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Sanibel....America's Best Shelling Beach

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Last updated: 07/06/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Our condominium is a corner unit located on the ground floor of an eight unit building with easy and convenient access. The entire unit was restored in January 2006 after the devastation of hurricane Charley. We replaced the walls, baths, kitchen, flooring, cabinets, appliances, furniture, wall coverings..... Everything! The entire structure was brought up to current building codes. A washer and dryer are located in the unit for your convenience.

The interior décor was designed by a professional designer and reflects the 'Tommy Bahama' look....cool and comfortable. In addition to air conditioning, there are ceiling fans in both bedrooms. the living area, kitchen and lanai. You can enjoy the cool and refreshing Florida air on those nights between December and April when the air conditioning is not in use. TVs are located in both bedrooms as well as the living area. You can watch three different satellite channels at the same time. The large TV in the living area has a DVD/VCR player for your enjoyment.

We have a dedicated password controlled WiFi for your convenience and security. The password is provided in the rental contract.

The fishing and boat dock (you can dock your boat FREE!) is located just 50 feet from the side door of the screened in lanai. You can use the outdoor grill and tables to dine 'al fresco' watching the sunset and the boats passing by in the canal or fish to your hearts content. Fish cleaning stands are conveniently located on the dock. Boat trailer parking is available at The Bait Box on Perriwinkle Way. Telephone them for reservations at (239) 472 1618.

The screened in lanai with a comfortable chaise lounge is ideal for that afternoon siesta or a convenient place to entertain friends and guests at lunch around the glass topped table and chairs.

It is 150 steps to the heated pool and an additional 50 steps to the world renowned shelling beach of Sanibel Island. You can watch the dolphins play in the surf, bend over searching for sea shells...watch out for the 'Sanibel Stoop'...play in the surf, build castles in the sand, or lay back and enjoy the sunshine and warmth.

There are no high rise buildings to take away the ambiance of The Island. We take our responsibility to preserve the natural environment seriously as nearly two thirds of the Island is designated as a preserve. Don't miss the Ding Darling Natural Wildlife Refuge as it is remarkable. And don't miss the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum on Sanibel-Captiva Road, especially great for kids.

Sanibel's natural beaches provide habitat for a number of listed and endangered species including least terns, snowy plovers, gopher tortoises and sea turtles. In addition to being maintained in a natural state, Sanibel Island is noted for receiving the following recognitions:

BEST DESTINATION IN THE WORLD: FODOR'S TRAVEL #1

2010 Traveler's Choice Destination Awards - #6 Top 10 Beaches & Sun

CNN Travel - #1, Best Beaches for Shells

Travel & Leisure Magazine - Top Shelling Beach

Women's Health Magazine - Best Beachcombing

Florida Beaches Guide - Florida Best Beaches for Weddings

Sherman's Travel - #10. Top 10 Family Beaches

2008 Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Award - #10, Island Destination - North America

BIKES ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHECKOUT ON SITE! The Association now has a variety of bicycles for rent, including child sizes.

Great restaurants abound on Sanibel and Captiva, the adjoining island. Try the Mucky Duck for sunset libations on Captiva and don't miss the Bubble Room....a kid's delight also on Captiva. For dining on Sanibel we recommend Grama Dots at the Marina......the mesquite grilled grouper is great. Trader's, The Jackaranda, The Timbers and the Sanibel Steakhouse are great for a more formal dining experience. The Island Cow and the Over Easy Cafe are great for less formal dining as is Cip's Place.

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT LIMITED TO SATURDAYS ONLY.


Keywords: Condominium, Dockside, Sanibel Island, Condos, Boat Dock, Beach, Shelling, Fishing, kayaking

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Sanibel Arms is a NO SMOKING property...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Convertible bed(s): 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen sofa. Flexsteel construction for maximum comfort...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Has private entrance to guest bath....moreless

  • King size bed (1) In master bedroom, Queen size Bed (1) In guest bedroom, Sleep Sofa (1) Queen size, Flex-Steel Construction...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Glass enclosed...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Glass enclosed shower, ensuite entrance bedroom 2...moreless

  • Glass enclosed walk in shower in guest bath. Entrance from both the hall and the guest bedroom. Combination bath/shower in master bath...moreless

Other Amenities

  • We also include beach towels, beach chairs and a beach umbrella.

