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Blind Pass / SANIBEL'S Bowmans Beach BEST Rates, No EXTRA charges or fees

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Air Conditioned, Heated

SHELLING: Bowman’s Beach (Description from Lonely Planet Guidebook)

Bowman'e Beach is the quintessential Sanibel Beach, a bright dollop of coast that exudes relative seclusion and quiet breezes, with soft white sand sprinkled with excellent shelling throughout. It's remote in the sense that is rarely feels crowded. The stretch of shore is well protected and preserved. As such Bowman's feels marvelously underdeveloped, even relative to other places on nature friendly Sanibel. Excellent views to the west make for magical sunsets, when the light hits the shells and the sand just so, you'd swear you were in a pastel bonfire.

Our condo is the ONLY one of this wonderful beach. No parking worries, just a short five minutes or so from the condo to the beach.

It’s shells, shells everywhere on Sanibel Island, and one of the best spots to collect is just steps away from your relaxing apartment.

Wi-Fi internet in the apartment plus free desktop terminal

in clubhouse

2 Color Cable Flat Screen TVs Living Room and master bedroom

VCR/DVD Player

Stereo CD Player

HEATED Swimming Pool 82 degrees



Full Kitchen

Full Washer & Dryer

Set of Linens Provided for each Bed

Beach Towels and Beach Chairs, umbrella Provided

Cookware & Utensils Provided

King Size Bed in Master Bedroom

Two twin size beds in Guest bedroom

Queen Size Sofa Bed in Living room

Covered Parking

Outdoor Gas Barbecue Grills and picnic tables

2 Tennis Courts

Blind Pass Condominiums is the hidden jewel in Sanibel's crown. Our fabulous units will make you feel like you have your own island home for the duration of your stay, at an affordable price. Our guests simply love the setting...quiet courtyards and winding footpaths lined with lush tropical trees and foliage create a veritable 'Garden of Eden' for them to stroll through.

In addition to the wonderful pool and clubhouse area, we have two tennis courts, free kayaks, and a grilling area complete with picnic tables and gas grills. You'll have no shortage of options as you plan your day. Tennis, swimming, fishing, nature walks, shelling, and lounging on the beach are just a few of the activities you'll enjoy.

A wonderful location on a beautiful sub-tropical island. The

quiet end of Sanibel, no hordes of condos or people. This is the

only condo on the best beach on the island for shells and swimming,

experience the REAL Sanibel. Walk across a boardwalk that spans the

still waters of a mangrove studded estuary. Canoes are available free

of charge to explore this placid bayou, sign out paddles and life vests at the office. Blue herons fish in the shallows and a peaceful silence pervades the water. The beach is

uncrowded, peaceful, shared with birds and the water with dolphins. Walk for miles along the pristine beach looking a the fantastic array of shells or sit and soak up the sunshine or swim in the placid Gulf of Mexico. A perfect family vacation.

The pool is very large and heated to 82 in the winter. Half the pool is shallow, great for small children.

The two bedrooms sleep six with a king size bed in the master, two

twins in the 'guest' bedroom and a queen size sofa bed in the

living room. Each bedroom has its own full bath and are at either

ends of the apartment for privacy.

More Details

Edward Hurwitz
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

What makes this condo unique

Only condominium complex on Sanibel's best beach, Bowmans Beach, and the ONLY complex with complimentary kayaks on Sanibel's bayou.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Kingsley michigan

Unit D203. Has had some updates could use a few more

  • 4 of 5

Kitchen newly remodeled. Needs new dishwasher, only because of squeaky door.

Bathrooms have had some updating could use some more.

King sized bed is comfortable but hard. Is quite squeaky when used a certain way!!!. Twin beds ok. We did not use pull out in living room but it did not look that comfortable.

Plenty of kitchen and bath supplies.

Property is old but kept up very nice

Pool was warm, clean, and large. More than enough lounges. Very nice.

Walk to beach is short (500 yds). Beach is nice, not great. No bars or much of anything else on beach. If you like quiet it is for you. To the north there are not even any houses on the beach, just natural.

Island anemities are nice but expensive. Some very cool restaurants in Captiva. Traffic is slow. Leave early.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy they enjoyed their stay, and would like to address their concerns. A new dishwasher is ready to go but the kitchen remodel "locked" the dishwasher in place. It will be replaced after the season, the door was lubricated and is somewhat better. The bed is a personal preference, some say too soft and want a board in it and others, too hard, can't satisfy everyone. Sofa beds are never as comfortable as a normal bed, just the way things are made. Sanibel is "quiet," Fort Myers Beach may be a better place for those who want " bars" on the beach, this is not Miami Beach. Sanibel is a quiet natural place and that is what most renters seek coming here. The walk to the beach is only about 125 yards, not 500!!
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Indianapolis, IN

best on island

  • 5 of 5

location and value are great.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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THe condo was roomy but had several drawbacks.

  • 3 of 5

The place was shabby. Wallpaper was peeling off the walls. There were one windows or doors except the entrance door. We were admonished Inot to touch the thermostat. The apartment got hot and the air was close. We did not realize until we arrived that our unit had no balcony. The was no elevator and there was a long walk and a climb between the parking area and the apartment. The outdoor stairs and upstairs walkway connecting the unit and the ground were very rickety. They felt as if they would not support humans.

