Overcoming Hurricane Charley to Recapture Sanibel Heaven

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In 2004, Hurricane Charley dealt a massive blow to many dwellings on Sanibel Island, Florida, but Ocean's Reach Condominiums have now completely recovered and rebuilt to reclaim the splendor of this Gulf Coast island paradise and recapture the very best that ocean front living or a vacationing experience can provide. Rentals during the first quarter of 2007 have risen by 23% over the same period prior to the hurricane in 2004.

Once again Sanibel Island is available and teeming with the activity that has established this community as the epitome of all that ocean side living or vacationing can offer. The warm Gulf Coast breezes, picturesque sunsets and white sandy, shell laden beaches have been present for centuries welcoming the arrival of those that wish to avail themselves of the beauty and tranquility that is Sanibel Island.

Ocean's Reach Condominiums has now been completely rebuilt to recapture the Sanibel Island environment and reestablish its' presence to enable residents and guests to once again enjoy the splendor of the Gulf Coast ocean front. Andy Boyle, General Manager of Ocean's Reach Condominiums reports that the total rebuild costs for the interiors, exteriors and grounds was $12 million and final touches are still continuing to properly frame the beauty of the Sanibel Island experience. The first returning guests were welcomed back in January of 2006 which was good news, however the better news is that rentals during the first quarter of 2007 have risen by 23% over the same period prior to the hurricane in 2004.

The secluded Ocean's Reach condominium community comprises just four buildings of 16 units each. The condo floor plans consist of one and two bedroom models that feature a private bath for each bedroom and every residence has a lanai that fronts the the Gulf of Mexico and affords a panoramic view of the spectacular sunsets that signal the end of a day. Each unit is designed to be spacious and includes all the modern conveniences that one would expect, to include complimentary high speed wire-less Internet access.

Ocean's Reach Condominiums also provides a host of additional amenities to compliment the natural sun, surf and beach environment of Sanibel Island. There is a heated ocean side pool as well as a recently completed tennis court that sports the same surface texture and coloring as the courts of the Arthur Ash Tennis Complex in New York City. Water activities abound in the region or one can simply enjoy unfettered access to the miles of sandy beaches immediately outside the door of Ocean's Reach.

A morning round of golf, an afternoon lunch in one of the many fine dining establishments in Sanibel Island or a day spent enjoying the beach and a shuffleboard game with friends is the norm, not the unexpected, for a week, a month or a lifetime in this environment where one can just chose to relax or take advantage of more demanding activities. The choice of how best to enjoy the day might be the biggest conundrum that one faces upon awakening.

Ocean's Reach Condos are available to those that wish to settle in Sanibel Island or to those that want to invest in a annual vacation that promises years of rest, relaxation and an escape from the daily grind that life delivers much too frequently. On-site management insures that the upkeep and the overall condition of the condominiums are efficiently maintained to preserve and enhance their value. Additionally a host of specialized services are provided to owners that may wish to rent their unit. Detailed floor plans, area maps, additional amenities and a listing of the many activities and opportunities that abound in the area can be found at Oceans Reach.


Dru Doyle
Ocean's Reach Condominiums

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