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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Fun in the Sun!

    "This is our fifth year heading back to Seawinds and was every bit as special this year as the previous four years. The house is so fully equipped, including a crockpot, that we would never need to leave however we did to enjoy some great meals out at the local restaurants. The large open living space is perfect for entertaining which we did daily as the rest of the family rented nearby. Our place was the gathering space for sunrise walks on the beach which was steps away, meals, and lots of family time. If you are looking for a clean and comfortable place with great location then Seawinds is for you!"
    Guest: Anonymous Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 4, 2014
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  • The Best Place on Sanibel!

    "My husband and I, along with our two boys (ages 7 and 3) loved our stay at this condo! It is the only place we will stay if we return to Sanibel. It is right on the beach (exactly as pictured), which is absolutely perfect for a week at the beach with two young children. We ate nearly all of our meals on the lanai, which offers a lovely retreat from the sun where you can still enjoy the sights and sounds of the Gulf. The beach in front of the condo was very quiet and uncrowded, and filled with Sanibel's famous shells, gentle waves, birds, dolphins, manatees, and two turtle nests (one of which appeared during our stay). The closet on the lanai contained several beach chairs, an umbrella, and sand shovels and buckets. The building itself is also in excellent condition and is very quiet - the neighboring units were all occupied, but we never heard a sound from any of them. The swimming pool is in perfect condition and large enough for several groups to enjoy at the same time. The owner and management company were very responsive when an unexpected issue arose. The furniture, beds, and linens were all very comfortable and clean. Every appliance worked perfectly. We cooked simple meals and found every tool we needed. The unit was spotless when we arrived, which is especially hard to do in a beachfront condo with the humidity and sand. My only complaint is that the condo was a bit *too* clean: many consumable items were missing from this unit that we have grown accustomed to finding in our previous dozen stays in other VRBO-type rentals. For example, there was no salt, pepper, olive oil, ketchup, sugar (for coffee), ziploc bags, aluminum foil, shampoo, etc. There were small starter amounts of dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, trash bags, paper towels, toilet paper, and soap, but not nearly enough for a family of four for a week. If you stop at Publix before driving onto Sanibel to save money on groceries, I recommend that you also purchase absolutely everything you will need for the week (as the prices for these items are a bit ridiculous at the island grocery stores). The lack of these items didn't detract from our enjoyment of the condo - I just wish I would have known these things in advance and hope my review helps you avoid the surprise and enjoy your stay at this lovely condo even more."
    Guest: Jen Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: July 2, 2014
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  • Awesome Condo

    "This condo exceeded our expectations. It is easily accessible by the elevator, is directly on the beach with amazing views, and is beautifully decorated. We loved the screened in lanai and the rooftop deck too. The property and the unit were both very well maintained. The kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook but there are a lot of great restaurants on the island if you don't! A couple of our favorites were Lazy Flamingo (seafood) and Matzaluna (Italian). Pointe Santo provides an abundant number of lounge chairs on and near the beach. We also took advantage of the shell cleaning station! David S. was great to work with - very responsive and he returned the security deposit very promptly. We highly recommend this condo to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing getaway in a luxurious condo on the beach."
    Guest: Tina K. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 6, 2014
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  • If you are vacationing in Sanibel you really want to stay here!

    "Exceeded expectations! Perfect location for shelling, shopping and dining. Definitely family friendly location. You will not be disappointed!"
    Guest: Michael Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 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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