Why We’re Excited About Sanibel Island

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It’s the holiday season which means one of two things: It’s getting a little too cold for comfort or you’re already daydreaming about your next summer condos for vacation. We understand. We like to romanticize a white Christmas in songs, but at the end of the day, all snow means is hazardous driving, a lot of ice to scrape, and too many clothing layers. Every once in a while, we like to feature particularly promising vacation rentals, and this season we’re getting really excited about Sanibel Island condos.
About Sanibel Island
Sanibel Island is a sandy barrier island in Lee County, Florida spanning about 33 square miles. Average temperature in the summer is 82 degrees and in the winter, it only dips down to about 63. At last count, the population was below 7,000, and there is a decidedly sleepy, idyllic feel to the place. This is not by accident. Protected by strict building codes and development limits, Sanibel Island has zero stop lights and only a few buildings that are more than three stories tall. It boasts some of the most shell rich beaches in the U.S. and is home to a thriving wild life refuge.
What about the tourist rush?
Many of you are probably thinking “Yeah, I bet the Sanibel Island condos are like the Cancun match boxes. As flimsy as they are noisy. “And we feel you. Nobody wants to deal with a hoard of drunk 20-somethings on a relaxing getaway. The good news is, perhaps because of the town’s lack of night life and low population, Sanibel Island condos are off the beaten path and not overpopulated like other Florida vacation hot spots.
What types of things are there to do?
Boating and fishing are extremely popular past times on Sanibel Island, and many Sanibel Island condos have deals with local docks for free or discounted docking of personal vessels. Many condos also offer bike rentals and bird watching is some of the best in the country due to the beach location and Sanibel Island’s already rich wildlife. Of course, the entire island is also a beach, so if you’re just looking to relax in the sand and get some tanning in or grill with your family, Sanibel Island definitely has what you’re looking for.
What about price?
It is important to remember that going the condo route on vacation rather than with a hotel almost always saves you money off the bat because most condos come equipped with full kitchens. Having the option to eat in will save you a lot! Most 2-bedroom condos run a person between $1,700 to $2,000 weekly, but these prices fluxuate depending on the season so do your research. It might be a good idea to go in on a condo with another family or a group of friends. Rental periods are also usually flexible and there are day to day rates at most places as well.
If anyone has ever been to Sanibel Island before and has some condo wisdom to share, please let us know below in the comments section!

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