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Family-friendly vacation condo -Sanibel Serenity

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedroom, 2 bath condo - light & airy, sleeps 6 with all the comforts of home.

This spacious, light and airy dwelling we call Sanibel Serenity, is a top floor unit with lush foliage views. Situated in the building closest to the surf, you will be steps away from the beautiful gulf of Mexico and one of the top 3 shelling beaches in the world.

Second floor unit that has been completely renovated. 2 bedrooms & 2 beautiful tile baths. The master bedroom has a king bed, flat screen TV, sitting area, large walk-in closet and full bath. Guest bedroom has 2 full beds, flat screen TV with DVD player and full bath outside bedroom door. Living room has 2 queen sleeper sofas, entertainment center with flat screen TV, DVD, & AM/FM stereo, CD & IPod player. Dining room table with 8 chairs and kitchen bar with 2 stools. Very light and bright. Fully equipped kitchen with Microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, blender, crock pot -absolutely everything you would need and en suite laundry area with new washer & dryer. Other amenities include air conditioning and ceiling fans, hair dryers, ironing board and iron.


Property Manager
Julie Jennings
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2018

About Julie Jennings

Kevin and Julie Jennings have been together since 1992. They live with their retired racing greyhound, Taz, sweet 16-year-old Abyssinian cat, Rusty, a tuxedo cat, Audrey and a rambunctious African Grey Parrot, Raptor, who is 25 years young and thinks Julie is 'the other woman'. They have one daughter, Nic, who lives in Southern Cali.

Recently transplanted from SoCal to Phoenix, Arizona, they are adjusting to the new climate, and are surrounded by friends from multiple groups they belong to.

Both are interested in making the world a better place, and have contributed significantly to many charitable organizations. They continue to support the causes they believe in, including: the cure for pancreatic cancer and Alzheimer's, as well as animal welfare and veteran concerns.

Both of them have lost their fathers to currently incurable diseases, yet feel that one day a cure will be found.

Julie is a proud veteran of the USMC.

Julie Jennings purchased this condo in 2007

Why Julie Jennings chose Sanibel Island

Julie grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, and her Mom, Cindy, has always been a fan of Sanibel Island. After she married Kevin, they looked for a way to give back to the family, and to ensure that there would always be a vacation place on Sanibel for the family.

This unit has been in the family for over 8 years, and while we would like to visit more often, it has been a wonderful refuge for the whole family, as well as our guests over the years.

We love the fact that it is on a private beach, allowing for the wonderful and captivating shelling experience unlike anywhere else - one of the top 3 shelling beaches in the world.

Julie found dozens of fossilized cats paws one beautiful shelling day a few years back, and she has them proudly displayed in her living room back home, as a constant reminder of the treasures that exist on the beaches of Sanibel Island!

What makes this condo unique

We chose this unit in this complex for a number of reasons:

1- it's on Bowman's Beach - a wonderful central location and very private

2- the unit is in the building closest to the beach path

3- it was already pretty updated when we bought it, and we added some finishing touches

4- the condo association takes excellent care of the property and are extremely responsive

4- Mom loved it, and she has excellent taste (enough said! ;) )

Amenities

Sanibel Island Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , tub , shower , Well appointed master bathroom with tub, shower and vanity.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , My aunt thinks this is the best shower in the world.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King Master Bedroom - 1 king , Large room with Seating Areas and adjoining bathroom
    Family/Guest Bedroom - 2 double , Bright and Easily accommodates family members or guests
    Living Room Sleeping - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Both sofas are sleepers, so everyone can have their own bed!
  • Beautiful master wing with room to sit and relax, watch the flatscreen television, lounge in the corner reading chair or sit with your sweetie in the loveseat.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Sanibel Island has it all - whether you want to get away from it all, experience a thriving local nightlife, entertain yourself or your kids, have a serene time on the beach, stay inside the well-appointed condo with WIFI and all of the comforts of home, or go on an extreme adventure, it's all around you. Enjoy!!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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Family-friendly vacation condo -Sanibel Serenity
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Jacksonville, FL
5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we had the opportunity to stay in this condo! Everything was spotless clean and fully equipped for our week long visit at the beach. From the kitchen with all the necessary cookware needed to prepare some of our own meals to the closet full of beach toys, chairs, coolers, and even hats! Having a washer and dryer available made it easier to pack less. This unit is comfortable and tastefully decorated. The property is also just as beautiful and maintained with tropical plants, flowers, and paved pathways that lead to a tennis court, pool, or gas grills that are available to the guests. Kayaks are also available to use complimentary to paddle the bayou, which is a whole nature world of birds, turtles, and manatees. Although we brought our own bikes to ride the island, they are also available at the property for a small rental fee. The short pathway to the beach is just beautiful as it opens up to the most beautiful beach and turquoise green water. If you are lucky enough to be there for the farmer’s market season, don’t miss it! It was probably the best we have ever been to. We explored the Ding Darling Refuge by car and by kayak. Our favorite restaurant was the Keylime Bistro, with Keylime margaritas and Keylime pie our favorite things to order. We also ate at Doc Fords, Grandma Dot’s, and of course Pinocchio’s for ice cream. This property is in a perfect location on the island between Sanibel and Captiva and away from the busyness of the shopping side of the island.

Thank you, Julie for sharing your home with us. We hated to leave.....

