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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Best time ever

    "Our stay was a mini reunion for a few old friends, the condo was everything we hoped for and a lot more. The views were fantastic and the beach beautiful and you're right there on the water. Some nights we cooked ourselves others we went out to one of the great restaurants on the island. We loved sitting on the beach at cocktail time watching the sun go down. The many shops and attractions were both interesting and charming. We will definitely try to come back next year God willing."
    Guest: Jack Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: January 13, 2015
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  • Great spot!

    "We throughly enjoyed our stay at Loggerhead Cay. Great location, across from grills & tennis courts. About 500 steps to sand! Owner has beach chairs,beach umbrella ,etc. especially handy for fliers. Decor is very beachy, bright, and pleasing. View is nice but because it's first floor you can't really see the beach. That being said , first floor is nice when hauling "stuff" to the beach for the day! Only thing that wasn't completely perfect were the beds. For some they may be fine but for our group they were too hard. No give whatsoever. We really couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. We had a week of sun, 80 plus degrees & the sand & gulf. The other thing to note is that all the other guests were very friendly. My son had a group of men with whom he grilled several of the nights we were there. Really a great atmosphere! We would love to return!"
    Guest: Beachy Mom Date of Stay: March 2015 Review Submitted: March 16, 2015
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  • Clean, Comfortable, Well-stocked Condo

    "A fourth trip to Sanibel, our first stay in the "Gulf Beach" complex. This unit has recent upgrades, including a new washer/dryer, dining table/chairs, mattresses/box springs, bed pillows, and keyless entry. The owner has thought of just about everything you could possibly want or need, all neatly kept in cabinets and drawers. There is a storage closet for this unit, parking lot level, containing items for outdoor use. The lanai is a delightful place to "dine in," nap, or watch the sun rise. This complex is located on East Gulf Drive, just a short bike ride to the Lighthouse Cafe, Pinocchio's Ice Cream, or The Sporty Seahorse Shop, one of my favorites. Gulf Beach 105 is sure to please!"
    Guest: Party of 7 from Kansas Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: December 27, 2014
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  • A Sanibel home full of island treasures!

    "Enjoyed my stay in Sanibel last weekend. My accommodations were everything I expected! Whether you choose to visit the island solo, as a couple, or with an entourage of family and/or friends this home is for you. There are three (3) spacious bedrooms that include a private full bath for each; a spacious living room to watch TV in; a comfortable couch should you decide to start that favorite book you’ve been waiting all year to read! Just off the living room is a set of French doors where you will find four (4) colorful Adirondack chairs to sink into and admire the picturesque palm trees and greenery; all while listening to the sweet sounds of Florida’s ecosystem in your own private setting. Don’t worry if the heat is getting to you – just walk down the stairs to where you will find a beautifully tiled in-ground pool and whirlpool where your body will naturally sink into. Do you have an exercise routine you want to continue on vacation? Don’t worry this home has you covered. Equipped with three (3) bicycles for you to venture out on the sunny island with. Sanibel is bike friendly as they have separate roadways for bike riders and walkers. Oh, yes, I said walkers should you choose to walk instead. Waking up to sunshine everyday certainly set me in a positive motion and it will do the same for you. I really enjoyed my stay on the island in this particular home – it had all the amenities I craved and then some. I promise you won’t be disappointed, but I must warn you, this home is addicting!"
    Guest: Dori Date of Stay: May 2015 Review Submitted: May 22, 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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