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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 next open week is Oct 27-Nov 3, 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. VRBO makes this difficult by withholding traveler phone numbers from owners. We will work with you to make contact nonetheless. After you book and pay your deposit, your phone number becomes visible.

When you arrive, we try to check in by phone to assure everything is just right. Our Sanibel-based manager is available 24/7 to handle any issues. 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:
March 20, 2018

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.


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
  • Children welcome
  • 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 inaccessible
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 4.928571 based on 42 reviews

What an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked through the door, we knew we were in for a magical experience. Once we pulled our selves away from the view, we appreciated the nicely decorated and comfortable condo. We never even ate out! Had all our meals using the well stocked kitchen and the amazing view. If we had any critiques, it would be that the pillows needed to be firmer or maybe more of them, but it might be impossible to satisfy everyone's pillow wants. Let's get back to that view. Stunning. We also had fun playing shuffle board and using the gas grills to grill the grouper we picked up at the Farmer's Market. All the people we met in the complex were also very nice and friendly. Great time.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Charles Mi

Wonderful view

  • 4 of 5

The condo is very nice, very clean, but some things need to be updated and replaced to warrant 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review our performance. We try very hard to keep our condo in excellent condition. It would be most helpful to us to know specific items where you found us lacking. We have contracted for a major bathroom remodeling in Aug/Sep 2018 because we realize that both of them need updating with new cabinets, mirrors, lighting plus a new shower for the master. Our concern is whether you found other issues that need our attention. If so, we need specifics so we can address them as well. We are not upset when a less than 5-star review comes in--we need to understand how our guests are experiencing our condo and hear it in their own words. So we encourage all who stay with us to be frank and share their views. Our promise is that we'll take the comments seriously and with good grace. And then work to remedy the things we can control. We want all our guests to leave feeling they've had a perfectly wonderful vacation in our magic place. ****UPDATED Jan 20**** Our guest responded and provided excellent, specific feedback which included a few issues we'd missed. We thanked her and plan to address most of them this year. It will be a big cost year on top of the remodeling, but we intend to keep our magic place in top condition.
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Amazing !!

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay !! The unit and location are amazing! We will miss P6D when we are freezing In Minneapolis! We have warm memories of this place and would definitely stay there again! Thank you !!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Sounds like we've done our job. We promise to keep at it in 2018! -Barry & Fran
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Decatur Illinois


  • 5 of 5

This condo on Sanibel Island is perfect. It’s centrally located to make it easy to get to anywhere you want to go. The condo is equipped with everything you could possibly need, including things like salt and pepper so you don’t have to go buy stuff like that if you are cooking at home. The views are amazing! Floor to ceiling windows all across the front provide a beautiful view when you don’t want to be outside. The screened in porch allows you to have the sights and sounds of the beach without the sun. Beach towels, beach chairs and umbrellas are all provided. We had a wonderful time in an awesome condo! We highly recommend this beautiful beachfront condo!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Janet for this kind review. Fran and I work hard to provide an outstanding vacation experience to every guest. And we're always delighted when we succeed -- and especially when guests take the time and effort to share their experience with others.
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  • 5 of 5

We have been coming to Sanibel for years and this property is now our favorite! The view from the living area and lanai is spectacular! It literally takes my breath away each time we enter! The decor is beautiful, too, and adds to this place being a joy to all the senses! We are leaving feeling so rejuvenated by our respite here. Barry and Fran really care about making their place a truly awesome experience. Many thanks to them!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted by this wonderful review. Our goal is for every guest we host at Island Beach Club P6D to leave with such good feelings. Thank you Meg and Peter for taking the time to write. Hopefully, others will be helped to understand how much we care about providing a memorable vacation experience at our magic condo. We encourage every guest to write up their experiences -- both positive and negative. If we have succeeded, Hooray! Even if we fall short, it helps us identify and correct any issues promptly and fully.
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A truly Special Place...

  • 5 of 5

Barry and Fran have something truly special in Unit P6D. It must have one of the best views on Sanibel. Unit P6D is on the top floor at the corner of the building, providing spectacular panoramic views of the Gulf. Island Beach Club is located at the southern most part of Sanibel and because of the units location, one can view gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, especially from the lanai. The condo was very clean, well decorated, well equipped, extremely easy to settle into, and just steps away from the beach. The Club is centrally located on Sanibel, making visits for shopping, restaurants, other beaches and attractions minutes away. Our stay was very quiet and relaxed. The only sound we experienced was the beautiful hypnotic sound of the surf. Lovely! The owners were very accommodating and helpful. I think we would have been hard pressed to find a nicer place to stay on the island. We would definitely stay there again when we return to Sanibel.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Todd, for that lovely review. Fran and I try our best to keep our condo in top condition. It's always gratifying to hear positive feedback. We think our guests agree that P6D is a very special place -- we are already heavily booked for 2018, and many of those bookings come from those who've stayed with us previously. We plan to remodel our bathrooms this summer and hope to welcome you back soon to our even nicer "magic" place.
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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

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.