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Private Beach, Panoramic Water Views, Dolphins in your backyard! 28 d

People8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 28 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 3BR/3BA on a private beach

Whether you are a beach lover, a birdwatcher, or on a hunt for the perfect sunset, our home is just the place for you!

Located on a private white sand beach, towards the end of a secluded peninsula, the house has 270 degree panoramic views of 3 bodies of water (San Carlos Bay, Tarpon Bay, and Ladyfinger Lake).

It is also situated in the heart of the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. A variety of bird species perch on our dock during the day, and you can spot dolphins and manatees playing just a few yards away. The property is also home to a family of endangered gopher tortoises! Watch the wildlife from the comfort of the home, or take a kayak out to the nearby Rookery Islands for a truly spectacular showing of birds.

The house itself has been recently constructed (mid 2011), with all modern amenities, appliances and styling. There is a pool and a hot tub, multiple TVs, WiFi, massaging shower heads, and a Bosch gas stove for the master chef.

This house is our little slice of heaven that we'd love to share with you. There's nothing like watching the sun set on the bay from the rooftop deck, or falling asleep to the soft crashing of the waves just 15 yards from the bedroom window. We hope you take a look for yourself!

We recently hosted German adventurer Dr. Dirk Rohrbach. He’s a contributing photographer and author for National Geographic’s German-language books, and is well-known in his home country for hosting a longtime magazine-style radio show and creating award-winning live presentations.Dr.Rohrbach was here for a nine day, 100-mile kayak adventure along the Great Calusa Blueway. His journey will be featured in “50 States — A Journey into America.” That’s a five-year project in which he aims to document the people, places and experiences that make the United States special.http://www.fort-myers-beach-observer.com/page/content.detail/id/632874/Full-frame-fame.html?nav=5051 https://www.news-press.com/story/news/2018/01/25/german-adventure-journalist-dirk-rohrbach-paddles-fort-myers-great-calusa-blueway/1055078001/

As his local hosts at the Lee County Dept of Tourism said : After days on the water, wind and rain – your home was a extra special treasure for him. He was so grateful and appreciative. He is truly a nature lover and your home was the best possible place for him to appreciate and enjoy." The last three pics are of Dirk, kayaking in the waters around our house. Dirk's Comments : "What a gorgeous oasis ! Spent three nights after paddling 100 miles of the Calusa Blueway, fished right from the dock and caught a sheephshead after just 15mins ;-)

Super clean, quiet with extra soft mattresses for a rejuvenating sleep. Doesn’t get more relaxing!'

More Details

Owner
Kanika Ghai
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Kanika Ghai

Husband and wife living in Chicago, Both of us are physicians, and escape to Florida every chance we get!

Kanika Ghai purchased this house in 2009

Why Kanika Ghai chose Woodring Point

We saw many places when we were looking to buy, but always came back to this one. We fell in love with it, and bought in 2009, and completed a gut-rehab in 2011.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Drs. (xxx)- We will be out of the house as scheduled this morning and want you to know how much we enjoyed our time here. This is truly a gift of nature and one of the finest locations on the island.......thank you for your attentiveness to things that go wrong.......Please accept this as our notice that we would like to rent the house next year......
Jan 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Woodring Point in Sanibel

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 09:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , dual person shower with multiple massaging heads and a view
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , multiple massaging head
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) Day bed/Trundle Bed. Sleeps 2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), air bed (Q).
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Boat Dock, Private Beach, Access to some of our beach towels, beach chairs, other gear.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Private Beach, Panoramic Water Views, Dolphins in your backyard! 28 d
average rating of 4.830986 based on 72 reviews
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3-generation family had a wonderful stay in this lovely home right on the bay in Sanibel!

