About the property
- Condo1415 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Convertible bed, Sleeps 6
A five-minute stroll takes you to Sanibel's famous shelling beach, just across the street from our condo unit. Recently completely redecorated in ''Sanibel style,'' the unit is beautifully appointed with original art, tile floors, decorator furnishings, a completely renovated master bath, and a kitchen with marble counters and 'high end' appliances. The Sandpebble complex is quiet, intimate, and non-commercial -- just 23 units, most of which are owner occupied. The garden-like grounds run along the Sanibel river, with deck and eating/barbeque areas overlooking the Beachview golf course, across the water. The pleasant pool area has ample lounge chairs and tables. There is a tennis court on the property as well. We have an on-island rental agent who can address any questions or problems with a local phone call.
The unit is on the top (4th) floor, with the best view and no noises from units above. Our newly appointed lanai is newly tiled and has comfortable chairs for relaxation and an attractive dining area.
We are across the street from the beach, but vegetation and a condo complex obscures our previous partial view of the gulf. But from the other side of the condo, you'll see the bird and animal life along the Sanibel River and the golfers moving down the fairway. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils a guest might need to whip up anything from microwave popcorn to a gourmet meal. The spacious living room has flat screen TV with DVD, stereo with MP3 connection, WiFi (and a wired high-speed internet connection), and a small library of cookbooks and books on local activities and the flora and fauna of Sanibel. There are television sets in both bedrooms. The unit is equipped with a Bosch dishwasher; coin-operated clothes washers and dryers are conveniently located just downstairs.
Sandpebble is centrally located on Sanibel's network of bike paths -- a short ride to the shops along Periwinke Way, a longer peddle to the wildlife at Ding Darling National Wildlife Center, or the new Sanibel Recreation Center, with its Olympic swimming pool, gym and weight rooms, lighted tennis courts, and childrens' water play area. Whether it's the beaches, parks and wildlife, shopping, or great dining alternatives, you'll find everything Sanibel has to offer close at hand.
Tom or Carolyn Church
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Tom or Carolyn Church
Tom and Carolyn Church are innkeepers during the summer and fall, at Coveside Bed & Breakfast on another beautiful island -- Georgetown Island, on the coast of Maine. Tom is a retired college teacher (political science at the State University of New York in Albany). Carolyn was a travel agent and pastry chef. As innkeepers and frequent travelers (during our off-season), we have a good idea what vacation guests are looking for in a rental property, and have tried to provide this in our Sanibel condo.
Tom or Carolyn Church purchased this Condo in 2001
Why Tom or Carolyn Church chose Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island is unique and very special. More than 60 percent of the island is in conservation land that will never be developed. Most of the island roads pass through unspoilt island ecosystems. Development on the island is concentrated along the beaches (though with ample beach access all along the coast); no structures are more than four stories high and the condominium complexes are tasteful, most with substantial green space. Thus, much of the overdevelopment common to the Florida coast has been avoided by careful planning. We were looking for a property on Sanibel that could be upgraded to a high standard (which we have done over the past several years), that was close to the beach, but that wasn't in a busy, 'resort-style' property. Most of the units at Sandpebble are occupied by owners for the winter season, and the complex is quiet and friendly.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We were pleased with the furnishings, comfort and cleanliness of the condo.
We never did see the "peek-a-boo" view of the gulf. A condominium complex or apt. complex has been built in front of Sandpebble Condominiums and a view is not available now, but it is not far to walk through there and get to the beach.
Also, there is no washer/dryer in the unit. It is downstairs and a shared coin laundry, but in October we did not have to wait for a washer or dryer.
We enjoyed our stay, but a little disappointed that there was no view or a washer and dryer in the unit. I feel that the overview and amenities should be corrected in the description.
Highly recommend !
Had a great stay . The condo exceeded our expectations. Spacious and well equipped. Also enjoyed the outdoor grills and dining areas overlooking the canal. Reservation process was prompt and easy, including the actual check-in and out at the island. Highly recommend this location.
Great place to stay!
My husband and I recently stayed in this condo and it was perfect! Very comfortable and beautifully decorated. The king size bed was wonderful and very good quality. The Churches' were very accommodating and the entire rental process could not have been easier. Sanibel is a beautiful island with great food, interesting wildlife, many fun activities and a beautiful beach with great shelling. We love to bike and the Sanibel bike paths are the best. We would definitely recommend this property and hope to stay there again sometime. Thank you Tom and Carolyn.
Wonderful - Nothing to worry about afterall!!!
This was our first experience using this type of service and we were a bit apprehensive about being scammed. Initially, we were able to reach the owners by email (with a very prompt reply and answers to our questions), but was unable to reach them by phone as they were on vacation at the time. Although this added to our potential concerns, they put us in touch with their leasing agent, which improved our comfort level (Jeannie at Sanibel Holiday was also great to work with). Tom and Carolyn also blessed us by working with our scheduled arrival date, since we were driving from Indiana and unable to fit into the standard weekly schedule (thank you for this!). Due to the loss of my regular job, we had not been on a family vacation in several years and had very high expectations for this trip, but were blown away when we entered the condo! The pictures are nice, but don't do it justice. As an architect, I see things with a level of detail that others may not care to see, and everything was wonderful. My wife also has health issues, so the elevator and push cart were also a blessing. We had looked at some units closer to the beach, but the money we saved on the other side of the street allowed us to eat out and do some other things that made our trip with our daughters special as well. On the subject of food, we also had a cookout down by the canal, which was very pleasant. Parking was close to our end of the building and it was like we had the whole place to ourselves. It is obvious that the owners know to care for their quests. The weather and shelling were great, I can think of no concerns to report and we received our deposit with no issues. My advice, plan early as this place is very popular! I hope we can return one day. Thank you Tom and Carolyn for making your place available to us. We have never met, and have never even talked on the phone, but you feel like family to me!
Great stay, Gracious owners, we'll be back
First time locating a property on line and it was the BEST experience I have ever had. From the first contact w/Tom to the day of arrival-everything was smooth as silk. This was the best week in Florida we have ever had. (Did I mention that we lived in Ft. Walton Beach for 5 years??). The property has all the personal touches that a guest would need. Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler for the beach, great beds, wonderfully appointed kitchen and a notebook of all the local tips. Books, games, WIFI, and a beach to be marveled at. Cool off in the pool and watch all the wildlife off the back of the property. Wonderful scenery, central location, easy access to all the local sites, and a quiet condo complex was just the answer for us. We will be back......
Beautiful interior, short walk to beach
Our family of 4 has been on several vacations to Sanibel, but this is the 1st time staying at Sandpebble. As other reviewers have said, the condo is beautifully furnished and has everything you'll need. The view over the golf course out the back balcony was my favorite, very quiet and serene. The only drawback is that it is is on Middle Gulf drive which is a very busy road during the day, with a steady stream of traffic all day. The small screen porch on the golf course was great for cross breezes. It was in the 80's and we never used air con, since the breeze kept the condo cool.
Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
No additional fees except FL sales tax (11%) and refundable security deposit. NOTE: Minimum one-week rental, Saturday-Saturday except by special request; VI,MC accepted