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Mariner Pointe 2+/2 Comfy sleeps 4-5, NO SATURDAY TURNOVER, $1000/wk+$250 depo.

Mariner Pointe 2+/2 Comfy sleeps 4-5, NO SATURDAY TURNOVER, $1000/wk+$250 depo.


Property Details

Updated: May 26, 2015
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.

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  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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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.

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Mariner Pointe 2+/2 Comfy sleeps 4-5, NO SATURDAY TURNOVER, $1000/wk+$250 depo.
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Happy Christmas!

  • 4 of 5
Our stay was over the Christmas holiday and this condo was perfect. Four of us stayed in this condo allowing us ample room, but it was also large enough to meet up with other friends and family that stayed on the island as well.

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!
  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Mariner Pointe 2+/2 Comfy sleeps 4-5, NO SATURDAY TURNOVER, $1000/wk+$250 depo.
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
KingsPark N.Y. USA

Total Fun and Relaxation

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful vacation we had. As soon as we walked in the door we felt at home. It was very clean and very comfortable. Being on the first floor was a plus. We could walk right out to the boardwalk and watch the dolphins,manatees and pelicans play and catch fish. The weather was perfect. Did lots of swimming, bike riding, tennis, golf and kayaking. All the folks we met at Mariners made us feel welcome and we had many happy times with them. The owner could not have been more accommodating.Mariner Pointe was the best.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Mariner Pointe 2+/2 Comfy sleeps 4-5, NO SATURDAY TURNOVER, $1000/wk+$250 depo.
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
fayetteville, ar

Everything you could want, and more

  • 5 of 5
Having not taken a family vacation in years, and not being able to decide where to go. I stumbled upon Sanibel and booked it. Talking to friends, we knew we made the right decision. Speaking with the owner confirmed we would love it.
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.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Mariner Pointe 2+/2 Comfy sleeps 4-5, NO SATURDAY TURNOVER, $1000/wk+$250 depo.
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
overland park, ks

Relaxing, quiet, retreat with daily dolphin visits

  • 5 of 5
The most relaxing family vacation possible. Our stay in Sanibel was highlighted by daily visits from local family of dolphins just a steps away from our back door. Nearly every day we also saw Manatees, Stingray, and Osprey (nesting in our palm trees, catching fish, and feeding their young). Our kids just sat on the edge of the sea wall while the dolphins and other sea life would swim within inches of their toes. Only drawback to location was beach access. Had to walk or ride about 10 blocks to "our" beach on the other side of island. We decided it was better to drive and park at public area ($2/hr)rather than walk with 2 kids in hot sun.

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.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Mariner Pointe 2+/2 Comfy sleeps 4-5, NO SATURDAY TURNOVER, $1000/wk+$250 depo.
Sanibel Island Florida South Central Gulf Coast
ponte vedra beach, florida, usa

A day in Paradise

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I needed a weekend getaway as Spring Break started. She's a senior in high school and we've grown apart. Our trip to Sanibel and stay at Mariner Pointe was beyond expectations. The property was beautiful with a great Bay view, 2 incredible pools, fantastic condo and wonderful ambiance.

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.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway


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

Nearest Airport : Fort Myers at 25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Lighthouse Cafe at 2 Miles Nearest Beach : Gulf of Mexico at 1 Miles Car: recommended


Station Established: 1884

Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1885

Operational: Yes

Automated: Yes, 1949

Deactivated: N/A

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.

Markings/Pattern: Brown

Height: 98-feet

Relationship to Other Structure: Separate

Original Lens: Third Order, Fresnel, 1884

Characteristic: Fixed white varied by a white flash every 2 minutes (1901)

Historical Information:

•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.


From $1,000 Per week

Rental rates

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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

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.

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Updated: May 26, 2015


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.

Property Type

  • condo


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Resort
  • Village
  • Water View


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


  • 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


  • Boat
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis


  • 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.

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