Top 10 Vacation Rentals In Sanibel Island, Florida, USA - Updated 2021

vacation rentals in sanibel island

Escape to paradise and jet off to the seaside beauty of Sanibel Island. Sanibel Island is characterized by a seemingly endless stretch of white sandy beaches famed for being peppered with the glistering beauty of the shells which adorn the shore and are lapped by the shimmering splendor of the Atlantic Ocean. Sanibel Island is the perfect getaway for the traveler in search of a tropical retreat without having to deal with the scores of tourists and visitors, as the island enjoys peace and tranquillity. The everchanging scenery of the island forms the perfect backdrop for endless hours of outdoor activities and adventuresome exploring. There is a plethora of things to do at Sanibel Island. Pay a visit to the Sanibel Island Lighthouse, enjoy the privacy of Bowman Beach or meander through the vendors and stalls at the Sanibel Island Farmers Markets. Treat yourself to an unforgettable escape by booking a stay at one of these top vacation rentals on Sanibel Island in Florida, today.

1. Luxurious vacation home (from USD 414)

Luxury awaits the guests who choose to make this vacation rental their home away from home. The apartment has been lavishly furnished and decorated with impeccable taste to complement the warm and welcoming ambiance. Best suited for up to six guests, the complex is characterized by stunning landscapes where guests are encouraged to unwind and relax. In the afternoon, watch the sky come alive in warm sunset hues. Guests are greeted with stunning views of the gulf from the balcony and are encouraged to relax in the hot tub at night while enjoying the sky full of stars. There are bike trails located close by for guests to explore the surrounding area.

Sand Pointe 213, 2 bedrooms w/awesome Gulf-View!
13 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 2 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our family of 4 was very comfortable and had plenty of room
absolutely spotless completely renovated sanibel condo with stunning views of pond pool and the gulf
the condo was both extremely clean and very stylishly decorated
it was clear that the owners take a great deal of pride in their sanibel get-away
beautifully clean and decorated perfect location on the island the staff was very accommodating will definitely go back
additionally we loved the location on the island
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2. Tropical beach home (from USD 127)

A tropical escape awaits as this vacation home welcomes its guests to a world of comfort and relaxation. The home has been decorated in bright beachy tones to complement the care-free and fresh atmosphere. The vacation rental features a fully equipped kitchen where guests can make hearty meals which then can be eaten in the airy, spacious dining room. Guests are located within a walking distance of the world-famous West Gulf Beaches where they can relax on the warm sand, take a dip in the water or go shell picking which makes great souvenirs for your visit. The surrounding natural beauty is best explored on the bike so be sure to hire one on your stay and explore the beautiful sceneries and diverse wildlife.

Duggers Five Cottage
24 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire condominium (condo) 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
the cottage was sparkling clean and recently renovated
close walk to the beach and very comfortable
nice small cottage with walking distance to the beach
house is in an awesome location and meets the needs for a quiet relaxing vacation spot
the entire house is cute well kept and provides a great location to explore sanibel and captiva island
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3. Vacation home directly on the beach (from USD 418)

Step into a world of opulence and serenity when you opt to book a stay at this vacation home which can accommodate a small family or a group of friends of up to four people. Enjoy unparalleled views of the gulf while feeling the cool ocean breeze kiss your skin. Each of the rooms has been exquisitely decorated to ensure that guests have a pleasant stay. The house features a gourmet kitchen where guests can unleash their inner MasterChef. The surrounding beauty of the area begs to be explored and enjoyed.

NEWLY UPDATED! Enjoy a little piece of Sanibel paradise in this gulf front condo at the Island Inn
70 reviews
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the window is amazing; the sunset off the deck (just down the hall) is spectacular
Loved the pull down blinds
The beach equipment provided was badly worn/ broken--one umbrella worked but it was small
the room is exactly as stated and what the pictures show
Thanks for having beach towels chairs and umbrellas
It was bright clean and comfortable
It was clean and everything was in great working orders
Room was very clean and nice
we actually moved to another unit during a portion of our stay while it was supposidly fixed)
I have mixed feelings about the property Pros:
This unit was very nice and comfortable for us
Room was very nice and well put together
John is well equipped with whatever you need for your beach visits Sunsets were amazing also
The pool was great and we really had it all to ourselves most of the time
it's many shells restaurants and shops
Great place great location
Condo was comfortable and in a good location on Sanibel
Possibly needs a few more small glasses
The beach access was a close easy walk
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4. Apartment with pool view (from USD 314)

Experience the privacy and comfort of this vacation home which can accommodate up to eight guests in two quaintly furnished bedrooms. The house enjoys a modern and state of the art design matched by the fresh and contemporary look and feel of the vacation rental. Set in lush tropical surroundings, the complex offers guests a heated pool, a tennis court and gas grills to keep them entertained.