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Limited in the unit but a larger library is available in the club house....moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Check the TV cabinet in the living room for board games and others....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (3) Satellite Receivers in living area and both bedrooms....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3)...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Water View:

    Canal and dock. Watch the boats cruising by........moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Located on the canal with boat access to the Gulf of Mexico. Launch you kayak from the back door!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Individual Controls...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size front load in Unit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central Heat...moreless

  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Seating for seven...moreless

  • Parking:

    Dedicated parking space...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Assigned parking space...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    Park your boat FREE at the dock behind the condo. Boat trailer parking available at the Bait Box on Perriwinkle Way, 239-472-1618...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited US long dstance with voice mail...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Beach towels included...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size front load in Unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Password protected for your privacy...moreless

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    All new in 2006. Fully supplied with dinner ware, pots, pans, crock pot, waffle iron, electric skillet, knives, etc....moreless

  • Microwave

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Boat and Fishing Dock located just outside lanai. Has table for dining as well as gas grill....moreless

  • Golf:

    Discounts available at the Dunes Golf Course...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Screened in with fan, glass top table w/chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill. ...moreless

Pool / Spa

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer: In/out on Saturdays
Jun 6 - Aug 21, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,175 $4,400
Low: Check in/out Saturdays
Aug 22 - Dec 18, 2015
7 night min stay

$900 $3,300
Mid: Check in/out Saturdays
Dec 19 - Dec 25, 2015
7 night min stay

$1,400
High: Check in/out Saturdays
Dec 26 - Jan 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,900
Mid: Check in/out Saruedays
Jan 2 - Jan 22, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,400
High: Check in/out Saturdays
Jan 23 - Apr 1, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,900
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

A contract is required and must be signed and returned upon requesting the reservation. Check in and check out must be on a Saturday.

The reservation deposit is $500.00 due upon making the reservation. One half of the remaining rental fee plus tax is payable six months in advance of the rental period. The remainder plus tax is due thirty days prior to arrival. Checks only.


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Location

20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Regional Southwest (Ft Myers) Internt'l Airport
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
The Dunes
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 75
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sea Star Restaurant
Sanibel Arms
Nearest Beach
Sanibel Island......you are there!

Car: Recommended

Bring your kayak.......launch it off the dock and paddle your way through the extensive canal system. If brave enough, take it out into the bay and on to the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: My husband and I live on a farm in the 'Buckeye' state of Ohio. Ohio has been my home since birth. My husband Bob is a retired Air Force and commercial pilot who hails from all over the world. Bob and I, both widowed, met in Peru while traveling and have been married over nine years. Travel is a passion with us.

Why the Owner Chose Sanibel Arms:
After vacationing on Sanibel for more than 30 years, I chose to own a part of my most favorite place in the world. It is just steps to the Gulf of Mexico with facilities for docking a boat just outside your lanai, a bike trail within a few steps of the front door, a beautiful beach just across the street, a beautiful swimming pool......a perfect place to share with children and grandchildren. For me, the greatest attraction is a walk on the beach in the early morning watching the birds scramble after the sea life that washed ashore over night. I love lunch on the dock watching the fish jump with the changing of the tides and the boats silently passing by.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The canal just outside the condo allows for boat access to the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. And if you do not have a boat, rent a kayak and explore the canal system that winds its way through the east end of Sanibel. And don't miss the Ding Darling Nature Preseve......it is marvelous. Take an early morning walk and watch the sunrise while sipping your cup of coffee......sit on the beach with your favorite beverage and watch the sunset


Contact us

Speaks: english

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Photos

  • Mabel, this ain't New Jersey

    Mabel, this ain't New Jersey

  • Our condo is on the near corner, ground floor

    Our condo is on the near corner, ground floor

  • A fullly equiped kitchen...right down to the garlic press!

    A fullly equiped kitchen...right down to the garlic press!

  • Relax on the lanai after a tough day on the beach

    Relax on the lanai after a tough day on the beach

  • Guest Bath....Also has entrance to guest bedroom

    Guest Bath....Also has entrance to guest bedroom

  • Relax by the Sanibel Arms pool

    Relax by the Sanibel Arms pool

  • The prestine Sanibel beach with Sanibel Arms in the background

    The prestine Sanibel beach with Sanibel Arms in the background

  • Bare backs on the beach....good friends enjoying Sanibel

    Bare backs on the beach....good friends enjoying Sanibel

  • Our guests created one of the most beautiful mermaids on the beach

    Our guests created one of the most beautiful mermaids on the beach

  • One of the World's best shelling beaches

    One of the World's best shelling beaches

  • Cool and Soothing decor

    Cool and Soothing decor

  • The dining area.....with kitchen in background

    The dining area.....with kitchen in background

  • Guest bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed and private entrance to gues

    Guest bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed and private entrance to gues

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Or perhaps lunch on the dock just outside your side door...watch the boats go by

    Or perhaps lunch on the dock just outside your side door...watch the boats go by

  • This is what it's all about......we supply the umbrella and chairs

    This is what it's all about......we supply the umbrella and chairs

  • Who needs a "snowman"?  Build a "sandman" on the beach in March!

    Who needs a "snowman"? Build a "sandman" on the beach in March!

  • Strange beach creatures abound.

    Strange beach creatures abound.

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  • Bedrooms
    2
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 70%
  • Calendar last updated 07/06/2015
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