1238 Isabel Dr

Unique Bay-Front Pool Home in Sanibel Harbours


Includes Boat-Slip Lot With Dock & Lift


Renovation near completion at this special home. With 5,000+ sq.ft. of living space, it sits on the deepest bay-front parcel in Sanibel Harbours with a rare waterside porch & pool overlooking San Carlos Bay beach.

New metal roof & exterior paint almost done, entry undergoing face-lift too with new stone landing & steps matching those recently added to the pool & porch. New landscaping will come next.

New stone & railings are in. Pool details & new landscaping coming next.

Formerly a 5 bedroom with master suite on the 2nd level, the reconfiguration just completed combines two of the lower floor bedrooms to provide a new 1st level master suite too. It faces the bay & has a new en suite bath featuring two sinks/vanity areas, over-sized shower, and large walk-in closet.

Porch to bay view

The central great room with soaring ceilings, gas fireplace, & French doors opens to the bay-side porch and pool (~17.5′ x 15.5′). The great room had larger upper windows added to provide more light & expand the water views.

View from upper level walkway

The steps to pool were reconfigured to provide more-convenient access from the great room & kitchen/dining wing, with a 2nd stairway added from a new deck off the new 1st level master suite.

The nearby kitchen with enormous butler’s pantry is transitioning to white & bright. Most of the new stainless-steel appliances have arrived & include SubZero refrigerators.

Dining area view

The kitchen island & breakfast bar open to a large family room with bay-side dining area. There is a gas fireplace here too. The water views from all of these rooms are incredible.

Completing the first living level is another bedroom & full bath, which is privately tucked away in the southwest corner of the home, away from the hustle bustle of the main living area & 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 original 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 also huge! With large walk-in & tub & shower (both new), it has vaulted ceilings & 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 & 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 & a half.

With over 5,000 sq. ft. under air & over 8,000 counting the garage space, pool, & 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 & 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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