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Sundial E201
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1501 Middle Gulf Drive Sanibel Florida 33957 Sanibel Island - A Five Star Location home
       
  Guest Comments    
       
 

"Still enjoying E201 and booked for the 4th time 2wks in 2018!"
3/10/17 MA

"What a view! I have traveled through RCI for the past 20 years and have never had a condo so close to the ocean." (more)
1/21/17 MN

"No other view like the oceanfront view this unit offers! 7 of us had a perfect stay in this condo for our siblings wedding week." (more)
8/4/16

"Another wonderful week! Until next year."
7/15/16 FL

"Another wonderful vacation on the island with children and grandchildren. Found many treasures including a huge horse conch right in front of our unit. Thanks again for another great year."
7/2/16 OH

"Tonight is our last night. We would all enjoy staying longer. Thanks so much for a wonderful week." (more)
6/17/16

May 2016 ""We recently stayed in E-201 during our week-long trip to Sanibel Island and loved every minute of it! . . ." (more)

"The location could not be more convenient . . ." (more)
5/7/17

"Condo is lovely, with views from every window - my stress level has lessened tremendously - I hate to head home . . ." (more)
Nov 2015 IN

"Beautiful condo! Loved the corner unit. Only 1 piece missing from the puzzle that took 2 of us 1 1/4 days to finish."
Sept 2015 VG + PA

"First time here (for a wedding!) Beautiful condo, great location! Too much rain but we had a great time anyhow!"
July 2015 OH

"Lovely condo - great beach and island. We very much enjoyed our stay."
May 2015 CO

April/May 2015 - A month long stay "We arrived in the dark so had no idea as we went to sleep what the view from the condo would be like. It was fabulous ... we have loved staying in your home."
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3/28/15 "There was a wedding on the beach right in front of your home!"
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3/21/15 "Thank you so much for opening your home. We want to come back. We will rec. you on Trip Advisor." (more)

3/14/15 "We enjoyed our stay so much we already booked two weeks for 2016!" (more)

11/25/14 "Thank you for such a lovely home away from home! Love it." (more)

11/9/14 "My wife and I just spent our honeymoon in your condo. We both enjoyed every minute . . ." (more)

6/7/14 "Been here many times and it's always been awesome." (more)

3/3/14 "We just spent two weeks in paradise." (more)

2/22/14 "Fabulous condo! So sad to leave, but we've already re booked it for next year." (more)

2/13/14 "Your condo has been perfect . . ." (more)

11/20/13 "Thank you so much for a perfect location right on the beach ... We would definitely return and recommend to friends." . . .(more)

11/7/13 "What a beautiful spot! Your condo is perfectly situated and perfectly comfortable." . . .(more)

8/30/13 "It is a beautiful unit and the best unit we have ever rented in Sanibel." . . .(more)

8/10/13 "Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo! ... We hope to make it back and will definitely stay here again!" (more)

7/13/13 "We have had a wonderful week . . . This is a very special unit - we would like to stay here again." (more)

6/1/13 "Thank you for sharing your 'little piece of Heaven' with us. Your home is just beautiful" . . .(more)

5/20/13 "The condo was very clean, decor beautiful, view spectacular." . . .(more)

2/23/13 "Thank you for offering up this wonderful spot!" . . .(more)

1/19/13 "Love the condo - want to visit again." . . .(more)

11/16/12 "...definitely the best one on Sundial!" . . .(more)

11/6/12 "Thank you. "Breathtaking!" . . .(more)

7/28/12 we could not imagine a more perfect place . . .(more)

7/13/12 We have loved staying in E201 for at least the last 15 years . . .(more)

6/16/12 We'll be back :-) . . .(more)

6/9/12 Couldn't ask for better! . . . (more)

5/23 Wonderful view of the ocean! . . . (more)

5/11/12 The view, the pool and the sound of the waves are awesome! . . . (more)

4/28/12 can't imagine a better spot! . . . (more)

3/31 We have loved E201 for last year and this year and have it booked for the same 3 weeks next year . . . (more)

3/?/12 best vacation I've had in years . . . (more)

1/21/12 We have enjoyed your home tremendously
for the past week . . . (more)

12/17/11 We chose this unit from among a selection of about 15 . . . (more)

   
       
       
       
       
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Highlights
   
         
    Internet    
    We added our own high speed internet service and now have two independent services serving our unit so you can choose from either for the best signal at any given time.    
         
    Google Maps    
    Here is a map showing the unit's location. The pointer indicates the street entrance but the actual unit is at the beach.
Roads on sanibel are all tree-lined and although a Google sky view looks like you can see tons of built up developments, you actually can not. The island is 70% "tropical jungle" and even in the area of shops, riding a bike feels like you are quite secluded.
   
