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Fantastic Family Upgraded Condo/Beachview with Pools / Feb 2016

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kitchen, Tommy Bahama Decor


Last updated: 05/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.25 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

SECURITY ALERT: Do not send or wire money outside the US. VRBO and all similar sites have had security issues. For this reason you need to speak with Mike or his office at 419 522 1100, or cellphone 614 975 1003, prior to payment. - please look for email responses before calling.
The Master bed room has a Jack&Jill sink outside the main bath with a commode and tub/shower. It has a separate walk out onto the lanai. Two adults are very comfortable in there. I would not consider this bath handicap accessible.
Unfortunately, we can no longer claim dog-friendly status. However, therapy, assist and certified companion dogs are exempt from this rule and are welcome. You should check with your vet before bringing the dog to Sanibel or any similar area - it is not typically comfortable for dogs and ticks, fleas, insecticide and even small alligators are potential threats to dogs/cats.
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The other bedroom has a full bed and a pullout bed. This room supposedly sleeps 4, but 4 adults in that room is very tight and not recommended. However, this is great for a family. Two adults and 2 kids would be fine in that room. There is no crib, but there is a device you can place between the mattresses and keep a small child in the bed. If you need an actual crib, let us know when call and will probably be able to get one with enough notice. This bathroom has a sink, commode, and tub/shower. You can turn a wheelchair in this bath.
The main area is a combined kitchen living dining area with a new flat screen TVs/cable/DVD/VCR and is very open with two sides open glass looking out over the pool and the ocean. There are two couches and a recliner chair. You can head down the stairs or elevator to the ground level parking lot and walk about 20 yards to one of the smaller the pools (see pic) then another 20 yards to the beach. Kitchen has electric range, microwave, coffeepot, toaster, toaster oven, blender, silverware, pots/pans and a good Paula Dean cutlery set. There are stores on the Island, but if you are coming with family or on a reasonable budget, like the rest of us, you should stop at the Publix Super Market at Sanibel Beach Place., 20321 Summerlin Road., Fort Myers, FL 33908 before crossing the causeway. If you are not form Florida Publix is a cross between a Grocery Store/Deli/Wal-Mart/beer/wine. Unless you are coming by helicopter, you will drive past this store.
The loaner closet is to the right as soon as you walk in. It is stocked with just about everything you would need for a day down at the beach, including light fishing tackle, chairs, umbrellas etc. Please rinse everything with fresh water at the showers just off the beach as you come back though the pool area. There are two different type of towels stocked in the unit. Colored ones for the beach and plain white for inside the condo.
There are two really good gas grills (Weber) just down in the parking lot area. I have never had to wait to use them. Anything you catch, or buy can be grilled down there. The general store 'Jerry's' has excellent cuts of meats, chicken and local fish as well as pre-made skewers of just about anything you didn't get at Publix. Stone crabs are seasonal. Grill time down there can be a 'social happy hour' with other people.
The night is very quiet. The whole place seems to go to sleep around 10 pm. You will see people with flashlight on the beach after dusk. They are “shelling”. You should grab a flashlight, a shell net form the loaner closet and join them. Sanibel is the “shelling capital of the world'. Additionally, a whole other world of creatures come out at night and swim in the tide pools. There is just one rule – do not take live shells. Anything with a live clam, shrimp, or crab in it must be handled briefly and returned gently. The Florida Fish & Wildlife will periodically check and they have no sense of humor about protecting live shells, beyond that- take a bag of shells home.
If you use a wheelchair, the elevator works just fine, the doors are at least 31 inches, the hallway, kitchen, and baths are tile. You may find a manual chair hard to push on the deep shag carpet. You can reach the beach on all paved surfaces but you will need to go through the pool area to reach the beach, then 30 yards to the water (depending on tide) great restaurants on the island.
If you say more than a week, you will probably get at least one thunderstorm - this is true anywhere in Florida - they can be loud and scary but are gone in 20 minutes. After a storm is the best time to look for shells on the beach.
Keywords: Modern, Upgraded, Tommy Bahama Decor, Full Kitchen, beach activities, beach fishing, family friendly- very safe, the best 'shelling' in the world within 25 yards. Walk around lanai with view of beach over the pool. Lots of Bike trails, Kayak trails and historical stuff. There is a large historical charter boat that goes out of Captiva to Cabbage Key which you can see on the intercostal waterway on Google Earth.
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english, French and Russian by arrangement
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • Elevator : combined kitchen living/TV room

