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Best Value and Location! Comfortable Updated Sanibel Condo in Beachfront Complex

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property


Our family fell in love with Sanibel from the first day we visited many years ago, and we’ve been returning ever since, building incredible memories at this island paradise. From the amazing sunsets to the world-class shelling to the beautiful nature preserves and white-sand beaches, the qualities of this island are outstanding. Each day seems to bring new experiences such as the occasional sea turtle sighting, dolphins near the beach, or the ever-changing serenity of the Gulf surf.

We love the island and we feel we found the perfect location at Sanibel Arms, on the Gulf side of the island, where we are just steps to a beautiful section of the beach. The 64 unit complex features tropical surroundings, great amenities, and helpful on-site management. Our location on the eastern end of Sanibel makes access to the causeway a breeze. The condo itself is comfortable and beautifully updated. It is a beachside condo in building D, located near the pool and just a few steps to the beach.

Our condo was recently renovated and completely redecorated. This one bedroom unit has a king-sized bed. It has ceramic tile flooring throughout, and granite counter tops in the kitchen and bath. A washer/dryer is available in the unit for guest's use. TVs are provided in both the living room and bedroom, and wireless internet access is provided at no extra charge.

The complex has a clubhouse with business center adjoining a large, heated pool. A bicycle path links Sanibel Arms to the rest of the island, including the nature preserves, through 22 miles of paved trails. On-site bike rentals are available through the Sanibel Arms office. Watercraft enthusiasts will enjoy the docking privileges at the adjoining canal.

We believe this is the perfect island paradise. Our family invites you to be our guest to create your own incredible memories at our little piece of paradise.

Keywords: Condominium, Updated, Beach, Gulf, View, Pool, Balcony, Bicycles, Bike Path, Boating, Dock, TV, Internet Access


More Details

Vicki and Pete Ferro
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About Vicki and Pete Ferro

We live in the midwest with its cold, snowy winters. We have always dreamed of getting away in the winter. We were able to retire early from our careers, and now look forward to spending part of each winter in Sanibel.

Vicki and Pete Ferro purchased this condo in 2011

Why Vicki and Pete Ferro chose Sanibel

We have visited Sanibel for years with our family and just knew this was the spot. We love what Sanibel has to offer--beautiful water views, gorgeous sunsets, fun beach activities and casual lifestyle.

With our family, everyone has their favorite activity. My wife and I revel in beach walks to see the sunsets and bicycling to the shops and incredible island restaurants. Our son has his greatest enjoyment fishing from the beach or docks in the refuge waterways. Our daughters love sunning on the beach, shelling, and shopping at the many quaint shops.

What makes this condo unique

We are delighted with the location of our condo. Our complex is right on the beach; the bike path is just across the street; the boat dock has access to the gulf.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed your condo a lot. Our Sanibel day would always start with a beautiful stroll down the beach at sunrise...beautiful!!! The island is filled with wildlife. We saw our first manatee, dolphins, crazy amount of birds, turtles, etc. Have to say all the restaurants we went to were awesome...all top notch service and food. This was our first trip to Sanbel and have to put it in our Top 5 Beach Vacations. So much to do than just sit on the beach! We will be back at some time and hope to share your condo again. It made us feel at home.
Jun 2015
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Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Maximum occupancy total of 2 persons: Total number of Adults & Children NOT TO EXCEED 2 persons.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Wall mounted hair dryer
  • Tub/Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • King-size mattress
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Sanibel Arms is a BEACHFRONT COMPLEX--only about 100 STEPS TO THE BEACH from our building. BEACH CHAIRS and BEACH UMBRELLA are provided for renter's use. Sanibel's BIKE PATH is just across the street. On-site BICYCLE RENTAL is available. Sanibel Arms also offers canal-side BOAT DOCK with Gulf Access.


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Best Value and Location! Comfortable Updated Sanibel Condo in Beachfront Complex
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Clean and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Vicki was quick to respond to any questions I had upon booking and other times.

Condo was extreme clean, updated and very comfortable.

I would definitely recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Sanibel Island.

Sanibel Arms entire staff was extremely kind and provided any assistance I needed.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this cozy condo on Sanibel Island! The condo was neatly appointed with all the amenities we could ask for and more-fresh linens, beach towels, full kitchen, cable tv, etc. It felt like home!

