If you’ve been thinking about planning a trip to Sanibel Island in the fall, you’re in luck—it’s the perfect season to do so! With warm daytime temperatures reminiscent of summer and cooler evenings that are great for taking a dip in a jacuzzi, you can have the best of both worlds and enjoy your vacation to the fullest, from sunny sands to your vacation home. Go fishing for that night’s dinner at Blind Pass, a popular fishing spot where the Gulf meets the bay, or kick back and relax at one of our many pristine beaches, such as Lighthouse Beach Park. “Shelling” or shell-hunting is a famous Sanibel Island pastime year-round, as Gulf currents sweep a myriad of unique shells to shore and can make for a great early morning activity as the sun rises. If you’ve been thinking about a fall vacation to Sanibel, check out our fall vacation home rentals in Sanibel Island, Florida!
Browse Our Fall Vacation Homes in Sanibel Island Below:
A Fall Vacation to the Beach
Tourists can enjoy the slower side of life when they visit Sanibel Island and the surrounding area in the off-season. Instead of being overrun with visitors, queuing for restaurants, and laying on overcrowded beaches, visitors to the Fort Myers area can enjoy peace and relaxation! We love visiting Southern Florida in the off-season. You can enjoy taking advantage of the mild weather, hitting the beach, walking into any restaurant during peak hours, and booking accommodation without any issues. What isn’t there to love? Plus, the mixture of indoor and outdoor activities in Sanibel makes this a fun and exciting place to visit at any point of the year. Unlike other destination spots that shut down in the off-season, Sanibel Island is home to thousands of locals who keep it running year-round.
Back home you might find falling leaves and pumpkins, but it can always be fun to sneak in a little break to the beach as a final farewell to summer! Our vacation homes in Sanibel are perfectly set up for enjoying your time on the Gulf, as many of them boast ocean views and can easily access the best spots on the island. Each of our fall rentals has been thoroughly cleaned and high-touch surfaces sanitized before your arrival, so you can have peace of mind that everything is in top condition before you check in to your vacation rental. All our properties have their own list of specific features, but often you’ll find convenient and must-have basics such as complimentary Wi-Fi to stay connected on the go, flat-screen TVs with cable access to keep up with your favorite shows, and washers and dryers for keeping your beach gear fresh.
Just because you visit Sanibel during the off-season, it doesn’t mean the accommodation is less desirable. Tropical Escape Sanibel offers luxurious, modern, and spacious condominiums and apartments that are in ideal locations. You can walk out of your back door and head to the beach, use the complimentary community amenities, and spread out in the living room to watch your smart TV at night with your pals!
Welcome to Your Fall Getaway
Our vacation home rentals in Sanibel Island Florida have all the features you need for a blissful escape from reality, such as well-appointed interiors, inviting bedrooms, and fully equipped kitchens. Cook up your own homemade meal to enjoy in your outside space as the sun sets or make a few custom sandwiches to take along to the beach—you can even make fall favorites like apple cider or pumpkin cookies! The choice is yours when you have your own kitchen, and some of our homes include kitchens with perks like coffee makers, updates, and state-of-the-art appliances—it just all depends on which property you choose!
Each property boasts its own style, but you’ll find soothing spaces that have been well-decorated and refreshed for your fall vacation. Bedrooms can offer features like flat-screen TVs, ensuite bathrooms, and private entrances to outdoor balconies. We also offer properties with bedrooms furnished with several smaller beds, making it a great choice for a fall family vacation to Sanibel Island. Many spaces in our rentals also boast ocean views, giving you a sense of luxury for your fall escape!
Soak Up the Florida Sunshine
What would a beachy rental be without wonderful outdoor spaces? We’re pleased to say our vacation home rentals in Sanibel Island Florida offer great outdoor spaces for enjoying the favorable weather, from screened-in lanai balconies to resort-style community pools. Quite a few of our properties offer balconies that are screened-in, often furnished with elegant outdoor dining sets and equipped with ceiling fans—some even have ocean views! A few of our corner units also offer larger, wraparound balconies, giving you extra outside space and additional sitting areas. Community amenities in our fall rentals can include perks like community pools, hot tubs, and private beach access.
Explore Sanibel Island in Gorgeous Temperatures
There’s never a bad time to vacation in the area, but in fall you’ll find it’s exceptionally lovely outside, with temperatures in the daytime averaging throughout the 80s and nights in the 60s. Sit back and relax in the sun at Bowman’s Beach or take an afternoon to go fishing at Lighthouse Beach Park. Golfers will find local courses such as the Dunes Golf and Tennis Club and the Sanibel Island Golf Club, while nature lovers will love paying a visit to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Bring your kids here to see the national wildlife, learn about animals, and get in a few thousand steps during your holiday. You can also check out the infamous Bowman’s Beach to surf a few waves, sit on the white sand beaches, read a book, and teach your children how to build a sandcastle. Or, if the weather is uncharacteristically rainy and cloudy, head to the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum to learn more about the local area and have a wholesome afternoon. Another great outdoor-based half-day trip from your luxury accommodation is Captiva Island, the ideal location and beach for bird watching, fishing, and swimming on a hot summer day.
If you would rather stay inside, we have a few options for you too! There are tons of shopping streets, restaurants, cafes, and bars for you to check out after a day of exploring. If you favor a bit of local shopping to grab that perfect early Christmas gift (or just a treat for yourself!), head over to Periwinkle Place or Tahitian Gardens. You’ll never run out of things to do when you come to Sanibel for a fall vacation! Some of the best bars and restaurants that are must-visits during your upcoming vacation are Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille for seafood paella, The Island Cow for mouth-watering fresh shrimp, and MudBugs Cajun Kitchen for spicy and strong flavors! To end the night on a strong note, head to The Mad Hatter Restaurant for a high-class dining experience or Cips Place for strong cocktails to enjoy with your friends! You can also meet locals and enjoy getting to learn more about the island and its history from the friendly people who have lived here their entire lives.
Book One of Our Fall Vacation Homes in Sanibel Island Today!
All in all, when you visit Sanibel Island for fall, you’ll still be able to enjoy all the major highlights of the area and can escape the chilly bite that’s starting to overtake most of the country. If you’d like to learn more about reserving one of our vacation homes in Sanibel Island, don’t hesitate to give our friendly team a call today!