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Sat, 01/23 - Tue, 01/26
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,098ft², 1.6mi to the beach
4.9
10 reviews

3 nights
$1,584

$1,712-7%
Sat, 01/23 - Tue, 01/26
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,098ft², 1.6mi to the beach
5.0
5 reviews

3 nights
$1,731

$1,987-13%
Sat, 01/23 - Tue, 01/26
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,098ft², 1.6mi to the beach
5.0
2 reviews

3 nights
$1,932

$2,081-7%

Vacation Rentals 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
$892
per night

Vacation house for 4 people, with pool and balcony
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 300yd to the beach
4.5
7 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$300
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.1mi to the beach
4.6
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$351
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with jacuzzi and pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 743ft², 1.9mi to the beach
4.3
16 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$567
per night

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

from
$730
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 1 bedroom, 592ft², 600yd to the beach
4.8
5 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$265
per night

Resort for 4 people, with pool and garden
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 4.8mi to the beach
4.3
273 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$192
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 3.7mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$374
per night

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

from
$355
per night

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Pet-friendly Vacation Rentals

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

from
$741
per night

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

from
$493
per night

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

from
$461
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Pool

Vacation house for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2.4mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$505
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with pool, child-friendly
6 pers., 4.2mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$736
per night

Vacation house for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 3.6mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$572
per night

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Vacation Rentals with Internet

Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.9mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$216
per night

Vacation house for 10 people, with pool
10 pers., 5 bedrooms, 9.3mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$249
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.4mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida

from
$218
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 727
Internet 830
Balcony/Terrace 456
TV 702
Air conditioning 785
Parking 699
Washing machine 672
Heating 579
Elevator 354

Prices and availability

Prices

February
March
April
May
June
$525
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$417 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$446 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$481 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$492 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$507 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$510 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$513 per night
Mar 06 - Mar 13
$503 per night
Mar 13 - Mar 20
$510 per night
Mar 20 - Mar 27
$525 per night
Mar 27 - Apr 03
$497 per night
Apr 03 - Apr 10
$479 per night
Apr 10 - Apr 17
$434 per night
Apr 17 - Apr 24
$414 per night
Apr 24 - May 01
$424 per night
May 01 - May 08
$378 per night
May 08 - May 15
$316 per night
May 15 - May 22
$288 per night
May 22 - May 29
$294 per night
May 29 - Jun 05
$322 per night
Jun 05 - Jun 12
$318 per night
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$319 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$321 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$323 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

February
March
April
May
June
47 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
15 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
18 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
19 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
16 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
11 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
14 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
18 %
Mar 06 - Mar 13
18 %
Mar 13 - Mar 20
16 %
Mar 20 - Mar 27
15 %
Mar 27 - Apr 03
9 %
Apr 03 - Apr 10
15 %
Apr 10 - Apr 17
31 %
Apr 17 - Apr 24
34 %
Apr 24 - May 01
37 %
May 01 - May 08
38 %
May 08 - May 15
44 %
May 15 - May 22
47 %
May 22 - May 29
47 %
May 29 - Jun 05
44 %
Jun 05 - Jun 12
42 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
41 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
43 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
46 %
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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