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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

VRBO Bear stayed here: We found this property to be beary special Read review

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Cross the causeway, take a deep breath and sigh! Island life beckons. Sandy beaches, world renown shelling and plenty of recreation can be yours in our beachfront condominium. This two bedroom, two bath condo with queen sleeper in the living room sleeps up to six and features a screened balcony with gulf views off the master bedroom and living room. The unit is fully furnished and offers immediate access to miles of beaches, hiking and biking trails and Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. For golf,tennis,fishing or shopping enthusiasts there is plenty of action as well.

Located on the first living level of a low density condominium development (3 buildings, 30 units total), our unit offers a direct view of the Gulf of Mexico. Tarpon Beach is a stilted complex with parking underneath each building as well as elevators.

As a convenience to our guests we also offer access to our lower level storage area where we provide 2 adult bikes, beach chairs and beach umbrella. For those needing to stay connected to life back home we offer WiFi internet access free of charge.

Sanibel and Tarpon Beach is our 'home away from home'. A little bit of paradise, we'd like to share with you.




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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 1100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    As a courtesy to other guests and owners in the building the non-smoking area includes the interior and the lanai/patio. No exceptions....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    (3) Flat screen TV's in the bedrooms and 42' flat screen in the living-room....moreless

  • Toys:

    Our beach closet has a large selection of beach toys for young and old alike. ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access:

    You will receive wi-fi network and password information with your welcome packet when you check in....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    You will receive wi-fi network and password information with your welcome packet when you check in....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    We also keep 6 oversize beach towels at the condo for guest use....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bathroom Towels along with 6 oversized beach towels are provided....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    You will receive wi-fi network and password information with your welcome packet when you check in....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Includes freezer with ice maker....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Bicycles:

    The use of three (3) bikes is included with your rental. These are kept in the beach closet until you arrive....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are two gas grills for your use by the tennis courts....moreless

  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    With only 30 units sharing the pool there is almost always open lounges around the pool deck....moreless

Building Type

  • Building

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

Write a review 5
from 26 traveler reviews
You can relax and unwind while enjoying the ocean view and breeze. 06/10/2016

VRBO Bear stayed here:


Quite honestly, this was the best vacation we’ve ever had as a family! Staying at this Tarpon Beach condo was relaxing, serene, comfortable, accommodating and perfect. We were looking for a vacation that would allow us the opportunity to completely disconnect from our work and focus on our family, and this condo allowed us to do just that. Shelves of books, the screened in patio, and a 50 yard walk over the boardwalk to the beach meant we could spend an entire day collecting shells and enjoying the sea breeze. The condo is totally equipped with wifi, TVs, DVD players. Even though we did not use the televisions, we most certainly took advantage of all of the books, games and beach equipment provided. My husband took the bike out for a few rides while the kids and I took naps. Seriously, the most relaxing vacation I could have ever imagined. At night, there are no lights allowed on the beach from May through November because sea turtles come and dig their nests and lay their eggs. The island does a tremendous job of ensuring the wildlife is protected and so they mark each nest so it is not disturbed. It was wonderful to be on an island where a sea turtle that was born there years ago has now come back to the same island to lay its eggs! The abundance of restaurants, cafe’s, shops, and rainy day activities such as the shell museum and nature preserve were just as captivating. Speaking of captivating, Sanibel’s neighboring Island of Captiva is just over a short bridge and offers fun experiences such as the Bubble room and beautiful beaches where we watched the sunset. The owners of the condo are fantastic! They went above and beyond to ensure we had a terrific stay.

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Spring 2017
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer - Fall 2017
Apr 29 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,440

Changeover Day: Saturday

Holiday 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,075

Changeover Day: Saturday

January 2018
Jan 6 - Feb 2, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring 2018
Feb 3 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,075

Changeover Day: Saturday

Late Spring 2018
Apr 14 - Apr 20, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,950

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer/Fall 2018
Apr 21 - Dec 21, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,440

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$1,440

Changeover Day: Saturday


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

We work with an on-island agent to manage your reservation, provide you a welcome packet with keys, and take care of you during your stay!


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

  • Tarpon Beach Condos

    "Tarpon Beach Condo's consists of 3 buildings with either 9 or 12 units per building for a to..."

