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Family-friendly vacation condo -Sanibel Serenity

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath condo - light & airy, sleeps 6 with all the comforts of home.

This spacious, light and airy dwelling we call Sanibel Serenity, is a top floor unit with lush foliage views. Situated in the building closest to the surf, you will be steps away from the beautiful gulf of Mexico and one of the top 3 shelling beaches in the world.

Second floor unit that has been completely renovated. 2 bedrooms & 2 beautiful tile baths. The master bedroom has a king bed, flat screen TV, sitting area, large walk-in closet and full bath. Guest bedroom has 2 full beds, flat screen TV with DVD player and full bath outside bedroom door. Living room has 2 queen sleeper sofas, entertainment center with flat screen TV, DVD, & AM/FM stereo, CD & IPod player. Dining room table with 8 chairs and kitchen bar with 2 stools. Very light and bright. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock pot -absolutely everything you would need and en suite laundry area with new washer & dryer. Other amenities include air conditioning and ceiling fans, hair dryers, ironing board and iron.


Property Manager
Julie Jennings
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Julie Jennings

Kevin and Julie Jennings have been together since 1992. They live with their retired racing greyhound, Taz, sweet 16-year-old Abyssinian cat, Rusty, a tuxedo cat, Audrey and a rambunctious African Grey Parrot, Raptor, who is 25 years young and thinks Julie is 'the other woman'. They have one daughter, Nic, who lives in Southern Cali.

Recently transplanted from SoCal to Phoenix, Arizona, they are adjusting to the new climate, and are surrounded by friends from multiple groups they belong to.

Both are interested in making the world a better place, and have contributed significantly to many charitable organizations. They continue to support the causes they believe in, including: the cure for pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer's, as well as animal welfare and veteran concerns.

Both of them have lost their fathers to currently incurable diseases, yet feel that one day a cure will be found.

Julie is a proud veteran of the USMC.

Julie Jennings purchased this condo in 2007

Why Julie Jennings chose Sanibel Island

Julie grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and her Mom, Cindy, has always been a fan of Sanibel Island. After she married Kevin, they looked for a way to give back to the family, and to ensure that there would always be a vacation place on Sanibel for the family.

This unit has been in the family for over 8 years, and while we would like to visit more often, it has been a wonderful refuge for the whole family, as well as our guests over the years.

We love the fact that it is on a private beach, allowing for the wonderful and captivating shelling experience unlike anywhere else - one of the top 3 shelling beaches in the world.

Julie found dozens of fossilized cats paws one beautiful shelling day a few years back, and she has them proudly displayed in her living room back home, as a constant reminder of the treasures that exist on the beaches of Sanibel Island!

What makes this condo unique

We chose this unit in this complex for a number of reasons:

1- it's on Bowman's Beach - a wonderful central location and very private

2- the unit is in the building closest to the beach path

3- it was already pretty updated when we bought it, and we added some finishing touches

4- the condo association takes excellent care of the property and are extremely responsive

4- Mom loved it, and she has excellent taste (enough said! ;) )

Amenities

Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Well appointed master bathroom with tub, shower and vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , My aunt thinks this is the best shower in the world.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large room with Seating Areas and adjoining bathroom
    Family/Guest Bedroom - 2 double , Bright and Easily accommodates family members or guests
    Living Room Sleeping - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Both sofas are sleepers, so everyone can have their own bed!
  • Beautiful master wing with room to sit and relax, watch the flatscreen television, lounge in the corner reading chair or sit with your sweetie in the loveseat.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sanibel Island has it all - whether you want to get away from it all, experience a thriving local nightlife, entertain yourself or your kids, have a serene time on the beach, stay inside the well-appointed condo with WIFI and all of the comforts of home, or go on an extreme adventure, it's all around you. Enjoy!!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Family-friendly vacation condo -Sanibel Serenity
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
New Jersey, USA
5

A wonderfully relaxing place to escape the cold and enjoy the sun

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay on Sanibel in large part because the condo we rented was everything we had hoped for. The property was clean, spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. It was also ideally located - a short stroll to a fabulous beach, close to Captiva, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, and a number of good restaurants. The amenities available at this relatively small condo complex were impressive with free access to a nice pool, tennis courts, outdoor grilling and kayaks. The condo owner, Julie, was a pleasure to work with and very responsive to any questions. When we return to Sanibel (and we definitely will) this will be our go-to getaway condo if it's available.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We love when our guests enjoy the condo and island as much as we do. It is a magical place and we do hope you will be able to return again soon.
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Howell
5

Great facility and very nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Very nice decor and condo. Anytime we thought we needed something that we were missing we opened a cub board to find it. I would also say that the cleanliness was top notch. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our Sanibel vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this Sanibel condo. It was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and very well stocked with everything you would need in the kitchen. It's location was ideal, a short walk to the beach, very close to the "Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and right between the centers of both Captiva and Sanibel. It was a also close to both the pool and outdoor grill areas. Although somewhat close to a public access, long expanses of the beach were very private-feeling and the shelling was excellent. Fits well for older adults who are looking for a quiet, laid back getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We loved this condo. It was well-situated - a short walk to the beach, building G is the closest in the complex, and this unit is close to the stairs. The decor was light and airy, the WiFi was speedy enough to watch Netflix, and the master bedroom was nice and comfy (we didn't use the second bedroom). Every time we needed something, it was hiding in some cabinet or closet. Beach chairs, a beach cart, coolers, umbrellas, a crock pot, you name it. We never found ourselves coming up short on anything. And the private access to the western end of Bowman's Beach was really nice.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colorado
4

