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Ocean's Reach condo description
Welcome to Sanibel Island and Ocean's Reach!
Sanibel Island was named among 'the world's best islands' by National Geographic Traveler. Numerous other leading magazines including Life, Islands, Family Fun and Conde Nast Traveler have rated Sanibel in their top 10 lists as: one of America's best beaches, most romantic place, perfect island getaway, and, as a top island destination for families and couples. Beach lovers and shell collectors take note, Sanibel is also known for its beautiful and pristine beaches and is considered one of the best shelling beaches in the world.
As a barrier island sanctuary, 67% of Sanibel Island is protected by the federal and municipal government or private ownership. It is home to the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, a unique island wildlife sanctuary and world famous as a bird watcher's mecca, world class golf, 26 miles of bike paths and the Bailey Matthews Shell Museum.
Ocean's Reach is a secluded, private island retreat known for its warm Gulf Coast breezes, picturesque sunsets and its desirable location on one of the world's best shelling beaches. The 64 one and two bedroom resort complex can be found at the midpoint of Sanibel Island at the end of a palm tree-lined road and boasts spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. In keeping with Sanibel's protection of its wildlife and land conservation, Ocean's Reach was proudly designated as Sanibel' first Green Lodging property, a title only given to hotels, motels, resorts and lodging properties who meet strict environmental and conservation guidelines. What does this mean to a visitor at Ocean's Reach? Our environmental friendly operations include: recycling, water and energy conservation, and the use of non-toxic cleaning supplies to name a few.
In January 2006, Ocean's Reach was proud to complete a multimillion dollar renovation offering vacationers the latest resort amenities including: tennis courts, heated gulf front swimming pool, high speed wireless internet access, bike rentals, shuffleboard and a newly landscaped picnic/barbeque grill area all in a lush tropical setting.
As travelers of the world, and with one of us in the hotel business, we have furnished and decorated our home in a style just as we would expect on an island vacation. Our newly renovated two bedroom oceanfront suite, 3A2, comfortably sleeps six and offers a luxurious yet comfortable decor for any traveler. With Tuscan tile floors, granite counter tops in the kitchen and bath and a gourmet kitchen including stainless steel appliances, new cookware and dinnerware, 3A2 contains all that one would expect in an ideal vacation condominium.
Our entire unit has been newly painted and tastefully furnished to provide you with the utmost comfort. The master bedroom is designed with a tropical island feel including Ralph Lauren's vibrant Isle Capri bedding while the second bedroom is decorated in a fun blue and lime green beach and seashell motif. Our living room, master bedroom and screened lanai offer breathtaking views of the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. We have always enjoyed the evening sound of the surf and we're sure you will too. Our two children have helped us keep our younger guests in mind and have guided us in stocking our island home with games and beach toys for everyone's pleasure.
It is our sincere belief that our paradise home will provide you with rest, relaxation and will put you in an 'island state of mind'!
Keywords: Condominium Suite
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Limited Accessibility
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Catering Available
- Cooking Utensils
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Covered Parking
- Linens Provided
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Video Library
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Broadband Access
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Communal Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Beach View
- Basketball Court
- Jet Skiing
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Roller Blading
- Pier Fishing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Surf Fishing
- Sound/Bay Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Miniature Golf
- Don't miss the world famous J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Also, enjoy Sanibel's most exciting attraction the Sanibel 'Thriller' boat cruise. A beautiful, new, fast, safe, diesel powered 55' motor yacht piloted by a 100 ton U.S.C.G. Licensed Merchant Marine Officer. You will cruise the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Pine Island Sound, circumnavigating the shores of both Sanibel and Captiva Islands. During the narrated tour and dolphin watch you will be amazed to see that even the dolphins are thrilled with the Sanibel Thriller....moreless
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Recent Visit to Oceans Reach
Recent Visit to Oceans Reach
We had a wonderful time during our stay in your condo. It was very comfortable, very, very clean and beautifully decorated. The view of the ocean was very nice. The complex was clean and the people were very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed the beach and of course the shelling. We look forward to returning. Thank you for working with us.
- Guest Jackie (Orlando)
- Date of stay 07/31/13
- Review Submitted 08/13/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway.
We had a wonderful time during our stay in your condominium. It was very comfortable, well equipped and beautifully decorated. It was so special to wake up in the morning to the sight and sound of the ocean. As a complex, we found the people to be very pleasant and helpful. We enjoyed our walks on the beach and of course the shelling. We fell in love with the Island and all that it offered, and are looking forward to returning. Thank you for sharing this with us.
- Guest Laura Davidson (-)
- Date of stay 10/20/12
- Review Submitted 01/15/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, age 55+.
Oceans Reach and Unit 3A2 exceeded our expectations. Our only disappointment was having to leave! Being right on the beach is wonderful and we have so many beautiful shells. This condo is just as nice as it appears and had everything we needed. The furnishings are very pretty and comfortable. When I contacted Joyce about renting, it was like talking to a friend and I looked forward to meeting Lisa after our conversations on the phone. There's so much to do on Sanibel but if shelling and sunning are all you want to do, Oceans Reach is the place to be. Be sure to check out the painted coconuts by Laura Ball, they are great! She has them in several shops and you can meet her at the post office. Be sure to stop by the Chamber of Commerce, everyone is very helpful. Also, don't miss Sun Harvest Citrus before going over the causeway or when you leave Sanibel, the juice is so delicious. No review is complete without mentioning PINOCCHIO'S, my husband's favorite haunt! When we got to the stop signs at Periwinkle Way, he made a quick left and I knew where he was headed, before we even went to our condo! Our time on Sanibel this year was made even more special with my daughter and her husband being there, next year I'm hoping my grandchildren will "bring their parents" and join us. You read about the Sanibel Stoop and believe me, you will but I've added these: the Sanibel Squeal and the Sanibel Smile, they just naturally happen!
