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Seashells of Sanibel -- Charming, Cozy and Close to the Beach!! Bikes Included!

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Sanibel's Best Shelling Beaches!


Last updated: 01/14/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

2 Bedrooms (1 king, 2 singles), 2 full baths, queen foldout: Sleeps 6

Come to beautiful Sanibel Island to get away from it all in our beachy condo! The island has an east-west orientation, so it picks up the most amazing shells. You'll want to bring buckets to take them home! Our ground floor condo is recently renovated with an open floor plan, modern kitchen with icemaker, microwave, dishwasher and ample storage. The den is recently upgraded with a new 55-inch flat-screen TV, & beautiful new porch enclosure. The master bedroom (with king-sized bed) also has a new flat-screen TV, and has a full bath for total privacy. The 'kid's room' has 2 single beds, a new flat-screen TV/DVD & full bath in the hallway. We've put together a guide book for our guests that ensures you'll be 'in the know' about everything to see and do in the area, including restaurant reviews! Just a short walk across the street to the beach, and you're in paradise! Don't miss our specials and take advantage of all the extras we offer -- even a beach cart to pull your beach gear to the beach! PLEASE NOTE: Our property is handled by Sanibel Holidays and all bookings must go through that office, so I cannot quote a total price or book this property personally for you. Please call 800-572-6423. Ask for the reservations department and any of the helpful folks there can reserve the unit for you, collect your deposit and tell you the entire costs including taxes and fees.

Remember to mention that you were referred by me, Cathy Lanier and you’ll get a 10% discount from your entire stay.

We've just added 2 deluxe 'Panama Jack' cruiser bikes for our guests to use! It's truly the best way to see the island!

We also have a shower chair for rent for $30 per week ($15 cheaper than the island's rental service) if anyone in your party needs assistance with a tub/shower.


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Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included
  • Staff


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    I'm a pet lover, but our condo association won't allow anyone other than owners to bring them! So sorry!...moreless

  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a stoop with about 4 stairs and a handicapped assistance stair rail, but if you can get the person and the wheelchair up to that level, the rest of the condo is level and accessible. We also have a shower chair stored in the master bedroom closet if anyone needs one....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Flat Screen TV/DVD...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Flat Screen TV/DVD...moreless

  • Both bedrooms are very beachy decor. The master has a king-sized bed and has a private full bath with tub, shower, vanity and toilet. Both bedrooms have new flat-screen TVs with DVD players and plenty of closet space. Second bedroom has 2 twin beds, ample closet space, and a full bath just steps down the hall. There is a flat screen TV/DVD in the second bedroom as well. The den has a queen-sized fold-out sleeper sofa. All linens are provided, and there is ample for your stay. The unit is located on the ground floor of a 2 story complex....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Hairdryer, magnifying mirror...moreless

  • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Both baths are full-sized with tub/shower, vanity and toilet. We have added hairdryers in each, and you have ample towels for your stay. We also have a deluxe bath/shower chair for rent for $30 per week ($15 cheaper than island's rental service). If you have need for this, please email directly to with 'Shower Chair' in Subject Box, and we'll arrange for delivery in time for your stay....moreless

Other Amenities

  • On property amenities include heated pool, tennis courts, outdoor grills and picnic tables. Beach just a short walk down a groomed pathway. We have local maps, local guides, and a personalized account of activities and restaurants that we keep updated for our guests. We can also have a tub/shower chair if anyone in your party needs it. ...moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books:

    Bookcase in den....moreless

  • CD Player
  • Stereo:

    Yes. Small unit in second bedroom and surround sound unit in den with Bluetooth to connect your favorite devices....moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen TVs in den (55-inch!), master bedroom and second bedroom. Blu-ray player in den, and DVD in both bedrooms....moreless

  • VCR


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Beach:

    Just across the street from the beach with a nice, deeded access path. We provide a beach cart to help with all your beach supplies!...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Just across the street from the beach with a nice, deeded access path. We provide a beach cart to help with all your beach supplies!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Onsite heated pool and tennis courts, barbecue grills, shuffleboard in a natural setting....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Pier Fishing
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Nice large, wooden table with 6 chairs....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:


  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    On site near office....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    This is not on-site, but just a few miles away is a fantastic fitness center owned by the town. You can get daily, weekly or monthly passes. All sorts of equipment, and classes open to all....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Yes (but rarely needed!)...moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi on site and in our unit too....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes, ample....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Spacious with comfortable seating. Sofa is a sleeper-sofa, so accommodates 2 adults. 55-inch Flat screen TV, DVD and Blu-Ray player....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker:

    Automatic drip coffee maker....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    My husband's a chef, so we have many utensils other units don't provide. If we need it for our stay, you get to enjoy it for yours!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    At least 8 place settings of china, and ample glassware and utensils....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Built-in dishwasher....moreless

  • Freezer:

    Has Icemaker...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Spacious and open, has all amenities and utensils to ensure a great stay if you like to cook in!...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave:

    Built-in microwave....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Standard-sized, top freezer with icemaker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Glass top stove and standard oven....moreless

  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles:

