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APRIL SPECIAL RATES--Steps to Beach, Great Rates, Stylish Interior--Sandpebble4B

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,415 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed, Sleeps 6

A five-minute stroll takes you to Sanibel's famous shelling beach, just across the street from our condo unit. Recently completely redecorated in ''Sanibel style,'' the unit is beautifully appointed with original art, tile floors, decorator furnishings, a completely renovated master bath, and a kitchen with marble counters and 'high end' appliances. The Sandpebble complex is quiet, intimate, and non-commercial -- just 23 units, most of which are owner occupied. The garden-like grounds run along the Sanibel river, with deck and eating/barbeque areas overlooking the Beachview golf course, across the water. The pleasant pool area has ample lounge chairs and tables. There is a tennis court on the property as well. We have an on-island rental agent who can address any questions or problems with a local phone call.

The unit is on the top (4th) floor, with the best view and no noises from units above. Our newly appointed lanai is newly tiled and has comfortable chairs for relaxation and an attractive dining area.

We are across the street from the beach, but vegetation and a condo complex obscures our previous partial view of the gulf. But from the other side of the condo, you'll see the bird and animal life along the Sanibel River and the golfers moving down the fairway. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils a guest might need to whip up anything from microwave popcorn to a gourmet meal. The spacious living room has flat screen TV with DVD, stereo with MP3 connection, WiFi (and a wired high-speed internet connection), and a small library of cookbooks and books on local activities and the flora and fauna of Sanibel. There are television sets in both bedrooms. The unit is equipped with a Bosch dishwasher; coin-operated clothes washers and dryers are conveniently located just downstairs.

Sandpebble is centrally located on Sanibel's network of bike paths -- a short ride to the shops along Periwinke Way, a longer peddle to the wildlife at Ding Darling National Wildlife Center, or the new Sanibel Recreation Center, with its Olympic swimming pool, gym and weight rooms, lighted tennis courts, and childrens' water play area. Whether it's the beaches, parks and wildlife, shopping, or great dining alternatives, you'll find everything Sanibel has to offer close at hand.

More Details

Tom or Carolyn Church
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Tom or Carolyn Church

Tom and Carolyn Church are innkeepers during the summer and fall, at Coveside Bed & Breakfast on another beautiful island -- Georgetown Island, on the coast of Maine. Tom is a retired college teacher (political science at the State University of New York in Albany). Carolyn was a travel agent and pastry chef. As innkeepers and frequent travelers (during our off-season), we have a good idea what vacation guests are looking for in a rental property, and have tried to provide this in our Sanibel condo.

Tom or Carolyn Church purchased this condo in 2001

Why Tom or Carolyn Church chose Sanibel

Sanibel Island is unique and very special. More than 60 percent of the island is in conservation land that will never be developed. Most of the island roads pass through unspoilt island ecosystems. Development on the island is concentrated along the beaches (though with ample beach access all along the coast); no structures are more than four stories high and the condominium complexes are tasteful, most with substantial green space. Thus, much of the overdevelopment common to the Florida coast has been avoided by careful planning. We were looking for a property on Sanibel that could be upgraded to a high standard (which we have done over the past several years), that was close to the beach, but that wasn't in a busy, 'resort-style' property. Most of the units at Sandpebble are occupied by owners for the winter season, and the complex is quiet and friendly.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Had a great stay . The condo exceeded our expectations. Spacious and well equipped. Also enjoyed the outdoor grills and dining areas overlooking the canal. Reservation process was prompt and easy, including the actual check-in and out at the island. Highly recommend this location.
Jul 2016
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Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1415 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
    Full 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Water View: limited Gulf view from east (lanai) side, view of Sanibel River and golf course from west side of unit. Minimum Age Limit for Renters: Under 25s must be accompanied by parents; tennis court and heated swimming pool in condo complex; screened lanai looking toward Gulf of Mexico with limited view of Gulf; Elevator; 32-inchHD flat screen in living room; TV with VCR in master bedroom; standard TV in guest bedroom. No music library, but there is a cable to plug your MP3/ipod player into the stereo system. Newly remodeled kitchen after June 8, with all new cupboards, granite counters, stainless appliances, etc.


