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Time to think Summer Sun Sand and Beach Competitive Prices

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


About the property

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

Edge Water Escape. Why? Because it is located at the Gulfwater's edge and is an escape from everyday reality. Here you can enjoy the spacious, clean, coastal themed 2 Bed 2 Bath Beach Front Condo. The elevated 1st floor corner unit has new owners and a fabulous new electronics package. Secure wireless high speed internet, a 46 inch HDTV in the lounge area and 32 inch HDTVs in each bedroom all featuring wireless Blu-Ray players for entertainment streaming during those relaxing indoor moments. Enjoy a meal or refreshing beverage on the large screened lanai while watching the lightly breaking waves, seabirds, and beachcombers. You can prepare that meal in the fully equipped kitchen. The dining area with table for 6 and the adjoining lounge area are perfect for kicking back to watch a movie, play games, or curl up with a good book. While all the public areas and baths are tile the bedrooms feature carpeted floors. The master bedroom has a king bed with a private bath containing a large walk-in shower. The second bedroom has two twin beds and access to the second bath with tub/shower combination. A pocket door to the main living area can be closed to turn this into a second private suite. There is a queen sofa sleeper in the lounge along with book library, games, and puzzles. The unit comes with fresh linens and towels plus a high efficiency washer an dryer for your use.

Edge Water Escape, also known as, Unit 101 is located at Tarpon Beach Condominiums. Tarpon Beach is a small 30 unit community with heated swimming pool, tennis court, elevators, and a short stroll down the boardwalk to the beautiful, natural Sanibel World Famous shelling beaches. The entire complex features amazing full gulf views.

Sanibel Island is a barrier island located on the southwest coast of Florida just off Fort Myers. Sanibel Island is about 12 miles long and 4 miles wide and is famous for its shelling beaches. There are over 60 species of shells to be found on Sanibel beaches. Sanibel Island's unique geographical orientation, lying perpendicular to the mainland rather than the normal horizontal orientation makes the island act as a scoop as the Gulf of Mexico tides deposit shells along it's white sandy beaches. Sanibel consistently ranks as one of the best shelling beaches in the world. Sanibel Island is special in so many ways. 70% of the island is protected in wildlife preserves. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge offers an opportunity to drive, bike, or walk through the many habitats of the island. Sanibel Island also strives to keep Sanibel, Sanibel. There are no high rises or fast food chains to be found on this little gem. Sanibel Island does however greet it's guests with excellent experiences at dozens of locally owned eateries, groceries, bustling local businesses, and friendly residents. Sanibel is a shopper's delight with many boutique shops and galleries. Sanibel Island provides over 26 miles of bike trails and over 17 miles of beaches for walking, shelling, sunning, kite flying, and swimming. Other outdoor activities include tennis, golf, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing, and parasailing.

We provide beach chairs and umbrellas, a beach cooler and sand toys for your use.

More Details

Carla Hansen
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 15, 2018

About Carla Hansen

Can there be a better place on earth than the water’s edge of Sanibel’s beautiful beaches?

We don't think so.

We have been coming to Sanibel for the past 20 years. At the end of each vacation we were already planning our next trip. It was love at first sight.

Our Dream began during those early visits. 'Someday we want to own a piece of this paradise.'

Our dream came true May of 2012.

We are delighted to share our bit of paradise with you.

We have teamed up with professional on island managers to ensure your stay is the very best.

Every Guest is important and unique. Let us know what you think. We want to share your views with other potential guests.

We hope you will feel relaxed and comfortable during your stay.

Nothing can compare with the calm relaxation of a stay in paradise.

Carla & Jim

Carla Hansen purchased this condo in 2012

Why Carla Hansen chose Sanibel

Tarpon Beach Condominiums just felt like home. It is a small 30 property with direct Gulf views sitting on several acres of Gulf front property. Being on the corner we have all the light and openness we love. The lanai gives us an outdoor space to enjoy the sounds, sights and smell of the beach. Morning and Sunset beach walks are the absolute best. --a tradition for us and the beach is only a few steps away. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the nature abounding on the island.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Carla, I wanted to let you know that we had a very good time this week and really enjoyed the stay in your unit. It is very nice and everything was clean and bright when we arrived, and the unit was everything advertised. Having stayed at Tarpon Beach for many years, we have a very good perspective of a couple of other units and yours is one of the best. We would definitely consider coming back next year to your rental.
Dec 2012
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Sanibel 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Walk in Shower. Hair Dryer Furnished
    Second Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hair Dryer Furnished
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private attached Bath & Private Access to Lanai
    Second Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Pocket door in main living area closes to make a 2nd suite
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Area
  • Both Bedrooms have 32' HDTVs with BluRay players and Streaming Netflix.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We also have provided 6 beach towels for guest use. They are not part of the linen service, so guest must launder after use.


