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Completely Renovated Cyp Beach #1 Gulf-front Townhouse! Bikes, Kayak & Views!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,750 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

A Rare Gem On Sanibel -- Free-standing 1750 Sq Ft Home Directly On Beach!

Located in a small complex of just 11 townhouses, Cyprina Beach 1 offers sweeping direct Gulf views from nearly every room. With 1750 sq ft of indoor living space plus an additional 500 sq ft of screened lanai, this 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhouse features a stunning, fully stocked kitchen with Quartz countertops, high-end stainless appliances, and laundry area, soaring cathedral ceilings, three fully renovated bathrooms and complimentary use of 2 bicycles and a kayak. A lushly landscaped, heated pool is just steps away!

Property Manager
Beth Friedman
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 15, 2018

About Beth Friedman

We fell in love with Sanibel Island the first time we visited from New Jersey with our three children and decided then and there that our future beach house was actually going to be 1200 miles away!

Beth Friedman purchased this townhome in 2013

Why Beth Friedman chose Sanibel

We first purchased a small condo on West Gulf Drive but it offered no views and very little storage space so after three years we sold it. In 2013 we bought Cyprina Beach 1 and immediately started renovations. With its spacious interior, soaring cathedral ceilings, garage and unparalleled Gulf views, it offered everything we could ever hope for in a vacation property.

What makes this townhome unique

Cyprina Beach 1 is a free-standing townhouse, so the entire building is yours to enjoy!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We are so impressed with your beautiful home. Everything was so comfortable, updated and clean. We loved using the lanai, pool, kayak and bikes. The access to the beach was incredible. Again, we truly loved your place and hope to return in the near future.
Mar 2014
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Sanibel Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Once you pay VRBO’s service fee, I will forward your contact info to our rental company on Sanibel and they will handle your reservation— not VRBO.
  • No more than 6 people (including infants) allowed with a max of 4 adults and 2 kids; no pets. No more than 2 cars allowed; no boat trailers or RVs.
  • 2 adult bikes, a kayak and other beach items are provided free of charge; renter assumes all risk and responsibility for their use
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , Huge double vanity with separate toilet/shower area.
    Guest Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on 2nd floor.
    Powder room - toilet , shower , Conveniently located on first floor.
  • All 3 bathrooms were completely gutted in the Fall of 2013 and feature high end granite or quartz countertops and custom cabinetry. Master bathroom has oversized walk-in shower with rainfall shower head. Guest bath has soaking tub with shower. Downstairs bath has shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 double
    Den - 1 twin/ single , Twin bed has a pull-out twin trundle
  • All bedrooms were redecorated in Fall 2013 with new mattresses, bedding and fresh paint. Master bedroom and den/3rd bedroom have brand new furniture.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Due to the popularity of our townhouse, we require a Saturday check-in/check-out.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Incredible accommodations with remarkable views

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to Sanibel was absolutely perfect thanks to Cyprina Beach #1. The townhouse was the perfect fit for my husband, parents and young son. We were greeted each morning by the stunning Gulf views, spent days lounging on the beach, which we pretty much had to ourselves, and relaxed on the lanai each night. The location of the townhouse was an absolute dream! The beach was just a few steps from the front door, and everything we needed (games, floats, beach chairs, toys) for a perfect beach day was provided. The townhouse was spacious and comfortable, and with a pool a stones throw away you really couldn’t ask for more!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elkhart, IN

Our stay is not scheduled until Nov 2018

  • 5 of 5

Our stay is not scheduled until Nov 2018

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from an amazing stay at this townhouse. Everything was as promised, and more! The townhouse has beautiful ocean views and the interior decor is very upscale. The unit was spotless upon arrival. Beach towels, toys, chairs, umbrellas were provided. We made daily use of the 2 adult bikes that were in the garage. The screened porch is huge and there are 2 lounge chairs for relaxing, as well as a table and chairs for dining outside. We did most of our own cooking and the kitchen was stocked with all the cookware that we needed. The bathrooms are beautiful. Wait until you see the master bath shower! The view of the moonlit ocean from the master bedroom was unreal. The pool was nicely heated (i'm picky about that) and the tropical landscaping around the pool was gorgeous. There was an outdoor shower for use if returning from the beach. Speaking of the beach, we found it to be the best shelling on the island. We were so happy we chose the East end of the island. It was quieter and we loved being near the lighthouse. The owners were a pleasure to work with and answered all questions promptly and courteously. Do not hesitate to book this rental. It was a dream vacation!

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Arian, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay! Thanks for sharing your experience. Best, Beth
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

Recently stayed here with our 2 kids ages 18 months and 3.5 years and nanny. We had a wonderful vacation. The property is just gorgeous. The newly renovated kitchen is beautiful, and the new tile in the family space is practical and looks great. The house was very comfortable for us. Beds were comfortable and all the seating in the living room was terrific. Bathrooms were beautiful. We loved seeing the sunrise every morning from the living and dining rooms. There were tons of beach toys, buckets, beach chairs, and umbrellas for us to use. A kayak and bikes were also provided.

We would not hesitate to stay here again or recommend it to anyone considering it. My 3 year old son asked if we could "keep this house."

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Evansville, IN

Fantastic views!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing on Sanibel for many years. This has been one of best weeks ever. The condo is is beautifully decorated, spacious, and very private. The views are terrific. A special place.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Saint Louis, Missouri

Much Needed Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Cyprina Beach 1 with our son and his girlfriend. We made great use of the bikes and my son made great use of the kayak. The chairs, beach umbrella, shovels, kite, cooler and many other things make the time spent there very enjoyable. The shelling can't be beat and it is almost a private beach during the slower times. Beautiful looking pool lit at night and very refreshing as an option to the beach during the day. The sunrises from most rooms were amazing! The amenities in the home gave it an 'upscale' feel, with the exception being the squeaking of the top floor. We would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi John, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Just wanted to let you know that we had the floorboards fixed so the next time you visit the upstairs bedrooms will be nice and quiet when you walk around! Best, Beth
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Car: recommended

J.N. 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge is home to countless birds, dolphins, manatees and alligators and is not to be missed! Take a fun and educational guided nature tour, rent a kayak or canoe or bike ride along the nature path.

Sanibel's famous 25-mile paved bike path passes right across the street from our townhouse. Jump on one of our complimentary bicycles and discover all the island has to offer!

Within a mile of our door you will find the Sanibel Lighthouse, fishing pier and marina -- all great places to visit!




Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver $39.5
Booking Fee $39
Linen fee $65

Due to the popularity of our townhouse, we require a Saturday check-in/out. You are welcome to arrive and depart on a different day, however you are still responsible for the full 7 night payment.

We cannot accept reservations more than 1 year out.

We use VIP Vacation Rentals, a management company on Sanibel Island, to handle our reservations and assist our guests. We abide by their cancellation policy (not VRBO's) which is: All cancellations are subject to an administrative fee of $85. If you cancel at least 90 days before arrival your deposit will be refunded less $85. VIP will retain all prepaid funds should you cancel less than 90 days prior to arrival unless our townhouse is rebooked for the same dates and rate. A partial refund may be applicable for the same dates booked at an adjusted rate.

Once you have paid VRBO their booking fee and a 25% deposit, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation from VRBO and our management company, VIP Vacation Rentals.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund