"This condo right on the beach was great and worth the cost of being so close to the gulf. The views and surf were amazing. We lucked out and the weather was fantastic, aside from a cooler day at the end of the week. The kitchen was very well stocked, and aside from dull knives (my husband, the chef, is very snobbish about knives), we had everything we needed in the cooking utensil/pots and pans arena. The downside, and reason for knocking off a star, is that it would have been nice if VIP rental and/or the owners would have told us things like there is no salt and pepper (Florida law, we were told), there were only a few dishwasher pods, minimal laundry soap, a few trash bags, etc). I asked VIP and was told they give renters a "starter kit" to get them through a few days. For what we paid, this was very cheap on their part. Future renters - you will love this place, but if you don't want to waste money on the things mentioned, bring some from home. The salt and pepper was a shock, but luckily our niece arrived before us so we scammed some from a food court in the airport, since we arrived late on Christmas Eve and stores were not open. One really nice thing VIP did was let us know that Bailey's (the local everything store) would deliver food even if nobody was in the condo yet, so we had enough food for Christmas day when everything (even all restaurants) was closed aside from 7 Eleven. To sum up, Sanibel is the place to be if you love unspoiled beaches, nature and less commercialism. This condo was very comfortable and we don't regret paying extra to be as close to the gulf as it gets."
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: December 31, 2016