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Robert Randell and Kassie Witte

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

Luxury Beachfront Condo at Sand Dollar W/ High Speed Internet

6 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Overview

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Accommodations on Sanibel are no lovelier than at Sand Dollar.

Sand Dollar is one of the most premier low density condominium complexes on Sanibel Island, centrally located on Middle Gulf Dr. Our unit is rated “Platinum” the highest rating for desirability, location, amenities, condition, design and décor by the premier island real estate rental agency. The interior has been newly renovated for expansive views and designer decorated in a light Floridian theme. It is a very private, light and airy corner unit with a beautiful view. The complex has a heated pool and tennis courts. It is a wonderful base from which to explore Sanibel's beautiful shelling beaches, nature preserves, waterfowl, fishing, golf courses, bicycle paths, live theatre, and boutiques. Excursions for deep-sea fishing and kayak/canoe/bike rentals are close by as are the island's many delicious restaurants and lovely boutiques and galleries. Local management is available to assure continued quality throughout your stay.

You are never far from all the conveniences, but at Sand Dollar you are millions of miles away from hustle and bustle. If you need to work or stay in touch, we have a computer for your use at a comfortable working station with a High Speed Wi-Fi Internet access also available for your laptop.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Robert Randell and Kassie Witte (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, dutch

About Robert Randell and Kassie Witte

We are vacation property owners who are passionate about travel. Over the years, we have acquired a small number of very select vacation properties to rent to our guests. We have 20 years of experience in owning and renting superior properties in exceptional locations. We are not a large company or a rental agency but a small family business owned and managed by a couple who take a great deal of pride in offering you a well maintained, well appointed, carefree vacation home.

Robert Randell and Kassie Witte purchased this condo in 2001

Why Robert Randell and Kassie Witte chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We continually update and upgrade our properties to assure our guests all of the amenities and comfort they expect and more. It is our pleasure to proudly offer these properties. Because of the locations and the amenities, our properties are never the lowest priced properties in the area, but we strive to ensure good value for our guests. We visit each property regularly, and update and upgrade as required to keep them in platinum condition. This way our guests can be sure that they can always count on a first class experience in every way. We hope you will choose to be our guests

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many guests look for reviews.

We apologize for so few listed.

In the past we have not solicited reviews from our guests because the condo is so well received, it essentially books itself. That may explain the paucity of reviews compared to the number of weeks we book each year.

To that point we've had one guest who stayed with us for a month during the winter of 2011 and since then has booked 3 months each winter.That family is already booked for 3 months in 2015.

We now better understand how reviews can assist those looking for their ideal condo and moving forward we'll do a better job soliciting reviews from our guests. Be forewarned, some people even when asked like to keep a very special secret all to themselves. Enjoy Sanibel! We hope to be able to host you some time in the future.
Jan 2014
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Reviews

4.7
based on 6 traveler reviews

Luxury Beachfront Condo at Sand Dollar W/ High Speed Internet
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 7 reviews
3

Nice condo but tricky lock and WIFI problems

  • 3 of 5

We spent a week at the condo which was clean and comfortable. We went to Florida for a family wedding and the owner did allow us to arrive on Sunday with a discount since it was a 6 day stay instead of 7. We had difficulty getting into the condo because the WIFI did not work and the lock combo on the push button lock was not reset to the combo we expected. We called the owner and after a few minutes received a call back. We had no WIFI for 3 days and my husband was asked by the owner to try many things to fix the problem which detracted from our family vacation time. Without the WIFI there was very poor cell phone reception, which was very difficult as my father was hospitalized the day we left for our Florida vacation making it difficult to stay in touch with extended family. After the owner worked out with the property keeper to drop off a new modem on the 3rd day of our stay, we had to take more time to initiate the setup of the WIFI, we finallly had WIFI, which took more time out of our vacation. Shortly before we left the condo, (after getting the WIFI set up) my husband got a text that the owner changed the lock combination. The owner did not confirm that we received the text before he changed the door combination. Fortunately we were not at the beach and got the message. The owner offered NO discount for our inconvenience/time away from our vacation, and for helping the owner get the WIFI up and running. It was also uncomfortable to know that the owners discretion we could be locked out of the condo and our belongings/dwelling. Also, there is no local phone service.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry that you were inconvenienced by the lack of WiFi during the weekend. As you know, we responded immediately to restore the WiFi service in the condo as quickly as possible. As we discussed at the time, there was always WiFi available to you in the common areas of the condo association, and for emergencies or other use, you did have hotspots on your cellphones as a backup. Unfortunately, once in a while, a hardware component can go bad as the modem did during the initial part of your stay. We very much appreciated your willingness to help troubleshoot the problem, both of us hoping it was simply a “reset” issue. However, it was not . And since the modem belongs to the cable company, we had no choice but to wait until Monday when they opened. We did send our property manager to their offices first thing Monday morning to pick up a new modem and install it. Fortunately you were up and running mid day Monday, so the WIFI was restored in less than 48 hrs. We did all we could to get your service up and running as soon as possible. Regarding the door lock, that was a one time issue. We personalize door codes for each guest for their security. When you had difficulty with your personal code we verbally provided you a back up code to enable you to enter immediately. And when your personal code could again be used we sent you a TEXT message, which, as you indicated, was received by you prior to the time you needed it to enter the condo. We appreciate that during these challenges, you were very positive and worked with us to get the internet up and running as quickly as possible. I want to assure you and other guests reading this response that these problems, while they could happen at any condo any time, are rare, and have not happened before in our condo. And the door system, which provides a high level of security by providing a customized entry code for each guest, always has the back-up option in the rare case that a problem occurs.
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5

