Sanibel Vacation Rentals

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Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
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Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
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Compare and find the ideal vacation home from $62 per night by searching and comparing the 8,351 properties being offered in Sanibel. By directly analyzing these properties, HomeToGo features the best deals and the highest rated accommodations in Sanibel.

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Rent a vacation accommodation in Sanibel Island: from $62 per night

from $104
Apartment
4 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
5.0
"Excellent"
Found on VRBO
from $122
Apartment
4 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
5.0
"Excellent"
Found on VRBO
from $238
810 ft² House
4 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 4 reviews
Found on VRBO
from $197
760 ft² Apartment
2 1
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.6
"Excellent" 21 reviews
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from $130
760 ft² Apartment
4 1
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.8
"Excellent" 27 reviews
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from $223
Apartment
4 1
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 24 reviews
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from $186
Apartment
4 1
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.6
"Excellent" 50 reviews
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from $250
Apartment
4 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 12 reviews
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 Vacation houses with pools

from $151
Apartment
4 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 5 reviews
Found on VRBO
from $209
760 ft² Apartment
4 1
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 2 reviews
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from $128
500 ft² Apartment
2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.7
"Excellent" 19 reviews
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from $133
1140 ft² Apartment
4 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 25 reviews
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 Vacation homes with fishing spots nearby

from $122
House
2 1
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.5
"Outstanding" 9 reviews
Found on VRBO
from $193
House
4 1
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.5
"Excellent" 2 reviews
Found on VRBO
from $151
Apartment
5 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
5.0
"Excellent" 8 reviews
Found on VRBO
from $133
Apartment
6 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.3
"Outstanding" 4 reviews
Found on VRBO
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 Apartments with a balcony or patio

from $197
760 ft² Apartment
2 1
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 28 reviews
Found on VRBO
from $181
900 ft² House
5 3
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 6 reviews
Found on VRBO
from $178
Apartment
6 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.4
"Outstanding" 13 reviews
Found on VRBO
from $135
1400 ft² Apartment
6 2
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
4.9
"Excellent" 21 reviews
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Popular rental amenities in Sanibel Island

  • Kitchen (6,660)
  • TV (6,044)
  • Internet (5,664)
  • Microwave (5,501)
  • AC (5,492)
  • Pool (5,097)
  • Washer (5,052)
  • Dishwasher (4,962)
  • No smoking (4,790)
  • Grill (4,637)
  • Parking (4,259)
  • No pets (3,562)

Properties can be chosen based on your personal preferences. Above, you can see the number of rentals that include a specific feature in Sanibel. You can easily compare and find a vacation rental meeting your criteria in Sanibel if you want to tune out with some TV time or you can't imagine a vacation without internet, as most accommodations offer "TVs" and "internet." Three features that are not often available are "cribs," "saunas," and "fireplaces."

Price and Availability Index Sanibel

Vacation Rental Price Information in Sanibel Island

We analyzed vacation houses, cottages and apartments to display a price graph showing the average price per night in Sanibel Island. Prices reach their highest point in February, where prices are an average of $334 a night (2/9 - 2/16). The cheapest week is in July (7/28 - 8/4). Prices fall to an average of $182 per night.

Rental Availability Information in Sanibel Island

Check how busy Sanibel is with our availability graph. It is harder to find an accommodation during a week of February (2/16 - 2/23), as 80% of the rentals are booked. More accommodations are available in a week of September (9/1 - 9/8) as the booking rate is only 13%.

The weather in Sanibel Island

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This is the climate diagram in Sanibel Island. June is the warmest month in Sanibel Island with average maximum temperatures of 91°. Conversely, February is the coolest month in Sanibel Island, with temperatures going under 57° July is the wettest month.

Accommodations in Sanibel Island

Users who are looking for house rentals in Sanibel can find many alternatives, as they are the most prevalent accommodation type there. Additionally, the average nightly cost of house rentals in Sanibel is $296, and the average size is 2,070 ft². Moreover, these accommodations are perfect for large groups, as most can welcome 7 vacationers. If you would like to rent something else, you can search and compare many other available options, such as apartment rentals, which are the second most typical property type in Sanibel. Apartment rentals in Sanibel are 1,060 ft² on average, with prices averaging $236 per night.

Discover the best of Florida with a Sanibel Island vacation rental

Despite its location off the coast of Florida, Sanibel is not your typical spring break destination, and rather holds an appeal to families. Come visit for the classic emerald waters and tranquil sunsets that can be enjoyed from the privacy of your Sanibel Island vacation home. Vacationers have a plehtora of choices with accommodation options that include resorts, condos, ocean front apartments and many more Sanibel Island vacation rentals options to choose from. Many of these are pet-friendly so there's no excuse now to leave your puppy home!

