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

(24 Reviews)

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Here's the view you're dreaming of .... from living room looking southwest

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

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

OUTSTANDING VIEWS
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.

QUALITY FURNISHINGS
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, electric knife sharpener, games for adults and children as well as 3 TV's with VCRs, DVDs, stereo and CD player. We also have filtered water on the refrigerator door and at the kitchen sink so you don't need to bring bottled water.
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.
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.

EXCEPTIONAL PRIVACY
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.

HEAVILY BOOKED
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 August 26, 2017.

*****CANCELLATION SPECIAL: It is very unusual to find consecutive open weeks available BUT we just had a significant cancellation and the result is 5 open weeks, Nov 25 - Dec 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 1-year to protect guests who may wish to re-book the same week(s). Our calendar is accurate. We update it every day.

ABOUT PRICE
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 PAY ATTENTION
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.

IDEAL LOCATION
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.

AMENITIES
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 with DVD players in the living room and each bedroom.

*This condominium requires a 7 night minimum stay*

CAUTIONS:
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.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 4
  • 1195 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Penthouse level

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Wheelchair accessible into unit but no provisions inside for special needs....moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Master: 1 king

    Features TV and DVD player...moreless

  • Guest Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    TV and video player...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Work station with water view and wireless printer. Charging ports for mobile phones and tablets....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Many puzzles and games for the whole family...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV in living room and each bedroom...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    You'll feel like you are ON the beach without having to go outside! Penthouse floor provides unparalleled views and privacy....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    This is THE premier unit at Island Beach Club. DIRECT Gulf front, West corner, Penthouse floor. Sweeping 180-degree beach views. Unparalleled privacy....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Hear the gentle surf sounds at night. Don't settle for partial beach views--get what you came for... Direct gulf front condo provides sweeping views of one of the world's famous beaches....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    No partial views here! Direct southern exposure and sweeping 180 degree views of the Gulf of Mexico....sunrise to sunset....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dine with a floor-ceiling picture window view of the beach...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Penthouse level...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    High speed, cable-delivered Internet with dedicated WiFi serving just this unit....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Featuring sweeping, unobstructed beach views from floor to ceiling windows...moreless

  • Parking:

    Covered parking area...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited USA calling...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    In-unit utility room features washer, dryer, set-tub, ....moreless

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Remodeled, fully equipped chef's kitchen with granite counters and super beach view from the sink window....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    GE Monogram series, self-cleaning...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Electric knife sharpener, blender, some basic spices....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    New: Aug 2016. Features through the door water and ice....moreless

  • Stove:

    GE Monogram series electric range with warming feature...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Watch sunrises and sunsets and listen to the sound of the gentle Gulf surf. We've seen the green flash (yes, it's real but rare) from here....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Island Beach Club has two outdoor gas grills and a food preparation table...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Post-Easter 2017
Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,875

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Spring 2017
Apr 29 - May 26, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,475

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring 2017
May 27 - Jun 23, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,695

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2017
Jun 24 - Aug 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,645

Changeover Day: Saturday

Super Value Season 2017
Aug 5 - Sep 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2017
Sep 23 - Oct 20, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,875

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Fall 2017
Oct 21 - Nov 17, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,975

Changeover Day: Saturday

Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 - Nov 24, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,175

Changeover Day: Saturday

Post-Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 25 - Dec 22, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,175

Changeover Day: Saturday

Christmas 2017
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

Swing Season 2018
Jan 6 - Jan 26, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,795

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Season 2018
Jan 27 - Mar 30, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,075

Changeover Day: Saturday

Easter 2018
Mar 31 - Apr 6, 2018
7 night min stay

$4,175

Changeover Day: Saturday

Post Easter 2018
Apr 7 - Apr 13, 2018
7 night min stay

$3,175

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Spring 2018
Apr 14 - Apr 20, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,975

Changeover Day: Saturday

Spring 2018
Apr 21 - May 4, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,875

Changeover Day: Saturday

Low Spring 2018
May 5 - Jun 22, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,750

Changeover Day: Saturday

Summer 2018
Jun 23 - Aug 3, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,695

Changeover Day: Saturday

Super Value Season
Aug 4 - Sep 28, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,650

Changeover Day: Saturday

Fall 2018
Sep 29 - Oct 19, 2018
7 night min stay

$1,925

Changeover Day: Saturday

High Fall 2018
Oct 20 - Nov 16, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,025

Changeover Day: Saturday

Thanksgiving 2018
Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,195

Changeover Day: Saturday

Early winter 2018
Nov 24 - Dec 21, 2018
7 night min stay

$2,195

Changeover Day: Saturday

Christmas/New Year 2018
Dec 22 - Jan 4, 2019
7 night min stay

$3,600

Changeover Day: Saturday

My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$3,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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Location

27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fort Meyers (RSW)
Sanibel Island, FL, USA
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: 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 her realtor could even host an open house!

Why the Owner Chose Sanibel Island, FL, USA:
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 crunch of 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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
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 to just 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.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Here's the view you're dreaming of .... from living room looking southwest

    Here's the view you're dreaming of .... from living room looking southwest

  • View as you enter the front door!

    View as you enter the front door!

  • Dining room / living room

    Dining room / living room

  • Sunset from the lanai

    Sunset from the lanai

  • View from the kitchen windows.

    View from the kitchen windows.

  • Only 3 units at Island Beach Club have this corner view.  Only P6D is top floor!

    Only 3 units at Island Beach Club have this corner view. Only P6D is top floor!

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • View from work desk in the master bedroom

    View from work desk in the master bedroom

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • Large, heated swimming pool

    Large, heated swimming pool

  • Island Beach Club boardwalk to beach

    Island Beach Club boardwalk to beach

  • More of the view you're dreaming of .... from living room looking southeast.

    More of the view you're dreaming of .... from living room looking southeast.

  • Direct, unobstructed and sweeping beach views from this Penthouse condo

    Direct, unobstructed and sweeping beach views from this Penthouse condo

  • February sunrise from lanai

    February sunrise from lanai

  • Kitchen with granite countertops

    Kitchen with granite countertops

  • Kitchen, from dining area

    Kitchen, from dining area

  • Your hosts, Barry and Fran Wilson

    Your hosts, Barry and Fran Wilson

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Our very small master bathroom

    Our very small master bathroom

  • Guest bedroom

    Guest bedroom

  • Laundry/utility room

    Laundry/utility room

  • Grilling area

    Grilling area

  • Morning view

    Morning view

VRBO #646330

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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