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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • 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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  • Back for the 4th time!

    "Our family just returned home from our 4th summer in a row visiting Sanibel and our 4th summer in a row staying in this unit in Pointe Santo. Every year, we arrive and find nice upgrades have been made to the condo. This year, it looks like they got a new living room sofa & love seat, a new washer/dryer, new comforters on the beds and possibly new rugs/carpet. Obviously, we love the unit. It's well stocked, comfortable and very clean. The view, though, is the absolute best part.. You are looking directly out on the gulf. The pictures don't lie! It was pretty much decided before we even left that we will be coming back next year. We can't wait! P.S. I just realized that I forgot to read the newest entries and write my own note in the guest book in the living room this year! It's one of my favorite parts of the vacation."
    Guest: KArias Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • You won't find better on Sanibel.....

    "And I've looked...both on the bike and on line ! This condo has it all. Its right on the gulf, the views from condo direct onto beach will not be beaten. You could spend all day watching the beach (people and birdlife) and the water for dolphins (which you'll see most days). The condo is very spacious, very clean, nicely decorated, the kitchen very well equipped AND the downstairs closet has every thing you'll want For the beach. Extra touches include lots of beach towels, board games., books, tennis racquets, plenty of toilet paper& Dishwasher powder & bathroom soaps and plenty of bathroom towels. Booking was very straightforward, picking up keys vet efficient. It's well located..2 min drive to Baileys where there now is a Billy Bike Rental. its sooo peaceful and relaxing here- I hated leaving."
    Guest: Kathryns group Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 31, 2014
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  • I recommend booking with Joe Pignotti!

    "I had booked a condo for my parents through Joe Pignotti for the month of February. My parents are elderly but love going to Sanibel Sundial for a month during the winter in New Jersey. I was booking late and Joe was very helpful in helping us get a handicap accessible condo near an elevator. He was even willing to give us his condo and switch his vacation plans since it would accommodate us. He strongly recommended travel insurance but I chose not to take it and took my chances which proved to be a mistake. My mother got sick and I now needed to cancel our trip to Sundial. I called Joe in a panic and he told me he would try and re -rent the unit so I could get my money back. Joe could not have been any nicer. He spent 24 hours contacting clients and managed to rent all 4 weeks for me. Joe and I have never met we have only spoken on the phone. The fact that he cared enough to help me out of a bad situation shows his terrific character and willingness to help people. Joe is now my go to person for Booking my units in Sanibel. Trust me it will be hard to find a better person who does the right thing and works hard to be sure his clients are happy."
    Guest: Maryalice Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 19, 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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