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Sea Chase Vanderbilt Beachfront Condo > 5 STAR > Ritz/LaPlaya Alternative

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

The Five Star Alternative – Think Outside The (Hotel) Box! (Sleeps 4)

Every Day A Beach Day > A Casual Contemporary Retreat

Listen to the gentle surf, take in the panoramic beach and ocean views and devour exquisite romantic sunsets at SeaChase, the Jewel of Naples/Vanderbilt Beach - for those who insist on only the best! Truly, a sun, cultural, golf and surf Mecca that attracts people the world over. This completely renovated elegant but casual 'cottage condo' is situated on the same beach between the Naples Ritz Carlton and the La Playa world-class hotels, each just a short beach stroll away. Come and collect shells and gather memories.

Contact Us 1st Before Making Payment

This site is a little misleading. You should request additional info and ultimately a rental agreement before making any payments. There is also a link on the website under OWNER that you can SEND EMAIL directly.

The Five Star Alternative – Think Outside The Box!

A Wall Street Journal article recently queried: 'Are you tired of five-star hotels charging too much for too little? Overpaying for a vacation is not a status symbol.' Treat yourself to this luxurious romantic ocean front condo if you desire the equivalent of an extended stay at the Ritz Carlton or LaPlaya but with much more room (1500 sf v. 350 sf) and privacy at prices that will leave you with money to spoil yourself! Our rates are generally 50% less than compared to a single room at The Ritz Carlton with 4 times more space. Check out the Ritz Carlton alternative.

Say Goodbye Hotel and Hello Relaxation.

We have never met a 5 star hotel room that we still loved after a few days or so. Think outside the BOX! And yes, for those of us that still need your 'Carlton Fix' - help yourself to all the Ritz and LaPlaya amenities - just steps away - right on our same beach.

We recently completed a major upgrade. We replaced all the wooden floors and tile throughout and completely re-did the 2 bathrooms including new showers, glass shower doors, etc. etc. The new wooden flooring style is called “Beach”! Also, all new “sand” granite counter tops throughout.

Vitamin Sea: Where Life’s Rewards Comes In Waves!

If You’re Lucky Enough To Stay On The Beach – You're Lucky Enough!

SeaChase features 300 feet of sugar sand beach frontage, a gated community and a secured newly renovated lobby. The beach always has ample room for our guests! A heated, low-intensity, gulf side swimming pool and under building garage parking are two of many amenities. Current SeaChase building condo values range from $1,300,000 to $4,000,000+ $$USD. This 1500 square-foot, two-bedroom/two-full-bath Beach House has a screened-in lanai, master bedroom with a king-size bed and a master bath that all overlook the ocean. The master bath boasts an oversize bathtub, a separate walk-in shower, and an extra-large closet with dressing area. The second spacious bedroom contains twin beds with a separate full bath. Each bedroom has its own 32” flat screen TV. This non-smoking unit was the showplace property when SeaChase was initially sold. Seas the Day...and the Night!

Naples Tops Travel Channel’s Best Beach List

We’re already well known for World Class Golf and World Class Shopping, but now its official! The Travel Channel recently has named Naples: America’s Best All Around Beach! Travel writers from Conde Nast, Fodor’s and USA Today all contributed their input to come up with the final list. We beat out Hawaii, the Florida Keys, the Virgin Islands, and Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Smithsonian Magazine Names Naples One of the Top 10 Best Small Towns in America - May 2012

Coastal Living Magazine named Naples America's 2nd Most Happy Seaside Town - June 2012. And yes, Naples was the only Florida location to make the Top 10 list.

At Vanderbilt Beach, You'll Forget What Day It Is!

SW Florida is also known as the Paradise Coast! Come and experience day after day of 'Another Day in Paradise!' This distinctive property includes many upgrades plus an open kitchen, great room, and dining room area. This newly renovated Beach House contains a fully equipped kitchen. The great room boasts an entertainment center with a 50” flat screen Wi-Fi connected SmartTV, VCR/DVD, and Bose stereo/CD player. All rooms are direct view ocean front, except the second bedroom/bath.