Quiet getaway

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Blind Pass Condos. The condo itself is lovely... comfortable, bright, great breeze & thoughtfully stocked with games, puzzles and beach & pool gear (chairs, umbrella, cooler, sand toys, etc). The condos are well maintained and the grounds are lovely. The staff is so helpful. We enjoyed the kayaks, tennis & the pool in addition to our time on the beach. We weren't sure about the location being away from town but were glad for our choice as it is so quiet and peaceful there! The birds and wildlife around the condos and on Sanibel is just amazing!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Caledonia, New York
5

Lovely vacation home in great location

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Sanibel Serenity! The apartment looks just like the photos. It is lovely and very comfortable. My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom with King sized bed and walk in closet with an en suite bath. Our two adult children stayed in a large bedroom on the other side of the apartment. There is another nice full bath right outside the bedroom door as well. The sofas in the living room are very comfortable and turn into sofa beds, though we never opened them up. The kitchen is well supplied. Washer and dryer there as well. We loved being on the quieter end of the island with close proximity to the wildlife refuge. Another time, I might rent bikes for a week instead of just a day. It's a beautiful walk to the beach. I understand that the Size of the beach has decreased in recent years but it is so beautiful! Julie has a good supply of beach chairs, towels and even a cart to help transport supplies. I left some aloe Vera for future guests to use as I could only buy a large container and didn't want to weigh down my luggage. Besides, you might need it as I did! I thought I had slathered on enough sunscreen but, apparently not! There is not an attached porch with this condo, though some others at Blind Pass do have a porch but the no see ums would probably be brutal on a porch after dark anyway. The TV center has some good games but we were too darn busy or tired to play them. We all thought that the decoration of the condo was very well done. The carpeting looks new and there is regular flooring in the kitchen, entry and bathrooms. We loved it at Julie's condo and made some great family memories there.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Sea Star Cafe & Bar -- CLOSED
Nice Tiki Bar outside.
J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Oh - the one place to be sure to visit while here - a beautiful preserve where you can exper...
Bike Paths on Sanibel
Bicyclists la la love Sanibel Island! Lots of bike paths...
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
Nice bar and good food, too.
Sanibel Bean
If you want a good coffee, this aint Starbucks, but it's even better!
Green Flash
Great place to have an elegant meal while in the area... you might even see the elusive gree...
The Island Cow
American food at its finest (and a great price, too!)
The Mucky Duck
Bar and Restaurant on Captiva - nice location!
Dairy Queen
When you just have to have ice-cream or fast food, here's the place!
Over Easy Cafe
The best breakfast place in town!
Lighthouse Cafe
Sanibel Cafe
Breakfast and brunch. Good food.
Sweet Melissa's Cafe
Lunch and Dinner: "Best Dining in Lee County" by Gulf Shore Life, the dinner menu offers ent...
The Bubble Room Restaurant
Fantastically fun restaurant in Captiva - everybody loves it!
Keylime Bistro
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner plus live entertainment 7 nights a week, full bar and great food!
Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon
"Only Fresh" seafood - lunch and dinner in the heart of Sanibel's Marina.
Matzaluna
Dinner and Happy Hour daily (check website for details). Gluten free menu, too!
Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market
4 stars - nice dinner house for fresh fish.
Sunset Grill
Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner - check out their Kid's menu and keylime french toast,...
Billy's Rentals
Great place to rent bicycles, Segways and scooters and other items to thoroughly enjoy your ...
Finnimore's Cycle Shop
Another great place to rent bicycles, paddle boards and other water goodies to enjoy your st...
Lazy Flamingo
Happy Hour every day 3pm-5pm. Free presents for the kids. Open 11am-12am every day. **Very c...
Sanibel Thriller
Great place to schedule a tour on a boat and many other fun local activities.
Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce
Great place to find out what's happening "now".
Lighthouse Park Beach
This 120 year old lighthouse sits on a wildlife refuge. The lighthouse itself is not open to...
Tarpon Bay Explorers
Tours, Rentals, Boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards - all in the Ding Darling nature preser...
Sanibel Historical Museum and Village
Open for part of the week (call or check the website) - this historical village exists to sh...
Coffee Bar at Bailey's General Store
Groceries, hardware, clothing - basically Sanibel's version of Target stores... without the ...
Jerry's Shopping Center
Good place to shop for groceries and trinkets to take home for gifts.
Island Cinema
Nice, intimate theatre with very comfy seating!
Tween Waters Inn
Great place for dancing and live band music. Check out the calendar online for what's happen...
Bowman's Beach
Very nice, secluded beach with wildlife views, kayaking and shelling. Stunning!
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
Wildlife is preserved here. Great place!
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille
Nearest Golf
8.5 Miles
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Blind Pass
Car: recommended

Blind Pass is the closest condo complex to Bowman's Beach, one of the top 10 beaches in the world, according to US News Travel, on Sanibel Island, which is Frommer's favorite destination in the world.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linen and cleaning fee $97 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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