1238 Isabel Dr

Unique Bay-Front Pool Home in Sanibel Harbours

SA 12-6-18 toward Pine Island

Includes Boat-Slip Lot With Dock & Lift


Recent owner is offering this property for sale while renovation, updating, and reconfiguration are underway, affording a buyer the opportunity to make some of their own personal selections. Price negotiable depending on work completed and committed at time of sale.

Plans are underway to give this home both an exterior and interior facelift. Photos below, both from the road & beachside, are before new roof, new paint, and new landscaping. All of those are in the works for early 2019.1238 isabel cropped

20181217_095217Formerly a 5 bedroom with master suite on the 2nd level, the reconfiguration in process combines two of the lower floor bedrooms to provide a new 1st level master suite too. It faces the bay & will have a new en suite bath featuring two sinks/vanity areas, oversized shower, and large walk-in closet.

The central great room with soaring ceilings, fireplace, & French doors opens to the bayside porch and pool (~17.5′ x 15.5′). The great room currently is getting new larger upper windows providing more light & expanding the water views, while the steps to pool are being modified to provide better more-convenient access.

The nearby kitchen with enormous butler’s pantry soon will be white and bright and is getting new appliances too. The kitchen island and breakfast bar open to a large family room with bayside dining area. There is a fireplace here too. The water views from all of these rooms are incredible.

Completing the first living level is another bedroom and full bath, which is privately tucked away in the southwest corner of the home, away from the hustle bustle of the main living area and separated from the master suite.

A four-stop elevator from the 3-car garage stops on the 1st level near the entry to the butler’s pantry, so convenient when returning from shopping.

On the 2nd level, over the garage, is a large room with 1/2 bath and mini-kitchen which offers several options. Used as a recreation room by the first owners, it was a dedicated home theater for the 2nd. Other options could be a fun bunk room for grandchildren, a playroom for a younger family, another family room, or den, or even another bedroom or hobby room or studio. The elevator stops on this level too.

The upper level master suite also is getting a facelift. Located over the lower-level kitchen and family/dining room, it’s huge too! With large walk-in and both tub and shower, it has vaulted ceilings and stunning bay views. It opens to a central open sundeck that spans the 2nd level from one suite to the other.

Opposite this 2nd floor master suite and across the sundeck is another large room with full bath. Currently configured with office built-ins, it could easily be converted to another large bedroom too.

On 2nd floor south side is a bridge overlooking the great room below that serves as a hallway connecting the upper level room. The top stop for the elevator is at the master suite end of this hallway.

The view from this bridge to the bay is amazing. Just off the bridge are a laundry room, a private nook or mini-office, plus another large bedroom (with easy access to the 4th full-bath). That brings the bedrooms to at least four, the baths four and a half.

With over 5,000 sq. ft. under air and over 8,000 counting the garage space, pool, and deck, this property offers a variety of uses depending on lifestyle.

A couple wanting one-level living with plenty of room for guests upstairs can easily function here, while a growing family needing space and privacy will delight in the many living spaces offered.


More photos will be posted as work progresses. Please contact listing agent to view to ensure safety while work is underway.

Listed by Susan Andrews, Realtor, Broker/Owner of SanibelSusan Realty Associates.

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