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September 2017 Dates Still Available! The VRBO Bear Stayed Here - Find Out Why!

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


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

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Ed & Lisa
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 20, 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 South West

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.


Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • 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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Master bath is en-suite
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Sleeper Sofa - Located in Living Room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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


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.

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

September 2017 Dates Still Available! The VRBO Bear Stayed Here - Find Out Why!
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

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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Indianapolis, IN U.S.A.

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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Lovely condo!

  • 5 of 5

My family of four has been coming to Sanibel for going on 20 years now. We've never stayed in the same condo twice, but I think that may finally change! We usually stay on East Gulf, so moving down to West Gulf made us a little nervous, but we loved it! Everything was so convenient and, best of all, the beach here was filled with the best shells we've ever collected. We came home with at least 150 conch shells and lots of other gorgeous shells. The condo itself is just lovely, super comfortable master bed, very dark bedroom when the blinds are closed, comfy couches, nice kitchen, etc. There is a locked storage closet guests can use downstairs so they don't have to bring any toys, chairs, etc. up to the unit. This unit is on the first floor, but it is over a parking garage so you can see all the water and people walking - but not really the sand. There is an elevator right outside the unit for convenience or bringing up your luggage and groceries. There was plenty of parking and it wasn't a crowded complex - more quiet which is what we love. The owner and rental company both checked with us to make sure everything was ok. We are extremely picky (in fact this is the first review I've ever written) and I can say this is the place to stay if you want a quiet, relaxing vacation with your family.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our condo and thank you for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the quietness of the property. With just 30 units spread out over 3 buildings Tarpon Beach has just the right vacation vibe which is what attracted us when we purchased our condo in 2008. If you decide to come back we offer a return renters discount!
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  • 5 of 5

Our family really enjoyed our stay at Tarpon Beach! The condo was way beyond immaculate and above our expectations. The kitchen was stocked with every possible small appliance and utensil needed. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked with towels. The master bedroom was so comfy, I can't remember when I had a good nights sleep on a mattress other than my own! The grounds are well kept and the pool was at a pleasing temprature. My kids were surprised daily with new bugs, birds and reptiles! The beach was prime seashell picking daily. We took home 3 ziploc bags of shells, coral and sponges!

The only downside-- no see ums! They are viscous little creatures that were combated with baby oil, OFF! and Lemongrass infused lotion. Thank you for providing a much needed relaxing family vacation. We hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa and I are so happy that you enjoyed our condo during your family time on Sanibel. Yes, no-see-ums can be an issue especially with the wet summer we had. They are usually not a problem on the beach or by the pool during the day. If you are thinking of returning to Sanibel and staying at our condo please reserve your week with a refundable deposit so you can take advantage of our return renters discount!
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Miami, FL


  • 5 of 5

Amazing unit that comes with all the bells and whistles. Condo is very clean and well maintained. Property owners reached out during our stay to make sure all our needs were met. I can't wait to book our next stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review. We work hard to make sure our condo meets every beach vacationers needs. This means double checking our inventory of kitchen and beach items several times throughout the season. We look forward to having you again so you can take advantage of our return renters discount!
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Minneapolis, MN USA

Beautiful condo with spectacular view of the Gulf

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Tarpon Beach and our first time staying in this particular condo. The condo is tastefully decorated, recently updated, well stocked and has an incredible view of the Gulf of Mexico. The pool is beautiful and never crowded due to the small size of the Tarpon Beach complex. Ed and Lisa were attentive owners and checked in on us during the week to make sure we had everything that we needed. They even provided a list of restaurants they enjoy when they are on Sanibel Island. We highly recommend this condo and will stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Even though we keep our kitchen well equipped it’s still nice to take advantage of some of the many restaurants on the island. And because you can bike to most them you get a chance to work off the calories!
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Rates & Availability

Sanibel Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer - Fall 2017
Apr 29 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - Apr 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer/Fall 2018
Apr 21 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

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.
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