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'Laughing Gull' Spectacular Sanibel Near Beach 3/3 Home!

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Looking out over L-shaped lanai


Last updated: 05/29/2014

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Private Homes, East Rocks house description

You won’t believe the beauty surrounding you in this 3-bedroom 3-bath near-beach monthly-rental vacation home at 663 East Rocks, on half an acre and just a short walk to beach access #1 or #2 on West Gulf Drive. From the tastefully decorated beachy interior with spectacular views overlooking the lake, to the tropical gardens galore and magnificent southern exposure, caged pool and large spa, you can experience all that Sanibel has to offer.

Relax with the anhingas, egrets and ibises on your very own dock. Enjoy the occasional alligator swimming by, and the osprey nest in the distance. At night listen to the ocean from the sliding doors in the master suite, the spa, or on the spacious wrap-around lanai. Enjoy sun or shade by the pool all day long.

This special home is a private residence January through April, (January 2014 is now available) and is offered as a monthly rental from May through December. It is impeccably cared for, with numerous special touches such as cathedral ceiling and skylights, 2 sets of triple sliding doors that fully open to the lanai, 2nd bedroom slider entrance to the lanai, over-sized pool cage, master suite deck, all new carpet and paint, and colorful art.

The gardens are a little wild to give that perfect tropical ambience. The lanai has an attractive antique metal dining set and wicker sofa for your afternoon gatherings. The furniture and beds are extremely comfortable, with new cushions on all chairs and sofas, and newly upholstered dining chairs. There are 2 new hot water heaters for those bath lovers, a new microwave, new pool heater and new air conditioning / heating unit.

Other features include a large living and dining area, 3 separate and private bedroom areas each with its own full bath, one with a king or 2 twins(your choice), and 2 with queen beds (one is a Murphy bed in a room that is combination office/bedroom, with lots of shelves and drawers. This is a stilt home, with 2nd and 3rd floor living. The master suite is on the 3rd floor with a separate lounging area containing a queen sofa bed, designer bathroom, new white louvered furniture and its own deck overlooking the lake. The office/bedroom opens with sliders onto the wrap-around lanai, which overlooks the pool and the lake at the rear of the house toward the south. It has its own full bathroom with pretty green and blue tiles, and a stained glass window. The third bedroom, with all new furniture, white louver-with-wicker accents, has its own full bathroom as well, also with a stained glass window.

Kitchen is fully equipped and is open to the dining and living area for that connected family feel. Guests will have use of half the 2-car garage, the pool accessories, gas grill, beach chairs and umbrellas, 4 bicycles, books, movies, games, 3 wide screen televisions all with cable and digital boxes, 2 DVD players, boom box, wifi and even a stocked utility drawer! Oh, and did I mention how quiet it is here?

Sanibel would take another page to describe, but I will mention that there are 12 miles of pristine beach, bike and walking paths all over the island, Ding Darling Preserve, kayaking and boat tours, lots of restaurants, no streetlights or high-rises. It’s like you stepped back in time, and you’ll wish you never had to go back. Really, everyone feels this way who comes here. We hope you will enjoy this home as much as we do, and will be inspired by the beauty of this tropical treasure called “Sanibel Island”.

There is an additional $35 booking fee and $60 linen fee.

Be sure to view our many photos using the link below the Rate Details that says: 'CLICK HERE - More Photos of 663 East Rocks Drive'.


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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


              • Non Smoking Only
              • Children Welcome
              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Pets Not Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Microwave
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher


              • Garage
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking Off Street
              • Air Conditioning
              • Covered Parking
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided


              • DVD Player
              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Music Library


              • Wireless Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Telephone

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub
              • Private Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Outdoor Grill
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Bicycles


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

              Location & View

                  • Lakefront


                  • Restaurants
                  • Kayaking
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Fishing
                  • Sailing
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Swimming
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Boating
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Museums
                  • Zoo
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Live Theater
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Parasailing


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                  Apr 2013:       $7000            December 2013:    $5500
                  May 2013:       $4500            January 2014:     $7000
                  June 2013:      $4500            February 2014:    $8000
                  July 2013:      $4500            March 2014:       $8000
                  August 2013:    $4500            April 2014:       $7000
                  September 2013: $4500            May 2014:         $4500
                  October 2013:   $4500            June 2014:        $4500
                  November 2013:  $4500            July 2014:        $4500

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                  J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Segway rides, Bike Trails, Hiking Trails


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2008

                  About the owner: My husband and I are part time Sanibel residents since 2008. We fell in love with the island, and each year spend winters here. We are available to help out our guests in any way we can. Please feel free to contact us during your stay.

                  Why the Owner Chose Private Homes, East Rocks:
                  Sanibel is a very unique island with something for the whole family. It is a mini-paradise, and we believe there is no place else like it in the US. East Rocks appealed to us because of its serenity and laid back feel. The West Gulf part of the island is relatively sparse, so it is very quiet, and our home is a short walk to the beach, about half a mile through a lovely Sanibel neighborhood.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  663 East Rocks has a unique feel because of its cathedral ceiling, skylights and wide open views onto the lake and pool. It is very airy and feels like you are living outdoors. The lanai has an L-shape that surrounds the pool, and both sides have incredible views. The back of the house and pool area face the south, and you can watch spectacular sunsets from the lanai, pool or gardens. We especially love the wildlife that come to visit our dock and feed in the lake, and the osprey nest in the distance.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Links to more information:



                  • Looking out over L-shaped lanai

                    Looking out over L-shaped lanai

                  • Eat-in Kitchen

                    Eat-in Kitchen

                  • Master Bedroom

                    Master Bedroom

                  • Lounge area outside master bedroom

                    Lounge area outside master bedroom

                  • Same Guest Bedroom

                    Same Guest Bedroom

                  • Guest bathroom

                    Guest bathroom

                  • Lining Room and Dining Room

                    Lining Room and Dining Room

                  • Master Bedroom Queen

                    Master Bedroom Queen

                  • Master Bathroom

                    Master Bathroom

                  • Guest bedroom King or 2 Twins

                    Guest bedroom King or 2 Twins

                  • Another guest bedroom/office, queen murphy bed, with slider to lanai

                    Another guest bedroom/office, queen murphy bed, with slider to lanai

                  • Front Yard, lush gardens

                    Front Yard, lush gardens

                  VRBO #339798

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, February 27, 2014


                  3 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  +781 710-3057 (Massachusetts, USA)

                  Speaks: english
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