Guests are finding our shelling center daily. Our guests staying in 2A3 are delighted, excited and thrilled to locate the new amenity. They said today, “This is fantastic! This shell cleaning station makes shell collecting a special event at Ocean’s Reach.”
Don’t forget to reserve your special event at Ocean’s Reach!
Ocean’s Reach condos have been restyled, redone and reworked! Members of our summer SWAT team meticulously work through each and every condo this summer repairing, touching up, replacing, cleaning and performing an inventory of all necessary supplies, equipment, furnishings and comfort amenities. These condos await and look forward to your arrival!
Take a tour of each individual condo and make your Sanibel reservation today!
Meet wildlife watchers, Sophie and Caitlin Dimbleby, from the UK. They and their parents arrived at Ocean’s Reach for a week with nature, wildlife and beach after visiting Disney World in Orlando. Immediately they captured our hearts as Sophie (left) and Caitlin (right) visited us almost daily to update us on their wildlife adventures on Sanibel. Their favorite activity was swimming near the dolphins right off our beach. They promised to send us photos and videos of their iguana, dolphin, crab and flat fish sightings. We look forward to staying in touch with them!!
Back in Kingston, UK, they are looking forward to taking care of their new puppy who will share the home with fish and gerbils.
Ocean’s Reach Guest Services accepts food baskets, floral arrangements, gift baskets and UPS shipments for all our guests. This morning, however, the delivery from Bailey’s Neighborhood Grocery of healthy fresh fruits, cheeses, crackers and chocolates was for Guest Services!! It was a “Thank You” from an appreciative new owner.
For anyone wanting to send a welcome gift or special treat to friends or family staying at Ocean’s Reach, a gift basket from Bailey’s Grocery is an ideal way to send a special sentiment with a smile.
Bailey’s Grocery 239-472-1516
Seeing Melissa and Darren’s wedding photos on the September 1st blog post, brought back a lot of beautiful memories. Approximately 30 guests (including their pastor) arrived to celebrate this beautiful occasion on the beach. The bride and groom were so relaxed even when a rain storm soaked the island most of the day. But guess what? At 5:00 p.m. the sky opened up to a beautiful, warm sunny evening–just in time to set up the boardwalk to the beach for the processional.
Andy has shared a few of his photos from this special day, including one from the lovely reception held afterward in the Grove.
We will be glad to help you plan your perfect Sanibel wedding on the beach at Ocean’s Reach!
Fresh from the Florida farm! On your way to Sanibel, pick up delicious tropical fruit sauces, jams and seasonings and farm fresh vegetables and fruits from this fabulous Florida farm stand located at McGregor Blvd. and John Morris Street. Many other options exist such as Publix in Fort Myers and island favorities, Bailey’s and Jerry’s grocery stores.
With this eye catching signage, you won’t miss it!
For all of you who were unable to attend this year’s Purple Martin Festival in downtown Fort Myers, we would like to share a little portion of the evening. First of all, a big “Thank You” to our host and local businessman, Ron Kopko, for this entertaining event. “The Bar Association” is a local bar and pub that attracts many downtown residents and Sanibel business people. You never know who you will be rubbing shoulders with or dancing next to!
Celebrating the nightly nesting of the Purple Martins were Florida Repertory Theater‘s Robert and Carrie Cacioppo.
Speaking of never knowing who you might rub shoulders with, does anyone know who this is?
Also, we send a huge “Thank You” to the mistress of ceremonies,Â Gina Taylor, Director of the Lee Trust For Historic Preservation. All proceeds raised from the event’s raffle were donated to this organization that promotes preservation and purchases threatened historic structures within Lee County, Florida. And for anyone who might be interested in other interesting facts about the beautiful Purple Martins, there is a Purple Martin Conservation Association located in Erie, PA .
The new program recently started at the Bailey-Mathews Shell Museum, “Children Play…Parents May…” is proving to be quite a success.Â The following letter is from one satisfied Ocean’s Reach family, along with pictures to prove it.
I wanted to get back with you with a report about the program that Diane Thomas has started at the Shell Museum. We took Hannah (8) and Braden (6) to Tuesday’s program. They are both relatively independent and social, so we had few worries about how they would handle the newness.
They did great, thanks to Diane’s well-organized plans for crafts, songs, and education. At 11:30, when we picked up the kids, Braden said, “I wish this could be our school.” Say no more, huh?
Anyway, please have no reservations about recommending Diane’s program to other Ocean’s Reach patrons. By copy of this e-mail to her, I am also saying “Many thanks” for the initiative and enthusiasm.
We referred the program to a couple from New York today, while visiting on a trolley ride.
Well done, Diane.
Danne W Webb