Beautiful beaches, plentiful recreation, amazing restaurants, and gorgeous nature welcome visitors to Sanibel Island, and keep them coming back year after year. It’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the local lifestyle, and what better way to do that than a private vacation home? Vacation homes offer the best of both worlds, allowing you to feel like an honorary resident of Sanibel Island while giving your vacation an elevated sense of luxury and individual style. Take a look at our Sanibel Island vacation home rentals!
Browse Our Sanibel Island Vacation Home Rentals Below
Gorgeous Sanibel Island Vacation Homes with Enchanting Features
Gulf views, elegant designs, professional décor–our vacation home rentals Sanibel Island, Florida offerings have all that, and more! Enjoy a lovely sunset from a high-rise condo, or directly from the beach that’s just a short walk from your property.
Fully equipped kitchens allow you to cook up anything you can dream, and some have high-end touches like granite countertops and premium appliances. We love how the kitchens are modern, spacious, clean, and functional — you will never run into one another as you make appetizers while another person is trying to get a drink. The open floor layout, ample counter space, and high-top bar seating makes it easy for you to converse with your guests, make snacks, and cook up a hearty dinner.
Each property is different, but features you might come across include inviting bedrooms, flat-screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, gorgeous bathrooms, and waterfront views. Trust us, there is no better way to wake up in the morning than to head out to your private balcony and check out the bright blue waters, white sand beaches, and sunrise as you sip on a cup of steaming hot coffee!
In addition to that, some of our Sanibel Island vacation homes offer community features such as pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, playgrounds, BBQ grills, shuffleboard, and more! If you are a friendly person who wants to meet their neighbors, this community is the ideal spot to come to for your vacation. You can hang out with others in the area, challenging them to a game of shuffleboard, or you can keep to yourself and use the hot tub to relax after a long day of surfing and swimming.
Explore the Sights of Sanibel Island
From early morning shell hunting at Bowman’s Beach to dining at upscale seafood restaurants, Sanibel Island offers a wealth of pastimes for every interest. When you’re not soaking up the iconic Florida sunshine, you can visit the famed J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, where you can experience the local ecosystem first hand and spot a variety of wildlife and migratory birds. Quirky activities include the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum, where you can educate yourself on the treasures you find on the shore. Golfers will find local courses within easy reach, and even more courses just over the causeway!
Plus, there are never-ending places for you to head with your family and kids during your stay on Sanibel Island! Not only does this island have dozens of outdoor activities that you can enjoy all year round, but there are numerous kid-friendly things to do that won’t break the bank.
Head to one of the many local beaches to teach your kids how to build sandcastles, the basics of swimming, and surfing in the waves. If you are tired of sitting in the sand, then head to J.N. Darling National Wildlife Refuge to experience the natural beauty of the area and teach your kids about the marine life, birds, and animals in tropical Florida. You can also head to Bowman’s Beach, one of the lesser-crowded spots where you can find a secluded spot to read a book, play a board game with your kids, toss the ball back and forth, or take a nap. We also love going to the Bailey Matthews National Shell Museum if you head to Sanibel Island during a rare rainy day. Although it is always sunny in the tropical state of Florida, there are a few periods of the year where it may rain — and you need something to keep your kids occupied!
After a long day of exploring, you may feel a bit hungry. Fortunately for you, there are dozens of restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs, and dinner spots to check out during your stay in Sanibel Island. We recommend heading to Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille to get a tasty cocktail that will keep you dancing all night long! You Can also check out Mudbugs Cajun Kitchen for some southern-influenced and spicy cuisine that is sure to knock your socks off. If you like all-day-long breakfast, you can’t go wrong with Gramma Dot’s Restaurant, a classic for locals and tourists alike that offers up-down-home cooking and filling plates. For those that need a sweet treat to end the night, check out Sweet Melissa’s Cafe to get some of the best gelato, cakes, desserts, and ice creams in all of Florida!
Book Your Vacation Home with Tropical Escape
If you’re looking to escape the cold see our Sanibel Island winter rentals or fall, our newly remodeled Sanibel nightly rentals are perfect for you! Set side by side with a private pool and hot tub overlooking the water, you’ll feel like you’ve escaped to your own tropical island paradise. Looking for something more long-term, then see our Sanibel Island weekly rentals.
Our new spring and summer rental selection is now up and ready for your viewing. Our newest selection of Sanibel nightly rentals includes beachfront properties, vacation condos, and cozy cottages, perfect for your next Spring or Summer getaway. We have Sanibel Island rentals beachfront here.
When you’re looking to rent Sanibel Island holiday rentals, you want the company to be a trusted name in the industry, with high-quality service and equally exceptional Sanibel Island short-term rentals. We’re proud to say we check all those boxes at Tropical Escape, and that our friendly staff is there to assist you every step of the way, from choosing the right vacation home to offering suggestions on how to best enjoy the island, we offer an unparalleled level of service. If you’re ready to book your dream Sanibel Island vacation home, give us a call today!