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6 houses from beach access, private heated pool, ground level, steps to Gulf!

Bedrooms 3
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Private Pool


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our completely renovated, ground level, open floor plan home is 6 houses from our private beach access. The beach is on the West end of Sanibel, which is much less populated and more secluded. It is almost like having your own private beach! This privacy is rare on Sanibel. Our yard is also very private with tropical vegetation and a heated screened pool. The home sits only one block from one of the major bicycle paths (4 adult bikes provided) and is directly across the street from miles of conservation land. This home is GROUND LEVEL-no stairs to climb to get a cold drink, snack or sun block from inside. The home has been totally renovated and professionally decorated with high end tile completely throughout.

Our entire living area, lanai, dining room, kitchen and living room, has an open floor plan that allows everyone to be involved in the conversation. The large lanai opens out to the pool or to the beautiful back yard with lemon and lime trees. The attractive rattan furniture is a great place to read a book or enjoy the tropical views.

The kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances, maple cabinets, and granite counters with breakfast bar. An outside gas grill is available for all your BBQ needs.

The living room has comfortable seating with a 50' flat screen, high definition TV with cable, surround sound, Comcast DVR for recording your favorite TV shows and movies, and DVD player. To stay connected, we have equipped the home with WIRELESS HIGH SPEED INTERNET for your convenience and use. We have also included a booklet of our family's favorite restaurants, shops and activities to help guide you to the best Sanibel has to offer.

The three bedrooms have top quality mattresses and linens with televisions. The spacious master bedroom suite includes a king size bed and 40' flat screen, Smart, high definition TV. This allows guests with Netflix, Hulu, etc. accounts to watch their favorite shows. Sliding glass doors provide direct access to the pool with a beautiful tropical view. The in suite bath has a walk-in shower with rare silver travertine tile throughout. A large shower head and designer vessel sink and faucet complete the package. The guest room has a queen size bed with a 32' flat screen, high definition TV. The third bedroom has plenty of room to occupy two twin beds with a 27' flat screen, high definition TV. The guest bathroom is all new,in the Tuscan design with beautiful Italian tile and granite countertop.

A full size washer and dryer with utility sink are available for your laundry needs.

Keep your car cool in the 1 and a 1/2 car garage with plenty of storage.

We provide everything you need for the beach: beach cart, chairs, towels, cooler, floats, and sand toys. We do not provide beach umbrellas, but CVS or Baileys has them. For a rainy day: cards, board games, books, and movies.

Sanibel Island is known to have the best shelling in North America. Sanibel remains unique in it's commitment to preserving the natural environment. Two thirds of Sanibel (6500 acres) is part of a wildlife refuge with miles of waterways and lush tropical plants and exotic wildlife. Sanibel has no traffic lights and building height is strictly limited, with few franchises. You will find unique shops and restaurants with top notch gourmet options to crunchy shrimp baskets that are sure to please everyones palate.

Keywords: house, home,Sanibel,beach, pool,private,

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Dawn Konopka
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 4, 2017

Why Dawn Konopka chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Throughout our travels, we fell in love with Sanibel. Along with the best beaches in the world, Sanibel has wonderful weather, a relaxed atmosphere with great restaurants and shopping.There is not a better place to vaction and relax. We one day plan to retire to this beautiful place.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location! We are 6 houses to private beach access. Our heated screened pool is very secluded and private with an abundance of tropical vegetation. Many of the homes on Sanibel are not ground level. We love the convienence of not climbing stairs everytime we need something in the house or to just go out to the pool. We are located in the middle of the island, close to Captiva and Sanibel's attractions. We have equipped our house as we would for ourselves. Come and make yourself at home.


Sanibel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 queen
  • Bedrooms to accomodate 6 people, plus sleep sofa King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

6 houses from beach access, private heated pool, ground level, steps to Gulf!
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Close to lovely quiet beach

  • 4 of 5

We spent the month of January in this home and loved the location. The heated pool is a big bonus and we enjoyed taking a dip almost everyday. The beds are so comfortable and bathrooms are nicely updated. We used beach chairs, carts, beach towels and bikes almost everyday. The only slight disappointment was the furniture out by the pool. There was only one lounge chair and the other chairs were not that comfortable for relaxing.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, well equipped home, enjoyed being there

  • 5 of 5

Super place to stay

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Much Needed Vacation!!!

  • 5 of 5

After a busy summer in Michigan, my family kept counting the days until we could hit the beach on our FAVORITE island...Sanibel Island! We have stayed at a couple of hotels and resorts on Sanibel before, but we hate the crowded pools and noise at certain times of the day and night. What a great decision we made renting this immaculate home with a private pool and amazing kitchen! The short stroll from the house to the secluded beach was a joy. The owners supply a beach wagon that held our cooler, chairs, and everything else we needed to spend quiet hours on the beach. The only things to interrupt our conversations would be the dolphins, manatees and jumping fish just off shore! We got awesome pictures of the beautiful ospreys and pelicans as they would glide past us and nose dive into the Gulf!

We always look forward to the wonderful choices of restaurants on Sanibel and Captiva, but loved the well equipped kitchen at the house and the gas grill for days when we just wanted to relax around the pool or a walk back from the gorgeous sunsets. I promise we are renting this again if available!!! Thanks to Dawn for providing the best vacation home on Sanibel!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great home! Owner is wonderful to rent with. Stocked with everything you could possibly need. Short walk to the beach. Any and all beach equipment in the garage with cart for easy transport! We have stayed multiple times and plan to stay again in the future!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rabbit road is a hop, skip and a jump away from everything

  • 5 of 5

Rabbit Road is wonderful! What a perfect place to enjoy the gulf, play with family and friends, eat amazing cuisine and spend leisurely days catching up on me-time. Dawn and Frank make sure the property is well maintained with everything you need at your fingertips. We lacked for nothing on our trip in June, the kitchen is well stocked and there are plenty of linens, boardgames to play, Wi-Fi, books, tv and bikes. There is even a beanbag toss game, which we enjoyed in the backyard!

Our favorite past-times were riding bikes everyday on the easily accessible bike trails, swimming in our private pool was a treat as well, and trying the different amazing restaurants rounded out most of our days. It was so nice to wake up and do nothing, cook a wonderful breakfast, walk on the beach, see a movie intown, play a board game...whatever we chose. The only downside was...the month went by too quickly!

Thank you Dawn and Frank for such a remarkable experience! I hope to make Sanibel a frequent stop for vacations.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Springtime in Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

The most relaxing month of my life just ended after our family spent May on Sanibel in this fabulous home on the quiet side of the island. While it was hard to leave the wonderful beach every day, we had the heated pool to look forward to for more relaxing times! The owners provided bikes for exploring the island, coolers, chairs and a handy beach wagon for all our supplies at the beach. The tropical landscaped grounds provided privacy and is tranquil. We especially like the one-level steps to get to the pool or to our car. The home is equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need. It is clean, updated, and well-maintained. We will return!!


Toronto, Canada

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $275 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Jan $6500/mo
Feb/March $7300/7400/mo
April $6000/mo
June-July $3600/3700/mo
May, Aug-Oct $3400/mo
Nov $4000/mo
Dec $5050/mo
Plus 11% tax (6% Florida, 5% Sanibel)
$500 or 10% of rent for security deposit (refundable)
$275 non-refundable pet fee, small dog under 25 pounds only
Sanibel requires a 28 day minimum rental for private homes so we do NOT rent weekly
I do NOT split months. I rent from the 1st day of the month to the last day of each month. Please do not ask for exceptions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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