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The Master bed room has a Jack&Jill sink outside the main bath with a commode and tub/shower. It has a separate walk out onto the lanai. Two adults are very comfortable in there. I would not consider this bath handicap accessible.
Unfortunately, we can no longer claim dog-friendly status. However, therapy, assist and certified companion dogs are exempt from this rule and are welcome. You should check with your vet before bringing the dog to Sanibel or any similar area - it is not typically comfortable for dogs and ticks, fleas, insecticide and even small alligators are potential threats to dogs/cats.
We are not using the VRBO schedule page for availability listing. Please call or email for schedule. VRBO calendar might show open dates that are open, but schedule is kept with us as we travel and so we are not able to list bookings on the site, as well as, to maintain client privacy. You must speak directly to Tamara W. to schedule 419 566 0137.
The other bedroom has a full bed and a pullout bed. This room supposedly sleeps 4, but 4 adults in that room is very tight and not recommended. However, this is great for a family. Two adults and 2 kids would be fine in that room. There is no crib, but there is a device you can place between the mattresses and keep a small child in the bed. If you need an actual crib, let us know when call and will probably be able to get one with enough notice. This bathroom has a sink, commode, and tub/shower. You can turn a wheelchair in this bath.
The main area is a combined kitchen living dining area with a new flat screen TVs/cable/DVD/VCR and is very open with two sides open glass looking out over the pool and the ocean. There are two couches and a recliner chair. You can head down the stairs or elevator to the ground level parking lot and walk about 20 yards to one of the smaller the pools (see pic) then another 20 yards to the beach. Kitchen has electric range, microwave, coffeepot, toaster, toaster oven, blender, silverware, pots/pans and a good Paula Dean cutlery set. There are stores on the Island, but if you are coming with family or on a reasonable budget, like the rest of us, you should stop at the Publix Super Market at Sanibel Beach Place., 20321 Summerlin Road., Fort Myers, FL 33908 before crossing the causeway. If you are not form Florida Publix is a cross between a Grocery Store/Deli/Wal-Mart/beer/wine. Unless you are coming by helicopter, you will drive past this store.
The loaner closet is to the right as soon as you walk in. It is stocked with just about everything you would need for a day down at the beach, including light fishing tackle, chairs, umbrellas etc. Please rinse everything with fresh water at the showers just off the beach as you come back though the pool area. There are two different type of towels stocked in the unit. Colored ones for the beach and plain white for inside the condo.
There are two really good gas grills (Weber) just down in the parking lot area. I have never had to wait to use them. Anything you catch, or buy can be grilled down there. The general store 'Jerry's' has excellent cuts of meats, chicken and local fish as well as pre-made skewers of just about anything you didn't get at Publix. Stone crabs are seasonal. Grill time down there can be a 'social happy hour' with other people.
The night is very quiet. The whole place seems to go to sleep around 10 pm. You will see people with flashlight on the beach after dusk. They are “shelling”. You should grab a flashlight, a shell net form the loaner closet and join them. Sanibel is the “shelling capital of the world'. Additionally, a whole other world of creatures come out at night and swim in the tide pools. There is just one rule – do not take live shells. Anything with a live clam, shrimp, or crab in it must be handled briefly and returned gently. The Florida Fish & Wildlife will periodically check and they have no sense of humor about protecting live shells, beyond that- take a bag of shells home.
If you use a wheelchair, the elevator works just fine, the doors are at least 31 inches, the hallway, kitchen, and baths are tile. You may find a manual chair hard to push on the deep shag carpet. You can reach the beach on all paved surfaces but you will need to go through the pool area to reach the beach, then 30 yards to the water (depending on tide) great restaurants on the island.
If you say more than a week, you will probably get at least one thunderstorm - this is true anywhere in Florida - they can be loud and scary but are gone in 20 minutes. After a storm is the best time to look for shells on the beach.
Keywords: Modern, Upgraded, Tommy Bahama Decor, Full Kitchen, beach activities, beach fishing, family friendly- very safe, the best 'shelling' in the world within 25 yards. Walk around lanai with view of beach over the pool. Lots of Bike trails, Kayak trails and historical stuff. There is a large historical charter boat that goes out of Captiva to Cabbage Key which you can see on the intercostal waterway on Google Earth. http://www.captivacruises.com/
For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike or Tamara on one of the numbers 419 566 0137 or 614 975 1003. Native of Pennsylvania and Ohio, I enjoy helping families and people explore areas they have not been. Having grown up with real-estate and development in my blood this was a natural transition. Sanibel Island was the perfect place to find and share with family, friends and as a rental.
Property Manager, Tamara W. 419 566 0137 owner Mike S. 614 975 1003 purchased this condo in 2010
For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike (owner) or Tamara (property manager) on one of the numbers 419 566 0137 or 614 975 1003.The message on these phones will tell you have called a medical office. Sanibel Island is a sensible, affordable safe place as either a vacation site or an endpoint destination. As of 2013 the entire resort is open to everyone, including the main pool and Spa now open/2014 With a portion of the Island being protected state park/wildlife refuge 'Ding Darling' it is going to be clean and safe for the foreseeable future. There is really no limit to the activities available. Sundial Resort has undergone a massive face-lift and management change and has encompassed the larger pools and the return of 'Windows on the Water' is basically 5-star dining. Massive Buffets! Small bar inside and a large outdoor Tiki Bar where you can watch the kids swim, volley ball, game room and mini 'please touch' museum. Public use outdoor gas grills and completely remodeled main building with a Jerry's General Store - this really can be an endpoint destination.
You really don't have to go anywhere after you get here. There's plenty to do at this site, including a day spa. On-site tennis, basket ball courts, a pool within feet and a big Olympic size pool with mini waterpark features features less than 1/2 a block through the parking lot, golf nearby, boat rentals, grocery, on-site gas grills. If you really feel adventurous, Fort Myers has a daily water shuttle to historic Key West, or rent a boat and head to Cabbage Key. Drive, walk or get a tour through the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Hit the shell museum, movie theater, Redbox on site, and playhouse on rainy afternoons. If really adventurous Consider the Key West Dry Tortugas Ferry. For the Dry Tortugas you would go to Key West first, then a shuttle or seaplane ride to the Island. Outside storage has two mountain bikes, with locks and a sea kayak. Other stuff is rentable all over the island and from the main building.
My husband and I have never been to Sanibel. When I called to book Tamara helped us with everything from the rental car to grocery's! Our stay was so wonderful. THe view is spectacular. THey even have a smart tv. THanks!!!
this is just a perfect place for us. We came to Sanibel for years and finally settled here with F 301. We've been back twice since our first time. The view over the lanai is really great. Our kids are older and ride bikes more now that beach but we've never worried about them here.
Many of the above water activities are found throughout the island and off the causeway coming into Sanibel. The whole island is very Bike Friendly. Within a few miles of the Shell Museum and the Ding Darling wildlife refuge center. Both and incredible tours.
The waves on Sanibel are not huge, but the intercoastal waterway has plenty of space for jet ski and any type of water activity you can imagine. rentals are not hard to find. Jensen's marina can rent a small power boat that takes you to an island called Cabbage Key. You want 'live bait' if you fish, almost any boat rental 'Jensens' or any store has live bait. You dock the boat walk the trail and get a 'cheeseburger in paradise' on the island. Then ride back and fish all along the way. Any fishing in Florida now requires a salt-water lic. 'The Bait Box' will be on your left coming into the island - get your bait and lic here. The island connects to Captiva Island
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