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Beachfront Luxury on Sanibel Island at Pointe Santo, E34

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,450 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

- 2 bedrooms, den/bedroom, 2 full baths, sleeps 8

This condominium is located on the Beachfront at Pointe Santo De Sanibel, the most popular complex on the island. Our large, non-smoking two bedroom plus den/bedroom, 2 bath unit is one of the bigger corner units that not only offers direct gulf front but also beautiful views of the Point Santo property and pool area. Completely remodeled and redecorated, this condominium boasts a terrific design, open floor plan, brand new furniture and old-fashioned craftsmanship. You are invited to watch the sunrise and sunset from the screened lanai, plus you can see and hear the ocean from every room. This condominium has unsurpassed surroundings and views. There are just a few condominiums as close to the water as this one. This is truly a family friendly vacation resort, complete with a clubhouse including a kids' program of daily activities. Do not forget that the unsurpassed shelling is just steps from this perfect vacation condominium. No Pets, no smoking and we have our own cancellation policy which is in the amenities section.

Cathy Trainor
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Cathy Trainor

Cathy and Joe Trainor have four children who have all grown up vacationing on Sanibel Island. Some of their happiest memories were made at Pointe Santo. They are also the owners of C1, and A3, both first floor walk out units.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time on vacation and your condo was great! I loved the location and the beachfront was a bonus. The extra den was nice too, gave the kids a little space of their own. I did add to your bucket and shovel collection. I had forgotten that you had some and I bought some more that we were not about to lug home on the trip. Will think about Sanibel for next year. My boys (5 and 3) said they wanted to stay for the winter!

Thanks again,

Oct 2010
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Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1450 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Written notice of cancellation required 120 days prior to arrival for deposit refund ($100 cancellation fee).
  • Cancellations after final payment has been received are subject to a forfeiture of all monies paid unless property is re-booked for same dates & rate.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Resort
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Den - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sliding glass door provides privacy of a bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • The unit sleeps 8. There is a king bed in the Master suite, a queen and 2 twins in the second bedroom and a pull out queen sofa in the den/bedroom. The den is a wonderful room, because it can be part of the open plan during the day and at night, when the sliding, frosted glass partition is closed, the room becomes a private bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Cancellation policy: Written notice of cancellation required 120 days prior to arrival for deposit refund ($100 cancellation fee). Cancellations after final payment has been received are subject to a forfeiture of all monies paid unless property is re-booked for same dates and rate.


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Beachfront Luxury on Sanibel Island at Pointe Santo, E34
average rating of 4.625 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My family spent a week in this beautiful condo in August 2017. The view is spectacular, the grounds of the complex were clean, the pool was clean, there are kids club activities, the beach is just right outside your door. There are 2 large bedrooms and a den with fold out couch, so I would say 3 bedrooms. The master has a king bed and huge bathroom/ dressing room. The 2nd bedroom has two twin beds and a full. All of the linens were clean, there is a fully stocked kitchen and a large dining table for meals. The owner was helpful with island suggestions. I would recommend the condo to a friend!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words - it's always music to my ears to learn that guests enjoyed themselves in our island paradise. We hope to have you back as our guest one day! Cathy Trainor
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Seashells are not the only great thing to find in Sanibel

  • 5 of 5

You also need a great place to stay. Here's what you need to know: 1. You cannot be closer to the water, in Pointe de Santo or anywhere else on Sanibel. 2. The unit is well maintained, extremely clean, and you can tell the family that owns it takes great care of it 3. You will love the complex (pool, etc.) and proximity to everything (grocery, restaurants, nature). 4. Be prepared to relax and have days where your toughest decisions are: Beach first or pool first?

Everything in the rental description of the property is 100% accurate. I will amplify a few important points: This is a corner unit. It's bigger than most, having 2 full bedrooms (one with 3 beds), plus an entire den and family room. Because it is a corner unit, you can slip your shoes off when you come into the big entry way, with room for your bags or other stuff. The unit has beach towels, chairs, etc. The Wifi in the complex is sufficient for your kids to stream shows on their devices.

I corresponded with the owner before renting and found her very helpful and genuine. The rental company was efficient and polite (they're one of the major ones with an office right on Periwinkle, the main drag).

If you are reading this I assume you are already a Sanibel fan. What we love is you can adjust your visit to suit your needs: either relax on the property or get out and do plenty (beaches, boating, fishing, shopping, Ft Meyers is a wonderful city for day trips, nature preserves, Thomas Edison museum, minor league baseball games, Captiva, etc.). The logistics into Ft. Meyers and Sanibel are smooth.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! Nothing makes me happier than when a family enjoys their vacation in our home. We love Sanibel and Pointe Santo and it makes my heart sing to share our little slice of heaven by the beach. Please consider another visit one day - we would love to have you back!
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Unit is as shown, but not a good experience with rental management company or owner

  • 2 of 5

The unit looks exactly as it is pictured and described above. Pointe Santo is a family friendly place with an interesting beach and adequate pool. *Note: Bring beach shoes because the beach can be shell-y at places.

Instead of a security deposit, renters must purchase an incidental damages policy.

