Florida's Sanibel Island may be small, but most people who visit think its just about perfect. With miles of shoreline and a rich history, you can't go wrong when you plan a vacation here.

Top vacation rentals in Sanibel Island

Beach with turtle nest on the left side of the photo.
5.0
Outstanding(147 Reviews)
House
 in Captiva Island
Captiva Vacation Home: comfort, private pool, dock, 300 steps to private beach
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 baths
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Looking for a House in Sanibel Island, this House for $500 per night for your business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, on your next trip.

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Pointe Santo D33 has a great  view of the lagoon and Gulf of Mexico
4.8
Outstanding(154 Reviews)
Condo
 in Sanibel
Pointe Santo Now Accepting Fall 2024 Bookings
4 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Discover the beauty of Sanibel Island with a stay at Pointe Santo Now Accepting Fall 2024 Bookings, a top rated Condo with amenities such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Beachfront
Property view
4.0
Good(836 Reviews)
Hotel
 in Sanibel
3star
Sanibel Island Beach Resort
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

Nestled in Sanibel Island, this Hotel is perfect for your next vacation. Enjoy Sanibel Island Beach Resort's top-rated amenities, including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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4.3
Excellent(186 Reviews)
Inn
 in Sanibel
Sunshine Island Inn
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Discover the beauty of Sanibel Island with a stay at Sunshine Island Inn, a top rated Inn with amenities such as Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Balcony / Patio, and more.

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View of Gulf of Mexico from the lanai with beach chairs/umbrella and sand toys
4.9
Outstanding(129 Reviews)
Condo
 in Sanibel
Brand new Gulf Front 2 bedroom condo, pet friendly, 4 bikes, pool & tennis
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

Condo in Sanibel Island, for $449 per night is great for your next (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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This is the view from the lanai overlooks Gulf, Lagoon, Pool.
4.8
Outstanding(148 Reviews)
Condo
 in Sanibel
Beach Front Penthouse, Rooftop Deck FOR FAB Sunsets & 360 Views, 2 MIN to Beach
6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Condo in Sanibel Island, for $486 per night is great for your next (business stay, family stays, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Beachfront
Welcome to Shell Island Beach Club!!
4.9
Outstanding(148 Reviews)
Condo
 in Sanibel
Beautiful Beachfront Views with Free Use of Bicycles and Free Wifi!!
6 guests · 2 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Looking for a Condo in Sanibel Island, this Condo for $450 per night for your business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, on your next trip.

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Front view of our Journey's End home with private parkin
4.9
Outstanding(150 Reviews)
House
 in Captiva
3/2, Pool, Tennis Crts, Bikes/Kayaks/SUP's, Pool/PPong Table, Steps to Beach
7 guests · 3 bedrooms · 2 baths
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Experience vacation in Sanibel Island with our House, 3/2, Pool, Tennis Crts, Bikes/Kayaks/SUP's, Pool/PPong Table, Steps to Beach . Enjoy amenities such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Fireplace, and more.

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Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Sanibel Island vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Sanibel Island, and more.

Frequently asked questions

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Sanibel Island?

  • Internet / Wifi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air conditioner

About Sanibel Island

Sanibel Island is only about 15 miles long and five miles wide at its widest point. Explore these distinctive areas when you spend time in Sanibel.
  • Sanibel Island: The island proper is a pleasing mix of resorts, vacation rentals, restaurants, shops and, of course, beaches. While you're there, go biking and kayaking, or take a boat tour.
  • Captiva Island: Just north of Sanibel Island, Captiva Island surrounds you instantly with its welcoming, tropical vibe. This is the place to go for a relaxed pace as you enjoy stunning sunsets, wildlife and sand.
  • Pine Island: Quaint and secluded Pine Island doesn't disappoint. Surrounded by aquatic preserves, fruit groves, waterways and more, it is the perfect destination for tourists.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Sanibel Island, FL?

Sanibel Island, FL is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and tourist attractions in the world. Here are some of the must-visit attractions in Sanibel Island:

  • J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge
  • Sanibel Lighthouse
  • Bowman’s Beach
  • Periwinkle Way Shopping District

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach day or a fun shopping experience, Sanibel Island has something for everyone. Make sure to check out these attractions when visiting Sanibel Island.

