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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • 18 Wonderful Days on Sanibel Island, FL

    "Rented This location for 18 days in Sept./October 2014. The location is AWESOME! There are no steps to navigate and the beach is just out the door of the lanai. The condo is very nicely decorated and is very clean. The location on the island is perfect. Close to the grocery, restaurants and shopping. Most of all the condo owner is delightful and very easy to work with for reservations. We found so many sea shells on the beach we had to ship them home. We also took a fun day trip out of Ft. Myers Beach to Key West. Was easy to get to the departure location from the condo. I highly recommend this location for a relaxing vacation. We will be back!"
    Guest: Sandy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • A Slice of Heaven on Earth

    "We were lucky to find P3B back in 2000 when we had to locate a vacation spot that allowed pets. We fell in love with this condo right from the start...so did our dachshund! It is clean and beautifully decorated. The owners spared no expense to provide everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing get away. The welcoming feeling you get in P3B is second to none. From the comfortable furnishings to helpful hints on operating equipment, you can leave your worries behind and revel in this piece of paradise! We have stayed at P3B every year since 2000. Since our retirement we now are able to stay a month and feel it is our "home away from home." My husband loves fishing and has caught a wide variety of fish from a 25 pound Snook, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Sea Trout, Jack Crevalle and Pompano to name a few-- right from the shore in front of the complex! P3B is a great location for stargazing, too! The dark, clear skies are perfect for viewing such deep sky wonders as Omega Centauri (globular cluster), Alpha Centauri and numerous other objects right from the comfort of the lanai! Binoculars are all you need. The bicycles in the parking storage area are wonderful and our little dachshund loves her daily bike ride! We love P3B and so will you!"
    Guest: Jean Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 28, 2014
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  • Sanibel Ladies get-away

    "A group of ladies stayed in this beautiful condo for a week in January. As a group, we have traveled together for over ten years traveling to many different areas of the world. We love taking a break from the MN winters so a warm place is a must. We found this condo meeting all our requirements: pool, beach, walking paths, easy access, comfy beds, lots of seating, screened lanai for morning coffee, space for six plus, bright and extremely clean. Then there are the extras at this condo: a TV in each of the three bedrooms plus the TV in the living room, movies, books, puzzles and the storage unit filled with beach chairs, beach umbrellas, sand and pool toys! The complex and grounds are well maintained with easy access to the pool area and the gulf with its white sand beach and shells!! This unit faces west, so your view of those beautiful sunsets is prime. This unit is great for families of all ages. We are already booked for next year!!"
    Guest: Lois C. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 31, 2015
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  • Great Family Vacation - Would Recommend

    "This was the getaway my wife, daughter, and I were looking for! With this condo we got everything we expected and more. When we first arrived we picked up our keys at Sanibel Holiday, the property management company, and they were very welcoming. They told us all they details about our accommodations and gave us a packet full of useful information, tips, and things to do on the island. We were impressed by their service when we called about a clogged shower drain. It was no big deal and they came right out and fixed the clog in no time while we were out enjoying the beach. Most of the other condos at this complex are timeshares and their property management is taken care of on-site at the shell island front office. Despite this VRBO condo using a different property management company off-site, the front office treated us just the same and helped us with dinner options, pool towels, and getting our bikes setup. They even provide helmets and have bikes with child seats which was a blast. We rented a crib and high-chair from an island company but we found out that the office at shell island has them for rent for a nominal fee. The pool and hot tub area seemed recently updated and was awesome! The views from the balcony are amazing over looking the pool, beach, and gulf. The only downside to the amazing view are the stairs going up to the condo could be a lot for someone who can not handle stairs well. The beach out front was amazing for shelling. We always went during low tide and found many great vacant shells and many live creatures that were fun to look at including dozens of live sand dollars, many starfish, crabs, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, conch shells, and dolphins just beyond the last sand bar. Our favorite restaurant was Cip's Place which has a good happy hour, the best service we encountered, and hasnice outdoor seating. One word of caution for those of you that like to be connected, the Wifi works but was slow."
    Guest: vacationer Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 7, 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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