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Gulf Front Condo, 25 Ft to Beach, Free Bikes

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  • Minimum stay:3-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Ocean's Reach condo description

SPECIAL PRICING: Inquire about last minute reservations for savings up to 40%. During the four weeks prior to any arrival date, I will discount an additional 10% each week. That's 10% if booked 4 weeks in advance, 20% if booked 3 weeks in advance, 30% - 2 weeks in advance and 40% - 1 week in advance.


LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION are said to be the three most important considerations in identifying desireable real estate. On Sanibel Island this can be further defined to VIEWS, VIEWS and more VIEWS in selecting your vacation home.
At our unit 3A3 at Ocean's Reach Resort, we think we have a combination of location and view that can't be beat. Our unit is only 25 feet from the beach, an amenity hard to find anywhere on the Island. Located almost exactly on the elbow of the Island, the views from the beach offer both inspiring morning sunrises and spectacular evening sunsets. With limited development on both sides, the atmosphere of tropical remoteness and serenity is enhanced.
With 1000 SF of living space, the unit comfortably accommodates up to 6 people. The screened lanai overlooks the short walkway to the beach and the Gulf. There are many amenities, typically found only in premier properties. These include being professionally decorated and furnished throughout, with solid surface kitchen and bath counter tops, 42” HD flat panel TV and DVD player in the living room and 25” flat panel TVs in each bedroom, ceiling fans in all rooms and the lanai and reliable, hi-speed, wireless internet access.
We make personal and family use of the condo 6-8 weeks each year. As such, we furnish, decorate and equip the unit to the standards required to make it a comfortable second home. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances. You will also find an ample supply of dishes, cookware, utensils, dishtowels and other kitchenware to meet all your needs. The dining room comfortably seats six and opens to the living room, the lanai and the spectacular ocean view. The master bedroom has a king bed and there are twin beds in the second bedroom and there is a sleep sofa in the livingroom. All linens and towels are provided and there is a washer and dryer in the unit. We try to include as many staples as possible so you don’t have to run to the store as soon as you arrive and don’t have to buy a month’s supply of something for a one-week stay. These include items like soap, toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent, paper towels and much more.

The complex has 64 units in 4 buildings, located on a quiet, secluded dead end street. Its midpoint location on the Island makes for a short drive to Periwinkle and the center of Island shopping. Exterior amenities include tennis courts, heated swimming pool, gas grills, shuffleboard, basketball court, covered parking, beach chairs and other beach games and toys. We also have four adult bikes available at no additional charge. The beach is famous for the variety of shells that are found and the surf is generally gentle and slopes gradually, making for a great swim area, especially for small children. With limited development on both sides, the atmosphere of tropical remoteness and serenity is enhanced.
If you have never been to Sanibel, we believe you will find it to be a uniquely tropical vacation destination. If you are a returning visitor, we invite you to consider our Sanibel home for your vacation. In either case, we believe you will be very happy with your choice.
For more information, please visit our website at www.sanibelretreats.com

WHAT TO DO
Without question, the greatest attraction of Sanibel is its beach. While other beaches may have better or more sand, higher dunes or other favored characteristics, there is something about the total tropical experience of walking the beach at Sanibel. The combination of magnificent views and a shoreline that brings a new population of shells with every tide is rivaled only by the grace and beauty of the pelicans and gulls in the sky. The dolphins playing in the surf produce a serenity and solitude that is unmatched anywhere.
If outdoor sports are your priority, enjoy the three island golf courses and several championship courses nearby. Tennis courts are available at no charge and there are miles of bike paths on Sanibel on which you can explore the Island on the four bicycles provided at no charge. For the nature lover there is the Ding Darling Wildlife Sanctuary offering rare sightings of tropical birds, alligators and other wildlife. There is also The Bailey Track, Tarpon Bay which has nature trails, mangrove canoe trails and other interesting exhibits and many other preserve lands.

