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Dawn Konopka

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

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

12 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 - 30 nights

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Overview

Sanibel Island House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Dawn Konopka (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 12 traveler reviews

6 houses from the beach access,private heated pool, ground level, steps to Gulf!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews
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Wonderful!!!!

  • 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 living...no 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!!

-Fred

Toronto, Canada

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Home on Sanibel!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed on Sanibel Island several times over the years. This year was my favorite visit yet. My wife and I usually stay at a resort, but we decided we wanted the privacy of a rental home this January. We were hesitant at first choosing a home being rented by owners, but the experience could not have better. Our concerns and questions were always answered quickly and to our satisfaction. For example, the underwater pool light burnt out and the owners had the pool company replace it the next day! This home is in a perfect location for everything. We were a short walk to the best beach on the island with amazing sunset views and countless beautiful shells and wildlife. After fun days at the beach, we would come back for cocktails in the screened, tropical, heated pool.

The house is tastefully decorated, updated and equipped with everything we needed for our stay. You will find plenty of pillows, high-quality sheets, extra blankets, and beach towels. The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, dishes, an electric wine opener and large refrigerator. There is an extra refrigerator in the garage, where we stored all our beverages. For coffee lovers, the kitchen has a regular coffee maker as well as a Keurig Coffee Maker! The dining table is large enough for six to enjoy dinners we made at home and lots of prep area on the most beautiful granite slab I have seen. Bathrooms are top of the line with great water pressure and exquisite Travertine tile in the master bathroom, over-sized shower. We cannot wait to return to this island gem!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful vacation experience

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location to stay on Sanibel. Quiet, yet convenient to both Sanibel and Captiva. Very private beach. The house was large, very clean with great amenities. Nothing beats coming home from the beach and taking a dip in the pool. The owners provided everything from beach items, chairs, shelling accessories kayak, bikes, just to name a few. After searching different properties, I made the best decision when I rented this house. Thanks so much !!

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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October - best month in Sanibel!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have vacationed in Sanibel for several years and this is by far our favorite month and vacation home on the island! The weather in October is perfect (80's with a warm breeze) and the island is not crowded with tourists. Although the private beach at this home is never crowded or noisy, it was nice to also feel like we had the island to ourselves when we went to restaurants, shops and biking.

The home is beautiful, newly renovated and extremely clean. We loved having a big kitchen with new appliances to make meals at home. When we weren't shelling at the beach, we spent most of our time reading and lounging in the comfy chairs in the sunroom overlooking the screened-in pool. You can't beat the location, privacy and quality of this home! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
September 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
October 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
November 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
28 night minimum stay
$3,900
 
 
December 2016
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$4,950
 
 
January 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
February 2017
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
28 night minimum stay
$7,300
 
 
March 2017
Mar 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$7,400
 
 
April 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
May 2017
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,500
 
 
June 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,600
 
 
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,700
 
 
August 2017
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$3,400
 
 
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
28 night minimum stay
$4,000
 
 
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$5,050
 
 
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
28 night minimum stay
$7,300
 
 
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
28 night minimum stay
$7,400
 
 
April 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
28 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
$233
$3,400
 

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Sanibel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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

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