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Cottage for 4 people
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 7mi to the beach
4.7
9 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$301per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 592ft², 550yd to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$92per night
Vacation house for 4 people, with balcony and pool
4 pers., 1 bedroom, 300yd to the beach
4.1
4 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$379per night
Apartment for 6 people, with jacuzzi and pool
3.9
8 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$181per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and garden
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,195ft², 250yd to the beach
5.0
4 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$258per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
4.6
193 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$150per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 4.1mi to the beach
4.9
16 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$159per night
Cottage for 6 people, with balcony/terrace
4.5
32 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$1per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool
5.0
10 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$218per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 1 bedroom, 592ft², 0.7mi to the beach
5.0
2 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$349per night
Vacation house for 7 people, with garden and pool
7 pers., 4 bedrooms, 2,045ft², 2.3mi to the beach
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$817per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 4.1mi to the beach
3.8
2 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$158per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
5.0
2 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$349per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and balcony as well as balcony/terrace
6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 1,442ft², 1.9mi to the beach
2.6
2 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$436per night
Apartment for 4 people, with pool and balcony
5.0
20 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$308per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
4.5
8 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$349per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool
4.7
4 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$218per night
Apartment for 6 people, with pool and balcony/terrace
4.7
119 reviews
Sanibel Island, Southwest Florida
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$228per 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 1,075
Internet 1,158
Balcony/Terrace 692
TV 1,135
Air conditioning 1,118
Parking 978
Washing machine 1,001
Heating 819
Elevator 560

Prices and availability

Prices

June
July
August
September
October
$283
May 23 - May 30
$275 per night
May 30 - Jun 06
$276 per night
Jun 06 - Jun 13
$273 per night
Jun 13 - Jun 20
$266 per night
Jun 20 - Jun 27
$270 per night
Jun 27 - Jul 04
$276 per night
Jul 04 - Jul 11
$283 per night
Jul 11 - Jul 18
$280 per night
Jul 18 - Jul 25
$266 per night
Jul 25 - Aug 01
$260 per night
Aug 01 - Aug 08
$257 per night
Aug 08 - Aug 15
$249 per night
Aug 15 - Aug 22
$245 per night
Aug 22 - Aug 29
$238 per night
Aug 29 - Sep 05
$220 per night
Sep 05 - Sep 12
$208 per night
Sep 12 - Sep 19
$221 per night
Sep 19 - Sep 26
$229 per night
Sep 26 - Oct 03
$233 per night
Oct 03 - Oct 10
$236 per night
Oct 10 - Oct 17
$237 per night
Oct 17 - Oct 24
$249 per night
Oct 24 - Oct 31
$276 per night
Oct 31 - Nov 07
$269 per night
Average price per week

Availabilities

June
July
August
September
October
49 %
May 23 - May 30
21 %
May 30 - Jun 06
20 %
Jun 06 - Jun 13
38 %
Jun 13 - Jun 20
33 %
Jun 20 - Jun 27
33 %
Jun 27 - Jul 04
30 %
Jul 04 - Jul 11
28 %
Jul 11 - Jul 18
31 %
Jul 18 - Jul 25
32 %
Jul 25 - Aug 01
34 %
Aug 01 - Aug 08
37 %
Aug 08 - Aug 15
42 %
Aug 15 - Aug 22
46 %
Aug 22 - Aug 29
48 %
Aug 29 - Sep 05
48 %
Sep 05 - Sep 12
49 %
Sep 12 - Sep 19
47 %
Sep 19 - Sep 26
46 %
Sep 26 - Oct 03
45 %
Oct 03 - Oct 10
40 %
Oct 10 - Oct 17
39 %
Oct 17 - Oct 24
39 %
Oct 24 - Oct 31
42 %
Oct 31 - Nov 07
40 %
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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