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Wheelchair Accessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

              Other Amenities

                  • We make personal and family use of the condo 6-8 weeks each year. As such, we furnish, decorate and equip the unit to the standards required to make it a comfortable second home. The kitchen is fully equipped with modern appliances. You will also find an ample supply of dishes, cookware, utensils, dishtowels and other kitchenware to meet all your needs. The dining room comfortably seats six and opens to the living room, the lanai and the spectacular ocean view. The master bedroom has a king bed and there are twin beds in the second bedroom and there is a sleep sofa in the livingroom. All linens and towels are provided and there is a washer and dryer in the unit. We try to include as many staples as possible so you don’t have to run to the store as soon as you arrive and don’t have to buy a month’s supply of something for a one-week stay. These include items like soap, toilet paper, dish and laundry detergent, paper towels and much more....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Books
                  • Television
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player

                  Theme

                  • Family
                  • Away From It All

                  Attractions

                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Bay/Sound
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Restaurants

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Walking
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Boating

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Beach
                  • Near The Ocean
                  • Beach View
                  • Beachfront:

                    25 feet to the beach...moreless

                  • Ocean View
                  • Oceanfront

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Sound/Bay Fishing
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Hiking

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      forms of payment

                          • Accept Credit Card

                          General

                          • Broadband Access
                          • Elevator
                          • Covered Parking
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Parking Off Street
                          • Wireless Internet
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Alarm Clock
                          • Ceiling Fans
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Internet
                          • Towels Provided
                          • Washing Machine
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Parking
                          • Telephone:

                            (2)...moreless

                          • Air Conditioning
                          • Heating
                          • Linens Provided

                          house cleaning

                              • Housekeeper Optional

                              Kitchen

                              • Kitchen
                              • Cooking Utensils
                              • Dishwasher
                              • Refrigerator
                              • Freezer
                              • Oven
                              • Microwave
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Stove
                              • Coffee Maker
                              • Toaster

                              Outside

                              • Bicycles
                              • Outdoor Grill
                              • Beach Chairs
                              • Binoculars
                              • Fish Cleaning Table
                              • Barbecue
                              • Tennis Court
                              • Lawn / Garden
                              • Balcony:

                                Fantastic gulf front views...moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill Gas
                              • Screen Porch / Veranda
                              • Walkway To Water

                              Payment Type

                              • Visa
                              • Mastercard
                              • Discover

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Outdoor Pool
                              • Communal Pool:

                                Gulf ront pool is a great amenity...moreless

                              • Heated Pool
                               

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                              Rental basis: Per property
                              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                              15
                              Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,550
                              16
                              Aug 2 - Aug 15, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,250
                              17
                              Aug 16 - Oct 3, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,095
                              18
                              Oct 4 - Oct 17, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,195
                              19
                              Oct 18 - Oct 31, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,375
                              20
                              Nov 1 - Nov 21, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,450
                              21
                              Nov 22 - Nov 28, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,575
                              22
                              Nov 29 - Dec 12, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,195
                              23
                              Dec 13 - Dec 19, 2014
                              3 night min stay

                              $1,150
                              23
                              Dec 20 - Dec 26, 2014
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,595
                              24
                              Dec 27 - Jan 2, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,750
                              25
                              Jan 3 - Jan 9, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $1,850
                              26
                              Jan 17 - Jan 23, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,250
                              27
                              Jan 24 - Jan 30, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,520
                              28
                              Jan 31 - Feb 6, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,575
                              29
                              Feb 7 - Feb 13, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $2,675
                              30
                              Feb 14 - Feb 27, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,000
                              31
                              Feb 28 - Mar 6, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,075
                              32
                              Mar 7 - Apr 10, 2015
                              7 night min stay

                              $3,150

                              Additional information about rental rates

                              Fees:

                              • Tax Rate 11%

                              Notes:

                              $1095-$2875/week

                              SPECIAL PRICING: Inquire about last minute reservations for savings up to 40%. During the four weeks prior to any arrival date, I will discount an additional 10% each week. That's 10% if booked 4 weeks in advance, 20% if booked 3 weeks in advance, 30% - 2 weeks in advance and 40% - 1 week in advance.


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                              Location

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                              Our 2BR/2BA gulf front unit is only 25 feet from the beach, an amenity hard to find anywhere on the Island. Located almost exactly on the elbow of Sanibel, the views offer both inspiring morning sunrises and spectacular evening sunsets. The beach is famous for the variety of shells that are found and the surf is generally gentle and slopes gradually, making for a great swim area, especially for small children. With limited development on both sides, the atmosphere of tropical remoteness and serenity is enhanced. With 1000 SF of living space, the unit comfortably accommodates up to 6 people. The screened lanai overlooks the short walkway to the beach and the Gulf.