Villa Sanibel 3D, 2 Bedroom Plus Loft Condo, Pool View, Sleeps 8
Sanibel, FL, US
36 reviews
condo 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 90 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
May need updated furnishings like chairs/sofa
The apt has everything you need for the beach and the kitchen
the beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes pots and pans
The place was stocked with everything you would need for the pool and the beach
The Villa was very cozy
:The unit was clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
The vacation rental was very clean
Ding Darling Reserve Would have liked more soap
We had a small cleaning issue that they addressed immediately They couldn't have been more responsive So friendly and helpful
I was more than happy with the location
I was more than happy with the location
toilet paper dishwasher soap sponges etc
It is a great location for families or for just a quiet
This property is located perfectly for convenience to grocery stores and beach Wonderful weeks stay
My daughter's neices and nephew are ready to head back
The patio closet was full of various beach needs
The condo complex itself is well maintained couldn't ask for closer beach access
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5. Private beach getaway (from USD 146)

In search of your own private getaway from all the hustle and bustle of your busy life? Then look no further than this amazing vacation home which is located on a secluded, private stretch of Bowman Beach which boasts an enthralling coastline and jaw-dropping sunsets. The apartment has been fully equipped with all the creature comforts one would need for an enjoyable stay. The complex has tennis courts, and the natural surrounding attracts an array of birdlife which is great for the avid birdwatchers.

Blind Pass Condominium UNIT G201, Sanibel Island Florida
21 reviews  Wifi Available
condo 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
& there was plenty of room
The only downside was we had trouble with the TV service in all three locations living room and both bedrooms
grab your camera and not miss a thing
but then it became crystal clear
The three televisions were great to have
The unit was super clean & quiet-
The Condo is nicely well decorated very nicely laid out and spacious
the owner is prompt & kind-
We also rode our bikes to & through Ding Darling Santuary
We made all of our meals-
The pool is very nice as well
we enjoyed canoes kayaks and tennis courts
are less on where to ride to but was still fun
the booking process was a breeze
The complex's pool was great to swim in too
Not the property's fault just something to be aware of when booking a Sanibel vacation
Their definition did not match my definition
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6. Beachfront retreat (from USD 182)

Find your piece of happiness and relaxation when you book a stay at this delightful vacation home offering accommodation for up to two guests. Wake up to the sounds and sights of the beach which will perfectly ease you into holiday mode. This holiday home is entrenched in history and it offers modern amenities to keep guests of all ages entertained for hours on end. Dive into the pristine pool which also enjoys breathtaking gulf views, challenge your mates to a game of tennis or savor the island flavors at one of the many restaurants located close by.

Wonderful Island Inn Condo! Gulf View! 100 Yards to the Beach!
67 reviews
condo 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c worked great
I did want to suggest that the management make it known on their page that the beach towels are provided
We loved the location of the room (next to elevator and the top of the stairs)
It felt like our home away from home
A very pleasant and well appointed apartment that is ideally situated for the beach
The unit was well appointed and very clean
It was in a great location comfortable with upgraded finishes and very clean
We also liked using the keycode door locks rather than needing to pick up and drop off keys upon arrival and departure nice touch
We had a wonderful vacation celebrating our 40th Anniversary even with the red tide LOL
Nice place with a great beach and easy beach access
the zoned HVAC was very helpful in keeping the unit comfortable in the heat of summer especially at night
The beach pool and Room was so nicely decorated and clean
Good location mid-island within easy distance to shopping and restaurants
The main restaurants are within 20 minutes biking distance
Stayed here several times and is a great place
Convenient place to lock up our bikes right by the entrance to the lodge
A Little piece of heaven
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7. Tranquil escape

Wake up to the sounds of the local birdlife which frequently visit the lush garden of this vacation home. The vacation rental can sleep up to six guests and has been furnished and decorated in natural tones. Guests have direct access and panoramic views of the lake which is upfront or can spend hours in the large heated pool. What’s more, guests can explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area by making use of the two-person kayak for those leisurely afternoons on the lake or hop on a bike and cycle through nature. Peace and serenity are guaranteed. Guests fall asleep to the soothing sound of the water which crashes on the shore.

