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Sanibel Island

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Recent Sanibel Island reviews

  • Private Paradise

    "We stayed at the condo the last week of October, 2014. The condo is a corner unit with a great view of the bay along with a nice breeze off the water. The weather was great! The condo was well equipped with everything you will need along with literature for things to do, places to see and eat. Shannon was very easy to work with and we enjoyed our stay. We look forward to our return. Thanks for sharing your piece of paradise!"
    Guest: Love to vacation Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: November 13, 2014
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  • paradise

    "My Husband And I Stayed In This Beautiful,Clean Condo. We Had All The Comforts Of Home!! We Were Very Close To The Beach And Pool. We Barbecued On The Grill. We Had A Wonderful Time Shelling And Exploring TheI Island From This Centrally Located Condo. Highly Recommend It. Dan And Dana Beyers"
    Guest: Dana B. Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: August 1, 2014
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  • Great accommodation with all you could wish for

    "we arrived following directions that the owner had provided which were excellent. The condo was everything we hoped for and more. It was immaculate on arrival and we easily found everything that we needed for a relaxing beach stay. Ellen even rang us to ensure that all was ok and to personally recommend some restaurants. We loved il Cielo which was some fine dining at its best. Thank you for a great relaxing vacation."
    Guest: carol m Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 18, 2014
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  • Piece of Heaven.

    "3 others and myself stayed here for a week. We ranged from 25-30 years old and I was a bit worried there wouldn't be enough to do on Sanibel to keep us entertained; I could not have been more wrong. Our time there went too quick! The shops and restaurants were great! And the beaches of Sanibel and Captiva are amazing. As for this condo, it is is absolutely gorgeous. Have you ever looked at pictures of a place on VRBO, only to be disappointed when you arrive at your destination? Well, this place is the complete opposite. The pictures do not begin to do it justice. The condo is beautiful, the view is heavenly and the location is perfect. We saw multiple dolphins and the beach was delightful. We drank our coffee every morning while watching the sunrise and our stay could not have been more relaxing. Plus, the storage shed, with all of the bikes and beach gear, was very very convenient! It saved us a lot of money, since many supplies we would prefer while staying on the island (bikes, beach umbrella and chairs, water toys, ect...) would have cost a lot to rent or buy. Joe, the owner, was very easily accessible and extremely friendly. He is someone you can trust. We will be back again and again, I can guarantee that! The only negative is having to leave after a week!"
    Guest: Mike Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 23, 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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