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  • Bike Paths on Sanibel

    "Two bikes with helmets and locks are included with you rental. Sanibel Island has 22 miles o..."

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  • Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon

    "$$ Grandma Dot's down at the Sanibel Marina at the east end of the island- the Grouper sandw..."

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  • Sanibel Grill

  • Sanibel Holiday - Our On-Island Agent!

    "These folks are the best! From reservations to house-keeping the ladies at Sanibel Holiday m..."

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  • Tarpon Bay Explorers

    "Kayak and pontoon boat rentals at Tarpon Bay Explorers let you experience the Ding Darling N..."

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  • Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market

  • The Island Cow

    "$$ Island Cow on Periwinkle - very good breakfasts and an easy bike ride. http://www.sanibe..."

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  • Sanibel Bean

    "$ The Sanibel Bean on Periwinkle - we love to walk or ride our bikes there in the morning fo..."

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  • Pointe Santo de Sanibel

    "The condo development directly to the east is Pointe Santo. This is a much more densely deve..."

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  • Baileys True Value Genrl Store

    "Bailey's is a short 5 minute bike ride from our condo. They have groceries, beer, wine and l..."

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  • Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

    "The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation is well known for it's efforts at preserving San..."

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  • Private Condo Beach Access

    "Tarpon Beach Condos sit directly on the Gulf of Mexico and we have access to the beach via a..."

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  • Tarpon Beach Condo Pool

    "Tarpon Beach Condo's pool serves only 30 units. Rarely is there a crowd at the pool. There a..."

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  • J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: We are from Wisconsin and started visiting Sanibel Island in 1996. Twelve years later we decided to buy a piece of paradise on Sanibel Island! We hope you decide to enjoy it too while staying at our condo.

Why the Owner Chose Sanibel Island, FL, USA:
Tarpon Beach Condominiums is a small property with 30 units total spread out over 3 buildings. We looked at other properties along the beach but were attracted to Tarpon Beach because of it's direct access to miles of beach. Be sure to ask how many units are on a property before renting!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We are in Building #3 which has a direct view to the Gulf. Our pool area almost always has open lounges and often is empty with everyone down at the beach. Parking is always available and restaurants and shopping are a short walk or bike ride away.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Photos

  • The view from our lanai!

    The view from our lanai!

  • Sanibel Island Kitchen w/ Granite and Stainless Steel - Remodeled in 2011!

    Sanibel Island Kitchen w/ Granite and Stainless Steel - Remodeled in 2011!

  • The living room is decorated with a casual Florida style.

    The living room is decorated with a casual Florida style.

  • The Guest Bedroom sleeps 2 people.

    The Guest Bedroom sleeps 2 people.

  • The washer and dryer can help reduce the number of suitcases you have to bring!

    The washer and dryer can help reduce the number of suitcases you have to bring!

  • Free bikes w/helmets and locks included w/rental. Sanibel's bike paths beckon!

    Free bikes w/helmets and locks included w/rental. Sanibel's bike paths beckon!

  • Early mornings can be quiet on the beach!

    Early mornings can be quiet on the beach!

  • Family fun on the beach!

    Family fun on the beach!

  • Our lanai is perfect for relaxing with morning coffee or evening cocktails.

    Our lanai is perfect for relaxing with morning coffee or evening cocktails.

  • Our Condo on Sanibel Island - Dining Area w/Contemporary Florida Style

    Our Condo on Sanibel Island - Dining Area w/Contemporary Florida Style

  • The Master bedroom.

    The Master bedroom.

  • Master Bath remodeled in 2011with Kohler fixtures and river rock shower floor.

    Master Bath remodeled in 2011with Kohler fixtures and river rock shower floor.

  • Only 30 units share the pool; there is rarely a crowd. The beach is steps away!

    Only 30 units share the pool; there is rarely a crowd. The beach is steps away!

  • Our Condo on Sanibel Island - with tennis court, racquets, and tennis balls.

    Our Condo on Sanibel Island - with tennis court, racquets, and tennis balls.

  • Our Condo on Sanibel Island - the beach is accessed via our private walkway.

    Our Condo on Sanibel Island - the beach is accessed via our private walkway.

  • Tarpon Beach complex. Our condo is on first level w/easy access to the beach!

    Tarpon Beach complex. Our condo is on first level w/easy access to the beach!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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