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Premier Unit at Island Beach Club, Direct Gulf Front, Ultimate Views and Privacy

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,195 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 BR, 2 BA, directly on the beach, sleeps 4


If you're looking for unimpeded, sweeping beach views with ultimate privacy, Island Beach Club P6D is for you. You just can't get more 'beach front' and still be inside. Our top floor, west-end corner unit is built closer to the beach than neighboring buildings, so views are superb.

****Special Design Features enhance the view****

Most condo complexes with water frontage have long rectangular floor plans with the narrow side facing the prime view. This allows the developer maximum number of prime view units but creates a boxcar-like feel. Island Beach Club units are nearly square with floor-to-ceiling window-walls. In "D" Building, those window walls provide a breathtaking view of the water.

****Unique features of P6D***

Because it's located on the top floor, there is maximum privacy and quiet. A "reversed floor plan," unique to only 2 other units at Island Beach Club provides especially welcome privacy and quiet. No one walks by your front door unless they are coming to visit you.

From November through February, you can see the sun rise and set from the lanai. The effect is magic and will stay with you long after your vacation is over. Take a look at our VIDEO to get an even better feel for this special place.


Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath, top floor, west-end corner unit is very well equipped: High speed internet, floor to ceiling windows (with electric shades) that bring the views into your living room, full-size washer & dryer, granite counters in a gourmet kitchen, excellent quality knives and an electric knife sharpener to keep them sharp. There is filtered water on the refrigerator door and at the kitchen sink so you don't need to bring bottled water. Also a blender and a coffee grinder to grind your beans.

If the views don't keep you occupied, you'll find board games and puzzles plus 3 substantial sized TV's, each with a VCR and DVD player. We subscribe to a high-end cable TV package with a huge channel selection. The living room has a stereo and CD player.

Master bedroom has a king bed. Two twin beds in the guest bedroom. We intentionally do not have a pull-out bed in the living room, so maximum occupancy is four.


Need some office time--with a gorgeous Gulf-view? There's a convenient desk in the master bedroom with slide-out shelves at keyboard-height for your laptop, power outlets and USB ports. A desktop phone has speakerphone and auto redial. Our high speed dedicated WiFi provides excellent internet access. There's even a wireless printer with copy/scan/fax capability.


Our storage closet in the parking garage has beach chairs, loungers, umbrella, floats and assorted beach toys. We provide beach towels in our linen closet.

There is a convenient elevator.


Unlike most units at Island Beach Club, this unit has a reversed floor plan -- no neighboring units can see into the living room or lanai. Also, no one passes your front door unless they are coming to see you. Electric shades on the living room windows are easy to operate in the unlikely event you want even more privacy.


Guests remember the magic of Island Beach Club P6D and many return year-after-year. People are voting for P6D with their rental dollars -- perhaps the best measure of value. Only two weeks remain available in 2017 -- the first is December 9-16.

We normally do not permit bookings farther ahead than one year to protect guests who may wish to re-book the same week(s). Our calendar is accurate. We update it every day.


We have found--from years of renting vacation properties--that price-concern is highest before you see what you've rented. Afterwards, you either spend time enjoying the property or regretting its shortcomings that produced the lower price. Our rates reflect the quality of Island Beach Club P6D. You can find slightly (and considerably) lower prices but they come with large reductions in quality: of view, location, furnishings, sound of the waves and attention to maintenance.

If you find an open week and book with us, we believe you'll be delighted with the perks of a top floor, west-end unit, with its unequaled privacy. The decision is best made by comparing the actual view, furnishings and location of the units you're considering. Beware of properties that lead off with uninspiring pictures. Our view is what you're probably wishing for and we show it proudly. Be sure to click on our video if you haven't already.


We don't rent to guests until we have spoken personally, to assure we are both a good fit. When you arrive, we make contact to assure everything is just right. And we promise quick action if there's anything we can do for you.


Island Beach Club is ideally situated on prestigious West Gulf Drive, about 1 mile from Bailey's Grocery Store, many good restaurants, cinema and shopping -- yet avoiding the heaviest traffic. It is also ideally situated on the beach -- well removed from the public access points.


Dedicated WiFi just for this unit provides high speed Internet access.

The beach is just steps away. We provide beach towels, chairs, umbrella and loungers. There is a convenient elevator, covered parking, a large, heated pool and a well furnished, updated kitchen.

There are good-sized flat screen TVs, each with a DVD player, in the living room and each bedroom.

