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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Great "Home away from home"

    "What a perfect location for our beach vacation. The condo was a perfect fit for our family. Having flown to FL we really appreciated the extras that we couldn't have brought with us (beach towels, beach equipment, tennis equipment, bikes, cooler, etc). The kitchen is very well equipped and although we only used it for breakfast, light lunch and snacking you could easily prepare a full meal. When we needed a break from the sun the lanai was a lovely place to hang out. Sanibel is a beautiful area and we were happy to have a "home" to stay in while we visited."
    Guest: Stephanie Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 19, 2015
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  • Another great vacation to Sanibel

    "This was my family of 6 first stay at this condo unit where we were for the past week (mid-March). When we arrived we found the unit to be appropriately cleaned. The condo was well laid out and very comfortable to relax, cook, and eat. The kitchen had all of the utensils that we needed. We used the blender to make tasty Pina Coladas. Hmmm! We cooked in for all of the nights except for one and we used the community grills 4x during the week. With this first floor unit, the grills are conveiniently located one the other side of the tennis court. Blind Pass has 5 Weber gas grills to use; a very nice set up. We brought a perforated pan to cook veggies and fish, which worked out great. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook each meal. The kitchen table is big enough to comfortably accommodate 6 people and could handle 8. The living room furniture was comfortable, especially the rocker. There were TV's in the living room and in all bedrooms that we never used. The unit had a blender, coffee maker, washer, dryer and fairly new SST kitchen appliances. The bedrooms were all nicely furnished to store our clothes. 2 of the 3 bathrooms had what appeared to be new shower units that had multiple shower heads or nozzles and had large shower stalls. There were hairdryers in at least 2 of the bathrooms. The air conditioning worked good in the day time, but it was limited to 71 degrees at night which made it a little too warm for us. The unit had a screened in porch which we used to sit out and relax and play some board games. There are 2 tennis courts in the complex; one is right outside the unit. And the swimming pool and condo association's offices are no more than 50 yards from the unit; very conveinient. The staff at Blind Pass was helpful and accommodating. The unit came with multiple toys to enjoy your time there including: a beach wagon, several coolers of different sizes, some children's beach toys, Frisbee, about 4 beach chairs, a beach umbrella, a small space heater, and some fishing rods and reels. However, the umbrella isn't particularly robust and several of the chairs are showing their age. It's about a 5 minute walk down to the beautiful Bowman Beach. We watch several sunsets there. Gorgeous. We rented bikes for the week but it was a 7 mile ride into town and then back, so we wouldn't do that again. Peter, the owner responded promptly to all emails. In summary, I highly recommend staying here."
    Guest: Tom S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 22, 2015
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  • Great Condo!

    "We stayed here for almost 4 weeks. We had such a wonderful vacation and this condo played a huge part in that. Great location, main floor, screened lanai, clean and great view of the beach. We had rented a car and we could get around the island easily from this location. We plan to come back in two years and this will be our first place to look into. The whole Sanibel Arms Facility was fantastic. The pool was the cleanest and best kept we had ever seen."
    Guest: Muriel S. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: February 19, 2015
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  • Our home away from home - in paradise

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this wonderful condo. It was even better than we imagined and exceeded our expectations in all ways. We had everything we needed and appreciated the well stocked kitchen for preparing our meals. The ladies loved the ground floor location as no stairs to climb and just simply open the patio door and walk to the beach. The covered car park right at the door was also a added bonus. The condo is very spacious and was very clean and well organized. The beds were comfortable. Having a laundry room was very helpful and convenient. We enjoyed the use of the beach chairs and noodles too. The location on the island itself was perfect with easy access on and off the island but mostly that close distance to the beach was perfect for us as I was travelling with my elderly mother and another elderly friend. The pool area, buildings and grounds were all very carefully maintained. The decor in the unit made us feel we were definitely in a tropical location with the choices of decorations and furniture. As three women travelling on our own, it was safe and secure and very peaceful too. The weather was just perfect here as we left Eastern Canada with two feet of snow on our decks so it was a perfect spot to get away with every day forecast of no snow. My favorite spot was the very comfortable sunroom or lanai. It was perfect any time of day and the sunsets were breath taking. We thank you very much for the opportunity to make this our home for our holidays and we would love to stay again."
    Guest: Tereca C. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 1, 2015
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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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