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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Great condo with wonderful beach view!

    "My friends and I were in Sanibel for a girls getaway. This was a great condo! Beautifully decorated and so warm and inviting. It was very clean, the kitchen was well equipped, and we enjoyed the use of the beach chairs and umbrellas. Both bedrooms were very comfortable and so pretty. Bathrooms were also nice. The view from the screened patio/balcony was absolutely awesome. We enjoyed sitting out there in the evenings watching the ocean. The beach and the pool were just a short walk from the condo. We liked having the shower/foot shower at the end of the walkway, right before you get back to the condo so you can get the sand off your feet or rinse off before going to the pool. The pool was nice, too. The condo is close to dining, shopping and the lighthouse. The beach was beautiful and we had great weather the whole week! It only rained one morning during our stay. Thank you for sharing your condo with us. We would definitely recommend it and would love to come back again! Great vacation!!"
    Guest: Dianne M. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 25, 2014
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  • Has everything you need!

    "Frequent visitor to the SW Florida Area and often to Sanibel. We sought out a place on the southern edge of Sanibel where you can see both a Sunrise and a Sunset by just taking a few strides down the beach. Many of the places in this location can get a little busy this time of year. The Island Beach Club was a quiet well kept place whose patios face mostly outward which ads to the quiet as well. The condo was fabulous. Newly decorated and seems to have everything you need. The kitchen is well appointed, and has new appliances (ice maker, cold water dispenser in the fridge, coffee maker etc). They furnished beach chairs, sun umbrellas, and pool noodles for the kids too. The only thing you might have to remember to grab at the store are spices for cooking but that you won't find in any condo. The owners were very professional and responsive and left us a note along with a large book of Sanibel ideas on the coffee table. Right on the bike path, a short ride from any side of the island, including the lighthouse, the kayaks, Ding Darling or Captiva. We hope to come back again soon"
    Guest: Fun Seeker Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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  • BEAUTIFUL HOME & DELIGHTFUL BEACH

    "Our family of 10 are here for a quick 3 nights before heading to Disneyworld. This home is just OUTSTANDING! clean, well appointed, comfy, great A/C. Kids are playing ping pong or bicycling...out of hair. Neigborhood is quiet with a lovely, deserted beach. We feasted on Peaches (small, some sort of Florida hybrid)Mulberries, and fresh limes made our limeade. The trees are loaded with young Mangoes, too green to eat yet....so we'll be back this summer. The owner is a pleasure to work with! When we had to confess to loosing the keys, he was on it immediately and got us a new set right away at no charge. We will be regulars at this island and this gem of a home. Dane's family"
    Guest: Dane C. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 13, 2015
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  • Perfect stay in Sanibel!

    "This is a beautiful condo in a great complex- we have rented several condos on Sanibel and this one is our favorite! Owner is great to deal with, unit is freshly decorated and super clean and very well maintained. Kitchen very well equipped, lanai is very comfortable with beautiful views of the Gulf and the lagoon. The complex as a whole is also kept in very nice condition with friendly and helpful staff. Loved our week there, enjoyed the beach, the sunsets, biking and great restaurants. Hope to be back!!!"
    Guest: Kate Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 8, 2015
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Sanibel Island Travel Tips

Just west of Fort Myers you'll find lovely Sanibel Island, known for its beautiful sunsets, welcoming beaches, outdoor spaces and peaceful tranquility.

Whether you're taking a family vacation for spring break, planning a romantic trip for two or craving an escape from the cold with friends, this Floridian island offers a great place to relax, collect seashells and explore the 12 miles of shores. Because of it's location and geographic orientation, it's acts like a scoop, gathering seashells onto its beaches, making Sanibel Island an excellent place to hunt for these unique treasures.

In addition to exciting outdoor attractions, the island offers a plethora of dining options, from laid-back beach eateries to restaurants specializing in, of course, seafood, to upscale spots for a nice night out. And when you're ready to hit the water, spend an afternoon boating or fishing to truly experience living like a local.

Things to Do on Sanibel Island

- Sanibel Island Lighthouse: One of the coolest places to check out during your trip is the Sanibel Island Lighthouse, which has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. You'll find it situated on the eastern part of the island, and it was built to mark the entrance to San Carlos for ships coming into the port of Punta Rassa. While the lighthouse itself isn't open to the public, the grounds are and it's definitely worth the trip to see the keeper's quarters, catch dinner at the fishing pier or take advantage of the beach access. The lighthouse also makes for great photographs, so don't forget your camera!

- Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum: Sanibel Island is known as the spot to hunt for seashells, so a trip to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum is a must during your getaway. The museum is named after two pioneer families that lived on the island and features the most comprehensive collection of shells in the U.S. Inside you'll see a variety of shells and mollusks, learn about the history of the area and their scientific and artistic importance. Some of the museum's exhibits include Early Sanibel Shell Collectors; Florida Fossil Shells,; Mollusks, Medicine, and Man and The Scallop, Queen of Conchology, among others.

- J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge: Animals lovers won't be disappointed with a visit the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge, which was named for Jay Norwood Darling, a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist and environmentalist. The refuge is home to more than 200 species of birds, more than 50 types of reptiles and 32 different kinds of mammals. If you're hoping to fit in some bird watching, the refuge is an exceptional spot to do so, or you can hit the paths for a bike ride or hike. If you want to paddle a canoe down a winding river path or take a four-mile scenic drive to see all of the natural beauty, like cabbage and sabal palms, red mangrove and a variety of other native plants.

- Sanibel Historical Museum and Village: You'll be transported back in time as you explore a collection of late 19th and early 20th century buildings, including Bailey's General Store, Miss Charlotta's Tea Room, Clarence Rutland's home, the 1926 post office, the island's original schoolhouse and more. Inside, all the buildings are outfitted with items from the early 1900s, and as you wander through the village, you'll see a pioneer garden, antique Model T truck and an old packinghouse replica complete with farm equipment.

Dining on Sanibel Island

- Mad Hatter: For a lovely romantic dinner for two, try Mad Hatter, where you'll find a wonderland of delicious cuisine. You'll be treated to stunning views as you dine on options like phyllo shrimp, black truffle sea scallops, Hudson Valley foie gras or grilled filet mignon. Chefs Kurt and Michelle Jarvis offer a cozy, welcoming atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy amazing flavors after a day filled with exploring. Save room for dessert like creme brulee or berry crepes, which you can experience as you watch the sunset.

- The Island Cow: if you want a more laid-back dining experience, head to The Island Cow, which opens for breakfast, so you can have a hearty meal before you start your day. It's also open for dinner when you can eat under the stars on the porch while you listen to live music. Try a po-boy sandwich, cold wildberry bisqueor seafood. You'll get a real feeling of island dining when you come to The Island Cow. There's plenty on the menu here, so you won't be disappointed!

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