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Premier Unit at Island Beach Club, Direct Gulf Front, Ultimate Views and Privacy

Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 7 nights


Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

2 BR, 2 BA, directly on the beach, sleeps 4


If you're looking for unimpeded, sweeping beach views with ultimate privacy, Island Beach Club P6D is for you. You just can't get more 'beach front' and still be inside. This top floor, west-end corner unit is built closer to the beach than neighboring buildings, so views are superb. From November through February, you can see the sun rise and set from the lanai. The effect is magic and will stay with you long after your vacation is over. Take a look at our VIDEO to get an even better feel for this special place.


Our 2 bedroom, 2 bath, top floor, west-end corner unit is very well equipped: High speed internet, floor to ceiling windows (with electric shades) that bring the views into your living room, full-size washer & dryer, granite counters in a gourmet kitchen, electric knife sharpener, games for adults and children as well as 3 TV's with VCRs, DVDs, stereo and CD player. We also have filtered water on the refrigerator door and at the kitchen sink so you don't need to bring bottled water.

Master bedroom has a king bed. Two twin beds in the guest bedroom. There is no pull-out bed in the living room, so maximum occupancy is four.

Our storage closet in the parking garage has beach chairs, loungers, umbrella, floats and assorted beach toys. We provide beach towels in our linen closet.

There is a convenient elevator.


Unlike most units at Island Beach Club, this unit has a reversed floor plan -- no neighboring units can see into the living room or lanai. Also, no one passes your front door unless they are coming to see you. Electric shades on the living room windows are easy to operate in the unlikely event you want even more privacy.


Guests remember the magic of Island Beach Club P6D and many return year-after-year. Our next open date is August 26, 2017. We normally don't permit bookings farther ahead than 1-year to protect guests who may wish to re-book the same week(s). Our calendar is accurate. We update it every day.


Island Beach Club is ideally situated on prestigious West Gulf Drive, about 1 mile from Bailey's Grocery Store, many good restaurants, cinema and shopping -- yet avoiding the heaviest traffic. It is also ideally situated on the beach -- well removed from the public access points.

*This condominium requires a 7 night minimum stay*


Obviously, we love our magic place and hope you will too! Assuring you find the vacation you want is very important to us. We make a concerted effort to assure our condo is a good match you. We don't want to disappoint anyone. Here are what we consider our biggest drawbacks:

1. SMALL UNIT This condo is 1,195 sq ft -- large enough to accommodate no more than 4 occupants, in our opinion. Many other Island Beach Club units permit 6 occupants -- we do not.

2. SMALL MASTER BATHROOM Island Beach Club was built in 1976 and bathroom standards have evolved markedly since then. There is a single sink and much less room than typically offered today.

3. NOT A PARTY PLACE Neither Sanibel, nor our unit are appropriate or satisfying for spring-break-type party people. The town has few bars and nightlife generally ends by 9-10pm. If you're looking for more action, you would probably be happier with Ft. Myers Beach.

Sanibel is for nature lovers and sea shell collectors, for bicycle riding on protected bike paths, for birding enthusiasts, sun lovers, kayakers/canoeists, beach walkers and those who appreciate low-rise vs high-rise buildings.

4. SUMMER NO-SEE-UMS These tiny, biting bugs occur more frequently in summer months and can chase you off the beach late in the day. Not much of a problem during the day, they can even intrude through the screens on the lanai at dusk. They do not come inside the unit in our experience -- probably because the slider doors are mostly closed in summer for air conditioning. Our laundry room usually has lots of bug sprays left behind by departing guests.

More Details

Barry and Fran Wilson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 January, 2017

About Barry and Fran Wilson

Fran and Barry Wilson owned P6D from 1997-2004. We sold it, very reluctantly, to move to California for business reasons. But we never forgot this magic place and missed it terribly when we occasionally returned to Sanibel. In October, 2014 the person we'd sold it to 10 years earlier put it up for sale. We bought it back before her realtor could even host an open house!

Barry and Fran Wilson purchased this condo in 1997

Why Barry and Fran Wilson chose Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Sanibel Island is a magical experience -- as is our condo. The views, the beach, the seashells, plus miles and miles of bike paths to ride and beach to walk will keep you busy and content for weeks. There is excellent dining, an abundance of nature experiences to absorb and once you cross the bridge, a welcome respite from the crunch of the everyday world.

In our twenty years visiting Sanibel, we have never found a place as perfect for enjoying that respite as Island Beach Club unit P6D. Its sweeping, unobstructed views of the beach inspire us to this day.

What makes this condo unique

Top Floor Corner at the west end of the beachfront building. Breathtaking water and beach views. You can hear the waves but except for that, it's ultimately quiet, ultimately private. Almost uniquely at Island Beach Club, no one passes the front door unless they are coming to visit you. The overhang of the roof provides just the right amount of shade from the all-day sunshine. The penthouse floor provides not just the best views but also unprecedented privacy from passing beach walkers. You hardly need shades (although we have electric ones). A unique design difference applies to just the three units at this end of the building....they have a reversed floor plan which eliminates a view intrusion from the next door lanai. True privacy and the best beach view on Sanibel are the result.

