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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. This top floor, west-end corner unit is built closer to the beach than neighboring buildings, so views are superb. 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. There is no 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 HP 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. Our first open week is December 16, 2017. It is very unusual to find consecutive open weeks available BUT we had a significant cancellation and the result is three consecutive open weeks Dec 16-30, 2017. This is a wonderful time of year on Sanibel. It's a great opportunity to take advantage of mostly low-season rates and may be especially attractive for those seeking longer stays.******

We normally don't 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:
June 23, 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 South West

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 Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1195 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Premier Unit at Island Beach Club, Direct Gulf Front, Ultimate Views and Privacy
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

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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Great choise!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures show the incredible view but cannot show the effort the owners put into furnishing and decorating this lovely place. We've stayed on Sanibel before. But never have we come close to the quality of Island Beach Club P6D. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome view and an amazing Condo!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Sanibel for over 30 yrs at many different condos and this unit is the best by far! The view cannot be beat and the Condo is very well stocked with everything you could need in the Condo and for the beach! Many times people talk up a unit, but this is the real deal and I hope to return here some day!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Peter, and for taking time to write it. Fran and I want to deliver a distinctive vacation experience to every guest. We are gratified when we succeed. While it's always nice to hear kind words, we need and want honest feedback. We are away many months each year. If something isn't right, it's very likely we aren't yet aware of the problem. So, we invite everyone who stays at this magic place to provide prompt, honest feedback to help us continue delivering a great vacation experience.
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Ithaca, NY, USA

Outstanding. Had every convent appliance one could imagine

  • 5 of 5

This place is a Penthouse with fabulous views of the gulf, and furnished perfectly. It had all the appliances and accessories you could imagine. TV in every room, internet service, and a gourmet kitchen with fantastic views. Will stay there in the future for sure. Very nice owners as well.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review! We promise to work hard to keep Island Beach Club P6D a magical vacation experience. It's always good to hear when our guests agree! -Barry & Fran
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excellent in every respect

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with P6D. The Wilsons are gracious hosts. The oceanfront view is unbeatable. The location is within bicycle-riding distance of anywhere you would want to go. We are planning a repeat visit to this well-maintained condominium and highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Allen! We are obviously delighted when our guests report back that they've had a great vacation at this magic place. We strongly encourage unvarnished feedback--especially if guests experienced a problem or sub-optimal conditions. We cannot fix problems we don't know about. We promise all our guests that we are totally committed to keeping P6D a truly magical experience. We hope to share it again with Allen and his family soon. And with guests we have yet to greet. -Barry & Fran
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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 Island Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
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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