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Getting There

Arriving on Sanibel Island

The easiest way to get to Sanibel Island is from the Southwest Florida International Airport that lies 25 miles from Sanibel. As there's no ferry service, you'll need to use the Sanibel Causeway, which charges a small fee. A taxi will get you to your Sanibel Island vacation rental in no time. For further flexibility, it is possible to hire a car from the airport.

Food & Drinks

Dining in Sanibel

With the exception of Dairy Queen, you won't find fast-food chain restaurants on Sanibel. This is an excuse to dive right into the local restaurants and cafés, that serve everything from the burgers and shakes, to succulent seafood dishes. Most restaurants are kid-friendly, seeing as plenty of families vacation here. For a romantic, intimate meal, settle for one of the ocean-facing cafés, such as Traditions on the Beach where music and dancing feature prominently. Pet-friendly restaurants include the award-winning Keylime Bistro, George & Wendy's Sanibel Seafood Grille and The Island Cow.

Stock up on your fine wines, beer, liqueurs, and cigars at The Grog Shop Sanibel Island Liquor Store in Bailey's Plaza. Perfect to enjoy back at your Sanibel Island vacation rental.

Weather & Climate

The best time to visit Sanibel Island

Most travelers, particularly those from colder climates, flock to Sanibel between December to April. This is when the sun shines warmly but does not beat down too hard. Sanibel Island vacation rentals during this time will be popular, so make sure you book your ideal home in advance. The fall months of September and October are extremely quiet and may appeal to those looking for a tranquil escape to one of the many Sanibel Island vacation home available.

Attractions

Sights to see and things to do

Sanibel's claim to fame is its beautiful shells, driftwood, sand dollars and sponges that are found scattered along its shores. Children will love this island, where making a 'shell stoop' is mandatory on the beach. Keep in mind that live shelling is prohibited and can attract sizeable fines for pillaging local marine life. Shell collectors should not miss out on a trip to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum that showcases shells from around the world and includes a salt water environment where you can see what the shells used to look like before they washed ashore.

The J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge located north of the island is a bird watcher's paradise that shelters several rare and protected species. Keep the camera ready when crabs, snakes, otters and manatees start to make an appearance. Having guided sailors to safety since 1884, Sanibel Lighthouse is Sanibel's oldest standing structure, and is located towards the end of the island. Nearby is the covered fishing pier where pelicans await in earnest for visitors to throw fish scraps for them to eat. The best way to get around, however, is to hop on a motorized bike and get exploring.

Art & Culture

Art and culture on the Island

Arts, culture and music play a surprisingly large role on this scenic island. The Barrier Island Group For the Arts showcases music and dance recitals, live theater and interesting works. For dramas, comedies, and musicals, islanders head to the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theater. Called “An Island Tradition”, the Sanibel Music Festival hosts seven concerts for the “Save March for Music” season.

Local Attractions

Excursion destinations in the area

The island is small but offers enough activities to keep the family occupied. Hire a charter fishing boat and bring home a fresh catch to be prepared at your Sanibel Island vacation home. For those who enjoy kayaking, the tranquil waters of Tarpon Bay are a good idea. Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular activities in Sanibel too.

The Sanibel Sea School is a marine conservation body, and is a fun and educational visit for families with kids. While here, indulge in a round of beach-hopping: Bowman's Beach, Bowditch Point Beach, Little Hickory Beach Park, Blind Pass Beach/Turner Beach and Tarpon Bay Road Beach are all accessible. The nearby Captiva Island is worth a visit too.

Whether for an anniversary, birthday, wedding or family trip, this top Florida destination won't disappoint. Book your Sanibel Island vacation rental for an unforgettable trip.

Sights & things to do in Sanibel Island

Beaches, shells and wildlife on Sanibel Island

Bowman's Beach

One of Sanibel Island's most picturesque and secluded beaches, you can walk here for miles on shell-covered shores. Bathrooms, changing rooms and picnic tables are available.

The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

Opened in 1995, the museum is wholly dedicated to seashells and molluscs. Explore the variety of shell shapes and colors and learn about early shell collectors who developed the science of conchology.

Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center

This award-winning visitor center has expert staff who will give you all the insider tips for the area. They also have free WiFi.

J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge

Named after cartoonist and conservationist Jay Norwood "Ding" Darling, the 5.200-acre refuge is known for its migratory birds, gopher tortoises, soft shell turtles and sea cows.

Sanibel Island Lighthouse

The lighthouse provides interesting views of the causeway and Fort Myers beach. Nearby is the historic pier where dolphins amuse onlookers with their antics.

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