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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island property reviews

  • A perfect vacation once again!

    "Jay and Laura, Thank you once again for allowing us to share your Mango House. It's been a great month for us to get away from the 'polar vortex' and we've enjoyed almost perfect weather. Thanks for always being available via phone or internet when we have questions. Your attention to detail is outstanding and we certainly appreciate it. We look forward to getting back to 'our' winter getaway next March."
    Guest: M and V Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 27, 2014
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  • Wonderful low-density penthouse condo

    "My family and I (total of 5) stayed in this condo for 14 days in July/August. It was by far the best vacation we have ever had in our ten years of coming to Sanibel. The condo was immaculate... so clean and airy, and the rooms are open and inviting. The lanai is huge, and has more walking room than any condo we've ever rented. My husband and I loved the "separate unscreened lanai" outside the master bedroom. This condo includes so many extras from a quality MP3 stereo, TVs in every room, separate in-cabinet ice maker, to the little extras like straw hats and cushions for the lanai chairs. The rooftop deck was the highlight of every evening, with a terrific view of the sunset to the west. The owners/realtor have went out of their way to accommodate every need of the guests. The location is great, just a short bike ride (or walk) to Baileys Grocery/Hardware and several restaurants. I would whole-heartedly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a great family vacation accommodation on Sanibel Island."
    Guest: Nancy Date of Stay: July 2011 Review Submitted: August 16, 2011
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  • Wonderful unit and owners

    "We had a wonderful stay at this condo. It was spotless, everything was in perfect working order, beds were very comfortable, every convenience you could think of was there, and it was very pleasantly decorated. This unit has a quite corner location with a nice view. Unlike some other units in this complex, owners supply beach chairs and umbrella and even bicycles. Owners were absolutely wonderful to work with, and treated us as prospective renters who would be responsible, honest, people. Very refreshing. I would rent from them again in a heartbeat. Overall we had a very comfortable, relaxing stay with no problems."
    Guest: Lori Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 7, 2014
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  • Great Private Home on Sanibel

    "My wife and I stayed at the Kilkenny home for 4 weeks Nov/Dec 2011. The other reviews we read before we went are accurate. The house is just as described and as the pictures show. All the rooms are very spacious, bright and well decorated. The pictures of the rear deck don't show how large it is or how the patio doors that open from the living room really make the space impressive. Everything was clean, well stocked and maintained. Beach chairs, umbrellas and a cart to get them to the beach. It is an easy 5 minute walk. We have been going to Sanibel for 28 years and this was the first long stay in a private home. It was fantastic. The Kilkennys were great to work with and went out of there way to accommodate our vacation schedule. Sanibel is a special place, if you haven't been there go as soon as you can, you will want to return! If your vacation schedule allows for a long stay make this your destination."
    Guest: Michael & Amy Myers Date of Stay: November 2011 Review Submitted: March 14, 2012
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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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