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Private Beach, Panoramic Water Views, Dolphins in your backyard! 28 d preferred.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights


About the property

Spacious 3BR/3BA on a private beach

Whether you are a beach lover, a birdwatcher, or on a hunt for the perfect sunset, our home is just the place for you!

Located on a private white sand beach, towards the end of a secluded peninsula, the house has 270 degree panoramic views of 3 bodies of water (San Carlos Bay, Tarpon Bay, and Ladyfinger Lake).

It is also situated in the heart of the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. A variety of bird species perch on our dock during the day, and you can spot dolphins and manatees playing just a few yards away. The property is also home to a family of endangered gopher tortoises! Watch the wildlife from the comfort of the home, or take a kayak out to the nearby Rookery Islands for a truly spectacular showing of birds.

The house itself has been recently constructed (mid 2011), with all modern amenities, appliances and styling. There is a pool and a hot tub, multiple TVs, WiFi, massaging shower heads, and a Bosch gas stove for the master chef.

This house is our little slice of heaven that we'd love to share with you. There's nothing like watching the sun set on the bay from the rooftop deck, or falling asleep to the soft crashing of the waves just 15 yards from the bedroom window. We hope you take a look for yourself!

More Details

Kanika Ghai
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Kanika Ghai

Husband and wife living in Chicago, Both of us are physicians, and escape to Florida every chance we get!

Kanika Ghai purchased this house in 2009

Why Kanika Ghai chose Woodring Point

We saw many places when we were looking to buy, but always came back to this one. We fell in love with it, and bought in 2009, and completed a gut-rehab in 2011.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Drs. (xxx)- We will be out of the house as scheduled this morning and want you to know how much we enjoyed our time here. This is truly a gift of nature and one of the finest locations on the island.......thank you for your attentiveness to things that go wrong.......Please accept this as our notice that we would like to rent the house next year......
Jan 2013
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Woodring Point House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , dual person shower with multiple massaging heads and a view
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , multiple massaging head
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Day bed/Trundle Bed. Sleeps 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), air bed (Q).
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Boat Dock, Private Beach, Access to some of our beach towels, beach chairs, other gear.


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Private Beach, Panoramic Water Views, Dolphins in your backyard! 28 d preferred.
average rating of 4.84127 based on 64 reviews

Water front view & pier memorable.

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this location. We really spent most of our time out back on the pier enjoying the fishing and wildlife viewing. We spotted many Dolphins, manatee and osprey daily. We were even fortunate enough to watch a bald eagle rob an osprey of his catch mid-flight. Something we'll never forget.

The house was nicely furnished and appointed, but the 2 of us really didn't need of use any of 2 of 3 bedrooms. The rooms were all large with plenty of room.

The only downside or negatives are two: 1). We were only able to locate 1 bath washcloth and ended up buying one to use and 2) A raccoon made a mess of the garbage left at the curb by the folks before us which we felt obligated to clean up. (We saw it munching on jar of peanut butter as we returned home the first night). I realize there's not much that can be done about wild animals getting into trash but cleaning that up is not my idea of vacation fun. These things aside, it was still a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Sorry you had trouble with the washcloths- we have plenty. This must have been an error on the part of the housekeepers. A quick phone call would have resolved it. But sorry for the inconvenience anyway. Re the trash- we have an outside bin for the trashcans (to keep the racoons out). This bin got destroyed w Irma. A new one has been purchased- we are waiting for it to be installed. Thanks for the great review.
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  • 5 of 5

The house itself is absolutely beautiful! It was very clean and so comfortable. But, the most amazing part of the whole experience is the setting. The house is located at the mouth of Tarpon Bay right in the middle of the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. It is teeming with incredible wildlife! Everyday brought something new to see! There were numerous manatee and dolphin, as well as many different types of birds. Fish were jumping out of the water everywhere! It was quiet and peaceful yet convenient to everything in town. The pool was beautiful and the screen porch was wonderful too! The owners were extremely responsive to

any questions we had. We had a wonderful vacation and I would highly recommend this home to anyone interested in visiting Sanibel.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house is lovely and spacious. The pool/spa is outstanding. The location is perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The house faces the water at the mouth of Tarpon Bay. Great spot for watching birds, manatees, dolphins. The dock is a gift - great views of sunrise and sunset, with birds flying over. The house is lovely and comfortable - room to spread out and to gather. Convenient to beaches, shops, restaurants and grocery.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Picturesqueb Setting

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The home is very nice and comfortable. The deck and view over the front/sound is lovely.

