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Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english, german

Stunning newly renovated tropical theme

9 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

Overview

Heron's Landing House Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathrooms, sleeps 6

Beautiful Florida style home located on quiet and popular west-end of Sanibel Island. This is one of the most desirable neighborhoods on Sanibel. The home has vaulted ceilings, 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, screened pool with waterfall hot-tub and is just a short walk to access the Gulf of Mexico beach.

Sanibel remains unique in its commitment to preserving the natural environment. Two thirds of Sanibel is part of a wildlife refuge with miles of lagoons and waterways loaded with lush tropical plants and exotic wildlife.

The home is renovated in 2010 and loaded with amenities to help you enjoy your Sanibel vacation:

- Walk-in shower in bath off master bedroom

- Huge modern kitchen with new appliances

- Large lanai overlooking pool.

- High Speed Internet access, digital cable and phone with free Long Distance (USA & Canada).

- Entertainment center includes 55' HDTV with surround sound and BlueRay/DVD player. TV in Master bedroom as well.

Relax on Sanibel: Just a short five minute walk from the house to the beach, you will be greeted by warm Gulf waters, dolphins and manatees playfully swimming, and some of the finest shelling that has made Sanibel Island world renowned. On calm days, don your snorkel and mask and search the shallow waters for conchs, whelks, sand dollars and the elusive Junonia. If the surf is up, try your hand with a boogie board.

After the beach, stroll back to the house and relax in the pool or hot tub with a few margaritas and fire up the BBQ or prepare a candlelight gourmet dinner in the modern kitchen. Or explore the many fine dining establishments that dot the island. Then come home, sit back on the deck overlooking the pool and palm trees and enjoy the sunset with a good glass of wine. Or watch a movie on the High Definition TV.

Leisure Time: Enjoy the opportunity to hire a fishing charter, rent a boat or jet ski, take a delightful evening dolphin cruise, play a round of golf, bike the 26 miles of bike trails, take long walks on the beach, explore the 6,500 acre Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, utilize the workout facilities of Sanibel's community center, enjoy swimming and playing in our pool or just curl up with a good book and glass of wine. Our home is here for you to use and enjoy as much as we do. Once you experience Sanibel you will have a new perspective on what a vacation is all about. Sanibel has a unique charm unlike any other place in Florida. It adheres to strict building standards focusing largely on protecting wildlife and the environment yet offers everything one would want for wonderful vacation. No high-rises here, just paradise.

In 2012, Arthur Frommer, the Publisher of Frommer's travel guidebooks, listed Sanibel as his personal #1 favorite place to visit in the world.

ABSOLUTELY NO ONE WEEK RENTAL INQUIRIES PLEASE.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family needed a holiday. A get-away from the race but with all the bells and whistles. The minute we drove in the lane we knew we had made the right choice. The house and beautiful landscaping reflected a pride in ownership and we couldn't wait to get inside. The interior was just as described with lovely high-end furniture, quality beds & linen, large fully -equipped kitchen and screened porch. The house was beautifully decorated without clutter. It was so clean. We began to relax immediately. The private heated pool & spa were enjoyed by all. The pool steps were enjoyed by our young granddaughter but the design also enabled the older ones to swim laps. It was nice to have weekly pool service included. Lots of extra towels were provided. There are so many activities available close by . Natalie & Rudy provided great suggestions from shopping to local excursions and were only a phone call away when we had question. A "shell" table is available at the house for cleaning the treasures you find on the beach. Its the special touches that made our holiday so enjoyable. The biggest decisions we had to make during our stay ... Did we want to put ice cubes in our glass of fresh squeezed Florida orange juice? ... Did we want the foot rest up or the foot rest down while we watched TV? Thank you Natalie & Rudy & Family for sharing your wonderful Island home with us. We left Sanibel relaxed, refreshed and kissed by the Florida sun. It was a wonderful family vacation.



Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Dec 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

Stunning newly renovated tropical theme
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Excellent property ,roomy with gorgeous property

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful quiet setting surrounded by gardens with some fruit trees ,palms and flowering plants. The house was very roomy and made you feel very relaxed. The amenities were great and the location perfect for peaceful walks to Bowmans Beach and surrounding areas. You could use the equipment that was scattered along the exercise trail at Bowmans>>chinups>situps>balance beam etc. Then return to your beautiful home and enjoy the hot tub or pool. Sitting on the balcony reading or by the pool was like a dream. We heard the woodpecker and the osprey who "kindly" dropped a family sized fish in the backyard.

Rudy and Natalie were very welcoming and checked and made sure all was well. The kitchen was my domain and I whipped up many a gourmet meal there and baked as well. Awesome like being at home but in a tropical setting.The circular narrow staircases of which there are 3 may pose a problem to some folks who can not ambulate very well.

Thank you Rudy and Natalie for making us feel welcome and sharing your beautiful home. I would highly recommend this property .

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Merrimack, NH USA
5

Ideal Spot

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying on Sanibel for 20 years, but we've never found a home as well equipped and beautifully decorated and landscaped as Natalie's and Rudy's. The pool is heated perfectly, there is plenty of room for entertaining, and the beach is a short walk away. The area is quiet and secluded and the tropical landscaping offers a good deal of privacy. It's an easy bike ride to Ding Darling with the return trip through the Preserve and back to the house or a quick ride to Blind Pass. Undoubtedly, however, what sets this property apart are the owners. No question is too trivial for their prompt response. Your enjoyment of a worry-free vacation is important to them and they work assiduously to address any issues you might have. You couldn't rent from nicer, more concerned people.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Didn't want to leave

  • 5 of 5

Our family needed a holiday. A get-away from the race but with all the bells and whistles.

The minute we drove in the lane we knew we had made the right choice.

The house and beautiful landscaping reflected a pride in ownership and we couldn't wait to get inside.

The interior was just as described with lovely high-end furniture, quality beds & linen, large fully -equipped kitchen and screened porch. The house was beautifully decorated without clutter. It was so clean. We began to relax immediately.

The private heated pool & spa were enjoyed by all. The pool steps were enjoyed by our young granddaughter but the design also enabled the older ones to swim laps. It was nice to have weekly pool service included. Lots of extra towels were provided.

There are so many activities available close by . Natalie & Rudy provided great suggestions from shopping to local excursions and were only a phone call away when we had question. A "shell" table is available at the house for cleaning the treasures you find on the beach. Its the special touches that made our holiday so enjoyable.

The biggest decisions we had to make during our stay ... Did we want to put ice cubes in our glass of fresh squeezed Florida orange juice? ... Did we want the foot rest up or the foot rest down while we watched TV?

Thank you Natalie & Rudy & Family for sharing your wonderful Island home with us. We left Sanibel relaxed, refreshed and kissed by the Florida sun. It was a wonderful family vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Patricia for the kind words. We look forward to having you come stay with us again.
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5

***** Five Star Holiday *****

  • 5 of 5

I travel globally for work and pleasure. I spend more time in hotel rooms annually than in my own home and have seen it all. From the moment we walked into this house, we knew that we had found paradise.

It is so much better than the photos on the website. For me, a comfortable holiday is in the details. This house has everything from comfortable furniture, new appliances and kitchen gadgets to a variety of coolers, shelling nets, floating recliners for the pool, tools, books and a room packed with kids toys and games.

I have allergies and visit here repeatedly because of the great consideration taken to provide a low allergen environment. I have requested scent-free detergents and cleaners and it's always there before my visits.

The beach is a short walk away on a beautiful trail. It is not uncommon to see dolphins and manatees swim close to shore. The shelling is outstanding especially in the morning. We've enjoyed fishing in the bay for redfish, and in the gulf for red snapper. The hot tub is an amazing way to end a great day of fishing.

The upper level master suite is a retreat all on it's own. Watching the sunset off the master balcony is hypnotic. The osprey dining on the perch at the back of the property is not to be missed.

I cannot write a review without mentioning Natalie's evolving botanical garden. We look forward to picking bananas and pineapple for breakfast during our next visit.

