Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
About Chris Carillo
Hi! We are Dom and Chris Carillo. We live in Upstate New York, just outside the Adirondack Park. For most of the year, we enjoy the many outdoor activities this area has to offer, including hiking, biking and kayaking. We have 2 children. Mike is 22 and is in the U.S. Marine Corp. Jenn is 19, loves music, physics, and astronomy, and is studying to become a registered nurse.
Chris Carillo purchased this Condo in 2004
Why Chris Carillo chose Sanibel
Winters are very long in Upstate New York, so we began looking for a warm location in which to spend some time during the winter. We were not attracted to busy places with lots of nightlife - we were looking for a quiet place with lots of natural beauty. We took a vacation one winter to Sanibel and we were hooked! When we are in Sanibel, we do lots of biking. We generally set aside one day for a bike trip to the beach at the end of Captiva Island. Sometimes we'll kayak on the Great Caloosa Blueway. We enjoy the serenity, the amazing birds, and the beautiful weather.
What makes this Condo unique
We chose to purchase a unit at Sandpiper Beach because we were impressed with the beauty and the seclusion. We are right on the gulf, yet buffered from the beach by the beautiful grounds. With only 26 other units in the complex, we often have the pool all to ourselves. We enjoy the atmosphere so much that we often prefer to eat at home rather than go out to a restaurant. Breakfast on the lanai with the sun coming up is particularly breathtaking. And the pool is ALWAYS WARM!!!
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great location and vacation
Condo was as advertised. Quiet, peaceful, and nearby pool and beach. Beach never crowded while we were there. Highly recommend.
Great Location /Great Condo!
We rented unit 405 from Chris, and we could not have been happier with the accommodations! The condo complex is in a great location for the beach, and for exploring all of the bike trails on Sanibel! Our unit included 4 great bikes, our family literally put in about 100 miles over a 9 day stay! There are so many places to bike and see on the island, great way to see the island and shop! Our unit was very well stocked with all necessary cooking utensils, and anything you could possibly need to make meals in the condo! The beds were very comfortable, not sagging like you encounter in many rentals, nice and firm, great nights sleep! The master bedroom has a great view of the ocean, perfect way to awake and start your day!The unit has covered parking, so you don't have to bake your car in the Florida sun the entire time you are visiting, big plus for us. The unit has a storage area near the parking, that had a beach cart, chairs, beach toys,etc...this is also where the bikes are stored,,Very convenient! We had stayed at the Sanibel Inn many years in the past, the amenities were getting fewer, while costs were rising, so glad we decided to check elsewhere for this trip to the island! Can't say enough good things about this place, perfect stay on the island, and Chris was wonderful to deal with! We fully intend to contact Chris for our next trip to the island!
Lots of extras
We loved this condo! This unit is a nicely appointed upper floor condo. There are bikes, beach chairs, beach toys and more in the storage closet. The kitchen is well equipped including a Keurig coffee maker when just a cup of coffee was needed and a regular coffee maker.
Unit 405 Great
The Sandpiper Beach complex is small, private, secluded, off the main roads and immaculately landscaped and kept. The heated pool is fabulous. We stayed in unit 405 ( building 4, top floor, middle) for 2 weeks and it was perfect, with a wonderful view of the gulf. The unit has a nice bright kitchen equipped with all one could ask for- (a coffee maker, AND a Keurig machine were available) and the unit is fresh and clean. The decor and furniture, including wonderful master bed, are very comfortable. Plus the place is adorably decorated. The bathrooms, as in most of these units ( built 20 yrs ago) are small, nor are they updated but perfectly fine. I've stayed in vacation rentals in the past that are dank, dark, and crummy- that was not the case here. The owner offers 4 bikes in great condition, helmets, beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys- all in tiptop condition. The owners were very responsive to emails, questions ,and had helpful suggestions. The only note the complex is for us seniors: the complex doesn't have an elevator- May be an issue for some.
My girls group and I had a wonderful stay at the Sandpiper. Condo was just as pictured, very clean, and with plenty of extras down in the storage area for the beach (umbrellas, chairs, the necessary-for-all-ages sand pails for shelling). Unit comes with four bikes, which is an added bonus, as it saves the hassle of arranging a rental and makes it easy to visit all over the island. Close to pool and a wonderful, and in the off season virtually empty, Gulf of Mexico beach. Owners were very patient with questions and advice. We loved eating at the Island Cow and Doc Ford's. Visit Tarpon Bay for kayaking and Captiva Marina for cruises. if you can get a charter out to Cayo Coasta, it's definitely worth the trip to a beautifully pristine, natural beach, Can't wait to come back!!