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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Huge Condo that had Everything we could ever want!

    "This beautiful condo was one of the best we have ever stayed in! The description the owner gives on the internet did not exaggerate at all. It was very clean, spacious, and had all the amenities you could possibly ask for – no matter what your age! The easy access to the beach, not to mention all the beach equipment that the owner provides, and the garage made storing sandy stuff a breeze! And since the condo is so close, we didn't have to bring EVERYTHING down to the beach & “bathroom breaks” were a breeze! =) But, our favorite part were the two GIANT screened in lanais! It was magical to be enjoying dinner while also watching the famous Sanibel sunsets! My husband especially loved the hammock for his afternoon “siestas”! I also wanted to point out that the owner was very nice to deal with and was willing to go above and beyond to make our stay perfect. We’re already planning our next trip back!"
    Guest: Happy Honeymooners! Date of Stay: October 2013 Review Submitted: March 6, 2014
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  • 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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  • Great Vacation Week!

    "First time at Gulf Beach, and we loved the complex and the unit. Especially liked the beautiful furnishings and decorations, ceiling fans in every room and lanai, comfortable master bed with walk-in closet, beautiful bathrooms, new carpeting in living and bedrooms, underground parking and beach storage closet, keyless entry, shaded pool area, fully equipped kitchen, full-size appliances, and even a computer with printer for our boarding passes. This condo had everything! We would recommend this unit, in a low-density complex, to anyone who loves a beautiful and tranquil beach vacation."
    Guest: Peg and Jim Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 8, 2014
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  • Lovely & Convenient !

    "What a wonderful condo and SO convenient to walk right out the screened room door to the pool or the beach ! It was also great to have a large bed along with a twin in the guest bedroom. Attention to detail in this condo was obvious. What a great place to stay !"
    Guest: Denise M. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 4, 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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