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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • 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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  • Wonderful!

    "Brooke was so very accommodating! We booked last minute and she was able to get payment set up and the keys to us in a timely manner. She responded quickly to emails. The home is just as described. It's 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. One of the bathrooms has a shower and the master bath has a jetted tub. I only used the shower myself so I can only speak to that. Beds were a little uncomfortable; I like mine more firm. Condo was very well stocked with everything we could have needed including linens, pool and beach toys, and kitchen supplies. The pool is large and clean. The parking spot was a little tight so if you are bringing a large vehicle be aware of that. The beach is amazing...once you get there. It's a little bit of a hike there but so worth it! I would definitely recommend this condo and look forward to renting again in the future!"
    Guest: Kimberly H. Date of Stay: April 2014 Review Submitted: April 24, 2014
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  • Just what we needed!!

    "Wonderful week - wish we could have stayed longer. The condo was a great location for us, beautiful view. It was wonderful to wake up every morning to the beautiful ocean view. Would definitely like to stay here again."
    Guest: Can't wait to come back Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 27, 2014
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  • A home away from home in a lovely spot

    "Coconut Hideaway is in a quiet neighborhood very near the beach with just the right amenities for a great vacation whether it's total relaxation, board games, walks on the nearby beach, bicycling almost anywhere on Sanibel via a network of bike paths, kayaking, shelling, daytrips to nearby islands, or visiting any of Sanibel's many nature reserves. We love using the screened in pool and deck to relax, read, do laps, and play with the kids. The furnishings are clean and comfortable, the kitchen plus outdoor grill easy to use, and we'll come back again."
    Guest: Nature enthusiast Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 9, 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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