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Nature Lover's Paradise

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,240 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6 )

The spacious, 1200+ square foot unit is located in the Blind Pass Condominium Complex (“Complex”) on Sanibel Island. The Complex is located on the quiet side of Sanibel and is situated on a lagoon where you can boat and fish. Cross the lagoon by a wooden foot bridge and you are on Bowman’s Beach- one of the best shelling and wildlife beaches on Sanibel. We have personally found some of the rarest sea shells on Sanibel Island (the Junonia, Lion’s Paw and Scotch Bonnet to name a few- GOOD HUNTING!). The Complex has complimentary canoes and kayaks for guests to use to explore the lagoon and see native mangroves, birds, fish, crabs and sometimes even manatees! The Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge (the “Ding”) is also nearby offering outstanding birding and wildlife viewing. You can ride a bike from the Complex, hike the Ding’s hiking trail, take the National Park Service interpretive tram ride or drive your car through the Ding. Don’t forget your camera!

The Complex amenities include a large pool which is heated in cooler weather, 2 tennis courts, kayaks and canoes, and gas grills.

While the Complex is a Nature Lover’s Paradise it is also a short ride from the many restaurants and fine shops of both Sanibel and Captiva.

Our Home:

Our home has 2 Bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The master bedroom has a king size bed and the guest bedroom has 2 queen size beds. The unit also has a convertible queen size sofabed. The unit has a washer and dryer.

The spacious, 1200+ square foot second floor unit is surrounded by tropical vegetation and just steps from the best shelling beach on Sanibel Island and the Complex’s pool. Being on the second floor with no one above protects you from the annoyance of footsteps and other noises from above.

We recently purchased our unit after renting at Blind Pass for the past 12 years.

Our unit has recently been renovated. A brief description of the unit follows with some of the renovations being mentioned.

Granite counters have been installed in the kitchen and it has been well stocked to meet all your cooking needs. You and your family can eat at the large breakfast bar, dining room table or outdoor lanai. In addition, the Complex has 5 Weber gas grills available to guests.

The master bedroom suite has a new king size bed and the master bathroom has been renovated and enlarged to include double sinks.

The guest bedroom has two queen size beds and attractive furnishings and wall paintings. The guest bathroom has had a new vanity installed.

We have added Wi-Fi to the unit and have purchased flat screen TV’s and DVD players for each of the bedrooms. The living room has a 40” flat screen TV, a DVD player and a stereo player with an I-Pod dock. We also have books for both children and adults to read.

The lanai, which is nestled in palm trees, is very private and overlooks an osprey nest which is in the park adjoining Blind Pass.

The unit has new beach chairs, new beach umbrellas, a beach cart, a larger beach cooler, numerous beach and pool toys, children and adult board games, tennis rackets and balls, fishing rods together with lures, hooks and other fishing items including even a crab trap.

We hope you will decide to share our home and believe that your stay will be one of your best vacations ever.

We rent our unit by the week generally from Saturday to Saturday but when scheduling permits will make exceptions. Pets are not permitted in the complex.

More Details

Property Manager
Bob Or Judy Graber
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 8, 2017


Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1240 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • 6 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Nature Lover's Paradise
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Restful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

I returned home yesterday from a week-long vacation staying in this lovely condo at Blind Pass. This was our first trip to Sanibel, and the entire experience was wonderful. I first contacted the owners in October about renting during Xmas week, and they were very responsive. Once we settled on the price and other details, I was put in touch with the Blind Pass Condo office staff to handle the deposit. Note that the balance of the rental fee had to be remitted via check rather than credit card.

We arrived on Christmas day in the early evening. Our keys and instructions were waiting for us as advised. I checked in with the office couple of days later, and the staff was very accommodating and helpful.

The unit was very clean and well stocked. I've stayed in many beach condos over the years, and I've never seen one that provided as much. It was nice not to have to bring beach gear as chairs, towels, toys, shell colleting items, etc. as all were provided.

We got a comfortable, down to earth feel from the unit and complex. While not a newer place, it was well maintained with beautiful vegetation, flora, and fauna. There were two tennis courts, grills, pool, canoes and kayaks, and a shell cleaning area. All was in great shape and working order. We wanted for nothing.

The weather could not have been better, and we enjoyed getting up early to watch the sunrise and discover the shells that had been left overnight by the tide. We were there during peak season, but it did not seem crowded to us. The only time that we noticed was when we went out to eat. There was a wait almost every place that we went. Some were longer than others, but we did not mind. We ate at Grandma Dot's, The Green Flash, The Lazy Flamingo, and Cheeburger, Cheeburger. All were worth the wait.

We took a sunset cruise from Captiva and also toured the Darling Nature Preserve. These excursions were not crowed.

Our party contained two 50+ adult couples, and the unit's roommate floor plan ensured that everyone had their own space. There was plenty of room. The screen porch was nice, and we liked eating breakfast at the table or reading in the afternoon. It was very relaxing and quiet.

