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Ocean's Reach Condominiums
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We went back again to Ocean's Reach on Sanibel Island and not disappointed. What a great staff. Very friendly and helpful. The grounds are so inviting for a walk or even to grill your dinner. FIVE STARS.

Room Tip: Every room is gulf front !
  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This place is an amazing location. Steps from the beach! We stayed in condo 4b4 which is a one bedroom with a pull out sofa bed. The condo was fully equipped and very clean. The sofa bed was broken on one end so we propped it up with the cushions. The view from the screened in lanai was fantastic however too hot to sit out for too long and ere was no ceiling fan on this like there were on others. Not really anything to complain about, we loved it here. My husband and friend went and checked out the alligators in the pond by the BBQ area at night and saw 2 baby ones. There is a nesting box with woodpeckers and of course the osprey nest. Although you don't have to go there to catch a glimpse of the ospreys as they are regularly diving into the sea to catch a fish! We also saw dolphins swimming along close to the beach which was amazing. Shelling was good but we found that if you stand in the sea and use your feet to feel along the bottom, this was a better way of getting the good shells!
The condos are a short drive from periwinkle way where you find shops and restaurants.
All in all fantastic place to stay and we hope to be back next year!

Room Tip: We preferred to be on the top floor and block 4 furthest from the pool, although the pool didn't...
Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Stayed for a week at the end of July. The complex is centrally located on the island, so it is easy to bike to shops and restaurants. The grounds are beautiful and well maintained, and the onsite staff is friendly and helpful. The unit we rented, 3a3, was immaculately clean and was completely updated and well stocked (even had bikes, which saves money not having to rent them separately). I highly recommend Ocean's Reach and hope to return there in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

If you're looking for a condo on a beach that is totally "natural"... in an area that is totally "non-commercial"... then this is the place. The unit (2X2) was very nice. The resort itself was very unobstrusive... Though there seemed to be an absence of staff, there were more "no's" than you can imagine.... "No lights after dark"... "No drinks at the pool".... "No music--use headphones"... Our particular unit--even thought there were bikes in the storage closet-- would not allow use of said bikes... If you go--rent a car. And bring some type of bug repellent... the no see-ums are horrible!!!! Be sure to go the Captive to catch the sunset....

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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oceansreach, General Manager at Ocean's Reach Condominiums, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2014

Thank you for your feedback. Many of your points are right on target: we are tucked away on a quiet, secluded stretch of beach, and slightly off the beaten path. We love that our guests are just a short drive or bike ride away from all the restaurants, shops and attractions that Sanibel has to offer. Our tiny-but-dedicated staff does try to remain unobtrusive, but we’re in our on-site Guest Services office seven days a week for anything guests may need. Please note that we place great importance on respecting our environment and the comfort of our guests. With that in mind, we’re proud to comply with the island’s “Lights Out” policy to protect baby sea turtle hatchlings from becoming disoriented on their way to the ocean … we request that no glass drinks be brought to the pool are for safety concerns (it’s also state law) … and we ask guests to be considerate of one another, especially when it comes to music and other loud noise that could interfere with our quiet, relaxing atmosphere. Our units are all privately owned, and we honor the wishes of individual owners re: their private belongings. A handful of owners do provide use of their private bicycles for guests, but for the most part they encourage guests to take advantage of our on-site bike barn, where bikes can be rented for 2 hours or 2 weeks, or any length in between, starting at $5. Thank you again for your comments. We hope to see you again should future plans bring you back to Sanibel Island!

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Reviewed 26 August 2014

First off I must say the reason we chose this place was the convenience of booking on "off" days. My vacation time is limited so we usually have to travel on Tuesdays, which as you know is almost impossible when it comes to rental properties. At Ocean's Reach there were many condos to choose on the dates we requested. So I decided to check them out more thoroughly. I was very impressed with the reviews not only on this site but many others. As a matter of fact I thought to myself, " this is too good to be true", when we left for our vacation.

Checkin was a breeze. The front desk personnel were extremely friendly. They had the beach umbrella we requested waiting for us and carried it over to our condo storage unit. We chose a corner unit because it offered more interesting views. But I'm sure all other units have similar views.

When we walked in I was struck by the cleanliness of the condo. I was surprised there was no sand anywhere in the rooms because of the proximity to the beach. Every appliance functioned perfectly and the four of us were quite comfortable.

Our vacation days went like this: Get up have breakfast in condo. Walk the 30 or so steps to the beach and set up. Stay at the beach all day. Grab some dinner in town and watch the sunset. It was the most relaxing vacation ever. Thanks to good folks at Ocean's Reach!