On the other hand, the owner was pleasant to deal with by text and phone and the price was reasonable for Sanibel. The beach was nearby but there were no gulf views except at the beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review proves that you can't satisfy everyone every time. Just read all the recent excellent reviews. First of all the ONLY wall paper in the entire unit is in the bathrooms. The condo has been rented every week since November, due to the "reasonable" rate quoted in this review. There is little doubt that over time the wallpaper in the bathrooms has started to peel. It will be replaced as soon as season is over. Second of all, Yes there is only one door, it is a second floor unit and there are MANY windows in all rooms, not sure how anyone could see only ONE window, just look at the pictures. There is no "admonishment" about not touching the thermostat, the only request is not to set it below 75 degrees in the winter as it can freeze up. Understanding this situation is beyond my comprehension, unbelievable. In the condo description there is no claim about an elevator, balcony or Gulf view. No unit in our complex has Gulf views or balconies. Some units with a screened porch are available at a higher rate. People have asked these questions before booking and they are told the correct answers. The beach is about 125 yards walk from the condo and the car parking spot about 25 yards. How the beach is "nearby" and the parking spot "a long walk," does not make any sense to me. The walkway and stairs were rebuilt a few years ago and are very solid as attested by recent deliveries of granite when the kitchen was remodeled. I contact all renters to check and correct any problems that arise and hope all future renters will keep this in mind and just keep lines of communication open.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Condo was well furnished and had everything anyone could need. Perfect beach, pool, tennis and location. Instructions received prior to visit were also helpful. Sanibel is almost perfect and I am ready to go again!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hull, GA

nice and spacious

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay! Owner was helpful. Had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where do you live?

Lovely condo complex with 3 minute walk to beach on private beach path directly accessed from condo

  • 3 of 5

Owner was great to work with and attentive to emails. The condo itself needed a lot of TLC. Wallpaper is bubbling and pieces missing, many of the condos electric outlets are not operational. THe air conditioning unit had a sign attached stating not to turn it below 75 degrees which was pretty toasty for us when it was 95degrees outside. I am sensitive to heat and had to run fans often just to keep the temperature in the unit tolerable.

THere are lots of extras available for use such as beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc which was super helpful. THe stock of pots and pans, dishes was adequate.....we purchased several items to leave for the next guests such as toilet paper, tissues(none supplied), laundry detergents, Saran Wrap , ziplock bags , etc. IT would have been helpful to have a few more basics available, THe cabinets in kitchen do not shut properly and we did have a problem with some teeny ants on the counters, THis was solved by storing everything in the fridge.

THe master bed in bedroom was very comfortable with extra pillows . The washer deposited lots of gritty, fine sand throughout our clothing.....I think the washer just needs a good cleaning. The master bathroom shower makes a very LOUD squealing noise the entire time you take a shower...for us this was solved by simply using the other bathroom since there were just 2 of us.

Location is great......condo itself needs a lot of updating. Owner was helpful and answered concerns quickly. He was flexible when our travel plans changed by one day which we truly appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This guest was informed, before they arrived, that the condo was scheduled for a major renovation including a new kitchen and vertical blinds. Many of the outlets in the condo are controlled by wall switches. When I went to the condo after these guests had left I found at least four outlets that were turned off at the wall switches making the outlets non functional. I wish they had contacted me to easily correct this problem. Some guests in the past have put sandy beach towels in the washer and yes running it empty would have solved this problem. It is not possible to have all guests do everything correctly. A basic supply of tissues, toilet paper, soap and detergent are placed for each guest. Usage of these items varies by each guest and it is impossible to control these items from one guest to another. The master bath shower problem is new and will be addressed.
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 7 2017
7 night minimum stay
Shoulder Season
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Summer Season
Apr 22 2017 - Nov 17 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 24 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Pre Season
Nov 25 2017 - Dec 22 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Holiday weeks
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
January Rates
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 2 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Feb 3 2018 - Apr 6 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Some available weeks will be at one of three friend's units in our
complex at the same or the slightly higher rates listed below. Photos are
available upon request. All units are two bedrooms. ALL other weeks,
there is ALMOST ALWAYS AVAILABILITY, in different units at a higher rate as shown below. Photos are available of these units upon request.
All rental weeks are Saturday to Saturday
Thanksgiving week add $150 to listed rate

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Gulf Ridge Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1280 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen sofa bed in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Free Internet Terminal in the Clubhouse, Wireless access, Free High Speed WiFi in the apartment. Fully air conditioned, heated, and tastefully furnished in island style. The tiled kitchen is fully equipped, including a microwave, stove, oven refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and a closet with a clothes washer and dryer. All pots, pans and dinnerware are included. The bedrooms have all linens and the master bedroom has a TV. The living-room/dining room has seating for 6+ and a TV and VCR/DVD. New Queen sofa bed and love seat. Beach chairs, umbrella, towels and toys included. Beach wagon to take everything to beach without having to carry bulky items. The building is right next to the pool for convenience. A short walk over a footbridge takes you to Bowmans Beach. Toddler Bed, Pack N Play, stroller and high chair in the apartment at no additional charge

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