This was an amazing vacation. The minute we drove in we loved it. Quick check in at the office. They were very friendly and answered all our questions, recommended where to eat ,shop, buy groceries and even where to rent bikes. Then we walked into the condo'and wow. It was bright and clean. Full kitchen with everything you needed. Plenty of nice dishes, silverware, glasses and quality pots and pans. The tv's had high def on two of the three sets along with a good selection of channels. Furniture was very comfortable for relaxing after a long day on the beach. Bedding was comfortable and the screen porch was great. Bathroom was a little small but managable As for the beach, probably one of the best beaches in the US. Uncrowded, clean with shells everywhere and beautiful sunsets each night. I kayaked everyday and it was some of the best kayaking I have done. Loads of birds, white pelicans, and mating manatees. I would not stay anywhere else on the island
Let me start by saying I wish I could have stayed longer ! The condo was lovely, everything was very clean and all rooms recently updated , very nice. Super close to the beach, right next to the pool and a short bike ride to many shops and restaurants .I loved everything about it, the rooms the location the fully stocked kitchen ( which we used more than I expected ) I cannot say enough good things! Thank you Rick for letting us enjoy your little piece of paradise! I would stay again in a heartbeat! We were there with my teenage children and they also enjoyed it and anyone with teens knows they are hard to please, Sanibel Island offers something for everyone!
We rented this condo at just the right time...there was absolutely no crowd (anywhere). We arrived after dark on a Sunday night, so the keys were left in a dropbox as expected, it was a little dark and hard to find at first (my husband wandered around and found the unit/parking easily enough). This unit is on the 2nd floor, so you must be willing to hike the stairs a few times a day. The condo furnishings are very nice and tastefully decorated. The bed comfort leaves a bit to be desired, but otherwise everything in the place is great. We brought our Mother-in-law and 17 month old son with us. Conviently we were able to rent a high chair and pack-n-play from "Island Rentals", which the office recommended to us.
The pool was never so busy that you might think you need to "beat the rush", and the beach was so fantastic. We typically went early in the morning to pick up shells for an hour or two, and then took the baby in the evening to watch the sunset and play in the surf. The ocean water was a perfect temperature as well. One morning on a beach walk I saw several crabs, a stingray, dolphins and even an 8-foot shark that wandered up near where one man was fishing from the shore...amazing. We must have lugged home over 20 kinds of shells from Sanibel.
Typically we would eat breakfast at the condo (except once we went to RC Otters), then lunch we would eat out...there are some pretty good places in Sanible/Captiva to eat. Then we would grill dinner at our condo...overall, this worked out very well for us and the baby. We got groceries at a Publix "off Island", but there is a Jerry's grocery store in Sanibel and a couple other small places to get the essential goods. Toll to get on the Island is $6. There were a few things provided by the condo (trash bags, a few packs of laundry detergent, toilet paper, roll of paper towels, etc), and the linens were all very nice with plenty of beach towels provided. We did go on one excursion - a Dolphin cruise with Captiva Cruises...a good experience, able to see dolphins playing in the wake of our boat, all of the kids on board loved it! Over all, we had a fantastic time and would definitely go again!
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