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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402

Bedrooms 1
Space 778 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

1BR/1BA condo with a true separate bedroom, sleeps 4.

This penthouse condo has gorgeous direct gulf views, is completely remodeled and is fully equipped for a great vacation. The building does have an elevator. Wall to wall, floor to ceiling sliding glass doors maximize the breathtaking view. The sliders open to the screened lanai from the bedroom and living room. The fourth floor location affords the security to leave the doors open at night so you can fall asleep to the sound of the surf and the sea breezes.

The condo has a true bedroom, offering quiet and privacy. This is particularly convenient for an extended stay or when sharing the unit with children or another couple.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a refrigerator with ice maker, stove, dishwasher, microwave, blender, coffee maker and all that you need to cook and dine comfortably.

You will find 2 flat panel TVs with cable. Living room TV is a Roku with a Blu-Ray/DVD. I have an iPod dock/clock radio, CD/mp3/radio combo, and free Wifi. There is also a small book and DVD library in the unit.

Two 1-speed bikes, beach chairs, beach umbrellas, beach toys and beach towels are available, free of charge. A wagon is provided to help get your belongings to the unit.

The unit sits slightly behind the beachfront building but it is about as close to beachfront as you get, without paying beachfront prices. Located at the quiet, west end of the Sundial complex, it is steps to Sanibel's pristine beaches.

PLEASE NOTE: This unit does NOT include use of the amenities provided by the resort such as fitness room, hot tub, loungers and kayak. If you desire these amenities, you must rent through the resort. Most people do not find the resort amenities worth the extra expense.

You WILL have use of 4 of the 5 pools on the property. Only the main pool is excluded. I provide chairs, umbrellas, beach towels and other gear. There is a pool right outside my building. The salon/spa, pizzeria, market and all resort restaurants, including the tiki bar, are open to the public. The tennis courts are considered public and may be reserved through the resort.

You will find "Sanibel Delight", is an ideal retreat for a family vacation, honeymoon or relaxing getaway. Come stick your toes in the sand and find out what Sanibel has to offer .

More Details

Paula Reiss
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 22, 2018

About Paula Reiss

I grew up in Louisville, KY. My mother always called me 'nature girl'. From my youngest photos, I seemed to always have an animal nearby. I spent most of my life working with animals in one capacity or another, so when I visited a friend on Sanibel and discovered the natural beauty of the place, I was hooked.

Paula Reiss purchased this condo in 2012

Why Paula Reiss chose Sanibel

In the mid 1980's, I took a job working at C.R.O.W (Care and Rehabilitation of Wildlife), the wildlife rehabilitation hospital on Sanibel. I got to know the island and it's unique, nature - friendly attitudes. I left that job after a couple of years but have continued to vacation on Sanibel regularly. I never found any place else that brought me the peace and tranquility of this island. It is a special place.

What makes this condo unique

I searched for several years before finding just the right property. When I opened the front door and saw the phenomenal view, I knew my search was over. Although it is not technically beachfront, it's pretty darn close!

This condo has everything I looked for on my vacations, washer/dryer, comfortable sized rooms, large screened lanai. Add to that the fact that nothing can ever be built in front of my unit, to spoil the view, I was sold.

Although I am more of a beach person, it is nice to have a pool right outside the building and the complex is NOT next to a public beach, so it isn't crowded.

The 4th floor location makes it safe to sleep with the doors open, listening to the surf. It is a truly great place to spend time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for everything. Your apt is so cozy and beautiful. We really loved having the bikes and used them quite a bit. We also loved having the chairs and umbrella for the beach:-)

The view from the lanai was such a gift to the soul. We had some great meals. The Island Cow, Over easy Cafe, Lighthouse Cafe, Traders. Mucky Duck, etc.

We spotted dolphins on the water, what a sight. Loved all the wildlife around the beach.

Enjoyed the Ding Darling and Bailey Track and spotted the fat alligator:-) Went to the lighthouse too.

We will go home to winter pretty soon :-( Lots of shells. Never got tired of picking more. They are addicting.

We will recommend you place to anyone who asks

God's blessings on you! Thank you.
Oct 2012
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Sanibel Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 778 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Quiet time is 10 PM. Have fun but be respectful of other guests
  • Pool hours dawn to dusk
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Village ...
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleeper
  • King bed with Queen sleeper
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The unit has a magnificent view and will not disappoint. It includes an in unit washer/dryer, 2 bicycles, beach chairs, sand toys, umbrellas, coolers, linens, a well supplied kitchen, and a small library of movies, books, games and puzzles. PLEASE NOTE: This unit does NOT include use of the resort amenities such as fitness room, hot tub, loungers, kayaks and children’s programs. If you desire these amenities, you must rent through the resort or Royal Shell Vacations and pay an additional 150.00/person/week. Most people do not find the amenities worth the extra expense. You WILL have use of 4 of the 5 pools on the property. Only the main pool is excluded. There is a pool right outside my building. The salon/spa, pizzeria, market and all resort restaurants are open to the public. The tennis courts are available for rental through the resort.


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Magnificent Direct Gulf View condo at Sundial Resort, unit B402
average rating of 4.978261 based on 50 reviews
Midland, Virginia

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

The moment I walked into the condo I felt at home. Paula has ever thing there that you would need for a wonderful stay. Thank you Paula for letting us stay at your place. The only problem that I had was not wanting to leave :). We are planning on coming back next year.

