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Sanibel Island Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

If you are looking for a retreat from the busy world, our Sanibel Island house is just what you are looking for. Sanibel is a place to recharge your batteries and our house is designed to make the most of your stay.

The house is situated in the Gulf Pines neighborhood, which has sand roads, no street lights and one stop sign. The homes exist within the natural habitat of Sanibel. Sit on the back screen porch and watch white herons feed, red-crested wood peckers climb up the pines, turtles swim lazily in the lagoon, and occasionally spy a mother raccoon and her young cross the bridge behind the house.

The house has an open floor plan with living room, dining room and kitchen on the first floor. There is a bed room and full bath on the first floor as well. On the second floor are two bedrooms, one full bath and a TV-lounge area that looks over the living room. The back of the house is filled with french doors that open to the screen porch. There are two sun-deck areas, one off of the screened porch on the first floor and one above the screen porch on the second floor.

3 couches and two rolled mattresses can be used for extra guests.

Keywords: Gulf Pines, pool access, tennis courts, beach access

More Details

Luke Hodges
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018

About Luke Hodges

Our family has been vacationing on Sanibel Island since the late 1960's - when there wasn't a causeway and we had to take the ferry over to the island. Through the decades we would occasionally decide to try another beach or another part of Florida. No other place match the natural beauty and peaceful personality of Sanibel. After many years and many stays, we build our dream house in 1991 - which we now offer to you.

Luke Hodges purchased this house in 1991

What makes this house unique

More often than not, we use this house as a retreat from our busy lives. We typically turn off emails and leave the TV off. The house is filled with books and the family plays games or work on puzzles.


Gulf Pines House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Sanibel Island Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Lexington, KY

Exceptional home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

Truely and exceptional place to relax. Have been staying at this property for a number of years and have always been extremely happy. The house is in a secluded neighborhood but at the same time only 5 minutes from the island center. Open air home with all the amenities you would need. Pool, tennis courts and beach path are just steps away. The property is well maintained and stocked with everything you need. Screened back porch is great, especially for evening and night sleeping if you want. Bikes, beach chairs, beach toys etc are included with the rental. The bike path is just at the end of the sand road. We really like this place. Will continue to go back for years to come.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lexington, KY

Exeptional Vacations

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this great home. Located a secluded neighborhood next to a wildlife preserve and only 5 minutes to Island Centre. Close to the pool, tennis courts and a short 5 minute walk to the beach. The house is very nice with a beach feel, not too fancy...just right for the beach. The house looks just like the photos, clean, well appointed with everything you need for a vacation. Highly reccomend for a relaxing get-away.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2010
  • Stayed: December 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Doc Fords
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Doc Fords
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

We ask for a 50% deposit to hold the property and the remaining amount to be received before arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.