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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Super nice condominium!!

    "After being away from Sanibel for a long time, it was a very refreshing return, especially to this condo. The décor was professionally appointed bringing in the beach-like atmosphere that added to the overall ambiance. We will definitely return to this great vacation condo unit. The SIBC management was extremely helpful in recommending dining and entertainment on the island. Bicycles were readily available at no charge to the resort visitors. Bike trails are easy to follow and offer a tropical self-guided tour of the island with quick stops for ice cream creations or your favorite beverage. Of the many fine restaurants on Sanibel, we were happy to find some of our favorites still serving great fare. Recommended: Lighthouse Café for breakfast and Doc Ford's for a great dinner experience (killer shrimp!!). And don't forget Mucky Duck on Captiva - best sunsets anywhere. The Lazy Flamingo still owns a fantastic Chicken Caesar salad - strongly recommended any time of day or nite. And don't forget to say 'hello' to the birds at Jerry's. Bring your sunscreen, flip-flops and beach attire as you practice your "Sanibel Stoop". Or, you can just relax at the pool or hot tub. We'll be back next year...."
    Guest: Mike and Val Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 25, 2014
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  • New Favorite

    "We have been staying on West Gulf Drive for 25 years and tried the East Drive for the first time. We were completely satisfied with the area and this unit. We have fallen in love with the canal view. It was so private and so relaxing that I don't think we will ever go back to beach front. Watched people fish, manatee and dolphin swim past, and b-b-q ed fresh fish. We could not have been more pleased."
    Guest: Canal fan Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 2014
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  • Wonderful - the owners listing under promises and over delivers!

    "This is a wonderful unit. Very comfortable decor, nice layout, probably the best view of the pool and the gulf. Allows you to sit on the porch and see both the pool (for watching kids, friends) and to also see the gulf in the distance. The pool was heated to a comfortable 85 degrees, and has been recently redone completely. The landscaping and grounds are spectacular and kept clean and neat, especially in the pool area that you view. The pool area is quiet. The young children we encountered were well behaved. The view from this unit is perfect being overlooking the pool with a nice view of the gulf looking over the pool. At night instead of looking at a black gulf view, you see the beautifully lit pool, with palm trees around. The beach is accessed from a boardwalk from the pool. All the properties in the area have a similar distance to walk to the beach but this property is landscaped all the way along the boardwalk and makes for a nice entrance. Nice garage area, parking for 3 cars. The master bath has a 60" shower and a 5ft tub/shower, then their is another full bath accessed from the hallway on the 2nd floor, then on the first floor a 3/4 bath. There is a den on the 1st floor has couch that folds out to a double bed, and the couch in the living room also folds out to a double bed. Walk or bike to Grandma Dots, Lighthouse cafe, Pinochio's, little farther to Lazy Flamingo, Traders, all favorites. Park your car and walk or ride."
    Guest: Ted W. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 9, 2014
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  • Nothing could have been finer!

    "The location of White Caps is absolutely perfect..........just steps away from the beach, as stated in the description. The cottage is very crisp and clean with decor that is soothing and very fitting for the beach. The main criterion when looking is "pet friendly", and with tile floors, it made it easy for us to sweep out sand that we bring in. We always prefer a cottage as compared to a condo in order to avoid throngs of people......great choice here! The layout of the small cottage was perfect, the bed was comfortable, and the pebble floor of the huge shower was grand! Out the back door, the water hose and shower were so nice to get rid of the sand from the beach. I pondered on whether to bring our own comfortable beach chairs and did not.........the owners had excellent beach chairs and an umbrella! From the beginning of my inquiry about the property, I communicated directly with the owner. I always appreciate and received very prompt replies. On the day of our arrival, even though we had not planned to do so, we arrived much earlier than anticipated. I emailed the owner and let her know that we were in the area and would like to get settled if at all possible as soon as the cleaners finished. She called much earlier than the check-in time and let us know we were welcome to go ahead to the cottage. That was certainly unnecessary on her part but VERY helpful! There is nothing about our visit to this property that could have been improved. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!"
    Guest: Norma C. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 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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