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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Space 778 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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

This penthouse condo has gorgeous direct gulf views, is completely remodeled and is fully equipped for a great vacation. The building does have an elevator. 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 true bedroom, offering quiet and privacy. This is particularly convenient for an extended stay or when sharing the unit with children or another couple.

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.

You will find 2 flat panel TVs with cable, a Blu-Ray/DVD, iPod dock/clock radio, CD/mp3/radio combo, and free Wifi. There is also a small book and DVD library in the unit.

Two 1-speed bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys and beach towels are available free of charge. A wagon is provided to help get your belongings to the unit.

The unit sits slightly behind the beachfront building but it is about as close to beachfront as you get, without paying beachfront prices. Located at the quiet, west end of the Sundial complex, it is steps to Sanibel's pristine beaches.

PLEASE NOTE: This unit does NOT include use of the amenities provided by the resort such as fitness room, hot tub, loungers and kayak. If you desire these amenities, you must rent through the resort. Most people do not find the resort amenities worth the extra expense.

You WILL have use of 4 of the 5 pools on the property. Only the main pool is excluded. I provide chairs, umbrellas, beach towels and other gear. 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.

You will find "Sanibel Delight", is an ideal retreat for a family vacation, honeymoon or relaxing getaway. Come stick your toes in the sand and find out what Sanibel has to offer .

More Details

Owner
Paula Reiss
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 12, 2017

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.

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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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.

Amenities

Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 778 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time is 10 PM. Have fun but be respectful of other guests
  • Pool hours dawn to dusk
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
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
  • 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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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
average rating of 4.975 based on 44 reviews
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Slice of paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Paula you have a little slice of paradise right there on the beach! My husband and I truly enjoyed our entire visit and were so sad it was time to go. You had everything to make your rental feel like home and I mean everything even coozies to keep your beverage cool. You went out of your way to make sure that the bikes were in working order and you even got a shell scooper so we would have one when we arrived. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I hope you found some good shells. My old scoop had broken so I needed to replace it anyway. You just moved it up on the list of things to do, when you asked about one. I am glad you enjoyed the visit.
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5

Very nice home, comfy and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend Paula's apartment, easy walk to beach, close to bike trails, very central location. Bed was comfy! Very thoughtfully stocked with household items, beach items and bikes! Very enjoyable time

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so happy you enjoyed your stay. I hope to see you again sometime.
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5

Sanibel Delight was awesome! Everything you need is in the Condo! Paula is great to her guests!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sanibel & the Sanibel Delight! Paula has an awesome home & makes it welcoming to her guests! Every restaurant was great, our fav was The Clam Shack! But we never had a bad meal & everyone is so friendly on the Island. (Others we enjoyed eating at: The Island Cow, The Mucky Duck, The Blue Giraffe, Cheeburger Cheeburger, Joeys Ice cream near Baileys) We loved Shelling & relaxing at the beach or the beautiful pool. Paula's 'Welcome Book' gives you all you need to get to know Sanibel, enjoy the people & places it has to offer & relax On her screened balcony too! We loved it & will be back! Thx Paula!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself and your timing was good. The rain didn't let up for 3 days after you left. Everything is fresh and clean now. LOL! Hope to see you agin.
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5

Fantastic stay with everything we could want!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing week at Sanibel Island and staying in Paula Reiss' perfectly-appointed condo. There was nothing that we needed that wasn't available to us. The kitchen had everything we could want, from appliances to dishes, glasses, silverware, knives, pans, and much more. The bed was the most comfortable we have ever slept on. We were seconds from the beach and everything we needed for the beach was right there for us. A wagon made it extremely convenient to haul chairs, buckets, shell scoopers, floats, and more. All of that was provided for us as well in an extremely convenient storage closet. Even the terrace was perfect, with a table and chairs and lounge chairs. Paula's condo was the only one we saw in the building that actually had outdoor fans which made the 95 degree temps not so daunting.

We highly recommend Paula's condo and can't wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your very kind review. I have traveled a lot and have tried to supply those things I always need but forgot to bring. So glad you had a good time.
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5

Perfect beach getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary here. We have been to Sanibel a few times and this by far was our best experience. Paula was such a wonderful host and the condo had everything we needed and more. We will be back again!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good stay and happy anniversary! Thanks for taking care of things so well.
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5

Beautiful condo with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We had the best time on our trip to Sanibel Island June 16-22, 2017! The condo was furnished nicely and had everything we needed! The beach chairs, umbrellas and wagon were a great help! Sanibel is so beautiful! We shelled daily, walked on the beach, explored the other beaches on the island and just spent time together as a family! We enjoyed dinner at The Mucky Duck on Captiva and had ice cream at Pinocchio's! We all left a piece of our hearts in Sanibel and we can't wait to visit there again! Thank you Paula for sharing your awesome condo with us!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I know I am biased, but I think Sanibel is a pretty special place. I love sharing my condo with visitors and helping them find their way around the area. You can't go wrong when you find Pinocchio's :-) I hope you will be able to return soon. Take care.
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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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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