"We very recently spent one week in Sanibel and were fortunate to stay in this beautiful condo. The location is great! This is our 4th time renting a condo for a vacation and I must say this was by far the best one we’ve stayed at. It really felt like we were staying in someone’s home. The kitchen had everything we needed – and then some – including a Keurig, blender, toaster, toaster oven, great cookware, and plenty of plates/glasses/silverware. This unit is on the top floor so you will either have to climb the stairs or use the elevator. The complex was very quiet. We did not use the pool, choosing to spend most of our days walking and lounging on the beach. The condo has everything you need for the beach – chairs, umbrellas, boogie, boards, some toys, etc. – and there is even a beach cooler on wheels which is nice for bringing drinks and snacks. You can leave your beach towels at home too, as these are also provided, but you will need to launder them before you leave. Speaking of which, I was able to do a load of laundry the day before we left and I must say it was nice to come home with a suitcase of clean clothes!
The Ding Darling Natural Wildlife Refuge is a must see. You can drive through it and pull over at any time (only $5/car) or you can go in as a pedestrian or ride bikes ($1/person). We also kayaked in Tarpon Bay and were at one point surrounded by dolphins – AMAZING!!! We had a great breakfast at The Over Easy Café, yummy hot dogs/fries at Schnapper’s, a good dinner at The Island Cow, and excellent grouper tacos (and deep fried pickle spears) at George and Wendy’s Seafood Grille. The remainder of our meals were made in the condo, which is something we enjoy doing. We used the gas grills a couple of nights, which worked great. We did stop at Publix for some groceries before getting into Sanibel, otherwise did our shopping at Jerry’s (Bailey’s is also a good option). We rented movies from Redbox, which is inside Jerry’s. Don’t forget to get some ice cream at Pinocchio’s!
We had a wonderful vacation and hope to return to this condo in the future, although next time need to stay longer! Thanks, Jen, for sharing your home!"
Guest: Glenn and Shirley G.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: May 12, 2015