Mariner Pointe Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4-5
4-5 people maximum. NO SATURDAY TURNOVERS, please pick another day (flights are less midweek, etc.) $1000/week, taxes, cleaning, all included. +$250 reservation/security deposit in advance. We use a check to a PO Box.
Spacious well-appointed, comfy, shabby chic, ground-floor garden condo with San Carlos Bay view. Read our reviews please. WE ARE BY CHOICE NOT LOCATED ON THE BEACH, WE ARE LOCATED ON THE QUIETER BAY. We are a 2nd home of an 88-year-old who prefers not to 'upgrade,' so we are discounted 25%+ below market rate for a 2-3/2 non-Gulf condo.
Our extended Bay boardwalk and private fishing pier are just steps from our lanai. Experience peaceful views of dolphins, pelicans, manatees and passing boats. Cast your lines for good fishing off our pier.
ONE MILE BIKE RIDE TO DEEDED GULF BEACH ACCESS PATH; 2 mile drive or bike ride to closest Lighthouse Public Beach. Many public beach accesses with parking but you do need to consider $3/hr. parking fee at on-island beach parking lots. We do not have or provide beach chairs. There are also 2 Causeway Parks nearby on San Carlos Bay, where parking is free. This is where one can drive, walk or bike quickly to see the sunset.
Mariner Pointe, located on a peninsula, is perfect for quiet, long walks and is safely connected to the island-wide bike paths. The Bay boardwalk winds around to a canal and boats slips (reservable with additional footage charges). Quiet; easy on-and-off island. Heated pool, tennis courts, shuffleboard courts and grills are outside our front entrance.
Total Fun and Relaxation
About the Owner
Photo is of Sarah Wedekind Bailey, owner and her brother-in-law Francis Bailey, of Bailey's General Store/Sanibel Packing Company, July 3, 2009
We are The John Matthews Baileys:
John (1922-2000) grew up in Sanibel 1922-50, middle son of island pioneers Annie Mead Matthews (1886-1935) and Frank Price Bailey (1873-1952)--founder of Bailey's in 1899--, grandson of island pioneers Mary White Beers Bailey (1833-1913), Harriet Collins Wood Matthews (1856-1950) and William John Matthews (1856-1927), nephew of Charlotta Ann Matthews (1890-1984)--owner/operators of The Matthews from 1905 or so, known since 1937 as The Island Inn.
Sarah Ruth Wedekind Bailey's parents owned The Gulf View Inn on Captiva from 1948-1962, now known as the Mucky Duck. Sarah and John met in Captiva and Sanibel in 1948 and were the first couple to be married in Little Chapel by the Sea, June 3, 1950.
In 1961, Sarah and John established Needmore Land & Cattle Company, a 70-acre horse and cattle operation in NW St. Johns County, FL.
Clark Bailey has managed NLC since 1985, where he gives horseback riding lessons, board horses and raises Cracker Cattle. Today Clark co-sponsors an autism horse therapy program, serves as Boy Scout Leader for his two sons' troup, is on the board of the Florida Museum of Agriculture and a member of the Mormon Church.
Angela Bailey is the bookkeeper/tax preparator/property manager for 5 commercial, 3 residential rental properties. She is a writer researching Bailey, Matthews & Wedekind family history on rare trips to Sanibel, and is chronically restoring a 1904 heart-pine home near downtown Jacksonville.
4.8 based on 5 traveler reviews
While the condo could use a few updates such as an updated kitchen, carpet/tile, and bathroom amenities (being provided with a hair dryer would have been nice) everything there was working and in good, although aged, condition. From the lanai we had a nice view of San Carlos Bay and the sliding door allowed for the fresh breeze to come into the condo. The pool was just out the front door and across the parking lot while the tennis courts, which we used almost every day, were just beyond that. The grills provided by the complex are next to the pool and in great condition. Don't forget to walk along the canal as we saw dolphins almost everyday - some so close we felt we could touch them.
The owners were always in great communication with us. Thank you Angela and family, we had a great stay!
