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Steps from the beach! 2 bedroom +loft, 2 bathrooms with wifi

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Villa Sanibel 1H is a cozy retreat from the everyday at Sanibel Island’s desirable West end. Located in a private 20 unit complex, 1H will comfortably accommodate beach lovers in cool island style. Villa Sanibel 1H is an upper level unit in the building closest to the beach (literally just a few feet to the sand, shells and awe inspiring sunsets) offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms plus a loft. This lovely complex features abundant native foliage, a sparkling heated pool, grills, tennis and relaxation!

If you prefer to be on the go - Villa Sanibel is near bike paths, Island Cinema, Bailey’s grocery and many island restaurants and shops. For the nature lovers, nearby Tarpon Bay Marina offers kayaking through banyan groves to view native bird population, fishing boat rentals, and presentations for all ages by island naturalists. Also close by is nationally renowned J.D.'Ding' Darling nature preserve which offers excellent views of native flora and fauna, including the occasional alligator! Let Villa Sanibel 1H become your home away from home as you come visit our little piece of paradise.

Keywords: Condominium

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Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About The Owner

We both grew up in Wisconsin, and visited Sanibel during our first year of marriage in 1980. This tropical island captivated us, and we have returned every year since. We found it to be a great place to vacation as our family grew. Unsurprising to anyone familiar with our Midwest weather, we visit Sanibel in winter to inspect and update our condo (and of course to soak up some sun!). We take pride in keeping our unit comfortable, convenient and regularly updated. We want you, our guests, to feel as at home in it as we do. Please enjoy! Kathy and Denis, Wauwatosa, WI

The Owner purchased this condo in 2000

Why The Owner chose Sanibel

We purchased our unit in 2000, after 20 years of visiting Sanibel and falling in love with its unique atmosphere. We liked the idea of owning a beach condo on a tropical island that is only a few hours away by air. We appreciate Villa Sanibel's smaller, more intimate setting where the beach, swimming pool and tennis courts are all steps away. Sanibel's reliably warm weather, shell-filled beaches, protected wildlife areas, and tropical island atmosphere are what attracted us to buy a piece of paradise!

What makes this condo unique

The number one attraction, the beach, is only ten steps from our stair landing. It takes about 60 seconds to replenish refreshments, get another book, or fetch more suntan lotion from the condo! We enjoy viewing the sunrise on the beach from our entrance porch (a good spot for morning coffee). It is easy to explore the island by hopping on the nearby bike path. Kayaking at the marina is a great way to see wildlife. There are restaurants for every taste and budget (Denis likes Doc Ford's for casual eating -- Kathy recommends the Mad Hatter for its gourmet dining). And nothing beats watching the sun set from the beach, with a favorite beverage in hand!


Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Newly remodeled walk-in shower in master bathroom, full shower and tub in guest bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed in master bedroom, twin beds (2) in guest bedroom, and twin beds (2) in loft.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
beach chairs, beach towels, beach umbrellas, iPod connector, BBQ tools, ceiling fans


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Steps from the beach! 2 bedroom +loft, 2 bathrooms with wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

A True Florida Getaway...

  • 5 of 5

From the moment my husband and I walked in the door - we couldn't have been more pleased. Your condo has lots of charm and character. If felt like staying in a friend's home. Everything was clean and comfortable. We truly took advantage of being able to walk out the door and within steps... be on the beach. It was everything you advertised and much more. We would recommend this location! We also spent a day in the pool - and again... couldn't have enjoyed it more! Laura and Steve Penman

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful. Comfortable and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo, Villa Sanibel 1 H for the last 7 years in March. The location is perfect and there are only 20 units in 3 buildings so the pool, tennis courts and beach are never crowded. The condo is in the building closest to the gulf and you can look out on the beach and see the gulf from the door, porch and guest bedroom. The unit is well equipped and has everything that you need for the beach, kitchen and there are tvs. It is attractive, comfortable and well maintained. Managers are helpful if needed. Previous to staying here, we have stayed in other places, but this is our favorite.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Place SOO close to beach

  • 5 of 5

This Condo had everything you need and is SOO close to beach! Loved that it had the extras of beach chairs, umbrellas, beach toys, and beach towels. Kitchen had everything needed! You won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love~Love~Love This Place!!

  • 5 of 5

Super Nice Condo!! Upstairs unit with only a few steps. Just steps from the ocean, so handy to come back and eat lunch, rest, restroom and re-apply sunscreen. Teenaged girls loved the loft with 2 twin beds. Very clean condo with comfortable beds. Condo was equipped with very nice kitchen utensils and cookware, hair dryers, fans for each room, lots of beach toys, floats, beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas. Would have been nice to had canopy. We spent most our time at the beach, rented paddle boards. Also rented bikes and it was a great way to enjoy the island.

We had a great stay, would stay here again. Highly recommend this unit!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, beautify location on the beach

  • 5 of 5

We were in need of a relaxing get away for two. The condo will easily sleep 6 comfortably, but was perfect for the two of us.

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in Kathy and Denis's Sanibel Island home. The condo is beautiful --- clean and well appointed ---with a spectacular location. We enjoyed early morning coffee on the porch, watching the sky warm up and people walking the beach, followed by breakfast on the lanai. Days were spent exploring the island on rented bikes, with afternoon/evening cocktails on the beach ---great beach chairs and umbrellas provided ---followed by a walk down the beach to see the sunset. The unit is just footsteps from the beach ---so convenient --- the beach area is uncongested.

The condo is very comfortable, with everything one needs. We didn't want to leave and hope to return. Denis and Kathy, thank you for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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