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2 Minute Stroll To The Beach From The 'Beach House'

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths (Sleeps 6) quiet street, close to the beach, pool.

At the top of the road you can ride the bike path as it winds past the old settlers' cemetery, or walk up the road into Algiers City Park. Four houses down Southwinds is the private beach access to the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

The beach house is freshly painted, and the large, soft turquoise master bedroom has a king bed, and a reading/TV watching area with leather Lazyboy recliner. The Master Bathroom's spa-like shower, in tumbled travetine and turquoise sea-glass is large enough for two. With your safety in mind our shower design includes a bench and grab bar.

The large guest bedroom, in calming blue, has a queen bed and leather Lazboy recliner and reading table beside the TV cabinet.

The living room has soaring cathedral ceilings, and natural wood trim, adjoining a 30 foot screened porch to enjoy your morning coffee, and your evening glass of wine. Six glass doors slide aside to open the living/dining room to the sights and sounds of outdoors.

The cottage kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, fridge and stove, and lots of pull out shelves and cupboard space. The washer and dryer is on the main level between the bedrooms and kitchen for convenience.

The completely screened downstairs includes the brand new pool, several sitting areas to meet your desire to be in the sun or shade. Also downstairs, right beside the pool, is the Gathering Room. This cool room, with a turquoise painted floor, has a man door, and also a garage door that opens the room up completely to the pool. You'll find a fridge, plastic glasses and plates, coffee maker, TV, books and games, and Queen futon couch/bed.

Beside the Gathering room is the newly renovated cottage-like bathroom with white subway tile with blue/green glass tile trim shower, toilet and vanity. Wooden racks hold lots of colorful beach towels for your use.

Bicycles, helmets, beach chairs, and a Weber grill are there for you to use.

The back yard is Conservation land, affording privacy, and the property is beautifully landscaped with Coconut Palms, Banana trees, and flowering shrubs.

Kick off your shoes, relax and escape to paradise at Southwinds . Life is Good.

More Details

Property Manager
Jean Cowper
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2018


Sanibel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Guest bath -
    Master bath - Big spa-like shower
    Downstairs pool bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Casual cottage bathroom. Fresh white paint & beach towels.
  • Pretty turquoise floor, fresh white cottage walls and bright white subway tiles with shiny blue/green glass tile trim in the shower on the ground level near the pool. For your safety there is a well anchored grab bar shelf. A perky turquoise/teal vanity with sink and mirror. Lots of shelves full of bright colored towels, and a rack of beach towels right outside the door ready for fun times at the pool or beach.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Gathering Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , The Gathering Room has a garage door opening on to the pool
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest bedroom - 1 queen , Inflatable double, and inflatable single bed avail in closet
  • We kept the garage door in this room to open one whole side of the Gathering Room to the pool deck. Great for hanging out playing board games, reading, grabbing a drink from the fridge, and by night the Queen futon sleeps two, and the garage door comes down and locks - nice and cozy.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 bicycles
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 5 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Standup paddle board lesson provided, if desired, and rental of boards available. Wil is a certified SUP instructor, and Life Guard.


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2 Minute Stroll To The Beach From The 'Beach House'
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Quiet, secure and very clean! So close to the beach & the best shelling on Sanibel!

  • 5 of 5

I have spent several years in Florida and January the last two years at Jean's beautiful home. Sanibel is the crown of Florida and Jean's home is the crown jewel. If you are looking for a quiet getaway so close to the beach, yet a short drive to the shops on Periwinkle, this is it. The screened in porch, the pool and the wind through the palm trees makes this the perfect vacation home. I'd give it six stars if I could!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a joy for me to see people enjoy my home and the Sanibel paradise we are so luck to have. The January weather was perfect for enjoying cycling on the bike paths, and lazing in the hammock on the screened porch. You two know how to live life to the fullest. Can't wait to see you again.
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Still great

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here last year and added another month this year. We had another fabulous time in this spacious house filled with all the amenities end for a great escape in the winter from the cold northern climate. The owner is very responsive to fulfilling all our needs. It's paradise within paradise

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me happy to see you enjoy the Island, the neighborhood and the house. You treat my home as your own, taking very careful care of it. The outdoor plants benefitted from your green thumb. Look forward to seeing you next season.
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  • 5 of 5

We had a really terrific time here. Sooooo relaxing. The house is just very comfortable, very well maintained and Jean has thought of everything. Great beds, bathrooms and comfy sofas. It's very close to the beach and to the two main grocery stores and restaurants. We went nearly everywhere on the cycles which were in the house.

