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Direct Oceanfront Villa Sanibel 1 - A

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

YOU CANNOT STAY CLOSER TO THE BEACH and OCEAN than VILLA SANIBEL 1-A. Just open the screened door from our Ground floor Lanai, and walk 8 feet on our Private Boardwalk to the beautiful white sand beach. Porpoises frolic just off shore, and frequently a sea turtle can be spotted in our lush island vegetation. Perfect for families with small children. Just place your baby monitor in the guest bedroom, and Mom can enjoy the beach while baby naps. The Lanai closet holds Beach Chairs, Fishing Rods, and lots of Children's Beach Toys, Floats, and Games.

There are Beach and Ocean Views from every room in this lovingly cared for Beach Home. Let the soothing sounds of Ocean Waves lull you to sleep...awake refreshed with the sparkling waters of the gulf just a few feet from our lanai.

Inside our recently renovated unit, you will find every amenity imaginable. Our decorators chose a 'Tommy Bahama' theme. High quality furnishings, Pillow Top mattresses dressed with 600 - 1.000 thread count Egyptian linens. BEWARE - Linen program sheets are less than 200 thread count and, worst of all, the bottom sheets are not fitted!! Top quality Granite counter tops throughout. The newly remodeled bathrooms are beautifully decorator tiled and have the finest bath linens. Well designed kitchen has all new appliances with a complete assortment of cooking utensils, dishes, glassware, silverware...everything you could possibly need, or want.

Keywords: Condominium, Ocean Front, Beach Front, Ground Floor, Pool, Tennis, Luxurious, Updated

More Details

Jack Carleton
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Jack Carleton

We have been visiting Sanibel Island since 1982. At one point we owned 3 ocean front rentals simultaneously. After Hurricane Charlie hit, in 2006, we scaled back to just our personal favorite - Villa Sanibel 1-A. We would love the opportunity to share our island paradise with you. Although you can only get the Owner Direct rates through us, we do have an on island agency that sends you a formal contract, Collects the actual rentals, arranges extra services like Baby Bed, High Chair, Bicycle Rentals & Delivery. Upon arrival they will give you your keys, directions, and acquaint you with their Concierge Services. 24/7 Local Assistance.

Jack Carleton purchased this condo in 1993

Why Jack Carleton chose Sanibel Island

When we first discovered this wonderful island paradise, we never would have bought Villa Sanibel see, it cannot be properly insured since it is SO CLOSE to the Beach & Ocean. Now, it is actually painful every time we have to leave and cross the causeway bridge to the RSW Fort Myers Airport.

What makes this condo unique

Where else can you be THIS CLOSE to the Beach and the Ocean? Wonderful shelling, sparsely populated West Gulf Drive Beach, pure tranquility inspires the fondest family memories. Only the Best Sunsets - Key West, eat your heart out! Come, enjoy this slice of paradise.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to let you know we had a great time staying at your VS 1A condo in Sanibel. The condo was in great shape and being right on the beach was awesome! It made for a great vacation for us and the kids. Everything was very convenient and we had no problems with anything.

Thanks again for the opportunity to stay at your condo,
Jun 2010
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Butterknife Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 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 ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) Newer Pillow Top mattress, Twin or Single Beds (2) Newer Pillow top Mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Top of the line Queen bed convertible sofa sleeper.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Only 8 feet to the White Sand Beach; Tennis Court, Reserved Parking Space. Brand New 42" Flat Screen HDTV with Blu Ray DVD in the Living room; Brand New 32" Flat Screen HDTV with integrated DVD in the Master Suite; Brand New 26" Flat Screen HDTV with integrated DVD in the guest bedroom. FREE WI-FI & DOMESTIC LONG DISTANCE PHONE SERVICE. Pillow Top Mattresses with 600 - 1000 Thread Count Linens. BEWARE, Linen Service Linens are Less than 200 Thread Count and most do not have Fitted Bottom Sheets.


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Direct Oceanfront Villa Sanibel 1 - A
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Amazing place! Great vacation spot!

