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Popular Accommodations in Sanibel Island

Apartment for 4 people, with pool and garden
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 915ft², 0.7mi to the beach
5.0
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$346per night
Cottage for 2 people, with garden
2 pers., 1 bedroom, 646ft²
4.8
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$273per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool and balcony
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 678ft², 0.7mi to the beach
5.0
14 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$383per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
4.6
105 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$150per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 4.1mi to the beach
4.9
14 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$309per night
Apartment for 4 people
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 800yd to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$210per night
Vacation house for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool as well as garden
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2,099ft², 5.9mi to the beach
5.0
10 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$458per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and jacuzzi as well as garden
4.7
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$197per night
Vacation house for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 0.8mi to the beach
5.0
2 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$378per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool
5.0
8 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$212per night
Vacation house for 6 people
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 0.8mi to the beach
4.6
3 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$378per night
Cottage for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 7mi to the beach
4.9
8 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$294per night
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony/terrace and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,658ft², 2.5mi to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$312per night
Apartment for 6 people, with garden and pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,345ft², 1.1mi to the beach
5.0
13 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$195per night
Vacation house for 12 people, with garden and jacuzzi as well as pool
12 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,917ft², 900yd to the beach
5.0
9 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$345per night
Apartment for 6 people, with balcony/terrace and pool
4.7
111 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$222per night
Cottage for 4 people, with jacuzzi and garden as well as pool
4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 893ft², 850yd to the beach
4.9
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$146per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,345ft², 4.1mi to the beach
4.7
4 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$246per night
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Highlights in Sanibel Island

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

Most popular in Sanibel Island

Pool 1,027
Internet 1,212
Balcony/Terrace 625
TV 1,099
Air conditioning 1,102
Parking 956
Washing machine 953
Heating 800
Elevator 619

Prices and availability

Prices

March
April
May
June
July
August
$510
Feb 22 - Feb 29
$510 per night
Feb 29 - Mar 07
$501 per night
Mar 07 - Mar 14
$453 per night
Mar 14 - Mar 21
$420 per night
Mar 21 - Mar 28
$421 per night
Mar 28 - Apr 04
$442 per night
Apr 04 - Apr 11
$429 per night
Apr 11 - Apr 18
$407 per night
Apr 18 - Apr 25
$362 per night
Apr 25 - May 02
$324 per night
May 02 - May 09
$286 per night
May 09 - May 16
$253 per night
May 16 - May 23
$265 per night
May 23 - May 30
$269 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$262 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$263 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$256 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$256 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$264 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$266 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$262 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$266 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$268 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$255 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

March
April
May
June
July
August
52 %
Feb 22 - Feb 29
0 %
Feb 29 - Mar 07
1 %
Mar 07 - Mar 14
1 %
Mar 14 - Mar 21
1 %
Mar 21 - Mar 28
1 %
Mar 28 - Apr 04
13 %
Apr 04 - Apr 11
11 %
Apr 11 - Apr 18
26 %
Apr 18 - Apr 25
23 %
Apr 25 - May 02
23 %
May 02 - May 09
26 %
May 09 - May 16
33 %
May 16 - May 23
32 %
May 23 - May 30
34 %
May 30 - Jun 06
38 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
36 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
38 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
40 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
40 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
37 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
41 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
46 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
51 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
52 %
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.

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