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Michael Palmer

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Sleeps 10 - Very Charming, Huge Private Home, Available Year Round

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house


Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Rental Photos and Description

4 BR, 3 BA, sleeps 10

INCREDIBLE - Huge, very spacious, 4/3 private home with 2 car garage and RV parking. 400 yards. to private access, pristine beach. 11 Bicycles, Competition ping pong table on our large screened in Lanai

Your Island Paradise. Pick fresh limes from our mature fruit trees for your tropical beverage. Mangoes, Oranges, Cherries, Lychee nuts, Carambola, and Avocado, Mulberries and Florida Peaches!

This home has it all, just bring your tooth brush.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Michael Palmer (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Michael Palmer

In my work, I travel extensively, but Sanibel is by far the most uniquely tranquil, aesthetically pleasing, area I've ever visited

Why Michael Palmer chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Located 400 yards from our pristine, private beach, with magnificent shelling, this is one of the few single family homes on Sanibel that is licensed to lease for periods of less than 30 days.

What makes this house unique

No traffic lights, miles of paved bike paths. Great shelling on our private beach. We supply bikes for free, along with beach chairs, blankets, coolers and beach toys for the kids.

Casual restaurants with outstanding food.

Year round sunshine.


based on 32 traveler reviews

Sleeps 10 - Very Charming, Huge Private Home, Available Year Round
average rating of 4.84375 based on 32 reviews

Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to relax, catch our breath and unwind after a week at Disney! It was a special treat that Mike was there when we arrived, so we got to meet him. We enjoyed the beach, Ding Darling reserve, some great geocaching, and being able to spread out and have some quiet time. It was even nice to be able to cook "at home". The grand kids enjoyed shelling and seeing all the birds. The house is very nice, on a quiet street, was spotless and well equipped from the kitchen to linens to beach chairs and bikes. Mike is great to work with on the rental, and gave us great information on things to do and places to eat, and that was very helpful. I would absolutely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marlie, thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting your family and reliving some of those memorable Alaska fishing adventures! Hope you had a safe trip home and not to worry, Spring is right around the corner. Regards MIke
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!! A very nice house with so many different areas for different activities! We enjoyed the ping pong table and we played board games:) Also, a good variety of books for the daughter that likes to read on the beach. It was great to be able to bring and enjoy dvd's so there was always something good to watch. The bed in the master bedroom was VERY comfortable!!! The house was a little older & not "perfect", but the pictures are correct and we loved it. The ONLY problem was that the can opener could only be worked by my husband. We're use to being beach front, but I gotta say that the private access that we had in the neighborhood was very close to the house, which was very important to us. A GREAT value and we would definitely stay there again! Thanks Mike=D

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Cathrine. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know all of the things important to you and your family during your stay. We try very hard to make sure our guests get to enjoy all of the things our wonderful island has to offer. Guests like you make it all worthwhile! Mike
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Amazing place for our large family

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect for our large family (12 adults and 2 kids). Mike has everything you could need: bikes, beach toys, ping pong table, games and more. He beach was in walking distance and beautiful! With all of the kitchen amenities we were able to cook any meal we wanted. Mike was also very attentive and answered every question I had. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tiffany, thank you for taking the time to post your comments! We are very happy that That your stay on our beautiful island met with your expectations. We are always trying to improve and insure that our guests Sanibel experience is a great one. Your comments help us to achieve that goal. Regards Mike
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Cozy home private beach in walking distance!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we found the neighborhood was very private and quiet. The garage had a fleet of bikes as well as any and everything imaginable for the beach which was seconds away. The home was very roomy we had 6 people everyone was comfortable each bedroom had a bathroom. Like the garage the kitchen was fully stocked with any cooking utensils you may need, even had a popcorn popper and waffle maker. Plenty of beach towels, shower towels and extra bedding if needed, washer and drier if you ran out. The private beach was awesome very secluded, probably 10 people maximum on the beach at once during our 3 day stay. Plenty of shells to be found! The bikes came in handy as the beach parking was flooded which wasn't a problem we enjoyed riding bikes to the beach everyday. It was just around the corner we could've walked just as easily. If you forgot to pack even the smallest thing you could find it at that house everything was there. Great place to stay If we decide to return to sanibel we will rent Sandy Bottom again. Wonderful for a family get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Whitney! You were a pleasure to work with! I really appreciate your feedback . You and your family are welcome back anytime. Regards Mike
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Great vacation house!

  • 5 of 5

This house and location were perfect for us! Walked to beach on and off each day since it was so close. Rode the bikes all around the island every day! What a great bonus..all the bikes being included! Even though the post says everything is there in the house, I didn't believe it, so I brought things we didn't even need to pack. Even LOTS of towels. I'll know next time! I liked how the house is set up in two different areas so if the kids were watching tv late, we could still sleep without the tv noise. We really appreciated the restaurant, coffee shop, activity suggestions from the owner too, really helpful for planning our days! We did buy a week family membership to the rec center close by so my very active boys had the extra place to go to play tennis, swim, etc plus, we could ride the bikes there too. Just a great vacation. Would definitely stay here again. Still miss the fresh mangoes from the yard!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Ann! We try very hard to insure that our guest have a great experience on Sanibel and it's always good to hear that we are getting it right. You are welcome back anytime! Regards Mike
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  • 5 of 5

Our family of 10 are here for a quick 3 nights before heading to Disneyworld. This home is just OUTSTANDING! clean, well appointed, comfy, great A/C. Kids are playing ping pong or bicycling...out of hair. Neigborhood is quiet with a lovely, deserted beach. We feasted on Peaches (small, some sort of Florida hybrid)Mulberries, and fresh limes made our limeade. The trees are loaded with young Mangoes, too green to eat we'll be back this summer. The owner is a pleasure to work with! When we had to confess to loosing the keys, he was on it immediately and got us a new set right away at no charge.

We will be regulars at this island and this gem of a home.

Dane's family

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dane! We are always grateful to know that our guests enjoyed themselves. We try very hard to always be responsive to any issues and welcome our guests input, good or not so much. You and your family were a pleasure to work with! You are welcome back anytime. Regards Mike
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
FORT MYERS Regional S/W Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Doc Fords
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Doc Fords
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Tradewinds PRIVATE Beach Residents/Guestsnly
Car: necessary

HUGE 4 bedroom, 3 Bath, 400 yards to our pristine, private beach, no busy roads to cross, 11 bicycles (8 adult, 3 kids), beach chairs, blankets, coolers, Kids beach toys. Free Phone & WIFI, lots of fruit trees. This home has it all!!

Other Activities: Parasailing, Boating, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Apr 30 2019
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $125
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

For stays of less than 7 nights, the guest pays the cleaning at cost ($175.) no tax

Stays of 14 nights or more receive a 5% discount
Winter rates Dec 15th - April 30th $299/ night
Summer rates May 1st - December 14th $229/night
All rates are for up to 6 guests. More than 6 guests is $10/night each. ie: 10 guests is $40/ night additional
Government holidays are charged at Winter rates $299/night

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Florida South Central Gulf Coast House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - outdoor shower , outdoor shower only
  • Bathroom 4 is an Outdoor Shower only, for showering off after basking at the beach
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Family Room has Queen size sleeper couch
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This home has it all, all linens, soap, towels, washer/dryer, dishwasher, including 11 BICYCLES!! Just bring your toothbrush!

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