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Fun In The Sun - Beautiful Direct Gulf Front Condo-2Bd/2Bth; You're On The Beach

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights


Sanibel Island Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

This unit offers unobstructed, expansive views of the Gulf of Mexico; 2 bedrooms, 2 baths with private access for guest bedroom; PREFER WEEKLY RENTALS. Sanibel Arms is operated by on-site staff six days a week to meet and greet you and address any needs you may have during your stay. They will also reserve the unit for you and send you welcoming information.

Come vacation and relax at Sanibel. We are just minutes from the Causeway on sleepy East Gulf Drive and a short walk from the famed Sanibel Lighthouse. Our condominium complex offers a heated pool, docking privileges as well as full time on-site management to address all your needs. The clubhouse contains a library and computers/printer for your use. The complex also offers our guests on-site bike rentals and gas barbecues

Our guests will find a very private and handicapped accessible ground floor corner unit with glass and screen enclosed lanai. This immaculate unit was completely remodeled and reflects a beach style motif. Enhancing that overall theme, the unit incorporates ceramic tile and mural sea-scapes in the guest bedroom and bar area.

The unit is tiled throughout, provides a washer/dryer and has a TV in each room. The new kitchen boasts hard surface counter tops, cherry wood cabinets and all new appliances including a double door refrigerator with ice maker for your afternoon cocktails.

Each bathroom is fully tiled and provides hair dryers. Both bathroom shower enclosures are handicapped accessible and include hand rails and a shower chair, if needed. The master bedroom contains a king sized bed while the guest bedroom provides 2 twin beds and has private bathroom access. The dining area and lanai offer a gorgeous vista of the gulf, the pelicans and the dolphins. The unit is WIFI equipped and has a large screen satellite TV. Beach chairs, beach towels and an umbrella are also provided for your convenience.

Sanibel's exquisitely natural beach is just steps away from this unit for you to enjoy sandy walks, shelling, fishing and swimming in your own back yard. But there are also miles of biking trails to explore and the world renowned Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge as well as Captiva to visit. We hope you decide to come and be our guest here on beautiful Sanibel Island.



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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Phil Murphy
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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About Phil Murphy

We have owned unit G-4 in Sanibel Arme since 1991. My home is in Greensboro, North Carolina. My wife and I are retired and try to visit Sanibel as ofter as we can to share the Sanibel experience with our children, grandkids and friends. Sanibel Arms lends itself to a family atmosphere and we look forward to mingling with the guests and owners during our stays. We are sure you will have a similar experience.

Phil Murphy purchased this condo in 1991

Why Phil Murphy chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Sanibel is one of the most desirable vacation spots in the U.S. Arguably the closest to a tropical island within the continental U.S. We also purchased the unit for its rental potential and because Sanibel Arms is a smaller complex that has many repeat guests which was attractive to us.

What makes this condo unique

When the weather is not perfect, (which is rare) we enjoy sitting on the lanai observing the gulf during a rain or thunder storm. At night the thunder brightens the sky like the 4th of July. In summer, the brief afternoon thunderstorms give way to beautiful cloud /sun formations not unlike photos I've seen of deep space shot by the Hubble Space telescope. Sounds like hyperbole but you need to see it to believe it. Recently while walking the beach we followed a dolphin not 10 feet from the shore as he cornered fish in the shallows and chased them onto the sand, similar to the Orca's technique when hunting seals. Amazing! We enjoy running/walking the beach in the afternoon and then sipping cocktails while watching the sunset at the waters' edge.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Fun In The Sun - Beautiful Direct Gulf Front Condo-2Bd/2Bth; You're On The Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Another Wonderful Vacation in this Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We are return visitors to this condo and this great beach. The view is spectacular, the beach is peaceful and not crowded at all. Some of the best shelling is found right out the front door. This first floor condo provides a great view with easy access to the beach. The condo is well kept, the owner is truly considerate and provides a well appointed condo so all visitors have a great time. The condo is beautifully decorated and spacious. Washer and dryer in the unit are greatly appreciated. We love the lanai area. We will definitely be making return visit plans!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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stratford, ct.

