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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Great Family Vacation!

    "My family was so looking forward to escaping the long midwest winter. We flew into Tampa and spent two nights at a 'resort' in Clearwater that was very disappointing. We were very happy when we arrived at our condo at Sanibel to find it just as described. The size was great for our family of 4. Condo was very clean and equipt with all the little extras needed for a stay by the beach. We were pleasantly surprised at how quiet the area was. Never felt like we had to close the windows because of noise. We were a very short walk from the beach which was perfect! Weather was great while we were there. Spent time at 3 different beaches, biking around the island, visitieng the shell museum, exploring Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, and eating fabulous food at some of the island restaurants. Shelling at the beaches was tons of fun for my family. We were not ready to leave Sanibel after our week stay - would love to visit again!"
    Guest: Amy I. Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 30, 2014
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  • Wonderful Condo

    "This was such a wonderful condo for our vacation with our grandkids....pool,ocean, condo has wonderful supplies.....just so comfortable.....a must return....I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed!"
    Guest: Vickie C. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 15, 2014
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  • wonderful week

    "We had a wonderful week on Sanibel Island. This is not our first trip to Sanibel, but it was our first stay in unit B-201. The view of the ocean was fabulous from the unit, just steps to the beach and pool. The condo was extremely clean and well put together. Frank and Jeanne's unit has everything one would need for their stay. All you need to do when you get in the condo is relax put flip flops and bathing suit on and listen to the sounds of the ocean. Their unit shows great pride of owner ship I would have no problem recommending this unit. Franks prompt response to my questions was very timely. Thank you Frank and Jeanne"
    Guest: Deb Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 22, 2014
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  • Great Condo... superb attention to details

    "We have stayed at this property for the past three years, most recently for the first two weeks in June 2014. We have also had experiences staying in other condos on the island and can say without hesitation that this condo simply offers you the best vacation experience! The owners live on island and also employ a property manager who is excellent and attentive. The pictures in the VRBO listing are accurate and truly reflect the condition of the condo. This corner unit is VERY quiet (we have NEVER heard the neighbors), well maintained, and well stocked for an enjoyable vacation. There is an impressive and easy to use sound system throughout the condo and an outstanding entertainment system in the main room with nice TV’s in the two bedrooms; The lighting system for the entire unit will surpass anything you have experienced including romantic cove lighting in the main area as well as in the master bedroom & bath. You’re here for the beach, right? Here is what you can enjoy with this condo: beach towels (nice quality beach towels, not regular threadbare bath towels); Tommy Bahama umbrella and beach chairs (no $5 junk chairs that leave your behind dragging into the sand); Plenty of nice beach toys and “boogie” boards. (nothing mildewy or gross or looking like it belongs in the garbage dump) And… of course you gotta eat! If you want to cook in, then plan to enjoy a fully equipped kitchen with lots of small appliances to make the job easier. (You won’t be wishing you were at home in THIS kitchen!) We have also found a collection of items in the unit that go a long way to providing that extra special level of detail: bug spray (It’s Florida, don’t kid yourself!); flash lights (beach walking at night!); aluminum foil (you won’t think about needing it until you are ready to grill!!); a nice selection of books; tennis rackets & balls; a “take it or leave it cupboard” in the kitchen; detergent for the washing machine… OH, and these are FABULOUS front loaders, not rickety pieces of garbage that are on their last legs like most condo units. Finally, it is truly handicapped accessible but not in a way that detracts from the use and comfort of those who are not handicapped. You may not need this feature, but if you know someone who is handicapped, definitely let them know about this property! So, what are you waiting for?! This place is a gem! Book today!"
    Guest: A2P Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 6, 2014
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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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