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Quiet Penthouse with the Best View

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,236 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms +, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4 )

Take advantage of being on 'The Top' in Sanibel's Best. The beach and water can be seen from the balcony, the living room, and the kitchen. In 2009, Our home away from home, Sanibel #1804 was placed on the rental market and owner operated since day one. Due to the well designed lay-out of this 1,236 sq.ft. condo all personalities can be fulfilled at the same time. Togetherness and/or privacy, all at the same time. How?. On one end of the condo is the living area which offers an amazing gulf view while the 2 bedrooms each with their own bath. The Living area has comfortable sofas along with 2 chaise lounge chair to make watching a 42' flat screen TV just a liittle better. Watch tv for a while then tune in to the ocean to see what's jumping in the morning waters. Also, in the living area is a kitchen that is well supplied with anything one could possibly need for a vacation. Coffe pot, toaster, knives, pans, pots, plastice plates, glass plates, plastic cups, glass cups, wine glasses. Of course, you'll find a mixer.

At this point, I have many repeat customers. In fact 75% of my guests are repeats therefore the cabinets are stocked with everyday needs from the previous guests, such as salt, pepper, coffee, water bottles, etc. My guests seem to take an interest in making sure the the next guest doesn't arrive short handed.

Being 'on top' offers the advantage of more privacy, quietness and better view.( NO NOISY FOOTSTEPS OVERHEAD TO POSSIBILLY KEEP YOU AWAKE AT NIGHT.)

This condo has a contemporary decor with up to date beach colors/accessories.

The living room has 2 black chaise loungers, love seat, full size sofa sleeper, and a 42 inch television with DVD player. Custom made white linen drapes hang over the 30 X 8 foot wall to wall glass windows which gives one the option to close out the rest of the world if desired.

The two identical bedrooms are situated completely opposite of the main area however water views are obtainable of The Lagoon. To ensure a good nights’ sleep, each bed is equipped with new, quality mattresses dressed with 600 count sheets and fine bed spreads. TV's and DVD's in each bedroom. In addition to wooden slat blinds the bedroom windows are draped with custom-made designer curtains. The master bedroom has a king size bed while the guest room has a queen size bed. Both bedrooms have their own bathroom. Each bathroom includes private toilet area, granite counter top, dual sinks, and tub/shower. All topped off with apt supply of luxury, color coordinated towels.

The granite countertop kitchen is completely furnished with toaster, blender, coffee pot, silverware, full set of knives, linens, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator with ice-maker and a four burner electric stove. Plastic and glass place settings for 8 servings are tucked away in the cabinets along with plenty of pots/pans for vacation cooking.

Nine year old Sanibel is located approximately 2.5 miles from I-59 on West Beach Blvd.. A short walk across West Beach Blvd. and you’re at public accessibility to the beach which includes a portable potty and shower. Because Sanibel is located in a newly established area it’s easy to find a spot on the beach. No crowded beaches... yet just minutes away from family and fast food restaurants, grocery stores and entertainment. Super Wal-Mart, Wal-greens, and liquor stores are all less than 15 minutes away.

If the sandy beach is not for you Sanibel has you covered. A heated swimming pool and work out area with sauna is located on the 2nd floor. Of course, The Lagoon in the back offers excellent fishing. Ladies, don't want to fish either....No problem. The Tanger Outlet mall which is loaded with many name brand stores is only 17 minutes away. If the outlet mall is not your style, The Wharf is only 16 minutes away. The upscale Wharf has something for every member of the family. Guy Harvey shops for the guys, specialty shops for the ladies and ice-cream shops/ferris wheel for the young at heart.

I encourage repeat and responsible renters and give special consideration to my repeat customers. Our housekeeper, Pam Anderson, is a local individual and when we say spotless...we mean spotless! You can always be assured to have a thoroughly sanatized and clean unit. I use this condo as a second home and cleanliness is top priority. Her services are $95 one time charge.

My goal is to create a relaxing and comfortable get away for you and your family while still feeling at home.

Try being at “THE TOP”… deserve it!!!

