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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Sanibel Surfside condo description
If you are looking for relaxing, serene, and tranquil accomodations - this is the perfect place for you!
Drift off to sleep in a King size luxury double pillow-top bed to the sound of nearby waves on the beach... after another perfect day enjoying your new professionally remodeled escape with a comfortable beach theme.
Our Availability Calendar is always current and up-to-date. (Saturday to Saturday 7 Night Minimum)
Everything is fresh, clean, and new...including the furniture, kitchen supplies, and beautiful ceramic tile floors throughout. The bathrooms and closets are also new and well organized. Entire condo was freshly painted (same colors) in September 2010. New Washer & Dryer April 2012. New TV 47' Flat Screen added in 2013. New Refrigerator/Freezer in September 2013.
The romantic master bedroom also has a full wall of glass, leading out to the lanai. If you keep your bathroom door open, you can even see the ocean from your shower!
If you feel compelled to check your e-mail, or surf the internet, we have provided free wireless high-speed internet with secure access for your laptop so that you can use your computer on the over 23 foot lanai balcony that has direct and side views of the ocean and beach.
Shell collectors will love long walks on the Sanibel Island beach that is famous for the incredible variety and quantity of sea shells! Sanibel Island has been named as one of the top shelling beaches in Travel & Leisure magazine. Sanibel has also recently been featured on the Travel Channel and included in the '1,000 Places to See Before You Die' book.
This well-equipped condo includes special extra touches because we want you to have what you need for a fantastic vacation. Enjoy our high quality plush thick deep cushions lanai furniture (perfect for a nap!). There is also a washer and dryer in the condo. Ceiling fans were installed in the bedrooms and lanai. If you love to cook you'll be delighted with the extensive high quality kitchen supplies. If you would rather leave the cooking to someone else, there are over 40 delicious restaurants on Sanibel. After dinner we have over 110 different movies from which you can choose to watch.
Sanibel Surfside only has 38 units, providing a calm and peaceful ambiance for your vacation. Most of the Sanibel Surfside owners are residents here and have been very friendly and welcoming to our guests. Children are welcome, but please do not bring their colorful markers to protect the expensive fine furnishings. They can swim in the pool and ocean, or play on the beach. The entire family can rent bikes (which can be delivered to you) and enjoy the bike friendly paths of Sanibel. We've also provided a variety of children's movies in our video library to give the adults some quiet time to enjoy the lanai views and sounds.
For your convenience we have a fantastic beach closet (located on ground floor covered parking area) full of beach chairs, beach umbrellas, pool/beach toys, coolers, beginner's tennis rackets, etc... for you to borrow during your vacation. So pack light, and enjoy our many extra amenities!
Are you a golfer?... There are 2 golf courses nearby. Do you enjoy tennis? There are 2 tennis courts (resurfaced Sept 2012) behind the pool area for Sanibel Surfside guests only. With only 38 units in this quaint peaceful complex, it is easy to find an available court. There are no tennis or shuffleboard fees.
There is a beautiful, uncrowded, refreshing heated pool!
Sanibel Surfside is also a SMOKE-FREE environment. The Condo's association by-laws do not allow smoking in the units, on the lanais, balconies, or anywhere near the pool. You can enjoy the fresh smell of the ocean breeze.
Sanibel Surfside was constructed before restrictions went into effect regarding how close you could be to the ocean. Thus, our condo is much closer to the water than most condo complexes. This is why you can enjoy hard-to-find unobstructed views down the coast line as well as directly out to the water.
We use the assistance of a local helpful & friendly rental property management company for many reasons. You can easily check-in to obtain your keys regardless of how late you might arrive on Sanibel. Also, they will quickly respond 24 hours a day if you are locked out or misplace your keys. Their professional office will handle any paperwork and safely/securely collect your deposit & rental payments. They can also help you with any requests you may have while staying in our condo. The rental management company has a complimentary computer and printer available to you in their large, beautiful lobby, if you need to print a boarding pass or an important e-mail. Their services help us to provide excellent customer service to our guests so that you may have a first-rate, relaxing, and worry-free vacation.