Room Tip: Corner condos offer a little more room and have more interesting views. Check to see what is in you...
  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 August 2014

My wife and I and our 7 and 11 year old boys stayed in Unit 1C2 for a week, August 2014. Unit 1C2 is a 2bd/2ba unit and it had everything we needed and more. (thank you to the owners!!!) This was our first visit to Sanibel. We chose this property for their willingness to work with us for our mid-week arrival, the location, the great reviews and the price, in that order. The property has 4 buildings with 4 floors in each building. Our unit had its own covered parking space and a storage closet with beach chairs etc, really helpful. The property was built very well and we never heard our neighbors above us or next to us. We loved the condo, pool, and the close access to the sand/beach. There are some rules/suggestions in the arrival package they give you on how to help yourself and your neighbors have a good experience and they seem to work. The landscaping around the property was beautiful and everything flows nicely. I was impressed with the cleanliness of the property, the beach and Sanibel in general. The office staff (thanks Lisa!) delivered on everything they promised. They are professional and willing to help with anything. We had one small a/c issue on our second night and someone came by and fixed it right away. Great service. The a/c guy even came back the next day to check and make sure his fix did the job and it did. We used the grills one night and that was nice. The beach along this section was great, granted this is the "lower" season, but the beach never felt "busy". One night we did a midnight beach walk and saw baby sea turtles going from their nest to the Gulf right in front of our condo. That was an unexpected treat. We will definitely recommend Ocean's Reach to friends and family.

A few other opinions on things to do --- We rented bikes and a stand up paddle board from Finnemore's for the week and they delivered them to us at Ocean's Reach - fair pricing, good equipment and super convenient for us! On our first day we did a Shelling Cruise with Pam from ILoveShelling.com and it was a great way to learn lay of the island(s) and what to look for on the beach. Later in our stay we rented a pontoon boat for the day from Jensen's on Captiva. We cruised cruised around a bit and took it over to Costa Cayo for some more great shelling with only a few other people there. The crew at Jensen's are GREAT!!! We will use them again next time.

We ate in the condo a lot, but had a good breakfast at Sanibel Cafe, great lunch at Island Cow, excellent birthday dinner at Traders. We made it over to Pinocchio's for ice cream one HOT HOT HOT afternoon on our bikes and it was well worth the ride! Huge scoops and friendly people working there. For our coffee fix we found great coffee at the Coffee Bar at Baileys Grocery store. Baileys was a great store and the Ace Hardware next door is very helpful too.

That's a lot more than you probably need to know. We will be back soon!

Room Tip: Beach level and second floor rooms are easier to get in and out of and still have excellent views, V...
  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 August 2014

My husband and I were fortunate to spend 1 week at Ocean's Reach Condo this past August, stayed in Unit 1B1and absolutely loved every minute. From the friendly staff to the owner's daughter, we experienced a slice of heaven! They were easy to work with, very professional, courteous and clearly went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we enjoyed a perfect and comfortable week. Our condo was pristine, beautifully and tastefully decorated, fully equipped with the added bonus of a washer and dryer in the unit. Plenty of room for 2 adults as we enjoyed the screened in porch for morning coffee and every meal throughout the week. Located directly on the beach it provided an effortless jaunt to and from the sandy beaches filled with awesome shells. Beach chairs and umbrellas were also available in the unit. The grounds were awesome, perfectly manicured and well cared for. The availability of bikes was a treat as we spent hours exploring the island each day, returning just as the thunderstorms blew through, giving us the perfect excuse for an afternoon nap. As much as we would like to keep this a "well kept secret escape", Ocean's Reach was an absolute perfect vacation. We will be back next year, and years to come. If you are a family, couple or everyone in-between and looking for a condo on the beach, private, quiet, relaxing, comfortable, affordable with a wonderful staff to work with - Ocean's Reach is truly your future slice of heaven. Thank you Ocean's Reach and we will see you again.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Address: 2230 Camino Del Mar Dr, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-6306
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Region: United States > Florida > Southwest Gulf Coast > Sanibel Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 44 Speciality Lodging in Sanibel Island
Price Range: £140 - £175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean's Reach Condominiums 3*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All Oceanfront 1 & 2 bed Condos. Enjoy the amenities of home at the beach. Every building is only 19 steps to the beach. All units have a bath for each bedroom. Amenities: Free wireless, Tennis, Basketball, Pool, Shuffleboard, DVD, Elevators, Washer/Dryer, Large Shell Cleaning Station, Gulf-side Pool, Outdoor dining and grill area, on-site Guest Services, Fully equipped units. Units all look out to the beautiful gulf beach. Bike rental is on site. Total remodeling complete in 2006. ... more   less 
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