I absolutely recommend this property.

Oscar A.

Bogota

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to having you visit again.
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5

Best Holiday

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time renting a home as opposed to staying at a resort for our holiday. I wish we discovered this property sooner because my husband and I had the most wonderful time. The home is well-appointed, well-decorated with all modern amenities. The property is large and exceptionally clean, the garden is gorgeous and it is a short walk to the beach.

We relied heavily on Natalie's recommendations for restaurants and attractions and were thrilled with each selection. She spent so much time getting us set on an excursion to Key West via the Key-West Express. I would highly recommend it to everyone. We rented kayaks, cycled through Ding Darling and strolled the beautiful beaches. We did not see 'Fred' but we did see the osprey and ibis in the garden. On several occasions, we saw an egret strolling casually through the gardens paths. We have so many fond memories of our holiday. THANK-YOU once again.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks. We look forward to you coming back. Rudy & Natalie
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Dundas, Ontario, Canada
5

WOW - Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I (both seniors) have just returned from a month's stay at Rudy and Natalie's home on Sanibel Island and can hardly wait for next year so we can return. I agree with all the previous reviews - this property truly is wonderful, providing everything we could need and more. The house is really nicely furnished, and the landscaping is so well done that it creates a feeling of peace and seclusion. We enjoyed relaxing in the pool and lanai area and watching the wildlife. The bicycles provided were an added bonus and we used the many safe bicycle trails on the island as well as cycling or walking to the nearby beach.

I can't adequately describe how great this rental is except to say that we felt truly at home here. During our stay a family member back in Canada was seriously ill - the free long distance to Canada and the US was truly a boon as it enabled us to keep in constant touch. Rudy and Natalie were the perfect hosts and provided lots of information before we arrived and during our stay. They were always "on call" but left us alone to enjoy their home - and we did!!

Words can't adequately express how perfect we found this rental - I do hope you will go and see for yourself and enjoy as we did.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
Bowmans Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Heron's Landing House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Sep-Oct 2016
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 29 2016
28 night minimum stay
$1,200
$4,200
 
 
Nov 2016
Oct 30 2016 - Nov 26 2016
28 night minimum stay
$1,400
$5,000
 
 
Dec 2016
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$1,800
$7,000
 
 
Jan 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
$1,800
$7,000
 
 
Feb-Mar 2017
Jan 29 2017 - Apr 1 2017
28 night minimum stay
$2,500
$9,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 11.0%

Reservations are not confirmed until deposit is received.
Rates are subject to change without notice.
Pool Heat Extra
ABSOLUTELY NO ONE WEEK RENTAL INQUIRIES PLEASE.

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Amenities

Heron's Landing House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower
  • Master Bathroom has large shower for two with dual shower heads.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , with Ensuite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , with Ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , with Ensuite
  • 3rd Floor Master suite for added privacy includes walk-in closet and walk-out balcony with views of the Gulf sunsets Twin XL beds in Bedroom 3 can be pushed together to make a King.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 3 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Air Conditioning: New high efficiency HVAC system installed in 2010 with UV and HEPA filters; Washer and Dryer new in 2010; air conditioned laundry room; New high quality linens; Driveway parking for car/RV/Boat/Trailer Monitored ADT Security System + Exterior Monitored Video Cameras Entertainment: Cable TV (2) : Digital Cable HDTV 55' in Living Room with Bose sound system; 36' HDTV in Master; BlueRay/DVD player Private Pool Hot Tub with combination Water and Air Jets; Lock-stone pool deck with lounge chairs, BBQ and utensils Full Chef's Kitchen: Corian countertops and stylish cabinetry filled with new and complete kitchen equipment; Cooking Utensils; Refrigerator: New 2-door with ice maker and water; Dishwasher, Microwave and Island Cooktop with exhaust hood; Dual Ovens Communications: Telephones (4); Free Long Distance: Free US and Canada long distance; Broadband Internet; WiFi (Wireless Internet) Strict Smoke Free and Pet Free Environment

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