The day we arrived road work was being done to install sewer lines along the sand road into the area and it was almost impassable, but throughout our stay, the construction crew finished up their work and the road improved. Then within days, Harvey hit the Gulf and we wondered if the rain would ever stop, but still we enjoyed our time at the house and on Sanibel Island.

The only issue we noticed was that the microwave didn't work which meant we needed to be creative in warming leftovers.

I worked during the days we were locked in by the rain and appreciated the strong internet service.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry that you got bad weather. Also sorry that you were discomforted by road work. In my last conversation with the village 2-3 wks ago. I was told to expect no disruptions going forward -but I suppose yhr unexpected can happen . Sorry . Re the microwave - I had not heard of this during your stay . I will have someone go check it out and if need be ship s replacement out asap
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  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful but the natural setting is even more spectacular. Sitting on the pier and watching the dolphins play, the pelicans fly and the fish jump takes you away from all of life's stressors. The house faces a wildlife refuge and it doesn't get much prettier than that! We lived our stay. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house. Quiet location. Memories forever!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Dolphin Watch. As the name implies there's never a shortage of dolphins right outside your windows. There were 3 kayaks available for visitors and several pool toys

(we added a few too!)

This was our very first rental our family has ever visited thus my wife was worried about the cleanliness aspects. But she's very picky about cleaning and this house was very clean! She still did her own touch up cleaning stuff but it didn't seem necessary at all.

TVs in every bedroom plus a REALLY nice living room setup with surround sound & a large tv (65"?)

Appliances were much appreciated & the a/c system was excellent (important in late July/early August).

If you fly in just hit Costco or a Super Walmart to stock up on food & other supplies you'd prefer (for example we really like puffs plus lotion, there was a limited amount of supplies at the house but we have our own preferences for napkins, tissues etc)

Be aware that the road leading to the house isn't paved. We liked it because I'm confident it keeps curious people from "visiting". Makes it extremely peaceful but is only about 5 minutes from Jerry's (island grocery).

It's $6 to cross over from Ft Myers (no charge when coming from the island)

We had a charter fishing boat pick us up right off the dock on the property. SUPER convenient!

Look out for low tides along the beach in the back yard!! We didn't realize until the last evening how much fun it is to walk along the beach during low tide. We found 4 star fish (2 were dead the other two were in the surf & were beautiful to see) also scared off 2 small stingrays.

Manetees were also super abundant. We encountered them almost everywhere around the island! (Tarpon Beach, off our Dock, and while we were fishing with our charter).

Wifi controlled pool & spa were our girls favorites (10 & 12).

Only disappointment was the master bathroom plumbing. Toilet would rarely properly flush (even if we held both buttons until it completed its flush) and the sinks in the master bathroom didn't drain well at all. But this house has 3 bathrooms! So not a huge issue at all for our small family. Might become an issue for larger groups.

THANK YOU for sharing your house with us this summer. It was a special experience we will never forget!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Lazy Flamingo II
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Dunes Golf & Tennis
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Causeway Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sweet Melissa Cafe
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Private Beach on Property
Car: recommended

Beautiful, private street on a 75 yd wide peninsula. Property is located on the edge (virtually inside) the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning linens X 2 $450 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
processing refnd w eChek $200
Tax Rate 11.0%

1. Preferred payment method is via homeawy/ vrbo payments via eCheck, While we do accept personal checks, wire transfers credit cards, etc. we prefer not to for purposes of simplifying our accounting etc. We Charge a $ 200 surcharge, that is refundable if and only if you use eCheck.

28 day minimum stay
Holiday surcharges may apply

We accept payments by echeck preferably and would strongly advise against using credit cards.
Rates above are for a 28 night stay.
Last minute discounts always available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund