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Paula Reiss

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Rental Photos and Description

1BR/1BA condo with a true separate bedroom, sleeps 4.

This fourth floor, penthouse, condo is completely remodeled and fully equipped for a great vacation. This unit has gorgeous direct gulf views. It sits slightly behind the beachfront building but it is about as close to beachfront as you get, without paying the beachfront prices. Located at the quiet, west end of the Sundial complex, it is steps to Sanibel's pristine beaches.

Wall to wall, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors maximize the breathtaking view. The sliders open to the screened lanai from the bedroom and living room. The fourth floor location affords the security to leave the doors open at night so you can fall asleep to the sound of the surf and the sea breezes.

The condo has a king bed in a true one bedroom unit, with an insulated wall dividing the bedroom from the rest of the condo. For an extended stay this can be quite beneficial, since it provides the quiet and privacy to sleep while others are up in the other rooms. The living room has a queen sleeper sofa.

The unit has a washer and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator with ice maker, stove, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker and all that you need to cook and dine comfortably. Two 1-speed bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys and beach towels are available free of charge. The building has an elevator. A wagon is provided to help get your belongings to the unit.

You will find 2 flat panel TVs with cable, a Blu-Ray/DVD, iPod dock/clock radio, CD/mp3/radio combo, and free Wifi (although it is a challenge at times, on the island). There is also a small book and DVD library in the unit. Other amenities, including BBQ grills and shuffleboard.

This is a non-smoking condo and no pets are permitted, per association rules (so please don't ask).

PLEASE NOTE: This unit does NOT include use of the resort amenities such as fitness room, hot tub, loungers and kayaks. If you desire these amenities, you must rent through the resort or Royal Shell Vacations and pay an additional fee. Most people do not find the amenities worth the extra expense.

You WILL have use of 4 of the 5 pools on the property. Only the main pool is excluded. There is a pool right outside my building. The salon/spa, pizzeria, market and all resort restaurants, including the tiki bar, are open to the public. The tennis courts are considered public and may be reserved through the resort. Call (239) 472-4151 for fees.

Come stick your toes in the sand and find out why Arthur Frommer listed Sanibel as the number 1 vacation destination of 2011.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paula Reiss (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Paula Reiss

I grew up in Louisville, KY. My mother always called me 'nature girl'. From my youngest photos, I seemed to always have an animal nearby. I spent most of my life working with animals in one capacity or another, so when I visited a friend on Sanibel and discovered the natural beauty of the place, I was hooked.

Paula Reiss purchased this condo in 2012

Why Paula Reiss chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

In the mid 1980's, I took a job working at C.R.O.W (Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife), the wildlife rehabilitation hospital on Sanibel. I got to know the island and it's unique, nature- friendly attitudes. I left that job after a couple of years but have continued to vacation on Sanibel regularly. I never found any place else that brought me the peace and tranquility of this island. It is a special place.

What makes this condo unique

I searched for several years before finding just the right property. When I opened the front door and saw the phenomenal view, I knew my search was over. Although it is not technically beachfront, it's pretty darn close!

This condo has everything I looked for on my vacations, washer/dryer, comfortable sized rooms, large screened lanai. Add to that the fact that nothing can ever be built in front of my unit, to spoil the view, I was sold.

Although I am more of a beach person, it is nice to have a pool right outside the building and the complex is NOT next to a public beach, so it isn't crowded.

The 4th floor location makes it safe to sleep with the doors open, listening to the surf. It is a truly great place to spend time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for everything. Your apt is so cozy and beautiful. We really loved having the bikes and used them quite a bit. We also loved having the chairs and umbrella for the beach:-)

The view from the lanai was such a gift to the soul. We had some great meals. The Island Cow, Over easy Cafe, Lighthouse Cafe, Traders. Mucky Duck, etc.

We spotted dolphins on the water, what a sight. Loved all the wildlife around the beach.

Enjoyed the Ding Darling and Bailey Track and spotted the fat alligator:-) Went to the lighthouse too.

We will go home to winter pretty soon :-( Lots of shells. Never got tired of picking more. They are addicting.

