Pet Friendly 3-Bedroom House with Heated PoolSanibel, FL (11) VaycayHero Booking Protection
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Bed Configuration: Bedroom 1: King | Bedroom 2: Queen | Bedroom 3: 2 Twins & Full.
The remodel is complete! Like a new home, Island Dreams has recently had a complete remodel, including an incredible new kitchen and master bathroom. The entire interior of the home has been painted, while the covered lanai has been updated and newly furnished.
In the absolute best beach location on prestigious and quiet West Gulf Drive, with all residential homes and no condos in the area, Island Dreams is sure to please! Located past the turn-off for Captiva, half mile west of Rabbit Road, on the dead end section of West Gulf, the neighborhood is quiet and the beach is across the street!
Square Footage: 1646 Square Feet.
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Check In: 04:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Rating: 11 5.0/5
Member Since: 2016
1. Where will I pick up the keys from?
Detailed pick-up information will be provided to you once you book this rental.
2. I am going to be arriving late. Do I have to arrive
during business hours to pick up keys?
You can check in any time you want on or after the check-in time. After-hours key pick up information will be provided to you once you book this rental.
3. Does the total price include everything? Are any of the
Yes, there is nothing more to be paid. All mandatory fees are included in the total price.
4. What is the cancellation policy for this rental?
Cancellation policy is listed on this page under 'Cancellation Policy'.
5. Is there a security deposit for this rental?
We have bikes, paddleboards, and kayaks available for rent!×
Host Rules: Age Requirement
All members of group must be ages 25 and up. Rule is strictly enforced by the host.
Klaus F.on 11/01/2018
Coming to Sanibel for nearly thirty years we - meanwhile seniors - now found this perfect home: great location at the quiet end of West Gulf Drive, steps to the uncrowded beach, a warm and friendly ambience.
THOMAS G.on 02/01/2018
Island Dreams was lovely. We've rented for 4 years and plan to return for a 5th.
Bob M.on 12/01/2017
Our second December at Island Dreams and we booked again for 2018. The house is nicely located across the street from the beach and the heated pool and fenced yard for our dogs was what attracted us most. Thanks again to Rob, Charlie and staff for a great stay!
Bob M.on 12/01/2016
We enjoyed our time in Sanibel. The weather was perfect and the house fully met our needs. It is nicely updated and fully equipped. We rebooked for next December and look forward to going back again. Thanks to Rob, Charlie and Carly for taking great care of us!
Linda R.on 07/01/2015
Perfect in every way.
Sally C.on 02/01/2015
This is the second year we've stayed at Island Dreams and we loved the renovation, making our stay even more perfect. The owners created more of an open floor plan that worked really well for all of us. Thank you owners and property managers.
Lisa W.on 12/03/2014
Island Dreams was a complete dream the month we were lucky to be there! The home is very comfortable and decorated beachy chic! The open floor plan is great and the pool area is delightful and very private. The owners have done an excellent job of providing everything a renter could need! The kitchen is well stocked with new appliances and plenty of gadgets and dishes. We prepared most meals at the home and often used the very nice bbq grill. The bedrooms are spacious and beds comfortable. The beach access is almost directly across the street on a beautiful, quiet stretch of beach. It's the perfect spot to watch the breathtaking Sanibel sunsets and of course to collect sea shells! Our favorite local restaurants are Island Cow, Lighthouse Cafe for breakfast, the East End Deli for great Cuban sandwiches, RC Otters on Captiva, and Pinocchio's for ice cream! We loved kayaking at Tarpon Bay Explorers and going to the farmer's market on Sunday mornings. A drive through Ding Darling and a boat ride to Cabbage Key for a cheeseburger in paradise are also some of our favorite things to do! We highly recommend the Island Dreams home and Sanibel Vacations for your next visit to Sanibel!
Thomas R.on 10/01/2014
Second year for renting this property. The remodeling done by the new onwners was great and turned this propery from just average to outstanding. Management staff was great, qwuickly responded to a minor frig problem. Location is very convienent to the beach. Kithcen is well stocked with everything you'll need. Lots of extras with bikes, beach chairs, pool floats, beach carts etc. Only negative is the outdated garage door that opens manually. Would be back next year but the owner is staying the month of October.
You can't ask for a better location on Sanibel. The house is on West Gulf and across the street from beach access. Sadly we could not use the beach the month we were there because of red tide. The biggest issue while we were at this house was a major ant problem. SBL was quick to respond every time and pest control was out 4 times- but the problem was never resolved. We also arrived to a house that was not as clean as it should have been (stains on 2/3 bedspreads, soda spills on chairs, crumbs on floors, food splatters on walls, dead ants everywhere, patio/patio furniture not clean, rugs were very sandy). Some parts of the house have been nicely remodeled (kitchen), some not at all (guest bath, old windows/slider doors where you could hear straight through) and others not very well (like a beautiful master shower that holds water because it wasn't sloped correctly). SBL was very attentive to all of our concerns and we would probably use them again, but we would not stay at this property again.
This is a beautiful pool home, in the perfect location, right across the street from the beach. Check in after hours was easy peasy, too. We absolutely enjoyed our peaceful stay here. That's an understatement, because we didn't want to give up those keys! Rob, Charlie and Carly made sure we were taken care of. They're seriously good people. We highly recommend renting through SBL Vacations, you will NOT be disappointed.
Our SBL rental lived up to its moniker--"Island Dreams". We found the property to be as advertised, i.e. newly remodeled, across the street from the beach, and able to accommodate our extended families. The neighborhood is quiet, upscale residential with attractive homes homes on all sides.
When we arrived we found everything nicely cleaned with plenty of space to easily store all of our belongings. The home's equipment and appliances were generally new and in good working condition. The one exception was the heat pump for the pool. SBL property managers were able to get the old pool heater replaced with a new one in just a couple of days--which we considered to be exceptional under the circumstances.
Aside from having easy access to the beach, the property is within a mile of Doc Ford's restaurant and the Ding Darling Nature Preserve. We enjoyed both of these venues on multiple occasions during our month long stay on Sanibel Island.
Overall, we had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay on Sanibel Island. When our extended families came to visit they were equally impressed with the Island Dreams rental and all that it offered. We would definitely recommend this property to our friends.
As soon as you start the scenic drive over the Sanibel Causeway to Sanibel Island, you know you're in a one of a kind spot. To your left you'll see the historic Lighthouse and to the right a uniquely preserved natural area. The J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge offers guided tours, wildlife viewing, educational trams rides and more! And of course there are great beaches, like Bowman's Beach, Tarpon Bay Beach, Blind Pass Beach, and more. The island is known for its amazing seashells that can be found all over. There is even a museum dedicated to seashells - The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, one of the top attractions here. Visitors looking to get truly up close and personal with the sea can dive down to the USS Mohawk CGC Veterans Memorial Reef and see a real sunken ship. Special experiences such as this are why Sanibel is like no place else on earth!
Nearby UtilitiesNearest Grocery Stores (2)Nearest Restaurants (11)Nearest Gas Stations (3)
Nearby AttractionsBowman's BeachThe Bailey-Matthews National Shell MuseumBlind Pass Beach
Neighbourhood Crime Rate: 60/100
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