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Relax on the lanai and head out to the beach...on foot!

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Last updated: 11/26/2016
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  • Minimum stay:1-7 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A quaint resort island located on the Gulf of Mexico and easily accessible from Fort Myers via the causeway toll bridge, Sanibel Island is known for its secluded sugar-sand beaches, considered among the top 3 places in the world for colorful and unique shelling. It's also home to a national wildlife preserve chock full of alligators, fish, birds, raccoons, and even a resident croc.

On the seaside, you can see dolphins feeding daily just a stone's throw from the surf, or watch the most breathtaking fuchsia sunset after a long stroll along the beach.

With a fishing license, you can hook some tasty snook, pompano, redfish, snapper and sheepshead just to name a few. Don't forget tarpon for extreme sport fishing. And mention must surely be made of the miles and miles of gorgeous trails available to bike lovers.

Whether your heart is set on a tranquil hideaway or a vacation packed with action, you're sure to find everything you need right here on the island. We islanders believe that there's never a dull moment on Sanibel, and we vacationer's believe that our time here is always too short!

This is why we are thrilled to offer you a rare opportunity to vacation on Sanibel in one of the loveliest hideaways on the island -- our secret condo, entirely remodeled in March 2007, with new beds, carpet, paint, brand new gourmet kitchen and much, much more! Our condo is located at the farthest westerly point of Sanibel on the most secluded tropical resort, adjacent to the wildlife preserve. What that means for you is that there's nothing else between you and the sea except for quiet winding paths and a private wooden bridge.

Because we consider our condo an extension of our home, we've invested only the best into it hoping to make it as luxurious and comfortable as a resort hotel, only more spacious and affordable. From the exotic hardwood furniture to the fully appointed gourmet kitchen; from the family sized sectional perfect for viewing a movie on the large flat screen TV to the lofty new beds and bedding in each bedroom, we made sure that 'rental' means 'sweet' (and not 'cheap')

Our goal is to make your stay on Sanibel memorable. Once you awaken to the birds cooing and the yellow sun streaming in, once you sit down to sip your coffee or hot tea on the enclosed and private lanai, we think that you'll also consider our Secret Sanibel your home away from home. We invite you to give us a try.

Manager

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 2
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Staff

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Unfortunately our furry friends are not allowed at Blind Pass condominiums...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Strictly non-smoking unit (including lanai)

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    3 LCD TVs and DVDs for family nights!...moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi-Fi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen, fully appointed! But so many restaurants around :)...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Pool for residents of Blind Pass condominiums. Heated, too!...moreless

  • Heated Pool
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Apr 2 - Dec 23, 2016
7 night min stay

$1,075

Changeover Day: Saturday

Holiday Weeks 2016
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,070

Changeover Day: Saturday

Shoulder 2017
Jan 7 - Jan 27, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,420

Changeover Day: Saturday

Season 2017
Jan 28 - Apr 21, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,095
Summer & Fall 2017
Apr 22 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,075
Holiday Weeks 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,070

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Booking Fee $39 + tax
  • Linen Fee $55 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

◊ 7 nights minimum, from Saturday to Saturday only.

◊ A $300 minimum advance deposit or 20% of the rental rate will hold your reservation

◊ Maximum occupancy: 6 persons

◊ Visa or Master Card accepted for deposits only

◊ Final Payment must be made 30 days prior to arrival.

◊ We are also open to the possibility of renting for longer periods - Don't hesitate to ask!

IMPORTANT!

PLEASE DO NOT BOOK ON VRBO DIRECTLY AS WE CANNOT CURRENTLY PROCESS THIS. ONCE WE ARE IN TOUCH, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE RESERVATION. THANK YOU!


Manager's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Location

32 Miles
Nearest Airport
Southwest Florida International (RSW)
3.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Doc Ford's Sanibel Bar & Grill - a must! :)

Car: Recommended

Located along the Gulf of Mexico, just a short drive from Fort Myers, Sanibel Island is justly famed for its sunsets, lighthouse and luxurious resorts. By far, the most popular activity here is shelling – you barely can walk a step on the beach without indulging in the so-called 'Sanibel Stoop' to search for shells. But there is so much else – fine accommodations, luscious dining (seafood, of course!), fishing, boating, and just plain relaxation, a chance to get away from the hurly burly, a chance to draw closer to nature.

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2007

About: We fell in love with Sanibel many years ago and finally realized our dream by purchasing a place for us and our family. Today we also have the privilege to share with friends and people who want to discover beautiful Sanibel or, like us, already fell in love with it.

Why Gulf Ridge, Sanibel, FL, USA:
We are using our condo every year, and we want it to be a relaxing place with all the comfort of home, not a cheaply appointed rental unit. We think you will appreciate the difference too!

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
My Secret Sanibel is unlike any rental. We have put our heart and soul in what is often our second home. From the gourmet kitchen to the beautiful paintings from late renowned artist Ikki Matsumoto, our condo invites you to enjoy the Island the way it is meant to. Regardless of where you decide to stay, we wish you a wonderful vacation in this beautiful, unique place! Remember to visit the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge and make a wish for each sunset you see :)


Contact us

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/26/2016

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Photos

  • Relax on the lanai and head out to the beach...on foot!

    Relax on the lanai and head out to the beach...on foot!

  • Yes, you can be at the beach and have a Gourmet Kitchen!

    Yes, you can be at the beach and have a Gourmet Kitchen!

  • Come relax by the pool, it's right downstairs by the Tennis court and BBQ area!

    Come relax by the pool, it's right downstairs by the Tennis court and BBQ area!

  • Will you play or watch?  The pool is right next to the court too.

    Will you play or watch? The pool is right next to the court too.

  • Yes, it the sofa is VERY comfortable!

    Yes, it the sofa is VERY comfortable!

  • You deserve it after a day at the beach!

    You deserve it after a day at the beach!

  • We frequently see dolphins cruising along the beach. Truly a wonderful place.

    We frequently see dolphins cruising along the beach. Truly a wonderful place.

  • No crowded beach on the agenda

    No crowded beach on the agenda

  • We got you covered!

    We got you covered!

  • Borrow a kayak (free) for a little adventure on the bayou!

    Borrow a kayak (free) for a little adventure on the bayou!

  • Your dedicated parking spot

    Your dedicated parking spot

  • A luxurious ambiance suited to this beautiful Island

    A luxurious ambiance suited to this beautiful Island

  • Be ready to be amazed by Bowman's Beach's sunsets!

    Be ready to be amazed by Bowman's Beach's sunsets!

  • Shelling is fun and Bowman's Beach a prime location!

    Shelling is fun and Bowman's Beach a prime location!

  • Family or Romantic dinner... you chose :)

    Family or Romantic dinner... you chose :)

  • More than half of Sanibel is a wildlife refuge, and sea birds abound

    More than half of Sanibel is a wildlife refuge, and sea birds abound

  • Scallops anyone?

    Scallops anyone?

  • Crossing the bridge over the bayou, on the way to the beach

    Crossing the bridge over the bayou, on the way to the beach

  • Shells....shells...time to practice the Sanibel stoop!

    Shells....shells...time to practice the Sanibel stoop!

  • The open layout makes for a very nice living area

    The open layout makes for a very nice living area

  • BBQ time!

    BBQ time!

  • The beautifully maintained grounds at Blind Pass condos

    The beautifully maintained grounds at Blind Pass condos

  • It is your private property, and your own beach access!

    It is your private property, and your own beach access!

VRBO #639468

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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