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Spectacular Beachfront Condo. Floor to Ceiling Direct Gulf Views! 230D

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,440 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Direct Gulf-Front Luxury Condominium on the beach with sunrise and sunset views. Spectacular two bedroom, two bath Condominium. Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, wet bar, full-size washer and dryer in the condo, screened lanai, and heated pool. Non-Smoking. No Pets. Saturday to Saturday only. This is the condo if you want view, luxury and comfort!

New: 37' flat screen TV in living room

22' flat screen TV in guest room

26' flat screen TV in master bedroom

Huge master bedroom walk-in closet

New beautiful bathrooms


View information and photos on Website. You will be very pleased with your selection of this light, bright and breezy condominium!

Note - many condos are a rectangle shape offering a narrow view of the water. This condo is a square shape giving maximum water views.

We now own the unit next door to 230D. Are you looking for 2 condo's for a family vacation?

Floor to ceiling views of the beach!: Welcome to Sanibel and Island Beach Club 230D. You will be very pleased with our condo. Not only are we on the waters edge - this condo is light, bright and breezy. Our water views are direct and spectacular!

New - October 2014 - more improvements - all new 20' floor tile, crown molding in living room and master bedroom, all new utility room cabinets, new refrigerator, and new bedroom carpet.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Susie

Picture - Susie, husband David and granddaughters on the beach. We love Sanibel Island. There is so much to do such as shelling, boating, biking, enjoying nature and just relaxing. We purchased our condo in 1993 and many of our guests are repeat. We take the responsibility of providing a wonderful vacation spot seriously. Give us a try. You will be very pleased with our light, bright and breezy direct beachfront condo.

Susie purchased this condo in 1993

Why Susie chose Sanibel Island

Sanibel is a unique island. Truly a nature lovers sanctuary. Sanibel is wonderful if you are looking for a destination to relax on the beach, enjoy wonderful shopping, 28 miles of bike paths and great restaurants. 2/3 of the island is still undeveloped. If your interest is shelling - Sanibel is rated #3 in the world and #1 in North America.

What makes this condo unique

Great shelling, amazing floor to ceiling water views, condo closest to the beach, large comfortable condo, bike path in front of the complex, covered parking, a super condo in a wonderful location.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We love your condo! We would love to become part of those on your "regulars" list. Truly, this is a jewel box of treasures.
May 2011
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Billy's Rentals
"These folks drop off and deliver bikes to the condo."
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
"They take excellent care of the injured animals."
J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
"Visitors from all over the world come to Ding Darling."
Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon
"The food is excellent at Gramma Dot's. "
Lighthouse Cafe
"The locals enjoy breakfast at the Lighthouse Cafe."
Bailey's General Store
"For groceries and every day items - try Baileys general store."
Tarpon Bay Explorers
"These folks have an excellent reputation."
Periwinkle Place
"The most beautiful shopping center on the island. They have a child's playground in the fron..."
Green Flash
"Excellent waterfront dining. "
Pinocchio's Italian Ice Cream
"Wonderful ice cream. "
Thistle Lodge Restaurant
"Pricey but lovely waterfront dining. "
Sweet Melissa's Cafe
"Pricey but wonderful with excellent service. "
Sanibel Public Library
"A must stop. "
Sanibel Cafe
"A lovely spot for breakfast or lunch. Breakfast is our favorite. "
Jerry's Foods
"The grocery delivers if you wish. They have a no frills restaurant that is excellent. The ..."
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Fort Myers Airport
Nearest Beach
Our condo is directly on the Sanibel Island beach
Car: recommended

Island Beach Club 230D, 2265 West Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island, Central Gulf Coast, Florida, USA

Other Activities: boating, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, shuffleboard, shopping, kayaking, shelling, biking

Golf: Beachview

The Dunes


Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • 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 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New 2010
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , New 2010
  • Bathroom 2 has new tile walk-in shower with glass doors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Comfy bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Comfy bed
  • Beds: * King Bed * Twin/Single Bed * Convertible Bed: Queen size sofa bed
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Covered parking, elevator, gourmet kitchen with glass top stove, Wi-Fi, direct beach front luxury condo. This exceptional condo was improved...again in October 2014. New floor tile, carpet in bedrooms, crown molding in living room and master bedroom and a new master bedroom closet organizer.


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Spectacular Beachfront Condo. Floor to Ceiling Direct Gulf Views! 230D
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 43 reviews

Susie's home was beautiful! Nicely decorated, clean, and had everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This home is incredible! The sound of the ocean, view of the Gulf of Mexico and sandy beach made for a relaxing and fun vacation! The owner, Susie, was helpful and super responsive to all our questions. Her tips and info helped us to explore Sanibel and Captiva to the fullest! 5 stars!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to our guest for such a wonderful review of our condo. The sounds from the gulf and the views are the best on the island. So many of our guests are repeat. We hope this guest returns again. I enjoy it when our guests request local information. I live on the island and know about the places to go and favorite restaurants. Susie
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A wonderful week

  • 5 of 5

My wife & I spent a week enjoying the wonderful vista of the beach and

gulf waters that this unit provides. You cant get any closer to the water than this. The unit is nicely appointed and has everything one needs. Its only a mile or two drive to all the stores and restuarnts. And an 85 foot walk to the beach for your shelling searches.