Beware of Condo Flippers Who Flopped!

Know what you are paying for and getting! This condo has served as the owners second home since 1999. This is very significant as our condo is as well-appointed and meticulously kept as our primary residence waterfront home. Beware of “luxury condo” money machines that are in a million dollar location, often "quietly" owned by a local real estate broker, furnished by 2nd hand furniture and very run down since the owner never occupies the unit. Insist on knowing this information, checking references and seeing current pictures before finalizing a condo rental decision. Email us for our 50-picture web link that clearly shows the quality of this condo, the outside building, pool, beach and ocean views.

What To Expect

This condo is not another “average high end rental” money machine. It is our second home and that is how we welcome you – as a guest in a home that we love, and that we’re proud of and eager for you to love too! We want you to feel special when you are staying at our little piece of paradise. We want you to expect that everything has been taken care of so that you feel welcomed, relaxed and most comfortable. We want to impress you and have you become one of our regular return parties that love and becomes personally attached to this little piece of paradise as are we. We want you to be Spoiled, Happy Guests … Not Renters.

Your Sound Is Our Sound

Listen to music wirelessly from your computer or Bluetooth® device through our SmartTV or Bose Sound stereo music system with SoundLink. Bring your phone, tablet, laptop or I-Pod with your favorite music and we’ll do the rest. Of course, you can bring your own CDs or use ours as well.

Welcome to a place that exceeds expectations that you didn’t even know you had! Surf On Over!

Do you owe it to yourselves to experience only the best? Are you ready for your life’s rewards to come in waves? Comfort but luxury? Are you a person who can truly appreciate a Ritz Carlton, LaPlaya or Four Seasons vacation? Come stay at the unit that other SeaChase owners who rent try to imitate!

A Recent Review Says It All... Our family of four has stayed at hotels on Vanderbilt Beach several times, none of which could provide the relaxing atmosphere of this condo! It really WAS a home away from home: clean, well-equipped and with lovely decor, a fabulous location, more fabulous view, and very caring renters who saw to our every need. We liked the security of the gated building and felt very safe on the property. The beach was perfect and not remotely as crowded as the hotel beach areas, a huge benefit! All of the beach rentals we wanted were available just a short walk down the beach, even motorized paddle boards! Fabulous restaurants were within walking distance (advance reservations required!) or just a short 15-20 minute drive away into Old Naples. We had a fabulous week and would return! <Check out all the (5 STAR reviews).

Rent With Confidence

VRBO will guarantee your rental payment up to $10,000.

Cancellation Policy > In the event you are unable to use your rental during the agreed upon times, your rental deposit(s) will be returned in full if the property is successfully re-rented for at least the same amount (any difference will be prorated).

Keywords: Condo, romantic, ocean, beach, luxury, Ritz, Carlton, Gulf

More Details

Phil Reagan
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Phil Reagan

Just 'Another Beautiful Sunset' for the Reagans and Guests! We enjoy our second home a couple months a year as an escape to paradise from snowy central New York. Today we are getting between 1.5 and 2 feet of snow!

Why Phil Reagan chose Vanderbilt Beach

We rented at SeaChase as an alternative to an extended stay at the nearby Ritz Carlton and could not get over the advantages of a spacious 1500 sf beautiful apartment versus a "well-appointed" 350 sf room. The beachfront Ritz and LaPlaya are on either side of us and a delight to visit for lunch, dinner or a drink. The world famous beachfront Turtle Club is equally close by > a few buildings away. Our pool and beachfront always has lots of space available. Total relaxation.

Well over half our rentals are returning parties. We don't have "renters" ... we cater to our guests!

SeaChase is the place to be on the beach for a shorter term rental. Only a few owners out of our 31 total units rent their condos.

What makes this condo unique

At SeaChase, you get the same location, a beautifullly appointed apartment, 4 times the space, a full kitchen and laundry, beautiful people, at half the cost. (And you don't need to 'get dressed up' to go to the beach or pool or jockey for prime space on the beach!).


