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Direct Beachfront Condo on Sanibel Island with a perfect view

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Are you looking for a quiet relaxing, vacation at the beach with panoramic (perfect) views of the Gulf? Then our condo in Sanibel Surfside complex is your dream vacation location on Sanibel! This 38 unit SMOKE-FREE condo/complex provides all the amenities you need for a great vacation.

From the King-size bed in the master bedroom you can watch the sun rise and listen to waves. The views are breathtaking and the memories will last a lifetime. In the second bedroom has a full size bed, a twin bunk bed and a twin trundle. In the living room is a queen sofa sleeper which has and a direct ocean front view during the day.

This upscale unit has stainless steel appliances. Granite counters and in-unit washer/dryer which will make you wonder why you would ever want to stay anywhere else.

The internet can be accessed thru 4 ports for security or WIFI. Check your email and watch the family on the beach at the same time you are watching the sun and surf. All the amenities you desire; a golf course 1/2 miles away, Tennis courts, heated pool, great restaurants, shell collecting, Ding wildlife reserve and of course romantic walks on the beach.

Prepare your own meals in this well-equipped kitchen or eat at one of Sanibel’s great restaurant. We fell in love this island bought this condo and after your visit you will love it too.

You will have Access to the owner’s closet steps from the beach with beach amenities and even a set of golf clubs for you to use during your stay.

The rental periods are from Saturday to Saturday. We use an on island management team who greet you and be there 24/7 should you need assistance.

Please don't hesitate to contact me via email or phone calls in the evenings and I will be happy to help you arrange a vacation of a lifetime!

Keywords: Ocean, View, Beach, Gulf Front, Beach Front, Ocean Front, Condo, Florida, Sanibel Island, Sanibel, shelling, shells, Ft Myers, RSW, white sand, sand,beach front

7 day min Saturday to Saturday rentals

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Property Manager
Barb Kowalski
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2017

About Barb Kowalski

My husband Bill and I have 2 children and just recently became grand-parents for the fifth time. We reside in a suburb of Chicago called Rolling Meadows but travel back to Sanibel every chance we get. I am RN, have an MBA and currently in Sales and Bill also an MBA is in Finance for a fortune 500 company. We are in Sanibel at least twice a year and look forward reading your comments.

Barb Kowalski

Barb Kowalski purchased this condo in 2004

Why Barb Kowalski chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We fell in love with Sanibel Island and purchased this beach front condo right after Hurricane Charley in 2004. We spent months putting this condo back together and have constantly upgraded since to ensure you enjoy the best beach views on the Island and have the vacation of lifetime in well maintained condo.

Barb Kowalski

What makes this condo unique

The shelling is the best in Florida, watching the sunrise and sunsets, wildlife everywhere on an island that is 70% a nature preserve is what brings us back again and again. Then there are the bike rides and long romantic walks on one the best beaches in the world. The nightlife, restaurants and relaxing environment regenerate us. Talk to Caesar the parrot at entrance of Jerry’s grocery store. We cant do that in Chicago.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Some places are even better than you can imagine them.

Sanibel and this unit eceeded all my expections.

I will be back.
Jun 2010
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Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Granite counter tops dual sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Granite counter tops Master has a tub with shower and the second bath has a walk in shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Child Beds (1) Trundle bed under double in 2nd bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Guest have access to owners closet. Beach items are stored there for your use while a guest at our Condo.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Direct Beachfront Condo on Sanibel Island with a perfect view
average rating of 4.96875 based on 33 reviews

The view alone will take your breath away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 weeks in this unit, and would have rented for next year again, missed our chance.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bill and I are happy you enjoyed your stay. We fell in love those views when we saw them too. Bill and I must have looked at 50 other condos when we were searching for a Sanibel condo. This one has views and is much closer to the water than all the rest. We spend a lot of effort keeping the condo well maintained and equipped so every guest enjoys their stay when come in from the beach too. I am sorry we were booked for your next year vacation. We have many returning guests each year so the prime weeks really do go fast. Even we have to plan months in advance if we want to enjoy Sanibel ourselves. Bill and I enjoyed having you as our guest and hope you come back again soon. Thank you for your kind words. Barb
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Beautiful condo w/ soft beds

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Barb's Sanibel Surfside condo. It is it clean, well stocked and has a gorgeous beachfront view. We enjoyed a lot of time at the pool and found it to be immaculately maintained. Our only complaint is that the mattresses in the unit are very soft. We were unable to sleep in the beautiful beachfront master suite, finding the twin and double beds in the second bedroom a bit more firm. If you don't mind soft mattresses, you'll be thrilled with this condo!

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments. The view is spectacular and we do our very best to maintain and have the condo clean for our guest. Bed firmness is a personal preference. I am sorry you found the mattress too soft. The master bedroom mattress is an extra thick king mattress with a very thick pillow top which is only about 2 years old. It was recommended by the rental agency on the island; we will have it checked. We do hope to have you back again. Barb Kowalski
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The property is lovely with a fabulous view and location!

