Important Information


Phone numbers you may need:

  • Police, Fire or Medical – 911
  • Management, Front Office, Reservations – (239) 472-2161 x6
  • Sales – (239) 472-2161 x5
  • Sanibel Police – (239) 472-3111
  • Florida Marine Patrol – (239) 332-6966
  • US Coast Guard – (239) 463-5754
  • Southwest Florida International Airport – (239) 768-1000
  • Long Distance/Directory Assistance – 1 + area code – 555-1212
  • Gulf Coast Hospital- (239) 768-5000
  • Health Park Hospital- (239) 433-7799
  • Lee Memorial Hospital- (239) 332-1111
  • SW Florida Regional Medical Center – (239) 939-1147

Telephones: For your convenience, there is a telephone in every unit. All local, toll-free and credit card calls are free. You must dial 9 to get an outside line. However, should you wish to make a long distance call, please charge the call to your credit card or calling card; otherwise, a $5.00 fee will be added to the cost of the phone bill for each call that gets through.

About your Resort:

Housekeeping/Maid Service: Our units are fully equipped, just like your own home. Therefore, daily maid service is not provided. If you are staying for two weeks in the same unit, the Housekeeping Staff will do a stay over cleaning service for you. Each unit has an adequate supply of linens and laundry facilities are provided on the premises with no charge.

Gas Grills: There are gas grills conveniently located in the common area for your use. It is important that the grills be left clean so that others may enjoy them when you are through. Please remember to turn each grill off after use. *Sanibel fire regulations forbid the use of portable grills on patios and balconies.

Garbage and Refuse: For your convenience, dumpsters are located at the East end parking area. A supply of plastic bags has been placed in your unit. Please put all trash in the plastic bags, secure the top, and place in the dumpster for collection.

Surfrider Beach Club is proud to be involved in Sanibel’s Recycling Program. There are 2 containers located conveniently in the kitchen of your unit. One is for “regular” garbage, the other is for “recyclables”.

Newspaper: Newspaper only. No business paper, junk mail or cardboard. Place in a bundle or paper bag on top of the recycling bin.

Aluminum: Aluminum only. No steel or tin cans. Rinse and crush cans if possible

Plastic: HDPE and PET plastic only. Includes milk, water and soda containers. Rinse and crush containers if possible. No Styrofoam, bleach or detergent containers.

Glass: Clear glass only. Remove lids and rinse if possible. No light bulbs, pyrex, mirrors, china or ceramics.

Do not mix garbage and recyclables in the same container, and please rinse the recyclables and dispose of any residue

When you recyclable tote is full, please deposit the materials in the appropriate container at the Recycling Station located in Front of the Tennis Courts. Please do not leave your tote without depositing recycling materials in the correct container – Thank you for your participation!

Parking: Parking is by permit only, and your parking permit is included in your welcome packet. Please display your permit on the dashboard of your car at all times. Remember, your permit does not allow you to park on East Gulf Drive and violators will be ticketed by the city. There are only enough parking spaces available for one car per unit. Boats, motor homes or trailers are not permitted to park on Surfrider property.

Pets: Although we love our pets, none are allowed to vacation at Surfrider Beach Club.

sbc4.jpgResort Amenities:

Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi: Specific rules for use of the swimming pool are located near the pool area. Please be sure all children are well supervised to avoid any accidents. The jacuzzi is intended for adult use only. No glassware, rafts, tubes, radios or beach balls are allowed in the pool or jacuzzi. The towels provided in your units are not to be used at the pool or beach. Beach towels are available by sign-out at the Management Office. You may keep them during your stay and return them clean at check-out. Pool hours are from 9:00am to 10:00pm

Games, Books, Magazines and more: Games, books and magazines are available for your use and can be checked out at the Resort Manager’s Office

Bicycles: Bicycles are available by sign-out at the Management Office. You are responsible for any damage or loss of lock and key. Bikes are not allowed on the beaches of Sanibel. Parents are requested to sign bikes out for their children. New Florida law states that anyone 16 years of age and under must wear a bicycle helmet. Please return bikes promptly so others may enjoy them too.

