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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:
April 24, 2017

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 Florida South Gulf Coast

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • 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
  • wheelchair accessible
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Sea Chase Vanderbilt Beachfront Condo > 5 STAR > Ritz/LaPlaya Alternative
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Vacaciones extraordinarias junto al mar

  • 5 of 5

Estuvimos con mi marido y una pareja de amigos, en el departamento de Phil la primera semana de septiembre del 2016. El departamento tiene una ubicación inmejorable. Frente al mar y a pasos de la playa. Desde el balcón se disfruta de unas puestas de sol extraordinarias.

Muy limpio y decorado con mucho gusto. Mi marido se sorprendió de lo bien equipado que estaba. Si uno necesita algo, Phil ya lo pensó y lo tiene y si no es así, lo resuelve de inmediato.

El TV es grande y nos permitió disfrutar del US Open

La piscina es temperada y temprano en la mañana está a la sombra por lo que pude nadar protegida del sol.

El mar en esta playa es muy tranquilo y la temperatura óptima. En varias ocasiones pudimos ver delfines.

Nosotros habíamos estado en el Hotel la Playa los 2 años anteriores. Hotel de lujo, sin embargo, estuvimos muy cómodos en el Condo. No es lo mismo estar en una pieza, por hermosa que sea, que disponer de todas las comodidades y espacio que da un departamento. Tampoco tuvimos que comer en restaurantes ya que teníamos una estupenda cocina, comprábamos comidas preparadas en el Publix o en Whole foods Market o bien preparábamos nosotros

El tiempo no nos acompañó ya que fue la temporada del huracán. Phil tuvo la gentileza de ofrecernos prolongar nuestra estada, sin costo. Gracias Phil.

Mi sueño es volver.

Jorge y Sandra

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation On the Beach!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time in Naples and absolutely loved this condo. Its location on Vanderbilt Beach can't be beat and we had several lovely lunches at the Turtle Bay Inn. The condo has everything you need for a perfect vacation. It is decorated in a bright, cheerful beach theme and is so very comfortable. But the best part is the stunning view of the beach. We spent many hours on the lanai enjoying the rhythm of the ocean surf! Phil, the condo's owner, is so helpful and made our visit especially nice! We'll certainly be returning next season!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Christmas vacation on the beach

  • 5 of 5

The condo was awesome! We loved the view from the lanai and the master bedroom. We watched the sunset most nights - beautiful. The condo rooms were very nice and each had everything we needed. The kitchen was stocked with pots and pans and dishware, even paper products. We were able to host a Christmas eve dinner for our family members who live in the area. It was a very nice evening! There are two supermarkets nearby that make it easy to get needed food items, should you want to cook and eat in while admiring the view. It felt very comfortable for our family of 4 to live for a week on the beach. We wish we could have stayed longer! We went to the beach everyday and it was not crowded at all, unlike the beaches near the resorts. We walked on the beach and on sidewalks along the road and both walks are very nice. There is a nice nature park at one end of the beach that we could explore. I could go on and on....It was so relaxing to sit out on the lanai and just gaze at the calm waters with our family. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best location on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was in perfect condition as it was the last time we stayed there. The condo is in a perfect location walking distance to the Ritz Carlton, Turtle Beach Club and La Playa. It has a fabulous view of the ocean and beach from the master bedroom, great room and roomy balcony.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful condo, it had everything we needed. The beach is very accessible.

A great place and a wonderful vacation!!

We would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, beautiful view, clean room. The beach is great, easy to rent paddle board & jet ski

  • 5 of 5

The condo was vacation ready with all the comforts of home and beach, equipment, rafts, umbrella, chairs, etc.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Fort Myers/RSW
Nearest Restaurant
Turtle Club
Nearest Beach
1 Metres

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.


Rates & Availability

Vanderbilt Beach Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Into Summer
Apr 22 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer Beach 4 weeks for 3
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
US Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
December Beach Holiday
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2017/2018
Dec 18 2017 - Apr 30 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning $175
Refundable damage deposit $500
Condo Application $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

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

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