|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
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Nestled among the tall Austrailian pine trees with a private path leading to one of Sanibel's most famous beach sits Blind Pass Condominiums at the end of Bowman's Beach Road. The complex offers a heated swimming pool, tennis courts and racquets, canoes, kayaks, and BBQ grill area. Unit G101 is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom ground floor unit with a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, 2 TV's, VCR, washer/dryer and a cute little patio area perfect for breakfast outdoors! The master bedroom offers a queen bed, a new flat screen TV, and an en-suite master bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The guest bedroom has two double beds with a guest bathroom just outside the door. The living room and dining room areas are very comfortable and a perfect place for the family to gather. The living room also has a pull-out sofa bed for extra family members or company. *This property requires a 7 night stay, from Saturday to Saturday, and can accommodate up to 6 people.* *BBQ Grill *Community Pool *Tennis Courts & Racquets *Canoes & Kayaks *Ground Level
Just want to make sure folks checking out this property know that there is no internet service in the condo. To be fair to this listing, it is not listed as an amenity, and I take responsibility on my part for not noticing that. But in 2016, it would seem to me to be standard, and not a special amenity. I would MUCH rather have internet access than cable if it's a matter of paying for one or the other. My family had a list of family movies we planned to watch together on Netflix that we had to totally scrap, and I planned to get an hour or so of work done in the early morning before everyone else woke up. Couldn't do that, either, and I had to scramble to get the work I needed to finish done at really inconvenient times by heading to the condo clubhouse during the day when I had planned to be with my family (wi-fi is available there Monday-Saturday, 9-4).
It's not the end of the world, but it was majorly inconvenient for my crew, and if I had realized that this unit didn't have internet, I never would have rented it.
I never want to just be a negative person, so I will also share what is great about the unit: it's pretty much impossible to get closer to the beach. Yes, it's a hike because you have to go over the bayou and on a fairly long walk in the sand (it feels long if you are carrying a tent!), but I think Bowman's beach is the best on the island. It's quiet and breathtaking, and in this unit, you are very close to the walkway to get to the beach.
If internet is no big deal to you, then it's a fine location. But if you want to check email, watch a movie, send Facebook updates, etc, this is not the place to choose.
The property was immaculate and everything worked well. Royal Shell was very customer oriented and helped out a lot with questions. We checked in late and everything was ready for us. It was beautiful. This was our 2nd stay at the complex but first in this condo. We had a wonderful time. Take your cameras or binoculors to the beach. We saw an alligator and manatee & baby sunning in the estuary on the way to the beach, along with lots of birds and mullet in the estuary. The beach was glorious. Beautiful sand and lots of shell. The temperature was great. We went to the Ding Darling compound and took the trolley tour through the Mangro forest and would do this again - it is breath taking. We enjoyed the boat ride and aquarium tour through them also. We took the sunset over the bay ride. We also went through the old village museum and shopped a lot. We really like Island Cow, Fish House and George and Wendy's Restaurants. Bailey's is a favorite grocery and hardware combo for all the little needs. Sun Catcher's Dream is an all time favorite shopping site - we went there 4 times in 2 visits... Thinking about the ferry to the Keys on our next trip. Will be booking through Royal and to this complex again.