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Cindy, for your wonderful review! You definitely captured the spirit that we love so much about the island. It is a magical place and so relaxing. We love it when guests appreciate it as much as we do. Hope you can come back again soon! Julie
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5

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

This home is well-furnished, comfortable, and clean. It's in a great location, with a brief walk to the lovely private beach. The condo complex of which it is a part is quiet and very non-touristy, which we loved. The kayaking is awesome. The owner is very responsive and very nice. The washer and dryer worked well and the kitchen is well stocked. The unit gets good light, with a really nice sunset light.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, light and airy, spacious, and many homey conveniences

  • 5 of 5

A great place to stay for a relaxed beach vacation! It has all the comforts of home, and is a short walk from Bowman's Beach. The condo owner is extremely friendly and helpful. I recommend it highly!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Howell
5

Great facility and very nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Very nice decor and condo. Anytime we thought we needed something that we were missing we opened a cub board to find it. I would also say that the cleanliness was top notch. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved our Sanibel vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this Sanibel condo. It was clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and very well stocked with everything you would need in the kitchen. It's location was ideal, a short walk to the beach, very close to the "Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge and right between the centers of both Captiva and Sanibel. It was a also close to both the pool and outdoor grill areas. Although somewhat close to a public access, long expanses of the beach were very private-feeling and the shelling was excellent. Fits well for older adults who are looking for a quiet, laid back getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New Jersey, USA
5

A wonderfully relaxing place to escape the cold and enjoy the sun

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay on Sanibel in large part because the condo we rented was everything we had hoped for. The property was clean, spacious, comfortable and very well equipped. It was also ideally located - a short stroll to a fabulous beach, close to Captiva, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, and a number of good restaurants. The amenities available at this relatively small condo complex were impressive with free access to a nice pool, tennis courts, outdoor grilling and kayaks. The condo owner, Julie, was a pleasure to work with and very responsive to any questions. When we return to Sanibel (and we definitely will) this will be our go-to getaway condo if it's available.

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We love when our guests enjoy the condo and island as much as we do. It is a magical place and we do hope you will be able to return again soon.
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Map

Sea Star Cafe & Bar -- CLOSED
Nice Tiki Bar outside.
J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Oh - the one place to be sure to visit while here - a beautiful preserve where you can exper...
Bike Paths on Sanibel
Bicyclists la la love Sanibel Island! Lots of bike paths...
Doc Ford's Rum Bar & Grille
Nice bar and good food, too.
Sanibel Bean
If you want a good coffee, this aint Starbucks, but it's even better!
Green Flash
Great place to have an elegant meal while in the area... you might even see the elusive gree...
The Island Cow
American food at its finest (and a great price, too!)
The Mucky Duck
Bar and Restaurant on Captiva - nice location!
Dairy Queen
When you just have to have ice-cream or fast food, here's the place!
Over Easy Cafe
The best breakfast place in town!
Lighthouse Cafe
Sanibel Cafe
Breakfast and brunch. Good food.
Sweet Melissa's Cafe
Lunch and Dinner: "Best Dining in Lee County" by Gulf Shore Life, the dinner menu offers ent...
The Bubble Room Restaurant
Fantastically fun restaurant in Captiva - everybody loves it!
Keylime Bistro
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner plus live entertainment 7 nights a week, full bar and great food!
Gramma Dot's Seaside Saloon
"Only Fresh" seafood - lunch and dinner in the heart of Sanibel's Marina.
Matzaluna
Dinner and Happy Hour daily (check website for details). Gluten free menu, too!
Timbers Restaurant and Fish Market
4 stars - nice dinner house for fresh fish.
Sunset Grill
Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner - check out their Kid's menu and keylime french toast,...
Billy's Rentals
Great place to rent bicycles, Segways and scooters and other items to thoroughly enjoy your ...
Finnimore's Cycle Shop
Another great place to rent bicycles, paddle boards and other water goodies to enjoy your st...
Lazy Flamingo
Happy Hour every day 3pm-5pm. Free presents for the kids. Open 11am-12am every day. **Very c...
Sanibel Thriller
Great place to schedule a tour on a boat and many other fun local activities.
Sanibel & Captiva Islands Chamber of Commerce
Great place to find out what's happening "now".
Lighthouse Park Beach
This 120 year old lighthouse sits on a wildlife refuge. The lighthouse itself is not open to...
Tarpon Bay Explorers
Tours, Rentals, Boats, kayaks, canoes, paddle boards - all in the Ding Darling nature preser...
Sanibel Historical Museum and Village
Open for part of the week (call or check the website) - this historical village exists to sh...
Coffee Bar at Bailey's General Store
Groceries, hardware, clothing - basically Sanibel's version of Target stores... without the ...
Jerry's Shopping Center
Good place to shop for groceries and trinkets to take home for gifts.
Island Cinema
Nice, intimate theatre with very comfy seating!
Tween Waters Inn
Great place for dancing and live band music. Check out the calendar online for what's happen...
Bowman's Beach
Very nice, secluded beach with wildlife views, kayaking and shelling. Stunning!
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife
Wildlife is preserved here. Great place!
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Fort Myers
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar and Grille
Nearest Golf
8.5 Miles
Sanibel Island Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Sunset Grill
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Blind Pass
Car: recommended

Blind Pass is the closest condo complex to Bowman's Beach, one of the top 10 beaches in the world, according to US News Travel, on Sanibel Island, which is Frommer's favorite destination in the world.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Linen and cleaning fee $97 + Tax

Manager'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.