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age. there is no wild crazy nightlife, but that can be found in Fort Myers Beach over the casueway. a few restaurants are close and you can drive to the end of Captiva to a few more bars...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Sanibel Island in general is very family friendly and this property is Kid-Friendly. Minimal traffic and no crime. It gets VERY dark at night and if out after dusk glow bracelets or lanyard lights around the neck are a great idea. If you take a trip off Island to Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach or catch the Ferry to Key West then Mom's and Dad's with little ones will need eyes in the back of their heads. Fort Myers Beach is a little more bars/clubs and SpringBreak Party Scene at night but a reasonable day trip for kids too...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    people have been known to smoke outside on the patio/lanai. there is an ashtray out there. Smoking at the pools is frowned upon...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Under the Fair Housing and Assistance Act, FEDERAL law prohibits discrimination against "animals that provide emotional support" They also do not need to be individually trained or certified. There is no official certification or training for assistance animals." Additionally this law states that 'Landlords must agree to a reasonable accommodation request if the disability claim is true and if the request does not create a hardship on the landlord or other tenants. If your request for a reasonable accommodation is denied by the landlord, you have the right to request that a government agency investigate your claim that the landlord is discriminating against you." Considering there are many dogs at Sanibel year-round, the "reasonable accommodation" is already in place. Service dogs are different and have the same protection as using a wheelchair.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community:

    this is not really a senior community. many retirees are on the island and the island and Sanibel are Family friendly. seniors are usually quite comfortable here, but there are always kids around. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We do not claim to be a wheelchair adapted unit. But if you are in a wheelchair, you should be able to get around. the second bedroom has the bigger bathroom, but you will need to get over carpeting in either bedroom. there is concrete from the unit to the elevators, and all out to the edge of the sand, all the pools and main spa/restaurant. the grills and a grill area have about 20 feet of crushed stone/shells around them, but it's hard packed and you would not need to go over the grass. grill height is standard - see pics...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2


  • master bedroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Jack/Jill sinks right outside the BR with commodeTubShower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    sink inside this bathroom, located off 2nd bedroom/private...moreless

  • Both bathrooms are located inside the main doors of the bedrooms. So there is privacy if there were 2 couples. Master Bedroom has the 2 sinks outside of the room that has the commode and tub/shower and there is a separate door on this commode room - this commode might be tough for anyone with physical disabilities or wheelchair. The SECOND bathroom off the second bedroom is bigger and this would be better for someone in a wheelchair. This bathroom is also off the bedroom and has one sink, one commode and a tub/shower....moreless

Other Amenities

  • For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike someone at his office 419 522 1100 or 614 975 1003 before sending funds There is a main pool with a waterslide at the main building across the parking lot. There is no extra charge for that facility. Floats(noodles) a bogey board, Basketball/soccerball, beach chairs, shelling nets, umbrella, cooler, sand toys, shelling nets, 2 fishing poles/net and some light tackle (get your bait live locally) are in a loaner closet when you walk in on your right. anything else is rentable. A general store 'Jerry's' has everything you'll need. Unit has a fully loaded kitchen with blender, cutlery, and coffee pot. The Condo Assoc has a no pet policy, but Federal Law under the Fair Housing Act protects both "assistance" and Service" animals and specifically forbids from asking about any disability. - cleaning fees will apply. There is a carpet shampoo machine in the closet off the main bedroom. Stop at the Publix before the casueway...moreless


  • Books:

    several on the shelves. family friendly...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    in main room and back bedrooms...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    in the main building, video games, ping pong/billiards, Foosball - all newly renovated...moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table:

    in main building...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    in main living room and masterbedrooms second bedroom has DVD only...moreless

  • Television:

    flatscreen TV, new 2014 , in main room....moreless

  • Toys:

    basic beach toys, pails, shovels, shell nets...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Games:

    none at this time, but the TV's can hook up to any game system you choose to bring. main building has a gameroom...moreless

  • Video Library:

    there are a few family-friendly videos in the unit...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Oceanfront:

    we call it 'Ocean View' There is the pool between you and the beach. You can walk through the pool or across the grass to the beach entrance and step onto the sand near the sand shower. 'BeachView' is a more accurate term. See the Lanai picture ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    there are NO high chair(s) in the unit, but can be arranged like a crib, playpen, the more lead time you give us the better. we can get just about anything by special arrangement/fees may apply....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    you control your own AC. panel is in main hallway. the unit is all one zone, so all rooms are the same...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    coin operated - quarters, on every floor. about 100 feet to your left when leaving the unit. can do extra-dry for extra-quarter. Main building always has change...moreless

