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2 Minute Stroll to the Beach from the 'Beach House'

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Last updated: 09/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-30 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

At the top of the road you can ride the bike path as it winds past the old settlers' cemetery, or walk up the road into Algiers City Park. Four houses down Southwinds is the private beach access to the Gulf of Mexico beaches.

The beach house is freshly painted, and the large, soft turquoise master bedroom has a king bed, and a reading/TV watching area with leather Lazyboy recliner. The Master Bathroom's spa-like shower, in tumbled travetine and turquoise sea-glass is large enough for two. With your safety in mind our shower design includes a bench and grab bar.

The large guest bedroom, in calming blue, has a queen bed and leather Lazboy recliner and reading table beside the TV cabinet.

The living room has soaring cathedral ceilings, and natural wood trim, adjoining a 30 foot screened porch to enjoy your morning coffee, and your evening glass of wine. Six glass doors slide aside to open the living/dining room to the sights and sounds of outdoors.

The cottage kitchen has dishwasher, microwave, fridge and stove, and lots of pull out shelves and cupboard space. The washer and dryer is on the main level between the bedrooms and kitchen for convenience.

The completely screened downstairs includes the brand new pool, several sitting areas to meet your desire to be in the sun or shade. Also downstairs, right beside the pool, is the Gathering Room. This cool room, with a turquoise painted floor, has a man door, and also a garage door that opens the room up completely to the pool. You'll find a fridge, plastic glasses and plates, coffee maker, TV, books and games, and Queen futon couch/bed.

Beside the Gathering room is the newly renovated cottage-like bathroom with white subway tile with blue/green glass tile trim shower, toilet and vanity. Wooden racks hold lots of colorful beach towels for your use.

Bicycles, helmets, beach chairs, and a Weber grill are there for you to use.

The back yard is Conservation land, affording privacy, and the property is beautifully landscaped with Coconut Palms, Banana trees, and flowering shrubs.

Kick off your shoes, relax and escape to paradise at Southwinds . Life is Good.


Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Gathering Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The Gathering Room has a garage door opening on to the pool ...moreless

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king


  • Guest bedroom: 1 queen

    Inflatable double, and inflatable single bed avail in closet...moreless

  • We kept the garage door in this room to open one whole side of the Gathering Room to the pool deck. Great for hanging out playing board games, reading, grabbing a drink from the fridge, and by night the Queen futon sleeps two, and the garage door comes down and locks - nice and cozy....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Guest bath


  • Downstairs pool bathroom: toilet, shower

    Casual cottage bathroom. Fresh white paint & beach towels....moreless

  • Master bath

    Big spa-like shower...moreless

  • Pretty turquoise floor, fresh white cottage walls and bright white subway tiles with shiny blue/green glass tile trim in the shower on the ground level near the pool. For your safety there is a well anchored grab bar shelf. A perky turquoise/teal vanity with sink and mirror. Lots of shelves full of bright colored towels, and a rack of beach towels right outside the door ready for fun times at the pool or beach....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Standup paddle board lesson provided, if desired, and rental of boards available. Wil is a certified SUP instructor, and Life Guard....moreless


  • Books:

    Reading area in both bedrooms and small library in the Gathering Room...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games:

    board games in the Gathering Room...moreless

  • Pool Table:

    NOT EXACTLY.... but a Skittles game. Wind the string around the wooden spinners, place them in the end slot and pull the string. The spinner will knock over wooden pins to gain points. Its addictive...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Comcast cable for TV and internet...moreless

  • Television:

    TVs in Living room and both upstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Toys:

    beach toys and pool toys...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Large Florida style table and 8 chairs in the dining area or serve dinner out on the screened porch by candlelight - no bugs, and additional seating for 6....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new A/C Please keep the sliding glass doors closed when using the air conditioning. Film on the East and West windows dramatically reduces the heat from the sun...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    bikes - minimum 4 bikes available. No Beach riding please. 26 miles of bike paths on Sanibel/Captiva...moreless

  • Garage:

    The car port is for the bikes. Please don't drive on the painted surface....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    One week of heat equals 4 weeks of running the A/C in electricity costs. Please be sure all the windows and sliding doors are closed before turning on the heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi ready...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Big living room with three sofas, and a wall of glass sliding doors opening to screened porch. The lamp is on a timer to come on at 6 and off at 9:30 to welcome you home on our dark Island....moreless

