The basics:

  • Large air-conditioned 2 bedroom apartment - sleeps six comfortably

  • In apartment wireless and wired internet access

  • 50 inch flat screen TV with premium cable and DVD

  • Bedroom TV's and DVD's with premium cable

  • Breakfast nook with view of resort

  • Fully appointed kitchen - range, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker

  • In-unit washer/dryer

  • Family friendly - games, books, highchair and port-a-crib

  • Five minute walk to secluded private ocean beach

  • Heated pool

  • In-room high-speed wireless internet

  • Kayaks and canoes for use on the estuary

  • Internet enabled computers in the clubhouse

  • Tennis court and racquets available

  • Outdoor gas grills

The details:

The house -E210 at Blind Pass

Our apartment is one of the largest two bedroom units on Sanibel at 1300 sq ft.  The master bedroom has a queen bed, love seat and a bath with a tub and shower.  The guest room has two twin beds and a bathroom across the hall with walk-in shower.  The living room will seat a large group and has a surround sound system with CD player, a large flatscreen television and dvd player.  The bookshelves are stocked with books and family games, such as Scrabble, cards, Trivial Pursuit and more.  The dining room has seating for eight around the table and a cozy breakfast nook by the window overlooking the trees and tennis court.  The kitchen is fully equipped with range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, blender, dishes, glasses, pots and pans, utensils, bowls and more everything you need to prepare complete meals as well as serve easy snacks. There is a full size washer and dryer off the kitchen.  The unit is centrally air conditioned and has ceiling fans in every room. 

The apartment comes with linens including beach towels.  Basic supplies such as dish soap, laundry detergent and bath soaps are supplied.  In our spacious walk-in closets you will find beach supplies such as chairs, umbrellas, noodles, coolers, sand toys, the famous Sanibel shelling nets, and we have a portable crib/playpen and highchair for families with young ones.

There is a beautiful warm water pool with lounges, chairs and tiki huts, showers and bathroom facilities just steps from our apartment, as well as tennis courts racquets and balls can be borrowed at the office.  Drinks can be brought to the pool area from the house (in plastic cups) and it is just steps to go back to the house for anything else you may need. Kayaks can be borrowed for use in the nearby lagoon.

We are on the second floor, the windows offer a good view of the community pool and the tennis court, both just steps from the house.  We are close enough to view, but far away enough to not hear voices. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with flowering bushes and palm trees. The apartment is sunny and bright with the shades open and cozy and private with the shades closed.

Surroundings - beaches

We are a five minute walk to a pristine sandy beach with a private path.  All beaches in Sanibel are available to the public, but this section feels private because the only entrance to it is from the Blind Pass Resort.  You can walk for miles and miles in either direction along the beach and in no time at all you will find yourself alone. 

The sunsets on Sanibel are stunning.  You will want to plan your day so as to be on a beach at sundown.  And often, dolphins will join you near the shore.  The water is warm almost year round and the waves are gentle.  The shelling on Sanibel is legendary small beautiful shells found in large mounds along the beach just invite you to stoop and sift through them, and you may find yourself taking more home than you imagine.

Surroundings - stores

We are on the more secluded end of Sanibel, but there are convenient stores not far away.  There is a convenience/general store one mile toward Captiva, and a full grocery store (also a hardware store, video store, day spa and cinema) four miles in the other direction.  A bit further and you will be in the town area, with many restaurants and shops along the sleepy Periwinkle Drive, the main road that spans the island.

Surroundings - activities

The island has a beautiful bike path from one end to the other and it is easy to rent bicycles for the day or week or anything in between.  The rental companies will deliver and pick the bicycles when you are done nothing could be easier.  There are bicycles riders and walkers and joggers along the route, but it is quiet and very safe.

Another delight of Sanibel is the Ding Darling Nature Preserve; a maintained road through the mangrove and pine forests of the island. You can drive or bike or walk the four mile road and encounter many beautiful birds and wells as rabbits, raccoons, crabs among the mangrove roots, and jumping fish in the lakes and occasionally spot an alligator lounging in the shallows (behind the wooden barrier).

Just past the Nature Preserve is Tarpon Bay, where you can rent canoes or kayaks and paddle out to see dolphins and manatee in their natural habitat.  For those who love fishing, there are many options for guided or unguided boat and fishing gear rentals for half days or whole days and many fish to be caught, brought home or to a local restaurant and prepared fresh that same day.

There are fun and family-friendly restaurants as well as romantic dining options throughout the islands both on Sanibel and Captiva.  The islands are relaxed and quiet offer many opportunities to be in nature and at the same time have all the comforts of home.  It makes for a very relaxing and beautiful vacation and time of renewal either with the family or on your own.  Some people describe Sanibel Island as a Hawaii within reach, particularly on our end of the island where things tend to be quiet and surrounded by nature.

About Blind Pass and our home

Sanibel has been a magical place for our family for eighteen years; our children have come to love it and consider it a home away from home, full of wonderful memories and happy times together.  Blind Pass is the most comfortable place to stay in every season, in the most beautiful part of the island.  We invite you to share our home there and wish you joyful times and happy memories.

 

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