Sue & Rod

from Virginia

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so glad you had a good stay. I look forward to hosting you in the future. Have a great summer.
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Wonderful accommodations for any traveler.

  • 5 of 5

This condo comes equipped with everything you need. The bikes were great, the wagon was very helpful and the beach chairs/umbrella were perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this Condo.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. If you had a good stay, I am happy.
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Seattle, WA

Everything we needed! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this condo! I stayed here for three nights with my two children. The condo had everything we needed, including board games. The building is very close to both the beach and one of the pools. It was wonderful to be able to look out and see the Gulf of Mexico! The condo is on the 4th floor, and although there is an elevator, it is on the far side of the building. So you have to walk up four flights upstairs, or take a long walk to that side of the building for the elevator.

Paula even provides a small wagon to transport stuff - soooo useful! And, communication with Paulo was excellent. Thank you!

I highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad you found the games to be useful. I never know if they get used or not. You are correct about the elevator. There are 6 units between me and where the elevator is located and only 1 to get to the stairs but, the units closer to the elevator don't have the same view of the Gulf. It's a trade off and the reason I provide the wagon. I usually choose to go down the stairs but take the lazy way out and go up the elevator. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and had the chance to share Sanibel with your children. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
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Perfect relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was exactly (if not better) than described!!!! Paula has gone out of her way to provide everything you need to have the perfect relaxing vacation! Love, love, love!!!!!!!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I love, love, love to hear you had a good stay. Thanks for coming and have a great holiday season.
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Absolutely perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view, convenient beach access, everything you need in a place to stay. The storage room with bikes and beach equipment was so nice (and clean)! Paula has a very organized property and very tidy. We can’t wait to go back!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy you found everything to be to your liking. I have to be honest, I just got over there and sorted out the storage room before you arrived, but I do try to keep it neat. It's a constant battle. LOL. Have a great holiday season.
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Great location, great view, condo had everything we needed and was very clean! Stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back and wished we did not have to come back. The condo was excellent. Clean and well stocked. Extra supplies under the vanity came in handy. Parking was a breeze. We never used the pool because the beach was wonderful. Great view of the gulf. Really enjoyed the condo, Paula. Would recommend to anyone. We will be back! Thanks again Paula.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a nice, if short stay. I hope you enjoyed that super moon. It is always so pretty over the water from the lanai. It was great to say hi, for a minute. You have my information. Let me know when you are ready to come back. We will make it happen. Have a great holiday season.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Fort Myers International Airport
Nearest Barpub
On site at the Sundial Resort
Nearest Ferry
12.5 Miles
Key West Ferry from Fort Myers Beach
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Across the street
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 75
Nearest Restaurant
Three restaurants on site, at the resort.
Nearest Ski
1000 Miles
Unless you want to water ski
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Miles of pristine beach just outside the door.
Car: not necessary

Sanibel is a naturally beautiful island that is known for it's preservation of wildlife and habitat. Protected from over development, it is unique among other vacation destinations in Florida. No high rises here. The J.N 'Ding' Darling Wildlife refuge takes up nearly fifty percent of the island. Drive, walk, bike, canoe or kayak through the refuge to see the hundreds of resident and migrating species of birds. There are 50 species of fish, 230 species of birds and 250 kinds of shells found in and around Sanibel's waters.

Experience the wildlife side of Sanibel by stopping at CROW, our state of the art wildlife hospital, for an education about the wildlife found on the islands and the injuries that often occur from our human activities, as well as how to avoid being part of the problem yourself.

The Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation can give you an understanding of Sanibel's flora as well as their involvement in the Sea Turtle nesting program.

There are many boutiques scattered around the island for the shopper in the group and more excellent restaurants than you can possibly experience in one trip.

Enjoy a drive to Captiva and discover its unique character, great sunsets and dolphin-watching cruises. Stop in for a drink at the gulf front restaurant, 'The Mucky Duck' or for a scrumptious Katie cake at the famous 'Bubble Room'.

Off-island, in Fort Myers, you will find the very educational Edison/Ford Winter Estates. Enter another time and see where these two great entrepreneurs developed a friendship and got some of their inspiration. Harvey Firestone was next door too. I am not a museum person, but this place is fascinating! If nothing else, you an enjoy the estate gardens and the river front view.

Baseball spring-training is a big draw to the Ft Myers area. The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox train here annually. The city is also in negotiations with the Washington Nationals. Theater, concerts, museums, and a surprisingly active downtown round out the Ft. Myers experience. But once you are on Sanibel Island, you probably won't want to leave!

The Key West Ferry is 12.5 miles away at Fort Myers Beach. Take a day trip to Key West or stay the night.

Other Activities:

Golf: There are two top rated golf courses on the island, just minutes from the condo. Another is located just 15 minutes off island, and dozens more courses can be found around town.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

NO SMOKING in unit. On lanai is ok.
Credit card required for security deposit

3% fee on ALL cancellations. Refund, minus the fee, will be issued, if cancelled 60 days PRIOR to arrival. AFTER 60 days, refund is issued, if unit can be booked for the same rate and period of time. A partial refund is issued, if rented for a lesser rate or shorter stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.