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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Does NOT Get Any Better!

    "I am a single working professional woman who desperately needed the right getaway. After researching several options, I chose Vicky and Paul's place. Although I live in Florida, Sanibel Island is always a beautiful option for a "staycation". The main reason I chose this place was the view...but since I've been here, I realize there's so much more. The condo is truly a home away from home. I arrived just 10 minutes before sunset. I desperately wanted to catch that view so I immediately grabbed my bottle of wine and found the wine cork without issue! I caught the sunset and it was truly the best start to my vacation. There are no words to describe the view of the sunset from the lanai. This home is comfortable; and coming from a person was severe neck and back issues… I was so incredibly grateful for the thought behind the furniture and the choice of bed. The property is quiet and serene. There are several amenities within walking distance and within a short drive. The access to the spa was truly helpful as I enjoyed a couple of services as well as the facility itself. Everything that you could ever need is here!! This has been by far the most relaxing and rejuvenating trip I have had in several years. I will be back!"
    Guest: Aimee L. Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
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  • Florida Beach Cottage

    "We had a fantastic time at your wonderful beach cottage. It contained anything we could possibly need, from kitchen utensils, beach toys, linens, WIFI and a Sonus sound system. The owners were warm and welcoming always and just an E-mail away. My favorite area was the Master Suite with a sitting area that opened to the pool, very private!"
    Guest: Clare A. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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  • Loved the condo!

    "Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful condo! It was a "sisters/sister-in-law's" vacation. It was our 15th year of vacationing at Sanibel. This condo is one of our favorites. Loved the beachy theme throughout. Another relative rented a different condo in this resort and it had very plain decor, not attractive in the least. Had some problems figuring out the remotes and the dishwasher, but eventually got the swing of it. The wrap around lanai is awesome! Hopefully will be able to come back next year!"
    Guest: Randi Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 24, 2015
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  • Fun home base on the bike path

    "[This review assumes you know Sanibel] Pros: -- One short block from the beach; short ride on bike path to Schnapper's Hots; ~2 mi. to Pinocchio's Ice Cream and the lighthouse; 6 mi. to Ding Darling -- Photos are accurate; notice the large propane grill on the deck -- Stocked with beach furniture, coolers, towels, flashlight, all cooking tools, dish soap, laundry soap, salt/pepper, coffee filters, books, DVDs, etc... Pack light! -- Good wi-fi and TVs -- Very very clean -- Comfortable beds and couch Cons: -- [a minor one] Beware: There are 2 properties next door to each other called "Shell Basket 1" -- this pink one and a blue one (with a pool). If you get a delivery it may go to the wrong place (even if you tell Billy's Bikes the exact address, 1153 Nerita St.) -- Shower faucet is odd and gives you choice of cool water or scalding (but cool is fine on sunburn!) -- Manager is nearby but a bit hard to reach in advance for questions -- hopefully this review will answer some."
    Guest: Wicky Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 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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