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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2017

About Dennis

I'm a retired shipbuilder from South Louisiana and live adjacent to the Honey Island swamp in Slidell Louisiana. My back yard is occupied by 3 pet dogs and 29 Mallard ducks along with 100 + Black Belly Whistling Tree Ducks. I visit 1804 on a regular basis where many of my friends from over the years have relocated to that area.

Fresh seafood and friendly people are my favorites... and there is plenty of both plenty sun and sand. The photo above is of my baby girl and me on her 50th Birthday!!!!!

Dennis purchased this condo in 2007

Why Dennis chose Alabama

I was seeking a beach home with a laid back atmosphere. The 18th floor penthouse was new and offered a safe and secure package with an element of quietness. The security service and property maintenance are top notch.

What makes this condo unique

The condo was constructed post hurricane Ivan and built with the highest standards for strength and safety. It is professionally maintained by our awesome housekeeper, Pam Anderson. Cleanleness is my top priority. I have high quality furnishings, regular updates, convenient location, great view, and personal attention.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Mr. Good,

We want to thank you so much for our stay at Sanibel. We had a wonderful time. We were really impressed with the condo. It was so nice, the furnishings, just everything. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything you could possibly need. I think there was more in that kitchen than mine at home! Lol. Plus all the beach extras there to use. Also, so so clean. Please tell the lady that does the cleaning she does a fabulous job.

We showed pics to everyone & now they can't wait to book your condo.

As for the oil, there were no signs of oil. Booms are set up at the harbors throughout that area & there is one set up to block the lagoon by the condo. If it weren't for those being set up as a precaution, you wouldn't know anything was going on. No smell of oil at all either. The beaches were open & there were people on them. We spent some time at the beach & was in the water. Everything seems to be just fine right now.

I want to thank you again for our stay. We will be back. I'm due in December so I was thinking maybe in the fall we could take us one more weekend away!!!
May 2010
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Gulf Shores Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 18
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1236 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1),
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Quiet Penthouse with the Best View
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Nice, well furnished condo with a great view. Owner very helpful and took time to make sure we were happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the positive post. Happy you enjoyed your stay. Enjoy the communications between us and our guests as it resolves issues that may arise...which leads to a more pleasant vacation. Want our guests to be hassle and stress free. Look forward to your return,. Best, Dennis
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Loganville Georgia

Fabulous view-awesome place! Very quiet, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay so much! The place had everything even a box fan to sleep by! Very beautiful place! Loved the two chaise loungers in living room, big enough for two! Comfy beds too! Very relaxing stay! Hope to come back again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the discovered my favorite relaxing place...the chaise loungers...can watch the tv and beach at the same time. Please return when you can. Dennis
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Wow!!! It was everything we expected and more.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great.

From the city to our lovely clean condo with a spectacular view.. The owners were helpful and provide everything for a great memorable vacation. Will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleasant Grove

Great condo with an awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures on the website do this condo justice. It was everything that my boyfriend and I hoped to have in a condo and I really appreciate that the feel of the condo felt like a home away from home. The view of the ocean was breath taking each time you looked at it. I even enjoyed what I called the hidden gem which was the nice view of the lake as soon as you walked into the condo. The beach access was less than 5 minutes away by walking and there was minimal crowding of people on the beach due to the location of the condo. Although the condo is kind of off to itself, we were still minutes away from eateries and attractions. We will definitely have to book this exact room again the next time we visit!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place!

  • 5 of 5

Just like pictures. Very comfortable and clean. Beautiful view of ocean and lagoon. Would recommend to others. Already talking about coming back again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. We continue to work ( and enjoy ) our little get a way. Always towards making it better. Our thanks to so many wonderful guests who take such loving care.
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Columbus, Ohio

A Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

Best place we've stayed in Gulf Shores! The place was fully equipped with everything we might need, including beach gear. We loved it and look forward to future stays!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grateful for the positive review. Thank you so much for taking the time. Enjoyed our frequent communication as I think it makes your trip more enjoyable and relaxes us to know how our guests are enjoying ourselves. We look forward to your return. Best, Dennis
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95

All deposits are fully refundable at any time....but earlier the better notice is appreciated.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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