Find the best Sanibel Island vacation rentals without booking fees on HomeEscape. With beautiful beaches, amazing dining options, and 18-hole golf, Sanibel Island is one of the top beach destinations in Florida. Spend the day on the sandy white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, then take stroll through downtown Sanibel for some fine dining options.
Fishing: The blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide an excellent opportunity for offshore fishing and diving. Some common catches include Tarpon, Redfish, Snapper, Tripletail, Snook, Grouper and more.
Shelling: Sanibel island is gifted with an abundance of shells and has won multiple awards for being the best shelling beach and one of the best beaches in Florida. However, stay away from any live shells, as it is against beach rules.
Visit the Sanibel Island Lighthouse: This historic lighthouse was built in 1884 and was designed to withstand all types of storms. While you’re there, check out Old Town Sanibel which was once the center of the island’s activity and now has great village shops, inns and restaurants.
Golf: Sanibel Island is home to two public 18-hole championship golf courses, Sanibel Island Golf Club and Dunes Golf & Tennis Club.
J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge : this 6,300 acre Florida wildlife refuge is home to 238 species of birds, more than 50 types of reptiles, and 32 kinds of mammals. The refuge features great bird watching spots, bike and walking paths, canoe trails, and a scenic four-mile drive.
HomeEscape has a unique collection of family vacation rentals in Sanibel Island, Florida. Choose from an oceanfront condo rental with stunning views, a charming cottage rental, or a Sanibel beach house rental with a private pool. Browse our Sanibel Island Vacation Home Rentals & contact the owners directly to make your reservation without service fees.