We will recommend you place to anyone who asks

God's blessings on you! Thank you.
Oct 2012
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Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)
Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
average rating of 4.964286 based on 31 reviews
5

Just pack your clothes, a toothbrush, and leave your troubles behind.

  • 5 of 5

This was our families first time using VRBO and we did not know what to expect. After our stay, this may be the only way we travel from now on! What an enjoyable and trouble free experience. And for the first time I can say we overpacked for a vacation.

Paula's property is impeccable and the view of the ocean was stunning. I loved the fact that all the beach supplies were conveniently located in the downstairs storage room and the supplied wagon was great. Throw on some chairs, umbrellas, and a few boogie boards for the kids, and roll less than 100 yards to the beach. Easy peasy.

My wife and I really appreciated how well stocked the unit was. The little touches made the unit very family friendly. On the days that we stayed, we got the usual 3 o'clock thunderstorms that would roll in and it was really great to have the kids snuggle up on the couch with books from the bookshelf while my wife and I watched the light show from the patio.

One of the best meals we had while on the island was at Shima, which is conveniently located at the Sundial resort. Terrific hibachi cooking and very funny one liners from the cook. Be sure to check it out.

We've stayed on Sanibel Island numerous times before but this was our first stay at Paula's. It surely won't be our last!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Stay & Bargain!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was fully stocked, even with everything you would need for the beach. The water is perfect for little ones, with smaller waves, about 3 1/2' deep out pretty far, and lots of cool shells. The condo was very clean.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you found that the condo suited your needs. You are right about the water being good for youngsters (and oldsters who don't like to get really deep). Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts.
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5

Extremely comfortable and well appointed, very happy!!

  • 5 of 5

I took my niece on a quick trip to Sanibel Island for our birthday's and her graduation. This condo was perfect for us! It was very comfortably appointed and has everything you need.

Paula has everything figured out for her guests from the binder of info to all of the info online in the app. The use of the storage room with the wagon and all of the beach goods was fantastic, and the use of the bikes was very appreciated!! They are extremely comfortable bikes too, we couldn't believe how far we actually rode!

I will definitely look to book this condo again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis
5

Island Time Done Right

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to celebrate our 10-year anniversary in style, and Paula provided everything we needed for an amazing stay. Sundial offers a lot of amenities, but this beautiful condo speaks for itself. Everything was clean, updated, and fully-furnished. Be sure to take advantage of the beach gear in the storage locker, especially the bicycles. The view from the lanai is unforgettable. A true Sanibel delight!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I am happy to have been able to provide the location for your celebration. I hope you will have many happy years to come.
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Carrollton, GA
5

TRULY A DELIGHT

  • 5 of 5

Awesome condo from furnishings to island location to view to Paula .. can't ask for anything better!! Sanibel Island is a beautiful serene gulf location and having a condo like this to stay in makes it even better. Paula is very easy to work with and responds quickly. This was our second visit to SI and second stay with Paula. I didn't even look for other condos when we decided to vacation at SI for a second time .. no reason when you already know the best. Condo was clean, well maintained, and better than described. The Sundial Resort property is also very well maintained. We really enjoy Doc Fords and Over Easy Café restaurants. A trip to Jerry's Market complex is always fun. Driving thru Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and walking Bailey Tract are great outdoor activities .. saw various coastal birds and gators. An evening ice cream from DQ is a must after viewing a sunset along the Sanibel Causeway. A day trip to the Everglades is worthwhile .. airboat ride at Corey Billie's was awesome and lunch at The Oyster House in Everglades City was wonderful .. finished the day trip with a ride along the coast from Naples to Ft Myers Beach. Hope to be back next year for another wonderful vacation at SI and Sanibel Delight. Thanks Paula for making your condo feel like home!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It is always nice to hear that my guests are happy with the accommodations and that they had a fun trip. It was a pleasure having you back. See you next time.
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Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

