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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

View the Ocean & Sunrise from Bed! Closest Gulf Front Beach Panoramic Views!#122

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4 Total) 7 Night Minimum

We can only accommodate up to 4 Guests total.

Seven night minimum. Saturday to Saturday only.

Reservations can't be made more than 52 weeks in advance due to possible renewals.

If we are booked for your dates we recommend:

If you are looking for luxurious, relaxing, serene, and tranquil accommodations - this is the perfect place for you!

This is one of the highest quality and meticulously maintained condos that you will find in Sanibel. We block off at least 6 different weeks during the year to update, improve, inspect (in addition to weekly inspections), and deep clean our condo. This is not your typical rental condo. We also will be your personal concierge if you need advice on planning your dream vacation on Sanibel.

Let us know if you would like the link to our website with a lot more photos and helpful information.

We are diligent about keeping everything in the condo and beach closet in top shape to meet and exceed the high expectations of our vacationing guests.

Our large lanai has sliding glass doors, 2 ceiling fans, and indoor comfortable furniture. Many lanais on Sanibel do not have any of these features.

Drift off to sleep in a King size luxury double pillow-top bed with your head on Ritz Carlton pillows to the sound of nearby waves on the beach... after another perfect day enjoying Sanibel.

Everything is fresh, clean, and new...including the furniture, linens, electronics, kitchen supplies, and ceramic tile floors throughout. The bathrooms and closets are modern and well organized.

The romantic master bedroom has a full wall of glass, leading out to the lanai. If you keep your bathroom door open, you can even see the ocean from your shower! The electronics and appliances are top-notch.

Sanibel Surfside is also a SMOKE-FREE environment. The Condo's association by-laws do not allow any type of smoking (ie. cigarettes, pipes, e-cigs, or cigars) on the lanai balcony, inside the condos, or anywhere near the pool. You can enjoy the fresh smell of the ocean breeze. IF YOU ARE A SMOKER YOU WILL PREFER A DIFFERENT CONDO COMPLEX THAN SANIBEL SURFSIDE DUE TO THE STRICT NO-SMOKING RULES AT SANIBEL SURFSIDE.

If you want to check your e-mail, or surf the internet, we have upgraded our Wi-Fi to provide private (just our condo) reliable wireless high-speed internet (10+ Mbps) with secure access for your laptop/netbook/IPAD/IPHONE so that you can use your Wi-Fi device on the 23 foot lanai balcony that has direct and side views of the ocean and beach. We are tech-savvy and realize the importance of reliable, fast, and secure Wi-Fi and make sure that you have that for your devices too. No one else shares our WIFI signal which keeps it faster and secure for you. Log In information and passcode are provided inside our condo.

Shell collectors will love long walks on the Sanibel Island beach that is famous for the incredible variety and quantity of sea shells! Sanibel Island has been named as one of the top shelling beaches in Travel & Leisure magazine. Sanibel has also been featured on the Travel Channel, CBS Morning Show, and included in the '1,000 Places to See Before You Die' book. Arthur Frommer listed Sanibel as his #1 favorite place IN THE WORLD!

This well-equipped condo includes special extra touches because we want you to have what you need for a fantastic vacation. Enjoy our high quality plush thick deep cushions lanai furniture (perfect for a nap!). There is also a washer and dryer in the condo. Ceiling fans were installed in both bedrooms and lanai. If you love to cook you'll be delighted with the extensive high quality kitchen supplies. If you would rather leave the cooking to someone else, there are over 40 delicious restaurants on Sanibel. After dinner we have over 110 different movies from which you can choose to watch. Or you can watch dolphins and birds with the 3 pairs of binoculars we provide in the condo.

Sanibel Surfside only has 38 units, providing a calm and peaceful ambiance for your vacation. Most of the Sanibel Surfside owners are residents. They are very friendly and welcoming to our guests. Children are welcome, but please do not bring their colorful markers to protect the expensive fine furnishings. The entire family can rent bikes (which can be delivered to you) and enjoy the bike friendly paths of Sanibel. We've also provided a variety of children and teenager movies in our movie library to give the adults some quiet time to enjoy the lanai views and sounds.

For your convenience we have a fantastic beach closet (located on ground floor covered parking area) full of beach chairs, beach umbrellas, pool/beach toys, coolers, beginner's tennis rackets, some fishing bait gear, etc... for you to borrow during your vacation. So pack light, and enjoy our many extra amenities!

Do you enjoy golf, tennis, or shuffleboard? There are 2 golf courses nearby, 2 tennis courts behind the pool area for Sanibel Surfside guests only. With only 38 units in this quaint peaceful complex, it is easy to find an available court or chair at the pool. There are no tennis court or shuffleboard fees.