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APRIL SPECIAL RATES--Steps to Beach, Great Rates, Stylish Interior--Sandpebble4B
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 16 reviews

Cute Condo

  • 4 of 5

We were pleased with the furnishings, comfort and cleanliness of the condo.

We never did see the "peek-a-boo" view of the gulf. A condominium complex or apt. complex has been built in front of Sandpebble Condominiums and a view is not available now, but it is not far to walk through there and get to the beach.

Also, there is no washer/dryer in the unit. It is downstairs and a shared coin laundry, but in October we did not have to wait for a washer or dryer.

We enjoyed our stay, but a little disappointed that there was no view or a washer and dryer in the unit. I feel that the overview and amenities should be corrected in the description.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend !

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay . The condo exceeded our expectations. Spacious and well equipped. Also enjoyed the outdoor grills and dining areas overlooking the canal. Reservation process was prompt and easy, including the actual check-in and out at the island. Highly recommend this location.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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London, OH

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed in this condo and it was perfect! Very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The king size bed was wonderful and very good quality. The Churches' were very accommodating and the entire rental process could not have been easier. Sanibel is a beautiful island with great food, interesting wildlife, many fun activities and a beautiful beach with great shelling. We love to bike and the Sanibel bike paths are the best. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to stay there again sometime. Thank you Tom and Carolyn.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Indiana

Wonderful - Nothing to worry about afterall!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience using this type of service and we were a bit apprehensive about being scammed. Initially, we were able to reach the owners by email (with a very prompt reply and answers to our questions), but was unable to reach them by phone as they were on vacation at the time. Although this added to our potential concerns, they put us in touch with their leasing agent, which improved our comfort level (Jeannie at Sanibel Holiday was also great to work with). Tom and Carolyn also blessed us by working with our scheduled arrival date, since we were driving from Indiana and unable to fit into the standard weekly schedule (thank you for this!). Due to the loss of my regular job, we had not been on a family vacation in several years and had very high expectations for this trip, but were blown away when we entered the condo! The pictures are nice, but don't do it justice. As an architect, I see things with a level of detail that others may not care to see, and everything was wonderful. My wife also has health issues, so the elevator and push cart were also a blessing. We had looked at some units closer to the beach, but the money we saved on the other side of the street allowed us to eat out and do some other things that made our trip with our daughters special as well. On the subject of food, we also had a cookout down by the canal, which was very pleasant. Parking was close to our end of the building and it was like we had the whole place to ourselves. It is obvious that the owners know to care for their quests. The weather and shelling were great, I can think of no concerns to report and we received our deposit with no issues. My advice, plan early as this place is very popular! I hope we can return one day. Thank you Tom and Carolyn for making your place available to us. We have never met, and have never even talked on the phone, but you feel like family to me!

Michael (Indiana)

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Anderson, SC

Great stay, Gracious owners, we'll be back

  • 5 of 5

First time locating a property on line and it was the BEST experience I have ever had. From the first contact w/Tom to the day of arrival-everything was smooth as silk. This was the best week in Florida we have ever had. (Did I mention that we lived in Ft. Walton Beach for 5 years??). The property has all the personal touches that a guest would need. Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler for the beach, great beds, wonderfully appointed kitchen and a notebook of all the local tips. Books, games, WIFI, and a beach to be marveled at. Cool off in the pool and watch all the wildlife off the back of the property. Wonderful scenery, central location, easy access to all the local sites, and a quiet condo complex was just the answer for us. We will be back......

  • Submitted: May 26, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful interior, short walk to beach

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 has been on several vacations to Sanibel, but this is the 1st time staying at Sandpebble. As other reviewers have said, the condo is beautifully furnished and has everything you'll need. The view over the golf course out the back balcony was my favorite, very quiet and serene. The only drawback is that it is is on Middle Gulf drive which is a very busy road during the day, with a steady stream of traffic all day. The small screen porch on the golf course was great for cross breezes. It was in the 80's and we never used air con, since the breeze kept the condo cool.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Ft Myers (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Sundial Resort (across the street)
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Beachview Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Sanibel - across the street
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

No additional fees except FL sales tax (11%) and refundable security deposit.
NOTE: Minimum one-week rental, Saturday-Saturday except by special request;
VI,MC accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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