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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island property reviews

  • Beautiful condo!

    "Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful condo. After a late night drive from the Orlando airport, we were beyond pleased when we walked through the door of your home. We also appreciated the phone call from the owner the next day to make sure everything was alright. The condo was super clean, and well laid out. You can see that a lot of effort has gone into the planning of this home. Bedding worked well for everyone. My two nephews found the twin pullouts to be very comfortable. It was a wonderful week of walking the beach, and enjoying time spent with family. Very relaxing. Just wish we didn't visit during a cold spell! Would love to visit again someday. Thank you!"
    Guest: Lala Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 15, 2014
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  • Excellent, clean condo!

    "We just returned from a 6 night stay in your condo. Thank you so much for allowing us to rent from you. We had a wonderful time. First off, I am a travel agent and I like to review the places we travel and where we stay. I also take video before before we load all of our things in. I am also kind of a clean freak so having a clean place to stay is very important to me. Once we arrive at a condo or cabin I always go straight to the kitchen and clean it, I need to know that everything is clean before I cook there. I have to say you should be very happy with your cleaning service! You have the cleanest place we have ever rented! Your kitchen was well stocked. We cooked all of our meals but 2. Some utensils are a little worn out and might need replacing soon(rubber spatulas) but there were plenty of pots/pans/bowls/plates/silverware. Also, there was only 1 pot holder. A little hard when you are pulling a hot casserole dish out of the oven and only have 1 pot holder. The sofas and chair were very comforatble. We loved the king bed in the master, it was very comfortable. My kids loved having their own room with their own tv and their own bathroom. We loved being on the ground level with a door right off of the screened in patio. It made for easy access to the pool and beach. The condo complex was very nice. It was very quiet while we were there. I don't think even a quarter of the building was occupied that week. I enjoyed reading the guest book and because of it we discovered Pinnochio's Italian Ice Cream(we went 3 times!). The only thing missing from the condo which would have been nice to have was a vaccuum. As I said earlier, I am a clean freak and being at the beach there was a lot of sand. A vaccuum would have been nice(maybe there is one in the locked closet for the cleaners?) Anyway, thank you so much! We are already trying to figure out when we can return."
    Guest: Melissa Date of Stay: August 2012 Review Submitted: August 24, 2012
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  • Best Family Vacation

    "We had a wonderful stay at Tarpon Beach condos. It is close to the restaurants, grocery stores and shops. The bicycle trails at Sanibel are amazing. The trails are paved and all restaurants and stores have bicycle parking. The pictures of the condo were very accurate. The view from the lanai and master bedroom was beautiful. The furniture and the decor was very nice. The place was clean and had everything we needed for a week at the beach. The condo had beach towels, beach bag, games, and a completely stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The storage area in the garage had 2 adult bikes complete with helmets and locks, grill, sand toys, shelling nets, several beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, outdoor games, and a cooler. The pool was never crowed and the kids enjoyed it. It is was very short walk on the board walk to the beach. The owners were friendly and helpful. This was our first time to Sanibel and we are already planning a return trip. We cant wait to come back. Thanks for a great beach vacation!"
    Guest: Sanibel4 Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 21, 2014
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  • Highly Satisfied!

    "This condo is just as advertised. It was very clean, comfortable, and well appointed. This unit is spacious and accommodated 4 adults and 2 teens with ample group eating and lounging space as well as enough privacy for everyone. The complex is conveniently located for access to shopping and restaurants. We were able to check in on time and the staff was very helpful when we had a problem with one of the showers. The maintenance staff arrived at the unit within an hour of our call, even though it was a Sunday. The management had a plumber in the unit on Monday morning and the problem was fixed quickly. Great service, lovely condo and we would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a great vacation!"
    Guest: Michele H. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 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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