The main reason for my rating is our experience with the rental company (VIP) and owner when we returned home. Two days before our departure we made the unfortunate discovery that our children had lice. We informed VIP to ensure that the place was cleaned thoroughly before the incoming guests. We had our children treated at a professional lice salon, vacuumed the place thoroughly and washed the sheets. About a week after our return, I received an invoice from VIP (copying the owner) stating that I owed $963 for lice related damages. When I responded that I was surprised by the invoice and asked for contractual evidence of my responsibility, I received emails from VIP and the owner telling me I was morally obligated to pay the damages. VIP told me the damages were not covered by the incidental damages insurance policy, and even threatened to take legal action. The owner sent me several long winded emails in which she lectured me on moral obligations and how she was a victim because of the lice incident. I responded that the owner and VIP should be discussing this matter with the insurance carrier, not harassing me. When I had finally had enough of the owner's emails, I hired a colleague of mine to handle the matter (I am an attorney at a large law firm). My colleague also received a long winded email from the owner in which she once again lectured him on moral obligations. She also offered to split the costs. He replied that we would not be paying and to direct all further correspondence to him without copying me.

The next day I was contacted by the insurance company to confirm the details of the lice-related damages. The agent informed me a claim had been filed that day, and was surprised that VIP and the owner had been badgering me to pay the damages out of pocket because the damages were clearly covered by the policy. In short, the owner and VIP attempted to bully me into paying for damages that were covered by the incidental damages policy I was required to purchase.

There are many units in Pointe Santo for rent. I would recommend finding another one that does not involve this owner or this rental management company.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Just to be clear - this guest brought head lice into my home. I must say that I was very thankful that they called my management company and informed them of the situation. VIP jumped through hoops to insure that our home was treated and safe for the incoming guests who were arriving within hours. A forensic cleaning company was hired, all bedding was professionally treated and all pillows, sheets and blankets were bagged and destroyed. We responded quickly with professional expertise to insure the health and safety of future guests. In doing so, we incurred significant expense to restore our beautiful island retreat. We were originally told by our insurance company that head lice was not covered under an accidental damage policy. I asked VIP to bill the guest as I believe - and still believe that these costs had nothing to do with me or my home, but were the responsibility of the guest. If I had brought head lice into someone's home, I would have expected a bill! Once this guest directed me to discuss the matter with her attorney and I realized she was her attorney herself, I knew the bill would never be paid. I went back to VIP and asked them to see if the accidental damage policy would at least cover the items that had to be destroyed. The insurance company had never dealt with a head lice claim - it was escalated and we were informed that it may possibly be covered and ultimately, it was. It was an unusual situation and the wording in the rental agreement has been changed to cover extenuating cleaning requirements. Despite the head lice situation, I am happy that these guests enjoyed our home and their Sanibel vacation and I wish them well.
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Akron, OH

Lovely Condo, Beautiful Views!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this condo with two of our children in mid August 2012 and had a great stay. We have stayed in other condos in Pointe Santo before and this one has been the best. You can't beat the view out of all of the windows, particularly overlooking the Gulf. It was very serene the week we stayed and calming to the soul to look out over that from our deck.

We were able to see dolphins swimming by the first day we arrived and collected many great shells to bring home. We also took the eco/nature guided kayak tour with the Tarpon Bay outfitters - we saw some amazing birds and learned a lot about the ecosystem surrounding Sanibel. Very enjoyable.

The condo had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked for our meals. The beds were comfortable, and it was especially nice having the extra space of the den to spread out into. This space makes this condo larger than the others we have stayed at in Pointe Santo. The owner of the condo was very easy to work with and helpful with all of our questions. We will return when we can!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ankeny, IA

Nice relaxing vacation for family w/ small children

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I & our 3 young sons (6 yrs, 3 yrs, & 1 yr) stayed Jan 2011. We had a great time! Cathy was great to work with. She provided alot of helpful information about Sanibel Island. The accomodations worked great for our family (we did rent a crib for our 1 yr old through the rental company). It was a very relaxed vacation which is what we were looking for since our kids are so young. We saw dolphins swimming along the shore more than once. We also really enjoyed the Sanibel Thriller boat ride. We would highly recommend doing that during your stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2012
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto Ontario

Enjoyable visit at The Beach House!

  • 5 of 5


We would like to express our sincere thank you for such an enjoyable visit at your condo The Beach House. We loved the decor, the efficient layout plus the beds were very comfortable. We also enjoyed the condo's proximity to the beach and the pool and our 3 yr old was never without anything to do. My mother and her best friend both said it was the best vacation they ever had, and they travel quite a bit. Having Bailey's General store just up the road was so convenient so we could cook pretty much everything from fresh. In short, we immediately felt at home there and it was very difficult to leave. We plan to visit again in the near future. Thanks again. Warm regards, Thompson family

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2011
  • Stayed: January 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Beach
On the beach
Car: recommended

Ding Darling Bird Sanctuary, canoeing, fishing charters, shelling charters, snorkeling, para sailing, movie theatre, play house, bicycling, Captiva Island, Naples Zoo (30 minutes drive), Busch Gardens Tampa (1 1/2 hour drive).

Other Activities: Boating, jet skiing, kids' activity program, shelling.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage waiver $39.5
Linen fee $65 + Tax
Rreservation fee $35 + Tax
cleaning fee $100

Written notice of cancellation required 120 days prior to arrival for deposit refund ($100 cancellation fee). Cancellations after final payment has been received are subject to a forfeiture of all monies paid unless property is re-booked for same dates and rate.

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.

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