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Private Beach, Panoramic Water Views, Dolphins in your backyard! 28 d preferred.

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
1 - 28 nights

Description

Woodrings House Rental Photos and Description

Spacious 3BR/3BA on a private beach, Minimum 28 day rental

Whether you are a beach lover, a birdwatcher, or on a hunt for the perfect sunset, our home is just the place for you!

Located on a private white sand beach, towards the end of a secluded peninsula, the house has 270 degree panoramic views of 3 bodies of water (San Carlos Bay, Tarpon Bay, and Ladyfinger Lake).

It is also situated in the heart of the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. A variety of bird species perch on our dock during the day, and you can spot dolphins and manatees playing just a few yards away. The property is also home to a family of endangered gopher tortoises! Watch the wildlife from the comfort of the home, or take a kayak out to the nearby Rookery Islands for a truly spectacular showing of birds.

The house itself has been recently constructed (mid 2011), with all modern amenities, appliances and styling. There is a pool and a hot tub, multiple TVs, WiFi, massaging shower heads, and a Bosch gas stove for the master chef.

This house is our little slice of heaven that we'd love to share with you. There's nothing like watching the sun set on the bay from the rooftop deck, or falling asleep to the soft crashing of the waves just 15 yards from the bedroom window. We hope you take a look for yourself!

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Owner
Kanika Ghai
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2016

About Kanika Ghai

Husband and wife living in Chicago, Both of us are physicians, and escape to Florida every chance we get!

Kanika Ghai purchased this house in 2009

Why Kanika Ghai chose Florida

We saw many places when we were looking to buy, but always came back to this one. We fell in love with it, and bought in 2009, and completed a gut-rehab in 2011.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Drs. (xxx)- We will be out of the house as scheduled this morning and want you to know how much we enjoyed our time here. This is truly a gift of nature and one of the finest locations on the island.......thank you for your attentiveness to things that go wrong.......Please accept this as our notice that we would like to rent the house next year......
Jan 2013
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(44 traveler reviews)

Private Beach, Panoramic Water Views, Dolphins in your backyard! 28 d preferred.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 45 reviews
5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay and we can't imagine a more perfect place to luxuriously enjoy beautiful views, solitude, quiet and nature.

The furniture is very back friendly. The couch and lounge chair looked to be by the same maker as my couch, Stressless, and they're very comfortable. I slept in the guest bedroom and I was initially worried that the bed was too soft, but I woke up without back pain, which is a miracle.

The owner was very responsive and my damage deposit was refunded right away.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent property very attentive owner wonderful home recently updated recommended 100%

  • 5 of 5

Excellent property very attentive owner wonderful home recently updated recommended 100%. The location is to die for a private beach literally right in nature dolphins passing by daily a dock that was very useful for the boat rental we did A minor issue with Comcast which the owner took care of immediately. I can't tell you how much effort the owner Dr. Ghai did to resolve this issue the place is absolutely beautiful and could easily sleep 8 to 10 people I got very spoiled with the elevator and the sunset views are on suppressed from the dock all in all I rate this vacation five stars especially since the owner was so accessible it was obvious that he had our best interest in mind and wanted to make our stay there the best possible I can't recommend this place highly enough

Dr Frank Lushine

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, clean and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Love our time at this home. Homeowners were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent location. Great Amenities. Convenient to everything

  • 5 of 5

The house is immaculate and well appointed. The location offers incredible views. In fact you are located where the sea life tours take their passengers so save your money and sit on the dock to see all the sea life and the fishing is great too! We couldn't be happier with the property and the owner is incredibly easy to work with. If you're going to Sanibel you would be hard pressed to find another property that offers so much at this price. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cologne, Germany
5

Beautiful Florida vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 2 weeks in dolphin watch. We were very happy that we found this place. It was exactly what we were searching for. Secluded and quiet but only a short drive away from the restaurants, shops and beautiful beaches of sanibel/captiva. The house itself is in a well maintained good shape and the pool area clean and big enough for us. At the site you live together with several marsh rabbits and at least one medium sized turtle “running” through the garden. The 2 fixed chairs at the dock to the bay were very much used by us to greet the day during sunrise observing the awakening of nature with a cup of coffee (and after applying the recommended citrus spray against the hungry no-see-ums; with that they stay hungry because they didn’t liked us anymore with that odor) getting first visits of manatees and dolphins. Next time we will take a booklet with us to identify all that various birds. In front of the dock starts the no-wake-area, so no loud speeding boats in front of you like we experienced on the calusa river in cape coral. The master shower offers already a great view to the beautiful scenary and the entire property is the ideal location to recharge your batteries. As mentioned in several posts before we can only confirm that it is a pleasure to deal with the owner. All in all we highly recommend dolphin watch. Our next Florida vacation will have it definitely in our plans. Returning with friends this time would be worth to consider because it is really a spacious place. Thanks to owner for sharing and to enable us a great vacation in paradise.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis, MO
5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had an amazing week staying a Dolphin Watch!

The house was lovely, well furnished, and had everything our family of four with two school-age kids could need for a week of fun and relaxation. (Really, from cake pans to pool toys to beach towels, we were set!)

The location of the house on the peninsula could not be more ideal - as the second to last house, there was literally no traffic going past our house. The location of the house in proximity to the rest of the island was perfect - close enough to get anywhere on the island within 15 or 20 minutes, but far enough away to feel like we were on our own little secluded retreat.

The view of the bay was just idyllic. We saw dolphins and manatees off our dock every single day of our trip, not to mention the variety of both common and rare sea and shore birds. Add in the variety of jumping fish, multiple visits by groups of stingrays, and one visit from a very hungry gopher tortoise, and it seemed that every time we turned around someone was shouting to grab the camera or the binoculars.

We did have one hiccup at check-in time, but the owner was so immediately responsive, quick to accept responsibility, and really went above and beyond to make it right, that we couldn't complain at all.

After very little discussion, I think it is safe to say that we will be returning to Dolphin Watch for our family summer beach vacation for years to come!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Lazy Flamingo II
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Dunes Golf & Tennis
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Causeway Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sweet Melissa Cafe
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Private Beach on Property
Car: recommended

Beautiful, private street on a 75 yd wide peninsula. Property is located on the edge (virtually inside) the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge.

Rates & Availability

Woodrings House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Pre Xmas
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
1 night minimum stay
$300
From
$350
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan
Jan 2 2017 - Jan 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$725
From
$800
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb - March
Feb 1 2017 - Apr 9 2017
1 night minimum stay
$750
From
$850
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
April
Apr 10 2017 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$500
From
$575
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
may
May 1 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
$350
From
$400
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
summer
May 26 2017 - Sep 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$400
From
$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
$9,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,500
processing ( refundable) $200
cleaning linens X 2 $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

1. Preferred payment method is via homeawy/ vrbo payments via eCheck, While we do accept personal checks, wire transfers credit cards, etc. we prefer not to for purposes of simplifying our accounting etc. We Charge a $ 200 surcharge, that is refundable if and only if you use eCheck.

2. HOLIDAY SURCHARGES
28 day minimum stay
Holiday surcharges may apply

We accept payments by echeck preferably and would strongly advise against using credit cards.
Rates above are for a 28 night stay.
Last minute discounts always available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Woodrings House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , dual person shower with multiple massaging heads and a view
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , multiple massaging head
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Day bed/Trundle Bed. Sleeps 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), air bed (Q).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boat Dock, Private Beach, Access to some of our beach towels, beach chairs, other gear.

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