"When l was in my twenties a psychic told me l should go to Florida. I replied that l had no interest in going there, in fact, whenever the topic came up l would state that Florida was the one place l would never be visiting. He still insisted that l should go because l would absolutely love it.
Over thirty years later my sister started sending me links to a place l'd never heard of- Sanibel Island. It sounded intriguing and remembering the psychic's advice l said that maybe we should check it out in person.
We were lucky to find Walt and Joelle. They truly have a gem in Tarpon Beach 301. They want you to have a memorable vacation and have provided everything you could want and more and they are also wonderful people.
The condo is in a quiet building, beautifully decorated with comfortable furnishings, and boasting nice extras like the ice maker in the fridge, an elevator which is greatly appreciated during arrival and departure, and a nice pool area. We felt quite pampered.
The beach out front is beautiful. Our last full day we were fortunate enough to observe a grand slam of nature. A pelican bobbing in the waves only twenty feet from shore, a blue heron on the sandy beach posing for photo ops and the dolphins feeding and executing a prey drive toward the delighted beachcombers. I have never encountered anything like that before and it was all out front of the three condos on the property!
How much fun to be on the beach at each photogenic sunrise to see what bounty of seashells had washed ashore overnight. Amazing and addicting! Ding Darling was a wildlife treasure too! Beautiful pink Roseate spoonbills and alligators!
We never had a bad meal whether we were in a restaurant or grocery store. Shrimp Eggs Benedict at Over Easy, to die for coconut cake at Rosie's, killer steak at Doc Ford's, a tasty Schnapper's dog, great fried chicken from Bailey's supermarket, and an enjoyable breakfast at Jerry's and many others.
So now that this former Florida naysayer has been converted due to the magic of Sanibel Island and it's hospitable inhabitants we know we will rebook in the future.
Thank you Walter and Joelle for allowing us the best holiday we have had in years... l love it when l'm dead wrong!"
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