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Down Time

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Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

1388 Tahiti Drive Sanibel, FL 33957 United States

Update following Hurricane Ian: This home sustained minimal damages from the storm and all items & amenities have been repaired and/or replaced and it is ready for rentals in 2023! Inquire directly if interested in a multi-month stay!

Welcome to "Down Time", a true classic beach cottage that's been newly renovated to be the fresh, clean & comfortable modern escape that you have been searching for in your next Sanibel rental home! This beachside beauty boasts new hardwood floors throughout, an open floor plan, and 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms that are complimented with bright and relaxing beach style decor. The split floor plan is the ideal setup for a family or for couples to share, with two guest bedrooms with shared bath on one side of the house, and a large master suite on the other. The fully-equipped kitchen is stocked with all the essential kitchenware needed to make your favorite vacation meals at home. The large lanai stretches the entire length of the house and is a perfect spot for outdoor dining on the upper deck level and/or enjoy your time together in the brand new heated pool (as of June 2016) down below. The neighborhood has nearby, private beach access that puts you on the sandy, shell strewn beach within a short 5 minute walk or bike ride. Beach wagons, chairs, towels, umbrellas and coolers are provided to allow for the most convenient way to spend long days on our beautiful beach. The golf cart will also be available for use around the neighborhood and for easier trips to the beach. The home is located toward Sanibel's West End of the island close to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, the Sanibel Recreation Center, and many restaurants & shops that are all within a few miles bike ride or short drive.

Home amenities include: 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms -- 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, & 2 Twin beds (sleeps 6), 4 flat screen TVs, 3 DVD players, free WIFI & cable, heated pool, large enclosed 2 story lanai, golf cart use, beach parking permit, washer & dryer, fully equipped kitchen, BBQ gas grill, covered parking, outdoor shower. NO Pets Allowed. NO Smoking. Bed linens and bath towels included. Beach chairs, towels, and an umbrella are provided for added convenience.

Bicycle, Kayak, & Paddleboard rentals available through our SBL Outfitters division. Free delivery and pick-up available to our guests. Call us today for more information for the best rates on the island!

Please note: ALL of our Single Family Homes require a 28 day minimum rental period per the City of Sanibel. This unit is non-smoking with a maximum occupancy of 6 people.

Sanibel Vacations, or "SBL Vacations" provide a variety of high quality, meticulously attended vacation rental homes and condos on Sanibel & Captiva Islands. We are a boutique vacation rental company who strive to make your next island adventure to be the most relaxing and memorable experience possible. We look forward to seeing you soon!!

Please Note: For ALL HomeAway/Vrbo bookings, the SBL Rental Agreement, particularly the cancellation policy & payment schedule, will supersede the published HomeAway/Vrbo policies. Please read the rental agreement provided at the time of booking to review all applicable policies. Please call the property manager with any questions regarding cancellation and payment schedule procedures.

City of Sanibel Dwelling Lic# 20-00022114

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 2 story
Unit Code 1388 TD
Beds 1 king bed, 1 queen bed, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 2 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 6, 8 dining seats
Floor Area 1484 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities Enhanced cleaning practices, Clean with disinfectant, No-contact check-in and check-out, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Towels and bedding washed in water that's at least 60sC/140sF
Kitchen Full Kitchen, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Toaster, Cookware, Dishwasher, Utensils, Plates & Glassware
Living Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, WiFi, Hairdryer, Non-Smoking Only, Pets Not Allowed
Business Nearby Bike & Equipment Rentals
Outdoor Deck, BBQ Grill, Outdoor Shower, Private Pool, Beach, Lanai, Heated Pool, Outdoor Dining Furniture, Screened Lanai, Covered Parking, Beach Chairs, Beach Towels, Beach Umbrella, Golf Cart
Geographic Secluded, Near Beach
Entertainment Cable TV, DVD Player, Games, Books
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Peaceful /Quiet Getaway

    Stayed 29 days ending in April, 2022

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    a guest from Jamestown, RI recommends this vacation rental

    Down Time is located in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. Neighbors were respectful and friendly. There were dogs but you seldom heard them bark and when they did it was briefly. The golf cart provided was much appreciated especially after a day at the mostly deserted beach area. The kitchen had every essential cooking tool and of excellent quality. Beds and sofas were comfortable. Having our own pool was heavenly; again quiet and peaceful. Weekly Pool service was great. Every detail for a relaxing vacation was covered. We didn’t want to leave!!

    • Manager Responded on 7/8/2022

      Dear Janet, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Down Time for the month of April and that it had everything you needed to make your stay a memorable one for all of the right reasons. We work hard to connect the dots before your arrival and during your stay, and we would welcome the opportunity to assist you in planning your next Sanibel vacation.

  • Tahiti

    Stayed 27 days ending in February, 2019

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    Jack B from Eagan, MN recommends this vacation rental

    The space in the house was great. The kitchen was well equipped; we appreciated the quality of the cookware and knives. The lanai was tremendous and the ability to completely open the sliding doors in the living room gave the house a lot of extra room. The golf cart for trips to the beach with chairs was really handy. We (and our young granddaughter) appreciated the pool and pool toys.

    • Manager Responded on 3/2/2019

      Thank you so much for your review of Down Time! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to easily take the golf cart to the beach! We can't wait to see you all again next year!

  • Downtime

    Stayed 26 days ending in January, 2019

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    a guest from Lenexa, KS recommends this vacation rental

    Nicely furnished. Well equipped

    • Manager Responded on 2/16/2019

      Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Down Time! It was a pleasure having you stay with us! We hope we can help you plan another trip to Sanibel in the future!

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