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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island property reviews

  • Nothing Better!

    "This property comes as advertised and then some. The interior is immaculate, tremendous amount of space, excellent cookware and the view is to die for. But that is NOT what makes this property stand out. We have been staying on Sanibel for twenty years, always at a two bedroom condo or private home and at Lighthouse Point four previous times. When you stay two or three months at a time, problems always occur. How they are handled can make or break the experience. Lisa, Bob and Camille could not have done more to make our stay enjoyable. They even ordered my favorite cable TV channel, greeted us with a bottle of wine and promptly returned calls and emails. We even learned a new trick for unclogging a blocked garbage disposal (our fault it clogged up). We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a peaceful commune with nature, right from your own balconies! P.S. There is a small resident alligator to keep you company."
    Guest: Joseph W. Date of Stay: December 2012 Review Submitted: February 27, 2013
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  • Paradise!!

    "If you are looking for a place to stay directly on the beach Gulf Coast...this is the ideal place for 6 people! We just stayed the week of May5th to May 12th!..we did not want to leave! The place is Paradise. The house was very clean with ocean views where at night with the windows open you can hear the ocean waves...they put me to sleep every evening!..I was in Heaven everyday & night along with my family! Our transportation was bikes rented from Billy's Bike Rental...a must to have! We had many journey's on our bikes to get to very yummy restaurants and the famous Island's grocery store Jerry's!..Jerry's is like Paradise in it's own setting with it being a grocery store and shops...they have tropical birds from Parakeets to love birds to parrots surrounding the place! The locals are so friendly and want to make sure you are having the vacation of a lifetime...we had fishing poles given to us and bait from locals to ocean fish right out our door, waste deep in water we were fishing everyday...outstanding and unbelievable! The Dolphins would be swimming by taking there time to view all of us in the water..they would jump and splash and make all kinds of noises while we swam with them again Right outside our house Door!! ..I still can't believe all of this happened to us...I keep pinching myself! I feel everyone has to experience this place Sanibel Island atleast once in there life time! No worries on this Island the locals would tell us...full relaxation your entire stay with a huge smile as something remarkable and different happens to you in and out of the ocean water everyday! Driving over the causeway ( as our driver from the airport brought us to the island) is a must see...you go from very busy florida city life to Crystal blue waters and palm trees blowing in the wind...driving over the causeway is the start of your paradise vacation...the view is unbelievable! We rented a weeks stay from the Kingfisher vacations business as we rented the Coquina home 2A...a must to stay in for a remarkable ocean front stay! You will not be disappointed at all! Like I say " I hated to leave..I want to move to this Paradise Island". Thank you for everything. Kristin Wisconsin We left 92 degree weather to come home to 48 degree's YUK!!!!"
    Guest: Kristin Date of Stay: May 2012 Review Submitted: May 14, 2012
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  • Very Nice!!!

    "We really enjoyed our stay here...we found the condo to be very clean, comfortable & tastefully decorated...had everything we needed! Loved the privacy & quietness of this small complex! This poolside unit was next best thing to being ocean front...it was so nice to just walk out the door & jump in the pool after a hot day at the beach...there were times that we had it all to ourselves. The owner & management company were great to deal with...would love to be able to come down & stay here again! For anyone who's never been to Sanibel...we'd highly recommend Bailey's for all your grocery needs! Also have to put a good word in for Capt John Huston up in Captiva...we booked a fishing trip with him & had a great time. Capt John is a great guy...very personable & patient...well worth the money!"
    Guest: pamurfs Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 3, 2014
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  • Our Sanibel "Home Away From Home"

    "Like several of the other posters, we have liked this home so much we have vacationed here for 4 years now. The house is very easy to live in. It suits all our needs as a home away from home. The house has a very open feeling and the floor plan makes it comfortable for another couple to share the home with us. The guest wing is on the opposite end of the house from the master bedroom so everyone has their own space. When kids and grandkids arrive, the arrangement makes it easy to accommodate them too. We confirm all the positive comments from the other posters. The pool is large and the screened in area (pool cage/lanai) is big enough so you don’t feel crowded. It makes a great outside room that we virtually live in with the wonderful weather that Sanibel has. I think we ate all but a couple of meals out there during our last stay. Even though the house is on a busy road, you feel very private with the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation property across the road and a small lake in the backyard. We see so much wildlife from the lanai we call the area our own “Ding Darling, Jr.” The owners maintain the property well and are very pleasant and easy to work with. We love the location in the West Gulf area, away from the traffic and congestion of Periwinkle Rd and the beaches further east. The beach is never crowded. We are one mile from “Ding Darling, Sr.” the National Wildlife Refuge. We visit it 3-4 times a week at least, often biking over and then biking all or part of the biking area there. At sunset it is difficult to decide whether to go to the beach or the Refuge. Both are gorgeous views! Sanibel is a very special place and this house and its location contribute to our enjoyment of the island."
    Guest: Island Dreamer Date of Stay: February 2012 Review Submitted: June 3, 2012
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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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