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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Excellent place to stay

    "We just returned from spending a week at this lovely condo. It is a beautifully furnished and decorated place. The owner has thought of everything when equipping this condo even down to additional bedding for extra visitors, toys, children's movies, a pack n play and other items for infants. The place was extremely clean and all appliances (including the TV) were very simple to operate. The lanai was lovely and very private with lots of bushes that hide the parking area. The beach is a short walk and was accessed through a very natural path, bridge over a lagoon and then a sandy path with protected dunes on either side. Cars are parked in a shaded area with protection from the elements and is well-maintained. The pool area is very nice with lots of chairs and restrooms. Check-in was very simple and the staff at the office were helpful and accommodating. The owner provided us with a lengthy list of things we might like to see and do, restaurants and local activities. The J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge was the jewel in the crown - a fabulous place to see local and migrant wildlife, well-structured, and so interesting. We were made to feel very welcome by the owner and I would highly recommend staying at this condo when going to Sanibel Island."
    Guest: Cheek E. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 26, 2015
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  • Wonderful stay

    "We stayed May 23 for 7 days and rented with VIP Rentals in Sanibel. This condo had everything you could need. It was laid out perfectly with a parking space right near the elevator. The grounds were very clean. The condo itself is very nicely appointed. The rental agency was very good to work with. I would highly recommend this condo. The rental agreement concerned me because it said that you might want to bring your own beach towels and beach chairs, but everything was there."
    Guest: Judith W. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 2, 2014
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  • Great Sanibel Island condo!

    "My husband and I rented unit C-22 at Pointe Santo and shared it with our adult daughter and one of her college friends. We all loved the condo and the island! The keyless entry to the condo was extremely helpful as was the elevator. We loved the screened lanai which overlooked the wonderful lagoon area in the middle of the condo grounds. There were always several kinds of birds around the lagoon (ibis, egrets, Great Blue herons, little blue herons). The beach is within sight of this condo and a short walk across the condo grounds takes you to the beach. Many people, including us, spent hours picking through the many shells for the perfect ones to take home. The condo unit itself is very nice with a lovely, complete kitchen, a W/D, two lovely bedrooms and two bathrooms. We could tell it was well cared for and loved by its owners. We rented bikes and joined the many others biking around the island. We all want to return to Sanibel Island and would definitely enjoy returning to unit C-22 at Pointe Santo."
    Guest: SE Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 18, 2015
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  • Fabulous trip!

    "This was our first time using VRBO and our first trip to Sanibel so we were a little unsure of what to expect. We had an incredible time. The unit is even nicer in person ... we were thrilled that Loggerhead Cay was so convenient to EVERYTHING. We biked everyday (except one) and were easily able to get to the grocery store, restaurants, etc. The pool was wonderful ... even on a chilly day, it was warm enough that I couldn't get my kids out of it. We went to a number of beaches but felt this one was the best for shelling ... we got up every morning at sunrise and went out ... and loved that we were just steps away. During a stormy day, we played card games in the living room and had everything we needed to cook in. We had one unexpected blip when, during a long bike trip, we got a flat tire. And yet, we were utterly amazed just how quickly the problem was resolved. It didn't even impact our plans one bit! The owners obviously put a lot of attention and care into the property and it shows. Thanks for a very memorable family vacation!"
    Guest: Adriane W. Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 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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