  • Elevator:

    combined kitchen living/TV room...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    at the main building - no trouble getting rental bikes, kayaks, noodles etc. This unit has two bikes and Kayak in the outer storage room. they are inventoried between each guest ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    combined AC/Heating unit controlled by panel in main hallway. You will not need the heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    WiFI. maintained by Sanibel Condo assoc. fairly reliable but far from perfect. Modem is inside unit below the TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    weekly maid service. daily maid can be arranged at additional cost....moreless

  • Living Room:

    combined kitchen living dinning area. best WiFi reception here...moreless

  • Parking:

    parking usually within one or two spaces of stairwell or elevator. Handicap spots are noted...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    parking lots are patrolled. there is no need for street parking...moreless

  • Telephone:

    If staying longer than 30 days we can hook up the phone in your name. cell phone reception is generally excellent, but no guarantee is made of cell coverage...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    beach and bathroom towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    coin operated on the same floor - about 100 feet to your left when leaving teh uint. quarters (US currency) change available at the main office. dryer can do 'extra dry' for an additional quarter...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    WiFi 'Sundial' is available. Managed by Sundial Condo association. There is a printed set of instrucitons and codes for logon in the kitchen. The modem is in the unit under the TV. Can be reset ...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee pot, new 2014 paper coffee filters are usually available. Sometimes there is coffee left. You can pick up coffee on the way in. or u can walk to the main building for a cup on their veranda...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    new 2014. Enough for ThanksGiving dinner for 15 people. everything you will need if you want to clean and eat any fish you catch. cutting boards, strainer/collander, blender etc ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    new 2014, full equipped pots and pans, these are inventoried between each renter. Good PaulaDean cutlery set Pretty much everything you will need for basic meals or big dinners like Thanksgiving ...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    there is a dishwasher. dish soap and a dishwasher soap 'bar' is there - please load and run it when you leave. the maid will empty it and dishes will be ready for the next person after you are gone...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    electric range, dishwasher, cutlery set (good one), coffeepot, blender, toaster, toaster oven, microwave, electric can-opener. silverware, dishes, pots, pans. we have done Thanksgiving Dinner here...moreless

  • Microwave:

    above stove, needs date and time reset before it runs if power goes out and the power blinks often on the island. If you stay a week you will need to reset the microwave at least once- no big deal...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Pantry Items:

    Basic panty items - salt/pepper, spices, olive oil, are commonly left and stocked. the maid does NOT dispose of these between renters. Owner makes no claim of availability of pantry items....moreless


  • Balcony:

    walk around lanai on the unit. Screened in...moreless

  • Bicycles:

    No Guarantee. 2 bikes in the outer closet associated with this unit. extra tubes and patch kit, with air-pump. no locks. they are inventoried between each renter and are NOT Guaranteed ...moreless

  • Boat:

    Several Marina's nearby. 'Jensen's' and another marina off to the right just before you cross the causeway onto the island, make the right before the toolbooth. plan a half-day trip to Cabbage Key...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    walk-around screened in lanai. This is where I have my coffee...moreless

  • Golf:

    there is a golf course on the island within 2 miles. this whole area has several courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    NOT guaranteed. one person Kayak in closet. Has one paddle and one life jacket. You will be responsible to get it up and down the steps. It does NOT fit in elevator - believe me I tried. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    One of the best features of the unit. This is and end unit and the walk-around lanai is 180 degrees of the unit providing beach, pool and courtyard views with three lanai entrances...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    between buildings, condo association tends to be less than excited about soccer and footballs, but Frisbee tolerant...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    fantastic Weber grills outside on ground level. owner often uses these as the only cooking apparatus. never had to wait. I put the meat/fish and tend to wrap everything else in foil ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    it does not snow here...moreless

  • Tennis:

    several courts on-site within 100 feet of building. no rackets with unit. tennis balls for sale at main building. also other outdoor games...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    rentable all over the island and along the causeway. Main building now as of Dec 2014 apparently has sea kayaks for rent...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    with slide , 25 yards no lifeguard. it is possible that a fee may apply for the main pool/hot tub area at some point in the future - but this seems unlikely...moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    at main building, usually very quiet and private in the evening. there may be a fee but we have never been asked and no one has ever attempted to collect a fee for this area no lifeguard...moreless

  • Sauna:

    the main building now has a full spa, owner makes no guarantees and has not personally used these amenities but hears they are quite good. everyone coming and going has spoken very highly of the spa...moreless

Building Type

  • Building


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Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
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Sep 1 - Nov 22, 2017
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Nov 23 - Feb 28, 2018
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Additional information about rental rates


