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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.

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. Our first open week is currently May 26 - Jun 2, 2018.


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:
November 22, 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 Sanibel

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.


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.


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: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Among the Best Views on the Island

  • 5 of 5

We love Sanibel and Captiva, and have stayed in several rental condominiums on both islands, including several in Island Beach Club. The Wilson's condo was perfect for us. When we come to Sanibel, we do nothing but relax, read, do some shelling, and enjoy the views. From the lanai, you can watch the sun come up in the morning and go down in the evening. Still haven't caught a "green flash" though.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rick, we're gratified that you took the time to write and by your kind words. We try hard to keep our condo in top condition for all our guests. Reviews are a great source of information, both for others considering staying with us and also for us to know if anything needs attention. We hope to welcome you back someday soon. -Barry & Fran Wilson
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Amazing views! Everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The condo has the most stunning views, just as spectacular as the pictures on VRBO. The owners, Barry and Fran, have thought of everything that you possibly could need to have an enjoyable stay. They are the most thorough owners we have experienced in renting vacation condos. We stayed the week of Aug. 26th, and enjoyed our relaxing week! The condo is well decorated, well accommodated, and perfect for our family of four. We will definitely stay here again when we come back to Sanibel.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl, for your lovely review. We are always delighted when our guests report having a great vacation in our magic place. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon! -Barry & Fran
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Great place in a perfect spot

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic week spent enjoying Sanibel Island from this beach front condo with everything we needed and more to make the very best of our family time together.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks James. We were delighted to have you and glad we met your expectations. Sanibel is a truly special vacation destination. And we think our condo adds a bit of magic to the experience. But, we are totally prejudiced. Sincerely hope you'll come back again in the future. -Barry & Fran
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Excellent stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Unit P6D at Island Beach Club is wonderful! It's owners, Barry and Fran, keep it up to date, clean, and well decorated as well as provide just about everything you could need for your stay there. The views are great, especially of the sunset from the patio. We also loved having breakfast each morning with a view of the ocean and watching the dolphins swim by. It is very close to the beach (just walk out front) and all beach accessories are provided and kept in a storage unit in the garage. Looking forward to going back! It was a very peaceful and relaxing vacation and it was like we were staying at our home away from home!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trisha, we are delighted we succeeded with you and your family. We try hard and are always gratified when we have happy guests. And to all who read these reviews and rely on them to make booking decisions, you should know that we will make every effort to see your vacation experience is just as pleasant. Candid feedback is an important way for us to keep everything working properly. The view takes care of itself! -Barry & Fran
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Hanson, KY

Well furnished unit with a beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was a corner unit with the most beautiful view. Barry and Fran were the greatest people to deal with from start to finish! They had thought of everything to make your stay the best ever. The beaches are gorgeous right outside the unit. Pool was like an oasis with all the vegetation around it. This was top of its class resort and so was this unit. It's location was central to everything you would want to do or see. Very private for a condo, you can't go wrong renting this unit!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Renae for your kind words. We do try hard to assure everyone's stay at our magic place is 5-star. And nothing is as pleasant as reading a good review. We are delighted you had a great vacation. But we sincerely encourage all our guests to let us know when things are not perfect....when troubles occur that our local manager cannot resolve, or anything needs our attention. Guests bring invaluable "eyes and ears", providing early issue detection during the many months when we're not there. Our hearty thanks to all who take the time to comment to us and, of course, to potential guests who want unbiased assessments about our beachfront condo.
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Phillipsburg, NJ

Wonderful view and condo!

  • 4 of 5

P6D, Island Beach Club, is a beautiful condo. It is stocked with everything you need . It"s lovely, beautifully decorated, super clean, and that view is worth every penny! From the floor to ceiling windows to the gorgeous lanai you can"t take your eyes away from the ocean.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Keith for your kind words. But your 4-star rating tells a different story. What you didn't say is more important to us. Fran and I try very hard to maintain a 5-star vacation experience--and we evidently under-performed for you. We really want and need your unvarnished comments about where we came up short. It will be helpful to everyone, potential guests and especially to us, to hear about any shortcomings you experienced. It is impossible to correct issues which are not brought to our attention. -Barry & Fran Wilson
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.