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Beautiful top floor Beachfront, fabulous view, private end unit ~1D3 Sandalfoot

Bedrooms 2
Space 92 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Waterfront vacation rental -2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Sleeps1-6, private screened lanai

Experience the Best! Unspoiled beaches and unparalleled beauty is yours at one of Sanibel's ultimate vacation destinations - 1D3 Sandalfoot.

Beautiful direct Gulf waterfront condo remodeled in fun Sanibel coastal decor. Top floor end unit means more windows, more relaxing, more spectacular views of Gulf waters, beach, and center courtyard. Relax on your private screened lanai while watching the dolphin, manitee, and birds play out front. Let the sound of gentle waves lull you to sleep at night and wake to the fabulous sunrise from the privacy of the master bedroom, lanai or living room. Our tropical paradise is a true retreat, complete with breathtaking views in every direction. Experience the best; there is nothing between you and the beach but nature.

Whether romantic getaway or adventure-filled family vacation, our island home is the perfect setting for making each moment unforgettable. We want you to enjoy our home-away-from-home as much as we do. Just pack your casual clothes; we've thought of everything else!

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Carol Bruce
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Carol Bruce

I live in the best of two worlds ~ when not on Sanibel, I'm in Juneau Alaska.

Carol Bruce purchased this condo in 1998

Why Carol Bruce chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

We kept returning to Sanibel on vacation and realized this was it. We wanted to stay a little longer, relax, explore. The East end of the island is a little safer when in the water, the neighborhood is in a convenient central location, the area is a little quieter yet has fun places nearby (golfing, marina, home-made ice cream, shopping). All these years later, we know we made the right choice as Sandalfoot is beachfront, continues to improve their services, the landscaping and amenities are awesome. We all have a great time at Sandalfoot and staying beachfront can't be beat!

What makes this condo unique

No extra charge for pool use, internet access, cleaning, linens, beach towels, parking, free laundry facility in each building!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home is beautiful. We love to cook and the kitchen had everything we needed! The view was outstanding. We had an amazing time.
Jun 2015
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Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , flat screen tv, ceiling fan, AC, fabulous beachfront views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , flat screen tv, ceiling fan, AC
  • comfortable new sleeper sofa in living room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Interior Features • Relax on your private screened Lanai with beautiful panoramic Gulf & beach views • Large Living Room and Dining Area with open, fully-equipped, modern kitchen • Complimentary Wireless Internet, flatscreen HDTVs throughout, VCR/DVD, CD Player, iPhone/iPod docking station, books, puzzles, DVDs • Master Suite with king bed, flatscreen HDTV, private Bath - watch the sunrise from bed • Two twin beds in guest room, flatscreen HDTV/DVD; separate bathroom with shower • Comfortable new queen sleeper sofa in living room • Ceiling fans and A/C throughout; linens including beach towels provided • Convenient reserved parking Please, no animals or pets and this is a non-smoking unit. Smoking areas are designated elsewhere on the complex property. Complex Amenities • Beach Front - can't get any better than this! • Lush Tropically Landscaped and maintained Grounds • Heated freshwater swimming pool, Private tennis and shuffleboard courts • Outdoor Gas BBQ Grills • On-site Bicycle Rentals and Island bike path is right out front • Elevator & Laundry Facility in building • New dune-walkover to beach including shell cleaning station Our on-site Guest Services Team is available seven days a week to provide immediate response to any vacation condo rental need. Ask questions, share your Sanibel Island adventures, or rent a bicycle from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Stay in Sandalfoot 1D3 and experience the absolute best in condo vacation rentals that Sanibel Island has to offer. No extra fees for cleaning, linens, pool use, Wi-Fi, or parking.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Washington, PA

what a November vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was a perfect location. A corner ocean front unit that spoiled you with the view of the ocean first thing in the morning and last thing at night. The condo itself was clean and beautifully decorated with a fully stocked kitchen. There was one fishing pole there and we purchased another to make it possible for 2 to fish together. We also bought another cooler and left it so there are 2 coolers for the beach. It was a beautiful, relaxing way to spend a warm and sunny November week. Thank you, Carol, for sharing your lovely condo.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your beautiful surroundings. Visiting Sanibel in October and November is spectacular as you'll find night time temps in the mid60s, highs in the 70s and 80s, the tides are generally low (translation: good shelling conditions), and now having two fishing poles doubles the chance of catching a Redfish or Snook from the beach out front or at the nearby fishing pier. I’m sure other guests will appreciate your generosity and I hope you can visit again soon. Carol
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ambler, pa, usa

1D3 Sandalfoot Review

  • 5 of 5

Great time in 1D3 with cozy and comfortable interior design! Plenty of space for 4 of us, beautiful panoramic view of ocean, shelling was the best that we have experienced in 3 previous trips to Sanibel. Access to beach right outside stairwell, with hundreds of shells at our feet. Walked every day to light house, by far one of the best condos we have stayed in with beach front view!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate you taking the time to post your Sandalfoot vacation experience on VacationRentals. Knowning that you enjoyed your stay in 1D3 makes my day and I look forward too welcoming you back in a couple months! Carol
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dayton, oh,usa