If you decide to be our guest we will instruct our rental property management company to subtract $35 from your rent to make up for their $35 booking fee.
Rental periods are always Saturday to Saturday (with Check-In at 3pm and Check-Out at 10am). Our condo association regulations do not allow guest reservations for less than one week. Sanibel is such a fantastic island that you will be glad you stayed at least a week! We can confirm reservations up to 52 weeks in advance.
Please don't hesitate to contact us (even if we are unavailable) and we will send you our web address link to view 100 detailed photos of our vacation home.
Hopefully Sanibel will become an annual tradition to include in your travel plans. :)
We welcome you to this bit of fantasy on the beach and look forward to sharing our intimate vacation home with you.
WE USUALLY RESPOND TO YOUR INQUIRY IN 10 HOURS OR LESS.
IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A REPLY WITHIN 24 Hours, PLEASE RESEND YOUR INQUIRY BECAUSE SOMETHING MAY HAVE HAPPENED IN CYBER SPACE. :0
Keywords: ocean, beach, gulf front, beach front, condo
- On floor 2
- 1200 sq. ft.
- 3 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Both bathrooms have been remodeled and updated.
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
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- Ice Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Provided Bath and Kitchen towels are sterilized professionally. Not provided are Beach/Pool Towels which can be rented $2.50/each per week from Royal Shell. Let them know if you need beach towels....moreless
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- Iron & Board
- Hair Dryer
- Living Room seats 5
- Air Conditioning
- Every condo has unique amenities...Our condo includes: Free High Speed Wireless Internet (secure), Large Lanai with screen AND glass doors, Washer/Dryer in condo, Closet with Beach Supplies (Chairs-Beach Umbrella-Coolers-Toys-Raft-Child Tennis Rackets), 3 Flat Screen TVs, 3 DVD players, 1 VHS player, Dining Room seats 6, Bar area seats 3 additional guests, Hair Dryers, Scale, Miscellaneous Games and Movies, Binoculars, Vacuum Cleaner, Dust Buster, Portable Fan, Step Stool, Laundry Baskets,and an iron with full size ironing board. . A starter kit (clothes soap, dishwasher detergent, liquid dish soap, new sponge, toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, and hand/body soap bars) will be there upon your arrival....moreless
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Pool & Spa
Uncrowded Heated Pool with no smoking allowed in the entire pool area. Pool area also has lounge chairs and umbrellas. Pool is 42 feet x 22 feet. Pool's depth ranges from 3.5 Feet to 6 Feet....moreless
- Heated Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Kayak / Canoe:
Location & View
Very few Sanibel condo complexes are this close to the beach due to strict zoning laws. To view how close you will be to the beach look at a satellite photo of '610 Donax Street, Sanibel FL 33957'....moreless
- Medical Services
- Pier Fishing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Massage Therapist
- Fitness Center
- Surf Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Sanibel and Captiva Island Attractions Include: Bike Paths & Bike Rentals (Billy's Bike Rentals will deliver bikes to our condo 239-472-5248), Golf Courses (Beachview, The Dunes and Sanctuary), Bailey Matthews Shell Museum, Colgate Offshore Sailing School, C.R.O.W. Clinic for the Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Fitness Center, Sanibel Public Library, Movie Theater, Live Theater, Art Galleries, Sanibel Sea School with adult and children programs, Tarpon Bay Kayaking and Fishing, and shelling! There are also lots of delicious restaurants!...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
Exactly what we hoped for
Exactly what we hoped for
This unit and this vacation was exactly what my family needed. It was an amazing trip and a wonderful respite from hectic day-to-day life. The owners were amazing with their suggestions and have truly thought of everything, plus a little more. This unit was the best appointed and organized unit I have really ever seen. The beach was awesome, and we had a great time relaxing, fishing, and enjoying our week in paradise. We're already talking about our next trip!
- Guest Sarah S.
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 07/11/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
Your Condo Is Absolutely Wonderful!Guest comment entered by owner
Your Condo Is Absolutely Wonderful!
