Spacious Contemporary Retreat - Overlooking Johnston Preserve
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Private Homes house description
Imagine yourself 1 block off Periwinkle Way, the main road with the adjacent pedestrian-bike path, convenient to lots of amenities (shopping, restaurants, library, farmers' market, community theater, etc.) -- but virtually living in a nature preserve. That's what we offer, on a cul-de-sac with only 8 homes.
When we expanded this island cottage in 2008, and furnished it in a contemporary and colorful style, our priority was to create an open feeling inside to outside, so we could enjoy looking at the nature around us, and also a spacious open feeling inside. So we have lots of windows (almost all casement windows, which open fully for fresh air and breeze) and generously sized rooms (the 'Great Room': living-dining and dining area; the reading den jutting out on the front of the house; also the extra sitting room that expands the master bedroom).
We furnished this house for our own use, and we have now made it available for rental part of the year. There is original art work, and the kitchen is well-equipped (microwave, toaster, coffee maker, dishwasher, blender, bagel-cutter, many cooking implements, oh- not to mention the champagne glasses and cocktail shaker) with a nice pantry.
In general, the idea of this vacation home is as a base for the many activities on Sanibel -- friends have said it would be a perfect 'writer's retreat' or artist's retreat, or YOUR retreat. When we stay there, we have an active time (shelling on the beaches, birdwatching or looking for armadillos and alligators in the sanctuaries) or just relaxing at the house.
Keywords: 2 BR Stilt House, Nature Preserve Adjacent, Quiet Neighborhood
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Bed (1) Master bedroom, Double Bed (1) in second bedroom
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Linens Provided:
- Covered Parking:
- Washing Machine:
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable:
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Live Theater
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zoning for house rentals: 28 days minimum (4 or more weeks need to be continuous, but don't have to be in the same calendar month) May 2013: $3500/4 weeks. June 18-Aug.22: $2800/4 weeks October to mid-Dec. 2013: $3600/4 weeks, $800 ea. add'l week January 2014: $4000. February-March 2014: $4900 ($1100/wk if add'l weeks in Apr.) city + state taxes are 11% add'l rental agent charges a nominal reservation fee ($35) & linens fee ($65) security deposit required
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Year Purchased: 2007
About the owner: We have a somewhat unique history regarding Sanibel, since Jeff proposed to Maddy in the parking lot of the visitor center at the Ding Darling Nature Sanctuary. We finally bought this vacation house in 2007, and invested a lot of creative energy into making it a very comfortable retreat, a home where we refresh and re-energize.
Why the Owner Chose Private Homes:
Sanibel Island has many great beaches and bays, and when we visit we usually drive to several of them. So when choosing a house, we were pleasantly surprised to find one that was centrally located, but completely away from the busy-ness of Periwinkle Way. At times when we're not going to the beach or kayaking, we can walk to many activities.
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Front view; carport under the house
Deck & View to Nature Preserve
Screened Lanai, Connects with Deck & Rear Stairs (taken from cushioned 2-seater)
2nd Bedroom, with writing desk & rocking chair, futon couch folds out to a bed
Sunset from the Lanai and rear deck
Spacious Living-Dining Area, Hd TV
Casual Living Room (sliding etched-glass doors to Den in Background)
Master Bedroom (with adjoining bathroom)
3 pileated woodpeckers, tree in our backyard (they seem to have beaks of steel)
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