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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Perfect House!!! Perfect Destination!!

    "We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful,spacious,well equipped house that is steps from the pool and just a few more steps from the beach.Mornings were often spent relaxing on the beautiful porch while watching gopher tortoise sunning themselves across the pond.The island is beautiful and the wildlife abundant.From the pool we could see a bald eagle perched in his nest.In the afternoon,we would load up the cooler and beach chairs on the beach cart-all provided-and take the short walk to the beach to watch the dolphin swim close to shore.The dolphins seemed to have a special swimming spot right in front of the private beach.The beach sunsets and stargazing are also spectacular.We really enjoyed exploring the island on the bikes that were provided by the owners.We also had a fantastic time paddle boarding with Yolo board adventures.This house was comfortable,loaded with amenities and had everything we needed.It was a great vacation in an amazing house and a great destination. We look forward to returning soon!"
    Guest: SCL Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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  • Great spot!

    "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Loggerhead Cay. Great location, across from grills & tennis courts. About 500 steps to sand! Owner has beach chairs,beach umbrella ,etc. especially handy for fliers. Decor is very beachy, bright, and pleasing. View is nice but because it's first floor you can't really see the beach. That being said , first floor is nice when hauling "stuff" to the beach for the day! Only thing that wasn't completely perfect were the beds. For some they may be fine but for our group they were too hard. No give whatsoever. We really couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. We had a week of sun, 80 plus degrees & the sand & gulf. The other thing to note is that all the other guests were very friendly. My son had a group of men with whom he grilled several of the nights we were there. Really a great atmosphere! We would love to return!"
    Guest: Beachy Mom Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
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  • Will definitely be back!

    "I've stayed in multiple units at Loggerhead Cay in the past and this one was by far the best. It is equipped with everything you need to make your stay a good one. The kitchen was better equipped than mine at home and we cooked all our meals there which was very nice. There were 6 of us but there was plenty of sleeping space with the twins and trundles in the 2nd bedroom. The owner went above and beyond to make our stay better. She arranged with her cleaning service to let us get in early and was in touch throughout the stay to make sure we didn't need anything (Thanks, Jen!) It was extremely nice to have beach chairs, umbrella, cooler and beach towels available for our use. The pool is wonderful if you are not an ocean swimmer. The unit was quiet as advertised and it was nice to sit out on the lanai after the day on the beach. I highly recommend this unit to anyone planning a trip to Sanibel. When we come back we'll definitely choose this unit again."
    Guest: Cindy O. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 26, 2015
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  • Great "Home away from home"

    "What a perfect location for our beach vacation. The condo was a perfect fit for our family. Having flown to FL we really appreciated the extras that we couldn't have brought with us (beach towels, beach equipment, tennis equipment, bikes, cooler, etc). The kitchen is very well equipped and although we only used it for breakfast, light lunch and snacking you could easily prepare a full meal. When we needed a break from the sun the lanai was a lovely place to hang out. Sanibel is a beautiful area and we were happy to have a "home" to stay in while we visited."
    Guest: Stephanie Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 19, 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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