Gopher Rentals - Sanibel Garden

A Tour of The Gardens of Sanibel

Sanibel Island is a community that is committed to the principle of conservation – living in harmony with the wildlife and plants that are native to the island. The result is an island of floral beauty, some of it natural and some of it landscaped, but all of it enhancing its location. The island has many gardens available to the ... Read More »


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The Heritage Trail

This is a project that was started on Sanibel a number of years ago. The idea was to have an educational resource that was easy to access and would address the topics that were usually not part of the formal island history but were significant to the growth and character of the island. It consists of 23 panels placed along ... Read More »


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A Sanibel Wedding is A Romantic Treasure

Sanibel is an island paradise that offers all the wonders and treasured memories that a romantic wedding should provide. Just imagine an exchange of vows under a lovely arch facing the Gulf of Mexico – or an inside ceremony in a beautiful room with a subtle blend of elegance and style. It will be a flawless day that will give ... Read More »


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The Bait & Tackle – Fishing On Sanibel

Sanibel and Captiva Islands are a wonderland of pleasure to those who are serious about fishing. They are also a really good time to those who are not as committed to fishing but like a good outing. The islands are surrounded by the warm, welcoming waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the quiet waters of San Carlos Bay. There ... Read More »


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The Bubble Room

  When you’re on vacation in the lovely rental property David found, you need to know about The Bubble Room Restaurant. It’s more than just an excellent restaurant – known and admired worldwide – it is a memorable dining experience. It’s different —  as if someone had taken a little bit of Hollywood, a toy store, and Christmas and mixed ... Read More »


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The Mucky Duck Restaurant

This world-famous restaurant has been a favorite of residents and visitors alike since 1975 with great food and drink creations. It has a relaxing salty, friendly pub atmosphere with darts and a big bar. The dress is casual. No bathing suit and bare feet casual but neat shorts, a golf-shirt, and sandals are fine. It is conveniently located for those ... Read More »


Top 5 Things to Do on Sanibel

Sanibel is a packed with fun things to do for the vacationer in one of David’s rental units. The lush white sand beaches are loaded with seashells. The surrounding waters are invitingly warm for swimming, exploring or fishing. The arts community has offerings that cover a wide range of interests with a number of galleries, theatres, and museums. And the ... Read More »


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Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

The Refuge The “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1945 as the Sanibel National Wildlife Refuge and renamed for “Ding” Darling in 1967. It occupies about half of the island and is one of the great things to do on Sanibel. It is described by some as one of the finest wildlife refuges in the country. It is ... Read More »


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Fun Things To Do on Sanibel Island

Sanibel is heaven to the many people who have had a Sanibel vacation and enjoyed all its charms and pleasures. After all, Sanibel is a sub-tropical island with white sandy beaches, zephyr-like breezes, lots of sunshine and friendly people and many interesting and fun things to do. According to travel experts such as Fodor, USA Today, Frommers and others, it ... Read More »


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Christmas Shopping On Your Beach Vacation

Shopping for Christmas on Sanibel is the same as it would be up north – except with shorts rather than ski pants and sandals instead of boots. Aside from that, there is lots of Christmas cheer – plenty of music, beautiful lights, store sales, decorations that dazzle and Santa and company to thrill you with bargains. If you’re going to ... Read More »