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Popular Accommodations in Sanibel Island

Vacation house for 12 people, child-friendly
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 1,798ft², 1.5mi to the beach
3.8
1 review
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$501
per night

Resort for 2 people, with pool and garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 4.8mi to the beach
4.3
271 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$224
per night

Vacation house for 6 people
6 pers., 5.1mi to the beach
5.0
1 review
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$180
per night

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Vacation Rentals in Sanibel Island

Vacation house for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 3mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$146
per night

Resort for 7 people, with jacuzzi and garden
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3.6mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$259
per night

Vacation house for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 350yd to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$164
per night

Vacation house for 5 people
5 pers., 3 bedrooms
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$321
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 3.4mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$262
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with garden, with pets
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 8.8mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$156
per night

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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

Apartment for 6 people, with terrace
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1.3mi to the beach,
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$223
per night

Vacation house for 8 people
8 pers., 1.4mi to the beach,
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$182
per night

Vacation house for 12 people, with pool
12 pers., 5 bedrooms, 7mi to the beach,
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$724
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation house for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 4.1mi to the beach
5.0
1 review
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$157
per night

Vacation house for 2 people, with pool
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 550yd to the beach
3.6
1 review
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$158
per night

Vacation village for 4 people, with pool, child-friendly
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 291ft², 4.2mi to the beach
4.4
203 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$198
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Apartment for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 350yd to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$100
per night

Vacation house for 8 people, with pool
8 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.7mi to the beach
5.0
1 review
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$581
per night

Vacation house for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$116
per night

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Highlights Sanibel Island

  • Unspoiled beaches
  • Gorgeous seashells
  • Sporting activities
  • Nature reserves & wildlife
  • Arts and crafts market
  • Great seafood

Most popular in Sanibel Island

Pool 795
Internet 896
Balcony/Terrace 491
TV 741
Air conditioning 854
Parking 724
Washing machine 764
Heating 665
Elevator 387

Prices and availability

Prices

December
January
February
March
April
May
$508
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$310 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$309 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$305 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$334 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$415 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$480 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$453 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$418 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$421 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$441 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$472 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$482 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$443 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$450 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$508 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$493 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$495 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$508 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$476 per night
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$462 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$434 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$418 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$415 per night
May 01 - May 08
$370 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

December
January
February
March
April
May
36 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
14 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
26 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
36 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
30 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
26 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
6 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
25 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
25 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
19 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
22 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
14 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
17 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
17 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
17 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
19 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
19 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
22 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
15 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
15 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
26 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
20 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
23 %
Apr 24 - May 01
23 %
May 01 - May 08
25 %
Percentage of available rentals

Sanibel Island Vacation Rentals

Stay in a Beautiful Beach Vacation Rental on Sanibel Island, Florida

Sanibel Island is an idyllic vacation destination in southwest Florida, with a huge range of properties for travelers to choose. Some of the most luxurious are the beach houses located along West Gulf Drive. When you stay in these spacious homes, you’ll be within a few minutes of the beach, and enjoy gorgeous views across the Gulf of Mexico.

Choose a Compact Vacation Home on Sanibel Island

Then again, you could go for a smaller vacation rental, with lower daily rates and a more central location. Holidu’s Sanibel Island selection includes plenty of compact rental home options, with fully furnished kitchens, on-site pools and easy access to downtown stores and markets, along with a wide range of bars, clubs and restaurants. Basically, it’s a destination with accommodation for everyone, so have a look and choose the ideal rental home for your needs.

Vacationing on Sanibel Island

A Vacation Paradise Just Off the Florida Coast

Sanibel Island is a barrier island located a few miles off the coast of southwestern Florida, not far from the city of Fort Myers. It isn’t strictly an island, as such, being connected to the mainland by the SanibelCauseway, but still has a separate atmosphere and identity – and feels a world away from the bustling cities nearby.

Simple Transport Connections to the Entire USA

It may be separate from the mainland, but Sanibel is easy to get to. The best route for most people will be to take flights into Southwest Florida International Airport, which is just outside Fort Myers. The airport handles flights from cities like Chicago, Orlando, New York and Detroit, so everyone should be able to reach it without too many problems.

Other Ways to Reach Sanibel Island

Alternatively, you can catch Greyhound or Amtrak bus services to Fort Myers, then transfer to local bus services to cross the causeway to Sanibel Island (or book a taxi to do the job in style). There are also car rental outlets at the airport. Sanibel is a great place to have your own car, with its long, sandy beaches and the bright lights of Fort Myers just a few minutes away.