We were able to grill outside or cook indoors with ease. The decor was adorable and the condo was very clean. Also, its location is right on the beach--they even had a convenient new walkway deck out to the beach (a 1 min walk). Plus, there were beach chairs already set up with umbrellas by the complex so we didn't have to work hard to get beach time! The pool was in excellent condition with lots of open beach chairs. The condo was a short bike or drive to lots of sights, shops, and restaurants. I highly recommend booking here for a nice, relaxing stay in Sanibel!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable stay

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay at Sanibel Arms. The one bed room condo we rented through VRBO was roomy and had everything someone could need. It was well equipped with kitchen utensiles, linens, towels, information aobut the area and restaurants, it was modern and updated and had a VERY comfortble king size bed, enough space for all of our clothes and ohter things. We felt home there during our stay. The complex this condo was part of was very nice and well maintained, people who stayed there were very friendly we had an overall wonderfull time there and can highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Much better than the descriptionon VBRO!

  • 5 of 5

The property is great and the condo is furnished with everything you will need. Sanibel Arms is kept in great shape. The pool is awesome and the beach beautiful. The staff takes chairs and umbrellas down every day, As described it is a great location and we walked to the lighthouse. Caught a Snook fish - but of course it was out of season and to small.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanibel Dream Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing on Sanibel Island for many years and have found that Condo D6 at Sanibel Arms Condiminium to be the ideal place for us. It is a beautiful, updated, one bedroom condo located just a short walk from the beach. It offers all the amenities that one would need to enjoy their stay on the Island. What keeps us coming back is the great weather, excellent accommodations, and the friendliness of the people. The owners of Condo D6 take a lot of pride in their unit and we would definitely recommend it for anyone interested in vacationing on Sanibel Island! You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Rental -- Great Location!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were extremely happy with this condo; it was perfect for the two of us! The condo looked even cuter in person than it does in the pictures provided here. The location on Sanibel Island was perfect. The beach near the condo seemed a little calmer than other spots further down the island (not that any part of the beach in Sanibel is overcrowded). My husband and I really appreciated that the owners provided beach chairs, toys, and an umbrella, too! The unit was very clean and well-stocked with kitchen supplies in case you are in the mood to cook while you are there. We did not take advantage of the pool or grills, but everything on the property seemed nice and well kept. The owners were great to work with, too. They responded very quickly to questions and were extremely helpful. We would definitely stay here again! :)

As far as recommendations while you are on the island, our favorite place to eat was the Island Cow. We loved it! The shell museum was really interesting, too, and we also recommend renting kayaks through the Tarpon Bay Explorers (in the morning if you want to see fish jumping out of the water like crazy) if you are in the mood to get out and do something other than relax on the beach.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Beachview Golf Course

World Famous Shelling Beach, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Casual Dining Restaurants and Unique Shops nearby, Sanibel Recreation Center available for a modest fee (exercise machines, tennis, basketball, lap pool, water fun for kids, more).

Additional Information on Activities, Dining, Shopping and more for Sanibel Island and Captiva Island available on the Chamber of Commerce Website:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection Fee $20
Tax Rate 11.0%

RENTALS ARE WEEKLY from SATURDAY to SATURDAY. Minimum Stay = 7 Nights. Maximum Occupancy of 2 Persons. CHANGEOVER DAY is Saturday. CONTACT OWNER TO MAKE RESERVATION: Email through VRBO or call 309-635-2866. 11% Florida Tax and $20 Damage Protection fee will be added to weekly rates. NO cleaning fee. CREDIT CARD TRANSACTION WILL BE HANDLED BY SANIBEL ARMS MANAGEMENT OFFICE. Standard Rate charged during Low Season. **A SIGNED RENTAL AGREEMENT MUST BE SUBMITTED TO OWNERS FOR RESERVATION TO BE FINALIZED.**

One Half the rental rate is due at the time of Reservation, with remaining balance due 30 days prior to check in. NO Booking Fee/NO Service Fee when you CONTACT OWNER DIRECTLY to make your Reservation. Credit Card Transaction will be handled by the Management Office at Sanibel Arms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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