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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • First time in Sanibel

    "I had not been to Sanibel before and a friend told me of this condo. The owner was VERY accomodating and rented it for a short stay (appreciate that). It was very quiet, beach was beautiful and we had the pool all to ourselves. Weather cooperated and it was sunny every day. The condo was comfortable and clean (2nd bathroom needs updating) Loved the restaurants (Doc Browns was awesome) . I would have given this an excellent rating but internet speed was horrible. I am planning to go back again in 2015 and will try and rent this same condo."
    Guest: Bernie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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  • John - Escape from the Frozen Tundra

    "Wow!! We have been vacationing on Sanibel for over 20 years and Las Ondas is one of the finest rental homes on the island. The pictures acurately describe the many updates that have been made both inside and out. The kitchen, is well equiped for either casual or formal dining. The pool and lanai area provide a private setting for relaxing and entertaining. The yard and gardens are well planted and provide a mini-wildlife sancuary with gopher tortoise, pileated woodpeckers and many egrets. The house was very clean and well maintained. We love the beach and this house is a short walk (across the street!) from the beach for fun in the sun. Sharon and Judy (the rental agents at C2C) were very helpful and quick to answer questions that arose. For example, when the dryer died, they had a new one ordered and installed in 3 days! The location of the property is a short bike ride to shopping, restaurants and the Ding Darling wildlife preserve. Las Ondas was a great escape from the frozen tundra this year…We Will Be Back!!"
    Guest: John L. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 21, 2014
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  • Great Vacation

    "We really enjoyed our stay at you tastefully redecorated condo. Everything one coul want is there and the new appliances work great. Best quality. We would recommend your property to any of our friends . Thanks again for making us feel so at home. Hope to see you next year. Gertrude and Gloria"
    Guest: Trudy Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 1, 2014
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  • Family Vacation

    "We have been coming here for several years. This is the 1st year we have stayed at this complex. It is by far our favorite place and we are planning on returning next year and hopefully the years to come! What wonderful family memories we made. The condo is so comfortable, well equipped and clean. The view from the condo is so beautiful! The complex itself is so pretty and well maintained. Beautiful pool, grills, and short walk to the beach. The storage unit on ground level was such a plus with all the beach chairs,and sand, beach and pool toys Yes, we will be back!"
    Guest: Dennis and Teal Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 15, 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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