Vacation Rentals in Sanibel Island

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Fri, 08/13 - Mon, 08/16
$1,157-8%

3 nights
$1,066

Apartment for 6 people, with garden6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1.6mi to the beach, Pets allowed
4.7
(154 reviews)

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$250
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Apartment for 6 people, with pool6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1.6mi to the beach
4.8
(11 reviews)

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$250
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Apartment for 6 people, with pool6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1.6mi to the beach
5.0

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$191
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Vacation rental for 4 people, with garden and pool as well as view4 pers., 1 bedroom, 4.8mi to the beach
4.3
(276 reviews)

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$212
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with pool6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.9mi to the beach

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$260
per night

Vacation rental for 7 people, with garden and jacuzzi7 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3.6mi to the beach

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$597
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with pool6 pers., 3.4mi to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.9
(18 reviews)

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$330
per night

Apartment for 2 people, with pool2 pers., 1 bedroom, 0.8mi to the beach
4.8
(20 reviews)

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$229
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with pool4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 550yd to the beach
4.4
(13 reviews)

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$404
per night

Vacation rental for 5 people, with pool5 pers., 1.1mi to the beach
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4.2
(20 reviews)
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$220
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Apartment for 6 people, with garden and pool, with pets6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1.6mi to the beach, Pets allowed
4.7
(154 reviews)

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$285
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people6 pers., 5.1mi to the beach, Pets allowed
FREE cancellation
4.6
(12 reviews)

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$204
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people, with pets4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1.4mi to the beach, Pets allowed
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$233
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with terrace and pool4 pers., 1 bedroom, 2.1mi to the beach
4.5
(13 reviews)

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$733
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with pool and balcony6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 2.5mi to the beach
4.1
(12 reviews)

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$518
per night

Apartment for 4 people, with balcony and pool4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 3.7mi to the beach
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$250
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Apartment for 6 people6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1.6mi to the beach
5.0
(3 reviews)

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$280
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with terrace6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1.6mi to the beach

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$192
per night

Vacation rental for 6 people, with garden and pool6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 1.9mi to the beach
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Vacation Rentals with Air Conditioning
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$330
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Apartment for 4 people, with pool and terrace4 pers., 1 bedroom, 0.7mi to the beach
5.0

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$310
per night

Vacation rental for 4 people4 pers., 1 bedroom, 7mi to the beach

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$797
per night

Apartment for 6 people, with pool and balcony6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 3.6mi to the beach
4.1
(9 reviews)
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Highlights Sanibel Island (FL)

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

Most popular in Sanibel Island (FL)

Pool 28
Internet 29
Pets allowed 6
Balcony/Terrace 4
TV 29
Garden 8
Parking 19

Popular Destinations in Sanibel Island (FL)

Prices and availability

Prices

July
August
September
October
November
$334
Jun 12 - Jun 19
$313 per night
Jun 19 - Jun 26
$319 per night
Jun 26 - Jul 03
$326 per night
Jul 03 - Jul 10
$332 per night
Jul 10 - Jul 17
$332 per night
Jul 17 - Jul 24
$334 per night
Jul 24 - Jul 31
$332 per night
Jul 31 - Aug 07
$322 per night
Aug 07 - Aug 14
$317 per night
Aug 14 - Aug 21
$322 per night
Aug 21 - Aug 28
$312 per night
Aug 28 - Sep 04
$312 per night
Sep 04 - Sep 11
$327 per night
Sep 11 - Sep 18
$320 per night
Sep 18 - Sep 25
$307 per night
Sep 25 - Oct 02
$283 per night
Oct 02 - Oct 09
$268 per night
Oct 09 - Oct 16
$309 per night
Oct 16 - Oct 23
$319 per night
Oct 23 - Oct 30
$297 per night
Oct 30 - Nov 06
$287 per night
Nov 06 - Nov 13
$270 per night
Nov 13 - Nov 20
$278 per night
Nov 20 - Nov 27
$321 per night
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Availabilities

July
August
September
October
November
75 %
Jun 12 - Jun 19
0 %
Jun 19 - Jun 26
0 %
Jun 26 - Jul 03
0 %
Jul 03 - Jul 10
0 %
Jul 10 - Jul 17
0 %
Jul 17 - Jul 24
0 %
Jul 24 - Jul 31
0 %
Jul 31 - Aug 07
6 %
Aug 07 - Aug 14
27 %
Aug 14 - Aug 21
48 %
Aug 21 - Aug 28
75 %
Aug 28 - Sep 04
68 %
Sep 04 - Sep 11
68 %
Sep 11 - Sep 18
72 %
Sep 18 - Sep 25
68 %
Sep 25 - Oct 02
62 %
Oct 02 - Oct 09
55 %
Oct 09 - Oct 16
57 %
Oct 16 - Oct 23
55 %
Oct 23 - Oct 30
55 %
Oct 30 - Nov 06
37 %
Nov 06 - Nov 13
34 %
Nov 13 - Nov 20
48 %
Nov 20 - Nov 27
24 %
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 (FL)

How much do the vacation rentals on Sanibel Island cost on average?

The COVID-19 pandemic heavily impacted holidays in 2020. Last year, rentals in this destination had an annual average price of around $379.89 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best vacation rental prices on Sanibel Island?

]If you want to get the most out of your money, the most budget-friendly months to visit Sanibel Island are October ($272.87 the average per night for accommodation), November ($306.11), and August ($312.56).

In which months is it more expensive to rent a vacation rental on Sanibel Island?

At the time of booking a vacation rental on Sanibel Island, the highest prices are found in the month of February (with an average of $575.09 per night), followed by March ($533.89), and January ($493.78).

Is it necessary to plan a trip to Sanibel Island well in advance?

We recommend you to book in advance on Sanibel Island as only 18% of the properties are free throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.

What time of the year can I find more free vacation rentals?

In 2020, the months with the largest number of available properties of the year on Sanibel Island were September, May and August, with average availabilities of 31%, 28%, and 25.2%, respectively.

When will it be harder to find an available vacation rental on Sanibel Island?

The accommodations on Sanibel Island reach their peak in demand in February, with an availability rate of 1%. The second most requested month is January, with 4%, and the third is March with 6%.

How many rentals does Holidu have on Sanibel Island?

We have 1200 rentals for you on Sanibel Island, provided by our 5 local and international partners.

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