  • 5 of 5

Overall this property was nicely decorated in a theme that immediately put you in vacation mode. The complex is well maintained and the condo itself was comfortable and had everything you might need. The beach chairs, umbrella and the fact that you are less than 50ft. To the beach is icing on the cake! We enjoyed our time and the comforts of the condo.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kathy. Thank you for your response!!! That view is perfect being 50 ft from the beach. I have enjoyed watching the waves and have even seen dolphins about 100 ft from the waters edge while drinking my morning coffee. My husband and I pride ourselves with our condo that is decorated in a comfortable Tommy Bahama decor. We have added what we thought you would need above the basic housewares list and beach items in the ground floor closet. Please let us know when you would like to rent again.
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Clean and Comfortable with a Fantastic View!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Sanibel after spending 20 years vacationing in Hilton Head, SC. We may have found our new vacation home! This condo is just as advertised. Very clean, has everything you would need for a weeks stay, including anything you would need for the beach or the pool. The only exception being beach towels. The Island is beautiful and the ocean waters are so calm you can float!

We were initially surprised by the screened in balcony-disappointed that perhaps the view would not be as nice. This property is also on the first floor. The first floor of this complex is raised so no obstructions to the view and you will most appreciate the screens when you encounter the bugs!! I like to leave the balcony doors open to hear the ocean, however found out the hard way that this is probably not a good idea at night as the "noseeums" can get through the screens. Yikes! I had several bites so left the doors closed the rest of the week after the sun sets!

We also found Sanibel to be a bit pricey (the on island grocery stores really jack the prices up) but they are so convenient. Jerrys is close by. We cooked in or ordered in several times to save a little money. The condo was so nice we did not miss leaving to go out!

The pool area was very clean and quiet. One afternoon I was the only person there and was able to use one of the floats from the owners closet without bothering anyone. Everyone we encountered was very nice.

Bill and Barb were so nice to work with! They sent us info about local restaurants, etc before we went and were available for any questions that we had. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, Thank you for the review!!! I am glad you enjoyed the condo and your stay, at our get away to paradise. I am glad you found everything both in the unit and "the fun" room on the ground floor for most everything you would need for the beach or pool. In the kitchen, I went above the required housewares list and added items I would want in a kitchen, The rental agency is responsible for the towels and linens. They have removed the beach towels from the units and rent them for a nominal fee out of the office. Also, for groceries my husband and I stop at either Public's grocery store or Super Target behind the outlet mall before we cross the bridge to the Island and leave the last minute items to purchase at Jerry's.. My husband Bill and I, enjoy hearing from our guest, and our constantly adding items and information to make your stay even better. Barb and Bill
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Location, Location, Location! Clean, well maintained and wonderful owners

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views of the ocean, well appointed kitchen. Has everything you could want. Loved how the wall opened up to the Lanai and the wall of glass opened all along the Lanai. The entire vacation was stress free, easy check in, quiet, peaceful. Wifi worked very well. This unit is well cared for and very clean and comfortable. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elaine for your review! We are glad you enjoyed our condo and that perfect view is what we fell in love with when we purchased the condo. We do our very best keep things up and love hearing from our guest. We too would enjoy to have you back in the future. Thank you again, Barb and Bill
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Absolute paradise

  • 5 of 5

Sanibel is absolutely amazing. The beach was awesome. Pool was refreshing. Unit was well decorated, comfy, and had amazing views!! We had a fabulous time and can't wait to return to Sanibel.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Melissa, Thank you so very much for your review! Sanibel is such a treasure with it's surrounding nature and beautiful beach. When we purchased this condo we took the opportunity and had it totally remodeled and decorated in a comfortable tommy bahama theme and with that perfect view we felt we had a winner. Thank you, again Barb and Bill
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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 spring break
Feb 18 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 mid season
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 value season
Apr 29 2017 - May 26 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 4ofjuly
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 7 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 summer
Jul 8 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 thksgiving
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 winter
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2017 holidays
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018- January
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 3 2018 - Feb 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Feb 17 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018- Late Spring
Apr 14 2018 - Apr 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 spring deal
Apr 21 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 memorial day
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018- Early Summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 4th of July
Jun 30 2018 - Jul 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2018 - Aug 17 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Late summer
Aug 18 2018 - Aug 31 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Labir day
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Fall
Sep 8 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 Thksgiving
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 winter
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
2018 holidat
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Agency fee (varies) $125
Tax Rate 11.0%

Royal Shell charges a non-refundable security deposit waiver in lieu of cash security deposit. This is part or the Agency fee shown at $105/week. The Agency rate varies depending on base rate and in most cases less than quoted; exact figures available upon booking. Call or email owner for exact quote including $100/per week VRBO included in the rate quote on VRBO we will also details of 3 other condos Siesta Key rentals 847 312 4022

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ft Myers
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Holiday Inn
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Sanibel Island has everything one could wish for...excellent restaurants, accommodations, golfing, tennis, fishing, boating, shopping, bike paths, canoes, theatrical productions, the renowned J.N. "Ding Darling" National Wildlife Refuge & Bird Sanctuary. Since 1884 Point Ybel Lighthouse has guided seafarers to Sanibel Island's shores.

Sanibel Island is world renowned for its shelling beaches. You will be just steps away from the beach and have an unobstructed perfect view of the Gulf of Mexico from nearly every room.


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