Pet allowed with permission. Elegant ground level pool home, walk to the beach.
8 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
The kitchen is Fully stocked and
the large doors/windows provided wonderful views from inside as well
It has everything you could possibly need - a real home from home
the beautiful foliage on her property provides plenty of privacy
Home had everything we needed Pretty spacious especially the master bedroom and bathroom Easily enough room for 6 people
so it's easy to put things back
She provides clear instructions to how everything works
beyond was a huge hit with the family
We had a great time in Sanibel Great home with lovely decor
The neighborhood is quiet and the island behind her home as well as
very friendly Christine left some notes that covers pretty much what you need to know to operate anything regarding the house etc as well as a binder with a lot of info about the island from bike...
The Island Roost has a wonderful central location with easy access to the Gulf side beaches
And the year after that This beautiful house is our idea of perfect
We (family of 3) stayed in this house during summer and had a wonderful time in this perfect house with everything you need and a perfect location on the island
The best except the pool is the two bicycles that Christine have for your disposal We have visit Sanibel many times but this was the best Thanks Christine for your prompt reply on every request
We used the bikes provided every day to tour visit beaches or pick up yummy stuff like 1 inch thick New York steaks at Baileys to grill
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8. Quaint vacation home

This is the perfect home base for your visit to Sanibel Island as most of the local attractions and hotspots are close by. Guests have access to the community heated pool or can opt to take a leisurely stroll to the beachside to bask in the beauty of the sun and take a refreshing dip in the ocean. The home has everything one would need for a pleasant getaway, and there are even beach facilities which can be hired.

Sanibel Shores #2A Cute 2 bedroom duplex, sleeps 6, shared pool, bikes, short ride to the beach
4 reviews
condo 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
My family enjoyed staying in the clean quiet house
Everything you need great location bikes chairs and umbrella Lovely outdoor heated pool Excellent rental in Sanibel
Great property about 1/2 mile from beach Cozy
nice pool everything convenient to this place
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9. Beachside accommodation

Enjoy a paradisiacal escape to this vacation home which can accommodate up to four guests. Guests do not need to leave the complex to enjoy world-class entertainment facilities. Not only is the beach directly at your disposal, but the property boasts a stunning tropical swimming pool with beach views. Challenge your friends to a friendly game of volleyball or end your day around a barbeque. Each of the apartments has been individually decorated and furnished and is teeming with character and charm. The resort also has four restaurants, a fitness center, hot tubs and four heated pools.

Sundial J101
Sanibel, Florida, United States
11 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Charming vacation home

Make yourself at home in the comfort of this vacation home which can comfortably sleep up to six guests. The house has been quaintly furnished for the ease and convenience of the visiting guests. Relax out on the balcony and enjoy uninterrupted views of the gulf or take a walk to the beach which is close by, where you can spend endless hours in the sun or frolicking in the inviting water. Guests are conveniently located near a selection of restaurants and the grocery stores. Guests are encouraged to make use of the swimming pool and the hot tub.

Pointe Santo D32
Sanibel, Florida, United States
72 reviews
Entire condominium 4 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there were great amenities: washer/dryer beach chairs linens towels kitchen etc
the living room and bedroom furniture is very comfortable
very comfortable place on a terrific property
the place is clean spacious and comfortable
the condo was very clean and had a very well stocked kitchen
the place was clean and everything was easy
it is a very clean and well furnished condo
randy’s condo is exceptionally clean and well equipped
randy was a great host
randy is an outstanding host
he was very responsive and helpful
this condo is in a wonderful location
great location on a beautiful island
great location on the beach
great location on the beach
great location steps from the beach and a short bike ride to restaurants and shopping
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Escape to Sanibel Island

Enjoy the beauty of Sanibel Island and match it with a luxurious stay at any of these top vacation rentals.

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