Sanibel Causeway
Sanibel Causeway

Activities

1. A Classic Beach Destination

With its endless summer, gorgeous sea shells, array of beach bars and, most importantly, mile upon mile of pristine sandy beaches, Sanibel Island will satisfy even the most demanding sunbather or snorkeling devotee.

2. A Great Place to Play Some Sports

If you want an active vacation with plenty of sporting activities, Sanibel is ideal. Play tennis or golf, strap on some water skis, or just rent a bike and enjoy some laps of the island.

3. A Fantastic Destination for Nature Lovers

Both Sanibel and its neighbor Captiva are unspoiled wildlife refuges. If you love birdwatching, few places offer such a rich variety of species to spot, while the waters around the island are full of exotic sea turtles (and even some alligators).

Sanibel Island, Florida
Sanibel Island, Florida

Top 5 things to do on Sanibel Island

1. Take a Bike Tour of the Island

Sanibel is perfectly set up for cyclists (or Segway riders). Don’t miss the J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge or Periwinkle Way, where you can combine cycling with souvenir shopping.

2. Collect some Seashells

Sanibel Island is famous as a place to collect naturally polished, brightly patterned seashells. Head to the beach and look out for exotic junonia shells, or string a few together to make unique necklaces to take back home.

3. Enjoy a day of Kayaking

The coast of Sanibel Island is ideally suited to kayaking, with the inlets of the J.N. Ding refuge offering some spectacular places to relax and enjoy the scenery. You might even see some dolphins as you paddle.

4. Sample some Masterfully Mixed Mojitos

When you spend time on Sanibel, there’s no better way to spend the hours around sunset than kicking back at beach bars with perfectly mixed cocktails, and some fresh Gulf seafood on the side.

5. Take a Trip to Fort Myers

Fort Myers is a short drive away from a vacation home on Sanibel Island. Check out winter baseball training camps, see the Edison estate and shop at some of Florida’s best malls.

Sanibel Island’s resident population is just 6,500, but this swells to some 25,000 during peak tourist season. This might seem a lot, but as Sanibel is the same size as Manhattan, it doesn’t feel cramped.

Useful Information

Climate

Sanibel Island has a subtropical climate, which means that temperatures rarely dip below 70 degrees, and there’s very little winter to speak of. However, there is a peak tourist season (December through April), and it’s not advisable to travel during hurricane season (July to September). If you are looking for good weather and smaller crowds, try fall, May or June.

Tips

If you do choose to travel during Sanibel’s peak season, be sure to book your accommodation a few months in advance. That way, you can be sure that you’ll secure the perfect beachfront location. It might also be worth making boat or equipment hires in advance as well.

Events

Sanibel’s annual calendar includes plenty of special events that are also worth exploring. If you love classical music, head to the Sanibel Festival in March, while the island’s Art Fair takes place in February and is a great chance to pick up some exceptional gifts for the folks at home.

FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Sanibel Island

What is the average price for vacation rentals on Sanibel Island?

Considering the average price of $324.58 per night, Sanibel Islandlies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.

During which months are vacation rentals cheaper on Sanibel Island?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Sanibel Island in September, August, and October, which are the months that offer the most discount, with average prices of $254.56, $255.82, and $257.43 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2019.

When does the price of vacation rentals on Sanibel Island go up the most?

In 2019, the month that offered the highest average prices on Sanibel Island was February, with an average price of $475.45 per night. This was followed by March, with an average of $436.11, and April, with $409.9.

Is Sanibel Island a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to put Sanibel Island on your bucket list, we recommend organizing your visit long before you go because it is usually very high in demand, with an annual average of 81% of rentals booked in the year 2019.

Which months offer the highest availability?

May, April and Septemberare, in order of highest to lowest, the months that present the the largest number of properties available, with respective average availability figures of 40%, 30%, and 27.75%.

When are there fewer vacation rental options available on Sanibel Island?

The months with the lowest properties available on Sanibel Island are, in order, February, January, and March with respective average availability figures of 0.8%, 4.5%, and 6.5%, based on data collected in 2019.

How many vacation rentals does Holidu have on Sanibel Island?

Our catalogue features around 1500 properties from 9 partners.

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