Vanderbilt Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Completely renovated with new flooring, tiling, all fixtures, lighting, and glass enclosed showers in June 2014.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1) Master Bedroom Overlooking Ocean, Twin Beds (2), guest bedroom; 4 people maximum as overnight guests...condo association by-law
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 beach chairs
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Sea Chase Vanderbilt Beachfront Condo > 5 STAR > Ritz/LaPlaya Alternative
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

A beautiful condo in a perfect location on Vanderbilt Beach 🌊

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this condo. Everything was perfect just like the pictures. The owners are very nice and want to make sure you have a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. The location is great. Looking forward to a return trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Seachase for a week, late October, early November 2017. I cannot say enough about this wonderful property and the owner as well! The condo is in a beautiful building in an absolutely perfect location. The ocean is literally at your doorstep. You can choose to watch the gorgeous sunsets on the beach or on your lanai. We did both! The beach is beautiful-not crowded if you prefer peace- but water sports rentals not far off if you prefer. Every available thing you would need for the beach is supplied - chairs, umbrellas, towels, beach toys. The condo itself is beautifully decorated - clean and bright with natural sunshine. It is the best stocked condo we have ever rented! It literally has everything you can think of. The owner, Phil, was a real pleasure to deal with. He really goes out of his way to ensure that everything is perfect. We have rented many places over the years but have never had an owner that was so receptive and helpful. All in all, I cannot speak more highly of this property and we look forward to visiting again!

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place for quiet beach access

  • 5 of 5

This property lived up to everything we were hoping to experience on the Florida coast. Beach access is so convenient, literally right out the lobby past the pool onto the beach. The building is located between two much busier beach access points so we had no summer crowds at this unit's access points.

The kitchen was well appointed so that we could easily cook meals in the unit when we decided to forgo eating at all of the great restaurants only a few minutes' drive from the building.

The unit owner was great to work with and very responsive. We would look forward to returning.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay

  • 5 of 5

It was very clean and quite. Everything that you could possible need was within a 5 min. drive. Our family is very greatful for the opportunity to use the condominium. The beach is amazing. Thank you so much for the experience.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

Your gorgeous home in its perfect location gave us a fabulous week we'll cherish always! Thanks, Phil, for sharing your piece of heaven with us!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing vacation in a beautiful condo!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with our twin 12 year old boys and we loved it! The view and sound of the beach is amazing from the master bedroom, bathroom and lanai. This is the first time we ever stayed on the beach and it was perfect. Plus we were a few minutes from my in-laws. We really enjoyed having the smart TV for some of the evenings it rained. There were a lot of supplies available for our stay. I think we only bought shampoo and body wash we like and of course some food for the time we were there. Everything else was already there. The beach was never crowded so there's always room for the chairs and umbrellas provided and my boys had fun with the boogie boards. The access in and out of the condo and gated parking area was so easy and we always felt safe. We will definitely stay here again if we can get the dates we need before someone else takes them. For April 2018 someone already took the dates we could do but we will be back for sure!! Thank you Phil for a wonderful stay in your condo!!! We had an awesome and relaxing vacation!!!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Myers/RSW
Nearest Restaurant
Turtle Club
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Nearest Point of Interest
Ritz Carlton
Nearest Point of Interest
LaPlaya Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Extraordinary Mercato
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterside Dining & Shoppes
Nearest Point of Interest
World Class Vanderbilt Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Turtle Club

Very close to Mercato which combines upscale

shopping, dining and entertainment in one location! See map for more information.

Your Sound Is Our Sound

Listen to music wirelessly from your computer or Bluetooth® device through our brand new Bose Sound stereo music system with SoundLink. Bring your phone, tablet, laptop or I-Pod with your favorite music and we’ll do the rest. Of course, you can bring your own CDs or use ours as well.




Additional information about rental rates

Condo Application $100
Departure Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Please call me directly before sending payments. Secured Paypal or VRBO direct credit card payment available. Compare to same beach Ritz Carlton Rack Rate of $1049/night and LaPlaya Rack Rate of $728/night plus fees for Wi-Fi, Beach, lodging taxes, Valet Parking, etc. Higher security deposit and Damage Protection Insurance ($49-$99) additional for parties with children under the age of 16.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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