- Guest Sandy (Searcy, AR)
- Date of stay 09/17/12
- Review Submitted 10/26/12
Recommended for: People with disabilities, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Ocean Reach is a Wonderful Place.
Ocean Reach is a Wonderful Place.
Top notch, just like a home away from home. Can't say enough.
- Guest N/A (Louisville, Ky.)
- Date of stay 06/02/12
- Review Submitted 09/17/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+.
A Peaceful, Easy Feeling
A Peaceful, Easy Feeling
My husband and I recently rented this beautiful condo (pictures don't even do it justice!) The moment we drove down the quiet palm tree lined street we felt all our daily worries slip away. The view from master bedroom, livingroom and lanai is spectacular. We woke up early every day for a long walk on the beach, gathered many shells for our own collection and ate breakfasts most days on the lanai. We brought our own bikes and the large locked storage closet in the carport was a perfect spot to keep them, no hassels with bike racks & locks. We ate most breakfasts and a few lunches at the condo and the gas grills on site - just a short walk from the unit -- were great. The kitchen was well equipped for larger scale cooking than we chose to do this trip. After our long days biking we enjoyed cooling off in the pool and chatting with the few other visitors. We also appreciated the easy recycling as there were two garbage containers in the kitchen making pre-sorting a snap before heading to the larger collection bins on site. Since the unit is on the end "cap" next to another building sunset views from the lanai are obstructed, but we always opted to be out on the beach or over on Captiva at the Mucky Duck to enjoy sunsets and cocktails. This condo is beautiful and we will stay here again!
- Guest Florida girl (Florida - Treasure Coast)
- Date of stay 09/15/10
- Review Submitted 09/26/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
Home Away From Home
Home Away From Home
This beautifully and very clean condo felt like a home away from home.. This condo is perfect for a family with children. My family stayed here from July 31st - August 7th and enjoyed every minute of it. We fished from the shore in the morning and evenings and played at the pool during the afternoon hours. We did do some dining out but also had the luxury of staying in for some meals and eating on the beautiful lanai. You know it is a true relaxing vacation when you do not have to wear shoes for a whole week. Wonderful condo, wonderful weather and unforgetable memories. Thank you so much my family enjoyed every minute and is looking forward to returning next year.
- Guest Michelle (Springfield, Ohio)
- Date of stay 07/31/10
- Review Submitted 08/09/10
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+.
October 19 - 25 - $1,375/week Oct 26 - Nov 29 - $1,450/week Nov 30 - Dec 13 - $ 1,195/week Dec 14 - Dec 20 - $1,150/week Dec 21 - Dec 27 - $2,595/week Dec 28 - Jan 3 - $2,650/week Jan 4 - Jan 10 - $1,800/week Jan 11 - Jan 17 - $2,050/week Jan 18 - Jan 31 - $2,200/week Feb 1 - 14 - $2,575/week Feb 15 - Feb 28 - $2,850/week March 1 - 21 - $2,975/week March 22 - April 4 - $2,995/week April 5 - 11 - $2,250/week April 12 - 18 - $2,500/week April 19 -25 - $1,850/week
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- Nearest Airport: Southwest Florida International Airport at 27 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: Chekitan is a professor of Hotel Management at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. Joyce is a nurse and former health care consultant who currently teaches therapeutic pilates.
Why the Owner Chose Ocean's Reach:
We first fell in love with Sanibel Island in 1996 and we have been returning ever since. We discovered Ocean's Reach in 1998 during a bike ride on one of Sanibel's beautiful bike paths. Ocean's Reach appealed to us as it is one of the most private, secluded condominium complexes on the island with a proximity to the gulf which is unparalleled. Immediately, we were welcomed by the friendly office staff and fellow vacationers and we decided this is where we would come to every winter to escape the Northeast cold. Before long we were bringing family, friends and then our children. We kept returning year after year and each time we did we felt as if this was 'our vacation home'. This year we made it official purchasing our home this past summer. We have lovingly renovated our condominium in a style that we feel any discriminating vacationer would look for during an island getaway. We have newly painted the interior in soft tropical colors, decorated it with new furnishings, and added a splash of tropical fun with new Ralph Lauren 'Isle Capri' bedding only found in 5-star resorts. Since our sons, Andrew and Christopher, have long enjoyed Sanibel and Ocean's Reach, we have tried to maintain a casual family feel to our unit as well. It is our pleasure to assist you in having a most memorable and enjoyable vacation.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our unit is so comfortable, airy and inviting. The view of the beach and the gulf is spectacular and is enjoyed at so many times of the day - at sunrise, midday and at sunset.
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The beautiful Ocean's Reach heated gulf and beach front pool
Enjoy fabulous beach and gulf views from the master bedroom
Lanai view from master bedroom
Second bedroom decorated in seashell motif
View of the Ocean's Reach walkway to the beach from our lanai
Newly furnished living room overlooking the Gulf of Mexico
Sit in our living room and enjoy the spectacular gulf and beach views
Direct gulf views from kitchen to living room and lanai
Newly resurfaced tennis court
Ocean's Reach beach walkway
Master bedroom with Ralph Lauren Isle Capri bedding
Master bedroom dresser
Spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico from lanai
Living room view from the lanai
Sunny state of the art kitchen with direct views of the Gulf
Modern dining room with island style carpet
The Ocean's Reach exterior view with on-site management office
Newly landscaped picnic and barbeque grill area
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