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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Perfect Location for paradise!

    "Sanibel Siesta is the perfect location on Sanibel Island. Tucked in the middle of Sanibel on the gulf side, could not be better placed. Close enough to shops and restaurants, yet away from the main island traffic. A feeling of paradise, nestled among the palms, pond and pool, and, of course, the beautiful beach with all the shells you could ever want. The management team is unbelievable! Very friendly and accommodating to all your needs. This condo is perfectly situated in the complex. The dining/living room faces the west with a lanai that overlooks the pond and a view of the beach. The master bedroom also has a lanai that overlooks the pool. It gives you an open, spacious feeling. They have furnished it with three TV's - a huge one in the living room and one each in the bedrooms. The condo is loaded with everything you could possibly need for a wonderful beach vacation. This is our third winter in #803 and so much appreciate the owners allowing us to bring our golden retriever. They are great people to rent from, always considerate of our needs and wants. We love to walk on the beach, take our dog swimming, ride bikes, kayak and paddle board. A few of our favorite restaurants are Over Easy, Lighthouse Cafe, Sanibel Cafe, Grandma Dots, Doc Fords, Cips and George and Wendys. Paradise awaits you!"
    Guest: Joan Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 2015
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  • Deserves 5 stars and more

    "We are getting ready to pack up after a wonderful month at Mango House. We liked it so much, we are booked for next year. We appreciated all of the suggestions provided by the owners for sights to see. Thanks to the bikes provided, we spent many hours on Sanibel's bike paths. We appreciated being able to lock up beach chairs to the beach access path fence and not have to carry them back and forth. The home is well equipped, both in the kitchen and on the bookshelves. We spent lots of time sitting on the screen porch looking over the Sanibel River and did see some alligators swim by. We did buy bike flashers for the bikes for the short time on Rabbit Road, which does not have a bike path. We found drivers to be courteous, giving way to the bikers and pedestrians. Thank you to the owners for making their home available to others so we can escape the winter of MI and enjoy Sanibel."
    Guest: Stevie Brinkerhoff Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 26, 2015
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  • Excellent choice

    "We were no strangers to Florida in December, but this was our first trip to Sanibel---and we were not disappointed. The condo was clean, comfortable and well stocked, and the location was ideal---mid-island with easy access in both directions. We came with my sister and brother-in-law, and enjoyed the beautiful beach and the many attractions the area has to offer. We have many fond memories of this trip, and hope to return in the future."
    Guest: Manny L. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 20, 2015
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  • No reason to stay anywhere else on Sanibel!

    "I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your condo. At first, I was a little concerned by my kids’ "what are we going to do" reaction (especially our 14 yr old, ha). But that only lasted thru the first day and they realized that just like anywhere else -we have to make our fun. It doesn't just come to us. We turned out having more laughs in a week than I can remember. Their favorite was definitely fishing. We rented a boat out of Jensens in Captiva and rode over to North Captiva for lunch and fished over and back. Good spot with outdoor ping pong, corn hole, ice cream/gift shop and outdoor lunch. On that trip, one son caught a baby shark and another small fish and our other son caught a kinda big mackerel. He had to work for it. They also did another fishing charter with friends staying in Ft Myers and caught over 20 fish between them. They have a new fever for fishing. They also loved the tennis courts. We played every day. Neither of the boys were really into the beach but my husband and I appreciated that the most. We walked every day on the beach.Your place was so perfect and you can tell you thought of everything. It was a great, much needed getaway and a trip I know we will always remember."
    Guest: Amy H. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: April 19, 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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