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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island property reviews

  • It is counter to my personal interest to write this review, but.....

    "My wife and I (late 60's, and cockapoo dog, just spent the month Dec, 2013 at this property-- visited by kids and grand kids for a part of the time. In many ways, I would prefer that only a limited number of people know about it-- so that we can continue to take advantage of it, free of competition-- we have booked again for December, 2014! It is ideal in many ways-- private, quiet, great location on east end of Island, all the necessary facilities in the house for a carefree time. Pool and Jacuzzi are great and the furnishings are very tasteful and comfortable. Easy to keep clean. Tim, the manager, is quite responsive and helpful. You cannot go wrong renting this place, but Shhhhh....."
    Guest: Marc W. Date of Stay: December 2013 Review Submitted: January 14, 2014
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  • Wonderful - the owners listing under promises and over delivers!

    "This is a wonderful unit. Very comfortable decor, nice layout, probably the best view of the pool and the gulf. Allows you to sit on the porch and see both the pool (for watching kids, friends) and to also see the gulf in the distance. The pool was heated to a comfortable 85 degrees, and has been recently redone completely. The landscaping and grounds are spectacular and kept clean and neat, especially in the pool area that you view. The pool area is quiet. The young children we encountered were well behaved. The view from this unit is perfect being overlooking the pool with a nice view of the gulf looking over the pool. At night instead of looking at a black gulf view, you see the beautifully lit pool, with palm trees around. The beach is accessed from a boardwalk from the pool. All the properties in the area have a similar distance to walk to the beach but this property is landscaped all the way along the boardwalk and makes for a nice entrance. Nice garage area, parking for 3 cars. The master bath has a 60" shower and a 5ft tub/shower, then their is another full bath accessed from the hallway on the 2nd floor, then on the first floor a 3/4 bath. There is a den on the 1st floor has couch that folds out to a double bed, and the couch in the living room also folds out to a double bed. Walk or bike to Grandma Dots, Lighthouse cafe, Pinochio's, little farther to Lazy Flamingo, Traders, all favorites. Park your car and walk or ride."
    Guest: Ted W. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 9, 2014
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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 Home Away From Home

    "We have been returning to Villa Sanibel for at least 20 years and still look forward to our weekly visit each year. A few years we returned twice in one year. The unit is always clean and has everything you would need for a wonderful beachy time. My only request is that we have better beach chairs--we love to stretch out and some do not open up all the way. (A minor flaw in a terrific unit.)"
    Guest: R & J Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: July 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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