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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • We love this place!

    "I have been to Oceans Reach several times and I think it's one of the best places to stay on the island. This complex is quiet, well maintained and has everything you need. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. My girlfriends and I just spent last week in this beautiful condo and loved it--it's comfortable, beautiful and you can hear the ocean from your bed at night. Since coming to this particular place, it would be tough for me to consider going anywhere else."
    Guest: Susan Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 26, 2014
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  • Wonderful!

    "Brooke was so very accommodating! We booked last minute and she was able to get payment set up and the keys to us in a timely manner. She responded quickly to emails. The home is just as described. It's 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the bathrooms has a shower and the master bath has a jetted tub. I only used the shower myself so I can only speak to that. Beds were a little uncomfortable; I like mine more firm. Condo was very well stocked with everything we could have needed including linens, pool and beach toys, and kitchen supplies. The pool is large and clean. The parking spot was a little tight so if you are bringing a large vehicle be aware of that. The beach is amazing...once you get there. It's a little bit of a hike there but so worth it! I would definitely recommend this condo and look forward to renting again in the future!"
    Guest: Kimberly H. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 24, 2014
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  • Outstanding vacation

    "Dave, my wife and I want to thankyou for sharing your great condo. You have it stocked with everything that is needed to have a outstanding vacation. We had coffee each mourning out on the launia, enjoying the peace and quite. After our coffee we then walked the beach each day working up an appetite for breakfast. Highly recommend The over easy cafe and the Sanibel cafe. For supper we recommend Rosies, Blue Giraffe, and Jerry's. Dave you have a very nice condo, the view is outstanding. We hope to use this condo again. Thank you Jim and Sue."
    Guest: FINLEY Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 7, 2014
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  • Beautiful Sanibel condo

    "Our family of 5 stayed in this unit for a week in August. We have rented many condo units all over Florida in years past, & I would have to say this was one of the nicest place we have ever stayed in. My kids are older: 15, 19 & 22 - and they were impressed also. "Wow Mom...you did good!" This unit would also be great for younger families as well. There was a high chair, pack n play, toys, puzzles, movies, books. It was unbelievably clean, I was totally impressed. I have never been in a rented unit this clean. Floors were cleaner than my own house! It was beautifully decorated. Kitchen had every gadget you can think of. Outside closet had all kinds of great beach items, toys for little kids up to adults that you can think of. Views were great. Short walk to the beach. Surrounding property, grounds all well maintained & clean & quiet. Thank you again Nancy! We have great memories from there."
    Guest: Family of 5 Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: November 12, 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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