About the property
- House1650 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay0 - 28 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Sleeping Porch, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Charming Sanibel Island home:
Short walking distance to deeded beach path, experience the Gulf of Mexico and feel at home the minute you walk in. Sanibel was just named the #1 Vacation Destination in the World by noted travel writer Arthur Frommer.
This Charming 3 bedroom, 2 bath elevated home is a perfect place to spend an extended vacation on Sanibel Island, with a beautiful tropical landscape & lush vegetation, which can be experienced from the large 24 foot long screened porch that is open to the living room. This home features an updated kitchen, which is supplied with all your cooking necessities, should you plan to eat in. Ideal for entertaining visiting family and friends, relaxing with the latest book, reveling in the peace and quiet makes this home a pleasure to be in. The open floor plan and high ceilings flow smoothly and comfortably, allowing family to relax between the porch, living room, kitchen or the sunroom. Master bedroom features a king size bed, a private bathroom and large closet with a safe. The other two bedrooms are spacious with a queen bed in one room and 2 twin beds in the other and large closets and a sofa beds. Unwind in the hot tub after dining out at one of Sanibel's many fabulous restaurants that are with in minutes.
In the area are Gulf Beach, Nature/Bike Paths, Boating, Fitness Center, Golf Courses, Playground/Park, Elementary School, Tennis Courts and a Brand New Recreation and Community Center that has (3) pools and large workout center. Cruise the island's bike trails on the (4) new bikes. Watch the wonderful birds of Sanibel on the sandy beach and blue-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Indulge in long beach walks, shell collecting and dolphin watching, which add to the special ambiance of Sanibel for a perfect stay. (Sanibel requires a minimum 28 day stay)
Keywords: WALK TO BEACH, HOT TUB, 3 BEDROOMS, LARGE SCREENED LANAI, TROPICAL, SLEEPS 8
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 16, 2018
We bought this wonderful property in 2012 and try to visit as often as we can. We own a well known restaurant on Cape Cod, Gerardi's Cafe and come from a long line of wonderful chef's. We have two young children, and lots of family who love to stay at The Dolphin House.
Brooke purchased this House in 2012
Why Brooke chose Sanibel Island
When we first looked at this house to purchase we were very impressed with the wonderful plants and flowers on the property. All sorts of fruit trees abound including mango, oranges and grapefruit. The house is well laid out with split bedrooms, and baths and a large lovely screened lanai. It's a short stroll to the private deeded beach access and restaurants and tourist attractions are all very close by.
What makes this House unique
Ideal location to the beach, restaurants and tourist attactions. House is comfy, very well equipped (especially since the owners are professional chef's) and everyone who stays at the property loves it...read the reviews! We are very reasonably priced for Sanibel and will consider allowing well behaved pets to stay with their owners.
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House was nice and clean. Had problems with internet and power outages. Breakers went off during storms frequently. Internet was intermittent at best-very difficult for my hi-tech family. Enjoyed the bicycles and hot tub and the location was great.
Construction started on property adjacent to the home, so we were up early during the week days due to the noise.
Loved the kitchen and split floor plan.
Location was great and used the beach chairs and umbrella frequently. Really enjoyed our trip.
We enjoyed the warm weather in Florida and the stay at Dolphin House very much.
There was plenty of space and we found everything we needed.
Pat & Ted
We had a wonderful month at Sanibel. The property was clean, well equipped and spacious. Having the bikes and beach chairs and umbrella there was very convenient. The kitchen was the best equipped of any vacation rental we have been to.the yard was well landscaped and provided privacy from neighbors. The hot tub was well used! The only negative was the lack of a bike path on Rabbit Rd.
Thank you for the wonderful review of your stay and so glad that everything worked out! We are so happy you want to return, so we have reserved The Dolphin House for you for next February.
Stay at Sanibel
I had a great time. the house was beautiful, but a little too "Rain Foresty" outside. Mosquitos and ants were abundant, but this is Florida. The walk to the beach was a bit far carrying all our chairs and stuff. It was nice having all the conveniences already there, the beds were comfy, the stairs were killer. Not recommended for bad knees.
We had such a relaxing stay at the Dolphin House. The house had everything we needed. It was very clean and comfortable. We enjoyed the bicycles, beach toys, beach towels, and even beach bags. The owners have everything covered!!! The location was an easy walk to the beach. Didn't think we would use the bicycles much but it was such an easy ride we used them everyday. The hottub is a nice added touch to enjoy as well. Oh, and the screened in porch was awesome as well. There was plenty of seating inside and out for all to be comfortable. We would love to stay here again. The communication for the rental agreement and any questions we had was a breeze before during and after our stay. I would recommend this property to a friend or relative even though I would love to just keep it my little secret escape from the world place. :-)
Thank you for your glowing review for The Dolphin House and I also wanted to thank you for leaving the place so neat and clean. You were wonderful guests and we would love to have you stay again anytime, just let us know!
BEST VACATION EVER !!!
I, my husband and my brother JOE,STAYED AT THE DOLPHIN HOUSE.WHEN WE ARRIVED ON SANIBEL WE MET WITH THE CONTACT PERSON WHO GAVE US THE KEYS AND ASSURED US THAT WE COULD CALL HER ANYTHIME AND SHE WOULD TAKE CARE OF OUR NEEDS.WHEN WE ENTERED THE HOME IT WAS VERY CLEAN AND ROOMY.PLENTY OF ROOM TO INVITE SOME FRIENDS TO STAY WITH US.THE KITCHEN WAS LARGE AND WELL EQUIPED,THIS WAS IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE WE LOVE TO COOK.THE HOME HAS MOVIES,BOOKS AND GAMES,THIS WAS GREAT FOR THE GRAND CHILDREN WHO CAME TO VISIT.THE LOCATION IS GREAT ONLY 5 MIN WALK TO A BEAUTIFUL BEACH, THE SAND IS SO SOFT AND WHITE,AND NOT CROWDED AT ALL AND THE SUNSETS ARE THE BEST WE HAD EVER SEEN.WE ALSO LOVED THE LOCATION BECAUSE WE LOVE TO FISH AND ONLY 8-10 MINS BY CAR WE FOUND A GREAT FISHING SPOT.AND LETS NOT FORGET THE HOT TUB BIG ENOUGH FOR 6 OR MORE.THE DOLPHIN HOUSE TRULY MADE US FEEL LIKE ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME.THE THING WE LIKED THE LEAST WAS LEAVING THE BEST VACATION EVER,BUT AS SOMEONE ONCE SAID I'LL BE BACK!!!
SANIBEL WAS JUST NAMED THE #1 TRAVEL DESTINATION IN THE WORLD BY RENOWNED TRAVEL WRITER ARTHUR FROMMER/ FROMMER'S GUIDE. ALSO, SANIBEL SCHOOL (GRADS 1 THRU8) WAS JUST NAMED THE #1 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN FLORIDA. GREAT PLACE TO VACATION AND A WONDERFUL PLACE TO LIVE!