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EARLY 1900’S SANIBEL ISLAND BEACHFRONT PARADISE.

6477 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957, USA
$1,999,999

Description

Go back in time to the early 1900’s when there were new adventures and undiscovered property to be found.  In 1918 the Mitchell’s, William, Stella and son Dean  moved from Memphis Tennessee to Sanibel island to escape the fear of the Spanish flu pandemic.  They were one of the first family’s to move to the safety of the island. Dean was raised from age 8 here on this undeveloped island and became a brilliant business minded man and purchased and designed the entire end of the island from the wonderful beach front vacation cottages and waterfront neighborhood surrounding all of Blind Pass. The original Mitchell home is located on a huge piece of land with a natural park like setting directly on the beach with a history to match. Stella, the lady of the home, shared luncheons and shelling and birding events with many famous South Floridians such as the Edisons, Fords and Hemmingways. Her Granddaughter and family have kept up the property and offered it for rent as a high end vacation rental. However, the time has come to let this amazing last piece of the Mitchell legacy go. The home takes you back to an earlier time and comforts everyone who enters it. It sits on the top shelling beach and sunset in the world. Wake up to a walk on the beach and hunt for the spectacular seashells that wash up every day and enjoy dinner on the wrap around porch while watching the unreal sunset and listening to the waves wash your worries away. The fine dining restaurants, marina and mini grocery store within walking distance make it very easy to stay close to your comforting paradise. This is a one of kind island paradise incomparable to anything else on the market.
The main home has 3 bedrooms, a den and two bathrooms. A screened in wrap around porch and an open air sunning and grilling deck. The studio cottage guest house has its own screened porch and bathroom. The laundry room is in its own outbuilding in front. The home has been updated many times over the years but is ready for a new beginning. Leave it as is, modernize or rehabilitate to its original beauty of the early 1900’s.
To all the lovers of history, uniqueness, or island paradises do not miss this opportunity to own this little piece of tranquility.
Also the Sanibel Island Historical Society recently produced a documentary “Blind Pass, The Bridge that Connects” all about the Blind Pass area and the Mitchell Home.

 

Detail

  • Property ID
    208428
  • 4
    Bedrooms
  • 3
    Bathrooms
  • Square Footage
    1700 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.7 acres
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    Year Built
    1910

Updated on May 22, 2020 at 5:54 am

Address

  • Address: 6477 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel, FL 33957, USA
  • City: Sanibel
  • State/county: Florida
  • Zip/Postal Code: 33957
  • Country: United States

Contact Agent

Julie Morningstar
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