Sanibel Island vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Sanibel Island

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Condo in Sanibel
Exclusive Oceanfront Pointe Santo Residence
Gorgeous waterfront residence in the highly esteemed Pointe Santo de Sanibel development. Characterized by chic décor, stunning views, and bright sun-filled exposure. Art lovers will especially enjoy this residence for its eccentricity. Recently renovated with the finest finishes and furnishings, this unit aims to please the most discerning of guests. Highlights: -Two bedrooms with den, featuring plush pull out mattress -Access to exclusive Pointe Santo amenities including pool, tennis, shuffle
$415 per night
Condo in Sanibel
Ground Floor Pointe Santo Condo, Resort Amenities
Welcome To Condo D1 at Pointe Santo! This is a spacious Ground Floor Unit at Pointe Santo with recent updates. Featuring a Ground Floor Lanai with easy access to the Pool and Beach, D1 is approximately a 2-4 min walk to the beach depending upon walking speed. You can enjoy the Gulf of Mexico from the lanai with picturesque views of the Gulf. With en-suite lanai access from the master bedroom, a walk out patio, and three flat screen TVs, unit D1 will be an excellent choice for your next vacation!
$404 per night
Loft in Sanibel
Sanibel Island Studio w/Pool Access: Walk to Beach
For your next coastal getaway, there's nowhere better than the always charming Sanibel! Boasting a fully equipped kitchen, full bathroom, queen-sized bed, and sleeper sofa, this quaint Sanibel Island vacation rental studio is a perfect choice for couples or small families. In true Sanibel style, this delightful condo is only a brief walk to one of the world's best shelling beaches, and a quick drive to local eateries, boutiques, and attractions like the Edison + Ford Winter Estates!
$126 per night

Sanibel Island condo rentals

Condo in Sanibel
"Seaspray" - beachfront, free bikes, GULF VIEWS!
$688 per night
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Pointe Santo D27
$420 per night
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Mariner Pointe 1012
$282 per night
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Coquina Beach 3H
$371 per night
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Sanibel Condo with Direct Beach Access and Pool
$204 per night
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Stunning Beachfront Residence at The Sanibel Inn- Resort Amenities Included!
$522 per night
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Lighthouse Point 222
$426 per night
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Sandy Bend 8
$662 per night
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Exquisite Penthouse Residence at Loggerhead Cay with Bikes
$499 per night
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Gorgeous Light Filled Penthouse Unit at Blind Pass
$403 per night
Condo in Sanibel
Sandy Bend 6
$588 per night
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Mariner Pointe 1082
$256 per night

Sanibel Island villa rentals

Villa in Cape Coral
LAST MINUTE Villa Sensation, new villa, pool table
$459 per night
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LAST MINUTE Villa Sunshine Bay, pool, great view
$276 per night
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NEW Family Oasis –luxe amenities–w/pool, on canal!
$383 per night
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Villa Sarasota-great boating location, heat. pool
$338 per night
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Villa Maya Serenity-Waterfront Gulf AccessLuxVilla
$409 per night
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LAST MINUTE Villa Beach Estate- pool, kayak, tiki
$337 per night
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Wischis Florida Vacation Home - Summer Paradise
$328 per night
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LAST Minute! NEW Villa-Heated Saltwater Pool & Spa
$325 per night
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Heated pool & spa | New | Canal | Bikes | BBQ
$317 per night
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Villa Key West, Top 2 Story Villa, pool, game room
$531 per night
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Wischis Florida Vacation Home - Coconut Dream in Cape Coral
$293 per night
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Spa, Htd Pool, Office, 2 Suites, 3 Kings on Canal
$342 per night
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Sanibel Island home rentals

Home in Sanibel
Premier Beachfront Residence at Villa Sanibel
$313 per night
Home in Captiva
Anthony Beach Cottages - Sunset Captiva 49
$199 per night
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Home in Captiva
Welcome BACK to Paradise!
$304 per night
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Home in Sanibel
Aqua Vista House- Luxury Home Mid-Island, Sleeps 8
$369 per night
Home in Captiva
Sömmergluck
$386 per night
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Baywatch Cottage
$171 per night
Home in Cape Coral
'Bikinis & Martinis' - Canalfront Cape Coral Home!
$251 per night
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Modern Oasis pool paradise
$122 per night
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Dreamvilla Louisiana in Cape Coral
$195 per night
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Villa Lake View, A Stunning House&Spectacular View
$359 per night
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Home in Cape Coral
Waterfront Home | Heated Pool | Canal | Dock |
$293 per night
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Home in Captiva
Lollipop
$321 per night

Your guide to Sanibel Island

All About Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island sits around three hours west of Miami and just over three hours south of Tampa on Florida’s Gulf Coast. The subtropical island’s pristine, palm-fringed shores are separated from the mainland by a three-mile causeway. Visitors come ashore for windsurfing on causeway beaches, dolphin-spotting off the coast, and fishing for redfish and snook. Shelling is a major pastime on Sanibel Island, with Bowman’s Beach boasting swathes of whelk and cockle shells and an annual festival dedicated to this popular activity. There’s even a museum specializing in mollusks and shells — the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is the only one of its kind in the country.

Birdwatchers return to the inland wetlands year after year to spot the vibrant pink feathers of the roseate spoonbill, while the crystal clear waters just offshore are home to plenty of grouper and snapper, and sailboats are available to charter from the island’s multiple marinas. More than 10 man-made reefs within a 30-minute drive also attract snorkelers and divers. Away from the water, tennis courts and golf courses offer more ways to soak up the Florida sun.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sanibel Island?

Sanibel is a subtropical island, so the standard four seasons don’t apply. Conditions in southwestern Florida can be broken down into two seasons — the rainy season from mid-May through mid-October and the dry season. Nevertheless, you can still expect plenty of sunshine during the rainy season, and more than a few afternoon showers during the dry season. Any time of year, you’ll be met with balmy, Gulf of Mexico sunshine, warm ocean water, and even warmer air. October and November are the best months to head to a villa in Sanibel Island in search of shells on the island’s beaches, when tides around Florida are at their lowest. Every March, the annual Sanibel Shell Fair & Show showcases local art made with shells found on the surrounding beaches.


What are the top things to do in Sanibel Island?

Periwinkle Way

Running from Lighthouse Beach Park in the east through a warren of waterways to Tarpon Bay Road around a third of the way across the island, Periwinkle Way is Sanibel’s main thoroughfare. Bikes and beach cruisers are available if you’re looking to cruise along, and you can loop around to Dunlop Road to peruse the farmers’ market, take in a performance at BIG ARTS Sanibel, and get a taste of pioneer life at Sanibel Historical Museum and Village.

Hunting for shells on Bowman’s Beach

Hunting for shells is one of the favorite pastimes for Sanibel Island beachcombers, and Bowman’s Beach is the shell hunter’s paradise. Free and open to the public, its soft sands are studded with conch, clam, and other treasures. The island’s curved coastline scoops up shells from the Gulf, drawing in visitors from far and wide to adopt the “Sanibel stoop” and collect their bounty.

Hopping over to Captiva Island

Sanibel Island’s sister, Captiva, is right next door via a small bridge crossing Blind Pass, and many visitors hop between the two. Just five miles long, Captiva Island is home to powder-soft sands, pelicans, and pastel-hued beachfront buildings. Kayaking, snorkeling, and fishing are major draws, alongside vast sunsets that you can admire from coastal bars.

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