We had a wonderful, peaceful stay
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We’ve been to Sanibel many times, and this was our first time staying farther out of town. We found it to be peaceful and relaxing, and we didn’t mind having to bike or drive a bit farther to get to the grocery store, etc. The location also created an ideal 8-9 mile bike riding loop through Ding Darling.
As far as the condo complex, it was also very nice. We loved the pool and the colorful lights at night. The free kayaks were a nice plus, and it was easy to check out the paddles and life jackets from the office. They even had a life jacket for our 2-year-old, which was a relief. We only got out one time in the kayaks. I wish we would have made time to go at least twice.
The walk to the beach is not bad at all, although it may be inconvenient if you are potty training a little one or have a frequent need to use the bathroom. It depends on your family need and preferences. One plus is that the beach is pretty private because of its location.
The condo is very nice as well. The kitchen was fully stocked with a wide selection of plates, glasses, etc. We were also pleasantly surprised to find the downstairs closet fully stocked for the beach – beach chairs, an umbrella, sand toys, boogie boards, noodles and a cart to get it all to the beach and back.
Both upstairs bathrooms seemed to be very new. I loved the storage in the master bath, even if just for a week. The only downside (for us) was that both bathrooms have showers and no tub. Our little one is used to taking baths, and we had to struggle with her to get her to take showers.
My only request would be for more comfortable chairs on the lanai. I like to sit out and read, and I could only sit in the chairs for a short period of time. Otherwise, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely book the unit again and/or stay in the complex again.
One thing worth noting: Not all units have screened lanais. Some have no outdoor space. If that’s important to you, keep that in mind when selecting a unit in this complex.