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Beautiful Newly Renovated Beach House Seconds To Gulf Of Mexico

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.

Property Manager
Kim Obrien
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 21, 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 South West

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 Island 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 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Newly Renovated Beach House Seconds To Gulf Of Mexico
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 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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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
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Great week at breakaway in sanibel.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Breakaway. Highlights of the house included:

- open floor plan and skylights bring in lots of light

- modern kitchen and new grill great for cooking meals

- wonderful private pool

- great location two blocks to the beach and half mile to Dairy Queen

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the lovely review on our beach home! We are so happy that you loved the home, its open space and modern amenities and beach chic style! The awesome location cannot be beat, especially for D.Q. flurries!!! Come back to stay and play!
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Convenient, comfortable, quiet, private

  • 5 of 5

A frequent Sanibel visitor, I've always stayed in gulf front condos. I decided to try an "inland" home this year, and was not sorry!! Having our own pool was a treat for both adults and kids. Proximity to beach and bike paths was great. There were lovely, little touches that made the house a home, and if anything was missing or didn't work properly, Kim and her "peeps" responded quickly.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Duxbury, MA. USA

More Than We Could Have Asked For!

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, updated bathrooms and a lay-out that gives everyone their own private space at night while having a bright cheery open floor plan in the middle for everyone to gather during the day. The heated pool in the back and the beach a 5 minute walk down the road made "Breakaway" perfect for my whole family. The location was perfect because we not only could walk to the beach, but we could walk over to the Holiday Inn's restaurant. I especially loved the convenience of having a washer and dryer tucked away in the hallway closet. Three T.V.s and WiFi was a plus for my husband and children. I loved the back screened in porch as my retreat at the end of the day. I would highly recommend "Breakaway" to anyone who wanted all the comforts of home, and then some! Karen

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen, Thank you so much for the lovely comments about BreakAway! It is evident that we love the same things about this special place. I am so happy you and your family had a wonderful stay! Come back anytime!! Kim
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Minneapolis MN

Paradise Found!

  • 5 of 5

I was lucky enough to have this property for 6 weeks and I couldn't have been happier.

The location was ideal. I timed the walk from the house to the beach, and this was walking with a friend who was recovering from a broken ankle, 4 minutes 12 seconds.

Not that I necessarily wanted to leave the beautiful, relaxing environment Kim has created! I had rotating snowbird guests and the home ( so much more than a house) functions very well for privacy as well as group time.

The outdoor shower adjacent to the lovely, relaxing and quiet pool area was a delightful simple pleasure.

Having stayed in many VRBO locations let me tell you what I most appreciated. The fact that Kim left the house fully stocked with all the products one might need. This fact is a testament to her skill as an attentive owner. It was not stripped down to only toilet paper and a salt and pepper shaker. That said, and I would imagine the other guests would agree there is an honor system in replacing the products used.

I learned Jerry's supermarket has an online ordering system, you can have your groceries (and liquor) delivered upon your arrival, a wonderful service for those without a car.

I paid extra to have my dog with me, for that I am very appreciative.

This home is a lovely escape on the East end of the Island. While the sunsets are beautiful, walking the beach and watching the sunrise from this location should not be missed!

I will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jean!! We loved having you at BreakAway! You and your family were an absolute delight and your stories were fantastic and to be remembered. Thank you for your compliments on BreakAway and our hospitality, it means so much. See you next year!!
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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

Sanibel Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 29 - Jul $8000. per month
May 6 2017 - Jul 29 2017
28 night minimum stay
Sep 24-Nov 18 $7500 per month
Sep 24 2017 - Nov 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec - Jan $8,000.00 per month
Dec 2 2017 - Jan 27 2018
7 night minimum stay
Feb - Apr $9000.00 per month
Jan 28 2018 - May 5 2018
28 night minimum stay
Jul 30 - Sep 23 $7500. per mth
May 6 2018 - Aug 4 2018
28 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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