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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Great location....Great condo......Great vacation

    "Rating Details: I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. I was very happy with the location. The vacation rental was spotless. The property manager was very helpful. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We really enjoyed our week at Sanibel staying in this large, spacious condo. It is centrally located to everything and is literally steps away from the pool and the beach."
    Guest: Daniel Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 23, 2014
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  • Perfect location to enjoy Sanibel/Captiva.

    "My wife and I stayed in this spacious condo for an extended weekend and were not at all disappointed! For the same price (or less) as most hotels on the island, we had two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a washer/dryer. It was also cleaner than many hotels we've stayed in, which is always appreciated, and the A/C was on, so it was nice and cool when we arrived. This being our first trip to Sanibel/Captiva, I wasn't entirely sure where the best place to stay might be. The islands aren't very big, but the low speed limits make travel time a little longer than one might expect. This location was PERFECT. We visited multiple beaches at all points along both islands during our stay, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with the beach in front of the complex, which we enjoyed the afternoon of our arrival. I would only say that this might not be an ideal location for someone with mobility problems (third floor walk-up, as stated clearly in the listing), but the assigned parking space is conveniently located immediately next to the staircase. Perhaps most importantly when renting through VRBO or any other site is the owner. I'm happy to report that Kathy was fantastic to deal with. Although we never met personally (the key was waiting for us in a lock box), she was very responsive, very friendly, and very accommodating. We usually prefer to rent like this rather than stay in a hotel if we'll be someplace for more than a couple of days, and she was a standout among owners we've met. If we ever return to Sanibel/Captiva, I would certainly stay here again before considering any other location."
    Guest: Rob B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 18, 2014
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  • Total Relaxation Vacation on Sanibel Island

    "What a terrific vacation! This was our family's (2 adults, 2 teenagers) first trip to Sanibel Island and it was great. The condo is very relaxing and offered an excellent view of the beach. We enjoyed falling asleep at night listening to the sound of the waves hitting the shore and the palm leaves swaying in the breeze. The condo had everything we needed, plus having the beach towels, chairs, umbrellas etc. provided by the owner, was definitly appreciated. Also, having the washer and dryer in the condo to do a quick load of laundry was very convenient. As such we ALL over-packed and probably could have brought half the clothes! The condo is situated close to shopping and many fine restaurants. We rented bikes for the week and explored the area at a relaxing pace. We also drove to Captiva Island and enjoyed watching the sun set. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our vacation and would recommend this condo to anyone. We would love to make this a yearly tradition!"
    Guest: Debbie & John S. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 23, 2014
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  • Paradise on sanibel island

    "We had a wonderful time.The house is very spacious and beautiful .It has all the amenities that are listed. The house was very clean and we'll equipt. We all loved the pool and when the kids were not at the beach they were in the pool.We all rode the bikes everyday over the island.The location was good and only a short ride to Fort Meyers.The kids loved Bubbles and Island Pizza.Would highly recommend for families with young children and people over 55."
    Guest: Carol Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 30, 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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