"I returned home yesterday from a week-long vacation staying in this lovely condo at Blind Pass. This was our first trip to Sanibel, and the entire experience was wonderful. I first contacted the owners in October about renting during Xmas week, and they were very responsive. Once we settled on the price and other details, I was put in touch with the Blind Pass Condo office staff to handle the deposit. Note that the balance of the rental fee had to be remitted via check rather than credit card.
We arrived on Christmas day in the early evening. Our keys and instructions were waiting for us as advised. I checked in with the office couple of days later, and the staff was very accommodating and helpful.
The unit was very clean and well stocked. I've stayed in many beach condos over the years, and I've never seen one that provided as much. It was nice not to have to bring beach gear as chairs, towels, toys, shell colleting items, etc. as all were provided.
We got a comfortable, down to earth feel from the unit and complex. While not a newer place, it was well maintained with beautiful vegetation, flora, and fauna. There were two tennis courts, grills, pool, canoes and kayaks, and a shell cleaning area. All was in great shape and working order. We wanted for nothing.
The weather could not have been better, and we enjoyed getting up early to watch the sunrise and discover the shells that had been left overnight by the tide. We were there during peak season, but it did not seem crowded to us. The only time that we noticed was when we went out to eat. There was a wait almost every place that we went. Some were longer than others, but we did not mind. We ate at Grandma Dot's, The Green Flash, The Lazy Flamingo, and Cheeburger, Cheeburger. All were worth the wait.
We took a sunset cruise from Captiva and also toured the Darling Nature Preserve. These excursions were not crowed.
Our party contained two 50+ adult couples, and the unit's roommate floor plan ensured that everyone had their own space. There was plenty of room. The screen porch was nice, and we liked eating breakfast at the table or reading in the afternoon. It was very relaxing and quiet.
I would definitely recommended this unit and Blind Pass Condos. If you are looking for a place that is a bit removed from the hub-bub of Sanibel-Captiva, but still close enough to join in (if you desire), this is it. Thank you for a super vacation."
Guest: Tracey C.
Date of Stay: December 2016
Review Submitted: January 1, 2017