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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Beautiful and Serene. Perfect location.

    "We had such a wonderful time! The house was perfect and had a serene, comfortable atmosphere with the high ceilings and a ton of windows! We felt at home and were very sad to leave. The location was ideal, we could walk to the beach, the kids loved the pool and tennis courts next door and just up the road from Baileys and The Over a Easy Cafe! The house had everything we could need from towels to beach chairs, umbrella, tent, toys, games and puzzles which we all enjoyed. We hope to come back soon, thanks so much for a wonderful time!"
    Guest: Kristen Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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  • Another great time at Eleonore's

    "This was our second time returning to Eleonore's lovely condo at the Sundial and we had just as fun a time as we did during our first trip a couple years back. She and Oliver have thought of everything--from paper goods to beach chairs, boogie boards, and more. And the freshly baked cookies that were waiting for us upon our arrival were a lovely touch (our kids especially appreciated them after the 3-hour drive over without a stop for lunch)--thank you! The unit is just the right size for a family of four and had everything we needed to have a fun time. With a fully equipped kitchen, you can bring groceries and eat in and yet it's also conveniently located within 10 minutes of a large number of good restaurants (Sanibel Fish House, Matzaluna, Lazy Flamingo, and Cheeburger Cheeburger just to name a few). There are lots of other great restaurants a little further away but still a very pleasant drive regardless of whether it's east to Pinocchio's for ice cream (their Sanibel Krunch is awesome!), west to Rabbit Road (Doc Ford's), or even north to Captiva (Mucky Duck, RC Otter's, Key Lime Bistro; skip the Bubble Room but do order dessert there to go!). It is also in a great location as far as it being a very short walk down to the pool as well as the beach. All in all, you can't go wrong if you're looking for a nice little condo priced economically within steps to the beach and fairly close to all that Sanibel has to offer."
    Guest: Dawn M. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 7, 2014
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  • Everything we hoped for and more!

    "This condo was so perfect for our family of five: 2 adults and 3 small children. I loved that we were on the same side as the Gulf and we did not have to cross any streets to get to the beach. From the second floor lanai you can see a small sliver of the gulf but the lush landscaping made up for that. I love that there are beautiful palm trees surrounding the lanai and lining the back sides of all the condos. When we opened the windows of the bedrooms, we could here the trees rustling. The condo facility takes great care of the grounds. There is a large cobblestone brick driveway that runs through the condo and it gave the kids a great area to play and run around. This was a slow period so we did not encounter lots of traffic on the street. It is a short doable walk from the condo to the beach. There is a small boardwalk to cross and they provide showers to wash off as you walk back to the condo. The beach was soft and had lots of shells to entertain the boys. We would go about twice a day. The condo provided beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys, shelling equipment, a cooler, and everything else that you can think of. Kathi was there for us on the phone when I had questions. This place as great and we will definitely stay here again when we return to the lovely Sanibel Island."
    Guest: Jennifer Z. Date of Stay: November 2013 Review Submitted: December 5, 2013
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  • Fabulous Spring Break Vacation

    "We absolutely loved this condo, and echo all the positive reviews before us. Condo was incredibly well stocked with everything we needed for the week, location was excellent, ground floor and just steps to the beach and pool. Well furnished and spacious, with the perfect amount of space for us to enjoy the week with our three teenagers. Such an added bonus to have washer/dryer too. Excellent and prompt communication with Marjorie, highly recommended."
    Guest: Lisabrit Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 1, 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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