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  • Los Ondas is a great home to rent in Sanibel

    "Anyone looking for a well equipped rental home on Sanibel, close to the beach, with an easy bike ride to the local Bailey's grocery store, and restaurants, will enjoy their stay at Los Ondas. This home is tastefully updated, completed with all the things you need to enjoy your stay. Even the beach towels were there. You will find plenty of pillows, extra blankets, and soft comfy sheets, too. Water pressure works well in the oversized tiled showers, located in both the pool and hall baths. Los Ondas has an island kitchen with loads of dishes, pots, pans, and a big side by side refrigerator to make storing food, and preparing meals easy. Our family spent most mild Florida evenings outside, in the screened-in pool area. This space is more of an open air chat room, furnished with upscale sunbrella-covered cushioned furniture. Trees are mature and beautiful. You might want to water the lovely bromeliads growing under the massive fig tree. I feel sure they miss their owner's TLC. Sharon and Judy at C2C rental agency are the best! You could not ask for better service. They happily respond to the most minor requests. We have been blessed with the good fortune to both own and stay in some nice rental homes over the years. We highly recommend this property and C2C. Los Ondas is more than just a place to stay, it is a home away from home."
    Guest: Love Sanibel Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 22, 2015
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  • Wonderful house for family vacation!

    "Our family of 4 enjoyed this charming 3 BR house immensely! We most enjoyed having so much space a full house offered. House would be perfect with kids and grandparents too even, for 6 total. There are 3 couches and 2 lounge chairs in living room. The windows and lighting offered so much natural sunlight, which was inviting. The house was on a nice quiet street, yet one could walk to the trolley stop, or the Sandbar restaurant or the breakfast place across from it. Beach was only a short walk away as well. We would definitely come back and would recommend this house in a heartbeat to anyone who plans on traveling to AMI! We had 2 days great weather and 2 days cloudy/rain (but even used the heated pool, with no issues). We enjoyed a trip to the Mote Aquarium and took their "Sea Life" cruise on the Sarasota Bay... a must see, especially those traveling with kids. St. Armand's Circle also offered shopping and a variety of restaurants as well. But with a house, you could certainly plan on many meals at home. Also, Karen, the owner, was so very nice and very accommodating, especially with our travel times. We met friends from home while there, who have been coming to AMI for years, and they rented a smaller cottage.. they were in awe of our space. As previously mentioned, limited cleaning supplies available so I suggest doing an inventory when you arrive and getting once you are there. Also no hair dryer found (I forgot mine), so bring a travel one with you. We loved our few days on this island. If we ever come back to AMI, we will definitely be renting this house again! Wonderful vacation!"
    Guest: Kim S. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 3, 2015
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  • Great Place

    "Our three-month stay at this condo was a pleasure. It is close to everything we wanted to do in Florida. The beach is very close and shopping on Venice Island is just as close. Sarasota is just a short drive north and Englewood a short drive south. The condo was clean and fresh. The decorating was superb! The owners contacted us periodically to make sure everything was functioning well. There were no problems during our 3-month stay. We stayed cool when we were there. If you are looking for a place to rent in Venice, we highly recommend this condo. We would return in a heartbeat. Thanks for everything."
    Guest: Gary R. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: September 22, 2014
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  • Home away from Home

    "Condo was an excellent choice. Very clean, breathtaking views. Mattress was super comfy. Property well taken care of. can't wait to visit Lover's Key again! Thank you Dave and Tina!"
    Guest: Audrey T. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 3, 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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