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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Everything as promised and better

    "This unit is beautiful like a luxury upper class home. Lighting is functional and unique ; HVAC is strong and quality. Unit was very clean throughout . Owner was extremely responsive with every questions/request we had! The view is spectacular ! Furniture was beautiful and highest quality . We liked the large center island in the kitchen for setting down beach bags. Refr/Freezer worked great and was clean and new. Carpet in BRs was clean and high quality ."
    Guest: Trader John Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 2015
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  • Great Location

    "Given its size and layout, this home is a good rental option for a large family or two families. The home and its furnishings are in good shape. The pool is in great shape and very private. There is a spiral staircase from the main level to the basement so those with small children should be aware (the homeowners did provide a gate at the main level but we didn't attempt to use it). The location is the star of the show. If you have visited Sanibel, you know that when entering the island from FTM, if you need to go to the right on Periwinkle, you face significant congestion. Fortunately, this home is located "to the left" of the main intersection (i.e., the lighthouse end of the island) so that congestion is avoidable. It is an easy 10 minute walk to the beach and 5 minutes to a couple of shops and restaurants."
    Guest: Debbie B. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 9, 2015
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  • A great winter escape!

    "We have just returned from a very nice vacation in Sanibel. The weather turned cool and cloudy , but on Sanibel Island there is always something to do-- from nature and beach hikes, to bike rides, to the great restaurants! We really enjoyed staying at the Wells' condo. Their furnishings are very comfortable ( and spotless!). View from the lanai is great! Gordon and MK provide so many extras including bikes, beach toys and chairs, and all the kitchen supplies you might need. These owners also are very prompt to respond to any inquiries or needs. We would certainly rent from this nice couple again!"
    Guest: Jane P. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 4, 2015
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  • Sanibel success

    "My family has a perfect stay in this clean, beautiful, comfortable condo. Very nice owner!"
    Guest: Cheryl G. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 31, 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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