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!!WOW!! 19 Steps to the Beach!! Gulf Front, Gorgeous Condo!!

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Unique One Bedroom designer condo with walkout to beach.ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND!!

Welcome to Ocean's Reach--the best place to be on the beach and rated #1!

New listing!!

The 'sun and surf' condo interior reflects the beachy island ambiance of Sanibel! Whether you are inside or outside you are never far from the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Our wide lanai offers panoramic views of the ocean waters, the beautiful shell-lined beach and the sparkling waters from the heated, gulf side pool.

When I step outside of my lanai, I count 19 steps to the top of the beach and less for the refreshing pool waters.

Our condo offers a fully equipped kitchen with island--all the conveniences and updated appliances of home.

The living room offers a 42' flat screen TV, excellent lighting, blackout drapes and a queen sofa sleeper. The interior is very cozy and happy!

The bathroom showcases a spa-like vanity with open shelving. The step-in shower has an optional hand held shower wand as well as grab bar.

The master bedroom/suite has a walk in directly to the spa-like bathroom. Enjoy the comfort of a plush to firm mattress on your king bed. Watch television on a 26' flat screen tv and use our built ins to store your clothes and essential personal items.

Living room and master bedroom have carpeted floor covering. Tile is laid throughout the hallways, kitchen, dining area and kitchen.

Beach chairs and accessories are available on your lanai as well as clothes hangers for wet bathing suits. You don't need to bring much to Sanibel as we are pretty beach-casual. We also have a full size washer and dryer inside the unit.

Dry your shells or better yet--enjoy breakfast on the lanai with our table seating for 4. Our 'no-trip' lanai door is perfect for seniors and families. Interior dining is also available for 4.

Walk out your front door into a tropical preserve setting. Lush landscaping and wildlife await your viewing. Bring your binoculars and cameras to seek and share the best sightings!

Amenities include heated, tranquil gulfside pool, tennis court, basketball court, shuffle-board court, 4 gas grills, outdoor dining area for family dinners in our Grove. Surround yourself with butterfly gardens, nature pond, wetlands area and a wide assortment of Florida botanicals!

Guest Services meets and greets you upon your arrival and is available on-site every day to assist you with your travel plans and any personal or condo emergencies. You are not alone! Our mission is to offer you an exceptional beach vacation experience!

Again, we are #1 rated for a reason!!

We look forward to offering you our exceptional hospitality and making your vacation stay a stellar experience!

Last minute discounts are generally available starting 21 days prior to arrival for new reservations ranging from 5 - 30%. We would love to have you enjoy the same high quality vacation for less!

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Dru

I spent part of my years growing up in the great state of Ohio. Go Bucks! My family enjoyed many vacation trips to Sanibel and Ocean's Reach starting in the mid-70's. And as the story goes, my parents bought their first Ocean's Reach condo in 1983. I followed years later and shortly thereafter my sister purchased also. We are all pretty active to this day--whether it's playing tennis, running, walking or bicycling. We all waited until a first floor unit became available. We loved the easy in and out access from the lanai to the beach. It's so carefree. We continue to enjoy family get togethers on Sanibel at Ocean's Reach and love running to and from each other's condos without knocking on the front door.

I relocated full time to Fort Myers a few years ago and am very active on Sanibel. I also help to oversee the cleaning and maintenance of the unit even though a team of professionals is on site 24-7. My personal reward is making guests at Ocean's Reach happy with their vacation selection. I love seeing how happy they are after arriving. I realize how important a REAL vacation is. You deserve our full attention to the details of your condo vacation.

Dru purchased this condo in 1999

Why Dru chose Sanibel

It has an incredible view and is on the first floor which offers such a carefree lifestyle if you want to be on the beach.

Ocean's Reach is the best because it is so close to the ocean and every single condo has full and direct views of the water and beach. We are unique in those two features. Further, we are NEW! After Hurricane Charley we spent almost a year and a half revitalizing our resort property and gutting each and every unit. Therefore the infrastructure, appliances, furnishings and floor plans are new in materials, design and code!! Truly we are unique in many ways on Sanibel!

What makes this condo unique

Why is this important for your vacation?

1. The views are tranquilizing!

2. The beach is close and convenient for sitting, walking and shelling. Spend your time on the beach--not getting to and from the beach.

3. Feel cozy and comfortable in clean and updated condos

4. Enjoy on-site recreational amenities for off-the-beach time

5. Shelling is important! We offer the best shell cleaning, drying and sorting station with ID tools

6. On-site Guest Services team cares about You and is there to offer assistance with any part of your trip. Just drop in!

7. The list could go on and on--medium size complex that is known for peace and quiet. isn't that why you are on Sanibel?

8. OK. One more distinction. The condo has expanded living space. The living room and master bath has been enlarged and has a very spacious feel--just like home! The lanai door has a 'no - trip' feature so that you do not have to step over the high lip of the door. Both adults and young ones appreciate this safety feature.


Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in shower with hand held optional shower wand
  • Aqua toned spa-like bathroom. This is not your average small room. We expanded the bathroom during reconstruction. The vanity counter is counter height with open shelving below. Ceiling lights and large framed mirror are conducive to great visibility.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Soft aqua surf decor provides ample rest and tranquility in your NEW (12/24/15) plush king bed. Sleeping should not be optional when on vacation! End tables with reading lamps and 26' flat screen TV add comfort and functionality. Built ins and mirrored glass closet doors provide storage for clothing and personal items. From the master bedroom walk into the master spa bath.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • shelling
  • shuffleboard
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Housekeeping is provided prior to arrival and following departure. Guest is responsible for daily housekeeping. Beach chairs are included! Luxury mattress set is brand new! Did I mention that we have the nicest guests??


