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Seashells of Sanibel -- Charming, Cozy and Close to the Beach!! Bikes Included!

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms (1 king, 2 singles), 2 full baths, queen foldout: Sleeps 6

Come to beautiful Sanibel Island to get away from it all in our beachy condo! The island has an east-west orientation, so it picks up the most amazing shells. You'll want to bring buckets to take them home! Our ground floor condo is recently renovated with an open floor plan, modern kitchen with icemaker, microwave, dishwasher and ample storage. The den is recently upgraded with a new 55-inch flat-screen TV, & beautiful new porch enclosure. The master bedroom (with king-sized bed) also has a new flat-screen TV, and has a full bath for total privacy. The 'kid's room' has 2 single beds, a new flat-screen TV/DVD & full bath in the hallway. We've put together a guide book for our guests that ensures you'll be 'in the know' about everything to see and do in the area, including restaurant reviews! Just a short walk across the street to the beach, and you're in paradise! Don't miss our specials and take advantage of all the extras we offer -- even a beach cart to pull your beach gear to the beach! PLEASE NOTE: Our property is handled by Sanibel Holidays and all bookings must go through that office, so I cannot quote a total price or book this property personally for you. Please call 800-572-6423. Ask for the reservations department and any of the helpful folks there can reserve the unit for you, collect your deposit and tell you the entire costs including taxes and fees.

Remember to mention that you were referred by me, Cathy Lanier and you’ll get a 10% discount from your entire stay.

We've just added 2 deluxe 'Panama Jack' cruiser bikes for our guests to use! It's truly the best way to see the island!

We also have a shower chair for rent for $30 per week ($15 cheaper than the island's rental service) if anyone in your party needs assistance with a tub/shower.



More Details

Cathy & Randy Lanier
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

About Cathy & Randy Lanier

We're Cathy & Randy Lanier and we live in Lexington, SC, but travel to our 'Little Slice of Paradise' as often as we can. Cathy owns a technology company and a company that supports kids' charities, and Randy works for our local county government -- we';re both kind of IT geeks! We have 4 furkids (yorkies) and love the Sanibel beaches. We have such a huge collection of shells, we're running out of places for them all!

Cathy & Randy Lanier purchased this condo in 2000

Why Cathy & Randy Lanier chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We chose Seashells of Sanibel because it was quiet, and a bit more protected in case of bad weather in the Gulf. It had many more amenities than some of the beach-front properties, and the rooms in the condo were larger than most. We try to spend about 3 months per year at the condo (anywhere from a week to a month at a time), so we wanted something that would be comfortable for extended stays. Our guests benefit from a fully stocked kitchen because Randy's also a chef, and he makes sure he has everything he needs in case he's in the mood for culinary creation!

What makes this condo unique

Our condo is unique in that we treat it more like our full-time home than a rental home. That means you should find everything you'll need in our 'home away from home' and won't feel like you've left anything behind! We love the restaurants on the island as well as the ones over in Ft. Myers (we're foodies), and Cathy loves shopping! You'll find a detailed booklet in our condo that fills you in on all the things you'll want to see, do and eat while you're visiting. Just follow the instructions there for flawless shelling and you'll be on 'island time' in no time at all! We even provide 'Panama Jack' cruiser bikes for our guests to enjoy -- it's truly the best way to see the island! Our only requirement is that you RELAX!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A note we received from the Gastons of SC told us that our place was the very best place they'd ever stayed! They cited that we'd provided everything they needed for a great time, and the information provided in our in-condo notebook was invaluable. They saved money and time, and enjoyed all the best that Sanibel had to offer. They have already booked for next year, and even their college-aged son can't wait to come back! There was apparently something for EVERYONE!
Jul 2010
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Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • fax
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hairdryer, magnifying mirror
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hairdryer
  • Both baths are full-sized with tub/shower, vanity and toilet. We have added hairdryers in each, and you have ample towels for your stay. We also have a deluxe bath/shower chair for rent for $30 per week ($15 cheaper than island's rental service). If you have need for this, please email directly to with 'Shower Chair' in Subject Box, and we'll arrange for delivery in time for your stay.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat Screen TV/DVD
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Flat Screen TV/DVD
  • Both bedrooms are very beachy decor. The master has a king-sized bed and has a private full bath with tub, shower, vanity and toilet. Both bedrooms have new flat-screen TVs with DVD players and plenty of closet space. Second bedroom has 2 twin beds, ample closet space, and a full bath just steps down the hall. There is a flat screen TV/DVD in the second bedroom as well. The den has a queen-sized fold-out sleeper sofa. All linens are provided, and there is ample for your stay. The unit is located on the ground floor of a 2 story complex.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
On property amenities include heated pool, tennis courts, outdoor grills and picnic tables. Beach just a short walk down a groomed pathway. We have local maps, local guides, and a personalized account of activities and restaurants that we keep updated for our guests. We can also have a tub/shower chair if anyone in your party needs it.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(2 traveler reviews)

