About the property
- Condo1350 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Unit completely renovated by professional decorator - everything is brand new! All the comforts of home in an incredible tropical environment. Sanibel Island has miles of beaches featuring the best shelling in Florida. There are miles of bike and jogging paths throughout the island. Shops and fine restaurants are plentiful. Golf courses are pristine. Our condo has a wooden deck overlooking the Sanibel River and the golf course(across the river). All this provides a beautiful view of lush vegetation, exotic birds, wildlife, and spectacular sunsets. In this setting our condo provides picnic tables and gas grills for your use.
Our condo unit is newly remodeled and within walking distance (3 minute walk) to the Gulf of Mexico and its beaches. Our second story unit (we do have an elevator) has 2 bedrooms (one queen bed and two twin beds), two full size bathrooms, washer/dryer in unit, fully equipped kitchen with dining room, living room, lanai with seating area and a lovely view. There are TVs in both bedrooms and living room with cable, DVD, and VCR. We also have a sound system. A heated swimming pool and tennis court are available for your use at no charge.
JN Ding Darling Nature Preserve and an outstanding shell museum along with Tarpon Bay Ecological Center (kayaking available) offer a unique experience in the nature and wildlife of the island.
Call today for a vacation experience that you will remember for the rest of your life!
Keywords: Condo, Beach, Pool, Golf, Tennis, Shelling
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
My family has been going to Sanibel for over 40 years - many relatives own property and one was the past golf pro at The Dunes. We fell in love with Sanibel and purchased our unit in 1998 - we absolutely love it and know you will too!
Owner purchased this Condo in 1998
Why Owner chose Sanibel Island
After college I lived in Miami for a couple of years and really got to know South Florida. There is nothing close to Sanibel Island - you simply can't beat it.
What makes this Condo unique
From the moment you drive across the bridge to the island, your senses are heightened! The smell of the ocean, the breathtaking views, marine life and more!
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A nice place, but had some issues. Worked with owner to resolve; was not entirely successful.
The condo is nicely furnished and spacious with comfortable sleeping arrangements. It’s a short walk to the beach—5-6 minutes, and lots to do and see on the island—lighthouse, Historic Village, JN Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve, C.R.O.W, Sea Shell Museum to mention a few must-see places. Loads of bikers and walkers, and Captiva Island is a short drive away—a visit to the Mucky Duck is a must. We did have some issues that are detailed below. All-in-all the condo was a nice space, and without the issues would have rated our stay higher.
The kitchen has been remodeled—granite counter tops and new cabinets, however, the stove was probably not replaced during the remodel. Two of the burners did not heat correctly and the oven did not heat properly. (We stayed for 3 weeks so ate meals in the condo quite often.) The coffee maker was very old--the heat plate was rusted and did not keep the coffee well heated---also took a while to brew a pot of coffee. We battled sugar ants on the kitchen counters & around the refrigerator during our stay (even found some in the bathrooms—they congregate around water); had to spray at least 3 times, put out ant traps, & cleaned counters each night with bleach spray (per Google advice). We had to keep the food that did not need refrigeration on the dining room table to keep it away from the ants.
The speed of the WiFi was a problem when surfing the internet or watching Amazon Prime (I imagine Netflix and Hulu would be the same)—the WiFi would buffer several times while watching a program…annoying. Also, the internet would go off and on intermittently. We worked with the owner (he’s remote in another state) to get it fixed, even went to the cable company store to pick up a new router and install it, but unfortunately the speed issues were not resolved. The owner said the entire building was WiFi-challenged—other tenants also confirmed the WiFi in the building was not optimal—sounds like a service call is in order for the entire condo complex.
While the condo was clean, there were some minor issues in the kitchen and bathroom. We found some mildew…not surprising since Florida is hot and humid—also the bathrooms are not equipped with fans to pull the humidity out when bathing. (The bleach spray came in handy again!) I imagine the cleaning crew doesn’t have lots of time to do thorough cleanings in between tenants, but would be a good idea to schedule one. Again, if not for these issues, would have rated our stay higher.
Thank you for sharing your comments - I am sorry for the headaches you endured. We strive to meet the expectations of every guest and as we learned (together) the internet on Sanibel is terrible. I increased my cable bill 30% to increase the speed to 100MBPS - still not enough, but that's the best available. I replaced the stove and coffee maker and advised the cleaning crew about the ants and mildew. They promise to do better. It is important for other guests to know how responsive we are to remedy problems. Our average response time is less than 30 minutes with a live person on site. We've been renting our unit for over 20 years and this is the first "negative" we've ever received. No excuses - we will do better! Thank you for staying with us!
Great condo, newly updated. Good location, the walk the the beach was as advertised, about 3 minutes.
Great beach getaway!
We loved our time at this rental and would recommend it to anyone looking for a beach vacation with the family! The apartment was perfectly clean and David was very accommodating with our questions on how to get internet connection. Close to the beach and very quiet, just what we needed!
Beautiful, close access to the beach
The Owner is very responsive. Access was quick and easy. Hard to find any condo on this island at night due to the thick foliage but well worth the search😉�
a fantastic vacation spot for our family of four. We heavily used the tennis court, beach and market across the street.
Glad you enjoyed! We believe our location is perfect, 250 yards from the ocean and a small complex (23 units) so no chaos! Nice to have the market and restaurants just across the street!
Just a short walk across the street to the beach. Having access to grills to cook out was great. The deck overlooking the canal was a great spot for lunch every day. This location was very quiet in the evenings.
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Our address is 1440 Middle Gulf Dr. Unit 2F Sanibel Island, FL 33957