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Reduced! Sanibel Island Gulf Front Paradise -Remodeled 9/2017, pets, pool, bikes"

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + queen size hide-a- bed, 2.5 Baths (Sleeps 8) + cabana

Sanibel Island has been consistently ranked in the top 10 beaches in North America. Arthur Frommer's a well known vacation destination expert recently named Sanibel Island his # 1 vacation destination in the world. Sanibel Island has sand so fine that it feels like flour between your toes and boasts some of the best shelling in the world. It is very tropical, non-commercial, clean, friendly and has a huge appreciation of wildlife and the arts. Frequent vacation destination for Europeans.

You can enjoy the island using over 30 miles of bike paths. It has good fishing, boating and many delicious restaurants on the Island. Great relaxing destination from the big city life.

Golden Beach is a great secluded Gulf front town home (beach house). Located at the end of Southwinds Drive, this 4-unit complex is a getaway from the hustle and bustle, but still within driving distance to excellent restaurants, recreational activities and shopping. ALSO CHECKOUT LISTING # 268046 A GULF FRONT TWO BEDROOM CONDO.

As you enter the town home, you experience the spacious open kitchen, living and dining room area is furnished with island appeal. In this three story town home, guests enjoy a magnificent, panoramic, unobstructed view of the Gulf of Mexico. This unit features screened-in pocket sliding glass doors on the second floor and angled bedrooms on the third floor. Brand new sofa/hide-a-bed with extra thick 8" mattress, love seat (Nov, 2015), All of the wicker was freshly painted and all of the furniture in the dining room, bar stools and lanai were reupholstered ( Sept., 2016), new 'pillow top' beds were purchased in November, 2015. Also a new heating/AC system, new bed spreads/shams/pillows, new master bedroom furniture, new 60' flat screen TV in the living room, new carpet, reupholstered the dining room/bar stool/lanai chairs, September, 2016, new washer/dryer and hot water heater in 2016. The entire townhome was painted and deep cleaned September/2016 and all of the windows/sliding doors and front door were replaced with high impact hurricane glass also in August of 2015. Kuerig and regular coffee makers in completely furnished kitchen.

The third floor has three bedrooms, large closets and two full bathrooms with double sinks. The home has two large bedrooms with brand new 'pillow top' king sized beds for our guests, with a great view of the Gulf of Mexico, where you can hear the sounds of the surf and enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It also has brand new 'pillow top' twin beds. A brand new queen sized sleeper sofa on the second floor and love seat (Oct., 2016). Updated bathrooms with new tile, bath tub, shower enclosures, fixtures, mirrors and granite countertops/new sinks (9/2017). Replaced the carpet with tile planks that look like hardwood floors in the bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways (10/17).

The pool faces the Gulf of Mexico and the boardwalks offer convenient access to the beach. The down stairs cabana is furnished and includes a studio size refrigerator. A full two car garage is a nice added feature. For your convenience, we have high-speed Internet, WiFi, DVD Blue Ray and HDTV with HBO and Show Time movie channels at no cost to you.

We welcome your pet with a non-refundable pet fee of $250. The property sleeps 8 people comfortably and I spent over $95,000 recently to update my gulf front townhome.

More Details

Jim Heckert
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Jim Heckert

I live in Dallas Texas. I’ve had a successful career in the automotive industry. I’ve lived in 14 different cities. I’m currently President of DFW Business Advisors and VP of New Business Development with Corporate Rain International in Dallas Texas.

Jim Heckert purchased this townhome in 1996

Why Jim Heckert chose Sanibel

Sanibel Island has been consistently ranked in the top 10 beaches in North America. Sanibel Island has sand so fine that it feels like flour between your toes and boasts some of the best shelling in the world. It is very tropical, non-commercial, clean, friendly and has a huge appreciation of wildlife and the arts. Frequently vacation destination for Europeans.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great time on Sanibel Island. The townhome was great and in a fantastic location. The view fwas fantastic from inside the unit. The pool was great and we nromally had it to ourselves. The beach access was also great. One of us even caught a small shark fishing. Will certainly consider returning to Sanibel Island in the future ant Golden Beach #4 would be our choice for our stay.
Jul 2013
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Sanibel Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 13 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Powder Room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sized
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Pet friendly with a non-refundable pet fee of $250.


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(58 traveler reviews)

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Reduced! Sanibel Island Gulf Front Paradise -Remodeled 9/2017, pets, pool, bikes
average rating of 4.775862 based on 86 reviews

Great location and great property!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is very family friendly and comfortable. It was very clean when we arrived. It had everything we needed for a wonderful 2-week stay. It is in a great location, perfect days on the beach and central to bike ride to everything. The owner is very accommodating, providing a lovely touch of customer service that has been missing in other units we have stayed in. This is our fifth year coming to Sanibel and we would definitely return to this unit. Thank you for a wonderful vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The minute you enter you know that this is the place you have been searching to find! This is the ultimate BEACH HOUSE!! The location could not be better and the home is appointed perfectly to match. Within only days after we arrived, the owner called to make sure everything was in place for us. We were back for our second year and have booked it for 2019.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Loved this home with its breathtaking ocean views.

  • 5 of 5

The property is ideally located on an uncrowded beach yet close to everything. It has everything you could want for a three generation family vacation. Attractively decorated and many lovely features.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Great Stay On Sanibel!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Jim H's place on Sanibel. We were down for a week-long baseball tournament in Ft. Myers and used the opportunity to stay on the beach (it was a quick 30 minute drive to Hammond where the Twins have spring training). The condo is located right on the beach - a huge plus to be able to stroll right the the beach and relax. The unit was clean, bedrooms comfortable, and the bathrooms upstairs recently remodeled and nice. Also, Jim has a garage downstairs filled with great stuff - bikes, beach toys and chairs, washer/dryer, and more. All in all it was a great stay - so much better then the almost equally expensive Ft. Myers hotel!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tropical and lovely!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Golden Beach #4. The first floor was very roomy and light. There were puzzles and games and the grandkids enjoyed the pullout couch. Two bedrooms upstairs had ocean views and the other one had twin beds which were perfect for the granddaughters. There were beach chairs and umbrellas and toys in the garage. The pool was very nice, but honestly, we spent most of the time on the beach. The shelling is out of this world! I can’t imagine anything to add to Golden Beach to make our stay any nicer. Thank you to Jim Heckert for maintaining an exceptional vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a great property with a wonderful pool. The owner was a pleasure to deal with and called once we arrived to check if we needed anything.

The property was well maintained and clean. I would recommend this vacation spot to anyone. If you plan on staying, an abundance of beach chairs, beach umbrellas, floats, coolers, fishing poles, bikes, and a pack and play are furnished.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linens $70 + Tax
Damage Protection $89 + Tax
Mgmt Booking Fee $35 + Tax
Pet Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation policy: $85 cancellation fee if cancelled outside of 60 days of arrival and refund of deposit. Inside of 60 day prior to the guest arrival, it depends if I can rent it and at what rate. If it is rented at the same rate, the guest would get their deposit back minus the $85 cancellation fee that my management company charges.

This is a pet friendly town home with a $250 non-refundable pet fee.

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

* Credit Cards Accepted:
* Visa
* MasterCard
* American Express
* Discover

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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