I would definitely recommended this unit and Blind Pass Condos. If you are looking for a place that is a bit removed from the hub-bub of Sanibel-Captiva, but still close enough to join in (if you desire), this is it. Thank you for a super vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely condo with a relaxed feel

  • 5 of 5

If you want to stay in a quiet relaxing place in Sanibel I would recommend staying here. Our first time to the area you immediately feel that relaxing feel to the island.Speed limit all over is 35mph & most are comfortable to stick to it. Easy to book this condo ,& we live in the UK & on arrival check in was smooth & fast.The condo is spotless & very well stocked if you wish to eat in. We hired a couple of bicycles which were delivered to us.Its very safe for families to cycle the area as lots of the island has separate cycle paths away from the road.We cycled up to Captiva several times & once up there the paths disappear & you share the roads but no one speeds & you feel safe. Nice walk from the complex over the bridge & onto the beach.The whole place was quiet whilst we were there but that's the nice bit about nature Lover's Paradise. Supermarkets near bye & also whilst were there we drove the short journey to Fort Myers & boarded the boat down to Key West.Great trip down to the keys. We stayed in early October & the weather was fabulous. So We'd fully recommend anyone looking to visit Sanibel, try N/L/P Blind Pass.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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St. Louis, Missouri

Decompression is inevitable here

  • 5 of 5

For selfish reasons, don't want to tell everyone how nice this place is but we have to be honest.

VERY clean, super quiet, stocked with many beach toys, not a far walk from the beach, etc. But also just a short drive from Bailey's General Store to stock up supplies.

You won't want to leave Bowman's Beach, feels like your on your own private beach, but when you need to satisfy your hunger, Island Cow or Doc Ford's are two great places to go.

Bailey's Shell Museum and Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge are literally right down the road. Can learn and see many things.

This place makes you feel like you just stepped into a friends home, not a rental.

Can't wait to come back REAL soon! Thanks for sharing such a great place with everyone else :)

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sanibel/Captiva Family Fun and Relaxation

  • 4 of 5

Our family loves Sanibel - My husband has fond childhood vacation memories that he has shared with his family - now, we have caught the Sanibel/Captiva "bug". We were active with beaching, shelling, sailing, swimming, biking, shopping (including Sanibel Farmers Market on Sunday - The BEST!) and eating (Mucky Duck, Bubble Room, Green Flash, Tween Waters, Pinnochio/Zebras and Sanibel Bean). Baileys was our grocer of choice (with wonderful deli and bakery selection - try the doughnauts).

Blindpass was a wonderful location for allowing us to have the best of Sanibel and Captiva without the hassles of the Periwinkle traffic. The walk to the beach was an adventure through the nature path. However, it was all the wonderful toys, chairs, umbrella, beach cart, etc - that allowed us to enjoy the beach comfortably without overloading our car with bulky items - giving our family more space during our travels from OHIO.

The condo was well maintained and clean upon arrival - instructions on how to operate the electronics was definitely appreciated. We also enjoyed the amenities inside (W/D, kitchen, linens, fully stocked kitchen, etc) and outside (pool, grill, tennis court). Having a starter supply of necessities (toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc) was also appreciated so that we didn't feel pressure to hurry out to the store.

Service regarding registration, check in and out was quick and professionally handled. We met a lot of nice families and tenants that were willing to share their knowledge of the Blind Pass experience whether at the pool, grill or hike to the beach.

The only reason we did not rate this excellent was due to the parking - though not within the control of the owners. Though we had assigned parking, the people beside us tended to park wide into our space which caused tedious parking in and out of the space (in addition cars were also able to park behind our spot which added more complexity). Signage indicated that guest parking was not to be overnight. But we did not see this rule to be enforced. The location of parking was not easy to load and unload our car - it would be nice if the community would have an area that were permit for short term parking for ease of loading/unloading.

Overall, we definitely enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend to anyone - especially those that like to drift between Captiva and Sanibel.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN, USA

Enjoyed Our Stay in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The condo was great and decorated with real art. Very spacious and clean with nice towels. Special detail to beach supplies was a surprise such as shell collecting tools, beach umbrellas, toys, etc. Kitchen was very well equipped and I like to cook so it was great. Good cable and internet access. The complex is quiet and other guests and staff were friendly. There was plenty to do such as fish and walk the beaches. The walk to the beach was longer than expected and may be onerous for older folks. I needed the exercise and the vegetation on the way was nice so it was ok. Beds comfortable (but sofa bed was not). We would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2013
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review of our condo. We purchased our place one and a half years ago and before that rented for many years at Blind Pass. Since purchasing our unit we have attempted to purchase and have available for ourselves and our renters the things we wanted as renters. (beach toys, beach carts, DVDs for children and adults, fishing equipment, cooking utensils, kitchen gadgets, etc.) Our improvements are a work in progress. We are currently having granite counters installed in the guest bathroom and are working with a decorator to refurnish the living room. (including a new sofa bed) We wanted to comment on your description of the walk to the beach. Blind Pass is located adjacent to both Bowman's Beach State Park and Bowman's Beach. While the walk to the beach requires crossing a small walking bridge owned by the condo community over the bayou and then walking through the wooded path to the beach we actually consider this to be something that makes Blind Pass special. We are senior citizens and instead of finding the walk onerous are delighted with the walk. You never know what you are going to see. On our last visit we saw Manatees, alligators, fish, crabs and a multitude of different wading birds. We love it!
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Nearest Beach
Bowman Beach
Car: recommended

Condo on the quiet side of Sanibel. Natural areas surround the property. One of the best sea shelling areas on the Island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

linen $55 + Tax
booking $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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