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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 28 nights


About the property

Professionally Designed 3 Bdrm 2 Ba + Outdoor Shower (Sleeps 7-8)

BreakAway is a quiet break from it all yet seconds to the white sandy beaches that make Sanibel famous! The home offers 3 bedrooms, the Master with a king - there is also an office alcove in the master overlooking the pool. The first Guest room offers a Queen and the the second room has three twin beds. The main living level is an open area perfect for lounging around or entertaining! Brand new beach themed furniture is there to make your stay comfortable and welcoming! There is a TV area and another separate area for enjoying conversation. Go through the sliding glass doors to the lanai for outdoor dining, overlooking the pool area, you will also find hooks for swim suits and towels and beach accessories. The main area also offers a formal dining table great for entertaining or dinner parties. A laundry area is provided with an oversized washer and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped with new appliances and every imaginable utensil to make your stay perfect! High speed internet with full cable and WiFi.

We are a 28 day monthly rental.

More Details

Property Manager
Kim Obrien
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Kim Obrien

Kim has been coming to Sanibel as early as she can remember! We began bringing our three boys down to the island in 2007 and have enjoyed our stays so much that we decided to purchase. It is our goal to be permanent residents of the island, so until that time arrives we have decided to share our home and our love for the island with those who have the same level of appreciation! When we are not enjoying the island ourselves we can be found in Chicago Il with our three boys who keep us incredibly busy. Outside of school, we are usually at a hockey rink, thus the house name 'BreakAway'.

Kim Obrien purchased this house in 2013

Why Kim Obrien chose Florida

We have been looking to purchase on the island for the last 5 years. We were quiet specific regarding location, we wanted to be very close to the beach and also have easy access on and off the island as well as being so close to town, restaurants, shopping etc. This was the perfect location!

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with the architecture and style of the home. We love an open floor plan which allows for lots of space and easy entertaining. We are so close to the beach and everything Sanibel has to offer. The pool area and outdoor shower is absolutely fantastic for getting all the sand off after a long day shelling or swimming in the Gulf!


Sanibel House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single , Twins
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

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September Savings!! $220 per night August through September!!
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I had the honor of staying at BreakAway with my family February, 2017. What an incredible vacation. Kim has done a spectacular job of providing a home that is beautifully decorated, comfortable, fully equipped and goes above and beyond to ensure your every need is fulfilled. It came to my attention that the gas grille was not working properly so I called Kim. Within 3 hours a brand new top of the line grille was provided, well in time for dinner!! The pool area is private, sunny and perfect for family frolicking. My family has been coming to Sanibel for 50 years and I have to say that BreakAway is one of our all time favorites. Thanks Kim for enabling us to make some exceptional memories in this beautiful vacation home. We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review. We love ensuring our guests have an incredible experience. Sanibel is a beautiful place to create lifelong memories. The home you choose to stay in should be perfect in every way and I am glad that BreakAway served its purpose! We would love to have you back!!
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Hurricane Irma cancelled our stay, and, even lacking a specific agreement, Kim refunded our money.

  • 5 of 5

We look forward to actually staying at this property!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home, perfect for a multi-generational family get away!

  • 5 of 5

Our family: parents, two children (6 and 9), and grandparents enjoyed a wonderful week at BreakAway. The home and pool are incredibly clean and very well maintained. There was plenty of space for the six of us to hang out together and to have places to retreat when we needed some quiet time. We all enjoyed taking breaks from beach time and lounging by the pool and gathering in the living room to play games / watch movies when we spent the evening in. The property's location is perfect too, a very short walk to the beach and an easy bike ride to many local shops and restaurants. The owner, Kim couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. Our family hopes to return next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you at BreakAway and are so happy you had a wonderful time! Thank you for your review and feedback and look forward to seeing you back again soon!
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Beautiful Pool Home near the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had such a fun time at Breakaway! We have been coming to Sanibel for over 10 years and this was by far our favorite home to stay. Absolutley beautiful and had everything you would need while vacationing with your kiddos. Loads of kitchen extras, beach blankets, towels and even thermal coolers. The kids were thrilled to find extra pool floaties at the pool and mommy was thrilled to find extra laundry detergent since I had forgotten ours. Had just about everything you need in case you forget your own which was a huge lifesaver with two toddlers. We also found beach chairs and extra pool toys which saved is a car load. The house is very close to restaurants and hidden down a beautiful dirt road. We made dinner most nights and found everything we needed in the kitchen. Had candle lit dinner on the screened in patio several nights. The house is a short walk from the beach and we loved the outside shower for the kids. One of our new favorite homes in Sanibel!! This is a must stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of BreakAway! We appreciate you recognizing the extras that we put into the property. We like to offer our guests everything and more they could want in a vacation on Sanibel Island! We are so happy that you and your family had a wonderful stay! Look forward to having you back!!
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Great house with a beautiful pool!

  • 4 of 5

The house was great overall. On the plus side it was sparkling clean and was stocked with plenty of towels and linens. The pool was awesome! A couple very minor complaints but nothing that would keep us from coming back. The beds were way too squishy so not very comfortable and the kitchen was a little sparse if you were really into cooking.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Diane, Thank you for the positive comments about the cleanliness of the home and the amazing pool, we couldn't agree more! I appreciated our call regarding the mattresses. Ours are new and they are firm. If one is looking for bedrock, this is not the place for you! Regarding the "sparse" kitchen, it is fully equipped with all pots, pans, cooking utensils, stemware one could ask for. We are so sorry it was missing disposable tupperware.
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Delightful Island Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time staying at Breakaway! It was the perfect place to relax and unwind: just a short walk to the beach and located on a quiet and private street. The home is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We enjoyed biking around the island, kayaking at J.N. Ding Darling nature reserve, bird-watching at the Bailey tract, shellhunting (it's great right after a storm!) and lazing around by the pool. Gramma Dots has the BEST key lime pie and we enjoyed excellent dinners at both Traders and Timbers. The Island Cow was a great breakfast spot on the days we didn't eat in-house. Kim is a warm and welcoming hostess and we appreciate her family sharing their home with us. We hope to make a return trip soon!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you at BreakAway and are so happy you had a wonderful time!! Thanks for the compliments and great review we hope to have you back in Paradise soon again!
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The Island Cow
Periwinkle Place
Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market
Bike Paths on Sanibel
Bailey's General Store
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Southwest Fort Myers International
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
Gulf of Mexico - short walk less than
Car: not necessary

Removed, and only seemingly remote.

There are no stoplights on Sanibel or Captiva, and there are no buildings taller than the tallest palm tree. Both serve as a reminder of what happens when we leave well enough alone. For generations, people have escaped over the three-mile causeway to a different pace of life – one that includes ungroomed white sand beaches filled with thousands of shells, great seafood restaurants, unmatched wildlife viewing and a family focused village atmosphere where only the absolutely necessary parts of civilization are included. Our home is ideally located 4 houses from the Middle Gulf Drive, cross the street and enjoy the beach! We are ideally located, close to everything... the local grocery store, 25 miles of bike / running paths, the best restaurants in town offering fresh surf and turf and everything in between as well as unparalleled shopping!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99
Pet Fee $375
cleaning fee $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.