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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Reminds me of Old Florida

    "Sanibel reminds me of my childhood vacations in Florida (before hi-rise hotels and over-development). This cottage is a classic beach house, but it's bright with lots of windows and a cheery decor. The location is a couple blocks from the best shelling beach. The bike trail is right across the street. Who needs a car? The house is well-maintained and well-supplied with all you need. It's big enough to have the kids and grandkids (for a weekend) especially with a warm pool. The owner is very good about answering all questions immediately! Yes, I would recommend it to friends who are tired of condo living - it's quiet and private. Though there are many restaurants nearby, we enjoy our own cooking. We recommend the Shell Museum, the kayak trail in Ding Darling, all the bike trails and of course, collecting shells."
    Guest: Katkat Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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  • March 2015 Stay

    "This condos location is perfect as not too busy and if you use the gulf drives you can avoid traffic. The location to beach and pool is perfect for family. The only reason not excellent is the size of kitchen area as with 4 kids it would get quite crowd. The use of the Ruko/Net Flex was awesome after a day in the sun. Shuffleboard and grilling became a main stay every night."
    Guest: Mike L Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
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  • A little piece of Island Paradise

    "My husband and I stayed at the cottage for three nights. We have not been to Sanibel Island for many many years. Considering we only live two hours away. With that said I think we have found the best place to stay on the island. The cottage is so cute and decorated well. It is centrally located to just about everything you may need. Everything for the beach is right at hand & I love that you can leave all your wet things right at the front door before entering. The bikes could use a little update but, served the purpose. Kurt the owner was more than helpful with any questions we had. My only disappointment was that I made breakfast every morning and thought that we would have at least the basic spices ie: salt, pepper, foil, plastic wrap,etc. I thought it would be more of a stocked kitchen. With that said I would highly recommend this adorable cottage for anyone looking for some peace and quite and relaxation. Oh and one more thing that we so enjoyed was the pool just steps from the door. So if your looking to enjoy some "Island Time" you will not be disappointed."
    Guest: karen n. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 15, 2014
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  • From SNOW to SUNNY shell filled beaches

    "My family (wife and two boys) arrived on Sanibel Island and had a week of relaxation and fun. The condo is in a great location - beach about 100 yards away (see it from the condo) and the road to get off the island is in close proximity so you don't have to fight the traffic jam of Periwinkle Way. Very convenience and friendly for a family. The owner has made a lot of recent improvements to the condo and it was very comfortable. The pool is right outside the condo and we had plenty of dinners in the screened in porch overlooking the pool and sunset. The shelling on the beach is great and the friendly dolphins swam just a few years off shore. If you are looking for a great excursion check out the Sanibel Thriller. A modified speed boat that holds 30 people and the dolphins swim right behind it. Great view of both Sanibel and Captiva."
    Guest: Jim G. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 23, 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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