We do recommend visiting the Baily Matthews National Shell Museum. It really helps to identify and handle the hundreds of shells you will encounter on the beach and water.

Lastly, the owner Susie goes out of her way to make your stay what you want it to be.

Sitting on the screened in patio watching all the birds and aquatic wildlife was worth the trip

alone. When we return to Sanibel this is the only place we will stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is exactly what we want to hear from our guests. They loved the condo, closest to the beach, restaurants and shopping. They enjoyed watching the wildlife from the condo, and we will do what we can make sure they have a wonderful time. Our guests are amazing! Life is good. Susie & Dave
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The best trip ever!

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing! Ive been coming to Sanibel my entire life and this is the best place I have stayed. Felt just like home. The best views and beaches! A++ from my family reviews.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow - amazing review. How can it be any better? We appreciate our guests and A++ is exciting to know. We hope they visit again soon. Susie & Dave
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We Loved Our Week On Sanibel

  • 5 of 5

We rented from Susie Kentner. Very responsive owner and quick with a recommend if you haven't been to Sanibel/Captiva before. The condo itself was super clean when we arrived and smelled fresh every time we came back (not sure how that happened, but it did). We like to be close to the beach, and I would guess the living room window isn't any more than 150' to shore. Very convenient and well stocked kitchen as well as storage room with beach chairs and umbrellas. If you're traveling with small children, leave the beach toys at home because she's got plenty! There really isn't a single knock on this rental. If I'm nitpicking, the bathrooms are a bit small and water pressure through the shower heads will probably have a tough time rinsing long, thick hair. But my wife's way around that was the tub faucet in the master bathroom. However, the tradeoff is bigger rooms and an excellent master closet (where she has a vacuum and fan as well as extra beach towels, bath towels and hangers). Sooooo, that is simply for full disclosure. We loved the rental, loved our interaction with Susie and won't hesitate to rent this condo in the future. Neither should you! Just don't try to book it when we want it!

Jim Kimmel

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks to Jim for this great review. Good to know about the shower with low pressure. We didn't know there was an issue and we always appreciate our guest letting us know if there is a problem. This was a wonderful guest and we hope they return soon. Susie
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Awesome views

  • 5 of 5

This condo has the best view of the Gulf imaginable. You can't possibly be closer to the beach from inside a unit that has floor to ceiling windows in addition to a screened-in lanai that makes you feel even closer. We challenge anyone to sit in the lanai, see the rolling waves and expansive sky, listen to the surf as it crashes on the shore and not immediately be relaxed. The condo has all the amenities you need if you want to walk the few steps to the beach (chairs, umbrellas etc) and lay in the sun, but you have the option of "being at the beach" without leaving the condo, it is that close to the beach. Owner Susie was a big help sending tips and suggestions on available dining and activities, and there is a large diversity of restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva. The kitchen is well appointed with everything you need to prepare meals, and we intended to do that, but we wound up trying the various restaurants and cafes. A memorable dinner we had was at sunset at the Mad Hatter on Captiva. We also rented bikes for the week and this unit's location in the center of the island is ideal for heading out in both directions. There are multiple flat screens in the rooms, but we were too busy to watch much TV. Overall this condo is a great place to vacation with spectacular views of the Gulf.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow...sounds like our guests enjoyed their stay. That is exactly what we want to hear. They had an amazing time and hopefully they will return soon. Susie
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All That We Had Hoped For

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 25 year old son stayed in Susie's condo in mid-April. We couldn't have been happier. My husband is not very mobile, so the incredible view from the lanai, so close to the beach, was a delight for all of us. And the short walk to the beach was perfect. It is a delight to have our morning tea on the lanai and watch the wildlife, both avian, and human.

The entire condo is beautifully maintained, spotlessly clean, and well supplied with a wide array of kitchen cooking appliances, etc. The bedrooms are lovely and comfortable, and each has it's own up-to-date bathroom. My husband and I particularly loved being able to leave the sliding door from our bedroom onto the lanai open a bit at night to hear the ocean. The living room is lovely and has floor to ceiling windows with a full view of the beach/ocean.

Susie is a wonderful "landlord" who always responded very quickly to any email or phone call.

This is a great place to stay if you want a totally relaxing beach vacation, or want to go out for other adventures. The condo has it's own large storage area with a good supply of beach furniture, strong beach umbrellas, etc. After renting bicycles for the week, my son and I found we were a mere 1 mile from a great grocery store

as well as nearby wildlife preserves. If you go, don't miss the guided kayak tour through the mangrove bay in the Ding Darling Preserve. There are several good restaurants within a very short car drive or lovely bike ride.

Finally, to cap of my glowing review, I must add that we came away so happy with our stay in Susie's condo, that we have reserved it for two weeks next Spring to celebrate my retirement!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! What else can I say. Our guests are the best!! We are excited they plan to return. Susie
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Saturday to Saturday only.

Cancellation policy - Full refund less $50. when cancellation is received 90 days before arrival date.

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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