About the property
- House1650 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 30 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5)
Enjoy astonishing Bay Front views in your beautiful tropical home located directly on the Bay. Tastefully decorated in “Key West” styles inside and out, “Island House” is a spacious 2Bed / 2Bath home with all modern conveniences. Original hardwood floors throughout add the perfect ambience to your retreat. Your private screened Lanai houses your private heated pool, and also overlooks the Bay. A large deck provides ample room for sunning, relaxing, entertaining or just sitting back and enjoying the gorgeous scenery, and another deck off the master bedroom for quite meditation or relaxation. There is also a Washer / Dryer in the home, Cable TV’s and high speed internet. Just outside is a boat dock and kayak for your use as well as a fire pit and grills for cooking the day’s catch under dozens of palm trees. Enjoy a true Island Experience in a beautiful Tropical Paradise setting. You'll feel as if you're on your own private island. The grounds are beautiful.
This is a ground level property located on a tropical “sea shell” lane in the popular village area where Sanibel & Captiva meet. Walk to the grocery, restaurants, and the marina. All located in a village setting just before the bridge over to Captiva. We’re directly across the street from what many believe is the best shelling beach on Sanibel. We have beautiful sunsets and abundant wildlife, including Dolphins in the bay that you can watch feed each morning and evening. We are truly the Best vacation value on Sanibel!
Amazing Location! “Best Island experience we’ve ever had!” Island House offers an unforgettable tropical vacation experience. Everything you need is within walking distance, including some of Sanibel’s most famous restaurants such as the Mad Hatter, Lazy Flamingo and the Sunset Grill. Our wildlife is truly amazing – in addition to the Dolphins, you’ll likely meet Scruffy & Henry (the Herons that live on-site), hear the calls of our Ospreys, which also have a nest on the property, and enjoy watching the seagulls roost at night across the Bay on Albright Island.
Here's your chance to stay in one of the best vacation values on Sanibel Island. Our spacious home is furnished the way you would imagine a tropical home - fun, comfortable and relaxing… with all the updated amenities you need to make your vacation unforgettable. You are also welcome to bring up to 2 dogs with you – so no need to leave your best friend(s) at home. The perfect place for your vacation year after year. Your Sanibel Home Away from Home!
Home amenities include Central Heat & Air, Large Screened Lanai overlooking the Bay with enclosed private heated pool, 2 decks (one for sunning, one for meditating), 3 TV's, DVD player, Free high-speed Wireless Internet Access, Fully equipped Kitchen with dishwasher, Master Bedroom with King sized Bed and sliding doors opening to the Bay, Guest Bedroom with 2 Queen Beds. We also have a book library & beach chairs, beach toys and umbrellas, a washer/dryer in the home, fresh linens and towels, and we offer free WiFi. Private parking is literally just a few steps from your door.
On-site amenities include a private heated pool, free use of 2-person kayak, a boat dock, a fire pit and charcoal grills, an outdoor sun deck, outdoor shower, and lots of tropical vegetation including dozens of palm trees and a beautiful Banyan tree on the property. We also have an abundance of wildlife, including Dolphins, Herons, Egrets, Spoon Bill’s and Seagulls. We’re less than a minute’s walk away from some of Sanibel’s best shelling beaches, as well as great restaurants, the marina, and a general store.
Pet Friendly Policy: We welcome 1 dog for an extra $200 fee, but unfortunately cannot accept the following: Pit Bull, Chow Chow, Akita, Husky, Doberman, Wolf Hybrid, Presa Canaroso, Rottweiler, and Staffordshire Terriers.
Book today for your unforgettable island vacation.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Why Chip Wolfe chose Sanibel Island
We think this is the most beautiful spot on the island, with its village-like setting, convenient access to the Marina, General Store and wonderful restaurants.
What makes this House unique
We love to watch the wide variety of wildlife that lives around the house. We also enjoy fishing in the Bay and grilling the days catch on our outdoor grill. It's our favorite place to 'get away from it all', and we're sure you will feel the same. Its a true Island Experience.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Perfect vacation experience because of this home!
This April we spent a week at the Island House for our third year in a row. This house, the location, the amenities and the setting are all absolutely perfect. The proximity to the beach, the pool, the dock and the availability of the kayaks on the bay made the need to leave the property practically non-existent. Chip was extremely helpful and accessible, and made sure there was nothing we needed. The home is extremely well cared for, and equipped with everything we needed for the week, and this year we got to enjoy some recent upgrades to the house and property. We will be staying at this home every year, for as long as Chip will have us! We already mailed our deposit for April 2018!
Tropical paradise with old time FL feel!