Each morning, we'd have a dip in the downstairs pool, take breakfast on the screened porch, walk along the beach, watch the dolphins playing and the brown pelicans fishing, and just sometimes interrupt this leisurely snails' pace schedule to make a plan. A Captiva cruise to the Edison Ford estate was well worthwhile. But the Ding Darling reserve was our favourite. The white pelicans were still there. Amazing!

Most of the local restaurants don't do what we think of as cooking, (it's more a production line of burgers, salads, pizza, salads, grilled or fried fish often very carelessly presented) but the Mad Hatter and Sweet Melissa both served imaginative, well sourced real cuisine with some flair.

Our thanks again to Jean and Wil for a wonderful month in the sunshine!

  • Submitted: May 2, 2014
  • Stayed: February 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: K & C... you two found the perfect balance.... relaxing and exploring Sanibel and the Fort Myers area..... even finding time to take in a Boston Red Sox game. We'd welcome you back when time permits. So happy you enjoyed Southwinds' quiet neighbourhood.... just steps to the beach.
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A delightful,Sanibel home

  • 5 of 5

Spent February 2014 in this wonderful house in Sanibel. The living space is very comfortable and spacious. The master bedroom has en suite bathroom, which has a delightful shower. Our miniature poodle loved the house as well as the short walk to the beach. We loved sitting on the screened in deck and relaxing in a fabulous hammock. The owners were very accommodating to all our needs and we're very helpful. I would recommend this place without reservation. We like it so much that we have booked for a. Extra month next year. The weather was glorious.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Sanibel vacation home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a fabulous month in this comfortable and spacious home in a quiet residential neighborhood just a stroll to the gulf. The owner was very responsive and helpful in meeting all our needs. Our miniature poodle loved sitting on the screened-in deck overlooking the street. We enjoyed eating out on the deck and relaxing on the super hammock. There's also a heated pool inside a screened lanai, which is very refreshing.The house is surrounded by luscious palm trees where we encountered pilleated woodpeckers, osprey, and ibises. We've been to many places in Sanibel and this is our favorite one. We have already re-booked for an even longer stay next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pleased you easily integrated into our friendly neighborhood, and enjoyed the peaceful setting backing on to the 9 acre sanctuary lands. Glad to hear you sampled the many restaurants on Sanibel, grillied on the back deck, and enjoyed the short walk to the beautiful Gulf of Mexico beaches.
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Bellville, TX, USA

Christmas in Sanibel 2013

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely awesome staying at Southwinds felt like home, it was everything we imagined and hoped for. The house is in a location convenient to everything on the island. It was a short walk to some of the best shelling in Sanibel and the sunsets were beautiful. The kitchen was stocked with everything we needed and the house was furnished beautifully. The screened in deck upstairs, pool and screened in recreation area downstairs were great. Our two sons and their family's including our 5 year old granddaughter joined us for Christmas week the 5 year old was thrilled to be there. Jean and her friend Wil were very accommodating, informative and helpful. Given the opportunity we would definitely rent this property again.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Art and Melinda; It was such a joy seeing you embrace all that Sanibel has to offer -- local cuisine... boat rides to surrounding islands...golfing... the beaches and shelling. I'm delighted to hear that Southwinds made your family Christmas merry!
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
RSW Fort Myers
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Two public golf courses
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
I 75
Car: recommended

Southwinds Drive is one of the few remaining unpaved, picturesque roads, on Sanibel, winding lazily to the beach.

At the top of the street is the Shared-use path, part of a 26 mile paved path system for biking and walking, circumventing the Island including Captiva.

We are located just four houses from the private beach access. You'll find it an easy stroll to enjoy the world renowned shelling beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Carry your beach chairs and glass of wine to relax and soak-in the sea breezes and beautiful sunsets at the end of the day.

You will be equal distance between the two local grocery stores Jerry's and Bailey's, with lots of one-of-a-kind shops near by at the shops of Periwinkle Place.

Watch the tide charts to plan your trip to J.N. 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Park. During low tide multitudes of birds will be feeding on the mud flats. Entry is $1 on bikes and $5 for a car load.

Tarpon Bay Explorers will rent you kayaks to follow a numbered trail along the mangroves. Along with seeing lots of birds you might have the opportunity to see dolphins and manatees while in Tarpon Bay.

The Rec Center has state of the art work-out equipment, olympic pool/ water slide / splash pad, tennis courts. They allow daily and weekly fee schedules.

From Yoga to the Historic Village to craft shows to live musical performances /speakers /international films at Big Arts to quiet strolls on the beach, and lounging at the pool, you will never have enough days to do everything the Island has to offer.... and will find yourself returning again and again to beautiful Sanibel Island.... and Southwinds Drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $225
Pet Fee $185
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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