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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Highly Recommended

    "My wife and I stayed at this condo for a week in January 2015. I found it easy to work with the owner (thanks for sharing your place with us!) and the property managment company. Everything was easy and went smoothly with check in and check out. We really enjoyed the location off of Tarpon Rd as it was less busy than other parts of Sanibel and yet had great access to groceries and restaurants. We enjoyed the corner unit. It was very private and quiet as it had tropical foliage out the windows and no buildings next door. The view of the gulf from the screened Lanai was fantastic and it got sun exposure all morning and most of the afternoon. The heated pool was great. It was quiet at the pool and there were seldom more than a couple other people using the pool no matter what time we used it. The whole unit had everything we needed: hairdryer, iron, all kitchen equipment and utensils. The unit was clean and well maintained, in fact, the whole complex was clean and well maintained. The hibiscus and other plants were beautiful. There is a shell wash station and boardwalk to the beach. We utilized the bikes as well and the bike trail is right across from the entry to the complex. I would not hesitate to stay here again and will recommend to others. Only a couple very minor things: The bikes are a little old and could be upgraded (one other biker on a trail heckled us jokingly about riding vintage bikes from the 1950s) - but they still worked!!! However, the bike tire pump did not work and we had to take the bikes to the nearby gas station to air the tires (again, no big deal). Take note that the floors are "thin" and you could hear the people above you. I would recommend ear plugs for this reason if you are a light sleeper. I also had some problems with noseeums on the beach one night as we watched the sunset and ended up with itchy welts. Bring some bug spray or buy some there for evening if spending time on the beach. All in all we loved our stay and this condo was great."
    Guest: Carl H. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 20, 2015
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  • wonderful Sanibel vacation!

    "We stayed at this condo during our Christmas break in 2014. It is a wonderfully warm and inviting place that made us feel at home immediately. Well kept, clean, with a very beachy vibe! I can't think of a single thing the condo did not have... Literally everything from towels to boogey boards were there! We LOVED it! Its literally 5 mins walk to the beach from the condo doorstep and the beach is just to die for!! The owners were super nice and accommodating. Helped out with suggestions for good restaurants and grocery stores as well. We hope we can make this our annual Christmas getaway!!"
    Guest: air Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 24, 2015
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  • Great stay over Spring Break!

    "Our family of 4 stayed in this unit over Spring Break. I'm giving it 5 stars since the description and pictures were very accurate. It was very clean and the owner was responsive and easy to work with as well as the management company. The condo had everything we needed. The complex was very nice and had all the amenities that we were looking for. We rented bikes that were delivered right to the complex. We really enjoyed our time on Sanibel Island and we were very comfortable in this unit. We would stay here again if came back!"
    Guest: Michele Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: July 7, 2014
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  • First time in Sanibel

    "I had not been to Sanibel before and a friend told me of this condo. The owner was VERY accomodating and rented it for a short stay (appreciate that). It was very quiet, beach was beautiful and we had the pool all to ourselves. Weather cooperated and it was sunny every day. The condo was comfortable and clean (2nd bathroom needs updating) Loved the restaurants (Doc Browns was awesome) . I would have given this an excellent rating but internet speed was horrible. I am planning to go back again in 2015 and will try and rent this same condo."
    Guest: Bernie Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 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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