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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Loggerhead Cay and this condo is excellent!

    "I have been to Sanibel Island a number of times before. I have stayed at a hotel, twice at condos more towards the center of the island, and at Loggerhead on my last few visits. This particular condo unit was fantastic. It has been fun looking at the pictures again; the pictures accurately show what it looks like, but it was better in person! This unit is on the top floor with a great view of the beach. It is also an end unit which gave additional privacy and solitude. It is located near the stairs and just a short distance to the elevator. We found the condo clean and extremely well appointed. We actually needed nothing. In fact, I have never stayed in a unit so well prepared for everything we could ever want! Thank you for special additions like movies, sand toys, blinds on the balcony, the wine "swap", and our most favorite: the ice cream maker! The property is excellently maintained. Convenient parking, beautiful swimming pool, ample walkways, tennis, gas grills. It is, in my opinion, the ideal area of the island on which to stay. Many families. We took the sunset cruise with Tarpon Bay Outfitters and recommend it. Will look you up and stay again when we return. Thank you for a smooth booking and easy check-in and check-out."
    Guest: Kathi Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Outstanding vacation

    "Dave, my wife and I want to thankyou for sharing your great condo. You have it stocked with everything that is needed to have a outstanding vacation. We had coffee each mourning out on the launia, enjoying the peace and quite. After our coffee we then walked the beach each day working up an appetite for breakfast. Highly recommend The over easy cafe and the Sanibel cafe. For supper we recommend Rosies, Blue Giraffe, and Jerry's. Dave you have a very nice condo, the view is outstanding. We hope to use this condo again. Thank you Jim and Sue."
    Guest: FINLEY Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 7, 2014
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  • Almost Excellent

    "This is a really nice spot but there are 2 things that prevented me from rating excellent. First, even though there is a kitchen we really couldn't cook anything since there were no supplies like sugar, salt, pepper, seasonings, ketchup, mustard, any basics whatsoever. Most every other place we have stayed VRBO has come with some of the basics. Second, it is right next to a stop sign intersection and the traffic noise at night, and particularly early morning with trucks is noticeable (since we slept with the windows/screen doors open. Maybe I am just too sensitive to the noise factor. Otherwise very pleasant, nicely set up with internet and TV. The staff at the office were excellent and made our stay extra easy with renting bikes, paying bills, printing out airline boarding passes, plus fixing immediately a broken light outside the front door. Nice location too. We used bikes rented on the premise for 99% of transportation around the island."
    Guest: nick b. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
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  • Unit 405 Great

    "The Sandpiper Beach complex is small, private, secluded, off the main roads and immaculately landscaped and kept. The heated pool is fabulous. We stayed in unit 405 ( building 4, top floor, middle) for 2 weeks and it was perfect, with a wonderful view of the gulf. The unit has a nice bright kitchen equipped with all one could ask for- (a coffee maker, AND a Keurig machine were available) and the unit is fresh and clean. The decor and furniture, including wonderful master bed, are very comfortable. Plus the place is adorably decorated. The bathrooms, as in most of these units ( built 20 yrs ago) are small, nor are they updated but perfectly fine. I've stayed in vacation rentals in the past that are dank, dark, and crummy- that was not the case here. The owner offers 4 bikes in great condition, helmets, beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys- all in tiptop condition. The owners were very responsive to emails, questions ,and had helpful suggestions. The only note the complex is for us seniors: the complex doesn't have an elevator- May be an issue for some."
    Guest: Patt P Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 5, 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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