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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Beautiful View and Accomodations!

    "Unit K5 was exactly as it looked on the internet. The view from the enclosed lanai was our favorite spot. It was great being able to open up the sliders to the lanai and have our breakfast while listening to the ocean every day. The unit was very clean and well maintained. Although I did not cook any dinners, the kitchen was very well equipped. The O'Tooles provided a booklet with helpful information on the Island and attractions in the area.The grounds were nicely landscaped and the heated pool was also very nice. It was great having access to rental bikes at the Sanibel Arms Office across the street. We liked being on East Gulf Drive as it was much quieter being away from Periwinkle, the main drive in Sanibel. We spent time visiting Ding Darling Nature Preserve, walking and sitting on the beach, collecting shells, walked to the Lighthouse, and took an Everglades Adventure tour out of Fort Myers beach. There are many great shops and no shortage of places to eat. I would recommend this unit to my friends and fanily. We want to thank the O'Tooles for sharing their vacation home with us. The only negatives we had were that the TV was difficult to use. Several times we got error messages and had to turn it on and off 7 or 8 times before we could get a picture. Also, the mattresses on the twin beds in the 2nd bedroom were hard and took some getting used to."
    Guest: traveler1106 Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 9, 2014
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  • Private Paradise

    "We stayed at the condo the last week of October, 2014. The condo is a corner unit with a great view of the bay along with a nice breeze off the water. The weather was great! The condo was well equipped with everything you will need along with literature for things to do, places to see and eat. Shannon was very easy to work with and we enjoyed our stay. We look forward to our return. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise!"
    Guest: Love to vacation Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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  • Fabulous stay; excellent condo!

    "We stayed in this beautiful condo for a week just prior to Christmas and loved it. The owners keep their place well-equipped and in great condition. The king bed in the master was so comfortable and the large master bath and shower provided a first-class experience. New furniture in the living room was very comfortable and the view from the lanai is amazing. I could have sat in the chaise lounge listening to the waves all day. But then I would have missed the beautiful beach! There were beach chairs, an umbrella and plenty of beach toys in the organized and clean storage closet. We also loved the grounds at Sanddollar, the pool and the convenient shell-cleaning station. If you choose to grill, four Weber gas grills are provided and were cleaner than ours at home - by far! We did not play tennis but the courts are convenient and looked to be in great condition. As is mentioned in other reviews, the owners take great pride in their condo and are wonderful communicators throughout the entire rental process. You can tell they really want their guests to enjoy the unit and Sanibel as much as they obviously do. We would highly recommend staying here!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 30, 2014
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  • Awesome Gulfview

    "The condo was absolutely amazing - loved the beach inspired interior decorating, gourmet kitchen, a linen closet filled to the brim and a gulf view that was awesome. We really appreciated how the owner went out of their way to insure a perfect vacation with all their personal insight and recommendations. We can't wait till our next visit - thanks for sharing your paradise with us."
    Guest: Chrissy Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 10, 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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