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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • The Halls

    "The condo was perfect - well stocked, clean, comfortable bed & furniture. I would recommend it to anyone. We enjoyed the shell hunting, bike riding (included) and the nearby shops and restaurants. We would also recommend a Captiva Cruise. Fun times!!"
    Guest: The Halls Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 5, 2014
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  • Wonderful Condominium and Family Vacation!

    "What a wonderful place to escape to! This condomium is beautifully renovated with very tasteful island and earthtone colors, and elegant furniture! The kitchen was very well stocked and we found everything we needed easily. It was an extremely quiet complex, particularly considering it was school vacation time! Sitting out on the lanai, overlooking the lagoon, pool and ocean simultaneously -was wonderful. The beach had plenty of room and it was only a quick, little walk down the boardwalk. The "beach" closet with chairs and beach items was such a blessing! Renting bicycles to be delivered to the complex was very easy and allowed us to go anywhere we wanted to go including the nature centers, refuges, stores and restaurants. Of all the condominiums we have rented, this has truly been the best and working with Holly was a very pleasant experience!"
    Guest: DMB Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 20, 2014
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  • You won't find better on Sanibel.....

    "And I've looked...both on the bike and on line ! This condo has it all. Its right on the gulf, the views from condo direct onto beach will not be beaten. You could spend all day watching the beach (people and birdlife) and the water for dolphins (which you'll see most days). The condo is very spacious, very clean, nicely decorated, the kitchen very well equipped AND the downstairs closet has every thing you'll want For the beach. Extra touches include lots of beach towels, board games., books, tennis racquets, plenty of toilet paper& Dishwasher powder & bathroom soaps and plenty of bathroom towels. Booking was very straightforward, picking up keys vet efficient. It's well located..2 min drive to Baileys where there now is a Billy Bike Rental. its sooo peaceful and relaxing here- I hated leaving."
    Guest: Kathryns group Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • Super Clean and Comfortable!

    "We greatly enjoyed your condo last week. Love the openness of the kitchen and living room. Everything was very comfortable(beds, couch, etc). Enjoyed the screened in porch during the thunderstorm. Loved having the beach just across the parking lot. This part of the island is the perfect spot for playing in the gulf. Gathered lots of shells and enjoyed the herons, egrets, and other water birds. We did notice that there is a small rip in the screened in porch near the screen door. Might want to have that checked. But we really had a great family vacation and your spacious condo was a fabulous home for the week."
    Guest: K & L 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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