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Vacation house for 12 people
3.8
1 review
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$1,133per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
4.7
4 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
from
$231per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 592ft², 550yd to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$369per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool and jacuzzi
4.3
17 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$314per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with pool and balcony
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 300yd to the beach
4.1
4 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$401per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,292ft², 0.8mi to the beach
5.0
4 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$186per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 4.1mi to the beach
4.9
17 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$335per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with garden and pool
4.7
253 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$218per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
5.0
5 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$231per night
Apartment for 4 people, with balcony and pool
4.6
183 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$188per night
Cottage for 3 people, with garden
4.8
25 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$215per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
4.6
3 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$369per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with balcony and pool as well as balcony/terrace
4.2
149 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$362per night
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony/terrace and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,475ft², 7.6mi to the beach
4.7
8 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$396per night
Cottage for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.2mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$287per night
Apartment for 4 people, with jacuzzi and pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 743ft², 1.9mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$328per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,141ft², 3.5mi to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$327per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 3.6mi to the beach
4.6
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$542per 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 951
Internet 1,015
Balcony/Terrace 549
TV 988
Air conditioning 978
Parking 846
Washing machine 876
Heating 724
Elevator 476

Prices and availability

Prices

September
October
November
December
January
$442
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$258 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$258 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$262 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$254 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$257 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$272 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$264 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$258 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$263 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$256 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$291 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$296 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$259 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$263 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$307 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$304 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$262 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$265 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$299 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$389 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$442 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$432 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$395 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$332 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

September
October
November
December
January
46 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
24 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
33 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
41 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
44 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
42 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
43 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
43 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
44 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
40 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
34 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
34 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
38 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
40 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
36 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
38 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
33 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
39 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
43 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
46 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
36 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
20 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
28 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
22 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
19 %
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.

FAQ: Frequently asked questions about vacation rentals on 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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