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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island property reviews

  • Romantic Honeymoon on Sanibel Island

    "My husband and I honeymooned on Sanibel Island and stayed in this glorious condo right on the beach. The condo offered a gorgeous view of the gulf and the beach and the atmosphere was quiet and relaxing. The sounds of the surf and the gulf breezes lulled us to sleep each night and we enjoyed beautiful sun rises in the mornings. There was a nice selection of movies and music and we appreciated the beach equipment and beach towels that were supplied. The kitchen was well-stocked and we felt right at home the minute we arrived. We hope to return to this wonderful condo each year to celebrate our anniversaries."
    Guest: Amy Date of Stay: May 2011 Review Submitted: August 28, 2011
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  • Perfect Home Away From Home!

    "Our family stayed in Loggerhead Cay 223 in July 2012. This was our final family vacation before our oldest daughter left for college and we wanted it to be special. We had never used VRBO and weary of planning such an important trip sight unseen and over the internet. The condo was a perfect home away from home and the perfect setting for creating memories that will last us a lifetime! This property surpassed our expectations and met our needs in every way. It was clean, spacious, and beautifully decorated. All amenities and features were as noted. The master bedroom bed was very comfortable and the twin beds in the 2nd bedroom were perfect for our teenage daughters. We ate the majority of our meals in the condo and the kitchen met all of our needs. We loved the openness of the condo and the views from the lanai. The washer and drier were very handy and the A/C kept us cool when the summer weather was hot. It was great having a beautiful beach right down the walkway from the unit. We enjoyed our morning walks with our family dog to the lighthouse and back. The shelling was excellent and my daughters and I found several whole dead sand dollars on the outer sandbar (found many live ones but you can’t keep those!). We also fished from the shore and caught several fish over 2 feet long! We didn’t use the pool as much as we thought we would but it was heated and very nice as well. Tennis courts, shuffleboard area, and grills were all great as well. The rental agency was quick and responsive when we accidentally locked ourselves out after hours the evening we arrived! The owners were very helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had before and during our stay. Thanks to them for all the information and suggestions they gave to make our stay more enjoyable! We love your condo and appreciate you sharing your home with us!! We feel so very fortunate to have found this condo and look forward to renting it again on our next trip to Sanibel. Rent this unit with confidence and enjoy your Sanibel vacation as much as we did!"
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 7, 2012
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  • John - Escape from the Frozen Tundra

    "Wow!! We have been vacationing on Sanibel for over 20 years and Las Ondas is one of the finest rental homes on the island. The pictures acurately describe the many updates that have been made both inside and out. The kitchen, is well equiped for either casual or formal dining. The pool and lanai area provide a private setting for relaxing and entertaining. The yard and gardens are well planted and provide a mini-wildlife sancuary with gopher tortoise, pileated woodpeckers and many egrets. The house was very clean and well maintained. We love the beach and this house is a short walk (across the street!) from the beach for fun in the sun. Sharon and Judy (the rental agents at C2C) were very helpful and quick to answer questions that arose. For example, when the dryer died, they had a new one ordered and installed in 3 days! The location of the property is a short bike ride to shopping, restaurants and the Ding Darling wildlife preserve. Las Ondas was a great escape from the frozen tundra this year…We Will Be Back!!"
    Guest: John L. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 21, 2014
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  • Lisamarie56

    "This was a last minute reservation. We usually stay at Vanderbilt Beach in Naples, but were unable to rent our usual unit. We enjoyed this property very much. The resort had so many options for activities and dining, and the condo was great and well equipped."
    Guest: Lisamarie56 Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 19, 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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