Discover a selection of 7,000 vacation rentals in Sanibel Captiva Island that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $165 per night, and houses and cottages are popular options for a stay in Sanibel Captiva Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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History, culture, and wildlife in Sanibel Island

The family-friendly beaches and spectacular views in Sanibel Island make it a prime spot for beachgoers and travelers looking for a slice of paradise. Filled with stunning landscape and a rich ecosystem teeming with wildlife, there’s something for everyone in Sanibel Island. Many vacation home rentals can be found right in the heart of the island, putting you within reach of sun and surf.

Things to do

History, culture, and wildlife in Sanibel Island

Aside from stunning beaches, Sanibel Island is home to many interesting historic sites, museums, and art galleries to interest you near your summer rental. Old Town Sanibel is a historic town with quaint village shops and restaurants to get a glimpse of the past, and the Conservation Foundation’s Nature Center is a preserve for local wildlife, complete with miles of trails through a butterfly exhibit, a marine-life touch tank, and island habitats. There are also rentals for deep sea fishing in the emerald and blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, as well as inshore fishing for sea trout and tarpon in the famous Boca Grande Pass.

Outdoor activities

Watersports and land activities in Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island offers a range of outdoor activities and adventure near your summer rental. Boating, fishing, kayaking, and paddleboarding are popular options for watersports and activities, while land lovers can enjoy a few rounds of golf on immaculately groomed courses where the pros play. Racquetball and tennis are also popular, as well as chartering boats for dolphin and whale watching.


Sun and surf in Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island beaches offer a little bit of everything, from exciting watersports to family adventures, right outside the door of vacation homes. Causeway Beaches are a popular, dog-friendly spot for swimming, fishing, and windsurfing, while Lighthouse Beach & Fishing Pier offers a slice of history with a historic functioning lighthouse and a nature trail through the wetlands. Gulfside City Park is a secluded beach with picnic tables for a quiet afternoon, and Tarpon Beach is a must-visit for cyclists and hikers.

Family friendly

Fun with the whole family in Sanibel Island

If you’re looking for family-friendly adventures, Sanibel Island is the place to be. Many vacation cottages can be found near family favorites, such as Bowman’s Beach, the island’s only beach with barbecue grills for a picnic after sunbathing, and the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum, which is devoted to the geographical, historical, and scientific perspectives of shelling. BIG ARTS is a great choice for kids as well, due to its dance, visual arts, and music programs, and the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge features bird watching, walking paths, and native wildlife exhibits to delight children.

Good for couples

Reconnect with your love at Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island cottage rentals are the perfect place for a quiet, romantic getaways with your significant other. There are many intimate locations for bonding in Sanibel Island, such as Blind Pass Beach, a quiet beach for shelling and fishing, and the Sanibel Island Art Galleries, which features a range of striking artistic creations. The Florida Repertory Theatre, an ensemble company with live plays and musicals, and the Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, a venue for dinner and high-profile shows, are excellent ways to spend a romantic evening.

How many vacation rentals are available around Sanibel Captiva Island?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 6,616 vacation rentals around Sanibel Captiva Island. From 3,301 house rentals to 101 cottage rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.