"Your condo is absolutely wonderful. We were very comfortable and appreciated every aspect of your place. Beautiful location coupled with your awesome decor, amenities, and organization/labeling was incredibly helpful. I really can't say enough how nice your place is. Simply beautiful. You and your husband have done a great job anticipating guest's needs and comfort. We rent a lot of vacation spots - from skiing in the mountains, shore homes, even trackside stays and your condo is far and above the best place we've seen. You have thought of every single detail."
- Guest Carol Z. New Jersey
- Date of stay 03/30/13
- Review Submitted 04/10/13
The View From Your Bed!Guest comment entered by owner
The View From Your Bed!
"The first morning I woke up and looked out at the Gulf and saw a dolphin and her baby swimming by FROM BED!!!!! That is something I will always remember as one of my favorite moments on the island!! We thoroughly enjoyed the condo and the beach. Everything was just perfect! Thanks again and I'm sure that your place will become our special vacationing spot for many years to come."
- Guest V.B. Michigan
- Date of stay 05/05/12
- Review Submitted 09/12/12
Returned for another perfect stay
Returned for another perfect stay
This was my family's second visit to this unit and it felt like we were returning to "our" second home! The location, cleanliness, and amenities are top-notch. The owners are extremely friendly and have provided everything you could possibly need. On this visit, we cooked more in-condo and easily found everything from the right-sized pots and pans to plates, measuring cups, and grilling tools. We enjoyed the pool, beach and tennis courts during the day and spent evenings in the condo enjoying the direct gulf view, the wi-fi, the comfortable furnishings... and nightly games of charades. Darlene and Mike have made this a wonderful oasis for us and we hope to return! You won't find a nicer place to rent than this!
- Guest lknuts01 (Green Bay, Wi)
- Date of stay 12/24/11
- Review Submitted 01/31/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway.
This is the BEST place for you!
This is the BEST place for you!
If you're looking for the best place to stay on Sanibel Island, look no further! Our family of four has stayed in several different condos on Sanibel and this one exceeds all the others in all categories. The owners have spent a lot of time and money getting this condo to be the perfect getaway for two to six people. Everything you need for the beach is neatly stored in the locked storage closet next to your parking place. The pool is heated and wonderful to relax by. The view and ambiance of the full lanai is a wonderful place to have morning coffee, a snack, lunch, or just sitting and reading. You can see all the way down the coast to Naples! The beach is literally 20 steps from the elevator. The bike trails are at the end of the driveway and the Donax Street location puts you in the middle of all the action on Sanibel. I can't emphasize enough how much you'll enjoy choosing this condo to stay in. Our family was totally relaxed by the end of the first day we stayed there. Read the journal they have in the condo to see the great remarks that all dwellers said. Highly recommend....five stars out of five!
- Guest Bill (Chesterfield, MO)
- Date of stay 05/14/11
- Review Submitted 06/09/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
Guest comment entered by owner
"I did want to share with you that your condo will always be my favorite (we have stayed 3 times in Sanibel now). You have done a phenomenal job of making guests feel extremely well taken care of, and there will never be a better view than that from the master bedroom and the lanai. All the amenities are much appreciated. I will definitely check in with you again for our next trip. We are so glad to have discovered Sanibel and people like you who make it so easy for us to get the most out of our vacation. Thanks again, C.M."
- Guest C.M.
- Date of stay 04/03/10
- Review Submitted 03/24/11
Perfect vacation stay
Perfect vacation stay
Our family of five stayed in this beautiful condo during Christmas break. The condo was fully stocked with high quality amenities. The decor is tasteful and the beds were extraordinarily comfortable. We enjoyed the large master bath with double sinks and walk in closet. The flat screen TVs, ipod docking station and wi-fi were wonderful, and we couldn't get enough of the breathtaking, expansive view of the gulf from the living room AND the master bedroom. We're neat freaks and the condo was perfectly clean. The pool was steps away and very, very warm. We also enjoyed the beach chairs and beach accessories. I could go on and on about how wonderful this condo was. I've visited Sanibel often and cannot imagine a nicer place to stay on the island. I just hope we can return soon... and wouldn't consider staying anywhere else! One last note, the owners were very helpful and friendly. I emailed frequently prior to our trip and was always provided with timely, accurate and thorough information. They went out of their way to ensure our stay would be stellar.