Best time ever

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was a mini reunion for a few old friends, the condo was everything we hoped for and a lot more. The views were fantastic and the beach beautiful and you're right there on the water. Some nights we cooked ourselves others we went out to one of the great restaurants on the island. We loved sitting on the beach at cocktail time watching the sun go down. The many shops and attractions were both interesting and charming. We will definitely try to come back next year God willing.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warsaw, Indiana

Fantastic Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

The condo was very well equipped, tastefully decorated and a nice lanai area. The great thing is there was a washer/dryer in the unit which was used ALOT with a 16 month old traveler!! You are truly steps from the beach, where the shelling is great and a beautiful place to just walk and wonder. The views are fantastic, the pool at the complex was great. We didn't do much cooking due to the fantastic restaurants in the area, but the kitchen is a complete kitchen with all the tools you'd need to cook! The condo makes you feel like you are home as the bedrooms are roomy and each bedroom has a bath off of it. There were even toys for the kids to play with at the beach. This was a great place to stay and should I go to Sanibel again, I will definitely contact Phil. He was great to work with and it's so easy to book and stay here. I would highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb Experience - Can't Wait to Return

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week and are anxious to return. Fantastic location with a great view, comfortable furniture, well-appointed kitchen (not that we cooked as great restaurants are close by), immaculate condition, washer/dryer in unit, and central air (no noisy window box units!). Steps from the beach and great shelling areas or just sit back and watch the dolphins frolic in the surf, pelicans dive for fish and the many other shore birds walking/flying around. Walking distance to the light house. Beach equipment (chairs, umbrella, etc.) provided in unit. During our stay, we experienced a quick moving storm with rough surfs and winds which brought up all kinds of goodies on the beach - a sheller's dream! Came complete with WiFi and DirectTv. Condo office staff very helpful. Clubhouse had computers/printers (free!) so we could print boarding passes, etc. for our trip home. This condo will not disappoint. Looking forward to my next trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic stay. Great end Unit

  • 5 of 5

A three week stay that was perfect. The condo had everything. Well appointed, comfortable bed, W/D in unit, fantastic location, and Phil (owner) was great to work with for booking. Condo Complex WIFI was good in this unit.

I will book this unit again.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Borden, Indiana

Fall Back to Paradise on Sanibel

  • 5 of 5

We returned for a second stay in this beautiful condo, this time for 2 weeks. We enjoyed our vacation so much when we stayed here in the Spring, we just couldn't wait to return in the Fall. This is a beautiful spot, quiet, with some of the best shelling on the island just steps from our front door! The condo is perfect, well appointed and tastefully decorated. The complex has everything we needed and is conveniently located minuites from some of our favorite Sanibel restaurants. We can't wait to return again next year!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracey, Thank you for your kind words. I am in the unit as I write this to you. A friend helped me install crown moulding throughout the residence. Didn't turn out too bad. Hope to have you again next year. Regards, Phil
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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Discount Season
Aug 20 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 29 2016 - Nov 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Nov 19 2016 - Dec 23 2016
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
Mid - Season
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Peak Season
Jan 21 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid - Season
Apr 22 2017 - May 12 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 13 2017 - Jun 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Discount Season
Aug 19 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Oct 28 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid - Season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 22 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

We have on-site management available 6 days per week who will follow-up with you to finalize the booking process. We require 50% down at booking and the balance due 30 days before arrival

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Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 964 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom 1 in master bedroom; bathroom 2 in guest bedroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed in master bedroom; 2 twin beds in the guest bedroom; convertible queen sofa bed in living room.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Our units were built before the set-back rules were instituted meaning these units are closer to the water than the complex next door providing a more expansive view of the gulf. All linens and towels provided, including beach towels. Reserved parking in rear of building. Floor to ceiling mirrors in living room.

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