Sanibel Island FL Vacation Rentals
Sanibel Island is an Island that sits on the Gulf of Mexico and is approximately 12 miles long and 4 miles wide. Over 15 miles of beautiful sandy beaches with the only land access to Sanibel Island is from Ft. Myers on a newly completed 3 mile bridge finished 2007. Sanibel Island has some of the best shelling beaches in the world.
We made it easy for you to find Sanibel Island Fl vacation rentals whether it is an affordable one bedroom to a luxury beach house and everything in between. Browse below to easily find the best vacation rental that meets your needs.
Things to do and places to visit
- There are over 25 miles of paved bike trails.
- Dixie Beach Road – Easy 1 1/2 mile trail
- Middle Gulf Cemetery Route – Bike into backwoods, you wide see Sanibel’s pioneer cemetery, with the trail ending at Gulfside Park beach.
- Periwinkle Way bike trail – Goes from one end of the island the other with restaurants and shops along the way.
- Wildlife Drive in Ding Darling – has a five mile scene wildlife bike trail.
- Rabbit Road Trail – Rabbit Road bike path runs along the canal.
- Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum – devoted to displaying local beautiful shells and information.
- Kayaking at Tarpon Bay is a must at Sanibel Island.
- Periwinkle Trailer Park and Campground – Water and sewer hookups for motor homes, tents.
- J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge – Wildlife conservation with over 5000 acres, 200 exotic birds, some of them rare. There are many different animal species found in the refuge.
- Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation – dedicated to preserving natural resources and wildlife habitat. Over 1300 acres with guided tours, and nature field trips to the wetlands.
- Sanibel Lighthouse – Lighthouse Keeper’s Trail through the wildlife refuge
- Sanibel Historical Village and Museum – See early pioneers homes on Sanibel Island.
Sanibel Vacation Rentals by owner
Unlike a lot of Florida vacation places to stay, most of Sanibel Island lodging is cottages and two story condo buildings. Sanibel Island’s tallest building is three stories. There are a few hotels and resorts on the Island. Most of the accommodations have great Gulf of Mexico views and white beaches. One of the questions I always ask when I’m going on vacation is where to stay. On Sanibel Island I would certainly ask the vacation rental owner, how close it is to a beach.