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Location & Privacy! House with Pool near Beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 28 nights


About the property

3 bedroom 2 bath house with heated pool & a short walk to the beach

This comfortable three-bedroom, two-bath house is located only a five-minute walk from a spectacular, limited-access, wide sandy beach. The house is sited on a very private one-acre lot bordered by conservation land and a bayou. You can watch the wonderful birds of Sanibel or sun yourself in the secluded back yard, or swim in the heated outdoor pool.

Located in prestigious Chateaux Sur Mer, a friendly neighborhood with large lots, privacy, and an Old Florida feel. Relax in the spacious living room, or birdwatch right from the comfortable enclosed porch overlooking the bayou. This convenient, ground-level house has a master suite with a private bath, plus a bath and two bedrooms in a separate wing of the house.

Paddle on the backyard bayou with one of our boats, or ride one of our bikes to the nearby Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Other activities to enjoy on Sanibel include a visit to the historic lighthouse, the Sunday farmers’ market, bicycle and canoe trails, art galleries, craft fairs, Sanibel’s famous shell collecting, and the possibility of seeing the green flash over the Gulf of Mexico at sunset.

You can’t ask for a quieter, more private location for a relaxing Sanibel visit, with convenient access to one of the nicest beaches you will ever find!

Amenities include two kayaks and a canoe, several bikes, large-screen cable TV, wireless Internet, washer/dryer, dishwasher, microwave, linens, beach chairs, and a gas barbecue. Homes on Sanibel must be rented a minimum of 28 days by city ordinance.

More Details

John Tobin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About John Tobin

We are John, Caroline, and Elizabeth, sibling owners of this special house.

John Tobin purchased this house in 1987

Why John Tobin chose Chateaux Sur Mer

The house was purchased by our late mother, Barbara, and she loved the tranquility and natural surroundings of the house.

What makes this house unique

A wonderful location near the beach, privacy, and a relaxed, comfortable feel.


Chateaux Sur Mer House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath has separate shower and sink area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , King sheets also provided.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom is in a separate wing of the house.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


4.8/5 -
(5 traveler reviews)

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Location & Privacy! House with Pool near Beach
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful relaxing vacation home. Could not ask for more. Owners are great. Quiet area and very close to beach. Lovely heated pool to enjoy right outside your back door. Very clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

We stayed at this home in Aug/17. John was a complete gentleman throughout our booking, providing information, and promptly responded to any queries we had while at his home.

We were in the pool every day as it is very private/secluded and well looked after. The vintage bicycles were our principal means of just exploring Sanibel and Captiva, although our car rental was always available.

This home is well stocked and equipped with everything you will need for a vacation stay. Stores/shopping are all within a 10-15 minute bike ride or less in the car. Access to the beach is close by and without any do not have to worry about parking/availability or whatever. Dolphins put on a private show for us one day. A number of them took turns jumping completely out of the water, no less than (we counted ) 32 times, doing flips and splashing about! Amazing!! Most days otherwise, we were by ourselves while enjoying the warm gulf waters.

During our stay we also encountered owls, woodpeckers, turtles, a 5 foot Iguana, any number or other bird species. and, if you go looking there is no shortage of 'gators' to be found.

One day, while cycling back from (Bailey's) shopping, on West Gulf Drive we discovered a large gator stuck in a driveway overpass conduit. We went to C.R.O.W. to advise them of an animal in distress, wherein they phoned and had Wildlife Services come and extract the gator to relocate!

Overall this was the best home/vacation we have had in this area in nine years. A very private oasis located in a friendly and safe neighborhood.

The reasons for not giving a 5 star rating are due to personal preferences, (would have preferred a queen/king masterbed, some appliances, dishes, need to be update or refreshed), and do not reflect negatively on the entire experience.

John, one feature you should be advertising is the outdoor shower!! I think we only used the indoor showers 3-4 days. Whether coming back from the beach, from cycling, or out of the pool we found this to be a welcome, 'must do' refreshing part of our day.

We look forward to rebooking asap.

The weather in these parts, in August is hot and you can count on threats of rain or thunderstorm activity most afternoons/nights; but by this time we needed to heat out of the sun/heat!...and this is why we are here in August.

We hope the island and all the homes in the area survived the onslaught of 'IRMA'.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seculded Wildlife Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house in June of 2016 & had a wonderful time. This is a great house in a secluded neighborhood. It's a short walk to the beach & there was next to NO ONE on the beach as far as the eye could see. It was almost like a private beach. It is right on a creek so we saw lots of wildlife & the pool was enjoyed daily. The owner was very accommodating & would promptly respond to any questions I had before & during our stay. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect summer!

  • 5 of 5

Nice house, great pool, perfect location! We stayed during month of July. If we had any problems, we contacted the owner and he responded right away.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Sanibel Summer

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed in this Chateaux Sur Mer house during the month of July, 2015. Our time here was just wonderful. From the beginning of my inquiry through the end of our stay, the owners were extremely responsive and delightful to work with. The house was spotless upon our arrival and is well equipped with everything we needed for a month away from home. I cooked in the kitchen everyday and it did not lack anything necessary to prepare family meals. All the appliance are relatively new and there is a propane grill in the back yard for cook outs. My kids practically lived in the pool which was clean, warm, and maintained by a pool guy weekly. The gorgeous and nearly deserted beach is a short bike ride from the home, and the owners provided chairs, towels and an umbrella for our use. The neighborhood is quiet and safe and very private. We spent hours watching the spectacular birds from the porch and the ubiquitous lizards dart around the yard. Sanibel is a natural paradise and we were forlorn when our time came to an end. Our only consolation was knowing that we will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Doc Ford's
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Sanibel beach
Car: recommended

Sanibel is one of the prettiest places in Florida. Relatively unspoiled, with a large portion of the island set aside for conservation, Sanibel features beautiful beaches and is world-famous for its shelling. Nearby attractions include the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, the Shell Museum, the historic lighthouse, the Sanibel Recreation Center with a lap pool and full gym, numerous restaurants, shopping, and art galleries. Sanibel has an extensive network of bike paths that traverse the entire island. Sanibel has a spectacular assortment of wildlife, including herons, egrets, eagles, dolphin, and many other fascinating birds and animals.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $99

Minimum rental is 28 days per Sanibel ordinance. Tax includes 6% Florida sales tax and 5% county tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.