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Sanibel Island

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Recent Florida South West reviews

  • A delightful winter break

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this comfortable home located near the quiet western end of Sanibel Island. The house is well furnished and equipped with everything we needed. It's just a short walk to the beach where we took a long walk every morning and is a short drive to the wildlife refuge where we spent most afternoons watching the spectacular birds. The owners were helpful in every possible way and provided many suggestions for the good restaurants located nearby. Yucatan Shrimp at Doc Ford's is delicious. We hope to visit again next year."
    Guest: Beach and Bird Lovers Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 1, 2015
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  • One week not long enough! :-)

    "We very recently spent one week in Sanibel and were fortunate to stay in this beautiful condo. The location is great! This is our 4th time renting a condo for a vacation and I must say this was by far the best one we’ve stayed at. It really felt like we were staying in someone’s home. The kitchen had everything we needed – and then some – including a Keurig, blender, toaster, toaster oven, great cookware, and plenty of plates/glasses/silverware. This unit is on the top floor so you will either have to climb the stairs or use the elevator. The complex was very quiet. We did not use the pool, choosing to spend most of our days walking and lounging on the beach. The condo has everything you need for the beach – chairs, umbrellas, boogie, boards, some toys, etc. – and there is even a beach cooler on wheels which is nice for bringing drinks and snacks. You can leave your beach towels at home too, as these are also provided, but you will need to launder them before you leave. Speaking of which, I was able to do a load of laundry the day before we left and I must say it was nice to come home with a suitcase of clean clothes! The Ding Darling Natural Wildlife Refuge is a must see. You can drive through it and pull over at any time (only $5/car) or you can go in as a pedestrian or ride bikes ($1/person). We also kayaked in Tarpon Bay and were at one point surrounded by dolphins – AMAZING!!! We had a great breakfast at The Over Easy Café, yummy hot dogs/fries at Schnapper’s, a good dinner at The Island Cow, and excellent grouper tacos (and deep fried pickle spears) at George and Wendy’s Seafood Grille. The remainder of our meals were made in the condo, which is something we enjoy doing. We used the gas grills a couple of nights, which worked great. We did stop at Publix for some groceries before getting into Sanibel, otherwise did our shopping at Jerry’s (Bailey’s is also a good option). We rented movies from Redbox, which is inside Jerry’s. Don’t forget to get some ice cream at Pinocchio’s! We had a wonderful vacation and hope to return to this condo in the future, although next time need to stay longer! Thanks, Jen, for sharing your home!"
    Guest: Glenn and Shirley G. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 12, 2015
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  • Fantastic Fourth Floor Find

    "The owners are very approachable and helpful. The apartment is nicely furnished. The kitchen is relatively new and well stocked with chef quality utensils. The bedrooms were very comfortable. Wi-fi internet was fast and reliable. The building is in a great location and is very well managed. We were worried that the 4th floor would be too low for good views of the gulf and sunset, but it was exactly the opposite. The views were wonderful. Access to all that Pelican Bay has to offer, especially the berm and gym, was greatly appreciated."
    Guest: Jeff & Jill Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2015
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  • loved this condo

    "We really enjoyed our stay in this condo and location. We were looking for a base camp that provided good sleeping accomidations and a pretty" coffee view" in the morning. We got it. Each day we were in close driving range to a great beach and in the evenings we had plenty of options for dinner and entertainment. Besides Fisherman Warf we loved the bands at Deans, food at Jacks and Crab Shack as well as options for ice cream! The condo accomidations were very nice. The furniture all very comfortable and decor very nice. Don't want to leave out the wonderful pool facilities, where we met some great people. I would and will recomend this condo to my friends."
    Guest: Mike R. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 15, 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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