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Sanibel Nature at Your Doorstep

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Surrounded by tropical preserves, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

This beautifully appointed two bedroom, two bath vacation rental in Blind Pass Condominiums is the perfect getaway for couples, families and especially the nature enthusiast. Located in a 'complete' resort complex with pool, tennis, clubhouse, lagoon kayaks and on site management the complex is on Bowman’s Beach which is considered the best shelling on the “seashell capital” island.

Nature preserves surround the complex making it a perfect spot for enjoying the natural tropical environs without sacrificing any creature comforts. Travelers can walk into J Ding Darling National Wildlife Preserve to experience manatees, alligators and some of the best bird watching on the east coast.

The condo is like home away from home complete with comfortable furnishings, TV’s VCR’s and games, The kitchen is fully equipped for the chef in the group or dine out, it’s just a short drive to many highly rated restaurants, shops and cultural activities. Comfy Tommy Bahama Beach chairs, umbrella, toys, coolers and a cart complete your needs for those hours of complete pleasure at the beach.

Just a few miles onto Captiva is YOLO, a complete water sports center with parasailing, longboards, jet skis and more for the action adventurists.

Fishermen have a choice of the lagoon or the beach where my husband caught a shark last year!

And last but not least, shelling is unbelievable!

If you are looking for relaxation, natural beauty and the comforts of home, we are certain that you will find this vacation rental condo perfect!.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Where is this vacation rental condo located on Sanibel Island?

A) E201, is in Blind Pass Condominiums, a small complex of two and three bedroom apartments on the quiet west end of the island, closer to Captiva, on the second floor.

Q)Are you on the beach?

A) A wooden footbridge brings you over a delightful lagoon full of wading birds, to a natural lovely beach. Bowman’s beach is considered by most who know Sanibel to be the best beach on the island (widest, longest, least populated, and best shelling.)

Q) Can you see the water from the apartment?

A) No, the view from the condo is of lush tropical vegetation.

Q) What about towels, linens, beach towels?

A) The unit is fully stocked with new and good quality sheets,towels, and beach towels. We also provide vacation renters with beach chairs and a beach umbrella.

Q) What do I need to bring?

A) Of course, your own personal items (toothbrush, hair dryer, shampoo, etc). We provide a starter 'Kit' of things for the household, like dish and laundry detergent, but you will either need to buy more while you are visiting or bring it from home. There are plenty of stores on the island for shopping.

Q) If the weather is cooler, is the pool heated?

A) Yes, the pool is heated.

Q) Is there a porch, veranda or some other outdoor area?

A) No, apartment E201 is one of the units that does not offer a porch.

Q)What are the advantages to staying at Condo E201?

A) E201 is privately owned and privately marketed by the owner. That means every possible measure is taken to make it a clean, comfortable and convenient place to enjoy your holiday for a week, two or more. The extra touches, like ceiling fans throughout, the privacy of having two en-suite bedrooms, the sophistication of the master bath, the quality of linens and dishes, the abundance of quality electronic equipment ensure that our guests will have everything they need to feel like they are in a luxury hotel at budget prices.

Q) Is there a cleaning fee?

A) The apartment will be thoroughly cleaned before you arrive and after you leave at no expense to you, assuming there has been no breakage or damage to carpets or furniture.

Q) What about while we are there?

A) These are holiday housekeeping condos...that is you keep (clean) the unit according to your needs. Most items (vacuum, broom, etc.) you will need to keep house will be in the unit. You may need to purchase some cleaning agents when you do your food shopping.

Q) When is check-in/check-out?

A) Check in begins at 3 pm and check out begins at 10 am on Saturdays.

Q) Is there an internet connection?

A) Yes, the unit hosts fiber optic high speed internet for your entertainment.

More Details

Property Manager
Mary Emilius
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2018

About Mary Emilius

I started coming to Sanibel while a college student on the east coast of Florida and it was love at first sight. Unbelievably the island has not changed since then (1975). It is truly a unique and precious tropical paradise with no towering condos or big boxes. It is as close to virgin tropics as you will find in the US.

Mary Emilius purchased this condo in 2013

Why Mary Emilius chose Sanibel

It is located far from what could be considered 'maddening crowds', the commercial area of Sanibel. An easy drive - 5 miles - but far enough away to offer no traffic, peace and quiet in the complex and at the beach.

What makes this condo unique

The nature enthusiasts will be amazed at the untouched environs surrounding the small complex. We have added all the comforts of home for your convenience. The unit has everything you need to cook, play or be entertained. Bedrooms both have private baths and are located at opposite ends of the living area. The kitchen is fully equipped for the chef in your group and there is also a poolside grilling and picnic area adjacent to the clubhouse. Beach equipment includes chairs, mats, umbrella and an assortment of toys. Noodles for the pool and a handy cart completes the package. There is also a washer and dryer in the unit for your convenience.


Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Beautifully furnished with all the comforts of home.
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Both bedrooms have private bath and are separated by the living area for maximum privacy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • 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
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This is the very best of the sanctuary islands. Treat yourself to an amazing tropical experience at Blind Pass E201!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Sanibel Nature at Your Doorstep

  • 5 of 5

Amazing!! This was by far my family's best trip. The condo is so clean and very tastefully decorated . Very comfortable . The pool was great we spend our mornings there and our afternoons at the beach which is just a short walk from the condo . We saw manatees while going over the bridge that connects the condo to the ocean , my kids are still talking about it ! We went canoeing in the river and saw flying fish . It really was the best vacation ever. We will be down again next year!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Condo With a Wonderful Owner

  • 5 of 5

This condo was one of the best we have ever stayed at. Had everything we needed plus more! Great location and friendly owner. We would absolutely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Red Bank, NJ

The perfect setting for any type of vacation.

  • 5 of 5

This place is the perfect setting for any type of vacation.

Beautiful, semi private beach exploding with shells!! It is an easy and picturesque walk from the condo, where you will pass the tennis courts and walk over a bridge where alligator and pelican sightings are likely. The beach has relatively calm, warm waters making it easy to swim and fish. The pool is quiet and clean for when you need a break from the beach. There are also countless paths for biking, hiking and sightseeing surrounding the complex to easily experience Florida's unique ecosystem.

When you are looking to return to the indoors this condo is particularly cozy. My family especially liked that the bedrooms are on opposite sides of the condo so that my parents could go to sleep a little later and not risk waking the baby. There are also two finished bathrooms (one with a Jacuzzi tub) which was necessary for the 6 people we had staying there. The kitchen is fully equipped and the condo also has a full washer/dryer for anyone who has an extended stay or has young kids. The condo is conveniently located by Captivas bridge so it is a short drive to both the main attractions on Captiva and Sanibel, the best of both worlds! In brief, this is the perfect location for a family vacation, quiet girls weekend or a romantic getaway. You will leave feeling refreshed and have seashell souvenirs to last a life time!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great value for the price; beautiful beach, quiet and kid-friendly

  • 5 of 5

This unit is very clean and spacious with all the expected amenities. One note is that the bedroom doors are thin with open slats, so conversation/TV noise from the main living area can be heard easily, especially in the master bedroom (living room TV is right outside the master bedroom door). Not a big deal, but just something to be aware of if you have kids who go to bed before everyone else. The complex is very quiet and well maintained. The pool is big and clean. Obviously the beach is the main attraction, and it is a short 5-minute walk from the condo. Not being right on the beach you won't necessarily want to run back and forth a lot, so just double-check you have everything before you leave the condo. That being said, a trip back to the condo for bathroom breaks or to get the forgotten sand toys is no big deal. The beach is always pretty quiet as there's lots of room to spread out. Early morning walks to the east (left, away from the public beach) were great. Very few people out, but lots of shells and wildlife. Saw dozens of dolphins on multiple occasions, sometimes fairly close to shore, mainly in the early morning (7-9 am). Note that the map in the guest binder did not clearly mark where to access the beach. Here's what you do - go back down to the covered parking, facing the dumpster across the road. Turn right and walk down the road about 100 ft to the last building. There the road ends and becomes a sidewalk with tennis courts on your right. Go past the outdoor shower / wash station to the gate in the chain link fence. Go through the gate, turn left and go over the bridge. After the bridge go straight through the trees to the beach. Note that if you turn right after the bridge you will end up at the public access area, which you probably don't want to do. Blind Pass is very convenient if you plan to spend time at Ding Darling NWR, Tarpon Bay Explorers, CROW, or generally want to avoid all the traffic on the east end of the island. It's still only a short drive to Bailey's to get groceries or ice cream, and you avoid all madness more to the east. Finally, it should be clear from the unit's description, but just so there's no confusion, you cannot see the beach from this unit, or any unit in the complex, I believe. Our first time at Sanibel we stayed at a condo farther east, with a balcony overlooking the beach. That was nice and all, but we actually prefer the much more affordable rates and quiet beaches at Blind Pass.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Topeka, In / US

Spring break vacation

  • 5 of 5

The unit was very clean and had all updated amenities. Had everything we needed for the beach which was very nice. Beach is very nice and not crowded. Would definitely recommend this unit/condos to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vernon nj

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5

The unit is updated, spotless and has all the amenities needed for a great stay. The area is amazing, across from ding Darling sanctuary and a short jaunt across a lovely wooden footbridge spanning the lagoon to Bowmans beach. Shells were amazing and my husband caught a shark. Tennis courts and pool in great shape, perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bowman's Beach
The best shelling on Sanibel Island!
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation
Tropical wildlife up close and personal.
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Fort Myers International (RSW)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lazy Flamingo
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
The Sanctuary
Nearest Motorway
Sanibel/Captiva Rd
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Mad Hatter
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
water skiing YOLO
Nearest Beach
Bowmans Beach
Car: recommended

Blind Pass E201 is located on the quiet west end of the island near Captiva Island. The unit is on the 2nd floor and a jog down the stairs takes you to the private beach path over the bayou's wooden foot bridge to the beach. The complex has a beautiful pool, tennis courts clubhouse and outdoor grilling area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linen Fee $55 + Tax
Booking Fee $39 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are seasonal. Peak season is February through April. Rentals run Saturday to Saturday. You will love it!

Either $339. Or 20% of total rent is required to reserve booking. Final payment can not be made by credit card.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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