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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island property reviews

  • Wonderful Sanibel Condo!

    "This condo is as perfect as it sounds. Clean , extremely organized and complete with anything you may need. Beach Chairs, towels , plenty of storage ( loved the little storage baskets throughout ) and even a grill. Close walk to the beach and pool to enjoy the sunrise,sunset or to cool off We enjoyed shelling(beautiful display now in my Living room),fishing and biking . It was great touring the island by bike ! Many great restaurants to choose from with many brochures nicely organized in a book offering sample menus and things to do. Very helpful! Extremely home like condo with owner Jen always available to answer any questions you may have . Appreciated the in condo washer and dryer and cleaning service when you are ready to leave, all included. We cant wait to return to Sanibel and will most defintely stay at this condo again. We cant wait!!"
    Guest: Jennifer Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 19, 2014
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  • Paradise!

    "Perfect location, this condo was exactly what the owners had stated. Best location at Sanibel Beach steps from the sand it was equipped with everything we needed for our relaxing week. Very clean amazing view from the Lanai and the layout worked perfectly for my husband and I. It was our first trip to Sanibel and we absolutely loved it, wonderful Island to kick back relax and just enjoy vacation. Lots of nice local places to dine, we enjoyed the Sanibel Café for breakfast/brunch as well as the Over Easy Café, give the Fish House a try we had great service and a very good Grouper Basket for dinner. For all your groceries needs Jerry's is a nice little stop and Most of All rent the bicycles what a great way to see the Island and stop for some Ice Cream. I enjoyed morning walks on the beach during sunrise and made a trip to the Sanibel Lighthouse one morning as well as driving to Captiva Island for the amazing sunset multiple times. This is truly a little piece of heaven."
    Guest: The Getaways Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 8, 2014
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  • Could not have been better!!!

    "We will be back again, Lord willing! Every detail was perfect. Proximity to beach, cleanliness of the condo, weather, shells, restaurants. Tropical Storm Karen stirred up the shells and brought great waves early in the week. After she went by the weather was perfect. Next year I plan to play golf at the Dunes and Magnolia GC near Fort Myers but I was nursing rotator cuff surgery this year. BTW, Betty was great to work with."
    Guest: Dellbo Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: October 11, 2013
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  • Fun in the Sun!

    "This is our fifth year heading back to Seawinds and was every bit as special this year as the previous four years. The house is so fully equipped, including a crockpot, that we would never need to leave however we did to enjoy some great meals out at the local restaurants. The large open living space is perfect for entertaining which we did daily as the rest of the family rented nearby. Our place was the gathering space for sunrise walks on the beach which was steps away, meals, and lots of family time. If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place with great location then Seawinds is for you!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 4, 2014
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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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