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews
Thornville, OH

Doesn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place for our vacation! Very comfortable, well equipped, and tastefully decorated. The owner was friendly, helpful and quick to respond to our questions/requests. It was so nice to be able to walk out the door and be on the beach in just a few steps. We definitely plan to return to this condo again! Thanks Dru for all of your help and for allowing us to rent your beautiful condo!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely note! Thank you very much for your stay and for taking the time to provide valuable feedback. We always look forward to hearing from our guests and communicating with them by phone or email. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your beach vacation from our condo with its sun and surf décor and its amazingly close access to the gulf. I will look forward to hosting your next stay. We can't wait! Thank you again for your kindness.
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Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Oceans Reach! Everything was terrific. Unit was clean and nice and well cared for. We had never been there before and had some confusion about checking in after hours and ended up emailing Dru about it. She came right back with a response and check-in was easy and exactly as she described. The management company was very friendly and concerned about how our stay was going and made sure we were good on all our supplies. They even helped us out by letting us check out one hour later since we had a late day flight home. Our only issue was a broken screen door handle, which the maintenance guy attempted to fix but the entire mechanism was broke and we had to leave before the door guy could come and replace it. Staying here was a big part in making our trip terrific and we hope to be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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N Las Vegas NV

Beautiful clean and very friendly staff!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent time. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your visit and your positive comments. Our aim is to provide a respite of relaxation and inspiration. From one vacation spot to another, we are so happy to hear that your stay on our island and condo was an excellent one! We enjoyed hosting you and invite you back when your schedule allows for more sun and surf just outside your lanai door.
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Prairie Village, KS

Easy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great location with easy checkin/checkout process. Loved being so close to the beach. Loved the bright and colorful unit. We will return to Ocean's Reach.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sykesville, MD

extremely well-kept

  • 5 of 5

This unit is stunning, exceptionally well-kept or rather freshly renovated with contemporary furnishing and a well-equipped kitchen. Since all supplies (toilet paper, soap, kitchen towels, dish detergent, etc.) are provided and will be replenished by the office (!) this condo has a rather hotel feel. The lanai is great for breakfast, the walk to the beach is very short, beach chairs are available as promised, there's a reserved fully covered parking spot, plenty of towels in the bathroom. Oceans Reach as a complex is very quiet and well-maintained. If you arrive via plane consider taking a taxi to Sanibel Island and renting a bicycle for the duration of your stay. Bicycles have highest priority on Sanibel Island. Booking was easy over the phone with the owner who answered our inquiry immediately, the confirmation and the check-in was handled by the complex admin on site. All in all, we can highly recommend this unit.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for sharing with others your vacation experience with us. Your review of the condo and our resort on Sanibel is spot on and we are very proud to have such wonderful guests and an on-site team that strives for perfection. Our mission is to provide a superior guest beach vacation experience and we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay in so many ways. We look forward to serving up another surf and sun vacation for you in the future! Dru
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Niantic, Connecticut

We had a wonderful stay in this condo at Oceans Reach.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at Oceans Reach and we couldn't be happier. We loved this ground floor unit - the furnishings, the spaciousness, the colors and the location were all perfect. We will definitely come back. The beach was beautiful and so close! The bike paths were close by and the shopping and restaurants were unique and creative. We so enjoyed the shell museum and the wildlife reserve. Our vacation was the perfect mix of relaxation, adventure, exploring, and sight seeing. We don't feel the need to try another resort when we return to Sanibel - Oceans Reach has it all!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Catherine, Thank you so much for your nice words. Nothing is more joyful than hearing of our guests' satisfaction with their stay. Sanibel is a magical place, for sure, and I agree that our beachfront resort has it all. (yes, I'm biased but we are rated #1 after all for a reason!) I want you and future guests to know that I will continue to be attentive to the comfort and hospitality needs of all and work hard to maintain a superior "surf and sun" experience for those who need a REAL vacation. We look forward to seeing you again when the beach beckons. Again, thank you for your kindness and vacation stay in our beach condo. Dru
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
RSW (Regional Southwest) Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Sanibel Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
U.S. 41
Car: recommended

Our condo resort property is located on a secluded private drive just off the beaten path. No lanes of traffic to cross!

We are not visible from the primary street but boy is the ocean visible to YOU!

The bike path is intersects our driveway and we are conveniently located 1.3 miles to the main street where you will find all the shopping and dining that your heart and palate desire.

Shellers enjoy our property because we are situated at the bend of the island which is conducive to huge deposits and swells of shells!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

A full refund of payments received is available to cancellations made 60+ days in advance of start of reservation.
Should a cancellation occur within 60 days of start of reservation, the monies paid will be refunded once the condo has been rebooked at the same rate.
PLEASE NOTE: THERE ARE NO RESORT FEES OR ADDT'L CHARGES with the exception of a $75 cleaning fee for rental periods of 5 nights or less. We look forward to your arrival! Dru Doyle
A credit card number may be requested upon arrival to be used for any damages assessed during your stay.
We strongly urge accepting Trip Insurance for stays during end of summer and early fall (hurricane season). Refunds are not given within 60 days of arrival for natural disasters. For stays with over two guests, a damage protection policy is requested at $59. Thank you for allowing us to be your vacation hosts! Please call 239-233-1514 should you have any questions. Thank you! Dru

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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