The following nineteen step program is here to guide you on a quick course of “Sanibel Recovery” from the stress of everyday life! Join us soon and take advantage of our nineteen steps to the beautiful sandy beach in front of your private condo, and see for yourself how quickly you can recover. If you do not believe us, click here to read some of our guest testimonials or better yet, just reserve a condo!
Sea Oats are a stabilizing grass that grows along the coast of Florida, including Sanibel Island. They are in full bloom and seeding from Summer through the Fall, and the Spikelets can grow to be as tall as six feet high. Remember though, do not pick! You will be fined in the State of Florida as they are so highly valued for their ecological effect of holding the beaches in place. Just enjoy watching as they sway gently in the ocean’s breeze.
Many times when you think of going to Florida on vacation, you think of sitting on the beach with a good book or your ipod and just relaxing. But there are other beautiful and very serene spots that don’t always come to mind. Ocean’s Reach Sanibel Island Condos has just the spot…The Grove!! They have arranged it so that you can have a small gathering and cook out, sit in the cooling shade with wi-fi, and now it is possible to relax on lounge chairs overlooking the pond which is a nature lovers paradise.
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
Sanibel vacations are really wonderful and always leave us with sweet memories, but there are those extremely unusual circumstances that can leave some of us with new relationships that can span a lifetime, such as the one when two sets of twins just happen to meet.
The other day we posted a challenge from two 11 year old twin girls, Lauren and Julia, to all Ocean Reach blog readers. The girls decided they would also like to share a few of their other experiences while visiting Ocean’s Reach.
The best of the best encounters was with two other guests vacationing at the same time at Ocean’s Reach who were also 11 year old twin girls named Amanda and Ashley. What a remarkable chance encounter!! It was so remarkable that they have already begun exchanging letters and are hoping to vacation together at Ocean’s Reach again.
During their special week, they had several “dolphin encounters” with the dolphins swimming around them within 15-20 feet. The dolphins were feeding on small fish in the shallow waters. This happened on a couple of different days. A Manatee was also spotted within five feet of a couple of other guests in front of Ocean’s Reach. As the girls say “How cool is that!”. They also found starfish which they modeled on their heads before releasing them and tons of sand dollars which were also gently placed back into their homes.
According to the mothers, Amanda and Ashley are identical twins born April 17. Amanda is one minute older than Ashley.
Julia and Lauren are fraternal twins born December 11. Julia is one minute older than Lauren.
All four girls are 11 and will be starting sixth grade in the fall.
They share a love of horses, puppies, swimming and Oceans Reach.
They had an enormous amount of fun in the pool, but enjoyed the ocean, too, especially picking up the floating batches of sargassum grass to look for small fish and crabs underneath.
What a remarkable week for four beautiful young girls, and also for all the others who enjoyed watching them have so much fun. Thank you to both families for sharing their experiences!! And a special “Thanks” to Julia and Lauren, and Amanda and Ashley from all at Ocean’s Reach!!
It has been thought by many that there may be a “Pot of Gold” at the end of the rainbow. Well, to any and all who know and love Ocean’s Reach on Sanibel Island, the “Pot of Gold” is truly here. Our “Pot of Gold” signifies many things to each of us, so join us and discover our treasures at your leisure!
To reserve your Sanibel vacation rental at Ocean’s Reach and find your share of the treasure call 800-336-6722.
A short while back, lovely family joined us at Ocean’s Reach for a memorable vacation. In the days to come we intend to share some of their wonderful experiences with all of our readers, but in the meantime, Lauren and Julia, their twin daughters would like toÂ challenge our blog readers. As their mother explained in a portion of her letter,
“We also had a very memorable dinner at Jacaranda, the food was outstanding. While waiting for our dinner to be served, we played the following word game: How many words can we find/make using the letters from the words “Oceans Reach Pool”? With just a little help from Mom and Dad, the answer was 93! And you can see all 93 on the attached document – a scan of the children’s menu from Jacaranda, on which we played the game.
Anyway, Lauren and Julia would like to issue a challenge, perhaps via the blog, to see how many additional words can be found. The rules are easy, just use the letters from “Oceans Reach Pool”. If the letter only appears once in these words, you can only use it one in your word answer. Knowing how intelligent the owners and guests of Oceans Reach are, we expect that we can go much higher than 93 words!”
So what do you think? Can we come up with a few more words to help out the girls? Let’s here from everyone!!
I found this extraordinary video on “Sanibel Toot’s Lazy Days” blog of a Loggerhead Turtle hatchling making it’s way to the Gulf. Just wanted to make sure all of our viewers see this. Toot’s also reminds us that when we leave the beach at the end of the day during nesting season, to be sure and smooth away any sand sculptures that could hinder the little turtles on their journey. Be sure and stop by Toot’s blog to thank her for her amazing video and enjoy all of her wonderful photos.