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Thursday, July 19 2012
 The Dunes!

This week I want to introduce you to The Dunes Golf and Tennis Club near the causeway on Sanibel Island.

The Dunes Website describes the Dunes as, "a lush Sanibel Island golf course and club destination nestled amid an abundant natural landscape," and I have to agree! The Dunes is definitely an all time favorite!

The 18-hole championship golf course is open to the public. The golf course was designed by 10-time PGA Tour winner Mark McCumber.

The Dunes subdivision consists of approximately 215 properties surrounding the golf course and Sanibel's natural environment. There are single family homes as well as duplex homes.

If tennis is your game, The Dunes has 13 Har-Tru tennis courts and offers daily services such as clinics, lessons, assistance with scheduling match play and junior tournament training.

You can also fill in your day by visiting The Dunes Restaurant located at the clubhouse. Known for their delicious Angus Beef, the restaurant also offers one of the best views as you enjoy your meal.

Located close to shopping, the bay, and some of our best beaches near the Sanibel Lighthouse, The Dunes is always a popular place for locals.

There are currently 13 listings available. Asking prices range from a three bed, two and a half bath for $324,900 (2160 sq. ft.) to a three bed, three bath for $1,200,000 (8490 sq. ft.).

The Dunes is always worth a look if you are in the market for Sanibel property!

Along with everything The Dunes has to offer, Sanibel Island has lots to keep you busy. We have miles and miles of famous beach as well as over 60% of the island being preserve property. Our most popular conservation property being the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge.

When you finish with play, shopping on Sanibel is always a fun time! We have some of the best boutique shops for you to discover.

As always, please contact me for any local information you need! I live here and I'm always excited to talk about everything Sanibel and Captiva Islands have to offer!

For more information about The Dunes and to watch a visual tour, just check out this webpage!

It's summer and a great time to start thinking about some of the great properties we have available. Interest rates are at historic lows and prices are reasonable - now's the time!

Thanks!
Sarah

Posted by: Sarah Ashton AT 02:14 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, June 21 2012
The following notice was posted by the City of Sanibel earlier this afternoon.

I'm really glad the Bear is getting a new - more comfortable home!



Sanibel Black Bear

Relocated Off-Island

 

 

Today, at approximately 1p.m., the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) successfully tranquilized the Florida black bear that was first detected on Sanibel Island last June. Over the past 10 days, the black bear began to demonstrate nuisance behavior. The City of Sanibel Natural Resources Department, Sanibel Police Department, Public Works Department and the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, worked in conjunction with FWC to safely relocate the bear off-island. FWC officials estimate the male bear to be 3.5 years old and between 200 and 250 pounds.

 

Last evening, at approximately 10:12 p.m., the City of Sanibel received a 9-1-1 call when the bear was nearly hit by a vehicle on East Periwinkle Way. The first confirmed sighting of the black bear on Sanibel was June 27, 2011, when a remote wildlife camera at J.N 'Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge captured an image of a sub adult Florida black bear, approximately 1.5 years old, weighing 40-60 pounds. The bear was photographed by a motion activated, infrared camera at the Bailey Tract. Since 2011, there have been numerous confirmed sightings of the black bear on Sanibel.

 

In making this announcement, Sanibel City Manager Judith Zimomra stated, "Through our Vision Statement, the City of Sanibel places the highest priority on protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat. In the case of this black bear, over the past two weeks, it became very clear his opportunity to live a long happy life would be best off-island where he can find a mate and live the remainder of his years happily and safely in a more natural, non-residential bear habitat." Zimomra further stated, "Over the last several days as the bear began to frequent neighborhoods, including porches, our community was extremely helpful in detecting the bear's patterns with their prompt phone calls to the Sanibel Police Department, reporting the whereabouts of the bear. Additionally, through their knowledge of our island and habitat, our City employees were particularly useful partners to the FWC during this endeavor."

