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DPT2008 Jun 13th, 2017 04:14 PM

Sanibel ocean front
Looking into condos and resorts on Sanibel...specifically with ocean front access. Would like to have a condo or room with a patio right on the beach. Would like to hear recommendations from anyone who has stayed in an ocean front condo or room in Sanibel. Thank you for any information.

HappyTrvlr Jun 13th, 2017 05:21 PM

To clarify, Sanibel is not the ocean as it's on the FulfnCoast. The ocean is on Florida's east coast. We spent many vacations right on the Gulf coast beaches in Sanibel but too long ago to recommend.

DPT2008 Jun 13th, 2017 07:08 PM

Thank you, but I know where the Gulf of Mexico is and where the Atlantic Ocean is relative to Florida. I think it's ok to use the term "ocean front" when referring to a resort or condo on the Gulf. Thank you for your input though. I've been to Sanibel multiple times but have never stayed in an ocean front condo and was just wondering if anyone had any suggestions. Thanks again for your input.

ekscrunchy Jun 14th, 2017 03:43 AM

My friends rent a two-bedroom gulf front condo at Sanibel aRms every winter. View is sensational. Small pool. Dated furniture but fine for a rental. Clean.

DPT2008 Jun 14th, 2017 04:26 PM

Nice to know that you liked your ocean front condo. Thanks.

Dukey1 Jun 15th, 2017 12:45 PM

We've rented oceanfront at Mitchell's Sandcastles because it is a pet-friendly place but those cottages are basically housekeeping types with full kitchens, etc., and may not be exactly what you are looking for.

Yes, the Gulf is by most people's standards "the ocean" just as the one outside my front window over here in Fort Lauderdale is also "the ocean."

ekscrunchy Jun 16th, 2017 03:07 AM

Casa Ybel is also very nice; my friends used to rent there.

artsbabe Jun 16th, 2017 06:43 AM

We rented through Sanibel Beachfront Condos, and the condo was spotlessly clean and comfortable with lots of amenities, including bikes.

DPT2008 Jun 17th, 2017 08:09 AM

Thank you everyone for your responses.

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