*This condominium requires a 7 night minimum stay*


Obviously, we love our magic place and hope you will too! Assuring you find the vacation you want is very important to us. We make a concerted effort to assure our condo is a good match you. We don't want to disappoint anyone. Here are what we consider our biggest drawbacks:

1. SMALL UNIT This condo is 1,195 sq ft -- large enough to accommodate no more than 4 occupants, in our opinion. Many other Island Beach Club units permit 6 occupants -- we do not.

2. SMALL MASTER BATHROOM Island Beach Club was built in 1976 and bathroom standards have evolved markedly since then. There is a single sink and much less room than typically offered today.

3. NOT A PARTY PLACE Neither Sanibel, nor our unit are appropriate or satisfying for spring-break-type party people. The town has few bars and nightlife generally ends by 9-10pm. If you're looking for more action, you would probably be happier with Ft. Myers Beach.

Sanibel is for nature lovers and sea shell collectors, for bicycle riding on protected bike paths, for birding enthusiasts, sun lovers, kayakers/canoeists, beach walkers and those who appreciate low-rise vs high-rise buildings.

4. SUMMER NO-SEE-UMS These tiny, biting bugs occur more frequently in summer months and can chase you off the beach late in the day. Not much of a problem during the day, they can even intrude through the screens on the lanai at dusk. They do not come inside the unit in our experience -- probably because the slider doors are mostly closed in summer for air conditioning. Our laundry room usually has lots of bug sprays left behind by departing guests.

More Details

Barry and Fran Wilson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Barry and Fran Wilson

Fran and Barry Wilson owned P6D from 1997-2004. We sold it, very reluctantly, to move to California for business reasons. But we never forgot this magic place and missed it terribly when we occasionally returned to Sanibel. In October, 2014 the person we'd sold it to 10 years earlier put it up for sale. We bought it back before the realtor could host a single open house!

Barry and Fran Wilson purchased this condo in 1997

Why Barry and Fran Wilson chose Florida

Sanibel Island is a magical experience -- as is our condo. The views, the beach, the seashells, plus miles and miles of bike paths to ride and beach to walk will keep you busy and content for weeks. There is excellent dining, an abundance of nature experiences to absorb and once you cross the bridge, a welcome respite from the everyday world.

In our twenty years visiting Sanibel, we have never found a place as perfect for enjoying that respite as Island Beach Club unit P6D. Its sweeping, unobstructed views of the beach inspire us to this day.

What makes this condo unique

Top Floor Corner at the west end of the beachfront building. Breathtaking water and beach views. You can hear the waves but except for that, it's ultimately quiet, ultimately private. Almost uniquely at Island Beach Club, no one passes the front door unless they are coming to visit you. The overhang of the roof provides just the right amount of shade from the all-day sunshine. The penthouse floor provides not just the best views but also unprecedented privacy from passing beach walkers. You hardly need shades (although we have electric ones). A unique design difference applies only to the three units at this end of the building....they have a reversed floor plan which eliminates a view intrusion from the next door lanai. True privacy and the best beach view on Sanibel are the result.

You may never require other entertainment but there are 3 flat-screen TVs with VCRs and DVD players just in case. We also provide unlimited USA phone calling and a top-end cable channel subscription.


Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1195 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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 ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , tub , shower
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 king , Features TV and DVD player
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , TV and video player
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Office with great water view and wireless printer/scanner/copier. Charging ports for mobile phones and tablets.


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Premier Unit at Island Beach Club, Direct Gulf Front, Ultimate Views and Privacy
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

Ideally located and very well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great week and wouldn't change a thing.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Fran and I are delighted you had a good vacation and took time to share your experience. Our unit does indeed have an ideal location, a breathtaking view and concerned, engaged owners. We promise everyone who stays with us that we will keep working very hard to deliver a superior vacation experience. Thanks Mike for giving us a thumbs-up review!
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As good as it gets!

  • 5 of 5

My family, including my two young kids loved this place from the tv's to the games in the unit, to the pool, to the most awesome beach/ocean view you could want! The owners of the unit are truly in it to make your stay the best. Booking it again next year! Thanks Barry and Fran!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this kind review! We try very hard to provide a first-class vacation experience to all our guests. The best thank you we can receive is a new booking for next year. We want everyone who cares about the natural world to experience the magic of our Sanibel condo!
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P6D is a spectacular unit directly on the beach!

