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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Exceptional

    "My wife and I stayed at this condo April 27 thru May 2nd. The condo was immaculate and tastefully decorated. everything you would need was provided by the owner who is genuinely concerned about her guests. I apologize to her that this review was not posted sooner. We would suggest trying a restaurant named "Traders" near by. Absolutely wonderful lunch and dinner. The tuna appetizer is the best we have ever had and we always try that everywhere. Most importantly, this condo is only a short walk (100 feet maybe) to the beach and has an ocean view from the condo itself. We would definitely stay here again! Ben & Kelly W."
    Guest: Ben & Kelly W Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 31, 2014
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  • Beautiful

    "My husband and I stayed for ten days in December, 2013....we had the best time ever. The Condo was spacious and clean. It was very updated and has everything anybody would need. Location, location, location...that is what is all about and this condo has it. You can't get any closer to the water than this condo, we saw dolphin every day. Get on your bike and you are minutes from everything. The outside storage area with the bikes, chairs, umbrellas, beach toys and more was great. The owner was also great to work with, he was very nice. Would love to stay here again."
    Guest: lora s. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: June 26, 2014
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  • If you are vacationing in Sanibel you really want to stay here!

    "Exceeded expectations! Perfect location for shelling, shopping and dining. Definitely family friendly location. You will not be disappointed!"
    Guest: Michael Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 2014
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  • our stay at Sanibel

    "The condo is well appointed and in a great location on the beach. Enjoy the view from your screened in patio! This property is well maintained with gorgeous plantings. (There is a pool and elevator for these condos.) Our condo was large and perfectly wonderful. We enjoyed Sanibel; ate at MANY restaurants as there are numerous restaurants on the island. There is a large grocery store also on the island...so no problem if you prefer to cook. There is an excellent notebook left for you by the owners that have many restaurant menus...try them all! Shelling is great! Walk the clean beaches ...& Enjoy the island ...and also drive to Captiva...easy access...but I definitely preferred Sanibel for our stay! You will have a great time in this condo!!!"
    Guest: barbara Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 6, 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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