  • Parking:

    Gravel drive will fit 2 cars. Parking OK on the mulch area beside driveway. Use caution backing out -- fire hydrant across from drive way....moreless

  • Telephone:

    land line for local calls...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Lots of beachy dishes, glasses, utensils. All the pots and pans, casserole dishes and serving pieces you'll ever need....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Perky blue and yellow cottage kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    4 for your use on the 26 miles of bike paths on Sanibel/Captiva. No beach riding please....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    Two public courses.. Beachview and The Dunes...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak trips each Tuesday morning with the Seniors group at the Centre 4 Life on Library Way....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Grill - Propane fill up available at Bailey's Hardware Store on Tarpon Road...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool:

    Small splash pool. HEATED to 84 degrees. Screened. Each Friday around noon Wil will service the pool....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May - October
May 1 - Oct 31, 2015
30 night min stay

Nov 1 - Nov 30, 2015
30 night min stay

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2015
30 night min stay

Jan 1 - Jan 31, 2016
30 night min stay

Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2016
29 night min stay

Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2016
30 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $185
  • cleaning $160
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Tax Rate 11%


Cleaning fee $100.

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 09/28/2015
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22 Miles
Nearest Airport
RSW Fort Myers
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Two public golf courses -- The Dunes. Beachview
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 75

Car: Recommended

Southwinds Drive is one of the few remaining unpaved, picturesque roads, on Sanibel, winding lazily to the beach.

At the top of the street is the Shared-use path, part of a 26 mile paved path system for biking and walking, circumventing the Island including Captiva.

We are located just four houses from the private beach access. You'll find it an easy stroll to enjoy the world renowned shelling beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Carry your beach chairs and glass of wine to relax and soak-in the sea breezes and beautiful sunsets at the end of the day.

You will be equal distance between the two local grocery stores Jerry's and Bailey's, with lots of one-of-a-kind shops near by at the shops of Periwinkle Place.

Watch the tide charts to plan your trip to J.N. 'Ding' Darling Wildlife Park. During low tide multitudes of birds will be feeding on the mud flats. Entry is $1 on bikes and $5 for a car load.

Tarpon Bay Explorers will rent you kayaks to follow a numbered trail along the mangroves. Along with seeing lots of birds you might have the opportunity to see dolphins and manatees while in Tarpon Bay.

The Rec Center has state of the art work-out equipment, olympic pool/ water slide / splash pad, tennis courts. They allow daily and weekly fee schedules.

From Yoga to the Historic Village to craft shows to live musical performances /speakers /international films at Big Arts to quiet strolls on the beach, and lounging at the pool, you will never have enough days to do everything the Island has to offer.... and will find yourself returning again and again to beautiful Sanibel Island.... and Southwinds Drive.


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Year Purchased: 2012

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  • Some of the trees and flowering shrubs at the front door.

    Some of the trees and flowering shrubs at the front door.

  • Family diningroom

    Family diningroom

  • Afternoon nap on the hammock on the screened porch.

    Afternoon nap on the hammock on the screened porch.

  • Cottage kitchen.

    Cottage kitchen.

  • Calming blue room with queen bed.

    Calming blue room with queen bed.

  • Spa shower

    Spa shower

  • ...and quiet reading room with Lazyboy recliner.

    ...and quiet reading room with Lazyboy recliner.

  • Downstairs Pool bathroom ~ shiny white subway & blue/green glass tile shower.

    Downstairs Pool bathroom ~ shiny white subway & blue/green glass tile shower.

  • Ahhhh.....


  • Breakfast on the screened porch

    Breakfast on the screened porch

  • One of the few remaining dirt roads on Sanibel... 6 houses to the beach

    One of the few remaining dirt roads on Sanibel... 6 houses to the beach

  • ...and quiet reading corner.

    ...and quiet reading corner.

  • Aqua master bedroom with king bed, and large closet.....

    Aqua master bedroom with king bed, and large closet.....

  • The Gathering room ~~ hanging out, playing board games, grabbing a cool drink.

    The Gathering room ~~ hanging out, playing board games, grabbing a cool drink.

  • Sun shelf in the pool...

    Sun shelf in the pool...

  • ...heated to 84 degrees

    ...heated to 84 degrees

  • ... follow the path to the Gulf beach

    ... follow the path to the Gulf beach

VRBO #449661

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