  • 5 of 5

This truly is a one-of-a-kind condo with a spectacular view that just can't be beat! The owners have taken great care to provide everything you might need and have done a fabulous job making this a wonderful unit to rent. Enough cannot be said about the closeness to the beach and the amazing views you have from the living room and dining area. We watched dolphin almost daily from our condo and can't imagine a better place to stay! The unit is tastefully decorated with a beachy flair and the furniture is very comfortable. Mattress in the master bedroom is very comfortable, and the office space is very useful. The kitchen is well-stocked, if you like to cook. The televisions are new (and large) which makes for great movie watching on a rainy afternoon. Storage unit is available to you with all kinds of beach accessories. Truly, you do not need to bring a thing for the beach! Island Beach club is a great place to stay if you like quiet island life. The pool is much larger than typical, and often you will have it to yourself. The courtyard is beautifully landscaped and the complex is well-maintained. If you are needing some relaxation on a quiet, family-friendly island, this is the place to stay! Barry and Fran do a tremendous job of making sure that your visit is as perfect as a beach vacation can be!

Thank you again! See you next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, we were delighted to have you back--it has been a few years since your last visit and we were not the owners at that time. Fran and I are so pleased you had a fine stay and that you appreciated all the work we've put into this special place. The very best compliment -- aside from this lovely review -- is that you re-booked for next year. That's the ultimate measure of how well we've succeeded in pleasing our guests. And we're most gratified at our success! We certainly look forward to hosting you in July 2018!
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Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

This unit is absolutely spectacular! Truly unbeatable beach front location! We wanted for nothing and felt pampered and spoiled by the end of our stay. We hated to leave! Our family would like to thank Barry & Fran for sharing this paradise with us. Your unit is by far our favorite. Bright, clean, comfortable and the ocean is so close, you feel like you can reach out and touch it! Highly recommend P6D! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tim for this lovely review. It is indeed a magical place. Fran and I are trying to deliver an exceptional vacation experience to everyone who visits. Nothing pleases us more than when we succeed. We'll try to keep the place in top-notch condition for your return next year.
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Heaven is a place on earth

  • 5 of 5

Barry and Fran are masters of hospitality. Their condo is absolute perfection. The views, the accommodations, the amenities... I could go on and on. My newly minted husband and I were more than comfortable in our spacious home away from home. Take your pick- being a stone's throw from the beach, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets to bask in on the lanai, the floor to ceiling wall of windows in the living room to watch the magic of the Gulf unfold while dining in, an impeccable kitchen to cook together in, a nearly private beach at your doorstep... this island paradise is the complete package. We cannot wait to visit the Island Beach Club once again and get swept away by the romance of Sanibel. Thank you Barry and Fran once again. Our honeymoon was beyond our wildest dreams. = )

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this wonderful review, Kate! It was an honor and a privilege to have you and Brian as our guests for your honeymoon. We're absolutely delighted you had such a good time. Perhaps, a getaway to Island Beach Club P6D will become a tradition for you --- maybe even for a growing family. We promise to keep the place special for you!
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Couldn't ask for any better!

  • 5 of 5

P6D is a great condo for enjoying Sanibel. Barry and Fran have thought of everything with this rental unit - every possible amenity you might need with a well stocked gourmet kitchen to everyday items. We really appreciated the personal touch by the owners with useful information before and during our visit. The condo was immaculate upon arrival. Of course, the big attraction is the most amazing expansive view of the beach in a very private way. The beach at this location is not crowded and, yes, both sunrises and sunsets are easily viewed. A most comfortable stay. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. Fran and I love Sanibel dearly and Island Beach Club P6D especially. Our goal is to share this magic place with others who delight in the natural world and appreciate a contemplative, high-quality lifestyle. We want P6D to be known as a beautifully furnished, ultimately quiet and endlessly scenic spot to enjoy a Sanibel vacation. We want everyone to feel free to suggest anything we could do to improve this magic condo. When we deliver our guests a first-class experience, we have done our job. And we are most gratified to have been able to share this special place with you.
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Fort Meyers (RSW)
Nearest Beach
On the beach!
Car: necessary

The 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations. You may also see alligators and fish hawks doing their thing.


Rates & Availability

Sanibel Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 4 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Super Value Season 2017
Aug 5 2017 - Sep 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 23 2017 - Oct 20 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Fall 2017
Oct 21 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Post-Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Swing Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 27 2018 - Mar 30 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Easter 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Post Easter 2018
Apr 7 2018 - Apr 13 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Spring 2018
Apr 14 2018 - Apr 20 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 21 2018 - May 4 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Low Spring 2018
May 5 2018 - Jun 22 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 3 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Super Value Season
Aug 4 2018 - Sep 28 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Fall 2018
Sep 29 2018 - Oct 19 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
High Fall 2018
Oct 20 2018 - Nov 16 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 23 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Early winter 2018
Nov 24 2018 - Dec 21 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year 2018
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 4 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

We book from Saturday to Saturday.
Once you book, a deposit of $500 plus VRBO's service fee is placed on your credit card. The remaining balance may also be paid online with VRBO and is due 60 days prior to your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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