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Fantastic Family Upgraded Condo/Beachview with Pools / Feb 2016

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

As of July 2017, this unit will be managed by SBL realty group. Robert Pailes. 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.

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 have always been 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 really good NEW 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,( if yopu pick up a shell and it has a liove snail or anything living in it, put it back down right where you found it and move on) 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 carpet in the bedrooms but the main area is brand new 2017 high-end ceramic floor . 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.

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, French and Russian by pre-arrangement.
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Calendar last updated:
July 4, 2017

About SBLvacations

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. Under professional management as of July 2017 SBL realty -

SBLvacations purchased this condo in 2010

Why SBLvacations chose Sanibel

Sanibel Island is a sensible, affordable safe place as either a vacation site or an endpoint destination. The entire resort is open to everyone, including the main pool and Spa now open. 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. Japanese steakhouse with hibachi grill. Public use outdoor gas grills and completely remodeled main building with a Jerry's General Store - this really can be an endpoint destination.

What makes this condo unique

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 25 yard 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. Professionally managed as of July 2017 by Robert Pailes of SBL realty

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!!!
Nov 2016
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Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 -
    master bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jack/Jill sinks right outside the BR with commodeTubShower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , sink inside this bathroom, located off 2nd bedroom/private
  • Both bathrooms are located inside the main doors of the bedrooms. So there is privacy if there were 2 couples. Master Bedroom has the 2 sinks outside of the room that has the commode and tub/shower and there is a separate door on this commode room - this commode might be tough for anyone with physical disabilities or wheelchair. The SECOND bathroom off the second bedroom is bigger and this would be better for someone in a wheelchair. This bathroom is also off the bedroom and has one sink, one commode and a tub/shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper pull-out Sofa(1) and trundle/Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike someone at his office before sending funds There is a main pool with a waterslide at the main building across the parking lot. There is no extra charge for that facility. Floats(noodles) a bogey board, Basketball/soccerball, beach chairs, shelling nets, umbrella, cooler, sand toys, shelling nets, 2 fishing poles/net and some light tackle (get your bait live locally) are in a loaner closet when you walk in on your right. anything else is rentable. A general store 'Jerry's' has everything you'll need. Unit has a fully loaded kitchen with blender, cutlery, and coffee pot. The Condo Assoc has a no pet policy, but Federal Law under the Fair Housing Act protects both "assistance" and Service" animals and specifically forbids from asking about any disability. - cleaning fees will apply. There is a carpet shampoo machine in the closet off the main bedroom. Stop at the Publix before the casueway


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Fantastic Family Upgraded Condo/Beachview with Pools / Feb 2016
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

outstanding/ third trip

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
weekly maid $150
Pet Fee $100

standard rates are established. VRBO site does not enable quotes for pricing. For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike or Tamara on one of the numbers before sending anything. We will send/email or fax the contract. You will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. The keys are kept on Island in a lock box at the condo association office. VISA, cashier's check, wire transfers, personal checks must clear no less than 2 weeks prior to arrival date is confirmed

For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike on his cell or office. It seems that many units on VRBO and HomeAway have been hacked and emails hijacked. We are a small operation and owner-operated. Do NOT send money until you speak directly to one of us only at the numbers listed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.