check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Pets allowed. Elegant ground level pool home, walk to the beach.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 13 - 31 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the VRBO checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Minimum Stay
13 - 31 nights

About the property

Open spacious 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Lake Front Home with large Screened Lanai & Pool

Delightful ground level easy access home with large open sun filled rooms overlooking a beautiful lake with an island where birds roost every night. You can hear the waves on the gulf 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 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. Expensive pool floats, beach chairs and wagon. Two person Kyack. Two bicycles. Just bring your clothes! Wonderful neighborhood. Quiet but caring neighbors.

Christine Wright
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Christine Wright

Too busy in my retirement! I love my 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.

Christine Wright purchased this house in 2014

Why Christine Wright chose Sanibel Island

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. Ease of getting to the beach, stores and recreation center is a big bonus. 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..

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 having the relaxing time to look was 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 is 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.


4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Pets allowed. Elegant ground level pool home, walk to the beach.
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews

Relaxing Vacation

  • 4 of 5

Home had everything we needed. Pretty spacious, especially the master bedroom and bathroom. Easily enough room for 6 people. Pool cage allowed us to enjoy the pool in the summer without worrying about insects. Could bike to the beach access in 3 minutes, other public beach access points in 5 minutes, Ding Darling in 10 minutes and town in 8 minutes. Kayak, beach chairs, and pool rafts were nice to have. Wi-Fi, cable, and satellite radio worked well. Very quiet neighborhood. No complaints.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Regional Southwest International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.05 Miles
West Gulf
Car: not necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Murex Lakes House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
31 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 13 2017
13 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 31 2017
14 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $900
Housecleaning after $125
Pet Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 11.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Contact Me Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Murex Lakes House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Vanity. Walk in shower
  • Guest bath has a walk in shower, vanity etc.. Master bath is two rooms. Large new vanity counter with mirror, generous closet space. A privacy door closes off the new toilet, vanity and shower side.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom with king size bed. New mattress. Walk in attached newly renovated bathroom with shower/ deep tub, two vanities. Good closet and bureau space. Television. Queen bedroom has a desk, bureau and generous closet. 2nd Queen bedroom has a television, large closet, bureau. Sofa can work as a full size twin bed if pillows are removed for emergency overflow only.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
My maintenance man will be on call if needed for any reason. Doors are all keyless, on a code just for your own use. No one else will have this code. This neighborhood is exceptionally quiet and peaceful. My housekeeper can come to clean weekly if needed. She charges $100/3 hours. Rental fee includes a one time fee of $100 after your departure, with laundry fees costing an additional $20 per load.

Partner Offers