1BR/1BA condo with a true separate bedroom, sleeps 4.
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 Sanibel
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.
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Sanibel Delight is delightful
Sanibel Delight was the perfect place for my daughter and I to stay on our trip to Sanibel. It was clean, spacious, and had everything you could possibly want from beach toys to a fully stocked kitchen! Did I mention the view! It was beautiful! I loved sitting out on the lani watching the ocean & hearing the sound of the surf. Paula was great to rent from. She was very responsive to any questions I had. She also had a book of info on the island that included restaurants, things to do, etc. My daughter loved the Sea School that was offered at the resort and the Island cow had an amazing breakfast! Hope to be back some day!
Thanks for mentioning the sea school. I have never heard any feedback on that experience. I am happy your daughter enjoyed it. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Take care and I hope to see you again one day.
We had a great time, despite some weather challenges early in the week. The condo was very nice and has just about anything you'd need for a week at the beach & pool.
There were a couple very minor issues that did not affect our stay and Paula was quite easy to communicate with and tried her best to even make the rain go away!
Our only concern was that the facility itself needs more elevators. One, small, unvented elevator was shared by our unit and another and it was at the farthest point away from our condo. We ended up using the stairs close to our 4th floor condo unless we had luggage to haul. The pool was great and all else with the facility seemed very nice.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I did my best to will the rain away. I am glad you were able to enjoy part of your time at the beach.
I agree that the elevator is small. Unfortunately, we are not allowed, by the city of Sanibel, to add any additional elevators nor enlarge the ones we have. It has to do with rain runoff/ground absorption. It can be frustrating dealing with these strict codes, but they are designed to protect the island environment. It keeps the island from being a concrete jungle. Similar ordinances regarding building height and inability to open franchises on the island are what makes Sanibel different from most other islands in Florida.
Paula has everything you could ever want for a beach stay! The condo was clean and comfortable. Great view and a 60 second walk to the beach! The resort and building are well kept....the bunnies are so fun to watch!
Thank you for your kind words. Funny you should mention the bunnies. They are driving our horticulture team crazy, eating everything in sight. There has been a real explosion this year. They are pretty darn cute though. Take care.
A little piece of Sanibel Paradise.....SANIBEL DELIGHT......
My husband and I are Florida residents and we have travelled all over the state to beach destinations and we have never experienced the hospitality that Paula gave us from the time we reserved to the time of checkout. She provided information of the local area throughout the process and her condo is A+ from the cleanliness to the organization to the spectacular view. The condo has everything you need from beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and bikes, coolers, etc. The best stocked condo we have stayed at! Supermarkets, shops and restaurants nearby. Doc Fords restaurant is one of our favorites.
Thank you so much for the kind review. I am glad I was able to surpass your expectations. I hope you were able to have a nice visit with the family. Happy travels.
I haven’t been able to stop talking about Paula and her wonderful place. The attention to detail from Paula starting from the moment you book. Her timely and personal response to any question asked! She made it all very easy. Her condo was just perfect. The view better than We could ever imagine. Everything we could ever need available in her condo with information of the surrounding area was perfect. We loved her place and Sanibel Island! We will definitely go back!
Thank you for the great review. I am so glad you guys had such a great time. You got out just before two rainy days, so good timing ;-) You know how to find me, so I hope to see you again. Have a great summer.
Condo is immaculate, super clean, has everything that you could ever want. Paula is responsive to all emails and calls. We locked ourselves out of the condo and she came right over to give us another key. I've stayed in over a dozen VRBO's and Paula's condo is at the top. The location is great, steps from the beach. Kitchen is filled with all utensils you could use. Will plan on staying here again and again and will be telling all of our friends and family.
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.
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.