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Friday, November 29 2013

Need Help With Something? Check Out My Guide!

For awhile I have been putting together a list of companies that I have been happy with, as well as recommendations sent to me by my clients and my friends. It's important to find reputable help when you need it, and when you are buying a home, or selling, or repairing, or furnishing, a recommended company can certainly help you get the best results for your money. My list of recommended companies will keep growing, and I would love to hear from you about any local businesses that went the extra mile to give you good service.

When buying a home or condo you have lots of projects on your list of things to do. Insurance? Furnishings? Decorating? Gardening? Appliance repair services? The list goes on and on, and I want to do what I can to help smooth your path.
Currently I have over 30 businesses on my guide. All of these companies have come to me through locals who have recommended them, or from my personal use. From landscaping companies to chiropractors, I want to offer you my best recommendations for the most trusted companies in our area. I have lived on Sanibel for over 10 years, and bought, as well as built, my home. It makes life much easier if you have some trusted names you can call when life events catch up with you!

Mainly I want to be a true full service Realtor! If I can be of assistance as you look for the best company to fix your broken appliance, landscape your yard, or help you with your banking needs - I'm happy to help! And as I mentioned earlier, if you have a suggestion for a business that you can recommend, I'd love to hear from you!


And as always... Call Me (239-691-4915) or use my Contact Form, and I can help you find that perfect island property! You can also use my friendly Map Search feature on my website if you want to check out some properties. Our season is just starting, the weather is perfect, and the beaches are waiting. Call me today!

Sarah Ashton, Broker Associate
Royal Shell Real Estate
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Posted by: AT 11:53 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, November 18 2013

River Front Sunset South Condo!

Sunset South Condominium is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as overlooking a river on the north side. Unit 6A has beautiful river views as well as views of the Sanibel Golf Course across the water. Just a short stroll through the resort brings you to miles of Sanibel's best beaches!

This condo is offered furnished and ready for you to just unpack and move in! 

Unit 6A is an updated two bedroom, two bath condo. Light, bright and fully furnished with an open kitchen and expanded living area. Tiled floors and all impact glass windows. You also have garage parking, extensive storage and keyed elevator access to the unit.

1150 total sq. ft. gives you lots of room for guests, or to put the unit in a rental progam if you wish. Currently, this unit has never been rented.

For more information about the Sunset South condo complex you can check out my Sunset South webpage Here! or check out the visual tour of the area.

Sunset South is centrally located and close to our beaches, the Sanibel Lighthouse, the Sanibel Golf Course, and the best restaurants and shopping on Periwinkle Way! This condo should be put on your "must see" list.

The holidays are coming and our residents and visitors are starting to return. Our daytime temps are in the mid 80s and at night in the mid 60s - perfect! When the temp dips in the 30s and snow starts to fall, this is the perfect time for you to come on down and check out what our islands have to offer.

I have a full inventory of properties to show you! Whether you are looking for a home, condo, or homesite, I'm sure I can find the perfect property for you. I am a long-time island resident and even if you want to find a homesite and build, I've done that myself and I can definitely help you!

If you want to start you search on your own, my website has the tools to help you. I have a wonderful property search tool where you input your buying criteria and you can see everything listed. You can even search by map!

To check out condos, you can go to my condos page and check out videos of each condo. For homes, you can go to my neighborhood page and look over some of our beautiful island neighborhoods!

So make this your year for finding Sanibel and Captiva Islands. From miles of beach, miles of bike path, world class fishing and shelling and over 60% of the island being wildlife preserve, our islands offer something for everyone!

Give me a call TODAY and I can get to work finding just the right property for you. 

Our islands are waiting...


Sarah Ashton, Broker Associate
Royal Shell Real Estate

Posted by: AT 10:04 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, November 04 2013

Lots to do on your islands!

The holidays are coming so how about we look at some of the activities that will be available on our islands. This is a fun time of year when our winter residents return, and our tourism season starts to gather steam.

On November 9, starting at 9am, we have the “Ding” Darling Kids Fishing Derby. This is a great time for kids and parents! Fishing is always fun and this event is free and will include awards for lots of different categories. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on the causeway so come on down! Click Here for more event information.

Next we have our Annual Sanibel Island Writers Conference on November 7th to the 10th. Located at the Sanibel Island Public Library, the Conference will hold workshops in poetry, fiction, childrens’ literature, and even publishing and editing. You can find more information Here.

Holiday music is always fun and on December 10, starting at 7pm, BIG ARTS Community Chorus is performing their Holiday Concert. This is always a favorite event and will get you in the holiday spirit. You can enjoy more holiday music at the Concert Band Holiday Performance at BIG ARTS on December 17, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. For more information click Here.

How about a little boat ride! On November 28 we have the Thanksgiving Sunset Dolphin Cruise from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Leaving from McCarthy’s Marina on Captiva, this cruise is lots of fun as you enjoy music, free soft drinks and dolphin playing in the boats wake as the sun sets. Click Here for more info.

A definite island favorite is the Sanibel Luminary Festival on December 6, from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. This is the 29th annual Luminary Festival and it’s an event that promotes local businesses and lots of goodwill. You will walk “the trail” of lit candles and visit our business community. You can get photos with Santa and lots of other activities. This is a “must see” event! More Here.
On December 7th, Captiva Island holds its own luminary trail event!

On December 22, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm you can enjoy the Holiday Spectacular at the Herb Strauss Schoolhouse Theater on Periwinkle Way. This should be a great holiday celebration and with lots of family fun and a great holiday show! Check it out Here.

Maybe one of our more famous events caps off our holiday season, the Christmas Tree lighting at ‘Tween Waters Inn on Captiva Island. Friday November 29th beginning at sunset. The event has live music and spectacular holiday decorations around the resort, as well as fireworks. The 30-foot tree is outside with the Gulf of Mexico as its background. This is a fun family event! Check here for more information.

Captiva Holiday Village events!

Captiva Island offers its own schedule of events, including a lighted boat parade, carols at Chapel by the Sea, a decorated golf cart parade and lots of world class entertainment! Click the links below for all events, dates and times!


The full list of events offered on Sanibel can be found Here

The full list of events offered on Captiva can be found Here

I hope you can come and enjoy the holidays on our islands! The weather is fantastic and the fun is endless. And, as usual, contact me for help with the purchase of your perfect island property! We have a full inventory of homes, condos and homesites for you to choose from... and I can help! Call Me Today!

Sarah Ashton, Broker Associate
Royal Shell Real Estate

Posted by: AT 10:44 am   |  Permalink   |  Email

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22440 Palm Ridge Rd, Unit 4
Sanibel, FL 33957

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