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Sanibel Island Private Vacation Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, (Sleeps 4 Comfortably) Large Screened Porch With Lake Views

Recently remodeled located in quiet neighborhood, close to J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, with many bird sightings from the porch. Short bike ride or walk to beach. Comfortably furnished, two queen size beds, large screened in porch with view of Dinkins lake, fully equip kitchen, washer, dryer, large Flat Screen TV, BBQ, and covered parking.

Jan Vangolen
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Jan Vangolen

My husband and I have made Vashon Island in Washington State our home for the past 32 years. Yet Sanibel Island has always held a special place in our hearts ever since our first visit 25 years ago. Several vacations later to Sanibel Island our dream came true to purchase a home on yet another very beautiful and unique Island.

Jan Vangolen purchased this house in 2011

Why Jan Vangolen chose Sanctuary

Our Sanibel home is located in a very private, peaceful setting surrounded by nature. Fantastic birding from our private deck with views of the lake. Bike trails throughout the island make it easy to leave the car behind. Beautiful Bayou's for kayaking just blocks away!


Sanctuary House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Cycling Swimming Wildlife Viewing Golf Kayaking Restaurants Boating


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Sanibel Island Private Vacation Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Quiet, Beautiful, Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived later than planned. Called owners and they were very helpful instructing us on everything we needed to light up this beautiful home and get unloaded. The home was perfect. View from screened porch was awesome. Home is well maintained and has everything you need for a perfect vacation. Nice neighborhood to walk in.

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wendell, Massachusetts, USA

Beautiful, comfortable, private getaway in great location - a real gem!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a month in March, 2013. We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived as this property was even better than we had imagined. This home is beautiful, spacious, very clean and well-maintained, located in a very quiet and private nieghborhood. Everything you need for a wonderful vacation from beach chairs and umbrellas to a fully functional Weber grill and fully equipped kitchen is here. The beds are extremely comfortable. There is a great view of the lake from the deck or from the dock with so many birds you'll be amazed. The house is beautifully landscaped, surrounded by native trees and bushes. Just sitting on the decks, either in sun or shade is extremely relaxing. And, oh, did we mention the hammock? The entertainment center leaves nothing to be desired. Bowman's Beach is just about 5 minutes away as is the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. If you bike you don't even need a car to get there. Shopping and restaraunts are nearby. There are many things to do here and all are easily accessible. The owners are very personable, accomodating and wonderful people to work with. One really couldn't ask for more from a rental. We had a wonderful time and will certainly return when we can.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2013
  • Stayed: March 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Bowmans Beach
Car: necessary

Located near The Sanctuary Golf Course, J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Bowmens Beach, Blind Pass, Captiva Island.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

One half of monthly rate is due when reservation is made.
Remaining balance including tax is do 30 days prior to rental date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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