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Luxury Home, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent views, Great Location, 3-D Theatre

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Magnificent view overlooking lakes and golf course, private heated pool, sun deck and  gardens.
Large private heated pool and secluded sun deck.  Two covered porches. Outdoor grill and fire pit.
Living Room - Comfortable wicker and rattan furniture features fabrics with colorful island prints.
Living room- Spacious, high cathedral ceilings, professionally furnished & decorated in island style
Stairs and hallway.  Art gallery with 'Coral Reef' motif.
Dining Room - Rattan furniture from the Philippines.  Decor: Sanibel Lighthouse and sea shells.
Fully-equipped kitchen: stove, oven, microwave, fan, refrigerator, dish washer, pots, pans - all!
Master Bedroom - King-sized Beautyrest mattress, down pillows & comforter, wicker furniture, TV.
Master bedroom - King-sized bed. Access to screened porch that overlooks pool and back yard.
View of master bathroom.
Modern master bathroom features tub and coral reef basins that are works of art.
Bedroom #3 features a queen bed with very comfortable mattress, comforter. Guest library and games.
Screened porch overlooks pool and back yard.
View of upper screened porch. Ceiling fans,  dining table and sitting area. Stairs lead to pool.
View of private and secluded swimming pool, and sun deck, grill and tropical gardens.
Top-quality pool furniture and comfortable cushions.
Spectacular summer sunset. View from upper porch overlooking back yard, pool, fountain and sun deck.
Home Theatre - Living room features 65 inch Sony TV (4K and 3-D), SONOS sound,  3-D movies & glasses
The Dunes is a beautiful neighborhood around golf course, close to beaches, shops & restaurants.
10 minute bike to beach!  Sanibel has 32 miles of bike paths.  Sand Castle Rd has 20mph speed limit.
Front of house features dolphin fountain, circular driveway with parking for three cars.
Floor map.
Map of Florida shows location of Sanibel Island.  2.5 hours west of Miami; 2 hours south of Tampa.
Spectacular sunset as seen from the screened porch overlooking pool and golf course.
Stairs, hallway and art gallery.  The Sand Castle is a happy home - filled with light and colors.
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 8
Sanibel Island, Florida
The Sand Castle, as we lovingly call our vacation house, is a beautiful single-family 3 bedroom / 2 bath luxury vacation house with magnificent views overlooking the greens and lakes of The Dunes, an 18-hole championship golf course and tennis club. The house has a large private heated pool, secluded sun deck surrounded by tropical gardens, 3-D home theatre and a great location. The house is an oasis of beauty and serenity just a 10-minute bike ride from Sanibel's best beaches, shops and restaurants.
The house is beautifully furnished and professionally decorated in island style.
It offers every imaginable amenity to the traveller. All you need is a toothbrush.
The centerpiece of the house is a large private back yard that features a heated pool surrounded by a totally secluded sun deck and beautifully-landscaped tropical gardens...
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Listing #FKN8574913
About the Owner
Ralph P
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
The Sand Castle is a single family vacation house. Guests will be handed the keys upon arrival and have exclusive possession of the property and total privacy during their stay. Owner will be available 24/7 by phone to answer questions and provide whatever assistance is requested. Guests will receive a 'Sand Castle Guide' prior to arrival with information about the house and suggestions on how to make the best of their Sanibel Island vacation.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful property. Great floor plan, very comfortable. Everything fresh-looking and clean, with some pretty cool artwork as well. Great TV and AC, super-comfortable beds and luxury linens...but best of all to us were the views out the back of the house (especially at sunset), the...More

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Ralph P, VR Owner at Luxury Home, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent views, Great Location, 3-D Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Greg and Elaine, Thank you so much for your excellent review and five star ranking. It was a pleasure to host you and I hope you come back soon. Best, Ralph

Reviewed April 16, 2018

We booked the house for a reunion with some old friends, and it worked perfectly. The house offered a welcome respite from what turned out to be very hot weather, and the very private and lush back yard and pool allowed us to expand our...More

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Ralph P, VR Owner at Luxury Home, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent views, Great Location, 3-D Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Justin, Thank you so much for your excellent review and 5-star rating. I am glad the house worked out so nicely for your family and friends. And thanks for taking such good care of the house. I hope you come back soon.

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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Ralph made sure everything was taken care of and called to check up. Really enjoyed the pool and grill. We usually stay on beach but nice to have quiet retreat. Definitely would return.

Thank Michael L
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
  • Private Yard
  • Queen Beds:(3)
  • Refrigerator
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
The house has an open pool. Prospective guests represent to owner, as a condition of rental, that all prospective occupants, including children, are able swimmers.
    2 Full baths
    1 King
    3 Queens
    1 Crib
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 6 nights
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Aug 21, 2018 -
Aug 31, 2018
6 nights
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Sep 1, 2018 -
Oct 26, 2018
5 nights
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Oct 27, 2018 -
Nov 17, 2018
5 nights
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  • Cleaning fee: $150 / stay - Fee
  • Damage Deposit: $1,000 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
The Dunes is the best location to live in Sanibel Island. Located right off the causeway, it is adjacent to the island's best shops, groceries and restaurants - and only a 10-minute bike ride from Sanibel's famous gulf beaches. And yet, the Dunes is an oasis of peace and tranquility, The houses surround a golf course that is known for its natural beauty and fauna. Sand Castle Road, a 3.5 mile loop around the golf course, is a bikers' and walkers' delight. The road has little traffic with a speed limit of 20 mph. Above all, the Dunes is a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood just 10 minutes away from the city center. The house's location offers magnificent views of the golf course and total privacy for sun lovers. Paradise!
Getting around
We highly recommend biking in Sanibel's 30 miles of bike paths to get the full island experience.
Sanibel's famous Gulf beach is just an 8-minute bike ride from the house, thru the Bailey Road bike path and lightly travelled roads.
The house's central location allows quick access to Sanibel's grocery stores, shops and beaches.
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: Southwest Florida International Airport : 11.2 mi
Ferry: Fort Myers Beach: 6.2 mi
Southwest Florida International Airport is just twenty minutes away. The house is close to the entrance to the island. Its proximity to the causeway, the beaches, shops and restaurants enables guests to avoid island traffic. Sanibel's best beaches are just a 10-minute bike ride away.

Guests coming by car will find The Sand Castle very accessible. The house is located less than 20 minutes from I-75!

Guests wishing to visit Key West and the Florida Keys can take a ferry from Fort Myers Beach - just 15 minutes away. The ferry leaves to Key West in the morning and returns in the evening.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.4 mi.
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