         
    Beach Location    
    One of the closest units to the Gulf on Sanibel and an unobstructed view (sky view)    
         
    Pool Location    
    Screened porch faces pool with closest unobstructed view possible (sky view)    
         
    Store Locations    
    Short bike ride (less than 2 miles) to supermarket, stores and restaurants    
         
    Electronics    
    Full cable and internet provided    
         
    Unique    
AAAAAA fading   A rare direct beach front unit with wrap-around screened porch unit giving prefect views of the Gulf and pool! (photo)   AAAAAA fading
     
  Parking  
  Park so close you can walk to your car barefoot on a hot day  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   
  Guest Comments  
  (Kids comments below)  
     
  "Still enjoying E201 and booked for the 4th time 2wks in 2018!"
3/10/17 MA
 
     
  "This was our first time here and we LOVED being in this unit. I was here with my mom and two sisters. The accomodations were ideal for us and everything so lovely! We enjoyed sitting in the living room with the doors open to the lanai. What a view! I have traveled through RCI for the past 20 years and have never had a condo so close to the ocean. We were grateful for the large white canopy for shade and the four beach chairs. The furniture, wall decor and bedrooms were lovely. We used the pool several days and, that too, was as close as ever! It is time for us to check our now and we don't want to leave. We keep mentioning how fun it would be to bring our husbands and families down here. I hope we can come back!"  
  1/21/17 MN  
     
  "No other view like the oceanfront view this unit offers! 7 of us had a perfect stay in this condo for our siblings wedding week. It was all 7 of ours first time to visit Sanibel and were in awe of the sunset skies, some of the best ever! Thanks for a wonderful stay!"
8/4/16
 
     
     
  "Another wonderful week! Until next year."
7/15/16 FL
 
     
     
  "Another wonderful vacation on the island with children and grandchildren. Found many treasures including a huge horse conch right in front of our unit. Thanks again for another great year."
7/2/16 OH
 
     
     
  "Our family of six just sent the week enjoying the island and surrounding area. We loved spending time shelling, and seeing all the sea creatures. Starfish, dolphins, manatee, sea turtles are a few things we saw. Tonight is our last night. We would all enjoy staying longer. Thanks so much for a wonderful week."
6/17/16
 
     
     
  "The two-bedroom (plus den) condo was perfect for our family of four adults. We had plenty of room with the master bedroom king size bed, second bedroom with a queen and double, and “den” area, which closes off from the living area with accordion doors and has a very comfy (!) pull out sofa. No spring or bars in your back with this one! The condo is direct gulf-front and has amazing views of the beach and pool. It is just steps from both. The location could not be more convenient; any time we needed a drink or wanted to grab a snack, we just ran up to the condo from the pool. With the wrap-around lanai, you never feel like you’re “missing out” on time outdoors because it is all right there to enjoy. The patio furniture on the lanai is very nice as well. The kitchen was well-stocked with essentials: plates, cups, mugs, silverware, pots and pans, etc. The basic paper products are supplied through VIP Realty, but I’d definitely recommend picking up extra paper towels, toilet paper and tissues on your way in. Two powder laundry detergent packets are also supplied, along with a few dishwasher tabs. We picked up laundry soap for $2 at Publix on the way over from the airport for added convenience, along with some plastic cups for out by the pool/beach. As a side note, the ice-maker works very well in this unit. We bought bags of ice for backup, but really didn’t need to. Bath towels are included; depending on how many people you have, I’d plan on having to launder them at least once during your stay. Washer/Dryers are right in the building (toward the middle) so bring some quarters with you (no change machines). Hangers were also supplied. There’s a closet right in the front hall, which we did not discover until halfway through the week, filled with beach chairs, umbrellas, sand toys and more! Also the lower cabinet just inside the “den” has games and puzzles, which we also utilized! It was glorious leaving the doors to the lanai open every night and falling asleep to the sound of the waves. We will absolutely rent from Ellen and Harris again. A few “Island” tips: - Our favorite on-island restaurant is the Island Cow! A vast menu with something to please everyone and extremely friendly service, PLUS $1.99 “draft of the day” beer! - Turtles tiki bar at the Sundial main pool has happy hour from 3-5pm everyday. Worth stopping for a tropical pina colada to get on “island time.” - If you’re looking to rent bikes, call up Finnimore’s instead of Billy’s Bikes. You’ll save a bundle and they deliver. - If you’re traveling to the island from May though October, turn off your lights at night or close the blinds! It’s turtle nesting season and we can all help by doing our part to ensure their safety."  
  5/7/16 NY  
     
