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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • An exceptionally nice condo

    "We stayed a week in this exceptionally nice condo. It was very clean, beautifully decorated, comfortable, quiet, and well maintained. Everything about it was just excellent. The view of the ocean about the well maintained landscape and lagoon was outstanding. We spend many hours out on the large screened-in lanai enjoying a glass of wine, reading or taking a nap. The beds were firm but comfortable to our liking. The kitchen was beautiful. I believe that it had everything one would need for cooking any meal (we ate most our meals at the local restaurants on the island....we were on vacation). The under-building parking and elevator located just a few steps from the condo was a big plus and really handy. Did I mention "quiet"...it was so nice to relax on the lanai or inside the condo and not be disturbed. The owners were wonderful. They mailed us beforehand with information and tips on restaurants, shopping and interesting things to do. Elaine called while we were there to see how things were going or if there was anything we needed. It was a pleasure working them. We would recommend this condo to anyone who would enjoy a pleasant, relaxing and beautiful place to stay on Sanibel Island. Thank you Elaine and Dave for sharing your condo with us. See ya next year."
    Guest: Donald J. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
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  • Our home away from home - in paradise

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful condo. It was even better than we imagined and exceeded our expectations in all ways. We had everything we needed and appreciated the well stocked kitchen for preparing our meals. The ladies loved the ground floor location as no stairs to climb and just simply open the patio door and walk to the beach. The covered car park right at the door was also a added bonus. The condo is very spacious and was very clean and well organized. The beds were comfortable. Having a laundry room was very helpful and convenient. We enjoyed the use of the beach chairs and noodles too. The location on the island itself was perfect with easy access on and off the island but mostly that close distance to the beach was perfect for us as I was travelling with my elderly mother and another elderly friend. The pool area, buildings and grounds were all very carefully maintained. The decor in the unit made us feel we were definitely in a tropical location with the choices of decorations and furniture. As three women travelling on our own, it was safe and secure and very peaceful too. The weather was just perfect here as we left Eastern Canada with two feet of snow on our decks so it was a perfect spot to get away with every day forecast of no snow. My favorite spot was the very comfortable sunroom or lanai. It was perfect any time of day and the sunsets were breath taking. We thank you very much for the opportunity to make this our home for our holidays and we would love to stay again."
    Guest: Tereca C. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
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  • Amazing week in Sanibel

    "What an absolutely awesome week. Hands down nicest condo ever! Every convenience available. Beach access, nice pool, well-cared for property. Loved it!!"
    Guest: Roxanne Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 30, 2015
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  • You won't find better on Sanibel.....

    "And I've looked...both on the bike and on line ! This condo has it all. Its right on the gulf, the views from condo direct onto beach will not be beaten. You could spend all day watching the beach (people and birdlife) and the water for dolphins (which you'll see most days). The condo is very spacious, very clean, nicely decorated, the kitchen very well equipped AND the downstairs closet has every thing you'll want For the beach. Extra touches include lots of beach towels, board games., books, tennis racquets, plenty of toilet paper& Dishwasher powder & bathroom soaps and plenty of bathroom towels. Booking was very straightforward, picking up keys vet efficient. It's well located..2 min drive to Baileys where there now is a Billy Bike Rental. its sooo peaceful and relaxing here- I hated leaving."
    Guest: Kathryns group Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 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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