Total Fun and Relaxation
Everything you could want, and more
We got in late our first night and were very pleased with our brief glimpse of the condo before we settled into bed. The condo was everything it was written up to be and more. It was like home. Very comfortable to come home to after a long day in the sun. Nice to be able to sit on the boardwalk, both morning and evening. Kitchen had everything you would need to prepare a meal. Even though the pool was right outside the front door, we never even used it. Plenty of beach towels for your trips to the beach, wonderful to come back and run a load of clothes. It was great to have brochures from the area activities, restaurants, etc there, along with a map. We enjoyed reading the guest journal that was there. Thought our best meal was at the island cow. Not at all impressed with the pink flamingo. Schnapperhots had a great hot dog/italian sausage. Beaches were not crowded at all. Very easy to find your way around. My husband and son played golf, check out specials, club rental was included. Don't wait till the last day to do any water activities you want. We waited to parasail, only to have it cancelled. We found a place in Ft Meyer to accomodate us on short notice. We had read great reviews on the bubble room, only to go there and told there is a charge to order just deserts (this was the middle of the day). Highlight of our trip had to be the boat ride with Captain Mike. Highly recommend all aspects of what Sanibel has to offer and this condo to complete your getaway.
Relaxing, quiet, retreat with daily dolphin visits
Condo was very comfortable, very clean, and well maintained with all the comforts of home. Owner was helpful, provided a couple fishing poles and bikes. (Additional bikes available for rent nearby)
Lighthouse cafe (for breakfast) and Island Cow were our favorite restaurants. Make sure you take time to visit Ding Darling for a kayak ride and the west side of island for swimming and shelling (bring an umbrella for much needed shade) Don't bother bringing snokel gear due to cloudy water.
A day in Paradise
We were very comfortable when we entered the condo. It was light, airy and very immaculate. It offered every amenity, but we didn't bother with TV much, we climbed onboard the bikes provided and headed to the beach to pick up shells.
When my daughter couldn't hold any more is when we finally gave up and rode back. After a drive to Captiva to see the sunset, enjoy a drink and walk the beach, we headed back past the art festival and stopped at the "Lazy Flamingo" for a "local" type dinner. The restaurant was very colorful and had excellent food. More, the local flavor of the island, which we enjoyed.
We headed back and walked the boardwalk alongside the condo, only to find dolphin playing right beside us. This entertained my daughter and I for the next hour, watching them fish, splash and jump into the air, just for our benefit.
The trip to Sanibel and stay at Mariner Pointe gave us the privacy and quiet time we needed to spend together before my daughter heads off for college 5,000 miles away.
I would recommend this property to anyone who wants a quality, quiet get-away in one of the most spectacular islands Florida has to offer.
From the Owner
“Sarah and John spent their many holidays since 1950 staying with family and friends. In the 1990s they started rented more than 15 homes and condos prior to Sarah selecting Mariner Pointe as their ideal second home. Dubbed 'Bayview,' for its dining room view, reflected in the mirrored living room wall, Sarah's condo name is also a tribute to a family vacation home in Bayview, Petosky, Michigan. Annual Bailey family gatherings in Sanibel since 1996 include Fourth of July and October's Bailey Fest, when Clark has driven John Bailey's mules, Emmer and Anner in parades since 1995; plus sometimes we visit during Thanksgiving, Christmas, island family birthdays and special events. Sarah's niece and Angela and Clark's first cousin Mead Johnson and her husband Richard Johnson now own and operate Sanibel Packing Company d/b/a Bailey's General Store, where their 3 children are now the 4th generation of Baileys to work there.”
Activity and Interests
SANIBEL ISLAND LIGHT Location: POINT YBEL, EASTERLY END OF SANIBEL ISLAND, AND THE WESTERLY SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE TO SAN CARLOS BAY AND THE PORT OF PUNTA RASA
Station Established: 1884
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1885
Automated: Yes, 1949
Foundation Materials: Iron pile
Construction Materials: Iron
Tower Shape: Square, pyramidal, skeleton, iron framework, inclosing stair-cylinder and surmounted by lantern; all brown. Two white dwellings near tower.
Relationship to Other Structure: Separate
Original Lens: Third Order, Fresnel, 1884
Characteristic: Fixed white varied by a white flash every 2 minutes (1901)
•1880 – Lighthouse Board approves building of the lighthouse.
•1883 – Lighthouse reservation established on Dec. 9th.
•1923 – Kerosene lanterns upgraded to acetylene gas.
