Delightful ground level easy access home with large open sun filled rooms overlooking a beautiful lake with an island where birds roost. You can hear the waves on the beach! Private yet convenient to everything without fighting traffic. 5 minutes to grocery store or to the Sanibel Rec Center. A short walk to the private beach access. Bike trails everywhere! 2 bikes provided. Home has open floor plan with tile floors, central AC, large heated pool and will include pool cleaner, pest control and lawn care. 1 King bedroom, 2 queen bedrooms, two full baths, recently remodeled. This kitchen has everything a gourmet cook could need. Pets are family too but must be well trained! There is lawn front and back, and a vegetable garden that may have fresh herbs, veggies and key limes to pick if you are here at the right time. Good sized passive solar heated pool and covered large lanai with shaded area for reading or grilling dinner. There is also dining for 6 outside which can be covered with a retractible awning. Pool floats, beach equipment, towels and toys. Two person Kyack. Two bicycles. Just bring your clothes! Wonderful neighborhood. Quiet but caring neighbors. The low crime rate is marvelous here!
- House1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay14 - 30 nights
Open spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Lake Front Home with large Screened Lanai & Pool
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 31, 2018
About Christine Wright
Too busy in my retirement. I love this home and have done extensive remodeling. This Spring the pool got resurfaced. Bathrooms have been remodeled, walls painted, new tile floors, new pool solar heat etc. I spend summer months in Northern Michigan, winters here. I am also a dog trainer, and my dog is a pet partner and volunteer at hospitals and libraries. I sell books on Amazon! Sanibel is a little slice of heaven as you will find out!
Christine Wright purchased this House in 2014
Why Christine Wright chose Murex Lakes
You have sun on the lanai and pool with shade area to just relax to read or grill up your favorite meal. Large retractable awning over the outdoor dining area keeps the sun off your table and out of the house. Ease and speed to get to the beach, stores and recreation center is a huge bonus. Who wants to drive 20 minutes to get milk when you can bike it in 10? Rec center offers 22 meter pool, exercise equipment and a multitude of classes from deep water aerobics to pilates and yoga. also has tennis and basketball etc etc. Ground level and bright open rooms here are delightful. Bailey's grocery/hardware/liquor is unique and just wonderful. Best baked goods and quality meats. Sanibel has more land in conservation than developed. Visiting the conservancy museums is a must. No high rises but plenty of shopping and fine stores. Bike trails everywhere. I offer all your beach and pool toys plus two beach cruiser bicycles and a 2 person kayak.. Crime rate is one of the lowest in the entire state. How unique to hear the waves on the beach yet front on a fresh water lake with Ibis, Anhingas, Cormorants, Egrets, Blue Herons sleeping 25' from your shore. Very special location!
What makes this House unique
Off season rentals are ideal if you want to stay awhile to get acquainted with the island or to find a home to purchase. This is what I did before buying this home and it proved a God send. The best homes sell fast. The breeze here is remarkable. You are close enough to the beach to hear waves crashing, especially at night. It's a very rare sight to see Anhingas and Ibis roost every night, let alone from your yard. This home has a very complete gourmet kitchen with excellent equipment, pot pans, waffle maker, blender, cuisinart, kitchenaid mixer, convection slow cooker, etc. Far more equipment than in your standard house rentals! Sanibel is world renown for shelling and the shell museum is priceless. Ding Darling preserve has a fantastic exhibit and miles of paved road you can actually drive through to witness rare birds, alligators, and other Florida creatures. Kayaking and fishing are also allowed! The entire island is quiet off season. Miles of pristine beaches to walk, only a 10 minute walk or 5 minute drive or bike trip away. The pool is quite large and has solar heat, not needed for the warmer months. Pool temp is close to 90 during the summer. Pure Bliss! Wifi, Comcast Cable, Sirius Radio, DVR, and Roku give you lots of viewing and listening pleasure. Ground level homes such as this give you a much closer feel for nature and the outdoors. No stairs to negotiate with bags of groceries!