There is a beautiful, uncrowded, clean, refreshing heated pool! All brand new beautiful pool-side furniture was added in 2014.

Sanibel Surfside was constructed before restrictions went into effect regarding how close a building could be to the ocean. Thus, our condo is one of the closest to the water. This is why you can enjoy hard-to-find unobstructed views down the coast line as well as directly out to the water.

We use the assistance of a Sanibel helpful & friendly rental property management company for your convenience. You can easily check-in to obtain your keys regardless of how late you might arrive on Sanibel, and they will quickly respond 24 hours a day if you are locked out, misplace your keys, or any other urgent matter. They will handle any paperwork and safely/securely collect your deposit & rental payments. They can also help you with any requests you may have while staying in our condo. The rental management company will help you if you need to print a boarding pass or an important e-mail. Their services help us to provide excellent customer service to our guests so that you may have a first-rate, relaxing, and worry-free First Class vacation.

Rental periods are always Saturday to Saturday (with Check-In at 4pm and Check-Out at 10am). Our condo association regulations do not allow guest reservations for less than 7 nights. Sanibel is such a fantastic island that you will be glad you stayed at least a week! We can confirm reservations up to 52 weeks in advance.

Please don't hesitate to contact us and we will send you our new website address link to view more photos & details.

Hopefully Sanibel will become an annual tradition to include in your travel plans. :)

We welcome you to this bit of fantasy on the beach and look forward to sharing our sensational vacation home with you.

WE USUALLY RESPOND TO YOUR INQUIRY WITHIN A FEW HOURS OR FREQUENTLY A FEW MINUTES. Please check your SPAM folder...sometimes our email response goes there by accident!


Keywords: ocean, beach, gulf front, beach front, condo, updated, luxury

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Visiting Sanibel was always our favorite destination. This is not just a rental property to us, it is our tenderly cared for home-away-from-home. It is a pleasure to spoil our guests with the best views, service, amenities, and cleanliness. Our goal is to exceed our guests expectations. We hope some day to be able to live in this wonderful condo. Currently we live in St. Louis, Missouri and enjoy providing excellent hospitality.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2008

Why The Owner chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We selected this Sanibel condo after several years of patiently searching for 'the perfect condo' on the 'perfect beach'.

This large lanai was the closest to the ocean. The views and sounds were irresistible! The inside of the condo is equally beautiful.

We were also attracted to the quiet and small size of Sanibel Surfside.

We both love to play tennis at Sanibel Surfside and Mike is thrilled to be so close to the golf courses.

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is unique because it was completely gutted and remodeled right before we purchased it in 2008.

There are many extra special touches for our guests.

The lanai's plush thick cushions are one of our guest's favorite amenities....along with the high-speed wireless internet and 100+ movies. The lanai also has outer sliding glass doors which is rare - if it does rain you can still relax on the lanai and stay dry!

Sanibel Surfside's unique master bedrooms have an entire wall of sliding glass doors to watch the ocean while resting in bed.

All the furniture and bedding are new, fresh, updated, and clean.

Our goal is first-class service so that you will want to return or recommend us to your friends.

We have experience staying at individually owned properties on our own vacations and know what 'extras' we hope to find in the condo.

Our goal is to exceed your expectations!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Your condo is absolutely wonderful. We were very comfortable and appreciated every aspect of your place. Beautiful location coupled with your awesome decor, amenities, and organization/labeling was incredibly helpful. I really can't say enough how nice your place is. Simply beautiful.

You and your husband have done a great job anticipating guest's needs and comfort. We rent a lot of vacation spots - from skiing in the mountains, shore homes, even trackside stays and your condo is far and above the best place we've seen. You have thought of every single detail."
Mar 2013
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View the Ocean & Sunrise from Bed! Closest Gulf Front Beach Panoramic Views!#122
average rating of 5.0 based on 12 reviews

It does not get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

We are approaching our 9th year renting this condo. We absolutely love the space, it is perfect in every way. Darlene's attention to detail is evident throughout from the comfortable furnishings, fully equipped kitchen and movies/music to suit most everyone's taste. Be sure to check out the honor wine rack and tennis balls. Very nice touch.

The lanai is super comfortable and the view is fantastic. Super close to the beach, the sound of the surf encourages relaxation. From the comfort of the master bedroom, the sunrise will gently wake you each morning. The lighthouse and fishing pier are a pleasant 1 mile walk.

This condo is totally comfortable for 4 people and absolutely romantic for 2.

Darlene and Mike are readily available to answer any questions and will help plan the perfect vacation.

