The most recent trip to Sanibel Island included a return stay at Sand Pointe. This reservation for a third floor end unit #131 was secured through VRBO and administered by Royal Shell. The rate for a Saturday to Saturday stay was more than fair considering it was Easter week. It's easy to use Royal Shell's reservation site and they do provide competitive rates and great service, but there are times when direct contact with the owners through VRBO result in significant savings. The average rate for a rental of this quality during Easter week was in the low to mid $2K range. Sand Pointe #131's total cost through VRBO, with Florida tax, was under $1300 for a high season week stay...an absolute bargain.
This Sanibel trip was our 11th and have never been disappointed in any prior accommodations. I always look to reserve the best value, Gulf front only. There's loyalty to certain hotels and vacation rentals but second to location, price is so important.
Sand Pointe is one my preferred properties and I'll always check the availability and rates for our annual April visit to the Island. I highly recommend this complex, this unit.
On the downside, there has been a notable slip of quality with the bikes that are available for rent. The expensive hybrid bikes are no exception. The single speed cruisers are an embarrassment. Sanibel is ripe for a new bicycle rental agency that feature quality, top-end rides.
- Also Known As:
- Sand Pointe Condominiums Hotel Sanibel Island
- Sand Pointe Condominiums Sanibel Island