Just Another Happy Friday at SanibelSusan Realty


dolphins-with-babyIt’s been another week of wonderful weather on Sanibel and Captiva Islands with reduced traffic, and some good real estate action – three closings for us, including an off-island sale on Monday by teammates David and Lisa and one scheduled to close later this afternoon on island. (The last day of the month is always a busy one for title companies.)

The details of the action posted since last Friday in the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Multiple Listing Service follow some other news below.

Not many new sales were announced at our local Association of Realtors® weekly caravan meeting yesterday, but several new listings were mentioned. A couple of interesting commercial ones are:

jensen-s-twin-palm-resortJensen’s Resort & Marina on Captiva, including the marina with 35 boat slips, retail fishing gear store, fueling station, gulf-front resort with seven units and bay-front cottage resort with 10 buildings (14 units) is listed by Jane Reader Weaver with John Naumann & Associates. Asking price is $30M.

bait box

Bait Box on Sanibel which includes the fishing supply shop, bank building next door and large parking area with warehouse behind) is listed by David Schuldenfrei with VIP Realty Group. Asking price is $2.5M.

SanibelSusan Realty associates sell commercial listings too, so let us know if you would like more details.

Wondering What’s Going on Down by the Lighthouse?

On April 17, the City of Sanibel began construction of a “living shoreline” at Lighthouse Beach Park. According to the City web site: “Shorelines are often stabilized with hardened structures, such as seawalls and rock revetments, which can often increase the rate of coastal erosion. Living shorelines incorporate the use of structural and organic materials, such as wetland plants, oysters, and sand, with limited use of rock and concrete materials. This results in a more stable long-term solution that provides benefits to fish and wildlife.

“The road leading into Lighthouse Beach Park will be closed for vehicular traffic only, from the Fishing Pier parking lot to the Lighthouse Cottages during the construction of this project until May 1, 2017 weather permitting.

“Pedestrians will be able to access the Lighthouse area by designated walking areas. This area is prone to erosion during storm events and the installation of the living shoreline will help reduce the impact of erosion to the road leading into Lighthouse Beach Park.

“Every effort will be made to minimize inconvenience to the general public. Users of Lighthouse Beach Park should plan on parking in designated areas when accessing the Lighthouse property and use CAUTION through the area where workers are present….”

Lighthouse Beach SanCapAerial Jim Szabo FB 04-25-2017The City posted this aerial photo on their website. Photo credit to Jim Szabo, SanCap Aerial.

More Summer Schedules Begin

  • Noahs-Ark-2Noah’s Ark – Beginning May 2 to August 4, the store will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays only. Furniture pickups will be discontinued on July 14. The Ark’s annual bag day will be Friday, August 4 from 9 to 11 a.m. That’s when customer purchase empty bags for $4 each and fill them to capacity. Items too large to fit in bags will reflect 80% price reductions. Drastic price reductions begin two weeks before Bag Day. The Ark will be closed from August 5 to October 2 for cleaning, restocking, and repair. They will begin accepting donations again on September 1. Between October 3 and November 1, shop hours will be 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays only. During the winter season beginning November 1, hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and the 1st Saturday of every month. In operation for more than 50 years, Noah’s Ark is managed entirely by volunteers. The proceeds are distributed to local, regional, and global charitable organizations.
  • Sanibel MuseumSanibel Historical Museum & Village – Off-season summer hours begin May 2. Summer hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The museum will be closed starting August 1 and will reopen October 17 on regular full-time hours which are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

24th Annual Sam Bailey’s Island Night

Baseballree tickets are available at participating island merchants for the 24th Annual Sam Bailey’s Island Night on Wednesday, May 17, at Hammond Stadium in the CenturyLink Sports Complex where the Ft Myers Miracle will play the Clearwater Threshers. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Pre-game parade and ceremony starts at 6 p.m. Game to follow. All proceeds got to help local charities.

Guidelines for 2017 Sea Turtle Nesting Season

Sanibelfirstturtlenest2013Sea turtle nesting season is May 1 to October 31. According to an article posted in the “Island Sun” this week, “Sanibel’s eleven miles of gulf shoreline have more nesting activity than any other beach in Lee County. Sought by predators and susceptible to dehydration, sea turtle hatchlings have a one in one thousand chance of survival. Human activities can further reduce that chance.

