Holiday rentals in Sanibel Island

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Apartment ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £191 £282
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £183 £248
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House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £158 £296
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Rent a holiday home, apartment or cottage in Sanibel Island from just £33 per night

House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £164
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5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £178
HomeAway
4.9
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £126
HomeAway
5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £222
HomeAway
5.0
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £210
HomeAway
4.7
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £119
HomeAway
5.0
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £153
HomeAway
4.8
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Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £104
HomeAway
4.6
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House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £154
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5.0
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Best holiday lettings with a pool

Pool
Apartment ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £228
HomeAway
4.5
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Pool
Resort ∙ 4 guests
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £196
Hotels.com
4.3
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Pool
Condo ∙ 4 guests
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
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4.8
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Top holiday lettings with fishing spots nearby

Fishing
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £152
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4.9
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Fishing
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £105
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5.0
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Fishing
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £183
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4.9
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Recommended pet-friendly holiday lettings

Pet-friendly
Apartment ∙ 6 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £278
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5.0
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £206
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4.5
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Pet-friendly
House ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sanibel, Lee County, Florida, United States
from £265
Airbnb
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Popular holiday rental amenities in Sanibel Island

  • Kitchen (9,605)
  • Internet (9,195)
  • TV (8,172)
  • AC (7,941)
  • Washer (7,039)
  • Pool (6,936)
  • Microwave (6,312)
  • No smoking (6,220)
  • BBQ (5,762)
  • Dishwasher (5,700)
  • Parking (4,384)
  • No pets (3,546)

Price and Availability Index in Sanibel

Holiday Letting Price Information in Sanibel Island

We summarised price information data in the above graph to give you more insights into prices in Sanibel Island. in Sanibel Island, prices rise to around £329 (23/02 - 02/03). On the other hand, in July you will find the cheapest prices (13/07 - 20/07). The average price this week is £154 a night.

Holiday Home Availability Information in Sanibel Island

The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Sanibel Island for the next twelve months. In one week of February (23/02 - 02/03), 93% of the holiday homes are booked. Conversely, it is in August (31/08 - 07/09) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.

The Weather in Sanibel Island

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Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your holidays. On average, the warmest month is June. On the other hand, you could have temperatures dropping under 14° in February. The rainiest month is June, while the driest month is January.

Accommodation options in Sanibel Island

More than half of the offers (50.87%) in Sanibel are house rentals. They are the most prevalent holiday lettings there. House rentals here have an average cost of £260 a night as well as a median size of 189 m². Furthermore, most house rentals in Sanibel are able to accommodate 7 guests, which makes Sanibel an ideal holiday destination for large groups. If you're searching for another type of accommodation, you could compare many other options, including apartment rentals, which are another popular type of accommodation in Sanibel. The average size of apartment rentals in Sanibel is 108 m², and the average price is £246 a night.

Discover the best of Florida with a Sanibel Island holiday letting

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 holiday home. Vacationers have a plehtora of choices with accommodation options that include resorts, condos, ocean front apartments and many more Sanibel Island holiday lettings 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 holiday letting in no time. For further flexibility, it is possible to hire a car from the airport.

Food & Drink

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 holiday 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 holiday letting .

Weather & Climate

The best time to visit Sanibel Island

Most travellers, 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 holiday lettings 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 holiday 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 theatre and interesting works. For dramas, comedies, and musicals, islanders head to the BIG ARTS Herb Strauss Theatre. 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 holiday 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.

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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 colours and learn about early shell collectors who developed the science of conchology.

Sanibel and Captiva Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Centre

This award-winning visitor centre 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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