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March Open Screened Heated Pool, Outdoor Grill Kitchen, Bikes, Kayaks, Wifi,

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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Minimum Stay
28 nights


The Dunes House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

March open due to cancellation of long term tenant for health reasons.

Private beach about 5 blocks away. Great bay fishing and kayaking less than a block away. Kayaks included with rental. Great fishing in bay. Fishing gear included.

Our home is located in The Dunes, a semi-private golf course community with club house, pro shop, tennis court, & restaurant all within a quarter mile. It is conveniently located about 300 yards from the bay beach and less than a 5 minute bike ride from our private beach on the gulf.

Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, granite counter tops and fully equipped for cooking and serving, dining area, living area with 37' flat screen TV, DVD player, & fireplace, digital cable package w/over 200 channels available including on demand, wifi high speed internet access, recently refurnished, very private setting, citrus trees, property backs up to wildlife management area, private heated salt system screened pool , screened lanai, gas grill outdoor kitchen next to pool area in addition to the charcoal grill on back porch, covered parking, large yard, & private beach access just a 5 minute bike ride away.

Rental also includes bikes, kayaks, bike pulled kayak trailer, golf clubs, tennis rackets, beach chairs, sand buckets & shovels, games & puzzles. There are 4 adult bikes, 2 childrens bikes, and a trail behind for the little biker, a savings of over $300.00 in bikes rentals per week.

This is our family beach home. It is appointed and equipped as you would your own home. It is not a sterile rental unit like so many condos and rental homes. If you choose to stay in our home we want you to enjoy your time on the Island as much as we do when we are able to visit. Upon your arrival, you will find our list of what we consider the best shelling spots, best restaurants, best Grouper baskets, best places to visit, and how to get there. Sanibel Island is simply a safe, clean, relaxing place in the sun with some of the best beaches and restaurants in America. Once you have experienced Sanibel Island, you will be back.

Open Floor Plan:

Main Floor: Living area, kitchen, dining area, bedroom w/ queen bed, bedroom w/ 2 double beds, 1 bath, both a covered screened deck and an uncovered deck...catch some rays or stay cool in the shade.

2nd Floor: Master bedroom w/ king bed, desk w/ high speed internet access, full private bath, balcony, & spacious closet.

Payment: $1000.00 deposit is required to secure reservation, then becomes a damage deposit after check in. Damage deposit is not applied to rent. Full payment is due 90 days prior to arrival. We accept Visa, MasterCard, & Discover credit cards, money orders, cashiers checks, and personal checks. Damage deposit is refundable given there is no damage or missing items after checkout. Refunds will be mailed about 1-2 weeks after checkout.

Cancellation Policy: 90 day cancellation policy. If cancellation is made outside of 90 days prior to arrival date, deposit will be refunded less a one night cancellation fee. Should cancellation occur inside 90 days prior to arrival, the deposit becomes nonrefundable unless home can be re-rented.

Must be at least 25 years of age to rent house.

Note: Rates are subject to change without notice, until dates are confirmed.

Keywords: Home,Cottage, Condo, Beach

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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Why The Owner chose Florida

Sanibel has been our favorite vacation spot for 30 years. We purchased this home and hope to retire there in about five more years. We chose a home in the Dunes golf community because of the lack of traffic and convenience to the golf course and beach. We can bike or walk any time of the year without the traffic most of the island experiences.

We renovated the home and completely refurnished it in 2009. In 2010 we added the screened salt system pool and grilling outdoor kitchen area.

What makes this house unique

Bay fishing is only short walk away. We take the kayak or fish from shore and catch all the trout, sheephead, flounder and redfish we want. Playing golf after 4PM at the Dunes is only $40.00 including a cart and you meet some of the nicest people from all over the world. The shelling is unbelievable.


based on 7 traveler reviews

March Open Screened Heated Pool, Outdoor Grill Kitchen, Bikes, Kayaks, Wifi,
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

No Problems

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed our stay at this home very much. We found it clean, well furnished and with lots of toys for our family to use. There were several bikes and two kayaks one of which was a two person kayak. The location is easy on and off the island. We have stayed at the West end before and will never do that again.

IT is close to the beach and shopping. We recommend this home to anyone. The owners are easy to work with and our deposit was returned in 10 days no problem.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Western North Carolina

Good value

  • 5 of 5

We are here for a month. No surprises. The bikes are not new but they are in good shape. The two person kayak is great. The grill was new. I think we were the first to cook on it. The master bedroom is open and large. The master bath is a little small but works for us. The kitchen is well equiped. We bought a coupon book at the local bank at the owners suggestion. It has buy one get one free dinners at all the good restaurants on the island. Traders was excellent last night. Thanks for the tip. Your house Sanibel suggestions book has made our visit easy.

We would recommend this home to anyone. The home is clean and in good repair. The owners have been very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay. Can't beat the location and this was a great family destination as well. I loved how you can just bike everywhere and the beach is terrific. We'll book this house again. Very cute and very clean as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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7 0

Great house

  • 5 of 5

Our third time staying in this home. It has become our favorite place to end summer. We spent all of August. The kids love the place. The home is always clean and in good repair. Their maintenance man is always there if you need help. We would recommend this home to anyone except for the month of August. That is our time.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ellenton, FL

Great vacation home

  • 5 of 5

I had a great time with my family at this vacation rental. The house was clean and welcoming and in a very safe and friendly community. The house came with all the "toys" necessary to have a great time on Sanibel Island. We took the bikes out and had a great time. I would recommend this house to anyone looking for a relaxing time and a vacation that can be very active, as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Green Bay Wis.

Sanibel vacation

  • 5 of 5

We arrived on October 1st for our month in the sun. We found the home to be exactly as advertised. What a welcome surprise to find what we were expecting. You never know when you rent what to expect. The owners were pleasent to work with and my husband enjoyed having the boat to use. We would recomend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2009
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Lazy Flamingo, Matzaluna, Jacaranda
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Lazy Flamingo, Matzaluna, Jacaranda
Nearest Beach
0.4 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

The Dunes House Rental Rates

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May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Booking Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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The Dunes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master has walk in shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Guest
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double , Guest
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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