Seashells of Sanibel -- Charming, Cozy and Close to the Beach!! Bikes Included!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Excellent choice on Sanibel!

  • 5 of 5

Our only complaint about this place is that we only had a week! Next time we need to stay longer! The condo was clean and comfortable. The beach gear was very useful. Location was excellent. We could easily get to the grocery store without traffic. It's a good spot from which to bike all over the island, which we did. The beach access path was a short walk, which made coming and going from the beach very easy. And it was never crowded. The kitchen was very well-stocked with any utensil you might ever need. We kept our meals pretty simple, but you could probably prepare Thanksgiving dinner in there. The condo is nicely decorated and worked well for relaxing at the end of the day. The ladies at the management company were very friendly and helpful and easy to work with. Everything here was fantastic, and we'd absolutely stay again!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your great review! We take a lot of pride in our "Little Slice of Paradise" and try to provide everything anyone could need for a great vacation! I hope you get to stay a bit longer next time! "Season" is booking up pretty quickly, so anyone wanting a spot during that time should contact our property managers soon! Thanks again!
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Great condo, good location!

  • 5 of 5

Condo was great, lots of extra touches. Wagon to carry stuff or little ones to the beach was very helpful! Couldn't have asked for more! Thanks for sharing your vacation get away. Would love to visit again. The Cartrettes, Pfafftown, NC

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mitzi, Thanks so much for your wonderful review! I really appreciate people who appreciate what we try to do to make our little place comfortable. I bought more beach towels today to take down there when I go next time! Cathy
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Southwest Florida International
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Sandbar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Sandbar
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sanibel Island Beaches
Car: recommended

Sanibel is the 'Shelling Capital of the World!' Great beaches, great restaurants, great shopping. What more could you want? Well, here's brand new news: Frommer's just rated Sanibel Island the #1 Vacation Destination in the WORLD! Don't be the last to know!

Our condo is located within biking or walking distance of shopping, groceries, movies and all sorts of restaurants and bars with live entertainment. We also provide 2 deluxe cruiser bikes for you to use while you're at our place!

We're in a first floor unit and provide lots of extras for your enjoyment! You'll adopt our place as your 'home away from home' for all your future trips to Southwest Florida beaches!

Other Activities: Shelling, biking. NEW FOR 2015: We've purchased 2 'Panama Jack' deluxe cruiser bikes that are available for use in our unit! It's the best way to see the island!

Golf: We're not golfers, but there are at least 2 golf resorts on the island, and we provide discount coupons for greens fees, cart rentals, or whatever is available at the time. You won't be disappointed!


Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak 2017
Jan 28 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 I
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Independence Holiday 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017 II
Jul 8 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 I
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017 I
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017 II
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017 II
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Jun 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 I
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
Independence Holiday 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2018 II
Jul 7 2018 - Sep 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018 I
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 16 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018 I
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2018 II
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 14 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday 2018 II
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 4 2019
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Don't forget to ask for your 10% discount for first-time renters referred by Cathy!

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. To book this property, contact Sanibel Holiday and they will reserve the unit for you, collect your deposit and calculate your total costs. Their number is 1-800-572-6425, or you may contact them via email at Their website is

Ask for the 10% first-time renter's discount!

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