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Vacation village for 2 people, with garden
4.6
84 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$155per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with terrace
5.0
1 review
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$99per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool and terrace, child-friendly
4.7
26 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$162per night
Vacation village for 2 people, with pool and garden, child-friendly
4.2
286 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$117per night
Apartment for 4 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$147per night
Vacation house for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 624ft², 350yd to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$83per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$119per night
Vacation house for 4 people
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$185per night
Resort for 2 people, with garden and pool
4.3
268 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$191per night
Vacation house for 12 people, with terrace and pool
12 pers., 5 bedrooms, 3,993ft², 2.4mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$676per night
Resort for 7 people, with garden and jacuzzi
7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3.6mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$256per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with pool and terrace
4.2
148 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$147per night
Vacation village for 4 people, with pool
4.5
181 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$121per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with garden, with pets
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$99per night
Vacation house for 4 people
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$108per night
Cottage for 4 people, with terrace and pool, with pets
3.6
1 review
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$119per night
Vacation house for 7 people, with terrace, with pets
7 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$88per night
Vacation house for 6 people
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$99per 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 850
Internet 961
Balcony/Terrace 546
TV 885
Air conditioning 917
Parking 774
Washing machine 788
Heating 714
Elevator 380

Prices and availability

Prices

October
November
December
January
February
$426
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$266 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$266 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$265 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$258 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$273 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$276 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$264 per night
Nov 07 - Nov 14
$268 per night
Nov 14 - Nov 21
$298 per night
Nov 21 - Nov 28
$306 per night
Nov 28 - Dec 05
$287 per night
Dec 05 - Dec 12
$277 per night
Dec 12 - Dec 19
$294 per night
Dec 19 - Dec 26
$333 per night
Dec 26 - Jan 02
$391 per night
Jan 02 - Jan 09
$426 per night
Jan 09 - Jan 16
$386 per night
Jan 16 - Jan 23
$345 per night
Jan 23 - Jan 30
$361 per night
Jan 30 - Feb 06
$389 per night
Feb 06 - Feb 13
$407 per night
Feb 13 - Feb 20
$401 per night
Feb 20 - Feb 27
$393 per night
Feb 27 - Mar 06
$415 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

October
November
December
January
February
38 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
28 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
28 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
31 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
27 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
27 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
31 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
34 %
Nov 07 - Nov 14
32 %
Nov 14 - Nov 21
35 %
Nov 21 - Nov 28
26 %
Nov 28 - Dec 05
35 %
Dec 05 - Dec 12
35 %
Dec 12 - Dec 19
38 %
Dec 19 - Dec 26
32 %
Dec 26 - Jan 02
18 %
Jan 02 - Jan 09
25 %
Jan 09 - Jan 16
18 %
Jan 16 - Jan 23
17 %
Jan 23 - Jan 30
18 %
Jan 30 - Feb 06
16 %
Feb 06 - Feb 13
11 %
Feb 13 - Feb 20
6 %
Feb 20 - Feb 27
10 %
Feb 27 - Mar 06
13 %
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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