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Ben and Heidi Yokel

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, german

Upscale Direct Gulf Front Corner Condo with Great View, Private Lanai

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay nights


Sanibel Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Gulf Front Condo, directly on the beach, with great views

New Bedding, paint, and ALL new appliances in 2014. Fully updated interior including updated kitchen, master bath and guest bath with stunning Silestone counters. Entire unit COMPLETELY repainted and redecorated in a light and bright cottage style, with all new furniture (living and dining room, both bedrooms, and lanai), carpeting, window treatments (plantation shutters), bed linens, patio furniture, and flat panel HDTV. There are DVD players in living room and both bedrooms, and an extensive DVD library. We purchased all new silverware, utensils, and cookware this year as well. Our condo includes a fully stocked closet with beach towels, chairs and umbrellas for use during your stay, as well as games, puzzles, and paperbacks to enjoy while you are here. We also feature unlimited free internet access (wireless and ethernet).

Our bright and sunny unit is located on the west corner of one of the two buildings closest to and directly facing the ocean. We are located on the third level with a clear view above the dune vegetation (there is ground level parking and condos located on levels 2-4). You will enjoy lovely vistas of the beach and the Gulf of Mexico from the entire living/dining/kitchen area as well as the master bedroom and fully screened lanai. Also, because we are an end unit, there are large side windows in the living and dining rooms that provide an abundance of natural light as well as additional views of the water and lush native island vegetation. Our west corner location offers both stunning direct gulf front views and wonderful privacy, both in the condo and on the lanai, with no pool noise during the day and no distracting lights at night. Watch for dolphins and seabirds by day and sleep to the sound of waves and crickets at night.

Sanibel Island is the ideal destination for photographers and nature lovers and is home to the famous Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. There are miles of bicycle and hiking trails throughout the island and great kayaking, canoeing, and sport fishing nearby. Tarpon Beach is a low density resort centrally located directly on a beautiful shelling and swimming beach and close to many great restaurants and unique shops, as well as to the cinema and live theater.

Keywords: Condominium, Oceanfront, Beach Front, Shelling, Upgraded, Private, Upper Floor, End Unit

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Ben and Heidi Yokel (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Ben and Heidi Yokel

The Yokel family (Ben and Heidi and kids). We live in the Arrowhead region of northern Minnesota.

Ben and Heidi Yokel purchased this condo in 2008

Why Ben and Heidi Yokel chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Our family has been vacationing on Sanibel since the 1960's. We chose Tarpon Beach resort because of its convenient central beachfront location, and because of the quiet and low-keyed atmosphere of this complex.

What makes this condo unique

We love the view and privacy of our corner unit. There is nothing better than relaxing on the lanai and enjoying the ever-changing ocean.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Upscale Direct Gulf Front Corner Condo with Great View, Private Lanai
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Couldn't have been happier!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four couldn’t have been happier and more pleased with our stay in Tarpon 306! The Yokel’s supplied everything we could have needed (and more!) for our week stay in June. The view is amazing and the corner unit was very quiet. We ate every meal out on the screened in patio and loved watching the pelicans and the beautiful ocean view. They had a great beach towel collection, bath towels, books, and a lot of movies and board games as well. The pool was never crowded (maybe one or two families at most) and the beach/shelling was amazing. We already booked our week for next summer because we loved Sanibel and Yokel’s condo so much!

Thank you Yokel family for sharing your amazing condo with us. We made many wonderful memories as a family!!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You won't find better on Sanibel.....

  • 5 of 5

And I've looked...both on the bike and on line ! This condo has it all. Its right on the gulf, the views from condo direct onto beach will not be beaten. You could spend all day watching the beach (people and birdlife) and the water for dolphins (which you'll see most days).

The condo is very spacious, very clean, nicely decorated, the kitchen very well equipped AND the downstairs closet has every thing you'll want For the beach. Extra touches include lots of beach towels, board games., books, tennis racquets, plenty of toilet paper& Dishwasher powder & bathroom soaps and plenty of bathroom towels.

Booking was very straightforward, picking up keys vet efficient. It's well located..2 min drive to Baileys where there now is a Billy Bike Rental.

its sooo peaceful and relaxing here- I hated leaving.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, CO

Perfect Paradise Place!

  • 5 of 5

To say we loved this condo would be an understatement. We have traveled to Sanibel for the last handful of years and stayed at various complexes, but this is at the top of our list now. The complex is small which offers some additional benefits in itself: no hassle for parking spots, no waiting at the pool, no noise issues, etc. The complex is quiet, clean and well maintained. This particular unit is absolutely fabulous! It is truly a home away from home. The kitchen has every imaginable utensil, pot, appliance needed to fully cook. That is such a bonus when you are traveling. We stayed for two weeks and fully utilized the full-size washer and dryer. There is an abundance of beach towels for use, another fantastic perk. There is a linen closet choked full of games, books, and activities. The beds (both bedrooms) were perhaps the most comfortable we have EVER slept on in a rental - what a blessing for some of us that find sleep difficult! Underground parking was a super-duper benefit in August! There is a storage room in the parking facility that is packed with every kind of beach implementation you could ask for...rafts, skimboard, chairs, umbrellas, sand toys, and much more. But the best part (by far) is the view - it is incredible. We saw dolphins right in front of the condo every day. The view in the condo is so good you can even see them from the kitchen! The unit is extremely spacious, well cared for, and made traveling so comfortable. Thank you Ben and Heidi for sharing your little piece of paradise with us this year!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was at your condo. We loved everything about it. My kids loved the pool and ocean. My husband loved the location to both the ocean and town center. I loved the lanai, my favorite thing was drinking coffee in the morning (before the family woke up) and having a glass of wine in the evening. We all loved the condo. The pictures posted on line described the location perfectly. The condo was clean and had plenty of extra linens and towels, although we brought beach towels but it was nice to be able to grab one of the extras that are there. Everyone we met at the complex was friendly and nice. The size of the condo complex was just right (some on the island are really large) and the pool had plenty of space. We hope to return in the future. Thank you so much for sharing your home away from home with us. Sincerely, the Gagnes

  • Submitted: May 25, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Parker, Colorado

Our Sanibel Visit

  • 5 of 5

The condo was everything you could ask for. Clean, bright, new and fully eqipped. The tropical decorations were first rate and made you feel you were somewhere special. The master bath and king size bed were especially inviting. The view spectacular. The movie selection was large was there was something for everyone. The unit showed "pride of ownership". .

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Olathe, Ks


  • 5 of 5

I've rented various condos on Sanibel over last 10 years. This condo, by far was the BEST! The condo was beautiful,super clean, gorgeous features, and more then comfortable. We did our own cooking and were amazed at the right dishes, containers,knives and cookware for anything we wanted to do. It was close to the pool, we rode our rented bikes 20 miles every day, and it's super convenient to stores and the cafes. Nice beach equipment too. Having breakfast on the patio was a highlight with views of the dolphin right in front of us.The starter kit from Royal Shell with soaps and detergent was appreciated. Beach towels, laundry in the condo was great. What more could we have wanted. Thank You , Thank You for sharing your wonderful hideaway in paradise with us. We'll be back! SIncerely, Three ER Nurses from Kansas

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
RSW airport in Fort Myers
Nearest Beach
We are right on the beach!
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates


  • $995-$2495/wk
  • US Dollars
  • All rates negotiable. We will consider any reasonable offer.
  • Low Season ... from $ 995/week and up (depending on week)
  • High Season .. from $2100/week and up (depending on week)
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Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) two twin beds in the guest bedroom.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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