  "Condo is lovely, with views from every window - my stress level has lessened tremendously - I hate to head home to the rat race of busy demands but I will cherish this week and memories and what is most important in life . . ."
Nov 2015 IN
 
     
     
  "Beautiful condo! Loved the corner unit. Only 1 piece missing from the puzzle that took 2 of us 1 1/4 days to finish."
Sept 2015 VG + PA
 
     
     
  "First time here (for a wedding!) Beautiful condo, great location! Too much rain but we had a great time anyhow!"
July 2015 OH
 
     
     
  "Lovely condo - great beach and island. We very much enjoyed our stay."
May 2015 CO
 
     
     
  "We arrived in the dark so had no idea as we went to sleep what the view from the condo would be like. It was fabulous ... we have loved staying in your home."
April/May 2015 - A month long stay
 
     
  "Over 55 years of island visits ... returning at age 82 ... Over the years we'd stayed at various places ... and finally your beautiful home, which has been a delightful base for all our favorite activities. ... We like the tranquility of your locale and the beautiful island decor - hope to stay here again! p.s. There was a wedding on the beach right in front of your home!"
3/28/15 KY+IL
 
     
 

"Had a wonderful time. We biked twice a day, hunted for shells, parasailed, dolphin watched, rode the 'Thriller', deep sea fished, etc. Found more shells at our 'front door' than on the shell tour. Loved the Shell Museum and Ding Darling Preserve. One week wasn't enough but we packed so much in a short time. ... Thank you so much for opening your home. We want to come back. We will rec. you on Trip Advisor.
3/21/15 MO

 
     
  "We enjoyed our stay so much we already booked two weeks for 2016!"
3/14/15 MA
 
     
  "Thank you for such a lovely home away from home! Love it - our son has special needs - doesn't talk or walk - carpet wonderful - he crawls. We've been coming for several years, your home for 2 yrs hope to come next year."
11/25/14 SC
 
     
 

"My wife and I just spent our honeymoon in your condo. We both enjoyed every minute of our stay here. We cannot wait to return, hopefully for an extended stay."
11/9/14

 
     
  "Been here many times and it's always awesome. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!"
6/7/14 AR
 
     
  "We just spent two weeks in paradise. It was a much needed R&R from our frozen, snowy homes in New York. The condo is perfect in every way, restaurants excellent, biking, walking - who could ask for more. Enjoyed every minute."
3/3/14 NY
 
     
  "Fabulous condo! So sad to leave, but we've already re booked it for next year. Fun to look forward to revisiting this special spot."
2/22/14 ME
 
     
  "Last day of our week-long vacation. Your condo has been perfect for my husband and I and the couple we travel with. Love the location and lay out. We have fallen in love w/ Sanibel - the pace is a good fit! We already plan to come back next year and hope to get your condo again. Thank you for opening your home!"
2/13/14 ND
 
     
  "Thank you so much for a perfect location right on the beach - the dual aspect wide doors make this comfortable condo very light and airy. We had a wonderful time on Sanibel and Captiva, just what we needed before returning to London! We would definitely return and recommend to friends."
11/20/13 UK
 
     
  "What a beautiful spot! Your condo is perfectly situated and perfectly comfortable. Thank you for accommodating these 5 best friends for 43 years."
11/7/13
 
     
  "We already rented E201 for the four weeks in Jan. To make sure we got it, we rented it back in the Spring. We are looking forward to our return. It is a beautiful unit and the best unit we have ever rented in Sanibel."
8/30/13 VG
 
     
  "Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo! My husband and I brought our 19 year old college student and her best friend. We had an amazing week here. My husband loves going out to eat .... so many wonderful places on the island. Our favorites were . . . The views were amazing. The perfect place to relax and unwind. We hope to make it back and will definitely stay here again!"
8/10/13 IL
 
     
  "We have had a wonderful week - our shell finds are amazing! . . . This is a very special unit - we would like to stay here again."
7/13/13 CT
 
     
  "Thank you for sharing your 'little piece of Heaven' with us. Your home is just beautiful . . . Our family thanks you so much for allowing us the privilege of staying here."
6/1/13
 
     
  "The condo was very clean, decor beautiful, view spectacular. We visit Sanibel 1 - 2 times a year for the past few years and each time have stayed somewhere different. Over the years Sanibel has been a relaxing, serene, beautiful place for us to get away. More of a retirement, less partying, play area, more of a quiet beauty."
5/20/13 IL
 
     
 

"An amazing two weeks. Beautiful weather and a beautiful location. 2nd week, the kids and grand kids came and we were 6 happy people! Best thing - the wonderful, fresh and never ending VIEW. We had fun all day and then came back to this paradise. Thank you for offering up this wonderful spot!"
2/23/13 MD

