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Brooke

Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Dolphin House, Walk to Beach, Hot Tub, WiFi, Bikes, Grill

7 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights

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Overview

Sanibel Island House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Brooke (Property Manager)
Member since: 2008
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Brooke

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 Florida South Central Gulf Coast

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.

Reviews

4.6
based on 7 traveler reviews

Dolphin House, Walk to Beach, Hot Tub, WiFi, Bikes, Grill
average rating of 4.571429 based on 7 reviews
ponce inlet, Florida
4

Marty

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spring-Break

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cooperstown, NY
5

Pat & Ted

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Orange City, Florida
4

Stay at Sanibel

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Waurika, OK
5

Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

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. :-)

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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!
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5

BEST VACATION EVER !!!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Submitted: May 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
DOC FORDS
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
THE DUNES
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
TIMBERS
Car: recommended

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!

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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low Season
Apr 16 2016 - Oct 1 2016
28 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Christmas
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
28 night minimum stay
$4,500
 
 
January
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
28 night minimum stay
$6,500
 
 
High Season
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 15 2017
28 night minimum stay
$7,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

CLEANING FEE $150
Pet Fee $250
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sanibel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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