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Check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-out: 9:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Fantastic vacation at Island Roost
This was the second time we had stayed at this villa. It has everything you could possibly need - a real home from home. The view from the pool is stunning with amazing wildlife. Without moving from the pool we saw bald eagle, osprey fisihing, white ibis, snow egret, alligators, iguana etc. etc. Christine is a fantastic host, responding very quickly to any requests - thank you for a fabulous stay in your home. The neighbourhood is very quiet with easy access to the beach. The bikes provided are great for cycling round Ding Darling or a cycle down the island. I would highly recommend this home for your vacation. We hope to be back soon.
Wonderful vacation home!
We had a great time in Sanibel. Great home with lovely decor. The pool is private and perfect for cooling off after a bike ride with the pair of adult bikes that are at the house. The owner is absolutely wonderful!
Best guests possible. They were clean and wonderful communicators. The air conditioning had a glitch and so helpful in getting the problem solved. They even removed all their trash upon departure. 5 star for sure!
Perfect Sanibel vacation
We (family of 3) stayed in this house during summer and had a wonderful time in this perfect house with everything you need and a perfect location on the island. The best except the pool is the two bicycles that Christine have for your disposal. We have visit Sanibel many times but this was the best. Thanks Christine for your prompt reply on every request ( we had to call you in the middle of the night and you answered directly- the provided door code did not work when we arrived after being traveling 24 h without sleep from Sweden. We will be back!
Lovely folks and so glad you enjoyed my home! Hurry back!
Amazing time at The Island Roost
We just got back from our time on Sanibel and our stay at The Island Roost and as much as we love home, we Really miss our stay there. The home was clean and welcoming with ample seating and all the comforts you would need on a vacation. The kitchen is Fully stocked and I mean you could make an entire holiday dinner there and not need a thing. From pots and pans to bakeware to even an ice cream maker, it was not lacking like so many other rentals.
The screened lanai and the view of the lake beyond was a huge hit with the family. Not only were we bug free while swimming or grilling but watching the nesting anhingas and roosting ibis and egret flying in (in the evening) was a real treat. There is also an occasional alligator swimming by as well as an osprey nest across the lake and they would fly over the lanai as they fished the lake. It was like a mini Ding Darling in the back yard.
The Island Roost has a wonderful central location with easy access to the Gulf side beaches, The Bailey Tract for more hiking and critter viewing, restaurants like Doc Fords (hello Yucatan shrimp) and Bailey's for groceries! We used the bikes provided every day to tour , visit beaches or pick up yummy stuff like 1 inch thick New York steaks at Baileys to grill!
The neighborhood is nice and quiet and the neighbors ( and their dogs) are all very friendly. Christine left some notes that covers pretty much what you need to know to operate anything regarding the house etc, as well as a binder with a lot of info about the island from bike trails to restaurants in case you ever feel the need to leave the house.
Thanks for sharing you wonderful home Christine, we had a blast and I even brought home some seeds from your lime tree to plant ( and overwinter) here to remember our great time in Sanibel.
It was such a pleasure to have you there. Must admit, I miss my island home when I return to MI! Cold, wet and rainy spring here!
Hope you will return!
Had a wonderful time. The house was spotless and fully equipped.
Perfect tenants who left my home in excellent condition! I hope they return!
The PERFECT Sanibel house and pool
If we could have done so, we would have booked for next year. And the year after that. This beautiful house is our idea of perfect. We will be hard pressed to get another as good.
Sanibel is famous for the miles and miles of bike paths, vast beaches with the best shelling around, conservation preserves with walking and driving access, and superb fishing on shore and off. The only island that allows dogs on the entire beach if leashed! Unlimited activities on the island from charter boat fishing, kayak rentals, boat rentals, live entertainment, theater, museums etc. There is also a fantastic rec center 5 minutes away with olympic lap pool, exercise equipment, tennis, yoga etc etc.
That will be an additional $20 per load of unwashed laundry as it takes her must longer to get the laundry dried and put away. This fee must be deducted from your deposit.