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The Tropical Penthouse

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,385 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths (Sleeps 4-6)

Our Tropical Penthouse is at the end of the second building and affords that extra peace and quiet that you search for when you want to get away from all of the hustle & bustle. TO TAKE A TOUR, PLEASE SEE MY VIDEO (in the left hand corner of the picture above).

We are located on the third floor and occupy a portion of the fourth floor, due to our soaring ceilings, which allow for a more open feeling. There are only a few of these unique penthouses on the entire island! (Actually, there are no high-rise buildings on Sanibel, but these units are fondly referred to as ''penthouses''). The 1,385 square feet are all on a single floor.

Features: VAULTED CEILINGS, Many Architectural Details, TROPICAL Decor, Glass-Enclosed LANAI with Sliders to capture Ocean Breezes. FULLY-Equipped Kitchen, New W/Dryer. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, Beds: 1 Queen (Hand-carved), 2 Twins, Convertible Queen, 2 Dining Areas, Beach Chairs, Cable Satelite, 3 TVs (ONE WITH 47'' FLAT SCREEN-COMCAST HD, DVR), 100s of Channels, 2 DVD PLAYERS, Stereo, CD Player, WIFI SECURED, Outside Elevator

Unique Benefits of Our Family Home: Enjoy our deluxe TROPICAL PENTHOUSE. We have a private linen/towel service so that everything will be 'hospital-clean' for you. Established island management company attends to your needs. ALL you have to do is RELAX.

From our enclosed and beautifully-furnished lanai, you can enjoy a quiet breakfast overlooking the well-manicured courtyard and watch the birds light on the palms, Bougainvilleas, and lush foliage. And there is a partial view of the beach.

Take the stairs or elevator outside, stroll through the courtyard, pass one of the largest pools on the island, and within a couple of minutes, you will find yourself on the world-renown shelling beach, gazing at the aqua waters with nothing between you and Mexico. Your only decision now is whether to sunbathe, swim or walk--without a care in the world.

Later you may want to walk, bike, or ride to local shops & restaurants. Or cross the bridge to find malls, larger grocery stores, movie complexes, and city conveniences

Family Memories at The Tropical Penthouse: Our family purchased this condo in 1974, and we kept it as our special family retreat, affording us an abundance of wonderful memories. We had fun redecorating several times, and always kept the tropical theme. We only began to share our secret and to rent a few years ago.

We love to swim out to the buoy, lounge on the beach and read books to each other, bird and people watch, and bike 27 miles on safe bike trails. We go to Captiva, have a Starbucks soy milk and bike back again. We kayak, dance and dine at elegant restaurants as well as eat out at the casual restaurants, shop at Periwinkle Place, eat homemade ice cream at Pinochio's, watch a sunset on the beach, and take romantic walks. Sometimes we even relax and fall asleep on the beautifully hand-carved bed with the comfy mattress, while ocean breezes surround us. We breathe deeply and sleep soundly. We are in our Tropical Paradise!

About Us: I was a ballerina and later had a career in sales/marketing for a fortune 500 company. My husband was a nuclear chemist. We are now both retired, and we return several times a year to enjoy our beautiful, tropical home. Although we have visited many resorts around the world, we have found that we love our Sanibel home the best! We hope that you will have a chance to enjoy our home and island as much as we do!

We want you to feel like honored guests in our home. We will be available to help you as much as possible. But since we are a state away, we have employed a well-established management/rental company to have your keys waiting for you, to answer any questions, and to just be on hand to make sure that everything is running smoothly & that you having the perfect vacation at our special get-away

Of course we love The Tropical Penthouse. It is our family home. But we hope that you will read our reviews to learn how much our other guests have loved our family retreat also.

More Details

Owner
June Casella
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About June Casella

I was a ballerina and later had a career in sales/marketing for a fortune 500 company. My husband was a nuclear chemist. We are now both retired, and we return several times a year to enjoy our beautiful, tropical home. Although we have visited many resorts around the world, we have found that we love our Sanibel condo the best! We hope that you will enjoy our family home and island as much as we do.We want you to feel like honored guests in our home. We will be available to help you as much as possible. But since we are a state away, we have employed a well-established management/rental company to have your keys waiting for you, to answer any questions, and to just be on hand to make sure that everything is running smoothly & that you having the perfect vacation at our special get-away

Of course we love The Tropical Penthouse. It is our family home. But we hope that you will read our reviews to learn how much our other guests have loved our family retreat also.

