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Sanibel Island

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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • A great week at the beach

    "The condo was very clean and well-equipped. The kitchen was terrific for a vacation rental with nice quality dishes and glassware. Very comfortable bed and spacious eating/living area. The beach chairs were great, although the umbrella was hard to manage in the breezes. The beach was fabulous. I would probably rate this property at 5 stars were it not for the very small bathroom with not much space to get in/out of shower. ( we are average size.)"
    Guest: Mari S. Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 2, 2015
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  • Perfect Vacation!

    "This is such a great condo, and Sandy was so accommodating with our schedule. The condo was super clean and decorated so cute. Loved the screened in porch and this was as close to the beach as anything else on Sanibel. Perfect location. We loved that you could rent bikes for the whole week very inexpensively and we were right next door to the best key lime pie on the island at the Sand Bar. 2 things that would be helpful for when you book this condo (and you definitely should) is that there wasn't a hair dryer or beach towels. This is not a problem since the managing company has both, but just make sure that if you need those things, you realize it during office hours. They are not there on Sunday. Also, bring your own salt and pepper and any spices. Sometimes condos have those, but my understanding is that in Sanibel they aren't suppose to have any food there."
    Guest: R T. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 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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  • Pointe Santo Spring Break

    "Our family had a fantastic visit to Sanibel Island for Spring Break. Our stay at Pointe Santo could not have been more pleasant. Our condo was spotlessly clean when we arrived and we enjoyed the beautiful new kitchen, spacious living area and lovely bedrooms. Our children, 9, 8 and 6 loved the pool and being steps away from the beach and ocean. Everything we could have needed was available for our use: beach chairs, umbrella, sand toys, towels and more. Wendy was an absolute pleasure to work with and was extremely thorough in making sure we set for our arrival. We could not have asked for a better family vacation and would highly recommend this condo and Sanibel island to anyone looking for a wonderful, relaxing getaway."
    Guest: Smith Family Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: April 6, 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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