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Luxury Home, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent views, Great Location, 3-D Theatre

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
Minimum stay varies
Holiday Rental House
The Sand Castle, as we lovingly call our vacation house, is a beautiful single-family 3 bedroom / 2 bath luxury vacation house with magnificent views overlooking the greens and lakes of The Dunes, an 18-hole championship golf course and tennis club. The house has a large private heated pool, secluded sun deck surrounded by tropical gardens, 3-D home theatre and a great location. The house is an oasis of beauty and serenity just a 10-minute bike ride from Sanibel's best beaches, shops and restaurants. The house is beautifully furnished and professionally decorated in island style. It offers every imaginable amenity to the traveller. All you need is a toothbrush. The centerpiece of the house is a large private back yard that features a heated pool surrounded by a totally secluded sun de...The Sand Castle, as we lovingly call our vacation house, is a beautiful single-family 3 bedroom / 2 bath luxury vacation house with magnificent views overlooking the greens and lakes of The Dunes, an 18-hole championship golf course and tennis club. The house has a large private heated pool, secluded sun deck surrounded by tropical gardens, 3-D home theatre and a great location. The house is an oasis of beauty and serenity just a 10-minute bike ride from Sanibel's best beaches, shops and restaurants. The house is beautifully furnished and professionally decorated in island style. It offers every imaginable amenity to the traveller. All you need is a toothbrush. The centerpiece of the house is a large private back yard that features a heated pool surrounded by a totally secluded sun deck and beautifully-landscaped tropical gardens. A sun worshipers' paradise! Nature enthusiasts will also enjoy the outdoor shower with hot / cold water adjacent to the pool deck. Shower in the garden! Guests will enjoy a Bar B Q grill on the pool deck and a wood fire pit is ideal for pool-side bonfires. Enjoy the sounds of silence and the sights of nature! The Dunes golf course is sanctioned as a wildlife habitat by the Audubon Society. Guests will enjoy the sights and sounds of a wide variety of birds and other wildlife right in your back yard. Birds come to bathe and drink from the large fountain in the back yard. The fountain's falling waters provide a soothing background to the pool and patio areas. The Dunes is a pristine, quiet and beautiful neighborhood located near entrance to island. Its proximity to causeway, the beaches, restaurants and shops allows guests to avoid island traffic. The house is located on Sand Castle Road - a beautiful 3-mile 'loop' around the golf course with a 20 mph speed limit - ideal for walking, jogging, bicycling or roller-blading. STATE OF THE ART HOME THEATRE - 65 inch Sony 4K - 3D - ULTRA HD LED TV. SONOS surround sound. Samsung 4K 3-D Blue Ray player. Enjoy a selection of just-released 3-D and 4-K movies. 3-D glasses provided. NETFLIX - Over 20,000 film titles available at the flick of a button - free of charge! Free Comcast high-speed internet, high definition cable TV and house phone. UPSTAIRS PORCH - Large screened covered porch with dining table, ceiling fans and sitting area. Magnificent view overlooking pool and golf course. Summer sunsets are spectacular from the porch. Enjoy the sunset with classical music in background. DOWNSTAIRS PORCH - Large covered non-screened porch adjacent to pool deck features dining table, sitting areas and ceiling fans. Note: House is located in 'quiet nature zone'. No loud sounds or music are permitted in pool deck or other outdoor areas. Top-of-line mattresses, down comforters, linens and towels in all bedrooms. Brand-new kitchen cabinets and brand name appliances. Circular driveway offers parking for four cars, ground-level covered entry. Central Air Conditioning and Heating - Ceiling fans in all rooms and porches. LIVING ROOM: Sofa and love seat, 2 arm chairs, center table, two cocktail tables, art pieces, ceiling fan. DINING ROOM: Table for six (eight tight), server table, seashell collection, art pieces. KITCHEN: Stove, self-cleaning oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee maker, complete line of stoneware, silverware, serving dishes, etc. SCREENED PORCH (upstairs): Table for six, double rocking chair, two reclining chairs, two ceiling fans. COVERED PORCH (downstairs) Table for four, sitting area, ceiling fans. SUN DECK: Table for four with umbrella, six lounge chairs, propane Bar B Q grill, wood fire pit. MASTER BEDROOM - King bed with Beautyrest mattress and down comforter. Night tables, dresser, rocking chair and TV. GUEST ROOM # 1: Two queen beds, night table, dresser and queen chair. GUEST ROOM # 2 - King bed composed of two joined extra-long twins. The beds can be separated to become two twin extra long beds. Bookshelf. dresser, two sitting chairs and table. Top of line mattresses and Tommy Bahama comforter. LAUNDRY ROOM: Washer and Dryer LINEN ROOM: wide variety of top-quality linens and towels. PROFESSIONAL HOUSE CLEANING - Prior to your arrival, the house will be thoroughly cleaned and serviced by professional cleaners who will place a certificate of service at the door stating that the house has been thoroughly cleaned and inspected. It is our way of assuring our guests that they will always find a clean property that meets their highest standards. WE PROVIDE BEACH CHAIRS, UMBRELLA AND COOLER. Side entrance to yard allows guests to shower in back yard and remove sand before entering house. Welcome wine bottle. We pay attention to details! House completely renovated in 2016! The Sand Castle is a unique property in a unique setting. One of Sanibel's finest rental properties. Go First Class in Paradise!!!More
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About the Owner
Ralph P
Languages spoken:English, French, Spanish
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2017
Interaction with guests
The Sand Castle is a single family vacation house. Guests will be handed the keys upon arrival and have exclusive possession of the property and total privacy during their stay. Owner will be available 24/7 by phone to answer questions and provide whatever assistance is requested. Guests will receive a 'Sand Castle Guide' prior to arrival with information about the house and suggestions on how to make the best of their Sanibel Island vacation.
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

