Nestled among the tall Austrailian pine trees with a private path leading to one of Sanibel's most famous beaches sits Blind Pass Condominiums. The complex offers a heated swimming pool, tennis, canoes, kayaks, and BBQ grill area. Unit G101 is a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom ground floor unit with 3 TV's: 47" wall mounted, 43" in the master bedroom, 37" in the guest bedroom, VCR/DVD player, washer/dryer and can accommodate up to 6. Beds: Q/DD/SS.Fiber optic TV, free wi-fi. 7 night minimum stay. No smoking is permitted in units, screened or open porches as well as the pool area. Please see the Blind Pass office for designated smoking areas. Due to a lack of parking, boats, trailers, jet skis, motor homes and travel trailers are not permitted.
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- Min Stay7 nights
Blind Pass G101
Royal Shell Vacations
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- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 14, 2018
Pool / Spa
Nice Place But Dirty & Poor Customer Service From Royal Shell
We searched far & wide for a great place to stay on Sanibel for the week and were confident this was it. While the amenities of the unit were decent (the main living area was very nice! - kitchen and living room) the customer service from Royal Shell and cleanliness of the unit was sub-par.
Upon check-in we noted a dead cockroach in the master, filthy master shower (that we were unable to use during our stay because of the black gunk all over the shower head and dirty tub), sheets that had to be stripped from both beds in the second bedroom due to hair and stains and lack of amenities for the beach. (The rules & regulations stated each unit, at a minimum, was equipped with 6 beach chairs, 1 beach umbrella, a cooler and a beach cart or wagon). Ours had 3 chairs - one of which is about a week from falling apart, a beach umbrella that was the smallest and cheapest on the beach and no cooler or wagon. We called the Royal Shell office 24 hours into our stay to report our issues and were told we'd receive a call back. Unfortunately, we never did.
Now, don't mistake this for a bad vacation. We had a GREAT time on Sanibel. It's such a lovely destination and the pool and beach access were lovely (minus the ninja-level mosquitoes that are REALLY BAD in the early AM and dusk/PM). We made the best of our living situation. The property itself is nice - just unclean and non-responsive company running it.
Just want to make sure folks checking out this property know that there is no internet service in the condo. To be fair to this listing, it is not listed as an amenity, and I take responsibility on my part for not noticing that. But in 2016, it would seem to me to be standard, and not a special amenity. I would MUCH rather have internet access than cable if it's a matter of paying for one or the other. My family had a list of family movies we planned to watch together on Netflix that we had to totally scrap, and I planned to get an hour or so of work done in the early morning before everyone else woke up. Couldn't do that, either, and I had to scramble to get the work I needed to finish done at really inconvenient times by heading to the condo clubhouse during the day when I had planned to be with my family (wi-fi is available there Monday-Saturday, 9-4).
It's not the end of the world, but it was majorly inconvenient for my crew, and if I had realized that this unit didn't have internet, I never would have rented it.
I never want to just be a negative person, so I will also share what is great about the unit: it's pretty much impossible to get closer to the beach. Yes, it's a hike because you have to go over the bayou and on a fairly long walk in the sand (it feels long if you are carrying a tent!), but I think Bowman's beach is the best on the island. It's quiet and breathtaking, and in this unit, you are very close to the walkway to get to the beach.
If internet is no big deal to you, then it's a fine location. But if you want to check email, watch a movie, send Facebook updates, etc, this is not the place to choose.
The property was immaculate and everything worked well. Royal Shell was very customer oriented and helped out a lot with questions. We checked in late and everything was ready for us. It was beautiful. This was our 2nd stay at the complex but first in this condo. We had a wonderful time. Take your cameras or binoculors to the beach. We saw an alligator and manatee & baby sunning in the estuary on the way to the beach, along with lots of birds and mullet in the estuary. The beach was glorious. Beautiful sand and lots of shell. The temperature was great. We went to the Ding Darling compound and took the trolley tour through the Mangro forest and would do this again - it is breath taking. We enjoyed the boat ride and aquarium tour through them also. We took the sunset over the bay ride. We also went through the old village museum and shopped a lot. We really like Island Cow, Fish House and George and Wendy's Restaurants. Bailey's is a favorite grocery and hardware combo for all the little needs. Sun Catcher's Dream is an all time favorite shopping site - we went there 4 times in 2 visits... Thinking about the ferry to the Keys on our next trip. Will be booking through Royal and to this complex again.
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