Happy shelling!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Louis

The perfect Condo for a relaxing vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is wonderfully maintained and the owners have made sure every detail is included. The views are absolutely beautiful. Coffee in the morning in a comfortable chair watching the sun come up is a must. The condo had everything we needed and more. When we were not at the beach or exploring Sanibel we spent time on the lanai reading, napping and enjoying the views. Several times we made dinner and ate on the lanai because we loved the views and the comfort of the condo. We had everything we needed and more. Fantastic experience. Mike and Darlene covered every detail and really care that their guests have a wonderful experience. This is a GREAT beachfront condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Condo has everything and more. Best people to rent from!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks here and loved it. You will never find a better couple to rent from Darlene & Mike are the BEST!! things are labeled so you don't have to remember or guess where something goes, condo is fully stocked.

We had a ton of questions before we rented and Darlene patiently answered all of them and they provided us with all the local information we needed. We enjoyed several of the many movies they have. They recommended a great place where we went to dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. They even went the unbelievable extra mile and had flowers delivered on my wife's birthday, we had left the birthday card I gave my wife there and they mailed it to us after we got home. We will never rent from anyone else in Sanibel.

Truly a very nice and thoughtful couple.

L & L Colorado

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwood, SC

Exactly As Promised!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned home from our week long vacation. This condo delivered on every level. The views were glorious. The condo itself was very clean and had everything you could ask for. The Wi-Fi worked great. Loved sitting on the lanai under the ceiling fans enjoying the view and listening to the waves. You are so close to the beach. We saw dolphins on several different days. We also collected some very nice shells from the beach. Looking forward to returning again in the future.

Thanks again for sharing your condo with us.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

Absolutely perfect vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We just came back from a week in this wonderful condo. It was our first time to Sanibel and we absolutely loved every minute. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. This apartment was so well organized and well equipped (same for the beach closet). Not a single detail was overlooked. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in. Darlene and Mike could not have been more helpful!!! The location of this complex is great, very close to where the action is. We had rental bikes delivered and used them to get around for most of the week. I wish we could give this 6 stars! We highly recommend this place and will definitely come again. Thanks again, Darlene and Mike!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

This unit and this vacation was exactly what my family needed. It was an amazing trip and a wonderful respite from hectic day-to-day life. The owners were amazing with their suggestions and have truly thought of everything, plus a little more. This unit was the best appointed and organized unit I have really ever seen.

The beach was awesome, and we had a great time relaxing, fishing, and enjoying our week in paradise. We're already talking about our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanibel and Captiva Island Attractions Include: The Ocean, Beach, & Bike Paths & Bike Rentals (SBL Outfitters 239-579-0348) will deliver the newest bikes on Sanibel (And Stand-Up Paddle boards & kayaks) to our condo. If you are our guest there is no delivery fee), Dolphin Boat Rides, Golf Courses, Sanibel Historical Village, C.R.O.W. Clinic for the Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, SCCF Trails, Sanibel Public Library, Movie Theater, Live Theater, Art Galleries, Sanibel Sea School with adult and children programs, Tarpon Bay, Fishing, and shelling! There are also lots of delicious restaurants!


Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Low Season
Apr 30 2016 - Nov 18 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 25 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 26 2016 - Dec 23 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2016/2017 Peak
Dec 24 2016 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Shoulder
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 Low Season
Apr 29 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $50 + Tax
Damage Protection Plan $49
Tax Rate 11.0%

When deciding on the perfect condo for your vacation, the best price is not always the best value.
Condos are individually owned, thus quality of furnishings and provided amenities vary drastically.
Credit cards are accepted for deposit only. Deposit is $300.
Balance is paid by check or electronic check and due 60 days before check-in.
Damage Protection Plan ($49) or a Damage Deposit ($500) is required.
Booking Fee ($50) is required.
Trip Cancellation insurance is optional but STRONGLY RECOMMENDED due to strict cancellation policy.
Ask for details about cancellation fees and policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Both bathrooms have been remodeled and updated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Double Pillow Top Luxury Mattress with lots of pillows!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 New (Feb 2014) Double Pillow Top Twin Mattresses & pillows
  • King size beds (1) Master Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) Guest Bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Every condo has unique amenities...Our condo includes: Free High Speed Wireless Internet (secure), Large Lanai with screen AND glass doors & ceiling fans, Free Unlimited USA Long Distance, Washer/Dryer in condo, Closet with Beach Supplies (Chairs-Beach Umbrella-Coolers-Toys- Shelling Nets Tennis Rackets), 3 Flat Screen TVs, 3 DVD players, 1 VHS player, 2 Hair Dryers, Scale, Miscellaneous Games, Puzzles, and Movies, Binoculars, Vacuum Cleaner, Dust Buster, Portable Fan, Step Stools, Laundry Baskets,and an iron with full size ironing board. A STARTER kit (clothes soap, dishwasher detergent, liquid dish soap, new sponge, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, and hand/body soap bars) will be there upon your arrival.

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