Sanibel Island, FL, USA

Sanibel Island, FL, USA

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Where to stay around Sanibel Island?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,351 holiday lettings near Sanibel Island. From 2,373 condos to 2,124 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sanibel Island is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sanibel Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sanibel Island:

  • Gumbo Limbo: 35 holiday homes
  • Sea Spray: 101 holiday homes
  • Gulf Pines: 25 holiday homes
  • Chateaux Sur Mer: 27 holiday homes
  • Dinkins Bayou: 25 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sanibel Island?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Sanibel Island. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sanibel and Captiva Island Visitor's Center: 8,130 holiday lettings
  • Sanibel Island Lighthouse: 8,384 holiday lettings
  • Bowman's Beach: 6,363 holiday lettings
  • Island Inn: 7,158 holiday lettings
  • Pelicans Roost Condominiums: 8,196 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Sanibel Island listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent condos in Sanibel Island?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 2,373 condos in Sanibel Island. Our other popular types of Sanibel Island holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 2,124 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 446 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 130 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sanibel Island?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 4,255 holiday homes with pool available in Sanibel Island. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a holiday rental home or accommodation in Sanibel Island, Florida your home away from home

    Sanibel Island, Florida is a tropical paradise. Although clichés are easy to throw about, Sanibel Island is one of the very few places which really does stand up to its reputation, captivating visitors with its startling combination of year round climate, unbelievable white beaches, lush tropical wildlife and sunsets which could move even the stoniest of hearts. Sanibel Island rental accommodation really does place you in a tropical paradise, perfect for relaxing family holidays, romantic breaks and stunning honeymoons.

    Things to do on holiday in Sanibel Island, Florida

    You could stay in a Sanibel Island holiday rental for many months and never run out of things to do. The beaches and warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico offer a huge amount of entertainment for all visitors, from the ages 9 months to 99 years, whether you want to relax on the beach with the sand between your toes or head into the gulf with a fishing rod. The shelling beaches of Sanibel Island, Florida, are known around the world, and bird watchers will already know about the fantastic Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary which is located on the island. Great Blue Herons, Brown Pelicans, Roseate Spoonbills and Egrets can all be seen in a very natural environment from Sanibel Island accommodation.

    The centre of the island is a maze of cycle paths, footpaths and rivers which provide great channels for investigating the wildlife of the interior; by canoe. There are also a range of golf courses and tennis courts available for your use during a holiday in a Sanibel Island holiday rental. There are also a surprising number of top class restaurants in the resorts of Sanibel Island, and enough facilities to mean you never have to venture far from your Sanibel Island accommodation if you don’t feel like it!

    Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico is serious business. The warm waters are home to some monster fish, with trophy fish regularly being caught. Snook, redfish, tarpon and sea trout are some of the most regularly caught, and there are many other species which patrol the waters. Scuba diving also thrives in the area.

    Places to visit on holiday in Sanibel Island, Florida

    Sanibel Island’s neighbour, Captiva Island is very similar, offering stunning beaches, huge swathes of unspoilt, tropical vegetation and plenty of entertainment in the form of golf, fishing, tennis, yachting and shelling. Connected to the larger Sanibel Island, rentals on Captiva Island are brilliantly connected to the rest of the region too, meaning you can relax with the feeling of extreme remoteness yet have all the attractions and services you could wish for at your finger tips.

    Weather in Sanibel Island, Florida

    You never have to worry about the weather when taking a Sanibel Island rental. Holidays are blessed with average temperatures of between 21°C and 31°C depending on what time of year you travel. In the coldest month, (January), temperatures are still warm enough for you to swim in the gulf, play golf and have your evening meal outside on the veranda of your Sanibel Island accommodation and watch the sun setting behind the horizon, silhouetting palm trees against the red sky.

    Travel to Sanibel Island, Florida

    The Fort Myers Airport (RSW) is located just 17 miles from a Sanibel Island holiday rental. You can either get a connection to Fort Myers from Miami Airport (MAI), or drive from Miami. There are regular direct flights from the UK, provided by British Airways, and car hire is very easy to organise from the airport.

    Attractions in and around Sanibel Captiva Island

    First time in Sanibel Captiva Island and looking for places to see? Visitors searching for nearby landmarks can take a trip to Edison and Ford Winter Estates. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Bowman's Beach and Turner Beach or experience the natural beauty of J. N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge and Gulfside City Park. Plan to attend a game or event? Get tickets for Lee County Sports Complex - Hammond Stadium or Hammond Stadium. Fun activities in the city include Castaways Marina, Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and McCarthy's Marina. Also consider a visit to the region's top places to see such as Sun Splash Water Park and Lovers Key State Park.