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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • 18 Wonderful Days on Sanibel Island, FL

    "Rented This location for 18 days in Sept./October 2014. The location is AWESOME! There are no steps to navigate and the beach is just out the door of the lanai. The condo is very nicely decorated and is very clean. The location on the island is perfect. Close to the grocery, restaurants and shopping. Most of all the condo owner is delightful and very easy to work with for reservations. We found so many sea shells on the beach we had to ship them home. We also took a fun day trip out of Ft. Myers Beach to Key West. Was easy to get to the departure location from the condo. I highly recommend this location for a relaxing vacation. We will be back!"
    Guest: Sandy Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 8, 2014
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  • Wonderful - the owners listing under promises and over delivers!

    "This is a wonderful unit. Very comfortable decor, nice layout, probably the best view of the pool and the gulf. Allows you to sit on the porch and see both the pool (for watching kids, friends) and to also see the gulf in the distance. The pool was heated to a comfortable 85 degrees, and has been recently redone completely. The landscaping and grounds are spectacular and kept clean and neat, especially in the pool area that you view. The pool area is quiet. The young children we encountered were well behaved. The view from this unit is perfect being overlooking the pool with a nice view of the gulf looking over the pool. At night instead of looking at a black gulf view, you see the beautifully lit pool, with palm trees around. The beach is accessed from a boardwalk from the pool. All the properties in the area have a similar distance to walk to the beach but this property is landscaped all the way along the boardwalk and makes for a nice entrance. Nice garage area, parking for 3 cars. The master bath has a 60" shower and a 5ft tub/shower, then their is another full bath accessed from the hallway on the 2nd floor, then on the first floor a 3/4 bath. There is a den on the 1st floor has couch that folds out to a double bed, and the couch in the living room also folds out to a double bed. Walk or bike to Grandma Dots, Lighthouse cafe, Pinochio's, little farther to Lazy Flamingo, Traders, all favorites. Park your car and walk or ride."
    Guest: Ted W. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 9, 2014
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  • 5 stars in every way

    "We just came back from a stay at Susan and Ken's condo. It was the best experience we've ever had renting from VRBO. The condo looked BETTER than the pictures described. Everything was brand-new and spotless. The perfect view looks out over the beautiful lagoon and you can see a great deal of ocean in the background. We spent hours mesmerized by the sights on the lanai. I've stayed in a "direct beachfront" unit in the "E" building at Pointe Santo as well, and I think the view from this C-building unit is arguably better than those units that are a few steps closer to the beach but only look out over the ocean and skip the beautiful lagoon. The kitchen was extremely well equipped. We never found ourselves requiring anything. Most importantly, the owners are fantastic to deal with, and really do want to ensure you have a great time. They responded quickly to emails and called us early on in our rental to ask if we needed anything or had any concerns. A fantastic touch. Pointe Santo is a great complex on Sanibel. We have stayed at several others (Sanibel Moorings, Tortuga Beach club, Sundial) and strongly prefer Pointe Santo. The landscaping is the most unique on the island, and there is no long bridge to cross to get to the beach. The pool and the hot tub were never crowded while we were there, although we do usually travel in the shoulder seasons. Beach loungers are also provided by the complex and were plentiful. Restaurant suggestions: *Lazy Flamingo - Excellent seafood, try the dead parrot wings if you can handle extremely spicy food. The waiter calls you crazy when you order them, it's great *Cheeburger Cheeburger - great milkshakes and burgers *Over Easy Cafe - AMAZING breakfast *Muddy Duck - very good menu and atmosphere, right on the beach in Captiva. Check out Jungle Drums Gallery while you are there. *Schnappers - tasty hot dogs and fries, quick service *Pinocchio's (near the lighthouse) - fantastic home-made ice-cream To sum up, I can't think of one negative thing to say about this property. The attention to detail on the part of the owners is incredible. If you are looking at renting a condo on Sanibel Island, I have full confidence that Susan and Ken's condo will be the best accommodation choice you ever made, just like it was for us."
    Guest: E Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 18, 2014
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  • Awesome Condo

    "This condo exceeded our expectations. It is easily accessible by the elevator, is directly on the beach with amazing views, and is beautifully decorated. We loved the screened in lanai and the rooftop deck too. The property and the unit were both very well maintained. The kitchen has everything you need if you want to cook but there are a lot of great restaurants on the island if you don't! A couple of our favorites were Lazy Flamingo (seafood) and Matzaluna (Italian). Pointe Santo provides an abundant number of lounge chairs on and near the beach. We also took advantage of the shell cleaning station! David S. was great to work with - very responsive and he returned the security deposit very promptly. We highly recommend this condo to anyone who wants a quiet, relaxing getaway in a luxurious condo on the beach."
    Guest: Tina K. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 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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