 
     
  "We had a great time here. Visited all of our old haunts. Very quiet time. Love the condo - want to visit again. Our 9-10th visit to Sanibel."
1/19/13 VG
 
     
  "Thank you so much for sharing your lovely condo. It is definitely the best one on Sundial! The views, sounds of the gulf are truly magical. This was our return to Sanibel/Captiva after 14 years and t is still the same - so special. Very relaxing and weather was perfect. We now return to winter in England! Absolutely loved it. The treat on our last day was walking along the beach following a dolphin so close to shore. Thank you."
11/16/12 UK
 
     
 

"Thank you. "Breathtaking!"
11/6/12 LA

 
     
  "This has been our first trip to Sanibel and we could not imagine a more perfect place to rest, relax and recover from a hectic year (not to mention our previous week in Disney!).
Falling asleep and waking to the sounds of the Gulf has been pure heaven - the perfect beginning and ending to each perfect day. Our waking hours have been spent walking, running, hiking, shelling, yo-yoing and simply enjoying a carefree week as a family!!
Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us!
7/28/12 NJ
 
     
  "We have enjoyed coming to Sanibel for about 36 years.
We have loved staying in E201 for at least the last 15 years and love every minute we are here. Our family has grown from 4 to 9. Now our grandchildren are enjoying your wonderful condo."
7/13/12 FL
 
     
  "Thank you for sharing your lovely home.
Sanibel is a family favorite and we have made many treasured memories here!!
We'll be back :-) "
6/16/12 OH
 
     
  "Couldn't ask for better!
Been here many times! Thanks for the use of your lovely home!"
6/9/12 TX
 
     
  "We had great days!!
Wonderful view of the ocean! Beautiful island!!"
5/23/12 L, J and O
 
     
  "Thank you so much for the wonderful condo.
The view, the pool and the sound of the waves are awesome! Many beach runs, walks (day and night-time with flashlights) were the best! Our kids now love Sanibel as much as we do!"
5/11/12 MN
 
     
  "This is the third year we have stayed in your lovely unit with our family
. . . can't imagine a better spot!
Next year our family will include the first grandchild. We look forward to the delightful discovery of her first shells in Sanibel.
Thanks for allowing us to share your hoe as we make memories to last a lifetime!"
4/28/12, S, MN and DC
 
     
  "This ends our 31st year of vacationing on Sanibel Island.
Usually we have been in E401, but for the last 2 years it's owners have decided to be here during our time. We have loved E201 for last year and this year and have it booked for the same 3 weeks next year.
Please don't take it off the market during that time. The view from the corner units in the E building is simply spectacular. Thanks for letting us share your beautiful place. We look forward to more of same next March."
3/31/12 CZ and TZ
 
     
  "Absolutely fantastic!
My five girlfriends and I stayed at this fabulous condo right on the beach, the first weekend in March to celebrate my 50th birthday. It was clean, comfortable, and had a beautiful view of the beach from two sides since it is the corner unit. We're talking about renting it again next year - best vacation I've had in years. It was everything we expected and more!"
Lisa S, March 2012
 
     
  "We have enjoyed your home tremendously
for the past week. It is the perfect location with beautiful views and we loved the wrap around lanai. This was a great get away from Chicago and we really enjoyed ourselves."
D, Chicago, 1/21/12
 
     
 

"We love this place.
I don't want to leave. I could sit on our couch just enjoying the view, even though that's not my style. I love the change of pace, the calming, relaxing sounds of the water, and the spectacular view from our windows. We chose this unit from among a selection of about 15 meeting our criteria. There were several that were lovely -- but none as perfect for us as this one. We hear the Gulf waves gently rolling in as we work at our computers, sit at our dining table, and drift off to sleep in the evenings. The views are breathtaking - and I love watching the birds (small and large), dolphins, people shelling, and the boats paddling or motoring by. What a calm, relaxing location."
12/15/11 RI

 
     
   
  Kids Comments  
     
  "My family and I had a wonderful stay and we made many unforgetable memories."  
  7/1/16 C & S Age 10  
     
  "I loved the view and the atmosphere of Sanibel. It was so much fun to bike and swim. The restaurants were phenomenal. Thank you for letting us stay here.
A 11 years NJ"
 
     
  "S age 2
B age 2 1/2
B 8 weeks old
7/13/12"
 
     
  "M age 4"  
     
  My favorite thing was that I got to spend so much time with my family"
5/11/12 C
 
     
  "My favorite thing was mostly every thing"
5/11/12 L
 
     
  "Liked the view and being right by the pool and beach"
5/11/12 J
 
     
  "We love it. View inside and out"
1/14/12 B