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Time to think Summer Sun Sand and Beach Competitive Prices
average rating of 4.8 based on 6 reviews
West Bloomfield

We Loved Sanibel!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this Tarpon Bay condo and we loved Sanibel Island! The Condo was wonderful, well equipped and perfect for the 4 of us. The beach was incredible and we spent every morning before sunrise collecting shells. We would definitely return for another Sanibel vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5

My family thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks on Sanibel. The condo was even better in person than shown in the pictures. It was extremely clean, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well appointed (without a doubt the most completely equipped of any condo I have ever stayed in), the lanai was large and perfectly situated for taking in the beautiful sunsets, the location relative to everything on the island was ideal and the parking was extremely convenient. I could go on and on, but I will just say that I would not have changed anything!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Stayed: November 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the compliments. I am happy you enjoyed your stay. Carla
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Saint Louis, MO

Pleasantly Surprised

  • 5 of 5

I was pleasantly surprised that the condo was even better in person. A phenomenal location on the island, just a short stroll to the beach, close to restaurants and stores, the beach was not crowded at all, and the shells.....unbelievable. I had to buy a carry-on for the big horse conchs we found! The only down side was we had to leave!! My daughter stated "Best beach vacation EVER Dad"....we will definitely be back next year. Thanks so much Carla for sharing this gem with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay! I look forward to your return.
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First visit to Sanibel

  • 4 of 5

The unit was exceptionally clean and well maintained. Royal Shell was most helpful/responsive to our contacts. Tarpon Beach was very well located for us, this being our first visit to the area and played a large part in our favorable feelings. Unfortunately we likely will not stay there next year as we will be needing three bedrooms but we do highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your favorable review. I'm happy that your time at Edge Water Escape encourages you to return to Sanibel. I'll miss having you next year, but the only thing I can't change is adding a third bedroom!
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Little Compton RI

Edge Water "Great" Escape

  • 5 of 5

This condo was all we thought it would be, and more. It was clean, and well maintained. The photos are accurate, showing the overall appearance. The owner was extremely helpful in answering all my questions. We would recommend this property to friends and relatives. Thank you Carla, and thank you Royal Shell.

We shall return.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome. Carla
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Myers (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Several to choose from
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Beachview Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
22.4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Many to choose from
Car: recommended

Sanibel Island is a barrier island just off the southwest coast of Florida by Fort Myers. Sanibel is about 12 miles long and 4 miles wide, and is known around the world for its fabulous shelling beaches. Due to Sanibel Island's unique geographical orientation, lying East to West instead of North to South, it acts as a scoop and gathers seashells along its beaches. Throughout the year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy Sanibel's beaches and hunt for that special seashell. Sanibel has an average temperature of about 75 degrees. While Sanibel Island is a wildlife refuge in and of itself, over 60% of the island is protected wildlife preserves. There are over 26 miles of bike trails and over 17 miles of beautiful beaches for great walking, shelling, sunning and swimming.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

RATES are subject to change until booking is confirmed.
DEPOSIT Your reservation deposit is in addition to the rental rate. This deposit will be held for (5) weeks following your departure and is subject to adjustment for missing items or damage to the property, extraordinary cleaning performed by our cleaners, and/or other expenses such as long distance telephone calls.

CANCELLATION POLICY All cancellations are subject to a cancellation fee of $50.00 plus applicable sales tax. Owner will retain all prepaid funds should guest cancel less than 90 days prior to arrival unless the rental property is re-booked for the same dates and same rate. A partial refund may be applicable for the same dates booked at an adjusted rate. The reservation fee is an administration fee and is not refundable at any time. All cancellation refunds, if applicable, will be sent in check form, less fees, 6-8 weeks after date of cancellation.

CHECK-IN process begins at 3:00 p.m. (but is not guaranteed.) Guest should not expect to take occupancy prior to 3:00 p.m. In some cases check-in may be delayed due to circumstances beyond our control. Rate adjustments cannot be made for late check-in or early departure.
CHECK-OUT is at 10:00 a.m. No late check-outs can be granted. Any guest that fails to check out by 10:00 a.m. will be assessed a late check-out fee.
MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY The owner & property association has determined the maximum number of occupants is six. Exceeding the maximum occupancy WILL result in immediate eviction and forfeiture of all monies paid.
ASSOCIATION RULES Your accommodations are confirmed with the understanding that you will adhere to all rules and regulations set by the individual condominium owner or homeowners’ association.
PARKING areas of the property are for automobiles only. Both motor homes and any type of trailer are strictly prohibited.
FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION read Policies and Procedures attached to your inquiry response.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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