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Do you find booking online vacation travel cumbersome and confusing? Well, you are not alone! It is getting harder and harder to wade through the copious number of online travel agents (OTA's) like VRBO, Airbnb and Expedia to make sure you are finding the best...

Let’s start with how to avoid them:

  •  Wear long, loose-fitting clothing.
  •  Use a repellant spray. There are several to choose from and many can be purchased from local shops on the Island (Jerry’s, Bailey’s, Ace Hardware). Some say that Avon’s Skin So Soft will do
  • ...

We love animals on Sanibel. We welcome them in many pet friendly rentals and all of our beaches. Whether they fly, swim, or walk on all fours we love them.

Dogs are especially loved on our little barrier island.

We protect them requiring that rental...

Sanibel Island is a tropical paradise. A small, barrier island with nearly 2/3 of the land protected as a nature preserve, it offers the vacationer an unparalleled value for a tropical get-away. But all this abundance of greenery, wild life and undisturbed beaches, complemented by...

Most anyone who has ever visited our Island agrees that the beach rocks.

Because most of Sanibel is a nature preserve, the beach is gently used by humans and greatly used by our fine feathered friends.

It's an easy place to relax, read, gather shells,...

Many people rent a condo, house or cottage on Sanibel with more room than they may need so that they can invite family and friends to visit. This is especially true of our vacation rental guests for stay for a month or more.

And while...

Though Sanibel is a pristine tropical island with a focus on nature, it is pretty far from the concept of roughing it in terms of comfort and convenience.

Of course everyone knows that Sanibel Island has house and condo rentals, and there are scores of...

Sanibel Island is renowned for its great shelling. It is considered to be in the top 3 shell collecting beaches in the world. The phrase "Sanibel Stoop" refers to the many people you will see all year long bent over collecting shells from the beach....

Though Sanibel is a hidden treasure itself, often considered the jewel in Sanibel's crown, it contains dozens of nooks and crannies well worth exploring.

Here are some of our favorites, and we hope you will add some of your own.

Periwinkle Park's Mini Zoo:
Sanibel Island...

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