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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island property reviews

  • Wonderful Vacation

    "Our family had a wonderful time staying at the Sanddollar. On the nice warm days we enjoyed swimming in the pool and playing at the beach. We got our use out of the beach chairs and toys in the closet. On the sometimes not so sunny days, the family enjoyed a game of tennis and biking on the island. We also used the grills to cook a few nice family dinners. The Sanddollar grounds were full of beautiful flowers and looked the way you imagine Florida should look like."
    Guest: jen Date of Stay: March 2013 Review Submitted: March 23, 2013
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  • Loved Sanibel Sunsets

    "My husband & I vacationed in this home for 4 weeks in July 2012. We had a wonderful time. Everyday we walked the short distance to the beach. The roads are not busy. We are in our sixties & did not have any difficulty doing this. There were many floats, chairs, & umbrellas to use although we brought our own because from experience we know sometimes not everything is in working order. However, most of these items were usable. The beach was rather private & uncrowded and shelling was great. The kitchen was well equipped and the grill was very nice. Seating was more than adequate both inside & out. We had some small issues initially, but the owners addressed them immediately. The location to restaurants & shopping is wonderful. We enjoyed Green Flash, Mucky Duck, Island Cow, Blue Giraffe, Keylime Bistro, Bubble Room, Holy Smoke, & Doc Ford's among others Our daughters & their families joined us for a time. The grandchildren, especially enjoyed the pool which was impeccably clean. The decor of the house is very whimsical and added to the overall feeling of a beach and vacation theme. We would certainly stay again. This property being on one floor was very nice for everyone. Someone with a disability could use the pool as it has both steps and a ladder."
    Guest: Chris Date of Stay: July 2012 Review Submitted: August 19, 2012
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  • Jackson Hole Ladies gettaway

    "The Ladies from Jackson Hole have just returned from an absolutely incredible week in Sanibel. We loved the Villa, it was perfect for 5, as long as everyone was on the shower schedule and not in any hurry. We loved hanging out on the dock watching the wildlife and birds. The location to the beach was perfect, as well as town. The bikes, chairs were really great to have. We would recommend this property to anyone that enjoy's expanded outdoor living and roomy comfortable accommodations. We had a boat and the dock was really great."
    Guest: kathy h. Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: November 3, 2013
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  • Extended Family Getaway

    "Our family "travel in tribes" and it's not always easy to find a vacation rental that can accommodate us all comfortably. Sanibel Seaclusion was able to accommodate all 10 of us with ease. Seaclusion is a well- equipped home away from home in beautiful surroundings. From ease of booking - Beth was super easy to deal with, to accommodations and comfort we could not be happier. Meal times were a treat - with all 10 of us comfortably seated around the dinner table. Rooms were comfortable and well appointed. Two rooms with King size beds were terrific for the 2 couples and plenty beds for the kids. The girls delighted in the 3rd bedroom and the boys got the loft. Wether you are a party of adults or a mix of adults and kids - Seaclusion makes a wonderful home base. One caution - if anyone in your party is unable to do stairs, this is not your rental as living areas are upstairs. Thank you Beth for sharing your wonderful home with us."
    Guest: gottaluvsummer2 Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 8, 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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