Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
About David Waks
We love Sanibel Island. It's quiet, peaceful, and laid back. Half the island is nature preserve. There are no high rises or chain restaurants. The beach is beautiful and uncrowded--and the best shelling anywhere. You cross the causeway to the island, and you feel like you're in a different world.
David Waks purchased this Condo in 2005
Why David Waks chose Sanibel
We visited and stayed in rental condos many times before buying at Pointe Santo. It's at the southernmost point on the island with a wide sandy beach. Pointe Santo is very 'family friendly'--with four grown children and three grandchildren, that was very important to us. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and we love to walk around and look at the flowers in bloom. In early 2005 we rented one of the condos, saw an 'Open House' sign, and bought a condo before we left. Now our family owns two Pointe Santo condos - penthouse D-47 (VRBO 1682) and beach-level E-2 (VRBO 170782).
What makes this Condo unique
D-47 is at the top front corner of a building that's just steps from the beach. It features a private rooftop sun deck with panoramic views of the ocean, beach and grounds. It has been fully remodeled and professionally redecorated to luxury standards, with three flat-screen TVs, a PC, printer and high-speed Internet, and a beautiful kitchen fully equipped for people who like to cook. Everything you need for a perfect vacation is included. Our guests tell us 'Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us -- it really feels more like a home than a vacation rental.'
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Spectacular! Dave made us feel comfortable and fully satisfied. Best property in a longtime.
Super easy. Everything was there for us. Very special! Thankyou Dave and Sandy
Thanks for your review, Chuck - glad you liked our condo and hope you'll come back again soon!
Wonderful condo with everything you could possibly need + an amazing ocean view!!!
This condo is absolutely fantastic!
First, let's start with the location. It is in a great spot on the island, a quick 3-5 minute drive to the grocery store, restaurants and shops. The property itself is lovely and well maintained - beautiful grass and flowers, a fun lagoon in the middle with bridges that lead to the pool, which my kids couldn't get enough of. Just steps from the pool is the gorgeous beach with tons of space and shells. My daughter especially loved the shell washing station! The walk to the pool and beach from the condo is no more than a minute - so convenient and easy.
In terms of the condo itself, the designated parking spot for the unit is right next the path that leads to the elevator - not even a 10 second walk which was so nice after a long flight with tons of luggage! We were so pleased when we walked into the condo. It is so well appointed, clean and comfortable. The kitchen has a huge island and tons of cabinet space. There is at least one of everything you could possibly need to cook - high grade appliances, three different coffee makers, a blender, rice cooker, tons of pots and pans, a slow cooker and every cooking utensil you could want. The use some/leave some shelf was great - had every spice we needed, even coffee, tea, etc. The unit had dishwasher pods, trash bags, dish soap, hand soap, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, etc. You don't need to go shopping for anything for at least a few days, if at all.
The dining room table is lovely, plenty of space. The technology nook was great to have and very convenient. The living room was very comfy, nice big TV and good couches. The Master bedroom was very spacious and comfortable - great mattress. And the master bath was huge with tons of storage. The second bedroom was a good size with a huge TV, which my kids loved. Also good mattresses. They had a bathroom that connected to their room which was very nice.
The balcony was fantastic, with a great view of the pool and the ocean. In the corner they had tons of beach stuff including Tommy Bahama chairs and an umbrella, beach toys, skim board, boogie board, nets, etc. The unit also had tons of good beach towels inside. The roof top deck was such a nice addition. I loved having coffee up there in the morning, unbelievable view.
Dave the owner was fantastic to work with. He was so responsive and helpful - both before and during our trip. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!
Thanks for the nice review, Nicole. We're delighted you appreciated the way we set up the condo for people who like to cook, and all the amenities our condo provides. Sandy and I live full time on Sanibel Island and go out of our way to help our guests find all the great things the island has to offer. We hope you'll come back and stay with us again soon!