My husband, 2 teenagers, and yellow labrador spent spring break at Island House. It was perfect! I am, and you will be too if you rent it, spoiled now for what I expect a rental to be. Island House has an immaculate yard -- a tropical paradise with multiple places to sit and watch the wildlife on the bay, the private heated pool activities, fire in the firepit, shower outdoors, or to just sit and read in private. We saw a dolphin almost every night right in front of the house in the bay. There are two kayaks with the rental that we took out several times. It is a quite retreat and you feel like you are away from it all with the old time FL feel, but shelling, restaurants, grocery, and a marina are all right across the street. The owner, Chip, is great -- very nice, helpful, and responsive. The house is very clean and decorated eclectic with many interesting items from around the area. It has very comfortable furniture and beds and flat screen TVs as well as an office area if you have work to do. The kitchen was well stocked with plenty of room to cook your own meals. There is a Weber grill on the deck. When Chip says "just bring your swimsuit", he means it, he has thought of everything to meet your vacation needs. There were plenty of beach towels, beach chairs including a cart, flashlights for night shelling, pool and beach toys, etc. We can't wait to come back to this paradise and booked next year's spring break at Island House before we left this year.
Great vacation home in Sannibel!
This amazing home and property is more picturesque than words can tell! After renting for two consecutive years, we are excited to be returning to this fabulous, tropical Sannibel Island vacation home. As world travelers, we have experienced many enchanting, relaxing resorts and renowned locations and choose to return again to the wonderful experience of this great home. This home exudes hospitality and old Florida charm coupled with gorgeous landscaping that could awe Mother Nature herself! There is no need to leave and drive to board a sunset cruise, just take the on-site kayaks from the private dock and you are basking in the natural beauty and sunsets of a photographer's dreams! The owner, Chip, is always accommodating, and provides everything you could ask for. The website pictures, although beautiful, do not begin to capture the true live experience. The constant gentle breeze with a hint of salt air, the views from the pool, deck, grounds and dock all in a lush, tropical setting is invigorating. If you enjoy the comfortable relaxing beauty of nature in a tropical surrounding with both elegant and casual dining restaurants close by , beaches within a short walking distance and all the amenities of home, like us, you will truly love this charming Island House.
Marlo and Sam
AMAZING vacation spot for families and dogs
My husband, 2 children and our chocolate labrador just spent a week at this property. It is so charming, clean, and has everything you need for a beach vacation. We were able to dock our boat right on the property dock, walk across the road to the beach, and swim every minute of the day in the pool. It's within walking distance to a general store and a few restaurants too. We saw manatees, dophins, fish and dozens of differnt birds during our visit, right in the bay! We will be back for SURE! Property manager Chip was amazing too... helped with everything we needed.
Views to die for!
beautiful house, UNBEATABLE location, and fabulous yard. Our family spent time fishing on the dock, (Castaways marina is right next door for bait, supplies, and advice.), walking for miles on the beach, kayaking the bay and bayou, and swimming in our private heated pool. there is even a fire pit and Chip brought over a supply of firewood to use. We had the most relaxing and serene trip in years.
Imagine waking up to an osprey's call, and seeing beautiful shore and water birds frolicking out on the bay, all from the comfort of your cozy King bed looking out your sliding glass door... Excited to begin another day in paradise, you walk with a cup of coffee out on to your dock, and are entertained by schools of mullet jumping out of the water while being pursued by a dolphin...
This was our experience nearly every morning! We have been coming down to Sanibel for years, and the Island House has now become one of our favorite places to stay... the house is very comfortable, decorated in a fun tropical/Asian way, and with a very well-supplied kitchen! My mother-in-law was able to cook a traditional Swedish Christmas meal for us, and loved how easy it was to do there! The many decks and seating areas made relaxing outdoors so comfortable, with our favorite places to relax being by the pool or out on the dock! The location of the Island House is perfect; being on the bay provides beautiful water (bird and fish) views, and a short walk to the beach provides a grand Gulf view with beautiful shells galore! The neighborhood is wonderful, with 3 great restaurants and a small grocery store all within walking distance! Additionally, Chip, the owner/manager, was wonderful to work with; providing helpful recommendations about the area as well as responding quickly by text when his assistance was needed. We will definitely be back!!
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
We welcome 1 dog for an extra $200 fee, but unfortunately cannot accept the following: Pit Bull, Chow Chow, Akita, Husky, Doberman, Wolf Hybrid, Presa Canaroso, Rottweiler, and Staffordshire Terriers. Contact manager for additional weekly rental options. Holiday weeks will carry a premium rate that will be quoted after inquiry is made.