- Guest lknuts01 (Green Bay, Wi)
- Date of stay 12/26/09
- Review Submitted 04/18/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, girls getaway.
7 Night Minimum Year Round (Sanibel Surfside Condo Association Requirement) 6/1/2013 - 12/20/2013 $1395 (Except July 4th & Thankgiving $1495) 12/21/2013 - 1/3/2014 $2795 1/4/2014 - 1/24/2014 $1995 1/25/2014 - 4/25/2014 $2795 4/26/14 - 5/2/2014 $1995 5/3/14 - 12/19/2014 $1395 (Except July 4th & Thankgiving $1495) Rates do not include 11% Tax & Security Damage Waiver Insurance
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2008
About the owner: Visiting Sanibel was always our favorite destination. This is not just a rental property to us, it is our tenderly cared for home-away-from-home. It is a pleasure to spoil our guests with the best views, service, amenities, and cleanliness. We hope some day to be able to live in this wonderful condo. Currently we live in St. Louis, Missouri and enjoy providing excellent hospitality to all our guests.
Why the Owner Chose Sanibel Surfside:
We selected this Sanibel condo after several years of patiently searching for 'the perfect condo' on the 'perfect beach'. This large lanai was the closest to the ocean. The views and sounds were irresistible! The inside of the condo is equally beautiful. We were also attracted to the quiet and small size of Sanibel Surfside. We both love to play tennis at Sanibel Surfside and Mike is thrilled to be so close to the golf courses.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our condo is unique because it was completely gutted and remodeled right before we purchased it in 2008. There are many extra special touches for our guests. The lanai's plush thick cushions are one of our guest's favorite amenities....along with the high-speed wireless internet and 100+ movies. The lanai also has outer sliding glass doors which is rare - if it does rain you can still relax on the lanai and stay dry! Sanibel Surfside's unique master bedrooms have an entire wall of sliding glass doors to watch the ocean while resting in bed. All the furniture and bedding are new, fresh, updated, and clean. Our goal is first-class service so that you will want to return or recommend us to your friends. We have experience staying at individually owned properties on our own vacations and know what 'extras' we hope to find in the condo. Our goal is to exceed your expectations!
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This view may be distracting while you use your free hi-speed wireless internet!
A perfect way to start each morning of your vacation. 3 Binoculars for your use.
Privacy! Walk out from the family room or bedroom to this spectacular scenery..
A Dream BedroomView...the hypnotic sounds of the waves will drift you to sleep..
Priceless sunrise view from your pillow! Enjoy the new luxury pillowtop bed.
A wonderful place to relax and enjoy the ocean views. Movies and games provided.
The open floor plan allows cooks in the kitchen to socialize and view the ocean!
Kitchen with the updated lighting, granite, appliances, cabinets, new everything
Sparkling guest bathroom is also elegant.
Our condo is at the tip of this arrow. :)
Uncrowded Tropical Pool Setting & 2 New Tennis and Shuffle Board Courts too!
Two beautiful tennis courts resurfaced in 9/2012. Surrounded by palm trees!
The glass/screen lanai has a direct front and side views of the Gulf & Beach!
This could be your office! 2 Lanai Ceiling Fans create a perfect breeze.
Sunset colors from our lana! Instead of the sun you'll see a beautiful glow.....
Master Bedroom Wall-Of-Glass for one of the best bedroom views in Sanibel!
Elegant Master Bathroom - You can see the ocean from your shower! His/Her sinks.
New 47' TV & over 100 DVD movies in Relaxing & Comfortable Tropical Beach Decor.
Open floor plan allows you to see the beach & ocean while eating a snack or meal
Guest Bedroom - 2 New Comfortable Twin Beds, Ceiling Fan, Flat Screen TV & DVD.
You can't get any closer to the water! #122 is in the section that juts closest!
You could be here! One of the closest Sanibel condos to the Gulf!
Step in to this inviting heated pool...
Beach Closet includes these items AND 6 chairs, beach umbrella, tennis rackets..
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