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Sanibel several times over the last few years and this place was one of the best. Right on the beach! We had a great time and the house was neat and clean and had everything we needed. One small complaint, I wish the bed in the master bedroom had a firmer mattress. It's a little weak, but that is a minor issue. We'll be back soon. Do yourself a favor and rent it!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Happy that you had a pleasant stay. All 3 mattresses are nearly new pillow type which most guests seem to prefer. We look forward to your return visit. Best, Jack
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Can't get any closer to ocean than this

  • 5 of 5

Great ground level walk out unit with unbelievable access to beach and ocean. The sand cannot be more than 10 steps away and I saw no other buildings on Sanibel as close to the water as this.

Screen porch allows option to open up sliding doors of condo to let the ocean breezes in and provides nearly all the ocean experience without the sun if you need a little break or have a baby napping midday.

The unit itself is in good shape with comfortable beds and fairly new kitchen and living room area.

Access to good quality chairs and sand toys makes everything so much easier for a family that is only down for a week.

Upon arrival, we walked through the door and my wife said, "book this for next year right now!"

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear that your family enjoyed your visit and we are looking forward to welcoming you back next year. Thanks for taking the time to write your review.
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Wonderful sunny getaway

  • 5 of 5

The condo was beautiful and very close to the beach. We had a fabulous vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, just as advertised steps from the beach

  • 5 of 5

This was our third year on Sanibel, and it's always a great time with our girls. Villa Sanibel 1-A put us closer to the beach than anywhere on the island. We brought our bikes and enjoyed biking to several places, including the nature trails just a short ride from the condo. The condo was clean, well updated with everything you'd expect in a top notch place. Villa Sanibel is quite quaint as well, with friendly neighbors. We'd highly recommend this and hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alameda CA

If you want to stay any closer to the gulf you'll need a boat! What a Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

We have been staying in Sanibel for years and have visited many different properties but Villa Sanibel 1-A was without a doubt the closest and one of the best locations we've ever had.

As other reviewers have pointed out you literally walk out the door of your lanai onto the beach and you're STEPS away from the Gulf.

The unit itself was very comfortable and stocked will all the usual essentials one needs for a vacation. TV's, Internet were all great and the kitchen had everything we needed.

Additionally, the owner was wonderful - we were able to get a last minute booking and Jack addressed all our questions promptly. It added to our overall satisfaction and enjoyment of our stay.

We will most certainly look for a return visit - hopefully it will be available when we are ready to return.

While we didn't use the pool it was a very nice area as well but when you're literally on the edge of the Gulf who wants the pool?

Again, overall wonderful location, excellent condo and great owner - rent with confidence!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Evan, we appreciate your kind and thoughtful review. It was our pleasure to host you and we hope to have a repeat opportunity in the future. Best Regards, Jack
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Best Location on the Island!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with another couple, just returned from our third trip to Sanibel - and our third stay in this fantastic condo! The access to the beach is the best on the island, and the views are amazing. I honestly can't say enough about how much we all love this condo! We have rented bikes every year, and it's easy to bike to Bailey's to get almost anything you might need. The owner is fantastic to deal with, and the management company is great as well. We have already booked for next year and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mary, Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful review. We have voted you and your party as our all time favorite guests. looking forward to your 4th visit next year. Best, Jack
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
RSW ....Fort Myers FL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Sanibel Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Beachview & Dunes
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Fort Myers FL
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
HWY 75
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Timbers
Nearest Beach
Directly out our screen door
Car: recommended

Sanibel Island, a Barrier Island, has 14 Miles of White Sand Beach and has World Class Shelling, second only to the Seychelles Islands, off the coast of Africa. Home to the World Renown Ding Darling National Wildlife Preserve, over 1/3 of the island is dedicated to wildlife preservation. With paved Bicycle paths, Sanibel is known as the 'Nantucket Island of the Gulf Coast'. But our laid back island lifestyle means that ties, or jackets, are never worn. Come, Relax & Rejuvenate in our Island Paradise. Direct Charter flights to RSW Fort Myers Florida Airport from Germany & the UK.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

Full Refund if cancelled outside of 90 days prior to arrival.
Otherwise, Deposit is forfeit within 90 days unless it is rebooked at a comparale rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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