                              The complex has 64 units in 4 buildings, located on a quiet secluded dead end street. Its midpoint location on the Island makes for a short drive to Periwinkle and the center of Island shopping. Exterior amenities include tennis courts, heated swimming pool, grills, shuffleboard, basketball court, covered parking.

                              Other Activities: Birding, Shelling, Nature Trails

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2004

                              About the owner: Hi, my name is Dave Herrick. My wife Sandy and I live north of Boston and we have owned this unit since 2004. We have been coming to Sanibel for over 30 years. We owned a condo in the 80s which we unfortunately sold in 1992. Ever since then, we have been hoping to be able to someday re-establish an ownership position on the Island. Our desire is to establish a high quality, well maintained unit to which our guests will want to return to, year after year. During the 80s we made Sanibel our annual vacation, usually over the Holidays to coincide with school vacations for our three boys. Sometimes we had Christmas trees and boats in tow. Sometimes it was grandparents joining us to escape the Boston cold. On every occasion, it was a trip we all looked forward to with excitement and anticipation. My kids learned to swim on Sanibel. This is where they saw their first alligator in the wild. We took daily bike rides on the miles of bike paths and explored the wildlife at the numerous sanctuaries. Sometimes we just walked the beach at low tide and talked about whatever interesting shells or other sealife we found. Overall, Sanibel became a very special place in our lives. It became a place we all enjoyed together; a difficult concept to achieve in a diverse and growing family. During the nineties, we missed our southern sojourns, but with the kids involved in school activities and moving on to college, it became increasingly difficult to schedule family trips. Interestingly, with the kids now through school and with kids of their own, they have rekindled their own memories and attraction to the Island. We have enjoyed this new phase in our lives and look forward to continuing to share our Sanibel home with our family and with other new and returning visitors. Dave and Sandy Herrick

                              Why the Owner Chose Ocean's Reach:
                              If you have never been to Sanibel and you like quiet , layback, tropical, no street lights, no hi-rises and miles of bike paths, you must give Sanibel a try. Staying at my place is just an added bonus

                              The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                              25 feet to the beach direct gulf view gulf front pool on-site management free bikes totally re-built 2006 championship quality tennis court grill and picnic area beautifully landscaped reserved covered parking shell cleaning station


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                              Photos

                              • Aerial View

                                Aerial View

                              • Lanai view and walkway to the beach

                                Lanai view and walkway to the beach

                              • Gulf views from the Kitchen, DR,LR and lanai

                                Gulf views from the Kitchen, DR,LR and lanai

                              • Dining room with seating for six

                                Dining room with seating for six

                              • Comfortable living room seating

                                Comfortable living room seating

                              • MBR with 21" flat panel TV

                                MBR with 21" flat panel TV

                              • Twins in guest BR with 21" flat panel TV

                                Twins in guest BR with 21" flat panel TV

                              • Full size washer and dryer

                                Full size washer and dryer

                              • Beautiful sunsets from the beach in front of the unit

                                Beautiful sunsets from the beach in front of the unit

                              • The grove picnic and grill area

                                The grove picnic and grill area

                              • Championship tennis court

                                Championship tennis court

                              • Reserved parking and covered carports

                                Reserved parking and covered carports

                              • View from the Lanai

                                View from the Lanai

                              • Lanai furnitures and slider to the MBR

                                Lanai furnitures and slider to the MBR

                              • Kitchen with solid surface countertops

                                Kitchen with solid surface countertops

                              • Living room with 42" flat panel TV and entertainment center

                                Living room with 42" flat panel TV and entertainment center

                              • Gulf front MBR. You can hear the surf at night

                                Gulf front MBR. You can hear the surf at night

                              • Master bath with step in shower

                                Master bath with step in shower

                              • Guest bath with full size tub and shower

                                Guest bath with full size tub and shower

                              • Entry hall and desk area

                                Entry hall and desk area

                              • Shuffleboard

                                Shuffleboard

                              • Shell cleaning station

                                Shell cleaning station

                              • Back of the buildings and parking area

                                Back of the buildings and parking area

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                              Date last modified - Thursday, April 03, 2014

                              $156 - $450 per night (USD)
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                              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 6

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