“By following these simple guidelines, you can do your part to ensure the survival of these magnificent creatures:Sea Turtle Nest

  • Turn off or shield lights near the beaches. Artificial beach lighting can inhibit female sea turtles from nesting and disorient hatchlings. Most beachfront lighting issues can be addressed by turning off all unnecessary light fixtures, or cling blind and drapes.
  • Remove furniture and other items from the beach and dune area, when not in use, between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. Items left on the beach include beach furniture, toys, and trash may provide barriers to nesting or result in entanglement and predation of hatchlings.
  • sea-turtle-eggsLevel all sandcastles and fill any holes dug during play. These are fine during the day, but may pose additional hazards at night. Please leave the beach as you found it, so that sea turtles and hatchlings are not hindered on their way to nest or to the water.
  • Pick up all trash. Sea turtles mistakenly eat debris, especially plastic, which results in death.
  • loggerhead_sea_turtle_baby_blogHonor the leash law. All dogs on the beach must be on a leash and not allowed to disturb nesting turtles or hatchlings.”

For more info regarding sea turtles on Sanibel, visit http://mysanibel.com/departments/natural-resources/protecting-our-beaches/sea-turtles.

Sanibel & Captiva Multiple Listing Service Activity April 21-28, 2017



1 new listing: Cottage Colony West #108 & #132, joint offering of two 1/1 units $1.35M.

7 price changes: Blind Pass #A205 2/2 now $419K, Village of Sanibel #R1 3/2.5 now $426K, Mariner Pointe #733 2/2 now $445K, Blind Pass #F210 2/2 now $459K, Mariner Pointe #811 2/2 now $479K, Shorewood #2D 3/2 now $999K, Pine Cove #102 3/2 now $1.347M.

8 new sales: Sundial West #H209 1/1 listed at $429K, Sanibel Arms West #H4 2/2 listed at $535K, Sandalfoot #4C3 2/2 listed at $669K, Sunset South #2A 2/2 listed at $699K, Sunset South #10C 2/2 listed at $759K, Pointe Santo #C36 2/2 listed at $786K, Sundial West #A308 2/2 listed at $794K, Sundial East #T202 2/2 $849K.

6 closed sales: Coquina Beach #5A 2/2 $355K, Mariner Pointe #842 2/2 $475K, Loggerhead Cay #252 2/2 $545K, Villa Sanibel #2G 2/2 $569K, Loggerhead Cay #104 3/2 $1.27M.


6 new listings: 4436 Waters Edge Ln 3/3 $850K, 924 Beach Rd 3/2 $995K; 830 Angel Wing Dr 2/2 $1.079M; 4960 Joewood Dr 3/3 $1.099M; 4649 Rue Belle Mer 3/2.5 $3,095,555; 4155 West Gulf Dr 4/3 $4.295M.

7 price changes: 2074 Wild Lime Dr 3/2 now $559K; 1315 Par View Dr 3/2 now $689K; 1020 White Ibis Dr 3/3 now $699K; 215 Palm Lake Dr 3/2 now $699.9K; 721 Durion Ct 3/3 now $799K; 673 East Rocks Dr 3/2 now $848,888; 2313 Wulfert Rd 4/3 now $1.05M.

1 new sale: 5739 Pine Tree Dr 3/2 listed at $749K.

12 closed sales: 998 Greenwood Ct N 3/2.5 half-duplex $395K, 6471 Pine Ave 2/2 $520K, 2134 Egret Cir 3/2 $525K, 4619 Brainard Bayou Rd 3/2 $536K, 702 Durion Ct 3/2 $645K, 186 Southwinds Dr 2/2 $650K, 3359 Barra Cir 3/3 $779K, 243 Southwinds Dr 3/2.5 $820K, 3918 Coquina Dr 3/2.5 $880K, 918 Lindgren Blvd 3/3.5 $1.115M, 815 Birdie View Pt 3/3 $1.13M, 1326 Seaspray Ln 4/4.5 $1.75M.


1 new listing: 412 Tiree Cir $369,555.

1 price change: 4538 Bowen Bayou Rd now $259K.

No new sales.

Image 7 c.jpg2 closed sales: 1550 Centre St $185K (our Seller), 9066 Mockingbird Dr $360K.



Nothing to report.


No new listings.

1 price change: 13550 Palmflower Ln 4/3.5 now $4.25M.

1 new sale: 11515 Andy Rose Ln 6/5.5 listed at $2.995M.

2 closed sales: 11514 Andy Rosse Ln 5/5 $2.1M, 16560 Captiva Dr 7/7.5 $5.7125M.


Nothing to report.

(This representation is based, in whole, or in part, on data supplied by the Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors® or its Multiple Listing Service. Neither the association nor its MLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the association or its MLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. The information provided represents general real estate activity in the community and does not imply that SanibelSusan Realty Associates is participating or participated in these transactions.)

Enjoy your weekend! Susan Andrews, aka SanibelSusan

Island Beach Club

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