About the property
- Condo1050 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Look out on the Gulf of Mexico from the lanai, take a few steps to the beach for sunning or shelling, or dock your boat for free on the canal. Bike paths galore on the island, starting right outside your front door, and two bikes are provided for your use if you like. Travel about a mile to the famous Sanibel Lighthouse, or a bit further to the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge.
Much of the island has remained undeveloped and it is very flat--perfect for bikes or walking. Tropical plants and wildlife abound, but the island is probably best known for the beautiful seashells that wash up on its roughly 10 miles of Gulf shoreline--all of it accessible to the public, and conveniently a stone's throw from your 2-bedroom, 2nd floor corner unit (sleeps 4-6) in the Sanibel Arms condominiums.
Recently renovated with a fully equipped kitchen and satellite televisions in both bedrooms and the living room. Wireless internet access is included. Cookout on the gas grills or just enjoy the heated pool and clubhouse.
Keywords: condo, vacation rental, apartment, unit, retreat
Bill and Leslie Syrett, Owners
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- Calendar last updated:
- Mar 15, 2018
About Bill and Leslie Syrett, Owners
Leslie is an RN and Bill is a meteorologist working at Penn State. We've been married 25 years, have two kids, who you can see in some of the pictures, and a min pin named Gunther, who does not visit the condo.
Bill and Leslie Syrett, Owners purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Bill and Leslie Syrett, Owners chose Sanibel Island
We first came to Sanibel after a week at Disneyworld when the kids were much younger and fell in love with the beaches with all the beautiful shells, the wildlife, bike paths and the relative quiet.
What makes this Condo unique
A 30-minute trip from the laid-back Southwest Florida International Airport near Fort Myers, on the east end of Sanibel Island. Sanibel Arms is special in that it has both Gulf of Mexico and canal frontage. The unit is on the Gulf of Mexico side of E. Gulf Drive, with a second-floor corner lanai that has a great Gulf view and tropical breezes.
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My son and I had the pleasure of staying in this condo during the first week of July. This unit is better than described - it is absolutely perfect! The kitchen is the best stocked I have ever seen at a rental unit, making it so easy to cook and entertain! The cabinets in the dining room were filled with fun, entertaining board games which cut down on the amount of arguing about screen time! Of course, I was soundly beaten in every game, but it was still fun. If internet is needed, the password is easily found, as is everything else in this well stocked unit. The porch was filled with beach chairs and beach toys which made it so much fun to go to the beach. The porch was also cool and relaxing to sit on and watch the afternoon thunderstorms roll in! The washer and dryer are full sized which meant I went home with no laundry - always a plus for a busy mom! The complex is great - everyone was very friendly and helpful - including instructions on how to use the community gas grills. We arrived on Wednesday, I parked the car, and we did NOT leave the complex again until we checked out the following Wednesday. Thank you for a true vacation! We have not been so relaxed in a long time!
Very glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for the kind words and we hope you can come back soon!
Bill and Leslie,
Sorry for the delay in commenting about how wonderful your condo was on our trip. The Condo was as described, clean and well maintained, and was a great getaway before school started. Perfect location on the Island for running around or just staying put. WE WILL be contacting you for future stays!
Happy is good! Thanks very much for the kind review and we're very happy that you enjoyed your stay and plan to return.
We loved our stay at Sanibel Arms and would definitely stay there again. The condo was as expected but better-had bikes, wi-fi and direct tv!! The condo had everything we needed and was nicely decorated! Close to the pool and beach. (and ice cream!)
We appreciate your kind words. Also, we will be putting new, "non-crinkly" mattresses in the second bedroom in early August! We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay.
Great Sanibel Condo!
We really enjoyed our stay here. The condo is very close to the beach - closer than how it seemed in the pictures. The condo was very well furnished, as well as very clean - we were impressed at how well the kitchen was furnished. And having a washer/dryer right in the condo was super convenient too. We really liked the decor - very classic Florida - and we enjoyed a couple of the movies from the library as well as some of the board games. Ceiling fans in every room were also a nice plus, and the lanai was great for sitting outside. Loved that the condo included beach chairs, umbrella and toys. The bikes were also a great benefit - we rode our bikes up to the Lighthouse beach several times and also to the ice cream shop there! The location was great - with being so close to the bridge, it was very easy to get in and out without dealing with the traffic hassles. And shelling was great too.
We very much appreciate reviews and want everyone to have a pleasant, relaxing stay. We're very pleased that you did! Thanks again.
Bikes, Friendly People and Warm Weather!
We had a great week enjoying Sanibel, your bikes and the condo. The owner made sure we had all the information we needed and the unit was comfortable and clean. The listing was very accurate and so were the photos. They had lots of games and puzzles in case of a rainy day, but Sanibel has so much to offer we didn't need them. Thank you!
Thanks very much for the kind words and we're very happy you enjoyed your stay. We love Sanibel Arms and want our guests to feel the same way!
Wonderful condo and owners!!!! Was lovely setting with no high rise here. Small community with pool, grills and much more. COndo is nicely furnished with comfortable beds!!! Loved the screened in lanai especially at night sitting, relaxing and enjoying the sound of the surf! It was soo quiet and peaceful at all times. The best part was the minimal amount of other people on the beach. We ran into a couple of other couples staying in the complex and everyone was very nice and friendly including the site manager. The beach is gorgeous and highly recommend walking to the light house in the evening. We also enjoyed the two bikes that were included in the condo rental. We rode to a new location every day. we also enjoyed the games that are kept in the condo. It was the perfect place for us and anyone that wants a quiet, peaceful and relaxing retreat. Highly recommend this condo. we also enjoyed the Jacaranda restaurant and kayaking in the tarpon bay. Many thanks to the owners for their help, they are terrific.! thanks for the wonderful vacation.!!!!
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope you can come down again next year! -Bill and Leslie
Additional information about rental rates
Note date-specific rates, please. Standard rate generally applies from May through November. Rates subject to change until confirmed. There is a $20 fee for $3,000 of damage insurance (required).