Sanibel Surfside #114
Review by Fran T.
Fabulous beach and ocean experience. The water is pretty calm and the shelling is great!The condo could use some updating such as a new king mattress and new bed linens but otherwise was all we needed for a great vacation! We will definitely be back!The afterhours quest check-in needs improvement. We found the office and the lockbox. However, the lighting was so poor that I could not even see the numbers on the lock. Thank goodness my phone had enough battery life left to use a light app. After some struggles with how to use the lock itself we got it. Nothing like fumbling around in the dark in a strange place at 10:30pm and unable to contact anyone at the agency. I would also recommend that there be a maintenance person on the property for emergencies. Just a thought.
5 out of 5 stars
Hi Fran.We are so sorry that the lighting was poor outside of our office. We are working on a new placement light there. If you return in the future, please give us a call and we are happy to help. Even if our office is closed, phone calls roll over to our owner's cell phone, so someone is always accessible to you. There is also someone who can come help with any maintenance issues after hours. Please do not hesitate to reach out next time! We are glad you enjoy your stay on the beach!
Best view on this end of the island!
Review by Pauline P.
Amazing views, beautifully decorated, clean and location, location, location! Perfect distance to the beach especially for my elderly mother. Would definitely rent again. Only one suggestion; please leave the basics of sugar, salt and pepper for future renters. I understand humidity can get to these items over time but sealed containers work well. We did purchase ourselves and leave for the next renters.
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure working with you. We hope to see you on Sanibel again!
Overall, we had a great time. The furnishings were comfortable and the condo was well-stocked and clean. The balcony rocking chairs were awesome and we spent many hours people watching in comfort. Things I would change are hand-held shower heads that allow you to reduce water flow without changing the temperature. Very nice ones can be bought for $40-$60. please clean the rugs or get rid of them entirely, and I would put quiet caps or felt pads under the dining chairs to be considerate of the neighbors below. Check in was easy as was checkout. The only major problem was the drain was stopped up Sunday morning when I went to take a shower, so I got my needle nose pliers from the car tool kit and pulled out a massive wad of hair from the drain, gross. When that helped but didn't truly fix the problem, I used the toilet plunger over the drain and gobs of icky stuff back washed up and then back down clearing the clog. I would strongly suggest a visit from roto-rooter on a regular basis or make the maids aware to clean the shower/bathtub drains once a month or so. The whole complex was tidy and well-maintained and an easy walk to the beach. It was super nice to have the below condo storage for beach items so they didn't have to be take upstairs. The big disappointment wasn't the condo, but the quality of shells at the beaches that all the hype and adverts extol. I have better ones at my beach and I can walk to see them. I guess one needs a hurricane to send in the big guys, because everything we saw from Sanibel to Captiva was small (1"-3") and uninspiring. Plus, we were too far either way on the island to catch a sunrise or sunset which was a bummer. Next time I will stay closer to Tarpon or Rabbit Rd and watch the sunset.
4 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much for your review. We are so sorry about those issues! We do ask our guests to reach out to us because we are happy to help anytime something like this happens! We will absolutely pass thing along to ensure it is fixed. We are glad to hear that otherwise your vacation went well! We hope to see you again on Sanibel!
This property is amazing. It has a screened in porch so you sit out and enjoy the beautiful view. The condo has everything you will need in it. This property is steps to the beach. It was truly amazing.
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay! We hope to see you again in the future!
Review by Barbara W.
We originally had booked Dec. 2 - 9, 2017.But I came down with some crud 2 days before we were leaving and had to cancel that week. The ladies were so nice at Sanibel Vacations, LLC & helped when my daughter called to see what we could do (I had lost my voice). Luckily the next week was available & they changed our reservation to then & the rest is history! With all that being said, this was our first stay on Sanibel. I couldn't have found a more perfect condo! From the moment we walked in we knew we'd have a wonderful week! The weather couldn't have been more perfect. The condo was very clean, had everything we needed including a Keurig & the location was perfect! The view was the best & we got to hear the waves every night. We loved just sitting out on the lanai in those wonderful rocking lounge chairs and watching the sunrise and sunset every day. Sure could get used to this! I rented a recumbent bike and my husband uses a scooter and we "booted" as we called it, over quite a bit of the island. One morning we rode over to the lighthouse, "that's a hike" and stopped at the Lighthouse Cafe for breakfast. What a wonderful way to see the island instead of through a car window! We also loved seeing all the Christmas lights when we'd drive to dinner. We ate at Cips, Doc Ford's, Pecking Order, The Sandbar and Sweet Melissa's during the week. All were excellent! Will definitely try to come back again. Thank you again for sharing your "little piece of paradise" with us!
5 out of 5 stars
Hi Barbara, we are so happy we could help change your dates around so you did not have to miss your vacation! Thank you for your review and we hope you will join us again in the future!!
Review by Cathy M.
We have stayed in this complex before and love the low key feel and location. This condo was absolutely lovely. The view was incredible. Chairs, umbrella and beach were there.Management was responsive and loved the Sanibel Vacations app that put us on to restaurants. Nice touch was e- mail forThanksgiving day openings. We did not want to leave. I can't think of a better place to stay for our needs on Sanibel. Needs a salt and pepper shaker.
5 out of 5 stars
Thank you so much for your review of Sanibel Surfside #114! We are so happy you enjoyed your vacation and we hope you will stay with us on Sanibel Island again in the future!