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Golden Beach is our favorite Sanibel Island location for our annual getaway and we have previously stayed in #1 and #3 of the four condos. This was our first stay in #4 and it was, by far, the very best!
All Golden Beach condos have everything on our "must have" list - three bedrooms with two kings and two twins, two and a half baths, washer & dryer, beautiful views of the Gulf, just steps from the warm sand and shells, private pool shared between the four condos and pet friendly.
What makes #4 stand head and shoulders above the other two we've stayed in is the obvious care of the owner in making our visit as comfortable and welcoming as possible!
Jim was just great to work with while making our vacation dream come true and called personally to make sure we were pleased.
Sanibel Holiday manages #4 for Jim and we couldn't have had a better experience. They were very friendly, helpful (we got there early and had our luggage with us and they stored it while we went next door to grab lunch - without us even asking!) and offered several suggestions for local events taking place. They also told to us to give them a call if we needed anything while there but we were a little wary - we'd had bad experiences with the other condos and the managing companies were less than happy about correcting any issues. However, Sanibel Holiday manages this property so well that we didn't have a single issue the entire two weeks! They even called several times throughout our time there to make sure we were still happy! Can't ask for more than that!
The condo was spotless, beautifully appointed, newly remodeled full baths, very comfortable beds and furniture, and the kitchen had everything we needed and more. There was even a waffle maker, much to the delight of everyone!There were enough dishes, glasses and silverware, etc, to be able to feed an army and there are REAL mugs - not those tiny coffee cups! The Keurig was a nice touch, as well.
Jim has enclosed the lanai off the living room which provides more room than the other three condos and also has the only finished cabana on the lower floor (behind the garage) and added a small fridge for grabbing a cold drink! Bicycles, boogie boards, beach towels & chairs, umbrella, etc, galore!
This will be our "go to" from now on! Thanks, Jim & Sanibel Holiday for a PERFECT vacation!
This property is a wonderful find. We have been to Sanibel several times and this condo is the best equipped and best situated one we have stayed at. We loved it so much we have already booked for next Christmas! My husband and I stayed for a week over Christmas with our 3 "kids" who are in their late teens and early twenties. The condo is spacious and immaculately clean. The view is even better than the pictures show. The beach is only a very short number of steps directly from the lanai. It was so easy to stroll back from the beach to grab a cold drink or a bite to eat. Sunrise views from the lanai every morning were incredible. The lanai was very private since foot traffic in front of it is was very minimal. Everything we needed for our stay was provided for. We ate in every day - the kitchen is equipped with more than everything we needed. The storage cupboard in the lanai has a large variety of beach items including high quality beach chairs, two excellent umbrellas, 2 coolers, beach toys etc. We really enjoyed the use of the two bikes as well! The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms updated and spacious, the wifi works very well (all of us could use it at the same time and the speed was still good!), the condo is bright and has lovely decor. The grounds are beautifully kept and the pool was heated to a great temperature. The owners were great to deal with and very helpful. They clearly have pride in their condo and have gone out of their way to ensure that guests have a wonderful experience. Knowing that an on-island company was available in case any issues arose was helpful for us to know (although we had no issues!), and check-in with Royal Shell was extremely smooth. We had a wonderful time and hope to return more than once!!