Family friendly

  • 5 of 5

Our family has stayed in this condo at Sandalfoot for the past 2 years and it meets our needs perfectly. We play tennis each morning followed by the beach and pool. The condo is very comfortable and well equipped. It is close to everything that we need. The seafood was delicious - caught by our sons! Carol, the owner, is very accommodating and so was the staff at Sandalwood. This summer, on our second day in Sanibel, dolphins were swimming within five feet of us! Something our boys will never forget! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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dayton, oh,usa

Family Friendly

  • 5 of 5

We have enjoyed staying in this condo at Sandalfoot for the past two years. We played tennis as a family every morning, followed by relaxation at both the beach and the pool. We had great seafood, some of which was caught by our sons! This condo is so comfortable and close to everything that we need for a great vacation. Thanks Carol for sharing your wonderful beach home!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2011
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Maumee, Ohio USA

Celebrating 60

  • 5 of 5

Our entire family came down from Ohio to celebrate my 60th birthday. My wife and I have been coming to Sandalfoot since 1978 and have stayed in 1D3 the last two visits. We have rented several condos over the years and feel 1D3 has the most beautiful view at Sandalfoot. Depending on the time of year you can wake up and experience the sunrise from the front bedroom without getting out of bed. Our younger daughter got engaged while we were here and is contemplating getting married or honeymooning here. The weather was awesome with only one day of rain. We all parasailed and spotted a shark, sea turtle and dolphin. I would highly recommend YOLO for parasailing. The captain and his mate were informative, entertaining and they enjoyed taking several great picturs of all uf us. The condo is well equipped with all the amenities and tastefully decorated. Our bed was extremely comfortable and I don't think anyone had problems sleeping. Thanks for your hospitality Carol and look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Johnston, Iowa


  • 4 of 5

Arrived Friday with nonworking ice maker and clogged guest bathroom shower drain. Since it was the weekend, the owner was not willing to pay the premium to call for repairs necessary and they were both repaired by mid day Monday. I thought, maybe, we should have had been offered to move to another condo, but, no mention.

Overall, the experience was positive. The view was spectacular, and, beach was close to our door. The grounds and pool were very well maintained, and, things were, fairly, clean. We found hair and dried shampoo on the master shower walls, and, clumps of hair on the guest bedroom floor. There were areas that were marked on walls and doors, and, the wood trim well worn. The carpet in the living area was in need of cleaning.

There was plenty of entertainment for, both, young and old...even my kids at the age of 20. We loved the bike rentals, all kinds of restaurants, shopping, relaxing, felt safe on our jogs, shelling, house hunting, and, site seeing.

Everyone on staff was, extremely, helpful. Our flight out of Ft. Meyers didn't leave until 4 pm on the day of check out, and, they were, very, gracious to allow us to stay if the cleaners didn't need to get in there right away.

For the price, I thought, the grade of bathroom tissues were less than expected. I was, a bit, surprised that there was a well stocked kitchen, but no, basic, provisions; such as, spices, oils, basic cooking items.

We would return in a heartbeat, and, feel like it was really, home.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I want to personally thank my guests for taking the time to comment and for being proactive by contacting the front office. Not many owners live at Sandalfoot and owners rely on the on-site management to ensure everything is turned on, working properly, and clean. Sandalfoot takes pride on customer service and has a maintenance person and professional cleaning staff; yet with this guest something obviously failed and it appears miscommunication is much to blame. Although I have a supplemental service contract, the contract does not provide emergency after-hours or weekend service on ice makers nor does it cover slow drains. The maintenance work was completed Monday and Alert AC reported to the Sandalfoot office their finding that nothing was amiss with the ice maker, other than being turned off. That makes it a puzzle but the good news is that the ice maker continues working. There appears to have been some miscommunication as to the extent of the drain problem. It was presented to me that there was a slow shower drain, not clogged. I would have reacted instantly if the office had passed on the report as a stoppage. I apologize that a guest was let down and our staff is now more aware of their need to fully investigate complaints. This guest review was shared with our Sandalfoot Management. I have owned at Sandalfoot 15 years and this is my first experience receiving a “mixed” review. The good news is that the overall experience reported was positive, and “would return in a heartbeat.” I do hope the guest gives us that chance again. Carol Bruce, Owner 1D3 and 2D3 Sandalfoot
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Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 6 2017 - Aug 11 2017
4 night minimum stay
Aug 12 2017 - Sep 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
Sep 30 2017 - Dec 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Jan 26 2018
4 night minimum stay
Jan 27 2018 - Apr 20 2018
7 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2018 - May 4 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Administrative Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Weekly Rate: $1490 - $2950

05/10/14 thru 12/19/14 .. $1490/week (4 night minimum)
12/20/14 thru 01/02/15 .. $2650/week (Sat to Sat*)
01/03/15 thru 01/23/15 .. $1850/week (4 night minimum)
01/24/15 thru 04/10/15 .. $2950/week (Sat to Sat*)
04/11/15 thru 04/24/15 .. $1850/week (Sat to Sat*)
04/25/15 thru 12/18/15 .. $1490/week (4 night minimum)
12/19/15 thru 01/01/16 .. $2650/week (Sat to Sat*)

We accept: Cashier Check, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, Money Order, Personal Check

Minimum prepayment of 25% of the total cost plus $50 Administrative Fee is required at time of booking, unless the arrival date is less than 30 days in advance. All payments are due in full 30 days prior to your arrival.

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