    We provide 2 deluxe 'Panama Jack' cruiser bikes in our unit,, there are on-site bicycle rentals, and other rental agencies on island as well....moreless

  • Boat:

    Rentals at Sanibel Marina and Captiva....moreless

  • Golf:

    Nearby -- at least 2 courses that we know of....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:


  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful lawn and gardens surround condo....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Yes -- new grills near office....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda:

    Screened porch off of den....moreless

  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    On-site courts....moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Walkway To Water
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Stand up paddleboard, and all sorts of stuff available for rent on the island!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


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from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
January 2017
Jan 7 - Jan 27, 2017
3 night min stay
Peak 2017
Jan 28 - Apr 21, 2017
3 night min stay
Spring 2017
Apr 22 - Jun 2, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017 I
Jun 3 - Jun 30, 2017
3 night min stay
Independence Holiday 2017
Jul 1 - Jul 7, 2017
3 night min stay
Summer 2017 II
Jul 8 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall 2017
Sep 9 - Nov 17, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday I 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
3 night min stay
Fall II 2017
Nov 25 - Dec 15, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday II 2017
Dec 16 - Jan 5, 2018
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes Not included


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Don't forget to ask for your 10% discount for first-time renters referred by Cathy!

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. To book this property, contact Sanibel Holiday and they will reserve the unit for you, collect your deposit and calculate your total costs. Their number is 1-800-572-6425, or you may contact them via email at Their website is

Ask for the 10% first-time renter's discount!

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 01/14/2017
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12 Miles
Nearest Airport
Southwest Florida International
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Sandbar
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Sandbar
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Sanibel Island Beaches

Car: Recommended

Sanibel is the 'Shelling Capital of the World!' Great beaches, great restaurants, great shopping. What more could you want? Well, here's brand new news: Frommer's just rated Sanibel Island the #1 Vacation Destination in the WORLD! Don't be the last to know!

Our condo is located within biking or walking distance of shopping, groceries, movies and all sorts of restaurants and bars with live entertainment. We also provide 2 deluxe cruiser bikes for you to use while you're at our place!

We're in a first floor unit and provide lots of extras for your enjoyment! You'll adopt our place as your 'home away from home' for all your future trips to Southwest Florida beaches!

Other Activities: Shelling, biking. NEW FOR 2015: We've purchased 2 'Panama Jack' deluxe cruiser bikes that are available for use in our unit! It's the best way to see the island!

Golf: We're not golfers, but there are at least 2 golf resorts on the island, and we provide discount coupons for greens fees, cart rentals, or whatever is available at the time. You won't be disappointed!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: We're Cathy & Randy Lanier and we live in Lexington, SC, but travel to our 'Little Slice of Paradise' as often as we can. Cathy owns a technology company and a company that supports kids' charities, and Randy works for our local county government -- we';re both kind of IT geeks! We have 4 furkids (yorkies) and love the Sanibel beaches. We have such a huge collection of shells, we're running out of places for them all!

Why the Owner Chose Sanibel Island, FL, USA:
We chose Seashells of Sanibel because it was quiet, and a bit more protected in case of bad weather in the Gulf. It had many more amenities than some of the beach-front properties, and the rooms in the condo were larger than most. We try to spend about 3 months per year at the condo (anywhere from a week to a month at a time), so we wanted something that would be comfortable for extended stays. Our guests benefit from a fully stocked kitchen because Randy's also a chef, and he makes sure he has everything he needs in case he's in the mood for culinary creation!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Our condo is unique in that we treat it more like our full-time home than a rental home. That means you should find everything you'll need in our 'home away from home' and won't feel like you've left anything behind! We love the restaurants on the island as well as the ones over in Ft. Myers (we're foodies), and Cathy loves shopping! You'll find a detailed booklet in our condo that fills you in on all the things you'll want to see, do and eat while you're visiting. Just follow the instructions there for flawless shelling and you'll be on 'island time' in no time at all! We even provide 'Panama Jack' cruiser bikes for our guests to enjoy -- it's truly the best way to see the island! Our only requirement is that you RELAX!

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/14/2017

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  • Sanibel's Best Shelling Beaches!

    Sanibel's Best Shelling Beaches!

  • Roomy Living room with Queen-Sized Sleeper Sofa and comfortable seating.

    Roomy Living room with Queen-Sized Sleeper Sofa and comfortable seating.

  • Master Bedroom with King-Sized bed and Flat Screen TV & DVD!

    Master Bedroom with King-Sized bed and Flat Screen TV & DVD!

  • Second Bedroom the kids will Love!  Flat-screen TV with DVD player too!

    Second Bedroom the kids will Love! Flat-screen TV with DVD player too!

  • Path to Beach

    Path to Beach

  • Living room with brand new 55-inch flat screen!

    Living room with brand new 55-inch flat screen!

  • Living Room with sleeper sofa and comfortable seating.

    Living Room with sleeper sofa and comfortable seating.

  • Newly Renovated and Modern Kitchen

    Newly Renovated and Modern Kitchen

  • Heated Pool!

    Heated Pool!

  • Welcome to the best shelling beach IN THE WORLD!

    Welcome to the best shelling beach IN THE WORLD!

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