A great first visit to Sanibel
The condo was very comfortable and a great home away from home for our first visit to Sanibel. The kitchen is really fully stocked and the "take some, leave some" cupboard very useful! There are plenty of towels (regular and beach), and a nice range of beach items. Our family of three includes an almost-five-year-old, and we appreciated that there were beach toys for shelling and playing. The pool in the complex was nice and not overcrowded any of the times we used it. We loved the direct access to the beach and spent a lot of our time walking, shelling, and swimming in the Gulf; we also loved being able to see the ocean from the lanai, and saw a couple of great sunsets from the nicely furnished rooftop deck. Another nice perk was access to Netflix on the TV. Due to several factors -- our child coming down with an illness just before we traveled (we made several trips to CVS on island and in Fort Myers proper, had to do a virtual doctor visit, and it took awhile to chase down a prescription) and meeting up with friends and family who were also in the Fort Myers area during our visit -- we didn't end up with the time to participate in the condo complex activities, but were sorry to miss out because they sounded like fun. On our next visit, when our kiddo is a bit bigger, we'll definitely rent bikes and make use of the extensive bike trails on island. We appreciated good communication from the owners before our arrival and the extensive information about the property on their website. We also appreciated prompt assistance from the property manager when we had trouble keying in when we first arrived and to address a visitation from the local insect life. We would definitely stay again!
Thanks for the very informative review, Katherine. Hope you make time for more of the complex and Island activities next time you visit - especially biking.
When our grandkids visit, their parents don't rent a car -- they all get around on bikes during the entire time they're here. They've been doing that since our youngest grandkid was five :-)
Dave and Sandy
We stayed during the Christmas week. The condo was beautiful and spacious. The beds were very comfortable. We loved the roof top deck. The owners contacted us when we arrived and let us know about the farmers market. Don't miss it! The owners have provided everything you need (beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels and beach toys). The location was wonderful. We rode bikes around all week from this place. Thank you for sharing your condo!
Thanks for the lovely review, Shari. We're glad you enjoy our attention to detail and the many amenities at our condo and at Pointe Santo. We hope you'll come back to stay with us again soon :-)
Dave and Sandy
Great Condo felt like home
We had a wonderful week at Pointe Santo! This was our first visit to Sanibel Island. It was one of the best vacations my wife and I and our seven year old daughter have had as a family. The condo and property had a lot to do with our experience. Tastefully decorated, clean, well maintained and well appointed. We couldn't have asked for anything better, it really felt like a home away from home. The owner was great. He even called to make sure everything was to our liking and gave us recommendations on restaurants, things to do and places to visit. The owners even had towels and chairs to use at the beach and pool/beach toys for our daughter to use. We really enjoyed our stay.
Thanks for your lovely review, Ted. Hope you'll come back again soon!
Dave and Sandy
Couldn’t ask for more
We enjoyed a great week at this lovely condo on the beach. The owners have done everything possible to make this a beautiful and welcoming retreat. The decor and layout are outstanding. They’ve supplied every item imaginable that you might need or want, even three different ways to brew your morning java, all with instructions! The views from the screened patio and the penthouse deck are gorgeous as well, and both have comfortable furnishings for guest’s enjoyment.
The Pointe Santo complex is a bit reminiscent of a Disney resort (in all the good ways) - beautiful well-manicured grounds, a lovely common area with pool and club house, and lots of friendly staff. The beach is steps away and the widest part is right in front of you. We came in with sub-tropical storm Alberto and the only beach remaining to walk on with the high surf was at Point Santo.
All in all, the perfect place to spend our 40th wedding anniversary. Thanks Dave and Sandy for sharing your little slice of heaven with us!
Couldn't ask for more in your review, either :-) Delighted our condo and Pointe Santo worked well for your 40th -- and glad Alberto didn't spoil it. The Pointe Santo beach is really special.
Dave and Sandy
Pool, Hot Tub or Jacuzzi, Gas BBQs, Beach, Children's activities available onsite