First time in sanibel and certainly won't be the last. Really beautiful island with lots to offer. The condo is lovely with great views of the ocean. It was like taking your house on holiday, beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. We used the bicycles to see the island and the beach to relax afterwards watching the dolphins and shell pickers. Paula is very helpful and generous with information, she was responsive frequently via email. Overall we had a wonderful 3 days in Sanibel my only regret was it wasn't longer so we will be back!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. I LOVE getting first timers. The island is very unique and you are correct, you can't even scratch the surface in 3 days. See you again soon, hopefully.
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Fort Myers International Airport
Nearest Barpub
On site at the Sundial Resort
Nearest Ferry
12.5 Miles
Key West Ferry from Fort Myers Beach
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
Three restaurants on site, at the resort.
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
Unless you want to water ski
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Miles of pristine beach just outside the door.
Car: not necessary

Sanibel is a naturally beautiful island that is known for it's preservation of wildlife and habitat. Protected from over development, it is unique among other vacation destinations in Florida. No high rises here. The J.N 'Ding' Darling Wildlife refuge takes up nearly fifty percent of the island. Drive, walk, bike, canoe or kayak through the refuge to see the hundreds of resident and migrating species of birds. There are 50 species of fish, 230 species of birds and 250 kinds of shells found in and around Sanibel's waters.

Experience the wildlife side of Sanibel by stopping at CROW, our state of the art wildlife hospital, for an education about the wildlife found on the islands and the injuries that often occur from our human activities, as well as how to avoid being part of the problem yourself.

The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation can give you an understanding of Sanibel's flora as well as their involvement in the Sea Turtle nesting program.

There are many boutiques scattered around the island for the shopper in the group and more excellent restaurants than you can possibly experience in one trip.

Enjoy a drive to Captiva and discover its unique character, great sunsets and dolphin-watching cruises. Stop in for a drink at the gulf front restaurant, 'The Mucky Duck' or for a scrumptious Katie cake at the famous 'Bubble Room'.

Off-island, in Fort Myers, you will find the very educational Edison/Ford Winter Estates. Enter another time and see where these two great entrepreneurs developed a friendship and got some of their inspiration. Harvey Firestone was next door too. I am not a museum person, but this place is fascinating! If nothing else, you an enjoy the estate gardens and the river front view.

Baseball spring-training is a big draw to the Ft Myers area. The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox train here annually. The city is also in negotiations with the Washington Nationals. Theater, concerts, museums, and a surprisingly active downtown round out the Ft. Myers experience. But once you are on Sanibel Island, you probably won't want to leave!

The Key West Ferry is 12.5 miles away at Fort Myers Beach. Take a day trip to Key West or stay the night.

Other Activities:

Golf: There are two top rated golf courses on the island, just minutes from the condo. Another is located just 15 minutes off island, and dozens more courses can be found around town.

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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 30 2016 - Dec 23 2016
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,050
 
 
Christmas/New Year's
Dec 24 2016 - Jan 6 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Shoulder
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 3 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Winter/Peak
Feb 4 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
Shoulder
Apr 22 2017 - May 5 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
Spring/Summer
May 6 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
$185
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

CHECK IN 3 PM, CHECK OUT 10 AM
NO PETS
NO SMOKING in unit. On lanai is ok.
Credit card required for security deposit

3% fee on ALL cancellations. Refund, minus the fee, will be issued, if cancelled 60 days PRIOR to arrival. AFTER 60 days, refund is issued, if unit can be booked for the same rate and period of time. A partial refund is issued, if rented for a lesser rate or shorter stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Florida South Central Gulf Coast Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 778 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper
  • King bed with Queen sleeper
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The unit has a magnificent view and will not disappoint. It includes an in unit washer/dryer, 2 bicycles, beach chairs, sand toys, umbrellas, coolers, linens, a well supplied kitchen, and a small library of movies, books, games and puzzles. PLEASE NOTE: This unit does NOT include use of the resort amenities such as fitness room, hot tub, loungers, kayaks and children’s programs. If you desire these amenities, you must rent through the resort or Royal Shell Vacations and pay an additional 150.00/person/week. Most people do not find the amenities worth the extra expense. You WILL have use of 4 of the 5 pools on the property. Only the main pool is excluded. There is a pool right outside my building. The salon/spa, pizzeria, market and all resort restaurants are open to the public. The tennis courts are available for rental through the resort.

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