  • OfflineRDD $1,000
  • weekly maid $200
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included


standard rates are established. VRBO site does not enable quotes for pricing. For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike or Tamara on one of the numbers 419 566 0137 or 614 975 1003 before sending anything. We will send/email or fax the contract. You will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. The keys are kept on Island in a lock box at the condo association office. VISA, cashier's check, wire transfers, personal checks must clear no less than 2 weeks prior to arrival date is confirmed

For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike on his cell 614 975 1003 or office 419 522 1100. It seems that many units on VRBO and HomeAway have been hacked and emails hijacked. We are a small operation and owner-operated. Do NOT send money until you speak directly to one of us only at the numbers listed.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Car: Recommended

Many of the above water activities are found throughout the island and off the causeway coming into Sanibel. The whole island is very Bike Friendly. Within a few miles of the Shell Museum and the Ding Darling wildlife refuge center. Both and incredible tours.

The waves on Sanibel are not huge, but the intercoastal waterway has plenty of space for jet ski and any type of water activity you can imagine. rentals are not hard to find. Jensen's marina can rent a small power boat that takes you to an island called Cabbage Key. You want 'live bait' if you fish, almost any boat rental 'Jensens' or any store has live bait. You dock the boat walk the trail and get a 'cheeseburger in paradise' on the island. Then ride back and fish all along the way. Any fishing in Florida now requires a salt-water lic. 'The Bait Box' will be on your left coming into the island - get your bait and lic here. The island connects to Captiva Island


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike or his office at 419 522 1100 or 614 975 1003. Native of Pennsylvania and Ohio, I enjoy helping families and people explore areas they have not been. Having grown up with real-estate and development in my blood this was a natural transition. Sanibel Island was the perfect place to find and share with family, friends and as a rental.

Why the Owner Chose Sanibel Island, FL, USA:
For security reasons You must speak directly to Mike (owner) or his office 614 975 1003 before sending funds 419 522 1100 .The message on these phones will tell you have called a medical office. Sanibel Island is a sensible, affordable safe place as either a vacation site or an endpoint destination. The entire resort is open to everyone, including the main pool and Spa now open. With a portion of the Island being protected state park/wildlife refuge 'Ding Darling' it is going to be clean and safe for the foreseeable future. There is really no limit to the activities available. Sundial Resort has undergone a massive face-lift and management change and has encompassed the larger pools and the return of 'Windows on the Water' is basically 5-star dining. Massive Buffets! Small bar inside and a large outdoor Tiki Bar where you can watch the kids swim, volley ball, game room and mini 'please touch' museum. Public use outdoor gas grills and completely remodeled main building with a Jerry's General Store - this really can be an endpoint destination.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
You really don't have to go anywhere after you get here. There's plenty to do at this site, including a day spa. On-site tennis, basket ball courts, a pool within feet and a big Olympic size pool with mini waterpark features features less than 1/2 a block through the parking lot, golf nearby, boat rentals, grocery, on-site gas grills. If you really feel adventurous, Fort Myers has a daily water shuttle to historic Key West, or rent a boat and head to Cabbage Key. Drive, walk or get a tour through the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Hit the shell museum, movie theater, Redbox on site, and playhouse on rainy afternoons. If really adventurous Consider the Key West Dry Tortugas Ferry. For the Dry Tortugas you would go to Key West first, then a shuttle or seaplane ride to the Island. Outside storage has two mountain bikes, with locks and a sea kayak. Other stuff is rentable all over the island and from the main building.

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Speaks: english, French and Russian by arrangement
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/22/2017

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  • kitchen, Tommy Bahama Decor

    kitchen, Tommy Bahama Decor

  • TV has been updated to a flat screen 2013 and surround sound

    TV has been updated to a flat screen 2013 and surround sound

  • master bedrooom, walk out onto Lanai, private bath. Flatscreen

    master bedrooom, walk out onto Lanai, private bath. Flatscreen

  • end of Sanibel near the fishing pier and casueway.  all public walking trails

    end of Sanibel near the fishing pier and casueway. all public walking trails

  • shuffleboard is in the complex.  free

    shuffleboard is in the complex. free

  • Lanai looking out over the pool and Gulf.  Great Place for Morning Coffee

    Lanai looking out over the pool and Gulf. Great Place for Morning Coffee

  • Second bedroom, separate Full Bath connected.  TV DVD/

    Second bedroom, separate Full Bath connected. TV DVD/

  • Sanibel Island/Fort Myers from the air.  condo is just left of picture

    Sanibel Island/Fort Myers from the air. condo is just left of picture

  • Shiffleboard and plenty of tennis courts

    Shiffleboard and plenty of tennis courts

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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