Tennis Courts: Court time can be reserved by a stop or call to the Management Office. Tennis racquets and used tennis balls are available for your use. Court hours are from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Rentals & Resales: Should you desire to list you unit week(s) for rent, please see Jackie here at Surfrider, or you can call (877) 481-9580 and a RAL Vacation Rentals agent will assist you. If you would like to buy or sell a unit week, please contact Mack Walker, the on-site sales associate to handle any resale needs you may have. Check with the management Office for complete details.

Check out procedures:

  • Check-out time is 10:00 am – sharp – no exceptions ! If you wish to extend you stay, please contact the Management Office at least 24 hours in advance for rental information.
  • Please strip all linens from the pull-out couches or pull-out loveseat, except mattress pads and blankets, unless they are soiled. Place all linen in the laundry basket and leave in the kitchen.
  • Please wash all dishes, pots and pans, silverware and store them in the kitchen cabinets as you found them.
  • Please remove all trash and place it in the dumpster and the East end of the building.
  • Make certain all windows are tightly closed.
  • Please remove all personal belongings from dresser drawers, cupboards and closets.
  • Turn off the air conditioner.
  • Make sure the stove is turned off and there are no burning cigarettes in the ashtrays.
  • Be sure to lock your door when you leave and return the keys to the office.

Things to be aware of in Florida:

Ft Myers Beach (Estero Island) is without a doubt a beautiful island. Yet there are several things that most visitors are not familiar with. Although rare, there are potential concerns while vacationing here, and it is wise to be familiar with them.

Florida “Critters” – Florida is well known for its natural beauty. Although some of the plants may be tempting, please do not pick them, some can be toxic to the touch. Also the animal life is interesting. Please instruct children not to touch frogs, snakes, lizards, etc. They can be dangerous. If you happen to find a “critter” in you unit, please call the front office. We do spray frequently, but sometimes they still manage to get inside. If this happens, call the Office as soon as possible.

Alligators: Because we are located in a sub-tropical climate area, alligators also enjoy this kind of climate. In general, they will retreat from humans. It is recommended that you do not approach them too closely for they are very fast on land and in the water. More importantly, never feed the alligators.

Snakes: There are snakes to be seen at times in this warm climate area. Although there are a number of varieties, if you see a snake – stay away !!!!!! If you are bitten, pay attention to the snake’s marking so that the species can be identified.

Sting Rays: Between the months of May and October, Sting Rays frequently visit our warm beaches. They like to stay close to the shoreline in the loose sand where they can bury themselves. While in the water do the “shuffle” with your feet. To do this, drag your feet along the bottom, stirring up the sand. If you happen to be stung, you will need immediate medical attention.

Jellyfish: They float through the water by riding the waves and currents. There is a possibility that you may never see the jellyfish that has stung you. If you feel a burning feeling and see a red welt on your body, seek medical attention immediately.

No-See-Ums – Many people don’t know what a no see um looks like because of its tiny size, but if one bites, it’s hard to miss. The insect is a bloodsucker many times smaller than a mosquito, but with a bite inversely more painful. The sting causes a large welt that can irritate the skin for several days, causing severe itching. It is tiny enough to pass through window screens, making it a nuisance to people and pets.

The scientific name for the no see um is Ceratopogonidae, but it has accumulated many common names. These include the sand flea, sand fly, biting midge and punkie or punky. Common to beaches, wetlands, creek and lakebeds, the insect purportedly stays within 350 feet (107 meters) of its breeding ground. Therefore, if people find themselves under attack at a camping site, on a picnic, or at the beach, moving a short distance can provide relief.

Suntan Lotions: We are blessed with beautiful sunshine all year long. Use of suntan lotion is a “must” to protect you from the strong rays that can damage your skin. Some visitors using lotion before going to the beach discover that they are allergic to the lotion – not the sun, if in doubt, consult a physician.

Drugs & Skin: People taking certain drugs who go into the sun may experience a photo allergic or photo toxic reaction to their skin. Here’s a list of some of the drugs that can cause a reaction when in the sun – Estrogen, Progesterone, Orinase, D iabinase, Diur il, Esidrix, Ore tic, Hydromox, Librium, Compazine, Phen egram, Quinid ine, Tofranil, Sparine, Stela Zine, Temeril, Thorazine, Tri lafon, Triavil, Et rafon, Vesprin, Benadryl, Sulfa, Griseofulin, Aureomycin, Terramycin, De clomycin, Small Pox Vaccine, and Imuran. If a medicine that you are taking is not listed, please check your prescription or consult your physician.