Hubby and I first went to Sanibel Island on our honeymoon in 1997. We absolutely fell in love with it and have talked about retiring on or near Sanibel ever since. Hubby began looking at property many years ago and we constantly talk to people who have made that move....people we run into on the Auto train, in Motels, on the beach, shopping....they always finish the conversation with 'the best thing we ever did'! We always wanted a place on the island, but thought that a place nearby would be the most reasonable idea, maybe someplace we could go to to get away once in a while. A place to eventually call home, and retire one day.....
Well, our dream has come true!! Hubby continually looked on the internet, and had become very familiar with the areas, and knew what was available and going prices, and there it was!! A townhouse, mostly furnished....10 minutes from Sanibel Island!!!!! We absolutely fell in love with the pictures, and just had to at least look! I called Clark Rambo (ILOVESHELLING, Pam Rambo's hubby) and he made arrangements for us to see it!! We drove all the way down there and knew right away that it was home! We were only there long enough to look at it twice, get a home inspection done, and turned around and came back home....contract submitted!! I was sick, and never even went to Sanibel in the 2 days we were there!! Can you believe it??? But we did it!!! We got 'Wild and Crazy' and it has paid off!!! We close April 30th!! So we will be down for closing and begin 'settling in' our new home!! Of course we will stay in Virginia and look after our Mom's mostly, but we can grab our Lily and take her with us down to Ft. Myers and Sanibel whenever the urge strikes us!! I am so excited!!! This is our dream come true!!! Clark has been an amazing help to us, and I recommend you contact him if you want to do the same, he knows the area well, is great to deal with and is just a fun person!!!
Here are some pics of our new home!!
|All this furniture stays...even the TV!|
|All stays except dining room table!|
|Everything here except for the dining room table stays!!|
|Guest room with Queen and all furniture!|
|Master bedroom (King) with Florida room sitting area|
|Only the leather couch here stays...look at that view!!!|
|Shell cleaning sink in the laundry room!! :)|
|The back of the house...upstairs Master bedroom and florida room downstairs (green awning)|
|I have a palm tree!! :)|
**I just noticed this is my 100th post!! How Lucky is that?!