This penthouse condo was beautiful, cozy, and perfect for our family of four....only a few steps to the beach and to the bike trail...who could ask for anything more? The renter was more than helpful and was excellent at answering questions and responding to emails. She even provided a vacation packet with information on all the best places to eat and visit on Sanibel Island. Highly recommend.
My husband and I wanted to take our two young girls to an easy to get to, sunny, and relaxing place on the beach for April vacation. Sanibel and Maryellen’s condo were perfect! The condo was spacious, clean and had everything we needed - washer/dryer, outdoor space to eat, two full baths, a kitchen, and beach necessities (towels, chairs, umbrella, and toys). It was located steps away from a beautiful, large pool and a quick 2 minute walk to the beach. About 1.5 miles away were shops, restaurants, and a grocery store all easy to bike or drive to. We rented bikes from Billy’s and our bikes were waiting for us at the condo when we arrived. Maryellen kindly provided us with all of the information we needed to get to and around Sanibel and was easy to get in touch with. She was a delight! If you’re looking for a mellow and relaxing vacation with friends or a family of four then the Island Beach Club and Sanibel are the perfect spot for you! Thanks so much, Maryellen! We’ll be back for sure!
Not sure where to even start. We would like to thank Maryellen for sharing this piece of heaven for a week, which is never long enough on Sanibel. We shared the condo with my wife's sister and husband for the 1st 3 nights and had it to ourselves for the remainder of the week. The view of the gulf was breathtaking and very relaxing sitting on the screened in lanai.
The unit is spacious and very well kept up and clean. If there was a downside, the couch is not very comfortable, but who goes to Sanibel to hang out on the couch. There is a washer /dryer and everything you would need. We also appreciated the beach chairs and cart that is in the storage closet by the lower level parking area. The keypad on the closet and condo was very handy, as we did not need to carry around a key.
I also appreciated the Wi-Fi availability, as I needed to keep up with things at work occasionally. A TV in both bedrooms where the master was a king size bed and the spare bedroom had 2 single beds.
The location is great with a very short drive to all of the restaurants on Sanibel. Some of my recommendations are Doc Ford’s for a very nice dining experience, Sanibel Café for some awesome choices and numerous other eating-places. Jerry’s grocery would also be my recommendation for anything you may need to pick up.
We also made a few trips up to Captiva Island where we ate at Mucky Duck’s (they had some outdoor live music which we enjoyed). Key Lime Bistro is also a must stop.
Bowman’s beach is a few miles up from the condo and we found that the water was much clearer there than by the condo, but not as many shells. Lots of walks along the beach where ever we went searching for shells and numerous photo ops. Also there is a nice pool area just outside of the unit and Shuffle Board court.
Maryellen made sure we had everything we needed and we felt very at home here.
I would recommend staying here to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation.
Sanibel is a favorite destination for our family. This is the first time we came in October and the weather was perfect! Maryellen is awesome and very efficient to work with. I have to say we were blown away with the cleanliness of the condo and the grounds! I spent the early evenings on the screen porch looking at the beautiful view of the ocean. Thanks for a great vacation Maryellen.
We booked this unit for a long weekend as an end of summer family vacation. The condo was immaculate and Maryellen went out of her way to ensure we had a good time. Very responsive to all requests and gave us a lot of good recommendations. The view was lovely, much better than I expected. Unfortunately there was a huge weather system that sat on top of us for most of our stay but we had a relaxing time reading, playing board games and working on a jigsaw puzzle, with the Gulf as a backdrop. We did get in a few walks on the beach. We will be back.
We had a wonderful trip and made lots of good memories. Super close to beach, plenty of beach chairs, carts, towels, etc. Nice pool and overall a very quiet place. We really enjoyed it and would definitely go back.