 

Black bears are native to Florida and are protected under state and federal laws. Dwindling populations in Florida has caused this sub species to be listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. It is illegal to approach or harass this animal.

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Posted by: Sarah Ashton AT 02:52 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, February 15 2012
Sanibel Arms West

 

This week I want to tell you about a fantastic gulf front condo. Sanibel Arms West is located at 822 East Gulf Drive on Sanibel Island. There are 104 total units in this condo.

Check out my video tour and listing page for Sanibel Arms West Here!

Sanibel Arms West has a pool, tennis courts, docks and miles and miles of Sanibel's best beach. Located on the east end of Sanibel Island, it's just a short walk to the Sanibel lighthouse.

 

 

There are currently eight units available ranging from $395,900 to $400,000. All the units are two bedroom, two bath with some facing the Gulf and some just steps from the beach. Map this Property Here!

Sanibel is over 60% conservation property and is considered a sanctuary island. There are also over 20 miles of biking/walking trails for your enjoyment! And Sanibel Arms West fits right in with our natural environment.

Give me a call or Contact Me for all the latest information and listing at Sanibel Arms.

Sarah

 

Posted by: AT 05:52 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, November 11 2009
Hi,

Captiva Island is another very special place on the Southwest coast of Florida.  Located just north of Sanibel Island, which is just west of Ft. Myers, Florida - the only ways to get to Captiva Island is via a causeway to Sanibel Island or by boat. 

In my efforts to assist my clients and visitors to the wonders of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, I have started a video series.  I introduced the East end of Sanibel Island in my last one and this one is dedicated to the "Downtown" section of Captiva Island.  This is where most of the Restaurants and shops are located.  Take a look and let me know what you think. 

You can check it out in my "Captiva" section Here, or view the video in YouTube Here.

You have to love Sanibel and Captiva Islands!
Posted by: Sarah Ashton AT 07:35 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, October 18 2009
Hi -

Ever wonder what Sanibel Island was like after hearing so much about it?

Well, I have talked to so many folks who have never been here and wondered "What is it like there?"  that I decided to try to answer their questions in video as well as words. 

On my website - www.sanibelislandsensations.com you can now click on the link on the homepage to the first of my Island videos.  I started on the East end of Sanibel Island. The two videos bring you across the Causeway and show you the Sanibel Marina, the Sanibel Island Fishing Pier, the Sanibel Island Lighthouse and, of course, some of the great Real Estate on that end of the island.  I take you around and show you Sanibel Island Canal Homes and Gulf Front Condo complexes as well as "the island within the island" - Kinzie Island on Sanibel Island.  Take a look at these two fun videos and let me know what you think.  Over the next couple of months I will be adding to the video collection so you will get a sense of Sanibel Island and then it's on to Captiva Island.
Posted by: Sarah Ashton AT 12:50 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, July 23 2009
Lee County Department of Transportation has decided to drop their plans to change the county toll structure, including the Sanibel Island Causeway toll.  After two public meetings, one on Sanibel and one in Cape Coral, and meeting with the Sanibel City Council this past Tuesday, they have decided not pursue their proposed changes.

The changes would have increased the toll expense for Sanibel Island residents and business owners considerably.  We are grateful that the Toll increase is off the table - at least for now.
Posted by: Sarah Ashton AT 04:17 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, June 11 2009
Hi,

There is a move afoot by the Lee County Commissioners and Lee County Department of Transportation to raise the tolls on the Sanibel Island Causeway.  To the casual visitor or day tripper, the proposal is for the toll to remain the same $6.00.  The increase comes to those residents and employees on the island who use the transponder discount program.  The proposal is to raise these rates to $3.00 per trip.  This is going to place a huge burden on all our island businesses, not to mention all the residents who have kids in school off island, residents with doctors off island or any other errands that occur off island.  Check out The News-Press article from today's paper for more detail on this issue.    http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009906110321
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