Sunset South #6D

Penthouse Riverside 2 Bedroom with Garage, Semi-Private Elevator, & Storeroom


1340 Middle Gulf Drive, Sanibel Island

Built in 1975, Sunset South was the first condominium complex built on Sanibel Island, shortly after the City incorporated.

The 56 units are spread over 14 like buildings. Each has two units on the 2nd floor (over garage parking) and two units on the top floors.

The floor plans are 2-bedroom 2- bath design with approximately 1,460 sq. ft. of air-conditioned space, 1900 total.

Ten buildings on the gulf side of Middle Gulf Drive are centered around a courtyard with clubhouse and pool.

Four buildings across the street overlook the Sanibel River to Beach View Estates and Sanibel Golf Course. #6D is the top-floor west-unit on the easterly-most river-view unit.

Only a few buildings, like Building 6 have elevators.

The parking areas are pavers with each owner have an assigned garage. This one also has a remote-controlled garage door.

The storeroom for #6D is directly behind its garage – a handy spot for a workbench, hobbies, or for storing items that don’t need air conditioning (like beach toys, bikes, golf clubs, sporting goods, etc.)

Each building also has a shared laundry at ground-level, but this condo was recently configured with its own washer/dryer hook-ups (conveniently located in the master suite).


The clubhouse has party room with kitchen, and office for their facilities employee who usually is on-site during the week. Guest parking is available in front of the clubhouse.

#6D was formerly owned by long-time community residents who previously owned a similar unit, but in a building without an elevator.

When their mobility was challenged, they purchased this condo which allowed them to enjoy several more years on their beloved Sanibel Island, before moving to a retirement community.

Originally constructed with a screened riverside balcony, that extra space became part of the living air-conditioned space when the great room was bumped out and the balcony glassed. It also has storm shutters.

The semi-private elevator comes up to that riverside balcony area.

On the other side of the apartment, both bedrooms have sliders (with planation shutters) that open to a screened balcony. This one overlooks the clubhouse to the gulf.

Today’s sellers bought this property just a few months ago with the intention of updating and renovating and modernizing.

Done with a Euro-modern flair, the new open kitchen features bright white cabinetry, stone countertops, tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances, plus updated fixtures and lighting.

Floors through-out are easy-care neutral wood-look tile. Very beachy!

The great room, dining area, & kitchen all have wonderful natural views over the Sanibel River to Sanibel Island Golf Course.

The en suite master and guest room both have plantation shutters.

The master bath has double sinks, walk-in shower, plus walk-in closet with utility hook-ups.

The guest bath has a shower too. The neutral color-scheme flows from the kitchen to each of the bedrooms and baths.

New furnishings and wall décor were added as construction completed. Included are three flat-screen TVs.

Sunset South is a residential complex, with only monthly rentals allowed.

It also is pet-friendly with owners allowed to bring either one cat or one dog.

The healthy condo association funds reserves. The 2018 fee including elevator is $847/month.


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Listed by Susan Andrews, Realtor, Broker/Owner of SanibelSusan Realty Associates, this information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.