Discover a selection of 7,000 vacation rentals in Sanibel Island, US 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 kitchens. Prices start at $143 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Sanibel Island. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

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.

Beaches

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 Island, US?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 6,540 vacation rentals around Sanibel Island. From 2,899 house rentals to 2,886 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Sanibel Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sanibel Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Naples: 7,470 vacation rentals
  • Pelican: 1,763 vacation rentals
  • Fort Myers Beach: 8,495 vacation rentals
  • South Island: 1,118 vacation rentals
  • Captiva: 1,427 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Sanibel Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Sanibel Island?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Sanibel Island:

  • Naples: 7,470 rentals
  • Fort Myers Beach: 8,495 rentals
  • Captiva: 1,427 rentals
  • Cape Coral: 7,639 rentals
  • Bonita Springs: 5,035 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Sanibel Island?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Sanibel Island are:

  • Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW): 8,007 vacation rentals
  • Page Field (FMY): 8,345 vacation rentals
  • Naples Municipal Airport (APF): 6,542 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Sanibel Island?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Sanibel Island. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Del Tura Golf and Country Club: 4,139 rentals
  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center: 7,603 rentals
  • Little Hickory Island Beach Park: 10,117 rentals
  • Tiburon Golf Club: 6,364 rentals
  • Times Square: 1,849 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sanibel Island listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Sanibel Island

Pelican
1,763 vacation rentals
South Island
1,118 vacation rentals
Mid Island
1,327 vacation rentals
Caloosahatchee
1,729 vacation rentals
Naples Park
736 vacation rentals
Yacht Club
629 vacation rentals
Vanderbilt Beach
816 vacation rentals
Old Naples
732 vacation rentals
Bonita Shores
736 vacation rentals
Burnt Store
837 vacation rentals
Park Shore
429 vacation rentals
Trafalgar
1,155 vacation rentals
Bonita Bay
296 vacation rentals
Mariner
85 vacation rentals
Moorings
352 vacation rentals
Pelican Bay
1,834 vacation rentals
Laguna Shores
610 vacation rentals
Tradewinds
24 vacation rentals
Palm River Estates
46 vacation rentals
Siesta Isle
41 vacation rentals