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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

  • 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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  • Beautiful condo and great view!

    "We stayed at this condo with our two young children just a few weeks ago and could not have loved it more. The condo is very nicely updated and very well maintained. The location is perfect--on the beach, close to good restaurants and an easy drive over the causeway. The condo pool was also a great way to spend the afternoon. The owner and condo management company were a pleasure to deal with. We were nervous about traveling with a 2 and 4 year-old but they were very accommodating. We will certainly be back again next year!"
    Guest: Sanibel was fun! Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 15, 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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  • Delightful Honeymoon Stay!

    "Beautiful unit! Ground Floor! Just steps to the beach! We stayed for 3 nights and had an awesome time! We cooked on the property grills, enjoyed the beach, the pool, and rode our bicycles everywhere. Great stay! We plan to be back again soon! Special thanks to the owner for the awesome rate offered for our honeymoon!"
    Guest: Maggie Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: May 7, 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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