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Vanderbilt Beachfront Condo > 5 STAR > Ritz/LaPlaya Aternative

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Vanderbilt Beach Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

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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).

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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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Phil Reagan
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2016
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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!).


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(19 traveler reviews)

Vanderbilt Beachfront Condo > 5 STAR > Ritz/LaPlaya Aternative
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 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
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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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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful beachfront condo with an unobstructed view of the ocean. Clean and modern amenities made us feel right at home. Everything you need is here (beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards). Perfect location for relaxing at the beach or heading into town for dinner or shopping. Phil the owner could not have been more accommodating during our stay. Five stars doesn't tell the whole story! We will be back! Thanks for everything Phil!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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loved it

  • 5 of 5

We had two great weeks. The condo is very comfortable, and the view is great. We used to regularly stay next door to La Playa, since we love the area. At this condo, we could enjoy our holiday much more than having just a tiny hotel room. We found the property well cleaned, and furnished with everything one might need. Phil is certainly a thoughtful owner. Beach umbrellas and chairs are available in the storage room. Even on the weekends, the beach is very quiet, and Ritz and La Playa are just few steps away, for drinks. We loved the balcony so we decided to have a few dinners there enjoying the sunset. Not everything is perfect, nothing ever is, and one is supposed to mention something in the reviews, but we have a hard time finding anything more negative than just small blips in an otherwise great location, great condo, great owner.

Hope to get back soon.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We spent 10 days at Seachase this spring break and could not have asked for a better experience!!! The condo itself is beautifully decorated and updated with all the bells and whistles. The view from the lanai is beyond beautiful not to mention the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. The beach is incredible and Phil provided us with beach chairs, umbrellas and an entire assortment of beach toys. The beach in front of Sea Chase is low key and quite- perfect if you are just in the mood to chill and take in the view. However if you are in the mood for more action, it is nestled in between the Laplaya Resort and the Ritz Carlton, where you can find restaurants, bars and a huge variety of water sports to try out.. All a short walk away...It was the best of both worlds!!! We traveled with teenagers and this location really was perfect for all of us!!! The building itself is also super secure requiring codes to get through the various gates to the street and again to the beach. Phil could not have been more accomadating and easy to work with😄 I would definitely recommend Seachase for all ages. It really is a slice of paradise. Thank you so much Phil for sharing it with us!!!!!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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April 2016

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as good or better than expected. Very clean, great location and with a beautiful, nearly private beach with easy and immediate access. The entire property is immaculate and very secure, with touch pad key entry for all common areas and to and from the beach.

Another comment on the location: Seachase is about a 5 minute walk from our two favorite bar/restaurants on Vanderbilt Beach, LaPlaya and The Turtle Club. Perfect.

Nice décor, plenty of TV's plus goodies like Bose radios and all the beach chairs and toys you need. And the owner, Phil, is agreeable and a pleasure to work with.

HIGHLY recommended!

We've stayed on Vanderbilt Beach in the past, but Seachase would be our choice in the future.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
December Beach Time
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 16 2016
7 night minimum stay
December Holidays
Dec 17 2016 - Dec 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
January Beach Time
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Into Summer
Apr 22 2017 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer & Autumn 2017
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

Refundable damage deposit $500
Condo Application $100
Departure Cleaning $175
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.

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Vanderbilt Beach Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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

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