How can I get around in Sanibel Island, FL?

You can get around in Sanibel Island, FL in a few different ways:

  • Rent a car
  • Ride a bike
  • Take a taxi or shuttle

You can also take advantage of the city’s public transit system, which offers trolleys, buses, and express routes.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Sanibel Island, FL?

Sanibel Island, FL offers a wide range of affordable accommodation options for visitors. Here are some of the top picks:

  • Sanibel Inn: Offers an outdoor pool, private beach access, and family-friendly amenities.
  • Gulf Breeze Cottages: Located in the heart of Sanibel, these cottages provide a tropical escape in the Florida sun.
  • Island Inn: This historic inn offers a beach-front view, daily housekeeping, and an outdoor pool.
  • Shell Island Beach Club: Enjoy beautiful views and easy beach access with these luxury accommodations.

No matter your budget or needs, you'll find plenty of affordable accommodation options on Sanibel Island, FL.

What is the culture like in Sanibel Island, FL?

Sanibel Island, FL is known for its laid-back, beachy culture. The locals and visitors alike share in the laid-back lifestyle that the island has to offer. Here are 5 aspects of the culture found in Sanibel Island, FL:

  • Emphasis on Relaxation: Sanibel Island is a great place to relax and unwind, and the locals share in that sentiment. You can find people fishing, swimming, and strolling along the beach.
  • Outdoor Activities: With its beautiful beaches and wildlife preserves, Sanibel Island is a great place to enjoy the outdoors. From fishing and kayaking to bird watching, the island offers plenty of activities.
  • Local Events: There are plenty of events going on throughout the year, such as concerts, festivals, and parades. The locals love to come out and join in the fun.
  • Love of Nature: Sanibel Island is home to an abundance of wildlife, and the locals love to explore and observe the natural beauty. The island is a great place to go bird watching and experience nature up close.
  • Friendly Atmosphere: Sanibel Island has a friendly atmosphere, and the locals are always happy to help out visitors. Whether you need directions or advice on the best spots to visit, you'll always find someone who is willing to help.

Is Sanibel Island, FL safe to travel to?

Sanibel Island, FL is generally safe to travel to. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Lock your doors and windows when leaving your hotel or rental
  • Be aware of any potential scams or pickpockets

What are the popular shopping destinations in Sanibel Island, FL?

Sanibel Island, FL is home to a variety of popular shopping destinations. Here are a few of the most popular:

  • Periwinkle Place Shopping Center
  • Bailey's Shopping Center
  • Tahitian Gardens Shopping Center

These shopping centers offer a wide variety of stores, restaurants, and other services to meet all of your shopping needs.

Where is Sanibel Island, FL?

Sanibel Island, FL is located off the Gulf Coast of Florida, just south of Fort Myers. It is a popular tourist destination, known for its beaches, wildlife, and laid-back atmosphere. It is a barrier island, connected to the mainland by a causeway.

What are the top things to do in Sanibel Island, FL?

Sanibel Island, FL, is a picturesque and relaxing destination with plenty of activities to enjoy. Here are the top things to do in Sanibel Island:

  • Explore the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
  • Visit the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum
  • Go fishing, kayaking, or paddleboarding
  • Take a boat tour to spot dolphins and manatees

Whether you are looking for outdoor adventure or a peaceful day of sightseeing, Sanibel Island has something for everyone.

What do I need to know before visiting Sanibel Island, FL?

Before visiting Sanibel Island, FL, it’s important to know that it’s a protected wildlife refuge, so many activities are prohibited. Additionally, the island is only accessible by a causeway, and the toll is $6 per car each way. Here are a few other things to keep in mind:

  • Sanibel Island is known for its seashells, so don’t forget to bring a bucket.
  • All vehicles must have a beach permit to drive on the island’s beaches.
  • Most restaurants on the island require reservations.

What is the price range for rentals in Sanibel Island?

Vacation rentals in Sanibel Island have a price range between $73-$20,000. The average price for rentals in Sanibel Island is $390 per night.

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