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Uncrowded and Quiet in Oct/Nov! The VRBO Bear Stayed Here - Find Out Why!

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

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.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Ed & Lisa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About Ed & Lisa

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.

Ed & Lisa purchased this condo in 2008

Why Ed & Lisa chose Florida

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!

What makes this condo unique

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.

Amenities

Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bath is en-suite
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeper Sofa - Located in Living Room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
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

Reviews

You can relax and unwind while enjoying the ocean view and breeze.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Jun 10, 2016

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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Uncrowded and Quiet in Oct/Nov! The VRBO Bear Stayed Here - Find Out Why!
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
5

Smaller complex allows for less crowd

  • 5 of 5

Ed and Lisa have thought of everything. This was our sixth year in a row but our first in this condo but we will definitely be back. The bikes and all the beach equipment were in great shape. The condo was well stocked. Perfect family vacation. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great feedback! We know how important it is to arrive at your vacation destination and have all the beach gear and bikes in shape and ready for use. And we give all return renters a discount the next time they stay at our property - see you soon!
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5

As advertised !

  • 5 of 5

Very nice property. Wish we had known about the grills.

Very nice property. Not over crowded like other properties we have stayed .

Will def be back

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! One of the great things about the Tarpon Beach Condos is the low density which means plenty of available lounges by the pool, space at the beach, and plenty of parking. The Association added grills in 2016 and they have been popular with our residents and guests. We hope to see you again soon!
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5

Great place for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent vacation. Condo was exactly as described and couldn't have been any better. Quick, easy access to the beach and bike paths. Lots of wildlife EVERYWHERE! Can't wait to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Everything you need & modern, updated unit

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year staying at Ed & Lisa's condo. The unit is updated and well maintained. One of the bonuses is the well stocked beach closet that has beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys and floats. The unit also has wifi and TVs in both bedrooms and the living room. We love the location, too. Close to Jerry's a great restaurants and the shelling on the beach can't be beat!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you - we love return renters! The central location of Tarpon Beach Condos (but still on the beach) is a real plus for walkers and bikers. Hopefully we can see you again next year!
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5

Great Condo, Great Owner, and WHAT A VIEW!

  • 5 of 5

We, who are in our 60s, stayed the week of January 14 in Tarpon Beach 302 and couldn't have been more pleased. The location is great -- for the beach, and for the places we like to eat and shop on both Sanibel and Captiva. Ed, the owner, called to check on our visit and was eager to receive any suggestions we might have. The condo is well-furnished. The beds are quite comfortable. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking eat-at-home meals. The beach is right outside the veranda. The pool is well kept, as are the grounds of the small condo group (3 buildings). We've stayed at several Sanibel condos the past few years, and Tarpon Beach 302 is at the top of our list. We hope stay there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you for the great review and we are pleased you enjoyed our condo. Tarpon Beach Condominium Association has a very active Association board that is continually upgrading our common areas and making sure the property is well cared for and clean. Best Regards - Ed & Lisa
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5

Kurt P.

  • 5 of 5

This unit is great! The owners are awesome and truly make sure that the unit is something THEY would want to rent!

The view is something you never get tired of and the unit is very nicely appointed. Also, they provide plenty of items for beach/island life: beach towels, bikes, beach chairs, umbrellas, rafts, etc. If you are looking for a great condo in a very nice complex, on a wonderful island, this is it.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review!
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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

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 if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.