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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Beautiful condo with spectacular view of the Gulf

    "This was our second time staying at Tarpon Beach and our first time staying in this particular condo. The condo is tastefully decorated, recently updated, well stocked and has an incredible view of the Gulf of Mexico. The pool is beautiful and never crowded due to the small size of the Tarpon Beach complex. Ed and Lisa were attentive owners and checked in on us during the week to make sure we had everything that we needed. They even provided a list of restaurants they enjoy when they are on Sanibel Island. We highly recommend this condo and will stay here again!"
    Guest: Laura D. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 20, 2015
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  • Adorable beach condo

    "We loved our stay in this adorable beach condo. It had everything we were looking for: a really comfortable king-size bed, nice view of the beach and ocean, short walk to the beach, refreshing pool, good location, lots of shells on the beach, washer/dryer in condo, well-equipped kitchen, bikes and helmets, and wifi. The decor is so bright and beachy--very fun! The owners have taken great care to think of everything guests might need, including a box full of all the things to do in Sanibel/Captiva and menus from restaurants. The condo was very clean and our stay couldn't have been more delightful. We loved watching the dolphins who played right off of the beach for hours at a time. Thank you!"
    Guest: Meribah M. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 10, 2015
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  • Wonderful!

    "My husband and I luv staying on Sanibel Island. Staying at Lori's condo had everything we needed. We were within a very short walk to the beach. The condo was clean and very equipped. The condo complex was quiet and everyone we met was nice and friendly! If you want a good meal go to Timbers! We eat there every time we come down! I know we will be back! We were out on the canal every night. One day we saw a Manatee and her baby! Thanks so much Lori!"
    Guest: Linda F. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 17, 2014
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  • Excellent

    "We had an excellent 3-night stay in Sanibel Island. The condo had everything we needed and the property was very nice. We enjoyed the main pool, which was close by, but there was also another pool on the property that was close as well. The patio is enclosed and covered with a nice view of the ocean. Would not hesitate to stay here again!"
    Guest: Adrianne S. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 28, 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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