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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Trip of a lifetime

    "This was our second time staying on Sanibel. We thought we were hooked the first year but after staying in this gorgeous beach house we have fallen in love. Our first year on Sanibel was in a resort setting which was also beautiful. But nothing will compare to the privacy and beauty of this house. The photos online are beautiful however cannot do justice to the real beauty of this house. The kitchen is by far the best part of the house. It is GIANT and to say it is beautiful is an understatement. Fully stocked with everything you could need as well. All the decor in the house is wonderful. The house was absolutely spotless on arrival, and like I said the pictures don`t do it justice. The private backyard oasis is what made the vacation for us. We are beach lovers so we spent every single day on the beach but by 5 o o`clock when our small children had enough ocean water they loved coming back to our personal heated pool. Next to the pool was a garage stocked with EVERY SINGLE pool toy or beach toy you could ever need. Including a beach trolley with chairs for the beach to make transporting all your toys (and coolers) to the beach easy. Not that it was far, open the gate and it is about a 30 second walk to the beautiful Sanibel beach. The house only has two bedrooms but one of them has an extra daybed which was perfect for our 3 year old. Also, next to the pool there is a separate guest bedroom with it`s own keyed access.We did not need this room but would love to go back with our family so we could use it! We loved the quiet private street that the house was on and loved taking the bikes that were provided to the store everyday. I would highly highly recommend this house to anybody!!"
    Guest: steff P. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: September 17, 2014
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  • xoxoj

    "Everything about Sundial was wonderful. I have nothing but praise for my stay."
    Guest: heide45 Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
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  • Our Little Bit of Paradise Found

    "We have just returned from four weeks at this property and I could not recommend it highly enough. We were two couples and it suited us as in effect we had two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms which was what we were looking for. Sanibel is such a relaxing and friendly and safe feeling place. I have to praise the owner highly. If we had any queries and problems he got back to us so promptly by email and the one occasion we had to phone him. His open and friendly manner was so welcoming. The price for four weeks was excellent. We had never spent four weeks in one place before but the area offers so much. We enjoyed particularly a boat trip by Captiva Cruises, a visit to the Edison Ford Winter Estate, the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, the fishing pier and the beaches. In four weeks we never ran out of places to eat. The restaurants on the island are numerous and you will not run out of different places to eat in four weeks. We particularly liked Doc Ford's, Jacaranda and Cips among others. The barbecue at the villa also saw lots of use and was excellent. We certainly found our little paradise both the villa and the place. We hope to be back!"
    Guest: Frances M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 29, 2014
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  • Great winter getaway

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blind Pass! The condo had everything we needed and we loved the location at the quieter end of the island (much less traffic). The condo is a very short walk to the beach (5 min) and having the kayaks available to explore the estuary was great. The weather was perfect every day - lucky us! Gulf water was warm enough for swimming! Grounds, pool and tennis courts are nicely maintained. We biked and kayaked a lot and saw wonderful wildlife in the estuary and at Ding Darling. Highly recommend a guided kayak tour with a naturalist in Ding Darling through the Tarpon Bay company. Island Cow on Sanibel and Key Lime Bistro on Captiva were our favorite restaurants. Watching sunset on condo beach and at Mucky Duck on Captiva were also highlights. Betty was very helpful in responding to questions and making arrangements. Sanibel is truly a natural wonder. Hope to return sometime soon!"
    Guest: linda k. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 3, 2015
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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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