Excellent location and lovely condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent two weeks on Sanibel at this condo and thoroughly enjoyed our time. The pictures are very accurate and depict the condo well. It is beautifully decorated with quality furniture and everything coordinated. Plantation shutters throughout. The bed was very comfortable and the master bedroom and bath quite large. The kitchen/living/dining is open plan which makes it very bright. And the view of the Gulf is unobstructed and wonderful. Although the condo is on the first level, the first level is raised so you are not on ground level. And all the vegetation is clipped back so the view is not obstructed. The patio is a decent size with a table and 4 chairs and is screened in to keep the bugs out. We appreciated having a washer and dryer. The kitchen was well equipped with nothing missing that we needed. There are beach chairs, umbrellas, and sand toys available in the storage closet below. And it is steps from the beach which was so very convenient. Great central location; quiet, on the bike path, and only a 5 minute drive to any restaurant. Only thing to note it that the description states there is a computer available for use. While there is a computer table, there is no computer. We brought our laptop so that wasn't an issue. There is wi-fi throughout which was convenient and allowed us to leave our computer on the kitchen breakfast counter for use. We rented bikes and spent most of the week biking the island. Highly recommended place to stay. We were sorry to leave.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guest is ABSOLUTELY ACCURATE on ALL COUNTS including missing computer. That is our oversight. We removed the desktop computer a while ago now that guests travel with their own devices but forgot to remove "computer" from our listing. Have now corrected listing.
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5

Great Condo

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. Location is great, on the beach and a short ride to restaurants and shops. Nice quiet, clean and well stocked condo. Also, the view is better than picture in the slide show implies.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beyond our expectations

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect stay. The location mid island and facing the beach was perfect. From the screened lanai we could see the sun rise and the the glow of the sunset. The beach was nearly empty, nothing was more than 5-6 minutes' drive and during the day we biked most places. The condo was beautifully decorated and fabrics coordinated. The living room furniture was more comfortable than our expensive home sofa. I am a gourmet cook, and I found everything we needed to cook or bake. However, we did need to provide our own oyster shucker. The master bedroom and bathroom are very large, bed very comfortable and more closets and drawer space than we could possibly use. We were particularity pleased to find a large selection of beach chairs, many new, and we even used some of the children's sand toys to collect shells. We never used the elevator but it was nice to know it was there. We highly recommend this lovely condo for your vacation.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brandon, FL
5

Our 1st visit to Sanibel ...

  • 5 of 5

Our 1st visit to Sanibel Island was great and the condo at the Sanddollar more than met our expectations. The beach like atmosphere inside the condo with wooden shutters and all, closeness to the beach, pool, gas grills & quiet family setting made our week an A+. Already thinking about a return visit - hopefully next summer.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach, NY
5

My wife, in-laws and I st...

  • 5 of 5

My wife, in-laws and I stayed here the week of March 12th, and had a terrific time. The condo is great (exactly as represented), the beach and pool are wonderful, and all the arrangements were handled perfectly. We'd go back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2006
  • Stayed: Apr 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanibel is a Natural Paradise, 70% Nature Preserve, No Chain Stores, Miles of Sandy White Beaches, over 30 miles of Bike Paths through Nature Preserves and to Delightful Boutiques, Galleries, and Restaurants, Kayak or Canoe the Mangroves in the National Wildlife Refuge or Fish the Local Waters, Island Water Fowl is replete, see Otters, Turtles, Manatees, and Dolphins, visit the Shell Museum, Play Golf, or Cruise to nearby Island Keys, visit the Ford/Edison Museums in Fort Myers, browse Factory Outlets, discover Naples, go to a MLB Spring Training Game, also, we are only a three-hour drive from Orlando for a combination vacation.

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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
summer and fall
Apr 16 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
peak
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,985
 
 
shoulder
Jan 7 2017 - Jan 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,840
 
 
peak
Jan 28 2017 - Mar 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,985
 
 
premium
Mar 11 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
$3,285
 
 
shoulder
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,840
 
 
summer and fall
Apr 29 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 
 
peak
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$3,285
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,375
 

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Convertible sofa in living room to double bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Platinum Quality Rating by local property rating agency, White Sandy Beach, Great Views of the Gulf, Private Quiet Corner Unit, Tennis Courts, Barbecue Area, Private Screened Porch with Ceiling Fan, Three TVs and VCRs/DVD, , Movies, Games, Books, Beach Chairs and Umbrella with Igloo Cooler, Ample Storage, Private Balcony, Cool Decorator Floor Tiles thoroughout with Colorful Area Rugs,

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