|Minimum Stay||28 nights|
Our Lovely Lake Front home, The Banana Breeze, is a three-bedroom, two-bath home on the prestigious west end of Sanibel Island. The banana tree in the back yard and the constant breezes coming off the lake inspired the name Banana Breeze.
Our home is on a quiet cul-de-sac about two blocks from the most desirable, quiet, and the most private beaches on the island.
Offered with our home is a nicely appointed kitchen, a great sound system, comfortable bedding, a wine fridge, large beach umbrella, sturdy beach cart, an Igloo cooler, beach towels, chairs and toys, pool floats, pool toys, flat screen TV's, a landline phone, cable TV and complimentary WIFI. Bikes are available free for guest use with a "Ride at your own risk" policy in place.
The master suite hosts a king-sized bed, a walk-in closet, a full bath with dual bathroom sinks, and comfortable seating on the attached veranda to enjoy the stunning lake views.
The two guest rooms have a queen bed, a set of new twin beds. The guest rooms share a full bath.
The back lanai stretches along the lake. This is the perfect place to enjoy your morning cup of coffee while taking in gorgeous sunrises and spectacular lake views.
From here you can also observe wondrous wildlife, sometimes including but not limited to: Egrets, Bald Eagles, Osprey, a variety of fish, and an occasional alligator swimming by or even sunning on the bank.
Nearly every room in the house has an expansive view of the lake and the pristine nature preserve beyond.
The large elevated deck, the pool, and the very private pool deck are all encased by screening that gives an additional advantage of being provided a nearly bug free outdoor area while enjoying those cool and calming lake breezes.
Beautiful sunsets provide the perfect setting for those appetizers and that good glass of wine.
As evening approaches there seems to be an increased desire to enjoy that special time when the lighting is spectacular, and the water is calming and serene.
This is when nature seems to take on a whole other life of its own. We call this "The Magic Hour".
Kids are always welcomed and wanted! We have bikes, toys, books, games, puzzles, dolls and cuddly stuffed animals for the borrowing.
Kids [of all ages] fascinated with sea shells will find good shelling books in our home library, and plenty of shells to collect, [there are over 200 species of shells along these shores].
The island's east-west orientation acts as a scoop for the tide's treasures and they are readily available for the collecting.
Guests can fish with a license from the beach, or enjoy a captained boat charter that takes the family out for a day of fun and provides licenses and fish cleaning for you.
No matter where the island finds you, may it bring you total peace and relaxation, and leave you yearning to return.
Banana Breeze can accommodate up to six people. This home has a minimum stay of one month per Sanibel ordinance.
No Pets Please
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Banana Breeze. The accommodations were exceptionally clean and provided everything we could need. We were able to walk to the beach and enjoy shelling, then we could relax by the pool. We enjoyed being close to restaurants and the beach but still having the privacy of a home. We would certainly recommend Banana Breeze to anyone-is perfect for a couple but could easily accommodate a family. Fun vacation for all!
Our stay at the Banana Breeze was such a pleasant one! All the comforts of home, nestled in a piece of paradise. From natures wild life in the backyard, to the beach just down the street. Shelling is just amazing, truly an endless variety! We’ve enjoyed bird watching, caught a glance of an alligator, even just sitting on the lanai watching the sunrise, it’s stunning! To be able to have a private poll, added to the personal touch of our stay. Also, having bicycles at the house, made it easy to enjoy a ride to the beach and the wildlife refuge. Banana Breeze is home away from home, and much, much more!
For the 25th year in succession a visit to Sanibel and after a long trip from The Netherlands, we experienced a great stay at the Banana Breeze. I think that we were the first renters as many household items were brandnew! Kitchen is a dream for the kitchen queen, great living room and the balcony is huge with a very impressive view over the Sanibel River. The pool could be a more updated and does not really invite to sit around. We had alligators in the grass, right in front of us and so many birds! Master bedroom en bath are very good, the guest bedroom has a smaller bed, even for our "European" standard. The den has a sleeping sofa. We would love to come back and, almost forgot to mention, Royal Shell has done a wonderful job. Everything was extremely clean and taken care of and we had a great service!
Ans & Hans Molter - The Netherlands
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