You may never require other entertainment but there are 3 flat-screen TVs with VCRs and DVD players just in case. We also provide unlimited USA phone calling and a top-end cable channel subscription.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

Premier Unit at Island Beach Club, Direct Gulf Front, Ultimate Views and Privacy
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Awesome view and an amazing Condo!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at Sanibel for over 30 yrs at many different condos and this unit is the best by far! The view cannot be beat and the Condo is very well stocked with everything you could need in the Condo and for the beach! Many times people talk up a unit, but this is the real deal and I hope to return here some day!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review Peter, and for taking time to write it. Fran and I want to deliver a distinctive vacation experience to every guest. We are gratified when we succeed. While it's always nice to hear kind words, we need and want honest feedback. We are away many months each year. If something isn't right, it's very likely we aren't yet aware of the problem. So, we invite everyone who stays at this magic place to provide prompt, honest feedback to help us continue delivering a great vacation experience.
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Ithaca, NY, USA

Outstanding. Had every convent appliance one could imagine

  • 5 of 5

This place is a Penthouse with fabulous views of the gulf, and furnished perfectly. It had all the appliances and accessories you could imagine. TV in every room, internet service, and a gourmet kitchen with fantastic views. Will stay there in the future for sure. Very nice owners as well.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this great review! We promise to work hard to keep Island Beach Club P6D a magical vacation experience. It's always good to hear when our guests agree! -Barry & Fran
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excellent in every respect

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with P6D. The Wilsons are gracious hosts. The oceanfront view is unbeatable. The location is within bicycle-riding distance of anywhere you would want to go. We are planning a repeat visit to this well-maintained condominium and highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Allen! We are obviously delighted when our guests report back that they've had a great vacation at this magic place. We strongly encourage unvarnished feedback--especially if guests experienced a problem or sub-optimal conditions. We cannot fix problems we don't know about. We promise all our guests that we are totally committed to keeping P6D a truly magical experience. We hope to share it again with Allen and his family soon. And with guests we have yet to greet. -Barry & Fran
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Bolivar, OH


  • 5 of 5

Ohhhhh the view! Simply doesn't get any better. We loved sitting out on the balcony and watching the ocean. We saw dolphins every day. The condo is super clean and literally had everything we needed. Even the color of the dishes, a light aqua, added to the experience. Comfortable beds, easy parking, locker full of beach accesories, easy access to stairs or the elevator and a fully equipped kitchen. There was even a marsh hare and a tortoise that came out in the evening out in front of the condo for entertainment.

It was nice being on the end of the building, very private. Everyone we met, visitors or condo owners was very nice. Love the location on the island. Close to restaurants and grocery stores. Easy access to both ends of the island. If you are trying to choose between this condo and any other, quit thinking about the other one. This one is where you want to be.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! This almost sounds like an advertisement BUT we didn't pay our guests to write it. Thank you Kim! You have blessed us with a wonderful review and obviously discovered the same magic that we feel whenever we return to our beloved Sanibel condo. We hope to share this magical vacation experience with all our guests and promise to keep working and investing to ensure that outcome. -Barry & Fran
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Pickerington, Ohio

Great Vacation: Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at P6D from Oct 1 to Oct 8th. I cannot adequately describe how beautiful the condo is, with a spectacular view of the gulf. The pictures are truly representative of what P6D is like. When we opened the door to the condo, we were immediately excited. The way the condo was decorated created such an inviting atmosphere. The floor to ceiling windows and the corner lanai provide a breathtaking view from all angles. It is obvious that Barry and Fran have tried and succeeded in making everyone's stay enjoyable and comfortable. They have stocked the condo with anything you would need.

Barry and Fran are extremely conscientious owners. They called at least three times to make sure that we were satisfied and asked if there was anything they could do for us. We knew that they cared about us as renters. We would love to vacation again at P6D and

we highly recommend this vacation condo to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jill & Bob! Your comments are most gratifying because Fran and I work hard to make Island Beach Club P6D a top-quality experience. We are always pleased when guests agree with our description of our condo as "magic." We note that we might have phoned you too much in our efforts to assure all was just right. Hope we didn't bother you overly and we plan to keep our outreach to just one call in the future unless our guests initiate more contact. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Fabulous views, well-stocked, and close to restaurants and grocery stores

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this beautifully decorated and well-stocked condominium. It was great to be able to observe dolphins and other beach activity directly from the kitchen, living/dining room, and screened in porch right off of the living room. We loved being close enough to bike to nearby restaurants, groceries, and shops. We also loved being able to walk downstairs and go right to the beach after picking up whatever we needed for the beach (chairs, umbrella, etc.) from a storage closet on the way. It was great fun to find most of the shells that can be found at Sanibel and Captiva right at our very own beach. Our family highly recommends this condo to anyone wanting a beautiful place to stay on the beach!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the good review Beth. Fran and I work tirelessly to provide a first class vacation to everyone who visits our magic Sanibel condo. We are most gratified when we succeed and we hope to make our place even nicer in the years to come.
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Fort Meyers (RSW)
Nearest Beach
On the beach!
Car: necessary

The 'Ding' Darling National Wildlife Refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. It is world famous for its spectacular migratory bird populations. You may also see alligators and fish hawks doing their thing.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Sanibel Island, Florida South Central Gulf Coast

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Swing Season 2017
7 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2017
28 Jan 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2017
15 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post-Easter 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 4 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Super Value Season 2017
5 Aug 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Fall 2017
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Fall 2017
21 Oct 2017 - 17 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
18 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Post-Thanksgiving 2017
25 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 20 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

We book from Saturday to Saturday.
Once you book, a deposit of $500 plus VRBO's service fee is placed on your credit card. The remaining balance may also be paid online with VRBO and is due 60 days prior to your arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in the Sanibel Island in the Florida

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1195 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Guest Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Features TV and DVD player
    Guest Bedroom - 2 Single Bed , TV and video player
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Work station with water view and wireless printer. Charging ports for mobile phones and tablets.

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