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Sleeps 10 - Available Year Round - Huge Private Home

Bedrooms 4
Property type house



About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

INCREDIBLE - Huge 4 Bedroom, 3 bath, private home with 2 car garage and RV parking. 400 yards to our private access, pristine beach. Four TV's, Free Cable TV, WIFI and phone

Your Island Paradise. Pick fresh limes from our mature fruit trees for your tropical beverage. Also Mangos, Mulberrys, Florida Peaches, Grapefruit, Oranges, Lechee Nuts

This home has it all, just bring your tooth brush.

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Mike Palmer
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

About Mike Palmer

In my work, I travel the world, but Sanibel is by far the most uniquely tranquil, aesthetically pleasing, area I've ever visited

Why Mike Palmer chose Florida South West

Located 400 yards from our private beach, with magnificent shelling, this is one of the few single family homes on Sanibel that is licensed to lease for periods of less than 30 days.

What makes this house unique

No traffic lights, miles and miles of bike paths. Great shelling on our private beach. We supply bikes for free, along with beach chairs, blankets, coolers, beach toys for the kids.

Casual restaurants with fantastic food. Year round sunshine.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Sleeps 10 - Available Year Round - Huge Private Home
average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews

Sanibel, great house

  • 5 of 5

Sandy Bottom is a great house. It is very accommodating to families, fantastic private beach access, there were so many great shells. The house was very well stocked, plenty of towels, and extra bedding. The owner, Mike really worked with us and was very helpful. I would recommend it!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mimi. Always happy to know that we are getting it right when our guests visit our beautiful island.Regards Mike
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  • 5 of 5

great house, excellent location, easy beach access, as comfortable as being in your own home. accommodates families well.. such a relaxing time makes you want to go back!

Most wonderful feature was the PRIVATE beach.. its like your own sanctuary We LOVED it!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle, It was a pleasure having you and your family as guests to our beautiful island. Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Please come back anytime. Regards Mike
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Great place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for us to relax, catch our breath and unwind after a week at Disney! It was a special treat that Mike was there when we arrived, so we got to meet him. We enjoyed the beach, Ding Darling reserve, some great geocaching, and being able to spread out and have some quiet time. It was even nice to be able to cook "at home". The grand kids enjoyed shelling and seeing all the birds. The house is very nice, on a quiet street, was spotless and well equipped from the kitchen to linens to beach chairs and bikes. Mike is great to work with on the rental, and gave us great information on things to do and places to eat, and that was very helpful. I would absolutely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marlie, thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure meeting your family and reliving some of those memorable Alaska fishing adventures! Hope you had a safe trip home and not to worry, Spring is right around the corner. Regards MIke
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Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time!! A very nice house with so many different areas for different activities! We enjoyed the ping pong table and we played board games:) Also, a good variety of books for the daughter that likes to read on the beach. It was great to be able to bring and enjoy dvd's so there was always something good to watch. The bed in the master bedroom was VERY comfortable!!! The house was a little older & not "perfect", but the pictures are correct and we loved it. The ONLY problem was that the can opener could only be worked by my husband. We're use to being beach front, but I gotta say that the private access that we had in the neighborhood was very close to the house, which was very important to us. A GREAT value and we would definitely stay there again! Thanks Mike=D

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Cathrine. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know all of the things important to you and your family during your stay. We try very hard to make sure our guests get to enjoy all of the things our wonderful island has to offer. Guests like you make it all worthwhile! Mike
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Amazing place for our large family

  • 5 of 5

This place was absolutely perfect for our large family (12 adults and 2 kids). Mike has everything you could need: bikes, beach toys, ping pong table, games and more. He beach was in walking distance and beautiful! With all of the kitchen amenities we were able to cook any meal we wanted. Mike was also very attentive and answered every question I had. We would definitely go back!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tiffany, thank you for taking the time to post your comments! We are very happy that That your stay on our beautiful island met with your expectations. We are always trying to improve and insure that our guests Sanibel experience is a great one. Your comments help us to achieve that goal. Regards Mike
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Cozy home private beach in walking distance!

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival we found the neighborhood was very private and quiet. The garage had a fleet of bikes as well as any and everything imaginable for the beach which was seconds away. The home was very roomy we had 6 people everyone was comfortable each bedroom had a bathroom. Like the garage the kitchen was fully stocked with any cooking utensils you may need, even had a popcorn popper and waffle maker. Plenty of beach towels, shower towels and extra bedding if needed, washer and drier if you ran out. The private beach was awesome very secluded, probably 10 people maximum on the beach at once during our 3 day stay. Plenty of shells to be found! The bikes came in handy as the beach parking was flooded which wasn't a problem we enjoyed riding bikes to the beach everyday. It was just around the corner we could've walked just as easily. If you forgot to pack even the smallest thing you could find it at that house everything was there. Great place to stay If we decide to return to sanibel we will rent Sandy Bottom again. Wonderful for a family get away!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Whitney! You were a pleasure to work with! I really appreciate your feedback . You and your family are welcome back anytime. Regards Mike
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Myers Regional Southwest Airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Doc Fords
Nearest Beach
400 Metres
Our Private Beach (400 yards from the home)

1 Mile from 'Ding Darling' Bird & Wildlife Sanctuary.

2 miles from brand new gym w/pools, basketball courts, tennis courts, state of the art fitness machines and free weights.

400 yards from the best shelling on the Florida coast.

No traffic lights and a paved bike path that runs the length of the island


Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 15 2016 - Apr 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

WINTER RATES are $309/night for up to 6 guests, December 15th to April 30th.
SUMMER RATES are $239/night for up to 6 guests May 1st to December 15th.
GOVERNMENT HOLIDAYS are priced at winter rates.
In excess of 6 guests is $10/night per guest. ie: you have 10 guests, (4 extra), it would cost an additional $40/night

$500. deposit, fully refundable for any reason, up to 30 days prior to arrival when the balance is due

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Sanibel Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) QUEEN
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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