Five seniors thoroughly enjoyed Ralph’s beautiful home on Sanibel Island. It was just right for us — private, well equipped, comfortable and spacious. We were blessed with beautiful weather and were able to take full advantage of the warm pool and resort like setting. We...More

Date of stay: May 2019
1  Thank karenhquinn
RAP2001, VR Owner at Luxury Home, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent views, Great Location, 3-D Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2019

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your five star trekking and wonderful review. Add special thanks for the excellent care. that you and your guests took off my home. It is a blessing to be able to share my Island home with persons like...More

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

The trip was absolutely wonderful! Our house rental was great! The house had everything we needed, the location was great. Our family rented bikes for the week and we actually traveled each day by bike to all the beaches except Captiva. Our rental house had...More

Date of stay: January 2019
1  Thank Cpnorthms
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

This place is complitly amazing, the house, the island, beaches... Everything is made for pleasure. I'll finish my life there for sure. The house is a little paradise, the garden and the pool is like Eden garden, wild, quiet and so pretty. Merci Ralph pour...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank Stephane C
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Wonderful property. Great floor plan, very comfortable. Everything fresh-looking and clean, with some pretty cool artwork as well. Great TV and AC, super-comfortable beds and luxury linens...but best of all to us were the views out the back of the house (especially at sunset), the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank 796,036
Ralph P, VR Owner at Luxury Home, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent views, Great Location, 3-D Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Dear Greg and Elaine, Thank you so much for your excellent review and five star ranking. It was a pleasure to host you and I hope you come back soon. Best, Ralph

Reviewed 16 April 2018

We booked the house for a reunion with some old friends, and it worked perfectly. The house offered a welcome respite from what turned out to be very hot weather, and the very private and lush back yard and pool allowed us to expand our...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank JustinRu
Ralph P, VR Owner at Luxury Home, Private Heated Pool, Magnificent views, Great Location, 3-D Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Justin, Thank you so much for your excellent review and 5-star rating. I am glad the house worked out so nicely for your family and friends. And thanks for taking such good care of the house. I hope you come back soon.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Air Conditioning
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
Ceiling Fans
TV
Parking
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Private Outdoor Pool (Heated)
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
The Dunes is the best location to live in Sanibel Island. Located right off the causeway, it is adjacent to the island's best shops, groceries and restaurants - and only a 10-minute bike ride from Sanibel's famous gulf beaches. And yet, the Dunes is an oasis of peace and tranquility, The houses surround a golf course that is known for its natural beauty and fauna. Sand Castle Road, a 3.5 mile loop around the golf course, is a bikers' and walkers' delight. The road has little traffic with a speed limit of 20 mph. Above all, the Dunes is a very quiet and peaceful neighborhood just 10 minutes away from the city center. The house's location offers magnificent views of the golf course and total privacy for sun lovers. Paradise!
Getting around
We highly recommend biking in Sanibel's 30 miles of bike paths to get the full island experience. Sanibel's famous Gulf beach is just an 8-minute bike ride from the house, thru the Bailey Road bike path and lightly travelled roads. The house's central location allows quick access to Sanibel's grocery stores, shops and beaches.
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