3 Bedroom, 3 Full Bathrooms, sleeps 6
- English, German
Minimum age of primary renter:21
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Excellent property ,roomy with gorgeous property
Beautiful quiet setting surrounded by gardens with some fruit trees ,palms and flowering plants. The house was very roomy and made you feel very relaxed. The amenities were great and the location perfect for peaceful walks to Bowmans Beach and surrounding areas. You could use the equipment that was scattered along the exercise trail at Bowmans>>chinups>situps>balance beam etc. Then return to your beautiful home and enjoy the hot tub or pool. Sitting on the balcony reading or by the pool was like a dream. We heard the woodpecker and the osprey who "kindly" dropped a family sized fish in the backyard.
Rudy and Natalie were very welcoming and checked and made sure all was well. The kitchen was my domain and I whipped up many a gourmet meal there and baked as well. Awesome like being at home but in a tropical setting.The circular narrow staircases of which there are 3 may pose a problem to some folks who can not ambulate very well.
Thank you Rudy and Natalie for making us feel welcome and sharing your beautiful home. I would highly recommend this property .
We have been staying on Sanibel for 20 years, but we've never found a home as well equipped and beautifully decorated and landscaped as Natalie's and Rudy's. The pool is heated perfectly, there is plenty of room for entertaining, and the beach is a short walk away. The area is quiet and secluded and the tropical landscaping offers a good deal of privacy. It's an easy bike ride to Ding Darling with the return trip through the Preserve and back to the house or a quick ride to Blind Pass. Undoubtedly, however, what sets this property apart are the owners. No question is too trivial for their prompt response. Your enjoyment of a worry-free vacation is important to them and they work assiduously to address any issues you might have. You couldn't rent from nicer, more concerned people.
Didn't want to leave
Our family needed a holiday. A get-away from the race but with all the bells and whistles.
The minute we drove in the lane we knew we had made the right choice.
The house and beautiful landscaping reflected a pride in ownership and we couldn't wait to get inside.
The interior was just as described with lovely high-end furniture, quality beds & linen, large fully -equipped kitchen and screened porch. The house was beautifully decorated without clutter. It was so clean. We began to relax immediately.
The private heated pool & spa were enjoyed by all. The pool steps were enjoyed by our young granddaughter but the design also enabled the older ones to swim laps. It was nice to have weekly pool service included. Lots of extra towels were provided.
There are so many activities available close by . Natalie & Rudy provided great suggestions from shopping to local excursions and were only a phone call away when we had question. A "shell" table is available at the house for cleaning the treasures you find on the beach. Its the special touches that made our holiday so enjoyable.
The biggest decisions we had to make during our stay ... Did we want to put ice cubes in our glass of fresh squeezed Florida orange juice? ... Did we want the foot rest up or the foot rest down while we watched TV?
Thank you Natalie & Rudy & Family for sharing your wonderful Island home with us. We left Sanibel relaxed, refreshed and kissed by the Florida sun. It was a wonderful family vacation.
Thanks Patricia for the kind words. We look forward to having you come stay with us again.
***** Five Star Holiday *****
I travel globally for work and pleasure. I spend more time in hotel rooms annually than in my own home and have seen it all. From the moment we walked into this house, we knew that we had found paradise.
It is so much better than the photos on the website. For me, a comfortable holiday is in the details. This house has everything from comfortable furniture, new appliances and kitchen gadgets to a variety of coolers, shelling nets, floating recliners for the pool, tools, books and a room packed with kids toys and games.
I have allergies and visit here repeatedly because of the great consideration taken to provide a low allergen environment. I have requested scent-free detergents and cleaners and it's always there before my visits.
The beach is a short walk away on a beautiful trail. It is not uncommon to see dolphins and manatees swim close to shore. The shelling is outstanding especially in the morning. We've enjoyed fishing in the bay for redfish, and in the gulf for red snapper. The hot tub is an amazing way to end a great day of fishing.
The upper level master suite is a retreat all on it's own. Watching the sunset off the master balcony is hypnotic. The osprey dining on the perch at the back of the property is not to be missed.
I cannot write a review without mentioning Natalie's evolving botanical garden. We look forward to picking bananas and pineapple for breakfast during our next visit.
I absolutely recommend this property.
We look forward to having you visit again.
This was our first time renting a home as opposed to staying at a resort for our holiday. I wish we discovered this property sooner because my husband and I had the most wonderful time. The home is well-appointed, well-decorated with all modern amenities. The property is large and exceptionally clean, the garden is gorgeous and it is a short walk to the beach.
We relied heavily on Natalie's recommendations for restaurants and attractions and were thrilled with each selection. She spent so much time getting us set on an excursion to Key West via the Key-West Express. I would highly recommend it to everyone. We rented kayaks, cycled through Ding Darling and strolled the beautiful beaches. We did not see 'Fred' but we did see the osprey and ibis in the garden. On several occasions, we saw an egret strolling casually through the gardens paths. We have so many fond memories of our holiday. THANK-YOU once again.
Thanks. We look forward to you coming back.
Rudy & Natalie
WOW - Paradise Found
My husband and I (both seniors) have just returned from a month's stay at Rudy and Natalie's home on Sanibel Island and can hardly wait for next year so we can return. I agree with all the previous reviews - this property truly is wonderful, providing everything we could need and more. The house is really nicely furnished, and the landscaping is so well done that it creates a feeling of peace and seclusion. We enjoyed relaxing in the pool and lanai area and watching the wildlife. The bicycles provided were an added bonus and we used the many safe bicycle trails on the island as well as cycling or walking to the nearby beach.
I can't adequately describe how great this rental is except to say that we felt truly at home here. During our stay a family member back in Canada was seriously ill - the free long distance to Canada and the US was truly a boon as it enabled us to keep in constant touch. Rudy and Natalie were the perfect hosts and provided lots of information before we arrived and during our stay. They were always "on call" but left us alone to enjoy their home - and we did!!
Words can't adequately express how perfect we found this rental - I do hope you will go and see for yourself and enjoy as we did.