June Casella purchased this condo in 1975

Why June Casella chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Our family purchased this condo in 1974, and we kept it as our special family retreat, affording us an abundance of wonderful memories. We had fun redecorating several times, and always kept the tropical theme. We love to swim out to the buoy, sit on the beach and read books to each other, bird and people watch, bike 27 miles on the paths, kayak, dance and dine at elegant restaurants as well as eat out at the casual restaurants, shop at Periwinkle Place, visit Naples, eat homemade ice cream at Pinnochio's, watch a sunset on the beach, and take a romantic walk. Sometimes we even relax and fall asleep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just got home. Everything went well. Your place is in great shape and we had everything we needed with the beach chairs and umbrella as well as a nice little cooler. My family loved the location and convenience to everything. great vacation!
May 2015
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Amenities

Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1385 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Beautifully Hand-Carved Master Suite with top-of-the-line mattress, Architectural details in Master, Open glass sliders to enjoy island breezes,
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Courtyard
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • 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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Loggerhead Cay has one of the largest pools on the island,, outdoor bathrooms for convenience, outdoor BBQ Grills and Tennis Courts. The main shopping area is Periwinkle Place. Have a relaxing facial, massage or manicure/pedicure at the day spa. Enjoy a live theater performance in season at the playhouse. Watch a recent movie at our tiny movie theater at Baileys. Some guests have taken a short drive into town during the spring to see the training grounds and training of the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. There is very quick, easy access from Loggerhead Cay to the causeway, if you want to leave the island and explore the area. You may enjoy a wonderful tour of Thomas Edison's home in Ft Myers. The Miromar Outlet in Estero is great for shopping as is the Coconut Point Mall. Coconut Mall has numerous restaurants and a large movie theatre.

Reviews

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The Tropical Penthouse
average rating of 4.866667 based on 40 reviews
Casco, Maine
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Tropical Penthouse

  • 5 of 5

For the third consecutive year we spent 3 weeks on Sanibel Island during the month of April. If you have not experienced Sanibel and Captiva Islands you are missing out. Our villa is extremely clean and has views of the Gulf of Mexico and the largest pool on Sanibel Island. Restaurants are exceptional and, surprisingly, not overly expensive. Many things to do from bike-riding to golf to sailing to shopping. Consider visiting the next time you go to southwest Florida. BW & SW

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

love this place

  • 5 of 5

This is the second year that we stayed in this condo for two weeks, and we think it's perfect. It could not be more inviting, and we have already booked for two weeks next year. The services of Royal Shell are there for any maintenance needs, and the Loggerhead property is immaculately kept. This unit is far enough away from the pool that you don't suffer with excess noise during the spring break season, and the decorating is wonderful. thanks, June, for another great stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location, great pool and close beach and bike access.

  • 4 of 5

This unit was comfortable and clean. Master separated from family room and lanai by attractive louvered sliding wall doors giving very open concept feel. Some parts of the unit were nicely updated like bedroom, lanai, dining and family room areas. Queen bed was comfortable even though we are used to a king. Loggerhead cay was overall clean, quiet and well maintained. Tennis courts, gas grills and shuffleboard were a nice added perk. Beautiful beach! Owner supplied shelling nets, pool noodles, beach chairs and coolers. She was super friendly and helpful as well as the rental agency royal shell.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A sensational location.

  • 5 of 5

The presentation established by the owner is "top of the line" for every detail. Certainly a place to refuel 100%!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing experience!

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend this property! This is our second time on Sanibel and it is better than ever! The property owner is so wonderful and easy to work with! The property itself is gorgeous, clean, and accommodates everything we could ever want! We travel with two children and they find anything and everything they want/need in this property. We have been all over Caribbean and US, as far as beach vacations go, and the only place I want to come back to is here!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for reviewing The Tropical Penthouse...Our family home. I stay at our beach home several times a year to make sure that all is in order and in good repair and that I have provided everything that my guests could want. Of course, I have fun there, too :-). I have traveled throughout the Caribbean, and The Tropical Penthouse is my favorite place to be. I am so happy that you and your family enjoy my home. I will always do everything possible to make sure that you get the vacation days that you want, and I will do everything possible to make sure that you have the best vacation ever! It is a pleasure to hear from you, and I look forward to your family's return.
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A Beautiful Home Away From Home!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful week on Sanibel. This condo lives up to its description and provided us with a very comfortable and pleasant stay. The unit was beautifully decorated, very clean and well equipped with pots, pans and utensils for cooking. Having a washer and dryer in the unit was also a plus. Our party of 4 enjoyed all the amenities available, pool, barbecue area and the beach just steps away. The complex was quiet, secure and well maintained.

June (the owner), was a pleasure to deal with during all our interactions leading up to our visit. She was extremely responsive and provided all the information we needed to ensure that we had a great stay. Her love of the island and her pride in her home were very evident in our conversations and she was always accessible to answer any questions.

Thank you June, for everything, we had a great time and hope to be back in the future. You should also know that Royal Shell was very efficient during the check in and check out process.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Ft Myers International Airport
Car: recommended

Loggerhead Cay is a beach front community--Our pink pathway leads you through a Tropical Courtyard to our world-famous shelling beach.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Management Registration $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Credit Card Deposit due at time of reservation. Balance due by check or money order 30 days before arrival on short stays or 60 days before arrival on longer stays. All Payments go through our well-established management company on Sanibel Island.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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