  • 4 of 5

The property has amazing views of the bay, with a great variety of birds and other wildlife right at the doorstep! Kayaking and paddle boarding resulted in some close encounters, including with a manatee. The property was overall very comfortable, with en suite baths for 3 couples and plenty of open space for us to gather and our 2-year old grandson to run amok. We spent many nights enjoying the breeze out on the private dock, as the fish jumped in the bay and osprey fed their young in nests nearby. The porch and roof deck also allowed great storm watching at night. Although June is quite warm in Florida, easy access to the pool, bay, and public beaches provided plenty of opportunity to cool off and enjoy the sunny weather. The property location is also convenient because it is close to the bridge, market, and restaurants. My family will cherish many memories from our vacation spent in this very special spot!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Dolphin Watch. The house is clean, spacious, has amazing ocean views, and is very accommodating for a family. Our 3 children had a great time swimming in the pool and fishing off the dock. It's true what the other reviewers say about the wildlife. Each day we saw dolphins (once so close to the dock you almost could've reached out and touched it), manatee, a sting ray, crabs, big shells, pelicans, etc. We were sad to leave! Still thinking about waking up to the sounds of the ocean from bedroom window! I'd definitely recommend this home if you are looking for a place in Sanibel. It really doesn't get more peaceful than this!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fourth time back and the best ever

  • 5 of 5

An entire month of sunny days could have something to do with it or finally figuring out some effective dock fishing strategies. The pool did not need to be heated as the nights were warm. Nothing can beat the parade of birds flying in to the nature preserve to nest for the night and back out across the bay in the morning. Osprey, egret, ibis, heron, pelican sightings are routine as well as dolphins cavorting. The entire back of the house is glass and has a water view. Very comfortable accomodation with spectacularly spacious master suite. Responsive owner. Great privacy and quiet. We were there for ten days before we felt the desire to explore a beach and we never left the island.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A perfect paradise

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely. It’s an opportunity to step outside a hectic world and into nature’s paradise. Sitting on the dock as dolphins play, birds soar and a sunset sets Just takes your breath away. The house itself is comfortable and full of personal touches like awesome light fixtures. It’s great for a couple or a family. You will never forget it! Loved it!!!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beatiful And Relaxing Beach House

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the property was very well kept. The views are beautiful and got to see dolphins.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Attractive and comfortable house. Great location. Responsive owner.

  • 5 of 5

The house is near everything, yet feels isolated. Being at the end of the road gives the feel of Old Florida, just what we wanted. Dolphins and osprey were ever present. Our dealings with the owner were limited, however, he was congenial and responsive (we asked for more wash clothes and he immediately ordered on Amazon). Having bikes and SUP's and kayaks delivered made the vacation an adventure.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Southwest Florida International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Lazy Flamingo II
Nearest Golf
3.5 Miles
Dunes Golf & Tennis
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Causeway Blvd
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Sweet Melissa Cafe
Nearest Beach
15 Metres
Private Beach on Property
Car: recommended

Beautiful, private street on a 75 yd wide peninsula. Property is located on the edge (virtually inside) the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Woodring Point, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer
26 May 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
1 night minimum stay
£948
for 1 night
From
£419
From
£503
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
early fall
5 Sep 2018 - 15 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
£801
for 1 night
From
£273
From
£356
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
16 Nov 2018 - 26 Nov 2018
1 night minimum stay
£1,157
for 1 night
From
£629
From
£755
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £84 per night, per additional guest
 
late fall
27 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
1 night minimum stay
£801
for 1 night
From
£273
From
£356
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
21 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
£1,283
for 1 night
From
£755
From
£839
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan
7 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
1 night minimum stay
£1,032
for 1 night
From
£503
From
£608
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Feb- April
1 Feb 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
1 night minimum stay
£1,241
for 1 night
From
£713
From
£797
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
April
15 Apr 2019 - 2 May 2019
1 night minimum stay
£990
for 1 night
From
£461
From
£545
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
May
3 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
1 night minimum stay
£885
for 1 night
From
£356
From
£440
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
24 May 2019 - 5 Sep 2019
1 night minimum stay
£927
for 1 night
From
£398
From
£482
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
6 Sep 2019 - 21 Nov 2019
1 night minimum stay
£822
for 1 night
From
£294
From
£377
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £42 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
28 night minimum stay
£7,964
for 28 nights
£8,495
 

Additional pricing information

processing refnd w eChek £151.1
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,133.25
cleaning linens X 2 £339.97 + Tax

1. Preferred payment method is via homeawy/ vrbo payments via eCheck, While we do accept personal checks, wire transfers credit cards, etc. we prefer not to for purposes of simplifying our accounting etc. We Charge a $ 200 surcharge, that is refundable if and only if you use eCheck.

2. HOLIDAY SURCHARGES
28 day minimum stay
Holiday surcharges may apply

We accept payments by echeck preferably and would strongly advise against using credit cards.
Rates above are for a 28 night stay.
Last minute discounts always available.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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