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Thermometer

There’s a joke about Florida actually having four seasons; Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas (similar to the North’s seasons; Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter, and Highway Construction).  Heat indices in Southwest Florida have been well over 100 degrees recently, with actual temperatures not...

Fourth of July

Sanibel and Captiva Islands celebrate our nation’s birthday with the Annual Independence Day Parade on Thursday, July 4th.  As such, Periwinkle Way will be closed from 9am until approximately 12 noon from the western end (Tarpon Bay Road) to Donax Street.  Those travelling on Casa...

Sanibel Storm

It sure seems like summer is here already on Sanibel, but it’s still spring! :O

There’s a recent song by Jesse Rice called, “Go Away Cloud,” part of which goes, “I didn’t come all this way just to see no gray.”  While summer is the...

Bandy Beach A101, Lanai

Practically any location to stay on Sanibel is desirable, but the most popular view at any location is the beach view, and the best BEACH view is the Gulf-Front.  Looking straight out to water as dolphins swim by or pelicans dive down for a meal. ...

Sanibel has miles and miles of white sandy beaches, sunshine and countless outdoor activities. With all of this fun you need to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Although some amount of sun exposure is essential as a source of Vitamin D (which...

Book Direct

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...

Sanibel no-see-um

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...

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