost exactly on the elbow of Sanibel, the views offer both inspiring morning sunrises and spectacular evening sunsets. 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. 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.

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, grills, shuffleboard, basketball court, covered parking.

Other Activities: Birding, Shelling, Nature Trails

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

$1095-$2875/week
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.