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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Owner
Kanika Ghai
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

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 Sanibel Island

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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Amenities

Woodring Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • Internet
  • 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
  • Oven
  • 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
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

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Private Beach, Panoramic Water Views, Dolphins in your backyard! 28 d preferred.
average rating of 4.8448277 based on 59 reviews
5

Beautiful house. Quiet location. Memories forever!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Dolphin Watch. As the name implies there's never a shortage of dolphins right outside your windows. There were 3 kayaks available for visitors and several pool toys

(we added a few too!)

This was our very first rental our family has ever visited thus my wife was worried about the cleanliness aspects. But she's very picky about cleaning and this house was very clean! She still did her own touch up cleaning stuff but it didn't seem necessary at all.

TVs in every bedroom plus a REALLY nice living room setup with surround sound & a large tv (65"?)

Appliances were much appreciated & the a/c system was excellent (important in late July/early August).

If you fly in just hit Costco or a Super Walmart to stock up on food & other supplies you'd prefer (for example we really like puffs plus lotion, there was a limited amount of supplies at the house but we have our own preferences for napkins, tissues etc)

Be aware that the road leading to the house isn't paved. We liked it because I'm confident it keeps curious people from "visiting". Makes it extremely peaceful but is only about 5 minutes from Jerry's (island grocery).

It's $6 to cross over from Ft Myers (no charge when coming from the island)

We had a charter fishing boat pick us up right off the dock on the property. SUPER convenient!

Look out for low tides along the beach in the back yard!! We didn't realize until the last evening how much fun it is to walk along the beach during low tide. We found 4 star fish (2 were dead the other two were in the surf & were beautiful to see) also scared off 2 small stingrays.

Manetees were also super abundant. We encountered them almost everywhere around the island! (Tarpon Beach, off our Dock, and while we were fishing with our charter).

Wifi controlled pool & spa were our girls favorites (10 & 12).

Only disappointment was the master bathroom plumbing. Toilet would rarely properly flush (even if we held both buttons until it completed its flush) and the sinks in the master bathroom didn't drain well at all. But this house has 3 bathrooms! So not a huge issue at all for our small family. Might become an issue for larger groups.

THANK YOU for sharing your house with us this summer. It was a special experience we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

We agree with the wonderful reviews from previous renters.

  • 5 of 5

The mattresses were beyond comfortable. The manatees left us speechless at times. Everyone was so kind and friendly in Sanibel. Thank you.

Monica, Anne, Sarah, Katherine, Jessica, Ella and Addison

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome Setting with Great Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Internal home appointments are attractive, comfortable and functional. AC is great. House is clean. Only downside is slow master bedroom bathroom sink and toilet flow. Pool is large, and hot tub is great. Beach and dock area is well maintained. Water and wildlife views are awesome. Kayaking access is second to none.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice property, the best spot in Sanibel, and It is the best place for been in contact with nature

  • 4 of 5

Amazing experience! A lot of birds, dolphins and we seen too a stingray and a small manatí from the dock/pier.

The house is gorgeous, the only inconvenience for us was carry all the food, suitcases, etc., to the second floor or main floor, My friends and I have had spine and knee surgeries, so the next time we are going to travel without a lot of things.

The best house and wonderful vacations! Thanks

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Magnificent setting and a very comfortable home.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. The atmosphere and location was phenomenal. The home was very comfortable and the setting was spectacular and peaceful. We would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

beach away from home

  • 5 of 5

nice digs the weather was nice great sunsets on the dock, lots of wildlife dolphins manatees otters rabbits raccoons ospreys pelicans and lots of fish

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $450
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Damage Deposit $1,500

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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