•1949 – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service assume responsibility for the lighthouse and the out buildings.
•1952 – TV antenna added to tower.
•1962 – Lighthouse is electrified.
•1974 – Keepers quarters and light tower placed on National Registry of Historic Places.
•Dudley Richardson (Head Keeper 1884-1892)
•John Johnson (Asst. Keeper 1884 – 1888)
•Henry Shanahan (Asst. Keeper 1888-1892)
•Henry Shanahan (Head Keeper 1892 - 1913)
•Eugene Shanahan (Henry’s son – Head Keeper 1913 - unknown)
•Clarence Rutland (Henry Shanahan’s stepson – Asst. Keeper 1936 – 1941)
•William Robert England, Jr. (Coast Guard, 1946-1949).
Researched and written by Marie Vincent, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.
Stop by the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation Visitor Centers to see their excellent educational films and exhibits. Drive or pedal along the Ding Darling Trail to see our amazing abundance of bird life or a sunning gator. Canoeing, kayaking or sunset boat tours are available year-round at the Tarpon Bay Ding Darling Center.
The Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, the Sanibel Historical Village and Museum, the fine Sanibel Library, the Island Cinema at Bailey's General Store and the Pirate Playhouse are among popular attractions.
Fine dining and varied shopping is available to fit all budgets (there are even a Goodwill and thrift stores). Free local papers with full activity listings are available at Bailey's General Store and other grocers.
Public beach parking lots on Sanibel and Captiva charge $3/per hour. Near both public boat launch, Sanibel Marina, east-end shops and restaurants.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2015 - Nov 21 2015
7 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2015 - Apr 30 2016
7 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
We only use checks per majority owner, mailed to PO Box, RESERVATION DEPOSIT of $250, also serves as security deposit, refundable upon successful departure. After rental check clears, we email you lockbox code for door key + entry/exit details.
We do not do Saturday turnovers, our housekeeper prefers no Saturdays and we cannot find another acceptable housekeeper.
SPECIAL Thru 11/22/15: $1000/week all incl. + $250 sec.dep. = $1250 total. 5 maximum including children of any age.
11/23/15-1/14/16, 3/1-4/30/16: $1600/week all incl. + $250 sec.dep. = $1850 in advance. 5 maximum including children of any age.
All paid in advance by check to our PO Box. We require a minimum of 5 business days to process your check.
From the Owner
“Easiest on/off island access location, avoiding peak season traffic when you 1st arrive. Angela Bailey has been visiting Sanibel and Captiva since 1956. Sarah Bailey has been visiting since 1948. Angela and Sarah can offer multiple insights and advice about what to do, where to go, etc.”
- Sports & Activities
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Refrigerator ...
- Stove ...
- Toaster ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- Water View
- live theater
- recreation center
- bird watching
- eco tourism
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness center
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- deepsea fishing
- freshwater fishing
- roller blading
- scuba diving or snorkeling
- sound/bay fishing
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Master - 1 king, Master has walk-in closet, private bath, screened lanai.
- Blue Room/Hall - 1 king
- Den, 3rd BR - 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen built-in-pump deep mattress stored in Den closet
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Grill
- Guests provide their own meals
- WIFI, 10 MG (on this island, frequent resetting required, info provided) LARGE MASTER SUITE: king bed, walk-in dressing room, private full bath and screened porch. 2ND LARGE BEDROOM: king bed with full closet, shares full bath off hallway with Den, w/ recliner chair, small TV and DVD. Five main rooms have ceiling fans. Billy's Bike Rental delivers and picks up your rental bikes. One-mile bike ride to deeded Gulf Beach access or easy ride to Lighthouse beach. A fishing rod, little tackle, beach mat, boogie boards, outdoor chair etc. in master's screened lanai closet. GLASS-ENCLOSED DINING LANAI, spacious, seats 6 comfortably at main table; game table seats up to 4 and kitchen bar seats 3. Fully-equipped kitchen. Large screen HDTV with Xfinity cable + DVD in living room. Washer/dryer in hallway Dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, carafe coffee pot, mini-chopper, blender, etc. plus outdoor faucet for shell washing; excellent A/C/heat and hot water heater. One assigned parking space plus adjacent guest spaces. We are not able to allow pets or smokers.